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
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
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 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
How do you build a world-class digital supply chain road map? Agility and speed are table-stakes. With customer experience and satisfaction more critical than ever before, retailers are working to overcome legacy technology and process barriers and foster partnerships that support their goals.
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
Last mile and customer experience are interwoven. How are retailers using sales and operation planning (S&OP) and sales and operation execution (S&OE) to gain traction, and how can they align with merchandising and other key partners for better results. 
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
Industry experts will present and interpret the latest research on the future of the supply chain, and provide key takeaways to apply to your business.