Atlanta, GA, March 5, 2013—enVista President and CEO Jim Barnes has been selected to participate in the fifth annual Georgia Logistics Summit March 19-20, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. Barnes will moderate a retail panel focusing on the impacts of omni-channel distribution on retailers on March 20 at 10:15 a.m. Panelists include retail executives: Anton Van Steenwijk, Dell; Greg Tuthill, NYK; Mark Holifield, The Home Depot; Jim Franz, Haier; and enVista client Dave Haessly, Hibbett Sports. Barnes will also participate in an “Ask the Experts” panel at 2 p.m. that day where he will answer questions about trends in tomorrow’s supply chains.

Barnes said, “Atlanta is a key region for the supply chain and logistics industry. This event presents an important opportunity for supply chain and logistics professionals throughout Georgia to examine the factors and trends impacting their businesses from a regional perspective but also at a more macro level. I look forward to facilitating a meaningful conversation about the impact of omni-channel fulfillment on retailers among the stellar line-up of executive participants and attendees and to provide the audience with ideas and tools to use when facing their own omni-channel challenges.”

The Georgia Logistics Summit offers a diverse list of industry executive presenters to share ideas about what supply chains will look like in 2013, industry opportunities and challenges, and what they look for from logistics partners to help pull it all together. The two-day event features four interactive panel discussions, three industry focused opportunity sessions, and a keynote speech exploring the challenges, opportunities, and future impact of multi-channel commerce.

About the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics
The Center of Innovation for Logistics is the leading statewide resource for fueling logistics industry growth and global competitiveness. The Center directly helps companies to overcome challenges and capitalize on opportunities related to the movement of freight. We provide focused expertise, specific industry data, connections to state resources, and an extensive cross-sector industry network. The Center is an industry focused component of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and has main offices in Savannah and Atlanta, but has activity in all parts of the State. 

About enVista
enVista is a leading supply chain consulting and IT services firm, delivering innovative solutions that improve profitability, enhance customer service and reduce waste from source to consumption. enVista provides exceptional value in its unique ability to consult, implement and operate. enVista’s unrivaled consulting experience, deep vertical industry expertise and comprehensive solutions portfolio, enable clients to leverage one strategic partner that consults, implements and operates across Supply Chain, Transportation, Retail, IT and ERP. 

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