Logistics Industry Update 

Guest Speakers

MarchMarc Blubaugh, Esq.Benesch LawBLOCKCHAIN: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Transportation and Logistics
FebruaryJames R. Cannell, Jr.Columbus Ohio Division of FireThe Inside Scoop on the Logistics of Firemen and First Responders
JanuaryDr. Roger BlackwellFisher College of Business (retired)Functional Shiftability: Why Logisticians Are Conquering the World
DecemberState Representative Jim HughesOhio House of RepresentativesWhat's happening at the Statehouse and how it relates to and effects the Logistics Industry.
NovemberJon CoxDHL Supply ChainSuper Fast Fulfillment - A Look Behind the Scenes
OctoberBill DiffenderfferOSU Fisher College of BusinessEntrepreurship and his own personal Business Journey
SeptemberTrevor Zahara Author and OSU UsherConfessions of an OSU Usher
AugustChris ElliottBlue Horseshoe SolutionsARM Yourself for Success in Creating the Warehouse of the Future
JulyJeff DavisFleet Safety ServicesNavigating the Shipper-Motor Carrier Business Relationship through the implementation of Electronic Logs
MayJeremy BantaOhio Army National GuardUS Army Logistics: A brief history of the Logistics Corps, how Logistics is currently organized in the Army and how Logistics works (and sometimes doesn't work) during times of conflict
AprilCraig McNanie & Eddie RobertsUPSDimentional Weight & a few major changes in the coming year that will greatly impact the Logistics industry
MarchMike ReganTransportation Intermediaries Assoc.Relationships Make the Difference - What are the keys to career advancement and overall job satisfaction
FebruaryGail RutkowskiNASSTRACShippers' Insights in 2017 - Where Are We Going?
JanuaryRobert VoltmannTransportation Intermediaries Assoc.Logistics and the New Administration
DecemberState Representative Cheryl GrossmanOhio House of RepresentativesCurrent issues and pending legislation shaping our business landscape, competitiveness and quality of life in Central Ohio
NovemberDee BiggsCSCMPLINCS Program, which is designed to aide veterans and unemployed logisticians in finding careers in supply chain
OctoberSean JonesQuickLoadzA very unique and new way of handling intermodal containers - faster, safer and with less damage, using specialized flatbed equipment.
SeptemberDenis BruncakD-Terra Solutions"The Impact of 3-D Printing on Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management"
AugustChris JohnsonCleveland Research CompanyTransportation + Logistics: Real-time Market Analysis and 2H16/2017 Expectations
JulyMike Rankin, Esq.Former Leader - Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Self Driving Vehicles aka Autonomous Vehicles are Coming

JuneWalter ZinnThe Ohio State UniveristyLogistics Certificate Program being offered at the OSU Fisher College of Business
MayMarc BlubaughBenesch Law"Re-Regulating the Industry" Recent and ongoing initiatives at the FMCSA that impact the transportation and logistics industry.
AprilLenee PezzanoHarrison CollegeHow Harrison College can be a valuable workforce resource for Central Ohio businesses and the Logistics Industry in particular.
MarchGail RutkowskiNASSTRAC"What Shippers Need to Know Now - Update on the latest regulatory and legislative issues affecting your supply chains"
FebruaryJeff Brashares &
Kim Sherman
"The Busiest Rail Hub in the World - Chicago; and How it Impacts the Central Ohio Market"
JanuaryRobert TannerNetJets, Inc.The Logistics of Fractional Aviation
DecemberJon HustedOhio Secretary of State

How Ohio, and particularly Columbus, has grown to be a primary transportation hub in the Midwest.

NovemberDan HackettIGS CNG ServicesAlternative Fuel of the Future
OctoberDebbie RyanAscena Retail GroupWest Coast Port Update - Putting the West Coast Port issues in Perspective
SeptemberKevin BurchJet ExpressTrucking Moves America Forward
AugustMindy JustisExperience ColumbusThe Business of being a Destinationn Marketing Organization
JulyElizabeth Van BodegravenHexion, Inc.Managing Supply Chain Risk
JuneRobert VoltmannTransportation Intermediaries Associ.Washington Update - Current Events on The Hill
MayDilara CaseyColumbus Chamber of CommerceHow Being a Social Media Influncer Impacts Your Business
AprilTim SandwischYellow Cab of ColumbusBrief overview of Yellow Cab's history, new premier Black Car service and local small package delivery service; and info on Transportation Networking Companies like Uber
MarchZach ScottFranklin County Sheriff's OfficeOverview of the duties and functions of the Sherrif's office
FebruaryMatt McCollisterColumbus 2020Central Ohio Logistics - Economic Development Issues
JanuaryMike Rankin, Esq.Former Leader - Ohio Bureau of Motor VehiclesProviding #1 Rated Customer Service at the Ohio BMV and Elsewhere
DecemberState Representative
Jay Hottinger
Ohio House of RepresentativesCurrent legislative work, as it relates to transportation in Ohio, and what's happening going forward.
NovemberPaul SmithXPO LogisticsThe current growth of, and capacity issues facing, the intermodal industry.
OctoberCraig McNanie,
Andy Norris, Chad Phillips & Greg DiPalma
UPSThe upcoming DIM weight changes for small package shipments, as well as density-based rating for LTL shipments.
SeptemberFerzan AhmedODOTODOT's Mission and Values - Some of the current large transportation projects making a difference in Central Ohio.
AugustGregory SchenkThe Schenk CompanyAn overview of the commercial real estate market in Central Ohio as it relates to Logistics growth in the area.
JulyRobert O'KeefeOhio Means Jobs /
Office of Workforce Development
The programs that Ohio Means Jobs has in place to provide assistance to Veterans seeking employment.
JuneDavid WhitakerColumbus Regional Airport AuthorityThe state of new cargo services and other budding developments at Rickenbacker, as well as passenger air service at Port Columbus.
MayEd MedlockWendy's Quality Supply Chain Co-Op The use of natural gas as transport fuel with a focus on Class 8 vehicles, highlightling real life experiences of a 15 vehicle fleet in regional distribution.
AprilJeff DavisFleet Safety ServicesWhat Shippers Need to Know About the New Hours-Of-Service Regulations, CSA and Electronic Logs
MarchMike Bradley and Gary ToberCOTAHow COTA is Assisting the Business Community in Identifying its Transportation Needs / Transportation Options / COTA's Current and Planned Initiatives
FebruaryGail RutkowskiNASSTRACNASSTRAC's 2014 Annual Conference - The Benefits of Attending
JanuaryTom BalzerOhio Trucking AssociationThe Current Top 5 Issues That Will Impact the Supply Chain
DecemberJerry WrayODOTInfrastructure In Ohio - ODOT's Current and Future Projects
NovemberKen AckermanThe Warehousing ForumHow to Solve Your Labor Shortage Using Unconventional Sources
October Tim Neroni KMH Systems The impact of material handling storage and automation on controlling cost in the supply chain
September Mark Patton JobsOhio JobsOhio current and future events/projects, etc.
August Art VanBodegraven Van Bodegraven Associates The Whole Universe of Supply Chain Management is in Transition. What Makes You Different?
July John Alden, Esq. AldenLaw Panther II vs. The City of Seville - How the outcome of this case will determine how Ohio motor carriers are taxed in Ohio
JuneRick JacksonLimitedBrandsThe benefits of CSCMP - This year's program and how it might be beneficial to your job