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Save the date for Connections 2022 June 27-29
in San Diego, CA!

Agenda

MON

28

 All times are in Eastern Daylight Time

12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Education Workshop: RFP Best Practices

Conducting an RFP can turn into an overwhelming and time-consuming task. However, an organized, well-prepared RFP can yield multitudinous benefits on your next LTL spend. This session will examine best practices for improving your RFP process to exceed business objectives.

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1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Out in Front with Yellow’s Darren Hawkins

Join us for a conversation with Yellow’s leadership as CEO Darren Hawkins joins Connections for an in-depth analysis of the current state of the supply chain. He will discuss trends, challenges and opportunities for the supply chain going forward.

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2:05 – 2:50 p.m.

The Supply Chain’s Digital Transformation

2020 saw significant supply chain disruption with the COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires and severe winter storms. Companies had to reexamine fundamental supply chain processes, often turning to the digitization of proven, scalable systems. Our expert presenter will explore the pivot to how innovative, advanced technologies can support operations as the industry strives toward a digitalized supply chain.

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3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

The Economy’s Path to Recovery

The past 18 months have brought about many ups and downs for businesses as some struggle to remain open during a period of economic uncertainty. Armada’s Keith Prather will dive into the uneven path to recovery for the global economy and what may be in store for a domestic economy still reeling from months of disruptions.

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3:50 – 4:50 p.m.

US Financial Update

With the reverberating effects of disruption-related events, US economic growth continues to experience some severe challenges. Where should logistics and the supply chain focus assets, expertise and investments as 2022 approaches? Join our financial expert as predictions are made for the year ahead.

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4:55 – 5:40 p.m.

Overcoming Obstacles through New Technologies

Modern transportation is currently undergoing large-scale transformation due to new technology development trends. Join DDC FPO’s VP of Sales and Marketing Chad Crotty, as he delves into new technology, providing insight into overcoming obstacles while simultaneously working toward milestones.

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TUE

29

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time

12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Education Workshop: Reducing Invoice Surprises

As your business grows, inevitably so do the challenges of reconciling invoices. So how do you ensure accuracy when it comes to freight bills? This expert panel features a timely conversation as we explore the best practices for avoiding invoice surprises and faster issue resolution.

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1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

On the Record with Malcolm Wilson

In this wide-ranging interview, XPO Logistics - Europe CEO Malcolm Wilson will examine lessons learned about the supply chain during the pandemic. He will provide valuable insight into the trends, disruptions and opportunities reshaping the post-pandemic supply chain.

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2:05 – 2:50 p.m.

Inside the Beltway

Sometimes it feels like the only regulatory certainty is uncertainty. Join transportation regulation expert Randy Mullett and a panel of experts as he explores the crucial regulatory and insurance issues impacting businesses around the country.

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3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Off Balance on Purpose with Dan Thurmon

A world-renowned author and entrepreneur, Dan Thurmon’s insights empower audiences to connect with their inner fortitude and conquer self-imposed limitations. During this one-of-a-kind keynote, Thurmon will galvanize you to “raise the roof and move the needle – propelling your abilities to new heights.

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3:55 – 4:40 p.m.

Building a Resilient Supply Chain

Supply chain resilience has been crucial during the past 18 months. Organizations quickly strove to navigate through these challenging times, leading to better anticipation, reaction and recovery from the unexpected. Join this expert panel as they focus on integrating supply chain resilience into your risk management strategy. You’ll learn how to transform your view of risk to create value rather than simply managing it.

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WED

30

 All times are in Eastern Daylight Time

12:10 – 12:55 p.m.

Education Workshop: The Untapped Potential in Reversing the Final Mile

With the rapid, unprecedented rise in e-commerce sales, this also equates to a rapid rise in return shipments. This session will explore how businesses are responding to managing the risk through the use of untapped potential in tools and processes to improve ROI and the customer experience when it comes to reverse logistics.

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1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

The New Playbook for Next Generation Leadership

Organizations across the supply chain are taking a harder look at strategies to develop next-generation leadership—leaders that can approach challenges with higher levels of complexity, manage in an era of constant disruption, and have a relentless drive to innovate. This session will delve into diversifying and prioritizing the development of talent.

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2:05 – 2:50 p.m.

The Redesigned CIO

Rapid advancements in technology are driving another industrial revolution, and many supply chains have recognized unprecedented growth in technology as the great disruptor. CIOs are playing a bigger and more crucial role in this shift. Join us as we explore how the CIO’s reimagined role is driving further digital transformation of the supply chain.

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3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Flying High with Innovative Technology

Even the most agile organizations can struggle with keeping up with every new or disruptive technology. But there are four that every carrier should be testing at some level. We call them the BIRD technologies – blockchain, the internet of things (IoT), robotic process automation (RPA) and data science. This session takes your organization to flight using BIRD technologies to predict and act.

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3:50 – 4:35 p.m.

Changes that Won’t Go Away

The new realities of a post-pandemic world have resulted in the transformation of the global supply chain like never seen before. From new mindsets on how we operate to how we lead this session explores various emerging changes that aren’t going away.

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