October 22 - 24, 2018
Oak Brook, IL

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

 

 

 
8:00 AM — 3:00 PM
 

Registration

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

 
 

 


 
8:00 — 9:00 AM
 

 Networking Breakfast

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

 
 

 
9:00 — 9:05 AM
 

Welcome Remarks

Location: Grand Ballroom DEF

 
William B. Cassidy
Senior Editor,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 


 
9:05 — 9:45 AM
 

Keynote Address

Location: Grand Ballroom DEF

 
— Introduction —
William B. Cassidy
Senior Editor,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— Keynote Speaker —
Jim Tompkins
Chairman and CEO,
Tompkins International


 
9:45 — 10:45 AM
 

JOC Innovation Jam I:
What Problems Can Technology Really Solve?

Location: Grand Ballroom DEF

Can the innovative use of logistics technology really solve actual problems shippers face moving freight in North America? The JOC editorial team set out to answer that question by reaching out to shippers, asking about their most severe challenges in the North American supply chain, and inviting technology providers to propose how they would solve them. Technology providers will face a panel of shipper judges in the first of a two-part “innovation jam” to discuss proposed solutions selected by shippers before the conference. Attendees will hear about a cross-section of the most promising logistics technology, and the judging panel will vote on the solution that most convincingly resolves the pain point it addresses, with the winner announced at the end of the jam.

 
— Session Chair —
Eric Johnson
Senior Editor,
Technology,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— Panelists —
Todd Ericksrud
President and CEO,
Matchback Systems

 

Prasad Gollapalli
Founder and CEO,
Trucker Tools

 

Chandler Hall
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer,
Lanehub

 

Phillip Marlowe
Founder and President,
Acuitive Solutions

 
10:45 — 11:15 AM
 

 Networking Break

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

 
 

 
11:15 AM — 12:15 PM
 

JOC Innovation Jam II:
What Problems Can Technology Really Solve?

Location: Grand Ballroom DEF

Can the innovative use of logistics technology really solve actual problems shippers face moving freight in North America? The JOC editorial team set out to answer that question by reaching out to shippers, asking about their most severe challenges in the North American supply chain, and inviting technology providers to propose how they would solve them. Technology providers will face a panel of shipper judges in the second of a two-part “innovation jam” to discuss proposed solutions selected by shippers before the conference. Attendees will hear about a cross-section of the most promising logistics technology, and the judging panel will vote on the solution that most convincingly addresses the pain point it addresses, with the winner announced at the end of the jam.

 
— Session Chair —
Eric Johnson
Senior Editor,
Technology,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— Panelists —
Jim Endres
General Manager,
Paragon Software Systems

 

Brad Hollister
Co-Founder and CEO,
SwanLeap

 

Daniel Serewicz
Co-Founder,
Dock411

 
12:15 — 1:15 PM
 

 Networking Lunch

Location: Spring Room and Oak Brook Ballroom

 
 

 
1:15 — 2:15 PM
 

Reinventing the Truck:
Will New Technologies Reshape the Truck and Shipping?

Location: Grand Ballroom DEF

The next 20 years will bring major change across the transportation and energy sectors, and the commercial truck is at the heart of that change. Powertrain systems will be greatly altered to meet new, stringent regulations. The decades-long dominance of diesel engines is being challenged by electric vehicle technology from companies such as Tesla and Nikola, as well as traditional truck OEMs. Autonomous vehicle technology is triggering a rethinking of freight network models that shippers and carriers have relied on since the 1920s. Drawing on its deep expertise across multiple industries, IHS Markit has released a multi-client study on the impact of new truck design and technology on future logistics and energy networks. What benefits and what challenges might shippers face as a result of the heavy-duty truck’s reinvention? This panel will review IHS Markit’s findings and discuss the stakes for shippers in potential outcomes.

 
— Session Chair —
William B. Cassidy
Senior Editor,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— Panelists —
Bill Bliem
Senior Vice President,
Fleet Services,
NFI Industries

 

Daniel Evans
Vice President and
Head of Global Refining and
Market Research
IHS Markit

 

Giordano Sordoni
Co-Founder,
COO,
Thor Trucks

 

Chris Nordh
Senior Director,
Advanced Vehicle Technology
and Energy Products,
Ryder System, Inc.

 
2:15 — 2:45 PM
 

 Networking Coffee Break

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

   

 2:45 — 3:30 PM
 

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

 
 
         
 

 

 

Case Study:
Building Value Through Real-Time Visibility and Predictive Analytics

Location: Grand Ballroom DEF

What is the value of real-time supply chain visibility? How can predictive analytics impact logistics decision-making at the shipper and carrier level? In this presentation, FourKites will join customers Pinnacle Foods and LTL carrier Frozen Foods Express (FFE) to explore the role real-time visibility technology can play in making operations more efficient and effective. In a world where speed and transparency have become paramount to satisfying end consumers, precise GPS-based location information on shipments, updated frequently, integrated with predictive data science, and analyzed properly, have become essential tools for meeting on-time delivery requirements and delivering customer satisfaction. With insight and context from FourKites, Pinnacle and FFE will describe how visibility has impacted their operations, and where they foresee visibility driving future value.

 
— Session Chair —
Eric Johnson
Senior Editor,
Technology,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

 

— Panelists —
Nick Cook
CIO & Vice President,
Operations,
FFE Transportation Services

 

Craig Fiander
Senior Vice President,
Global Business Development,
FourKites

 

Chad Whyte
Vice President,
Logistics,
Pinnacle Foods Group
   

 
 

 

 

Case Study:
Dedicated Drayage and the Quest for Trucking Capacity

Location: Grand Ballroom A

Drayage costs have risen by double-digit percentages in 2018 because of the tight trucking market and the electronic-logging device mandate. Truckers who previously could fudge their logbooks to account for delays in marine or rail terminals no longer can. Long queues, chassis shortages, and other disruptions can wreak havoc on hours-of-service regulations. As a result, drivers can’t accomplish as much in a single day as they were able to do in prior years, so more trucks are needed to accomplish the same workload as before. With capacity as tight as ever, shippes are looking for any answer to receive their containers before demurrage fees apply. Dedicated drayage can be a win-win solution. Shippers guarantee themselves a truck. Carriers receive guaranteed volume that can mitigate the fluctuations in cargo on a weekly basis, and a long-term commitment from a shipper. This Case Study will feature shippers who have engaged with their carriers to successfully implement dedicated drayage programs and help determine whether such a solution is right for you.

 
— Session Chair —
William B. Cassidy
Senior Editor,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— Panelists —
Charles Ferraro
Transportation and Logistics Specialist,
Cabot Corporation

 

Richard McDuffie
Chief Operating Officer,
Dunavant Global Logistics Group

 
3:30 — 4:30 PM
 

Case Study:
Gaining a Competitive Edge by Becoming a “Shipper of Choice”

Location: Grand Ballroom DEF

It’s been a perfect storm for shippers this year as a strong economy, truck driver shortage, and the implementation of electronic-logging devices have collided to create historical capacity shortages and rising freight pricing. By tracking every minute behind the wheel, carriers are more aware of time than ever. Wasted minutes equals money left on the table. Given rising freight volumes, shippers who don’t recognize and value a driver’s time are finding it difficult to compete in a market in which carriers have the power to say ‘no.’ So how can shippers ensure that their carrier partners will devote capacity to them? In a world where time is precious, how can a shipper keep the freight flowing without supply chain delays and disruptions? Join us to see real-world examples of shippers and transportation providers doing it the right way, and learn how you might be able to improve your supply chain network by becoming a “shipper of choice.”

 
— Session Chair —
William B. Cassidy
Senior Editor,
JOC, Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

 

— Panelists —
David N. Gniewek
Director Corporate Business Development,
Averitt Express

 

Rollins Montgomery
CEO,
Montgomery Transport

 

James Osborn
Manager of Logistics and Process Improvement,
Hanover Foods

 

Rob Roberson
Director, Logistics,
Nucor Corp.

 
4:30 PM
 

Closing Remarks

Location: Grand Ballroom DEF

   

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