Conference Program


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SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014 - Top

10:00 AM
TPM Golf Tournament
Location: El Dorado Park Golf Course
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2:00-6:00 PM
Registration
Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Lobby

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5:00-7:00 PM
Hospitality Reception
Location: Pool Deck & Seaview Rotunda, Lower Level, Hyatt Regency Long Beach

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MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014 - Top

7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Registration
Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Lobby

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7:30-8:30 AM
Networking Breakfast
Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Promenade Ballroom Foyer, 1st floor

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8:30-9:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks

Peter Tirschwell, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, JOC Group Inc.
Gavin Carter, Chief Executive Officer, JOC Group Inc.
The Honorable Bob Foster, Mayor, City of Long Beach
Doug Drummond, Harbor Commission President, Port of Long Beach

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor


9:00-9:30 AM
Opening Keynote Address
Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

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Fredrick W. Smith, Chairman, CEO, FedEx Corporation

Introduced By: William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking, JOC Group Inc.


9:30-10:45 AM
General Session - A discussion with carrier leaders
There are many questions the industry has for container lines and this will be a chance to ask them. How will carrier deployments change in 2014? How will carriers approach the 2014 service contract negotiations? What can exporters expect? What is the supply and demand outlook? Will non-P3 carriers accelerate ship ordering to achieve a competitive cost structure? Have alliances commoditized carrier service? What is the future of intermodal off the West Coast? How will carriers adjust services following the 2015 Panama Canal expansion? What regulatory and policy challenges are carriers watching in 2014? A panel of senior carrier executives will discuss these and other issues in a Q&A format moderated by JOC editors.

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

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Introduced by: Mark Laufer, CEO & President, Laufer Group International, Ltd.

Moderator:
Peter Leach, Senior Editor, Trans-Atlantic, JOC Group Inc.

Panelists:
Michael White, President, North America, Maersk
Gene Seroka, President, Americas, APL Limited
William Payne, President, NYK Line (North America) Inc.
Howard Finkel, Executive Vice President, COSCO Container Lines, Americas, Inc.
Wolfgang Freese, Head of Region Americas, Hapag-Lloyd AG


10:45-11:15 AM
Networking Coffee Break
Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Promenade Ballroom Foyer, 1st Floor

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11:15 AM-12:30 PM 
General Session - Container Market Outlook: What's in store for 2014
By the time of TPM in March there will be greater clarity on how the U.S. and global economy is shaping up in 2014, and how it will impact importers and exporters. The U.S. economy as 2013 came to a close was clearly accelerating. Yet despite an improving outlook in the US and some parts of Europe, carriers' accelerated ship ordering during 2013 has led many analysts to predict overcapacity through 2015 at the earliest. As of late in the year, 1.1 million TEUs of new orders were placed, 170% higher than new orders placed in 2012, according to Jefferies. This ordering spree reflects carriers’ “need to reduce operating costs as a key strategy to compete in the current volatile market,” according to Alphaliner. And a new mega-ship arms race seems to be under way: As SeaIntel recently concluded, the P3 carriers’ ship size advantage over the CKYH alliance is 25% and its advantage over G6 is 12.5%. This means a catch up effort is needed that will surely impact how the market plays out in coming years. Speakers will offer informed perspective on how the trans-Pacific and global container shipping market is likely to play out in 2014 and beyond.

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

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Introduced By: Neil Barni, President, CargoSphere

Moderator:
Peter Tirschwell, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, JOC Group Inc.

Panelists:
Walter Kemmsies, Chief Economist, Moffatt & Nichol
Mario Moreno, Economist, JOC Group Inc.
Neil Dekker, Head of Container Research, Drewry


12:30-2:00 PM
Lunch with Speaker
Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Regency Ballroom, 3rd Level

Speaker:
Claude Mongeau, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian National Railway Company

Introduced by Mark Szakonyi, Senior Editor, Rail, Intermodal, Regulation & Policy, JOC Group Inc.

Special recognition for Barry Horowitz


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2:00-3:15 PM
CONCURRENT PANEL SESSION: Dawn of Mega-Alliances: Who benefits?
Carrier alliances have existed since the 1970s, but the formation of the P3 and G6 mega-alliances over the past year took the concept to an entirely new level. The P3, with its combined 255 ships from the three largest carriers and operated from a single joint operational center, is a new animal entirely. It will deliver huge operational savings to the carriers with value yet to be determined for importers and exporters. Other than the fact that Maersk, MSC and CMA-CGM are the three largest carriers, they are very different organizations and will of necessity be required to put a large percentage of their customers’ cargo on their partners’ ships. Should shippers be nervous and how should they react? The formation of the P3 came shortly after creation of the G6, itself a mega-alliance unprecedented in scope. Both groupings raise key questions for customers: How will carriers differentiate their service? How will they orchestrate port calls, and what does this mean for onward, inland container movements? Even though these are operational alliances, will there be an impact on pricing or rate volatility?

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

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Introduced by: Stéphane Rambaud, Senior Vice President, C.H. Robinson

Moderator:
Peter Tirschwell, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, JOC Group Inc.

Panelists:
Klaus Schnede, Manager Marine - Air - Facilities Procurement, Eastman Chemical Co.
Adam D. Hall, Sr. Director, International Logistics, Dollar General Corp.
Lars Jensen, CEO and Partner, SeaIntel Maritime Analysis
Bill Woodhour, Vice President, Centre Trade and Marketing, Maersk


2:00-3:15 PM
CONCURRENT PANEL SESSION: Great People: How to find them? How to keep them?
The world is changing and people’s expectations for their work and careers are changing along with it. This reality presents serious challenges in transportation and logistics, where many organizations are struggling to create the right mix of culture and opportunity that will allow them usher in a new generation of future leaders. The ocean carrier industry continues to contract in the U.S., while 3PLs and shippers have also seen cutbacks. Remote workplaces and elimination of training programs makes the challenge even more difficult. The virtual disappearance of U.S. carriers in international trades has reduced the industry’s visibility. In this challenging environment, what’s an executive or manager to do? What are competitive salary levels, how can a positive culture impact recruitment and retention, and what other job benefits are necessary to attract and keep the best talent in today’s competitive environment. In this session we will hear from speakers who are in the trenches wrestling with these issues day to day.

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Promenade Ballroom, 1st Floor

Moderator:
Tim McNamara, Managing Director, Boyden Global Executive Search

Panelists:
Susan Shey Dvonch, Managing Partner, Shey Harding Executive Search
Susan Pellechio, Vice President Transportation, Staples Inc.
Mark D.Schweitzer, Managing Director of Intermodal and International Freight, Archer Daniels Midland Company
John Bowe, President, American Maritime Group


3:15-3:45 PM
Networking Coffee Break
Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Promenade Ballroom Foyer, 1st Floor

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3:45-5:00 PM
CONCURRENT PANEL SESSION: If not China, where? Industries hit the road in search of lower costs
U.S. importers are slowly but steadily transitioning from a “China-first, China-only” strategy and are sourcing more product from Southeast Asia, the India sub-continent and Latin America, including Mexico. This session will discuss how key industries such as footwear, toys, apparel, furniture, automotive as well as others, are actively diversifying their sources of production or considering doing so. They are finding new sourcing opportunities whether elsewhere in Asia or in North America, principally in Mexico. Speakers will analyze labor costs, shipping services and port and inland infrastructure challenges in countries that are competing with with China for exports to the U.S. and other developed countries. China still accounted for 46% of U.S. containerized imports in 2012, but this is down from nearly 49% in 2010 and its share is likely to continue slipping as costs there rise and companies find cheaper sources of product and seek shorter, less-risky supply chains. This session will explore how sourcing is shifting and how this will impact transportation options.

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Promenade Ballroom, 1st Floor

Moderator:
Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Group Inc.

Panelists:
Matt Priest, President, Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America
Alan P. Kaufman, Senior Vice President, Technical Affairs, Toy Industry Association, Inc.
Foster Finley, Managing Director, Co-Head, Global Supply Chain Practice, Alix Partners
Julia K. Hughes, President, United States Fashion Industry Association


3:45-5:00 PM
CONCURRENT PANEL SESSION: The RFP process for service contracts: what's wrong and how can it be fixed?
The RFP process used by thousands of BCOs each year to secure ocean service contracts is inefficient, costly and ineffective, in other words, a mess, according to many involved. Among the many problems are: mistakes on both the carrier and BCO side that add time and cost to the process; inclusion of multiple BCO business units that aren't necessarily on the same page; mis-communication of targets, goals and assumptions; lack of uniformity in responses, making comparison of results nearly impossible; confusing instructions from BCOs that tax thin provider organizations. The bottom line: the process doesn't support what they are supposed to support, i.e. smart buying that yields a an efficient and cost effective supply chain that gets the cargo where its supposed to be when its supposed to be there. In this panel, representatives of BCOs, 3PLs and carriers will hash out the issues involved in today's chaotic process and offer solutions to how it can be better managed for the benefit of the customer and everyone else involved.

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

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Introduced by: John Urban, Executive Vice President, General Manager, GT Nexus

Moderator:
Bill RooneyVice President Trans-Pacific Seafreight, Kuehne + Nagel 

Panelists:
Kristian M. Ording, Director, Supply Chain, Jarden Corporation
Timothy O’Connell, Vice President, Trade and Marketing, Maersk
Stuart Sandlin, Senior Vice President Sales and Customer Service, Region Americas, Hapag-Lloyd
Bjorn Vang Jensen, VP, Global Logistics, Electrolux


5:00-7:00 PM
Welcome Reception
Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Beacon Ballroom, 3rd Level

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TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 - Top


7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Registration
Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Lobby

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7:30-8:30 AM
Networking Breakfast & Morning Reception
Serving Bloody Marys, Mimosas, & Bellinis
Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Promenade Ballroom Foyer, 1st floor

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8:20 - 8:30AM
LOG-NET E-Commerce Excellence Award
Long Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

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Presented By: John Motley, CEO & Founder, LOG-NET

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC Group Inc.


8:30-9:30 AM
The 2014 ILWU negotiations - A preview
Here we go again. ILA President Harold Daggett in his memorable appearance at the 2012 TPM warned that longshore contract negotiations would be fraught with danger, and he wasn’t lying; East Coast employers faced the most difficult negotiating environment they has experienced in 20 years, and importers and exporters paid the price if not in disruption, in unpredictability. Now the focus turns to the West Coast – which handles half of all U.S. containers -- when the current six-year ILWU contract expires on June 30. History shows that when these negotiations go badly, the ports get shut down. Will that happen in 2014? Will the ports see disruption? What can be expected as the ILWU and Pacific Maritime Association prepare for contract negotiations? What will the employers’ and dockworkers’ agendas be? The watershed contracts of 2002 and 2008 primarily focused on game-changer issues like technology and automation; what will the focus be this time around? As the July 1 contract deadline approaches, will West Coast ports experience work slowdowns, a union strike or an employer lockout such as occurred in the 2002 negotiations?

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

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Introduced By: David Casey, Director Business Development, Performance Team

Moderator:
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC Group Inc.

Panelist:
James McKenna, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Maritime Association


9:30-10:30 AM
Understanding longshore labor dynamics in 2014: It's all about jurisdiction
Understanding longshore unions in advance of the 2014 ILWU negotiations means understanding one overarching dynamic: Jurisdiction. Some of the most bitter and disruptive work stoppages at U.S. ports in recent years have been caused not by employers but by jurisdictional disputes among labor unions competing for a finite or declining number of jobs. ILA President Harold Daggett became so incensed by the inability of the Maritime Trades Department of the AFL-CIO to prevent raids on his union’s jobs that he pulled the ILA out of the department in July? Then ILWU President Bob McEllrath dropped an even bigger bomb when he pulled the West Coast logshore union out of the AFL-CIO. He cited the inability of the umbrella organization to keep its member unions from poaching ILWU jobs in the Pacific Northwest and Oakland. ILWU jurisdictional issues at grain terminals in the PNW over the past two years created an environment of tension and uncertainty, and inter-union rivalry has caused work stoppages at container terminals as well. These developments on the waterfront are part of a larger national struggle as organized labor in all industries strives to remain relevant in the face of automation and technological advances.

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

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Introduced by: Russel A. Graef, Executive Vice President, ContainerPort Group, Inc.

Moderator:
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific, JOC Group Inc.

Panelists:
Dr. Michael H. Belzer, Ph.D., Program Director, Master of Arts, Department of Economics Wayne State University. (Belzer is a labor economist who specializes in the transportation industry. He will place the current ILA and ILWU jurisdictional issues into historical perspective in the U.S. organized labor movement)
Donald D. Crosatto, Senior Area Director, International Association of Machinists District 190
Sam Ruda, Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Portland


10:30-11:00 AM
Networking Coffee Break
Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Promenade Ballroom Foyer, 1st Floor

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11:00 AM-12:15 PM
CONCURRENT PANEL SESSION: The East Coast/West Coast picture clarifies

Decisions as to East Coast vs. West Coast options are becoming starker for both importers and exporters. At the 2013 TPM this past March, Maersk Line CEO Soren Skou issued a challenge to East Coast ports, saying that Maersk couldn’t make money on small vessels transiting the Panama Canal, so it would exclusively carry imports to the East Coast via the Suez Canal. Others have followed with the result that the Suez is gaining at the expense of Panama: According to Drewry, since late 2010 the percent of Asia-East Coast North America capacity deployed via Suez services increased from 33-42% while the percent of capacity deployed via the Panama Canal dropped from 66-58%. What will happen when the expanded Panama Canal opens in 2015? Will supply chains via the Suez be entrenched and difficult to shift back to Panama routings on larger ships, or will the Panama Canal re-capture this lost market share and what does this mean for shippers' supply chains? When does it make sense, from a delivered cost perspective, to ship via the Suez, through the Panama Canal or through the West Coast? What do industrial real estate market trends say about how shippers' East Coast/West Coast strategies are evolving?

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Moderator:
Tay Yoshitani, Executive Director, Port of Seattle

Panelists:
Robert Leachman, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley
John Wheeler, Vice President Carrier Sales, South Carolina State Ports Authority
Richard Smith, Vice President Global Transportation, Sears Holdings Corp.
Michael Murphy, Chief Development Officer, CenterPoint Properties


11:00 AM-12:15 PM
CONCURRENT PANEL SESSION: Terminal productivity and its impact on supply chains
It is becoming abundantly clear that marine terminal productivity - whether at the berth, in the yard or at the gate - is struggling to keep up with the demands of increasingly larger ships and the time demands of shippers' international supply chains. In the U.S., JOC Port Productivity data shows that ports must make significant gains if they hope to achieve world-class status. Tensions are running high at many U.S. ports between drayage providers and terminals struggling to get trucks in and out of their facilities in a timely manner. What is being done on the West Coast and elsewhere in North America to address deficiencies at the berth, in the yard and at the gate that compromise the ability of marine terminals to efficiently work mega-ships and get cargo into the hands of customers with minimal delay? What can North American ports learn from best practices in Europe and Asia?

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Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Promenade Ballroom, 1st Floor

Introduced By: Robert Inchausti, Chief Technology Officer, Navis LLC

Moderator:
Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor, Finance and Economics, JOC Group Inc.

Panelists:
Mark Sisson, Leader, Marine Analysis Group, AECOM
Jonathan Beard, Global Lead, Ports & Logistics, ICF GHK, Hong Kong
Capt. Chaim Shacham, Principal, CCS Maritime Services and Former Sr. VP-operations at Zim American Integrated Services
Edward DeNike, President, SSA Containers

12:15-1:30 PM
Networking Luncheon
Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Regency Ballroom, 3rd Level


1:30-2:45 PM
CONCURRENT PANEL SESSION: Port drayage: Turmoil roils a key sector in the supply chain
The struggles at Maher Terminals at NY-NJ in the summer of 2013 by demonstrate that when congestion occurs at a marine terminal it can spread quickly, creating a nightmare for port drayage companies and their customers. Studies show that even without a crisis, container terminals around North America see trucks bunching at predictable times each day, such as when the gates open in the morning. Port drayage truckers on the West and East coasts complain that terminal operators are insensitive to their needs and the plight of their drivers, 80-90% whom are independent owners who are paid by the trip and aren’t compensated for lengthy delays at the terminals. In addition, capacity in the port drayage industry has been impacted due to federal and state regulations covering hours of service, safety requirements and emissions. At the same time, national trucking companies are entering the drayage market. What do shippers need to know about these changes and what can they do?

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Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Introduced by: Raymond Wisniewski, Jr., Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions, National Retail Systems, Inc.

Moderator:
William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking, JOC Group Inc.

Panelists:
Jason Hilsenbeck, President, Drayage.com
Bruce Wargo, President, PierPass Inc.
Scott C. Larson, Vice-President Global Logistics & Customs, The BON-TON Stores, Inc.
Dan Smith, Principal, The Tioga Group


1:30-2:45 PM
CONCURRENT PANEL SESSION: Is Washington getting serious about freight?
Washington, despite legislative gridlock, is giving a lot of thought these days to freight transportation. Congress is considering legislation that could reform the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and speed up port project construction. Meanwhile, the Department of Transportation is finally creating a freight strategy and plan aimed at improving the nation’s supply chain competitiveness. But will it be enough? Critics say the Uncle Sam isn’t focusing port investment enough, allowing too many East and Gulf coast port to seek deeper drafts, and that infrastructure investment is still lacking. The panel will cut through the Beltway speak to tell shippers and transportation providers what they can expect from the government and what they can’t.

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Promenade Ballroom, 1st Floor

Moderator:
Mark Szakonyi, Senior Senior Editor, Rail, Intermodal, Regulation & Policy, JOC Group Inc.

Panelists:
Robert Voltmann, President and CEO, Transportation Intermediaries Association
J. Stanley "Stan" Payne, Principal at Summit Strategy Partners who has has held senior leadership roles at the Virginia and Canaveral port authorities
Beth Peterson, President, BPE Global and an expert on trade compliance


2:45-3:15 PM
Networking Coffee Break
Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Promenade Ballroom Foyer, 1st Floor


3:15-4:15 PM
A conversation with Ron Widdows
Ron Widdows, the former CEO of NOL who now runs Hamburg-based Rickmers Group, has experience that few in the industry can match. Having run a major container line - APL - he now heads a firm that has more than 80 container ships chartered to carriers and as well as heading one of the largest breakbulk carriers, Rickmers Linie. Ron is also one of the industry's great communicators, with a unique ability to explain complex issues and put them in a broad and forward looking context. In this hourlong live interview with JOC Chief Content Officer Peter Tirschwell, we will ask Ron for his take on all the major issues confronting the industry today in what is sure to be a highlight of the 2014 TPM.

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Panelists:
Peter Tirschwell, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, JOC Group Inc.
Ronald D. Widdows, CEO, Rickmers Group and Rickmers Linie

4:15-5:00 PM
What will the future bring?
What's coming down the road for trade, transportation and logistics? In his presentation to TPM, noted author and speaker Joel Kotkin will address many of the forces shifting global trade --- notably the continuing growth of Asia and the shifting role of global cities and technology. Also critical to the future will be key shifts within the US --- from the east and west to the Gulf --- as well as the energy revolution that is changing the global economy as well as that of the U.S. These factors, which are driving the long-term trends that in turn drive our businesses, will be examined in a dynamic live presentation by this dynamic author, academic and public speaker.

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Panelist:
Joel Kotkin, Roger Hobbs Distinguished Fellow in Urban Studies, Chapman University; Principal, Joel Kotkin Associates


5:00-7:00 PM
Networking Wine & Cheese Reception
Location: Poolside at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014 - Top

CASE STUDIES
Case studies at TPM will present a customer or beneficial cargo owner (BCO) speaking along side one or more logistics partners describing how they were able to achieve tangible supply chain benefits such as lowering costs, reducing delays, improving visibility, reducing inventory or other benefits. These are real-world case studies that will illustrate how problems were solved, challenges overcome, and money saved.


8:00-11:00 AM
Registration
Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Lobby

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7:30-8:30 AM
Networking Breakfast
Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Regency Ballroom Foyer, Third Level


8:30-9:30 AM
CASE STUDY: How Transportation Management Systems Drive Value for Shippers
Transportation management solutions have evolved to the point that they are helping shippers deal effectively with the bread and butter issues they deal with in managing international supply chains. According to Stifel Nicolaus, while most TMS are different and most applications are different, shippers can generate savings of 2.5% to 3% of a its transportation spend common achieved across a wide range of supply chain functions. According to a Logistics Management survey, 37% of shippers used a TMS in 2012, up from 16% in 2011. Leggett & Platt, a multinational manufacturer, was able to tackle a host of logistics challenges ranging from decentralized processes and a lack of end to end cargo visibility to external challenges like space and equipment shortages and slow steaming by ocean carriers.

Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Regency Ballroom ABC, Third Level

Introduced By: Peter Tirschwell, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, JOC Group Inc.

Panelists:
Vijay Ramanathan, Staff Vice President, International Operations, Leggett & Platt, Inc.
Timothy Wicklund, Solution Consulting Team Lead, Value Chain Execution, Oracle



8:30-9:30 AM
CASE STUDY: Finding a Middle Ground in Transit Time: A Sea-to-Truck Program for Expedited Freight
Electronics manufacturer VOXX International through its Sea-Truck program has successfully eliminated virtually all airfreight and millions in cost from its supply chain. It has adapted a combination of ocean freight and trucking via team-drivers who race across the country almost nonstop from the Port of Seattle to DCs in Indianapolis and Norfolk, Va. carrying DVD players, speakers and other high-end electronics. Some 400-500 of Voxx's containers each year arriving from Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Taiwan and Vietnam receive priority offloading from the vessel and are transloaded into waiting trucks arranged by its truck broker. A 4th morning delivery in Norfolk results in a 16-17 day total transit time from Asia. Veteran logistics director Pat Moffett, who will celebrate his 50th year in the industry in 2014, will describe this innovative process along with colleagues and the key transportation vendors who support him.

Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Regency Ballroom DEFH, Third Level

Introduced By: Peter Leach, Senior Editor, Trans-Atlantic, JOC Group Inc.

Panelists:
Pat Moffett, Vice President, International Logistics and Customs Compliance, VOXX International Corp.
Denise Oswald, Assistant Vice President, International Logistics at VOXX International Corp.
Jerry Witkoski, Operations Manager, Consolidated Shippers Inc.



9:30-10:30 AM
CASE STUDY: A Model for Solving the Chassis Problem
Solutions are finally emerging to the growing dilemma for shippers in securing adequate, safe chassis as carriers withdraw at an accelerating rate from providing chassis. The transition has been torturous for shippers and truckers as no definitive model has emerged to fill the vacuum left by the carriers' withdrawal. But one model has gained traction, the chassis-ownership program that a select number of shippers have launched with supply chain partners to secure chassis in a cost-effective manner when and where they're needed. This case study will analyze how home improvement retailer Lowe’s, in partnership with equipment lessor Flexi-Van, is navigating this transition by assembling its own fleet of chassis to shuttle containers from ports to distribution centers at several U.S. gateways — eliminating the costly and time-consuming process that can come when working through third parties

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Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Regency ABC, Third Level

Introduced By: Robert LaMura, Manager, Maritime Industry Relations, Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Introduced By: Steven Rubin, Principal, InterPro Advisory LLC

Panelists:
Thomas Lorenzo, Import Ocean Logistics Manager, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
John Mizerek, Vice President of Sales, Flexi-Van
Frank W. Borum, Vice-President, Atlantic Intermodal Services (AIS)


9:30-10:30 AM
CASE STUDY: Effective Collaboration in an Automotive Container Supply Chain
The automotive market is highly competitive and competition is likely to farther intensify in light of continuing disruption in the worldwide automotive industry. Factors affecting competition include product quality, cost, reliability, safety, fuel economy, and supply chain capability. Supply chain collaboration matters even more. This panel will present a major automotive player and its ocean container supply chain partners describing the importance of effective collaboration in a highly competitive environment in the shipping of auto parts and items for automotive assembly, Key differentiators will be discussed such as continuous communication, joint KPIs, end-to-end visibility, how disruptive innovation creates opportunities.

Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Regency DEFH, Third Level

Introduced By: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Group Inc.

Panelists:
Joe Heck, Head of International Procurement, Mopar (the parts, service and customer care organization), Chrysler
Chris Ng, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales, TSI Terminal
Ed McCarthy, Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, CMA-CGM
Jean-Jacques Ruest, Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, CN Rail
Chris Wellstood, Director Operations & Security, Port Metro Vancouver


10:30-11:00 AM
Networking Coffee Break
Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Regency Ballroom Foyer, Third Level


11:00AM-12:00 PM
CASE STUDY: How Using 53' Containers for Imports Can Create Supply Chain Efficiencies
How do you manage the complexity of global supply chain challenges in order to increase your competitive advantage? One way is to partner with suppliers who are focused on innovation. By combining ocean transportation with intermodal and adding innovative equipment such as 53’ containers as they are "imported" from China, incremental supply chain efficiencies can be achieved for BCOs. This case study will describe how a 53’ ocean-intermodal solution can be a competitive advantage for global shippers. The session will describe in depth the success story of how a large retailer’s was able to leverage this solution to improve its supply chain, drawing in perspectives from a major BCO, an ocean carrier and subject matter experts.

Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Regency Ballroom ABC, Third Level

Introduced By: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC Group Inc.

Panelists:
Todd Zaninelli, Director, International Logistics & Carrier Management, Toys“R”Us, Inc.
Craig Mygatt, Sr. Vice President, Inland Operations, Maersk
Theodore Prince, Chief Operating Officer, Tiger Cool Express LLC and former Partner, T.Prince and Associates

11:00AM-12:00 PM
It’s 11AM, do you know who The Standard in Trade Intelligence is? Find out the latest developments at PIERS.
During this session, members of the PIERS team will share how investments in technology and a team of data analysts and engineers have literally changed how our customers see trade data - moving away from excel spreadsheets and into data visualization providing immediate access to trade intelligence. As the only comprehensive provider of export data, PIERS also provide updates regarding CBP’s plans and projections on the road to full automation of export data.

Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Regency DEFH, Third Level

Panelist:
Matt Cocchiaro, Vice President, Engineering, JOC Group Inc.
Julia Murphy, General Manager, JOC Group Inc.
Aliet Martinez, Director, Client Development, JOC Group Inc.






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All JOC conference programs are developed independently by the JOC editorial team based on input from a wide variety of industry experts and the editors' own industry knowledge. The editorial team determines session topics and extends all speaker invitations based entirely on the goal of providing highly relevant content for conference attendees. Certain sponsors may give welcoming remarks or introduce certain sessions, but if a sponsor appears as a bona-fide speaker it will be because of an editorial invitation, not as a benefit of sponsorship. Sponsorship benefits do not include speaking on a program.