March 8, 2024

Shipwell's Principal Engineer, Phillip Verheyden, Named by SDCE as a 2024 Pro to Know

Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) has honored Phillip Verheyden, Principal Engineer at Shipwell, with the prestigious 2024 Pro to Know award in the Rising Stars category. This recognition applauds individuals who have demonstrated significant accomplishments and positive influence in the supply chain and logistics space.

Phillip Verheyden's commitment to driving transformative innovations in the supply chain industry has positioned him as a trailblazer and a key contributor to Shipwell's success over the past year. As a leader in the development of groundbreaking technologies, Phillip has made substantial strides in advancing Shipwell's capabilities and industry standards.

Over the last 12 months, Phillip has played a pivotal role in the development and implementation of Shipwell's rate normalization engine. This groundbreaking technology integrates pricing data from major providers into a unified API, powering rating accuracy and consistency for over a million shipments annually. Industry experts recognize this achievement as a critical step in enhancing pricing transparency and visibility across the logistics sector.

Phillip's innovative spirit extends to the creation of "Kazarma," Shipwell's S-FTP integration bridge. This solution serves as a vital connector between legacy shipping entities and modern logistics companies. Kazarma facilitates seamless connectivity, addressing the technological gap and accelerating technology adoption across the global shipping ecosystem.

Moreover, Phillip's leadership in implementing real-time shipment tracking through webhooks has significantly reduced information delays by over 68%. This innovation provides partners with up-to-the-minute visibility, enabling proactive decision-making and issue mitigation.

As a Pro to Know, Phillip Verheyden is recognized not only for his technical expertise but also for his positive influence on the supply chain and logistics space. Within Shipwell, he serves as a mentor, guiding junior engineers and fostering a culture of elegant, functional engineering. His commitment to code quality excellence and simplification principles has contributed to the success of Shipwell's API integration toolkit and platform interoperability frameworks.

Phillip's positive influence extends beyond Shipwell, as he actively engages with the broader industry, sharing insights on platform integration and championing best practices. His dedication to addressing complex challenges, such as handling units in the platform and optimizing contract structures, showcases his commitment to industry advancement.

In three words, Phillip Verheyden can be described as an Innovator, Bridge-builder, and Mentor. Looking ahead, Phillip aims to elevate Shipwell's platform by expanding integration partnerships and focusing on sustainability, scalability, and modern supply chain technology.

Phillip's adaptability to the evolving industry landscape, commitment to developer experience, and industry-wide collaboration make him a competitive differentiator and a deserving recipient of SDCE's 2024 Pro to Know award.

Shipwell congratulates Phillip Verheyden on this well-deserved recognition and looks forward to continued innovation and excellence in the supply chain industry under his leadership.

Click here to view the full list of 2024 Pros to Know winners.

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