The Ask the Expert theater will offer panel discussions providing powerful opportunities to discuss and learn new and innovative solutions being offered to solve industry disruptions and demands we face today.
Co-Track Chair: Gina Anderson, VP Strategic Accounts, Reveel
Co-Track Chair: Steve Miller, Chief Commercial Official, DeepLogica AI
Keep your EDGE! This track provides a unique opportunity to enhance your engagement with the C-suite on today’s hot topics. Join our expert-led panels, speakers and thought leaders for audience-engaging conversations on artificial intelligence, emerging technologies, advancements in data analytics, and political and economic dynamics, as well as tangible examples for driving efficiency, resilience, and a competitive advantage. Take away insights on how to leverage trends and adapt your global supply chains for future success.
Dive into the cutting-edge realm of supply chain dynamics with a curated collection of groundbreaking research and surveys. Explore the forefront of industry insights, meticulously crafted by seasoned thought leaders armed with powerful metrics and data-driven solutions. Elevate your strategic priorities by immersing yourself in the invaluable knowledge presented at the highly anticipated CSCMP's Annual State of Logistics Report®, brought to you by Penske Logistics. Don't just stay informed—be empowered to conquer your most critical challenges.
Embark on a journey into the dynamic landscape of the global marketplace, where staying ahead is not just an option but a necessity. Delve into the exploration of imminent trends that are poised to reshape the business landscape. Uncover and understand the emerging forces that will define the near future, ensuring you are not just prepared, but positioned to thrive amidst evolving market dynamics. Stay one step ahead by immersing yourself in the critical insights and foresight presented in this track.
Co-Track Chair: David Menachof, Associate Professor - Supply Chain and Operations Management, Florida Atlantic University
Co-Track Chair: Jeff Piela, Vice President Strategic Sales, Kuehne + Nagel
Global Supply Chain refers to the process in which a business operates on an international scale. Today’s global markets are volatile, unpredictable and complex with increasing ambiguity. Supply Chain leaders are challenged to lower costs, shorten lead times, provide more variety with on time delivery and reliable quality – despite the pandemic, tightening capacity, unheard of rates, labor shortages, supply constraints and structural challenges. How will you continue to bring a competitive advantage and keep leadership informed of risks and mitigation? What should your Board know? Never has there been a better time to be a leader in the supply chain – learn how your peers and industry leaders are navigating these challenges.
These immersive educational sessions promise to deliver a panoramic 360-degree view of both current and future advancements in the industry, showcasing groundbreaking solutions from industry leaders and innovative providers. Gain invaluable insights into the latest technologies, strategies, and best practices that are reshaping the landscape of supply chain management. Uncover the nuanced details and strategic approaches adopted by leading companies, providing you with a deeper understanding and a roadmap to navigate the evolving challenges and opportunities in the modern supply chain ecosystem.
In a “Shark-Tank” like fashion, exhibitors and sponsors will be given the opportunity to present a 15-minute demonstration to market their innovations and technologies, followed by a 5-minute Q&A.
Track Chair: Samantha Stec, Americas Supply and Demand Planner – Biogel Surgical Gloves, Molnlycke US
This track explores how and why companies seem to understand the saying of “You get what you plan for” when it comes to the goods they produce, but not when it applies to the people they hire and train. Session topics will focus on the strategy to building and retaining a workforce that meets the demands of a modern economy.
Track Chair: Chris Tuttle, Director, Customer Solutions, ORTEC
Network planning and optimization enables organizations to maximize their economic performance and customer satisfaction while considering agility, resiliency, and sustainability. Virtually all organizations must redesign their supply chains periodically in response to changing market conditions, but recent instabilities within the global economy have made this process even more frequent and important. This track will focus on tools and best practices that companies utilize to position their networks for success.
Co-Track Chair: Josh Main, SVP, Global Sales & Partnerships, Mojix
Co-Track Chair: Sean Mueller, VP Business Development and Solutions, Symbia Logistics
Order fulfillment is the process of receiving goods, as well as processing, delivering, and returning the product. Order Fulfillment is more dynamic than ever, and the continued disruption is set to continue. Fulfillment operations are dealing with higher wages, worker shortages, increased shipping charges, more stock-outs, smaller customer orders and greater competition. These effects are substantial and have driven leading companies to embrace technology for improving throughput and performance, while keeping the customer always in focus. Find out how some of the leading E-commerce and distribution operations have used innovative equipment, robotics and system strategies to handle their current financial and operational pressures. Learn how they intend to position themselves in the future to thrive, always seeking to improve the customer ‘touch’.
Co-Track Chair: Barry Brewer, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, Brigham Young University
Co-Track Chair: Jon Mosher, Export Operations Lead, Baye
How do we strengthen today's brittle supply chains that seem to lack resilience? We will explore risk mitigation strategies that reduce either the likelihood of a risk occurring or minimize the extent of its impact. Understanding your organization’s appetite and tolerance levels and the benefits from changing them will influence the value of your mitigation efforts. Potential mitigation strategies and tactics will be explored through the lens of design and policy development, risk monitoring and impact assessment, and an effective operational response approach.
Co-Track Chair: Chris J. Jackson, VP, Operations & IT, Chervon Group, NABU
Co-Track Chair: Rafael Vasquez, Global Head of Supply Chain Professional Services, Coupa Software
This track will shine a spotlight on key changes and innovations that are shifting the definition of S&OP and Inventory Planning and what it means to organizations. Living in the environment of scarce resources, incorporating risk more fully into demand/supply decision making, and leveraging advanced solving algorithms for use with non-technical analysts and small businesses will be areas we explore during our track sessions. Sessions will feature industry and technology experts to discuss new levers that are being used to manage demand, supply, and inventory and what this means to the future of S&OP as we head into the mid 2020's. We'll be looking at all these topics through the lens of technology, people, and processes and with a focus on real-world examples to share with the EDGE audience.
These sessions boldly showcase the world-class products and services our sponsors have to offer. Immerse yourself in an unparalleled exploration of cutting-edge solutions, providing you with an insider's view of the transformative possibilities that lie ahead. Don't miss this unique opportunity to engage with industry leaders and discover the future of supply chain excellence in a setting that breaks free from convention. The spotlight is on – are you ready to be captivated?
Co-Track Chair: Bill King, Director, Solutions Management SCE, SAP
Co-Track Chair: Simone Ross, Apparel and Technology Executive
Today's supply chains are evolving due to various factors such as climate impact, increasing regulation and shifting attitudes towards sustainability. Effective sustainability management can distinguish your company in the market while generating additional value. In this track we will learn how companies are successfully enhancing environmental practices, ensuring social compliance, and boosting transparency within supply chains.
Co-Track Chair: Andy Keller, Founder/Principal, AR Keller Enterprise
Co-Track Chair: Dan VandenBrink, Partner, Decision Spot
COVID-19 amplified the need for technology tools to manage supply chain challenges and it is predicted that organizations will continue to invest in supply chain technology to address all areas of supply chain. This track will focus on the impact of supply chain disruptors and how organizations have utilized technology and innovative solutions to address these challenges. We will explore best practices and lessons learned in root cause analysis, implementation approach, change management, and KPI’s to understand effectiveness of solutions.
Co-Track Chair: Heather Dohrn, Chief Commercial Officer, Dohrn Transfer Company
Co-Track Chair: Geoff Muessig, Chief Marketing Officer/Executive VP, PITT OHIO
In the ever-evolving landscape of transportation and logistics, the dynamics of nearshoring, reshoring, and disruptions from international channels are reshaping freight lanes. These shifts have prompted industries to adapt and innovate in response to changing market forces. As supply chains navigate through these fluctuations, the transportation function emerges as a crucial pivot point, tasked with absorbing and resolving both upstream and downstream pressures. Supply chain professionals continue to work through these problems today. Shipper, carrier, and 3PL executives will discuss the strategies that they have used to solve recent transportation disruptions while also sharing their insight concerning the management of the challenges that lie ahead.
Co-Track Chair: Leah Clement, Market Development Manager, iJility
Co-Track Chair: Sharon Kariampuzha, Associate, JL
Warehousing and Distribution proved challenging in recent years largely due to consumer purchasing behavior and the widespread transition to online shopping. Whether through government-imposed retail restrictions, rapidly changing consumer buying habits, and persistent labor shortages, even the most efficient and agile distribution operations were challenged with throughput bottlenecks and rising costs, among other things. This disruption was so substantial and long-lasting that its ripple effects are still being felt today and will continue to guide warehousing and distribution into the future. This track will offer inspiring success stories, provide actionable operational best-practices and insights from thought-leaders and discuss important warehousing and distribution trends.