• Inland Distribution
  • September 30 - October 2, 2024 | The Westin Chicago River North

Mark Shepski

M. Shepski Advisory

Founder

Spanning more than 25 years in logistics and supply chain at some of the largest global companies in the world, Mark has recognized that logistics isn’t straight forward – it is complex and can be interpreted in many different ways, which can lead to friction and confusion internally and externally. Over this time, Mark has worked to create strong and integrity-driven relationships to bring a collaborative way of engaging; acting on the belief that this is the only way to deliver on end-to-end needs for the customer promise.

Mark has held multi-discipline leadership roles on both the 3PL supplier side as well as senior roles within shipper-manufacturers (Nestle, Starbucks, GAP, Nike, CEVA and Expeditors). Now, Mark puts his passion and industry knowledge as an advisor, toward helping companies improve their end-to-end logistics programs and supply chains.

Sessions With Mark Shepski

Tuesday, 1 October

  • 01:45pm - 02:30pm (CST) / 01/oct/2024 06:45 pm - 01/oct/2024 07:30 pm

    Trucking I: Truckload Contracting: Walk vs. Talk

    The past several freight cycles have seen changes in how shippers and their truckload carrier partners approach the market, with transactional and strategic perspectives rising and falling as pricing cycles spin. The past few years have seen mini bids rise and fall, more tactical approaches to RFPs and contract talks, and changing spot market purchasing patterns. Everyone wants long-term partners, but are shippers and carriers really “walking the walk” together, or are “partners of choice” more talk than walk? In this panel, both sides will discuss how contracting is changing and what to expect in 2025.