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NUTC AVR - 5 - "Third-Party Logistics Services and Supply Chain Resilience under COVID-19"


When: Thursday, April 30, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Open to the public / no registration required -

Contact: Bret Johnson  

Group: Northwestern University Transportation Center

Co-Sponsor: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings


Northwestern University Transportation Center is pleased to announce the fifth in its series of Asynchronous Virtual Roundtables open to the public on Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Networks under COVID-19.

NUTC Asynchronous Virtual Roundtable - 5

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Bill Driegert is Head of Operations for Uber Freight. Prior to joining Uber, he served as Chief Operations Officer at Pillow Homes. He also spent time at Amazon as Director of Planning and Innovation with oversight over new initiatives in final mile delivery and truckload. Bill was a founding team member of Coyote Logistics (acquired by UPS) and the company’s Chief Innovation Officer. Bill lives in Tiburon, CA with his wife and 2 children and in his limited free-time still enjoys mountain biking and tinkering on old cars and motorcycles.

Ken Heller is Chief Transportation Officer for DSC Logistics. As a member of the Executive Team, he is responsible for DSC’s transportation business and plays a key role in establishing and implementing the vision for integrated global supply chain transportation solutions. Ken is also responsible for the daily execution and performance of transportation operations, ensuring the achievement of customers’ business goals. Ken received a BS in Finance from Indiana University and an MS in Business Logistics from Penn State.

Hani Mahmassani, NUTC Director, and the William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation at Northwestern University, will moderate the roundtable. He brings over 35 years of research, academic and professional experience in transportation systems analysis, network modeling and logistics systems, and currently serves on the International Advisory Board of the Panama Canal Authority. 

Chris Pickett is Chief Strategy Officer at Coyote Logistics, a leading provider of non-asset based 3PL solutions across North America and Europe. He is responsible for all activities related to North American Sales, Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain Engineering, and Pricing Strategy – ensuring that all are aligned to identify, implement, and innovate capacity, process, and technology solutions for Shippers across the global Coyote network. He earned a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, an M.Eng. in Logistics from MIT, and an MBA from Georgia Tech.


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