Logistics and Distribution Peer Group Meeting 

Network Analysis and Optimization 
August 02, 2018 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 
Learn how member companies are tackling where to place their distribution points. 

Being closer to the customer is an important strategic decision that many companies are wrestling with in the age of 2 day free shipping in both a B2C and B2B realm. However, it is not that simple. Proximity to suppliers, competitive labor bases, transportation routes among other challenges, are part of the equation.

Sub-Zero will be take us through how they went from 30 points of distribution down to their current footprint (less than 10). Schneider Logistics will be speaking to the data behind such decisions and what companies should consider when analyzing their network. Other member companies are tentatively schedule to present and will be updated once confirmed.

Participate in Customizing the Agenda: You’ll have the opportunity to play an active part in shaping the agenda for this session – and to maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting and selecting topics for break-out discussions. Once the agenda is complete, you choose the discussions you want to join. This will be a highly interactive session so come prepared to share your questions, challenges and insights!


Agenda Items:
9:00 AM Opening Remarks & Plan for the Day (webcast available)
9:45 AM Shrinking Your Physical Distribution Footprint (webcast available)
  Jim Katsihtis - Director of Logistics, Sub-Zero
10:30 AM Break (not webcast)
10:45 AM The Data Behind a Network Analysis (webcast available)
  Tim Sweda and Nikhal Arora - Schneider
11:30 AM Develop Agenda for Breakout Discussions (not webcast)
11:45 AM Lunch (not webcast)
12:45 PM Breakout Discussion Instructions (not webcast)
12:50 PM Breakout Discussions – Segment 1 (not webcast)
1:30 PM Breakout Discussions – Segment 2 (not webcast)
2:15 PM Regroup for Takeaways/Actionable Ideas & Wrap Up (not webcast)
2:30 PM Adjourn (not webcast)
Gordon Dining and Event Center, Second Floor 
Jen Anderson, 608-890-1406, UWEBCevents@wisc.edu 

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