Koch Logistics Explores 'Doing more with Less' at 9th Annual Best Practices Symposium

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Leading 3PL provider Koch Logistics co-sponsors annual Symposium for retail leaders

Leading 3PL Koch Logistics cosponsors retail leader Symposium

The Symposium provides structured discussion for senior leaders within retail, fixture and construction segments to examine their collective challenges and find effective solutions

Koch Logistics, a leading third party logistics (3PL) company, announced it will co-sponsor the 9th Annual Best Practices Symposium. Dedicated to retail leaders interested in improving performance, the Symposium explores new best practices in the following areas: store openings, remodels, rollouts, fixtures, store closings, relocations and reverse logistics. Together with Store Opening Solutions, Koch Logistics will co-host discussions among retail leaders regarding industry challenges and the most recent technologies and practices available to help retailers achieve more results with less.

"The Symposium provides structured discussion for senior leaders within retail, fixture and construction segments to examine their collective challenges and find effective solutions," explains Jeff Faust, VP and General Manager of Koch Logistics. "The educational forum among a retail peer group offers a unique opportunity to learn and discuss ways to reduce costs while making the most of available resources."

The Symposium will include featured speakers Ken Buschle and Dr. Brian Gibson. Buschle, LEED professional and accredited architect by the U.S. Green Building Council, was the 2008 recipient of the Southwest Florida American Institute of Architects "Architectural Achievement" award. Brian Gibson, Ph.D., is a professor of supply chain management (SCM) at Auburn University. He will outline the findings of a recent retail supply chain study co-sponsored by Auburn University, Fortna and RILA, that provided insights into the challenges facing the retail industry, as well as the capabilities needed to attain supply chain excellence.

The Symposium will be facilitated by Mary Ann O'Neil, founding principal of One to One Leadership. She has led workshops in the US and internationally on leading and managing. The 2010 Best Practices Symposium is scheduled for January 27 - 29, 2010 in Marco Island, Fla. Retailers can learn more at storeopeningsolutions.com/symposium10.htm

About Koch Logistics
Koch Logistics is a leading third party logistics (3PL) company providing supply chain connections through its transportation, shipping and distribution services. Through a network of domestic and international partners located in more than 230 import/export markets worldwide, Koch Logistics helps companies more effectively manage their complex supply chain requirements with on-time delivery using customized trucking, air-freight, rail and sea shipping solutions. Learn more at Kochretail.com/blog. Headquartered in St. Paul, MN, Koch Logistics is a division of Minneapolis-based Stan Koch & Sons Trucking, Inc. (kochcompanies.com), a privately held, asset based, trucking, warehousing and leasing company.

About Store Opening Solutions, Inc. (SOS)
SOS provides scalable, individually tailored solutions for new store openings, remodels/resets and rollouts. From transportation, warehousing/consolidation, to interior construction, fixture installation and merchandising, SOS provides customers with turn-key project solutions--one vendor, one solution, one call.


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