Mr. Shuck has worked continually as a private consultant and Project Director at Cogent Analytics with a variety of businesses, from small business to an international Fortune 500 company. Rod’s extensive experience in cost analysis against multiple processes, employee relations, management training, transportation, logistics, supply chain, fleet maintenance, work measurement, and safety assessment/implementation enables Rod to effectively incorporate his knowledge to strengthen small businesses.
It was in his early training in the area of industrial engineering that Rod learned process management, work measurement, facility operation setup, and traffic flow. All are basic to the success and profitability of any business. This experience enables him to analyze operations, identify obstacles, and apply actions. He was the UPS Southeast Region Safety Coordinator representing more than 200,000 employees in facilitating safe work methods and driving skills.
Rod’s safety training allowed him to lead one of the largest transportation groups in the country to a 50% reduction in injuries and 45% reduction in auto accidents, both of which resulted in significant cost savings. Rod is trained in TMS (Transportation Management System) and WMS (Warehouse Management System) with an understanding of large customer distribution centers. He has extensive knowledge of contract negotiation which he uses when working on setting vendor pricing and when developing pricing models to industry standards
Four decades of working closely with clients, employees, peers, and high-level management in diverse settings has given Rod a passion for helping small business owners be successful. Rod is a graduate of West Virginia University holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business.