2011 Material Handling & Logistics Conference

2011 Material Handling & Logistics Conference

The 2011 Material Handling and Logistics Conference featuring 60+ sessions focused on optimizing the way we move, store and deliver material will take place on September 18-21, in Park City, Utah.

i-Procure.com participation

Some of the sessions where the i-Procure.com team is planning to participate:

  • American Airlines: Enterprise Automation Upgrade Done Right
  • Lean Six Sigma Logistics Boot Camp
  • Developing an ROI for Technology Investments
  • The Supply Chain Dimension of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Flowcasting: Linking the DC to the Shelf
  • Cultivating Supply Chain Leadership – Chapter 1: Strategy
  • Cultivating Supply Chain Leadership – Chapter 2: Tactics
  • Leveraging the Supply Chain at Ford Motor Company
  • Cloud Computing for the Warehouse?

Some of the other interesting topics covered by the conference programme;

Automated Guided Vehicles 101, Beyond the Traditional Network Analysis, The Comedy and Drama of E-Fulfillment, 20 Tips for Top Leaders, Sustainability Like You Mean It, The Promise of Item Level RFID, W.W. Grainger: Sustainability in Action, The Future State of 3PL Relationships, Goin’ Mobile: The Rewards of Supply Chain Ubiquity, Mastering Your Slow Moving Inventory, Global Teachings on Supply Chain Management, Sending It Back: The Impact of Reverse Logistics on Your Operation, Lessons From the Baron of Broccoli, Remote Support as a Key to System Availability, European Fashion That Has Not Yet Made It to North America, Optimizing Labor and Uptime with Today’s CMMS and The Next Generation of Warehouse Control Systems

Keynote speakers

Some of the Keynote speakers that will be presenting on the 2011 Material Handling and Logistics Conference:

Stanley E. Fawcett

Professor of Global Supply Chain Management, Brigham Young University

Stanley E. Fawcett is the Donald L. Staheli Professor of International Management at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management. His teaching and research expertise is centered on global Supply Chain strategy and collaborative business model design. He has taught executive development programs in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Stan has published more than 100 articles and six books on Supply Chain topics, including network design, information technology as a collaboration enabler, leading change, performance measurement, and trust. Stan is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Business Logistics.

Tom Furphy

CEO, Managing Director, Consumer Equity Partners

Tom is CEO and Managing Director of Consumer Equity Partners, a venture capital and venture development firm building companies that will drive the next generation of consumer marketing and commerce. A retail, technology and consumer products veteran, Tom has worked with many of the world’s top retailers and manufacturers to drive innovation, improve sales and profitability, and elevate their customers’ experiences. Regarded as a thought leader, he regularly speaks to industry conferences on a variety of topics. Prior to CEP, Tom was at Amazon.com as Vice President, Consumables and AmazonFresh, where he was responsible for the company’s Grocery, Gourmet Food, Health & Beauty, Prestige Beauty and AmazonFresh businesses.

Thomas J. Goldsby

Professor of Logistics, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University

Dr. Thomas J. Goldsby is Professor of Logistics at The Ohio State University. He has held previous faculty appointments at the University of Kentucky, The Ohio State University, and Iowa State University. Dr. Goldsby has published several articles in academic and professional journals and serves as a frequent speaker at academic conferences, executive education seminars, and professional meetings. He is co-author of Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success (J. Ross Publishing, 2005).

Dr. Eluned Jones

Professor and Chair, Intercollegiate Faculty of Agribusiness , Texas A & M University

Dr. Eluned Jones is the Director of the Master of Agribusiness (MAB) program, an intercollegiate degree program with the Mays Business School, and chairs the Intercollegiate Faculty of Agribusiness. Jones is a fellow of Kellogg-funded Leadership Development Program at the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy and in spring 2011 she was one of two recipients of the Texas A&M Association of Former Students Awards for Graduate Mentoring.

John Kolar

CEO, Organic Logistics

Now CEO of Organic Logistics, the Distribution and Supply Chain subsidiary responsible for supporting phenomenal growth brand Organic Valley, John began his management career shortly after college at a time when technology was in its infancy. His 13 years with the nation’s largest food service distributor saw industry, and the marketplace, transition into the information age; a change which forever redefined competitive advantage.

Joseph Tillman

Sr. Researcher , Supply Chain Visions Ltd.

Joe Tillman is a co-author and lead analyst for the Warehousing Education and Research Council’s annual benchmarking study and he is a contributor for DC Velocity and other publications with regards to international logistics management, order management performance, and trends in logistics. Joe is a consultant and senior researcher for Supply Chain Visions Ltd. Prior to working for Supply Chain Visions, Joe held positions with Wal Mart and Union Pacific.

Drive to success…

He won just about everything: The Indy 500, the Daytona 500, the Formula One World Championship and the Pikes Peak Hillclimb. He won the IndyCar National Championship four times and was a three-time winner at Sebring. He won races in sports cars, sprint cars and stock cars – on ovals, road courses, drag strips, on dirt and on pavement…

Mario Andretti is one of the featured speakers – we are looking forward to an entertaining commentary reflecting on his “drive to success”.

More about the Material Handling & Logistics Conference

Visit mhc2011.com for more info. You can also download the full programme as PDF.