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Where Shippers and 3PL Providers Meet: Join 700+ C-Level industry leaders in logistics and supply chain as they discuss the future of the industry at the unmissable annual meeting place for forward-thinking pioneers

Industry Endorsements & Testimonials For 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Chicago

  • Oswald Reid, President & CEO, syncreon US

    "The conference was very informative in the various workshops I attended – for example, ‘Doing business in Mexico’."

    - Oswald Reid, President & CEO, syncreon US
  • Wagner Logistics

    "Great group of professionals with C level presentations."

    - John Wagner, CCO, Wagner Logistics
  • Greenbriar EquityGroup

    "Very good networking with a group of professionals from almost all sectors of the 3PL world."

    - John Anderson, Partner, Greenbriar EquityGroup
  • Johnson Controls

    "Great people and great event"

    - Frank Vorrath, VP Global Supply Chain, Johnson Controls
  • Sears Holdings

    "The event was well organized and the topics very relevant. Sessions we appropriately timed and full of useful content."

    - Joe Marelli, VP DC Ops, Sears Holdings

The 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Chicago is North America's largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts. With over 700 attendees, it brings together the leading thinkers and practitioners in logistics and supply chain to network, learn, debate challenges, discuss trends and share ideas.

How Will your Company Innovate and Grow in 2016?

We asked 130 logistics execs, and 110 of their customers…

Q: What’s the biggest threat to your business growth in 2016? What’s the biggest threat to your business growth in 2016?What’s the biggest threat to your business growth in 2016?
Q: How did you gain most of your new business in the last 12 months? How did you gain most of your new business in the last 12 months?Q: How did you gain most of your new business in the last 12 months?
Q: How do you expect to gain the most of your new business in the next 18 months? How do you expect to gain the most of your new business in the next 18 months?Q: How do you expect to gain the most of your new business in the next 18 months?
Q: When it comes to cutting-edge technologies, what type of adopter are you? When it comes to cutting-edge technologies, what type of adopter are you?Q: When it comes to cutting-edge technologies, what type of adopter are you?
Q: Where do LSPs most often come up short? (according to customers) Where do LSPs most often come up short?Q: Where do LSPs most often come up short? (according to customers)
So, building on this how are you going to innovate your logistics in 2017?
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To Find Out More

In 2016 C-Level 3PL Executives Discussed Innovation And…

  • Technology Start-Ups: A Threat to Traditional 3PL Models, or an Opportunity? Exploring investment, the acquisition of technology, the threat to your business and the next possible logistics service to be targeted by tech
  • Disruptive Technology: Hear from the drone makers, 3D printing wizards, the driverless car manufacturers and robot creators and use their expertise to evaluate where the ROI from each of these technologies lies
  • Logistics Data: Explore how to monetize and guard logistics data; the next crucial asset for an LSP. Turning data into a revenue generator and ensuring that you make the right decisions with it
  • M&A: Making sense of the last year of consolidation and evaluating the next steps for your company; look to acquire, or look to be acquired?
  • The Path to Growth in the New Environment: Exploring growth through acquisitions, organically, a hybrid approach, through the provision of new VAS, vertical specialization and geographically
  • 3PL-Customer Relationships; Evolving alongside the voice of the shipper, logistics liability and risk allocation
  • Economic Drivers – The impact of lower interest rates, the US election, China’s slowdown, TPP and the move to Mexico

Plus, Senior Supply Chain Speakers Explored:

  • Smart and Intelligent Data: The Biggest Weapon in your Supply Chain: Discover the most profitable applications of IoT in your supply chain
  • The Evolution of the CSCO in the Digital World – From physical task master to number cruncher
  • S&OP – What is Holding you Back? Get top tips on engaging the board to make your S&OP vision a reality
  • Omnichannel 2.0 – Leveraging Data and Your Suppliers to Drive Profits and Boost Customer Loyalty Put yourself Ahead of the Curve and leverage warehouse technology and your suppliers’ expertise to relieve multiple pressures on your supply chain

Disrupt Logistics Hackathon

In an effort to help push innovation in logistics while promoting and nurturing talent in the industry, Disrupt Logistics attempts to tackle the conundrum: 'How are logistics companies going to innovate to drive business in 2016 and beyond?' We brought together the brightest young talent at the industry's premier event - the 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Chicago to hack some innovative solutions.

Want to Get Involved in our Global Disrupt Logistics & Supply Chain Hackathons?

Drive supply chain and logistics innovation by taking part in one of eft’s global Disrupt Logistics and Disrupt Supply Chain Hackathons:

  • October 12th, Venlo Netherlands in conjunction with the European 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Chicago
  • December 4th , San Jose’s Museum of Technology at the Hi-tech Supply Chain Summit
Pre-order the 2017 Brochure To Find Out More

Winners of the Disrupt Logistics Hackathon 2016

Winners of the Disrupt Logistics Hackathon 2016

Jacob Gariup at Loyola University Chicago, Caleb Welchans at Unigroup, Michael MacDonald at Hub Group and Sachin Bhat at Ship Easy. Mentored by Shawn Graves, Vice President, at JB Hunt.

Your Summit, Your Choice; How Will You Maximize Your Time at the Event?

In 2016 attendees experienced:

  • An exclusively C-Level 3PL speaker faculty that included CEOs from C.H. Robinson, XPO Logistics, ArcBest and Damco Americas, who helped them to plot their position in the industry for the next 12 months
  • Shipper insight from senior retailers and manufacturers including Avnet, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Toyota, Jabil, Raytheon and La-Z-Boy who revealed the needs of their shipper customers
  • 15+ hours of networking including a welcome reception and Disrupt Logistics Hackathon, which gave them ample time to connect with the movers and shakers of the industry
  • Dedicated sessions for 3PL and Supply Chain; with a choice of 5 tracks over 3 days, allowing them to focus their time and learning on their primary areas of interest
Pre-order the 2017 Brochure To Find Out More

2016 Sponsors

Charter Sponsor

  • JDA

Gold Sponsor

  • project44

Silver Sponsors

  • 10-4
  • Echo
  • HCL-sq
  • Kronos-sq
  • Nulogy
  • Sealed-Air
  • sutherland
  • syncreon

Bronze Sponsors

  • Charter
  • HubTran
  • iDashboards
  • Lanetix
  • Loadsmart
  • PINC
  • ProAct International
  • RevenovaTMS
  • ProLogistix and Select Staffing
  • TMW

Lanyard Sponsor

Agenda Sponsor

  • J B Hunt

Keycard Sponsor

  • APL

Delegate Bag Sponsor

  • DICOM

Workshop Sponsor

  • Teradata

Pen Sponsor

  • Sphere

Welcome Letter Sponsor

  • Port of Nansha of Guangzhou Port

Exhibition & Meetings Sponsors

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Sarah Reynolds

Sarah Reynolds

Project Director
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sreynolds@eft.com

Danielle Horsnell

Danielle Horsnell

Research Director
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