• TPM24
  • March 3-6, 2024 | Long Beach Convention Center

Phillip Ousley

ASF Logistics


Phillip co-founded ASF Logistics and has served as President since its start. In addition to his leadership at ASF, Phil has been actively involved in logistics technology as a founder, director, and seed investor, most notably as a co-founder at Gnosis Freight.

In 1995, Philip began his career in forwarding and logistics, working for major global forwarders in director positions. He excelled in business development and in guiding account teams in delivering principled, human-centric service to customers.

In his leisure time, Philip enjoys outdoor activities such as playing golf, boating and fishing. For over 10 years, he’s volunteered at The Citadel, as an alumni, supporting fundraising efforts and supporting young leaders.

Sessions With Phillip Ousley

Wednesday, 6 March

  • 11:10am - 11:55am (PST) / 06/mar/2024 07:10 pm - 06/mar/2024 07:55 pm

    The Relationship Equation: A Case Study in How Relationships Can Deliver Transformative Business Results

    Navigating the ever-changing seas of the global freight forwarding industry is no small feat. With boom-bust cycles perpetually shaping the contours of the global shipping market, supply chain stakeholders grapple with a profound dilemma: the pull of long-term relationships versus the allure of short-term rate and volume pursuits. And yet, the landscape has evolved. Disruptions are no longer anomalies but the norm, and the cyclical tides have grown increasingly tighter. Amid this chaos, critical questions emerge: How can shippers maintain service consistency? Why would carriers forsake proven value for fleeting gains? And why might an NVO prioritize brief profit over sustained growth? The answer is profound in its simplicity: Relationships are the difference. In the intricate web of logistics, people are the threads that hold everything together. For all the strides made in technology and innovation, nothing can quite replace the transformative power of genuine relationships. This case study featuring ASF Logistics, furniture company Haverty’s, and a major global ocean carrier will unravel how three distinct companies have capitalized on the strength of their relationships to carve a path of sustained and lucrative success.