Supply Chain Now Radio Episode 102

Supply Chain Now Radio, Episode 102
“Profiles in Supply Chain Leadership: Joe Couto”
Broadcast from eft’s 3PL & Supply Chain Summit

Joe Couto is Chief Operating Officer for Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Latin American Operations. Joe is also our Global Solution area business leader for our 3PL, Transport and Retail Execution products, which sets the strategy and has global responsibility for ensuring Execution Excellence in these business areas. Joe joined HighJump as part of the 2014 merger with Accellos. Joe was also a founder of Delfour Corporation, a Toronto-based software company focused on solutions for the 3PL industry. Headwater Technologies acquired Delfour in 2004, and under Headwater, Joe and his partners acquired FreightLogix in order to expand the product suite with a complementary transportation solution. In September 2006, Accellos acquired Headwater. Joe was awarded 2014 Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Learn more about HighJump here:

Chris Barnes is a professional education instructor for the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) and University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Center for Professional Education certificate courses. Barnes holds a B.S., Industrial Engineering and Economics Minor, from Bradley University, an MBA in Industrial Psychology with Honors from the University of West Florida.  He is a certified APICS instructor and is one of the rare few holding CPIM-F, CLTD-F and CSCP-F designations. He served on the international Board of Trustees for the Institute of Industrial Engineers, is Past President of WERC Atlanta, and is currently involved with APICS Atlanta. He is a certified adult education trainer and has presented to/trained over 1900 people. He served on the editorial advisory board for Warehouse Management & Control Systems Deck Reference and authored the book “WMS: Phase 1: Assessment & Selection”, a WERC Publication. He is also the author and lead facilitator of “Quarters in the Couch: Low Hanging Fruit ideas to Improve Warehouse Performance.” Barnes is a supply chain advocate, visionary and frequent blogger at In 2016, Barnes partnered with Supply Chain Now Radio (SCNR) as executive producer and senior analyst. SCNR is a social networking community organizing and sharing supply chain thought leadership through seminars, webinars, blogs and podcasts. Barnes has over 27 years of experience developing and managing multiple client, engineering consulting, strategic planning and operational improvement projects in supply chain management. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn ( ) and reach out to him via email at:

Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode

2019 AIAG/SCAC Supply Chain & Quality Conference:
ASCM 2019:
Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 9th:
2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards:
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