IntelliTrans Discusses Future Transportation Employment Trends

IntelliTrans Discusses Future Transportation Employment Trends

Tyranny of the Urgent Drives Most Logistics Teams Today

 Atlanta, GA — October 26, 2023 — IntelliTrans, a leader in global multimodal solutions for optimizing supply chain operations for bulk & break-bulk industries, discusses future transportation employment trends. According to the Department of Labor, 80% of the available US workforce will come from ages 65 and up by 2031. This will put more significant challenges on who in the workforce actually wants to work, adding an increased tightness in available labor.

“Many bulk and break-bulk businesses face increased labor challenges due to increased order complexities; lower levels of available, seasoned staff; and changes in economic conditions where recovery rarely generates a return to prior staff levels,” says Chad Raube, President and CEO of IntelliTrans. “With a continued growth forecasted for domestic freight in 2025 and beyond, there is an expected need of nearly 2M new employees for transportation and warehousing jobs, due to growth and attrition.”

Companies are competing for a shrinking share of the population. Only 19% of the labor force will increase in 2021 to 2031 for ages 25 to 65. Eighty percent of the workforce in 2031 will come from the over-65 population.

Staffing levels in the bulk and break-bulk industries are compounded by:

  • Staffing is usually seen as “do more with less.”
  • Teams often move from one emergency to another = tyranny of the urgent.
  • Rail service is the most economical but often has questionable service levels, which drives the rail volume to trucks.
  • Orders can be challenging with short, requested lead times, cancellations, and changes,
  • Need to account for site and product-specific requirements.
  • Smaller teams have less tenure and many “fires” to deal with.
  • The building of new manufacturing sites has tripled in the past two years because of reshoring; this will change distribution patterns and transportation modes.

Companies need to differentiate themselves with a talent strategy that involves technology deployment, employee engagement, and having a mission that matters. Technology like a transportation management system (TMS) can help as it will automate tedious work, improve productivity by 35%, and increase satisfaction, as people want to work for a company with great technology.

  • The TMS should allow shippers to manage by exception, which helps employees focus on only the shipment that needs attention.
  • Using a TMS will reduce costs by saving>$110/load.
  • The TMS will also improve service significantly if customers can help themselves, such as finding the correct ETA and carriers can self-schedule.
  • Between 10 – 15% of freight bills contain errors, and accessorial charges are wrong 25% of the time. A TMS with freight bill audit and pay capabilities allows shippers to pay what they owe and carriers to get paid on time, which helps with cash flow.
IntelliTrans Participates in Panel on Empowering Women in Corporate Success

IntelliTrans Participates in Panel on Empowering Women in Corporate Success

Free Leadership Panel Focuses on “How to Successfully Navigate the Dynamics of Female-Led Teams”

 Atlanta, GA — October 26, 2023 — IntelliTrans, a leader in global multimodal solutions for optimizing supply chain operations for bulk & break-bulk industries, will be participating in a Women Leadership Panel on November 1, 2023, hosted by Humans Doing, a leading recruitment agency. Syd Lilly, Senior Director of Professional Services at IntelliTrans, will join the discussion panel on empowering women in corporate success.

“IntelliTrans fosters mentoring programs internally, letting employees mentor each other as well as mentoring people in the community, helping them better understand what they should do professionally and in their personal life,” says Chad Raube, President and CEO of IntelliTrans. “Syd Lilly is a great example of this. She will share her experiences as a female lead on our professional services team.”

The Women Executive Leadership Panel will discuss “How to Successfully Navigate the Dynamics of Female-Led Teams” on Wednesday, November 1, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Ponce WeWork located at 725 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. This is the third installment of “Powering Up: Empowering Women in Corporate Success.” The entire Powering Up series aims to help professionals cultivate a more inclusive and harmonious workspace.

The lineup of participants includes some of the most influential women leaders in Atlanta who will discuss their strategies for success, along with the challenges they faced and the reality of what it takes to navigate the dynamics of Female-Led teams. The panelists are:

  • Danyale Ziglor, Vice President, Wellstar Health System
  • Paola Moncivais, Director of HR, CocaCola
  • Stephanie Murray, Chief Diversity Officer and HR VP, Radius Recycling
  • Syd Lilly, Sr. Director of Professional Services, IntelliTrans

To register for the free networking and community-building event, visit https://lu.ma/ysrlbznj.

Human Doings combines decades of experience from top-notch recruiters with groundbreaking AI technology to match high-quality candidates with exciting opportunities while saving companies time, money, and headaches. Human Doings employs a Recruiting as a Service model that empowers clients to leverage ongoing recruiting support that is more strategic and cost-sensitive than traditional models.

IntelliTrans Ken Sherman Presents Upcoming Transportation Market Trends Webinar

IntelliTrans Ken Sherman Presents Upcoming Transportation Market Trends Webinar

Free Live Webinar Discusses Shipper Issues in Today’s Market and How Technology Can Address These Challenges

 Atlanta, GA — October 17, 2023 — IntelliTrans, a leader in global multimodal solutions for optimizing supply chain operations for bulk & break-bulk industries, announces that Ken Sherman, Senior Advisor, will be presenting “How to win in a tough transportation market using technology” in a free webinar on October 25, 2023, at 2:00 PM. Ken will discuss current shippers’ challenges and pain points and how to address these issues with technology.

“Shippers face various challenges today, including rising fuel costs, demand variability, labor scarcity, geopolitical issues, heightened customer expectations, and tighter budgets,” says Chad Raube, President and CEO of IntelliTrans. “Technology will solve many issues for shippers by giving them real-time visibility from end-to-end, optimizing transportation plans to get the lowest total cost without sacrificing on time delivery or customer service, and automating manual processes that improve efficiencies and productivity of their teams.”

The free, live webinar on current transportation industry trends will cover:

  • Current industry issues and challenges
  • Market trends that demand change
  • How technology addresses key industry issues
  • How a transportation management system (TMS) improves bulk and break-bulk operations
  • Q&A

Ken Sherman is an invaluable expert in supply chain industry trends, challenges, and solutions. Previously, Ken was the president of IntelliTrans for over twenty years until his retirement. Now, he works in a consultancy role with the company as a senior advisor.

To register for the webinar on October 25 at 2:00 PM ET, visit https://www.intellitrans.com/tms-webinar.

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.

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