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Taming the Perfect Storm in Distribution

  1. 1. 40th Annual Print Distribution Conference TAMING THE PERFECT STORM IN DISTRIBUTION April 23-26, 2006 ■ Vinoy Resort ■ St. Petersburg, Florida CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS Dave Davis, Director of Transportation, Nationwide Midwest Val Scansaroli, Hearst Magazines Mike Winn, Senior Vice President/Division Director, RR Donnelley KEYNOTES Michael Clayton, Senior Vice President of Operations, TV Guide Bob Costello, Chief Economist & VP, American Trucking Associations, Inc. EVENT SPONSORS ALG Direct, Inc. UPS Supply Chain Solutions PARTNERS Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers Magazine Publishers of America Association for Postal Commerce Nat’l Magazine, Book & Film Carriers Gravure Association of America Printing Industries of America/ IDEAlliance Graphic Arts Technical Foundation Go Online to Register @ www.idealliance.org/pd/2006/ For More Information Contact: Georgia Volakis 703.837.1075
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  3. 3. PROGRAM Sunday, April 23, 2006 8:00am Registration & Welcome Desk Opens 9:00 Annual Golf Tournament – Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club Pre-Registration Required – NO Onsite Registration Golf Chair: Dave Davis, Director of Transportation, Nationwide Midwest 4:00-4:30pm National Magazine, Book & Film Carriers (NMBFC) OPEN to All Transportation Carriers 4:30-5:30 Joint Publisher & Transportation Carriers Meeting – All Welcome 6:00-7:00pm Early Bird Reception – Sponsored by ALG Direct, Inc. Monday, April 24, 2006 7:00am Registration & Welcome Desk Opens with Continental Breakfast 7:30-11:30 Distribution Cross-Talk #1 with Refreshments NMBFC: National Magazine, Book & Film Carriers are distribution and transportation specialists that expedite delivery of any and all printed material – whether truckloads from a single source to multiple locations, small quantities from varied sources, or consolidation. Meet with your distribution partners in focused sessions. For more information to schedule a meeting contact Georgia Volakis at IDEAlliance. 12:00-1:30pm Welcome & Opening KEYNOTE A PUBLISHER PERSPECTIVE: INDUSTRY CHALLENGES & INNOVATIONS The industry is undergoing dramatic change. Across the print media supply chain each partner is developing business response as a result. Hear a publisher’s perspective on the challenges and innovations to the industry. TV Guide has embarked in new directions with content, production, and distribution. Here’s the HOW and WHY of the changes and the implications for the industry. Michael Clayton Senior Vice President of Operations TV Guide
  4. 4. 1:30-3:00 NEW POSTAL DISTRIBUTION SANDBOX …SOONER THAN YOU THINK Postal Reform Moving Forward: New Rules FOR THE POSTAL GAME Ian Volner, Partner/Government Division, Venable 2006 Rate Case: A BIG Question Mark? Moderator Rita Cohen, Senior Vice President of Legislative & Regulatory Policy, Magazine Publishers of America Panelists Sandy Glick, Vice President, SLS Consulting, Inc. Anita Pursley, Vice President of Postal Affairs, Quebecor World Logistics Additional panelist to be announced 3:00-3:30 Refreshment 3:30-5:00 NEW US Postal Service Initiatives Re-Shaping the Industry • Evolutionary Network Design – The NEW Transportation Network • Flat Sequencing System (FSS) – Implications & Impact • New Approaches to Worksharing – What’s the NEW Optimal Preparation? • Facility Access Shipping and Tracking (FAST) – New Developments & Implementation • What’s the transition…Planning for tomorrow…Dynamic Transportation Moderator Mike Winn, Senior Vice President/Division Director, RR Donnelley Panelists Joyce McGarvy, Vice President of Distribution, Crain Communications Jack Widener, Director of Finishing & Distribution, Newsweek US Postal Service representatives to be announced 5:00-6:30 Industry Town Hall: US Postal Service Initiatives with Refreshments The USPS is undertaking a wide range of new initiatives. What are the pieces to the puzzle? How will it ALL work together? Here’s a forum for you to comment, critique, and discuss the major initiatives of the US Postal Service and their impact on your company and the INDUSTRY. Co-Moderators Val Scansaroli, Hearst Magazines Mike Winn, Senior Vice President/Division Director, RR Donnelley 6:30-7:30 Reception – Sponsored by UPS Supply Chain Solutions Dinner-On-Own
  5. 5. Print Distribution 2006 Tuesday, April 25, 2006 7:00am Registration & Welcome Desk Opens with Continental Breakfast 7:30-11:30 Distribution Cross-Talks #2 with Refreshments NMBFC: National Magazine, Book & Film Carriers are distribution and transportation specialists that expedite delivery of any and all printed material – whether truckloads from a single source to multiple locations, small quantities from varied sources, or consolidation. Meet with your distribution partners in focused sessions. For more information to schedule a meeting contact Georgia Volakis at IDEAlliance. 9:00-10:00 KEYNOTE US Postal Service executive to be announced 10:00-12:30pm AUTOMATION…AUTOMATION…AUTOMATION PART I It All Begins with the Address • Value of Good Address • New initiatives in US Postal Service automation • List Maintenance – Becoming key to the supply chain • What needs to be done in today’s environment Moderator Chris Lien, Commercial Mail Market Director, Firstlogic Panelists Barry Elliott, Director of Postal Affairs & List Services, Time Customer Service, Inc. Cataloguer representative to be announced Publisher representative to be announced US Postal Service representative to be announced PART II Mailing Industry Digital Revolution: The NEW Payment…Induction… Verification…Transportation…Tracking Supply Chain • New USPS initiatives in electronic exchange – streamlining the workflow • The role of information technology in the postal and distribution supply chain • PostalOne! platform for electronic exchange...Mail.dat® Specification Expanding Role • Evolving and changing opportunities for the mailing community Moderator Phil Thompson, Manager of Distribution Business Resources, Quad/Graphics Panelists Debbie Cooper, Postal Operations Manager, Quebecor World Logistics Robert I. Galaher, Marketing Specialist, Business Customer Support Portfolio, US Postal Service 5
  6. 6. Print Distribution 2006 Scott Lorenz, Director of Postal Operations, Time Inc. PART III Automated Induction & Automated Package Processing System (APPS) –The Path Forward • Industry-USPS cooperative solutions – moving from reactive to proactive • The industry meeting bundle breakage challenge – bundle preparation • Will compliance mean standardized address placement? • Noncompliance: Does it mean penalties? When will they happen? • The long-term horizon for APPS…Impact of Network Redesign…Auto- Induction…and determining and justifying future industry investment Moderator Joe Schick, Director of Postal Affairs, Quad/Graphics, Inc. Panelists Marc McCrery, Operations Specialist/Operational Requirements, US Postal Service Erv Drewek, Manager, Postal Affairs, Brown Printing Company Additional panelist to be announed 12:30-2:00pm Luncheon The Canada Post Corporation Outlook Maria Capparelli, General Manager/Sector Sales/Communications, Canada Post Corporation KEYNOTE THE ROAD AHEAD FOR TRANSPORTATION & TRUCKING: STATE OF THE INDUSTRY & PERSPECTIVES ON THE FUTURE Bob Costello Chief Economist & Vice President American Trucking Associations, Inc. 2:00-3:15 CONCURRENT ROUNDTABLES #1 Distribution Planning, Transportation & Logistics 2006…2007 Here’s a look ahead for Distribution Planning, Transportation & Logistics on the key developments and challenges that will shape our industry in the coming years. Our focus is to highlight what you need to know today that is coming up right around the turn. What YOU need to plan for TODAY. Driver Hours of Service. Pre-Weekend Newsstand Delivery. NEW US Postal Service initiatives. DOT. Moderator Dan Scapin, President of Logistics & Distribution, RR Donnelley Panelists Bob Costello, Chief Economist & Vice President, American Trucking Associations, Inc. Dave Davis, Director of Transportation, Nationwide Midwest Brad Nathan, President, Quebecor World Logistics 6
  7. 7. Print Distribution 2006 Additional panelists to be announced #2 Canada Post Corporation Initiatives & Feedback The Canada Post Corporation and the IDEAlliance Canada Panel work cooperatively on a wide range of issues. Here’s an opportunity to learn more about the initiatives of The Canada Post Corporation and ways US-based mailing partners can better prepare mail and encourage worksharing with The Canada Post Corporation. Co-Moderators Michael Candemeres, Director of Distribution & Postal Affairs, Conde Nast Publications & Chair, IDEAlliance Canada Panel Jim Wiseman, Mail Services Manager, Transcontinental Printing Inc. Panelists Maria Capparelli, General Manager/Sector Sales/Communication, Canada Post Corporation Additional representatives from Canada Post Corporation to be announced 3:15-3:30 Refreshment 3:30-4:30 Mailer ID of the Future: The Future of Bar Codes • 4-State Bar Code…OneCode…Benefits to Mailers? • Industry Perspective: Investment & ROI? • Industry & USPS Transition…Best Practices? Moderator Joe Lubenow, President, Lubenow & Associates Panelists Cameron Bellamy, President, GrayHair Software Barry Elliott, Director of Postal Affairs & List Services, Time Customer Service, Inc. Gary Reblin, Manager of Intelligent Mail Planning & Standards, US Postal Service 4:30pm Adjournment – Open Evening 7
  8. 8. Print Distribution 2006 Wednesday, April 26, 2006 7:30am Registration & Welcome Desk Opens with Continental Breakfast 8:00-9:15 EARLY MORNING FORUM: 2006 Rate Case The mother-of-all Rate Cases in 2006 will have deep and dramatic effect on the mailing industry. It’s been long in coming and building for years. Cost-Based Rates…New Worksharing Incentives…Presort Changes…New Dynamics for Optimal Preparation…And Much More. Join us in planning for the future. Here’s the open forum to frame, discuss, and debate the key concepts and implications for your business. Facilitator Peter Moore, President, Peter J. Moore & Associates 9:15-10:30 Case Study Workshops How can the industry work theory into practice? Concepts into the bottomline? Print Distribution 2006 inaugurates a NEW FEATURE of the conference – Scenario Application Workshops. Here are case studies…models of real-world applications to test and apply to your business. We’ve put together experts to develop a case study around the hottest topics to: • Expand your opportunities • Learn about the tradeoffs • Develop your niche approach because one size does not fit all Participate! Dig in! Ask questions! #1 Newsweekly Co-Mailing Case Study Conventional wisdom is that large-circulation newsweeklies can't pool-ship, co- mail or co-bind. U.S. News & World Report has done all three. Since February, U.S. News has co-bound weekly with Information Week. The key to the program is to focus on creating value, Michael Armstrong, SVP Operations for U.S. News, explains. He'll discuss how that and another co-mailing project for a sister publication, Radar Magazine, created value for mailed main run and supplemental copies. He'll discuss why U.S. News sees printer mail-stream consolidation as an essential step to future mailing efficiency. Michael Armstrong, Senior Vice President of Operations, U.S. News & World Report #2 2006 Rate Case - Modeling Preparation Alternatives The key question has always been “How can I best prepare the mail to meet my business objectives and minimize my costs?” However, in a dramatically changing postal landscape, with USPS Network Redesign and key new technologies such as APPS and FSS, the answer is likely to be quite different from the past. The restructuring of rates in the upcoming case will drive us to reconsider traditional worksharing and this shift will be accelerated as the USPS deploys FSS. In this session, we’ll discuss some ways for us to evaluate mail preparation alternatives and gauge their impact on costs. We’ll also look at 8
  9. 9. Print Distribution 2006 some specific modeling techniques that can help answer the hard questions that we are all facing. Peter Moore, President, Peter J. Moore & Associates 10:30-10:45 Refreshment #3 Co-Mailing Outside the Box Here is a case study on co-mailing: • Liberalizing requirements will mean more opportunities • Raising the bar on maximum weight (AFSM200) – implications and opportunities • Co-Mail…the NEW Subclass? Joe Schick, Director of Postal Affairs, Quad/Graphics, Inc. #4 Where Did My Barcode Discounts Go? Don't get caught asking this question. New address matching requirements for Cass certified software and the implementation of the Flats Sequencing System (FSS) that automates the processing of flats could reduce those discounts. Learn what's coming and what to do to maintain those precious bar code discounts. Dan Minnick, Vice President, Postal Services, Abacus Jack Widener, Director of Finishing & Distribution, Newsweek Robert J. O’Brien, Immediate Past Chair of MTAC 9

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