Smoother Seas Ahead: Leveraging Automation to Simplify Global Shipping

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 10am CT | 3pm UTC | 5pm CET

A 45 minute discussion on how innovative global companies are leveraging automation to optimize global freight operations.

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Global companies have experienced rough seas this year, contending with some of the greatest challenges ocean freight has seen in a generation. The complexities of international shipping are harder to manage than ever, with manual processes being a primary challenge.

Our recent survey found that 50% of companies managed freight manually and over 90% of companies were unhappy with current processes. Bringing automation into freight management processes can help global shippers optimize operations, increase visibility and reduce costs.

Join us to learn:

• Why global shippers are choosing true end-to-end visibility over container tracking
• How automation simplifies rate management, booking support and documentation
• How to overcome opaque documentation requirements and reduce demurrage fees

Finding Value in Visibility

Visibility technology does more than just track freight. From the road to the yard, visibility technology provides insight into the life of a load in real-time. This empowers carriers and brokers with the agility to adapt quickly when exceptions occur, provide proactive customer service, and gain a competitive advantage in the freight market.

In this free virtual summit, learn best practices for implementing and leveraging visibility technology to operate more efficiently, even with minimal technology support.

Sarah Barnes Humphrey

Let's Talk About Supply Chain

Glen Koepke



Matt Elenjickal
CEO & Founder at FourKites

Brad Klaus
VP of International Solutions at FourKites

Sarah Barnes-Humphrey
Founder of Let's Talk Supply Chain

Read the 2021 Report: The State of Ocean Freight Operations

The survey referenced above polled 160 global shipping leaders and discovered significant challenges with managing international freight, primarily with manual processes. These leaders shared their digitization strategies to avoid errors and optimize operations using technology.

As you register for the webinar, select the checkbox to “Send me the Report” and we’ll email it to you instantly!

Enjoy Live Music from Trent Wagler
12 - 12:30 CT

Stick around at the end of the Summit for live guitar and banjo tunes from Trent Wagler. In addition to being lead singer, and playing guitar and banjo for Americana band The Steel Wheels, Trent’s songwriting has earned numerous Independent Music Awards (IMAs) and top 40 radio play on the Folk/Americana charts.

Andrew Hogenson
Andrew Hogenson, Consumer Goods, Retail & Logistics Practice Head, Infosys Evan Binkley, Best Buy Senior Manager Global Logistics and Trade Systems and Operations Support

Andrew brings a number of impressive senior client relationships including Starbucks, Nike, Costco, Levi’s, Walmart and Amazon, to name a few. Prior to InfoSys, Andrew was at EY, where he led the West Coast consumer goods and retail advisory practice, building it to $20 million per year. Prior to that, he spent over a decade at Accenture where he joined as a partner and led the Pacific North West retail practice, growing revenues to $70 million a year. He is a regular speaker at the University of Stanford, Berkeley and University of Washington, and is often featured in publications like the Wall Street Journal, Logistics Journals, and various industry analyst reports.

Evan started his career over 13 years ago as a DC field leader in distribution operations. He then expanded his experience in supply chain planning, reporting and budgeting, and driving a variety of supply chain initiatives to help reduce transportation costs and build teams. He is a high performing supply chain professional with a track record of successfully leading ambiguous and complicated projects and driving results to implement supply chain solutions. His extensive analytical experience in developing supply chains in new markets allowed him to become adept in connecting business operations and technology requirements. Evan is a strong believer in teamwork, and that when people work together as one, nothing can stop them.

Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, Founder and host, Let's Talk Supply Chain podcast Glenn Koepke, Senior Vice President, Customer Success, FourKites

Sarah is a logistician turned supply chain marketer, passionate about bringing stories to life in an industry that has traditionally been about stats and numbers. As the host of the popular Lets Talk Supply Chain Podcast (LTSC), blog and The Trade Squad on YouTube, Sarah helps tell the stories and bring awareness to brands and hot topics in the industry which includes her infamous Women in Supply Chain series.

Glenn has a proven track record of aligning solutions to customer supply chain strategies and objectives for global organizations. Prior to joining FourKites, Glenn served in a variety of roles within the logistics services industry, and worked extensively in EMEA and North America. At FourKites, Glenn leads our Network Enablement strategy, which is focused on scaling our industry-leading visibility solution to capture end-to-end supply chain visibility. Glenn holds a BS from the University of South Carolina.