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

Building the Omni Channel Facility of the Future

SPEAKERS

Rick Bingle
Vice President Supply Chain, REI

Details

Building the Omni Channel Facility of the Future

When REI made the choice to build the most sustainable distribution center in the world, they also committed to sharing how it was done. The integrated design approach reflected how business is done differently at REI and stretched the imagination of what was possible. Whether challenging the energy modelling of MHE to scale the solar system to deliver Net 0 energy or challenging what employee comfort means in a desert environment REI conserving millions of gallons of water, REI and their partners overcame these obstacles and achieved the design goals. REI’s vision for their new facility in Arizona extended beyond sustainability and asked “What if technology could enable picking and order assembly in one-touch?” REI’s partners were energized by the challenge and pursued the solution. This presentation assembles REI and their partners to discuss how this vision became real. REI is committed to open sourcing of the facility design and will share how a vision became reality.

Key Take-Aways 

  • Learn about the first LEED Platinum, energy net neutral facility in the world
  • Understand how creating a sustainable DC requires a new approach to design and build
  • Experience examples that prove it is a myth that sustainable design must sacrifice leading ROIs
  • Watch how the first Omni Channel, one-touch production station operates
The Digital Warehouse – From Real Time to Trends, Visual Analytics to Master Your Supply Chain

SPEAKERS

Joe Beydoun
Director Supply Chain and Business Intelligence, Lipari Foods, Inc.

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The Digital Warehouse – From Real Time to Trends, Visual Analytics to Master Your Supply Chain

This presentation will be focusing on different tools and technologies to deliver rich content at the right time to the right people who will help drive decisions in your Supply Chain.  With the ever-increasing data collection technologies, there is a critical need to create easy to use visualizations to pinpoint inefficiencies.  This presentation will also cover the different platforms to deliver content to users.

Key Take-Aways

  • Dashboards delivered to the right audience
  • Can Big Data exist in your Supply Chain?
  • No Guts! We need real data to make decisions
  • TVs, iPads, Smartphones and wearables, oh, and laptops/desktops too.  Visualizations can go anywhere anytime
Sears Holding’s Reverse Supply Chain Redesign

SPEAKERS

John Komarony
Director of Reserve Logistics, Sears Holdings Corporations

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Sears Holding’s Reverse Supply Chain Redesign

This presentation will take a look at Sears Holdings Corporation’s redesign of its supply chain Return Center flow and how implementing an ongoing, technology-based liquidation program - with B-Stock Solutions - allowed Sears to support cost-reduction and efficiency goals, including the consolidation of three warehouses into one.

Key Take-Aways:

•          Why investing in strategic, ongoing liquidation is crucial to remain competitive (or survive) in today’s fickle retail environment

•          How Sears’ implemented an automated, technology-driven liquidation process to deliver a fast sales cycle and higher recovery for liquidation inventory

•          How online marketplaces are changing the way retailers approach liquidation