COLUMBUS, Ohio — HARDI recently announced its lineup for its Supply Chain Excellence Focus Conference which will be held March 26-28 in Tempe, Arizona. The Supply Chain Excellence Conference is a combination of two previous Focus Conferences: Purchasing and Operations & Logistics. Sessions will cover a wide array of topics regarding distributors optimizing the flow of products in their businesses. The keynote speaker, Jim Tompkins, will talk to attendees about getting in front of the digital revolution.

HARDI members can look forward to observing the following eight sessions: Jim Tompkins will present, "The ABC’s of the Impact of Digital Disruptions to Distributor’s Supply Chains;" Tom Cannizzo and George Muha will present, "Transportation Today: Why You Need a TMS to Thrive;" Shelley Row will present, "Go with Your Gut: Effective Decision-Making in an Over-Thinking World;" Ken Ackerman will present, "Leadership On the Warehouse Floor;" Jon Melchi will present, "HARDI Government Affairs Briefing;" Randy MacLean will present, "Analytics & Metrics for Supply Chain & Operations;" Gregory L. Schlegel will present, "Supply Chain Risk Management: Its Importance and How to Mitigate It;" and Greg White and Jennifer Priestley will present, "Winning in Any Economy: Using Big Data to Gain Customers and Generate Cash."

New construction, abnormal seasonal patterns, new regulations, and a host of factors make the HVACR industry unpredictable at best. Big data offers new hope for you to grow no matter what the market circumstances. Using detailed customer and market data, you can transform visibility and inventory management to generate cash and improve service for your customers in the good times and bad.

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