Transportation represents the largest element of most firms' supply chain logistics cost. Accordingly, supply chain leaders have prioritized managing this cost for decades. In many cases, this cost focus drove a commoditization of much of the transportation carrier market.


In 2018, transportation capacity and cost emerged as one of the biggest challenges supply chain professionals face today.


Shippers and carriers are asking the question, “Are these issues structural or cyclical in nature?” Both carriers and shippers need answers in order to effectively serve stakeholders.

At the summit, we will explore multiple views and practical solutions based on the experience of:

  • Companies supplying transportation services and expanding their capacity
  • Companies buying those services while protecting service and cost
  • Companies supplying technology solutions to both shippers and carriers
  • Professionals conducting research and analysis on industry trends and outcomes      


Hosted by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the Haslam School of Business at the University of Tennessee (UT), this exclusive one-day transportation summit will bring together industry leaders from some of the most recognized companies in the world today to focus on today's transportation issues like driver shortages and increasing costs, while simultaneously discussing solutions and preparing for the future of transportation in the supply chain.


Daniel Myers, Mondelez International


Mike Regan, TranzAct Technologies Inc.


Tom Scollard, Penske Logistics


Nick Gowen, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.



Dave Belter, Ryder


Josue Munoz, Colgate Palmolive Company


Dave Ross, Stifel


Tracy Rosser, Walmart


Mary Holcomb, University of Tennessee


Gail Rutkowski, NASSTRAC


Robert Voltmann, Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA)



  • What can we expect in today's transportation market?
  • Will transportation costs continue to rise?
  • Will the capacity crunch ease?
  • Will technology help address capacity issues?
  • How should companies approach contracting with providers?
  • Will this pass, or is this the new normal?



Wednesday, October 17, 2018
8:00 am - 6:00 pm CST



Marriott - Chicago O'Hare
8535 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631


A block of rooms have been reserved at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare for the evening of Wednesday, October 16, 2018.


Room reservations can be made directly with the Chicago Marriott O'Hare online or by phone at 1-800-228-9290


7:00 am - 8:00 am

Registration & Networking

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Opening Comments

Chris Adderton, Vice President, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals


Ted Stank, Harry J. and Vivienne R. Bruce Chair of Excellence, Department Chair and Professor, Haslam School of Business, University of Tennessee 

8:15 am - 8:45 am

Current Capacity Status and Forecast

Dave Ross, Managing Director Transportation Equity Research, Stifel

8:45 am - 9:15 am

CSCMP's 29th Annual State of Logistics Report Update, presented by Penske Logistics and authored by A. T. Kearney

Korhan Acar, Senior Manager, A.T. Kearney Supply Chain Analytics and Strategic Sourcing

9:15 am - 10:15am

Transportation Constraints: Are They Cyclical or Structural and What Are the Implications?

Panel discussion facilitated by Mary Holcomb, Gerald T. Niedert, Supply Chain Fellow & Supply Chain Management Professor, Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee


Gail Rutkowski, Executive Director, NASSTRAC


Robert Voltmann, President and CEO at Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA)


Dave Manning, Chairman, American Trucking Association (ATA)


Angie Freeman, Chief Human Resource Officer, C. H. Robinson

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Networking Break

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Carriers Steps to Improve Capacity

Panel discussion facilitated by Mary Holcomb



Grant Goodale,  Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Convoy Inc


Steve Raetz, Director, Research & Market Intelligence; C.H. Robinson


Tom Scollard, Vice President of Dedicated Contract Carriage, Penske Logistics


Nick Gowen, Senior Vice President of Marketplace, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

11:30 am - 12:15 pm


Daniel Myers, Executive Vice President of Global Integrated Supply Chain, Mondelez International

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

IHSmarkit: Reinventing the Truck

Aleksandra Maguire, Senior Consultant, Transportation

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Shippers: Steps to Meeting Cost and Service Challenges

Panel discussion facilitated by Ted Stank



Dave Belter, Vice President, General Manager Transportation Solutions, Ryder

Josue Munoz, Vice President, Global Operations, Colgate Palmolive Company

Tracy Rosser, Senior Vice President, Transportation, Walmart

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Roundtable Discussion: Enabling the Digital Supply Chain

50% of the companies in the S&P 500 will fail in the next 10 years. Why? The rules have changed and will rapidly continue to evolve.


As the supply chain continues to face significant disruption including the increasing use analytics, automation, and workforce changes, it’s no longer about growing or not. It is about growing faster and more strategically today than we did yesterday. 


In this session, Tommy Barnes (President of project44) and Shawn Graves (Vice President at JB Hunt) will lead an interactive discussion intended to help you find innovation and opportunity within these disruptions, including:

  • How to transform your supply chain with technology and ensure successful digitization initiatives
  • New, actionable ways to lead your business and ensure profitability
  • Best practices for making transportation data more visible and usable across your organization

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm


Mike Regan, Chief Relationship Development, TranzAct Technologies Inc.

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Networking Reception with Panelists, Speakers and Faculty


*Cancellation Policy: Any event cancellations must be made at least 30 days prior to the event in order to receive a refund. Any event cancellations made within 30 days of the event will not receive a refund.*


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