E-commerce and an "I-want-it-now" instant-gratification mindset are feeding the consumer craving for faster and faster delivery. Today's consumers have been rewired by digital disruption. That always-connected, tech-savvy shopper expects a seamless, faster purchasing journey, whether she's buying online and picking up in store or wants her merchandise delivered in two hours to her door.

A $2.3 trillion global e-commerce market reflects how profoundly shopper expectations have recalibrated worldwide. And it's forcing decision makers to shift to a robust omnichannel fulfillment strategy that meets the modern consumer's needs.


Innovative strategies that retailers are using include:


  • "Ship from store," – retrofitting locations to double as online fulfillment centers and shrinking selling space to accommodate e-commerce pickups and returns
  • New technologies – which automate worker tasks such as picking and sorting merchandise at a distribution center. In two to three years, tablets and handheld mobile computers with barcode scanners will top the devices used for omnichannel logistics. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology and inventory management platforms are expected to grow the most in the next few years
  • Demand forecasting and planning applications that boost the accuracy of revenue forecasts and better align inventory levels via data analytics.

Next-generation supply chains will utilize robotics and automation to perform traditionally manual tasks such as picking, sorting, inspecting, storing, handling and classifying products to improve overall efficiency, worker productivity and speed to market. Some warehouses are turning to autonomous vehicles to bring merchandise to sorting and packing areas. Others are using drones and RFID for inventory management. The opportunities are seemingly limitless and include wearable technology, which enables truly hands-free, multi-modal workflows that result in greater worker efficiency and increased productivity.

Agenda

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10PM

Panel Discussion and Lunch

Bill BurnsPatrick PowersMartin Winchell

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Networking

With Coffee and Tea

Speakers

  • Bill Burns (Senior Vice President and Chief Product & Solutions Officer at Zebra Technologies)

    Bill Burns

    Senior Vice President and Chief Product & Solutions Officer at Zebra Technologies

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  • Patrick Powers (Head of Government Affairs at Rockwell Automation, Greater China and Vice-Chair of AmCham China's Board of Governors)

    Patrick Powers

    Head of Government Affairs at Rockwell Automation, Greater China and Vice-Chair of AmCham China's Board of Governors

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  • Martin Winchell (Managing Director of Schneider Logistics (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. and Chairman of AmCham China Tianjin Executive Committee)

    Martin Winchell

    Managing Director of Schneider Logistics (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. and Chairman of AmCham China Tianjin Executive Committee

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