Debb Minskey


Operations Developer

Debb Minskey is operations developer at IKEA and has an extensive background as a supply chain professional. With IKEA, Minskey has contributed knowledge and experience in the ocean and air category for more than 16 years, working in different roles that include distribution center management, ocean operations, and business development. She has participated in the FMC Supply Chain Innovation Teams since its inception and continues to work with the National Shipper Advisory Committee. As an advocate supporting container throughput, Minskey is eager to partner with the stakeholders in IKEAs network to develop solutions. 

Sessions With Debb Minskey

Tuesday, 1 March

  • 04:45pm - 05:30pm (EST) / 02/mar/2022 12:45 am - 02/mar/2022 01:30 am

    Shippers Sound Off: US Advisory Group Has the FMC’s Ear

    The new 24-member National Shipper Advisory Committee is the first of its kind for the Federal Maritime Commission, giving importers and exporters a louder and more direct voice in how regulators monitor and work to strengthen the industry. Hearing frustration from shippers about everything from service levels to data integrity, the FMC encouraged Congress to establish a vehicle to better keep importers and exporters front-and-center to their work. In this session, advisory committee members, coming from small, medium-sized, and large shippers of all kinds of goods and commodities will share what challenges they’re facing in their containerized supply chains and how that’s instructing their committee work in terms of the group’s priorities for 2022. 

Wednesday, 2 March

  • 11:00am - 11:45pm (EST) / 02/mar/2022 07:00 pm - 03/mar/2022 07:45 am

    Alternative Gateways as Options Amid Continuing Disruption

    With continuing congestion affecting major US container gateways, many shippers have turned their attention to alternative ports such as Boston, Jaxport, Philadelphia, and others that are not experiencing vessel backups and excessive numbers of containers on the yard, impacting productivity and flow. But questions persist about smaller ports’ ability to provide the necessary end-to-end infrastructure to support supply chains such as truck and chassis capacity and proximity to distribution centers. Boston, for example, cites the dredging of Boston Harbor to 47 feet, building its new Berth 10 with 3,300 feet of linear berth space, and three new ship-to-shore cranes able to accommodate 14,000 TEU vessels. Jaxport this summer will complete a $484 million project to deepen its channel to 47 feet, and construction is underway on $200 million in berth and terminal improvements at the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal at Blount Island, while Ceres Terminals is investing an additional $15 million to modernize the port’s Dames Point facility. At Philadelphia, $1 billion in port-related infrastructure improvements is completed or underway, and truck turn times of under 50 minutes are typical for a dual move. In this TPM case study, representatives of the ports and customers will discuss how the ports can be seen as viable alternatives for shippers looking to diversify ports of entry.