Scaling your Carrier Strategy in a Capacity Crunch

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Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 2:00pm EDT / 1:00pm CDT / 11:00am Pacific

With today's looming capacity crunch, many supply chains are looking for assurance of capacity to scale their supply chains.  Although many expect rate increases or compromised service levels, Hillshire Brands is working with their carriers to help scale operations.  As a leader in focused food solutions for the retail and foodservice market, re-engineering carrier relationship management has unlocked true supply chain scalability for Hillshire Brands.
This 60-minute live webinar will directly address the capacity crunch and how companies are battling alongside carriers, rather than against them. Attendees will leave with actionable guidance on how companies can benefit from the expertise of their supply chain partners to scale carrier relationships into long term value.

Hear from our expert speakers:

  • Lara Sowinski, Food Logistics  – Moderator
  • Ron Swenson, Senior Manager of Transportation, Hillshire Brands
  • Kirk Sternberg, Account Manager, LeanLogistics

Join us during this interactive webinar to learn how to:

  • Explore best practices and options in order to strike a balance in carrier category types and rate negotiation
  • Use routing guides, scorecarding, and relationship management to assure service
  • Gain insight on the path and process companies use to scale their operations while ensuring capacity

LeanLogisitics Hillshire Brands

Presented by:

Ron Swenson Ron Swenson
Senior Manager of Transportation
Hillshire Brands

Ron Swenson, Senior Manager of Transportation at Hillshire Brands, oversees carrier relationship management and supply chain activity at Hillshire. He has had various roles leading supply chain initiatives at Michael’s Stores and Garden Ridge and as a consultant in the transportation industry. With a long history in domestic and international transportation, logistics, and inventory management, his unique approach to carrier management continues to drive Hillshire's supply chain.

Kirk Sternburg Kirk Sternburg
Account Manager

Kirk Sternberg is the Account Manager for LeanLogistics leading the transportation execution for the Hillshire Brands Business. Kirk leads a team of 9 load planners, 2 Logistics Managers and 1 Supply Chain Analyst. Kirk owns leadership responsibilities for continues improvement projects, KPI performance, performance to budget and overall customer satisfaction for the Hillshire Business. Prior to joining LeanLogistics, Kirk held logistics and business development positions at NextGeneration Logistics and Target.

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