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  • February 23 – 24, 2023 | Hilton Long Beach
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Robert Petti

Prompt Global

Founder and CEO

Robert Petti is the Founder and CEO of Prompt, a software company focused on the logistics industry. Robert began his logistics career at Gilbert USA, a Maersk-owned warehousing and trucking company, where he focused on visibility into driver route profitability and also redesigned the driver pay structure to better align revenue with expenses. Following Gilbert’s sale to NFI Industries, Robert joined Toll Global Forwarding (TGF) where he was responsible for designing and development of a global visibility and analytics platform for the company that, for the first time, displayed all TGF’s revenue and expenses in one central view. After the sale of Toll to Japan Post, Robert launched Lading to provide IT services to top retailers, manufacturers, carriers, warehouses, and 3PL/4PL companies around the world. Prompt was launched in 2020 to develop software that enhances existing logistics platforms.

Robert is the author on two pending patents, including one for a blockchain-backed smart contract building tool designed for users with no coding knowledge.

Sessions With Robert Petti

Friday, 24 February

  • 02:15pm - 02:45pm (PST) / 24/feb/2023 10:15 pm - 24/feb/2023 10:45 pm

    The Forwarding Metric That Matters

    Third party logistics providers (3PLs) generally have two ways to turn investment into technology into tangible financial results. They can use technology to expand the size of the market they target. Or they can use it to become more efficient operators. While it can be difficult for 3PLs to measure the success of implemented technology, one purely financial metric — revenue per employee — has become one barometer of how such deployments affect a 3PL’s overall efficiency. For shippers, the revenue per employee of a given 3PL may not seem to matter much, but the metric can shed light on a 3PL’s priorities and the type of service bundles it targets with shipper customers. This session will focus on how 3PLs can go past the abstract notion of technology "improving things" and move toward concrete metrics against which they can show whether their investment has succeeded. The session will also discuss other metrics for operational efficiency, and whether new technology providers are necessitating a change in those metrics.