This spring, RIS News and Retail Leader are joining forces to debut Value Chain Tech, a unique new annual event focused on the technologies that power the key pillars of value chain success: Agility. Resilience. Collaboration. Sustainability.
The theme will be "Achieving end-to-end retail collaboration," touching on cross-disciplinary and cross-organizational collaboration, new and emerging technologies, and cutting-edge case studies, insights, and strategies.
A Sneak Peak at Our Agenda
Thriving in Uncertainty and Planning for Agility
Only one thing is certain in retail, and that’s uncertainty. Successful retailers aren’t waiting for solutions; they’re carving their own paths to build greater resiliency, weaving data and collaboration along the value chain. In this session, hear from a resourceful retailer or consumer goods executive who has implemented new tactics to achieve agility in their supply chain planning.
Maximizing End-to-end Data Collaboration Across Your Enterprise
The keynote session will kick off by highlighting the need for end-to-end collaboration between business and technology execs who are on the journey to modernize their technology infrastructure to support innovation. A notable executive will focus on bringing stakeholders together and examining how attendees can create an infrastructure to support circular collaboration.
The Role of Technology and Data in Value Chain
While the supply chain focuses on operational processes from raw materials to end product, the value chain delves into how these steps contribute to the creation of customer value. Recognizing the interconnection between the two enables businesses to operate with an integrated approach to maximizing value at each step. This panel session will explore the role technology and analytics play in creating a boundaryless organization with cross-functional integration, team alignment, and a strategic focus on customer value.
How AI Is Enabling the Next Stage of Optimization and Automation
With today’s macro-economic climate and labor market challenges, artificial intelligence is imperative for retailers’ supply chain optimization. AI can help enhance overall supply chain and logistics performance across retail channels through learning algorithms to analyze data and systematically adjust inventory levels to meet demand. Learn how successful companies have tweaked their business models with AI to increase efficiencies, improve ROI, and reduce costs.
From Vision to Action: Charting the Course of Sustainable Innovation
Join us for a fireside chat as we close out the event, focusing on the future of sustainable innovation. Speakers will draw upon lessons from the past to map out a concrete roadmap for driving transformative change. Be inspired as we discuss actionable strategies and value-adding initiatives that will shape a better tomorrow for all.