Stephen T Hopper

Mr. Stephen T Hopper

Inviscid Consulting
3605 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 240-483
Marietta, GA 30066
Mobile: 678-576-5303
Office: 404-832-5326
Introduction

Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE, is Founder and Principal with Inviscid Consulting. Over more than three decades, Steve has helped his clients plan and streamline their warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution operations by driving down operating costs, boosting capacity, improving service levels, mitigating risk, implementing effective supply chain solutions, emphasizing safety, and enhancing the performance of their supply chain resources: people, processes, inventory, facilities, equipment, material handling systems, transportation assets, and supply chain information technology (IT). He has worked with hundreds of clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations.

Steve previously worked for leading companies in the supply chain industry. He earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE) degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and is a board-certified, licensed, registered Professional Engineer (PE). Steve has served as an expert witness on dozens of cases involving supply chain operations in the US, Canada, and Australia and has advised private equity and venture capital investors. He also serves as a member of the Canvass Committee with the Material Handling Institute (MHI), which establishes industry standards for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Steve occasionally authors articles for supply chain industry publications and speaks at industry events.

Mr. Hopper serves as an expert witness on dozens of cases involving supply chain operations and issues related to warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution. His services are available to attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendants and include thorough expert reports, rebuttal reports, affidavits, declarations, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

Areas of Expertise:
Supply Chain
Warehousing
Distribution
Logistics
Material Handling
Productivity
Automation
Industrial Engineering
Warehouse Management System
Ecommerce Fulfillment
Capacity
WMS
TMS
Warehouse Accident
Layout
Material Flow
Labor Issues
Warehouse Safety
Software Selection
Inventory Control


Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Conveyors
  • Distribution
  • Forklifts
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Labor Economics
  • Logistics/Freight Forwarding
  • Machine Guarding
  • Professional Engineering
  • Safety
  • Software
  • Storage
  • Supply Chain
  • Warehouse Operations

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Please contact Steve directly for current biographical details.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Please contact Steve directly for current biographical details.
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Please contact Steve directly for current biographical details.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 20+ cases.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: All of Steve's litigation support work has involved supply chain operations and activities (warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, distribution, consulting, inventory, labor, equipment, automation, facilities, software, integration, third-party logistics [3PL] companies, accidents and injuries, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, labor disputes, fraud, etc.).
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
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Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
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Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
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Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
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Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
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Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
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Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Since 2013.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE, is Founder and Principal with Inviscid Consulting. Over more than three decades, Steve has helped his clients plan and streamline their warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution operations by driving down operating costs, boosting capacity, improving service levels, mitigating risk, implementing effective supply chain solutions, emphasizing safety, and enhancing the performance of their supply chain resources: people, processes, inventory, facilities, equipment, material handling systems, transportation assets, and supply chain information technology (IT). He has worked with hundreds of clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations.

Steve earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE) degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He is also a board-certified, licensed, registered professional engineer (PE). Steve has served as an expert witness for litigation support on dozens of cases involving supply chain operations in the US, Canada, and Australia and has advised private equity firms on their investments in supply chain businesses. Steve occasionally authors articles for supply chain industry publications and speaks at industry events.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please contact Steve directly for a current fee schedule.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please contact Steve directly for a current fee schedule.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Please contact Steve directly for a current fee schedule.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Please contact Steve directly for a current fee schedule.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Please contact Steve directly for current biographical details.

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