Jack Levis


Formerly UPS (retired), now Chief Product Strategist


ESP Logistics Technology


“The future of Logistics is the marriage of Data, Operations Technology, and Advanced Analytics, which will reduce cost and improve services.”

Jack Levis is responsible for Product Strategy at ESP Logistics Technologies. This role includes Optimization / Prescriptive Analytics. He is bringing with him 43 years of logistics and technology experience. 

Prior to joining ESP, Jack retired from UPS as a Senior Director of Industrial Engineering. During his 43-year career he was responsible for the development of operational technology solutions including digital twin infrastructure and optimization solutions. These solutions required advanced analytics to reengineer processes, streamline the business, and maximize productivity. 

Jack was the business owner and process designer for UPS’ Package Flow T

echnology suite of systems which includes its award-winning optimization, ORION (On Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation). These tools were a breakthrough change for UPS, resulting in a reduction of 225 million miles driven each year.

ORION alone is providing significant operational benefits to UPS and its customers. UPS estimates that ORION alone is reducing costs by $500M to $600M per year. 

Jack believes ESP can deliver similar gains to its customers. 

Having earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology, from California State University Northridge, Jack also holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. 

He is a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), receiving their prestigious Kimball Medal and the President’s Award.

Jack is a frequently requested speaker for business executives and organizations. He has been featured in many publications and media productions including a TED talk and a NOVA show on Innovation. 

Jack has held advisory council positions for multiple universities and associations, including the United States Census Bureau Scientific Advisory Committee. 

The role Jack enjoys the most is Grandpa.

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