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Kick-Off Keynote - Perspectives From Lee Corso: "Game-Winning Business Fundamentals"
In the off season, Corso also serves as Director of Business Development for Dixon Ticonderoga, a leading pencil manufacturing company and NASSTRAC member. He will offer insights on the company’s greatest achievements and biggest challenges—particularly as they relate to their strategic supply chain initiatives.
Keynote: Lee Corso. Sports Broadcaster and analyst on the three-time Emmy-Award-Winning College Game Day on ESPN.
Tuesday Keynote: "What Shippers Need To Know About the Economy and the Freight Market"
Freight transportation is an indicator of the health of our country's economy – and we continue to watch for signs of economic recovery and growth. During this session, one of the most respected and well-known leaders in the transportation industry will share his insights on:
Keynote Presenter: Matthew K. Rose, Chairman and CEO, BNSF Railway.
Advocacy Panel: "Understanding The Importance Of Grassroots Efforts"
Are you an American? Want to influence Congress? Do more than vote. Give them solutions. The 535 members of Congress and their staffs are people who respond to good ideas and energy, just like the rest of us. We can’t delegate our future to policy professionals who know neither us, nor our local work. We need to feed the system with fresh ideas -- directly. And we can’t make change without taking a critical look at grassroots advocacy. This session will provide:
NASSTRAC Collaborative Learning Labs
NASSTRAC’s unique Collaborative Learning Labs allow you to learn best practices from other shippers, and share practical ideas and common challenges with your peers. These relevant 50-minute discussions enable transportation and supply chain executives to collaborate with each other in a facilitated, small-group format on these topics:
Doors open promptly at 7:30p Back by popular demand, NASSTRAC is once again hosting a Casino Fun Night on Monday evening—with a unique Latin theme this year. Most of our conference attendees attend this great networking event, so you’ll want to be part of the action. Games include Black jack, Texas Holdem, Dice, Big Six, Double Roulette – with ongoing Latin music and videos, salsa dancers, and even personal salsa dance lessons! Enjoy the distinct flavor of latin cuisine along with refreshments throughout the evening.
Event Sponsor: FedEx
CEOs of Providers: New Realities in a Multimodal World
Panelists include: Virginia Albanese, President & CEO, FedEx Custom Critical; James Welch, President & CEO, YRC Worldwide; Shelley Simpson, President & CMO J.B. Hunt Integrated Capacity Solutions; and Brad Jacobs, CEO, XPO Logistics. Moderated by C. John Langley, Ph.D, Professor at Penn State University and NASSTRAC Education Advisor.
Washington Update: "Less Gridlock and More Sense?"
Despite enacting a new Highway Bill, Congress in 2012 was largely immobilized by gridlock. The House of Representatives could not develop its own Highway Bill due to lack of agreement among its members and a "Fiscal Cliff" looms. With the November Elections over, what can we expect from Congress as it relates to shipper advocacy issues — less gridlock and more common sense?
This session will address changes among key leaders on Capitol Hill and at key agencies. This session also will cover revised CSA rules, safety and security regulation, and the many regulatory rule-makings produced by MAP-21, along with opportunities, dangers and risks to your supply chains. In addition, youll gain an update on the Hours of Service court fight and the latest judicial decisions on other key issues related to transportation and supply chain progress.
Presenter: NASSTRAC's Legal Counsel John Cutler, McCarthy, Sweeney and Harkaway.
Shipper Roundtable Discussions
Outsourcing continues to be a common practice among shippers as they manage the complexities of their supply chains and focus on their core compentencies. During this session, participants will discuss:
Facilitator: Nancy O'Liddy, Director of Government Affairs, Transportation Intermediaries Association.
"Supply Chain Preparedness and Resilience: Hurricane Sandy and Lessons Learned”
In the fall of 2012, Superstorm Sandy impacted over 100 million people and is expected to be among the 10 most expensive hurricanes in U.S. history. Damages to ports, roads, bridges and tunnels significantly disrupted supply chain activities, forcing businesses to activate emergency plans and seek alternate supply routes. This interactive roundtable discussion over lunch will focus on the experiences of transportation executives, with the following learning objectives:
Facilitated by Kathy Fulton, Director of Operations, American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN).
The Next Generation Of Logisticians: Opportunities, Issues, Threats
While the industry becomes more sophisticated, so do the requirements expected of "the next generation” of professionals to keep moving our companies forward. This unique session allows graduating students in transportation and supply chain to share perspectives on the following questions:
Panelists include, Gregory Bostick, Vice President of Transportation and Logistics, SUPERVALU, Inc.; Jim Wicker, President & CEO of JW Logistics; Bradley Addison, student at Auburn University; Jason Klanac, student at Georgia Southern; and Edward Mraz, student at University of West Florida. Moderated by Brian Gibson, Ph.D., Wilson Family Professor of Supply Chain Management at Auburn University.
"Understanding Carrier Pricing To Make Your Freight and Operations More Efficient"
A major challenge for today’s shippers is ensuring they have adequate capacity to move their freight through the supply chain while managing costs. Due to the driver shortage and other industry and economic factors, these challenges are expected to remain on the top list of shippers’ pain points. But there are ways to address these head-on by better understanding the needs of the carriers. This session will provide insights from top carriers, such as UPS Freight and Estes Express, to provide shippers with:
"Changes and Trends in the Retail Market: How are Supply Chains Responding?”
Gain a unique overview of emerging trends and rapid changes that are having an impact on the retail marketplace. You’ll then hear provocative discussion on how supply chains are ultimately responding to these changes and trends. In true NASSTRAC fashion, this high-level overview will be provided by a multi-faceted senior executive with demonstrated success and experience across the supply chain.
Presenter: Steve Carter, Director, Global Logistics Planning & Strategy, Target Corp.
Questions? Call NASSTRAC at 952-442-8850 x208 or e-mail