13th Annual North American 3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum June 16-18 2015 | Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago
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The Most Critical Challenges Facing the Logistics Industry in 2015

Sessions are compiled through a comprehensive research program aimed at understanding the key challenges and opportunities in the industry.

Timings for flight booking purposes:

  • June 16th - 1pm - 5:00pm (welcome drinks start at 5:00pm)

  • June 17th - 8:30am - 5:30pm (The Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Gives Back Charity Celebration and Party from 5:30pm)

  • June 18th - 8:30am - 3:00pm

June 16th Sessions


Session Speakers:

June 16th Speakers:

  • Chris Taylor, GM Chicago, Uber
  • Steve Howard, President, Esquire Express, Inc./ Esquire Logistics Company
  • Chuck Moyer, CEO, Express Courrier, Inc.
  • Tom Jowers, VP and COO, ADL Delivery
  • Jeff Thomas, President & CEO, Priority Logistics
  • Mike Stark, COO, Home Delivery Link
  • Todd Johnson, Global Vice President, 3PL Business Unit, JDA Software
  • Onur Uranli, 3PL Business Director, Sealed Air
  • Rich Sherman, Founder & CEO, Gold & Domas Research (Author of Supply Chain Transformation: A Practical Roadmap to Best Practice Results, Wiley, 2012)
  • Bob Sabath, President, Sabath Supply Chain Consultants Inc.
  • Kenneth B. Ackerman, CEO, KB Ackerman
  • Dr. Steve Brady, CEO, Supply Chain Innovations Today

June 17th speakers on eCommerce, Consumer Delivery and the New Logistics Economy (Open to all conference pass holders)

  • Chris Taylor, GM Chicago, Uber
  • Robby Nathan, CEO, LoadDelivered
  • Matt Chasen, CEO, uShip
  • Karl Siebrecht, CEO, FLEXE
  • Egil Moller Nielsen, SVP eCommerce, SmartCentres

June 18th speakers on eCommerce, Consumer Delivery and the New Logistics Economy (Open to all conference pass holders)

  • John Costanzo, President, Purolator
  • Marcelo Wesseler, CEO, SingPost eCommerce
Session One: eCommerce, Consumer Delivery and the New Logistics Economy
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Session Three: The Contracting Trap
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Session Four: Next Generation Re-Shoring Strategy
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3PL Summit CSCO Forum

3PL Summit Agenda

June 17th-18th Sessions

June 17th, 8:30AM - Keynote: The Retail Tidal Wave and the Impact on the 3PL Industry

In the wake of Alibaba’s incredible demonstration of the success of marketplaces, Wal-Mart’s continuing evolution and Amazon’s continuing innovation; a shift in commerce is taking place. This shift is brought about by evolutions in Technology, Globalization, and Supply Chain, and it will affect all aspects of commerce and the 3PL industry. I call this shift, A Tidal Wave.

In his groundbreaking presentation, CEO and supply chain expert Jim Tompkins answers the question many are left wondering about “Alibaba/Walmart/Amazon: What’s the big deal and how will it impact the 3PL Industry?” Tompkins will lay the groundwork for understanding the Tidal Wave and will also reveal the six key elements to “riding” the tidal wave all the way to 3PL success.

Tompkins is changing the lens for how the U.S. views the retail Tidal wave... Attendees will leave this session with a newfound understanding of role forward for 3PL’s and what they must do to ride this giant wave.

Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International

June 17-18th eCommerce, Consumer Delivery and the New Logistics Economy

June 17th, 4:30 - 5:15 - New Innovative Business Models Challenging the Logistics Norm

  • Chris Taylor, GM Chicago, Uber
  • Robby Nathan, CEO, LoadDelivered
  • Matt Chasen, CEO, uShip
  • Karl Siebrecht, CEO, FLEXE
  • Nate Gilmore, VP, Shipwire

June 17th, 2:00 - 2:30 - Click and Collect - The North American Solution?

  • Egil Moller Nielsen, SVP eCommerce, SmartCentres

June 18th, 11:00 - 11:30 - Parcel and small package delivery - where is the market headed and what can LSPs gain from this marketplace?

  • John Costanzo, President, Purolator

June 18th, 1:00 - 1:30 - eCommerce in Asia

  • Marcelo Wesseler, CEO, SingPost eCommerce

June 17th-18th Technology - Threat, Disruptor and Differentiator to the Logistics Industry

June 17th, 11:00am - 12:00pm - The role of innovation and new generation technology to move up the logistics value chain

  • Hear from new, asset-light, technology driven logistics providers on their success, what their customers saw in them, and how they see their role in the industry developing
  • Debate the threat of tech-driven LSPs on traditional industry providers
  • Find out whether traditional logistics providers need to adopt a more tech-savvy approach to continue to compete
  • Discuss the future of tech-enablement, what does the future have in store? and how far can tech go to resolve critical logistics challenges?

June 17th, 2:00pm - 2:30pm - Can wearable technology truly change the logistics landscape?

  • From visibility to picking and packing, can augmented reality truly benefit logistics companies, manufacturers and retailers alike?
  • How can wearable technology help improve driver safety?
  • Hear from logistics companies currently trialling augmented reality in their warehouses - find out why they chose to pursue this cutting-edge technology, what their experience has been and where they see it headed

IoT and M2M - from visibility to fulfilment, how it can change the world of logistics

  • What is M2M and the Internet of Things? Learn about the potential behind M2M and IoT - how they can tackle key challenges in logistics ranging from visibility and security to track and trace and beyond towards automatic stock reporting, parts replacement, etc.
  • Uncover the strategic aspect of M2M - is it something customers are going to be demanding? What do you need to know about this technology to stay with the competition?
  • Hear a case study on the successful implementation of an M2M/IoT system, learn about what this system is achieving for the company, and how this is playing into their overarching strategy.

Driverless vehicles  - the end of the driver shortage?

  • Driverless vehicles are currently being trialled and are legal/being debated in courts around the country. What does this mean for the logistics business?
  • Find out how soon driverless vehicles might be a reality - will they be in time to solve the driver shortage?
  • Debate the major challenges posed by the role-out of driverless vehicles - regulations? cost? accountability? on-delivery service? signature verification?

Future tech updated - a year later, how have drones and 3D printing evolved?

  • A year on, how have some of the technologies we’ve explored evolved?
  • Has drone delivery gotten off the ground? Have business models been refined to harness this technology?
  • Where has 3D Printing come since the majority of 3PL audience-members declared it was going to be a disruptor to the industry?

Speakers (this includes presenters, panellists etc. for all listed sessions)

  • Jett McCandless, CEO, Carrier Direct
  • Chris O'Brien, CCO, C.H. Robinson
  • Tom Madine, CEO, Worldwide Express
  • Rick Jordan, SVP Logistics, Panalpina
  • Doug Waggoner, CEO, Echo Global Logistics
  • Katrin Zeiler, Senior Project Manager, Trend Research, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation

June 17th-18th Survival, Growth and Leadership in the Small to Mid-sized Logistics Community

June 18th - 11:00-11:45 - The Logistics Service Provider Mid-Market Community

  • Join 1 carrier, 1 shipper and 1 3PL in the ‘mid-market’ range to discuss the state of the mid-market community.
  • What is the role of mid-market players in the logistics industry today? what are mid-market shippers looking for? What are mid-market 3PLs able to provide? What are mid-market carriers able to achieve?
  • Debate the challenges and opportunities mid-market companies are facing against in terms of being able to provide tech-drive solutions, being nimble and responsive to market changes, the requirement of less and less overhead to achieve success

June 17th - Driving growth in mid-sized logistics companies

  • Join 1 asset-based, 1 non-asset based, 1 warehousing and distribution, 1 last mile delivery company to discuss growth in the mid-sized market.
  • Find out where these companies are driving organic growth, what type of innovation and strategies they’re able to use to compete with bigger players in the industry
  • Explore the potentials behind inorganic growth - turning a mid-sized company into a bigger player on the market, or exploring opportunities with private equity, acquisition from leading companies and mergers with mid-market peers, what’s the right course of action?

Speakers (this includes presenters, panellists etc. for all listed sessions.)

  • Nikhil Sathe, CFO, Genpro
  • Robby Nathan, CEO, LoadDelivered
  • Jon Saunders, VP Finance, Polaris Transportation Group
  • Richard J. Bolte, Jr., Chairman & CEO, BDP International
  • Evan Armstrong, Armstrong and Associates

June 17th-18th Finance and Consolidation in the Logistics Ecosystem

June 17th, 10:00am - 11:00am - The changing consolidation landscape of the logistics industry

  • Get updated on the latest changes in the logistics industry as it consolidates. Find out from some of the major movers and shakers on their moves, motivations, and perspective on future inorganic growth
  • The Private Equity perspective - understand the motivations and objectives of PE, what PE can do for your logistics company, and how they’re playing a role in the changing landscape of the industry
  • The Strategic Buyers Perspective - from expanding service offerings to inorganic growth, finding out what strategic buyers are looking for beyond 2015
  • Growth winners - hear from some of the organic-growth driven winners of 2014, and find out how they’ve achieved this growth, and what it means for logistics as a marketplace

The 2015-2016 Financial Landscape - Market perspective, and the state of finance in the coming year

  • Gain insight into the 2015-2016 North American and Global economy
  • Which direction are interest rates going?
  • Which markets are showing growth potential?
  • Is economic growth likely to continue beyond the next year?
  • Gartner presents its Magic Quadrant broken down into Global, North America, Europe and Asia - gain a complete picture of the global 3PL industry and understand what European and Asian 3PLs are achieving, and what they mean for North America

June 17th 1:30 - 2:00 - Norbert Dentressangle Enters the North American Logistics Market

  • Hear from the €4.7bn European logistics leader on its purchase of Jacobson logistics, its entry into the North American logistics marketplace and its plans on further global growth. 

Speakers (this includes presenters, panellists etc. for all listed sessions)

  • Ben Gordon, MD, BGSA
  • Doug Waggoner, CEO, Echo Global Logistics
  • Bradly Jacobs, CEO, XPO
  • Hervé Montjotin, CEO, Norbert Dentressangle
  • Scott Temple, President Contract Logistics, Norbert Dentressangle
  • Greg Aimi, Research Director, Gartner

June 17th-18th How do you Market a Logistics Service Provider in a Commoditized Reality?

Reimagining the Logistics Marketing  strategy

  • Debate marketing budget allocations - how can you ensure you’re reaching where your customers are vs. where you hope them to be?
  • Are your services truly different from those of your competitors? Discuss differentiation and explore how to truly make your organization come across differently to customers
  • Aren’t all logistics companies the same? If we can accept that the industry is commoditized, where is growth going to come from? How far will consolidation go?

June 17th - 2:00 - 2:45 - Turnaround Management: Creating a culture of innovation within a logistics organization

  • Explore the idea of ‘innovation’ and learn how to drive ideas within your organization including the merit of healthy competition, open workplaces and spotting talent
  • Look at instances of innovation in logistics, and find out from the innovators themselves on their process and inspiration
  • Learn from out-of-industry innovators on creating ideas, and gain inspiration as they provide you with the tools necessary to spark your organization

June 18th, 10:00 - 10:30 - Social Media and Managing the Logistics Conversation

  • As social media moves from something younger people use to a business tool, understand its role in business and how it can help you with your brand
  • Find out how social media can help you gain exposure in the logistics community and drive visibility for your brand
  • Debate the merits of social media for business decisions, controlling your brand image and driving customers your way

Speakers (this includes presenters, panellists etc. for all listed sessions)

  • Bobby Harris, CEO, BlueGrace Logistics
  • James Welch, CEO, YRCW
  • Tom Sanderson, CEO, Transplace
  • Stephen Fraser, MD, Barrington Capital Partners
  • Tom Escott, President, President, Hudson Logistics

June 17th-18th The Customer - Improving Engagement, Honing the Relationship and Understanding ‘VAS’

Logistics are commoditized, so what next? The quest for real VAS and drivers for growth

  • Explore the concept of value added services including new ideas, how to implement them, and how to gain differentiation through them
  • Debate the benefits of providing new services vs. adding VAS to existing services. Question the benefits of adding more free services to existing services for the sole purpose of attracting more customers at even smaller margins
  • On the warehousing front, find out what investments are actually resulting in revenue and growth as ARC advisory services present their research findings

Customer case-studies

  • Exclusive case-studies will be presented outlining different types of 3PL-customer relationships, demonstrating how cutting-edge 3PLs are achieving success through driving positive relationships with their customers
  • Expeditors and Oracle discuss their relationship, and the thinking behind the one-LSP strategy

June 17th - 10:30 - 11:00

  • Expeditors + Oracle

June 17th - TBC

  • Unyson + Ascena Retail Group

Vertically integrated manufacturers and retailers and their impact on logistics as a service

  • Debate the role large manufacturers and retailers are playing by entering the logistics business themselves - healthy competition? or existential threat to the logistics industry?
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of in-house or proprietary logistics providers, and establish whether this is the exception on the trend
  • Hear from a retailer with its own fleet on why they entered the logistics business and why LSPs couldn’t compete with in-house logistics

Speakers (this includes presenters, panellists etc.)

  • Jose Ubeda, SVP, Expeditors
  • Kurt Doelling, VP SC, Oracle
  • Steve Banker, Director, ARC Advisory Services
  • Erin Atherton, VP Supply Chain Solutions, Unyson
  • Debbie Ryan, VP Global Transportation & Logistics, Ascena Retail Group Inc.
  • John Carr, CEO, MIQ Logistics

June 17th - 4:00pm - 4:30pm Women in Logistics - From Conversation to Action

  • Establishing clear steps key players in the industry can implement to attract more women to its shores
  • Logistics lean-in moments - a guide for getting younger women to enter the business earlier in their careers
  • Women leaders in logistics share their insight into their journey into logistics, and how they’re aiming to shape access to the industry for more women

Speakers (this includes presenters, panellists etc.)

  • Sheila Hewitt, VP International, Transplace
  • Kelli Saunders, CEO, Morai Logistics
  • Michele Carroll, CEO, Carrollco Marketing

3PL Summit CSCO Forum


June 17th-18th CSCO Forum Agenda

Top Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

June 17th Sessions


In the wake of Alibaba’s incredible demonstration of the success of marketplaces, Wal-Mart’s continuing evolution and Amazon’s continuing innovation; a shift in commerce is taking place. This shift is brought about by evolutions in Technology, Globalization, and Supply Chain, and it will affect all aspects of commerce and the supply chain industry. I call this shift, A Tidal Wave.

In his groundbreaking presentation, CEO and supply chain expert Jim Tompkins answers the question many are left wondering about “Alibaba/Walmart/Amazon: What’s the big deal and how will it impact the supply chain Industry?” Tompkins will lay the groundwork for understanding the Tidal Wave and will also reveal the six key elements to “riding” the tidal wave all the way to supply chain success.

Tompkins is changing the lens for how the U.S. views the retail Tidal wave... Attendees will leave this session with a newfound understanding of role forward for supply chain and logistics and what they must do to ride this giant wave.

Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International


This session will explore the future of intelligent analytics towards making gains in supply chain efficiency,  maximizing productivity through big data and taking advantage of this game-changing phenomenon for competitive advantage. It will also explore the importance of setting up a robust S&OP strategy


  • S&OP is the never-ending discussion for supply chain. It's been around for years, but what's new and why are companies not succeeding? What are the real gains that have been made recently?
  • In this session, discuss the tangible benefits that you have seen from your supply chain planning processes, evaluate what you're still struggling with  - and pick up a few valuable tips - and decipher how you can continue to make better decisions with a working and robust S&OP process
  • Shift your S&OP strategy to incorporate a  renewed focus on demand sensing and move into the next generation of forecasting  -  provide the agility to capture growth by responding to unexpected sales opportunities, free cash flow by cutting inventory and lower cost to serve
  • Learn tried & tested tips to sync your internal organizations with your S&OP structure - how to better communicate cross functionally with production, procurement, sales and finance. Explore the frequency of meetings discussing S&OP processes - is once a month sufficient?  What's the role of corporate management in supply chain planning projects - should your CEO be fully engaged?

Session Speakers:
Chris Smith, Director Device Supply Chain, US Cellular
Kehat Shahar, VP of Supply Chain Planning, SanDisk


This session will explore the potential gains that the internet of things and M2M could have on your supply chain, while balancing those potential gains with making sure that your current visibility capabilities are up to scratch


  • What's the next level for visibility tools & technologies? In this session, learn how others have leveraged technology and process developments to improve visibility in their supply chain. How big have your cost savings been?
  • Hear how to offset challenges such as rising customer service requirements, increased logistics costs, and increased supply chain risk with a watertight visibility strategy designed to safeguard your operation  - how have your peers tackled this?
  • Overcome the obstacles put in place by lack of trust with partners - hear from peers who have successfully shared data in order to increase visibility, gain a vested relationship, improve efficiency and build an information-enriched supply chain
  • Learn how to make more accurate decisions, reduce uncertainty and the need for safety stock and drive overall profitability by improving the efficiency of your visibility strategy

Session Speakers:
Robert Lecinski, Director Customer Logistics, Avery Products
Nancy Marino,
Partner, Columbus Consulting

10:30PM: Coffee Break


This session will focus on specific building block enhancements used in today's supply chain related processes (e.g. S&OP, demand planning, etc.) and will then move to the applied use of intelligent analytics to drive sustained business value.  This will be followed by a panel discussion with Executives of well-known companies who will provide insights with regard to the lessons they have learned in their use of intelligent analytics.


  • Fundamental building blocks - now vs. future
  • Keys To Achieving Meaningful Success
  • Intelligent Analytics Overview - Hype vs. Reality              
  • Applied Applications - Successes and Failures   

Session Speakers:
Gautam Grover, VP, Logistics ServicesUS Foods
David Wilkins
, Vice President Contracts and Supply Chain, Raytheon Company
Richard Sharpe, CEOCompetitive Insights


  • Harness the increased connectivity of devices brought about by the internet of things to enable you to be more connected to your products - gain the competitive advantage that IOT can bring to your visibility capabilities, by being able to track a product right from manufacturer to retailer and even to the consumer
  • Learn the potential uses of the internet of things - from being able to solve product issues in a more time-efficient manner, to being able to more accurately manage inventory and therefore improve customer service levels
  • Understand the true nature of the internet of things and the wealth of data that you will be able to access and use such as weather conditions and data garnered from your driver right through to gaining real insight into how a customer uses a product

Session Speakers:
Viju Menon, SVP Supply ChainVerizon
Lora Cecere,
CEO, Supply Chain Insights

12:30PM: Lunch


This session gives delegates the chance to choose between 4 hands-on workshops, led by our event sponsors. If your company would be interested in leading one of these workshops, please contact Sarah Reynolds on sreynolds@eft.com

2:15pm: M&A Supply Chain sTRATEGIES

M&A will continue to impact many organizations and the strain on supply chain can be difficult to manage. This session will give you insight into how to handle a post-merger environment and optimize the best of two supply chains, ensuring that you keep your eye on the big picture.

Session Speakers:
Larry Hartley, SVP Supply Chain, Office Depot
Gautam Grover
, VP, Logistics ServicesUS Foods


  • Gain insights into how you can accelerate your professional growth with insight from those who have climbed the supply chain ranks
  • What does it take to be a supply chain leader? Explore the key capabilities and attributes that supply chain leaders possess and discuss how to harness them on a personal, team and company level
  • What are the supply chain director's responsibilities and is the influence in corporate strategy?
  • In which industries are supply chain professionals better rewarded more influential?

Session Speakers:
Tim Stratman, Former President of RRD Direct & President, Stratman Partners
Mike Flemming,
VP Global Integrated SC, Johnson Controls
Judy Clark
, Senior Vice President Food Away From Home Sales & Marketing, Bay Valley Foods

BuildDirect (a Canadian eCommerce company and one of the fastest growing online building materials and home improvement products retailers) have created a truly innovative strategy at their company, with the creation of a supply chain advisory board made up of some of the most influential minds in the industry.

Hear the origins of the idea, the insights the board have gained and why they think it makes sense for other companies to consider.

Session Speakers:
Art Mesher, Ex Ceo, Descartes
Dr Corey Billington, Founder, e3 Associates
Crag Adkins, Ex Amazon, Zappos
Jim Eckler, Ex COO, Health Shared Services
Mike Mayoras, Ex CEO, Red Prairie



This session will bring both sides of the 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum together, exploring how both sides of the industry can collaborate on logistics outsourcing relationships

  • Hear how you can create advanced business relationships with your Tier 1 strategic logistics suppliers, through the move from traditional supplier relationship management to highly collaborative relationships
  • As shippers face tough times in managing transportation cost in current climates, explore what can be done from a tools and technologies standpoint to minimize your spend. What are the latest and best tools on the market?
  • Might competitive threats in the form of commoditization facing both 3PLs and shippers affect the way that these parties work together in the future? Explore what can be done from a collaborative standpoint to transform the way shippers and 3PLs operate
  • Hear shared presentations by both 3PLs and shippers looking into the challenges and successes they've experienced in fostering successful logistics-customer relationships

Session Speakers:
Emmanuel Cambresy, Global Supplier Performance & Innovation Manager, Novartis 
Joel Glende, Category Manager, Abbott Strategic SourcingAbbott Laboratories

4:00pm: Culture of Quality: Accelerating Growth and Performance in the Enterprise

ASQ recently partnered with Forbes Insights - the research arm of Forbes Media - to survey more than 2,000 senior executives and quality professionals worldwide to gauge their organization's culture of quality.
The resulting report showed a disparity between senior leaders and the quality community on many of the key components to a successful culture of quality. This session will explore the report and cultural differences and challenges for multinational organizations; the lack of common standards; risk taking and its impact on quality; and the role of customers in a culture of quality.

Session Speakers:
Laurel Nelson-Rowe, CQIA: Managing Director, ASQ 
Pat Lalonde, Former SVP Supply Chain, CareFusion
Bruce Rogers, Chief Insights Officer, Forbes Media


This session brings together some of the days most outstanding speakers for an interactive discussion on some of the more futuristic trends due to affect the supply chain and logistics industry.

5:30pm: The Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Gives Back Charity Celebration and Party

Top Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

June 18th Sessions

9:15am: Beyond Supply Chain Management: The Smart Supply Network 3.0

What if everyone in the supply network was connected in real-time?  Each person shares their local expert knowledge while change at any time would be communicated across the supply network.  Each person would be notified of how conditions at other locations will or might directly affect them, and what operational adjustments need to be made. Everyone is guided by a measurable plan to keep the supply network on track and synchronized to demand to achieve strategic business goals. Customers and suppliers participate directly in a collaborative decision-making process to extend the effectiveness of the enterprise and improve service while reducing uncertainty.  Schedules, resources and capacity including labor, materials, machines, distribution, and capital are synchronized to meet demand with maximum agility and effectiveness across the enterprise leading to optimal response and maximum value creation for all the participants in the channel.

Fast forward to today and the Smart Supply Network 3.0! The Internet of Things and the Internet of People are converging into Web 3.0, the Internet of Everything. Mobility, GPS, Cloud Computing, and Business Intelligence are providing cognitive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics that are transforming traditional supply chain notions to smart and collaborative supply network management initiatives. You will transform your organization or succumb to competitive initiatives? Rich Sherman shares his insights on becoming a supply chain innovator.

Session Speaker:
Rich Sherman, CEO & Founder, Gold & Domas Research


Running a successful Supply Chain requires focus on the traditional outcomes of product availability, inventory productivity and cost productivity. As customer demands shift and industries evolve, Supply Chain leaders must also adapt and broaden their focus to look both inward to their people and outward to their customers.

In light of this, we created our Walgreens Supply Chain vision, to become the number one patient and customer driven supply chain in the world through segmentation and agility. To achieve that, we're transforming to an omni-channel supply chain: giving customers and patients what they want, when and how they want it. Every day, understanding our customers and uncovering our peoples' potential are helping us achieve our vision. In this session, participants will hear how Supply Chain can push past traditional boundaries and forge new partnerships to unlock supply chain excellence.

Session Speaker:
Reuben Slone, SVP Supply Chain, Walgreens



  • Explore risk management in terms or both managing suppliers and ensuring that you have a robust risk management strategy in place to cope with external disasters. As increased outsourcing processes  leave you exposed to more risk,  eexplore how to weigh up a supplier-light supply chain with risk management, creating an anticipatory supply chain
  • Build stronger extended value chain relationships with your suppliers in order to mitigate supply chain risk - learn why the leading supply chain professionals build personal relationships with suppliers to enhance service and boost agility throughout the entire value chain. Understand how these leaders have been able to truly change the business practice of their suppliers by starting with a relationship
  • Evaluate your sourcing strategy -look at single sourcing vs. clustering of specialist suppliers, local vs. global and multisourcing. Review cost effective ways of sourcing globally vs. locally - examining exchange rate and risk for a smart sourcing strategy
  • Map a supplier recovery strategy - determine how best to reallocate inventory and obtain alternatives and predict financial impact should you encounter supply shortage due to quality issues or supplier bankruptcy
  • Explore new supplier mapping techniques, ensuring that you track and gather the right information such as manufacturing facility locations of suppliers and their suppliers, disruptions, labor strikes and quality issues

Session Speakers:
Neil Swartz, VP and GM Parts Operations, Toyota North America
Don Hnatyshin
, CPO, Jabil


Online shoppers in the U.S. are expected to generate sales of $327 billion by 2016. With so much potential revenue coming from these consumers, doesn't it make sense to lead a customer-driven omni-channel supply chain strategy?
This session will detail how to:

  • Start viewing ecommerce as the competitive disruptor that it could be for your business, as opposed to purely another 'must-do' another sales channel
  • Explore the future of omni-channel supply and delivery, different payment platforms and the impact of Bitcoin, mCommerce and the sharing economy in order to begin thinking from the point of view of the end customer
  • Get the most out of your last-mile delivery network strategy, optimizing routes and partnerships to create the omni-channel solution that customers demand and truly set yourself apart from the competition
  • Explore omni-channel from a cross-platform point of view with relation to visibility and returns and work out the best way to re-imagine your omni-channel supply chain

Scott Spata, VP Direct FulfillmentHome Depot
Jim Hourigan
, COOBuildDirect
Tom Craig,
PresidentLTD Management

12:30pm: Lunch


  • Factors such as the growth of the global population, carbon taxation, shortages of natural resources  and mineral fuels mean that a sustainability agenda is no longer a 'nice to have' -  it's a necessity. But how do you go about it? Hear from supply chain leaders on what they've done at their company in order to promote sustainable thinking and embed it in their culture
  • Explore the growing importance of a sustainable and responsible supply chain management strategy - not purely as an addition to your business, but as a core component of it. Hear how to turn sustainable thinking into a  business strategy  -  satisfy governments and consumers as well as improving profitability
  • Work out how to on-board suppliers with sustainability programs and embed it right though procurement into your whole supply chain. Hear strategies on overcoming the difficulty of aligning your core values with suppliers in order to create an end-to-end ethical supply chain
  • Explore the viability of horizontal collaboration update in the North American market. Understand how building collaborative logistics networks and clusters can aid you in setting up a profitable, repeatable and scalable business

Session Speakers:
Sven Verstrepen, Business Development Director & Founding PartnerTRI-VIZOR


During this session, understand the best way for your company to segment its supply chain, the means of doing so and explore the gains it could deliver to your bottom line


  • Identify the criteria you should base your segmentation on:  (product characteristics, market characteristics, customer service drivers, supplier availability, risk assessment, financial performance) and how this plays into eCommerce and new ways of selling products
  • Explore the key steps and metrics  that you should be taking and mapping in order to effectively segment your supply chain
  • Apply segmentation strategies to inventory policies for huge cost savings - evaluate which inventories to carry, where, in what form, and in what quantities 
  • Understand how to effectively analyse and map your supply chains based on multiple end-to-end metrics such as:
    • Cost to serve
    • Expected service levels
    • Manufacturing & final delivery locations


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