17th Annual Freight & Logistics Symposium
The Gravity of Logistics: Building an Economy Conducive to Growing Business

Friday, December 6, 2013

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    CTS associate director Gina Baas welcomes attendees to the 2013 Freight and Logistics Symposium.
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    Bill Gardner, director of the MnDOT Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicles, welcomes attendees to the 2013 Freight and Logistics Symposium.
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    Rosalyn Wilson, senior business analyst with Delcan Corporation, discusses the 24th Annual “State of Logistics Report” at the 2013 Freight and Logistics Symposium.
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    Symposium attendee Khani Sahebjam with HDR Engineering offers comments during Q&A at the 2013 Freight and Logistics Symposium.
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    Rosalyn Wilson, senior business analyst with Delcan Corporation, discusses the 24th Annual “State of Logistics Report” at the 2013 Freight and Logistics Symposium.
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    Meg Duncan, senior manager of carrier relations with Koch Logistics, talks about supply chain successes in the public and private sector at the 2013 Freight and Logistics Symposium.
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    Tim Thoma, international logistics and compliance manager with Northern Tools and Equipment, talks about supply-chain successes in the public and private sector at the 2013 Freight and Logistics Symposium.
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    Frank Douma, research fellow and associate director at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, prepares to speak at the 2013 Freight and Logistics Symposium.
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    Jason Craig, government affairs manager with C.H. Robinson, moderates a panel on supply-chain challenges and implications for the transportation system at the 2013 Freight and Logistics Symposium.
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    Jason Craig (right) of C.H. Robinson leads (from right) panelists Randy Brown (vice president of transportation and logistics at Cargill), Chip Smith (CEO of Bay and Bay Transportation), and Louis Jambois (president of the St. Paul Port Authority) during the 2013 Freight and Logistics Symposium.
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    Louis Jambois, president of the St. Paul Port Authority, offers comments during a panel about supply-chain challenges at the 2013 Freight and Logistics Symposium.
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    Symposium attendee Ron Dvorak with Lake Superior Warehousing offers comments during Q&A at the 2013 Freight and Logistics Symposium.

About the Event

The gravity of logistics is defined by the seamless and uninhibited flow of goods toward demand from manufacturers and markets. Mobility, a basic building block for growing the economy, depends on infrastructure that can support and sustain economic growth.

At this year’s Freight and Logistics Symposium, public, private, and academic professionals discussed strategies to maintain the existing transportation infrastructure in Minnesota and the region. They also discussed private and public sector perspectives on successes and challenges to the current supply chain.

In the keynote presentation, Rosalyn Wilson highlighted the 24th annual State of Logistics Report, published by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Wilson is a senior business analyst at Delcan Corporation and the author of this year’s report. The annual report is widely used by supply chain management professionals as the premier benchmark for logistics activity in the United States.


Proceedings


Presentations

24th annual "State of Logistics" Report

  • Rosalyn Wilson, Senior Business Analyst, Delcan Corporation

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Successes of the Supply Chain in the Public and Private Sector

Moderator: Jon Huseby, Minnesota Department of Transportation 
  • Frank Douma, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

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  • Meg Duncan, Koch Logistics

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  • Tim Thoma, Northern Tools and Equipment

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(382KB PDF)

Supply Chain Challenges—Implications for the Transportation System

Moderator: Jason Craig, C.H. Robinson 
  • Chip Smith, CEO, Bay and Bay Transportation
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  • Randy Brown, Vice President of Transportation and Logistics, Cargill
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  • Louis Jambois, President, St. Paul Port Authority
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Sponsors

The symposium is sponsored by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota, in cooperation with: