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, Intellectual Property, Manufacturing, Products Liability, and Transportation.

Zal Phiroz, PhD Harvard University, University of California

San Diego, California
Products Liability, Manufacturing - Personal Injury, Product Manufacturing, Product Safety, Product Liability, Warehouse, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Distribution, Supply Chain, Transportation, Logistics, Product Testing, Product Recall, Business Interruption, Production Standards, Safety
Dr. Zal Phiroz is an established expert and professor on global supply chain practices. He has held a number of academic, executive and senior management roles, including appointments at Harvard University, Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), TELUS (NYSE:T), and provides expert witness testimony on areas involving supply chain management including product manufacturing standards, quality and safety standards, supply chain networks, packaging inventory valuation and consumer behavior. The following are some examples of the cases for which Dr. Phiroz has provided expertise on: • Personal injury due to alleged supply chain flaws. Analysis of industry standards for quality and safety within the manufacturing, storage, transportation, packaging and quality control phases of a supply chain. Economic evaluation on product design and manufacturing decisions. • Supply chain ownership and liability. Determination of supply chain ownership across various channels. Assessment of liability, by w...

Jay Singh, PhD California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

San Luis Obispo, California
Products Liability, Intellectual Property - Packaging, Distribution, Logistics, Transportation, Freight, Cargo, Intellectual Property, Packaging Design, Pallets, Boxes, Stretch Wrap, Load Securement, Material and Package Testing, Packaging performance during distribution, Product-Package Compatibility, Food & Consumer Goods, ISTA & ASTM Tests
Jay received his MS and PhD in Packaging Science from Michigan State University. Considered amongst the top experts in the field of distribution packaging globally, Jay has published 98 peer-reviewed articles, 75 articles in conference proceedings, 40 trade journal articles, 3 book chapters, coauthored 2 books, and edited 1 book. Several of his publications have resulted in the development/modification of numerous globally acknowledged packaging test standards. With 2,597 total citations, Jay’s current citation indices are at 27 (h-index) and 57 (i10-index), my readership for Digital Commons currently stands at 224,336 downloads from 13,326 institutions in 197 countries. Several of his research efforts have led to innovative packaging designs that have been implemented in the field. His expertise includes teaching, training, testing services and contract research in package design, distribution environment measurement and simulation, material and package testing, product-package com...

Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE Inviscid Consulting

Canton, 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, is Founder and Principal of Inviscid Consulting. Over more than three decades, Steve has helped hundreds of clients plan and streamline their warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution operations by driving down operating costs, boosting capacity, improving service levels, mitigating risk, implementing effective supply chain solutions, emphasizing safety, and enhancing the performance of their supply chain resources: people, processes, inventory, facilities, equipment, material handling systems, transportation assets, and supply chain information technology (IT). He has worked with clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations. Steve earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE) degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and is a board-certified, licensed, registered Professional Engineer (PE). He is past president of both the Atlanta chapter of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (I...

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. ...