Executive Program - Freight Transportation: Strategies for a Changing Landscape

Day 1 – Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Time Topic

8:30 - 8:45 am

Participant Check-In

8:45 - 9:00 am

Welcome and Course Introduction

Moderator

9:00 - 9:30 am

Role of Freight in the Economy

Justin Zubrod
Hani Mahmassani

9:30 -10:45 am

Today's Freight Landscape

Justin Zubrod

10:45 -11:00 am

Break 

11:00 am -
12:30 pm

Business Analytics in Freight Transportation

Business Intelligence
- What is it?
- Success stories in transportation
- Obstacles in adoption

Data Issues

Analytics:  Business intelligence on steroids
- Data mining, predictive analytics, statistics, optimization
- Competitive advantage
- Success stories in transportation
- Hurdles

Complexity

Explainability

Challenges

Business Users and IT

Diego Klabjan

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 -3:00 pm

Emerging Trends in Logistics

- Share perspectives on current dynamics in the logistics industry
- Discuss future trends and drivers
- …and their implications for third-party logistics providers and industry structure
- Review what shippers want from 3PLs

Farrukh A. Bezar

3:00 – 3:15 pm

Break

3:15 - 4:45 pm

How Customers Buy Freight

John Anderson

4:45 - 5:00 pm

Recep/Adjourn

Moderator

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception

Day 2 – Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Time Topic

8:30 - 9:00 am

Recap/Today's Agenda

Moderator

9:00 -10:30 am

North American Rail Industry

Lee Clair

10:30 -11:00 am

Break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

North American Trucking

Justin Zubrod

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch/Break

1:30 -3:00 pm

Overview of the Panama Canal

- Rationale for the expansion
- Capacity and Capability (They are different)
- What drove the new channel’s parameters
- The influence on all-water routings
- Implications for US and Canadian Railroads
- Implications for highway carriers
- Non-Panamanian constraints to use of the expanded canal
- Some pricing issues

Aaron Gellman

3:00 – 3:15 pm

Break 

3:15 - 4:45 pm

Technology and Freight Transportation

- Current state of technology in the freight industry
- Most popular vehicle routing software packages and what they do
- Telematics that are being used to improve supply chain performance
- Extensive survey on the use of tracking technology within the supply chain

Maciek Nowak

4:45 – 5:00 pm

Recap/Adjourn

Moderator

Day 3 – Thursday, October 14, 2010

Time Topic

8:30 - 9:00 am

Recap/Today's Agenda

Moderator

9:00 - 10:30 am

Transportation Costs and Pricing

- Analysis of components of cost in various transportation freight modes
- Distinction between sunk, fixed, joint and variable costs
- Pricing to cover joint costs
- Economic basis for price
- Discrimination

Ian Savage

10:30 -11:00 am

Break 

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Third Party Logistics - Harvard Business Case

Karen Smilowitz

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch/Break

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Successful Management Strategies/Techniques for Success

Hani Mahmassani

2:30 - 3:30 pm

How to Use This Course Going Forward

Justin Zubrod

3:30 - 4:00 pm

Recap/Adjourn

Moderator

4:00 pm

Departure/Travel