CLX Logistics’ 6th Annual Customer Conference
For the past five years, CLX Logistics has hosted an Annual Customer Conference for our clients and prospects to discuss budding trends in transportation and logistics as well as the solutions we offer. This year’s theme, The Transportation Revolution: In It Together, is centered on new transportation technologies, global regulations and how our partnership and services are evolving alongside these trends. Anticipated all year long, this event provides our company with a meaningful opportunity to solidify relationships with our customers and inform those who are considering a partnership.
Start Time Topic Presenter 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 am Welcome and Introductions 9:00 am CLX Logistics Key Market Trends Mike Challman 9:15 am Speaker to be announced 10:00 am Break 10:15 am Speaker to be announced 11:00 am Talking Logistics
Subject to be confirmed
Adrian Gonzalez 12:00 pm Lunch – Chemical Heritage Foundation 1:15 pm Breakouts Sessions Begin 4:30 pm Day 1 Wrap Up and Close Ken Vrtis Sr.
Start Time Topic Presenter 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 am Welcome and Recap Mike Skinner 8:45 am Speaker to be announced 9:30 am Break 9:45 am Town Hall Meeting – Case Study Review and Q & A 11:30 am Summary Review and Closing Ken Vrtis Sr.
This exclusive event is a fun and hands-on educational training session that includes:
- Presentations by industry experts:
Industry thought leaders and experienced members of the CLX Logistics team will discuss emerging trends and common issues faced by companies in the industry today, and review industry best practices to ensure success in the transportation revolution.
- User breakout sessions:
Get involved in our interactive Q&A sessions designed to encourage candid discussion and enhanced learning. These sessions will uncover your most pressing supply chain and logistics issues and offer the opportunity to discuss with peers how to best tackle them. CLX Logistics will provide insight into how solutions such as CLX-TMS can help, especially as the landscape moves towards a technology-first, data-driven industry.
- Exciting excursions:
This year’s conference will again be held at one of the most iconic and historical Institutions in Philadelphia, Pa, The Chemical Heritage Foundation. In closing of conference day 1, attendees will then take a short walk to enjoy dinner at the brand new Museum of the American Revolution, which just recently opened this Spring 2017!
Lora Cecere, founder, Supply Chain Insights
Lora Cecere is the founder of the research firm Supply Chain Insights. The company is helping supply chain leaders pave new directions in business strategy.
As a prolific writer, Lora is the author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman. Lora’s weekly posts are read by 15,000 readers. She also writes a blog for Forbes and is a Linkedin Influencer. In these public forums she has 170,000 followers around the globe. Her co-authored book, Bricks Matter, published in December 2012, and her newer book Supply Chain Metrics That Matter published in December 2014. She is currently working on a third book to publish in December 2018.
As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage.
With more than 30 years of diverse supply chain experience, Lora spent 9 years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, and Altimeter Group. Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent 15 years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and several years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestlé).
Academically, Lora is a continual learner. She has a MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Lora is currently enrolled in a DBA program at Temple University in Research Methods.
Lee Miller, President, Miller Transporters, Inc
Lee Miller is President of Miller Transporters, Inc., a family-owned and operated tank truck company headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, that is committed to the safe and dependable handling of specialized chemical products. Since its inception seventy-five years ago, Miller Transporters has lived by the motto “Every load’s safe delivery in a courteous manner takes priority over all else.”
In his thirty-eight years with the company, Mr. Miller has held a variety of roles, starting in the field as a Dispatcher, Assistant Terminal Manager, later as a Terminal Manager. Corporate responsibilities included the areas of Quality, Responsible Care, Recruitment and Retention, and Information Services. Mr. Miller has served in various capacities within the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care Initiative. He was recently installed as Chairman of the National Tank Truck Carriers Association Board of Directors for 2017-2018.
A graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation and Mississippi College with a Masters in Business Administration. Mr. Miller and his wife, Mary, have two married children and four grandchildren. He is active in his church and works with the homeless in the Jackson area in a variety of ways.
Adrian Gonzalez, President, Adelante SCM
Adrian Gonzalez is trusted advisor and leading industry analyst with more than 17 years of research experience in transportation management, logistics outsourcing, and other supply chain and logistics topics. He is the founder and president of Adelante SCM, a peer-to-peer learning, and networking community for supply chain and logistics professionals. Adelante’s services include Talking Logistics, an online video talk show and blog featuring thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry, and 3PL Briefings, a research service focused on providing supply chain executives with high-quality and trusted research, analysis, and briefings about the Third-Party Logistics (3PL) industry and leading practices in logistics outsourcing.Prior to his current roles, Adrian held various leadership positions at ARC Advisory Group, Motorola, Polaroid, and Clare. Adrian speaks frequently at industry events and conferences and is regularly quoted in industry publications. He is also a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and a LinkedIn Influencer with more than 20,000 followers.
Adrian has a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University. He also earned a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management from Northeastern University, where he has served as an adjunct instructor in their Executive MBA program.
Mike Skinner, VP, CLX Technologies
Mike Skinner is responsible for strategic development, marketing, and deployment of CLX Logistics technology-based solutions and services. Mr. Skinner leverages his experience in supply-chain consulting, information systems and operations management to help shippers design and deploy world class technology solutions in their efforts to reduce costs and improve service.
Prior to joining CLX Logistics, Mr. Skinner served as Senior Manager with Ernst & Young’s Supply Chain consulting practice in Philadelphia, where he led business process improvement and technology deployment projects for various companies including Ford Motor Company, Sony Electronics, and Crown Cork & Seal. He gained hands-on operational experience as Operations Manager of a large third-party distribution operation, overseeing warehousing and transportation operations for companies in the medical devices, automotive and grocery industries.
Mr. Skinner received his Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Pennsylvania and Master’s in Business Logistics from Penn State University.
Mike Challman, VP, North American Operations
Mr. Challman leads all of ChemLogix Managed Services in North America, including freight management operations; benchmarks, bids & carrier procurement; dedicated and rail fleet operations; and brokerage services. He brings to the role a multi-faceted background that includes Operations, Customer Service, Solution Development, Project Management and Continuous Improvement Programs.
Prior to Chemlogix, Mr. Challman spent more than 20 years in the transportation industry, most recently serving as Senior Director, Transportation Management at DHL/Exel Supply Chain. His logistics background also includes leadership positions with Burnham Service Corporation, ROCOR Transportation, and Schneider National Carriers. A decorated Air Force veteran, Mr. Challman earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University.
Stay tuned for additional information on this year’s conference!
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