Since 2003, we’ve been helping shippers of all sizes and across many industries select, implement and squeeze as much value as possible out of their logistics systems. We speak your language — not consultant-speak — and would love to discuss your logistics challenges with you.
Our leadership team has over 70 years of logistics and TMS implementation experience; we’re former TMS software product managers who have patents in multiple pieces of transportation technology. Because we operate in a niche — we’re not all things to all people — we only hire team members who have a very specialized skill set: logistics operations experience + transportation technology + communication and problem-solving skills + a bunch of other stuff.
As a firm, we’ve delivered over 50 implementations, ranging from full TMS programs to freight audit and payment, fleet routing and dispatch, visibility, and custom builds. How do we know our experience serves us well? Most of our new clients become repeat clients — averaging four projects with us.
Many firms say they have strong values, but we live ours every day. Clients are always #1 with everything we do — because we’re only successful if they are. Integrity is important to us; the advice and recommendations we provide are structured to represent our clients’ interests, not our own. We act as if your money is ours, focusing on being thrifty and adhering to fiduciary standards — plus ethics matter to us; if we can reduce implementation fees, we will.
We consider objectivity to be paramount, so we don’t accept financial consideration from vendors in exchange for our recommendation to use them. If a vendor isn’t a good fit, we’ll say so. Really, our work keeps us honest; if we recommend something, we’re usually on the hook to deliver it, so it’s in our best interest to be independent and conservative.
Why We’re Different
The JBF difference starts with the fact that logistics and supply chain execution is our only focus. We’re highly specialized in the tools and processes used globally by businesses to support their supply chain operations. We also take a “right-sized” approach to our work, using only logistics technology professionals for our projects — not an army of newly minted MBA consultants.
As a boutique firm, we take only a limited number of clients each year, so we can ensure a highly successful engagement and long-term relationship. We’re unconstrained by the “vendor box” and create holistic solutions to client problems regardless of the brand name of the TMS vendor. Oh, and unlike many logistics geeks, we’ve got personality. You’ll see.
Partner, Strategy Practice Lead
Principal, Accelerate Practice Lead
Principal, Implementation Practice Lead
A highly recognized senior supply chain leader with over 23 years managing, designing, and implementing freight transport technology, Brad has a unique mix of carrier, shipper, software, and consulting experiences that benefit clients.
With functional expertise in Global TMS Programs, Change Management, Organizational Design, and Systems Integration, he has been leveraging these skills to benefit clients since he founded JBF in 2003. Brad has a BA in logistics management from Michigan State University.
Mike is a leading expert in logistics solutions with over 30 years managing, designing and implementing freight transport technology. His functional expertise is in Multi-modal Transportation Management, Supply Chain Visibility, and Transportation Modeling.
Mike earned his master’s degree in engineering and logistics from MIT and BS in business and marketing from University of Maryland.
Dennis’ expertise in transportation, logistics and supply chain operations, and third-party providers spans 25+ years. His experience is broad-based, spanning entire supply chains, including business process redesign, sourcing, distribution network design, transportation management, distribution operations, outsourcing selection, and business strategy for major manufacturers, distributors, retailers including eCommerce, and service organizations.
His functional expertise is in transportation, logistics, supply chain, distribution operations, engineering, analysis, solutions, technology, carrier negotiations, network modeling, and assessment. Dennis earned his MBA from John Carroll University.
Chris’ talent is in leading diverse teams to create valuable and implementable solutions for complex supply chain networks. He has 17+ years of experience working with large inbound and outbound supply chains in North America, Europe, and Brazil across a multitude of industries, including Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Food & Beverage, Appliance, Metals, and more. His functional expertise is in logistics management systems, network design tools, advanced transportation optimization, and continuous improvement processes.
In addition to being a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Six Sigma Green Belt, Chris earned his BS in Marketing from The Ohio State University.
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