OHL and Nashville PMI Chapter Launch Transportation Community of Practice

Sep 25, 2012, 11:46 ET from OHL

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OHL is establishing a Community of Practice (CoP) platform to encourage collaborations, learning opportunities, discussions, and events for the middle Tennessee transportation industry in partnership with the local Nashville Project Management Institute (PMI) chapter.

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OHL will be the sponsor for this CoP supporting collaborative networking opportunities that lead to the successful delivery of projects in the transportation industry. "OHL is very excited to sponsor and lead the launch of the Transportation Community of Practice in Nashville," said Darren Cockrel, OHL CIO and PMP 2006. "We believe the Nashville area and transportation leaders will benefit by the opportunities to engage with their peers on common challenges and opportunities that they face."

"We are really pleased to have OHL sponsor and help launch the Transportation CoP," said Jennifer Schenck, Board President of the Nashville, TN Chapter PMI. "Most people are unaware of the growth and size of the transportation and warehousing industry in the middle Tennessee area. The launch of CoP helps support an important industry and community for these professionals."

The inaugural meeting will be a special kick off interactive event and Darren Cockrel, OHL CIO, will speak at the event to take place on October 15th at OHL's Brentwood, TN headquarters. Please register at:  www.pminashville.org

Regular meetings for the Nashville PMI Transportation CoP will be held quarterly and the schedule posted on www.pminashville.org.  Cost of attendance for the inaugural and regular meetings will be $5 for PMI members and $10 for non-members and will earn 1.5 PDU credits. Attendance will be open to any student, PMI member or guest, and Project Manager Candidates. The topics will be focused on the transportation, logistics, and warehouse industry. Topics will be leading edge and speakers will be leaders from the transportation community.

About PMI
The PMI Nashville Chapter now has over 1000 active members and growing. In 2011, the Local Interest Group (LIG's) and Special Interest Groups (SIG's) transformed to Communities of Practice. PMI Nashville concentrated on IT, Business Intelligence, Retail, Government, Agile, PMO, and Healthcare Communities of Practice. PMI Nashville also expanded their services to the membership by jumpstarting the Mentoring Program as well as expanding their Project Management Professional (PMP) certification Study Group offerings.  www.pminashville.org

About OHL
OHL is one of the largest 3PL's in the world, providing integrated global supply chain management solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. OHL operates more than 130 value-added distribution centers, offering comprehensive transportation management services, employs nearly 7,000, and creates global supply chain solutions for companies of all sizes.  www.ohl.com

Contact:  Phil Corwin, +1-615-271-2254, pcorwin@ohl.com