Managing Transportation Risk in the Age of Amazon


Retailers are moving away from traditional distribution models to more flexible, adaptable strategies in order to reach consumers directly, at optimal cost and within an ever-diminishing delivery window. This takes a commitment to inventory discipline, a rigorous fulfillment process and a delivery platform focused on cost and speed that exceeds customer expectations. It also presents unique challenges and risks, especially for traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.

Providing customers with shipping options at checkout improves conversion and retention, but price points and service speed cannot be sacrificed. As the “Amazon Effect” intensifies expectations for service and delivery, retailers need to understand risks that jeopardize e-commerce growth. Join the webinar and gain insight into optimal transportation strategies that proactively mitigate threats to e-commerce profitability while supporting sustainable online growth.

You will learn:

  • How to cost-effectively provide same-day order fulfillment
  • Effective approaches to optimizing parcel, heavy home and customized delivery
  • How to select the most economical transportation mode
  • Ways to leverage audited data and analytics into metrics that matter to you
  • Presenter:


    Robyn Meyer Robyn Meyer
    Partner – Enterprise Solutions
    Transportation Insight

    Robyn Meyer is an ecommerce expert who applies nearly 20 years of experience deploying innovative strategies in small package logistics to improve delivery service, cost and choice and boost the customer experience. Certified in International Trade Compliance, she has worked with logistics, supply chain and fulfillment leaders to solve supply chain challenges for ecommerce companies, retailers, distributors and manufacturers. Robyn has expertise in customer experience, client retention, CRM, compliance, risk mitigation, B2B platforms, data security, parcel logistics program management, strategic planning and executive alignment. Prior to Transportation Insight, she developed, executed and managed risk mitigation solutions for Fortune 500 clients at Iron Mountain.
    Read Jacob Read Jacob
    Senior Client Solutions Director
    Transportation Insight

    Read Jacob has 25+ years’ experience as a logistics professional in supply chain and transportation management. He leverages a Co-Managed Logistics® program to increase end-to-end supply chain visibility, lower costs and improve bottom-line results. He has expertise in supply chain management, multi-modal logistics solutions, cross-functional team management, change management, product development, financial management and project management. A certified Total Insight® Green Belt, Read applies a continuous improvement mindset to help organizations centralize information and control, automate non-value-added processes, measure transportation buying trends, optimize logistics decision-making and minimize order-to-cash cycles. Prior to joining Transportation Insight in 2014, Read spent 20 years in sales and sales management at FedEx.
    Jason Green Jason Green
    Senior Client Solutions Director
    Transportation Insight

    Jason Green has nearly 20 years’ experience as a logistics professional in supply chain and transportation management. He helps executives develop a Co-Managed Logistics® strategy to gain control over operating costs, create visibility and measurement and drive continuous improvement. His specialties include enterprise logistics and supply chain solutions, network optimization, multi-modal procurement, TMS, audit, financial settlement and accounting solutions, reporting, analytics and BI. As a certified Total Insight® LEAN Green Belt, Jason helps companies centralize information and control, automate non-value-added processes, measure transportation buying trends, optimize their supply chains and reduce costs. Prior to Transportation Insight, he worked at J.B Hunt Transportation in operations, customer service and business development.



    Mike O'Brien Mike O’Brien
    Senior Content Manager
    Multichannel Merchant

    Mike has worked in journalism, marketing and public relations for more than 25 years. He covers the world of direct-to-customer operations and fulfillment, editing the O+F Advisor newsletter while also programming MCM’s annual Operations Summit conference. Previously he was a senior account executive for Marx Communications public relations, working with marketing and advertising services firms.

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