SEKO Logistics has appointed Mike Powell as its new chief technology officer.
According to SEKO, Powell is tasked with taking the company’s technology suite to the next level to support customers’ global supply chains. He has oversight and leadership of all matters relating to SEKO’s technology strategy, products, solutions and operations, as well as the development of the next generation of the MySEKO platform in coordination with Mark White, board sponsor and global chief commercial officer.
“Technology has always been a differentiator for SEKO in the eyes of its clients,” said Powell. “SEKO has been providing technology solutions for many years that some newcomers to the market are only just starting to shout about. While they are doing that, we will continue to push the digital boundaries of the global supply chain process. I’m excited to build on the existing technology solutions that are adding value in global trade management, delivering proven software-as-a-service solutions with extensibility and exploring how blockchain and other disruptive technologies can be a catalyst to add value to the bundled, customizable suite of products we have ready to plug and play today.”
Powell previously spent four years with SEKO as vice president of information technology and as a member of its leadership team before leaving in 2010 to become co-founder of a cloud-based logistics software company used by global and domestic third-party logistics companies, trucking companies and brokers. In 2014, he joined RIM Logistics as vice president of technology solutions, where he was responsible for crafting and executing the company’s corporate technology strategy and streamlining its operations to increase productivity.
“Clients’ expectations of their transportation and logistics providers have gone up, as they should,” said White. “This is setting a new standard for technology in our industry and will define who shippers do business with. Today, we do not think about supply chains, our technology solutions fit the needs of customers’ demand chains, where everything they do starts with the consumer and works back from there. Mike Powell not only brings a wealth of technology expertise to help us realize our ambitions, he is also very active in terms of client engagement and start-up experience. He understands the customer perspective and why everything we do must be frictionless to improve the way they do business.”
SEKO Logistics offers a suite of customizable technology solutions, including its Transportation Management System, Warehouse Management System and PO Management/Demand Chain Management System, as well as solutions for e-commerce, omnichannel logistics, white-glove solutions, asset management and global trade management, all accessible through a single login to the MySEKO portal.