Meet the Logistician!

Oleg Yanchyk – CIO

How would you describe your current position to someone that doesn’t work in the transportation logistics industry?
I help the company with all the data/analysis needs.

How did you end up working in logistics?
I got into University of Tennessee MBA program and was selecting my major, Supply Chain/Logistics was a no brainer after I found out how many inefficiencies the industry had. It quickly became my professional goal to simplify the process.

How many years have you worked in logistics?
20 years

What are some of your favorite things about working in logistics?
Constant challenge that is different by geography, transportation mode, shipper and carrier process.

What surprises do you encounter?
How much waste there is still in the industry that is so key to our function as a society.

Do you have any fun work stories you’d like to share?
It was super fun and rewarding to figure out how to ship medical supplies and essentials at the beginning of COVID era.

Do you have a favorite saying?
“Game Time! Kiddie pool is down the street, we play for real!”

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Coach soccer, camp, spend time with family, do landscaping.

What advice would you give your 21yr old self?
Nothing in life is as bad as it seems or as good as it seems, have to stay even keeled and tackle challenges as they arise.

What are some challenges that you see in the future of supply chain, and what do you think will happen?
Biggest challenge is stale processes that shippers, carriers and providers are used to. Change behavior will take place slowly and patient providers will eventually win out with their innovative ideas.

Thanks, Oleg, for doing such a great job and being a joy to work with at Sleek!

This blog was written by Oleg Yanchyk. Oleg is a senior information officer that has been working within the supply chain industry for over 20 years.