On July 23rd at 11:30 am, Commonwealth President Ian Hobkirk will lead a panel of experts in a discussion of the strategies that leading retailers have adopted to meet this challenge.
Attendees will learn leading strategies from executives that have been at the forefront of grocery e-commerce over the last decade:
Jerry Pimental, former Vice President of Supply Chain for Stop & Shop has spent his 40 year career designing grocery supply chains, and most recently was instrumental in the design of the Peapod distribution network. Topics to be discussed:
- Centralized e-commerce distribution versus fulfill-from-store – which is best for your company?
- Dark stores
- Micro-fulfillment centers
- Omni-channel grocery distribution centers
David Howorth, Director at SCALA Group, moderates a focus group in the U.K. where grocery retailers compare best-practices in emerging areas such as e-commerce. Topics to be discussed:
- Grocery supply chain strategies which are working in the U.K.
- Centralized versus de-centralized networks
- Meeting service level requirements in urban and rural environments
Kevin Thuet is Director of Consulting and heads Commonwealth’s Distribution Center Design practice. Over his 31-year career, he has helped numerous grocery retailers develop their automation strategies, including Walmart, FreshDirect, Coop (Switzerland) and Chronodrive (France). Topics to be discussed:
- Warehouse automation for grocery distribution
- Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS)
- Multi-shuttle technology
- Mini-load technology
- Order picking methodologies
- Pickup kiosks (attended and unattended)
This panel discussion is a can’t-miss for grocery retailers who are developing their e-commerce strategies to compete in the new economic environment.