The SOAR 2018 agenda is focused on helping you and your organization, as a member of the BluJay community, get the most value from your solutions, connections, and the Global Trade Network. You will also hear from thought leaders and inspirational speakers in our general sessions.

We’ve nearly doubled the number of sessions to choose from, with tracks and tags to guide you through a more personalized user conference experience.

Tracks are organized by profile: Shippers, Forwarders, Brokers, 3PL/LSP, and Carriers.

Each track will feature a variety of solution-based sessions designed to provide value for users, administrators, executives, or partners in the Global Trade Network.

 

Agenda and session topics are subject to change. Descriptions and presenters are added as they are confirmed.

Discover Transportation Management for Shippers

An overview of BluJay’s Transportation Management for Shippers solution with an emphasis on how it delivers value with its broad feature set, cloud platform, and network connectivity.

Discover Fleet Management

Discover BluJay’s Fleet Management solution, designed for both private and dedicated fleets, along with seamless integration to our Transportation Management for Shippers.

Discover Parcel in the Cloud

Learn about BluJay’s leading Parcel solution and how it can be configured to support both mid- and high-volume operations, giving you the ability to manage 100 packages a day or 100,000 packages a day. You will also learn how it is integrated into our Transportation Management solution to complete a single platform for all of your transportation needs.

Discover Managed Procurement

Learn about BluJay’s Managed Procurement Services and how we optimize your spend, centralize your bidding process, and handle the workload associated with managing this intense process. You will also learn how the BluJay Global Trade Network provides access to data only BluJay can provide, so you can benchmark against your peers and ensure your costs are in line.

Discover Global Customs Management

Discover Yard Management

Discover MobileSTAR

Discover Compliance Solutions

Discover MessageBroker and the Power of Integration

Moving to Logistics as a Service

In this session, BluJay’s Logistics as a Service (LaaS) customer Ferrara Candy Company will share their decision process and the results they experienced when they switched their transportation operation to BluJay’s LaaS team.

Standing the Test of Time - the long term value of BluJay's Logistics as a Service

Tower Automotive, a long time BluJay Logistics as a Service (LaaS) customer, reviews the evolution of their operation and the ongoing value they receive working with BluJay to manage transportation on their behalf.

Scaling with Integrated Carriers in the BluJay Network

Many shippers that are new to the BluJay Global Trade Network (GTN) will seek to bring pre-existing carrier relationships with them – as well they should. But one of the oft-overlooked benefits of joining the GTN is the opportunity to add accomplished carriers that are subject matter experts in producing industry-leading “value” on the BluJay Transporation Management platform. This discussion seeks to address potential misconceptions that new shippers may have, and the value of network carriers with a proven ability to drive down freight spend and improve product flow.

Customer Case Study: Parcel in the Cloud with Vortex

Vortex, a BluJay TMS for Shipper customer, recently deployed our integrated Cloud Parcel solution. Hear directly from them about the project, the planned benefits and the overall results.

Customer Case Study: Parcel with BE Aerospace

Co-Presented by Tim Szendel, BE Aerospace

BE Aerospace/ Rockwell will share their experience with BluJay’s Parcel solution. You will learn about the deployment, the configurability and the results they achieved with Parcel.

Customer Case Study: Supply Chain Optimization with Hostess Foods

Co-Presented by Dereck Muilenburg, Hostess Foods

In this session, you will learn how BluJay customer Hostess Foods utilizes the optimization engine within Transportation Management for Shippers to lower cost and improve their service levels.

The Case for Transition to BluJay Transportation Management with JBS

Co-Presented by Jeff McBride, JBS

The transition from the KT TMS solution to our BluJay Transportation Management is now easier than ever. In this session, you will hear from BluJay customer JBS, which has been through the process and will provide insight into the steps and benefits of making this strategic move.

All-Star Tips for a Successful Implementation

Hear from two Transportation Management for Shippers customers and their BluJay project leads as they share the top tips for a successful implementation. You will learn how to prepare for your project, get aligned across the team, and cross the finish line standing tall using our proven SOAR methodology. In this session, we will focus on resource alignment, master data requirements, integration, current and future states, and project governance .

Focused Training for Shipper TMS

Focused Training for Parcel

Customer Case Study: Customs Management

Using BluJay Control Tower for Shippers and Forwarders

Customer Case Study: Customs Management

Navigating the Northern Border

Presented by Mike Chisholm, Vice President & General Manager, Willson International Logistics

Whether you’re an importer, exporter, or logistics company, moving goods across the border can be daunting if you don’t know what to expect. The Canada/U.S. border is the busiest border for bilateral trade in the world, with $1.5B of trade crossing it each day. This session will guide you through the complexities, challenges, and opportunities of moving goods across the northern border. From customs regulations to logistics challenges, you will gain an understanding of how technology and knowledge of the process can help you get your or your customers goods across the border in the most efficient manner. Also helpful for carriers to ensure they don’t get held up at the border, especially with the new ELD initiative. Insightful and relevant information for anyone involved in or considering selling goods or services across the northern border.

Driving Carrier Efficiency Across People, Process, and Freight

Co-presented by Jay Dillman, CrossCountry Freight Solutions

Hear from Cross Country Courier, which transformed its business and made problems disappear with BluJay’s MobileSTAR. They went from a manual, paper-based operation that was prone to errors, to an automated and highly efficient operation that continues to deliver benefits today.

Carrier Compliance: How ELD and DVIR Impact Your World

Industry Guest Speaker: Carriers

What’s Driving Your Food Chain?

Industry Guest Speaker: LSP/3PL

Using WebSettle to Drive Efficiency

Customer Case Study: Automate Your Operation with Transportation Management

Customer Case Study: Fleet Management

What is BluDex?

Customer Case Study: Yard Management

MobileSTAR: Mastering Last-Mile Delivery from a Single Workflow

Customer Case Study: Procurement

Customer Case Study: Supply Chain Optimization

Aha! How to Bring Your Voice to the Roadmap

BluJay’s Customer Advisory Board (CAB) ensures that the voice of the customer is not only heard, but also reflected in product development. In fact, 25 percent of BluJay’s development efforts are dedicated to YOU, our customers. Find out how we turn your ideas into action through CABs and Aha!, the ideas portal in our product management tool where the BluJay product community can submit ideas to address common practices or to solve complex business issues. Since introducing the crowdsourcing functionality tool at last year’s SOAR, we’ve implemented an average of 10 new customer ideas each month.

The Value of Integrated Supply Chain Technology

Training Powerblock: Transportation Management for Shippers

This 90-minute block for our Transportation Management for Shipper customers will focus on Supply Chain Monitor – helping you set up and use triggers to predict potential failures.

Training Powerblock: Parcel

This 90-minute training block will cover how to integrate BluJay’s Parcel solution using our advanced APIs.

Training Powerblock: Control Tower

This 90-minute training block will go into detail about how to set up Control Tower’s PO Management capabilities, along with an overview of setting up a simple workflow to link a PO to a job. This session will also include training on set-up and configuration for validating Estimated vs Actual, and triggering alerts on non-occurrence of this event.

Learn How to Leverage BluJay University

We are thrilled to be introducing BluJy University. In this session, we will provide an overview of BluJay University, how it works, and how to best leverage the program to stay up-to-date on all of the ways BluJay’s Global Trade Network can help you drive value in your organization.

Discover Parcel in the Cloud

Learn about BluJay’s leading Parcel solution and how it can be configured to support both mid and high volume operations. You will also learn how it is integrated into our TMS solution to complete a single platform for all of your transportation needs.

Discover Global Customs Management

Discover MobileSTAR

Discover MessageBroker and the Power of Integration

Using BluJay Control Tower for Shippers and Forwarders

Customer Case Study: Customs Management

Navigating the Northern Border

Presented by Mike Chisholm, Vice President & General Manager, Willson International Logistics

Whether you’re an importer, exporter, or logistics company, moving goods across the border can be daunting if you don’t know what to expect. The Canada/U.S. border is the busiest border for bilateral trade in the world, with $1.5B of trade crossing it each day. This session will guide you through the complexities, challenges, and opportunities of moving goods across the northern border. From customs regulations to logistics challenges, you will gain an understanding of how technology and knowledge of the process can help you get your or your customers goods across the border in the most efficient manner. Also helpful for carriers to ensure they don’t get held up at the border, especially with the new ELD initiative. Insightful and relevant information for anyone involved in or considering selling goods or services across the northern border.

Driving Carrier Efficiency Across People, Process, and Freight

Co-presented by Jay Dillman, CrossCountry Freight Solutions

Hear from Cross Country Courier, which transformed its business and made problems disappear with BluJay’s MobileSTAR. They went from a manual, paper-based operation that was prone to errors, to an automated and highly efficient operation that continues to deliver benefits today.

Using WebSettle to Drive Efficiency

What is BluDex?

All-Star Tips for a Successful Implementation

Hear from two Transportation Management for Shippers customers and their BluJay project leads as they share the top tips for a successful implementation. You will learn how to prepare for your project, get aligned across the team, and cross the finish line standing tall using our proven SOAR methodology. In this session, we will focus on resource alignment, master data requirements, integration, current and future states, and project governance .

Aha! How to Bring Your Voice to the Roadmap

BluJay’s Customer Advisory Board (CAB) ensures that the voice of the customer is not only heard, but also reflected in product development. In fact, 25 percent of BluJay’s development efforts are dedicated to YOU, our customers. Find out how we turn your ideas into action through CABs and Aha!, the ideas portal in our product management tool where the BluJay product community can submit ideas to address common practices or to solve complex business issues. Since introducing the crowdsourcing functionality tool at last year’s SOAR, we’ve implemented an average of 10 new customer ideas each month.

The Value of Integrated Supply Chain Technology

Training Powerblock: Parcel

This 90-minute training block will cover how to integrate BluJay’s Parcel solution using our advanced APIs.

Training Powerblock: Control Tower

This 90-minute training block will go into detail about how to set up Control Tower’s PO Management capabilities, along with an overview of setting up a simple workflow to link a PO to a job. This session will also include training on set-up and configuration for validating Estimated vs Actual, and triggering alerts on non-occurrence of this event.

Training Powerblock: Transportation Management for Forwarders

This 90-minute block is for users of our Transportation Management for Forwarders, or for anyone interested in the capabilities covered. This training session will provide an overview about the Rate Management Module and capability to Auto Rate a job within TM for Forwarding.

Learn How to Leverage BluJay University

We are thrilled to be introducing BluJy University. In this session, we will provide an overview of BluJay University, how it works, and how to best leverage the program to stay up-to-date on all of the ways BluJay’s Global Trade Network can help you drive value in your organization.

Discover Compliance Solutions

Discover Transportation Management for Forwarders

Customer Case Study: Forwarding

Forwarding Industry Panel: Handling the Chaos

A world-class panel of Forwarders will share their thoughts on how to manage the chaos. These “voices-of-experience” will discuss hot topics like supply chain disruption, cyber security, attacks, weather challenges, Brexit, and potential trade wars.

Payments in the 21st Century presented by Stargo + Mastercard

NCBFAA Continuing Education – Managing the World of Changing Customs Regulations

Customer Case Study: Forwarding

Discover Global Customs Management

Discover MessageBroker and the Power of Integration

Discover MobileSTAR

Customer Case Study: Customs Management

Navigating the Northern Border

Presented by Mike Chisholm, Vice President & General Manager, Willson International Logistics

Whether you’re an importer, exporter, or logistics company, moving goods across the border can be daunting if you don’t know what to expect. The Canada/U.S. border is the busiest border for bilateral trade in the world, with $1.5B of trade crossing it each day. This session will guide you through the complexities, challenges, and opportunities of moving goods across the northern border. From customs regulations to logistics challenges, you will gain an understanding of how technology and knowledge of the process can help you get your or your customers goods across the border in the most efficient manner. Also helpful for carriers to ensure they don’t get held up at the border, especially with the new ELD initiative. Insightful and relevant information for anyone involved in or considering selling goods or services across the northern border.

Aha! How to Bring Your Voice to the Roadmap

BluJay’s Customer Advisory Board (CAB) ensures that the voice of the customer is not only heard, but also reflected in product development. In fact, 25 percent of BluJay’s development efforts are dedicated to YOU, our customers. Find out how we turn your ideas into action through CABs and Aha!, the ideas portal in our product management tool where the BluJay product community can submit ideas to address common practices or to solve complex business issues. Since introducing the crowdsourcing functionality tool at last year’s SOAR, we’ve implemented an average of 10 new customer ideas each month.

The Value of Integrated Supply Chain Technology

Learn How to Leverage BluJay University

We are thrilled to be introducing BluJy University. In this session, we will provide an overview of BluJay University, how it works, and how to best leverage the program to stay up-to-date on all of the ways BluJay’s Global Trade Network can help you drive value in your organization.

Discover Transportation Management for Forwarders

NCBFAA Continuing Education – Managing the World of Changing Customs Regulations

Discover Compliance Solutions

Customer Case Study: Procurement

Industry Guest Speaker: Customs

Discover MessageBroker and the Power of Integration

Discover MobileSTAR

Navigating the Northern Border

Presented by Mike Chisholm, Vice President & General Manager, Willson International Logistics

Whether you’re an importer, exporter, or logistics company, moving goods across the border can be daunting if you don’t know what to expect. The Canada/U.S. border is the busiest border for bilateral trade in the world, with $1.5B of trade crossing it each day. This session will guide you through the complexities, challenges, and opportunities of moving goods across the northern border. From customs regulations to logistics challenges, you will gain an understanding of how technology and knowledge of the process can help you get your or your customers goods across the border in the most efficient manner. Also helpful for carriers to ensure they don’t get held up at the border, especially with the new ELD initiative. Insightful and relevant information for anyone involved in or considering selling goods or services across the northern border.

Aha! How to Bring Your Voice to the Roadmap

BluJay’s Customer Advisory Board (CAB) ensures that the voice of the customer is not only heard, but also reflected in product development. In fact, 25 percent of BluJay’s development efforts are dedicated to YOU, our customers. Find out how we turn your ideas into action through CABs and Aha!, the ideas portal in our product management tool where the BluJay product community can submit ideas to address common practices or to solve complex business issues. Since introducing the crowdsourcing functionality tool at last year’s SOAR, we’ve implemented an average of 10 new customer ideas each month.

The Value of Integrated Supply Chain Technology

Discover Transportation Management for Forwarders

Discover Compliance Solutions

Customer Case Study: Procurement

Discover Parcel in the Cloud

Learn about BluJay’s leading Parcel solution and how it can be configured to support both mid and high volume operations. You will also learn how it is integrated into our TMS solution to complete a single platform for all of your transportation needs.

Driving Carrier Efficiency Across People, Process, and Freight

Co-presented by Jay Dillman, CrossCountry Freight Solutions

Hear from Cross Country Courier, which transformed its business and made problems disappear with BluJay’s MobileSTAR. They went from a manual, paper-based operation that was prone to errors, to an automated and highly efficient operation that continues to deliver benefits today.

Using WebSettle to Drive Efficiency

Customer Case Study: Parcel in the Cloud

What is BluDex?

All-Star Tips for a Successful Implementation

Hear from two Transportation Management for Shippers customers and their BluJay project leads as they share the top tips for a successful implementation. You will learn how to prepare for your project, get aligned across the team, and cross the finish line standing tall using our proven SOAR methodology. In this session, we will focus on resource alignment, master data requirements, integration, current and future states, and project governance .

Training Powerblock: Parcel

This 90-minute training block will cover how to integrate BluJay’s Parcel solution using our advanced APIs.

Training Powerblock: Control Tower

This 90-minute training block will go into detail about how to set up Control Tower’s PO Management capabilities, along with an overview of setting up a simple workflow to link a PO to a job. This session will also include training on set-up and configuration for validating Estimated vs Actual, and triggering alerts on non-occurrence of this event.

Learn How to Leverage BluJay University

We are thrilled to be introducing BluJy University. In this session, we will provide an overview of BluJay University, how it works, and how to best leverage the program to stay up-to-date on all of the ways BluJay’s Global Trade Network can help you drive value in your organization.

Discover Fleet Management

Discover BluJay’s Fleet Management solution, designed for both private and dedicated fleets, along with seamless integration to our Transportation Management for Shippers.

Discover Yard Management

Carrier Compliance: How ELD and DVIR Impact Your World

Industry Guest Speaker: Carriers

What’s Driving Your Food Chain?

Industry Guest Speaker: LSP/3PL

Customer Case Study: Automate Your Operation with Transportation Management

Customer Case Study: Fleet Management

Customer Case Study: Yard Management

Customer Case Study: Supply Chain Optimization

Using BluJay Control Tower to Drive Efficiencies with 3PLs

Discover Transportation Management for Shippers

An overview of BluJay’s Transportation Management for Shippers solution with an emphasis on how it delivers value with its broad feature set, cloud platform, and network connectivity.

Carrier Roundtable Workshop

In this workshop, we want our Carrier partners to bring their ideas and thoughts about how to improve our Global Trade Network. We see our Carrier partners as indispensible in our quest to change the world of supply chain. We will workshop and present new concepts about integration, workflow, and new features to improve the end-to-end supply chain. Carriers only!

Driving Carrier Efficiency Across People, Process, and Freight

Co-presented by Jay Dillman, CrossCountry Freight Solutions

Hear from Cross Country Courier, which transformed its business and made problems disappear with BluJay’s MobileSTAR. They went from a manual, paper-based operation that was prone to errors, to an automated and highly efficient operation that continues to deliver benefits today.

Discover MessageBroker and the Power of Integration

Discover MobileSTAR

Navigating the Northern Border

Presented by Mike Chisholm, Vice President & General Manager, Willson International Logistics

Whether you’re an importer, exporter, or logistics company, moving goods across the border can be daunting if you don’t know what to expect. The Canada/U.S. border is the busiest border for bilateral trade in the world, with $1.5B of trade crossing it each day. This session will guide you through the complexities, challenges, and opportunities of moving goods across the northern border. From customs regulations to logistics challenges, you will gain an understanding of how technology and knowledge of the process can help you get your or your customers goods across the border in the most efficient manner. Also helpful for carriers to ensure they don’t get held up at the border, especially with the new ELD initiative. Insightful and relevant information for anyone involved in or considering selling goods or services across the northern border.

Aha! How to Bring Your Voice to the Roadmap

BluJay’s Customer Advisory Board (CAB) ensures that the voice of the customer is not only heard, but also reflected in product development. In fact, 25 percent of BluJay’s development efforts are dedicated to YOU, our customers. Find out how we turn your ideas into action through CABs and Aha!, the ideas portal in our product management tool where the BluJay product community can submit ideas to address common practices or to solve complex business issues. Since introducing the crowdsourcing functionality tool at last year’s SOAR, we’ve implemented an average of 10 new customer ideas each month.

The Value of Integrated Supply Chain Technology

Learn How to Leverage BluJay University

We are thrilled to be introducing BluJy University. In this session, we will provide an overview of BluJay University, how it works, and how to best leverage the program to stay up-to-date on all of the ways BluJay’s Global Trade Network can help you drive value in your organization.

Discover Compliance Solutions

Customer Case Study: Procurement

Discover Parcel in the Cloud

Learn about BluJay’s leading Parcel solution and how it can be configured to support both mid and high volume operations. You will also learn how it is integrated into our TMS solution to complete a single platform for all of your transportation needs.

Using WebSettle to Drive Efficiency

All-Star Tips for a Successful Implementation

Hear from two Transportation Management for Shippers customers and their BluJay project leads as they share the top tips for a successful implementation. You will learn how to prepare for your project, get aligned across the team, and cross the finish line standing tall using our proven SOAR methodology. In this session, we will focus on resource alignment, master data requirements, integration, current and future states, and project governance .

Training Powerblock: Parcel

This 90-minute training block will cover how to integrate BluJay’s Parcel solution using our advanced APIs.

Discover Fleet Management

Discover BluJay’s Fleet Management solution, designed for both private and dedicated fleets, along with seamless integration to our Transportation Management for Shippers.

Discover Yard Management

Carrier Compliance: How ELD and DVIR Impact Your World

Industry Guest Speaker: Carriers

Customer Case Study: Fleet Management

Customer Case Study: Yard Management

Moving to Logistics as a Service

In this session, BluJay’s Logistics as a Service (LaaS) customer Ferrara Candy Company will share their decision process and the results they experienced when they switched their transportation operation to BluJay’s LaaS team.

MobileSTAR: Mastering Last-Mile Delivery from a Single Workflow

Discover Transportation Management for Shippers

An overview of BluJay’s Transportation Management for Shippers solution with an emphasis on how it delivers value with its broad feature set, cloud platform, and network connectivity.

Megatrends in Logistics

The Uberization of Freight

Omnichannel Trends

Overcoming Innovation Procrastination in Supply Chain Management: Why it Matters, How to Do It

The Basics of Blockchain

Continuing Education Credits

15 CEU credits

12 CCS/CES credits

Additional Featured Content

No matter which track you may be following at SOAR 2018, there’s something for everyone in these additional sessions that apply across the BluJay community.

Training

As a SOAR attendee, you’ll be first to see the new learning system unveiled by BluJay University. We’re offering instructor-led courses and other options at the conference to get you started on some of the most popular topics for users and system administrators.

Peers + Partners

Learn from fellow users and partners in the BluJay community as they showcase real-world examples of meeting challenges with solutions, applying best practices, or practical use cases that optimize their business.

Customer Advisory Board

In addition to our CAB meetings taking place at the conference, we will have an introductory session for those who want to learn more but are not yet involved, and another to show you the simple process to submit product ideas through the Aha! System.

Stairway to Value

BluJay will introduce you to the maturity model for gaining incremental value from your current investment and the Global Trade Network through our Stairway to Value process.

Discovery Sessions

Want to learn more about a solution or service offered in BluJay’s Global Trade Network? Our discovery sessions are a great way to get an overview and introduction to offerings within the ecosystem that could complement your current solution further optimize your supply chain operations.

Do you have a great idea to share? The call for speakers is open!