Our Must-See Sessions at RILA LINK2020

Booth #1328 | February 23-26, 2019 | Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center | Dallas, Texas

RILA Link2020 logoWe’re saddling up and heading to Dallas for four days of innovation, education and networking with more than 150 supply chain executives this year’s LINK2020. Year after year, we’ve found tremendous value in the breakout and general sessions, giving our teams direct insight into a variety of topics that range from warehouse advancements to solving real-time supply chain disruption in the eCommerce space. 

We put together a list of our must-see content sessions featuring retail and industry supply chain leaders from Foot Locker, Nordstrom, The Home Depot, The Finish Line and more. Here’s what we’re looking forward to this year: 

Monday, 2/24

Value In The Supply Chain With An End-To-End Approach

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

To be more nimble and proactive, supply chains need to become digitally connected across merchandising, inventory and distribution, enabling organizations to make real-time and optimized decisions with minimal iterations. Hear how retailers are integrating their processes from financial planning to inventory deployment to store experience by advancing and innovating technological solutions to build an end-to-end connected supply chain to deliver a superior customer experience.


  • Todd Greener, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Foot Locker
  • William Kammerer, Principal, Deloitte Consulting

1:15PM – 6:00 PM Expo! Were you flooded with delays during peak season?  Come say hello at Convey at booth #1328 and discover how predictive insights can help you dodge delivery downpours.

Why Urban Fulfillment Needs To Be A Key Component Of Your Supply Chain Strategy

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

As consumers increasingly demand faster delivery, retailers and consumer products companies are looking to regional distribution models to meet these changing needs. Warehouses closer to the end consumer can better serve the connected customer, particularly in the urban market. With same-day delivery on the horizon, and next-day already here, hear how Nordstrom is using innovative thinking and new ecosystem relationships to tackle the challenges that this new distribution model requires.


  • Mick Doyle, Vice President, Market Strategy, Nordstrom
  • Curt Bimschleger, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting
  • Andrew Chung, President & Chief Executive Officer, Innovo Property Group
  • Daphne Carmeli, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Deliv

Tuesday, 2/25

The Changing Role Of The Retail Store: Featuring The Home Depot & The Finish Line

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

With the competitive pressure of e-commerce, retailers are re-thinking the role of the brick and mortar store. Hosted by UPS, this speaker series featuring The Home Depot and The Finish Line will cover the latest retail trends and discuss the ways in which retailers are changing their store strategy to meet the changing consumer demands. Here we will explore how stores have become a channel to offer versatile retail experiences, giving the ability to regionalize and right-size their supply chains. Stores may be a distinct advantage for those retailers that can leverage that asset to draw in consumers with new and unique experiences.


  • Sean Flaherty, Vice President, Global Retail Strategy, UPS


  • Jake Farrell, Director, Delivery Experience & Product Management, The Home Depot
  • Scott Hines, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, The Finish Line

The Man-Machine Paradigm: Automation And Robotics In Retail Supply Chain

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Leading retailers and brands are focused on building logistics networks that evolve as quickly as the technology and buying behaviors around them. Hear practical firsthand insights from Walmart’s head of eCommerce Operations and FLEXE’s CTO (a 20-year Amazon veteran) on what automation looks like in logistics today, and what the future holds, including:

  • Amazon’s approach to automation and how continual optimization has enabled it to be customer-obsessed
  • Walmart’s innovative approaches to logistics and how they think about automation while maintaining flexibility in their operations
  • How automation within an open logistics network will impact the future of warehousing and fulfillment, and what needs to happen first
  • Why it’s more important than ever to build out a new approach to logistics that helps retailers and brands win (fast) and, ultimately, paves the way to automation and robotics


  • Toby Gray, Vice President, Ecommerce Fulfillment Operations, Walmart
  • Dave Glick, Chief Technology Officer, Flexe

Wednesday, 2/26

Supply Chain Transformation in the New Decade

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

The retail industry is in the midst of a metamorphosis. Traditional and “born digital” competitors are converging digital and physical channels into unified commerce. To survive and thrive, retailers must transform their supply chains. What’s the best approach to supply chain transformation? To find out, join Mike Dominy as he shares the key steps others have

taken as they transformed their supply chains. During the session, he will share retail supply chain metrics and benchmarks – and how to leverage them as part of the supply chain transformation.


  • Michael Dominy, Vice President, Supply Chain Research, Gartner

Attending this year’s LINK2020? Connect with us in Dallas at booth #1328 or get in touch via the form on this page. You can view the full agenda for RILA here