Brian Glick

Chain.io

Founder and CEO

Brian Glick has made a career of simplifying complex supply chain and trade compliance IT challenges. Whether analyzing complex coding issues or rationalizing the compliance impacts of a vendor direct drop ship program, Brian brings a rare combination of executive perspective and deep technical knowledge to today’s supply chain challenges. From the early day's web-based visibility platforms and into today’s cloud revolution, Brian has been an active leader in each phase of the connected supply chain evolution. With a focus on retail and apparel supply chains, Brian has brought his expertise to bear as an IT leader both within logistics service providers and through independent software companies. 

Sessions With Brian Glick

Thursday, 24 February

  • 03:45pm - 04:15pm (PST) / 24/feb/2022 11:45 pm - 25/feb/2022 12:15 am

    Making the Connection: Practical Tech Tips for Smaller Shippers and Forwarders

    Being small brings certain advantages when it comes to the adoption of technology. Smaller companies tend to be more agile, contain fewer bureaucratic layers, and have fewer existing enterprise systems to manage. But smaller companies sometimes lack the budget and scale to invest in systems or the internal expertise with which to integrate and fully leverage the array of solutions on the market. This session will dive into the challenges of being a smaller shipper or forwarder, including what service really means to shippers and how service providers can use technology to enable their teams to deliver it in a personal and meaningful way. 

Friday, 25 February

  • 11:15am - 11:45am (PST) / 25/feb/2022 07:15 pm - 25/feb/2022 07:45 pm

    Exploring the Common Data Model Concept in Logistics

    TPMTECH STREAM: DATA STANDARDIZATION

    Universal six-digit HS Code or country-specific seven- to 10-digit HTS code? Airport Code PEK or UnLocode CNBJS? Global account or local customer? Questions like this have been the catalyst for academic studies exploring the lack of common data formats in global logistics, but they provide particularly massive challenges for under-resourced IT teams within the global logistics community. Connectivity requests have accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the lack of a common data model is what truly holds back the digital transformation of the logistics industry. The proliferation of different platforms, some developed by independent software providers, and some by container lines, has only underscored the fragmented nature of less-than-perfect models available to logistics professionals. This session will explore how the industry may arrive at a Rosetta Stone for common standards that allow for application across country and industry boundaries, and the benefits of such an approach.