LIVE EVENT REPLAYS

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Welcome

Monday

2/22/2021 9:00 AM

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Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Keynote: American manufacturing and trade

Monday

2/22/2021 9:05 AM

George Abernathy
President
Emerge
Speaker Bio
Scott Paul
President
Alliance for American Manufacturing
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Gateway to Latin America

Monday

2/22/2021 9:30 AM

Miami International Airport is the cargo hub for the Americas. Flowers, fresh fruit, seafood, machinery and other products transfer there between U.S. destinations and Latin America and Europe. MIA had a record year for cargo in 2020 despite the COVID pandemic. Join this discussion with Emir Pineda, Manager Aviation & Trade Logistics at the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, to find out why Miami continues to grow with cargo operations and how it organized the cargo community together to make sure pharmaceutical companies were confident that COVID-19 vaccines could be handled quickly and efficiently.

Emir Pineda
Manager
Miami-Dade Aviation Dept.
Speaker Bio
Eric Kulisch
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Last Mile Logistics and the Role artificial intelligence plus sustainability plays

Monday

2/22/2021 10:00 AM

Last mile logistics across the globe have experienced capacity issues with lockdowns accelerating ecommerce and direct delivery to customers. Brands need to utilise technology in their last-mile logistic strategies to keep a competitive advantage. Through utilising control towers, artifical intelligence, and predictive analytics businesses can create effienciences and sustainable options.

Jamie Dixon
Director of Supply Chain
XAct Solutions
Speaker Bio
JT Engstrom
Chief Strategy Officer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: National Defense Strategy: From WWII to Space

Monday

2/22/2021 10:20 AM

George Abernathy
President
Emerge
Speaker Bio
Jason Coker
Vice-Director
Arnold Engineering Development Complex
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Air Cargo Security

Monday

2/22/2021 10:45 AM

Bomb sniffing dogs aren't just used by the Army, or for security at live events or airports. Did you know they also are widely used to screen air cargo? And in a few months, new rules will require more cargo to be screened. Learn how trained canine teams compare to X-ray detection and how air shippers are deploying them.

Eric Hare
President/CEO
Global K9 Protection Group, LLC
Speaker Bio
Eric Kulisch
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Customer-centric digital innovation in the air freight industry - A Look at Delta Cargo’s Digital Transformation from a Customer Perspective

Monday

2/22/2021 11:05 AM

A Fireside Chat between Delta Cargo’s Vice President, Rob Walpole and customer Thomas Puglisi, Head of Global Logistics at Kuehne & Nagel. A look at how Delta Cargo’s innovative digital transformation is creating a more transparent and customer-centric experience across the globe.

Rob Walpole
Vice President
Delta Cargo
Speaker Bio
Thomas Puglisi
Global Head of Operations - Air Logistics
Kuehne-Nagel
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: From Russia, With Cargo

Monday

2/22/2021 11:25 AM

Volga-Dnepr: is one of the most unique specialist all-cargo airlines in the world. It has a large fleet of Boeing 747s, but also some Russian-made aircraft that can handle out-of-gauge cargo or land on smaller airfields under challenging runway conditions. Find out how about the company's role in airlift during the pandemic, and how it applies its Cargo Supermarket approach to find the right solution for shippers.

Konstantin Vekshin
Chief Commercial Officer
Volga-Dnepr Group
Speaker Bio
Eric Kulisch
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Air Cargo: From Pandemic to Profit

Monday

2/22/2021 11:50 AM

Stan Wraight is a legend in the air cargo industry. He's held leadership positions at three big cargo airlines and now advises airlines, airports, logistics companies and other parties on how to manage air freight issues. FreightWaves Air Cargo Editor Eric Kulisch will talk to Stan about the market conditions shippers and carriers are facing, digitization initiatives, the prolific use by airlines of "preighters," e-commerce and pharma shipments for COVID vaccine.

Stan Wraight
Co-Founder
Strategic Aviation Solutions International
Speaker Bio
Eric Kulisch
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Icebreaker Networking Session Presented by Loadsure

Monday

2/22/2021 12:20 PM

Fireside Chat: Last mile delivery networks for manufacturers

Monday

2/22/2021 12:55 PM

More and more delivery is cutting out the warehouses, distribution centers, and retailers and going direct from the manufacturer to the consumer.

Andrew Lockwood
Senior Manager, Solutions Design
Suddath Global Logistics
Speaker Bio
Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: An overview of the industrial and manufacturing landscape

Monday

2/22/2021 1:20 PM

Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Brooke Sutherland
Industrial and M&A Columnist for Bloomberg Opinion
Bloomberg
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: AI-enabled risk mapping in defense supply chains

Monday

2/22/2021 1:45 PM

Kyle Taylor
SONAR Account Executive
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Jennifer Bisceglie
CEO and Founder
Interos
Speaker Bio

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

Monday

2/22/2021 2:10 PM

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking with Hyliion CEO/Founder Thomas Healy about the company's next generation battery module for its Hybrid solution; Echo Global Logistics CEO Doug Waggoner about the evolution of the logistics industry and how it aligns with the global market; Transporeon Director of Business Development NA Patrick Pretorius about the gap between what's happening in the world and what's happening in supply chain. Plus, snowstorms can’t cool this sizzling freight market, winter freeze could devastate Texas citrus industry, containers overboard...again, Walmart offers MIT education, and more. They’re joined by special guests Thomas Healy, Founder & CEO, Hyliion; Doug Waggoner, CEO, Echo; Patrick Pretorius, Director of Business Development North America, Transporeon

Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Doug Waggoner
Chief Executive Officer
Echo Global Logistics
Speaker Bio
Patrick Pretorius
Director of Business Development North America
Transporeon
Speaker Bio
Thomas Healy
CEO and Founder
Hyliion
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: SIMBA Chain: Demystifying Blockchain for Defense Supply Chains

Monday

2/22/2021 3:05 PM

Jeffrey Curtis
VP, Defense and Supply Chain
SIMBA Chain
Speaker Bio
Patrick Duffy
President
Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA)
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Understanding the Options for Mexican Manufacturing and the Aerospace Industry

Monday

2/22/2021 3:30 PM

Opening up a manufacturing operation is challenging in it self, imagine trying to open up an operations in a country where you have no idea how the laws and requirements to operate are established. Mexican Shelter Companies help answer the question of the unknown. Today we will explain the options you have when the decision has been made to move part of your manufacturing to Mexico. You have the opportunity to find a partner to ensure your success.

Joshua Rubin
VP Business Development
Javid Group
Speaker Bio
Noi Mahoney
Journalist
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Using SONAR to Get Better Lead Times on Pricing & Procurement

Monday

2/22/2021 3:50 PM

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The SONAR team will show how global supply chain leaders can turn to SONAR to get improved leading indicators to improve procurement planning.

Zach Strickland will discuss how Peleton saw exorbitant shipping costs in addition to discussing how COVID disrupted supply chains, caused extreme maritime congestion, showed that air is an alternative, and how indices and insights in SONAR, like the Transportation Air Cargo and Drewery indices, will aid in getting better leading indicators of capacity shortages and how SONAR subscribers are how the Air Cargo Capacity Index provides insights to lane capacity in air shipping and the Outbound Tender Rejection index for surface transportation.

Zach Strickland
Director of Freight Market Intelligence
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Closing Remarks

Monday

2/22/2021 4:00 PM

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Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Post-Show Icebreaker Networking Session Presented by Loadsure

Monday

2/22/2021 4:05 PM

Welcome

Tuesday

2/23/2021 9:00 AM

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Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Keynote: Supply Chains: Front & Center in Embracing Disruption

Tuesday

2/23/2021 9:05 AM

Ravi Dosanjh
Head of Strategic Program Management - CPLSS
Intel Corporation
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: THE FUTURE OF AUTONOMOUS WAREHOUSES

Tuesday

2/23/2021 9:20 AM

Sweeping changes in fulfillment strategy, the surge in e-commerce demand, and a persistent worker shortage have forced warehouse operators to think more about automation than ever before. A top executive of one of the top makers of autonomous warehouse equipment discusses where warehouses go from here.

Jeff Christensen
Vice President, Product
Seegrid
Speaker Bio
Mark Solomon
Senior Writer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Overcoming the Terminal Illness of Congestion in LA/LB

Tuesday

2/23/2021 9:40 AM

A conversation with Jon Gold of the National Retail Federation and Weston LaBar of the Harbor Trucking Association on how BCO’s and truckers are working together to help mitigate the impacts of congestion in Southern California’s San Pedro Bay port complex. Dive into the challenges and opportunities facing shippers and their transportation partners in Southern California.

Weston LaBar
CEO
Harbor Trucking Association
Speaker Bio
Jon Gold
Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy
National Retail Federation
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Parcel carrier capacity challenges and learnings from COVID

Tuesday

2/23/2021 10:05 AM

Join Jeff McDermott (SVP Transportation Management, Geodis) and JT Engstrom (Chief Strategy Officer, FreightWaves) as they discuss the recent impact to peak season from COVID-19 and expectations for near-term changes as a result. The discussion will explore changes in shipper/carrier behavior,dealing with the accelerated pace of e-commerce adoption in transportation management, and other thematic trends in final mile.

Jeff McDermott
SVP, Transportation Management
GEODIS
Speaker Bio
JT Engstrom
Chief Strategy Officer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Rapid-Fire Demo: Mercado Labs

Tuesday

2/23/2021 10:20 AM

Fireside Chat: Warehousing Revolution: Moving Your Supply Chain Forward

Tuesday

2/23/2021 10:35 AM

Over the past five years, warehousing has changed more than in the previous 70. In this session, Chris and AK will discuss the role of automation in this warehousing revolution, and how organizations can move their supply chains forward in our new normal.

Chris Riemann
Managing Director
Deloitte Consulting
Speaker Bio
A.K. Schultz
Co-Founder & CEO
SVT Robotics
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: How to Take an All Business Approach to Omnichannel

Tuesday

2/23/2021 10:50 AM

The rise of e-commerce in the purchase of construction materials and equipment is challenging companies in the building and construction segment to meet customer expectations of quickly, easily and reliably acquiring the tools and materials they need. This session will explore the challenges of an omnichannel supply chain and address how having the right 3PL partner can solve this complexity, and support increased product availability, simplify returns and reduce order to delivery times.

Brian Miller
Supply Chain Senior Director Customer Solution Development
DHL
Speaker Bio
Alejandro Del Toro
Vice President of Distribution, Customization, Logistics and Customers
GE Lighting, A Savant Company
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Last Mile Delivery in a Omnichannel Global Market

Tuesday

2/23/2021 11:10 AM

Nicholas and Matt will discuss last mile delivery and omnichannel retailing from a global perspective. We will examine how customer relationships vary across global markets, but how important the relationship is with the customer, regardless of market. We will also cover topics around the importance of carrier reliability and sustainability.

Nicholas Cogan
Director, International Ecommerce
Walmart International
Speaker Bio
Matt Waller
Dean
University of Arkansas ­- Sam M. Walton College of Business
Speaker Bio

Icebreaker Networking Session Presented by Loadsure

Tuesday

2/23/2021 11:35 AM

Great Quarter, Guys

Tuesday

2/23/2021 12:05 PM

Andrew has Kevin Hill back at the helm today for an event-themed episode. We have two sets of fantastic guests; Mustafa Azizi from Zuum, and Michelle Livingstone and John Drake from Home Depot. Before guest discussions, Andrew and Kevin chat Walmart earnings, and debate cardboardless e-commerce.

Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Anthony Smith
Interim Strategic Exec Producer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Mustafa Azizi
Co-Founder and CEO
ZUUM
Speaker Bio
Michelle Livingstone
VP - Transportation
The Home Depot
Speaker Bio
John Drake
VP of Supply Chain Delivery
The Home Depot
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The price of congestion: how is the retail industry navigating the container congestion?

Tuesday

2/23/2021 12:50 PM

Lori Ann speaks with Jon Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy at National Retail Federation to discuss the retail import slowdown. No retailer wants to have empty shelves or have to put items they receive late immediately on discount. These added costs of the delays ultimately have to be absorbed by the retailer. Lori Ann and Jon discuss how retailers are navigating the container crunch so they be fully stocked.

Lori Ann LaRocco
Senior Editor of Guests
CNBC Business News
Speaker Bio
Jon Gold
Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy
National Retail Federation
Speaker Bio

Rapid-Fire Demo: Shiphawk

Tuesday

2/23/2021 1:05 PM

Fireside Chat: Just in Time vs Just in Case Inventory Management

Tuesday

2/23/2021 1:20 PM

We've all heard the saying that real estate is all about location, location, location, but is that the maxim for commercial real estate? Often access to labor and logistics is much more important to proximaty to distribution centers and brick and mortar stores. Once you understand this, then the type of property becomes less important.

Kris Bjorson
Executive Brokerage Director
JLL
Speaker Bio
Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Is There Enough Warehouse Labor To Go Around?

Tuesday

2/23/2021 1:40 PM

E-commerce fulfillment warehouses have never been in more demand. But is there enough labor to adequately staff these facilities? What will it cost retailers and manufacturers to ensure that orders get out the door as fast as possible?

Brian Devine
SVP
EmployBridge
Speaker Bio
Mark Solomon
Senior Writer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Container break out: Christmas in January? The piles of containers have retailers receiving their seasonal items after the coveted holiday season

Tuesday

2/23/2021 1:55 PM

Unless a retailer has the ability to pack product away, they are forced to dump it into the off-price market at a huge discount. Lori Ann sits down with Brett to get the pulse of what his company is seeing with the delayed trade.

United National Consumer Suppliers, which is a distributor from everyday consumer products to specialty items, helps retailers add to their shelves. What items are retailers trying to source domestically to supplement their products that are trapped at sea? Rose has the answers.

Brett Rose
CEO
UNCS
Speaker Bio
Lori Ann LaRocco
Senior Editor of Guests
CNBC Business News
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Heavy Goods Logistics and Delivery Solutions for 2021

Tuesday

2/23/2021 2:15 PM

After a tumultuous 2020 manufacturers, retailers and logistics firms prepare for the new world reality. It's not back to business as usual.

Doug Ladden
Co-Founder and CEO
Deliveright Logistics, Inc.
Speaker Bio
Kevin Walker
President
Accentrics Home, a division of Hooker Home Furnishings
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: How to define and implement a sustainable retail supply chain

Tuesday

2/23/2021 2:40 PM

Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Susy Schöneberg
VP of Impact
Flexport
Speaker Bio

Using SONAR Data with Economic Data for Rich-Insights

Tuesday

2/23/2021 3:00 PM

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Zack Strickland sits with Anthony Smith, FreightWaves Economist to discuss key economic data like housing and construction numbers, correlating these data points to insights from SONAR to provide potential leading indicators on the freight market.

Zach Strickland
Director of Freight Market Intelligence
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Anthony Smith
Interim Strategic Exec Producer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Closing Remarks

Tuesday

2/23/2021 3:10 PM

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Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Anthony Smith
Interim Strategic Exec Producer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Welcome

Wednesday

2/24/2021 9:00 AM

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Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Keynote: The CPG Industry weathered COVID

Wednesday

2/24/2021 9:05 AM

Tom Madrecki
VP, Supply Chain & Logistics
Consumer Brand Association
Speaker Bio
Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management

Wednesday

2/24/2021 9:45 AM

Matt and John will talk about sustainability in the global protein supply chain. We will dive into Tyson Foods' vision of sustainability in the protein supply chain, including how carriers and suppliers can collaborate to achieve this vision.

John Tyson
Chief Sustainability Officer
Tyson Foods
Speaker Bio
Matt Waller
Dean
University of Arkansas ­- Sam M. Walton College of Business
Speaker Bio

Rapid-Fire Demo: Zuum

Wednesday

2/24/2021 10:05 AM

Fireside Chat: The challenges faced by U.S. food exporters

Wednesday

2/24/2021 10:15 AM

The global transport system is short of containers. Carriers are racing to get available boxes back to China for lucrative headhaul trades. This is leaving U.S. exporters of food and containerized agricultural products short of the boxes they need.

Peter Friedmann
Executive Director
Agriculture Transportation Coalition
Speaker Bio
Greg Miller
Senior Editor
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: How supply chains move the commodity markets

Wednesday

2/24/2021 10:35 AM

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Here’s all you need to know about Jonathan Kingsman: even after he left S&P Global Platts, the conference about the global sugar trade that he started before his company was bought was still called the Kingsman Sugar Conference. Kingsman has watched the grain trade for many years from the company he started that was also named after him, and he continues to do so now as the head of Commodity Conservations. He’ll speak about the international supply chain for soft commodities like sugar and grains as part of the Global Chain Supply Summit.

John Kingston
Executive Editor and Oil Market Expert
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Jonathan Kingsman
Author, Out of the Shadows: The New Merchants of Grain
Commodity Conversations
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: How Biden’s infrastructure plan will elevate last-mile delivery

Wednesday

2/24/2021 11:00 AM

President Joe Biden unveiled a $1.3 trillion, 10/year infrastructure plan last year that will be the blueprint for an infrastructure package that the freight transportation industry is hoping Congress will pass later this year. This fireside chat will explore the investment opportunity Biden’s blueprint holds for last-mile freight delivery and the potential for making this sector of the supply chain safer and more efficient.

David Braunstein
President
Together for Safer Roads
Speaker Bio
John Gallagher
Chief Washington Correspondent
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: InfraGard Mission- Blockchain to Secure Transportation Infrastructure

Wednesday

2/24/2021 11:20 AM

The transportation industry is vulnerable to a myriad of risk including those that are impacted directly or indirectly by the ever-changing supply chain, in this case food and agriculture. These changes can be driven by legislation, trade, criminality, pandemics, and the list goes on. This discussion will take us through the complexities of the food and agriculture supply chain, how we got here, and what are some of the potential solutions on the horizon, including Blockchain.

John Hoffman
Senior Research Fellow, Food Protection & Defense Institute
University of Minnesota
Speaker Bio
Gary Retherford
Transportation Sector Chief, Cincinnati Chapter
InfraGard
Speaker Bio

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

Wednesday

2/24/2021 11:45 AM

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are LIVE from Global Supply Chain Week’s Retail and CPG day. From sourcing through consumption, food and CPG supply chains were pivotal to keeping the world sane in 2020 but 2021 has already proven to be a formidable foe.

Plus, consumer goods group lobbies for federal ‘air traffic control’ for trucks; Instacart robots and delivery expansion with Walgreens; Square posts strong Q4, full-year earnings; purchases $170M in bitcoin.

They’re joined by special guests Greg Forbis, Sr. VP Strategy and Business Development, RJW Logistics; Mark Peterson, SVP, Business Development, Trinity Logistics; Alan Adler, Detroit Bureau Chief, FreightWaves

Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Greg Forbis
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
RJW Logistics
Speaker Bio
Mark Peterson
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Trinity Logistics
Speaker Bio
Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Icebreaker Networking Session Presented by Loadsure

Wednesday

2/24/2021 12:40 PM

Fireside Chat: Strategic trends in global SCM that have accelerated as a result of the pandemic

Wednesday

2/24/2021 1:15 PM

Understanding trends and thinking about how they create challenges and opportunities is the key to strategic thinking. This session will provide insights about SCM trends we should be watching in order to think more strategically.

Matt Waller
Dean
University of Arkansas ­- Sam M. Walton College of Business
Speaker Bio
Kathy Wengel
Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer
Johnson & Johnson
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Using Technology to Build Better Crops

Wednesday

2/24/2021 1:25 PM

Too much precious food gets thrown away, and the costs are high across-the-board. How can the supply chain use the latest technology to optimize the value of their crops, and ensure that harvests are profitable and plentiful?

Mark Solomon
Senior Writer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Naeem Zafar
Co-Founder & CEO
TeleSense
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: sodexo leadership in the midst of a pandemic

Wednesday

2/24/2021 1:35 PM

Zeta Smith
CEO, North American Seniors
Sodexo
Speaker Bio
Anthony Smith
Interim Strategic Exec Producer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Building Logistics Success for Mid-Sized CPG Innovators

Wednesday

2/24/2021 1:50 PM

Sourcing logistics tools and assets is tough for small and mid-sized companies. After all, the owners and operators of traditional warehousing options want long leases, large footprints, and personal guarantees. From leadership trends to customer perspectives, hear from two companies navigating the CPG and Retail warehousing challenges of 2021: Breinfuel, a CPG brand that’s growing and reinventing the world of natural energy drinks, and Warehouse Exchange, a digital marketplace that’s disrupting logistics by connecting tenants and space in a fresh way. In addition to providing a customer’s perspective on why flexible, on-demand warehouse space is so crucial for saving small and mid-size businesses in the CPG space, they'll also explore cost-effective solutions for everyday companies who need to keep their inventory stocked and ship products to customers in a timely manner.

Grant Langston
CEO
Warehouse Exchange
Speaker Bio
Ernie Manansala
CMO
Breinfuel
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Overcoming Silos in the Digital Value Chain Journey

Wednesday

2/24/2021 2:10 PM

What should digital transformation really mean to leader’s in today’s business world, full of disruptions and shifts in priorities? This Fireside Chat will discuss the top things to prepare for and the key steps to take in order to attain successful Digital Value Chain journeys, from regional supply chain improvements to global digital transformation programs. Hear from Gary Berger President, Berger Business Consulting and Ex-VP of Global Digital Transformation, PepsiCo, Fab Brasca, Group Vice President, Global Solutions, Blue Yonder, and Patrick Jones, Director of Supply Chain Execution, Transformation Advisory, Blue Yonder, as they discuss the hurdles and essential elements of successful transformations.”

Gary Berger
President, Berger Business Consulting and Ex-VP of Global Digital Transformation, PepsiCo
Berger Business Consulting
Speaker Bio
Fabrizio Brasca
Group Vice President, Global Solutions
Blue Yonder
Speaker Bio
Patrick Jones
Director Supply Chain Execution, Transformation Advisory
Blue Yonder
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: How the pandemic has shifted the view of shippers (perhaps forever) on visibility and tracking

Wednesday

2/24/2021 2:30 PM

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Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Matt Elenjickal
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
FourKites
Speaker Bio

Tech in action: Bridging the Gap Between Freight & Technology

Wednesday

2/24/2021 2:35 PM

With consumer demand at an all-time high and supply scarce, shippers need more dynamic, cost-effective tools and methods to carry out their transportation strategy. Digital freight offerings like rating APIs and integration platforms offer automated, plug-and-play logistical solutions that streamline processes enabling shippers to operate a higher level of efficiency at a fraction of the cost. Hear from Redwood Chief Product Officer Mike Reed and Chief Innovation Officer Eric Rempel as they shed light on the digital freight platforms and tools that will transform how shippers plan and execute their routing guide strategy in 2021.

Eric Rempel
Chief Innovation Officer
Redwood
Speaker Bio
Mike Reed
Chief Product Officer
Redwood
Speaker Bio
JT Engstrom
Chief Strategy Officer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Is collaboration necessary for supply chain visibility?

Wednesday

2/24/2021 3:00 PM

Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Glenn Koepke
Senior Vice President, Customer Success
FourKites
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The Future of the Food Supply Chain: AI, Analytics & Agriculture

Wednesday

2/24/2021 3:30 PM

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Naeem Zafar
Co-Founder & CEO
TeleSense
Speaker Bio
Mark Solomon
Senior Writer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Trends in the refrigerated container market

Wednesday

2/24/2021 3:55 PM

Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Gregory Tuthill
Chief Commercial Officer
SeaCube Containers
Speaker Bio

How Food and CPG Supply Chain Leaders use SONAR to Stay Ahead of Transportation Network Disruptions

Wednesday

2/24/2021 4:15 PM

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Get a look at all SONAR can do to aid Food and CPG supply chain leaders get a leading indicator on potential transportation network disruption using SONAR tender data.Additionally, learn how SONAR connects various indices and correlates against one another. See how SONAR indices like the Personal Consumer Expenditures index provide granular detail to consumer habits in conjunction with the Outbound Tender Rejection and USDA Produce Truckload Spot Rates index to see the potential impact on food distribution.

Zach Strickland
Director of Freight Market Intelligence
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Closing Remarks

Wednesday

2/24/2021 4:25 PM

Welcome

Thursday

2/25/2021 9:00 AM

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Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Keynote: walking the talk as the nexus of electrification

Thursday

2/25/2021 9:05 AM

Ken Washington
CTO
Ford Motor Company
Speaker Bio
Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The critical role of battery packs in the transition to electric trucks

Thursday

2/25/2021 9:30 AM

The need for batteries for electric vehicles is enormous. Romero Power sees its role as the “nexus of electrification,” a position bolstered by CEO Lionel Selwood’s hedging of components needed to complete the packs and provide uninterrupted supply to customers.

Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Lionel Selwood
CEO
Romeo Power, Inc.
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The critical role of battery packs in the transition to electric trucks

Thursday

2/25/2021 9:35 AM

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A conversation with Lionel Selwood, CEO of Romeo Power Technology. Romeo recently completed a business combination with RMG Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, that made it a public company with $545 million in contracts for heavy-duty truck battery packs and investment from Republic Services and Tier 1 supplier BorgWarner.

Lionel Selwood
CEO
Romeo Power, Inc.
Speaker Bio
Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The democratization of fuel cells in trucking

Thursday

2/25/2021 9:55 AM

The best approach to making fuel cells for on-highway trucks in the U.S. is to find partners who do things better than you do. Craig Knight has adopted that approach for Hyzon Motors, a spinoff of Singapore-based Fuel Cell Technologies. Hyzon concentrates on fuel cell stacks. Others can manufacture the trucks and find hydrogen fuel to run them.

Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Craig Knight
CEO
HYZON Motors
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: applying blockchain to the tire distribution industry

Thursday

2/25/2021 10:20 AM

Clay Katzman
FW Supply Chain Analyst, Transmission
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Rak-Joon Choi
VP of Blockchain
American Tire Distributors
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: How fuel efficiency will change trucking and supply chains

Thursday

2/25/2021 10:45 AM

Daniel Burrows
Founder and CEO
TruckLabs
Speaker Bio
Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: How electification will radically change the automotive supply chain

Thursday

2/25/2021 11:10 AM

Jaymi Wilson
Vice President, Strategy, Marketing, and Corporate Communications
Gentherm
Speaker Bio
Mike McAllister
Editor in Chief
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: A Shared Trust Layer: MOBI's Work on the Open Mobility Network

Thursday

2/25/2021 11:30 AM

Patrick Duffy
President
Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA)
Speaker Bio
Chris Ballinger
CEO & Founder
MOBI
Speaker Bio

Icebreaker Networking Session Presented by Loadsure

Thursday

2/25/2021 12:00 PM

Put That Coffee Down

Thursday

2/25/2021 12:30 PM

On today’s episode, Kevin and guest co-host Anthony Smith are LIVE from FreightWaves’ Global Supply Week!
We’re sitting down virtually with Teclo Garcia, Economic Development Director at the City of Laredo to learn how to sell a company  to locate in your city in as little as 10 minutes.
Plus, listener feedback, advice, and community building!

Anthony Smith
Interim Strategic Exec Producer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Teclo Garcia
Economic Development Director
City of Laredo
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Lessons from moving truck parts in a pandemic

Thursday

2/25/2021 1:05 PM

Managing the movement of truck parts to dealerships from distribution centers and prioritizing the greatest need during the pandemic provided lessons that Richard Simons sees being incorporated into operations at the nation’s largest seller of new trucks.

Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Richard Simons
General Manager of Aftermarket Parts and Service
Daimler
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Enhancing automotive supply chain resiliency

Thursday

2/25/2021 1:30 PM

Sam Abuelsamid combines his background as an engineer and automotive journalist in his role advising clients on energy, alternative propulsion and production issues. He follows supply chain issues, including the current semiconductor shortage plaguing automakers.

Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Sam Abuelsamid
Principal Analyst
Guidehouse Insights
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The Future of Automation

Thursday

2/25/2021 1:50 PM

Anthony Smith
Interim Strategic Exec Producer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Çetin Meriçli
CEO & Co-founder
Locomation
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The thought process for choosing your shipping mode

Thursday

2/25/2021 2:20 PM

Choosing modes is often difficult. Especially when cross-border land shipping is involved. It is all about costs based on time and service.

John Godfrey
Executive Supply Chain Consultant
Pirelli
Speaker Bio
Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Nikola's first plant blooming in the Arizona desert

Thursday

2/25/2021 2:40 PM

Mark Duchesne brought divergent manufacturing experiences to Nikola Corp., having helped build a plant for Toyota in China and helping make startup car building decisions at Tesla Inc. He is applying the best of both to Nikola as it builds its electric truck plant in the Arizona desert.

Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Mark Duchesne
Global Head of Manufacturing
Nikola
Speaker Bio

Deep Lane-By-Lane analysis to improve automotive transportation procurement planning with the most complete dataset in the market

Thursday

2/25/2021 3:00 PM

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Learn how automotive supply chains are getting improved lane-analysis to aid in conducting RFPs and getting better insights to improve transportation procurement planning by leveraging over $20 Billion in freight invoice data based on what shippers actually pay carriers, not self-reported data. SONAR SCI's Lane Acuity brings certainty in uncertain markets with complete datasets of historical, peer, and market data.Learn how SONAR provides not only lane-by-lane analysis but the ability to look into key automotive lanes in the Midwest and at the Mexico and Canada border.

Zach Strickland
Director of Freight Market Intelligence
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Closing Remarks

Thursday

2/25/2021 3:10 PM

Welcome

Friday

2/26/2021 9:00 AM

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Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Keynote: Global Supply Chain & The 5 Cs to Legacy

Friday

2/26/2021 9:05 AM

Rani Puranik
Co-Owner and Global CFO
Worldwide Oilfield Machine
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The highs and lows of trucking in the oil patch

Friday

2/26/2021 9:30 AM

Along with the pandemic came a drop in oil prices that rank up there with some of the most severe. Since the U.S. oil patch has long been heavily dependent on debt to keep operating, it meant that there was going to be a significant squeeze on companies operating there, as well as the firms that service them. One type of company that fits in that category are the trucking companies that work the oil patch, hauling oil, equipment, fracking sand and any one of the other hundreds of products needed. In this fireside chat, John Esparza, the president of the Texas Trucking Association, and Bob McDowell, owner of a company that services the oil patch, talks about survival tactics during these tough times.

John D. Esparza
President & CEO
Texas Trucking Association
Speaker Bio
Bob McDowell
President
W. M. Dewey
Speaker Bio
John Kingston
Executive Editor and Oil Market Expert
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: 2021 outlook for the U.S. shale oil and gas market

Friday

2/26/2021 9:55 AM

The past two years have been low points for domestic oil and gas producers. Will 2021 brings back signs of life or will it be another year to forget?

Benjamin Shattuck
Research Director, Americas Upstream Oil & Gas
Wood Mackenzie
Speaker Bio
Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Building and maintaining an ethical supply chain

Friday

2/26/2021 10:20 AM

Justin Goldston, PhD
Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management
Penn State University
Speaker Bio
Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Operating an asset-light 4pl

Friday

2/26/2021 10:35 AM

Tim Sensenig operates both a transportation management system with visibility all the way back to the manufacturer even if that producer is in China, and also what he describes as an asset-light 4PL company in TMSForce. How does a company like his differentiate itself from competitors?

John Kingston
Executive Editor and Oil Market Expert
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Tim Sensenig
CEO
TMSfirst
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: 4PL Control Tower – The Nervous System in a Global Supply Chain

Friday

2/26/2021 11:00 AM

This Fireside Chat between Allen Trevett CEO of Allyn International and Lauren Mayher, Global Account Manager of Allyn International discuss in depth what a Logistics Control Tower is, when it can be helpful, and benefits of this solution. The nervous system in your body controls everything you do. 4PL Control Tower solution is the nervous system of your global supply chain.

Allen Trevett
CEO
Allyn International
Speaker Bio
Lauren Mayher
Global Account Manager
Allyn International
Speaker Bio

Icebreaker Networking Session Presented by Loadsure

Friday

2/26/2021 11:30 AM

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

Friday

2/26/2021 12:00 PM

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking about if renewable natural gas is the fuel of the future, Texas power woes, and the importance of partnerships in chemical logistics.

Plus, TA sold huge amounts of diesel in Q4 2020, Nikola loses half as much as expected as Powersports unit dropped, Houston wins an award, shippers sticker shocked during ocean contract season, and how an owl is doing after getting hit by a semi truck.

They’re joined by special guests Collin McLelland, Co-Founder, DigitalWildcatters; Jennifer Braun, VP, KC Operations, Trinity Logistics

Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Jennifer Braun
Vice President of Kansas City RSC
Trinity Logistics
Speaker Bio
Rob Benedict
Vice President, Petrochemicals and Midstream
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)
Speaker Bio
Collin McLelland
Co-Founder
Digital Wildcatters
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Field services automation using blockchain for oilfield logistics

Friday

2/26/2021 1:00 PM

John Kingston
Executive Editor and Oil Market Expert
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Rana Basu
COO
Ondiflo
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: What the bulk loads market is telling us about the economy

Friday

2/26/2021 1:25 PM

Zach Strickland
Director of Freight Market Intelligence
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Jared Flinn
Operating Partner
Bulkloads.com
Speaker Bio

Rapid-Fire Demos

Friday

2/26/2021 1:50 PM

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Featuring demos from ZUUM Transportation Inc, Shiphawk, RPA Labs, and Mercado Labs

Fireside Chat: Creating a circular economy for electric vehicles batteries with blockchain

Friday

2/26/2021 2:20 PM

Lauren Roman
Business Development Director, Metals & Minerals Ecosystem
Everledger
Speaker Bio
Patrick Duffy
President
Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA)
Speaker Bio

Industrial Chemical Production Sees Renewed Speed Thru Intermodal Insights

Friday

2/26/2021 2:40 PM

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The SONAR team goes over how manufacturers and retailers are applying SONAR SCI and intermodal capabilities to transport chemicals and energy across larger distances to meet consumer demands, including pipeline, rail, and OTR impacts.

Zach Strickland
Director of Freight Market Intelligence
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Closing Remarks

Friday

2/26/2021 2:45 PM

Welcome

Monday

3/1/2021 9:00 AM

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Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Keynote: The intersection of government and global supply chains

Monday

3/1/2021 9:05 AM

Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Bob Corker
Former US Senator & Head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
US Senate
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: The Intelligent Nervous System of Global Distribution

Monday

3/1/2021 9:40 AM

In this fireside chat with two leaders -- one from geospatial science and conservation, and the other from complex process transformations -- the conversation will center on the global distribution ecosystem as a living nervous system, and how it is failing to meet the growing market demands while challenging our planet’s well-being. They’ll discuss how location intelligence will enable the system to break through thousands of friction points, driving efficiencies and reducing negative impacts across our planet.

Jonathan Rosenthal
CEO
Saybrook Management
Speaker Bio
Jack Dangermond
Founder & President
Esri
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Supply Chain green shoots the Wright Way

Monday

3/1/2021 10:05 AM

Steve Ferreira
CEO
Ocean Audit Inc.
Speaker Bio
Duncan Wright
President
UWL
Speaker Bio

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

Monday

3/1/2021 10:30 AM

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are coming to you live from Global Supply Chain Week’s maritime sessions. They’re talking about the Maritime Transportation System Emergency Relief Act, containergeddeon in Los Angeles, and risk management.

Plus, ocean carriers take heat for profiting ‘so handsomely’ while service plunged, owners of Westfield Transport indicted for falsifying driving logs, this week in trucking markets, McPlant goes Beyond and more.

They’re joined by special guests Lauren Beagen, Maritime Industry expert and Adjunct Professor, Roger Williams University School of Law; Trey Griggs, VP of Lean Sales, Lean Solutions; Daniel Stanton, Mr. Supply Chain

Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Lauren Beagen
Maritime Industry Expert and Adjunct Professor
Roger Williams University School of Law
Speaker Bio
Trey Griggs
Vice President - Lean Sales
Lean Staffing
Speaker Bio
Daniel Stanton
Executive, Entrepreneur and Educator
Mr. Supply Chain
Speaker Bio

Fireside Chat: Customs Requirements and Trade Agreements Post Brexit

Monday

3/1/2021 11:25 AM

As the U.K. leaves the European Union, there are a number of questions to be answered. As the processes of trade flow changes between the two, there are a number of unanswered questions. Changes in customs will require talent along with new opportunities to create software and technology to assist and automate the navigation of a surge in red tape and paperwork.

Walter Van der Meiren
Director, Customs Brokerage
UPS Europe
Speaker Bio
Richard Greening
Global Technical Director
DDC FPO
Speaker Bio

FEB.22-MAR.3.2021 // VIRTUAL EVENT

Even with a global pandemic, supply chains of the future will be increasingly global in nature. During this full week of supply chain insights, you’ll hear from different sectors of the supply chain universe: automotive; food and perishables; retail; manufacturing; consumer packaged goods; and much more. Expect to hear about the most important trends affecting every mode of transportation, from first- to last-mile and everything in between. Additionally, FreightWaves will get you up to speed with all of the important developments in trade relations that can open up opportunities for your organization in the future. We no longer live in the world of isolated supply chains. Disruptions in one corner of the world can impact your operations at home. With the turbulence of 2020 behind us (hopefully), Global Supply Chain Week will examine where the dust has settled and share lessons on reacting to the enormous disruptions of the previous year. We’re covering all the bases in eight straight days of supply chain  focus. 

EIGHT DAYS. WORLDWIDE IMPACT.

Click on a tab below to learn more about the scheduled topics for that day.

Military/Aerospace & Manufacturing

Day 1 of the Global Supply Chain Week will dive into the defense and military supply chains that keep us safe. After all, many of the logistics practices used today were pioneered by the U.S. military. It operates globally, its bases are far-flung, and its supply chains must be protected and function smoothly 24/7. Logistics providers and companies working with the U.S. military won’t want to miss this impactful day so they can better serve the needs of our armed forces. We’ll examine the inputs and coordination needed to keep the defense sector producing the materials essential to maintaining a strong military. 

Additionally, with recent technology improvements and market swings, Day 1 of Global Supply Chain Week will cover the latest trends and best strategies for success in global manufacturing. How can organizations become more agile in an increasingly complex world? Lean supply chains are crucial to successful manufacturing strategies.

Retail & Building/Construction

Tag in for Day 2 when attention turns to the growing complexities and demands of retail supply, building and construction supply chains. Consumer expectations are rapidly changing and retail businesses are having to reevaluate age-old practices to keep up with e-commerce. From warehousing to navigating the turbulent waters of exporting and importing, expect to hear from big-name organizations and the next generation of innovative retail strategies. 

In addition, the unique qualities of the construction sector are up for discussion on Day 4. Unlike other sectors, virtually every finished product in the construction industry is different from the last. This creates unique challenges for supply chains. From design to procurement to suppliers and contracts, expect to hear discussions around managing the execution of these chains from start to finish.

Food/Perishables, CPG

From sourcing through consumption, food and CPG supply chains were pivotal to keeping the world sane in 2020. Without the strength of these vital sectors, the stress and anxiety that so many people experienced would have been exponentially worse. Getting food to the places that need it most, whether in the developed or developing world, requires intense coordination and forward planning. This day will cover agriculture, restaurants, perishables and more! Produce transportation has never looked so good!

Automotive

Automotive supply chains, just like other supply chains, have seen significant disruptions throughout the entire network over the past year. COVID-19 halted production for weeks. Suppliers and OEMs experienced labor shortages as outbreaks wreaked havoc. However, the industry’s recovery process has been well underway as suppliers play catch-up on orders. Tune in today as we dive deeper into the issues that are driving the auto industry, including cross-border trade, the push toward electrification, and Asian suppliers’ role in trans-Pacific volatility.

Energy, Chemicals & Mining

From oil and gas to everything hazmat and underground, the fifth day of the Global Supply Chain Week will dive into the raw materials and energy industries. After a year that saw the price of a barrel of oil dip into negative territory, what can transportation professionals and others expect from the turbulent energy sector? The ripple effects caused by drastic market changes in oil and gas can be felt throughout the economy and especially in transportation and supply chains. What can we expect from demand for new pipelines and drilling equipment? Don’t miss out on this impactful day during the Global Supply Chain Week. 

Global Maritime Logistics

Week two is certain to let it all out. We’re diving into everything maritime, geopolitics, air cargo and container shipping. Getting goods from point A to point B when there are customs and international regulatory hurdles is an ever-evolving challenge. Expect to hear conversations on global logistics, importing/exporting, trade relations, sustainability, containerized trade, ports and, of course, the technology propelling all of these topics forward.

In addition, we’ll introduce influential speakers from outside the world of freight. Attendees will hear from leaders who have a history of shaking things up and who can bring experience and insights unique to their lives. These are keynotes that you simply do not want to miss. Hop on the bus and ride along with the future of global supply chains!

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