Supply Chain & Logistics

Expert Witnesses and Consultants

The “Supply Chain” is the entire process of making and selling commercial goods, including every stage from the manufacture of materials through their distribution and sale. Supply Chain and logistics expert witnesses cover product development, sourcing, production, procurement, inventory management, logistics and more.

The U.S. supply chain is an integral part of the American economy and is considered to encompass industries that sell to businesses and the government, as opposed to business-to-consumer industries that sell for personal consumption. It’s estimated that the U.S. supply chain employs 44 million people, comprising 37% of all U.S. jobs.

Supply chain industries are the source of many high-paying jobs and innovation due to their downstream linkages to multiple industries, allowing for innovations which cascade across the economy. STEM jobs and patenting are highly concentrated in supply chain industries.

Supply chain and logistics experts can testify on matters ranging from airline cost and service issues to temperature-controlled cargo and warehouse issues, to third-party logistics, to drop ship order fulfillment.

Our expert witnesses and their knowledge of the many varied industries in the supply chain sector distinguishes us and gives our clients a valuable and tangible advantage. The following is but a small sample of the critical issues on which our experts may consult or testify:

  • U.S. Department of Commerce customs and export regulations
  • U.S.D.A. Supplier Guarantee Program
  • Federal Maritime Commission and ocean shipping
  • Federal Aviation Administration and air freighting
  • Department of Transportation trucking regulations
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations
  • Supply chain providers, including truckers, 3PLs, and cross-docks
  • International Trade Commission investigations
  • Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism
  • Supply Chain Security
  • Supply Chain Accountability and “Grey Market” issues
  • Cargo and property claim investigations
  • Accident and Injury reduction programs
  • North American Free Trade Agreement
  • Fleet Management
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation
  • Loading dock accidents

Our supply chain and logistics experts apply diverse skill sets to navigate complex, high stakes litigation to protect your intellectual property and represent your client in civil litigation and class actions. We’ve placed supply chain experts in cases before the Federal Maritime Commission involving the anti-competitive behavior of ocean carriers vis-a-vis motor carriers after cargo off-loading, a valuation expert in a case involving the importation of exotic vehicles, and an inventory management expert for a military supply chain case.

Expertise for Every Need

A sampling of our case studies showcases the breadth and depth of our experts’ proficiency.

CASE STUDY

Supply chain accountability
for fraud class action

Attorneys representing customers of several well-known retailers in a class action suit claiming that the retailers and product manufacturer violated the Textile Fiber Identification Act needed an expert in supply chain management.

CASE STUDY

Civil engineering expert for
marine property damages suit

Attorneys representing the plaintiff, an international trading company, in its lawsuit against a marine transportation company needed an expert in civil engineering to strengthen their case.

CASE STUDY

Packaging industry expert
for price collusion class action

Attorneys representing the plaintiffs in an antitrust class action alleging collusion between packaging companies to increase prices industry-wide needed an industry expert to strengthen their case.

How We Find Your Experts

Unlike other companies who search for experts through stale databases, Rubin Anders works in lockstep with our clients to identify the precise expert you seek. Our researchers dig deep into the science or industry elite to identify the proverbial “needle in a haystack” authority you need. At Rubin Anders, the team assigned to your case will include deeply trained scientists, lawyers, and others highly skilled in their job, many with Ph.D.’s. It’s a result of understanding your problem, knowing the right questions to ask, and probing your expectations. And as your case and needs evolve, we proactively anticipate that, too. Even if you are looking for a unique expert, we take professional pride in bringing them to you.

We succeed at locating knowledgeable experts with deep experience in the supply chain and logistics arenas because we have years of experience, a team of researchers who are themselves often Ph.D. scientists and our exacting search methodologies honed over 20-years in business. You will not find the technical expertise of our research department in any other expert placement firm. Our team and our process are unparalleled for successfully matching your perfect expert.

The primary criteria we use to select these individuals include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic background and certifications
  • Industry experience and professional background
  • Location and travel limitations
  • Experience in legal proceedings, including prior testimony experience
  • Qualifications of the opposition witnesses
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Fees

Our team of Ph.D. and J.D. researchers have years of experience in their disciplines and are consummately poised to identify experts who can fill the niche you need. Whether you’re seeking an intellectual property expert to opine on the effect of importation of counterfeit products on your client’s business, or a valuation expert to dimension your client’s inventory loss while in the custody of a warehouse, we have the technical expertise and extensive network to find your perfect expert.