MONDAY SESSIONS

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Pandemic Lessons for a Post- COVID-19 World
Speaker: Jon Krueger, SAFe and Lean Portfolio Lead, GFS
What did the pandemic teach you about your business challenges, changes, and nimbleness to adapt? Does long-range planning, as it stands today, work for the future? Get key insights and takeaways you can implement to improve your organization's long-range planning. Does LRP planning as it stands today work for the future?
 

Equipment Acquisition & Lifecycle Management
Speaker: Dr. Tony Vercillo, Chief Executive Officer, S. Bertram
Understand lifecycle management to get optimum efficiencies to the bottom line
 
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Employee Mental Health
Speakers: Corey Gilchrist - Vice President of Total Rewards, Shamrock Foodservice; Lynnleigh Maloney, VP HR Strategic Planning & Execution, Performance Group
In the last year, mental health has become one of the most talked about challenges for our employees in the workplace.  This session will explore the many risk factors for mental health that may be present in your work environment.  After identifying these risk factors, ideas and methods for achieving a healthy workplace will be shared along with the opportunity for open discussion.
 
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 

The Emerging Last Mile Landscape - From Fulfillment to Front Porch
Speakers: Shailu Satish, Co-founder, Dispatch Track; Mayo Rude, Director of Sales, Truck Body Division, Great Dane; Moderator, Don Durm, VP, PLM
Insights with equipment and solution providers that will provide you with ideas on how you can take advantage the “new last mile” opportunity for logistics optimization in food distribution.

TUESDAY SESSIONS

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Ops & Trans Communications
Speakers: Brady Rickman, Night Manager, Ben E. Keith Foods, Oklahoma City;  Jeremy Lake, Assistant Transportation Manager, Ben E. Keith Foods, Oklahoma City
Tips on building successful communication between operations and transportations.
 
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 

Supply Chain Disruptions and New Challenges in Equipment Acquisition
Speakers: Don Durm, VP, Customer Solutions, PLM (Moderator); Kent Latta, Director, Product Engineering Refrigerated, Great Dane; Paul Rosa, SVP, Procurement & Fleet Planning, Penske Truck Leasing
A discussion in some of the major issues in the spec and design of transport equipment and how distributors will need to address both short and long-term equipment acquisitions.