Myth or Reality — One WMS Size Fits All, Explains Industry Veteran

MONTREAL, March 11, 2014 — In a dedicated seminar at Modex 2014, supply chain execution and warehouse management industry veteran, John P. Reichert, explains how to overcome the challenges posed by an unpredictable and fluctuating business environment on supply chains. Learn what critical considerations to include in your supply chain execution system and how to avoid costly mistakes when preparing for the unpredictable future. Truly a seminar not to be missed!


The only constant is change! In today's economic climate, supply chains are in a constant flux — new distribution models emerge and business strategies change. As a result, decisions on supply chain execution solutions are difficult. Immediate needs for improvements in both execution quality and operating costs drive short term actions. But future business changes too often become more difficult to implement. To avoid the high-cost of future challenges, it is more important than ever to consider future needs in today's decisions. This session will cover what you need to know before your operation changes whether expanding/shrinking, centralizing/de-centralizing, internal or 3PL-centric. Learn what critical considerations to include in today's decisions. What options are available for you today? What trade-offs you may be forced to consider. What happens if you guess inaccurately? Walk away with an increased awareness of actions to take today with your Supply Chain Execution systems to be prepared for the future before it arrives.

Key Takeaways

  • What impacts operational scalability and process standardization
  • Challenges of standardization in mixed-size distribution center networks
  • Future needs for the expanding/shrinking or centralizing/de-centralizing distribution operation

Modex 2014

For more information about this seminar:

  • Seminar Number 112
  • Date Monday, March 17, 2014
  • Time 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Location Theater C

About John P. Reichert

John Reichert is a senior supply chain management expert with a special focus on warehouse management systems (WMS). His career encompasses some twenty-five years of strategic and operational experience at both ends of the spectrum; as a consumer and also as a supplier, in product development, product management and deployment of WMS systems for domestic and international companies in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Since 1998, Mr. Reichert has been a key contributor to the development and marketing of WMS solutions for healthcare and high-volume distribution companies for such customers as McKesson Health, LifeScience Logistics, Cardinal Health, North Mississippi Health Services, Canon U.S.A., Entertainment One and many others.

Prior to joining TECSYS, Mr. Reichert was an executive in R&D, product management and solution engineering with three software companies in the logistics space. His career started on a solid footing; with Frito-Lay where he was a key contributor for the development and deployment of distribution systems across the U.S. during a seven year span.

Mr. Reichert holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA Degree from Southern Methodist University.


TECSYS provides transformative supply chain solutions that equip our customers to succeed in a rapidly-changing omni-channel world. TECSYS solutions are built on a true enterprise supply chain platform, and include warehouse management, distribution and transportation management, supply management at point-of-use, as well as complete financial management and analytics solutions. Customers running on TECSYS' Supply Chain Platform are confident knowing they can execute, day in and day out, regardless of business fluctuations or changes in technology, they can adapt and scale to any business need or size, and they can expand and collaborate with customers, suppliers and partners as one borderless enterprise. From demand planning to demand fulfillment, TECSYS puts power into the hands of both front line workers and back office planners, and unshackles business leaders so they can see and manage their supply chains like never before.

TECSYS is the market leader in supply chain solutions for health systems and hospitals. Over 600 mid-size and Fortune 1000 customers trust their supply chains to TECSYS in the healthcare, service parts, third-party logistics, and general wholesale high-volume distribution industries. TECSYS' shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TCS.


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