Wednesday, February 6th


5:00PM – 7:00PM

Thursday, February 7th


7:15AM – 8:45AM


7:30AM – 9:00AM

Krish Nathan | CEO – SDI

9:00AM – 9:30AM

The Importance of Bandwidth and Prioritization in the DC: How Office Depot has done it.
Bob Abbondanza | Senior Director or Supply Chain Engineering and Network Design

E-commerce’s impact on buying habits is pushing every supplier to have a fulfillment solution that meets their customer’s needs right now. Does your distribution network have the ability to respond quickly? How do you choose where orders are fulfilled? Are your fulfillment processes set up for success to meet the demands of a multi-carrier outbound transportation network? In this presentation, you will learn how Office Depot addresses these questions and how understanding optimal product flow paths, effectively managing customer order sourcing, and leveraging next generation automation are key.

9:30AM – 10:30AM


10:30AM – 10:45AM

Next Generation Supply Chain for JCPenney
Chad Duennes | Sr. Director of Supply Chain at JCPenney

10:45AM – 11:45AM

Planning for Peak Success
Peter Kok | VP at Carter’s

As Retailers / E-tailers sharpen their focus on exceptional customer experiences year-round, and particularly for peak season, they look at ‘what’s ahead’ and have to balance multiple priorities as they plan for year-over-year growth in distribution/fulfillment services. They also have running rules and commitments at corporate as well. We will present a seasonal planning process and potential resulting project(s) which address the most critical areas for operating during a seasonal peak. The approach is based on year over year performance/limitations, and projected growth factored into data analytics that will highlight this year’s formula for customer service & corporate success.

11:45AM – 12:45PM


12:45PM – 1:45PM

Strategies That Will Increase Your Likelihood of Surviving in Retail
Andy Lockhart | VP of Sales at TGW Logistics Group

This presentation will address the challenges to existing business models for fulfilment and how Goods to Person Automation, Effective Cube Optimization & Robotics, could help people adapt to the rapid changes happening in retail across the globe. This presentation will address some of the latest approaches to the ever-changing business needs.

1:45PM – 2:30PM


2:30PM – 2:45PM

Increasing Productivity & Performance in Your Supply Chain
Steven Hunter | COO at Stage Stores

Steven Hunter with Stage, will discuss how Stage has overcame challenges in acquiring a company using a different model, process redesign, and an engaged and committed workforce. As a result, four-wall DC productivity increased in just three months– meeting aggressive management expectations.

2:45PM – 3:45PM

Krish Nathan | CEO – SDI

3:45PM – 4:00PM


5:30PM – 11:00PM

Friday, February 8th


7:15AM – 8:45AM


7:30AM – 9:00AM

Krish Nathan | CEO – SDI

9:00AM – 9:15AM

Competing for Knowledge
Brian Gibson | Professor & Executive Director of the Center for Supply Chain Innovation at Auburn University

In this interactive activity, you will get to demonstrate your professional expertise about supply chain, omnichannel, transportation and current events, and compete against other experts for the chance to win some amazing prizes!

9:15AM – 10:15AM

A Strategic Approach to Intelligent Site Selection
Kelvin Sakai | Director of Supply Chain Advisory for the U.S. at CBRE

In this presentation, you will learn how industrial real estate decisions are being made today within the context of recent market trends. In addition, you will see why it is important to ensure your real estate strategy is aligned with your supply chain and business strategic objectives. Finally, we will provide a brief glimpse into a few logistics trends we envision in the domestic market over the next few years.

10:15AM – 11:15AM


11:15AM – 11:30AM

Panel | Transforming the Supply Chain of Today: Optimizing Your Existing Assets
Rob Caucci  | Co-founder at Fillogic
Austin Smith | Founder at Submetrics Data
Jatin Lewis | Sr. Sales Consultant at SDI Systems
Brian Gibson (Moderator) | Wilson Family Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Supply Chain Innovation at Auburn University

The demand of today’s consumer is transforming the supply chain of tomorrow, as companies realize they need to utilize their supply chain assets in a manner that they were not originally designed for. By optimizing network capacity to introducing new and innovative ways to use technology to unlock value from existing assets, the supply chain must strive for ways to be more creative. This panel brings together a group of supply chain professionals with a unique vantage point on this transformation, and they each have a different perspective when it comes to discussing today’s challenges and how they can be the opportunities of tomorrow.

11:30AM – 1:00PM


1:00PM – 1:45PM

The Concept of Now Logistics in 2019

Jean-Pierre Asselin | Managing Partner at TRANS-PRO Logistics

1:45PM – 2:45PM

Krish Nathan | CEO – SDI

2:45PM – 3:00PM