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Upcoming virtual information sessions about The Wisconsin Platform

February 10, 2021 at 11 a.m.

February 23, 2021 at 1 p.m.


The Wisconsin Platform addresses manufacturing and distribution companies’ concerns about container turns and drayage shortages. The Platform also stabilizes flows, helps clients manage costs and increases supply-chain efficiencies for companies using Chicago, the largest inland port in the world.

Join us for our upcoming virtual information sessions to discuss the Wisconsin Platform’s origin, continued success and use of innovative lean processes for sustainable supply chain solutions.

At these sessions a distinguished panel will share how they addressed the regions' congested rail system and getting freight through the Chicago gateway that creates service and reliability issues for Wisconsin shippers. 

We are offering two dates for your convenience.

What is the Wisconsin Platform?

What is the GKM Wisconsin TEU Intermodal Circuitous Platform? Researched for two years, written in 2012 and piloted in 2014, the WI Platform is the most sustainable solution for issues related to movement of TEUs for Wisconsin shippers.


Read about the Wisconsin Platform's presentation to the Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

GKM Wisconsin has been working with Wisconsin companies since 2015 and has given dozens of information sessions throughout the state. GKM’s goal is to educate manufacturers and producers about solutions to costly import/export issues. Information sessions are just that, no sales or marketing occurs and only manufacturers and producers can attend. Once it safe to return to in-person meetings, GKM plans to return to in-person meetings on college and university campuses in mid-to-late 2021. 

Hear what others are saying about The Wisconsin Platform

“The Wisconsin Platform provides Vollrath with greater control of import freight flows. By acting as our de-consolidation partner near the Chicago port, the WI Platform eliminates our concerns with container turns and dray shortages while allowing us to prioritize freight as needed. It lowers risk and increases our ability to come through for our stakeholders.” 

Benjamin Andrews, Manager Int. Logistics & Customs Compliance, Vollrath

"Innovative problem solving using analytical methods is the most 'in-demand' skill I hear about from our employer partners. Given the large base of manufacturers in Wisconsin, the WI Platform is a great example of the application of this skill in a context that is particularly relevant to the state."

Jake Dean, Director, Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management, University of Wisconsin School of Business

The event is free of charge, but reserved for manufacturers and producers only. Seating is limited and registration is required.

Invitations are extended to Shippers and Manufacturers only. The event is free of charge but registration is required. The Interstate 41 ■ Interstate 43 ■ Interstate 90 Circuitous Platform User Panel Discussion is for information purposes only. No Sales or Marketing Occurs. ■ The NE and NW Circuitous Platform is SOLAS Compliant.