3:15-4:00 pm The Shipper Perspective: What’s Working and What’s Not Shippers and beneficial cargo owners that put memories of the tight capacity and rocketing rates of 2018 behind them last year saw pricing pressure — sometimes extreme pressure — return in 2020 as waves of imports replenishing depleted stock arrived at US ports as the economic recovery got underway. As an uneven recovery continues, will 2021 be more like 2018 than 2019, and what are shippers doing to prepare for that possibility? There’s growing urgency to find efficiencies and reduce costs while using logistics as a key lever to meet corporate goals. This panel of logistics managers will explore the way forward for US shippers.
Moderator: William Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Surface Transportation, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Greg Brinkman, Vice President, Inbound Logistics, Bob's Discount Furniture
Laura Eory, Senior Transportation Manager, GAF
Warrick Jones, Director, Transportation, and Logistics, House-Autry
Holly Pearce, Director, and Logistics, Southern States Cooperative