Over the last five years, small parcel shipping costs have increased by 30 percent or more for most shippers. So, what are the factors driving up this spend? How justifiable are these cost increases? And, most importantly, how can shippers mitigate higher costs and protect shipping budgets in 2019 and beyond? Join Spend Matters Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell, Spend Management Experts President Kim McQuilken, Spend Management Experts CEO John Haber and NPI CEO Jon Winsett for an informative discussion on:
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Pierre Mitchell, Chief Research Officer, Spend Matters Spend Matters’ Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell has 25 years of procurement and supply chain industry and consulting experience, and is a recognized procurement expert specializing in supply processes, practices, metrics, and enabling tools and services. He is a regular contributor to business publications, a frequent presenter at industry events around the world and counts himself fortunate to have served and interacted with so many CPOs and future CPOs.
John Haber, Founder & CEO, Spend Management Experts John Haber is a well-respected thought leader in the supply chain industry, with a focus on transportation, distribution and fulfillment optimization. His expertise stems from serving in executive finance positions for the world’s largest carrier and almost a decade as a supply-chain consultant. In his current role, he provides the vision and strategic oversight helping clients save an average of 20% or more in logistics spend. Under Haber’s leadership, SME landed on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies – ranked in the top 25%. Haber is a frequent speaker at industry events and is often quoted and published in trade and national media such as The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg and USA Today among others. Haber also has a bi-monthly column in Parcel Magazine entitled “Spend Perspectives.”
Kim McQuilken, President, Spend Management Experts As president of the industry’s leading transportation spend management and supply chain optimization consultancy, Kim McQuilken brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience to his role. He has been instrumental in defining the strategy that has contributed to the company’s explosive growth and client satisfaction. Previously, the former NFL quarterback spent more than 20 years in the entertainment and sports media business, including holding various leadership roles at Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting System. A former NFL quarterback, McQuilken played five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, followed by three years with the Washington Redskins where he served as the back-up to All-Pro quarterback Joe Theismann. McQuilken is a graduate of Lehigh University.
Jon Winsett, CEO, NPI Jon Winsett is CEO of NPI, a sourcing consulting company that helps businesses identify and eliminate overspending in complex purchase categories. Under Jon’s leadership, NPI provides transaction-level price benchmark analysis, contract optimization advice and vendor-specific negotiation intel that enable buying teams to drive measurable savings. Prior to NPI, Jon was UK Country Manager at Seagull Software, a publicly-traded technology company and holds a BS in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology.