Course Details

Comprised of two components, this session features a panel discussion with distinguished industry practitioners and action research. The 90-minute session focuses on illustrating the value of strategically purchasing logistics services versus tactical.

CEU Credit: 1

Sarah Haffer

Director of Transportation, Kimberly Clark

Michael Loquercio

Director of Supply Chain & Logistics, D&W Fine Pack

Mike Loquercio is currently the Director of Supply Chain & Logistics with D&W Fine Pack located in Wood Dale, Illinois. D&W Fine Pack is a $300M food packaging company producing plastics and metal containers along with straws, kits and cutlery in the National Account, Distribution and Grocery Processor markets. The company has nine (9) manufacturing plants in the United States.

He has spent his career in the food industry from corrugated packaging to ingredients and finally food packaging with companies like Tenneco, PCA, and Pactiv. You should recognize the Hefty brand name with your household products. He started out as an Industrial Engineer and has held various operations, business system and supply chain roles.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Science – Industrial Engineer from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration – Operations Management from DePaul University.

Marc Scott

Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Arkansas

Marc Angus Scott is currently an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Sam M.Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He teaches courses in supply chain management and logistics. His research focuses on the role managerial decision-making plays in capital asset and service procurement, and logistics service design and operations performance. Topics of research interest include supply chain service outsourcing, procurement, procurement technology, logistics operations and supply chain contracts. He enjoys engaging at the intersection of scholarship and practice. He earned his PhD in Transportation and Logistics with a focus in Logistics and Supply Chain Systems from North Dakota State University.

Shelley Simpson

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and President, Highway Services, J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.

  • Learn shipper best-practices in service procurement techniques and processes;
  • Learn how service providers design and offer strategic and value-add services
  • Learn how to measure strategic relationship performance and how to benchmark to peers.