The Top 8 Events to See at CSCMP Edge 2017

CSCMP Edge 2017

CSCMP Edge is finally here again! With over 100 workshops and sessions from industry leaders, CSCMP’s Global Annual Conference has established itself as the provider of supply chain thought-leadership.

The team here at Convey is excited to be joining the fun in Atlanta this year, and we have picked out some sessions that we are most excited about seeing.

Monday, 9/25

10:30 am – 11:45 am | Supply Chains to Admire: What Are the Winning Characteristics?
Location: Level 1 C107 | EDGE Session 1 | Track 3

Using Hadoop along with machine learning, Lora Cecere and Sam Borthwick from Supply Chain Insights will be going through 15 years of balance sheet and income statement data along with Brian Tessler from Schneider-Electric. Follow along as these three uncover the characteristics of outperforming companies.

10:30 am – 11:45 am | “Do We?” Buying Transport and Logistics Services Strategically
Location: Level 2 C208 – C209 | EDGE Session 1 | Track 15

This session features a panel discussion from Professor Mark Scott, Shelley Simpson from J.B. Hunt, Sarah Haffer from Kimberly Clark, Michael Loquercio from D&W Fine Pack, and CSCMP’s own Heather Wood. As the panel focuses on illustrating the value of strategically purchasing logistics services versus tactical, we’re looking forward to hearing the debate.

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm | Omnichannel – Not Just a Retail Challenge
Location: Level 2 C206 | EDGE Session 2 | Track 7

This session from Mary Long of the San Diego Supply Chain Institute, Brian Gibson from Auburn University, and Michelle Livingstone from The Home Depot will give clarity into the world of omnichannel. Join as the three discuss changing retail landscape & implications of omnichannel.

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm | Home Depot: Last Mile Delivery Service
Location: Level 1 C106 | EDGE Session 2 | Track 13

As the last mile problem becomes more and more imperative in saving supply chain costs, learn about The Home Depot’s strategies, tactics, and technology they are using to address their last mile issues. Join Eric Scholar, Senior Director of Supply Chain Development, as he discusses why their results have changed their customer experience for the better.

Tuesday 9/26

10:30 am – 11:45 am | Creating Cost Effective and Visible Fulfillment Network
Location: Level 2 C206 | EDGE Session 4

In a world where it is becoming increasingly important to satisfy customers, senior leaders from Wayfair, Radial, GS1 US, and Macy’s discuss how to create a cost-effective fulfillment expectation, and why visibility is so important to driving home customer happiness.

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm | The Journey to the Perfect Order
Location: Level 1 C108 | EDGE Session 5 | Track 5

In this session, Monsanto will dive into how they arrived at the process for the perfect shipment. For them, this required more than just great customer service — it involved supply chain transformation including organization design, solutions, metrics, and governance.

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm | The Hurricane Crisis: A Nation Responds
Location: Level 2 C208-C209 | Track 7

In the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, ALAN (American Logistics Aid Network) describes the effects of the storms on the supply chain industry and how they located and moved goods from suppliers to the affected communities of Texas. Additionally, attendees will learn steps they can use to prepare their organizations for potential disasters.

Wednesday 9/27

8:30 am – 9:45 am | Innovation in the Supply Chain: Perspectives from Leading Executives
Location: Level 2 C202-C204 | Mega Session 3

Learn from the senior executives of Danaher, Unilever, The Home Depot, GE, and Caterpillar about building and leading innovative, agile supply chains. The panel will dive into technology disruptors such as fast-changing customer preferences and digital media in order to discuss how companies can adapt their production and supply chain capabilities.

If you are attending CSCMP Edge and would like to schedule a time to meet up, please fill out a form here, and someone from our team will be in touch!