Supply Chain & Transportation USA (SCT USA), the premier trade event and educational program dedicated to the transportation needs of supply chain executives, was held this year Mar. 17-20 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. With upwards of 1,200 participating in the conference program, show attendees numbered at over 3,900. This unique opportunity for industry experts to connect with vendors, suppliers and service champions, while receiving the most up-to-date information on innovations and integrated solutions for transporting freight, made SCT USA an especially fascinating event.
New technologies and transportation advances sparked excited anticipation with a wide variety of service solutions and demonstrations on the show floor. Buyers were given the opportunity to connect and network with top suppliers displaying the latest solutions, such as APL Logistics, BLG Logistics LCC, Con-way Freight, DB Schenker, Delta Cargo, FedEx Custom Critical, Manhattan Associates, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc, Panalpina Inc. and UPS.
A three-day program of comprehensive transportation/logistics education with more than 30 sessions was provided to industry professionals along with case studies and panel discussions as well as three keynote presentations, including the well-received “A Conversation with Lee Scott” former Walmart CEO. The INTTRA panel discussion, “The Collaborative Network: Succeeding in a New Era of Supply Chain Visibility,” gathered logistics leaders to analyze how collaborative e-commerce networks and digital technologies are setting a new pathway toward true end-to-end supply chain shipment visibility. Featuring Randy Strang, an additional highly-regarded session entitled “Trends in Omni-Channel Retailing” discussed the mindboggling variety of possibilities, opportunities and threats digital technology brings for traditional retailers with Omni-channel retailing. Strang’s presentation accumulated significant attendance and is still in active discussion remotely among audience members.
“We’re thrilled with the signs of industry optimism that were evident at the inaugural Supply Chain & Transportation USA event. We saw a high demand for transportation and logistical sourcing with a higher number of open industry developments fueling an impressive attendance at our first event in the U.S.,” said Laurent Noel, vice president transportation & logistics, Reed Exhibitions. “We at SCT USA will continue to bring insightful and critical information to our future attendees, and we look forward to seeing all at our next edition.”
Supply Chain & Transportation USA’s inaugural year was a great success thanks largely to the collocation of events like MODEX 2014 and the Georgia Logistics Summit, with the combination of events dubbed as the largest international expo of its kind held in North America.
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