About Charles Intrieri

Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to TheLogisticsofLogistics.com. Chuck Intrieri is currently a operations and management consultant focused on third party logistics (3PL) management Chuck Intrieri Professional Experience Mr. Intrieri is a highly experienced and credentialed supply chain professional and is a recognized thought leader and innovator, primarily in the areas of Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Optimization, and Logistics, strategic sourcing, international procurement, supplier management , contract negotiations and reviews, and purchasing operations. He is a motivational team builder with a history of conducting significant organizational transformation and achieving important operational successes at the local, regional and global level. Chuck Intrieri is a: Certified Value Engineer (VE), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Production and Inventory Control Manager (CPIM), and is Lean Certified all of which attests to his deep understanding of operations and logistics beyond the confines of the purchasing function. Chuck has been a sought after speaker (Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, trainer, and has been published in professional journals and general publications. Chuck has significant operational experience having served as the Chief Procurement officer for The Schwinn Bicycle Company, Ping Golf, Troy Built as well as a procurement officer for Maricopa County Arizona. It should be noted that, with the exception of Schwinn, Chuck began work with these organizations as a Supply Chain Consultant. Additionally Chuck has achieved significant results as a consultant for companies such as Media One. Evolve Dental Technologies, Inc, Virtu USA, and many other large and medium sized companies in Illinois, Michigan, Arizona and Orange County, CA. Chuck is especially adept at reconfiguring purchasing organizations large and small in practical and effective ways to achieve dramatic operational results in relatively short time frames. His international and strategic sourcing experience includes both Europe and Asia and has garnered him the respect of peers and suppliers alike. Chuck Intrieri Education Chuck is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the Northwestern’s Kellogg School specializing in Manufacturing and Distribution Management. Chuck Intrieri Contact Info: Charles Intrieri Consulting, [email protected], 714-389-2238
6 04, 2013

Service Level Agreement Defined

By |2017-08-04T10:22:01-04:00April 6th, 2013|Logistics Management|Comments Off on Service Level Agreement Defined

A service level agreement (SLA) is a contract between a Logistics service provider and a customer that specifies, in measurable terms, what services the Logistics provider will furnish. Many customers manage their Logistics providers with an SLA. The service level agreement should be detailed with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). These KPIs are different for each customer-Service [...]

4 03, 2013

Truck Fuel Consumption: Driving and Savings

By |2017-08-04T10:23:15-04:00March 4th, 2013|Logistics Management|Comments Off on Truck Fuel Consumption: Driving and Savings

In studying truck fuel consumption and fuel costs in detail, I found the following facts to be true: Truck drivers face challenges, and those that best manage truck fuel consumption enjoy a competitive advantage over the rest. According to the American Trucking Research Institute (ATRI), fuel costs account for roughly 35 percent of average marginal [...]

31 10, 2012

The Secret to 3PL Pricing

By |2015-10-20T13:46:34-04:00October 31st, 2012|Logistics Management|Comments Off on The Secret to 3PL Pricing

When you approach a 3PL for pricing, realize that the first prices you receive will be based on your volume estimates for the year. The 3PL pricing will be based on the estimates you give the 3PL and will probably change when the 3PL sees your actual shipments. Expect accessorial prices for pallets, wrapping, strapping, [...]

24 10, 2012

Are you Managing Multi-Channel Inventories and Logistics?

By |2015-10-20T13:46:34-04:00October 24th, 2012|Logistics Management|Comments Off on Are you Managing Multi-Channel Inventories and Logistics?

What is the multi-channel challenge: It is having the right inventory sold in store, online, through a catalog, or a combination of all of these issues. Retailers and e-tailers use these channels. When the Internet came onto the scene, many retailers segmented their customers by sales channels.They had customers in warehouse and they had on line customers. [...]

22 10, 2012

Fuel Surcharge is Negotiable!

By |2015-10-20T13:46:34-04:00October 22nd, 2012|Transportation|Comments Off on Fuel Surcharge is Negotiable!

Don't let your LTL/TL carrier tell you that you will have to accept a fuel surcharge pass through without negotiating the surcharge. Many companies are overpaying for a fuel surcharge. The fuel charge is a function of miles, carrier's MPG, density, trailer capacity, mode (TL is direct,LTL through a hub and spoke. It is based [...]

12 10, 2012

Evaluating a 3PL (Questions to Ask)

By |2015-10-20T13:46:35-04:00October 12th, 2012|Logistics Management|Comments Off on Evaluating a 3PL (Questions to Ask)

When evaluating a 3PL, consider asking the following questions. Before you sign a contract with a 3PL, you must visit their facility which will warehouse your goods. Here are some questions to ask: Are you an asset or non-asset 3PL? Are you a public or private company? What is your mission statement? Can we review [...]

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