• Inland Distribution
  • September 25- 27, 2023 | The Westin Chicago River North

Jake Hoffman

Gnosis Freight

Chief Technology Officer

Jake Hoffman is the Chief Technology Officer of Gnosis Freight, a logistics tech company focused on the lifecycle of a shipping container as it moves around the world. He has led the engineering team since the company's inception in 2017, bringing a deep understanding of technology and trends in the industry to bear in driving the company's technical strategy. He wrote this short bio using ChatGPT.

Sessions With Jake Hoffman

Wednesday, 27 September

  • 10:45am - 11:30am (CST) / 27/sep/2023 03:45 pm - 27/sep/2023 04:30 pm

    Process Automation and the Road to Efficiency

    Virtually every shipper is somewhere on a journey from mediocre data quality and manual processes to improved data quality and some level of automation. Improving data and the logistics processes that rely on good data generally revolves around engaging with third parties that specialize in technology, services, or both. The choice generally boils down to choosing a software vendor that enables a shipper to help itself or a technology-forward 3PL that provides solutions to the shipper. All of these strategic choices are in the service of efficiency, with process automation the eventual goal. That doesn't mean humans will be excluded from core logistics functions, just that automation plays an ever-increasing role in moving freight. This session will offer a glimpse into how one shipper is managing this journey, from a starting point of improving rail data and knock-on effects that has, to the broader goal of automating data feeds and, eventually, whole processes. The other panelists, a logistics technology vendor and a large freight broker, will give insight into what level of process automation their shippers want from them, and where this is all going in the years to come.