Considerations for Your Logistics Programs: Secrets Your Forwarder Never Told You

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Thu, Sep. 17
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Lunch will be served
Madison Marriott West
1313 John Q Hammons Dr.
Middleton, WI 53562
Cost of Admission
$35 Early Bird for Members
$50 Early Bird for Non-Members
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Gain practical knowledge on choosing your logistics service providers and how to develop a long-term relationship that will help you manage your logistics program. Learn why the lowest freight cost is not always the cheapest in the end. Understand the many facets of moving your goods and how you can avoid common pitfalls and costly mistakes.   
This program is geared toward Importers and Exporters of all size. Both people new to logistics as well as experienced individuals can gain insight on some of today’s challenges from Wisconsin area Trade Logistics Business Owners.  
Speakers will present an overview of the import and export transportation and documentation process and offer advice on dealing with the increasing complexities of security issues and obstacles to moving your freight from here to there.
Q & A with local carriers, Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders and experienced importers and exporters. 
Get answers to your questions and have an open dialogue on how to help minimize the impact of today’s transportation obstacles and challenges:
“My truckers used to guarantee pick up in Chicago and delivery next day, why won’t they do that anymore?”   
“Why do I have to pay extra for a chassis on my container deliveries?   Isn’t this part of the truckers expense?”
“How can I work more effectively with my preferred trucker?”
“How can I negotiate the best rates with my forwarder and customs broker?”
“How can I work more effectively with my broker and forwarder?”
IF YOU have a question you want addressed by our team of Logistics Professionals, you can send in your question on Twitter using #mitamadison.
Mike Lang,  Logisitics Manager for Lucas Milhaupt.  Mike has over 24 years of experience managing complex transportation spend including air, ocean, parcel, import/export, full and partial truckload among others. He is currently the North America Logistics Manager for Lucas Milhaupt Inc. Prior to that Mike was the Manager of Logistics and Remote Operations for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, with budget responsibilities over $35MM in transportation spend.  
Sandi Siegel (licensed Customs broker and Certified Customs Specialist), Partner and Managing Director of M.E. Dey & Co., Wisconsin’s largest and oldest Customs Broker and Freight forwarder.  Sandi has over 30 years’ experience as a Customs Broker and freight forwarder with in-depth knowledge of the complexities and challenges clearing goods through U.S. Customs and dealing with the ever-changing challenges to the freight industry.
Ric Frantz, CEO at  LR International – with over 45 years experience in Global Trade including several years as an international trade finance banker, and an export manager for a multi-national corporation, Mr. Frantz is recognized nationally as a foremost authority on Global Trade and Logistics. His achievements and honors include receiving the President’s “E” Award for Export Service, winning the Governor’s Export Award, along with being appointed to the Illinois District Export Council by four U.S. Secretaries of Commerce.
Jeff Long,  J R Long Transport.  J R Long is a licensed and bonded freight shipping and trucking company running freight hauling business from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Handling the container moves to and from the Chicago rail yards for Wisconsin area business, Jeff is well versed in the challenges of picking up and delivering to Chicago rail yards, coping with long waiting lines, carrier chassis shortages and new regulations on drivers’ hours of service. Jeff can answer questions on how this impacts importers and exporters and how they can work with their truckers to minimize additional expense and delays.
Greg Groth, Founder/Executive Chairman of Tax Airfreight, founded in 1977 with one customer and the desire to become the best air freight trucking company in the Midwest. Tax Air steadily grew and by their 10th anniversary became Wisconsin’s largest air freight trucking company. With the advent of deregulation, they were determined to offer the same time discipline service to LTL (less-than-truckload) customers.
Today, Tax Air provides service to over 2,500 cities in the upper Midwest. 
11:30 AM – 12::00 PM –-Registration and Networking 
12:00 PM – 12:30 AM - Lunch and Opening Remarks 
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM - Presentations
 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM - Q & A and Closing Remarks
Please join other MITA members for this informative session.
Cost: Early Bird rate applies until September 9 - $35 Members, $50 for Non-Members
Regular rate thereafter- $45 for Members, $60 for Non-Members
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