Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
March 19 -21st

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Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
March 19 -21st, 2017

Transportation & 3PL Management

Transportation and logistics is one of most costly and time-consuming roles in the supply chain. During this track attendees will hear from industry experts on leading strategies for 3PL selection, contract negotiation, technology, and other efficient transportation tactics leading to successful cost-cutting solutions.   

  • Best Practices for Selecting and Managing A 3PL
  • Improving Transportation Efficiency and Cutting Costs
  • Contract Negotiation – More Bang for Your Buck
  • How Technology Is Transforming Transportation
  • LTC
  • International Transportation Management

Breakout Presentations

Getting the most out of your TMS

SPEAKERS

Dave Venberg
Sr. Director Transportation and Logistics, Ardent Mills

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Getting the most out of your TMS

Hear a story of how Ardent Mills, largest gain-based company, drove significant savings while improving customer service through developing a transportation strategy, designing key processes and metrics, aligning talent, and enabling technology.

Key Take-Aways

  • Aligning your transportation strategy to the business strategy
  • Ensuring your processes are effective and efficient
  • Attracting the right Talent to deliver your strategy
  • Enabling process with Technology
  • Metrics and Continuous Improvement
Transportation and The Search for Savings

SPEAKERS

Karl B. Manrodt
Ph.D. Logistics and TransportationProfessor, Georgia Southern University

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Transportation and The Search for Savings

Transportation continues to be an area where senior managers look for cost reductions.  Carriers have continually complied, leaving shippers addicted to savings.  Yet, this is not sustainable.  Instead of looking at costs, shippers need to reconsider their relationship with carriers to find mutually beneficial means of reducing the cost of doing business.  The presentation will share results of the 26th Annual Study on Trends in Logistics and Transportation, and provide 5 rules to start the dialogue.

Key Take-Aways

  • What are some of the trends impacts transportation?
  • How is procurement getting involved?
  • Vested’s Five Rules
Improving Supply Chain Efficiency with Logistic Performance Management

SPEAKERS

Grant Woolf
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, SensiTech

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Improving Supply Chain Efficiency with Logistic Performance Management

Learn how low-cost tracking devices provide logistics insight, visibility, and improved supply chain performance and efficiency. Implementing a proactive solution to track, manage, and induce action – in real-time – can mitigate the risks caused by unexpected disruptions during the transportation leg of your supply chain.

Key Take-Aways

  • Recognize the value electronic tracking technology can provide without significant investments in hardware or IT integration.
  • Understand how real-time alerts can proactively prompt action to address supply chain disruptions before they negatively impact customer service.
  • Discover post-shipment compliance reporting and how to use data to improve supply chain operations and carrier performance. 
AGCO’s Transformation to A Digitized Supply Chain Integrating Inbound Product Flows, Risk Management, Supplier Performance Management, And Supplier Collaboration

SPEAKERS

Greg Toornman
Director, Global Logistics and Materials, AGCO Corporation

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AGCO’s Transformation to A Digitized Supply Chain Integrating Inbound Product Flows, Risk Management, Supplier Performance Management, And Supplier Collaboration

This presentation will a be an introduction to the AGCO Smart Logistics global initiative that integrates a global 4PL concept, supplier performance management, and global risk management. The concept integrates 37 assembly plants and 26 distribution centers onto one integrated platform.  This initiative received the BVL 2016 German Supply Chain Innovation Award.

Key Take-Aways

  • Inbound supply chain complexity reduction
  • Globally integrated approach to supplier (material suppliers and transportation carriers) management performance improvement
  • Significant cost reduction (25%+) attained within inbound logistics.
  • Standardized Global approach that has digitized content onto one global platform.
The New Digital Workforce: How Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Has Transformed One Transportation and Logistics Companies Operations

SPEAKERS

Andrew Gleason
Chief Strategy Officer, LTX

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The New Digital Workforce: How Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Has Transformed One Transportation and Logistics Companies Operations

Providing responsive service and producing profitable operations every year requires third party logistics and transportation companies to be innovative in their approach to automating processes.  Whether it is scheduling a delivery, tracking freight, or auditing a shipment, often manual tasks like copying and pasting information between internal systems and partner portals or responding to emails is still performed by employees. Attend this session to hear from LTX about how they are using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to automate business activities such as tracking freight and auditing shipments, while complementing their current transportation management systems and operations. You will hear how they have built smart software robots in a matter of hours without expensive coding, which has enabled LTX to process 10,000 shipments a month while eliminating 90% of the manual work, along with completing the work faster and with significantly fewer mistakes.

Key Takeaways:

  •  How to eliminate 90% of manual tasks with RPA
  •  Improved Customer Service – how to enhance customer service quickly
  • How their robots are used to track freight, audit shipments, while complementing current TMS operations
  • Any much more…