Neologex appoints two senior executives

Neologex appoints two senior executives

Neologex, the Memphis-based technology subsidiary of customs broker A.N. Deringer formed earlier this year, announced the hiring of two senior executives.

Mike Osborne will join the firm as director of supply chain solutions, and Glen Harckum as director of support services.

Neologex is not an original developer of software, but rather serves as an integrator of technology services on behalf of both third-party logistics providers and shippers -- sort of a technology 4PL. In doing so, it brings to the table a knowledge of technology offerings, experience in 3PL operations, and partnerships with technology providers such as G-Log, said Mark Genereaux, president and chief operating officer. The company, which was launched in June, plans to offer those services on an ASP, or hosted subscription basis, he said.

"We're focused on bringing to bear on shippers' and 3PLs' behalf the best way to use technology tools in an environment where the total cost of ownership of the technology and the overall solution is easier for them to bear," Genereaux said. "Our value is speed to implement, knowledge of business best practices, and (quick attainment) of return on investment (ROI)."

Osborne, who joined Neologex from Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company's technology-enabled services. Osborne previously founded shiptransportalcom, an online truckload carrier network, and before that spent eight years at C.H. Robinson Co. Worldwide, one of the largest 3PLs in the U.S.

Harckum will work with the SCOR (supply chain operations reference) model to develop best practices, utilize industry standards to manage data, and integrate Six Sigma quality techniques into the development and deployment of Neologex services. He recently served as vice president of administration and customer support for Exel Transportation Services Inc. Prior to that he served as director of regional sales for Schneider National Carriers, and held executive-level positions in sales and business development for Penske Logistics and J.B. Hunt.