We all know that technology and changing consumer demands are enabling an incredible transformation within the retail industry. At RILA, we're committed to making sure our community of supply chain leaders have the tools and resources they need to succeed in this new environment. With that in mind and with input from our member companies, we are offering a summer webinar series designed especially for supply chain executives tackling some of the key challenges they face every day.
The first webinar on August 21 will focus on how retailers are approaching a tight labor market with inclusive workforce programs, and will feature speakers from Colliers, The NogWog Disability Initiative, Meijer, and Walgreens.
The second webinar held on August 28 will focus on the new technologies transforming the retail supply chain and how leading retailers are leveraging them to improve operational efficiency, increase inventory accuracy, and enhance employee safety, all while reducing costs. Speakers include supply chain experts from Nestle Purina PetCare, Deloitte, and Arizona State University.
More information on each webinar and links to register are below.
Webinar 1: Addressing the Labor Shortage by Hiring People with Disabilities in the Retail Distribution Environment
When: Tuesday, August 21 at 1 pm ET
Description: With the unemployment rate at a record low, retailers are facing a tight labor market. Many companies have found success by instituting inclusive workforce programs, creating jobs for an underrepresented workforce and exceeding KPI goals. As a result, some companies are restructuring roles to better accommodate those with disabilities. Learn how leading retailers are employing people with disabilities for distribution roles, how they're training employees and how they're reworking traditional job descriptions.
Speakers: Todd Steffen, Vice President, Supply Chain and Logistics Consulting, Colliers
Randy Lewis, Founder, The NogWog Disability Initiative
Mike Graham, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, Meijer
Todd Polarolo, Area Director, Distribution Centers, Walgreens
Webinar 2: Improving Supply Chain Operations with New Technologies & Innovations
When: Tuesday, August 28 at 1 pm ET
Description: In this rapid changing environment, the only way to stay competitive, drive superior performance and better serve your customers is by applying innovative new technologies such as robotics, warehouse execution systems and other digital innovations. Thanks to advancements in cloud computing, internet of things (IoT), drones and mobile technologies, the digital supply chain experience can now be real-time, data-driven, automated, integrated, and connected. We will explore how industry leading companies are leveraging new technologies to overcome complex challenges and improve operational efficiency, increase inventory accuracy, and enhance employee safety, all while reducing costs.
Speakers: Gopi Sandhu, Director of Engineering and Sustainable Operations, Nestle Purina PetCare
Kyle Tanger, Sustainability Leader, Deloitte
Barry Henderson, Director, Supply Chain, Nestle Purina PetCare
Kevin Dooley, Professor of Supply Chain Management, Arizona State University
To learn more about RILA's supply chain offerings, please contact RILA Vice President of Supply Chain Jess Dankert.