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  • September 25- 27, 2023 I The Westin Chicago River North
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Karen Galena

First Logistics Specialized Services


Karen joined the First Logistics family of companies in May 2019 as President of First Logistics Specialized Services. She brings over 30 years of supply chain experience leading, growing and optimizing supply chains for both shippers and service providers.

Much of Karen’s career has been spent focused on “the hidden supply chain,” which positions her perfectly to lead this effort. She has been an active leader in the industry for over 25 years speaking and holding board/committee roles in industry associations. Currently, Karen serves as VP Membership for CSCMP Chicago Roundtable, CSCMP Roundtable Advisor, and Chairman of the Supply Chain Networking Breakfast.

Sessions With Karen Galena

Tuesday, 27 September

  • 11:45am - 12:30pm (CST) / 27/sep/2022 04:45 pm - 27/sep/2022 05:30 pm

    Inland Market Report

    The inland distribution map has changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic and is evolving even more rapidly as shippers shift freight among US ports and struggle to manage higher levels of inventory. New distribution points, inland ports, and transportation hubs are emerging under the pressure of e-commerce and the need for integrated first-to-last-mile networks. How do changes in port selection alter inland routes? Where do we need more intermodal yards, chassis, trailers, and trucks? What real estate decisions and trade-offs must shippers make as they try to move ever closer to their customers? This panel will lay out the broad themes and issues.