As 2022 approaches, US shippers — domestic logistics managers as well as importers and exporters — are wrestling with an unprecedented transportation market. The bullwhip effect of the US economic recovery is doing nearly as much to disrupt supply chains in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic initially did in 2020. Shippers are scrambling to find capacity on the road and rails to move goods from ports to distribution centers and to customers. They are absorbing shocking cost increases to deliver for their customers.
Rapid economic growth and the continued acceleration of e-commerce mean no return to pre-pandemic normality. Instead, shippers are being forced to rethink how they serve their companies and customers. We’ve entered an era of renewal and reinvention ignited by the strong US economic recovery and the significant disruption the COVID-19 pandemic spilled across the transportation landscape. It’s an era, unlike any typical economic recovery that logistics managers experienced in the past.
This three-part webcast series will help shippers prepare for the challenges of the year ahead and deal with the problems they face today when it comes to sourcing capacity, controlling transportation costs, and protecting their supply chains from near-constant volatility and disruption. They’ll receive a broad view of the outlook for the rest of the year and in 2022, and detailed insights on specific transportation and logistics questions. Together, we’ll write the playbook for logistics success in the 2020s.
Part I, Oct. 5: The Trucking and Intermodal Freight Outlook — Full Agenda Coming Soon!
Part II, Oct. 6: Building a More Efficient Supply Chain — Full Agenda Coming Soon!
Part III, Oct. 7: Technology, E-Commerce, and the Road Forward — Full Agenda Coming Soon!
Moderator: William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 14:00