Canada Logistics Conference 2020  -  Program - Smart Transportation

Smart Transportation and the State-of-the-art Supply Chain

Get insight into how Walmart leverages new technology in its supply chain - and what your organization can learn 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Smart transportation is the way of the future - and organizations like Walmart are trailblazing in the space. New technologies have enabled Walmart to increase operational efficiency and create a sustainable fleet.

In this presentation, you'll get an inside look into Walmart's industry-leading supply chain operations, the journey to an alternatively-fueled fleet,  learn more about blockchain, freight visibility/machine learning ETAs and how to leverage these technologies to create a state-of-the-art supply chain.


Francis Lalonde -  Vice President Transportation, Walmart Canada 

In his current role, Francis is responsible for leading Walmart Canada’s fleet and transportation operations. Prior to joining Walmart in 2018, Francis held a number of leadership roles including Vice President Operations for Eastern Canada with Sysco and Director of Integrated Business Planning for Dyno Nobel, one of the top three explosives manufacturers globally.  

With extensive experience in both retail and distribution operations, Francis’ passion for the business, operating a safety-first organization, focus on continuous improvement and commitment to investing in people is second to none. Francis holds a master’s degree in international relations, a bachelor’s degree in political science, and is also a six-sigma green belt.  

Aaron Ritter -  Director, Transportation Strategy, Walmart Canada 

Aaron Ritter currently Director, Transportation Strategy at Walmart Canada has held progressive positions in Transportation/Logistics and Sales Management for both Suppliers (Coca-Cola) and Retail (Walmart) over the last 18 years. He provides a proven track record of successfully bridging cross functional areas into innovative enterprise solutions from a true end to end standpoint.

Aaron holds a Marketing Diploma from Mohawk College complimented with Queens/Smith School of Business - Design Thinking Program, Schulich School of Business – Lean Supply Chain Management and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification