Choptank Transport, a leading third-party logistics provider, today announced the promotion of Julie Mallon to Senior Data Analyst as part of the company’s growing Business Intelligence team.

“Julie has been an invaluable addition to the growth of our technology team, said Josh Bergling, Vice President of Technology at Choptank. “We are thrilled to have her heading up this essential new role.”

Julie Mallon
Julie Mallon

Mallon received her biology degree from Boston University and a master’s degree in wildlife management from West Virginia University. Most recently she acquired her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she studied bird migrations.

“It’s no surprise she picked up logistics work so quickly,” said Jason Howard, Choptank Transport Director of Data Science and Analytics. “She traded in the study of birds moving around the country for the study of freight movement. She has brought with her research skills, statistical tools, creativity, and enthusiasm that we are happy to have in our team.”

As a quantitative researcher, Mallon has used her almost decade-long experience with big data and statistical methodology to pioneer new solutions within the transportation and logistics industry, specific to Choptank.

Her work includes planning and routing analysis of temperature-controlled less-than-truckload freight, using machine learning to increase efficiencies through new algorithms that analyze order lanes, schedules, and order details to automate configurations of the most efficient routes and number of trucks. Mallon also is working with Choptank software engineers to redesign how LTL data is stored, as well as several other significant projects.

Improvements such as these allow logistics teams to spend less time on antiquated manual tasks by automating processes to improve speed and eliminate errors. As these projects progress, Choptank’s specialty services teams are given more time to focus on customer service and client growth.