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  • Apr 30

    WERC | 40th Annual Conference

    Fort Worth, Texas

    Discover key strategies for omni-channel warehousing success at 40th annual WERC Conference
    By Annette Danek-Akey, Senior Vice President of Fulfillment, Penguin Random House
    Inc., and WERC 2017 Annual Conference Committee Chair

    Whether they’re shopping on their smartphones or tablets—or browsing on desktop
    and laptops—consumers are increasingly buying online.
    The National Retail Federation estimated that 108.5 million Americans shopped
    online this past Thanksgiving weekend, including Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday
    and Cyber Monday. Internet Retailer speculated that Amazon.com did $5 billion, or
    38%, of all online sales in that same five-day period. Last summer, UPS’ annual
    survey of 5,000 online shoppers found that, for the first time, 51% made more
    purchases online than in stores.
    That’s not to say brick-and-mortar shopping will vanish. In fact, one of the best ways
    for traditional retailers to distinguish themselves from online-only retailers is
    consumers’ ability to handle, try on and interact with merchandise. Further, the
    convenience of “order online, pick up in store” frequently trumps waiting for a
    shipment, as does dropping off a return at a store for an instant refund—instead of
    the less convenient (and slower) process of shipping the item back.
    Regardless of how a consumer shops, retail warehouses and distribution centers
    face an increasingly omni-channel marketplace. Meaning they must find new ways to
    cope with the profusion of challenges that accompany those multiple channels.
    Among them, an uptick in unit-level picking, not just for single e-commerce orders,
    but also to replenish stores more frequently with smaller shipments of mixed and
    broken-case products. Further, to compete with Amazon, more items must be held in
    inventory, even off-season, for the customer hosting a Mardi Gras-themed party in
    September, for example.
    These challenges, along with a host of others, are being addressed in a multitude of
    ways in retail warehouses. Supported by software and automated material handling
    equipment, omni-channel facilities are developing new strategies to satisfy the
    expectations of both e-commerce and traditional store customers as they compete
    with online sellers for sales.

    That’s why omni-channel is a key topic at the Warehousing Education and Research
    Council’s (WERC) 40th Annual Conference for Logistics Professionals, held April 30
    to May 3, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. Among the 80 sessions, several breakout
    presentations and Peer-2-Peer discussions address omni-channel challenges, as do
    tours of The Container Store, Dillard’s and Walmart distribution centers.
    In breakout presentations, WERC Conference attendees will learn:
    • How BSN Sports improved its distribution center operations to handle
    changing consumer profiles, and to deal with an increase in inventory and
    small e-commerce orders.
    • Why inventory sharing between e-commerce and retail outlets via an
    automated fulfillment system reduced The Container Store’s overall supply
    chain costs.
    • New approaches to carton optimization, including how to select the optimal
    mix of cartons and/or made-to-order packaging, to cut shipping costs.
    • Integrative strategies for managing reverse logistics across omni-channel
    operations.
    Further, in Peer-2-Peer discussions, participants will ask questions, share insights
    and brainstorm solutions for meeting retail customers’ demands for fast, agile order
    fulfillment, and to manage forward and reverse logistics.
    Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to discover the latest trends and best practices
    at the WERC 2017 Annual Conference. For more information and to register, visit
    www.werc.org/2017 today.

  • May 23

    American Biomanufacturing Summit

    San Diego, CA

    The American Biomanufacturing Summit provides biopharmaceutical executives with current trends, strategic insights and best practices in manufacturing, outsourcing, capacity management, quality assurance, quality control, regulatory compliance, operational excellence, supply chain and logistics. Network with over 200 of your peers as we explore strategies to maximize efficiency while remaining compliant in an ever-evolving environment.

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  • May 23

    Gartner Supply Chain Excecutive Conference 2017

    Phoenix, AZ

    The World’s Most Important Gathering of Supply Chain Leaders and Their Teams

    Conference Theme: ACT: Aspire, Challenge and Transform in a Disruptive World

    Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2017 is the world’s most important gathering of supply chain leaders. Disruptions large and small confront today’s supply chains on a daily basis.  Organizational survival depends on the ability to anticipate, adapt and transform supply chains to deliver reliability and performance.

    As an attendee at this year’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2017, May 23 – 25, in Phoenix, AZ, chief supply chain officers and their leadership teams will learn how to recognize the impacts of disruptions and create transformational strategies that empower the organization to exceed performance expectations.

    For three intensive days of analyst-led sessions, workshops, case studies and peer-to-peer exchange, supply chain leaders will learn breakthrough strategies to accelerate efficiency, capacity and bottom-line results in a highly disruptive world.

    Key topics to be covered

    • Strategy and transformation
    • Talent and leadership
    • Change management and governance
    • Organization and future trends
    • Data analytics and cost-to-serve

    Conference Highlights:

    Hear from visionary guest keynote speakers

    • Troy Aikman Former Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys; Television Sportscaster, Fox
    • Maj. Gen. Vincent (“Vinny”) E. Boles, Chief Operating Officer for Logistics Operations, U.S. Army (Ret.)
    • Kathy Wengel, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson
    • Nicole Jefferies, Executive Director, WW Customer Fulfillment, Lenovo

    Choose from five role-based tracks with 55+ sessions

    A. Strategy and Leadership
    This track is designed for those of you who lead the supply chain. It offers sessions on strategy and leadership approaches to support new business models, new organizational designs and new roles.

    B. Supply Chain Innovation
    This track focuses on the supply chain leader who is looking for the next area of supply chain to master or is entering the next phase of supply chain improvement and is in need of the tools and techniques to get there.

    C. Supply Chain Planning
    Supply chains are continuing to grow in complexity, as the demand volatility and customer expectations are increasing. This track challenges supply chain planning leaders to think big. Transform your business and supply chains to become better prepared for both predictable and unexpected future events.

    D. Customer Service and Logistics
    Advanced bimodal supply chains, increasing customer demands, regulatory changes, and geographic and demographic shifts are transforming the way businesses think about logistics. This track dives into new logistics models and technologies that challenge the norm and provide logistics leaders with solutions to apply in a disruptive world. Get Gartner insights and advice from 46 supply chain analysts

    E. Supplier Management and Manufacturing
    Supply chain and manufacturing strategy leaders and chief procurement officers (CPOs) are pressured to manage two distinct approaches to strategy and business model shifts: promoting innovations without compromise to profitability and maintaining consistency. This track explores the balance between innovation and core competency.
    Gartner analysts talk to thousands of supply chain executives year-round. Drawing on these discussions, our analysts provide you with targeted advice and expertise that is essential to driving your enterprise forward. View this year’s supply chain analyst team at gartner.com/us/supplychain.

    Take advantage of Gartner analyst one-on-one meetings on-site:
    Schedule up to two complimentary, private 30-minute meetings with the analysts of your choice. One-on-ones fill up quickly — reserve yours in advance using Gartner Events Navigator online.

    “Inspiring and engaging! Framing today’s and tomorrow’s opportunities in a very tangible way!””
    2016 attendee

    Preview Gartner Supply Chain Benchmarking
    Many organizations pursue isolated benchmark data to understand functional effectiveness. To realize benchmarking’s full potential, approach it as a strategic initiative to improve end-to-end supply chain performance. Get a preview of Gartner’s annual benchmarking program to assess your supply chain health, identify areas of improvement and navigate trade-offs. Learn how to create a case for change by combining benchmarking with Gartner’s maturity models and toolkits.

    Participate in a brand-new 2017 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 reveal

    Join us for a fun-filled dinner event where we celebrate the leaders on our 13th Annual Supply Chain Top 25 ranking and share insights from leading supply chain executives on topics ranging from transformational digital capabilities to delivering world class performance in the face of continuous disruption. (All attendees may participate.)

    Attend the Industry Value Chain Exchange Series

    Experience three pre-event industry programs on Monday, May 22, including:

    • Healthcare Value Chain Exchange
    • Consumer-Retail Value Chain Exchange
    • High-Tech Manufacturing Value Chain Exchange

    These pre-event, Monday afternoon sessions are included in the conference fee, so make your travel arrangements accordingly.

    Who should attend the conference

    • Chief supply chain officers (CSCOs)
    • Vice presidents and heads of supply chain
    • Supply chain strategy and innovation executives
    • Demand and supply planning executives
    • Sourcing and procurement executives
    • Manufacturing executives
    • Distribution and logistics executives
    • Field service and reverse logistics executives
    • Supply chain IT executives
    • Centers of excellence (COE) supply chain executives
    • Senior operations executives
    • Sales & operations planning (S&OP) executives
    • Chief procurement officers (CPOs) 
    • Production planning & scheduling executives

    What’s included with your registration

    • Conference attendance from May 22 at 12:00 p.m. through to May 25 at 12:00 p.m. (Includes three pre-event Industry Programs on Monday. Official event starts Tuesday morning.)
    • Tailored content for chief supply chain officers and their leadership teams
    • Five tracks of the latest analyst research
    • Two Gartner analyst one-on-ones*
    • Analyst roundtables and workshops*
    • Networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions
    • Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 dinner
    • Tuesday night’s special event
    • Solution Showcase

    *Online preregistration is required for one-on-ones, workshops and roundtables. Reserve your place early, as space is limited.

    Exclusive Offer for Supply Chain World Subscribers
    Register with code GARTSCD and save $425 off the standard registration rate.

    3 ways to register

    Web: gartner.com/us/supplychain    
    Email: us.registration@gartner.com
    Phone: 1 866 405 2511

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  • Jun 4

    The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum

    Doral, FL

     The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum is peer to peer networking at the highest level. We’ve developed a format to insure your complete satisfaction by allowing you to pre-select your interests weeks before you arrive this five diamond resort. And when you do arrive, we have created an itinerary of those items you’ve selected. The event is free of charge for qualified senior executives. Including room accommodations, meals, receptions and golf.

    Learn - Learn from industry experts, learn from each other. Do both in the best conference experience available.

    Network - Build a network of peers facing your challenges at discussion sessions, over meals or a drink. Take your new contacts back to the office and network. They need you too!

    Meet - Discuss new technologies and money saving strategies by meeting innovative suppliers during pre-scheduled and agreed one-to-one meetings of your choosing.

  • Jun 27

    SCTECH 2017 - Supply Chain Technology Conference & Expo

    Mexico City, Mexico

    SCTECH show is a vibrant meeting place for supply chain and technology decision-makers. The conference program empowers Process Owners with knowledge of innovative and successful Supply Chain Trends to make informed Technology-Selection decisions. The exhibit floor allows attendees to become aware of new alternatives they didn’t know existed, and provides exhibitors with an impressive platform to meet new clients.

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