Managing Member - Partner
Ted Wade is highly recognized as a leader in the logistics industry with over 30 years of experience. He currently manages his own consulting practice and in 2017 started the freight brokerage firm, SC Logistics Services, LLC. He has managed for the last 10 years Red Rock Oil Field Hauling, LLC, up and until its sale in 2016. Top Fortune 500 companies have sought his strengths in leadership and operations management. As a Vice President of Logistics, Ted led all the operations associated with inbound domestic transportation for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., with a transportation budget exceeding $3.6 billion.
Mr. Wade’s accomplishments include the implementation of a carrier transportation negotiation software solution between Logistics.com and Wal-Mart, saving the company millions in the first year. The process improvements alone, cut first load tender rejects from 60% to 14% and was able to reduce overall supply chain lead time by one day, thereby, reducing millions in excess inventory.
During his successful career, Ted had direct responsibility for the areas of General Merchandise Traffic, Grocery Traffic, TAB (circular) Logistics, Carrier Relations, Systems, Freight Payment, Claims, Corporate Vehicle Administration, Strategic Planning, and Marketing Services.
In addition to his corporate experience, Mr. Wade served as a Commissioned Officer for the US Army.
Ted has been sought out by many industry forums to speak on collaboration amongst business partners and its impact on supply chain effectiveness. His success in this area has been noted in Traffic World Magazine and Transport Topics. He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management, and has been nominated as a member of the Founding Fathers of Intermodal.
Areas of Expertise
- Operations Management
- Financial Analysis
- Purchasing, Sourcing and Contract Negotiation
- Supply Chain Management
- Transportation- (International & Domestic)
- Strategic Planning
- MBA, California Coast University
- BSBA, California Coast University
- Undergraduate Studies, University of Arkansas
- AALA, Claremore Junior College
2002 – Present
Stone Consulting - President
2017 - Present
SC Logistics Services, Founding Partner & Owner
Red Rock Oil Field Hauling, Managing Member & Co-Owner
Diversified Retail Solutions, Senior Partner
1996 – 2002
Wal-Mart, Vice President Corporate Traffic
1991 – 1996
JB Hunt, Director Marketing Services
1987 – 1990
KPMG /Arthur D. Little, Senior Consultant
1982 – 1987