Hosts: Mike Ogle and Rodney Apple
In This Episode:
We talk with Tim Dreffer, an expert in last-mile logistics. Covering knowledge that he obtained through his career journey starting at Frito-Lay, to positions at Ryder, JB Hunt, Cardinal Logistics, his own company myLogistics, and most recently at XPO. Tim talks with us about his early influences and mentors, plus the challenges of 3PLs as they focus more on constantly changing customer experiences. He emphasizes the importance of doing your homework on clients and customers along with follow-up, the value of having hands-on operations experience, engagement of talent and teams, and how building your network is one of the biggest life-changing things you will ever do.
Tim Dreffer’s Bio:
Tim Dreffer is Principal of The Aesculus Group LLC and an expert in last-mile logistics. He has directed development of a National Final Mile Fulfillment Network of 85 hubs and 75 dedicated facilities positioned within 125 miles of 90% of the US population. Tim was Executive Product Owner for the development of a new Delivery Management System platform and has led the fulfillment initiatives for a Fortune 500 digital transformation project encompassing a new online store, order visibility and customer experience along with a new nationwide fulfilment network for in-home, White Glove deliveries. He has held positions at Frito-Lay, Ryder, JB Hunt, Cardinal Logistics, myLogistics, and XPO. Tim earned a Bachelor of Science, Transportation & Logistics, Marketing degree from Ohio State University.