John Wagner Jr

John Wagner Jr

Since joining the family business in 1976, John Wagner Jr. has done just about everything including sweeping the floors and loading trucks and boxcars. His job titles have evolved from Warehouse Manager, Traffic Manager, VP Operations, to his current role as President.   John is a graduate of the University of Kansas, received his transportation certificate from UMKC, and is a licensed ICC Practitioner. He is active in numerous civic and professional associations, including posts as past Chairman at Kansas City Smart Port, past President of the CSCMP Kansas City Roundtable, past President of KCTA, and he has been active in WERC. John currently serves on the Legal & Risk committee and Governmental Affairs Committees at the International Warehouse Logistics Association. He speaks on a regular basis across the country regarding issues of interest to the 3PL industry as well as the national economy. John also writes the Wagner blog, providing customers and other readers with timely, in-depth analyses of economic indicators and other important industry issues. This informative blog is becoming a must-read for leaders seeking to find meaning and value for their own companies behind the tsunami of numbers in the news every day. John focuses on the successful growth of Wagner Logistics by listening to customers and being their voice as solutions are shaped to fit their needs.   For additional information: John E. Wagner Jr., President Wagner Logistics 1201 East 12th Avenue North Kansas City, MO 64116 T: 816.421.3520 ext. 1303 M: 816.918.5308 E:

John's 2016 Logistics Crystal Ball

Jan 13, 2016
The new year brings a lot of prognosticating, so let’s look at where the logistics world is now and where it’s going in 2016. It is a confusing forecast because there are so many unknowns.

Giving Thanks and Checking Mixed Numbers

Nov 25, 2015
During this week of Thanksgiving I am thankful for family, friends and all of my associates at Wagner Logistics. Living a grateful life and counting my blessings is what keeps me optimistic about our country despite our many challenges.

Soft News All Around

Oct 27, 2015
A flat economy affects the logistics market as we roll through October and baseball’s postseason. The September economic numbers were lackluster, pointing to a continued slow recovery.

John Wagner Looks At Some Of The Latest Transportation News And Figures

Oct 7, 2015
Consumer Spending Bodes Well for the Holiday

Spending and Shipment Volume News Tops Headlines

Aug 18, 2015
Supply Chain blog by John Wagner Jr, Wagner Logistics

Inside The Numbers and Insight From CSCO Forum, Chicago

Jul 7, 2015
John Wagner from Wagner Logistics gives his insights on the Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum which happened in Chicago, June 16th-18th.

Slow Progress on Infrastructure

May 12, 2015
John Wagner's latest article explores some of the key issues with infrastructure spending and the MAP-21 reauthorization

2015 Logistics & Transportation Industry Forecast

Jan 21, 2015
John Wagner's latest article explores some of the critical factors to watch for this year; and overviews how they might affect the logistics and transportation landscapes.