For the last year, much of the news has been about economic challenges as a result of the pandemic. All that is changing. Acceleration of the vaccine rollout, strong data on consumer spending, and the relaxation of many containment measures has led to an upward revision of the forecast of GDP growth for 2021 from 5.7% to 6.2%—and an infrastructure stimulus may be around the corner.
As we roll through 2021, resolving supply, demand and distribution imbalances will be critical to responding to supply/fulfillment constraints and a short- to intermediate-term spiralling cost environment.
Keynote presenter Steven Bowen asks his clients one simple question: How are you preparing your supply chain for recovery? In this year’s address, he outlines key considerations managers and organizations should take into account when readying their supply chain operations for the next round of growth.
Attendees will gain a better understanding of:
The urgent need to capitalize on emerging growth opportunities.
The importance of improving velocity through rightsizing, staging capacity and configuration; optimizing space utilization; reducing congestion; and configuring smart picking routes in the world of B2B and B2C omni-channel.
The benefit of working with customers and suppliers to buy, receive, and ship in optimal quantities and optimal packaging for rapid putaway or crossdock.
The key role of technology with an ROI-driven and accelerated approach in improving accuracy, reducing travel time on the floor, and avoiding repetitive tasks in the world of material managers.