APICS PDM at Cleveland State UniversityThursday, March 15th, 2012 “Going Global” Jim Butts, Senior Vice President of Transportation, C.H. Robinson WorldwideThe presentation will focus on: • Factors that drive change in the international movement of goods• Essentials of Global Transportation• Characteristics of a Global TMS – and why you need it Topic Summary: Globalization offers tremendous opportunities to companies of any size that can successfully provide or source products and services in dynamic markets. During the presentation, Jim Butts Senior Vice President from C.H. Robinson Worldwide will cover what companies, with global supply chain aspirations, must master in transportation and logistics to capitalize on these opportunities.James E. Butts was named Senior Vice President of Transportation in December 2007, having served as an executive and officer of C.H. Robinson since April 2002. Previous positions with the company include transportation manager at the Chicago South and Detroit branches. Jim has been with Robinson since 1978, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University. Jim serves on the Advisory Board of Logistics Quarterly and on the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management's Supply Chain and Operations Board of Advisors. Jim is also a member of the Board of Directors of Store to Door, a non-profit agency that delivers groceries to adults who are unable to shop for themselves.