If 2016 taught us anything, it's that there's more than one way to win at The Logistics Game. Making smart acquisitions is one way. Carving out niches in e-commerce or the "Uberization" of freight are two others. The 2017 Top 50 Logistics Companies rankings reflect these changes. Watch our LiveOnWeb program above for a discussion of the rankings, and "postgame" analysis.
Participating in this program:
Ashfaque Chowdhury, president for Supply Chain – Americas and the Asia-Pacific for XPO Logistics. He joined XPO from New Breed Logistics upon its acquisition by XPO in 2014. Over two decades, Chowdhury has implemented more than 100 logistics operations for many companies around the world.
John Larkin, managing director of transportation and logistics research for Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. Inc. Larkin has been recognized as a top analyst by many publications and has been awarded numerous Starmine stock-picking awards. He holds an MBA from Harvard University.
Stefan Weitz, chief product and strategy officer at e-commerce fulfillment provider Radial. His responsibilities include defining the company’s portfolio of global products, product marketing and inventing technologies to deliver the industry’s best post-click commerce solutions. He also leads Radial’s payments, tax and fraud business. (Full interview here.)
Eric Ma, head of product at digital freight broker Transfix, who talked about his company's emergence in the "Uberization" of freight in an interview conducted during the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show. (Full interview here)
Hosting this month's program are Daniel Bearth, Transport Topics senior features writer and the architect of the Top 50 Logistics rankings, and Seth Clevenger, TT's technology editor.
This month's LiveOnWeb is sponsored by:
Ryder. A FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation and supply chain solutions company, Ryder has been named among FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. For more information, visit www.ryder.com.
Telogis. Helping mobile workforces operate more efficiently is at the heart of Telogis solutions, which includes fleet management software using GPS tracking, driver safety applications, commercial navigation, work order management, dispatch and route optimization. Telogis is part of Verizon Telematics, a company that manages nearly 10 million connected vehicles worldwide. www.verizonconnect.com/telogis