Director of Logistics and Supply Chain Service
Ted Schaefer is a practice leader for infrastructure planning, supply chain Planning, and green optimization. He has more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry, most of it with the Rohm and Haas Company. Ted jointly led the transition from a loosely connected group of tactical freight groups to a single global professional logistics organization, managing a logistics spend of over $300 million/yr. Areas of expertise include logistics organizational design & implementation, strategic infrastructure design and supply chain process redesign.
Ted has helped many businesses determine the trade-offs between local and “low cost country” sourcing. He is a leader in the use of optimization models in the freight procurement arena, using them to support core carrier strategies in North America and Europe. He has freight contract negotiation expertise in the maritime, rail and truck categories. Ted also has leadership experience in distribution operations, Customer Service, manufacturing and capital project implementation.
The University of Houston
Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering
University of Louisville