March 03 - 06, 2019
Long Beach, CA

Wednesday, March 6, 2019



8:00 — 11:00 AM


Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Lobby


Sponsored By



8:30 — 9:00 AM

 Networking Breakfast

Location: 104 Foyer



  Shipper Case Studies

9:00 — 9:45 AM

Successfully Outsourcing Origin Logistics:
A Talbots Case Study

Location: 104B

Going to bid for outsourced logistics services, even in the best of all worlds, is a time-consuming and risky process. Logistics partners aren’t like other vendors, because they're often deeply embedded in the organization and critical in supporting revenue and cost objectives. Talbots faced these challenges when going to bid for an origin cargo management vendor. The women's apparel and fashion retailer needed to be confident it could tangibly measure results, experience a personal touch, leverage cutting-edge technology and make it available to the broader Talbots organization, and importantly, be challenged by its vendor to show constant improvement. This would enable the company to maximize performance in critical areas for a fashion retailer, such as speed to market. In this case study, Lema May, Talbots' senior manager of global logistics and compliance, will describe the end-to-end journey of approaching and executing the challenge of finding the right 3PL origin partner, and what the successful results have been with Yusen Logistics.

— Panelists —
Ronald Marotta
Vice President,
Origin Cargo Movement,
Yusen Logistics (Americas)


Lema May
Senior Manager,
Global Logistics and Compliance,

9:45 — 10:30 AM

Reimagining an Import Logistics Program:
A 1A Auto Case Study

Location: 104C

How do you take an international logistics program that was an afterthought at a rapidly growing company and, within a short time, transform it into a best-in-class operation creating strategic value for the overall enterprise? 1A Auto, which sells auto parts directly to consumers online, is one example of how this was done. It involved identifying and fixing pricing anomalies in its ocean and small parcel contracts, negotiating directly with ocean carriers, implementing a more collaborative forwarder and OEM provider, introducing origin consolidation in China, considering East and West Coast trans-Pacific routings for its distribution centers and becoming more disciplined, utilizing more operationally efficient drayage carriers. This has resulted in 1A becoming a “shipper of choice,” more expeditiously turning equipment, avoiding detention, demurrage, and storage trailer fees. It also involved a rethinking of overall strategy that resulted in better balancing volumes between two distribution facilities, in Kansas City and Massachusetts, significantly reducing inter-facility truckload transfers and directly supporting the company’s ability to scale. 1A's journey is a case study of how an informed approach to innovation in logistics, together with effective execution, can directly support a company’s ability to grow

— Panelist —
Richard Higgins
Head of Logistics,
1A Auto

10:30 — 11:00 AM

 Networking Coffee Break

Location: 104 Foyer


11:00 — 11:45 AM

Case Study

Location: 104B

Case studies at JOC events offer a glimpse of the issues shippers face in their supply chain networks and how they are partnering with their logistics and transportation providers to resolve them.


11:45 AM — 12:30 PM

Case Study

Location: 104B

Case studies at JOC events offer a glimpse of the issues shippers face in their supply chain networks and how they are partnering with their logistics and transportation providers to resolve them.


12:30 — 2:00 PM

Lunch with Speaker

Location: 104C, 1st Floor

— Featured Speaker —
Lars Jensen
CEO and Partner,
SeaIntelligence Consulting

2:30 — 4:00 PM

Long Beach Port Tour

Location: Dock #9, outside Parker’s Lighthouse, Shoreline Village

The Port of Long Beach cordially invites TPM attendees to join a 90-minute harbor cruise that will tour many of the port facilities. The cruise will depart from Dock #9, just outside of Parker’s Lighthouse in Shoreline Village in downtown Long Beach and will last approximately 90 minutes. The tour will offer a close-up look at the many container terminals, on-dock rail yards, and diverse mix of cargo that makes the Port of Long Beach a world leader in goods movement. TPM attendees may use this opportunity to discuss with port representatives how the current and future challenges of trade growth are being handled at the Port of Long Beach.



 STATEMENT OF JOC CONFERENCE EDITORIAL POLICY:All JOC conference programs are developed independently by the JOC editorial team based on input from a wide variety of industry experts and the editors' own industry knowledge, contacts and experience. The editorial team determines session topics and extends all speaker invitations based entirely on the goal of providing highly relevant content for conference attendees. Certain sponsors may give welcoming remarks or introduce certain sessions, but if a sponsor appears as a bona-fide speaker it will be because of an editorial invitation, not as a benefit of sponsorship. Sponsorship benefits do not include speaking on a program.