SUPPLY
CHAIN


This track will highlight some of the most innovative case studies from retailers that are revolutionizing their supply chain and transforming customer experience. Topics of discussion include how to remain at the forefront of dropship, blockchain in the supply chain and maintaining transparency with your logistics provider.

 

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Dropship - Addressing inventory and shipping complexities and enabling vendors to provide a consistent experience
Russell Kirkland
Senior Manager, Drop Ship Fulfillment
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Unmanned aircraft in the middle mile - What role will they play?
 
Svilen Rangelov
CEO

 
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Owning and controlling every aspect of the supply chain and maintaining transparency with your logistics provider
Richard Carelli
Founding Partner, Head of Supply Chain
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Getting ready for blockchain - Providing full transparency on product origins and shipments
Susan Pichoff
Senior Director, Retail Apparel and General Merchandise
Kevin Otto
Senior Director, Industry Engagement, Foodservice
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How a leading home décor eCommerce company remains at the forefront of dropship
 
Barbara Karpf
President
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Managing your 4PL relationships and merging different manufacturing systems into a single final mile solution
Mike Mills
Director of Supply Chain Solutions
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The RXBar transportation journey - Own your transportation, concentrate your spending and enable carriers to grow with you
Steve Gniadecki
Director of Supply Chain, Logistics

 

Supply Chain, Thursday 4 April 2019

07:30

Breakfast and Registration

Nicholas Bertram
08:40

Pennsylvania’s ‘95-year old start up’ - How GIANT is leveraging its ‘customer-centric’ approach and partnerships to drive eCommerce growth

  • How GIANT is driving innovation and growth throughout Pennsylvania by connecting its customer channels
  • Establishing eCommerce hubs to satisfy a growing demand in online ordering and grocery delivery
  • Embedding courage as the chief value in order to drive innovation as the speed of consumer preference shifts
Roman Sobieri
09:10

The Etsy seller and the Etsy buyer – Providing a frictionless shipping experience across the board

  • Enabling sellers to make informed shipping decisions through advanced visibility and tracking tools
  • Maximizing buyers’ delivery experience by providing personalized offerings that cater to their needs
  • Leveraging communication and visibility tools to enable buyers and sellers to track shipments seamlessly across the delivery cycle
09:40

Keynote sponsorship opportunity available – Contact Dan Reiss at 646.619.1819 or Daniel.reiss@terrapinn.com

10:00

SPEED NETWORKING

Panel discussion
Supply Chain
11:30

Panel: Warehouse and distribution center placement – Analyzing key factors such as cost and market dynamics

  • Understanding the importance of warehouse, and distribution center location to manage an increasingly digital operation
  • Analyzing the complexities of an eCommerce-first company building out brick-and-mortar efficiently
  • Effectively evaluating the transportation nodes within a market to avoid potential risks
  • From vendors to internal workforce – Ensuring a complete project team to properly navigate the site selection process
Supply Chain
12:15

Sponsorship opportunity available, contact Dan Reiss at 1 646 619 1819 or Daniel.reiss@terrapinn.com

12:40

ROUNDTABLES

13:20

LUNCH IN THE EXHIBITION HALL

Mike Mills
Supply Chain
14:40

Managing your 4PL relationships and merging different manufacturing systems into a single final mile solution

  • Maintaining constant engagement with your logistics providers to ensure a fluid supply chain
  • Analyzing the complexities of finalizing an acquisition and merging different systems into a single final mile solution
  • Evaluating vendors that support the attributes of your supply chain and infrastructure
Russell Kirkland
Supply Chain
15:00

Dropship – Addressing inventory and shipping complexities and enabling vendors to provide a consistent experience

  • Analyzing inventory and shipping complexities associated with the dropship model
  • Offering a wider assortment and expanding drop ship at-scale across the business
  • Utilizing visibility tools to manage vendors and ensure that they’re providing a consistent experience no matter where they are shipping from
Barbara Karpf
Supply Chain
15:20

How a leading home décor eCommerce company remains at the forefront of dropship

  • Keeping your customer service reps and your suppliers well informed about an order to reduce shipping dilemmas
  • Automationvs “hands on” – Maintaining a healthy balance between the two to ensure exceptional experience for the customer
  • Closely engaging with suppliers to navigate the challenges of not being able to control your shipping
15:40

DEDICATED EXHIBITION TIME

Brian Bourke
16:40

The death of supply chain as we know it – Ushering in an era of ‘demand chains’

  • Drifting away from the norm and building your supply chain around demand
  • How is the evolution of supply chain impacting retailers’ home delivery?
  • Analyzing case study examples of how the evolution of retail has ushered in a new era of supply chain
Eric Lewis
17:00

Peer to peer interview – Same-day delivery – Efficiently executing it in metro areas and offering the customer flexibility and visibility for their heavy goods delivery

last published: 19/Oct/18 14:35

Supply Chain, Friday 5 April 2019

08:00

Breakfast & Registration

08:50

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Darrell Edwards
09:00

Keynote: Ensuring that you have well-informed talent, lean processes and a resilient supply chain to be relevant for the next generation

  • Why talent is the only true differentiator and how your corporate strategy is the foundation for your supply chain
  • Maintaining lean processes and domestic manufacturing to seamlessly adopt new innovations and deliver to customers within a month
  • Supply chain sustainability – Evaluating the resiliency of your supply chain and what it takes to be relevant for the next generation
David Burton
09:30

Keynote: Nutrisystem’s channel and brand expansion – Maintaining a nimble supply chain and ensuring consistency across all channels

  • Expanding into new channels to reach a new segment of consumers and understanding all of the complexities that come with it
  • Selling through different channels and ensuring a consistent brand experience across multiple channels and preventing any significant channel conflict
  • Supply chain flexibility - Leveraging existing infrastructures to seamlessly add new brands and support the capacity and demands that they bring along
David Burton, EVP of Operations & Retail, Nutrisystem
Tamir Gotfried
10:00

Keynote: The evolution of retail delivery: How to achieve logistical excellence

  • How the customer-centric shift is affecting last-mile delivery as we know it
  • Best practices on how to optimize and scale your delivery operations
  • Perfecting the customer experience while protecting your bottom line
10:30

DEDICATED EXHIBITION TIME

Steve Gniadecki
Supply Chain
11:30

The RXBar transportation journey – Own your transportation, concentrate your spending and enable carriers to grow with you

  • From manufacturer to store delivery – Exploring the RXBar transportation journey
  • Investing in logistics and owning your transportation to support and deliver on your on-time metrics
  • Maintaining a small pool of transportation networks to concentrate your spending and enable growth with your carriers
Supply Chain
11:50

Sponsorship opportunity available, contact Dan Reiss at 1 646 619 1819 or Daniel.reiss@terrapinn.com

Susan Pichoff
Supply Chain
12:10

Getting ready for blockchain - Providing full transparency on product origins and shipments

  • What is blockchain’s value to the logistics and supply chain world?
  • How do GS1 Standards enable blockchain success?
  • Understand how to achieve supply chain visibility and deliver transparency from source to doorstep
12:30

ROUNDTABLES

13:10

LUNCH IN THE EXHIBITION HALL

Svilen Rangelov
Supply Chain
14:10

Unmanned aircraft in the middle mile - What role will they play?

  • Evaluating the role of semi-autonomous unmanned aircraft in the middle mile
  • UAV for cargo - enabling speedy same-day delivery to remote locations
  • How drones can help get goods in and out of small, remote, mountainous and/or island communities within hours
Rich Carelli
Supply Chain
14:30

Owning and controlling every aspect of the supply chain and maintaining transparency with your logistics provider

  • What is the true value owning and controlling every aspect of the supply chain?
  • Collaborating with your delivery partners to ensure that the customer expectation is clear
  • Which factors are critical to ensuring a cost-effective infrastructure that can handle a significant volume ramp up?
last published: 19/Oct/18 14:35

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Venue
 

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA

Conference & Exhibition Hours

Day 1: 8:00 am – 5:20 pm 
Cocktail Hour: 5:20 pm – 6:20 pm
Day 2: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm