Misty Sobanski Named Recipient of the 2023 Women in Supply Chain Award

Misty Sobanski Named Recipient of the 2023 Women in Supply Chain Award

Helps Global CPG Producer Save Millions in Freight Bills and Supply Chain Services

 Atlanta, GA — September 18, 2023 — IntelliTrans, a leader in global multimodal solutions for optimizing supply chain operations for bulk & break-bulk industries, announces that Misty Sobanski, Engagement Manager at IntelliTrans, is one of the winners of this year’s Women in Supply Chain Award from Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines. This award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network. Misty was chosen for her work for one of IntelliTran’s biggest clients, a large, global CPG producer, helping the business save millions in freight bills by better auditing that eliminated late fees. 

“I am so honored for being recognized for the work I have been doing to help save my client millions in their transport operations,” says Misty Sobanski, Engagement Manager at IntelliTrans. “Receiving the Women in the Supply Chain Award is a testament to the hard work of my team and the strength of our transportation solutions and services.”

“This year, we received over 400 submissions, the highest amount of applications not only for this award but also for all of our awards. What’s more, 118 of those applications were submitted by male counterparts, nominating their boss, co-worker or associate. Last year, that figure was just at 75. Also, this year, 39 women self-nominated, a tremendous uptick from last year’s award, which just saw 12 self-nominations. This shows progress. This shows hope that one day, we won’t need an award like this because men and women in the supply chain will be equal,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “While there’s still more work to be done, what we’re doing is working. From truck drivers to CEOs, what these winners are doing matters to the future of all supply chains.”

“Women have been making a significant impact in supply chain management, contributing to the growth and innovation of the supply chain industry. As more women join the supply chain workforce, they bring diverse perspectives that can help address complex supply chain problems and improve global supply chain operations. It is important that we empower, recognize, and elevate these achievements through initiatives like the Women in Supply Chain Award, as seen through the overwhelming response. Congratulations to all the winners, those who nominated others, and the bravery of those who nominated themselves,” adds Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, founder of the Let’s Talk Supply Chain podcast and Blended Pledge project, both exclusive sponsors of the Women in Supply Chain award.

As the Engagement Manager, Misty is responsible for building and maintaining customer relationships on-site at a Global Fortune 500 customer, overseeing the execution and delivery of SaaS-based technology and service offerings, which include but are not limited to bulk transportation procurement, shipment execution, driving problem resolution, freight invoice auditing, leading process improvements and delivering value by optimizing the customer’s transportation and supply chain network by leveraging company technology and maximizing employee utilization. Misty looked at the raw materials the company was shipping and found opportunities of $8M last year where they could save money. Per the client’s contract with IntelliTrans, IntelliTrans is only required to find $4.5M of savings – so Misty went above and beyond the contract.

Another example of what she does for the client is using load optimization software and a dashboard to see how much the client fills their tankers with raw materials. For some commodities, the client was only filling them to 80%. She suggested they fill them to at least 90%, which created savings of over $2M.

Go to https://foodl.me/fdx1zi to view the complete list of winners. Recipients will be honored at this year’s Women in Supply Chain Forum, set to take place Nov. 14-15, 2023, in Atlanta. Go to www.WomenInSupplyChainForum.com to register and learn more.

Chad Raube Joins IntelliTrans as President and CEO

Chad Raube Joins IntelliTrans as President and CEO

Experienced in Mentoring Businesses for Growth and Profitability

 Atlanta, GA — August 15, 2023 — IntelliTrans, a leader in global multimodal solutions for optimizing supply chain operations for bulk & break-bulk industries, announces that Chad Raube has joined as President and CEO, replacing Ken Sherman, who has retired. With over thirty years of experience leading technology-enabled services and software companies in North America and Europe, Chad’s exceptional skills as a leader, mentor, and visionary will be pivotal to the continued success and growth of IntelliTrans.

“I am humbled and thrilled to join this excellent organization, and I look forward to collaborating with our teams to build upon the strong foundation that is in place as we continue to delight our valued customers, set the benchmark of excellence in our industry with our leading-edge technologies and services, and guide our business to new heights,” says Chad Raube, President and CEO, IntelliTrans. “As we embark upon this promising new chapter for IntelliTrans, I want to sincerely thank Ken Sherman for his dedication to and leadership of IntelliTrans over the years.”

Most recently, Chad was CEO of Info-Pro Lender Services and Guaranty Closing and Title, leading their transformation and delivering strong year on year EBITDA and customer growth. At Info-Pro, a provider of software-enabled services to banks and credit unions, Chad and his team built it into a national challenger brand recently acquired by LERETA. Before Info-Pro, Chad was a partner at London-based Dawn Capital, a leading SaaS-focused venture capital firm, prior to which Chad launched and led the consumer broadband internet business at Virgin Media, establishing it as the market share and quality leader in the UK.

Chad earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Carleton College, a Master of Science degree in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Jeff Paulsen, a Group Executive at Roper Technologies, Inc., says, “The Roper team is excited to have Chad Raube lead IntelliTrans into the future. Chad is a seasoned executive with an exceptional track record of delivering excellence for customers and building businesses.”

IntelliTrans’ Karen Howlett Named to Global Trade’s Women in Logistics 2023 List

IntelliTrans’ Karen Howlett Named to Global Trade’s Women in Logistics 2023 List

Only Ten Women were Chosen for this Prestigious Award

 Atlanta, GA — July 25, 2023 — IntelliTrans, a leader in global multimodal solutions for optimizing supply chain operations for bulk & break-bulk industries, announces that Operations Manager, Karen Howlett, is named to Global Trade’s magazine Women in Logistics 2023. Karen is one of ten women chosen for this prestigious award; winners were selected based on their shining example of pushing the logistics and supply chain industry forward.

“This is truly an honor for Karen and IntelliTrans as she drives innovation, improves efficiency, reduces costs, betters customer service, and helps make the supply chain more sustainable and diverse for our clients,” says Brian Cupp, Director of Operations, IntelliTrans. “Not only is Karen invaluable for our customers, but she also likes to help her team develop their careers while also helping them manage customer challenges.”

“Wow,” says Karen Howlett, Operations Manager at IntelliTrans. “I am super honored, but I owe it all to this amazing company and the team of folks that help me do what I do best each day.”

Karen started at IntelliTrans as a part-timer but soon moved to oversee a team of thirty customer service reps full-time. She and her team work with top-tier rail clients, helping them proactively manage their day-to-day logistics operations. Karen and her team have gotten very creative with routing trains so that the trains can provide service to their customers. They must analyze data and use detailed reports to determine the best methods to help customers and have successfully offered solutions to assist with such challenges from the carriers.

IntelliTrans has over 25 years of experience in the rail industry, providing managed rail transportation services to monitor, manage, and automate freight rail services. For one customer, IntelliTrans reduced the rail fleet size by 5%, despite increased sales; key customer inventory was reduced by 50%, and an issue where an average of 90 misrouted or lost railcars/month was resolved.

IntelliTrans Recognized in 2023 Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies

IntelliTrans Global Supply Chain Visibility Platform Proactively Manages Client Shipments

Atlanta, GA — July 25, 2023 — IntelliTrans, a leader in global multimodal solutions for optimizing supply chain operations for bulk & break-bulk industries, announces the company is recognized in the Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies 2023¹. IntelliTrans is recognized for Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms, “which complements the planning and execution capabilities of transportation management systems (TMSs) by providing real-time order and shipment visibility. These platforms are a core part of logistics technology and perform functions that support transportation management, warehouse management, yard management, and fleet management.”

“We are very excited to be recognized in the report. Our Global Supply Chain Visibility Platform allows shippers to track shipments across truck, ocean, and rail and proactively manage exceptions,” says Ken Sherman, President, IntelliTrans. “Our platform is unique in that clients receive an aggregated view of all traffic across multiple transportation modes for the most complete and timely integrated picture of their shipments, from end-to-end.”

Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities. IntelliTrans is a Sample Vendor for Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms. Supply chain technology leaders should use this Hype Cycle to grasp the maturity, viability, and riskiness of evolving supply chain execution technologies.

The IntelliTrans Global Supply Chain Visibility Platform provides a complete, end-to-end view of the supply chain that starts at the transportation planning stages and ends when the product is delivered to the end customer. The platform gathers data from shipments of all types, tracking them as they are transported. Combined with other data feeds that track manufacturing and dock scheduling, plus historical data that enables AI-powered predictive analytics, the IntelliTrans Global Supply Chain Visibility platform allows shippers to maintain a complete view of their supply chain activities. Whether tracking trucks, ocean, rail, or barge shipments worldwide, IntelliTrans’ clients gain greater efficiencies in transportation processes, leading to lower costs and better customer service.


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IntelliTrans Partners with Nexxiot, Solving Real-World Rail Freight Problems with IoT Data

IntelliTrans Partners with Nexxiot, Solving Real-World Rail Freight Problems with IoT Data

Clients Gain Visibility, Reduce Risk, and Improve Safety

 Atlanta, GA — July 18, 2023 — IntelliTrans, a leader in global multimodal solutions for optimizing supply chain operations for bulk & break-bulk industries, announces a partnership with Nexxiot, a leader in Asset Intelligence for rail and intermodal. This partnership enhances IntelliTrans’ rail freight transportation management and visibility platforms with real-time asset-level monitoring. In time, this will deliver real-time network insights, location monitoring, and other IoT-sensing data that reduces risk and improves safety.

“As the leader in rail freight transportation management, many of our clients will benefit from Nexxiot’s asset intelligence and insight, giving them visibility to where their freight is at all times,” says Ken Sherman, President, IntelliTrans. “With our industry knowledge and expertise combined with real-time data from Nexxiot sensors, the rail industry gets something they have never had before – answers to real-world problems.”

“Our devices gather immediate insights into the status of rail assets so that shippers know what is happening within their rail freight network in real-time,” says Nexxiot CEO Stefan Kalmund. “With the IntelliTrans knowledge base and data gathering capabilities, our technology can do more than just track assets; they can mitigate risk, improve safety, and keep customers happy.”

IntelliTrans will collect data from the Nexxiot gateways and sensors on rail cars, helping clients extend the value of their visibility data to avoid risks, such as being able to see that a hatch is open, that brakes are engaged during movement, or a notable impact has occurred. These devices integrated into the IntelliTrans visibility platform will help keep rail shipments running smoothly.

“For example, by reading the sensors on brakes and hatches, we can see right away that something is happening, such as the railcar moving while the brake is engaged which can damage the wheel, helping identify issues as they occur, greatly increasing the safety of the railcar,” adds Sherman. “Or we can see if a hatch is open, which could lead to product quality becoming compromised or indicate that title transfer should occur from the shipper to the consignee. By knowing the hatch is open, we can better protect the car’s products, improving customer service and satisfaction.”

Nexxiot provides IoT devices that monitor freight railcars’ handbrakes, hatches, and doors. The sensors connect wirelessly to the Nexxiot Globehopper (cellular) gateway, sending data to IntelliTrans for processing and analytics that enhance decision-making capabilities. Using Nexxiot Asset Intelligence technology, IntelliTrans clients mitigate uncertainty and risk, helping them to meet the growing demand for safer, high-quality rail freight. Nexxiot’s Scope AI extracts data from Nexxiot tracking devices and provides an interactive conversational interface to answer shipment status queries, such as “Which rail car doors were opened at midnight in Knoxville?”

“This shared expertise of our devices and the IntelliTrans analytics means customers can know what is happening with their rail shipments in real-time,” adds Kalmund. “It’s a win-win for both our companies and an even bigger win for rail customers around the world.”

IntelliTrans Receives 2023 Top Supply Chain Projects Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive

IntelliTrans Receives 2023 Top Supply Chain Projects Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive

IntelliTrans Receives 2023 Top Supply Chain Projects Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive

This award profiles innovative case study-type projects designed to automate, optimize, streamline, and improve the supply chain.

 Atlanta, GA — June 14, 2023 — IntelliTrans, a leader in global multimodal solutions for optimizing supply chain operations for bulk & break-bulk industries,  announces being named a winner of a 2023 Top Supply Chain Projects Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain. These awards profile innovative case study-type projects designed to automate, optimize, streamline, and improve the supply chain. IntelliTrans was chosen for its supply chain project with a global manufacturer of paper & forest products. With IntelliTrans’ supply chain execution and visibility platform in place, this large lumber producer can focus on the strategic side of its business and let the technology handle its day-to-day freight management.

“From demand planning and forecasting to implementing the ultimate in warehouse automation, the past 12 months have seen companies within the supply chain and logistics space upgrade, enhance, adopt, and adapt in order to achieve greater efficiency along the chain,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “That’s why it’s important today’s supply chains run on collaboration. Companies partnered to implement each other’s software and technology and work smarter together. And, it’s these partnerships that have enabled many supply chain organizations to better manage inventory, reduce costs, retain employees, track data and analytics, and build resilience for whatever disruptions may lie ahead.”

“IntelliTrans is pleased to receive the 2023 Top Supply Chain Project award for its work with a global manufacturer, which gained efficiencies that allowed the company’s logistics team members more time back in their busy day,” says Ken Sherman, President of IntelliTrans. “Using the IntelliTrans TMS at the manufacturer to automate processes has resulted in $3.65M savings while the IntelliTrans Global Visibility Platform delivers $5M in savings.”

IntelliTrans automates transportation processes at the paper & forest products manufacturer. It helps the manufacturer readily identify and leverage viable freight opportunities—something it wasn’t managing efficiently with its manual systems. IntelliTrans also provides sensors inside of

silos to provide visibility on when replenishment is needed. By having IntelliTrans audit and pay freight bills, this manufacturer has saved over $4.8M dollars.

Go to https://sdce.me/av7r0h to view the list of Top Supply Chain Projects winners. Go to www.SDCExec.com/awards for upcoming Supply & Demand Chain Executive awards.


About IntelliTrans Global Multimodal Supply Chain Solutions

IntelliTrans, a Roper Technologies company, provides unified and proactive solutions to manage complex supply chain needs. Customers are nimble and efficient with the global supply chain transparency powered by the IntelliTrans cloud-based Control Tower (Global Visibility Platform℠) and IntelliTrans TMS (Transportation Management System), the only SaaS-based TMS provides shipment execution and visibility across rail, truck, intermodal, barge, and ocean. IntelliTrans enables complete, timely, and accurate data, allowing customers to automate business processes, improve customer service, and reduce operational costs. IntelliTrans has recently received the Inbound Logistics Top 100 Logistics IT Provider Award, the 2023 BIG Innovation Award, the Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award, and the Food Logistics/SDCE Top Software and Technology Award. President Ken Sherman was named one of the top 10 Influential Leader by Railway Age magazine readers. Learn more at our website, linked here.

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