From trans-oceanic freight to truck driver shortages, from deteriorating domestic infrastructure to last mile headaches, the furniture industry faces supply chain bottlenecks that create a disconnect between manufacturer and retailer abilities and consumer expectations.
Working in conjunction with the AHFA, Furniture Today will deliver a thought-provoking program that will arm retailers and manufacturers with the newest technological learning, emerging best practices and market-tested strategies to streamline their supply chain.
Among the topics on this year’s agenda are:
Are automated vehicles the solution to driver shortages and constricting hours of service regulations?
What do recent shipping industry shakeups portend for the future of ocean freight and are U.S. ports equipped to handle the ships of tomorrow?
Will longshoremen strikes cripple furniture industry momentum in 2017 before it even gets started?
What impact will a new administration in Washington have on the nation’s infrastructure and regulatory environment?
eCommerce has forever changed consumer expectations when it comes to delivery times. How can retailers and manufacturers work together to smooth kinks in the supply chain and deliver best-in-class delivery?