Seattle, Washington

September 10-12

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Agenda & Breakouts

 

Agenda is subject to change

Further your Latitude WMS education and knowledge with 21 different session topics to pick from. We offer a variety of formats and classrooms, including hands-on learning in computer labs, demonstrations, user-led panels, and one-on-one consulting sessions. Our customized training will help your team better understand new features, modules and techniques for streamlined warehouse operations.

Day One | Sunday, September 10

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration (Reflections Gallery)

12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tech Center: One-on-One Consulting (Lily Room)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sponsors (Reflections Gallery)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception (The Cedars)


Day Two | Monday, September 11

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet (Tamarack Hall)

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Conference Welcome (Summit Auditorium)

8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address - Bill Eckstrom (Summit Auditorium)

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Morning Break (Reflections Gallery)

 

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Hands-on Learning (Cedar I)
Presentations (Cedar II)
Panel Discussions (Cedar III) 

  9:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  
Cedar III Getting the Best from Your Warehouse Worker
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  Research shows that happy employees are more productive. If you’re wondering how to achieve higher levels of organizational effectiveness through a positive and healthy workplace culture, this session is right up your alley. Panelists will share the motivational tools they use to help drive results, as well as cover the 10 rules for better productivity.   
Cedar II Transaction Metrics: What's the Data Saying About You?
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  A well-managed warehouse means putting people first and measuring the work they do.  Attendees will see the power of Latitude metrics by zone, by employee group, by branch ... even down to each individual. Visibility to warehouse productivity will help you see where adjustments should be considered and where performance benchmarks can be set.  
Cedar I Reduce Footsteps in the Warehouse with Slotting
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  What if you had a place for everything, and everything in its place?  Welcome to Latitude Slotting.  Corral your high movers and put them in the front row seat.  See, hands-on, how to review and rank your high-demand items, then optimize their respective bins and locations for maximum picking efficiency.  Learn how to easily identify these items and utilize RF terminals to best organize your warehouse.  
  10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  
Cedar III

Faster Picking in an Ever-changing Warehouse

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  Order counts continue to increase while line counts continue to decrease. Learn from some of Latitude's most progressive users on how to leverage zone picking, smart conveyor systems, carousels, and voice picking to increase throughput without sacrificing accuracy.  This session will take a look at real-world warehouses and what other Latitude users are doing to exceed customer expectations while lowering ‘per line’ picking costs.  
Cedar II A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place
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  Slotting. Simply put, it’s an automated process through which products and their storage characteristics are reviewed and ranked. Thus, the most optimal physical warehouse arrangement possible is revealed. This equals faster and better output, more space for in-demand inventory, and increased revenue. If put-away, picking and replenishment needs minimized and optimized in your warehouse or DC, this session is a can’t miss.  
Cedar I 4 Tools Every Warehouse Manager Should be Using
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If you're not using the Daily Checklist, Shadow Console, Message Feature, and Problem Bins functionality - you might be working harder than you need to. Take advantage of this session to learn these and other game-changing tools that will make an immediate difference in your own real-world warehouses scenarios back home.

 
  11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  
Cedar III 5 Ways to Reduce Receiving Bottlenecks
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  When your Receiving gets congested, the chaos it creates for the whole warehouse operation is dramatic.  Latitude users will discuss ways they have reduced the bottlenecks including truck delivery scheduling, pre-receiving for items requiring inspection, learning bar codes on the fly, cross-docking techniques, as well a streamlining inbound processing of receipts.  Utilizing Latitude alerts will be highlighted as well.    
Cedar II Customer Service Starts with the Front Counter
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  Friendly, fast, and efficient. That's what your customers expect when they walk in. Welcome to the Front Counter. Session participants will see firsthand how they can deliver great customer service and keep inventory accurate in this fast-paced setting.  Learn the tricks to Front Count order processing, including high priority picks, will call orders, front counter add-ons, and efficiently handling returns.  
Cedar I Latitude Manifest & Shipping System Time-savers . . . and More
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From automating accessorial and service selections to automatically calculating discounts and handling charges, this hands-on training session will teach you to master the techniques in Latitude Manifest & Shipping System to streamline and simplify your small parcel shipping operations.

 
  12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  
Tamarack Hall Lunch
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  1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.  
Cedar III Avoid Small Parcel Shipping Challenges 
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  The Small Parcel Shipping functionality within Latitude Manifest & Shipping System allows you to thrive even as shipping challenges created from customer demands and requirements constantly shift.  Learn how Latitude power users are taking these challenges, as well as the continued obstacles from the shippers themselves, to create competitive market advantages around small parcel shipping.  
Cedar II Sponsor Presentation - Honeywell
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Cedar I Stop Wasting Time Manually Coordinating Multiple Shipping Systems
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  Spending valuable time coordinating multiple shipping systems can be a burden. Having to switch between separate systems will eat away at employee productivity. And, warehouses that have multiple work stations dedicated to handle one carrier's shipping software can be a costly upkeep and strain on network resources. With Latitude Manifest & Shipping System, everything's contained in one location - which means your next ship won't go down like the Titanic.  
  2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  
Cedar III What Makes a Successful Branch Rollout?
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Thinking of extending Latitude to a branch? How can you be sure the project will be successful? Latitude users will describe what they've experienced. The good and the bad. From training to balancing workloads during an implementation, what level of project ownership is required? You'll come away from this session knowing whether a baby step approach or a big bang rollout is right for you.

 
Cedar II Mapping Latitude's Future
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Here’s your opportunity to connect with the engineering minds of PathGuide’s product developers.  Get the inside track to some of the significant enhancements to our current and next generation product. As a product stakeholder, this is also your opportunity to weigh in on development ideas that will make your operations more streamlined, productive, and competitive.  This session was designed with you in mind, so nothing’s off the table. Be a part of influencing Latitude’s next rollout and release.

 
Cedar I Eat the Elephant One Bite at a Time with Cycle Count Planning
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  Say goodbye to disruptive warehouse shutdowns. Join us to learn why cycle count planning is more efficient and effective than the dreaded annual inventory. We'll cover the different concepts of cycle count plans and review cycle count schedules. You'll walk away from this session knowing how to improve inventory accuracy, reduce labor costs and maintain efficiency by implementing the Cycle Count Planning Module for your warehouse.  
  3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  
Reflections Gallery Afternoon Break
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  We've stretched your mind, so now stretch your legs. Enjoy a quick refresher before diving back in.  
  3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  
Cedar III Critical Success Factors to Great Implementations
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  An implementation can seem intimidating if you look at it in its entirety, but it isn’t as difficult as most people believe. This session breaks down the critical success factors to great implementations in manageable chunks. If you're the likely candidate for your company's project champion, this class will help prepare and guide you down the right path and erase any lingering fears about workflow disruption and maintaining order throughout the implementation process.  
Cedar II Step Up to Latitude 10.0.115 and Reap the Benefits
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  Don't be left in the dark! Join us as we review some of the cool new features now available with the latest release of Latitude WMS. Still haven't upgraded? See what you're missing. Already on 115? We’ll discuss some things you'll want to take advantage of right now. Reap the benefits of attending this session and upgrading when you get back home.   
Cedar I Better Replenishment Techniques
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  Inventory replenishment is as simple as restocking primary picking bins from overstock. Learn how Latitude's Replenishment Module 1) establishes minimum and maximum quantities, 2) generates a replenish list on current demand, 3) directs replenishment, 4) relocates inventory with scan and confirm prompts, and 5) includes FIFO control.   
  4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.  
Cedar III Town Hall: Latitude Advisory Board Q&A
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  Latitude WMS power users at an arm's reach? Absolutely. Bring your questions and ideas to this open forum to discuss future Latitude WMS enhancements. This panel is made up of Latitude Advisory Board members who are seasoned distributrion professionals representing multiple industries, ranging from electrical and retail to marine and architectural detailing. You're sure to walk away with fresh insights and a renewed vision.  
Cedar II Show Latitude Who's Boss: Best Tips, Tricks & Techniques
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  Looking for helpful techniques to better train warehouse personnel?  Does looking at your hand-held computer make you go cross-eyed? Getting tangled in Latitude Web?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, your attendance at this session is a must. Learn new tips, tricks and techniques to simplify your daily practices.  
Cedar I The Many Benefits of Dimensioning and Precartonization
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With ever increasing shipping costs, it is more important than ever to both optimally pack and capture appropriate carton detail.  In this hands-on training lab, see how Latitude WMS can help capture dimensional data and how you can use this data to take both picking and packing to a whole new level.

 
  6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  
Evergreen Lawn Client Appreciation Dinner
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  After a full days’ training, sit back and enjoy wonderful farm-to-table regional cuisine while taking in the pristine surrounds and meticulously landscaped Evergreen Lawn.  
  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  
The Summit Client Appreciation Event
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  This event will have you grinning one minute and completely mesmerized the next. Mark Schaefer offers an interactive magic experience that is both engaging and astounding. Brace yourself for an evening of pure awesomeness, starting with close-up magic on the Evergreen Lawn to mentalism in The Summit.  

Day Three | Tuesday, September 12

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet (Tamarack Hall)

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
General Session (Summit Auditorium)

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Keynote Address - Randy Aronis (Summit Auditorium)

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Morning Break (Reflections Gallery)

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tech Center: One-on-One Consulting (Lily Room)

9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sponsors (Reflections Gallery)

End of User Conference

12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Latitude Advisory Board Lunch & Meeting (Brightwood Board Room)