enVista to Present Three Speaking Sessions at Parcel Forum 2021

For Immediate Release — 


WHAT: enVista Vice President, Consulting, Joe Wilkinson and enVista CEO, Jim Barnes will participate in three speaking sessions alongside global parcel and transportation experts during Parcel Forum 2021.

WHEN: September 14-16, 2021

WHERE: This is a live event. Registration is available here, and visit us on-site, at Booth #311.


Title: Change Is the Only Constant: Plan for the Future

Speaker: Joe Wilkinson, enVista; Anna Ameduri, Glidewell; Keith Burnett, Delta Airlines; John Janson, SanMar

Time: Thursday, September 16, 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. EDT (40 minutes)

Abstract: 2020 and 2021 have demonstrated that the maturity of a transportation program does not necessarily connote resiliency. The winds of change blew hard over the past 18 months, and now, the 2021 peak season approaches. In this session, we have gathered a group of diverse industry veterans who will provide you with the benefit of their insights and thoughts on where we’ve been and what is coming to the world of parcel shipping. Join the session moderator in asking any questions to our panel of logistics professionals.


Title: Top 20 Takeaways from the Conference

Speaker: Joe Wilkinson, enVista; Susan Rider, Argo Consulting

Time: Thursday, September 16, 2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. EDT (40 minutes)

Abstract: You can’t possibly attend all the conference sessions. What if there was an important tip in one of the presentations you could not attend that could help you meet your challenges and goals? Attend this closing session to find out the top 20 takeaways from the conference. Our team of experts, along with all our attendees, have gathered the best tips gleaned from three days of education and will present them to you in just 40 minutes. Make sure to submit your best tips on the PARCEL Forum app. This may be the most informative session you attend with guaranteed ideas to take home to implement.


Title: Target Is the One to Watch: How to Build a Successful Omnichannel Strategy

Speaker: Jim Barnes, enVista

Time: Thursday, September 16 at 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. EDT (40 minutes)

Abstract: The retail industry has been chasing Amazon for years, but more attention should be paid to Target. While the retail giant may have been on the ropes just five years ago, Target recently announced that 95% of its eCommerce packages are handled through its store infrastructure. Target has successfully made its stores central to the customer experience when many are (incorrectly) declaring that retail is dead. In this talk about the intersection of omnichannel approaches and logistics, we will look at the decisions Target made to achieve its current runaway success and what that means for retailers/brands building out their infrastructure. We will discuss how Target’s unique position is amplified in comparison to the Amazon model.