Speaker Bio

David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

VP Analyst
David Gonzalez is a Research Vice President in the Logistics, Customer Fulfillment and Network Design Team. 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.

Mr Gonzalez is a regular contributor to trade and main stream press and is a thought leader on the 3PL services and logistics outsourcing sectors.
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Monday, May 08, 2023 / 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
Contract Negotiation Clinic: Open Book, Closed Book, No Book at All — How to Achieve the Best Outcomes from Your 3PL Warehousing Contract

Achieving the best mutual outcomes is the foundation of every shipper and 3PL relationship. How do you reach a mutually equitable agreement when the parties are often diametrically opposed? Join this contract negotiation clinic and discover how to negotiate gain share mechanisms, outcome-based commercials and the age-old dichotomy of when and how to apply open book or closed book pricing.

Tuesday, May 09, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Movers, Shakers and Future Rain Makers: The How and Who of Companies Transforming Logistics

The logistics community is often criticized for its lack of innovation and thought leadership and admittedly not every company challenges the status quo of the industry. Join this session and find out why this perceived lack of innovation from some in the logistics community is unfounded and inaccurate. Uncover which companies are pioneering new solutions in an industry that is notorious for lacking innovation.

Tuesday, May 09, 2023 / 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
The Mile Less Traveled: Delivering a Better B2B Last Mile Experience

Many organizations are struggling with unreasonable expectations around last mile. Your business customers are familiar with the level of last-mile service they receive, and are frustrated that B2B last mile feels antiquated by comparison. This session will discuss these expectations and their implications, and provide a viable path forward for B2B to feel like B2C, without the same level of investment.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EDT
Roundtable: Understanding the Anatomy of a 3PL

Many logistics leaders talk about their desire to become shipper of choice with their 3PLs, but their strategies are often developed in an echo chamber of shippers and exclude any input from the 3PLs. Join this roundtable where we break with tradition and bring the 3PL and shipper communities together to discuss and share their expectations for this notion to becoming a shipper of choice.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.