Perfect Storm Webinar this Wednesday Addresses the "Rates Up! Costs Down" Paradigm Shift

Dec 4, 2018

Looking ahead to 2019, it’s pretty obvious: Freight rates aren't coming down anytime soon! But what will be different are CEO expectations. Instead of just accepting the rates are up so costs have to go up model, more and more C-Level executives will be asking their transportation and supply chain teams a couple of questions, such as:

  • What strategies will our company use to deal with the current freight environment?
  • How can we reduce our freight costs in this environment?

So if you are wondering how to answer those questions then you are going to love this webinar! The theme for the webinar is: “Cleaning up after the Perfect Storm” and we will be focused on practical tips for managing your costs. In talking with our resources, I have given them the following challenge: “No general or theoretical gobblygook! Let’s stay focused on the successful strategies that worked with carriers to address the capacity challenge, and for the shippers, what steps have been taken to work within their organizations to manage and their freight costs."

The great news is that there's still time to register before it takes place this Wednesday at 11am CST. Signing up will also get you the recording.


Here is the outstanding panel that will be sharing these insights:

  • Josué Muñoz, Vice President Global Customer Service & Logistics at Colgate-Palmolive
  • John Janson, Director of Global Logistics at SanMar
  • Derek Leathers, President & CEO of Werner Enterprises
  • Brian Gibson, Wilson Family Professor of SCM at Auburn University

Colgate-Palmolive will talk about their improved collaboration between operations/production and logistics. SanMar will discuss how the use of shared forecasts with carriers has helped them become a shipper of choice. Werner will be highlighting the value of shared forecasts in helping shippers achieve great service. And distinguished professor Brian Gibson will wrap it up with thoughts on the value of a transportation strategy that is holistic and collaborative.

We hope to "see" you on the webinar and if you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 630-833-0890 or send us an email.

We're on your team, here to help, and passionate about seeing you be successful.