TIA’s 3PL Technovations Conference kicked off with a continental breakfast followed by opening remarks from TIA Chairman of the Board, Brian Evans, CTB; Technology Committee Chair, Ramona Hood; and TIA President and CEO Bob Voltmann. Following opening remarks, the morning of Day 1, ranged from panels and thought leaders on transportation, technology, and cybersecurity.
The conference features three Showcases with presenters giving a “TECH TALK” on innovations that will advance the industry. Sessions are led by leading 3PLs, futurists, innovators, and industry analysts for attendees to implement, understand, and take control of the technology changes affecting your business.
Some of the top takeaways from day one include:
- Cybercriminals have been and are emerging as major threats to the transportation and third-party logistics industries. Each year and each minute, cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and proper measures must be taken to protect your business.
- Acquiring large quantities of freight data can provide new and exciting opportunities for the third-party logistics industry. Enhancements in Freight Visibility can create a smoother supply chain and ultimately cut costs and strengthen the position of the 3PL.
- With the advancements in technology, in a rapidly changing field, 3PLs need to be ready to invest in technology and solutions that work well with all stops on the assembly line. Automation and digitization have the potential to create high levels of efficiency and ultimately eliminate repetitive tasks.
We are thrilled for the kickoff of Day 2 beginning with a forecast of 2020 from TIA’s chief economist, Noël Perry. Followed by an outstanding panel to discuss and review the existing marketplace, and its regulatory, legal and transactional hurdles, and provide insight on why some companies choose acquisitions and others do no not.