Supply & Demand Chain Executive Names Chris Bahr As Overall Recipient Of 2024 Pros To Know Award

TA Services, a premier, full-service third-party logistics provider, announces Chris Bahr, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, as an overall winner of the 2024 Pros to Know award presented by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain. This prestigious recognition is for the overall winner in the Top Shippers category, honoring professionals who have made outstanding contributions in the transportation space.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized as the overall winner in the Top Shippers category in this year’s Pros to Know awards,” said Bahr. “It reinforces my passion for logistics and my obligation to share knowledge and resources with others in the supply chain industry. I feel privileged to be a part of such a fantastic team at TA Services where I am able to do just that.”

Last year was a busy one for Bahr. He and his team realized numerous successes including:

  • Mapping major operations systems integrations from acquisitions
  • Creating a new and improved brokerage operations model resulting in a 30% productivity increase
  • Creating a new Broker Dashboard
  • Implementing a new carrier onboarding and vetting system
  • Revamping major upgrades to organizational pricing tools
  • Producing data-driven reporting like trend line reports for significant increases in visibility

“Chris is a data-driven problem-solver who empowers self-sufficiency in his leadership style, one that has proven beyond exceptional this past year. I am thankful to have Chris on the TA team; his expertise and dedication to our shippers, carriers, and employees is nothing short of admirable. Chris is always learning something new and seeking out opportunities to put that knowledge to use and drive efficiencies within our organization. But what makes Chris an exceptional leader is his self-imposed duty to share that information with others, making him a truly valuable asset to the entire supply chain industry. I know that Chris is always up to the task to create the most comprehensive and customizable logistics solutions for shippers,” said Scott Schell, President and CEO at TA Services.

When asked about the outlook for 2024, Bahr said, “I have substantial goals for myself and TA Services. I’m dedicated to help in any way I can to grow our business organically and through M&A activity. I’m also focused on incorporating more technology and automation into some of our internal processes. Advancing our use of technology will help with process efficiency and provide a reliable, simplified work experience for our people. For example, I’m looking forward to automating some tasks for our Carrier Services team to make their jobs both easier and more conducive for a seamless onboarding carrier experience. The logistics industry has had a rough couple of years, but I’m excited to confront the challenges of 2024 head-on and I have an enthusiastic outlook because of the exceptional talent at TA Services.”

“Many of today’s supply chain pros are more than just leaders within their space; they’re innovators, decision makers, pioneers of change and growth. They’ve spent the last year (and more) creating safer, more efficient supply chains,” says Marina Mayer, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “New this year, we broke the award down into four distinct categories: Top Warehousing Stars; Top Procurement Stars; Rising Stars; and Lifetime Achievement. These winners continue to go above and beyond to overcome challenges, advance supply chain management and make the impossible, possible.”

Recipients of this year’s award will be profiled in Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s March 2024 issue, which will be distributed at MODEX 2024 and at

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