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EVENTS IN April 2016

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Rail Photography " By Rail Across Quebec to the Gaspe Peninsula" and "A Look at Changes in Railroad Signaling"

The NUTC's Sandhouse Rail Group presents....

Speaker:  George Hamlin, President, Hamlin Transportation Consulting

Photography by rail enthusiasts typically looks at its subject matter from an external viewpoint: “from the outside in”, effectively. In “By Rail Across Quebec to the Gaspe Peninsula”, George reverses this, presenting the winter round trip from Montreal to Gaspe essentially “from the inside out”, utilizing the traveler's perspective on the journey.

In “A Look at Changes in Railroad Signaling”, he examines some of the historical context of this subject, which was reflected in a wide variety of approaches to these safety devices by different railroads, in some cases with systems exclusive to a single railroad. Greater standardization is coming to the industry now, however, particularly with the coming of PTC (Positive Train Control) on many routes in the U.S., which means that some long-standing railroad traditions are about to vanish.

Come along for the ride, and enjoy taking a look at diversity in signal systems!

Bio: Although George Hamlin has made his professional career in the commercial aviation and aerospace industries, with airlines, airframe manufacturers and as a consultant, he has had a lifelong interest in railroads, and has followed the industry closely for many years.

In addition to many publications in his professional field, George also has numerous published articles in rail-oriented magazines, including TRAINS, Classic Trains, Railfan &; Railroad and others. In addition, he also has hundreds of published rail photos, including two in TRAINS' “100 Greatest Railroad Photos” special issue. In 2012, his book Chicago Railroad Scenes, Volume 2 was published by The Railroad Press.

Mr. Hamlin received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Washington &; Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and a M.S. in Transportation from Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois. He is also a member of the Lexington Group in Transportation History.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/news_ev...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Energy Efficient Transportation Systems - Innovation Seminar

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc. is presenting a series of Innovation Seminars focused on Energy Efficient Transportation Systems at four renowned university in the Midwest to create a transatlantic knowledge exchange on the topic.   Northwestern University has been selected as one of their target universities.  The Transportation Center is co-host of this  special seminar   

The seminar will include presentations by select German companies and institutions, and will feature an expert speakers from the transportation sector in Germany.  The goal of the event is to showcase  innovation in this areas of sustainability and energy-efficient technologies and promote connections between students, faculty and German-based companies  and think tanks.

The program will feature the following presentations :   

From Connected Vehicles towards Integrated Mobility and Transport
Speaker:   Prof. Dr. Christian Prehofer, Internet of Things &; Services, Research Group Leader, Fortiss GmbH  

Fortiss GmbH an academic Institute associated with the Technical University of Munich which acts as a technological think tank, facilitating research, technology transfer and innovation.  

DB Schenker Global Logistics Innovation: Industrial Case Study

Speaker:  Bernhard Kleine, Director, Trade Lane Development Trans Atlantic for EMEA and Indi an Subcontinent, Schenker Inc.
Schenker Inc. -  a leading global provider of integrated logistics solutions.

ATWS (Automatic Track Warning System) with limiting noise in residential areas
Speaker:  - Thomas Reinacher, Regional Manager North America, Zöllner Sig-nal GmbH

 Zöllner Signal GmbH –  manufactures acoustic signaling systems for ships and trains.www.zoellner.de/en/

Under the Hood of Intelligent Transportation in Germany Today –
Speaker:  Jeremy Goldstein, Logistics Coordinator, Peapod LLC and/or TAP-YTL Alumnus 2012: Intelligent Communication &;  Transportation Systems

Peapod LLC is America's leading Internet grocer, delivering more than 23 million orders across 24 U.S. markets. 

A Panel Discussion and Q&;A session will follow the presentation.

A Networking Reception will be held at the end of the event from 4:50 – 5:30 pm

 

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.gaccmidwest.org/initiativen/energy-effi...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Industry Technical Workshop: BioLogistics in a Changing Healthcare World

The Northwestern University Transportation Center and the Center for the Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology will present an industry workshop, BioLogistics.

Free - but Registration Required (Register here)

The emergence of environmentally sensitive pharmaceuticals and medical products, as well as industry and security regulations, are driving change in the transport of products in the healthcare industry  – for carriers, third-party suppliers, those in the Pharma business who manage the distribution of their product, and for the end customers who need these critical goods.  A distinguished roster of speakers, including senior executives representing the Health Care Industry, and transportation professionals representing companies that provide specialized services for these products will address the many pressing issues releavant to the transport of "pharma." 

Workshop Program:
2:00 - 3:05 pm – Welcome
Bret Johnson, Associate Director, Northwestern University Transportation Center

2:05 - 3:25 pm – Speaker Presentations

Mr. Dave Bode, Vice President, Health Care Solutions, DSC Logistics
Mr. Bill Spillane, Executive Director, Health Care Solutions, Astellas Pharma  
Mr. Andrew Boyle, Co-Owner, Boyle Transportation
Mr. Jerry Beyl, Vice President, Health Care Sales, Fedex

3:25 - 3:45 pm – Networking Break

3:45 - 4:45 pm – Panel Discussion
Mr. David Torma, Director, Logistics &;  Global Transportation, Baxter Healthcare (Moderator)

Mr. Jerry Beyl, Vice President, Health Care Sales, Fedex

Mr. Dave Bode, Vice President, Health Care Solutions, DSC Logistics

Mr. Andrew Boyle, Co-Owner, Boyle Transportation

Mr. Ron Chomiuk, Senior Business Analytics Consultant, Teradata

Mr. Gary Fennessy, Vice President Corporate Supply Chain and Hospital Operations, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Mr. Bill Spillane, Executive Director, Health Care Solutions, Astellas Pharma

Event Co-Chairs
Dr. Hani Mahmassani
William Patterson Professor of Transportation and Director of the Northwestern University Transportation Center

Mr. Bret Johnson
Director of the Center for the Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology

 

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: James L Allen Center 2169 Campus Drive McCormick Fnd. Auditorium Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/industr...

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

2016 William A. Patterson Transportation Lecture - Jeff Silver, CEO, Coyote Logistics

Speaker:  Jeff Silver, CEO of Coyote, A UPS Company 

"No Excuses. Technology and culture meet a new era of expectation"

JEFF SILVER is the cofounder and chief executive officer of Chicago-based Coyote Logistics, one of the most innovative, fast-growing third-party logistics (3PL) service providers in North America. Under Silver's leadership, Coyote became a UPS subsidiary in 2015. Prior to founding Coyote in 2006, Silver transformed the 3PL industry in the 1980s and 1990s with American Backhaulers, the second-largest North American freight brokerage at the time.

Crain's Chicago Business named Silver to its 2015 Who's Who in Chicago Business for the fourth consecutive year. Silver was also recently named to the Supply &; Demand Chain Executive 2015 Pros to Know Awards for the third consecutive year.

Silver serves on the board of the Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) and the MIT School of Engineering Dean's Advisory Council, and he is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.

Full Bio:

Prior to founding Coyote in 2006, Jeff Silver worked at American Backhaulers (ABH), a company he joined in 1984 after graduating from the University of Michigan. Using a Rolodex and a pen and paper, he matched trucks with available loads by hand, a system that prompted him to write the truck-matching software that eventually grew ABH to be one of the largest freight brokerages in North America at the time. After ABH was sold to C.H. Robinson in 1999, Jeff took a five-year hiatus to pursue his MBA from the University of Michigan and a master of engineering in logistics from MIT. He had always known there was a need for a stronger service commitment in the industry, so in 2006, armed with industry experience and advanced education, Jeff and Chief People Officer Marianne Silver founded Coyote, a company that has been changing the industry and service expectations ever since.


Jeff was recently named to the Supply &; Demand Chain Executive 2015 Pros to Know Awards for the third consecutive year. In 2013 Chief Executive magazine named Silver the Mid-Market CEO Award winner in the Overall Excellence category, and in 2011 Ernst &; Young named him Entrepreneur of the Year in the Midwest category. Jeff serves on the board of the Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) and the MIT School of Engineering Dean's Advisory Council, and he is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.
Coyote provides truckload, less-than-truckload, and intermodal brokerage services for shippers and carriers and transportation management services to more than 14,000 shippers, from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses. Under Silver's leadership, Coyote became a UPS subsidiary in 2015.

 

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Donald P. Jacobs Center 2001 Sheridan Road OCL Forum Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/news_ev...

Thursday, April 21, 2016

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Transportation Center Business Advisory Council Meeting

Spring meeting of the NUTC Advisory Council  - closed meeting - by invitation

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/industr...

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Memorial Tribute for Dr. Aaron J. Gellman

The Transportation Center and Northwestern University Communicty will hold a Memorial Tribute to honor the life of Dr. Aaron J. Gellman who passed away on Jan. 11, 2016 at the age of 85.

Memorial Service will be held at the Vail Chapel of Northwestern's Alice Millar Chapel.

Reception to follow from 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Location:  Harris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Road, Rm 108

 

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Alice Millar Chapel 1870 Sheridan Road Vail Chapel Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/news_ev...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

The Air Transport Industry: Structure, Economics, Operations - An overview of the Industry and its Key Players

Icarus Society Aviation Group presents:

Peter L. Smith Former Project Director, Customer Value of Aviation Services, Marketing &; Business Strategy, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Topics to include: airline operations; airline economics and aftermarket services; and insights into landing a career in aviation!

Bio:   Peter L. Smith had a 40-year professional career as an analyst in urban and regional transportation, telecommunications, and aviation before retiring from Boeing Commercial Airplanes in July of 2013.


Smith graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Social Relations (anthropology, sociology, economics) in 1971. His first professional jobs were in urban and regional transportation planning and operations, in upstate New York and New England. Wanting to improve his knowledge and credentials in transportation analysis, he entered Northwestern University's Master of Science in Transportation (MST) program, finishing his coursework in 1980.
His first position after graduating from the MST program was an 18-month assignment in the city of Lille, in the north of France. In Lille he performed ridership and economic analyses for the Metro de Lille, an interurban light rail transit system which was then under construction.


After returning to the U.S. and working for AT&;T Communications analyzing telecommunications markets, he joined the Boeing Company and shortly relocated to Seattle, Washington, where he has lived ever since. His first assignments at Boeing were strategic planning for a startup telecommunications business, then designing and implementing quality assurance practices for Boeing's internal IT processes, and managing IT development projects.
Moving to the Marketing organization in Boeing's Commercial Aviation Services division, Mr. Smith analyzed the economic value that airlines receive from services such as OEM-supplied spare parts, turnkey maintenance support, automated airplane diagnostic services, and airplane retrofits to enhance aerodynamic performance. Along the way, he developed a business plan for an executive airline mediation service, and earned an MBA at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business. His last, and he feels his most rewarding assignment, was to analyze markets and competition for the suite of information-based commercial services that Boeing provides to airlines.

 

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center - Lower Level Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/docs/20...