ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The Power of Logistics | Terry Esper | TEDxOhioStateUniversitySalon

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The Power of Logistics | Terry Esper | TEDxOhioStateUniversitySalon

Here’s Great Tip: The Power of Logistics | Terry Esper | TEDxOhioStateUniversitySalon


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For people in certain careers, it can be difficult to see the lasting effect or significance of their work. Terry Esper dives into his journey on how he made the connections between his ancestry, family, and his work in logistics, and how those connections changed the way he thought about his work. Terry describes his “lightbulb moment” and how he has gained a deeper satisfaction from his work due to the connections that he has made. Dr. Terry L. Esper is Associate Professor of Logistics at the Fisher College of Business of The Ohio State University. In addition to his full-time academic activities, Esper also serves as Co-Chair of the Academic Strategies Committee for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and is an Educational Advisor to the Health and Personal Care Logistics Conference. He has published several articles on issues associated with retail logistics and supply chain management strategy in leading academic and managerial outlets, including Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Operations Management and Journal of Retailing. In addition, he is a regular speaker at global conferences, where he builds on his research insights and accumulated experiences to engage in dialogue regarding trends and issues in logistics and supply chain management practice, and is a regular featured guest on a Sirius XM Radio show. Prior to his Doctoral studies in Marketing and Logistics at the University of Arkansas, Esper worked for Hallmark Cards as a Transportation Manager and was involved in transportation infrastructure research for the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

39 Replies to “ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The Power of Logistics | Terry Esper | TEDxOhioStateUniversitySalon”

  1. Wow a very good presentation in my opinion. A lot of the people I know who work in logistics or supply chain management don't really know how important their work is! Logistics has been a very important factor in our history. In this day and age anyway.

  2. Great talk. I run a cabinet shop in Toronto and do mostly kitchen renovations. People in the home renovation industry don't think enough about logistics. Good logistics makes the difference between a home renovation being an exiting adventure for the client or soul destroying financial disaster. I read a book on spray painting a few years back, and the author said the efficiency of your paint operation will not depend on how fast you can spray but how quickly you can move things in and out of your paint booth. This applies to just about everything in construction.

  3. Connecting your vocational purpose to your personal experience is critical in gaining a renewed sense of respect for what you do and what niche your work fulfills in society . Tying logistics and supply chain management to the dignity that anonymity brought to the African American was brilliant. Proud to call Dr. Esper a friend, colleague and now a thought leader in this industry!!

  4. this is a really inspiring, moving, insightful and enlightening presentation.

    Thoroughly enjoyable and beneficial, who would've thought that logistics could be so instrumental in a social context outside of business!

    My gratitude is extended to Dr Esper, Fisher College of Business of Ohio State University and Tedx.

  5. It was great speech!!! I am studying logistics at the moment in College and you have inspired me to try to make this world a better place with the help of my proffession! Thank you!

  6. Ooooh my God, I dream to be like this professor. Yes I have diploma in logistics and wish to be a master in it . how can I apply to this university, but finance is my problem, "education is made for the rich" I will not give up until I become, I love logistics with passion

  7. People are used to using logistics for make to grow a company, to the product crosses borders or make known something from my country etc; Sometimes we ignore that logistics is to connect us, for communication between society, nations, between the world.
    The COVID-19 is an example, because medicines, equipment and even people are sent.
    However, everything has advantages and disadvantages; a disadvantage is that the human being stays at home because they receives everything at the door, but this action also reduces time, companies innovate their services, and in the case of the COVID-19, the sales aren't longer face-to-face.
    On the other hand, I had no idea of ​​the discrimination a person could experience when is buying something, but now I will apply it and change my conception of what logistics is.

  8. Think about providing the world with dignity and access to a better life!

    That connect between I, the job/career and the world; and giving everyone ease, life, joy, encouragement, satisfaction, a reason… to utilize or make use of the product, service… and enjoy what they get from it – satisfaction…

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