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Virtual Roundtable – November 18, 2020

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We are currently in the process of finalizing our virtual Fall 2020 program. Please check back for updates. Please contact Tara Mostatab at tmostatab@naw.org if you have any questions.

“NAW enables a free-flow of ideas and answers to Questions for Operations executives from large companies and different industries. The Roundtable is a “great-value-add” since it allows you to discuss tactical issues with counterparts facing the same challenges.”

Submitted Anonymously by the Senior Vice President of Operations of a $7 Billion Dollar Distribution Company

The NAW Billion Dollar Company Operations Roundtable for direct members was created as a new mechanism for the Operations Executives of large distribution enterprises to network with non-competing peers in multiple lines of trade on key operations issues.

Similar to other billion dollar roundtables NAW has created for the CIO, CFO, Chief Legal Officer, and CHRO, this by invitation roundtable is composed of executives from billion dollar companies that meet in Chicago two times per year. This highly interactive group consists of the SENIOR-MOST operations executives. The annual fee is $1,800 per member, which covers meeting costs for two events in a twelve month cycle. Participants are expected to cover the cost of their hotel and travel. Once the annual fee is paid, there are no additional fees to attend the meetings, which will last one day beginning with a reception and dinner the evening before.

The participating companies can also name an alternate who can take the place of the Operations Executive, should that person be unable to attend the scheduled meeting.

If you would like to learn more please contact Tara Mostatab at 202.263.4080 or tmostatab@naw.org.

Eligibility: Companies with $1B+ in annual revenue.
The NAW Billion Dollar Roundtable is the only opportunity that provides networking and benchmarking exclusively with other top executives of non competing, like-sized Wholesale-Distribution companies.

NAW Billion Dollar Operations Virtual Roundtable Agenda

Virtual Roundtable - November 18

1:30 PM – 1:40 PM
Welcome

1:40 PM – 2:20 PM
Opening Session & Discussion
What Technology Trends Should You Implement Post COVID-19? 

COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation across the distribution industry. Most of these changes have propelled your company into a  “new normal” that is here to stay.  At this session, you learn what trends in technology transformation you can expect to see not only in 2021 but for years to come.

2:20 PM – 2:30 PM
Break

2:30 PM – 3:10 PM
General Session & Discussion
Diversity in Leadership

Distributors are at a vital point in the development of logistics workforces, which aren’t keeping up with the industry’s growth. Focusing on diversity can help fill these roles at every level. In fact, the focus needs to shift from order pickers and packers to attracting the next generation of freight agents, inventory managers, administrators, and supply chain analysts.  At this session, you’ll learn the importance of diversity in leadership and how it will help strengthen your business.

3:10 PM – 3:20 PM

Break

3:20 PM – 4:00 PM
General Session & Discussion

How to Deal with the Labor Shortage: The Alternative Workforce

Wholesaler-Distributors have been dealing with a labor shortage for many years now. This session will focus on how an alternative workforce is part of the solution. You’ll learn more relevant human capital practices to attract independent contractors and fill the labor shortage gap.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Open Discussion
This is also an open forum to further discuss any item on the agenda or to bring up topics that are not on the agenda. Make sure to take notes during this session; you may find a perfect topic to suggest for the next NAW Roundtable scheduled for Spring 2021.

5:00 PM
Adjourn

The following wholesale distribution companies are registered for the Fall 2020 Billion Dollar Operations Virtual Roundtable:

  • A D I
  • Composites One LLC

NAW Billion Dollar Operations Roundtable Members

  • ABC Supply Co Inc.
  • ADI Global
  • Border States Electric Supply
  • Brenntag North America
  • Bunzl Distribution USA
  • Core Mark International
  • Graybar
  • Johnstone Supply
  • MORSCO
  • US Lumber Group
  • Uline
  • WESCO Distribution Inc
  • Wurth Industries

The following wholesale distribution companies have attended previous NAW Billion Dollar Operations Roundtables:

  • ABC Supply Co Inc.
  • ADI Global
  • AmeriGas Propane
  • Berlin Packaging
  • Boise Cascade Company
  • Border States Electric Supply
  • Bunzl Distribution USA
  • Cardinal Health
  • Core-Mark International
  • Dawn Foods Products
  • Do it Best Corp
  • Dot Foods
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Graybar
  • HD Smith
  • Johnstone Supply
  • McKesson Distribution
  • MRC Global
  • Network Services Company
  • Patterson Companies
  • PetroChoice
  • Pool Corp.
  • PrimeSource
  • SRS Distribution
  • Uline
  • US Lumber Group
  • Vertiv
  • Victory Packaging
  • WESCO Distribution Inc
  • Weyerhaeuser Co
  • WinSupply

The Billion Dollar Operations Virtual Roundtable will take place via Zoom Meetings. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom meeting information.

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