EDGE hosts a highly respected educational content reflecting the end-to-end supply chain. EDGE sessions couple ever-applicable practices and standard foundational knowledge with the latest in innovations, challenges, skills and opportunities emerging in the discipline. Deep-dive into evolving strategies, explore case studies and best practices, and develop new skills through in-depth sessions presented by skilled and experienced speakers.
EDGE tracks are developed by member volunteers – supply chain professionals just like you. Their job is to deliver up to six total sessions that are not only of the most interest to their peers but offer actionable takeaways and create dialogues that encourage insights, energy, and passion for attendees to bring back to their organizations.
A live competition in which a panel of judges joins conference attendees to hear presentations on innovative solutions and results from top players in the supply chain.
Gain insight into the thoughts and concerns of senior executives who manage complex supply chains and their counterparts who lead logistics solutions companies. Share ideas, ask questions, compare experiences, and learn from these panel and interactive discussion sessions.
Gain an in-depth understanding of the hot-button topics, challenges, and trends impacting your supply chain operations and the supply chain at large with updates on global research and trend studies.
Due to the ever-changing dynamics of today’s global marketplace, it is vital that we examine upcoming future trends that may impact businesses. Explore topics that have emerged or will in the future.
Today’s global markets are volatile and subject to rapid change. Explore the unique challenges and complexities associated with planning and executing a successful global supply chain in the face of these changes. We will address what companies have learned from facing common disruptions in the global supply chain, as well as discuss strategic, long-term supply chain issues that leading companies have identified as key to future success.
Today’s supply chain is long, complex and ultimately driven by the customer. To be successful, supply chain practitioners need to manage and measure every activity from procurement of raw materials to the point of consumption. The sophisticated supply chain represents not only a flow of materials and products, but a flow of financial information that connects all the major business functions. Learn how end-to-end visibility into these processes is key to transforming a supply chain into a true competitive advantage.
Today’s supply chain industry is evolving rapidly. The ability to identify and take advantage of opportunities and develop the next generation of leaders while navigating risks and challenges is paramount. Hear first-hand how senior leaders are leading their companies and teams through complex changes. Topics will be presented by industry leaders on changes affecting our industry such as supply chain creation, digitization and automation, sales and acquisitions, and system integration.
Presented by nasstrac, this track is focused on the efficient and effective movement of goods in domestic and international markets and educating supply chain professionals on the impact transportation has on their supply chains. Primary focus is on the transportation professional regardless of their level of expertise.
Last-mile efficiencies are a team effort among wholesalers, retailers, parcel delivery companies and logistics service suppliers. Leading e-commerce players leverage the right combination of technology and customer service to accelerate fulfillment without dramatic cost increase, adding value to the supply chain last mile. Explore these successful, innovative and creative fulfillment strategies and their applications across the globe.
Today’s supply chains are complex. Customers are demanding reduced lead times, increased agility, lower costs, with higher service levels. These demands require an efficient and well managed supply chain. This track will focus on supply chain risk mitigation strategies to minimize disruption to you and your customers.
Seismic forces in consumer behaviors, data availability, technology advancements, and workforce demographics are shaking up the supply chain. Optimizing supply chain planning capabilities has a powerful impact on an organization’s ability to speed up processes, satisfy customers and drive value. The sessions in this track will provide best practices and lessons learned from companies that have digitized their supply chain and optimized their demand, inventory and sales & operations capabilities.
The success of a supply chain is made possible by a solid foundation of enterprise-wide planning, allowing for supply chain leaders to optimize processes through visibility into all aspects of the supply chain, cross-department collaboration and a willingness to innovate. This track will explore how to reap the most value from your supply chain and increase process efficiency.
The supply management and procurement landscape is experiencing a transformation. This track will explore classic, emerging, enabling, and disruptive strategies that use technologies aiming to enhance and transform current and future supply chain operations. Supply management and procurement program results should be measurable and targeted to enhance shareholder value.
A great plan is nothing without great people to execute it. But how to attract and keep an all-star team? Learn best practices regarding recruiting, developing, and retaining talent amidst today’s talent shortage, as well as how companies have leveraged their existing talent to implement and execute best-in-class supply chains solutions.
The rate of innovation continues to accelerate in supply chain technology. Great ideas are everywhere. If you’re trying to make sense of it all, you’ll want to attend these sessions. From common tools to ‘the next big thing’, we’ll explore ways to evaluate and exploit new and innovative technology for maximum advantage. Topics will include implementation best practices, integration strategies, change management, and methods for evaluating the real-world impact on the company’s bottom line.
At the heart of supply chain is the movement of goods and raw materials whether by train, plane, truck, or ship. Learn more about the trends, advances, challenges, and changes that affect the different modes of this integral part of supply chain.
This track will deliver on how collaboration at the warehousing level strengthens strategic partnerships and adds value to shippers and their supply chain partners. Experts representing shippers, 3pl warehouses, transportation providers, real estate brokers, contract packagers and ecommerce companies will focus on how to work together for outstanding customer service, operating efficiency, innovative technologies and KPI tracking that increase profitability.