• TPM24
  • March 3-6, 2024 | Long Beach Convention Center

Daniel Krassenstein

Procon Pacific

Director-Global Supply Chain

Dan is a global supply chain executive with 40 years of international manufacturing and logistics experience.

Dan earned his Master’s degree in Global Supply Chain Management from USC Marshall, is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and is an adjunct professor at CSULA & UCLA - with a focus on Operations Management and Asia Supply Chain.

As Global Supply Chain Director for Procon Pacific (industrial packaging), Dan is responsible for production facilities throughout India China and Vietnam. Dan’s career has included positions in Shanghai, Taipei, Jakarta, Panama, Mexico City and the USA, in industries ranging from ocean container carrier management to forwarding to contract manufacturing.

Dan serves on several boards including AmCham Shanghai, US DOS Overseas Security Advisory Council and the USC Marshall Global Supply Chain Center, writes for industry journals and is a frequent supply chain guest lecturer.

A 10-time marathoner and education philanthropist, Dan believes that a work-life balance is indeed very healthy.

Sessions With Daniel Krassenstein

Tuesday, 5 March

  • 03:05pm - 03:50pm (PST) / 05/mar/2024 11:05 pm - 05/mar/2024 11:50 pm

    Understanding the Asia Container Shipping Environment

    Understanding current, complex container shipping dynamics within APAC is crucial to any supply chain connecting Asia to North America, Europe, or other consumer market. An evolving and overlapping set of forces is shaping growth in the region and connecting it to consumer markets globally. These include the impact of geopolitics, “China+1” resourcing trends, (which some still see as early days), China’s reorientation of its own export machine toward renewables, as well as growing investment by multinationals to cater to the region’s own consumer growth. Reflecting growth in components and consumer goods trade, intra-ASEAN share of total global trade by value has grown by half a percentage point from 4.5% to 5% since the beginning of 2020. Supporting the growth is an expansive network estimated at 87 regional and global ocean carriers plying more than 10,000 unique trade lanes, with multiple departures per hour and customers frequently demanding precise departures and arrivals. Despite the fragmented market, intra-Asia rates have held up given the strength of demand and carriers’ ability in the aggregate to flex capacity in response to short-term changes in demand. This session, featuring APAC-based shipping and logistics leaders and led by Journal of Commerce vice president Peter Tirschwell, now based in Singapore, will cover a broad perspective for BCOs managing Asia supply chains.