APICS Cleveland PDM

February 21, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Holiday Inn - Independence
6001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
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 APICS Cleveland Chapter February 2018 PDM

 The Amazon Effect by: George J. Swartz Jr.

This Briefing will cover the various threats to Distributors and Retailers posed by the disruption from Amazon and others. Each of the ‘threat’ areas will be discussed and then a series of potential strategies and tactics to counter the threat will be discussed.

Overview of the Threat Topics: 
·       Industry Vertical Disruption 
·       The 'Amazon Effect' on Labor 
·       The 'Amazon Effect' on Service Expectations 
·       The 'Amazon Effect' on Distribution Technology 
·       Amazon 'Vertical Integration' 

·       ‘Cash’ versus ‘Profit’ Orientation’

About Our Speaker: George J. Swartz Jr. 
Vice President, Sales & Client Service 
Ph: 216-533-1260 | Skype: George.swartz.fortna 

The Distribution Experts®

Summary of Experience:

George Swartz is a Vice President with Fortna’s Sales Team. George has spent significant time working with Wholesale & Industrial Distributors and Manufacturers. George has 35+ years of business experience, with 27 years spent in management consulting. George has extensive supply chain, logistics and distribution experience. He is skilled in order management & fulfillment, transportation management (all modes), inventory planning and management, warehouse operations and design, procurement, distribution channel design, multi-channel distribution network design, redistribution and flowpath inventory deployment design, 3PL outsourcing assistance, and strategic planning.

·       George is skilled in Distribution Strategy & Omni-Channel Fulfillment Consulting and is a frequent speaker on OCF at industry events and client specific workshops.

·       George has extensive supply chain, logistics and distribution experience. He is skilled in order management & fulfillment, transportation management (all modes), inventory planning and management, warehouse operations and design, procurement, distribution channel design, multi-channel distribution network design, redistribution and flowpath inventory deployment design, 3PL outsourcing assistance, and strategic planning.

 ·       George has extensive experience working with Retailers, Wholesale Distributors and Distribution-Intensive Manufacturing companies .­

Tickets

$30.00 APICS Member

$35.00 APICS Non-Member Guest Ticket

$10.00 APICS Student Member

$15.00 Student Non-Member Guest

$25.00 APICS Board of Directors Member

Documents

2018 February Optimizer