With the lasting impacts of the pandemic, geopolitical developments such as Brexit and U.S.-China relations, trade agreements like USMCA, import/export restrictions and so much more that has happened in the last year, it may be some time before the supply chain is back to normal. But, with much of the past year’s uncertainty behind us, it’s time to focus on navigating the supply chains of the future. Join us as we explore how to make disruptions a thing of the past and look at emerging trends and data to show what we can expect.
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Dr. David Correll, Lecturer, Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and Co-Director of the MIT FreightLab joins us to discuss recent research and its impact on the domestic supply chain. Topics include impacts of the driver shortage on utilization, shipper to carrier relationships and cutting edge research on identifying inefficiencies in the supply chain.
Grace Sharkey and National Retail Federation’s vice president of supply chain and customs policy, Jon Gold, review retail logistics issues of 2022 and what to expect in 2023. They also review top trends amongst e-commerce participants and advice Gold would give to retailers struggling to predict their inventory needs.
Wayfair’s Jack Echeverria reveals how ocean and intermodal networks are responding as freight volumes decrease from last year’s highs. There are still plenty of supply chain stickiness and inflationary pressures. Looking ahead, we will know more about the macroeconomic climate after Chinese New Year.
Economies only change when shocks to the system break the status quo. The pandemic has created the disruption for companies to seriously examine reshooting again. Rosemary Coates from the Reshoring Institute discusses the strategies of bringing manufacturing back to the U.S.
With the Department of Labor taking comments now on a revised rule that it will use to help guide its definition of independent contractors, the trucking industry is wondering: how will this impact the owner operator model? Trucking-focused attorney James Mahoney offers his perspective on what's in the rule that would be administered by the DOL's Wage & Hour division.
This fireside chat looks at how a 7L Freight's real-time rate management and pricing for trucking complements the international air and ocean booking capabilities of Freightos, and how digital freight procurement reduces volatility in a complex world.
In a time of wild markets and companies losing value, why are FreightTech companies holding strong? Find out with Kaylee Nix and Ironspring Ventures
The plunge in sports rates this year didn’t put the brakes on M&A activity. Spencer Tenney from The Tenney Group explains how larger players are rethinking their acquisition strategies.