TRB 2016: Food, Fuel, and Feed: Making the Right Freight Investments to Optimize Agricultural Supply-Chain Competitiveness
Join us at TRB to discuss “Food, Fuel, and Feed: Making the Right Freight Investments to Optimize Agricultural Supply-Chain Competitiveness”.
In the work of U.S. DOT in developing a national freight plan, agriculture is among the top three supply chains noted as being nationally critical. There is a need to better understand how public-sector investments can promote safe and efficient transport of agricultural and food products. This workshop is for practitioners and will focus on using private-sector optimization tools to guide national and state investments to support the food and agricultural supply chain. Topics include:
- Private Sector Supply Chain Optimization – John Hoover, Modalgistics
- Agricultural Demand and Production and State and Local Transportation Systems, the South Dakota Experience – David Huft, South Dakota Department of Transportation and Erika Witzke, CPCS Transcom
- Development of a State Agricultural Freight Network Optimization Strategy – Paul Trombino, Iowa Department of Transportation and Mark Berndt, Quetica