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LLamasoft to Set the Pace on Supply Chain Design Excellence at RILA’s 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference

February 20, 2018

Company Will Join One of the World’s Largest Retail Supply Chains, Walmart International, in Sharing Best Practices for Gaining a Competitive Edge from Supply Chain Design and Optimization

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (February 20, 2018) — LLamasoft, a global leader in supply chain optimization software and solutions, today announced details of its participation at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Retail Supply Chain Conference, taking place February 25-28, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz. At the event, LLamasoft will partner with Walmart International to explore the retailer’s use of modeling technology to design a more competitive and efficient supply chain network, as well as to enable more rapid supply chain decision making.

RILA 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference, February 25-28, 2018, Phoeniz, Arizona

Hosted by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA,) the 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference is a one-of-a-kind gathering of top executives in retail supply chain. This year’s conference, Retail Supply Chain: Accelerating What’s Possible, will feature more than 35 interactive sessions and 6 breakout tracks offering best-in-class educational programs addressing the topics that matter most to retailers. LLamasoft will co-present alongside Walmart International to discuss its journey to supply chain network design excellence:


Walmart International: Secrets of Success for Network Design Excellence

Who: Jeff Metersky, VP, Solution Strategy, LLamasoft

Joshua Buchanan, Senior Manager, International Network Design, Walmart International

What:  This session shares how Walmart International has utilized people, process and technology to make better decisions, faster, and more frequently than its competitors. Specifically, Metersky and Buchanan will explore Walmart International’s use of modeling technology to design a more competitive and efficient supply chain network and to enable more rapid supply chain decision making.

Attendees will learn how the retail giant has built an international center of excellence for supply chain design to answer questions related to store assignments, capacity planning, growth modeling and transportation route design. Attendees will also hear how Walmart International has organized its team, how it prioritizes projects and how collaborative modeling has increased productivity, while enabling for continuous redesign of its supply chain to keep up with evolving business conditions.

When:  Tuesday, February 27, 2018; from 1:45-2:30pm MST

Where: Phoenix Convention Center

100 North 3rd Street

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Room 126

LLamasoft experts will also be available in booth #329 to answer any questions related to your supply chain planning challenges and needs.

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About LLamasoft, Inc.

LLamasoft supply chain design software helps organizations worldwide design and improve their supply chain operations. LLamasoft solutions enable companies across a wide range of industries to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain network, leading to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability and risk mitigation. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, LLamasoft is a leader in supply chain excellence and innovation, advancing technology focused on continuous improvement of enterprise supply chains for the world’s largest organizations.


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LLamasoft, Inc.
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