Inbound Logistics | May 2023


CURIOSITY, NEW PERSPECTIVES DRIVE INNOVATION. Step outside of your comfort zone to gain new

Making Sense of Chaos

perspectives from co-workers, clients, carriers, and community partners. We all have something to oer. We all have something to learn. –Sharmila Fowler-Pos Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Echo Global Logistics FEEDING THE WORLD EFFICIENTLY –Gregory W. Tuthill Chief Commercial Officer SeaCube Containers WHEN CUSTOMERS SUCCEED, WE SUCCEED –Nomar Ramis Chief Customer Officer, Magaya MIRACLES ONLY HAPPEN EARLY MORNING! –Vincent Cellard Vice President, Commodity Management, Flex REWARDING, EXCITING, STRATEGIC . But the most important adjective is TRANSFORMATIONAL . I get to work with innovators to help them mold their technology to meet the warehouse’s needs. Seeing that process at work is incredibly fulfilling. –Kristi Montgomery Vice President of Innovation, Research and Development, Kenco Group

Controlling chaos for our customers

–Keith Andrey President, U.S. Freight Forwarding UPS Supply Chain Solutions Organized chaos. Serving. Analytics. Ownership. –Gary Harber Distribution Manager, Milgard Overseeing creative chaos –Bryn Heimbeck President and Co-Founder Trade Tech


ACCELERATING SUPPLY CHAIN DIGITALIZATION. As the industry faces new challenges, technology investments are required to help reduce complexity. In my role, I lead the charge to define and execute digital strategies with cutting-edge technologies that optimize productivity and create a seamless connection of operation systems. –Paul Gaffney Chief Digital Officer, Omni Logistics SUPPLY CHAIN PROCESS IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIST. I work closely with my team to ensure our processes are eƒcient, that our customers’ supply chains are optimized, and that we are highly proactive in our scheduling, planning, and other activities. –Art Van Der Stuyf Director of Supply Chain Strategy iGPS Logistics

–Paul Boothe President, Last Mile and Dedicated Transportation, RXO COLLABORATIVE, CUSTOMER- CENTRIC, INNOVATIVE, SUPPORTIVE. My job oers variety, challenges, and opportunity to have real impact. –Eric Elter Director of Information and Technology Services, KDL Logistics DRIVE BUSINESS VALUE FOR CUSTOMERS –Mehul Kapadia Chief Revenue Officer, Locus I CREATE TRUSTWORTHY RELATIONSHIPS –Melissa Somsen Chief Commercial Officer, AFS Logistics


–Mingshu Bates Chief Analytics Officer, AFS Logistics SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY LEADER, MENTOR –Steve Sommer VP Supply Chain Engineering, Optilogic FINDING INSIGHT IN NOISY DATA –Tony Pelli Practice Director, Security and Resilience, BSI HELPING COMPANIES MANAGE SUPPLIER RISKS –Patrick Higgins Principal, Procurement & Supply Chain Management, Avetta

Have a great answer to a good question? Be sure to participate next month. We want to know:

What one supply chain adjustment would make the biggest impact on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals? We’ll publish some answers. Tell us at or tweet us @ILMAGAZINE #ILGOODQUESTION

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