Jacksonville Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 6, 2009
ShipXpress Inc. is pleased to announce that John Ficker has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing based in the Chicago area. John will spearhead ShipXpress's initiatives with key customers to drive efficiencies and empower collaboration across their supply chains.
John is the former President & CEO of The National Industrial Transportation League ("NITL") and also served as President of the American Society of Transportation and Logistics ("AST&L"). He led NITL through the implementation of Vision 2020 a far reaching program to expand membership and collaboration among the users and providers of transportation services. He participated in the Global Shippers Forum, an international group of shippers, in the development of common principles for the movement of international trade. He was responsible for major membership growth at NITL and AST&L.
Prior to that John spent 20 years as a senior transportation executive for several companies including Weyerhaeuser Company and also 13 years in railroad marketing and sales
John is a well known industry spokesman having spoken before numerous trade, industry, and public sector audiences both here and abroad on the importance of logistics and supply chain activity to economic growth. In addition, he has testified before both Houses of Congress as well as different federal and state agencies. He is a frequent contributor to trade publications as well as the Wall Street Journal, and has spoken "Squawk Box" on CNBC on the importance of freight transportation to the nation's economy. He has participated in numerous supply chain and logistics activities around the world and was also an on-going guest lecturer at University of Wisconsin and the University of Maryland.
ShipXpress President and CEO, Charith Perera said "We are thrilled to have John at ShipXpress to promote the adoption of ShipXpress collaborative solutions among shippers, rail carriers, and rail asset leasing companies and drive efficiencies across the supply chain."
John Ficker can be contacted at:
About ShipXpress Inc.
ShipXpress is a premier provider of web-based software and service solutions that make it easy for railroads, rail shippers and railcar owners to operate their businesses effectively and collaborate seamlessly to improve efficiency . ShipXpress's subsidiary RailSync LLC provides end to end software and service solutions for management and operation of shortline and regional railroads. Customers use ShipX solutions to: manage their rail, truck and container shipments; minimize inventory & freight costs; improve shipment reliability; reduce damage; and ensure freight security. ShipXpress offerings include: ShipX Trax pro-active shipment management and freight tracking; ShipX Rates contract management, rating, routing, and optimization tools; ShipX Shop rail fleet maintenance; ShipX Accounting railcar lease management, and railcar accounting services; ShipX supply chain consulting; and ShipX Converge carrier portal for eBOL, car orders, switch requests and demurrage.
About RailSync LLC
RailSync LLC reduces costs, drives collaboration, and increases efficiency for rail carriers with its RailSync web-based railroad management system and professional services. Shortline and regional railroads use RailSync to improve decision making and reduce cost in car scheduling, load management, car hire, and interline settlements. RailSync offerings include: RailSync Command for managing local and interline rail operations; RailSync Control for car hire; RailSync Concur for interline settlements; and RailSync Shop for reporting repairs to AAR and to contract customers.
Website for ShipXpress and RailSync: http://www.shipxpress.com
ShipX® is a registered trademark of ShipXpress Inc.
RailSync® is a registered trademark of RailSync LLC.