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Charles Odom

Halliburton

Logistics Director

Charles Odom is a logistics professional with 15+ years of proven success in global sales and operations. He has 7 years of field operations, logistics, and supply chain management experience in remote locations while living in countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. He has a strategic focus on customer requirements, compliance, talent development, local content, logistics technology, nonconventional and offshore project management experience. Charles began his career in logistics as a driver while obtaining his undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia in 2006 and has completed several leadership courses at the Texas A&M Business School. He worked in positions at Forward Air, Pilot, and Lynden before joining Halliburton in 2013. He is currently serving as the Director of Logistics at Halliburton’s corporate headquarters in Houston, TX with domestic and international responsibility.

Sessions With Charles Odom

Tuesday, 26 April

  • 10:45am - 11:30am (CST) / 26/apr/2022 03:45 pm - 26/apr/2022 04:30 pm

    Disruption Management: Breakbulk Shippers and Service Providers Come to Grips With the Next Normal

    Capacity rules the roost in 2022. Unprecedented congestion in the container market continues to distort breakbulk logistics even as the energy sector shows signs of recovery amid rising oil prices. As tonnage remains tight and rates climb, project and breakbulk shippers are struggling to find multipurpose capacity at reasonable costs, service is suffering, and securing reliable container transport, once almost an afterthought, can be an exercise in frustration. As capex spending recovers from the COVID slowdown, how will logistics executives navigate a market that has changed so profoundly from the pre-pandemic landscape? From forwarding bookings to finding skilled employees, all previous assumptions are on the table. This roundtable discussion will tackle the top-of-mind issues for project shippers and their service providers in this capacity-is-king environment.