25th ICPR 2019 Chicago


ICPR25 is
brought to you by
International Foundation for Product Research
International Foundation
for Product Research

Organized by
Missouri University of
Science and Technology
Professional and Continuing Education
216 Centennial Hall
300 West 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-6222
Email: pce@mst.edu

Adrian Kumar















Adrian Kumar

Presentation Title:  Super-Fast Fulfullment


In today’s warehouse operations, lightning-fast fulfillment is king. The surge in e-commerce and omni-channel is mandating all companies to pick, pack and ship faster than ever before. But without the right methodologies, tools or staff to support this new norm, warehouse operators are struggling to keep clients, customers and their bottom-lines happy.  With emerging robotic picking techniques, warehouses are doing more with less, powering the next generation of warehouses.  In this session you’ll learn about the various picking techniques innovative warehouses are using, when to use a particular application, case studies and the ROI from these new picking methods.


Adrian Kumar is a Supply Chain executive who leads a team of 50+ engineers working over 500 projects a year worth over $10 billion in potential contract spend.  Adrian consults with fortune 500 companies across all industries to design their fulfillment and distribution strategies.  Solutions include conventional & automated warehouses, often having upward of 1000+ FTE’s with over 1M ft2 of warehouse space.  Adrian is also responsible for DHL’s global facility design practice, training DHL’s global community of 300+ solutions designers.

Recently Adrian has been a leader in the roll out of next generation technologies such as: robotics and advanced analytics and optimization techniques.  With several patent pending algorithms, Adrian and team have shown companies new ways of working smarter and helping companies meet challenges driven by rising customer expectations.

A perennial presenter at many of the industries’ largest conferences, Adrian has landed media coverage around the world, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and various industry publications.    Adrian has a Masters in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and teaches part time at Ohio State University.


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