Transportation Seminar Dr. Page Siplon

“The Changing Logistics Ecosystem: Technology, Trade, Talent”


ABSTRACT: Logistics is one of the world’s largest, most complex of industries.  It is a foundation for all businesses, a true common-denominator for our global economy and impacts companies of all types and sizes to everyday consumers, whether we see it in action or not. In fact, logistics is not just an industry, it is an Ecosystem where all sectors and participants rely on one another to simply move freight from Point-A to Point-B.

The explosion of multi-channel delivery and the use of “online platforms” including e-commerce, smart-phone based sales (m-commerce), and the emergence of s-commerce tools leveraging Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets are just a few of the factors changing the way we need to look at logistics.  These logistics “change agents” can be thought of in three main categories:  Technology, Trade, and Talent.

BIO: Mr. Siplon is an active industry participant, recognized by DC Velocity Magazine as a “2012 Logistics Rainmaker” which annually identifies the top-ten logistics professionals in the Nation; and named a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Executive Magazine in 2014. Siplon was also selected by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Georgians” for 2013, 2014 and 2015. He also serves various industry leadership roles at both the State and Federal level. Governor Nathan Deal nominated Siplon to represent Georgia on a National Supply Chain Competitiveness Advisory Committee, where he was appointed to a two-year term by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and was then appointed to serve as its vice-chairman. At the State level, he was selected by then Governor Sonny Perdue to serve as lead consultant on the Commission for New Georgia’s Freight and Logistics Task Force. In this effort, Siplon led a Private Sector Advisory Committee with invited executives from a range of private sector stakeholders including UPS, Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, Delta Airlines, Georgia Pacific, CSX, and Norfolk Southern.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 10:45 to 11:45
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