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?

Workplace Safety Compliance
Speaker: Aaron Gelb, Partner, Conn Maciel Carey
An overview of the activities of the Biden Administration’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), including inspections, enforcement and pandemic guidance.

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.

Operations Tweaks
Speaker: Dr. Tony Vercillo, Chief Executive Officer, S. Bertram
10 things you can do to maximize efficiencies
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Union Organizing
Speaker: Michael Mortensen, Principal, Jackson Lewis
Too often, the executive level points the finger toward the employees or first-line supervisors for union organizing. When in fact the policies, procedures, and culture coming from the top carry a large part on employee satisfaction. In this session, our speaker will discuss how to look at your current policies, procedures and culture for potential pitfalls which could begin or grow union organizing. And what you can implement to help prevent it.


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.

Food Safety in Operations
Speaker: Lance Wheeler, Food Safety Manager, BEK OKC
This session will examine the responsibilities and duties currently utilized for successful audits and inspections broken down by the day, week, and month.

The 411 on Developing and Managing a Budget for an Operating Department
Speakers: Kevin Bullock, Vice President & Controller, Ben E. Keith Company
Shane Holloway, Facility Manager, Ben E. Keith Company
Larry Lipschultz, CFO, Golbon
Companies that meet their financial goals have a strong planning process that includes a financial budget.  Operating budgets and forecasts may be weekly, monthly or annually.  The common thread is that a budget or plan provides a roadmap to achieving the company's goals.  This session will be an interactive discussion led by foodservice distribution operations and financial managers.
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Slotting & Inventory
Speaker: J.P. Joei, Owner, Argent Consulting; speaker, tba
Learn how to leverage technology to improve productivity and slotting of slow moving inventory.

Contingency Planning & Risk Management
Speaker: Jeff Crenshaw President, Continuum, Inc.
Whether it is due to an extreme weather event or employee shortage, disruptions in staffing can make it impossible for a location to ship.  Learn how to put a contingency plan in place.