It’s the pros in the middle that keep the freight moving. After two to three years of relative calm in the freight brokerage markets, 2020 took a hard turn. The 2021 3PL Summit will highlight the best technology and practices to guide you to success this year. Hear discussions on multi-modal optimization, customer relations, sales insights, market insights, pricing strategies and much more. See the leaders who have shaped the industry as it stands today and the innovators who will take it forward.
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With barely six months behind her as president and CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association, Anne Reinke has a major goal in front of her: to “amplify” advocacy at TIA.
Digitization and automation is often thought of as creating more distant relationships between 3PLs and carriers. Lily Shen and Andrew Cox discuss how digitization can create closer relationships between 3PLs and its carrier and shipper partners.
Featuring Emtec Digital, Eurosender, and Trucker Tools
This fireside chat at the 3PL summit is with Adam Robinson, VP of Product Marketing at FreightWaves, and Luis Pajares, Chief Revenue Officer at Turvo, provider of the world’s leading collaboration application designed for the supply chain. The pair will discuss how although visibility is a hot button topic in the supply chain, it’s really a symptom of a larger problem supply chains are facing: manual, analog processes. Robinson and Pajares will chat about how to solve the root cause by digitally transforming supply chains to address the visibility symptom putting the supply chain at the heart of customer experience.
ArcBest’s Danny Loe talks with FreightWaves' President George Abernathy about what the new normal looks like for the market as shippers and capacity providers alike emerge out of the shadow of the year-long coronavirus pandemic, and how ArcBest, a multi-modal logistics provider, has adjusted to meet the needs of its own customers and contract carriers.
Featuring FleetOps, Freight Club, and Bringg
Creating differentiation for your 3PL is the key to success and growth. This cannot be overstated. How do you achieve differentiation when your services are almost identical to thousands of others. Most of the time it’s not what you sell, but how you sell and position your services that creates the differentiation needed to thrive in freight sales.
After 12 months of a pandemic full of economic shutdowns and consumer behavior shifting what the new normal will look like for 3PLs. Geoff Kelley and JT Engstrom discuss what 3PLs need to do to adapt to changes in 2021 and then look forward to how these changing trends will change business models in the long-term.
Featuring Ambition and Front
Freight brokers need superior market intelligence to help shippers find the capacity needed and the right price. SONAR's data and intelligence of 135 freight markets is designed for this one purpose.
Nuclear verdicts have rocked carriers over the past several years. The prescendent in these cases have become much clearer. Not so for 3PLs though. Insurance requirements and vetting carriers is still opaque and the legal ramnifications are significant.
Capacity has been tight since the early economic lockdowns ended. The bull market for freight demand and strained truck capacity leading companies to become creative in building strategies for sourcing and managing carriers.
Running a logistics startup can be overwhelming. You watch large competitors stroke multi-million dollar checks for technology platforms, while you are focused on maintaining positive cash flow to pay your carriers and employees. Fortunately, there are tools that can help limit risks of scaling a business while giving you the competitive advantage that legacy brokerages have spent years investing in.
This fireside chat will revolve around imports, congestion, and how that flows into the domestic trucking market, as well as taking a look at inventory levels and semiconductors.