McLean Participates in Northwestern University Virtual Roundtable

Jun 17, 2020 By:

Ruan CEO Ben McLean, along with other industry leaders, recently participated in a virtual roundtable hosted by Northwestern University’s Transportation Center to discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on transportation, logistics, and supply chain networks. The discussion covered a number of topics including changes in demand for customers in different industries, business continuity planning, and the application of technology to mobilize the workforce.

Nearly 40 percent of Ruan’s business is in the food and grocery industry, a sector that experienced a surge in demand as most states issued stay-at-home orders throughout the spring. Meanwhile, other key customers such as those in the manufacturing and metal industries saw a decrease in demand for their product. This created a unique challenge for transportation and logistics providers like Ruan. Learn about how Ruan has responded to these challenges, the financial impact of COVID-19, and our outlook for the remainder of 2020 by watching the roundtable here