FLOW 2021 Recap: Leading the Conversation on Today’s Logistics Realities and the Future of Fulfillment

Chris Conway October 12th, 2021

FLOW 2021 is in the books! Our third annual user conference was a success with more than 30 virtual sessions spread out over two days. The event brought together over 1,300 registrants, top industry leaders and change-makers to discuss and explore ways to help evolve the supply chain process.

The sessions ranged from highlighting customer case studies as we prepare for peak season, to new feature enhancements to our wall-to-wall fulfillment solution, to virtual networking opportunities.

Special guests included:

  • Executive Producer & Host Mike Rowe joined the conference for a fireside chat to talk about labor challenges and the importance of changing the narrative about hard work. The conversation centered on the need for skilled labor, labor shortages nearly every industry is facing, and the key to building a balanced workforce.
  • Shopify President Harley Finkelstein dove deep into the future of fulfillment and the vision for Shopify and 6 River Systems’ pivotal roles in that future, highlighting trends driving change and identifying opportunities on the horizon.
  • Thierry Driesens, Digital Transformation Officer, DHL, Jeremy Bodenhamer, Co-Founder & co-CEO, ShipHawk; Author of Adapt or Die, and Larry Emmert, VP of Operations, Legend Valve, sat as panelists for The Future of Work: Human and Robot Collaboration, a session covering the progress of technologically influenced labor. 
The Future of Work panel hosted by Scott Luton of Supply Chain Now (top left) featured Jeremy Bodenhamer, Co-Founder & Co-CEO (top right) ShipHawk; Author of Adapt or Die, Thierry Driesens, Digital Transformation Officer, DHL (bottom left), and Larry Emmert, VP of Operations, Legend Valve (bottom right)

Attendees were also able to hear from 6RS’ Co-Founder & Co-CEO Jerome Dubois and VP of Product Gillan Hawkes about how Chuck, and our intelligent software, are improving productivity amid increased supply chain demand and pandemic-related challenges.

“FLOW continues to be a crucial platform helping to foster collaboration among leaders across the warehouse automation and supply chain spaces,” said Jerome Dubois, 6RS’ Co-Founder & Co-CEO. “It’s a privilege for 6 River Systems to be a leader in robotic automation bringing together key players that help the industry to grow.”

Supply chain leaders from retailers, 3PLs, and B2B distributors from all over the world joined the conversation about the latest trends and technologies shaping the industry. Panels, product workshops and showcases featuring expert voices from Crocs, Supply Chain Now, Retail Prophet, The New Warehouse, Packsize, Olive and more, shined new light on fulfillment strategies, technologies and improvements for current and future success. 

FLOW 2021 couldn’t have come at a more crucial time, as the industry continues to be strained due to the ongoing pandemic and its trickle-down impacts on the global supply chain, just as another peak season is getting underway. 

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