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Ocean Spray Teams Up With Uber Freight to Create a Refreshingly Simple Supply Chain

Ocean Spray, a fruit juice, snacks, and sauce retailer, has teamed up with Uber Freight to streamline and improve the transportation of its goods.  The company, comprised of more than 700 family-owned farms, decided to partner with the transportation service provider in an effort to stay ahead of industry trends and better serve its customers. […]

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Getting the Yard in Ship Shape

Getting the Yard in Ship Shape

When Newell Brands Inc. experienced truckload loading issues, costly shipping and driver detention rates, transportation inefficiencies, and a lack of electronic logging device (ELD) data analysis, it turned to a third-party logistics provider.

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Losing Waste, Finding Value

Losing Waste, Finding Value

Michael Wasson is chief operations officer of Tosca, which provides reusable packaging solutions for perishable food supply chains. Responsibilities: Lead and direct Tosca’s supply chain and plant operations, including asset management, logistics, supply chain planning, environmental health, and food safety. Experience: Vice president, supply chain and operations, Tosca; several director- and manager-level supply chain planning […]

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Ethan Frisch: The Spice is Right

Ethan Frisch: The Spice is Right

Ethan Frisch is co-founder/co-owner of Burlap & Barrel, a single- origin spice company. Responsibilities: Establishing supply chains linking farmers with chefs and home cooks; sourcing unique spices; building relationships with restaurants and manufacturers. Experience: Co-host, Why Food? podcast; NYC Team Lead and Senior Operations Manager, Zomato; Logistics Manager, Doctors Without Borders; Policy Advisor and National […]

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On-Demand, One Package at a Time

On-Demand, One Package at a Time

From launching Silver Top Taxi service in the 1980s, which morphed into Silver Top Delivery, to running American Expediting today, Victor Finnegan puts his entrepreneurial spirit and business expertise to work to move thousands of packages a day, one delivery at a time.

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Leading a Supply Chain With Dogged Determination

Leading a Supply Chain With Dogged Determination

Matt Cantatore is chief operating officer of Ollie, a national service that sells healthful, high-quality pet food direct to consumers. Responsibilities: Oversight of day-to-day operations, including sourcing, supply chain management, fulfillment, logistics, and customer service. Also an executive team member responsible for recruiting, goal-setting, and managing the P&L. Experience: Director of operations, Blue Apron; analyst, […]

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The Leader of the Pack

The Leader of the Pack

To meet e-commerce demand for quick deliveries, accessories company Randa finds a solution that enables it to pick, pack, and ship orders in less than two hours.

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Bernice Cannon: Shooting for an Optimized Supply Chain

Bernice Cannon: Shooting for an Optimized Supply Chain

Bernice Cannon is supply chain manager for Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals company, formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals. Responsibilities: Oversight of logistics and supply planning; liaison between the business and the production plant. Experience: Supply chain manager, North America, and customer service manager, both with AkzoNobel; account service manager, FMC Corporation; management trainee, Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Education: […]

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Dan Martin: Emotional Quotient

Dan Martin: Emotional Quotient

Dan Martin’s leadership philosophy encompasses building a collaborative leadership team, staying close to the customer, and acknowledging that failure can be as important to career development as success.

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Jennifer Daniel: Mastering the Art of Logistics

Jennifer Daniel: Mastering the Art of Logistics

Jennifer Daniel is head of global logistics for Redbubble, an online marketplace that connects independent graphic design, fine art, and photography artists with customers. Responsibilities Oversees all inbound and outbound shipping from 32 locations around the world. Experience Senior logistics manager, Redbubble; transportation operations and analytics manager, customs compliance manager, Restoration Hardware; foreign freight and […]

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A No-Fail Mentality and Sheer Force of Will

A No-Fail Mentality and Sheer Force of Will

Many years ago, a few days into a new job as an analyst at Sears, Roebuck and Co., Jeff Cohen was working at his desk when the chief financial officer, Ed Liddy, walked by. “He stopped, introduced himself, and sat down to chat for a few minutes,” Cohen says. “I don’t remember what we talked […]

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Mark Bakker: Change Agent

Mark Bakker: Change Agent

Mark Bakker, head of supply chain operations, Americas, HP Inc. Responsibilities: Manage supply chain operations for owned and channel inventory for commercial and retail markets for the Americas; meet financial goals for the printing, graphics, and personal systems product categories. Experience: Vice president, supply chain operations, Asia Pacific and Japan; director of operations, EMEA; director, […]

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