The logistics of products involves the integration of information flow, materials handling, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, and warehousing. When the need for a logistics expert witness arises, top law firms call on Cahn Litigation Services. The firm has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each specific project and its nuances.
On behalf of a plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for expert witnesses with specialized knowledge in logistics, including cases involving supply chain management, hazardous materials, transportation and fleet management, warehousing, supply chain security, inventory management and settlement negotiations. Oftentimes the selected expert is a member of an industry organization such as the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), The International Society of Logistics (SOLE), and/or The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA).
Matters requiring the expertise of a logistics expert witness could encompass intellectual property lawsuit (such as trade secret, patent infringement, trademark infringement), breach of contract dispute, or import/export cases involving the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Litigation support by a logistics expert witness could include arbitration, an expert report, expert opinion testimony, and expert witness testimony in court. A logistics expert witness must have an understanding not only of the target product or system, but also of the market share, market players and dynamics of the associated logistics and supply chain. It is also essential that an expert witness possess the ability to provide expert testimony in such a manner that a jury and judge can understand the factual evidence.
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Logistics experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Logistics landscape.
This expert is a transportation and traffic engineering expert with extensive multi-modal experience in planning, design, engineering, safety, security, construction, maintenance, operations and management, who has served as a litigation consultant for many years. This expert holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, a Master's Degree in Transportation Planning, and a Ph.D. in Transportation Planning and Engineering.
This expert has written and edited numerous reports, studies, articles and columns for major publications, journals, newspapers and scholarly periodicals. This expert is a Professional, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, American Society of Civil Engineers (Fellow, Transportation Education and Safety Committees), Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Society of Safety Engineers, National Association of Railroad Safety Consultants and Investigators, American Society of Transportation and Logistics, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (Committees 11 and 12, Facilities and Structures Subcommittee), American National Standards Institute, ASTM International (Committee F13 - Pedestrian/Walkway Safety), American Public Transportation Association, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and The Charter Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK).
This expert has the background and experience to be ideally suited to contribute important information at every stage in the litigation process. This expert has the ability to explain complex issues in layman terms, suggest strategies, investigate and uncover facts, perform literature reviews, research, and prepare safety evaluations. This expert is frequently consulted at the initial stages of a potential litigation for impartial input that can make the crucial difference between success and failure. As a transportation and traffic expert, this expert is able to assess the technical merits of a case and advise the client if the action is worth pursuing.
This expert is a Professor at a prestigious University. This expert's primary area of expertise is transportation and public policy, with a particular focus on transportation and infrastructure finance. This expert's recent research investigates transportation finance and the role of public private partnerships. This expert's book examines policies to improve the flexibility of urban transportation systems. This expert has also studied the role of standards in the development and adoption of technology, particularly technological cooperation across jurisdictional boundaries through coalitions and consortia. A case in point is the E-ZPass highway toll tag, now adopted by millions of households in the U.S. Mandatory standards setting processes, which are more common in Europe and Asia, have met with less successful adoption and serious implementation problems. This expert has twice chaired committees of the National Academy of Sciences that reviewed the U.S. Department of Transportation standards program for intelligent transportation systems.
This professor teaches a Master's in Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics program. This unique program provides students with a solid knowledge of the theory, policy, law, research and practices required for effectively and efficiently supplying and managing modern transportation facilities and services. This expert has also taught a course on the Interstate highway system as a socio-technical system as part of the university's Honors in General Education, which examines the history and development of the Interstate highway system, and the role it has played in the development of modern America.
This expert received a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation), with doctoral minors in economics, and urban and regional planning. This expert's dissertation examined the history and development of the Interstate highway system from its origins through its design and deployment and beyond.
This expert has served as an active duty helicopter pilot conducting a variety of operational missions nationwide and served as a helicopter flight instructor, aeronautical engineer and maintenance test pilot. During military service, this expert specialized in aircraft operations, maintenance, sustainability, engineering and logistics. This expert brings to the table many years of experience as a Pilot/Aeronautical Engineer/Logistician/Acquisition Officer directing operations and maintenance, leading advanced technology upgrades, directing/developing people, and implementing/managing complex large-scale systems and logistics infrastructures for operations, security, maintenance and production. This expert led two of the largest acquisition programs in helicopter fleet history as the Chief Systems Engineer/Logistician. As Director of Aircraft Maintenance and Logistics, this expert led a multi- million dollar fleet engine upgrade program of helicopters; scheduled and maintained a 22-helicopter annual depot maintenance, throughput while re-engineering an average of 38 helicopters per year. This expert developed and implemented a logistics infrastructure to support continuous aircraft deliveries and maintenance inductions, coordinated superior engineering support and technical services to sustain the operational fleet, and developed operational requirements, obsolescence studies, reliability and cost data to extend the service life of a helipcopter an additional 20 years. This expert has served as the lead aviation engineering investigator on a fatal helicopter crash and served as a subject matter expert on two additional mishaps.
This expert holds a Ph.D. in Logistics, Marketing & Packaging. This expert held positions from Research Assistant to Full Professor in the School of Packaging, and is a Professor Emeritus. This expert's primary focus in research and practical testing has been in two areas: Reusable Shipping Containers, and prevention of in-transit damage to food. For many years this expert's research team assisted the United States Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency to insure the adequacy of packages for food aid. This expert provided technical assistance and developed package performance standards for all the food which the USDA purchases and distributes -- the largest food distribution system in the world -- which includes such programs as price support commodity purchases, foreign food aid such as "Food for Peace" programs, and domestic feeding programs such as school lunches, charities, and disaster assistance. This expert is well-published and served as Editor of a top refereed journal in the packaging field. This expert has served as an expert witness for lawsuits involving personal injury, transit damage litigation and patent issues with respect to packaging and has consulted on projects dealing with the technical, social and economic implications of packaging systems, ranging from distribution system analysis and package design, to evaluation of specific packaging and vehicle loading operations.
This expert is an Independent consultant specializing in cross-border transactions, customs & export compliance, freight forwarding, and logistics. This expert is a Licensed Customs Broker who has spent a career in the import/export and transportation industry. Specifically, this expert has experience in cross- border transaction between Mexico and U.S. working for multinational corporations managing the import and export activities and complying with both U.S. and Mexican import and export laws. This expert has direct experience in managing U.S. goods returned and the NAFTA laws and the Maquiladora duty free operation in Mexico. This expert is involved in the Professional Association of Exporters and Importers and is a presenter at industry conferences. Before a consulting career this expert held responsible positions (i.e. Director of Global Trade) at well-known companies.
This expert has been in the import/export business for many years, beginning with specializing in automobile import export between US/Canada/Mexico. This expert has experience as an expert witness and has testified in ITC matters regarding FTC "Made In USA" claims. This expert has qualified as an expert on import and export regulations. While not considered an automotive specialist, this expert has knowledge of US DOT requirements for US automobiles.
This expert was awarded a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and has focused on logistics and warehousing matters during this expert's career as an expert witness. This expert is the Managing Principal at a professional services advisory firm, providing expertise to corporations and law firms. This expert is well-published and is a frequent presenter at business and academic conferences.
This expert brings to the table many years’ experience of bringing fundamental research through to practical implementation and full commercialization – based on technologies ranging from biomedical biosensors through to smart wound dressings and sensors for use within the food, water and environmental monitoring industries. This expert’s career to date has spanned academic departments of Chemistry, Medicine, Biotechnology, Materials Science and Engineering across every part of the University sector - with this being reflected in publications and ongoing research interests.
This expert’s research career has been focused towards sensors for food chain, medical and environmental applications. This expert is the author of >130 publications spanning areas of sensors, data transmission and food chain supply logistics and food safety having worked with agri-food and sensor- oriented companies.
This expert can bring extensive experience of acting as an expert witness in patent trials and arbitration cases.