Description: The effective management of distribution facilities is a critical component to overall supply chain performance in order to optimize cost and provide excellent service. Scope of this peer focus group includes the full range of activities within distribution centers, from order processing to order fulfillment and all the functions in between. One of the major battles being fought today by employers for operations effectiveness is in the area of talent management and leadership.
Scope of Session: The session will provide insight into critical areas needed to succeed in a competitive global market, such as: customer focused innovation, talent recruitment, development and retention, staff that can handle systemic continuous improvement programs such as lean, change management in implementing new initiatives and programs, tying the corporate vision and values into the workplace for maximum communication, understanding and buy in by the employee health and wellness resulting in productivity and satisfaction gains
Topics to be discussed: This peer focus group supports important areas by evaluating and/or recommending distribution management practices, facility design (including “green”), material handling equipment, automation, technology, and operating procedures, including lean practices and KPIs. The topics could include leading such projects as: SC Talent Gap and how to overcome it, Management Development Programs, Succession Planning Processes, Training and Development Activities, Competencies Skills Assessment and Development, Recruiting Best Practices, Change Management, Corporate Goal Alignment, Managing your Hi-Potentials and Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y people, and How to leverage Universities in this important strategic initiative.
Who should attend: Professionals from the following functional areas should consider attending this session: Warehousing and Distribution/Logistics Management, Industrial Engineering, Sales & Marketing, Operations Management, Fulfillment & Delivery, Customer Service, Inbound & Outbound Transportation, Lean/Six Sigma, Quality/Process Improvement, Inventory Management, and Information Technology. Senior SCM Leadership, Senior Human Resources Leadership, and any SCM executive that is interested in increasing productivity in his/her organization.