Ralph is a Coach and Advisor for Global ecommerce, Supply Chain and Logistics expert including B2C and B2B operations. He has worked with and advised some of the largest B2C and B2B companies such as Pier1 Imports, TJMaxx, Harry and David, FTD.com, Shari's Berries, WineCountryGiftBaskets, White Flower Farms and Shaklee. He has worldwide experience in design and implementation of: supply chains, ecommerce, strategy, design of ecommerce fulfillment, operations, site location, inventory level and positioning, forecasting, global freight forwarding, software selection, air and sea cargo, carrier negotiations, delivery models, store delivery, peak shipping, domestic trucking, site location, manufacturing, new market entry.
He has a comprehensive understanding of a total business enterprise from finished consumer goods or raw material through to end consumer.He has extensive expertise in utilization of multiple distribution centers to optimize fulfillment, inventory, drop ship, delivery times and reduce costs.
Ralph has worked closely with UPS, FedEx, DHL and USPS and has an intimate knowledge of all carriers and their core competencies. .
Ralph is thoroughly familiar with the European markets having worked with Global Logistics providers (3PL’s) in Europe and in Canada.
He is a public speaker and the author of SUPPLY CHAIN HANDBOOK, FOR 3PL, CONSULTANTS AND SALES EXECUTIVES.
Specialties: Ecommerce - Automation - Supply Chain - Logistics -Ecommerce Strategy - Site location - Transportation - Operations - Fulfillment - Ecommerce delivery models - design of ecommerce operations - Packaging - turn key operations - IT-software selection - drop ship solutions - web store applications – warehousing – distribution - strategy planning - store delivery - site location - new market entry - event management and peak shipping.
Speaker, trainer, team builder for Ecommerce, Supply Chain and Logistics.
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