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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Business Operations and Engineering

Keywords/Search Terms:

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


Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE), The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA

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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 (IISE) and the Atlanta chapter of the Warehousing Education & Research Council (WERC). Steve has served as an expert witness for litigation support on more than two dozen cases involving supply chain operations in the US, Canada, and Australia. Steve has advised private-equity and venture-capital firms on their investments in supply chain-related businesses. He has occasionally been interviewed by the supply chain industry media, authored articles for industry publications, and spoken at industry events. Download Steve's full curriculum vitae (CV) through the link shown above.