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Ben Cubitt


Senior Vice President-Procurement and Engineering

With more than 30 years of industry and consulting experience in freight optimization, Mr. Cubitt has a deep familiarity with the freight optimization for consulting firms and multiple Fortune 500 companies in the consumer products, paper and manufacturing industries. Mr. Cubitt has led and supported procurement, network optimization and supply chain assessments for companies such as Unilever, Eaton, Campbell’s, BASF, Cummins, Nestle Waters, The Home Depot, Eaton, Colgate-Palmolive, WestRock, P&G, Coke, and AutoZone. Mr. Cubitt leads teams that help shippers plan and execute over 200 + procurement events per year and over 50 Network Optimization Projects. He joined Transplace in July 2010, prior to Transplace, he served as the VP Supply Chain and Procurement at WestRock, a leading publicly traded paper and packaging company, where he led the company’s transportation, procurement and distribution activities.

At Transplace, Mr. Cubitt leads the consulting and network solutions teams. He has been a CSCMP member for more than 20 years and has served on the CSCMP Board of Directors as Global Roundtable Chair and has also served as a track chairman at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference. Additionally, he has served two years as President of the Atlanta Roundtable.

Mr. Cubitt is frequently quoted and has published articles in these leading industry and business publications: Wall Street Journal, Industry Week, USA Today, Inbound Logistics, Transport Topics, APICs magazine, Logistics Quarterly, DC Velocity and Traffic World. He also authored the chapter “Transportation Operations and Optimization” in the Supply Chain Handbook.  

Sessions With Ben Cubitt

Tuesday, 27 September

  • 02:15pm - 02:45pm (CST) / 27/sep/2022 07:15 pm - 27/sep/2022 07:45 pm

    Trucking I: Securing Truckload Capacity

    Shippers entered 2022 focused on securing capacity commitments, as they anticipated increased volumes from imports and domestic production. By shifting freight to the contract market, they increased available spot truckload capacity and helped push down transactional rates, but can they tap that capacity? What are shippers, 3PLs, and carriers doing to address capacity imbalance in the truckload market as we drive toward 2023? How can shippers get more reliable capacity?