2020 Track Titles & Objectives
c-level discussions forum
Due to the ever-changing dynamics of today’s global marketplace, it is vital that we examine upcoming future trends that may impact the industry. Explore topics that have emerged or will in the future.
global supply chain
Today’s global markets are volatile and subject to rapid change. Explore the unique challenges and complexities associated with planning and executing a successful global supply chain in the face of these changes. We will address what companies have learned from facing common disruptions in the global supply chain, as well as discuss strategic, long-term supply chain issues that leading companies have identified as key to future success.
integrated supply chain management and finance
Today’s supply chain is long, complex and ultimately driven by the customer. To be successful, supply chain practitioners need to manage and measure every activity from procurement of raw materials to the point of consumption. The sophisticated supply chain represents not only a flow of materials and products, but a flow of financial information that connects all the major business functions. Learn how end-to-end visibility into these processes is key to transforming a supply chain into a true competitive advantage.
Today’s supply chain industry is evolving rapidly. The ability to identify and take advantage of opportunities and develop the next generation of leaders while navigating risks and challenges is paramount. Hear first-hand how senior leaders are leading their companies and teams through complex changes. Topics will be presented by industry leaders on changes affecting our industry such as supply chain creation, digitization and automation, sales and acquisitions, and system integration.
nasstrac – for the transportation professional
Presented by NASSTRAC, this track is focused on the efficient and effective movement of goods in domestic and international markets and educating supply chain professionals on the impact transportation has on their supply chains. Primary focus is on the transportation professional regardless of their level of expertise.
order fulfillment and customer service
Last-mile efficiencies are a team effort among wholesalers, retailers, parcel delivery companies and logistics service suppliers. Leading e-commerce players leverage the right combination of technology and customer service to accelerate fulfillment without dramatic cost increase, adding value to the supply chain last mile. Explore these successful, innovative and creative fulfillment strategies and their applications across the globe.
Today’s supply chains are complex. Customers are demanding reduced lead times, increased agility, lower costs, with higher service levels. These demands require an efficient and well managed supply chain. This track will focus on supply chain risk mitigation strategies to minimize disruption to you and your customers.
s&op, forecasting and inventory management
Seismic forces in consumer behaviors, data availability, technology advancements, and workforce demographics are shaking up the supply chain. Optimizing supply chain planning capabilities has a powerful impact on an organization’s ability to speed up processes, satisfy customers and drive value. The sessions in this track will provide best practices and lessons learned from companies that have digitized their supply chain and optimized their demand, inventory and sales & operations capabilities.
supply chain planning & optimization
Whether using in-house manufacturing capabilities or relying on third-party manufacturers, companies are increasingly facing the reality of supply constraints. This track will focus on planning and optimization as it applies to supply and manufacturing decisions that affect your customer service and bottom line.
supply management and procurement
The supply management and procurement landscape is experiencing a transformation. This track will explore classic, emerging, enabling, and disruptive strategies that use technologies aiming to enhance and transform current and future supply chain operations. Supply management and procurement program results should be measurable and targeted to enhance shareholder value.
talent management and development
A great plan is nothing without great people to execute it. But how to attract and keep an all-star team? Learn best practices regarding recruiting, developing, and retaining talent amidst today’s talent shortage, as well as how companies have leveraged their existing talent to implement and execute best-in-class supply chains solutions.
technology and innovations
The rate of innovation continues to accelerate in supply chain technology. Great ideas are everywhere. If you’re trying to make sense of it all, you’ll want to attend these sessions. From common tools to ‘the next big thing’, we’ll explore ways to evaluate and exploit new and innovative technology for maximum advantage. Topics will include implementation best practices, integration strategies, change management, and methods for evaluating the real-world impact on the company’s bottom line.
transportation and logistics
At the heart of supply chain is the movement of goods and raw materials, by train, plane, truck, or ship. Explore the advances, challenges, and regulatory changes that affect the different modes of this integral part of supply chain.
This track will deliver on how collaboration at the warehousing level strengthens strategic partnerships and adds value to shippers and their supply chain partners. Experts representing shippers, 3PL warehouses, transportation providers, real estate brokers, contract packagers and ecommerce companies will focus on how to work together for outstanding customer service, operating efficiency, innovative technologies and KPI tracking that increase profitability.