• April 19-21, 2023 | New Orleans, Louisiana
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Dennis Mottola

Self Employed

Global Logistics Consultant

Dennis Mottola is a Global Logistics Consultant assisting shippers, logistics service providers, and other related entities in their efforts to do good on behalf of others. Assistance focuses on process and data efficiency improvements, cost competitiveness, and risk mitigation in producing opportunities for positive predictable outcomes in global logistics management. Dennis has served his entire career in the Supply Chain and Global Logistics discipline. He recently retired from Bechtel Corporation where he performed a variety of Supply Chain Management roles and responsibilities over his twenty-one years with the company.

Dennis’s professional career in global logistics and supply chain management includes managing mega-project logistics, marine shipping operations, export packing services, manufacturing and trading operations, expediting, supplier quality, and trade compliance. He earned a Business Logistics degree from Penn State University, in addition to completing various relevant university executive programs and professional certifications. He participates in several industry and academic associations and thought leadership activities including ECMC, ITMA, Breakbulk Magazine, HLPFI, The JOC and Breakbulk annual conferences, the University of Houston Supply Chain Logistics Technology Advisory Board, Crew Change advocacy, and was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness.

Sessions With Dennis Mottola

Wednesday, 27 April

  • 01:45pm - 02:30pm (CST) / 27/apr/2022 06:45 pm - 27/apr/2022 07:30 pm

    What Happens Now: Shippers Assess the Future of LSPs

    What are project and breakbulk shippers asking of their forwarders and carriers and what are the internal and external drivers influencing shipper decision-making in a tumultuous, unprecedented market? The lines between forwarder and carrier appear to be increasingly blurring, especially as we see cash-flush ocean carriers investing in forwarding or landside assets toward offering end-to-end solutions, and forwarders becoming vessel owners/operators in addition to providing forwarding services. Are carriers and forwarders transforming themselves as a survival mechanism, to take advantage of opportunities, or both? What are the implications for shippers who are scoping their logistics service providers (LSPs) in an attempt to ensure cost, risk, and schedule predictability even as they operate in an environment of unpredictable costs and delivery variability? This panel of project industry veterans and practitioners, led by Dennis Mottola, will examine these questions from the shippers' perspective.