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

Jim Bonsteel


Vice President-Transportation, Customs and Trade Coordination - Global

With over 30 years of Transportation, Customs and Governmental Compliance industry experience.

Leads the Wesco Anixter Transportation, Customs and Trade Coordination Global Team. Supporting logistics procurement which includes selecting carriers, freight forwarders, customs brokers, vetting any restricted parties and negotiation of agreements. Other areas of support include Transportation Management System integration, rate quote, tracking and tracing, freight claims, export documentation, customs/regulator body submission and controlled goods.

WESCO | Anixter Experience:


Canadian Transportation and Customs 1999 - 2009

North America Transportation, Customs and Compliance 2010 - 2015

Global Transportation, Customs and Trade Coordination 2015 - present

Other Experience:

National Representative, Emery Worldwide/UPS Supply Chain Service, 1992 - 1997

Global Representative, Eagle USA/CEVA Global Logistics 1997 - 1999

Sessions With Jim Bonsteel

Wednesday, 6 March

  • 09:55am - 10:40am (PST) / 06/mar/2024 05:55 pm - 06/mar/2024 06:40 pm

    First Steps: A Case Study in Developing a Decarbonization Plan

    Starting the journey toward decarbonization can be daunting for shippers and forwarders alike. What’s the cargo owner’s supply chain footprint in the end-to-end supply chain? How can a cargo owner move from so-called low-hanging fruit efforts to more complicated emission-reduction measures while balancing costs? How can a forwarder make the right investments while boosting their margins? Wesco, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based distributor of industrial components, and freight forwarder JAS Worldwide, knew they had to begin to stand before they could walk, much less run. The shipper and forwarder worked together to chart a plan starting in 2021, moving from measuring carbon emissions to reducing them, and showing that’s it’s not just the biggest shippers and forwarders who can step up to the challenge.