Rob Martinez, DLP, is President & CEO of Shipware, LLC, the premier parcel consulting and auditing firm in the U.S. Mr. Martinez has helped some of the world's most recognizable brands reduce parcel shipping costs an average of 25% through contract negotiations, rate benchmarking, modal optimization, invoice audit and other savings vehicles. A cum laude graduate of UCLA, Mr. Martinez has 25 years of transportation industry experience including executive positions at Airborne Express and Stamps.com in addition to his work as an outside consultant since 2001.
In 2012, the Board of Directors of the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) voted unanimously to confer upon Martinez the designation of Distinguished Logistics Professional, (DLP). The DLP is awarded to transportation logistics professionals who are leaders in their field providing significant and career-long contributions to the industry.
Mr. Martinez is a popular speaker at numerous industry conferences including Parcel Forum, Operations Summit, National Conference on Operations & Fulfillment, MAILCOM, National Postal Forum, Institute for Supply Management, National Shipper's Strategic Transportation Council, National Association of Purchasing Managers, National Association of Colleges & University Mail Centers, Association of Independent Mail Equipment Dealers, Mail Expo, Postal Customer Councils and Mail Systems Management Association. With topics including How to Offer Free Shipping; Benchmarking Transportation Rates & Services; and Analyze, Optimize & Negotiate Like the Pros, Rob's presentations are frequently rated “Best in Show”.
Mr. Martinez is the author of multiple management and transportation related articles and is quoted extensively in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Logistics Management, Multichannel Merchant, Retail Online Integration, PARCEL, Journal of Commerce, Supply Chain Management, DC Velocity, SC Digest, The Journal of MAIL Communications, O+F Advisor and Mailing Systems Technologies to name a few.