Transplace launches college program at Shipper Symposium

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Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, announced a university program that will launch at the ninth annual Shipper Symposium in Dallas, May 10-12. The program will allow logistics, transportation and supply chain students from schools such as University of Arkansas, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas and University of North Texas to learn from industry experts, leading practitioners, analysts and academics. It also will help students network for future opportunities.

“The Shipper Symposium brings together a variety of industry leaders delivering case studies of collaboration and real-world solutions, making it the perfect venue to launch the program, which is geared toward students in supply chain management,” said George Abernathy, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Transplace. “Students will have access to respected industry thought leaders, giving them the opportunity to further develop their supply chain management knowledge and skills.”

The 2011 Shipper Symposium will focus on pertinent economic challenges affecting shippers across the globe. This year’s event will feature BP Capital Management Founder and Chairman T. Boone Pickens, Pro Football Hall of Famer and successful business leader Roger Staubach, Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (SDBC) President and CEO Billy Cyr, and logistics expert and Transplace President and CEO Tom Sanderson.

“Transplace’s Shipper Symposium is the ideal setting for our students to learn from some of the brightest minds in supply chain and logistics,” said Dr. Terrance Pohlen, associate professor, Center for Transportation & Logistics at the University of North Texas. “Transplace has long focused on the importance of education and collaboration, and this event will give attending students a great opportunity to learn directly from practitioners as they pursue their career goals.”