March 04, 2016 - 7:00AM
March 04, 2016 - 8:00AM

MIT E51-325

The Next Wave: Where Disruption and Innovation Converge. Steve Sensing, President of Global Supply Chain Solutions at Ryder Summary: There has never been a more exciting time to be in logistics. From a heightened regulatory environment, to new technology platforms and sluggish yet uncertain economic growth, new macro trends are changing the way businesses deliver products and services – and making well-managed fleets and supply chains even more critical to business success. At the same time, significant disruptors like the “now economy” are impacting the transportation and logistics industry, making the management of these functions more challenging than ever. Steve Sensing, President of Global Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder System, Inc., will take a deep dive into the biggest disruptors he is seeing today and how Ryder is delivering new and innovative solutions to help customers respond.

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Talk is from 12-1pm. A complimentary lunch will be served at 11:45am. No registration necessary.

About Steve Sensing:

J. Steven (Steve) Sensing is President of Global Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) at Ryder System, Inc., a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. In this role, Mr. Sensing is responsible for management, operations, sales, and the financial performance of Ryder’s SCS business segment. He is a member of Ryder’s Executive Leadership Team.

Previously, Mr. Sensing served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Technology and Healthcare industry groups for Ryder SCS. He served customers in the electronics, telecommunications, medical, technology, and appliance manufacturing industries, and his responsibilities included strategic planning, developing new products and services, and leading tactical execution for global operations.

With a Ryder career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Sensing joined the company in 1992 as General Manager leading the operations of Dedicated Contract Carriage solutions for regional accounts. He subsequently served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including Group Manager for Ryder Dedicated; Director of Customer Logistics Distribution Management; and Director of Operations for Ryder Integrated Supply Chain Solutions. His experience includes overseeing the development and operation of Ryder solutions in dedicated transportation, transportation management, network optimization, distribution management, sales, operations, engineering, LEAN, and IT.

Before joining Ryder, Mr. Sensing served as Transportation Manager for Trans Fleet Enterprises/ Northern Telecom, where he was responsible for managing private fleet operations in the United States.

Mr. Sensing earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he majored in Logistics and Transportation. He also completed an Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 2013, and a strategic innovation session at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

Mr. Sensing is a member of the Eye for Transport's Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Advisory Board. He also is a member of the advisory board for the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business.

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