Logistics Expert Witnesses

Logistics expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on logistics. The logistics expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Business Operations, Engineering, Manufacturing, Products Liability, and Transportation.

Zal Phiroz, PhD Harvard University, University of California

San Diego, California
Products Liability, Manufacturing - Product Manufacturing, Product Safety, Personal Injury, Storage, Warehouse, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Distribution, Supply Chain, Transportation, Logistics, Product Testing, Product Recall, Business Interruption, Economic Damages, Production Standards
Dr. Zal Phiroz is a recognized supply chain expert; having served as an expert witness in over 20 cases, including expert testimony in connection with several Fortune 500 parties. In addition to several peer reviewed publications, Dr. Phiroz's latest book (Perspectives of Supply Chain Competitiveness) was released in June 2020. Dr. Phiroz has held academic appointments at Harvard, USC, MSU, UCSD; and provides expert witness testimony on areas involving supply chain (including manufacturing standards, quality control, product testing, packaging, inventory valuation product recalls, and consumer behavior patterns). As a practitioner, Dr. Phiroz has held senior appointments at Procter & Gamble, managing national projects in partnership with retailers (Wal-Mart, Target), and overseeing projects on billion dollar P&G brands (Iams, Tide). Various supply chain initiatives implemented by Dr. Phiroz relating to consumer behavior, demand simulation and manufacturing scheduling are stil...

Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE Inviscid Consulting

Marietta, Georgia
Business Operations, Engineering - supply chain, warehouse, warehousing, distribution, logistics, material handling, productivity, automation, industrial engineering, warehouse management system, ecommerce fulfillment, capacity, WMS, TMS, warehouse accident, layout, material flow, labor, safety, software selection, inventory control
Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE, Founder and Principal with Inviscid Consulting, is a supply chain professional with extensive experience planning and streamlining warehousing, logistics, and distribution operations. For more than 30 years, Steve has solved supply chain problems for numerous clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations. He helps his clients drive down operating costs, boost capacity, improve customer service, reduce risk, implement effective supply chain solutions, and enhance the performance of their supply chain resources: people, processes, inventory, facilities, equipment, material handling systems, transportation assets, and supply chain information technology (IT). Steve earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE) degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He is past president of both the Atlanta chapter of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) and the Atlanta chapter of the Warehousing Educatio...

Charles (Chuck) W. Clowdis

Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
Transportation, Business Operations - Logistics, Transport Costs Analysis, Supply Chain issues, Fleets, Intermodal, Private and Dedicated Contract Carriage, Dray operations, Port operations,3PL Contracts, Best Business Practices in Transport & Logistics, Modal Cost Analysis, Freight Movement Studies
Four decades experience in transportation arena. Motor Carrier executive. Transportation cost specialist, Supply Chain design, review, implementation; outsourcing specialist; pvt. fleet assessment; commodity flow info. Demand-planning, as well as Network Design, assessment, and rationalization of Plant and Distribution Center site selection. Transportation Cost Specialist: Trucking, Air Cargo, Rail, Intermodal, Barge Port & Airport Dray. Authored two books for the American Trucking Assns.: 'THE ART of GIVING QUALITY SERVICE in the Motor Carrier Industry” and "The TRUCK DRIVER". Created The North American Truck Load RATE INDEX in 1983. The INDEX offers truck-load benchmark freight rates for dry van operations to/from over 15,000 origin/destination pairs. At IHS Markit : Managing Director-Transportation, Economics & Country Risk: Managed TRANSEARCH, Cargo Flow Analysis annual project.(aka Reebie Data) as well as transport related consulting projects. Operational Consulting ex...

Joseph B. Michels, Ph.D., P.E., C.P.L. Solomon Bruce Consulting LLC

Fort Worth, Texas
Business Operations, Transportation - Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing, Transportation, Sourcing, Logistics, Inventory Control, Aviation Logistics, Aviation, Military Logistics, Trucking, Business Operations, Material Handling, Forklift and Forklift safety
Dr. Michels is a licensed professional industrial engineer. He has provided depositions and testified in state and federal courts all over the USA. He has led organizations in major metal manufacturing operations, responsible for over 1700 vehicles in fleets to include all types of vehicles-- long haul trucks, local delivery trucks and freight line trucks, watercraft. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) and Certified Professional Logistician (CPL). He has managed over 2 Million square feet of industrial and warehouse space in the Arctic, Pacific and the United States. He has testified in state and federal courts on logistics, manufacturing, transportation and supply chain matters. He was the Dean of the College of Business at Montana State University-Billings, as well as the Dean, School of Systems and Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio. He is certified by SOLE, the International Society of Logistics as a Certified Professional Logistician. He...