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Loyola's Supply Chain Leadership Conference

This one-of-a-kind, full day, live event will bring together supply chain experts and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries to discuss today’s hot supply chain topics. With a broad array of educational sessions, solution applications and peer-to-peer networking opportunities, this is a can’t miss event for every supply chain leader. 
When: June 6, 2019 | 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM 
Where: 133 North Swift Road, Addison, IL 60101
Cost: Members & Alumni - $50 | Non Members - $75
Cost Includes: Educational Sessions, Solution Demonstrations, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Networking Reception w/ Appetizers, Soft Drinks, Wine & Beer
Register: Click HERE


Continental Breakfast
Time:  8:15 – 9:00 AM

Improving Warehouse and Distribution Labor Productivity
Time:  9:00 – 10:15 AM
Type:  Panel Discussion
Speakers: TBD

Description:  Today’s managers are responsible for an overabundance of labor management processes all while customer service requirements continue to accelerate, with shorter cycle times and more challenging value-added service requirements.  Many companies have turned to labor management programs to substantially reduce fulfillment costs while increasing throughput and customer service.  In this panel discussion you will hear from Labor Management professionals as well as users that will discuss how to improve your labor productivity while reducing labor costs.

Time:  10:15 – 10:30 AM

Effective Technology Applications to Enhance Order fulfillment Operations
Time:  10:30 – 11:30 AM
Type:  Presentation
Speakers: TBD

Description:  The vast and rapid growth in technology innovation has transformed the way we are doing business in all areas of the company.  While we’re still a few years away from orders being delivered within 30 minutes via automated drone, things are not going to get any easier or simpler.  As a result, customers demand an easy buying experience with multiple options for placing/receiving orders and making payment, access to real-time information for order and shipping status, lightning-quick fulfillment, 24/7 customer support, and a painless returns process.  In this session you will learn how to determine what is the best fit for your environment to improve safety, optimize order-fulfillment, reduce space constraints and improve labor utilization.

Time:  11:30 – 12:30 PM

Transportation -  The Key to Fulfilling Customer Expectations
Time:  12:30 – 1:45 PM
Type:  Panel Discussion
Speakers: TBD

Description:  Navigating the ever-changing state of logistics and transportation has never been more important, but it has also never been so challenging.  As distributors and manufactures scramble to fulfill consumer expectations of “free” delivery in increasingly short time frames, transportation has become a competitive advantage for those companies that do it well and a pitfall for those who do not.  In this session we will hear from a panel of experts in transportation who will discuss current challenges and how to overcome them both nationally and within the Chicagoland marketplace.

Time:  1:45 – 2:00 PM

Forecasting in a On-Demand Consumer World
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 PM
Type:  Presentation
Speakers: TBD

Description:  E-Commerce has changed the very face of how businesses sell products and how consumer buy them.   One area that has become increasingly difficult is forecasting and planning for the volatile world of eCommerce business, and yet, it’s one of the most vital. Without having an indication of how much demand you can expect for any given item or range of products, how can you ensure you have the appropriate amount of stock on hand? Too much stock, and you’re paying for the costs to store it and maybe even be left with it unsold. Too little stock, and you physically won’t be able to make any sales. Having stock available and ready to dispatch is essential to ensuring you can keep customers happy and run a profitable business. In this session you will hear from an expert in demand planning.

Networking Reception
Time:  3:00 – 5:00 PM