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Keynote Address

Science & Technology Awards Ceremony and Keynote Address
October 20, 2020; 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


Keynote Speaker:
Matt Angell – Vice President, Logistics Operation; Jarrett Logistics Systems, Inc.

Matt Angell is responsible for developing and executing the strategy behind the JLS Routing Center's operations and of Jarrett Transportation Services (JTS). In addition to managing all client-facing aspects at Jarrett, Matt is also responsible for the successful implementation of new customer accounts and the management of all existing Jarrett customers. Matt’s other areas of responsibility include all client and vendor contract management, as well as Jarrett’s Advance Analytics department. Prior to Jarrett, Matt attended Iowa State University and was the executive vice president at Miller Logistics, an Iowa-based 3PL.

Keynote Address:

Control What You Can Control
Our industry, like most industries, is changing almost daily. As a large, people focused 3PL with a 24/7/365 call center, we thought it unimaginable (and honestly impossible) that we could ever function in a world class manner anywhere other than our high-tech Routing Center facilities in Northeast OH and in Los Angeles, CA. 72 hours after making those statements in an executive meeting, we had transitioned those call centers with hundreds of employees, successfully, to work from home. It was a truly remarkable undertaking by a highly skilled and dedicated management team. What we learned through this process is to stay calm and to control what you can control. So many things are out of our control in our world that we often forget to focus on our own core competencies. Some simple and effective ways to gain efficiencies, gain visibility and to reduce costs in your supply chain will be discussed.