Holland, Mich., Feb. 17, 2010 – LeanLogistics, a global leader in innovative SaaS transportation technology and supply chain services, will be co-presenting an educational session at this year’s Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Logistics Conference 2010 in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 22. Vice President of Business Consulting, Stacy Kannawin, will be sharing her perspective on the crucial role technology plays in inbound planning for retailers. Kannawin has more than 15 years of experience in Supply Chain operations, business consulting and information technology.

Leading the session with Kannawin will be Judy Sweetman, Director of Inbound Logistics, Meijer Inc. and Randall Ledet, Group Manager of Transportation, Unilever. Their breakout session, Where’s My Stuff? will focus on the constructive solutions retailers can employ to significantly increase their purchase order and lead-time dependability, including obtaining visibility of inbound movements and using technology to control inbound shipments while managing the carrier relationship and the transit.

“Managing the ‘final mile’ is critical in the competitive retail arena,“ said Kannawin. “Inbound is also one of the least optimized segments of the demand chain. Our technology offers the tools for scalable management, execution and benchmarking across the enterprise.”

The RILA Logistics Conference (www.rila.org/events) brings together leading retail supply chain and logistics executives committed to moving the industry forward. Cutting-edge educational sessions, industry thought leadership and sharing best practices in retail’s leading supply chain forum provide the professional development opportunities vital to a company’s competitive advantage. Sessions will focus on strategic issues involving distribution, transportation, international logistics and sourcing, legislative and regulatory issues, sustainability, and workforce diversity and inclusion.

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About LeanLogistics
LeanLogistics is a global leader in SaaS on-demand transportation technology and supply chain services. LeanLogistics On-Demand TMS® delivers complete transportation planning, execution, settlement, and procurement functions that improve business processes, increase operating efficiency, and reduce costs. On-Demand TMS® currently processes millions of shipments per year representing over $5 billion in annual freight spend. Across this largest transportation network, more than 32,000 shippers, suppliers and trading partners interact with over 5,000 carriers, processing millions of transactions.

For companies outsourcing their transportation management process, LeanLogistics provides Supply Chain Services, combining the power of the On-Demand TMS® network, software as a service, and best practices to ensure clients receive maximum value.

LeanLogistics was founded in 1999 by logistics and transportation executives with a shared vision of leveraging web-based technologies to optimize supply chain processes. Headquartered in Holland, MI, LeanLogistics is a Brambles Company. For additional information, visit http://www.LeanLogistics.com or call 616.738.6400.

About Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.


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