• April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Stephanie Schooley

NEOM Project Logistics — The Spine

General Manager Operations NEOM-DSV Logistics JV Co.

My journey through the ever-evolving supply chain landscape has been fueled by a relentless quest for excellence and innovation, distinguishing me as a pivotal figure in streamlining logistical operations. Navigating the intricate world of supply chain and global logistics for over two decades, I have gained thorough experience in heavy transport and general cargo management. My efforts and contributions to the logistics sector have earned me the privilege of being a part of the NEOM Project in Saudi Arabia as the General Manager of Logistics Operations for The Spine program. NEOM means “New Future” and it is in the Northwest of Saudi Arabia where I am currently based. The Spine is a proposed rail system which will serve THE LINE and connect to Oxagon, alignment runs below-ground in cut-and-cover tunnels and through mountain bored tunnel, including designs for group mass transit, freight, and high-speed rail systems.  

Sessions With Stephanie Schooley

Friday, 26 April

  • 09:35am - 10:20am (CST) / 26/apr/2024 02:35 pm - 26/apr/2024 03:20 pm

    Managing Project Logistics When the World's on Fire

    As soon as one challenge is addressed, five more appear — or at least that’s how it feels to project cargo shippers navigating a rapidly changing, unpredictable 2024 shipping and logistics environment. Capacity aboard multipurpose vessels and container ships are increasingly available and affordable, but procurement is “all over the place,” as one logistics manager put it, and supply chain snarls arise daily. Some suppliers affected by Russia’s 2-year-old incursion in Ukraine have simply disappeared. Equipment supply and fabrication aren't keeping pace with booming demand. Finding qualified new suppliers is tough, while established suppliers are having trouble with their own supply chains. Turmoil in the Red Sea means re-routing of vessels and time lost. “We are jumping from one problem to another, with little time for analysis,” another logistics manager said. There is little to no buffer for absorbing mistakes. Solutions must be found. This panel of experienced project cargo logistics managers will discuss strategies for finding alternative solutions and addressing stubborn problems in today’s hectic business environment.