William B. Jaquith
7 Pinnacle Road
Amherst, NH 03031
Phone: (603) 673-8772
Fax: (603) 673-8093
BS Biology from Yale University
MBA Industrial Psychology- International Business from Boston University
Bill Jaquith is a Network Partner of REM Associates, Inc. who has spent his entire line career in trucking operations as well as consulting with carriers and user consulting companies on transportation rates and costs to identify cost effective transportation. With over 25 years as an independent transportation consultant, he held operating and sales positions before becoming chief of operations of an LTL/TL common carrier and President of a distribution carrier. As a consultant he has assisted companies in optimizing distribution and transportation service and cost by private fleet, dedicated fleet or common carrier. His areas of expertise include dispatch methods, palletizing effectiveness, equipment selection, leasing, maintenance and life cycle analysis. In addition, his experience includes private fleet justification, labor effectiveness, store door delivery, shipment integrity issues, and management information systems. Traffic bidding systems and evaluation, market penetration strategies and new product acceptance are part of this experience.
With regard to work with suppliers companies to assess, evaluate, and negotiate freight costs in an effort to unbundle and improve costs related to freight, he has worked with:
• Numerous large and small businesses to:
o Identify functions and costs associated with transportation activities within the supply chain
o Analyze and develop “true” or actual costs related to transportation and product movement as compared to allocated and/or charged costs
o Analyzed and evaluated transportation alternatives in terms of lane balancing, loaded versus empty miles, continuous moves, etc.
• A large food company to develop and implement cost and service effective transportation changes including
o Carrier rationalization and “good shipper” programs
o Negotiations and contracts based on volume, service area, and related services and charges
• Clients to devise innovative approaches to reduce costs improve service or introduce a new transportation methodology to the market. Some of those have included recommendations concerning:
o Outsourcing and security
o Equipment utilization and packaging
o Store/front door deliveries, mall deliveries, night stops etc.
Prior to establishing his consulting practice, Mr. Jaquith was President of Auclair Trucking, Executive Vice President of Penn Yan Express, and Principal of A.T. Kearney. He has completed 700 consulting assignments in all functional areas of distribution management for 170 carriers and 110 private distributors or entities serving them. His memberships have included the American Trucking Associations, The Maintenance and Operations Councils of the ATA and the Society of Automotive Engineers. He is also a member of the Business and Industry Association of NH. He holds a commercial drivers license.