David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

VP Analyst
David Gonzalez is a VP, Analyst and KI Lead for Logistics Strategy and Operations. Based in the EMEA region, he has more than 25 years of experience working with regional and international supply chains and logistics functions. Over that period, he has worked in the service, manufacturing and retail sectors, with organizations ranging from a leading global logistics service provider and a chemical and engineering manufacturer, to a number of leading global retailers.
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Monday, 13 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CEST
(06:30 AM - 07:15 AM CDT)
Ask the Expert: Can a 3PL Partnership Last Forever ... or Just for Peaks and Pandemics?

Shippers and their 3PLs have been trying to establish mutually equitable partnerships for decades. The majority have been unsuccessful, but there are a few examples of bright spots where both parties have benefited from long and fruitful relationships. In this "ask the expert" session, we will share with attendees top tips for achieving the 3PL partnership panacea.

Tuesday, 14 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CEST
(08:00 AM - 08:30 AM CDT)
How to Resolve the Dichotomy of Logistics Outsourcing

Logistics outsourcing by shippers is on the rise. For an industry where outsourcing is such a common and accepted practice the disconnect between shippers and their 3PL service providers remains significant. Why are these two communities so misaligned and how can shippers and 3PLs work more collaboratively to deliver mutual success.

Wednesday, 15 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CEST
(06:30 AM - 07:15 AM CDT)
Roundtable: Is Continuous Improvement in Logistics Outsourcing a Thing of Myth and Magic?

Shippers often complain that 3PL service providers lack the drive to deliver continuous improvement. To the same degree 3PL service providers complain that their shipper customers have unrealistic expectations when it comes to cost savings and service improvements. Join this roundtable discussion and share your thoughts and insights with fellow logistics leaders on this perplexing topic.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.