The Savannah Logistics Lunch, co-presented by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Center of Innovation for Logistics and HunterMaclean, was held on Thursday, July 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Center on the Armstrong State University campus. With an audience of over 300, the second annual event was at full capacity, and organizers provided a livestream feed on the internet for those unable to attend.
“HunterMaclean is extremely pleased to partner with the Center of Innovation for Logistics to present the Savannah Logistics Lunch,” said HunterMaclean managing partner Brad Harmon. “We look forward to continuing that partnership and working together to provide valuable and timely information for the Savannah logistics community.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr and Center of Innovation for Logistics Director Jannine Miller gave opening remarks followed by the keynote panel on Technology and Transportation.
“There’s clearly great interest from our logistics providers and cargo-owning companies to network and learn about the latest trends in the industry,” said Miller. “Similar to the Georgia Logistics Summit, we created the Savannah Logistics Lunch to provide our state’s logistics businesses the opportunity to connect, compete, and grow.”
HunterMaclean logistics attorney Chris “Smitty” Smith moderated the panel, which consisted of:
Brandon Tatom, Strategic Sales Executive at C.H. Robinson; Professor Chip White, Schneider National Chair of Transportation & Logistics at Georgia Institute of Technology; Kent Williams, Regional Vice President at Averitt Express; Gordon Hammer, General Manager of Client Relations Center, Georgia Ports Authority; and Chris Jones, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Services at Descartes.
Panelists discussed a variety of technologies that are being implemented locally and regionally to increase safety, operational efficiency, and client service.