CSCMP’s 29th Annual State of Logistics Report, “Steep Grade Ahead” highlights the ongoing changes within the logistics industry. “After declining in 2016 for the first time since 2009, United State Business Logistics Costs (USBLC) returned to higher levels with a 6.2 percent increase Year over Year, with the main drivers being a robust economic climate with growing demand, strong job market, rising wages, and significantly intensifying driver shortages.”
Michael Zimmerman will be the featured keynote speaker. He is a partner at A.T. Kearney and coauthor of the 29th Annual State of Logistics Report.
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Conference Center of Sea-Tac International Airport, Port of Seattle
Seattle, WA 98154
Featured Local Speakers
Barbara Ivanov – Director of the Urban Freight Lab.
The Urban Freight Lab is a partnership between the University of Washington and the Seattle Department of Transportation in efforts to solve challenging urban congestion and delivery issues caused by the growth of e-commerce. Barbara has conducted research papers on the growing issue titled “The Growth of E-Commerce and Ride-Hailing Services is Reshaping Cities: Innovative Goods Delivery Solutions for Cities of the Future.” The Urban Freight Lab, part of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center at the University of Washington, has developed and pilot tested new strategies to reduce truck dwell time in urban load/unload spaces and the number of failed first delivery attempts. The Urban Freight Lab is funded by its various member organizations and senior executives dedicate time to solving problems within it.
Loren VandenBerghe, Director of Transportation, Nordstrom
“Integrating Digital and Physical Assets”
Nordstrom’s measured approach to physical store expansion has left it well positioned to serve the needs of today’s shoppers, both online and in the store. With more than 350 locations across the U.S. and Canada, the fashion retailer is evolving with customers and adopting technologies that enhance and support their shopping experience. In October 2018, the $15 billion retailer introduced a neighborhood service hub called Nordstrom Local where customers can meet with personal stylists, pick up or return orders, get alterations done and more. Learn more about how Nordstrom Local and the company’s other services are helping to meet customer demands for speed and convenience as physical store formats evolve.