Top 25 Logistics influencers / thought leaders on Twitter

Logistics professionals are increasingly taking the digital road in the search for software solutions and business enhancements. Let’s take a look at 25 Twitter profiles worth following!

Top 25 Logistics influencers / thought leaders

The internet is, of course, the source, the center to track all trends and developments that are going on in Logistics, Supply Chains, and other involved and related movements in the world. The challenges regarding trends, recently quoted spot on by journalist Steve Banker – The problem with trends is that they are like a freight train gaining speed; everyone can see the train, but at what point do you say the train is really moving at speed? – can be ‘monitored using the internet. And especially by using Twitter, undeniably the fastest social media platform out there today. Twitter is relevant because it is global, quick and punctual (thanks to the maximum of 140 characters)! Long story short, Twitter is very up to date and following the right profiles, people and companies can enhance your business making decisions, reduce logistics costs or find resourceful (software) solutions.

 

3 Trends reshaping the Supply Chain

 

  1.  The IOT (The Internet of Things). As a result of the IoT, digital solutions in the SC and logistics industry have moved on apace. Learn more about the IoT in the Supply Chain.
  2. E-commerce Reshapes the Face of Logistics. 
  3. Automation Reduces the Number of Employees Working in Logistics

Now, enough chat. Let’s take a look at the 25 most influential Twitter profiles online today.

 

Top 25 Logistics though leaders (Listed in no particular order)

 

1. Dean Foust
@deanfoust

Director, Executive Communications, UPS. Former BusinessWeek writer, editor. Since January 2013, Foust has taken the postition of Director of Executive Communications for UPS, where he launched an initiative to use content marketing to burnish UPS’s image as a thought leader.

 

 

2. Martijn Graat
@LogisticsMatter
Martijn Graat is the founder of LogisticsMatter, an online supply chain and logistics news platform. On that platform, he blogs about supply chain and logistics trends and developments. Via his social platforms, he shares the most interesting reads, infographics and video’s. His Twitter is very active and for the lovers of infographics…don’t forget to visit his great Pinterest page!

 

 

3. Paul Page
@PaulPage
Covering logistics and supply chain for The Wall Street Journal. Delivering up-to-the minute news, analysis, interviews and explanatory journalism on logistics, supply-chain management, e-commerce and more via his Twitter account.

 

 

4. Sabine Mueller

@MuellerSabine13

CEO DHL Consulting. Joined the Twitter platform in 2015, and is a must follow! Mueller tweets about logistics, omnichannel, ecommerce and has a very shap eye for tech developments and upcoming trend in the SC industry.

 

 

5. Steve Banker

@steve_scm
Service Director, SCM at ARC Advisory Group; Cowriter Logistics Viewpoints. One of the best known industry analysts covering Supply Chain Management and a frequent speaker at industry events. Uses his Twitter account to tweet in-depth interviews and logistics related stories.

 

 

6. Adrian Gonzalez
@talkinlogistics
Industry Analyst & Host of Talking Logistics, an online video talk show where I interview Thought Leaders & Newsmakers in the Supply Chain & Logistics Industry.

 

 

7. Cerasis
@Cerasis
Third Party logistics company (3PL) empowering shippers via a transportation management system (TMS) & integrated managed transportation services.

 

 

8. Anthony Foxx
@SecretaryFoxx
The official Twitter feed of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Needless to say, this is the place to get verified news on US Transportation news. Can’t get much closer to the source!

 

 

9. Joe Bonney
@JosephBonney
senior editor, The Journal of Commerce.

 

 

10. Inbound Logistics
@ILMagazine
Inbound Logistics is an educational supply chain resource for businesses seeking to better match demand to supply and orient operations to support that shift. Very active online, and on social media, Inbound Logistics should be up there in your list!

 

 

11. American Shipper
@AmericanShipper
American Shipper is the B2B media covering global logistics.

 

 

12.Sean Kilcarr
@trucksatwork
Don’t be fooled by the name, Sean Kilcarr, executive editor at fleetowner.com, blogs about the latest trucking industry news and trends.

 

 

13. Mark Szakonyi
@Szakonyi_JOC
Executive Editor, JOC.com , part of IHS Markit. Containers rule everything around me. Well, ocean freight procurement manager, keep a sharp eye on this profile.

 

 

14. Pieter Kinds
@Freightpayment
Business Development @ControlPay Freight Audit, and CEO of  Freightender Logistics E-Sourcing. Thought leader when looking at global freight auditing and payment solutions and freight tendering in the cloud.

 

 

15. Hailey Lynne McKeefry / EBN

@HaileyMcK

Editor in Chief, EBN; global electronics supply chain, procurement editor/writer. Don’t forget to check out EBN online and on Twitter. Great community for logistics and SC professionals.

 

 

16. Supply Chain Digital
@SupplyChainD
Supply Chain Digital provides news and features for #supplychain and #procurement professionals.

 

 

17. JOC.com
@JOC_Updates
The must subscribe to information portal for international container shipping & logistics

 

 

18. Transport Topics
@TransportTopics
The Newspaper of Trucking and Freight Transportation.

 

 

19. SupplyChain24/7
@SupplyChain247
Supply Chain 24/7 is the ultimate online business resource for Transportation, Dis­trib­u­tion, Logistics and Supply Chain professionals.

 

 

20. Handy Shipping Guide

@HandyShipping

Frequent updates on international freight shipping news, with the latest news just a click away. It serves as an information-only account though, so you should not expect a reply.

 

21. Logistiek.nl

@Logistiek_nl

The largest logistics website and twitter profile for Dutch Logistics professionals. Besides news, logistiek.nl brings you the latest blogs from relevant pro’s in the industry.

 

 

22. Logistik Heute
@LOGISTIK_HEUTE

This Twitter profile is a great place for German speaking Logistics profs that are looking for updates in German. The Twitter profile is related to the magazine, that carrier the same name!

 

 

23. Logistics Manager

@LogisticsManagr

Another magazine-related Twitter account in our list, this time the place to be for UK-based logisticians.

 

 

24. Comunidad Logística

@comlogistica

The Hispanic centre for job vacancies in Logistics, news, blogs, events and much more. Also a great place for students and starting professionals!

 

 

25. Richard Wilding
@SupplyChainProf

Supply Chain & Logistics Expert and Professor at Cranfield, U.K. Tweets about the latest in the industry. Shares interesting topics on his readings and SC terminology (students pay attention!)

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