• Key:
  • General Session
  •  Idea Germination and Cultivation
  • Other Activities

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Welcoming Remarks

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

How Today’s Transportation Problem Could Become Tomorrow’s Crisis

Association leaders from FMI and GMA share their industry perspectives on the impact of transportation issues and the opportunities that will carry us forward.

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Keynote Session: Transportation in America

A federal transportation official will offer a macro view of the national transportation environment, from regulations to infrastructure.

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The Consumer Impact of Transportation Challenges

How does transportation capacity affect consumers today, and what can we expect in the future? This session will give a view into the minds of consumers.


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Solution Session: Dwell Time

Solution sessions are opportunities for summit attendees to participate in building answers to transportation challenges. This session will focus on dwell time. We will present findings from pilot projects conducted by the TPA, provide time for participants to discuss the findings in small groups and consider how the insights and recommendations can be applied in their settings to reduce and improve dwell time.

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM


4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Toward an Industry Standard Definition of OTIF

Consumers are demanding more—more variety, more buying channels, more personalization—increasing supply chain complexity and raising the importance of common performance definition. This session will propose a common definition of OTIF based on a TPA survey of major retailers and manufacturers.

  • Shruti Lal - Senior Practice Manager, NA Consumer Practice, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
  • Alan Davies - Senior Expert, McKinsey & Company

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Global Transportation Lessons Learned

European markets are arguably more complex than ours. What do we have to learn from Europe’s experience that will keep us ahead of the curve?

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Networking Reception

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Recap and highlights of Day 1 presentations and solution sessions and an overview of the challenges and forecasts to be explored in Day 2.

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

The View from the Driver’s Seat

Transportation costs rose dramatically last year and with a critical truck driver shortage, the situation is far from resolved. Get the data on trends in trucking and what they mean for your business, as well as the perspectives of the drivers who live the shortage every day.


9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Solution Session: Driver Shortage Response

Building on the previous session, join in a discussion on what our industries are doing now to mitigate the driver shortage. This session will touch on solutions and their feasibility.

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Solution Session: Backhaul Collaboration

What is the potential of backhaul collaboration and what will it take to make it a reality? This solution session will share the results of a TPA pilot, review best practices and discuss the potential for implementation.


11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

How Do You Measure Up? 2019 Supply Chain Benchmarking

Preliminary survey results on current trends and the most pressing concerns in the industry will give you an idea of how your company stacks up on transportation.


11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Networking Luncheon

Enjoy lunch with your peers and exhibiting business partners while sharing ideas for improving your business and the industry.

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

Driving Improved Supply Chain Performance Through Transparency and Collaboration

We often hear that supply chain challenges can only be met through greater transparency and collaboration between trading partners. But what does that really mean in practice? In this session, we’ll share the results of a two-pronged project focused on both quantifying the impact of transparency and identifying current and potential approaches to transparency, barriers to adoption and technology to support improved transparency. We’ll review the results of three improvement initiatives: retail S&OP, monthly to weekly split and CPFR. We’ll share high level details of the transparency aspects implemented between trading partners and measure their impact.

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

The Future of Transportation and Technology: What the Hottest Startups in Trucking See as the Road Ahead

The trucking startup community is rewriting the rules of the road. Hear from some of the most innovative companies in the space on the trends they think will shape the future

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Debating the Future of Autonomous Trucking: Will it be Here in Five Years or Fifty?

This session will explore the realities of autonomous trucking, including the recent Anheuser-Busch “Otto” Test, from its potential to what stands in its way from a regulatory perspective.

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Wrap-Up & Adjourn