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28 F E AT U R E CLDA Fall Forum To Focus on Final Mile and Same-Day Logistics Trends By Andrea Obston Director of Public Relations, CLDA Final mile strategies and same- day logistics trends will be fea- tured at the CLDA Fall Forum coming up September 12 -14. Held in conjunction with PARCEL Forum ’16, CLDA’ s Fall Forum it will take place at the Gaylord Texan near Dallas. This is the third year that the CLDA has partnered with PARCEL Forum for the association’s annual Fall Forum. Over 1000 supply chain professionals will participate in the two-day event that will include over 70 educational and networking sessions. In addition to the CLDA sessions there will be presentations on transportation systems, measuring performance, packaging optimization and alter- native supply chain channels. This year the conference has added Business-Focused Educational PODs. These sessions will focus on practical solutions to business issues that affect transportation, logistics, warehousing and packag- ing professionals. Participants can follow specific PODs or build the edu- cational program that best fits their needs by choosing from any of the over 70 sessions being offered. CLDA will present two of those PODs on final mile strategies and same-day logistics trends. Topics will include: • Supply Chain Trends that are Redefining the “Final Mile” • Reinventing Your Business in Today’s Final Mile • Lessons Learned and Key Success Factors in the Final Mile • Voice of the Shipper • Staffing Trends (Baby Boomers & Today’s SC) – What It Means for Your Business • Understanding the Legal / Regulatory Landscape: Preparing for an IRS Audit • Supply Chain Visibility and Technology. All attendees have access to any of the PODs, all exhibitors, meals and receptions. PARCEL Forum has been an influen- tial annual conference and exposi- tion for the parcel shipping, distri- bution and logistics industry since 2003. It provides the opportunity for those in the industry to learn about industry trends, meet influ- ential members in the business and learn about the latest products and services. The 2015 show attracted over 1000 attendees to the confer- ence and exhibition hall which fea- tured over 92 exhibitors showcasing products and services in more than 10,000 square feet. Customized Logistics and Delivery Association | Fall 2016