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

Jim Blaeser

Omni Logistics

Chief Procurement Officer

Mr. Blaeser joined Omni Logistics in 2021. As CPO, Mr. Blaeser is responsible for leading Omni’s data science and procurement strategies. Prior to joining Omni, Mr. Blaeser was a Director at AlixPartners and has spent 20 years in the transportation and logistics industry. Mr. Blaeser holds a BS in International Marketing from City University of New York and a Master of International Logistics & Supply Chain Strategy from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Sessions With Jim Blaeser

Tuesday, 26 September

  • 11:45am - 12:30pm (CST) / 26/sep/2023 04:45 pm - 26/sep/2023 05:30 pm

    Inland Market Report: Redrawing the Map

    The inland distribution map changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic and is evolving even more rapidly as shippers shift freight among US ports. New distribution points, inland ports, and transportation hubs are emerging, but warehousing and distribution space is still hard to come by, even as inventories are drawn down. The costs of construction have increased alongside interest rates, and zoning restrictions create road (or rail) blocks for companies. How are distribution networks being redrawn in 2023? Where is demand strongest, and where will the hot markets be in 2024?