The Logistics Technology Summit features as full day of supply chain technology sessions on the trends, best practices and challenges you care about. Stay ahead of the curve with these targeted sessions featuring industry supply chain IT experts.

Tue | Jan 24

  • 8:00 a.m. Embedded Analytics & Automatic Decisions
    Most transportation management systems provide companies with business intelligence in the form of KPIs. Join MercuryGate to explore the impact and strategic benefits of embedding the business intelligence businesses collect into the operational processes of transportation management systems to make routine decision-making automatic.
  • 9:05 a.m. Inking Big-time Deals in TMS
    In 2016, a flurry of unprecedented deals involving private-equity investment firms and TMS providers dominated headlines and boardroom discussions. What’s driving the investment? Will the momentum carry over into 2017? Join a leading financial expert as we explore how this is reshaping the marketplace.
  • 10:05 a.m. Up to Speed – The Automatic Vehicle & Logistics
    We’ve all heard about the Internet of Things and how mobile is driving an onslaught of big data for better decision making. We’re also seeing an explosion of advancements in Vehicle-to-Vehicle technologies that will one day allow for truck caravans or even driverless vehicles. Experts in automated vehicle development will explore advancements in new driving technologies.
  • 10:45 a.m. On the Move: Advancements in Intermodal Technology
    Since 1980, Class I railroads have earmarked more than $600 billion for capital expenditures and maintenance – that’s 40 cents out our every revenue dollar. One of the main reasons for this level of investment is to make intermodal a better choice for shippers. Join our ? as we explore new and emerging technological advancements for achieving greater intermodal efficiencies.
  • 12:30 p.m. BREAKOUTS:
    • Elevating Supply Chain Design
      Many global businesses still consider supply chain design a sporadic event, but this results in protracted project timeframes and short-sighted results. Savvy companies are bringing supply chain design in-house for continuous improvement and innovation. Join Llamasoft’s Jeff Metersky as he explores elevating supply chain design from an ad-hoc project to a core business process.
    • Cloud-based Software – Why Logistics Should Be All In
      From increased data and integrated communication to real-time analytics, cloud-based solutions are the supply chain’s biggest game changing opportunity. An expert in cloud-based software will discuss the current state of advanced supply chain technology and what’s possible today (and tomorrow) through cloud-based solution.
    • 3D Printing: Reshaping 3PLs
      Several components of the supply chain are being disrupted by 3D printing, not the least of which is commercial logistics. Join Dan Grigoras, director of supply chain for Shapeways, the world's leading online 3D printing platform, as he analyzes how the technology got to where it is today and the broader implications on the supply chain.
  • 1:25 p.m. BREAKOUTS:
    • #trendingnow: Automated DWS Solutions
      A greater demand for operation efficiency, speed and insight reverberates through the supply chain. What do industry insiders need to know to stay ahead of the curve? For both experienced users and first-time buyers, this session will provide critical insight on the current and emerging technologies redefining the value of automated dimension-weigh-scan (DWS) solutions.
    • Data Management & Cybersecurity Best Practices
      Transportation companies rely on data analytics to enhance operations. Considerable amounts of data regarding operations, customers and other third parties are amassed daily. Data management issues affect businesses of all sizes and across all industries. Join a data management and cybersecurity expert from Smith Moore Leatherwood and review how companies can protect valuable data and what to do in the event of a data breach.
    • Enterprise Parcel Planning & Execution in a TMS
      Transportation management systems help reduce freight spend and manage various transportation modes. But it can be hard to find a solution for parcel shipments due to the limitations of some systems. Join our TMS expert and see how the “right” best of breed TMS can be used for high-volume parcel execution.
    • In Comparison: Classification vs. Density-based Costing
      As density costing continues to gain ground in the LTL world, some see the classification system as on its way out. With a number of U.S. transportation professionals predicting a shift to greater use of density-based costing, NMFC expert Don Newell will highlight the key differences in methodology between density-based and classification costing.
    • Routing Optimization Solutions
      Route optimization tools help reduce transportation costs, fleet size, manpower and dispatch problems. With so many options, but not a lot of clarity, how do carriers begin the process of evaluating all the choices? An expert in routing optimization solutions will explore best practices for product selection.
  • 2:20 p.m. BREAKOUTS:
    • The API Revolution
      With every advance in technology comes a change in how shippers, 3PLs, carriers and other industry players talk to one another. Application Programing Interface communication has been used by some industry trade groups for nearly a decade, but recent market pressures have brought new focus to API messaging as a replacement for EDI dispatches. In this session, industry experts will discuss API advances and why large shippers still rely on EDI.
    • Optimizing the IoT through Predictive Analytics
      The supply chain industry generates and transmits enormous volumes of data. These data points are changing almost every aspect of how the supply chain operates. Service providers that optimize the overflowing amount of data produced by the Internet of Things will become industry leaders.

LTS Speakers

Troels Adrian Director, Supply Chain Education Expansion
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
John Bagileo Attorney & Principal
The Law Office of John R. Bagileo
Greg Carter CTO
David Congdon CEO
Old Dominion Freight Lines
Dr. Magnus Egerstedt Georgia Institute of Technology Michael Eichenberg CEO
FreightSnap LLC
John Faria Sr. Strategic Relationship Manager
TMW Systems
Clarence Gooden President
CSX Transportation

LTS Pricing

Advance - Before Nov 30
General Registration + Ignite $475
+ Dinner & Entertainment $245
Guest Dinner + Entertainment $245
Regular - After Nov 30
General Registration + Ignite $575
+ Dinner & Entertainment $245
Guest Dinner + Entertainment $245


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