Executive Forums: for executives at businesses under or over $20 million in sales
How do you stay competitive and respond to continual operational challenges? Here's a great way to exchange ideas and get answers to your questions with your executive "peers". This is not a speech but an exchange between panelists from the industry and the audience on the challenges they see in their companies and the solutions that they have put in place to combat those issues. We have developed a list of "starter" questions and topics to help the discussions along. There are two sessions offered, based on your company's sales volume. Come and share with your peers on what's working for you, and find out more about the potential solutions that you are considering:
- Same day shipping threat from Amazon.com and others
- Achieving a balance with marketing on free shipping strategies
- Building a multi-DC fulfillment model to reduce shipping costs and provide high level of service
- Reducing LTL/TL, UPS, and FedEx freight costs
- Reviewing the best expense saving ideas in the industry
- Better utilization of your ERP, OMS and WMS
- Working to increase productivity in your operations
- Best practices that you can implement to improve your supply chain
- Operating efficiently in multiple selling channels (direct, wholesale, brick & mortar stores)
- Is 3rd Party Fulfillment (3PF) right for your business?
Larger Companies over $20 million in sales - Executive Forum
Leaders: Curt Barry, President, F. Curtis Barry & Company, Chris Grosclose, Director of Fulfillment, Crutchfield and several other fulfillment executives.
Companies under $20 million in sales - Executive Forum
Leaders: Curt Barry, President, F. Curtis Barry & Company, Amy J. Cooper, Founder and CEO of Fulfillment Works and several other fulfillment executives.
Lessons Learned: Managing Your Systems Implementation
Operations Summit Session:
IT management studies over the past 20 years have shown that 50% of all major systems are not installed on-time and within budget. Hear from an experienced panel how they managed their OMS, ERP and WMS implementations. How much did their view change about the project from the selection process. Importance of detail project planning and updates, and frequent status reporting to all stakeholders. Controlling the modification process and costs. Ideas for testing and implementation that work. What would they do differently? How they prepared the organization for the "culture change".
Moderator: Curt Barry, President of F. Curtis Barry & Company; Panelists: Rick Amour, COO, www.ThatPetPlace.com; Kim Fielden, Project Manager, Netrada (formerly Filltek); and one other merchant TBD that has implemented OMS, WMS and ERP in the past 12 months.
Applying the Top 10 Best Practices and Technology in Fulfillment
Operations Summit Session:
What are the 10 most crucial best practices and pieces of technology you should consider implementing to increase productivity and reduce costs in your distribution center? Curt Barry shows how to assess your operations and identify where the greatest gains can be achieved when applying best practices and technology. Learn what industry best practices other multichannel companies have implemented in their facility layout, material handling equipment solutions, and product flow to reduce "product touches" and speed up order throughput. Understand what industry best practices and technology will improve the inventory location control, slotting, replenishment and picking. Learn which material handling solutions bring the greatest ROI to manual distribution centers, and how bar code systems fit into the spectrum of material handling solutions. Come away from this session with top 10 best practices and technologies to consider for improving your operations.
Speaker: Curt Barry, President, F. Curtis Barry & Company