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Coca-Cola, Land O’Lakes, Henkel and other supply chain leaders will present a bold vision for supply chain sustainability

CHICAGO, March 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FourKites®, the #1 real-time supply chain visibility platform, will host the largest ever virtual conference focused on supply chain sustainability at the end of this month. Presenters will include Dr. Dirk Holbach, Corporate Senior Vice President of Henkel Global Supply Chain B.V.; Meghan Stasz, Vice President, Packaging & Sustainability at Consumer Brands Association; Dustin Braun, Senior Director of Logistics at Land O’Lakes, Inc.; Rob Haddock, Group Director Planning & Logistics at Coca-Cola North America; Mike Turner, former Vice President of Sales at UPS; and Rick Blasgen, President & CEO of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

The Virtual Summit, titled “The Future of Supply Chain Sustainability,” taking place on March 31 to April 2, 2020, will feature discussions with nine supply chain leaders, who will share their visions for how businesses can optimize operations to support their sustainability initiatives. Sustainability has become a top priority as more organizations see value in going green. But in doing so, they must navigate new regulations and make strategic decisions about how to reduce their carbon emissions, how to eliminate empty miles, how to become more innovative in their packaging and many other considerations.

FourKites’ Virtual Summit brings together supply chain executives and leading minds across the logistics community to discuss key sustainability challenges and strategies facing businesses leaders today. Attendees will walk away with a clear understanding of the primary building blocks of collaborative supply chains; strategies for choosing technology platforms that can advance their corporate sustainability programs; and gain insights from experts in the field who have successfully reduced their companies’ carbon footprints.

“We all grew up in an era when the complexity of most supply chains made it nearly impossible to identify waste and inefficiency,” said FourKites CEO Mathew Elenjickal. “Supply chain visibility software is now changing this for the better, and we have an opportunity and a responsibility to make a positive impact on this global issue.”

Tuesday, March 31: Sustainability Foundations
From procurement to delivery, Consumer Brands Association and Henkel will share the fundamentals of incorporating sustainability across your supply chain.
1:00pm-1:45pm CST

Wednesday, April 1: Sustainability + Technology
Hear how Coca-Cola and Land O’Lakes are leveraging new technologies to tackle the biggest challenge in supply chain sustainability— freight logistics.
1:00pm-1:45pm CST

Thursday, April 2: Reverse Logistics
Reverse logistics is one of the next big frontiers for supply chain leaders around the globe. Learn about the leading supply chain strategies for thriving in a circular economy.
1:00pm-1:45pm CST

About FourKites
FourKites is the largest predictive supply chain visibility platform, delivering real-time visibility and predictive analytics for the broadest network of Global 1000 companies and third-party logistics firms. Using a proprietary algorithm to calculate shipment arrival times, FourKites enables customers to lower operating costs, improve on-time performance and strengthen end-customer relationships. With a network that spans millions of GPS/ELD devices, FourKites covers all modes, including truckload, LTL, ocean, rail, intermodal and parcel. The platform is optimized for mobile and equipped with market-leading end-to-end security.

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