SEKO Logistics’ new CTO looks to the future of demand chain technology

SEKO Logistics’ new chief technology officer Mike Powell is looking to the future of deman chain technology as he is tasked with tkaing the company’s technology suite to the next level to support customers’ global demand chains.

At SEKO, he has oversight and leadership of all matters relating to its technology strategy, products, solutions, and operations as well as the development of the next generation of the MySEKO platform in coordination with board sponsor and global chief commercial officer, Mark White.

Powell said: “Technology has always been a differentiator for SEKO in the eyes of its clients. 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 (SaaS) 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.”

He previously spent four years with SEKO as vice president for 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.

White said clients’ expectations of their transportation and logistics providers “have gone up; as they should” and this is setting a new standard for technology in the industry and will “define who shippers do business with”.

He added: “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 friction-less to improve the way they do business.”