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To close Jump Start 2020, panelists discuss bill of lading digitization and other freight transportation technology challenges

On the final day of the Jump Start 2020 supply chain conference, conversation once again turned to transportation technology and transferring bill of lading information electronically. Panelists also discussed e-commerce logistics and the challenges that arise with final-mile deliveries.

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Supply chain collaboration awards, logistics regulation discussions dominate day two of Jump Start 2020

Day two of the Jump Start 2020 supply chain conference featured the presentation of the Alliance Awards, which is given out each January at the Jump Start logistics event. The award recognizes shippers and service providers that collaborate to overcome significant supply chain issues. Winners craft innovative solutions to extraordinary challenges. Additional highlights included a customer-service panel featuring representatives from The Home Depot, Chick-fil-A and UPS Capital and an in-depth panel about transportation regulations.

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Talk of freight transportation procurement, emerging supply chain technology highlight first day of Jump Start supply chain conference

Speaking on the first day of Jump Start 2020, Joe Thiesmann gave a rousing keynote address while conference chair Eric Stone, senior manager of domestic sourcing and supplier performance at Johnson & Johnson, ended his brief presentation by showing the audience how to create value in the freight transportation procurement process. While price is important, his team also considers the sustainability programs at their carrier partners, the diversity of those suppliers, and the companies’ commitment to new technology.

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AWESOME leader discusses women in the transportation industry in a preview of Jump Start 2020 supply chain conference remarks

At the Jump Start 2020 supply chain conference, Heather Sheehan will discuss the increasing role of women in the freight transportation industry. As executive director of AWESOME, she knows a thing or two about advocating for female supply chain leaders. “Women have made progress in the supply chain field, but progress is slow, incremental and inconsistent,” she said. Sheehan recently took the time to talk about her advocacy role, providing a preview of her conference remarks.

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