Shipping Veterans Launch Logistics Consulting Firm

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Transportation industry veterans Michael Comstock and John Callan said yesterday that they formed Ursa Major Associates LLC, a Redwood Shores, CA, strategic consulting services firm offering services to businesses in global logistics.


Typical issues addressed include customer value proposition, competitive differentiation, strategic market positioning and business modeling.


Ursa Major Associates staff consists of operating executives, entrepreneurs and management consultants with expertise in express delivery, postal operations, LTL, ground parcel delivery, shipping systems technology and direct marketing. Members draw experience from DHL, TNT, U.S. Postal Service, Roadway Services, Harte-Hanks, Stamps.com, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte Consulting.


"The freight transportation and logistics industries are rapidly and irreversibly transforming, as influenced by global postal deregulation and information-demanding market conditions," Comstock said.


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