Technology Effects & Use Within the Logistics Sector
The transportation and logistics space currently faces a number of challenges. Everything from resource constraints such as driver shortages and tighter capacity to fundamental shifts in the concept of what the shipping experience should look like as an end customer. It is no surprise to anyone that transportation and logistics has long been seen as a cost center – and has largely been ignored when the time came to allocate investment dollars. However, it’s clear that the tide is now shifting and shippers are investing in to more technology to help navigate volatility in the market. How does this technology work, who’s using it, & what effects does it have on the industry?
// What are the most critical challenges facing the industry today?
// How is technology playing a role in the changing landscape?
// What’s the reception of technology within the industry for both shipper & carrier?
// Is there any resistance to embrace technology and let go of the old ways?
Friday, June 14
11:30AM – 1:00PM
Cost to Attend: $10 (includes lunch)
Presented By: Asa Shirley, Arrive Logistics
Asa Shirley is the senior vice president of sales for Arrive Logistics at the company’s newest office location in Chattanooga, Tenn. With eight years of freight brokerage experience and 14 years of sales experience, Shirley is an industry veteran. Since Arrive Logistics opened its third domestic office in October 2018, Shirley has led the charge in hiring an experienced team who have passion and purpose. Unique with his management style, to be on the floor with his crew rather than reviewing data in an office, Shirley has hand-picked his team. Shirley earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science and government from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and during his college years refined his sales technique by selling books door-to-door. When he is not at work, Shirley enjoys live music, grilling and spending time with his wife, Katie and his 3-year-old son, Ace.