CSCMP Transportation Center of Excellence

Mission and Objectives

The CSCMP Transportation Center of Excellence exists to be the preeminent resource for transportation knowledge, information and education pertaining to all modes, technologies, regulatory issues and professional development pertaining to freight management for global supply chains.

The Transportation Center of Excellence will recognize companies or individuals that have excelled and created long-term impacts on the transportation industry with an annual Transportation Excellence award named after NASSTRAC’s former Executive Director, Gail Rutkowski. Learn more about the annual Gail Rutkowski Transportation Excellence Award (GR-TEA) here.

Recent Transportation Center of Excellence Webinars

Modes

Including Ocean, Waterway, Air Freight, TL, LTL Parcel, Rail and Intermodal

  • Provide current, reliable and actionable information on all modes of freight transportation
  • Disseminate expert opinions on freight transportation trends that affect operations
  • Highlight key transportation issues and opportunities for shippers, carriers, 3PL’s and other interested parties

Technology

Including TMS, YMS, Visibility, AI, Analytics, IoT, Robotics, Freight Audit and Payment, Automation, Blockchain, API, etc.

  • Identify and share intelligence pertaining to transportation-related technologies that enhance freight management and shipping operations
  • Maintain a network of industry and academic experts to help members understand and embrace technologies

Regulatory and Legislative

Including over the road trucking, parcel shipping, air freight, import, export, taxes, hours of service, safety, etc.

  • Assemble a network of experts to help members understand current and proposed regulatory and legislative issues
  • Advocate for members as appropriate and in accordance with Federal, state, territorial and other applicable laws

Professional Development

Including networking, education, webinars, research, career development, etc.

  • Convene a network of transportation experts across all facets of the transportation industry
  • Provide education, knowledge and interpretive support that members cannot otherwise easily obtain
  • Guide members to identify and fill any gaps needed to advance their transportation careers

CSCMP Transportation Center of Excellence Committee

Committee Chair
Todd D. Bulmash

International Imports Carrier Relations
& Analytics Manager
Ace Hardware Corporation



Modes Committee Chair
Meg Schmidt Duncan
Director of Strategic Sourcing
Koch Logistics



Technology Committee Co-Chair
Lance Healy

Vice President - LTL Innovations
Optym



Technology Committee Co-Chair
Jennifer Kobus

Vice President, Transportation & Logistics
Ulta Beauty



Regulatory/Legislative Committee Chair
Brent Hutto

Chief Relationship Officer
Truckstop.com



Professional Development
Committee Chair
Kevin Smith

President & CEO
Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting (SSCC)



Gail Rutkowski Transportation
Excellence Award Chair
Brian Heflin

Transportation Manager
Lifeway Christian Resources



Roundtable Liaison
Jeff Kamperschroer

Director, Business Development
C.H. Robinson



Member-At-Large
Tim Haitz

SVP Corporate Sales
Yellow



Member-At-Large
Mike Redden

Vice President of National Accounts
Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc.



Member-At-Large
Joel Turk

Regional Vice President – Sales
Werner Enterprises