March 09 - 11, 2016
Hilton Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas

Tommy Barnes

Tommy Barnes joined project44 in December of 2015 as President after nearly 20 years of leadership experience in supply chain and freight transportation. Whether it’s running brokerages, advising technology startups, or overseeing transportation procurement at a major consumer goods distributor, Barnes builds some of the best teams in the industry and is known for his strategic ability to maximize performance and generate growth.
Before joining project44, Barnes had led strategic procurement, directed technology investments, and guided operational performance for the LTL division of Coyote Logistics, one of the world’s leading third party logistics companies, now a part of UPS Inc. Prior to Coyote, he was responsible for managing approximately $2.4 billion in freight with carriers across all transport modes within the Con-way network as President of the Multimodal Brokerage. He is a recognized industry leader and has given numerous keynote addresses about the future of logistics and supply chain transportation.

13:15 Session: Freight Transportation can be as Adaptable and Connected as the Rest of the Supply Chain

For the first time ever, technology pioneers in freight transportation have recently rewired the communications backbone of the industry, allowing real-time, end-to-end visibility and flexibility in transportation networks on par with other components of the most integrated supply chain. Unified connectivity now available across in-house transportation assets, contracted freight carriers utilizing all modes of transport, and outsourced third party logistics firms have enabled much higher standards in the predictable and adaptable movement of goods and materials throughout the supply chain. In this case study, we will discuss how improved communications via web service APIs within transportation networks result in far-reaching impacts throughout the organization, including:

  • Geofencing, Internet of Things and self-healing shortfall avoidance
  • Predictive Analytics resulting in leaner inventory levels
  • Increased supplier network flexibility through rapid transport adaptability
  • Reduced cash-to-cash conversion cycles, costs of goods sold, and improved time-to-market

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Tommy.

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