Once upon a time, our founder, Wes Queen, was a top performing sales associate at UPS and realized that business were getting hosed by carriers and freight brokers alike. So, Wes founded Simplified Logistic Solutions, LLS("SLS") in December 2011 to serve as an outsourced shipping department for small- and medium-sized companies who lacked the industry knowledge or manpower to properly manage their supply chains
SLS grew quickly, and before long it had a mjor scalability concern. Technology had to be the solution! SLS looked at dozens of different technology offerings, and they all seemded to have the same three unappealing qualities: archaic, cumbersome, and overpriced. Wes couldn’t find a better way, so he decided to make it himself.
In 2014, Wes Began developing OGRE, a proprietary supply chain management platform. In order to protect SLS from the risks of building a platform, Ship ORGE, LLC was created to own 100% of OGRE's intellectual property and patents, along with the financial risks of taking on such a project. OGRE's simple, intuitive design would allow SLS employees and customers to ship freight in seconds, with more transparency and greater quality control than any other platform on the market.
SLS and OGRE merged their names into one brand, OGRE, in January of 2018. OGRE's patent pending technology, rockstar staff, and lean and mean manner of doing business allows to offer better rates and impeccable customer service with a fraction of the cost of our competitors.
Carriers love OGRE because it's transparent. Shippers love OGRE because it's easy.
OGRE's organic growth continued to accelerate and Wes chose to strategically align OGRE with some of the most highly respected and highly successful entrepreneurs and business executives across the technology, legal, and transaction advisory industries. These advisors make up OGRE's Board of Directors, and they bring a wealth of knowledge and level of expertise that positions OGRE to further capitalize on its near term growth prospects.
OGRE's proprietary technology continues to allow us to scale exponentially. As our sales team expanded and our customer base grew, our back office team of industry experts continue to provide best in class service without the need to add additional headcount.
OGRE's leadership als decided to lean into a new avenue of growth via acquisitions. An acquisition strategy was developed and an in-house M&A team was hired - OGRE is now taking its scalable business model to other successful freight brokerages in an effort to further expedite our high-growth trajectory.