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Supply Chain Lunch and Learns

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is proud to collaborate with FreightWaves and the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturing Association to produce the monthly Supply Chain Lunch and Learn series. These events provide Chattanooga’s supply chain and logistics community with networking opportunities that add value to their organization through education.


Upcoming Lunch and Learns

Georgia Port Authority

Georgia’s Port Authority has been a major driving factor for economic development for Georgians. As part of their mission, GPA is committed to customer service and experience by ensuring their port facilities are the most efficient in the nation. Through innovative technology and operations, GPA maintains a competitive edge and continues to identify opportunities for more growth and better performance.

During January’s Supply Chan Lunch and Learn, David Porter, Regional Sales Manager at GPA, will discuss GPA’s recent record breaking year and how Savannah continues to be the fastest growing port in the U.S.  Porter will also highlight the Appalachian Regional Port and how the development has increased opportunities for Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama.

Join us and see how your business can connect to GPA’s resources and

Presenter Details:

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David Porter

David Porter has been with the Georgia Ports Authority for 17 years. David’s experience within the Port Industry began in Vessel Operations. From there he has experienced multiple positions with the Port’s Operations Department including Crane, Container  and Intermodal Operations. In 2014 he transitioned from Port Operations into the Trade Development Department within the Georgia Ports Authority. In this role David covers territories in the U.S. Southeast and Pacific Northwest. It is his responsibility to convert Cargo Owners using other ports to utilize the Port of Savannah and drive industry into the U.S. Southeast.

David works with the local and State of Georgia transportation industries as a member of the National Propeller Club and Savannah Traffic Club.

David is a graduate of Georgia Southern University where he studied Business Administration with an emphasis on Logistics in Intermodal Transportation.

Upcoming Session Details

Date: January 18, 2019 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: UT Chattanooga Cost: $10 (includes lunch)

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Supply Chain Innovators: Millennials in the Workforce

Bellhops started from a dorm room with the purpose of serving college students.  The company has grown and is now a full service moving company operating in 31 cities across 13 states. 

Cam Doody set out to fix the moving industry by providing customers with a completely different experience.  In order to fix the moving industry, Bellhops had to fix the labor pool.

Cam will share the amazing journey of Bellhops and discuss how his team created a company culture that would attract, challenge and retain a young workforce while providing customers with a completely different experience.

During the lunch and learn, Cam will be joined by other industry representatives for a Q&A session to discuss strategies for engaging the millennial workforce.

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Cameron (Cam) Doody

Cam Doody is the Co-Founder & Chairman of the tech-enabled moving company, Bellhops. Cam's contributions at Bellhops have focused on venture capital fundraises ($52m raised to date), recruiting top-level executive talent, brand building/positioning/messaging, public relations, speaking engagements, and creative strategy.  He was recognized as Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 by his Alma Mater, Auburn University, where he studied Supply Chain Management and Logistics. He has spoken at Google Headquarters, numerous tech conferences and has been quoted in The New York Times, Forbes, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Fox Business, Business Insider and many others. Bellhops has been nominated as Best New Startup of 2014 at the TechCrunch "Crunchies" Awards, winner of the Chattanooga Spirit of Innovation Award, and recognized as having the #4 Best Company Culture of 2015 by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Upcoming Session Details 

Date: February 15, 2019 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: FreightWaves Cost: $10 (includes lunch)
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Data-Driven Analytics in Freight

Data and predictive analytics tools are changing the way that freight executives are making decisions for their organizations. FreightWaves’ increasing collection of data sets, combined with powerful cloud-based computing, is enabling greater visibility and faster decision-making for the industry. Learn how FreightWaves’ SONAR is changing the game for freight executives through near-real-time data analysis.

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Zach Strickland

Zach Strickland, the “Sultan of SONAR” and Director of Freight Market Intelligence for FreightWaves, works on the market expert team and curates the weekly SONAR market update. With a degree in finance, Strickland spent the early part of his career in banking before transitioning to transportation in various roles and segments, such as truckload and LTL. He has over 13 years of transportation experience, specializing in data, pricing, and analytics.

Upcoming Session Details 

Date: March 8, 2019 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: FreightWaves Cost: $10 (includes lunch)
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Warehouse Management Systems: Achieving Accuracy and Efficiency

The success of your distribution operation demands accuracy, efficiency and satisfactory customer service.  Is your leadership satisfied with current performance output of your distribution operation?  Best in class performance is achieved by combining process and technology to delivery tangible improvements.  Do you store your product to support 99.9% accuracy and top productivity in put away, picking and shipping?  Do you use technology to reduce your total order cycle time and meet increasing customer demands?  This session will share with participants how to use process, and warehouse management systems, to improve distribution operations accuracy and efficiency.

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Enrique Vizoso

Enrique Vizoso is a supply chain consultant with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and logistics operations in the United States and Mexico.  In his leadership positions with Fortune 500 companies, he led a number of initiatives to revolutionize supply chain operations.  His focus as a consultant is to guide businesses through supply chain transformations that enable profitable business growth and achieve customer satisfaction.  Vizoso holds an MBA from University of Tennessee Knoxville and a B.S in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Chris Barnes

Chris Barnes is a solutions consultant with HighJump and a board member of Lean Atlanta Consortium. He has over 20 years of experience developing and managing multiple clients, engineering consulting, strategic planning, and operational improvement projects in warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing environments. Barnes holds a B.S., in Industrial Engineering from Bradely University, and an MBA in Industrial Psychology from University of West Florida. He is a certified APICS instructor and holds the CPIM and CSCP designations.

Barnes has also served on the International Board of Trustees for the Institute of Industrial Engineers and is a Past President of APICS Atlanta and WERC Atlanta.

 Upcoming Session Details

Date: April 12, 2019 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: FreightWaves Cost: $10 (includes lunch)

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The Role of AI for Warehouses

Warehouse information technology is a significant way for companies to improve ROI. By reducing labor costs and improving efficiency, warehouse automation changes the game. In particular, AI technology can help companies be more strategic and effective in their storage and shipments. During the lunch and learn, participants will get a better understanding of the possibilities and technology that can create a more intuitive warehousing process.

Santosh Sankar

Santosh Sankar

Santosh Sankar is a Founding Partner at Dynamo, a Chattanooga, TN-based early stage fund that invests in extraordinary founding teams building startups in supply chain and mobility.

 Prior to Dynamo, Santosh worked in investment banking and built two bootstrapped business prior to turning 21. Santosh is a proud graduate of Penn State University. He now lives in Chattanooga, TN with his wife, son, and two golden retrievers. He was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List in 2017.

 Upcoming Session Details

Date: April 12, 2019 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: FreightWaves Cost: $10 (includes lunch)

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Technology Effects & Use within the Logistics Sector

The transportation and logistics space currently faces a number of challenges. Everything from resource constraints such as driver shortages and tighter capacity to fundamental shifts in the concept of what the shipping experience should look like as an end customer. It is no surprise to anyone that transportation and logistics has long been seen as a cost center – and has largely been ignored when the time came to allocate investment dollars. However, it’s clear that the tide is now shifting and shippers are investing in to more technology to help navigate volatility in the market. How does this technology work, who's using it, & what effects does it have on the industry?

 What are the most critical challenges facing the industry today?   

How is technology playing a role in the changing landscape?

What's the reception of technology within the industry for both shipper & carrier?

Is there any resistance to embrace technology and let go of the old ways?

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Asa Shirley

Asa Shirley is the senior vice president of sales for Arrive Logistics at the company’s newest office location in Chattanooga, Tenn. With eight years of freight brokerage experience and 14 years of sales experience, Shirley is an industry veteran. Since Arrive Logistics opened its third domestic office in October 2018, Shirley has led the charge in hiring an experienced team who have passion and purpose. Unique with his management style, to be on the floor with his crew rather than reviewing data in an office, Shirley has hand-picked his team. Shirley earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science and government from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and during his college years refined his sales technique by selling books door-to-door. When he is not at work, Shirley enjoys live music, grilling and spending time with his wife, Katie and his 3-year-old son, Ace.

Upcoming Session Details

Date: April 12, 2019 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: FreightWaves Cost: $10 (includes lunch)

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