Rob Zomok, Global Operations | March 28, 2016

We only get better when we learn. There may be no greater example than in supply chain, and especially reverse logistics. That's why I'm inviting you to join me and hundreds of other supply chain professionals at the Inmar Analytics Forum April 12-14.

Ben Franklin said, "Tell me and I forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn." That's what the Forum is all about. We put together three days and more than 60 sessions of industry knowledge exchange that can alter the way you do business. This event is designed for getting into the discussion with the best minds about the best approaches to running your business.

The supply chain world is undergoing a critical technological evolution in ways we could only imagine just a decade ago. With omni-channel commerce growing in complexity, every area of the supply chain is impacted, including all aspects of reverse logistics, unsaleables and liquidation.

It's for this reason that Inmar assembles experts each year from manufacturing and retail sectors to discuss current trends, challenges and solutions in supply chain management. The Inmar Analytics Forum is one of the most important services we provide to our industry colleagues.

The Forum's ability to deliver quality content shows in registration alone — more than 750 have signed up so far in supply chain, promotions and healthcare tracks.
We're bringing in some great thinkers, with a keynote from Ray Kurzweil, noted innovator, inventor, author and futurist. He has been described by the Wall Street Journal as "the ultimate thinking machine," by Inc. Magazine as "the rightful heir to Thomas Edison," and was selected by PBS as one of the 16 revolutionaries who made America."

Larry Merlo, CEO and President of CVS, will also bring his insight, delivering the Day 2 main-stage keynote titled, "Revolution at the Corner Drug Store: How Data Helps People on Their Path to Better Health." This will be a special opportunity for Forum participants to hear from this visionary leader about CVS Health's strategy to deliver better health outcomes at a lower cost and to drive systemic improvements across the continuum of care to create real value for all stakeholders.

During these three days, we're bringing in supply chain experts from such strong companies as Kellogg's, PepsiCo, CVS, L'Oreal, Clorox, General Mills, Giant Eagle, GS1 US and others to take a hard look at many of the major issues you face in reverse logistics. Those topics include:

  • Data visibility and utility — what to look for and what you can do with it
  • How effective retailer-manufacturer collaboration can impact the business
  • Finding value in the reverse supply chain
  • Sharing data impactfully with trading partners — without compromising propriety or competitive advantage
  • Maximizing value retention on liquidated product in the secondary markets
  • Regulatory compliance from both the retailer and agency perspective

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from great minds at the Inmar Analytics Forum. Your supply chain will only remain as good as your effort to seek new ideas and learn new approaches. Don't waste a minute — register now at the link below. Don't wait until you're out of ideas — as Ben would say, "When the well's dry, we know the worth of water."

Register for the Inmar Analytics Forum today!

Rob Zomok, Global Operations

President, Global Operations