Supply Chain Now Radio, Episode 66
“Modern Freight Forwarding & Talent Market Perspective”
Live broadcast from Flexport’s Offices in Atlanta
Learn more here: www.flexport.com
Matt Marshall joined Flexport in San Francisco in 2017 and is currently a Senior Director and General Manager for the Southeast Region based in the Atlanta office, which opened in June 2017 and has since grown to more than 100 employees. Atlanta has become a critical area for Flexport to service many enterprise-level clients, such as Georgia Pacific.
Prior to joining Flexport, Matt worked for Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice in New York where he advised Enterprise clients on supply chain strategy, network optimization, procurement, and logistics. Matt has a BS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MBA in Strategy & Finance from Penn State University.
Matt enjoys playing tennis with his wife Courtney and spending time with their golden retriever puppy Badger. Connect with Matt Marshall on LinkedIn, follow Flexport on Twitter and learn more about the organization here: https://www.flexport.com/
Travis Turner serves as the Director of Business Development at Hire Dynamics which was founded in Atlanta in 2001 and has been recognized by Clearly Rated for 10 Years Best in Staffing for Client and Talent Satisfaction. A graduate of Georgia Southern University, Travis works extensively with the Hire Dynamics Business Development team in three key Metro Atlanta markets.
Over the past five years, Travis has been promoted within Hire Dynamics from Account Manager to Branch Manager to Director as of December 2018. Prior to Hire Dynamics, Travis was part of an emerging 3PL brand, Coyote Logistics, for six years. Travis currently serves as Hire Dynamics’ subject matter expert on Supply Chain. Travis’ honesty, leadership and creativity have made him a key asset to Hire Dynamics and his business clients.
Travis is passionate about developing others and servicing his clients through partnerships at the highest level. He is also, “husband to an amazing, smart and supportive wife, and father to a beautiful little girl!” Travis is an “All Atlanta Teams” sports fan and also enjoys fitness and travel in his leisure time. Given thirty minutes of down time, Travis will create ingenious “Shark Tank” business ideas hoping to one day change the world or at least make it a better place! Connect with Travis Turner on LinkedIn, follow Hire Dynamics on Twitter and learn more about the organization here: https://hiredynamics.com/
Ben Harris is Director of Supply Chain Ecosystem Expansion for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Ben comes to the Metro Atlanta Chamber after serving as Senior Manager, Market Development for Manhattan Associates. There, Ben was responsible for developing Manhattan’s sales pipeline and overall Americas supply chain marketing strategy.
Ben oversaw market positioning, messaging and campaign execution to build awareness and drive new pipeline growth. Prior to joining Manhattan, Ben spent four years with the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Center of Innovation for Logistics where he played a key role in establishing the Center as a go-to industry resource for information, support, partnership building, and investment development. Additionally, he became a key SME for all logistics and supply chain-focused projects.
Ben began his career at Page International, Inc. where he drove continuous improvement in complex global supply chain operations for a wide variety of businesses and Fortune 500 companies. An APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Ben holds an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration (EMBA) and bachelor’s degree in International Business (BBA) from the Terry College at the University of Georgia. Connect with Ben on LinkedIn and learn more about the Metro Atlanta Chamber here: www.metroatlantachamber.com
Scott W. Luton is the founder of Supply Chain Now Radio and also serves as Managing Partner for TalentStream. He has worked extensively in the end-to-end Supply Chain industry for more than 15 years, appearing in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Dice and Quality Progress Magazine.
Scott currently serves as Executive Vice President of APICS Atlanta, was recently named a 2019 Pro to Know in Supply Chain by Supply & Demand Executive. He served on the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit Executive Committee and currently serves as Chair of the 2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards Planning Committee. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential.
As a Veteran of the United States Air Force, Scott also volunteers on the Business Pillar for VETLANTA, and maintains active membership in the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance & CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable. Connect with Scott Luton on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter at @ScottWLuton. Learn more about TalentStream, a leading recruiting & staffing firm that helps companies find top talent in the Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain space, by visiting their website here: www.talentstreamstaffing.com
Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode
APICS Atlanta CSCP and CLTD Boot Camps at Georgia Tech: click here
eCommerce Operations Summit: https://www.operationssummit.com/
MRO Americas: https://mroamericas.aviationweek.com/en/home.html
Velocity 2019 Conference: https://velocity-conference.com/
AME Atlanta 2019 Lean Summit: https://www.ame.org/ame-atlanta-2019-lean-summit
EFT 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: click here
Gartner Supply Chain Leadership Conference in Phoenix: https://www.gartner.com/en/conferences/na/supply-chain-us