Exchange Day 1

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Exchange Registration

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Speaker, Delegate & Solution Provider Orientation

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM Chairman’s Opening Remarks

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Ice Breaker Activity

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Keynote Address: Strategies for Designing Winning Network Design

Craig Jones, Vice President, Supply Chain, Aldo Group
In today’s environment most companies use a hybrid of different network models to fulfill their customers needs and cost requirements. A one size fits all approach is not likely to succeed so the network must be more flexible and scalable. In this session, we’ll discuss the entire journey of network design:
  • Meeting customer needs with product variety and availability, visibility, returns and shipping costs
  • Network length and delivery time
  • A blend of DC’s and FC’s to upkeep eCommerce delivery
  • A growing combination of points of order entry
  • Balancing transportation costs
  • Distributor with carrier delivery/ last mile delivery or with customer pick-up


Craig Jones

Vice President, Supply Chain
Aldo Group

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Case Study: Unwrapping Seasonality Challenges - Are You Keeping Up with Fulfillment?

Dallas Clarksean, VP Operations,
Spikes in demand not only require more stock but also trigger the need for warehousing space, additional labor and training, and more cost-efficient shipping options. Staying on top of your peak season ‘game’ will not only decrease your risk for pick, pack and shipping errors, but also a happy returning customer ; a win-win for you and the growth of your business.
· Establishing Picking Strategies
· Design Below Peak
· Be Flexible and Scalable
· Use Automation Wisely
· It’s All About Staffing


Dallas Clarksean

VP Operations

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Networking Break

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Business Meetings 1

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Business Meetings 2

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Interactive Roundtable: The Holy Grail of Retail: Real-Time and Unified Inventory Visibility and Accuracy with Waveless Order Fulfillment

Michael Parsley, SVP of Distribution, Tailored Brands


Michael Parsley

SVP of Distribution
Tailored Brands

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Business Meetings 3

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Business Meetings 4

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Closing Address: The Rethinking and Redesign Warehouses and Inventory Strategies

Charles Ickes, Chief Logistic Officer, Rent The Runway
· Get comfortable with days of inventory, not weeks
· Best ways to profitably serve without making the network of stores less of a financial burden
· Synchronized inventory flow: Fulfil based on demand than based on a forecast


Charles Ickes

Chief Logistic Officer
Rent The Runway

6:15 PM - 6:45 PM Cocktail & Dinner