Monday, September 21 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
International Sustainability Director
Vice President of Enterprise Media and Partnerships
The Wall Street Journal
UPS is a global leader in logistics, with more than 528,000 employees, serving 11.5 million customers daily in more than 220 countries and territories. In 2019, UPS made 5.5 billion connections around the world, delivering nearly 22 million packages each day. Sustainability is an inherent part of UPS’s strategy and business operations. Join The Wall Street Journal and UPS for an enlightening discussion surrounding sustainability and the supply chain.
Monday, September 21 | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Chief Operating Officer
The Covid-19 Pandemic has shown us all how fragile and susceptible our businesses are to dramatic surges and demand for goods. In this session, we will discuss lessons learned from transitioning our workforce to a remote environment (and possibly back), why employee stability is critical to company and customer success, and how to leverage technology to improve relationships in times of distress.
Tuesday, September 22 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chief Executive Officer
In the last five years, the freight industry has been abuzz with the promise of technology to revolutionize logistics. But how much has it really made a dent in the practical problems that supply chain teams still face?
Before I co-founded Convoy in 2015, I spent a lot of time hanging out at truck stops and strolling into warehouses, striking up conversations with drivers, dispatchers, and transportation planners. I made friends and future business acquaintances, and with every conversation, I got new insights into the problems that shippers and truckers face every day. We didn't start with any biases, so deeply understanding these problems laid the foundation for everything we’ve built at Convoy. And over the last five years, our customers’ problems have become our obsession - they’ve driven our technology roadmap, our business model innovation, and our partnerships with shippers in every industry.
In this session, I’ll discuss some of the challenges our customers faced and how we worked together to solve them in innovative ways - from intelligent drop & hook programs to dynamically priced, guaranteed backup capacity to insights that improve facility efficiency.
Tuesday, September 22 | 3:30 pm – 4:10 pm
Chief Product and Services Officer
Regional Distribution Manager – JAPAC
Join the discussion as Vernon O’Donnell of project44 and Gregory Pritchard of AbbVie cover A New Era of Supply Chain Digitalization and Advanced Visibility. As we near the end of a volatile year, businesses are accelerating digitalization and automation efforts to build more resilient supply chains. Find out first-hand how shippers are using real-time transportation visibility to take on supply chain disruptions and improve planning for the future. Learn about AbbVie’s supply chain and digitalization plans as they look toward the coming year.