Agenda

CONFERENCE KICK-OFF* | Wednesday, September 19

12:00 pm Registration Opens
7:30 pm Welcome Cocktail Reception

DAY ONE* | Thursday, September 20

7:00 am Information Desk Opens
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:15 am Welcome Address
8:15 am – 9:15 am Keynote Address
The State of Logistics
Rick Blasgen, CSCMP
9:15 am – 9:30 am Break
9:30 am – 10:30 am enVista Keynote
Fueling Your Inspiration & Understanding: An Interactive, Fireside Chat with Executives on Their Strategic Supply Chain & Unified Commerce Initiatives
Jim Barnes, enVista | Colin Yankee, Tractor Supply | Mike Racer, Sephora
Jeff Starecheski, CVS | Carey Lowrey, Spencer’s
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Client Panel
The Great DC Labor Crisis: Where We Stand, and What to Do About It
Charlie Hillebold, HCM | Tim Short, Wegmans Food Markets | Jerome Dubois, 6 River Systems | Shannon Kohl, Vera Bradley
Dan Gilmore, Supply Chain Digest | Tom Stretar, enVista
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch & Industry Roundtables
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm Breakout Sessions
TRACK 1: DC DESIGN & OPTIMIZATION
How Best Buy Rolled Out a Single WMS Solution Across Its Omni-Channel DC Network
Jeremy Willink, Best Buy | Christian Nixel, enVista

TRACK 2: SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK DESIGN & OPTIMIZATION
How to Mitigate Rising Labor and Transportation Costs in Your Supply Chain
Jeremy Woods, CBRE | Nate Rosier, enVista

TRACK 3: TRANSPORTATION ANALYTICS, VISIBILITY & IMPLEMENTATION
Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation
Tony Montagano, ULTA | Michael Falls, enVista

TRACK 4: TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY
How Can Regional Carriers Help You Compete in an Amazon World?
Mark Magill, OnTrac | Elton Poisler, Urban Outfitters | Joe Wilkinson, enVista

TRACK 5: UNIFIED COMMERCE
Competing in the Age of Amazon
Jim Barnes, enVista

2:30 pm – 3:20 pm Breakout Sessions
TRACK 1: DC DESIGN & OPTIMIZATION
Distribution Center Design: “Both Sides of the Fence”
Vincent Pusateri, Luxottica | Mike Kasperski, enVista

TRACK 2: SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK DESIGN & OPTIMIZATION
How to Use Strategy as a Process Instead of a Project
Jody Swentik, Briggs & Stratton | Dan Avila, enVista

TRACK 3: TRANSPORTATION ANALYTICS, VISIBILITY & IMPLEMENTATION
How Business Intelligence Shaped Our Global Transportation KPIs
Oliver Huber, Lutron | David Wedekind, enVista

TRACK 4TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY
Defining Transportation Strategy
Gene Mayer, Baldor Specialty Foods | Geoff Milsom, enVista

TRACK 5: UNIFIED COMMERCE
Drop Shipping: Routine, but Not Simple
Chadwick Hamby, GNC | Susan Kasperski, enVista

3:20 pm – 3:55 pm Break
3:55 pm – 4:45 pm Breakout Sessions
TRACK 1: DC DESIGN & OPTIMIZATION
Organizational Change Management: If You Don’t Think You Need It, Think Again
Mike Livermore, Moen | Broc Pittsford, enVista

TRACK 2: SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK DESIGN & OPTIMIZATION
Product Flow Design and Inventory Strategy
Colin Yankee, Tractor Supply | Nate Rosier, enVista

TRACK 3: TRANSPORTATION ANALYTICS, VISIBILITY & IMPLEMENTATION
Transportation Roundtable: Managing Freight and Parcel Complexities
Shannon Kohl, Vera Bradley | John Janson, SanMar | Joe Wilkinson, enVista

TRACK 4: TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY
Peak Season Surcharges and 2018 Planning
Mark Taylor, enVista

TRACK 5: UNIFIED COMMERCE
OMS is the New POS
Gene Bornac, Boston Retail Partners | Jim Brownell, American Freight Furniture | Jim Barnes, enVista

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Break
5:45 pm – 9:00 pm Spirit of Chicago Dinner Cruise – Sponsored by HighJump

DAY TWO* | Friday, September 21

7:30 am Information Desk Opens
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:15 am – 8:30 am Concluding Remarks
8:30 am – 9:30 am Concluding Keynote
Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon
Adrian Gonzalez, Talking Logistics
9:30 am – 10:00 am Break
10:00 am – 10:50 am Breakout Sessions
TRACK 1: DC DESIGN & OPTIMIZATION
Show Me the Money: KeHE Distributors’ Workforce Optimization Journey Delivers the Goods
Brian McCarthy, KeHE | Chris Harkema, enVista

TRACK 2: SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK DESIGN & OPTIMIZATION
Supply Chain Transformation: The Intersection of Corporate and Supply Chain Strategy
Nate Rosier, enVista

TRACK 3: TRANSPORTATION ANALYTICS, VISIBILITY & IMPLEMENTATION
Cross-Border e-Commerce: The World is Your Market
Nathan Rucker, ProShip | Dominic McGough, enVista

TRACK 4TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY
Keys to a Successful TMS Implementation
Matt Arnold, Sephora | Roland Wilson, M. Holland | Geoff Milsom, enVista

TRACK 5: UNIFIED COMMERCE
OMS: A Key Value Driver for 3PL Clients and Shippers
Steve Congro, Saddle Creek Logistics

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions
TRACK 1: DC DESIGN & OPTIMIZATION
Robotics in the Warehouse
Charlie Hillebold, HCM Systems | Mike Kasperski, enVista

TRACK 2: SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK DESIGN & OPTIMIZATION
How to Use a 3PL Strategically in Your Network
JJ Ethridge, XPO Logistics | Steve Cumbo, enVista

TRACK 3: TRANSPORTATION ANALYTICS, VISIBILITY & IMPLEMENTATION
How Do You Stack Up: Transportation Benchmarking in an Ever-Changing Landscape
Rebecca Jung, AmerisourceBergen | Joe Wilkinson, enVista

TRACK 4: TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY
Carrier Sourcing Strategies & Best Practices
Mark Taylor, enVista

TRACK 5: UNIFIED COMMERCE
Unified Commerce Lessons Learned by a CIO
Mike Starkey, enVista

12:00 pm Conference Concludes

*Agenda sessions and times are subject to change.

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