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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
Moderator: Derrick Miller - Manager of Enterprise Solutions at The Raymond Corporation
Panelists: Dan Keto - Co-Founder / President / CTO at Easy Metrics Inc. and Scott Richardson - General Manager at DalTile

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: Eric Bostrom - Engineering Manager at Associated

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
Moderator: Harry Haney - Director, Supply & Value Chain Center, Loyola University
Panelists: Henry Byers - Leader of SONAR Customer Success at FreightWaves, Tom Hablewitz - Senior Manager – Transportation at Old World Industries, LLC and Paul Rizzo - Vice President of Transportation at Reyes Holdings

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

Preparing for the Next Industrial Revolution... Industry 4.0
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 PM
Type:  Presentation
Speaker: Reg Montague, PE, PMP, Project Management Consultant at Integrated Project Management Company, Inc and Danny Miller, Senior Consultant at Integrated Project Management Company, Inc.

Description:  Industry 4.0 is a name given to the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing and distribution technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing. Many of these technologies have existed for some time and others exist but have not historically been scalable for all organizations. As companies embark on their digital journeys amidst a rapidly evolving and complex environment, they will need to understand all the technologies available to them and how they can be leveraged and integrated to maximize their effectiveness. This presentation will provide key success attributes as well as a high-level roadmap to achieve digital success with an emphasis on execution. You’ll learn new ideas that you can apply right away, regardless of where you are on your digital journey.

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