Operations Session

Tuesday
June 21
2:15 pm2:45 pm
Room 26A
Retail’s pipeline of qualified supply chain talent requires training and certification programs to achieve a robust pool of candidates proactively searching for individual and family-sustaining careers. NRF Foundation’s RISE Up program recently launched its newest skills training course to offer a Warehouse, Inventory and Logistics credential. The course provides an understanding of supply chains and develops workplace readiness skills for roles in warehouses, distribution, or fulfillment centers.
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 26B
Supply chain disruptions happen all the time. The pandemic has shown that the supply chain as a whole, especially the nation's ports, need to be better prepared for future disruptions. As retailers reevaluate their overall supply chains, the ports will play a critical role in the success of a retailer’s distribution of its goods. From the ability to manage congestion to sustainability initiatives, retailers are viewing ports more than ever as key strategic partners.