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Logistics Panel Discussion

December 10, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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APICS Milwaukee Chapter Office
11801 W. Silver Spring Drive, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53225
http://apicsmilw.org/index.php
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The US economy is booming.  Why should we be concerned?  Companies are experiencing the effects of tightening logistics capacities and inflationary pressure.  Smart ones are already performing analysis and looking for solutions to mitigate these effects.  Our panelists will share news and statistics on Logistics and share insight into ways to optimize and control costs.

Agenda

5:30pm - 6:30pm  Dinner catered by Maggiano's

6:30pm - 7:30pm  Panel Discussion

7:30pm - 8:30pm  Networking

Panel Speakers Biographies:

Transportation & Economy

Ben Hartford

Sr. Equity Research Analyst - Transportation & Logistics, RW Baird

Ben Hartford is Baird’s senior analyst covering Transportation/Logistics. Ben has covered the transport sector since joining Baird in 2005, and has had senior analyst responsibilities since 2011. In 2016, he was ranked by Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards (StarMine) as the No. 2 earnings estimator in Air Freight & Logistics. In 2015, he was ranked by StarMine as the No. 2 earnings estimator in Air Freight & Logistics. He was recognized as a “Rising Star” in Institutional Investor Magazine’s 2012 All-America Research Team Rising Stars list; and by StarMine as the No. 2 earnings estimator in Road & Rail in 2012, the No. 1 earnings estimator in Air Freight & Logistics in 2013. Ben received a BS with honors in Finance and an MS in Accounting from Indiana University.

3PL & Warehousing

Kurt Baumann

Vice President of Consulting Services, Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

Logistics professional with expertise in supply chain strategy, business planning, operational excellence and M&A. Over 25 years in Supply Chain Logistics leadership roles serving manufacturers, distributors, third-party logistics providers (3PLs), and private equity firms. Delivered growth strategies, productivity improvement plans, acquisition diligence, IT solutions, and cost reduction initiatives to 70+ companies from multiple industries, including 3PL, automotive, medical, technology, retail, technology and industrial manufacturing. Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Six Sigma Black Belt from GE.

Supply Chain Network Optimization

Steve Silvis

Solutions Engineering, 3PLR Logistics Consulting

Steve Silvis has 20 years of executive experience providing supply chain solutions and leadership including 3PL start up and solutions engineering.  He serves consumer goods, apparel, industrial equipment, medical equipment and grocery industries. Steve’s expertise includes sourcing, supplier integration, assembly, material flow, kitting, automated material handling equipment, plant and warehouse design. 

Steve served as Vice President of Professional and Engineering Services Serving for GENCO ATC with a wide range of client contact including; Levi’s, Unilever, Playtex-Maidenform, Briggs and Stratton and Sears.  He served as a Member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Research Strategies Committee and has presented at The National CSCMP Conference, The Agricultural Machinery Conference, and The National Postal Forum. He completed and applies a Six Sigma Black certification. He has been published in both professional and academic journals.  He earned a master’s degree in Business at University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign.

Tickets

$25.00 APICS-Milwaukee Members

$35.00 Non-Member Guests

$0.00 APICS-Milwaukee Student Members


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