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2019 State of Logistics: Steep Grade Ahead

February 21 @ 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Our annual flagship event presenting A.T. Kearney’s view of the 29th Annual State of Logistics Report.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: The Conference Center at Sea-Tac Airport, Port of Seattle

17801 International Blvd., Room 6012M Seattle, WA 98158

Keynote Speaker

Michael Zimmerman

A partner at A.T. Kearney and co-author of the 29th Annual State of Logistics Report

Michael leads the Analytics Practice for the Americas. His expertise is in the critical areas of logistics, network optimization, transportation, strategic sourcing and more.

Featured Speakers:

The keynote speaker will be followed by presentations on challenges encountered and solutions deployed from:

Loren VandenBerghe, Director of Transportation for Nordstrom

Barbara Ivanov, Director, Urban Freight Lab, SCTL Center

“The Growth of E-Commerce and Ride-Hailing Services is Reshaping Cities: Innovative Goods Delivery Solutions for Cities of the Future” 

The Urban Freight Lab, part of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center at the University of Washington, has developed and pilot tested new strategies to reduce truck dwell time in urban load/unload spaces, and the failed first delivery attempts. UFL Director Barb Ivanov will present evidence-based solutions that solve delivery problems in a 15%/year e-commerce growth world. Members of the Urban Freight Lab – Boeing HorizonX, Expeditors International, Ford Motor, Kroger, Nordstrom, UPS, and USPS – fund the Lab and dedicate senior executives’ time to solving problems in it. 

Loren VandenBerghe, Director of Transportation, Nordstrom

“Integrating Digital and Physical Assets” 

Nordstrom’s measured approach to physical store expansion has left it well positioned to serve the needs of today’s shoppers, both online and in the store. With more than 350 locations, the fashion retailer is evolving with customers and adopting technologies that enhance and support their shopping experience. In 2018, the $15 billion retailer introduced a neighborhood service hub called Nordstrom Local where customers can meet with personal stylists, pick up or return orders, get alterations done and more. Learn more about how Nordstrom Local and the company’s other services are helping to meet customer demands for speed and convenience as physical store formats evolve.


Pricing: $40 non-members, $30 members, $20 young professionals, $10 students

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February 21
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM


The Conference Center Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
17801 International Blvd, RM 6012M
Seattle, WA 98158 United States
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