Technology/Automation

Monday
June 20
1:45 pm2:15 pm
Room 26B
Faced with increasingly unpredictable market dynamics, we’ll hear from Carlos Londono, VP, Head of Supply Chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill, who operating at the vanguard of supply chain innovation, will share how Chipotle is developing resilience, embracing sustainable networks and using technology to underpin a future fit organizational structure. 
Monday
June 20
2:30 pm3:00 pm
Room 26A
To thrive in this age of disruption, retailers must build the resiliency to survive and the agility to pivot. Strategic retailers are thriving by adopting a connected supply chain that helps sense customer demand, source materials with confidence, respond in real-time, and deliver on time and in-full, while minimizing time-to-market, lowering overall costs, and increasing productivity.
Monday
June 20
2:30 pm3:00 pm
Room 26B
A new generation of resilient, agile and intelligent technology is emerging that embraces the opportunities in increasingly complex and volatile supply chains. In this session our speaker will examine the technologies that offer the best opportunities to supplement and support short and longer-term planning decisions and investments.
Tuesday
June 21
9:00 am9:30 am
Port of Baltimore Theatre, Grand Ballroom
Hear from Kroger’s Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer Gabriel Arreaga and Ocado Solutions’ Senior Vice President David Hardiman-Evans on breakthroughs and innovations redefining e-commerce distribution, fulfillment and last-mile solutions in the grocery industry. The leaders will share how they’re deploying smart, AI-driven technological advancements to serve more households, create tech-first career opportunities, and build a more resilient and competitive business model.
Tuesday
June 21
9:45 am10:15 am
Room 26A
As markets shift, consumer expectations are growing more complex. Join this panel to learn how location intelligence technology provides the data and tools to monitor, model and predict how distribution will be impacted.
Tuesday
June 21
9:45 am10:15 am
Room 26B
As global trade management becomes more challenging in the face of rapidly changing regulations, customs requirements, and compliance issues, keeping goods moving efficiently across supply chains is getting tougher. In this session, our panelists will share best practice advice on building effective cross border strategies to achieve competitive advantage in global markets.
Tuesday
June 21
2:15 pm2:45 pm
Room 26B

As retailers race to meet consumer desire for more sustainable products while embracing their own corporate sustainability goals, everyone is realizing that sustainability risks and opportunities exist deep within supply chains. Learn how retailers are tracing supply chains to find hidden business value.

Tuesday
June 21
2:15 pm2:45 pm
Room 25B
One of the biggest challenges in the supply chain for retailers and cargo owners has been the volatility in the ocean market and the significant decline in contract performance. As rates and fees have skyrocketed, what can retailers do to secure rate predictability and performance reliability? Hear from experts about what to expect in the future of ocean contracting and how forward-thinking retailers are shifting their strategies. 
Tuesday
June 21
3:00 pm3:30 pm
Room 26A

Global events and existing threats have now combined to create the most volatile cyber risk landscape yet known. Adam Isles from security and risk advisors Chertoff Group will show how to develop cyber best practice through an understanding of the implications of the war in Ukraine, the latest trends in cyber extortion, and what governments, customers and insurance carriers now expect.

Tuesday
June 21
3:00 pm3:30 pm
Room 25B
Retailers are dealing with a $trillion + returns cost problem and yet have to continue to offer their customers a hassle-free and generally cost-free service. As more commerce shifts on line, the problem is only getting worse, and current reverse logistics processes are falling behind.
This session provides the latest insights, technologies and best practice into how to cut the costs of returns, which can be nearly 60% of the original sales price, and build a reverse logistics process able to manage and track products from order to return.
Tuesday
June 21
3:45 pm4:15 pm
Port of Baltimore Theatre, Grand Ballroom
Logistical challenges continue to cause disruptions that require last-minute workarounds on the part of  brokers, carriers, and retail shippers. Retailers must embrace innovation and collaboration to create that sought-after supply chain resilience and reliability. Increasingly, the modern consumer expects retailers to think beyond financial considerations and into matters of social and environmental responsibility.
Tuesday
June 21
4:15 pm4:45 pm
Port of Baltimore Theatre, Grand Ballroom
 Ecommerce exploded during the pandemic, often stretching supply chains to their limits. Still, as the pandemic crisis eases, the new normal for e-commerce delivery remains at all-time highs and promises only to go up in sales volume. As retailers mull their strategies to accommodate such growth, they are faced with added pressure to keep pace with ever-shifting consumer preferences.