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

Ryan Schreiber


Chief Growth Officer

Ryan Schreiber has lived his career at the intersection of transportation and technology. He currently serves as the Chief Growth Officer at Metafora, the leading technology consulting firm in the freight industry. Demonstrating his passion for innovation in transportation in logistics, Ryan’s is an award-winning thought-leader. He has been honored with a Jesse H Neal Award in 2023 and is regularly asked to contribute commentary for publications such as FreightWaves and Journal of Commerce. He also serves as an angel investor, advisor, and multi-time founder for logistics tech companies. This is all part of his mission, along with Metafora, to help drive the freight industry forward.

Sessions With Ryan Schreiber

Wednesday, 27 September

  • 09:45am - 10:15am (CST) / 27/sep/2023 02:45 pm - 27/sep/2023 03:15 pm

    Can TMS Solutions Become Cool Again?

    At one point, getting a TMS was an aspirational state for shippers, one that enabled them to transition a spreadsheet- and email-based approach to tendering loads and tracking freight milestones to a system-based approach. But somewhere over the last VC funding-fueled decade, the TMS lost its glow amid a bunch of new shiny objects. It became a tool of necessity, not luxury or differentiation. As the freight environment settles back into its more normalized patterns post-pandemic, the question now is whether the market still sees TMS solutions as crucial as they once did. Adding complexity to that question is that many companies trying to redefine how freight is managed digitally are essentially building transportation management systems, only ones that sync with more modern, browser-based approaches to enterprise software. This session will explore the state of play in the world of TMS with a trio of experts.