McLane Co. Inc., a supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice solutions, kicked off its first Technology Summit and User Conference Feb. 10 in San Antonio, Texas.
The Technology Summit was designed to help customers gain a deeper understanding of how McLane’s software and hardware solutions can foster operational excellence in their organizations. McLane understands the competitive advantage technology can provide and has made a heavy investment in building solutions specifically geared for the industry. From the corporate office to the back office, this event educates retailers on the tools they need to help them overcome their everyday challenges.
The event takes place Feb. 10-11, at The Hotel Contessa in San Antonio. It includes a full day of educational breakout sessions designed to demonstrate how to increase sales, reduce labor costs and eliminate operational issues.
Breakout session topics include: Back Office Management System, Consumer Loyalty, Customer Managed Inventory, eCommerce, McLane Link Reporting, Reclamation and Event Returns, Credits / Receiving / Adjustments, Delivery Tracker and Where’s My Truck?, DSD Integration and Perpetual Inventory.
McLane’s technical experts will present the key benefits of each solution and how to get the most out of the technology. Representatives from NCR, Gilbarco and Verifone also will be on hand to assist and discuss how McLane has integrated with their hardware POS solutions and the benefits retailers can now receive.
Deon Johnson, VP of software solutions and customer technology at McLane, will provide a current product roadmap of each McLane technology solution and collaborate with those in attendance on future technology needs. Brad Kimbrough, McLane’s CIO and president of information systems, will discuss McLane’s value proposition and outline the benefits of using the technology.
“We are thrilled to be hosting our first Tech Summit and User Conference that will provide attendees with a new perspective on our innovative and valuable technology solutions,” said Kimbrough. “Our customers and suppliers should come with optimism and open minds as they experience first-hand that McLane is not only their supply chain advantage, but their technology advantage as well.”
Through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, McLane operates more than 80 distribution centers and one of the nation’s largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the U.S. Additionally, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its subsidiary, Empire Distributors Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and employs 24,000 teammates.