2017 Parcel Forum


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Platinum Package (Mon, Tues, Wed & Exhibit Hall Pass) *

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1-Day Package (Tues & Exhibit Hall Pass)

1-Day Package (Wed & Exhibit Hall Pass)

Workshops/Tours Only (Mon & Exhibit Hall Pass)

Exhibit Hall Only (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Note: Exhibit Hall only registration includes admission to Grand Reception (Tuesday) and Exhibit Floor Luncheon (Wednesday).


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Conference Session Schedule

Monday, September 18th - Pre-conference Workshops

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

100 - MASTERING Parcel Contract Negotiations

200 - INTERACTIVE Planning for the Future of Distribution BONUS: Tour

300 - Optimizing Your International Supply Chain BONUS: Tour

400 - All-day Tours of Distribution Centers

Tuesday, September 19th

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

SE101 - Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

101 - DHL eCommerce: Now & Into the Future
201 - Evaluating DC Efficiencies
301 - PEER-TO-PEER Inside Ascena's STRATEGIC Plan to Improve Delivery Time
401 - PEER-TO-PEER PANEL How eCommerce Companies Succeeded in Fulfillment
501 - PEER-TO-PEER How Shield HealthCare Improved Delivery with Regional Carriers
601 - Effective Analytics for Controlling Your Spend
701 - PEER-TO-PEER #WishIKnewThen: New Manager

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

102 - USPS: Now & Into the Future
202 - Engage the Workforce for Productivity
302 - PEER-TO-PEER Inside Bounty Hunter Wines' TACTICAL Plan to Improve Delivery Time
402 - What It Takes to Have a Successful Fulfillment Operation
502 - Is a Multi-Carrier Strategy Right for You?
602 - PEER-TO-PEER Leveraging Shipping Data to Predict Future Outcomes
702 - PEER-TO-PEER #WishIKnewThen: Warehouse Management

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

103 - FedEx: Now & Into the Future
203 - Making the Returns Process Efficient
303 - Adapting a Warehouse for Speed
403 - The Labor Market & Its Impact on DC Site Selection
503 - Parcel Optimization for Small- and Mid-Sized Companies
603 - EXCLUSIVE: ALL NEW Live & Interactive Shippers' Benchmarking Survey
(2-hours, must attend both hours)
703 - PEER-TO-PEER #WishIKnewThen: Transportation

12:00 Noon - 12:50 PM

104 - UPS: Now & Into the Future
204 - PEER-TO-PEER Conveyor-Based Picking or Cart-Based picking
304 - Out-of-the-Box Delivery Options Make Quick Transit Possible
404 - Redefining Fulfillment in the Age of the New Consumer
504 - Two Underused Services: 100weight & LTL
604 - EXCLUSIVE: ALL NEW Live & Interactive Shippers' Benchmarking Survey
(2-hours, must attend both hours)
704 - PEER-TO-PEER #WishIKnewThen: Big Data 101

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

SE200 - Keynote & PARCEL Forum Shipper of the Year Award Luncheon

Wednesday, September 20th

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

105 - How to Predict & Analyze the Impact of Carrier Rate Increases
205 - Right-sizing Automation for Your DC
305 - MINI INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP How to Build a Supply Chain Based on Customer Behaviors
(2-hours, must attend both hours)
405 - PEER-TO-PEER How Petco Overcame the Challenges of Ship-from-Store Fulfillment
505 - PEER-TO-PEER How Drugstore.com Solved Complex Pricing in a B2C Environment,
605 - Transportation: What is Possible, What is Probable and What is Predictable?
705 - 5 Most Important Things to Know about the Laws Governing the Supply Chain

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

106 - How to Predict & Analyze the Impact of Carrier Accessorial Increases
206 - Everyone Is Moving to the Cloud; Should You?
306 - MINI INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP How to Build a Supply Chain Based on Customer Behaviors
(2-hours, must attend both hours)
406 - A Scientific Approach to Packaging Optimization
506 - PEER-TO-PEER How Essendant Solved Complex Pricing in a B2B Environment
606 - ARM yourself for Success in Developing the Supply Chain of the Future
706 - A Peak Inside the DC Fishbowl and How It Affects Your

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM

107 - How to Negotiate 2018 Carrier Contracts
207 - TBA
307 - Free Shipping & Damaged Packages: Your Decisions Can Get & Keep a Customer
407 - Cartonization: Key to Reducing Unexpected DIM Costs
507 - PEER-TO-PEER Successful Transportation Procurement: A Comprehensive Walk-Through
607 - Technology Changes So Rapidly; What's Next

1:40 PM - 2:30 PM

108 - ASK THEM ANYTHING YOU WANT: Interactive Q&A with the Transportation Knowledge Team
408 - Top 20 Takeaways from the Conference


* For networking purposes, what best describes you?
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I am primarily involved in transportation decisions/activities
I am primarily involved in technology decisions/activities
I am primarily involved in operations decisions/activities
I work for a consulting firm, vendor to the industry or transportation/delivery company

Please check the category that best describes your company:
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Retailer (Online and/or Brick & Mortar)
Transportation/Carrier Company
Business Services/Government/Education/Publishing
Sell Products/Services to the Parcel Shipping Industry

My primary job responsibility:
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C-Level, President, Owner
Shipping/Transportation VP, Director or Manager
Logistics VP, Director or Manager
Warehouse/Operations VP, Director or Manager
IT VP, Director or Manager
Packaging VP, Director or Manager

What is your company's average monthly volume of outgoing parcels?
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Less than 1,000 packages
1,000 - 29,999 packages
30,000 - 69,999 packages
70,000 - 99,999 packages
100,000 - 499,999 packages
500,000 - 999,999 packages
1 million+

What is the size of your distribution center? Note: If you have multiple facilities, please estimate total combined square footage.
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Less than 50,000 sq. ft.
50,000 - 99,999 sq. ft.
100,000 - 499,999 sq. ft.
500,000 sq. ft. +

Which of the products/services below is your company looking to purchase within the next 12-18 months?
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3PL Services
ADC, Barcoding, RFID Systems
Carrier/Transportation Services
Returns/Receiving Systems
Supply Chain Management Software
Material Handling Equipment
Order Fulfillment Technology
Parcel Insurance
Labeling Systems
Manifesting Software
Transportation Management Systems (TMS)
Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
Weighing/Cubing Systems/Scales
Packaging Equipment or Materials
Parcel Sortation/Conveyor Systems

Please select what your top two goals are for 2017/2018? This helps us better plan the conference content.
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Develop new or revise transportation plan
Negotiate carrier contracts
Update, consolidate or build distribution center
Improve packaging (DIM or in-transit damage)
Install new transportation software
Install new warehousing software
Install new warehousing systems
Invest in material handling equipment
Reduce order-to-ship times
General cost reductions across the logistics enterprise
Improve pick-pack operations
Hire more staff

Would you like to receive a complimentary subscription to PARCEL magazine?
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Yes, I would like to receive both the print and electronic version
Yes, I would like to receive ONLY the electronic version
No, I already receive
No thank you

How did you hear about PARCEL Forum?
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Printed Brochure
Electronic Communication
Attended in the Past
Ad in Magazine
Referred by Colleague/Friend

What publications do you read?
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DC Velocity
Inbound Logistics
Multichannel Merchant
Supply & Demand Chain Exec
Logistics Management
Modern Materials Handling
Supply Chain Mgmt Review
Packaging World

Are you a member of any of the below associations?
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Parcel Shippers Association (PSA)
International Safe Transit Association (ISTA)
National Industrial Transportation League (NITL)
International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA)

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