Customized transportation insight and technology tools.
Increased visibility and improved efficiency.
A supply chain that’s a strategic advantage.
From PO Management to Warehousing—and everything in between—Flat World Supply Chain helps create the high-performing supply chain you need to be competitive in a global economy.
Moving your cargo across the globe involves tremendous risk and complexity.
Ram International gives you an end-to-end, door-to-door partner that minimizes that risk and turns complexity into a strategic advantage. While your competitors are trying to navigate the 62 countries we operate in, you’re focused on your company’s next big idea.
Domestic Transportation. International Ocean and Air Freight. Customs and Compliance. Warehousing and Distribution.
Ram International is your global supply chain partner.
Prologue Technology is the developer of Pipeline, Pangea, and Truckload Exchange, three premier software platforms in the supply chain and logistics sector. Prologue Technology also provides custom application development to fit your company’s transportation management needs.
Our suite of products deliver visibility across your entire supply chain, consolidate processes, eliminate repetition, give you spot quotes from trusted carriers, integrate with your ERP system, and provide increased efficiency and insight to staff and management in your shipping department.
The team at Prologue Technology is proud to offer a suite of tools that makes your supply chain more efficient, freeing you to focus on your core business.
From fine art to international shipments of multi-ton machinery, Ram Custom Crating provides ISPM-15 compliant wood packaging that keeps your cargo safe, no matter where it’s going.
Led by experts who’ve spent their career in the custom crating business, Ram Custom Crating is your choice for excellence in custom crate construction.
You’re not buying a crate.
You’re buying the peace of mind that comes from a lifetime of custom crate construction experience.
Kirk Ferrell is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Flat World Holdings. A transportation, logistics, and supply chain industry veteran, he began his career as a Management Trainee for Yellow Freight Systems. After a 19 year career at Yellow, Kirk and his fellow co-founder and Managing Partner Jeff Rothermich launched Flat World Supply Chain in 2006.
Flat World Supply Chain has since grown to become Flat World Holdings, a family of businesses that includes Flat World Supply Chain, Flat World Hospitality, Ram International, Ram Custom Crating, and Prologue Technology. Kirk and Jeff are proud of the company they’ve grown—but they are most proud of the team of people who’ve helped build that company, and are now part of the Flat World family.
Kirk is a graduate of Texas A&M University, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He and his wife Helaena have two children, and are also proud grandparents.
Jeff Rothermich is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Flat World Holdings. Prior to co-founding the company, Jeff began his career in the transportation and logistics industry at a customs house broker and international freight forwarder. Jeff then moved to Yellow Transportation, serving as Director of Business Development for Meridian IQ/YRC Logistics prior to leaving and co-founding Flat World with fellow co-founder and Managing Partner Kirk Ferrell.
From its start on two laptops in a coffee shop, Flat World Supply Chain has since grown to become Flat World Holdings, a family of businesses that includes Flat World Supply Chain, Flat World Hospitality, Ram International, Ram Custom Crating, and Prologue Technology. Jeff and Kirk both feel fortunate to work with employees who consistently strive for excellence. That culture of excellence has made the company one of the fastest growing supply chain solutions providers in the country.
Jeff has a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Marycrest University, and an MBA in International Business from Webster University. Jeff and his wife have been married since 2000, and have two children.
Jeff Goris is a partner of Flat World Holdings and Chief Operating Officer of Ram International. Jeff began his career with Ram in 1984 in the Air Export department, and subsequently served in a variety of roles, leading Ram to greater growth and recognition as one of the nation’s leading international freight forwarders.
Upon Flat World Holdings acquisition of Ram International, Jeff assumed the Chief Operating Officer role, where he has operational oversight of Ram International and Ram Custom Crating. As part of the ownership structure, Jeff works with Managing Partners Kirk Ferrell and Jeff Rothermich to maintain a culture of excellence across all the Flat World Holdings’ brands.
Jeff and his wife Mary met at Southwest Missouri State University, where Jeff studied Business Administration. Jeff and Mary have two daughters, Megan and Chrysa, and are also proud grandparents.