Meeting Today’s E-Fulfillment Challenges: A Virtual Event from Multichannel Merchant

Ecommerce continues to boom, outpacing overall retail growth, drawing successful new entrants and remaking traditional players. Yet e-fulfillment strategies often aren’t advancing quick enough to keep pace with this growth.

By its very nature e-fulfillment is a costly process of small orders and “each” picking, exacerbated by increasing consumer demands and expectations, labor needs and capital investments.

To help you better understand the issues and solutions and find ways to optimize your operations, Multichannel Merchant is holding a free one-day virtual event: “The E-Fulfillment Summit: Meeting Today’s Challenges Head On.” Speakers include industry experts and merchant practitioners who will draw from their years of experience to share insights, pain points, solutions and lessons learned.

This virtual event from Multichannel Merchant will be held on Thursday, June 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. Experts in the field will break down key “four walls” topics including distribution network design, automation, workforce and labor and order release methods (batch, wave, waveless, etc.).

Our virtual event will cover:

  • Challenges that are front and center in e-fulfillment today
  • Various technology and process approaches being used
  • Labor/workforce issues and productivity
  • Real-world examples from experts and merchant practitioners

Our speakers and agenda for the E-Fulfillment Summit are as follows:

Session 1: Creating a Successful Fulfillment Network (10:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m.)

Leader: Steve Johnson, Managing Principal, Johnson Stephens Consulting

Panelists: Peter Reno, General Manager, Dr. Leonard’s Healthcare; Christopher Forbes, Director of Ecommerce logistics, PVH Corp.

Session 2: Your Order Execution Process Now and in the Future (11:20 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Leader: Ian Hobkirk, President, Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors

Panelists: David West, General Manager, Bethlehem, PA Fulfillment Center, zulily; Matt Dellos, VP of Operations, Premier Performance

Session 3: Fulfillment Recruiting/Hiring in a Tough Environment (12:10 p.m.-12:50 p.m.)

Leader: Tim Holody, COO, Seta Corp./Palm Beach Jewelry

Panelists: Katie Langrock, VP of Operations, Vermont Teddy Bear; Anthony Vicars, VP of operations, Framebridge

Session 4: Determining the Right Level of Warehouse Automation (1 p.m.-1:40 p.m.)

Leader: Barry Webb, Principal Consultant, Crimson & Co.

Panelists: Johnathon Koweck, Ecommerce Senior Operations Manager, Pet Supplies Plus; Conrad Schlesinger, DC Manager, Woolrich

Feel free to attend any or all of the sessions. Each will be packed with practical information and best practices designed to help you improve the efficiency of your e-fulfillment operations. You can register for the event by clicking here.

See you there on June 28!

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