Supply Chain/ Logistics

Monday
June 21
11:45 am12:15 pm
The pandemic forced global supply chains to adapt on the fly to severe disruptions and deep uncertainties. This served to highlight the importance of digital transformation, pushing businesses to accelerate plans already in the works and implement new innovations ahead of schedule.
Monday
June 21
11:45 am12:15 pm
Will holiday shoppers care more about same-day delivery or if their purchase was sustainably sourced? Will they make up for having small gatherings in 2020 with a "go BIG" holiday spirit? Our retail experts have been hard at work analyzing consumer data, talking to retailers, researching industry predictions, and using their own expertise to come up with recommendations for how retailers can exceed consumers' "wish lists" this season.
Monday
June 21
1:00 pm1:30 pm

Open to retailers with a Full Conference or Retail Free Pass. Space is limited to the first 25 retailers, on a first-come, first-served basis.

With regards to retail, big box, and food & grocery, customer experience trends that were anticipated to get picked up in the next 4-5 years have already become mainstream, putting immense pressure on the last mile delivery ecosystem. The question is how do brands make their last-mile network resilient to changing market dynamics? Join the roundtable to learn:

Monday
June 21
1:45 pm2:15 pm
With the past year’s rapid acceleration of ecommerce, retailers faced a $428B challenge—returns. In this session, American Eagle Outfitters will share how leveraging Optoro’s technology allowed them to streamline their returns processing, improve efficiency, increase speed to stock and enhance the customer experience—ultimately driving more sales.
Monday
June 21
1:45 pm2:15 pm
In an increasingly digital world, retailers need to ensure their supply chains can handle sudden and often unpredictable changes in consumer demand. Kornit Workflow Platform General Manager, Andrew Talbot, explains how digital transformation completely revolutionizes traditional supply chains, offering methods of fulfilling orders in a risk-free way, expansion into new product categories and a brighter future for retail.
Monday
June 21
2:15 pm2:30 pm
Learn how Retailers are turning to low-code automation platforms to extend their existing systems and achieve digital innovation across operations. This product demonstration will highlight brand licensing management as a key area to streamline for improved merchandising and new opportunity creation. Additionally, we will explore tech capabilities like mobile applications that are priorities for Retailers this year and recent award-winning solutions.
Monday
June 21
2:15 pm2:30 pm

Open to Retailers, VCs, Press and Analysts with a Full Conference or Retail Free Pass.

Grocery and QSR industries have much to benefit from digitization and serialization: from inventory automation to waste reduction, increasing sales and reducing costs. To get full leverage, however, you need item-level track-and-trace. But, exactly how granular can you get?

Monday
June 21
2:30 pm3:00 pm
Andrew Benzinger, Head of Retail Solutions at AutoStore, will illustrate the application and direct customer value behind Micro-Fulfillment Centers (MFCs). With over 600 installations worldwide, see why some of the world’s best-known retailers are leveraging this powerful solution from AutoStore. After this session, you will gain insight into how MFCs can supercharge your e-commerce strategy while improving your customer experience in-store and online. Learn how MFCs can support Pickup and Delivery services and prepare your brand for continued growth. 
Monday
June 21
2:30 pm3:00 pm
Never have supply chains been upended to the degree they were in 2020. The pandemic exposed some weaknesses; the large-scale disruptions it has wrought produced various mitigation strategies, including adding local manufacturing capabilities, creating safety stocks and instituting more frequent stress test of the network. It also served to drive home how critical the supply chain is to retailers in serving customers and maintaining margins. A look at what we've learned and where we go from here. 
Tuesday
June 22
11:45 am12:15 pm
The global retail industry is gradually shifting from tackling pandemic-related challenges to what we can expect in the post-COVID landscape. In this fireside chat, Mike Webster, SVP and GM, Oracle Retail, interviews Bed Bath & Beyond SVP and CTO Scott Lindblom to discuss the role of technology in a successful transition into retail’s future. With Oracle’s retail and finance solutions, Bed Bath & Beyond is fueling its “digital-first, Omni-always” strategy by improving its ability to predict and meet inventory demand, better serve its customers and foster long-term growth.
Tuesday
June 22
11:45 am12:15 pm
The call for sustainability in fashion has reached a fever pitch as consumers demand more transparency and responsibility from their clothing purchases. From new tech in on-demand manufacturing to the growing trend of reselling, some of the industry leaders pushing apparel into the future discuss how they are meeting the call for sustainability, reshaping the production process, and reimagining what the industry will look like in the upcoming years.
Wednesday
June 23
11:45 am12:15 pm
Digital transformation is ushering in the next era in supply chain management, blurring the lines between the digital and physical worlds.  Agility and speed are table-stakes.  The focus now is on flexible, responsive strategies that enable retailers to deliver a superior customer experience. The panelists will look at how COVID-19 was a catalyst for change and what lies ahead.
Wednesday
June 23
11:45 am12:15 pm
Retail is experiencing an unprecedented move to ecommerce and omnichannel in a context of increasing requirements of performance, transparency & sustainability. Retail players must be part of this change, but they need high-quality product data to do so. Product data accuracy and quality impact the entire value chain from the warehouses to end consumers. Retailers must optimize their inventory, shipping, and routes as well as providing more product transparency.
Wednesday
June 23
1:45 pm2:15 pm
Adopting circular economy strategies could go a long way toward helping companies transition to low-carbon economy. It requires embracing digital technologies - including big data analytics & cloud computing to facilitate and manage supplier relationships, and Internet of Things for enhancing logistics and shipping processes. 
Wednesday
June 23
2:30 pm3:00 pm
One of the challenges last mile providers face is getting product to customers’ doors more cost-effectively, without compromising delivery. Join Shipt CEO Kelly Caruso and CVS Health’s SVP of Supply Chain Jeff Pilof for a candid discussion led by Forrester Research VP and Principal Analyst Sucharita Kodali about the future of same day delivery in a post pandemic world, the tech solutions needed to support last mile and how to be cost-efficient while meeting the needs of customers in the face of an ever-competitive landscape.
Thursday
June 24
9:45 am10:30 am
Perhaps more than any other industry, retail relies heavily on data in order to optimize the decision-making process across entire organizations. Data can impact trend forecasting, inventory control, marketing strategy, and even influence customer behavior -- especially in the increasingly digital space of eCommerce. Looker offers trusted, real-time retail insights, combining easy-to-use analytics and data from multiple sources to drive business-wide decisions.
Friday
June 25
11:45 am12:15 pm
What's happening with reverse logistics? Is BOPIS being kicked to the curb? Are dark stores a bright spot in retailers' future? Join us for a rapid fire look at five trends supply chain executives need to investigate.  
Friday
June 25
11:45 am12:15 pm
 In February, Macy’s, Inc. recommitted to its Polaris strategy to deliver the best style options for customers as a digitally led omnichannel retailer. Marc Mastronardi, Macy’s chief stores officer, will discuss how Macy’s stores play an essential role in the company’s omnichannel ecosystem, driving both digital and brick and mortar sales. 
Friday
June 25
1:45 pm2:15 pm
“Supply chain digitization” is a multilayered concept that can mean different things to different companies in the fashion industry, but the core goal is to bridge the information divide and help businesses operate in a more sustainable, agile way that drives revenue growth and consumer engagement. For fashion brands, whether they are just starting down the path to digitization or have already enabled visibility end to end, the business benefits of building more transparent and flexible supply chains are profound.