Robert Garrison of NFI to Speak at RILA

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Robert Garrison of NFI will be speaking at the RILA Supply Chain Conference on Monday with Joe Barbieri, Five Below Director of Supply Chain. In the panel titled Strategies for Managing International Excellence – Capitalizing on the Current Landscape, Barbieri and Garrison will outline how they accomplished global inventory optimization while in high-growth mode.

Robert Garrison of NFI will be speaking at the RILA Supply Chain Conference on Monday with Joe Barbieri, Five Below Director of Supply Chain. In the panel titled Strategies for Managing International Excellence – Capitalizing on the Current Landscape, Barbieri and Garrison will outline how they accomplished global inventory optimization while in high-growth mode.

“The story of our relationship with Five Below is a compelling one and I’m excited to share it with the supply chain industry,” said Garrison. “It’s another example of how we listen to and understand our clients’ needs and identify their biggest pain points. We then use that understanding to select the appropriate solutions and leverage current methodologies, so that we deliver an optimal supply chain experience.”

During the discussion, retailers will hear the story of Five Below and be offered insights into the processes and strategies that led to its success and lessons learned. With the leverage of a global 3PL partner, Five Below can access the people, technology, facilities, and carriers of their combined networks. Additionally, NFI will share their view of working as an international 3PL, how flexibility in supporting a business like Five Below’s is crucial, and in what ways 3PL relationships develop.

The panel will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 2:45 p.m. in Dallas, Texas. NFI will also be exhibiting at the conference from Sunday, February 28, 2016 – Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Stop by booth #527 to see how NFI can bring efficiencies to your supply chain.

About NFI -- NFI is a fully integrated supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI generates more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue and employs more than 8,000 associates. NFI owns facilities globally and operates 27.5 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. Its company-owned fleet consists of over 2,000 tractors and 8,200 trailers, operated by more than 2,600 company drivers and 250 owner operators. Its business lines include dedicated transportation, warehousing, intermodal, brokerage, transportation management, global, real estate, trailer storage, and solar services. For more information about NFI, visit http://www.nfiindustries.com or call 1-877-NFI-3777.

About Five Below:
Five Below is a rapidly growing specialty value retailer offering a broad range of trend-right, high-quality merchandise targeted at the teen and pre-teen customer. Five Below offers a dynamic, edited assortment of exciting products in a fun and differentiated store environment, all priced at $5 and below, including select brands and licensed merchandise across a number of category worlds: Style, Room, Sports, Tech, Crafts, Party, Candy, and Now. Five Below is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit http://www.fivebelow.com.

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