July 10th, 2018 6:00 AM Pacific Time
Portland, Oregon. Fleet Logistics, Inc. today announced the appointment of Michael Halama as its Vice President of Supply Chain Operations. Michael will have ownership over strategy and execution on projects related to Fleet’s supply chain and supply chain strategic partners. Michael will hire, lead and coach the supply chain team to drive a high-performance culture. He will collaborate internally and externally to build a scalable supply chain operations infrastructure.
Prior to joining Fleet, Michael was Vice President of Supply Chain Management and IT North America at sportswear giant Adidas. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in driving operational excellence, efficiency improvements and profit growth with leading global apparel and technology brands. Michael possesses deep expertise in multiple realms: supply chain management, go-to-market strategy, procurement, and import/export compliance. Michael is also a Licensed Customs Broker and his experience is complemented by Six Sigma certification. He brings a proven ability to build world-class operations and top-performing teams with leadership experience in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
“Michael is a strategic thinker, his invaluable experience in building and scaling international supply chain is critical not only to our current rapid growth, but also to the company’s long-term strategy.” Fleet founder and CEO Max Lock said, “We aim to provide importers and exporters with a seamless experience as more of them choose to move their freight with Fleet. As we continue to simplify global trade, we are excited to have Michael join our team to help us realize our vision.”
Effective immediately, Michael’s appointment will see him focus on creating a sustainable competitive advantage through the supply chain.
“Fleet has tremendous potential to disrupt the industry – which is why I joined the company in the first place,” Michael said. “Our intent is to strengthen the supply chain globally through continued investment, expanding strategic partnerships and a world-class supply chain team. This will simultaneously increase efficiencies while leading to revenue growth and improved customer experience.”
Founded in 2015, Fleet is a digital freight forwarding platform that offers end-to-end international freight shipping services, from getting instant rates, instant booking, to freight management and delivery. Fleet’s technology gives importers, exporters and any business that needs freight transportation unlimited access to services from world’s top freight service providers across the globe, including ocean carriers, airlines, to customs brokers, trucking, LTL carriers.
Fleet’s most recent development provides instant rate search and booking for ocean freight, air freight, and LTL freight. All of this is brought together in one friendly, easy-to-use website. Now shipment management and collaboration across multiple service providers can be done in one single platform that uniquely provides its users with a seamless, productive experience.