Sid Brown, CEO of NFI, will speak at the Transport Topics virtual summit, The Future of Freight and Supply Chain Management. The session entitled, “Next Generation Tech Investments and Futureproofing,” will air on Thursday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The panel discussion will offer insight from top industry experts into the future of the freight transportation industry, with a focus on the adoption of innovative technologies and tools to improve efficiency and resiliency.
Founded in 1932, NFI is a leading supply chain solutions provider spanning 350 locations across North America. As one of the oldest and largest privately-held 3PLs, the company has over 50 million square feet of warehousing space and operates a dedicated and drayage fleet of more than 4,500 tractors. NFI’s full suite of end-to-end services allows for unmatched flexibility and reliability for its customers within its business lines, which include dedicated transportation, distribution, transportation management, port drayage, brokerage, global logistics, and commercial real estate. NFI services many diverse industries, including food and beverage, retail, ecommerce, consumer packaged goods, and manufacturing.
“NFI has continued to invest in and adopt new technologies to remain at the forefront of innovation,” said Brown. “In addition to providing greater efficiency for our customers, our commitment to continuous improvement has enabled NFI to remain competitive and resilient during COVID-19 despite the challenges the industry has collectively faced across the globe. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of flexibility and agility, and our technology investments have helped position NFI to ensure business continuity, safety, productivity, and visibility throughout our own operations and for our customers.”
NFI is dedicated to exploring new technology to provide innovative solutions for its customers. A pioneer in electric trucks, NFI partners with industry-leading manufacturers like Daimler North America to test its Freightliner eCascadias in real-world conditions and most recently added two Volvo VNR electric trucks to its electric fleet. Further, the company has implemented robotics and automation within its operations, and continues to invest in technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and business intelligence.
The webinar can be viewed on Thursday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time here.