Join us for Visibility 2020: the world’s largest virtual summit for supply chain leaders. Hear from top global brands like Eastman Chemical Company, Kimberly-Clark and others, and get an exclusive look at what’s on the horizon for FourKites.
Get ready for a completely unique virtual conference experience – incredible speakers, product roadmap insights, best practices, unparalleled networking and much more.
Register now to save your place for FourKites’ free customer conference.
Registration Closes September 4th
Hear from the pros and get practical tips to improve your day-to-day operations and drive your long-term supply chain strategy.
Connect with other supply chain innovators. Swap success stories and learn how other companies are driving real improvements.
Be the first to see the latest amazing product innovations and get the inside scoop on our technology roadmap.
presenting this year
Highlight your team’s work at Visibility 2020!
Share your visibility success story for FourKites’ Golden Kite Awards. This year’s awards will honor achievements in the following categories: Customer Experience, Green Earth, Supply Chain Excellence, Collaboration & Globalization, Crisis Management.
|09:00 AM – 09:15 AM CT||Intro & Welcome||Steve Rotter, FourKites|
|09:15 AM – 09:45 AM CT||
Join our Founder & CEO Matt Elenjickal as he shares his bold vision for the future of supply chain visibility. Reflecting on growth in the FourKites platform and global network over the past year, Matt will discuss how end-to-end visibility is driving the evolution of agile supply chains— and how FourKites customers are driving the evolution of visibility.
|Matt Elenjickal, FourKites|
|09:45 AM – 10:15 AM CT||
Gartner Insights: The ROI of RTTVPs
From procurement to customer service, real-time transportation visibility can deliver tangible ROI across every stage of the supply chain. Hear from one of Gartner’s leading analysts on the value of real-time transportation visibility and discover how visibility plays a central role creating a mature, agile supply chain.
|Bart De Muynck, Gartner|
|10:15 AM – 10:45 AM CT||
Product Vision & Roadmap
Hear it here first! Don’t miss a session packed full of exciting announcements regarding the FourKites product roadmap and inspiring accounts of the collaborative success FourKites customers have realized this year. Chief Product Officer Priya Rajagopalan will also shed light on ways for you to make your mark on the product roadmap in the coming year.
|Priya Rajagopalan, FourKites|
|10:45 AM – 11:00 AM CT||Break|
|11:00 AM – 11:30 AM CT||
Lean Operations with Purchase Order Visibility
Customers asked, we delivered. See how the most-requested platform feature of 2019 was brought to life through collaboration between Meijer and the FourKites product team, and discover how Meijer is leveraging that functionality today. Purchase order visibility connects teams across the supply chain — from procurement/materials management, logistics teams and merchandisers — with the real-time data they need to optimize systems at a product level.
|Paul Thompson, Meijer; Abhi Venkataraman, FourKites; Sydney Bordenkircher, FourKites|
|11:30 AM – 12:00 PM CT||
Visibility Amid A Crisis
Real-time visibility is quickly becoming an vital tool for all businesses to manage their supply chains, but when a shipper of essential goods is faced with a global crisis, supply chain visibility is critical. In this session you’ll hear how 3M leveraged FourKites to deliver for their customers when it was needed most.
|Kaitlyn DeSpiegler, 3M; Rashmi Vadnagare, FourKites|
|12:00 PM – 12:30 PM CT||
Achieving End-to-End Visibility Across Air, Ocean and Rail with Bayer & KCC
True end-to-end supply chain visibility, unhindered by blind spots or bottlenecks, is attainable if you have the right tools and partners. Hear about the process from two of FourKites’ most innovative customers. Kimberly-Clark Corporation will dive into their strategies for effectively scaling an ocean and rail visibility solution across their organization, and Bayer will share how they improved visibility and collaboration with freight forwarders on their air shipments.
|Bryan Kennedy, Kimberly Clark; Jon Mosher, Bayer; Karthick Natarajan, FourKites; Ashley Lloyd, FourKites|
|12:30 PM – 01:00 PM CT||
Join us to learn about Dynamic Yard, the first yard management platform that gives enterprises the ability to proactively manage all of their facilities based on real-time in-transit and in-yard freight data and analytics.
|Michele Casertano, FourKites|
|01:00 PM – 01:30 PM CT||Lunch/Break|
|01:30 PM – 02:30 PM CT||
Leverage the collective knowledge of the best minds in the industry during virtual networking roundtables with other FourKites customers. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss creative solutions to each industry’s biggest pain points with like minded peers. Prepare to chat about a wide range of topics ranging from ‘Going Green with FourKites’ to ‘Carrier Engagement Best Practices’…there will even been tables specifically for our Spanish and Portuguese speaking participants!
|02:30 PM – 03:00 PM CT||
Improving CX on a Global Scale: Dow’s Formula for Success
Dow is committed to delivering superior customer experiences and maintaining those standards consistently across their global operations. With help from FourKites, Dow has created a scalable visibility program for its teams across North America, LatAm and EMEA. In this session you’ll learn from Dow’s experience in planning, implementing, and on-boarding a global visibility strategy.
|Preston Bruessow, The Dow Chemical Company; Jessica Theisen, FourKites|
|03:00 PM – 03:30 PM CT||
Organizational Structure & Internal Alignment
Learn from one of the world’s most iconic brands how to maximize the value of supply chain visibility through strategic organizational structure and internal alignment. In this session, Gap, Inc. will share their tips for gaining buy-in from leadership, aligning cross-functional teams, selecting what KPIs to measure, and much more.
|Donna Nelson, Gap, Inc.|
|03:30 PM – 03:45 PM CT||Break|
|03:45 PM – 04:15 PM CT||
Next Level Customer Communication
How do you take an award-winning customer communication & visibility program to the next level? Hear from C&S Wholesale Grocers, winners of the 2019 FourKites Golden Kite award, on how the organization has further increased their tracking accuracy by over 22% in just 5 months through rigorous data quality initiatives. In this session you’ll learn how the many ways C&S collaborated with their carriers, internal tech teams and FourKites maximize reliability of Delivery Alerts for their customers.
|Jo Mercier, C&S|
|04:15 PM – 04:45 PM CT||
Navigating the FourKites Journey: Change Management Lessons from Eastman Chemical
As Eastman continues accelerating its innovation-driven growth strategy, the company’s global supply chain is focused on creating a differentiated customer experience while driving efficiency. Leveraging digitization as a critical piece of its network optimization efforts, hear more about the depth of Eastman’s collaboration with FourKites to gain better shipment visibility across all modes of transportation and enable global solutions.
|Tom Morton, Eastman Chemical|
|04:45 PM – 05:15 PM CT||Golden Kite Award Ceremony & Closing Remarks|
Register now to save your place for FourKites’ free customer conference.
Chief Executive Officer, FourKITES
Matt is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FourKites. He founded FourKites in 2014 after recognizing pain points in the logistics industry and designing elegant and effective systems to address them. He is passionate about logistics and supply chain management and has a keen sense for how technology can disrupt traditional.
Chief Product Officer, Fourkites
Priya Rajagopalan is a seasoned business leader with 17 years of experience in product management, marketing, and strategy. Her expertise includes global product management, business development, product marketing, M&A analysis and integration, market segmentation and opportunity analysis, new product development, delivering cross-company impact. Priya has an MBA with a specialization in finance, marketing, and strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Bart De Muynck
Vice President Research Analyst, gartner
Bart is a supply chain Expert, keynote speaker, technology advisor, and Sustainability Fighter. His work at Gartner focuses on helping companies understand the technology landscape and the trends in transportation, as well as helping them select the right solutions for their organizations.
Transportation Analyst, Kimberly-Clark
Inbound Logistics Director, Meijer
Global Transportation Specialist, 3M
Kaitlyn DeSpiegler is a Supply Chain professional with over eight years of experience in Transportation and Logistics. She holds a B.A. from the University of St Thomas (St Paul) in International Business and Management, and is currently pursuing an MBA from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management with an emphasis in Supply Chain Management. She has worked at 3M Company since 2010 and is currently in a project role focused on bringing advanced technology and digitization to 3M’s supply chain network.
Export Team Lead, Bayer
Supply Chain leader with over 20 years of global experience in agricultural industry.
Director of Product, FourKites
Michele is a Director of Product at FourKites and oversees the development of Dynamic Yard: our visibility integrated yard solution. Prior to joining FourKites, Michele started his career in supply chain at P&G, and worked in B2B SaaS strategy at BCG, a leading consulting firm. Michele holds a BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering with concentration in supply chain management from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, and an MBA from Stanford University.
Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Quality, Eastman Chemical
Tom is responsible for defining and leading Eastman’s Supply Chain strategy to enable plan, source, make, deliver and service decisions in alignment with business strategies. Tom joined Eastman in 1992, working in International Distribution Services after receiving his MBA from the University of Tennessee. Since that time, he’s held a number of business and supply chain leadership roles, including Director, Global Supply Chain; General Manager, AFP Formulated Products business; General Manager for AFP Product Management; Business Director for Solvents and Coalescents; Director for Oxygenated Solvents; and Director of Asia Pacific Supply Chain and Central Services based in Singapore.
Director of Global Transportation Operations Center, Gap, Inc.
Accomplished Supply Chain Professional with over thirty years of experience in Domestic and International Transportation and Customer Service Management; including Strategic Planning, Retail Management, & Project Planning. Responsible for the Leadership over North American Transportation’s Frontline Operations supporting domestic freight movement in the Gap Inc. supply chain. Scope includes track and trace of all Inbound Ocean, Air, Rail, TL, and LTL merchandise, OB Rail & TL shipments for North America from all Inland origins into our DC locations and outbound to our 50+ 3rd Party Providers and ultimately to our 3000+ stores.
Visibility Product Specialist, C&S Wholesale Grocers
Joanne Mercier is a Visibility Product Specialist with C&S Wholesale Grocers, the nation’s largest grocery wholesaler. Joanne specializes in data analytics, transportation technologies and collaboration within the Supply Chain industry. She has a Master’s Degree in Business and resides in New Hampshire with her husband and two young children.
Logistics Manager, The Dow Chemical Company