|2010 New England Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition - Giles Taylor
President, Trans-Solutions Inc.
Giles is a logistics professional with over 20 years of progressive operations
management experience. He has extensive expertise in reducing expenses while
improving operational effectiveness and enhancing customer service. Giles’ work
spans many segments of business: manufacturing, retail, mail order, wholesale,
third party, and e-business.
Giles started Trans-solutions, Inc. in 1998 to help companies improve their
transportation operations and lower costs. Trans-solutions has completed a
multitude of projects that include all modes and methods of transportation with
spends from $5m to $150mm.
Giles developed and utilizes proprietary software, ©Xact Negotiator, which
enables freight profiling, multi-layered analysis and apples to apples
comparisons. In addition to transportation, Giles conducts operational
Giles is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars and holds workshops on
negotiating contracts and improving transportation effectiveness. Giles is
regarded as an authority on small shipment transportation and operational
Giles began his career as an Industrial Engineer and worked his way up through
the ranks to Vice President for large retail and catalog concerns. Giles brings
to consulting a well founded operations background having engineered and run
warehouses, logistics operations, transportation departments, in house fleets,
facilities, and customer service centers. Some of the companies for which Giles
has done work are: General Dynamics, Canon U.S.A., Hoffman La Roche
Pharmaceutical, AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical, Beckman Coulter, GlaxoSmithKline,
EMI Music, Warner Music Entertainment, West Marine, Katy Industries, Kane
Warehousing, Kuehne & Nagel, Alliance Entertainment and many supply chain
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Masters in Business Administration, Providence College, Providence, RI
Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering, Massachusetts Maritime Academy,
Giles has been involved with the Council of Supply Chain Management
Professionals for many years and a past President of The New England Roundtable.
In addition, he is active on several professional and social boards and
SELECTED LOGISTICS & TRANSPORTATION EXPERIENCE
Had the US Postal
Service produce a free shipping carton for golf clubs. The box is
used in several industries today.
Cost reduction for
all modes of transportation.
Have negotiated with
the largest common carriers and the three largest small package carriers to
produce over $150,000,000 in annual freight savings.
in fines of over $3,000,000 through representation of company in hazardous
materials compliance issues with the Federal Aviation Administration and US
Complete review of
company’s transportation operation that generates streamlining of
operations, reduction in transportation expense, enhancement in automation
and technologies and complete and thorough metrics and reporting.
sophisticated network, which provides next day or second day ground service
to 98% of the U.S. population through 3 distribution centers.
Distribution Site Selection
Created model to
determine best location of distribution center that minimized inbound and
outbound transportation expense while providing faster delivery to
models that calculate qualitative and quantitative comparisons (apples to
apples). Examples of models: service improvement, warehouse consolidation,
capital investment, gap analysis.
Transportation Automation & Management Systems
Develops Request for
Proposals and specified system solutions to incorporate transportation
function into company’s in-house and third party operating software and
stand-alone shipping systems.
Retrieved 4% annually
of a $5,000,000 Federal Express and UPS freight expense and a $40,000
reduction in Accounts Payable labor.
package carriers to expand business to Canada and Europe at half the current
cost with no set up charge for harmonized codes.
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