Logistics: 3PL




As the earth gets flatter and more crowded, more businesses are profiting off emerging markets. For companies trying to reach customers, wherever they may be, the specialists they need are third-party logistics (3PL) firms. An essential link in the supply chain, the best 3PLs know how to get the product where it needs to be in the most timely and cost-effective manner. Sometimes, 3PLs provide all the links in that chain. If the world map is flat, globalization puts Memphis right in the middle. Crowded? Sounds like an opportunity.

CHARLIE ANDREWS
Chief Operating Officer, Nickey Warehouses, Inc. B.B.A. in Marketing, University of Tennessee-Martin. Services include warehousing, order fulfillment, reverse logistics, international shipping, and transportation management. Has been with company for 10 years. Member, International Warehouse & Logistics Association, Mid America CropLife Association, Southeast Warehouse Association, and Warehousing Education and Research Council.

LANNY CHALK
Terminal Manager, Fullen Dock and Warehouse, Inc. Attended Jacksonville State University. Company is a full-service intermodal river terminal and warehousing facility. Clients include barge brokers, freight forwarders, and manufacturers requiring barge, harbor, and tug services, transshipment, trucking, and storage. With Port 740, Inc., company owns two tugs. Has been with company since 1994. Member, Inland River Ports & Terminal Association and Area Maritime Security.

WILLIAM B. DUNAVANT III
Chief Executive Officer and President, Dunavant Enterprises, Inc. Educated, University of Virginia. Started Dunavant’s Australian operations which saw the construction of three super gins. Board Member, SunTrust Bank and Hutchison School. Member and Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Leadership Academy. Member, National Advisory Board, Jefferson Scholars Foundation, University of Virginia. Member, Shelby County Greenways Committee. Advisory Board Member, Baptist Memorial Hospital.

JIM ETTER
Vice President, Operations, DDN. B.S., Business (Marketing), Indiana University. Specializes in warehousing and distribution, financial services, and medical services. Member, Memphis Bioworks Biologistics Steering Committee, Warehousing Education and Research Council, and Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Supports Central Church Men’s Ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, St. Jude Memphis Marathon Volunteer, Leadership Memphis.

BUZZ FLY
Vice President, Patterson Warehouses, Inc. Has more than 25 years’ experience in transportation and warehousing business development. Operates nearly 2 million square feet of food-grade space. Provides national distribution services for companies including First Act, Black & Decker, Crayola, and Yakima. Services include warehousing and distribution, lot number, serial number, and variable weight control, intermodal dryage, local cartage, LTL consolidation, and cross-dock operations.

SCOTT HAGAN
Vice President, Global Business, Mallory Alexander International Logistics. Completed Strategic Marketing Management program, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia; Supply Chain Logistics at M.I.T., School of Transportation. Services include global network of ocean and air transportation, freight forwarding and brokerage, and global warehousing. Member, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and Memphis World Trade Club. Affiliated with the Memphis Chapter of the Special Olympics.

CLIFF LYNCH
Principal, C.F. Lynch & Associates. Member, Warehousing Education and Research Council. Certified Member, American Society of Transportation & Logistics (AST&L). Past President, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Received CSCMP Distinguished Service Award. Named AST&L Outstanding Transportation/Logistics Executive in 1997. Author of five books on logistics and supply chain management. Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Memphis.

CALVIN W. OZIER
President, UWT Logistics. B.S., Industrial Management, University of Tennessee. Specializes in order processing and shipping, transportation services, repackaging services. Member and Past President, Southeastern Warehouse Association. Member, International Warehouse and Logistics Association and Greater Memphis Chamber. Director, Land Bank of Mississippi. Went on 17-year medical mission trip to Peru with United Servants Abroad and South America Mission.

RICK RODELL
Chairman and CEO, Cornerstone Systems. Educated in Transportation, Northwestern University. Founded the company in 1997. Member, The Global Leaders. Former Member, VISTAGE. Past Chairman, Intermodal Conference of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA). Former Board Member, TIA. Finalist, Memphis Business Journal’s Chief Executive Officer Award.  Recognized by Governor of Tennessee as a Tennessee Volunteer.  Supports Youth Villages.

SCOTT TALLEY
Partner and Vice President of Distribution, PFSweb. B.B.A., University of North Texas; M.B.A., New York Institute of Technology. Services include logistics and end-to-end eCommerce solutions. Clients fall within wide range of industry sectors, including multichannel retail, luxury brands, consumer electronics, high-tech goods, and aviation. Has been in position since 1999. Member, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and Association for Operations Management.

JO VICKERS
President, CEO, and Co-Founder, Vickers Distribution & Transfer, Inc. Educated at University of Memphis. Specializes in logistics, warehousing. Has been with company 46 years. Three-time finalist, Small Business of the Year Award, Memphis Business Journal. Named to “Who’s Who of Professional Women.” Member, National Federation of Independent Business and Tennessee Trucking Association. Is a youth soccer coach.

KAREN WHITE
Regional Vice President, OHL. Named to Inbound Logistics Top 100 3PLs. Selected as Participant in U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Broker Self-Assessment Outreach Pilot. Certificate of Appreciation, Department of Homeland Security for supporting TSA Truck Security Forum “Linking Government & Industry.” Member, Board of Advisors, Greater Memphis Chamber. Member, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Memphis Cargo Task Force.

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