September 5-6, 2012
Marriott Oak Brook Hills Resort, Oak Brook, IL, USA
The JOC Inland Port Conference will illustrate to shipper organizations/BCOs how utilizing rail intermodal through inland ports, as part of a North American import or export supply chain, can help achieve meaningful benefit in reducing transportation and fuel costs, reducing supply chain risk, and expanding access to capacity. The event will provide in depth information, analysis and insight into:
- How shippers can integrate rail intermodal into their North American supply chains
- How logistics and real estate/site selection units of shipper organizations can achieve incremental supply chain benefits by more closely coordinating their activities, and, and how real estate decisions can positively impact how effectively rail is integrated into the supply chain.
- How exporters can gain greater access to capacity by integrating their supply chain into an inland port environment.
- How an inland port strategy can drive reductions in fuel costs and other supply chain costs at a time when transportation costs are steadily increasing.
- How e-commerce strategy can benefit from an inland port-anchored supply chain.
- How collaboration among vendors and customers linked together in supply chains can benefit from an inland port-based supply chain.
- How to effectively manage inland point distribution from seaports, via transload, IPI or a combination.
- How supply chain risk can be effectively mitigated through an inland port/rail intermodal strategy.