2018 Parcel Forum


Mon, Tues & Wed

For professionals who want to get everything out of attending the PARCEL Forum!


That's a $400 savings if you register by 07/28/18

Tuesday & Wednesday

Ideal for those who can't afford to be out of the office for three days.


That's a $300 savings if you register by 07/28/18

Tuesday or Wednesday

Perfect for those who want to put their toe in our educational waters or have other time constraints.


That's a $200 savings if you register by 07/28/18

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by 07/28/18
after 08/30/18

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

2-Day Package (Tues, Wed & Exhibit Hall Pass)

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).


* Industry-First Conference Travel Rebate! Platinum Package attendees are eligible to receive a $250 airfare or $100 drive-in conference rebate. Visit http://parcelforum.com/travel-rebate/ for details.

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First Time Attending?

* Are you a first-time PARCEL Forum attendee?
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First-Timers Breakfast

* Will you attend the first-timers breakfast on Monday, Sept 24 at 8:00am?
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Conference Session Schedule

Monday, September 24th - Pre-conference Workshops

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

100 - MASTERING Parcel Contract Negotiations: Reduce Shipping Costs 5-25%!

200 - LEAN FUNDAMENTALS: Prepare Your People, Improve Your Processes, Transform Your Supply Chain

300 - It's All about Risk! Transportation and the Law Parcel Shippers: 2018 Edition

400 - All-Day Tours of Distribution Centers

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SE100 - Platinum Attendee Reception at Punch Bowl Social

Tuesday, September 25th

7:45 AM - 8:50 AM

KY100 - Breakfast Keynote with a Side of Networking - Featuring Ravi Shanker, Morgan Stanley

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

101 - POWER SESSION: eCommerce Order Fulfillment
(2-hours, must attend both hours)
201 - Last-mile Logistics in the Digital Era
301 - Shipping in the Age of Mobile Devices
401 - POWER SESSION: Exclusive Live Transportation Benchmarking
(2-hours, must attend both hours)
501 - DHL eCommerce: Partnering for Success
601 - What Is Your Data Telling You
701 - The ABCs of Transportation

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

102 - POWER SESSION: eCommerce Order Fulfillment
(2-hours, must attend both hours)
202 - The Changing Face of Last-mile Logistics Operating Models
302 - CASE STUDY: Could a Unified TMS Be Your Golden Opportunity
402 - POWER SESSION: Exclusive Live Transportation Benchmarking
(2-hours, must attend both hours)
502 - TBA
602 - Top 10 Parcel Surcharges to Avoid
702 - The ABCs of Operations

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

103 - Do You Think You Are Ready to Ship from More than One Location?
203 - The Nuts and Bolts of Running Last-mile Logistics
303 - How to Offer Local Service on a Global Scale
403 - CASE STUDY: Keeping Pace with Leading Alternatives for Consumer Shipping Options & Fees
503 - USPS: Partnering for Success
603 - Weighing Operational Changes v. Carrier Discounts
703 - The ABCs of Technology

12:00 Noon - 12:50 PM

104 - What You Need to Know about Selecting a Fulfillment Provider
204 - Configuring the Last-mile Logistics Network
304 - Blockchain, AR & VR: Benefits (& Drawbacks) to Modern Supply Chains
404 - Get a 1-up on Negotiating Contracts
504 - UPS: Partnering for Success
604 - Pack to Save
704 - The ABCs of Being a Manager

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

KY200 - Shipper of the Year Award and Keynote Luncheon with Kevin Kuntz, GAP

2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

SE200 - Exhibit Hall

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

SE300 - Grand Reception at Sam & Harry's

Wednesday, September 26th

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

SE400 - Wake-Up Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

105 - CASE STUDY: Squeezing Air out of Boxes
205 - Global eCommerce Made Easy!
305 - How to Incorporate Regionals into Your Transportation Mix
405 - Converting Your DC from a Cost Center to Profit Center
505 - How to Predict & Analyze the Impact of Carrier Rate Increases
605 - eCommerce Shipping 101: A Strategy for Growth
705 - CASE STUDY: Using Data Warehouse to Evaluate Freight Activity

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

106 - Impact of DIM Pricing on eCommerce Business
206 - TBA
306 - PEER PANEL: How We Did It
406 - Top 5 Challenges Roundtables
506 - How to Predict & Analyze the Impact of Carrier Accessorial Increases
606 - Effective Transportation Spend Management
706 - CASE STUDY Big Savings in Parcel: Optimizing Last Mile Shipping through Effective Data

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

SE500 - Biz-n-Bite Luncheon in Exhibit Hall

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM

107 - Systematic Approach to Ensure Goods Arrive as Intended
207 - Mitigating Risk at the Border
307 - TBA
407 - Avoid Risky Business in DC Operations
507 - How to Negotiate 2019 Carrier Contracts
607 - Technology to Compete with the Big Guys

1:40 PM - 2:30 PM

108 - CLOSING SESSION: Ask Them Anything You Want
208 - CLOSING SESSION: 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?
Check all that apply
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 2018/2019? 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?
Check all that apply
Material Handling Industry Association (MHI)
Parcel Shippers Association (PSA)
International Safe Transit Association (ISTA)
National Industrial Transportation League (NITL)
International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA)

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