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  • February 23 – 24, 2023 | Hilton Long Beach
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Dylan Alperin


Head of Professional Services

Mr. Alperin is a 15-year supply chain industry expert with experience working for and advising over 50% of the Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain companies and who has been featured in reporting from CNBC, Bloomberg, Business Insider and others. Currently he leads the global professional services team for Keelvar that utilizes AI based Sourcing Optimization and Automation with some of the most prestigious and advanced companies in the world. Prior to Keelvar Dylan split his time between roles in industry and consulting where he worked in manufacturing, led supply chain network design projects, and managed global procurement teams responsible for over $1 Billion in spend.

Sessions With Dylan Alperin

Thursday, 23 February

  • 02:00pm - 02:30pm (PST) / 23/feb/2023 10:00 pm - 23/feb/2023 10:30 pm

    Ocean Procurement: Can Tech Help Smooth a Naturally Bumpy Industry?

    The act of buying ocean capacity seems ideally suited to technology. With thousands of suppliers in the market — vessel operators and NVOs that resell capacity — and thousands of port pair configurations to manage, procurement is the ideal puzzle to throw at optimization software. And yet most logistics teams still talk about spreadsheets and rate sheets, and PDFs and email strings when it comes to buying space. Additionally, procurement teams still view buying contracted ocean capacity as an annual process, to be managed periodically when rates spike or drop. Wild swings in rates during the pandemic may have changed the picture permanently, pricing some shippers out of the market and highlighting the differences between the procurement haves and have-nots. As ocean rates drop to something approaching their historic norm, three technology providers catering to shippers will discuss how technology can help manage what appears to be an era of turbocharged volatility.