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9/3: Re-Evaluating the Supply Chain
September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Transportation Execution is driven by Innovation in uncertain times. The Logistics Industry in the U.S. represents approximately 10% of the GDP or close to 2 trillion dollars. Data shows that the most significant activity comes from trucking. Trucking moves 71% of all the freight in America, and nearly 6% of all the full-time jobs in the country are in the trucking industry. That translates into an $800B industry moving over one billion trailer and container loads in any given year.
Typically, transportation execution is a multi-party, multi-tier effort that occurs among many supply-chain partners. In our current reality, pure efficiency is no longer sufficient, agility and adaptability have come to the forefront. As a result, supply chain executives have been heavily investing in automated execution and real-time visibility technologies to continue moving inventory and delivering on customer expectations.
In this roundtable, we will have innovators and industry veterans discussing the following questions:
- How has the role of the supply-chain evolved in the current pandemic?
- What are the key transportation and trucking challenges?
- How is the industry innovating, how should the industry innovate?
- How can academia and industry be better partners?
- What business benefits should organizations expect from their investments in innovation?
- What lies ahead?
Additional topics will include
- How is sustainability relevant in this “new normal”?
- How have recent shifts in sheltered economy impacted decisions/collaboration?
- What are the trade-offs in resiliency, agility, and efficiency?
- What are the barriers to visibility, technical or institutional, how do we overcome them?
- How can information be shared collaboratively while addressing competitive concerns?
- What are good project topics for students?
Panelists will include stakeholders from various segments, including
- Bart de Muynck: Gartner, VP Analyst, Industry Analyst
- Matt Yearling: PINC, CEO, Supply Chain Execution
- Jett McCandless: Project44, CEO, Real-time Transportation Visibility
- Robert Leachman: UC Berkeley, Professor, Academia
- Ashish Chona: ORBCOMM, SVP, IoT Transportation Intelligence
The session will be moderated by Aleks Gollu who is a SCET lecturer and Industry Fellow at UC Berkeley and founder of PINC.