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Tom Dean


President and CEO

With over 25 years of experience in the energy, global commodity, and financial management industries Tom brings a wealth of problem solving experience to the supply chain management industry. He is known as a person who views things differently, he brings fresh perspectives and has boundless curiosity. He founded Renaissant with a singular objective – to bridge the gaps in supply chain management IT systems.

Renaissant is revolutionizing the way its customers manage truck drivers, warehouses and freight yards. Supply chain operations are highly integrated and overlap at critical junctures, but that is not the way SCM software is designed. Legacy WMS, TMS, YMS, and ERP systems do not treat these operations as extensions – rather operations are treated as digital silos. Renaissant breaks down these barriers and bridges the gaps in customer IT systems so that end users can take critical data to the Edge where it’s needed.  

Sessions With Tom Dean

Wednesday, 28 September

  • 09:10am - 09:45am (CST) / 28/sep/2022 02:10 pm - 28/sep/2022 02:45 pm

    Trucking III: Solving Detention Problems

    Truck driver detention has been a problem for years, but driver delays have become much more disruptive, and costly, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their impact cascades across supply chains, throwing off delivery schedules that likely already were disrupted because of supply shortages, lack of capacity at critical points, and a scarcity of labor. Shippers stung by higher costs and customer penalties are trying to move away from live loading and unloading and increase their use of drop-and-hook trailer pools, but they’re also investing in technology that improves yard management, moving freight and drivers through their facilities faster. That’s helping to improve efficiency, create capacity, and lower costs for all parties. Drivers get back on the road more quickly and make more money. This panel will explore what can be done to unravel the knot that detention ties in supply chains.