Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
This is a Joint Dinner Meeting with AACE so please register early as seats are limited!
Location : The Petroleum Club, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503
This Month’s Topic will be: The Business of Transportation
Transportation is vital for any business enterprise. Yet its complexity is often misunderstood. Transportation activity poses some unique costing and pricing problems as well. This presentation will explore these problems as well as lay out the market structure that shippers, carriers, and intermediaries finds themselves in.
About the Keynote Speaker:
University of Alaska Anchorage. He is also the director of the Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management Program. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Manitoba in 1999. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Prokop worked in government as an economist and in the private sector in inventory planning. Dr. Prokop specializes in transportation economics and its effects on international trade and transportation security. He has published seminal research in leading academic journals with topics ranging from the microfoundations of logistics to air cargo logistics to supply chain security modelling. He has contributed chapters to many books in his field and edited a collection of readings for the two-volume, The Business of Transportation (Praeger).
Dr. Prokop is an active consultant to both government and business. An expert on cabotage regulations, Dr. Prokop's opinions in this area are actively sought by international shippers and carriers. A popular speaker and writer, he has contributed to numerous business conferences around the world and has written for many national trade publications on issues ranging from trade liberalization and weathering economic cycles to sensible environmental planning for businesses.
Being based in Alaska for many years, Dr. Prokop has enjoyed the rich opportunities for research and consultation afforded in the US's largest state — and one leading the nation with innovations in air cargo liberalization, maritime shipping and the opening of the Arctic. Dr. Prokop has written and spoken extensively on each of these issues and has received multiple awards for his scholarship, teaching and speaking.