Frieght: Navigating the Growing Challenges from the First Mile to the Last Mile in Transportation

Monday, May 22 - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Co-sponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

Registration Fee: $2700  Early Bird Rate: $2160 (before April 1, 2017)

The global transportation and logistics market is changing before our eyes. Many challenges are upon us—slowing trade, anemic domestic economies, growing regulation, looming talent shortages, aging infrastructure, and many more. At the same time, there have never been more opportunities—inexpensive fuel, more efficient vehicles, improved systems and an explosion of useful apps, greater use of mobile technology, nimble business models, new capital pouring into the space, greater analytics and tools to name a few. The advent and rapid expansion of eFulfillment has stressed the system—the network, service levels, economics, etc.—from the first to the last mile. Carriers, customers, investors and the like are all being put to the test. The playbooks of the past—that gave us higher productivity in transportation, lower costs and cheaper rates for shippers—no longer apply. It is a time for a change in our thinking and approaches.

Topics include:

  • Overall Domestic Trends
  • North American Trucking
  • North American Railroads
  • North American Intermodal
  • Third Party Logistics (3PLs)
  • Transportation Management
  • Transportation Economics
  • International Logistics Trends
  • Air Cargo
  • Global Sourcing
  • Ocean / Maritime
  • eCommerce Trends
  • Package / Parcel Shipping
  • Data and Analytics
  • Supply Chain Network Optimization
  • Omni-Channel Retailing Logistics
  • eFulfillment Technology and Trends


Chambers Hall
Northwestern University
600 Foster Street
Evanston, IL 60201