WERC 2017 Annual Conference
 
FOCUS ON RETAIL

A competitive marketplace, demanding customers, and increased customization have major implications for warehousing and logistics professionals in the retail sector. Join us in Fort Worth from April 30 to May 3 for the WERC Annual Conference and learn how to overcome challenges and take advantage of ripe opportunities from experts in the field. Specialized sessions for the retail sector include:

Monday 05/01/2017
8:00 am - 9:15 amBreakoutRESCHEDULED - Reduce Shipping Costs with Carton Optimization [More Info]
Speaker: Adrian Kumar, VP, Solutions, DHL Supply Chain
Speaker: Manjeet Singh, Research Manager, DHL Supply Chain
8:00 am - 9:15 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionP2P-Shifting Between Forward and Reverse: The Impact of eCommerce on Supply Chains [More Info]
Facilitator: Tim Sartin, Sr. Director, Business Development , Saddle Creek Logistics Services
9:30 am - 10:30 amPeer-2-Peer Discussion SessionP2P-Hottest Retail Distribution Solutions Trends [More Info]
Facilitator: Ernie Elbert, Industrial Engineer, Dillard's
Facilitator: Mike Tolbert, Director of Operations, Kuehne + Nagel
9:30 am - 10:30 amBreakoutReverse Logistics and the Secondary Market [More Info]
Moderator: Dale Rogers Ph.D., Professor, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Arizona State University
Panelist: Zac Rogers, Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management, Colorado State University
Panelist: Chuck Johnston, Director of Reverse Logistics, The Home Depot
1:45 pm - 4:15 pmFacility TourFacility Tour #03 - The Container Store - SOLD OUT [More Info]
2:15 pm - 3:15 pmRESCHEDULED - Reduce Shipping Costs with Carton Optimization [More Info]
Speaker: Adrian Kumar, VP, Solutions, DHL Supply Chain
Speaker: Manjeet Singh, Research Manager, DHL Supply Chain
2:15 pm - 4:45 pmFacility TourFacility Tour #04 - Walmart.com Fulfillment Center - SOLD OUT [More Info]
2:30 pm - 4:15 pmFacility TourFacility Tour #01 - Allied Electronics - SOLD OUT [More Info]
 
Tuesday 05/02/2017
9:00 am - 10:00 amBreakoutImprove DC Operations to Handle Changing Demands [More Info]
Speaker: Norm Saenz, Managing Director, St. Onge Company
Speaker: Bobby Melton, Warehouse Director, BSN Sports
10:30 am - 11:30 amBreakoutMultichannel Distribution at The Container Store [More Info]
Speaker: Amy Carovillano, VP Logistics & Distribution, The Container Store
Speaker: Ken Ruehrdanz, Warehouse & Distribution Market Manager, Dematic
10:30 am - 11:30 amBreakoutFinding a Prince Among Frogs: Relationship Building in an Omni-channel World [More Info]
Speaker: Elijah Ray, Chief Customer Officer, Sunland Logistics Solutions
Speaker: Melissa Baird, VP, Systems & Procedures, Draper James
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmFacility TourFacility Tour #11 - Dillard's - SOLD OUT [More Info]
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmBreakoutIntegrating Backwards: Meeting Reverse Logistics Challenges [More Info]
Panelist: Steve Simmerman, Sr. Director - Sales, JDA
Panelist: Tom Maher, Senior Vice President, Global Service Parts, Dell
Panelist: Don Rombach, Vice President, The Jay Group, Ltd.
Panelist: Karl Siebrecht, CEO, FLEXE, Inc
Moderator: Ron Lembke PhD, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Nevada, Reno
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmBreakoutThe Future of Food and Its Supply Chain Impact [More Info]
Speaker: Steve Pinder, Managing Director, Kurt Salmon, Part of Accenture Strategy
1:45 pm - 4:15 pmFacility TourFacility Tour #13 - The Container Store - SOLD OUT [More Info]
2:15 pm - 4:45 pmFacility TourFacility Tour #14 - Walmart.com Fulfillment Center - SOLD OUT [More Info]