Western Intelligence reports indicate that Iran-backed Houthi rebels are stockpiling more weapons to continue attacks on shipping lanes in the Red Sea. In response, U.S. and U.K. forces launched another round of attacks on Houthi targets in Yemen as part of an ongoing action to protect the free flow of commerce in one of the world’s most critical waterways. Most experts expect the threat to cargo vessels and shipping lanes to last several months—supply chains are already feeling the impact of the crisis, with more global ripple effects to come.

Retailers and product manufacturers need to think about the long-term impact disruption could have on costs and operations.

  • How are other shippers mitigating the impacts of delays, surcharges, and uncertainty?

  • How extensive will ripple effects be in ocean, truck, rail, and air freight markets?

  • What contingency plans should I have in place?

  • How can I work with suppliers to avert inventory impacts?

  • How will the Panama Canal and upcoming East/Gulf Coast labor negotiations affect the shipping outlook?

Is Your Team Prepared?

At LINK2024, the agenda features opportunities to help retailers explore the tools, resources, and expert guidance needed to tackle this issue head on, including:

  • Geopolitical expert Richard Haas and Gap Inc. CSCO Sally Gilligan discuss the increasingly uncertain world, and effects on supply chains

  • In-depth look at the disruption’s effects on ocean, truck, rail, and air markets and contract negotiations

  • Retailer-only roundtable sessions to benchmark with peers and share ideas for mitigating disruption

  • Supply chain visibility sessions to help understand the tools available to monitor and adjust your logistics operations

  • Port fluidity discussions to help gauge how cargo rerouting trends will affect U.S. ports

  • Expo packed with collaborative solution providers to help chart a course forward

Featuring Expert Insights From

Sally Gilligan

Sally Gilligan

  • Chief Supply Chain, Strategy & Transformation Officer
  • Gap Inc.
Richard Haass

Richard Haass

  • President Emeritus
  • Council on Foreign Relations
Javier Quinones

Javier Quinones

  • Chief Executive Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer
  • IKEA US
Andrew Petrisin

Andrew Petrisin

  • Advisor for Multimodal Freight
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
AJ Sutera

AJ Sutera

  • Chief Technology and Logistics Officer
  • Duluth Trading Company
Jenna Kuehn

Jenna Kuehn

  • Director, Inland Product
  • C.H. Robinson
Jennifer McNeill

Jennifer McNeill

  • Senior Vice President of Supply Chain
  • True Value
Katie Farmer

Katie Farmer

  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • BNSF Railway
Shelley Simpson

Shelley Simpson

  • President
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
Josh Mayer

Josh Mayer

  • Head of Professional Services
  • EasyPost
Scott Hines

Scott Hines

  • SVP Supply Chain
  • JD Sports



Don’t be left out—join us in Dallas to connect with experts and peers to be ahead of the curve in identifying and averting impacts to your supply chain. And it's not too late to register a colleague who would benefit from our powerhouse agenda!

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