Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles, CA
August 27- 29th

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Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles, CA
August 27-29th, 2017

Distribution Centers & Warehouse Optimization

This track was designed for those leading DC and Warehouse operations.  The track will address some of the most significant challenges inside operational facilities, including labor and automation, inventory, WMS selection, omni-channel demands providing comprehensive solutions for day-to-day operations.

  • Labor Shortage and Case for Automation
  • Improving Efficiency and Cutting Costs
  • Inventory Planning, Forecasting and Management
  • Servicing Omni-Channel Demands
  • Warehouse Management System Selection & Implementation
  • Efficient Space Utilization and Warehouse Layout

Breakout Presentations

Leveraging Value-Added Distribution to Overcome Industry Change

SPEAKERS

Bob Brenner
Vice President of Logistics and Operations, Avnet, Inc

Details

Leveraging Value-Added Distribution to Overcome Industry Change

Companies are challenged to fulfill increasingly complex end-customer requirements while maintaining or reducing costs. In addition to meeting these demands and mitigating supply chain disruptions, distributors are also tasked with a wide array of services outside of traditional distribution ranging from part identification to clarification and testing. This presentation will focus on how to adapt new distribution models that allow your organization to dynamically adapt to changing business and customer requirements.

Key Take-Aways

  • The impact that customer demand and industry change are having on distribution and supply chain processes
  • Best practices for accommodating rapid change in distribution
  • The factors to consider when selecting a distribution partner
Creating a Cost Effective, Flexible and Responsive Omni-channel Distribution Center – With One Inventory

SPEAKERS

Kevin Reader
Director Business Development, KNAPP Logistics Automation

Details

Creating a Cost Effective, Flexible and Responsive Omni-channel Distribution Center – With One Inventory

Many will argue that Omni-channel strategies simply cost too much.  Others will argue that free shipping will be the ruin of a retail industry already facing considerable challenges. While many retailers are setting up purpose-built distribution centers, Amazon is setting the service standard and winning customers.  Simultaneously, customers are increasingly demanding what Amazon is offering; free shipping, access and visibility to all inventory and a consistent brand and shopping experience – regardless of the channel.

Join us as we explore the demand side drivers, challenges to the Omni-channel distribution model, and emerging trends and solutions that make the Omni-channel model possible and cost effective.

Kay Take-Aways:

  • Historical drivers
  • Supply & Demand Side Drivers
  • Flexible and Scalable Automation Concepts
  • High Level Case Studies