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About Us

A global transportation and operations management firm with over 75 years combined experience in freight optimization from the Shipper's perspective. Backed by a no-cost, performance-based money back guarantee, our approach is to optimize a program holistically, provide best practices and market insights, while achieving significant savings. We evaluate all modes of domestic and international transportation from a multitude of industries; for medium to Fortune 500 sized companies.

Mission Statement

Exclusively work for the Shipper, deploy high-caliber people, never compromise on integrity and deliver high returns on investment for our customers.

Principal Experts

Charles Popick

Charles Popick

B.A., Business Economics (Accounting) & Japanese, University of California, Santa Barbara
Charles started on the shipper side of the freight business in 1990. He has held strategic management positions in the area of logistics, service, procurement and supply chain with large multinational companies. He founded CPC in 1998 with the single mission to “improve the client’s bottom-line by eliminating hidden profits taken by transportation companies – Leveling the Playing Field.” CPC Consultants has gained a reputation for integrity and has helped companies save hundreds of millions of dollars in transportation, warehouse management, overall business operations, and more.


           Tom Leimkuhler

Tom Leimkuhler
Tom’s 40-year career in supply chain spans sourcing, warehousing, distribution, transport, and inventory – notably in automotive and powersports OEMs including at Subaru of America, director of Mazda’s North American Operations, Vice President of Parts at Kia Motors America, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai MOBIS, and Executive Director, Parts & Accessories Operations, at Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Working within the supply chain business is Tom’s life’s work.

John Ulrich

MBA, Central Michigan University, MI/ B.A., Liberal Arts, Wayne State University, MI
John has spent over 35 years as a business leader with knowledge of all support technology & processes, demonstrating solid managerial and customer service skills. He has a proven track-record of streamlining support operations through effective team leadership, process re-engineering and strategic initiatives. John is an experienced leader in planning and organizing all aspects of budgeting, staffing and operating internal/external technical support groups, while optimizing the operation. At CPC, John has been involved in project management and development of best practice solutions addressing customer business requirements and business development.

Bilal Fladger

Bilal is a 20-year Telecom operations veteran with increasing roles of responsibility throughout Supply Chain Management. Specializing in process transformation, project management, and operations financial management, Bilal contributes to CPC by offering mature scalable solutions that drive efficiencies to nascent industries. Additionally, Bilal has an extensive reporting background from day to day management reports to executive level shareholder call reports which allows him to give companies visibility in to their operation at any level audience.

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Our History

Founded in 1998, CPC Consultants provides expert consulting services in supply chain management, warehouse management, and transportation optimization. We optimize our clients’ bottom line by leveraging industry best practices and providing customized solutions through our proven methodologies, extensive experience, and focus.

Partners at CPC have held managerial roles and strategic management positions in logistics, service, procurement and supply chain at multinational companies in various industries including the automotive and consumer electronics industries. Being on the shipper’s side for an extensive number of years, we have developed a cutting-edge process that levels the playing field for the shippers and establishes true market level service and pricing for our customers.

CPC’s success is measured by our client’s success. For over 25 years, we have stood for integrity and only work to improve our client’s bottom line. We have gathered the tools and expertise to optimize our clients’ efficiency on every engagement. We guarantee our performance, and have built our reputation upon helping companies save hundreds of millions of dollars in transportation, warehouse management, operations, and more.

Our offices are centrally located in Costa Mesa, next to Newport Beach in beautiful Orange County, California. Costa Mesa is a short drive from Anaheim and Huntington Beach and very close to the Port of Long Beach, the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, the Port of San Diego, as well as all of Southern California.

Core Values

  • Integrity.

    CPC only works for the Shipper to ensure focus on your bottom-line.

  • Tools & Expertise.

    CPC transforms transportation into a commodity and ensures solutions are market competitive.

  • Highest Return On Investment.

    CPC only offers services if there is a substantial R.O.I. – Projects average 7:1 in one year.

  • Performance Guarantee.

    CPC will guarantee a return on investment within 6 months or CPC will refund entire fee amount.

  • Reputation.

    CPC has several examples of saving millions of dollars for industry leading companies.