Onboarding Program

Welcome to the UNT Logistics Student Onboarding Program! This program began in Fall 2013, and is the brainchild of the Logistics Center Board of Directors members. Board members expressed the need for students to gain additional soft skills that will help them “hit the ground running” and be able to contribute to an organization more quickly, be it during an internship or a regular full-time job placement. These skills help set UNT Logistics students apart from their competition in the marketplace for jobs and promotions.

The program takes place on select Fridays, from 12:00-1:00pm, with corporate representatives facilitating lectures and workshops on topics such as:

  • Make the impression – Effective interpretation and presentation of analyses
  • Networking and relationships – Cultivating, building, and sustaining
  • Dress for Success
  • Communication – Verbal and written, effective presentations
  • Social media – How to use effectively
  • Where do I fit in at my new company? Dealing with generation gaps
  • Interviewing from an employer’s standpoint/How to prepare for a behavioral interview
  • Advanced Excel
  • Mentoring – Formal and informal/Career paths

Students must RSVP to attend these sessions. After completing four program sessions students will receive their Logistics Onboarding certificate through the Center for Logistics Education & Research which is a great addition to a resume!

Important information for all events

Students must RSVP online to attend all events. Students will receive an email confirmation to the email address provided on the RSVP form. The class number you enter on the RSVP form will be the class for which you receive attendance credit. To change the class number for an RSVP’d event simply click ‘edit’ in the event you have registered for. The RSVP system will allow registrations until capacity in the classroom has been met (BLB 180 = 200). Please RSVP early in the semester as events fill up very quickly! If you have submitted an RSVP and will not be able to attend, please cancel no later than Thursday at 5:00pm prior to the event on Friday to allow another student the opportunity to attend. To cancel an RSVP simply click ‘delete’ in the event you have registered for. Thank you for your assistance with this format.

Please bring your student ID for entry to logistics events. You will swipe your student ID upon entry and exit from the classroom to receive attendance credit. Please arrive early in order to access the card swipe system and be seated so we may start the events on time.

Upcoming Events

Previous Events

  • This event has been canceled.

    The presentation sheds light on major technology trends in supply chain management for 2020 and beyond. It illustrates technological advancement in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, Internet of Things and blockchain among others to ultimately show how these new capabilities affect the way in which we move physical goods and materials in the future. Students gain a better understanding of how to evaluate supply chain innovation, how to prepare organizations for changes in the workplace and how to foster professional advancement through a deep understanding of supply chain technology.

    Friday, April 10th - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    BLB 080
    Chris Hanebeck

    Founder and CEO - Truckl

    Chris Hanebeck is a seasoned professional, innovator and technology strategist focused on supply chain management. His experience in management consulting, technology startups and senior operating roles spans well over two decades and includes successful private-equity led turnarounds. Throughout his career Chris has worked with inventors to market and monetize their innovations, ranging from hardware devices and software applications to abstract mathematical algorithms. He holds several patents, regularly speaks at major conferences and teaches supply chain technology at the University of North Texas, one of the top industry programs in the country.

    Chris is currently building Truckl, a new venture focused on highly innovative supply chain applications enabled by blockchain technology, and serves on the advisory board of several technology startups in Silicon Valley, Washington and Texas. Prior, he led key business architecture initiatives for MasterCard, managed a team of global innovation consultants for IBM and served as COO of the first cryptographic start-up for IoT devices among other posts.

  • This event has been canceled.

    Does your perfect role really exist? And if dream jobs are out there, how do you land yours? This talk will address identifying your skills and refining what you are looking for in your first role out of college. Mr. Saunders will outline the realities of finding your perfect role, and detail how to gain fulfillment at work. Dalton Saunders is the President and CEO of Truxio.com and Paladin Freight Solutions. Both are fast-growing agile companies looking for fresh talent entering the logistics industry.

    Friday, March 20th - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    BLB 180
    Dalton Saunders

    President & CEO - Truxio.com

    CEO – Paladin Freight Solutions

    Dalton Saunders is the founder of Paladin Freight Solutions, PFS Transportation, and Truxio. As the President & CEO, he leads his team to provide innovative logistics solutions that inspire the confidence of customers. He loves working with passionate people that want to be impactful. He would love to talk business or provide career advice. Please feel free to reach out to him through his Linkedin account.

  • Do you know where your stuff comes from and what tariffs really mean? Sandra Fallgatter, JCPenney Global Trade Compliance Director will speak on Tariffs and Trade and the current requirements on importing consumer products. Other topics will include sourcing trends for retail and apparel, INCOTERMS, supply chain challenges on managing import requirements and mitigating duty impact.

    Friday, February 14th - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    BLB 180
    Sandra Fallgatter

    Director, Global Trade Compliance – JCPenney

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    Sandra Fallgatter is the Global Trade Compliance Director at JCPenney and Vice President of J.C. Penney Purchasing Corporation. Ms. Fallgatter began her career at JCPenney as Export Compliance Manager supporting International Stores. She is currently responsible for managing the Trade Compliance Program at J.C. Penney ensuring Private Brand and International suppliers adhere to Government requirements as well as JCPenney policies, standards and established guidelines. Ms. Fallgatter scope of responsibilities includes Customs Compliance, Conflict Minerals Program, Patriot Act and is also responsible for trade and legislative monitoring. She participates in various committees with trade associations and industry groups that JCPenney is a member of. Ms. Fallgatter has served on the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (COAC). She is active in several trade associations that focus on customs, trade policy and supply chain issues including National Retail Federation (NRF), Retail Leaders Industry Association (RILA), Footwear Distributors and Retailers Association (FDRA) and US Fashion Industry Association (USFIA). She was the recipient of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Certificate of Merit and the Trade Advocate of the Year for FDRA.

    Ms. Fallgatter is a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker and earned an MBA in International Trade from Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. She enjoys mentoring future leaders in Trade Compliance & International Logistics and is a former Associate Professor at Richland Community College and Laredo Community College, teaching Principles of Imports and Logistics Transportation courses. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of North Texas and a guest speaker at several trade conferences.

  • The third-party logistics (3PL) sector combines technology, outsourcing and management services into a unique offering. Over the past two decades, the 3PL industry has grown significantly faster than the underlying economy. With that growth, numerous career paths have emerged. Mr. Hudspeth will overview common career paths available to logistics department graduates, utilizing the Transplace organization as a case study. As part of that overview, Hudspeth will cover the types of skills and interests that line up with 3PL organizational needs and growth opportunities. Transplace is a 2,800 person third party logistics organization based in North Texas, providing a broad set of technology and logistics services to its customer base across North America.

    Friday, January 24th - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    BLB 180
    Brent Hudspeth

    Vice President, Capacity Services – Transplace

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    Mr. Brent Hudspeth has 25 years of supply chain and transportation industry experience in executive and consulting roles. During his eleven-year tenure with Transplace, Hudspeth has held Supply Chain Consulting, Transportation Management and Strategic Capacity leadership roles. Presently, he leads Transplace’s Capacity Services team which provides North American freight services to a diverse mix of manufacturing, retail and distribution companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hudspeth held executive roles in both logistics services and consulting organizations, with a continued focus on achieving greater productivity. These companies include AT Kearney, Coca-Cola and NextJet. Hudspeth has contributed articles and been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal and the Journal of Commerce. He has served as a two-time president of the Dallas-Ft. Worth CSCMP Roundtable, Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 82 at Highland Park Presbyterian, and board member of the Stanford Business School Alumni Association. Mr. Hudspeth holds a MBA from Stanford University and BA from Washington & Lee University.