You’re not alone in wanting a next-generation supply chain that drives continuous improvement, optimizes spend and reduces risk for your business. And you’re already on the right path to achieving this by investigating what it takes to run a successful logistics operation through the latest news and insights from industry leaders and like-minded peers. Let’s keep the momentum going. Join the conversation around today’s logistics issues, trends and advances in the All Things Logistics Webinar Series hosted by CLX Logistics. Get useful tips and effective strategies straight from the experts to supplement your business’s growth in a dynamic industry.

This series will cover four need-to-know topics for navigating logistics in 2018 and preparing for change in 2019, presented by top thought leaders at CLX Logistics. Register for one or all four of these informative sessions below.

Webinar #2: Forecasting 2019 Spend: Boldly Going Where No One Has Before

Date: December 12, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM EST

As the New Year approaches and shippers and supply chain executives begin to forecast and budget their transportation spend for 2019, it’s important to exercise due diligence by identifying year-over-year trends and lessons learned, as well as understanding what experts are predicting for the year ahead. In our second webinar of the series, All Things Logistics, our panel of experts will deliver just that.

The second webinar in this series will provide a panel discussion about the US transportation market as we move into 2019. We’ll review how the market has changed from 2017 to 2018, discussing how pricing, equipment availability and performance have evolved. With this information, we’ll move into lessons learned from 2018, where we’ll pinpoint major trends as well as common practices that are no longer working or applicable in today’s transportation market. From there, we’ll provide a transportation market outlook for 2019, shedding light on what you can expect for fuel and line haul charges, as well as, the digital resources available to help you forecast and track these expenditures.

Topics for Discussion

  • How the US transportation market changed from 2017 to 2018
  • Lessons learned from 2018 including practices that no longer work
  • Transportation market outlook for 2019 including fuel and line haul charges
  • How we can help you accurately forecast transportation spend for 2019

Panel of Experts

Dale McClung, Director of Design Solutions, CLX Logistics

With a background in chemical and biochemical engineering and over 20 years’ experience in strategic supply chain innovation, Dale McClung specializes in global supply chain network design and leads the Design Solutions team at CLX Logistics. Delivering innovative and disruptive design solutions for the most complex global supply chain challenges is what we do best. By using a unique blend of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics coupled with trajectory forecasting we give clients remarkable insight into the performance of their supply chains as it relates to their financial bottom line, their customers and suppliers. We use the latest stochastic and multi-variant modeling techniques coupled with fundamental lean six sigma principles to drive comprehensive and sustainable solutions.

Adrian Gonzalez, President, Adelante SCM

Adrian Gonzalez is trusted advisor and leading industry analyst with more than 17 years of research experience in transportation management, logistics outsourcing, and other supply chain and logistics topics. He is the founder and president of Adelante SCM, a peer-to-peer learning, and networking community for supply chain and logistics professionals. Adelante’s services include Talking Logistics, an online video talk show and blog featuring thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry, and 3PL Briefings, a research service focused on providing supply chain executives with high-quality and trusted research, analysis, and briefings about the Third-Party Logistics (3PL) industry and leading practices in logistics outsourcing. Prior to his current roles, Adrian held various leadership positions at ARC Advisory Group, Motorola, Polaroid, and Clare. Adrian speaks frequently at industry events and conferences and is regularly quoted in industry publications. He is also a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and a LinkedIn Influencer with more than 20,000 followers.

PeroxyChem, Global Leader in Peroxygen & Adjacent Chemistries

PeroxyChem is a global leader in peroxygen and adjacent chemistries. The company employs approximately 550 people throughout the world, with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. With an unyielding commitment to safety at its core and backed by an exceptional team, the company prides itself on exemplary customer service, product quality, reliability and technical service. PeroxyChem manufactures high quality products and innovative applications developed as a result of innovation and superior technical expertise. We supply customized chemistries for electronics, energy, environmental, food safety, pulp, paper, polymer, and other industrial and consumer markets.

Webinar #1: Rate Benchmarking in a Tight Capacity Market

Date: August 28, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM

It’s always important to know how your rates stack up in the marketplace. In a loose capacity market, it helps to identify areas where you can improve your rates and save money, and in a tight capacity market, you’ll benefit from understanding whether the rate increases requested by your carriers are market competitive. It’s also beneficial to know whether the rates that you’re offering in the marketplace are competitive enough in a limited capacity pool.

The first webinar in this series will discuss rate benchmarking as a tool in understanding competitive position. We’ll review how to leverage rate intelligence in today’s marketplace to ensure that you don’t overpay for tight capacity and that you gain access to the capacity you need with market competitive rates. We’ll also touch on a few ways shippers can present themselves as an attractive option to carriers that have a large amount of potential load to choose from. This includes loading and unloading trucks in a timely manner, paying freight bills on time, having a resting place for drivers to wait while their trailer is being loaded and other qualitative aspects, in addition to the quantitative components that help shippers stand out and differentiate themselves from the competition. You’ll also get a review of other elements to keep in mind when navigating today’s market, such as mode conversion to intermodal, rail, load consolidation and more.

Presenter: Mike Challman – VP, NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS

Mr. Challman leads all of ChemLogix Managed Services in North America, including freight management operations; benchmarks, bids and carrier procurement; dedicated and rail fleet operations; and brokerage services. He brings to the role a multifaceted background that includes operations, customer service, solution development, project management and continuous improvement programs. Prior to Chemlogix, Mr. Challman spent more than twenty years in the transportation industry, most recently serving as Senior Director, Transportation Management at DHL/Exel Supply Chain. His logistics background also includes leadership positions with Burnham Service Corporation, ROCOR Transportation and Schneider National Carriers. A decorated Air Force veteran, Mr. Challman earned his Bachelor of Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University.

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