CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select F1 or F2)
LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE PANDEMIC: PREPARING FOR THE NEXT MAJOR DISRUPTION IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN OR INSIDE YOUR BUILDING
The global impact of this pandemic has created unprecedented strain on the supply chain and business processes worldwide. How can you best prepare for the impact of a natural disaster, whether it be a tornado, a flood, earthquake, etc.? Or alternatively, how can you prepare and limit your vulnerabilities for the next cyber attack? Or anything significant which limits your ability to continuing meeting your customers’ demands? This session will discuss a variety of risks and opportunities that need to be considered as businesses look to combat any disruptions that they may face, whether it be to their physical building, or the supply chain as a whole. What have been some lessons learned from COVID-19 as the industry looks ahead?
Sarah Cardwell, Principal Strategist, Twigg & Co Consulting
Gary Newbury, Retail Supply Chain Strategist and Serial Transformation Executive (CSCO), Canadian Retailing Industry
Jon Ratnasamy, Director, Distribution & Logistics, Wolseley Canada
Erik Valiquette, President, Canadian Blockchain Supply Chain Association
NEXT GENERATION WAREHOUSING AND LAST MILE DISTRIBUTION STRATEGIES IN URBAN CENTRES
Urbanization combined with e-commerce has changed the supply chain landscape for both retailers and distributors. Your end consumers are located in high-density cities and no longer will they wait weeks, or even days, to receive online and in-store orders. This panel will discuss strategies needed to address the challenges of the changing consumer profile and how to grow business in an e-commerce-driven economic climate.
Sam Starr, Independent Consultant, Supply Chain & Logistics
Kim Baudry, Market Development Director, Dematic
Chris Jarvis, Executive Vice President, Logistics, GoForDelivers
Franklin Jones, CEO & Founder, B-Line Urban Delivery
Nick Klein, Director, Business Development, Canada, Bastian Solutions