Day 1 Agenda: North America

Look Up. Look Ahead.

Whether you’re looking to protect your transportation budget, invest in new technology, add headcount, brush up on shipping best practices or expand across the border, we’ve got insights for you.

Choose from 12 unique sessions to sharpen your strategy. Build a supply chain that will empower your business to thrive in the coming months and years.

September 29, 2021

People & Technology: Why Every Supply Chain Needs Both (& How to Balance)

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. CDT
Join global industry leaders in this opening keynote as they kick off the Digital Summit, discuss trends in supply chain automation, detail how to balance technology and human expertise in operations, and outline how COVID-19 is shaping shippers’ strategies.
Featured Organizations: CSCMP | Coyote Logistics | UPS | Ware2Go

The Price is Right: How to Quote Smarter, from Spot Rates to Mini-Bids

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. CDT
Whether you’re quoting spot freight, running a mini-bid, shipping truckload or LTL, these pricing experts have advice for you. Find out how to avoid common mistakes, discover when to investigate contract rates vs. spot freight, and learn about trending tech tools for quoting.
Featured Organizations: | Coyote Logistics

Don’t Break Down at the Border: International Shipping Mistakes to Avoid

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. CDT
Beware the customs hold! Learn about the biggest pitfalls in the complex world of cross-border shipping and find out how to avoid them. We’ll cover best practices for navigating customs, how to choose a cross-border provider, essential paperwork, and more.
Featured Organizations: Coyote Logistics | UPS

Q4 Freight Market Forecast: Preparing for Peak Season Amid COVID, Brexit & More

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT
As we head into Q4, shippers continue to face a tight freight market with demand outpacing carrier supply. Will these trends continue into Peak Season? Or will rates peak and cool off? Get actionable insights you can use to prepare your supply chain for the holiday season.
Featured Organizations: CSCMP | Coyote Logistics | IHS Markit | Vector

Go Green, Save Green: How a Multi-Modal Mix Improves Efficiency & Sustainability

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CDT
All businesses, even smaller ones, can benefit from using different modes. Learn how to save time, money and resources by blending truckload, LTL and intermodal in yours. Get tips for converting freight to intermodal, consolidating loads and LTL best practices.
Featured Organization: Coyote Logistics

Does Your Boss Speak Logistics? How to Make Your Shipping Budget Make Sense

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CDT
You may know how important your supply chain is, but does your boss understand? Get the budget you need to set a long-term strategy by explaining it in a language your C-suite understands. We’ll help you translate market supply and demand, rate cycles, and other key concepts.
Featured Organizations: Coca-Cola | Coyote Logistics

Expert Advice: How I Get Stable Freight Spend in a Volatile Market

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. CDT
Learn how Bootstrap Farmer — seller of high-quality and affordable DIY greenhouses — approaches a complex freight market with Coyote’s help. Find out how they scaled up their supply chain to meet COVID-era customer demand and how they’re planning for future growth.
Featured Organizations: Bootstrap Farmer | Coyote Logistics

Is the Supply Chain Being Automated? How COVID-19 Changed Shipping Forever

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. CDT
Companies have been investing in logistics automation for years — then the pandemic took digital transformation to a whole new level. But how much is really being taken over by technology? We asked 850 global supply chain decision makers to find out. Find out what they said.
Featured Organization: Coyote Logistics

Who Will Power Tomorrow’s Supply Chain? Logistics Labor Force Trends

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. CDT
The recent labor market has been volatile, to say the least. We’re climbing out of a recession, but companies are struggling to find people. Yesterday’s recruiting and retention practices are not going to cut it in the post-COVID world. This labor market expert will help you adapt.
Featured Organization: Upwork

Ready to GO? Become a Self-Service Freight Management Pro

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. CDT
Walk through our free digital freight matching platform, CoyoteGO, with our product team. Find out how to generate instant spot quotes, build shipments, book carriers and track freight. Learn best practices and preview new and upcoming features.
Featured Organization: Coyote Logistics

Transportation Policy in 2021: How to Navigate a Complex Regulatory Landscape

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. CDT
What’s happening now and what’s on the horizon for U.S. transportation policy? Our experts will discuss the Biden administration’s approach to logistics and supply chain issues, what the infrastructure bill means for the industry, and how AB-5 could affect your business.
Featured Organizations: Consumer Brands Association | Coyote Logistics | UPS

Ask Us Anything: Get Logistics Answers Straight from the Experts

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. CDT
What’s on your mind? This live, interactive Q&A session is your chance to ask a panel of seasoned supply chain veterans any question you might have about logistics, shipping, transportation or any related topic. Nothing is off limits!
Featured Organizations: Coyote Logistics | Northwestern University Transportation Center | UPS