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.
High-speed Packaging Line Expert for Standard of Care Case
High-speed Packaging Line Expert for Standard of Care Case The need Attorneys representing a wine and spirits company in its case against a [...]
International Insurance Expert for Environmental Damages Suit
International Insurance Expert for Environmental Damages Suit The need Attorneys representing a chemical company in its suit against a multinational insurance company needed an [...]
Packaging Expert for Slack-fill Case
Packaging Expert for Slack-fill Case The need Attorneys representing the plaintiffs in their case against a movie theater operator needed an expert in packaging to [...]
Oil Industry Mechanical Engineering Expert for Antitrust Case
Oil Industry Engineering Expert for Antitrust Case The need Attorneys representing the plaintiffs, a precision machining company, in their case against an industry [...]
Packaging Industry Expert for Price Collusion Class Action
Packaging Industry Expert for Price Collusion Class Action The need Attorneys representing the plaintiffs in an antitrust class action alleging collusion between packaging companies to [...]
Civil Engineering Expert for Marine Property Damages Lawsuit
Civil Engineering Expert for Marine Property Damages Lawsuit The need Attorneys representing the plaintiff, an international trading company, in its lawsuit against a marine [...]
Glass Recycling Expert for Inter Partes Review Defense
Glass recycling expert for Inter Partes Review defense The need Attorneys representing a leading manufacturer of glass containers needed a glass recycling expert to [...]
Supply Chain Accountability Expert for Fraud Class Action
Supply chain accountability expert for fraud class action The need Attorneys representing customers of several well-known retailers in a class action suit claiming [...]
Value Analysis/Value Engineering Expert for Cost and Part Reduction
Value Analysis/Value Engineering for cost and part reduction The need The project engineers of a leading consumer appliance company were tasked with the [...]
Battery Expert for Design and Manufacturing Assessment
Lithium-ion battery expert for design and manufacturing assessment The need A leading consumer home appliance company needed an expert in the manufacturing and [...]
Smart cities need better power-grid management
Ask the expert: Smart cities need better power-grid management We have smart phones, electric cars, intelligent appliances and smart houses—and we’re working on “Smart Cities.” Rapidly [...]
Ask the expert – paper plastic or reusable
Ask the expert: Paper, plastic, or reusable? The answer isn't simple. Technical and consumer recycling solutions are needed—but both are widely misunderstood. Since [...]
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
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.