The retail world is changing as you read this. A conscious consumer, omnichannel sales and digitisation are shaping the industry and driving complexity into retail supply chains. As a retailer, this makes it vital for you to relook at the way you do business. Every single day.

In this webinar on ‘Adapting to changing Retail supply chains: Resilience through integration’ our senior leaders and a guest speaker from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will present how Retailers around the world are reimagining their supply chains.

Webinar Agenda

  • A changing Retail supply chain
  • Resilience through supply chain integration
  • Supply chain flexibility and lead time variability reduction
  • Q&A


  • Manav Jain, Head of Supply Chain Development, North America
  • Erez Agmoni, Head of Supply Chain Warehousing and Distribution, North America
  • Jim Rice, Deputy Director, Center for Transportation and Logistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

About Manav Jain

Manav Jain is the Head of Supply Chain Development for Maersk in North America. Manav has over 12 years of industry experience spanning over supply chain consulting, solution design, engineering, logistics services and freight forwarding. Manav works with customers to identify customer’s supply chain pain points and drive solutions for customers to bring the maximum value out of their supply chain. Manav holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and is passionate about supply chains.

Manav  Jain
Manav Jain
Head of Supply Chain Development at Maersk, North America.

About Erez Agmoni

Dr. Erez Agmoni is the Head of Supply Chain Warehousing and Distribution in North America and after many years in Asia and Latin America he is now based in New Jersey, USA.

Erez has a broad industry experience of more than 25 years in supply chain, freight forwarding, logistics, engineering and digital innovation which he utilized to develop complex solutions that improve end to end supply chains.

Erez is holding a computer engineering bachelor degree, telecommunication science master degree and a PhD in organization development.

Erez Agmoni
Erez Agmoni
Head of Supply Chain Warehousing and Distribution

About Jim Rice

Jim Rice joined the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics in 1995 and was appointed as the Deputy Director of CTL in 2007. In this capacity he oversees all industrial outreach programs and serves as the Director of the Supply Chain Exchange, including marketing and communication for CTL, and runs CTL’s Executive Education Programs.

His primary research has been focused on a broad range of study and contributions on resilience and risk management related topics – supply chain resilience, port resilience and supply chain security. In addition to studying resilience and risk management, Jim studies supply chain innovation and has helped identify key success factors and methods for pursuing and achieving innovation in the supply chain.

Outside of research and the Supply Chain Exchange, Jim teaches in the graduate degree program (Supply Chain Financial Analysis courses), in the online SC2x course, in CTL’s executive education programs and in the MIT SCALE Network. His teaching includes case instruction on supply chain design for strategic advantage, supply chain financial analysis, and workshops and simulations focused on strategic alignment, business continuity planning supply chain dynamics and supply chain strategy.

His written work includes contributions to books, working papers and recently published authored and co-authored articles, a list of which can be furnished on request. In 2013 Jim was selected as one of DC Velocity’s 2013 Rainmakers.

In addition to his role at MIT, Jim has served the community via several supply chain-related Boards, Committees and Appointments, including

  • Visiting Faculty Member, Politecnico di Milano MBA School (MIP), 2006-Present
  • The Editorial Board – Supply Chain Management Review, 1998 – Present
  • The Editorial Board – Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, 2001 – Present

Prior to joining MIT, Jim managed manufacturing and distribution operations at Procter & Gamble, and served as a sales and market manager at General Electric Company. Jim earned his MBA in Operations and Finance from the Harvard Business School, and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Jim B Rice
Jim Rice
Deputy Director, Center for Transportation and Logistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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