Managing Partners Jason Ziegler, Nicolas Celle, and Casey Winans combined industry-specific knowledge and connections to create a company that provides a material competitive advantage to its clients, through an agile and bespoke consultancy focused exclusively on architecting and delivering world class supply chain software and solutions. MacGregor Partners was founded in 2012— named after the local draft house where the trio routinely met to chart the company’s vision, strategy, and goals. “The goal was to combine our deep experience across multiple verticals to create a company capable of developing innovative and impactful solutions for the supply chain community. Our clients demand solutions to their complex problems and we had no intention of delivering solutions limited to predefined frameworks,” says Ziegler, President, MacGregor Partners.
Ziegler attributes their success in the supply chain space to their raw passion for problem solving and technology. Coming out of organizations where solutions were restricted by technology or corporate mandate, the team at MacGregor values the flexibility and agility a smaller firm affords and is laser-focused on solving clients’ problems, whatever it takes. “While we specialize in supply chain software, namely warehouse management systems, our experience extends into automation, labor management, mechanization, pricing, facility design, and IT supply chain strategy,” says Ziegler.
We deliver solutions that produce real value through improved profits and competitive advantage
No longer is the question “How can we collect the massive data generated across the vast systemic landscape of a 3PL?” The question has become “How can we aggregate and harness the vast amounts of data in a way that allows an organization to share it in an actionable way with the right stakeholders at the right time?” says, Ziegler.
Organizations need to see metrics from their sites and sectors presented in a way that turns the data into knowledge, and ultimately, an actionable plan to improve upon the story it tells. MacGregor Partners’ suite of products attacks that challenge head on, providing solutions that empower 3PLs to define a competitive advantage by using technology to discover new insight.
“Our Folio product is a document management solution that allows clients to seamlessly store, sign, view, and manage supply chain documents generated across all supply chain systems,” adds Ziegler. It electronically identifies bills of lading, packing lists, hazardous material forms, drivers’ licenses and similar documents, includes integrated signature capture, and is expandable beyond logistics-related documentation. Folio leverages document sets to logically group documents associated with a specific data element or activity–for example, an outbound shipment document set may contain a specific type of BOL, packing list, and a driver’s license, all of which is configurable. This document set can then be configured to require multiple signatures from various parties before being archived within Folio or migrated to an external client specific repository. All the while, the document set and documents therein are visible via the web-based application across the organization and to specific external partners–clients, carriers, and end customers. All the digitized documents reside in an on-line repository, in perpetuity, increasing visibility throughout the organization and providing the opportunity for a significant reduction in paper costs through what is a significant green initiative.
While growing the software and consulting sides of their business, the MacGregor team knows their success isn’t built exclusively on technology and solutions, but rather its people and their passion. With a passion for problem-solving in their DNA, Ziegler says, “Look for us to make significant waves in the supply chain space over the coming years. Our people and their supply chain expertise is the perfect marriage with Toolbox and Folio to provide clients with a solution that weaves their systems into a cohesive story, told from a single web-based setting.”