The Invite-Only Event For Senior Level Supply
 Chain & Logistics Executives In Retail

August 03 - 04, 2021 | 12:20pm ET

Retail Delivery Connect Virtual Event

Retail Delivery Connect is a virtual, invite-only event customized for senior logistics, transportation, supply chain, and operations executives from top US retailers and brands.

The mission of Retail Delivery Connect is to provide an exclusive, interactive, high-level platform for the exchange of ideas, best practices and timely perspectives during these turbulent times.

 
Attendees receive access to all educational content (fireside chats, panels, keynotes and roundtables) delivered by other senior executives and get the opportunity to have pre-scheduled 1-to-1 meetings with solution providers who can optimize your delivery operations while continuing to exceed customer expectations.

A Unique Experience


The Retail Delivery Connect Virtual Event is an online forum mirroring our in-person events. We’re bringing you exclusive knowledge from top-notch industry leaders at the touch of a button.

Here's what you get when you attend:

Pre-Scheduled 1:1 Meetings

See someone on our attendee list you want to meet? Mutually matched and pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings with your prospects and peers make it easy to further business. No more fruitless conversation. No more tradeshows.

Executive-Level Content

We provide custom-made, high-level content that fosters a fruitful dialogue among participants. Engage with your peers on top-of-mind issues including how to navigate supply chain best practices in the new normal, and creating & managing your resilient supply chain for 2021 and beyond.

Exclusive Networking

Meet only the most senior-level executives in an intimate and interactive environment at our breakout rooms, 1:1 meetings, roundtables, and more.

Our Speakers. Your Visionaries.

Mark Irvin

Mark Irvin

Chief Diversity Officer

Best Buy

Dallas Clarksean

Dallas Clarksean

COO

Fun.com

Michael Shaughnessy

Michael Shaughnessy

SVP Supply Chain & Operations

Balsam Brands

Shaun Bunch

Shaun Bunch

SVP Operations, Transportation & Inventory Management

Northern Tool & Equipment

Rak-Joon Choi

Rak-Joon Choi

VP Blockchain & Supply Chain Digitization

American Tire Distributors

Marlon Roberts

Marlon Roberts

VP Business Insight & Logistics

Vitamin World

Michael Shin

Michael Shin

VP Supply Chain & Procurement

Flir Systems

Kavita Kumar

Kavita Kumar

VP Supply Chain

Zumba Fitness

Carlos Moreno

Carlos Moreno

VP Global Supply Chain

Pylon

Laurie Battaglia

Laurie Battaglia

CEO

Aligned At Work

Word On The Street

Very Valuable

“The solutions providers hosted bring significant value and solutions to everyday business processes - some of which we may not be familiar with without RDC.”

Mildred Munjanganja
COO
ATI Electrical Supply

Great Connections

“Retail Delivery Connect is a great platform to connect with industry leaders and executives with similar objectives in mind on improving customer needs and supply chain.”

David Herrera
Logistics Manager
Living Spaces Furniture

World Class Content

“In speaking with peers and listening to presenters many of the challenges I face are shared, and I was provided suggestions to help improve, or received confirmation that my current action plans were on track for success.”

Art Van Der Stuyf
Logistics and Distribution Director
Rent-A-Center, Inc.

Retail Delivery Connect Virtual Agenda

 All Session times displayed in Eastern Time

Day One – August 3, 2021

    Navigating Supply Chain Best Practices in the New Normal

  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    Get to know your fellow participants in this 30-minute speed networking session, where you get the opportunity to have a number of informal 5-minute 1-2-1 meetings with your peers; discussing your greatest challenges, best practices and initiatives, as well as your thoughts on a number of hot button topics.

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  • 12:50 pm - 1:00 pm

    12:50 pm - 1:00 pm

  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Michael Shaughnessy, SVP Supply Chain & Operations, Balsam Brands
    Michael Shin, VP Supply Chain & Procurement, Flir Systems
    Carlos Moreno, VP Global Supply Chain, Pylon

    Join our opening panel discussion as we take a deep diving into our lessons learned from tackling supply chain disruptions during COVID-19, and discussing 5 ways to improve your supply chain including:

    • The importance of implanting automation and robotics within your warehouse
    • Exploring On-shoring & near-shoring options 
    • Shifting from a global supply chain to a local/regional supply chain
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  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Marlon Roberts, VP Business Insight & Logistics, Vitamin World

    The final-mile networks have become a significant strategic asset for retailers and it’s really important for retailers & their partners to really intimately understand those final-mile networks and how it affects the customer experience. Join our fireside chat where we will look into: 

    • Creating a warehouse strategy to get the most out of your software, hardware and employees to drive speed and efficiency in fulfilment and delivery 
    • Exploring drones and other robotics & automated solutions to optimize the last mile
    • Integrating a reverse logistics program into your last mile strategy to deliver a seamless end-to-end customer experience
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  • 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

    2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

  • 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

    Rak-Joon Choi, VP Blockchain & Supply Chain Digitization, American Tire Distributors

    The ultimate goal of planning is to be able to create plans that allow the supply chain to be agile and responsive to the market while minimizing costs. Our panel of industry experts will give specific examples of their supply chain successes through digital planning by: 

    • Minimizing risk with supply chain visibility
    • Utilizing AI & Robotics for data driven decision making
    • Which KPI’s to benchmark to understand new supply chain opportunities through sustainability
    • Discussing the digitization of logistics
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  • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    Dallas Clarksean, COO, Fun.com
    Shaun Bunch, SVP Operations, Transportation & Inventory Management, Northern Tool & Equipment

    If the past 12 months have taught us anything, it is that consumer demand can change quickly. Businesses globally have been scrambling to react to changes in their supply chains, their staffing schedules, and much more. Join this fireside chat if you want to plan for a predictable next 12 months by: 

    • Manage inventory effectively during these uncertain times
    • The new "normal" for forecasting 
    • Utilizing machine learning and demand intelligence to create resilient models. 
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  • 3:15 pm - 3:25 pm

    3:15 pm - 3:25 pm

  • 3:25 pm - 4:10 pm

    3:25 pm - 4:10 pm

    Topics include:

    1. How Does Your Fulfillment Experience And Last Mile Impact Customer Loyalty During COVID-19?
    2. Is Contactless Delivery Here To Stay? Best Practices For Managing A Contact-Less Last Mile Delivery Program 
    3. Managing Your Delivery Timeslot & Demand Strategy Post COVID-19
    4. Exploring Strategies To Develop A Smart Enterprise With A Customer Centric & Data Driven Culture
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Day Two – August 4, 2021

    Creating & Managing Your Resilient Supply Chain For 2021 & Beyond

  • 12:50 pm - 1:00 pm

    12:50 pm - 1:00 pm

  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Implementing an effective reverse logistics strategy is instrumental in both reducing costs and enhancing your customer’s experience. A good returns policy can really strengthen your customer relationships and ensure for customer loyalty and positive accolades. How do you effectively execute reverse logistics while still remaining profitable during & Post COVID-19? Hear from companies who have done it successfully through: 

    • Creating a strategy and infrastructure to allow for a reverse logistics program 
    • Understanding the customer needs within the process 
    • Hygiene and safety for warehouse workers processing returns 
    • Cost implications and savings
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  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Laurie Battaglia, CEO, Aligned At Work
    Dallas Clarksean, COO, Fun.com

    Join Laurie Battaglia, CEO of Aligned at work as she discusses how to handle staffing challenges in your warehouse, while optimizing operations during the work from anywhere era through: 

    • Foster a culture of flexibility that places employee trust at the center in order to maximize workforce productivity in this new age of working
    • Finding the right applications for your business that allows you to manage projects efficiently & communicate with your teams effectively
    • Understanding the importance of having a strong IT team as the digital backbone of your organization to overcome tech challenges
    • Understanding the importance of soft skills when dealing with staffing challenges
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  • 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

    2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

  • 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

    Kavita Kumar, VP Supply Chain, Zumba Fitness

    The use of Robotics is becoming cost effective for order fulfillment and more retailers are relying on automated fulfillment and robotics to lower costs, ensure accuracy, and decrease processing times. Join this Fireside chat to discuss what you need to know to keep up with your competition in terms of your robotics strategy in your warehouses, distribution centers and stores. 

    • Enhancing; productivity in the warehouse through robotics and automation
    • ‘Reducing accidents in the warehouse by minimizing dangerous human labor
    • Improving speed, accuracy and efficiency when picking & packing orders
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  • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    Corporations over the last few years have pledged to create more sustainable supply chains and that includes your solution providers as well. Join this fireside chat as we discuss how to take those first steps into incorporating a sustainable approach to your supply chain, and encourage your vendors to do the same.

    • Learn how despite the complexities of 2020, supply chain leaders are still championing sustainability within their businesses
    • Understanding how companies are launching a transition towards a net-zero economy 
    • Proving ROI on sustainability to your board of directors
    • Ensuring your vendors have their own sustainability plans in place
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  • 3:15 pm - 3:25 pm

    3:15 pm - 3:25 pm

  • 3:25 pm - 4:10 pm

    3:25 pm - 4:10 pm

    Topics include:

    1. Developing New Inventory Management Strategies Post Pandemic
    2. Using Mobile To Create Contactless Work Flow In Your Supply Chain 
    3. Utilizing Direct Store Delivery To Cut Costs In Your Supply Chain
    4. How The Role Of the Store Has Changed During COVID-19, And How You Can Use It To Reduce Additional Warehouse & Distribution Center Costs
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Word On The Street

Build Relationships

“I really liked the small intimate forum and the ability to hear directly from other like-minded retailers about how they’re addressing their challenges. I really liked the small break-out sessions and the chance to network and build relationships.”

Kevin Donnelly
VP Supply Chain, Direct to Consumer
VF Corporation

Informative

“The Retail Delivery Connect conference is very well run. The speakers and roundtables were very informative, and there were many opportunities to network with industry leaders.”

Penny Reece
Vice President, Assortment & Inventory Management
Indigo


Amazing Speakers

“There was a real sense of openness amongst the leaders of supply chain organizations, especially in retail. The speakers were very well chosen - the breadth of knowledge of each speaker was really evident.”

Michael Ledonne
Director Supply Chain Operations
Sears

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1-To-1 Meetings

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Speaking Roles

Whether as keynote speaker or joining a panel, your solutions will be showcased in front of a highly targeted (and engaged!) group of actual decision makers.

Roundtable Host

Interaction you'll love!  You control the conversation in this intimate setting with the senior level executives you want to advance your business.

Spend Insights

All delegates are profiled for spend areas and timelines to simplify your prospect search. Identify companies seeking your solutions in this unique report.

How Our Virtual Events Work

Participating in a virtual event is easy. Once you and your team register, each of you will receive a link to access the presentations. You can also add the event to your Outlook or other calendar as a reminder. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. All you need is Internet access. The sessions will be recorded, and will be available for a limited time afterwards. It’s going to be a great event!

This event is exclusively for senior logistics, transportation, supply chain and operations executives from top US retailers and brands. Solution providers to these organizations and others will not be allowed to attend. Please register with your full company name and your corporate email address or you risk not gaining admittance. WBR reserves the right to not admit registrants based on company type.