• TPM25
  • March 2-5, 2025 | Long Beach Convention Center

Ed Oldham


Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer

Ed Oldham, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Chief Supply Chain Officer, joined PetSmart in May 2022. In this role Ed is responsible for several thousand associates across PetSmart’s US and Canada DCs. Prior to PetSmart, he served as Senior Vice President of Inventory and Planning at Petco.

Ed has more than 25 years of experience in retail, CPG and consulting. Serving in many different leadership roles at companies including Walmart, Ernst & Young and Walgreens, Ed’s experience spans store operations, transportation, merchandising, replenishment, planning, strategy and program management. Ed spent most of that time at Walmart in a variety of business focused leadership roles.

Ed graduated from The University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, later earning his MBA from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a native of the Nashville area. Ed and his wife April have three children and four British Shorthair cats.

Sessions With Ed Oldham

Monday, 4 March

  • 02:00pm - 02:45pm (PST) / 04/mar/2024 10:00 pm - 04/mar/2024 10:45 pm

    The DOT FLOW Initiative: Understanding the Goals and Impact for Shippers

    At the height of the COVID pandemic, with US ports snarled and shippers seeing freight rates rise and transit times spike, the White House intervened with an idea to give those responsible for running containerized supply chains some measure of supply and demand at ports and other critical nodes. That program, the Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW), has since attracted 55 participants, up from 18 at launch, including the likes of Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Dollar General and other major shippers. The idea behind the program is simple: Participants give data about their purchase order and ocean booking activity in exchange for an aggregated view on supply-demand balance across areas such as port capacity and chassis availability. The goal is to allow participants to make better medium-term planning decisions based on current market dynamics, whether it involves the supply of logistics assets or a forecast of performance across shipment lifecycles. In this session, Andrew Petrisin, a supply chain advisor at the Department of Transportation leading the FLOW initiative, will discuss how the program works, what it’s intended to accomplish and where it goes from here.