• TPMTech
  • February 23 – 24, 2023 | Hilton Long Beach

John Trestrail

Newell Brands Inc.

Director, Supply Chain Design

John Trestrail is the Director of Supply Chain Design at Newell Brands. He oversees the Distribution & Transportation Strategic modeling team, Supply Chain Business Intelligence, and Supply Chain Data Science teams. He is responsible for import strategies, network optimization, ETL & reporting, and predictive and prescriptive analytics.

John has 27 years of supply chain experience. He has worked for ocean carriers (Maersk Line & APL), a 3pl (Cendian Chemical Logistics), as a consultant (Next Wave Agency), for a supply chain software company (LLamasoft), and for a large CPG manufacturer (Newell Brands).

John has an MBA with a focus in Decision Science from Georgia State University and a BA from the University of Michigan. He is CPIM certified through ASCM (formerly APICS). He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and three children. He enjoys playing ice hockey, drumming, reading, racquetball, and hiking.

Sessions With John Trestrail

Friday, 24 February

  • 03:45pm - 04:15pm (PST) / 24/feb/2023 11:45 pm - 25/feb/2023 12:15 am

    Shippers Sound Off on Technology

    Shippers face a technology investment challenge that virtually no other entity in global logistics does. That is, a global importer or exporter is balancing its technology needs across a huge list of needs that spans every department in the company. An investment in logistics technology means a shipper has less to invest in sales, marketing, human resources, finance, customer service, and on and on. Some investments into logistics can impact multiple departments, but the problem for logistics teams is that global freight transportation wasn’t often seen as the highest priority, especially as freight rates stayed at low levels on a historical basis. That, of course, changed during the pandemic, when supply chain as a whole received unprecedented attention. The question going forward is whether logistics teams can channel that better understanding of technology into sustained technology investment. In this session, a transportation technology vendor and two of its shipper customers will discuss what systems, features, and tools matter most, and how access to investment for technology has changed during the pandemic.