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Pre-conference Day (5th June) :

Workshops & Open Innovation Hackathon - 1pm – 5pm
Welcome Keynotes & Reception – 5pm onwards

Day 1 (6th June) :

Registration – 7:00am
Start – 8: 00am
Finish – 6:00pm

Networking Reception – 6:00pm onwards

Day 2 (7th June) :

Start- 8:00am
Finish – 3:00pm

*Times are subject to change


June 5th 2018 — Pre-conference Day
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Open Innovation Challenge

6 teams of innovators will compete to solve a real-life logistics challenge facing one of the world’s leading manufacturers. Competitors will present their pitch to an executive group of judges later in the day.

Workshops
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Workshop One: Using blockchain to improve the supply chain

The blockchain “Second Internet Revolution” will have significant implications on not just financial transactions, but many areas of business operations.  The supply chain is an especially powerful area to apply the advantages of a highly secure data ledger and the “smart contract” features of the Ethereum public and Hyperledger private blockchains. 

Blockchain-driven supply chains offer one combined, transparent database of information, far more secure from hacking, protection against counterfeit goods, far more trust, disintermediation of some middlemen, and, overall, faster and lower cost deliveries.

Blockchain has been in use for some applications for years, and IBM and Maersk will be rolling out their proven blockchain application for international ocean shipping in early 2018.  Many other large companies are using blockchain for a variety of supply chain applications, and companies of all size, in all parts of the supply chain (from manufacturers to retailers) need to be looking at how they can exploit blockchain to improve business efficiency and lower costs.

This workshop will provide:

  • An explanation of how blockchain technology works
  • The major advantages of blockchain in supply chain application
  • A case study of a client we have worked with to add blockchain to their supply chain automation system
  • Examples of supply chain systems currently using blockchain
  • A forecast of how blockchain systems are likely to impact the supply chain

Blockchain Business Consultants Dr. Drew Miller Managing Director Blockchain Business Consultants

Workshop Two: Smartly Managing Transportation Capacity/Cost Increases

Every company is feeling significant financial pressure regarding the impact of the current transportation capacity and cost issues.  Stronger working relationships between shippers and carriers is key but more can be done.  Standard transportation planning and execution decisions focus on minimizing costs while meeting customer service and regulatory requirements.  But are all customers and their delivery locations equal to your bottom line?  Are some delivery locations significantly more important as it relates to the continued generation of healthy operating profits while others are marginal or worse?

This interactive Workshop will focus on key considerations to proactively manage through these transportation issues.  These considerations are based on segmentation strategies that are tied to the actual profit performance of every delivery location in addition to the measure of service and productivity performances. The result is transportation planning and execution decisions that do not treat all delivery locations the same.  Instead, service levels are defined and managed to selectively absorb higher transportation costs across all customer delivery locations.

Competitive Insights Richard Sharpe CEO Competitive Insights

Workshop Three: Self-driving trucks are rapidly developing as an option for long haul trucking.  How can you leverage the technology to lower costs in your supply chain?

The near-term objective is to make it possible for long-haul trips to be managed by fewer drivers, eliminating the need for team driving.  One company, Embark, recently completed a coast-to-coast trip from L.A. to Jacksonville, Florida, driving 2,400 miles. The goal of self-driving trucks is to drive highway miles between transfer hubs, where human drivers will take over for the last miles through urban and industrial parks.  Uber predicts that between 500,000 and 1.5 million self-driving trucks will be on the road by 2028.  It is widely expected self-driving trucks will be used far more efficiently and drive down the cost of freight and stimulate demand.

During breakout groups we will:

  • Evaluate self-driving trucks’ effect on TL, LTL, brokerage, asset and non-asset based transportation service providers, dedicated contract carriage, backhaul, rail, and air
  • Understand how it may affect network design and warehouse locations
  • How will the new ELD mandate will drive faster adaptation of the technology

Tompkins International Lisa Kennedy Project Manager Tompkins International

Keynote
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Keynote: Multichannel and omnichannel are dead, it is onto unichannel

The modern digital supply network model is powered by advanced analytics. Discover ways to improve visibility, operational efficiency and decision making across whole operations.

  • What’s the new retail reality? Why old retail is about Bricks vs. Clicks and new retail is about Bricks and Clicks, old retail is about merchandising and new retail is about Supply Chain
  • Reinventing your company: Whether you’re a 3PL or a CSCO, find out why you must reinvent your supply chain to get your fair share of future growth and make major contributions to your firm’s success
  • Where should you focus your attention? Why you must look at DTC, BOPIS, multi-tenant 3PLs, collaborative logistics, local automated fulfilment and crossborder

Tompkins International Supply Chain Consulting Jim Tompkins Chairman and CEO Tompkins International Supply Chain Consulting

6:00PM - 6:15PM
Awards and presentation of open innovation challenge winner
6:15PM
Welcome Networking Reception
June 6th & 7th 2018 — Day 1 & 2
xx:xx
Keynotes
xx:xx
Keynote: Leverage the upstream to provide fast, convenient and efficient delivery in home improvement
  • Translate ‘whenever, wherever, however’ into a concerted delivery strategy with an impactful end-to-end retail customer experience
  • See the whole supply chain in a single view of inventory to maximize ‘fast, convenient and efficient’ without disrupting your margins
  • Learn how to work with your upstream supply chain partners to expand the opportunities for efficient, cost-effective fulfilment

Home Depot Mark Holifield EVP Supply Chain & Product Development Home Depot

xx:xx
Keynote: The future of freight forwarding: connection, disruption, and combination
  • Connection: the ability to connect the global dots and create new ones to construct a new customer experience.
  • Disruption: Disruption is a bad thing if somebody does it to you. It’s a very good thing if you do it to yourself.
  • Combination: Partnership is a word thrown around often in the business world. Everybody wants it. Nobody disagrees with it. Most of us underestimate what it takes to truly achieve it.

UPS Cindy Miller President, Freight Forwarding UPS

xx:xx
Keynote: Using the Vested Way to improve your outsourcing
  • Improve your outsourcing relationships: Learn how following five simple rules can help you collaborate more effectively with your partners, benefitting you, them and your customers
  • Be inspired by the art of the possible: Find out how extensive research started in 2010 at the University of Tennessee has led to the development of a brand-new methodology for successful outsourcing in just 8 years
  • Hear how Vested is being piloted in the 3PL sector: Discover how organizations like Intel, Dell, DHL, FedEx Supply Chain, and NuSkin are improving their operations through Vested

University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business Kate Vitasek Faculty, Graduate & Executive Education University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business

June 6th & 7th 2018 — Day 1 & 2
xx:xx
Technology Track
xx:xx
Technology that drives supply chain success

The new wave of disruptive digital technologies is transforming processes for businesses and their customers. Discover how leading companies are capitalizing on digital trends to update their business strategy, create sentient supply chains and empower the workforce of the future.

IBM Ron Castro VP Operations and Supply Chain Execution IBM

Schneider Electric Brian Tessier VP Supply Chain Transformation and Global Innovation Schneider Electric

Land O'Lakes Yone Dewberry CSCO Land O'Lakes

Kohler. Co Paul Nugent Logistics Director Kohler. Co

Electrolux Bjorn Vang Jensen VP Global Logistics Electrolux

3D Systems Chaim Huijsman VP Global Logistics 3D Systems

Mercury Gate Monica Wooden CEO Mercury Gate

Trusted IoT Alliance Zaki Manian Executive Director Trusted IoT Alliance

Locus Robotics Karen Leavitt CMO Locus Robotics

IBM Shari Diaz Ecosystem and Innovation Leader, Watson Supply Chain IBM

Raytheon David Wilkins CSCO Raytheon

June 6th & 7th 2018 — Day 1 & 2
xx:xx
eCommerce Track
xx:xx
Mastering the eCommerce Matrix

Successfully aligning inventory management, order delivery and fulfilment with customer demands requires agility and flexibility across the entire supply chain. Take advantage of omnichannel trends to deliver the customer experience that will ensure your competitive advantage in this costly arena.

Fun.com Dallas Clarksean COO Fun.com

Aldo Craig Jones VP Supply Chain Aldo

Nike Sergio Villalobos Global 3PL Strategy Nike

Build Direct Jim Hourigan COO Build Direct

June 6th & 7th 2018 — Day 1 & 2
xx:xx
Strategy Track
xx:xx
Your supply chain, strengthened by a successful strategy

Advances in supply chain technology, combined with changing customer behaviours, are forcing manufacturers and retailers to rethink their strategy. With higher risks and an ever-increasing demand for speed and agility, organizations are looking to become increasingly sustainable and innovative while keeping the customer at the heart of their strategy. To meet the long-term strategic objectives of your organization, you will need to align your network structure with customer needs, whilst balancing innovation and sustainable capabilities.

Coca-Cola Robin Haddock Group Supply Planning Director Coca-Cola

KeHE Distributors, LLC Chris Sieburg EVP Transportation & Customer Services KeHE Distributors, LLC

Horizon Group Nancy Marino COO Horizon Group

Revzilla Nic Vu CEO Revzilla

Newell Brands Jonathan Bruser Director, Planning and Supply Chain Strategy Newell Brands

GoPro Jeremiah Pomerleau Senior Manager, Transportation & Trade Compliance GoPro

Mattel Peter Gibbons CSCO Mattel

Tata Consultancy Services Limited Richard Sherman Senior Fellow, Supply Chain Centre of Excellence Tata Consultancy Services Limited

June 5th 2018 — Pre-conference Day
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Open Innovation Challenge

6 teams of innovators will compete to solve a real-life logistics challenge facing one of the world’s leading manufacturers. Competitors will present their pitch to an executive group of judges later in the day.

Workshops
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Workshop One: Using blockchain to improve the supply chain

The blockchain “Second Internet Revolution” will have significant implications on not just financial transactions, but many areas of business operations.  The supply chain is an especially powerful area to apply the advantages of a highly secure data ledger and the “smart contract” features of the Ethereum public and Hyperledger private blockchains. 

Blockchain-driven supply chains offer one combined, transparent database of information, far more secure from hacking, protection against counterfeit goods, far more trust, disintermediation of some middlemen, and, overall, faster and lower cost deliveries.

Blockchain has been in use for some applications for years, and IBM and Maersk will be rolling out their proven blockchain application for international ocean shipping in early 2018.  Many other large companies are using blockchain for a variety of supply chain applications, and companies of all size, in all parts of the supply chain (from manufacturers to retailers) need to be looking at how they can exploit blockchain to improve business efficiency and lower costs.

This workshop will provide:

  • An explanation of how blockchain technology works
  • The major advantages of blockchain in supply chain application
  • A case study of a client we have worked with to add blockchain to their supply chain automation system
  • Examples of supply chain systems currently using blockchain
  • A forecast of how blockchain systems are likely to impact the supply chain

Blockchain Business Consultants Dr. Drew Miller Managing Director Blockchain Business Consultants

Workshop Two: Smartly Managing Transportation Capacity/Cost Increases

Every company is feeling significant financial pressure regarding the impact of the current transportation capacity and cost issues.  Stronger working relationships between shippers and carriers is key but more can be done.  Standard transportation planning and execution decisions focus on minimizing costs while meeting customer service and regulatory requirements.  But are all customers and their delivery locations equal to your bottom line?  Are some delivery locations significantly more important as it relates to the continued generation of healthy operating profits while others are marginal or worse?

This interactive Workshop will focus on key considerations to proactively manage through these transportation issues.  These considerations are based on segmentation strategies that are tied to the actual profit performance of every delivery location in addition to the measure of service and productivity performances. The result is transportation planning and execution decisions that do not treat all delivery locations the same.  Instead, service levels are defined and managed to selectively absorb higher transportation costs across all customer delivery locations.

Competitive Insights Richard Sharpe CEO Competitive Insights

Workshop Three: Self-driving trucks are rapidly developing as an option for long haul trucking.  How can you leverage the technology to lower costs in your supply chain?

The near-term objective is to make it possible for long-haul trips to be managed by fewer drivers, eliminating the need for team driving.  One company, Embark, recently completed a coast-to-coast trip from L.A. to Jacksonville, Florida, driving 2,400 miles. The goal of self-driving trucks is to drive highway miles between transfer hubs, where human drivers will take over for the last miles through urban and industrial parks.  Uber predicts that between 500,000 and 1.5 million self-driving trucks will be on the road by 2028.  It is widely expected self-driving trucks will be used far more efficiently and drive down the cost of freight and stimulate demand.

During breakout groups we will:

  • Evaluate self-driving trucks’ effect on TL, LTL, brokerage, asset and non-asset based transportation service providers, dedicated contract carriage, backhaul, rail, and air
  • Understand how it may affect network design and warehouse locations
  • How will the new ELD mandate will drive faster adaptation of the technology

Tompkins International Lisa Kennedy Project Manager Tompkins International

Keynote
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Keynote: Multichannel and omnichannel are dead, it is onto unichannel

The modern digital supply network model is powered by advanced analytics. Discover ways to improve visibility, operational efficiency and decision making across whole operations.

  • What’s the new retail reality? Why old retail is about Bricks vs. Clicks and new retail is about Bricks and Clicks, old retail is about merchandising and new retail is about Supply Chain
  • Reinventing your company: Whether you’re a 3PL or a CSCO, find out why you must reinvent your supply chain to get your fair share of future growth and make major contributions to your firm’s success
  • Where should you focus your attention? Why you must look at DTC, BOPIS, multi-tenant 3PLs, collaborative logistics, local automated fulfilment and crossborder

Tompkins International Supply Chain Consulting Jim Tompkins Chairman and CEO Tompkins International Supply Chain Consulting

6:00PM - 6:15PM
Awards and presentation of open innovation challenge winner
6:15PM
Welcome Networking Reception

Register now to secure a FREE ticket before Friday 23rd February

*T&C’s Apply

June 6th & 7th 2018 — Day 1 & 2
xx:xx
Keynotes
xx:xx
Keynote: Leverage the upstream to provide fast, convenient and efficient delivery in home improvement
  • Translate ‘whenever, wherever, however’ into a concerted delivery strategy with an impactful end-to-end retail customer experience
  • See the whole supply chain in a single view of inventory to maximize ‘fast, convenient and efficient’ without disrupting your margins
  • Learn how to work with your upstream supply chain partners to expand the opportunities for efficient, cost-effective fulfilment

Home Depot Mark Holifield EVP Supply Chain & Product Development Home Depot

xx:xx
Keynote: The future of freight forwarding: connection, disruption, and combination
  • Connection: the ability to connect the global dots and create new ones to construct a new customer experience.
  • Disruption: Disruption is a bad thing if somebody does it to you. It’s a very good thing if you do it to yourself.
  • Combination: Partnership is a word thrown around often in the business world. Everybody wants it. Nobody disagrees with it. Most of us underestimate what it takes to truly achieve it.

UPS Cindy Miller President, Freight Forwarding UPS

xx:xx
Keynote: Using the Vested Way to improve your outsourcing
  • Improve your outsourcing relationships: Learn how following five simple rules can help you collaborate more effectively with your partners, benefitting you, them and your customers
  • Be inspired by the art of the possible: Find out how extensive research started in 2010 at the University of Tennessee has led to the development of a brand-new methodology for successful outsourcing in just 8 years
  • Hear how Vested is being piloted in the 3PL sector: Discover how organizations like Intel, Dell, DHL, FedEx Supply Chain, and NuSkin are improving their operations through Vested

University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business Kate Vitasek Faculty, Graduate & Executive Education University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business

Register now to secure a FREE ticket before Friday 23rd February

*T&C’s Apply

June 6th & 7th 2018 — Day 1 & 2
xx:xx
Technology Track
xx:xx
Technology that drives supply chain success

The new wave of disruptive digital technologies is transforming processes for businesses and their customers. Discover how leading companies are capitalizing on digital trends to update their business strategy, create sentient supply chains and empower the workforce of the future.

IBM Ron Castro VP Operations and Supply Chain Execution IBM

Schneider Electric Brian Tessier VP Supply Chain Transformation and Global Innovation Schneider Electric

Land O'Lakes Yone Dewberry CSCO Land O'Lakes

Kohler. Co Paul Nugent Logistics Director Kohler. Co

Electrolux Bjorn Vang Jensen VP Global Logistics Electrolux

3D Systems Chaim Huijsman VP Global Logistics 3D Systems

Mercury Gate Monica Wooden CEO Mercury Gate

Trusted IoT Alliance Zaki Manian Executive Director Trusted IoT Alliance

Locus Robotics Karen Leavitt CMO Locus Robotics

IBM Shari Diaz Ecosystem and Innovation Leader, Watson Supply Chain IBM

Raytheon David Wilkins CSCO Raytheon

Register now to secure a FREE ticket before Friday 23rd February

*T&C’s Apply

June 6th & 7th 2018 — Day 1 & 2
xx:xx
eCommerce Track
xx:xx
Mastering the eCommerce Matrix

Successfully aligning inventory management, order delivery and fulfilment with customer demands requires agility and flexibility across the entire supply chain. Take advantage of omnichannel trends to deliver the customer experience that will ensure your competitive advantage in this costly arena.

Fun.com Dallas Clarksean COO Fun.com

Aldo Craig Jones VP Supply Chain Aldo

Nike Sergio Villalobos Global 3PL Strategy Nike

Build Direct Jim Hourigan COO Build Direct

Register now to secure a FREE ticket before Friday 23rd February

*T&C’s Apply

June 6th & 7th 2018 — Day 1 & 2
xx:xx
Strategy Track
xx:xx
Your supply chain, strengthened by a successful strategy

Advances in supply chain technology, combined with changing customer behaviours, are forcing manufacturers and retailers to rethink their strategy. With higher risks and an ever-increasing demand for speed and agility, organizations are looking to become increasingly sustainable and innovative while keeping the customer at the heart of their strategy. To meet the long-term strategic objectives of your organization, you will need to align your network structure with customer needs, whilst balancing innovation and sustainable capabilities.

Coca-Cola Robin Haddock Group Supply Planning Director Coca-Cola

KeHE Distributors, LLC Chris Sieburg EVP Transportation & Customer Services KeHE Distributors, LLC

Horizon Group Nancy Marino COO Horizon Group

Revzilla Nic Vu CEO Revzilla

Newell Brands Jonathan Bruser Director, Planning and Supply Chain Strategy Newell Brands

GoPro Jeremiah Pomerleau Senior Manager, Transportation & Trade Compliance GoPro

Mattel Peter Gibbons CSCO Mattel

Tata Consultancy Services Limited Richard Sherman Senior Fellow, Supply Chain Centre of Excellence Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Register now to secure a FREE ticket before Friday 23rd February

*T&C’s Apply