The Symposium explores best practices in store openings, remodels, rollouts, fixtures, store closings, relocations and reverse logistics. Together with Koch Logistics, Store Opening Solutions will co-host discussions among retail leaders regarding industry challenges and the most recent technologies and practices available to help retailers achieve more results with less.
“The Symposium allows retail leaders to discuss challenges they are facing, and the best approach to those challenges, in a structured environment to find effective solutions,” explains Chuck Cline, president of Store Opening Solutions.
The Symposium will include featured speakers Ken Buschle and Dr. Brian Gibson. Buschle, LEED professional and accredited architect by the U.S. Green Building Council, was the 2008 recipient of the Southwest Florida American Institute of Architects “Architectural Achievement” award. Buschle will be discussing the USGBC LEED for Retail program. Brian Gibson, Ph.D., is a professor of supply chain management (SCM) at Auburn University. Gibson will outline the findings of a recent retail supply chain study co-sponsored by Auburn University, Fortna and RILA, exploring the state of the retail industry supply chain. The Symposium will be facilitated by Mary Ann O’Neil, founding principal of One to One Leadership.
The 2010 Best Practices Symposium is scheduled for January 27 – 29, 2010 in Marco Island, Fla.
About Store Opening Solutions, LLC
SOS (storeopeningsolutions.com) provides scalable, individually tailored solutions for new store openings, remodels/resets, and rollouts. From transportation, warehousing/consolidation, to interior construction, fixture installation and merchandising, SOS provides Customers with turn-key project solutions - one vendor, one solution, one call.
About Koch Logistics
Koch Logistics (kochcompanies.com) is a leading third party logistics (3PL) company providing supply chain connections through its transportation, shipping and distribution services. Through a network of domestic and international partners located in more than 230 import/export markets worldwide, Koch Logistics helps companies more effectively manage their complex supply chain requirements with on-time delivery using customized trucking, air-freight, rail and sea shipping solutions. Learn more at Kochretail.com/blog. Headquartered in St. Paul, MN, Koch Logistics is a division of Minneapolis-based Stan Koch & Sons Trucking, Inc., a privately held, asset based, trucking, warehousing and leasing company.