Venture Café Cambridge
1 Broadway,5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
September 19, 2019
3:00 – 8:30 PM
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Supply Chain Innovation: What’s Next?
“Supply Chain Innovation: What’s Next?” will continue the conversation about the future of retail supply chain by bringing together thought-leaders to discuss food retail logistics, forecasting, warehouse management, analytics, and more. Join us for an evening of learning, networking and discovery in the area of supply chain! Click here to register!
AGENDA AT A GLANCE
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM OFFICE HOURS
5:00 PM – 5:20 PM KEYNOTE: SHOP, CLICK, COLLECT: HOW RAPID ECOMMERCE EXPANSION IS REDEFINING SUPPLY CHAIN
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PANEL: INNOVATION IN SUPPLY CHAIN: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
6:45 PM – 7:45 PM SHARK TANK
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM INFO/DEMO TABLES
OFFICE HOURS (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
SPECIAL OFFICE HOURS
Kenneth Bolick, Director, IT Innovation/ Propulsion Lab
Ken is Director of IT Innovation for Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA. He is a results-oriented, business technology professional focused on developing collaborative team environments to deliver organizational success beyond expectations. Ken leverages more than 15 years of management, cross-functional leadership, information technology experience and consulting to drive strategic roadmaps, technical systems and staff and work redesign to make a positive impact on the business.
Dan Covert, Director, Supply Chain R&D, Retail Business Services
Dan Covert is Director of Supply Chain Research and Development for Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA. In his role, Dan oversees the development and implementation of emerging technologies that enable supply chain strategy. Prior to taking on this role, Dan was a graduate student in Supply Chain Management at MIT, where his research focused on optimizing promotional safety stock levels for one of Ahold Delhaize USA’s local brands, Food Lion.
Bob L’Heureux, Director, Continuous Improvement
Bob L’Heureux is Director of Continuous Improvement and Chief of Staff for Supply Chain in Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA. An experienced business leader and coach with a proven track record of leading diverse teams in setting strategy, L’Heureux implements “right-sized” methodologies and processes and delivers on key projects and initiatives that support the overarching business goals of the company. He thrives managing through change, such as reorganizations or new process implementations and business agility coaching.
KEYNOTE: SHOP, CLICK, COLLECT: HOW RAPID ECOMMERCE EXPANSION IS REDEFINING SUPPLY CHAIN (5:00 PM - 5:20 PM)
KEYNOTE: SHOP, CLICK, COLLECT: HOW RAPID ECOMMERCE EXPANSION IS REDEFINING SUPPLY CHAIN
(5:00 PM – 5:20 PM)
A keynote address will explore the intersection of supply chain and ecommerce and how the rapid growth of omnichannel retailing and online shopping is impacting supply chain –at the warehouse, in transportation and logistics and through the last mile.
Troy Leshko, Lead of logistics and operations, Peapod Digital Labs
Troy Leshko is the Executive Lead of Operations & Logistics for Peapod Digital Labs, the ecommerce engine of Ahold Delhaize USA, powering eCommerce and digital strategies for the local brands of Ahold Delhaize USA. In this role, Troy and his team provide industry-leading eCommerce forecasting and demand planning, continuously improving processes and standards for eCommerce fulfillment models, data-driven route optimization and ongoing training that enables the U.S. brands to drive sales growth, including expansion of click-and-collect for U.S.
PANEL: INNOVATION IN SUPPLY CHAIN: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES (5:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
PANEL: Innovation in Supply Chain: Opportunities and Challenges (5:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
During this session, panelists from retail, transportation, product development, academia and more will discuss innovation in supply chain – both opportunities and challenge – and how the product journey from manufacture to sale will continue to change with advances in technology and more.
Emma Cosgrove, Supply Chain Reporter, Supply Chain Dive
Emma Cosgrove is a business reporter with 10 years of experience covering supply chains, food, agriculture, finance and technology in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and South America. She has written for The Atlantic, Forbes, Edible Magazine, and AgFunderNews among others and is currently a reporter at Supply Chain Dive.
Dr. Josué C. Velázquez-Martínez, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. Director of the Sustainable Logistics Initiative and Executive Director of the Supply Chain Management Master’s Program. He has published a variety of articles and book chapters related to logistics sustainability. Co-editor of the book “Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Latin America: A Multi-Country Perspective”. He holds an MSc in Manufacturing Systems and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Monterrey Tech graduated Magna Cum Laude from both programs
Ashley MacLearn, Director of Replenishment, Retail Business Services
Ashley MacLearn is Director of Replenishment for Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA. She is responsible for inbound warehouse replenishment, supporting Ahold Delhaize USA’s local brands: Food Lion, Giant Food, GIANT/MARTIN’S, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. She joined Delhaize America in 2011 after earning her master’s English Literature from the University of Vermont. She has spent her career in Supply Chain, holding various positions in Demand Planning, Replenishment, Inventory Management and Supply Chain Planning.
Shreya Patel, Unilever
I graduated from Rutgers University Business School in 2004, with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. I joined Unilever in 2008 as a finance analyst and then moved to the Unilever commodities procurement team. After procurement, I ventured into the sustainability space where I helped Unilever reach ‘Zero Waste to Landfill” and “100% Renewable Energy”. During this time, i worked towards my Master’s in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. Currently, I work in Customer Supply Chain managing the East Coast Grocery Supply Chain.
SHARK TANK (6:45 PM - 7:45 PM)
SHARK TANK (6:45 PM – 7:45 PM)
Arun Ram, Giant Food
Arun is a former Management Consultant w/ 13 years of experience in strategy development – focused primarily on growth strategy, and operational efficiency / effectiveness improvement, while leveraging innovation / technology to drive those objectives. He has interfaced with C-Suites and has cross-Industry driving numerous strategic programs including in Retail, High-Tech, Media & Entertainment, Energy, Healthcare, Financial Services, and Auto. Arun currently leads the strategy, consumer insights, and innovation function at Giant Food.
David Anderson, Supply Chain Ventures
Dr. Anderson is the Managing General Partner of Supply Chain Ventures, LLC, a venture capital company specializing in early-stage supply chain software and hardware investing, a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital and is a retired managing partner of supply chain consulting at Accenture. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of NBD Nanotechnology, Boston, Massachusetts, and NextShift Robotics, of Lowell, Massachusetts. Dr. Anderson received his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Econometrics and Finance from Boston College.
Lisa Sebesta, Founder and Managing Partner, Fresh Source Capital
As Founder of Sitari Capital, Lisa works with investors to evaluate and manage impactful, direct investments in private companies that align with their values. She is also a Managing Partner at Fresh Source Capital, LLC, and a General Partner in Fresh Source Capital Fund 1, which focuses on the sustainable food and agriculture sector. Previously, Lisa served as a consultant to the Fair Food Fund, and spent 15 years in the investment management business. She holds an BA from Holy Cross and a masters degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts.
INFO/DEMO TABLES (5:30 PM – 8:00 PM)
INFO/DEMO TABLES (5:30 PM – 8:00 PM)
Interested in demoing during the Supply Chain Innovation event, Please apply here: www.vencaf.org/entrepreneurapp.
Retail Business Services
Peapod Digital Labs
Supply Chain Dive
Retail Business Services (RBS)
Retail Business Services
Retail Business Services
Dr. Josué C. Velázquez-Martínez
MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
Supply Chain Ventures
Fresh Source Capital