Exchange Day 2

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Chairman’s Opening Remarks

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Keynote Address: Win at the Speed of Fast Fashion – Key Strategies to Maintain a Profitable Position in the Increasingly Demanding Market

Britton Russell, SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Charming Charlie
· Price, Manufacturing Timeline and Availability, Trend-based and Disposability
· Significant fast-fashion supply chain principles
· The changing dynamics of speed to market
· Barriers to entry: Factors preventing retailers to enter into fast fashion industry
· Smarter speed to market: synchronize internal cross-functional teams and resources with external


Britton Russell

SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer
Charming Charlie

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Case Study: More Bang for Your Buck- How 3PLs Drive Strategic Partnerships and Growth

· Providing real-time data, forecasts and key performance indicators (KPIs) to react promptly to issues
· Leveraging technology to accommodate additional transactional volume at greater speed
· Driving 4PL-type partnerships and serve as an integrated end-to-end solution
· Flexible infrastructure for adapt to the evolving needs

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Networking Break

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Business Meetings 5

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Business Meetings 6

Master Class

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Managing Reverse Logistics- Offering the Ability to Return to Wherever Possible

  • Invest in capabilities to manage returned merchandises independently on the route to the market supply chain
  • Fully integrated open to buy (OTB) processes linked to reverse logistics supply chain processes to reduce the capital invested in excess inventory
  • Simplifying free or lower-cost shipping and returns processes in order to increase sales and revenue and to avoid shopping cart abandonment


11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Modernize Seamless Retail Supply Chain Operations with Mobile Track and Trace

  • The capability to find items in real time, from source to shelf
  • Time- and location-stamping to ensure accurate, timely movement of goods
  • The Synchronized Supply Chain- knowing where each product is at all times with RFID tag

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Panel: The Future of the Last Mile- Automated or Uberized?

Brandon Cates, DVP, Supply Chain, Sears Holdings Corporation Carroll Morale, VP Supply Chain,
· Autonomous trucks with automated warehouses to close the loop on a fully automatic supply chain
· Predictive analytics and data visualization being used across supply chains
· Blurring the physical and digital space with smarter supply chain


Brandon Cates

DVP, Supply Chain
Sears Holdings Corporation

Carroll Morale

VP Supply Chain

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Business Meetings 7

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Business Meetings 8

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Case Study: Does your Distribution Channel Monitoring (DCM) include Last Mile Considerations and Delivery Options?

  • Bridging the last mile gap meeting customer expectations
  • Dealing with the rise in package delivery theft
  • Monitor 3PL Performance against your company policies and supply chain efficiency
  • Stay current on dimensions, sizing and weight restrictions and requirements

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Networking Break

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Business Meetings 9

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Business Meetings 10

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Business Meetings 11

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Closing Address: Neiman Marcus’s Omnichannel Journey- Delivering Speed, Convenience, and Flexibility

Willis Weirich, VP, Logistics, Neiman Marcus Group Jill Barron, VP, Supply Chain Strategy, Neiman Marcus
· The Right Product at The Right Time and Place For The Right Customer
· Unified Inventory System - Improving Customer Service, Sales While Having Efficiency of the Fulfillment Process
· Offering a Distinctive Shopping Experience: Secrets of Having a Hands-On Support and Collaboration Between Vendors and Retailers


Willis Weirich

VP, Logistics
Neiman Marcus Group

Jill Barron

VP, Supply Chain Strategy
Neiman Marcus

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