Supply Chain Disruptions & New Challenges in Equipment Acquisition
Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This is a must-attend if you are looking to acquire equipment in the next three years! Getting the correct spec and design of transportation equipment has always been top of mind for distributor asset acquisition. As we navigate the new normal of the pandemic, shortages, supply-chain disruptions, and costs of raw materials have significantly impacted the suppliers we count on. What is causing this and how long will it last? In this session, we will explore some of the major issues in spec and design of transport equipment, addressing the current disruptions and how distributors will need to adjust both short- and long-term equipment acquisitions.
Speakers: Don Durm, VP, Customer Solutions, PLM (Moderator)
Tim Schmeits, P.E., Engineering Product Director, Everest, Great Dane
Scott Brower, Vice President of Vehicle Supply Penske Truck Leasing
Protect Your Assets! Cybersecurity Best Practices for Distributors
Thursday, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
There is no safe haven in the digital economy – for any successful company, cyberattacks are a question of “when,” not “if.” Fortunately, you have a wide variety of new tools and tactics at your disposal that can help you stay ahead of nefarious actors. The presenters in this session will describe the recent attack they endured, its impact on business and what you can do to build a modern-day suit of armor that will frustrate even the most advanced cybercriminals.
Presenters: Paul Saval, Owner, Saval Foods
Rachel I. Wilson, Managing Director, Head of Data Security and Infrastructure Risk, Morgan Stanley