NASSTRAC Seminar Targets Globalization's Impact on Transportation

Capacity challenges, port congestion, security issues top agenda at So. Cal. seminar for industry advocacy association

Capacity challenges, port congestion, security issues top agenda at So. Cal. seminar for industry advocacy association

Minneapolis, MN — August 4, 2006 — Transportation advocacy group NASSTRAC is set to hold a seminar to help transportation and logistics professionals gain a broader understanding of globalization's impact on North American transportation.

The NASSTRAC Seminar will take place September 13 at the Renaissance Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif.

"Our focus is presenting the opportunities abroad and drilling through the complex issues impacting us at home," said Chris Norek, NASSTRAC's education chair. "Attendees will gain clarity around complex issues, expand their market intelligence and take away practical tips to increase productivity for their respective organizations."

Norek said experts and academia will present a wide range of important topics including capacity challenges, port congestion, security issues, U.S. export/import regulations, outsourcing alternatives and legislative developments.

NASSTRAC President Gail Rutkowski said the association chose the location primarily because the Southern California economy is one of the largest in the world. That, coupled with its economic impact for interactions with Mexico and the countries of the Pacific and Latin America, helps illustrate how the content ties in with the region's position in the industry.

NASSTRAC Executive Director Brian Everett said the association traditionally holds a fall conference to complement the annual Logistics Conference & Expo. This year, NASSTRAC decided to offer a new forum in a shorter format and to introduce the newly branded NASSTRAC Seminars to strategic locations that exemplify the topic.

"As we take these seminars on the road, we'll keep the content topical, the locations strategic, and will continue to provide top-notch education that's valuable to the working professional and their organization," he said.

NASSTRAC views the seminar series as critical to its growth as a shipper-based trade association that recently broadened its coverage to all modes and market segments of transportation.

Registration is $245 per person, which includes all educational sessions, lunch, food/beverage breaks and take-home materials. More information is available at the association's Web site, www.NASSTRAC.org.


Additional Articles of Interest

— Read Chris Norek's take on the best-of-breed versus supply chain suite versus ERP challenge in selecting supply chain solutions in "The Great IT Debate," in the June/July 2006 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

— Supply chain executives are facing a skills gap that could hinder their companies' ability to compete in an increasingly fast-moving global economy. Here's what Supply & Demand Chain Executive is doing about it. Read "Warning Signs," the Executive Memo column in the June/July 2006 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
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