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Best podcasts about Joe Lynch

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The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
The SwanLeap Story with Brad Hollister

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 74:07


The SwanLeap Story with Brad Hollister Brad Hollister and Joe Lynch discuss the SwanLeap story. Brad is the Co-Founder and former Chief Executive Officer of SwanLeap, a leading transportation, consulting, and technology firm specializing in supply chain best practices and cost reduction strategies. About Brad Hollister Brad Hollister is the Co-Founder and former Chief Executive Officer of SwanLeap. Under Hollister's leadership, SwanLeap delivered an unprecedented 75,660.8 percent growth in revenue in the past three years, catapulting the 5-year-old software company to the No. 1 spot on both the 2018 Inc. 5000 list and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500. A life-long entrepreneur passionate about improving the world, Hollister is the visionary behind SwanLeap's next generation technology. With extensive experience in transportation, logistics and supply chain, Hollister's leadership and institutional expertise solidify SwanLeap's position as the leading provider of end-to-end transportation technology. Hollister is a guest lecturer for the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a sought-after speaker on the advancement and disruption of the transportation industry. About SwanLeap Founded in 2013, SwanLeap is a leading transportation, consulting, and technology firm specializing in supply chain best practices and cost reduction strategies. Historically, brokers and 3PL (Third Party Logistics) firms, as a result of their safe relationships with corporate shippers, have intentionally kept pricing and discounts as abstract as possible to maintain a false sense of savings for the end user. Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, SwanLeap is delivering clarity and control to each of their customers, saving them time and money. Backed by a wealth of transportation industry expertise in niche areas, SwanLeap leverages the power Artificial Intelligence to turn shipping into a profit center. SwanLeap was acquired by Transportation Insight HoldCo in November, 2021. About Transportation Insight HoldCo Transportation Insight HoldCo serves customers through logistics provider Transportation Insight, LLC, and freight brokerage Nolan Transportation Group. Together, these companies help shippers and carriers engineer efficient supply chain networks. Combined, the $4.3 billion TI Holdco organization serves more than 10,000 clients and over 50,000 carriers with logistics management services that include domestic transportation (TL, LTL, Parcel), e-commerce solutions, supply chain analytics, international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply chain sourcing. Key Takeaways: The SwanLeap Story Brad Hollister is the Co-Founder and former Chief Executive Officer of SwanLeap. SwapLeap is a next generation TMS and the #1 company on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies. SwanLeap was acquired by Transportation Insight HoldCo in November, 2021. In the podcast interview, Brad shares his story of entrepreneurship, the good, the bad, and the ugly (it was mostly good – really good). SwanLeap's transportation management system (TMS) works for all shipping modes: parcel, LTL, truckload, intermodal, ocean, and air. Transportation Insight was founded in 2000 as a non-asset based third-party logistics (3PL) provider focused on your success. TI started in LTL transportation and expanded into one of North America's leading provider of unique supply chain solutions, ranging from domestic transportation to full-scale international logistics. Learn More About The SwanLeap Story Brad Hollister LinkedIn SwanLeap LinkedIn SwanLeap Transportation Insight HoldCo The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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The Box That Changed The World with Richard Danderline

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 40:03


The Box that Changed the World with Richard Danderline Richard Danderline and Joe Lynch discuss the box that changed the world. Richard is the Co-Founder and CFO of Staxxon, a shipping container company that has developed an innovative shipping container that is poised to revolutionize the space. About Richard Danderline Richard Danderline, has over 35 years of executive level financial and operating experience, primarily in the fashion footwear and apparel businesses.  He has served as COO/CFO of several large fashion companies, including Marc Fisher Footwear, Aerogroup International (Aerosoles brand), Kenneth Cole and Iconix Brand Group ( a publicly traded company that was a pioneer of the fashion brand management/licensing business model ).  Mr. Danderline began his career with Touche Ross & Co.(predecessor to Deloitte & Touche) and is a graduate of St. Francis College in Brooklyn NY.   He and George Kochanowski , CEO of Staxxon, co-founded the Company in 2011. About Staxxon Staxxon, LLC is a Delaware Limited Liability company based in New Jersey. It operates as a technology and intellectual property licensing company. The company outsources its manufacturing to third party Staxxon certified manufacturing partners and parts suppliers. Staxxon has developed, patented, and certified a new design for ISO (International Organization for Standardization) shipping containers. The technology is the first to enable containers to fold upright, like an accordion. Staxxon's upright system allows up to five empty containers to be folded, bundled, and moved together as a single container. The load bearing strength of the upright design also allows the container to be placed anywhere from top to bottom in a shipboard stack. Whether fully loaded or bundled together when empty, the Company anticipates that its containers will be 100% interchangeable with standard ISO container fleets. Container owners stand to benefit through substantially reduced operating costs and increased efficiency. Additionally, improved logistics in the handling of empties should materially mitigate global port congestion and environmental pollution. The Company is privately owned and financed by a small group of investors including the current management team. Key Takeaways: The Box that Changed the World Richard Danderline is the Co-Founder and CFO of Staxxon, a shipping container company that has developed an innovative shipping container that is poised to revolutionize the space. In the podcast interview, Joe and Richard discuss the box that changed the world – that box is the shipping container that was developed in the 1950's by Malcom McLean. The Staxxon team believes their box (shipping container) is going to make containerized shipping even more effective and efficient. The shipping container drastically reduced the time and cost associated with loading and unloading ships. The shipping container reduced the cost of shipping significantly and enabled the rapid growth of world trade in the past generation. However, there are still issues with global trade – mainly the trade imbalances that leads to empty containers being shipped around the world – at great cost to shippers and the environment. In the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, up 78% of the containers leaving the ports for Asia are empty. In some cases, agricultural exports from the USA are not shipped overseas because the demand for empty containers back to Asia is so great. As a result, agricultural exports and profits were down in 2021. Staxxon has developed the world's only upright folding shipping container, which enables shippers the ability to fold the Staxxon container like an accordion. Up to 5 Staxxon containers can be transported in the space required for one traditional container. Until now, an empty container took up just as much space as a full container. Staxxon shipping containers enables shippers to free up valuable space in warehouses and ports. It also frees up capacity on ships, rail, and drayage trucks. Staxxon's foldable shipping containers reduces the cost of shipping empty containers and greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, Staxxon frees up capacity and lessens port congestion. Learn More About The Box that Changed the World Richard Danderline LinkedIn Staxxon Linkedin Staxxon The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger   The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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Fulfillment success with Steve Shebuski

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 54:17


Fulfillment Success with Steve Shebuski Steve Shebuski and Joe Lynch discuss fulfillment success. Steve is he Vice President of Digital Strategy at Blue Horseshoe, part of Accenture, a company that helps companies reimage fulfillment operations to align with business goals, address market trends, and meet customer demands. About Steve Shebuski Steve Shebuski is the Vice President of Digital Strategy at Blue Horseshoe, part of Accenture. Steve has 20+ years of experience as a Program Manager/Design Lead/Project Manager implementing both Microsoft Dynamics AX / Dynamics 365 as well as tier I and tier II warehouse management and transportation software solutions. Steve's deep knowledge within the distribution industry and his innovative approach to solution architecture are the backbone of the solutions being implemented and deployed by Blue Horseshoe. He attended Michigan State University where he received his bachelor of science in chemical engineering. About Blue Horseshoe, Part of Accenture Blue Horseshoe, part of Accenture, helps companies reimage fulfillment operations to align with business goals, address market trends, and meet customer demands. By connecting physical assets with digital intelligence, we help companies: - Engineer operational designs that connect processes and equipment with assets, people, and data - Guide application selection and enable digital connections that share data across enterprise systems - Create efficiency with warehouse hardware, automation equipment, and mobile devices - Provide implementation and support services that generate quicker time to value Key Takeaways: Fulfillment Success Steve Shebuski is the Vice President of Digital Strategy at Blue Horseshoe, a supply chain technology company that helps their customer drive value through greater efficiencies and productivity. In the podcast interview, Steve describes 6 things that drive fulfillment success: #1 - Technology platform that seamlessly connect the fulfillment company to customers, suppliers, and technology providers. A connected platform enables companies to easily communicate, collaborate, and efficiently manage exceptions. #2 - In-depth understanding of the customer profile is required to set-up the facility for success The facility, systems, processes, and talent are organized to support the customer's order profile (volume, pallet vs unit, SKU count, etc..) #3 - Business applications must be aligned to customer's objectives. Configure the technologies (WMS, TMS) to support operational effectiveness and efficiency. #4 - The right hardware, technology, and automations to serve their customers. The use of automation, robotics, and scanning technology enable workers to accomplish more, which is increasingly important with the labor shortage. #5 - Data insights Real-time reports and dashboards that enable the entire supply chain to monitor performance. #6 – Partnerships Developing and managing partnerships is one of the keys to success in the 3PL business. Blue Horseshoe helps companies define and plan their enterprise strategy, connect and collaborate with business applications, and optimize and execute supply chain operations. Learn More About Fulfillment Success Steve Shebuski LinkedIn Blue Horseshoe Blue Horseshoe at Modex Blue Horseshoe Supply Chain Cloud Videos The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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Winning the Logistics Talent War with Radu Palamariu

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 51:28


Winning the Logistics Talent War with Radu Palamariu Radu Palamariu and Joe Lynch discuss winning the logistics talent war. Radu is the Managing Director Asia Pacific & Europe of Alcott Global and the Global Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Practice. Alcott Global provides Executive Search solutions for the world's top companies in eCommerce, supply chain, logistics, and tech in transportation. About Radu Palamariu Radu is the Managing Director Asia Pacific & Europe of Alcott Global and the Global Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Practice. He has been working on C-level and top management executive search assignments with Top Fortune 500 companies and local Asia conglomerates, particularly for manufacturing, logistics, transportation, supply chain management and ecommerce. A frequent speaker at industry conferences across the region, he is a contributor on latest technologies shaping supply chains, as well as human resources trends and developments. He is the host of the “Leaders in Supply Chain” Podcast, which is consistently ranked among the top 10 global industry podcasts. Radu has been featured in Bloomberg, Logistics Insight Asia, Bangkok Post as well as the MIT Supply Chain Talent Magazine. And has been named as one of the top 3 Global Supply Chain Influencers on LinkedIn. About Alcott Global Alcott Global provides Executive Search solutions for the world's top companies in eCommerce, supply chain, logistics, and tech in transportation. We are aware that attracting and retaining talent in the supply chain space is more than challenging. We invested a few years and a lot of energy to create and nurture a great network in this sector. We are certain we can connect you with the right person to solve your supply chain problems. We decided to focus our efforts at a global level, focusing on the US, European and Asian markets, since our global clients have different challenges according to each region. We aim to become your long-term partner in attracting, retaining and developing supply chain and logistics talent. Key Takeaways: Winning the Logistics Talent War Radu Palamariu is the Managing Director Asia Pacific & Europe of Alcott Global and the Global Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Practice. He has been working on C-level and top management executive search assignments with Top Fortune 500 companies and local Asia conglomerates, particularly for manufacturing, logistics, transportation, supply chain management and ecommerce. In the podcast interview, Radu and Joe discuss winning the talent war and the talent challenges facing logistics and supply chain companies. Challenge #1 – Recruiting Top Logistics and Supply Chain Talent Challenge #2 – Educating and Upskilling Logistics and Supply Chain Professionals Challenge #3 – Surviving The Great Resignation Alcott Global provides Executive Search solutions for the world's top companies in ecommerce, supply chain, logistics, and tech in transportation. Alcott's business is attracting, retaining and developing supply chain and logistics talent. ​They work with the leading companies in the supply chain and logistics space. Alcott's develops customized program to address the following business needs: Digital Transformation – an introduction to how everything aligns together when any part of the Supply Chain organization goes through digitalization. Integrated Business Planning - Aligning new initiatives, current products, demand, supply, and financial plans over at least a 24-month planning horizon. Logistics / Ecommerce Transformation – Defining measures of success and tranform the way the organization inherently works. This track goes in-depth into the Collaboration pillar of the 3 Cs of Supply Chain Leadership. Learn More About Winning the Logistics Talent War Radu Palamariu LikedIn Alcott Global LinkedIn Alcott Global Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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Becoming a Sales Hunter with Mark Hunter

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 51:53


Becoming a Sales Hunter with Mark Hunter Mark Hunter and Joe Lynch discuss becoming a Sales Hunter. Mark also known as "The Sales Hunter” helps companies and salespeople find and retain better prospects they can close at full price. About Mark Hunter Mark Hunter is recognized as one of the top 50 most influential sales and marketing leaders in the world. He is author of three books, “High-Profit Prospecting” and “High-Profit Selling” and his newest “A Mind for Sales.” His integrity centered communication strategies are used each day by thousands of people from “Fortune 100” firms to small start-ups. Clients include, American Express, Chubb Insurance, Farm Bureau, Great Western Bank and hundreds more.  These same strategies are found in The Sales Hunter University on-line program which in 2020, was ranked as one of the top 10 sales learning programs due its unique style of coaching and engagement with Mark Hunter. Mark has spoken in more than 30 countries on 5 continents and travels more than 200 days per year working with people helping to show them how to find and retain better clients.  He's known for his engaging style that empowers others to move to a higher level. He doesn't view what he does as a job, he views it as a lifestyle.  He believes when you live life helping others you have the ability to create deep relationships that impact others.  His mission is to help others see sales in this manner to allow them to increase their influence and impact. Key Takeaways: Becoming a Sales Hunter Mark Hunter, also known as "The Sales Hunter” helps companies and salespeople find and retain better prospects they can close at full price. In the podcast interview, Mark and Joe discuss becoming a sales hunter. During the interview, Mark shares some of the sales strategies he uses in his sales consulting and training practice. Strategy #1 – Know Your Ideal Prospect. Pick a niche and develop a profile for your ideal customer. Stay in your lane – become very knowledgeable in your chosen niche. Strategy #2 – Understand Your Customer's Problem and How You Solve it. Become an expert in your customer's problems and your solutions to those problems. Use your new found expertise to engage with similar customers. Strategy #3 – Land and Expand. When you land a new account, you are not closing a deal, you are opening a relationship. Constantly find ways to add more value and to win more business within existing accounts. Strategy #4 – Maintain Profitability. Lowering margins to win business seldom works out for the customer or the salesperson. The Sales Hunter teaches his client how to avoid negotiating and finding serious prospects – ones who not just shopping for price. Mark Hunter has literally written the book(s) on sales. If you want to improve your sale performance connect with Mark or read one of his books: A Mind for Sales High Profit Prospecting High-Profit Selling: Win the Sale Without Compromising on Price Learn More About Becoming a Sales Hunter Mark Hunter LinkedIn The Sales Hunter LinkedIn The Sales Hunter A Mind of Sales High Profit Prospecting Photos The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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The TextLocate Story with Ryan Rogers

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 54:49


The TextLocate Story with Ryan Rogers Ryan Rogers and Joe Lynch discuss the TextLocate story. Ryan is the Founder and CEO of TextLocate which provides a freight location tracking and communication solution for brokers and partner carriers. About Ryan Rogers Ryan Rogers is the Founder and CEO of logistics tech startup TextLocate. TextLocate bridges the gap between truck drivers and logistics professionals by creating a simple way to locate freight through a proprietary text message platform that has taken the logistics industry by storm. Prior to founding TextLocate, Ryan's extensive experience dates back over 20+ years and includes stints with Amazon as well as both Covenant Logistics and U.S. Xpress--two top trucking firms headquartered in Chattanooga. At Covenant, Ryan had direct responsibility for technology, continuous improvement, mergers and acquisitions, innovation and strategic planning across the Covenant enterprise. His experience at U.S. Xpress included time spent as corporate treasurer and Chief Operating Officer at the company's logistics division during a time of extensive growth in revenue. He also served as a transportation executive at Amazon.com, leading procurement and carrier development at a time when e-commerce – led by companies like Amazon -- turned heads around the transportation and logistics industry with increasing sales and demand for capacity. He currently serves as a mentor at Chattanooga-based transportation and logistics incubator Dynamo and is a member of the Chattanooga Technology Council. Ryan holds an MBA and undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he and his wife, Nicole, have chosen to make their home in the ‘gig city' with their children, Kate and Jack. About TextLocate  TextLocate is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was founded in 2021 by logistics technology executive Ryan Rogers as the solution to freight location tracking and communication for brokers and partner carriers. Rogers, a Chattanooga native, has formerly held executive positions with Amazon.com and Chattanooga transportation companies U.S. Xpress and Covenant Logistics. Key Takeaways: The TextLocate Story Ryan Rogers is the Founder and CEO of freight tech firm, TextLocate which provides a freight location tracking and communication solution for brokers and partner carriers. In the podcast interview, Ryan describes his successful career in the logistics business and his entrepreneurial journey. TextLocate is a simple method for check call updates with partner carriers. TextLocate simplifies the process using TextLocate's custom one-time location update from your partner carrier's driver with one simple text message. Ryan's vision for TextLocate is to complement existing visibility platforms using a one-time text message that is more agreeable to some drivers who resist using apps and other visibility systems. TextLocate's automation makes it very easy for users to make check calls to drivers. Drivers love it because there is no app to download and they are not constantly tracked. With TextLocate, users request a one-time location update as a text message sent to the driver. The message includes company name and unique load ID. All the driver has to do is click the hyperlink within the text and approve the one-time location update. The response updates TextLocate dashboard with the driver's current city, state and zip code. The process is convenient for the operations team to request and simple for the driver to respond without a phone call interruption. TextLocate offers an easy to implement, simple to use process for communicating with drivers. The process is safe, convenient, cost effective, and uses texting technology so there is no training and no learning curve. TextLocate has a free option so users can get started by signing up for a free account. Learn More About The TextLocate Story Ryan Rogers LinkedIn TextLocate LinkedIn TextLocate Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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Understanding Conrail with Brian Gorton

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 42:39


Understanding Conrail with Brian Gorton Brian Gorton and Joe Lynch discuss understanding Conrail. Brian is the President & Chief Operating Officer of Conrail Shared Assets, which serves as a contract local carrier and switching company for its owners, CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway. About Brian Gorton Brian E. Gorton joined Conrail in 1987 as a conductor. He advanced to the position of Assistant Terminal Superintendent before departing Conrail prior to the CSXT and Norfolk Southern acquisition of Conrail in 1998. After his departure from Conrail, he worked at the Union Pacific Railroad where he held various positions in the Transportation Department including General Manager of UP's Houston and Gulf Coast Service Units. On April 19, 2021, Brian rejoined Conrail and was appointed President & Chief Operating Officer of Conrail Shared Assets headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, bringing with him over 30 years of railroad experience and expertise. About Conrail  Conrail is an American railroad company. It operates three networks—the North Jersey, South Jersey/Philadelphia, and Detroit Shared Assets Areas, where it serves as a contract local carrier and switching company for its owners, CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway. Customers located along Conrail's lines have access to the national rail network through either railway. As a local rail service provider, it's Conrail's job to make sure that customers' freight shipments are safely and efficiently moved between their rail sidings and the long-distance freight trains operated by CSX and Norfolk Southern. CSX and Norfolk Southern handle all commercial matters for customers. However, Conrail plays a critical role in serving shippers and receivers as a service provider for our owners. Key Takeaways: Understanding Conrail Brian Gorton is the President & Chief Operating Officer of Conrail Shared Assets, which serves as a contract local carrier and switching company for its owners, CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway. In the podcast interview, Brian explains Conrail's capabilities, service area, history, operations, and the advantages that rail brings to high-volume shippers. In the spring of 1997, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) and CSX Corporation (CSX) agreed to acquire Conrail through a joint stock purchase. CSX and NS split most of the Company's assets between them. The approved merger plan restructured Conrail into a Switching and Terminal Railroad operating about 1,200 miles of track in three regional areas. On June 1, 1999, Conrail began operating as a Switching and Terminal Railroad for its owners, NS and CSX, in the three geographical areas of Northern New Jersey, Southern New Jersey/Philadelphia, and Detroit, Michigan. In 2007, it expanded its operations from Northern New Jersey to Staten Island, New York. Advantages of rail transport: Cost effective. Shippers often save money by switching from truck to rail. Sustainability. Rail transport is more environmentally friendly and produces less greenhouse gas emissions than over the road trucking. Great option for high-volume shippers. A double-stacked train can move more freight than hundreds of trucks. Reliability. Trains run on a track and on a schedule, so traffic and weather are seldom an issue. Access to capacity. Many shippers use rail as an alternative to the driver and truck constrained over the road market. Intermodal shipping which utilizes rail transport is often the most efficient transportation mode for shippers, particularly high-volume shippers. Learn More About Understanding Conrail Brian Gorton Conrail The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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Where Business is Done with Thibault Serlet

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 38:20


Where Business is Done with Thibault Serlet Thibault Serlet and Joe Lynch discuss where business is done. Thibault is the Co-Founder and Chief Researcher at Adrianople Group, a research and advisory firm focused on educating the world about Special Economic Zones (SEZs). About Thibault Serlet Thibault Serletis Co-Founder and Chief Researcher at Adrianople Group, where he assisted in building the recently launched Open Zone Map, the world's largest and most extensive dataset on Special Economic Zones (SEZs). He is an expert on Special Economic Zones (SEZs), and is the Founder of Startup Societies Foundation, a Utah based non-profit think tank that studies Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and publishes an academic journal. He is on the board of advisors of the Center for Innovative Governance Research, and has worked at several startups in the cybersecurity, hardware, and blockchain fields. In addition to Special Economic Zones (SEZs) Thibault studies the history of banking, medieval history, and charter cities, and is a black belt in Kempo Karate. About The Adrianople Group The Adrianople Group is a research and advisory firm focused on educating the world about Special Economic Zones (SEZs). The Adrianople Group launched the Open Zone Map, the first map encompassing all Special Economic Zones (SEZs) globally. Leading organizations including McKinsey & Company, PwC, and World Wildlife Foundation rely on the company's data to make impactful decisions. The Adrianople Group's data around Special Economic Zones (SEZs) provides geopolitical market research and business intelligence solutions to investors, government officials, academics, and others interested in Special Economic Zones (SEZs). Adrianople team members and associates consist of a staggeringly diverse array of doers and thinkers, located everywhere from San Francisco to Singapore, London to Lagos. Key Takeaways: Where Business is Done Thibault Serlet is Co-Founder and Chief Researcher at Adrianople Group, a research and advisory firm focused on educating the world about Special Economic Zones (SEZs). In the podcast interview, Thibault and Joe discuss where business is done. The answer is special economic zones. A special economic zone (SEZ) is an area in a country that is subject to different legal and economic regulations than other regions within the same country. Special economic zones (SEZs) are typically created in order to facilitate rapid economic growth by leveraging tax incentives to attract foreign investment and spark technological advancement. Thibault Serlet and the team at Adrianople Group recognized that information about special economic zones is scarce and hard to find. The Adrianople Group is on a mission to radically increase the quality and amount of data about Special Economic Zones and related projects. While exact numbers are not available, Thibault believes that the majority of supply chains past through special economic zones. The Open Zone Map is the world's first comprehensive attempt at mapping every single Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The map includes all known SEZs, capitals, airports, and ports. The map was created to improve public understanding of SEZs. The goal is to inspire other researchers studying SEZs to create their own data sets, sparking a knowledge revolution. The Adrianople Group is a research and business advisory services provider focused primarily on Special Economic Zones and similar projects. Learn More About Where Business is Done Thibault Serlet The Adrianople Group Open Zone Map The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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REPOST: The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage with Bob Elkins

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 30:46


The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage with Bob Elkins Bob Elkins and Joe Lynch discuss the basics of dedicated contract carriage. As the SVP of Ruan, a company that specializes in dedicated, Bob has a deep understanding of the service and the value it provides to shippers. About Bob Elkins Bob Elkins serves Ruan as Senior Vice President, Industry Vertical Operations. Bob has almost 30 years of experience in the transportation industry, including global account management, operations leadership and commercial services. Prior to joining Ruan, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dedicated Services, Logistics, and first-to-final mile for Schneider National. Bob also served in the United States Army 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), and early on in his transportation career he was an owner-operator of a small trucking company. About Ruan Founded in 1932, Ruan is a family-owned transportation company providing Dedicated Contract Transportation, Managed Transportation, and Value-added Warehousing. With more than 85 years of transportation experience, Ruan is one of the top 10 privately owned transportation service companies in the country. The company operates in 48 states, employs over 6,000 team members, and has more than 300 locations nationwide. Key Takeaways: The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage Dedicated contract carriage (DCC) is a third-party service that provides dedicated equipment (vehicles) and drivers to a single customer for its exclusive use on a contractual basis. DCC is a flexible service that offers all the service advantages of a private fleet and the convenience of a for-hire carrier. DCC in a sense outsources many of the challenging functions associated with managing a fleet.  Services and materials provided may include but are not limited to ongoing operations management, technology, drivers, vehicles, vehicle maintenance, safety, regulatory compliance, risk management, and pickup and delivery instructions. Shippers who previously depended on carriers, 3PLs, and brokers switch to DCC to gain additional control, avoid price fluctuations and disruptions in the trucking market. Additionally, these shippers switch to DCC because they want the truck and driver branding that comes with a private fleet without the hassles of managing one. Shippers who previously owned their own fleet switch to DCC so they can focus on their core competencies and business. Companies that provide DCC, like Ruan are much better suited to manage the ongoing driver training, compliance and management. Additionally, the DCC provider is responsible for investing in new equipment, technology and ongoing maintenance. With dedicated contract carriage, shippers gain a transportation solution that functions as an extension of their supply chain. The tractors and trailers are often branded with the customer's company logo and image. Driver uniforms also reflect the customer's brand. The advantages of dedicated contract carriage include: improved on-time performance and service along with reduced cost and hassle. Learn More: The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage Bob Elkins Ruan Ruan - Red Magazine White Paper - Five Lingering Headaches to Address for Healthier Supply Chain in 2021 The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

Perfect Flow
Nav Chat #14: December 2021

Perfect Flow

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 50:09


This month Tom and I hear from Joe Lynch on the recent Under 23 and Wellington Junior Camps that he attended as an athlete and coach respectively. We also discuss mental models and heuristics, and how training should be structured given how we learn and think. Additionally, we geek out on some of what World of O has to offer at this time of year. And as always, we share news from around the country.

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The Promise of the Digital Supply Chain with Dyci Sfregola

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 59:53


The Promise of the Digital Supply Chain with Dyci Sfregola Dyci Sfregola and Joe Lynch discuss the promise of the digital supply chain. Dyci is the Founder and Managing Director of New Gen Architects, a consulting company that helps their clients transform their supply chains. About Dyci Sfregola When it comes to supply chain and product operations, Dyci Sfregola's experience is that most organizations are leaving money on the table due to disorganized processes. She founded New Gen Architects in 2020 to show companies how to transform business operations starting with their supply chain. Leveraging her business acumen and technical expertise, Dyci's vision is to empower clients to be customer-centric and scale intelligently. Through business and digital architecture advisory services, she directs clients on how to establish efficient processes, identify and implement digital technologies, and effectively engage people as a roadmap for success. Dyci holds a Master's in Engineering Management from Kennesaw State University where she also studied Industrial Engineering. She also completed her undergraduate studies in Spanish at the University of Georgia. About New Gen Architects New Gen Architects bridges the gap between business and technology to help companies achieve successful supply chain transformation. We advise clients on their corporate evolution, rooted in business continuity planning. As a thought partner and facilitator, we set-up clients with a secure foundation and layer in ownership. Our team guides clients on technology tool selection, project management and transformation road mapping. We support scalable and efficient supply chain transformation, making us industry change-makers. We are business and digital architecture advisors to companies seeking to scale their retail and direct-to-consumer operations through supply chain transformation. Key Takeaways: The Promise of the Digital Supply Chain Dyci is the Founder and Managing Director of New Gen Architects, a consulting company that helps their clients transform their supply chains. In the podcast interview, Joe and Dyci discuss the promise of the digital supply chain. A digital supply chain ideally would be more agile, more resilient, and faster than a traditional supply chain. A digital supply chains are more efficient, more effective, and make their companies more competitive and more profitable. Digital supply chains are able to respond quickly to changes in demand and supply. Digital supply chains also utilize labor saving automations like optical character recognition (OCR) and robotic process automation (RPA). Dyci believes that more firms will invest in the technology for their supply chains once they recognize the value and ROI of investing in the right supply chain technology. Dyci and her team works with clients to analyze financial and operational data to determine the optimal timeline for change and works alongside them throughout their journey to help keep external partners accountable and internal stakeholders on board. New Gen Architects makes sure you know how to ask the right questions and sift through the buzzwords to make sure the technology selected is the best fit for their use case and will deliver the expected ROI. Learn More About The Promise of the Digital Supply Chain Dyci Sfregola LinkedIn New Gen Architects Leveraging Automation to Build a Competitive Advantage with Alfonso Quijano The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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The Transfix Story with Drew McElroy

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 59:32


The Transfix Story with Drew McElroy Drew McElroy and Joe Lynch discuss the Transfix story. Drew is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Transfix, a market-leading, next-generation freight platform transforming the traditional and digital freight sector while bringing transparency, trust, and sustainability to the transportation ecosystem. About Drew McElroy Drew McElroy is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Transfix. After seeding the idea of the first freight marketplace, Drew has helped Transfix mature from an industry upstart into Forbes' “Next Billion Dollar company. Prior to founding Transfix in 2013, Drew was the President of Priority Distribution Inc. (PDI), a mid-market transportation management and third-party logistics provider (3PL). He officially joined the company as Director of Business Development in May 2004 but had been working with his parents at PDI over the summer since he was 12. He helped the company scale from three people to 20 people, grew revenue by 4x, and was one of the first 3PL to work with SaaS and TMS solutions. Drew also previously served as the President of the New Jersey Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Management and International Business from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He currently resides in Manhattan. About Transfix Transfix is a market-leading, next-generation freight platform transforming the traditional and digital freight sector while bringing transparency, trust, and sustainability to the transportation ecosystem. The company combines deep industry expertise and a world-class class carrier network with advanced technology. The result? Competitive pricing, superior service and reliability, and an intelligent platform designed to optimize the supply chain from start to finish. Today, some of the world's most recognized brands rely on Transfix's trusted carrier network. Transfix was named one of Forbes' "Next Billion-Dollar Startups" and is headquartered in the heart of New York City. Key Takeaways: The Transfix Story Drew McElroy is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Transfix, a market-leading, next-generation freight platform transforming the traditional and digital freight sector while bringing transparency, trust, and sustainability to the transportation ecosystem. In the podcast interview, Drew describes his personal entrepreneurial journey and the many challenges he and his Co-founder, Jonathan Salama have experienced since starting Transfix. Transfix is a leading freight marketplace connecting shippers to a national network of reliable carriers. Fortune 500 companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Unilever, and Target rely on Transfix to handle their most important FTL freight needs. With instant pricing tools, guaranteed capacity, data-driven insights, and reliable service, Transfix is changing the world of transportation one load at a time. Transfix's technology can quote thousands of loads in under a minute and manage the entire process from beginning to delivery-- saving shippers hours each day. Transfix was named one of Forbes'​ "Next Billion-Dollar Company"​ in 2018. Learn More About The Transfix Story  Drew McElroy LinkedIn Transfix LinkedIn Transfix website Transfix Market Updates The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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The Pain of Picking the Wrong 3PL with Esther Kestanbaum Prozan

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 50:16


The Pain of Picking the Wrong 3PL with Esther Kestanbaum Prozan Esther Kestanbaum Prozan and Joe Lynch discuss the pain of picking the wrong 3pl. Esther is President of Ruby Has Fulfillment, a rapidly growing ecommerce fulfillment provider for direct-to-consumer brands and retailers. About Esther Kestanbaum Prozan  Esther Kestenbaum Prozan is President of Ruby Has Fulfillment, a rapidly growing ecommerce fulfillment provider for direct-to-consumer brands and retailers. During her tenure at Ruby Has, the company has experienced a period of unprecedented growth, and tripled in size since the Covid pandemic began. Its best-in-class automation and integration technologies have catapulted Ruby Has to one of the top fulfillment providers in the industry. In her role as president, Esther draws on more than 20 years of leadership and C-Suite roles within venture-backed ecommerce startups and retail technology companies, including several exits – both acquisitions and IPOs. Prior to joining Ruby Has, Esther was CEO of DayOne, a baby and prenatal services company operating in ecommerce, retail and B2B channels. Prior to that, she was founder and CEO of TheShops.TV, an ecommerce company leveraging QVC-style video. Esther has also held SVP and VP roles with retail marketing technology companies specializing in mobile, ad tech and data analytics. About Ruby Has Fulfillment Ruby Has Fulfillment is one of the fastest growing ecommerce fulfillment and logistics providers for direct-to-consumer brands and retailers. With a strategically located international footprint of distribution centers in the United States, Canada, and the UK, Ruby Has Fulfillment is a company in hyper-growth. The logistics leader has been ranked by Crain's Fast 50 since 2018 and Inc. 5000 for six consecutive years. It leads the 3PL industry with cutting-edge technology, seamless integration, and an uncompromising commitment to quality that empowers ecommerce brands to scale with efficiency and speed.  Key Takeaways: The Pain of Picking the Wrong 3PL Esther Kestenbaum Prozan is President of Ruby Has Fulfillment, a rapidly growing ecommerce fulfillment provider for direct-to-consumer brands and retailers. In the podcast interview, Esther and Joe discuss the pain of picking the wrong 3PL. Picking the wrong the 3PL to manage transportation and logistics is a big hassle, but picking the wrong 3PL to manage your direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipments is a disaster. A 3PL that manages your DTC shipments has your inventory in their building and in their control. Breaking up is costly, emotionally upsetting, and may lead to service failures and dissatisfied customers. The best way to avoid the pain of picking the wrong 3PL is to spend the time to select the right 3PL. The right 3PL has the culture, leadership, processes, technologies, team, facilities, and locations to effectively manage your business. Developing a win-win relationship between the 3PL and the shipper will pay long-term dividends. Ruby Has Fulfillment provides accurate pick and pack, efficient 3PL, and quality fulfillment of all ecommerce platforms including Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento and more. Locations across the U.S. and Canada allow DTC ecommerce brands and retailers to ship faster and reduce freight costs. Fulfillment locations include New York, California, New Jersey, Kentucky, Nevada, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Learn More About The Pain of Picking the Wrong 3PL Esther Kestenbaum Prozan LinkedIn Ruby Has Fulfillment The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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Home Depot's Empty Mile Solution with Eduardo Silva

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 46:09


Home Depot's Empty Mile Solution with Eduardo Silva Eduardo Silva and Joe Lynch discuss Home Depot's empty mile solution. Eduardo is the Group Product Manager at Loadsmart, a digital freight brokerage that leverages cutting-edge technology and strategic partnerships to help shippers and carriers move more with less. About Eduardo Eduardo Silva is the Group Product Manager at Loadsmart. He oversees a team of product managers that are building automated solutions that make it easier for shippers and Loadsmart's internal teams to price, book, schedule, move, track, pay and charge for freight. Eduardo has extensive experience developing software products for different verticals like construction and insurance. He has also worked on digital transformation, helping companies to change their priorities and use technology as a core competency - instead of as a cost center. After spending his time consulting large insurtech companies, Eduardo joined Loadsmart and has spent the past three years helping the company to reduce waste in trucking. Eduardo is leading the team that's co-developing Flatbed Messenger About Loadsmart Loadsmart is a freight technology company that is removing the barriers between shippers and carriers so freight can move in the most efficient, transparent and automated way. By bringing shippers, carriers, and warehouses together on a connected platform, Loadsmart is helping to solve deep-rooted inefficiencies in transportation. Loadsmart's Flatbed Messenger leverages artificial intelligence, machine learning and strategic partnerships to bring the first supply-led marketplace. Flatbed Messenger eliminates empty miles by matching Home Depot's dedicated capacity to Loadsmart shippers who need flatbed services. Enterprise brands looking to reduce empty miles from their dedicated/private flatbed capacity can reach out directly to flatbedmessenger@loadsmart.com for more information. Key Takeaways: Home Depot's Empty Mile Solution Eduardo Silva is the Group Product Manager at Loadsmart, a digital freight brokerage that leverages cutting-edge technology and strategic partnerships to help shippers and carriers move more with less. In the podcast, Eduardo and Joe discuss Home's Depot's empty mile solution, which is powered by Loadsmart's flatbed capacity platform. The term “empty miles” is used to describe the miles a truck drives with an empty trailer. Approximately 79% of truck miles are with full (or relatively full) trailers, meaning the 21% of the miles are empty. Empty miles are a major problem for the trucking business for the following reasons: Shippers pay more for trucking services, especially, if there lanes require the truck to drive home empty due to the nature of the freight or lack of available backhauls Empty miles account for about 1.5% of greenhouse gas emissions. With the driver shortage more evident than ever, driving empty miles makes even less sense. Drivers and trucks driving empty miles represents capacity that is wasted, which is crazy considering how valuable capacity is right now. Empty miles are an even bigger problem when it comes to specialized equipment like flatbeds. Flatbed transportation has even more challenges as the work is more dangerous, weather is a big factor, drivers are harder to find, and the flatbed carrier market is even more fragmented than the dry van market. Home Depot is one of the country's largest flatbed shippers and they contracted with multiple dedicated carriers for their flatbed capacity. Loadsmart launched an automated supply-led flatbed platform that pairs capacity and price to a shipment. Flatbed Messenger combines Loadsmart's advanced algorithms with dedicated capacity from The Home Depot to help other shippers find flatbed capacity at lower rates. The platform allows shippers access to flatbed capacity that was previously earmarked for a dedicated shipper. Shippers also gain visibility into lower flatbed rates through more affordable backhauls. Learn More About Home Depot's Empty Mile Solution Eduardo Silva LinkedIn  Loadsmart homepage Enterprise Shipper Small Business Shipper Carrier Beyond Cost Per Load with Felipe Capella  What Will Tomorrow's Freight Broker Do with Ben Buchanan The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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REPOST: Reimagining the Food Supply Chain with Eric Ristow and Luis Pajares

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 29:50


Reimagining the Food Supply Chain with Eric Ristow and Luis Pajares Eric Ristow, Luis Pajares, and Joe Lynch discuss reimagining the food supply chain. The food supply chain has many challenges including poor customer experience, disconnected cold storage networks, and a lack of system integration resulting in limited visibility. About Eric Ristow Eric Ristow serves as Vice President of Product and Application Management at Lineage Logistics. In this role, he ensures custom-built software, as well as SaaS applications, meet the needs of Lineage's customers. This includes identifying discrete business problems within the temperature-controlled logistics space and developing the requisite applications to enable the safe and efficient storage and transportation of food. As a technology leader for the world's largest cold-chain provider, Eric is passionate about building more effective food management and delivery solutions for Lineage's customers to improve the resiliency of the food supply chain in an increasingly challenging global environment. Prior to joining Lineage in 2014, Eric spent 7 years as a management consulting within the healthcare, pharmaceutical and retail spaces. These efforts include the large-scale post-merger integration of technical assets, deployment of global asset management programs, the integration of regulatory content systems, and the development of an enterprise resource planning program to support the strategic staffing of all IT projects, comprising an annual budget of $180 million and 2,500 global team members. Eric holds a BA in history from Dartmouth College and a JD/MBA from Emory University. About Lineage Logistics Lineage Logistics is the world's largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider. Lineage's expertise in end-to-end logistical solutions, its unrivaled real estate network and its use of technology combine to promote food safety, increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, lessen environmental impact, and minimize supply chain waste. As a result, Lineage helps customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small family-owned businesses increase the efficiency and protect the integrity of their temperature-controlled supply chain. Lineage has grown its cubic feet by 60% annually since 2008 to 1.9 billion cubic feet, making it the largest global temperature-controlled industrial REIT. In recognition of the company's leading innovations, Lineage was recognized as the No 1. Data Science company on Fast Company's Annual list of The World's Most Innovative Companies in 2019, in addition to ranking 23rd overall in an evaluation of thousands of companies worldwide. About Luis Pajares Luis Pajares serves as the Chief Revenue Officer at Turvo. He brings over 30 years of experience in software and cloud technologies in both large publicly traded and start-up companies. Luis's career has been focused on finding and developing disruptive technologies that modernize industries. At Turvo Luis is focused on applying his knowledge and experience in digital transformation to the logistics industry to create the world's first collaborative logistics solution to unify every person, system, and organization in the supply chain. In his previous role as Group Vice President for Oracle Communications, he was a senior member of the leadership team responsible for strategy with oversight of worldwide sales, alliances and partnerships. Luis holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Dallas. About Turvo Turvo is the world's first multi-enterprise collaborative platform specifically designed for the global supply chain. The Turvo platform connects people and organizations across the supply chain, allowing shippers, logistics providers, and carriers to digitally transform their workflows with cloud-based software and mobile applications. The technology unifies all systems, internal and external, providing one end-to-end system of record set for all operations and analytics while eliminating redundant manual tasks and automating business processes. Turvo is based in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in Dallas, Texas, and Hyderabad, India. Key Takeaways: Reimagining the Food Supply Chain Food producers, especially those that require temperature control have traditionally depended on a hodge-podge collection of 3PLs to store and transport their product. Since no one 3PL had the service footprint (warehousing locations) adequate to service the entire country, food producers used multiple cold storage suppliers, which resulted in disparate systems and processes. Predictably, using multiple cold storage facilities led to inefficiency and waste, specifically wasted food. Meanwhile, the bar has raised for food producers. Due to customer demand for faster transit times, food inventory must be stored closer to customers. Additionally, everyone in the food supply chain wants fast, accurate, actionable data. Lastly, food waste has become recognized as a problem. Dumping food into a landfill when there may be hungry people in the community is a problem that must be addressed. Lineage Logistics is transforming the food supply chain. Lineage has embarked on an ambitious plan to create a national footprint that will enable food producers to utilize one 3PL for all their storage, logistics, and transportation needs. Today, Lineage Logistics moves approximately 30% of temperature-controlled food in the U.S. and nearly 10% worldwide. Link to Lineage's acquisitions. In addition to their impressive service footprint (warehouse locations), Lineage has partnered with Turvo to launch Lineage Link. Lineage Link, powered by Turvo, is a unified and fully integrated supply-chain technology solution that seamlessly connects the Lineage network, driving collaboration, performance, and efficiency for all supply chain participants. The platform gives customers an unprecedented level of insight and control to enable more agile and informed decisions, providing visibility across locations, orders, inventories, transportation, and warehouse appointment scheduling. Learn More About Reimagining the Food Supply Chain Lineage Logistics Partners with Turvo to Launch Lineage Link Eric Ristow Lineage Logistics Luis Pajares Turvo Logistics Frictionless Logistics: It's the Collaboration, Stupid with Ketan Karkhanis The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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Solving the Port Problem with Lauren Beagen

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 65:36


Solving the Port Problem with Lauren Beagen Lauren Beagen and Joe Lynch discuss solving the port problem. Lauren is a seasoned maritime attorney and the founder of Squall Strategies, a boutique maritime consulting and legal solutions company and offers a wide range of consulting services to serve a variety of businesses and clients. About Lauren Beagen  Lauren M. Beagen is a seasoned maritime attorney and the founder of Squall Strategies, LLC. Ms. Beagen is often called on for her industry expertise by major media networks, including recent features on CNBC and FreightWaves. Ms. Beagen has extensive experience in oceanborne commerce and maritime law, with specific emphasis on maritime transportation, Shipping Act issues, supply chain management, international antitrust law, and port and terminal operations. Notable appointments include work in the federal government as Attorney-Advisor (International Affairs) in the Office of the General Counsel at the Federal Maritime Commission and work at a public port authority as Maritime Project Manager for the Port of Boston at the Massachusetts Port Authority. Ms. Beagen received a Bachelor's degree in International Political Science and International Studies from Hope College, a Master of Marine Affairs degree from the University of Rhode Island, and a Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law. She is an avid sailor and recreational fisherman and holds a US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential (50 ton) for Great Lakes and Inland Waters. About Squall Strategies Squall Strategies is a boutique maritime consulting and legal solutions company and offers a wide range of consulting services to serve a variety of businesses and clients. Whether you're a small, local business or a multinational corporation, we can help you reach new levels of success. Squall Strategies is available for advice and consultation on potential federal regulatory impacts on your business, federal regulatory review and analysis, advice and consultation on supply chain and ocean freight movement, Federal Maritime Commission related inquiries (including FMC mock audit/review), advice and consultation on demurrage, tariff/schedule reviews, cargo movement and shipping insight, foreign tariff and trade expertise, and emerging markets and offshore wind analysis. Our team is also available for advisory boards, leadership recruitment, and corporate speaking engagements. Key Takeaways: Solving The Port Problem Lauren M. Beagen is a seasoned maritime attorney and the founder of Squall Strategies, which is a boutique maritime consulting and legal solutions company and offers a wide range of consulting services to serve a variety of businesses and clients. In the podcast interview, Joe and Lauren discuss solving the port problem. The number of ships waiting to enter the biggest U.S. gateway for trade with Asia reached the highest since the pandemic began, exacerbating delays for companies trying to replenish inventories during one of the busiest times of the year for seaborne freight. The port problem first became noticeable in the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, the ports where the majority of shipments from Asia are received. Other ports around the USA have also seen delays and disruptions. The port problem was caused by the following factors: Increased demand by US consumers who went on a buying spree. Because restaurants were closed, vacation travel restricted, and many big purchases delayed because of pandemic-driven shortages – bored, house-bound consumers bought a lot of stuff that had to be made in Asia and shipped to America's West coast ports (Los Angeles and Long Beach). Consumer spending also received a bump from government money that was generously distributed during the first year of the pandemic. While American consumers went shopping, particularly online, the Asian factories and supply chains that produce the goods were broken due to labor and materials shortages. Access to vaccines, medical care, and family issues contributed to the shortages. Labor problems in the USA exacerbated the problem as people left the workforce in large numbers due to COVID infection, money from the government, homeschooling of children, and caring for family members. The port congestion may have also been caused by a lack of digitization and technology at the ports. The National Shipper Advisory Committee (NSAC) is a team made up of both public and private sectors organizations tasked with solving the port problems. The NSAC is led by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), which is the independent federal agency responsible for regulating the U.S. international ocean transportation system for the benefit of U.S. exporters, importers, and the U.S. consumer. The NSAC is actively working to identify and eliminate bottlenecks. The NSAC is also working on a number of initiatives to improve the ports including: demurrage/detention standards, data standards, transparency, and digitization. Lauren and the Squall Strategies team helps shippers and logistics providers navigate Federal Maritime Commission related issues (including FMC mock audit/review), federal regulatory reviews, advice and consultation on potential federal regulatory impacts, general maritime consulting, advice and consultation on demurrage, cargo movement and shipping insight, foreign tariff and trade expertise, and emerging markets and offshore wind analysis.  Learn More About Solving The Port Problem Lauren Beagen LinkedIn Squall Strategies LinkedIn Squall Strategies Website Squall Strategies Captain's Log - YouTube Channel Captain's Log: Demurrage... aka keep 'er movin' "How Amazon Beat Supply Chain Chaos With Ships, Containers and Planes", CNBC (Beagen as featured industry expert) Federal Maritime Commission The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. 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The Tive Story with Krenar Komoni

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 53:53


The Tive Story with Krenar Komoni Krenar Komoni and Joe Lynch discuss the Tive story. Krenar is the CEO and founder of Tive, a leading provider of real-time supply chain visibility insights that help logistics professionals actively manage their in-transit shipments' location and condition. About Krenar Komoni Krenar Komoni has developed breakthrough ideas in data analytics, logistics, and electronics design for nearly 20 years. As an innovator and market leader, he has successfully developed and led cross-functional teams while enhancing business performance in sales, finance, supply chain logistics, distribution, and manufacturing. Most recently, Krenar founded the Global Supply Chain Visibility company Tive and serves in the CEO role. Tive is a cloud-based platform that uses IoT sensors to capture critical real-time shipment sensor data as products are shipped worldwide. Krenar embodies the leadership, management, and vision necessary to deliver market innovation, drive growth, and unlock hidden potential. Previously, Krenar worked at BitWave Semiconductor, developing the world's first software-defined radio (SDR), Eta Devices, an MIT-based startup developing highly efficient cellular base stations, and has provided consulting services for various Fortune 500 companies on chip and system-level wireless design. About Tive Tive is a leading provider of real-time supply chain visibility insights that help logistics professionals actively manage their in-transit shipments' location and condition. With Tive, shippers and logistics service providers (LSP) eliminate preventable delays, damage, and shipment failures. Tive's solution provides data generated by its industry-leading trackers allowing clients to actively optimize their shipments, improve their customers' experience, and unlock supply chain insights in an actionable real-time manner. Key Takeaways: The Tive Story Krenar Komoni is the Founder and CEO of Tive, a company that is re-imagining supply chain visibility with sensor-driven awareness and analysis tools of in-transit goods, from start to finish. In the podcast interview, Krenar and Joe discuss Krenar's life, career, and his entrepreneurial journey at Tive. Tive in-transit visibility solutions help shipping and logistics professionals manage their shipments and eliminate preventable delays and damage. Tive's sensors provide the next level in visibility including: Real-Time Data. Tive has developed a proprietary sensor + software solution enabling supply chain managers to get real-time insight into the location and condition of their shipments. Complete Sensing Solution. A multi-sensor tracker sends location and condition data to the cloud, where it can be accessed from the Tive software platform in real time. Configurable Location Alerts. Managers can configure customizable alerts to trigger notifications based on geofences or other significant events. The Problem: When it comes to shipping critical materials or equipment, timing is everything. An early arrival may mean no one is available to receive the shipment, while a late arrival can result in field installation personnel billing for a wasted trip. Lack of coordination between the shipping and receiving teams leads to excessive cost, waste, and delay. The Solution: Tive helps ensure that equipment arrives before the installer with real-time asset location tracking. With precise insight into the location and expected arrival of critical goods, including notifications if the shipment is not proceeding according to schedule, managers can cut waste and improve efficiency along complex, interdependent supply chains. Tive provides Flexible, scalable solutions bringing end-to-end visibility to your supply chain. Tive provides solutions for the following supply chain problem areas: Location Tracking for High-Value Goods Chemicals Condition Monitoring Handling Damage Monitoring Damage Alerts for Electronics Shipments Port Delays Pharmaceutical Temperature Monitoring Environmental Monitoring for Perishables Equipment Delivery Monitoring Automotive Supply Chain Optimization Learn More About The Tive Story Krenar Komoni LinkedIn Tive website Tive LinkedIn The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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Understanding Uber Freight with Raj Subbiah

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 55:24


Understanding Uber Freight with Raj Subbiah Raj Subbiah and Joe Lynch discuss understanding Uber Freight. Raj is Head of Product for Uber Freight, a logistics platform built on the power of Uber with the goal to reshape global logistics and deliver reliability, flexibility and transparency for shippers and carriers. About Raj Subbiah Raj Subbiah is Head of Product for Uber Freight, Uber's logistics business that seamlessly connects shippers and carriers across the US, Canada, and Europe. Raj comes to Uber from Yelp, where he led a range of product teams for over five years, most recently as VP of Marketplaces for the global review platform. Prior to Yelp, Raj served for nearly five years at Microsoft, improving the relevance, recall and user experience of the Bing search product. Raj holds a Master's degree in computer science from Texas A&M University, an MBA from the University of California Berkeley, and a computational mathematics and statistics degree from the University of Washington. About Uber Freight Uber Freight is a logistics platform built on the power of Uber with the goal to reshape global logistics and deliver reliability, flexibility and transparency for shippers and carriers. Since launching in 2017, Uber Freight has built one of the world's largest digitally-enabled carrier networks and transformed entrenched practices around pricing and booking freight to reduce inefficiencies and increase opportunities for business growth and industry collaboration. Today, the business counts over 100,000 carriers in its network and thousands of shippers as customers, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, including AB Inbev, Nestle, LG, Land O'Lakes and many more. Key Takeaways: Understanding Uber Freight Raj Subbiah is Head of Product for Uber Freight, Uber's logistics business that seamlessly connects shippers and carriers across the US, Canada, and Europe. In the podcast interview, Raj Subbiah helps the audience gain a better understanding of Uber Freight. Problems in the transportation and logistics business: Logistics has traditionally been underserved by technology perhaps because of the decentralized nature of the industry – lots of different shippers, carriers, brokers, etc. Too many manual functions where decisions lead to “local optimum.” Local optimum is the best solution to a problem within a small neighborhood of possible solutions. This concept is in contrast to the global optimum, which is the optimal solution when every possible solution is considered. Lots of tribal knowledge, which by it's nature is not distributed throughout the organization. Ideally, tribal knowledge is captured, verified, and codified so it can be used by the whole organization. Shipper expectations are rising. Shippers informed by consumer technology expect a superior customer experience enabled by intuitive technology. Shippers are also increasingly interested in sustainability. Supply chains are responsible for 80% of greenhouse gas emissions – consumers and regulators want the freight industry to literally clean up their act. Freight's fundamental matching problem: Only 79% of miles are loaded. Empty miles are about 1.5% of US greenhouse gas emissions. Supply chains have been volatile since the beginning of the pandemic, with elevated rates and fragile capacity highlighting the need for innovative procurement solutions. Raj and the Uber Freight team believe they can address and solve many of the problems listed above. Uber Freight is a logistics platform built on the power of Uber with the goal to reshape global logistics and deliver reliability, flexibility and transparency for shippers and carriers. Since launching in 2017, Uber Freight has built one of the world's largest digitally enabled carrier networks and transformed entrenched practices around pricing and booking freight to reduce inefficiencies and increase opportunities for business growth and industry collaboration. Today, the business counts over 100,000 carriers in its network and thousands of shippers as customers, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, including AB InBev, Land O'Lakes, LG, Nestlé and many more. Learn More About Understanding Uber Freight Raj Subbiah LinkedIn Uber Freight Uber Freight's blog with latest news/developments Uber Freight Launches Market Access, a strategic procurement channel that enables shippers to meet evolving demands and reliably source capacity directly on the Uber Freight marketplace Uber Freight Expands into Less than Truckload (LTL) Uber Freight Launches Self-Service Shipper Platform in Canada Uber Freight Opens Chicago Office The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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Building a Freight Juggernaut Again with Michael Leto

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 53:36


Building a Freight Juggernaut Again with Michael Leto Michael Leto and Joe Lynch talk about building a freight juggernaut again. Michael is the CEO of Emerge, a digital freight marketplace that was built specifically for carriers and shippers. The platform enables carriers to bid on spot and contract business that they wouldn't otherwise have access to. Additionally, Emerge enables shippers to choose from thousands of vetted carriers or better manage their RFP communication with their existing carriers. About Michael Leto Michael Leto, CEO of Emerge, has been in the transportation industry for over 21 years and played an active role in creating one of the largest and fastest-growing 3PLs in the country. He has been recognized as one of Arizona's "Top 35 Entrepreneurs 35 and Younger" by AZ Central, “40 Under 40” by Phoenix Business Journal, and creating a culture awarded "Best Places to Work". He has a proven track record of building and scaling successful e-commerce platforms and assimilating teams to drive results and execute strategic initiatives. About Emerge Emerge, based in Scottsdale, AZ, is one of the fastest-growing startups in the U.S. and is transforming the $800 billion transportation and logistics industry with its digital freight marketplace platform. Emerge's award-winning marketplace provides access to direct capacity and live market conditions helping shippers and carriers make the strongest, most beneficial decisions when procuring domestic freight. Launched in 2017, Emerge is backed by Greycroft, New Road Capital, 9Yards Capital, and the founder of GlobalTranz. Key Takeaways: Building a Freight Juggernaut Again Michael Leto and his brother Andrew built the freight juggernaut, GlobalTranz. The brothers and their team pioneered a new way of managing freight. Their innovative approach enabled them to grow quickly and become one of the most successful 3PLs in the country. GlobalTranz developed a transportation management system at a time when few companies understood the power of the new technology. Additionally, GlobalTranz treated their carriers (and agents) as customers while many freight brokers had adversarial relationships with carriers. After their successful exit at GlobalTranz, Andrew and Michael founded Emerge with the goal of transforming the freight marketplace again. Emerge is a free freight marketplace built for both shippers and carriers. With Emerge, shippers can ditch the blast emails to carriers and the mind-numbing Excel spreadsheets and upgrade to an advanced procurement tool for managing both spot and contract relationships. The Emerge Marketplace gives shippers access to the lowest rates on live capacity with just a few clicks. Emerge enables shippers to grow their partner network by connecting to thousands of verified carriers and brokers to ensure their loads are always covered. Carriers gain access and bid directly on exclusive contract and spot lanes that they would not otherwise have access to. Emerge's network connects carriers with shippers of all sizes, providing more opportunities for carriers to work in their preferred lanes. Learn More About Building a Freight Juggernaut Again Michael Leto Emerge How to Manage Through FTL Market Transitions The Emerge Story with Andrew Leto The Freight RFP Process is Broken – Let's Fix It with Maggie Petrovic Emerge Levels Up with Michael Leto The State Of The Industry with George Abernathy The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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Surviving The LTL Market with Todd Trompeter

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 40:55


Surviving The LTL Market with Todd Trompeter Todd Trompeter and Joe Lynch discuss surviving the LTL market. Todd is the Vice President of Logistics Operations for BlueGrace Logistics, a company that offers customizable transportation management solutions as a full-service Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider that helps businesses manage their freight spend through industry leading technology with a large network of established carriers to customers across the country. About Todd Trompeter Todd Trompeter is the Vice President of Logistics Operations for BlueGrace Logistics overseeing the implementation and operations of the organization's Managed Logistics customers, in turn driving process, strategy and retention for these clients. Trompeter graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Supply Chain Management and began his logistics career working for a small 3PL concentrating in the automotive industry. Working to support Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive customers, Trompeter quickly learned the transportation market and held roles in operations management, procurement, and solutions. He spent many years at mid to large sized 3PL's prior to his move to BlueGrace Logistics. Trompeter resides in Huntington Woods, MI with his wife, three kids and their golden retriever. He enjoys to skiing, playing hockey and attending family sporting events on the weekends About BlueGrace Logistics BlueGrace Logistics offers customizable transportation management solutions as a full-service Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider that helps businesses manage their freight spend through industry leading technology with a large network of established carriers to customers across the country. BlueGrace is based in Tampa, FL, where CEO Bobby Harris was named one of Florida's most influential executives in transportation for 2021. With 12 offices located strategically in major transportation hubs across the U.S., BlueGrace serves over 10,000 customers annually through its proprietary technology platform, BlueShip®, that has connectivity with more than 250,000 carrier suppliers. BlueGrace is part of the technology portfolio of Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm. Key Takeaways: Surviving The LTL Market Todd Trompeter is the Vice President of Logistics Operations for BlueGrace Logistics, a full-service Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider that helps businesses manage their freight spend. In the podcast interview, Todd and Joe discuss surviving the LTL market, which has become very difficult for shippers, carriers, and 3PLs. Less-than-Truckload or LTL shipments are palletized or loose shipments weighing between 150 lbs. and 15000 lbs. LTL makes  up for the majority of B2B shipments throughout the United States. Many carriers operate LTL Networks that consist of multiple points of consolidation and deconsolidation to complete each shipment. Even before these extraordinary times, LTL shipping can be challenging. During the pandemic, the LTL carriers have suffered from a severe labor shortage. They are having trouble hiring and retaining drivers, dock workers, operational, and administrative workers. As a result of the labor shortage, LTL services are more expensive and service is likely to be spotty. LTL carriers are imposing embargoes – not moving freight in lanes where they are behind and or can't provide the proper service. To survive the LTL market, Todd suggests that shippers do the following: Collaborate with your carriers and 3PL partners who may have ideas and options that you have not considered Encourage creativity among your logistics teams and partners Utilize new options for moving freight like combining LTL shipments into truckloads, volume LTL shipments, new carriers, etc.. BlueGrace specializes in LTL freight and has built much of their technology and support systems around the complexity of LTL. Their customer support teams are experts in LTL and understand the most effective options for any type of business. Their BlueShip software is free for customers and allows shippers to quote, track or control invoicing of your LTL shipments, while having access to the best nationwide carrier network and rates. Learn More About Surviving The LTL Market Todd Trompeter LinkedIn BlueGrace LinkedIn BlueGrace Logistics BlueGrace Open Job Positions White paper resources on industry topics BlueGrace Logistics Blog The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
Demand Planning in VUCA Times with Ali Raza

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 42:54


Demand Planning in VUCA Times with Ali Raza Ali Raza and Joe Lynch discuss demand planning in VUCA times. Ali is the Founder and CEO of Throughput, where he and his team help companies realize greater output and free cash flow. About Ali Raza Ali Raza is the Founder and CEO of Throughput, Inc., an AI-Powered software to help companies run leaner, faster, smoother, and safer operations out of the box. Ali comes from a deep academic and real-world industrial operations in process simulations and operations management. He has managed onshore/offshore/war zone logistics as well as batch, continuous, and discrete manufacturing setups. At Schlumberger, he became one of the youngest Geomarket Production Services, pioneering 3 projects and serving 50+ industrial clients. His production teams were responsible for billions of dollars of hydrocarbon output to the global economy. Ali joined his first tech startup while still an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. Since then, he has been eliminating one global bottleneck after another, with his current focus on optimizing supply chains that extend to Mars. About ThroughPut, Inc. ThroughPut Inc. is the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Supply Chain pioneer that enables companies to optimize their Operations by leveraging their existing Data Systems to increase Output, Quality and Profitability across their entire enterprise. ThroughPut's AI software, ELI, includes the only Bottleneck Management System (BMS) that utilizes existing enterprise data systems, such as ERP, MES, IMS, TMS, WMS, PLC, EAM, POS, CRM, SCADA, Historian, and other data systems, to solve for the $25 Trillion of annual Waste across global supply chains already today. Such constraints to the $90 Trillion global Economy could otherwise be dedicated to more productive, useful and sustainable purposes for the benefit of all stakeholders and communities. ThroughPut's AI software is designed by Fortune 500 Supply Chain & Logistics leaders, Silicon Valley AI and Analytics pioneers, and top global Operations Experts in the areas of the Theory of Constraints, Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Automation, Total Quality Management, and over four-dozen other leading best practices now digitized as part of the ELI software, with hundreds of years of hands-on experience in the space. Key Takeaways: Demand Planning in VUCA Times Ali Raza is the Founder and CEO of Throughput, where he and his team help companies realize greater output and free cash flow. This episode is actually a webinar hosted by Joe Lynch, featuring Ali Raza discussing demand planning in VUCA times. Demand planning is a supply chain management process that enables a company to project future demand and successfully customize company output — be it toilet paper, laptops or truck capacity — according to those projections. The demand planning process typically involves: Collecting, organizing and preparing data Creating a preliminary forecast Integrating market data Reconciling bottom-up and top-down forecasts Creating a final forecast Using analytics to monitor forecast vs actual and adjust accordingly Demand planning is never easy, but in VUCA times, it becomes practically impossible because the demand and capacity signals are subject to Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA). In the webinar, Ali Raza, Founder and CEO of ThroughPut explains how demand sensing with real-time intelligence can be used to create better demand forecasts. With demand sensing, companies can easily predict near-future demand patterns to streamline the flow of materials, processes, output, and free cash flow across your integrated supply chain. Regardless of whether you sell trucking services, or tomatoes, there is a better way to predict demand and then reorient capacity accordingly. To optimize demand planning, companies need to utilize demand sensing will: Harmonize the right product-mix to extract greater profits Optimize replenishment and distribution targets to create a perfect pull system Achieve accurate inventory availability across locations with predicted customer demand Throughput's Demand Sensing module enables Demand Planners, S&OP Professionals and Supply Chain Managers to rapidly free up existing manufacturing capacity, gain additional throughput potential, create concrete productivity gains and boost financial impact amidst ever-growing supply and demand uncertainty.   Learn More About Demand Planning in VUCA Times Ali Raza ThroughPut Inc  Throughput Economics: Making Good Management Decisions Putting Supply Chains on Autopilot with Ali Raza The New Retail Paradigm with Ali Raza Supply Chain: Cash or Trash with Seth Page The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. 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A New Model for Grocery Delivery with Sean Coakley

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 50:44


A New Model for Grocery Delivery with Sean Coakley Sean Coakley and Joe Lynch discuss a new model for grocery delivery. Sean is the Chief Commercial Officer of Capstone Logistics, a leading provider of technology-enabled warehouse services, freight management, and last mile distribution solutions. About Sean Coakley Sean Coakley is the Chief Commercial Officer of Capstone Logistics, a leading provider of technology-enabled warehouse services, freight management, and last mile distribution solutions. He is responsible for helping the company continue its rapid growth across its end-to-end logistics services offering. Previously, Sean held supply chain operations, design, consulting, and sales roles with companies such as EDS, Arthur Anderson, Ryder, and Kenco. He received his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master's degree in International Business Administration from Central Michigan University. About Capstone Logistics Capstone Logistics is the leader in providing specialized, technology-enabled solutions for the most challenging supply chains. Powered by an interconnected platform, Capstone creates end-to-end efficiencies and cost-savings that help suppliers, distributors, and retailers exceed customer expectations. From performance-driven labor solutions to high-touch transportation and fulfillment, Capstone delivers the scale, accountability, and continuity that enables modern supply chains to compete in an ever-evolving environment. Key Takeaways: A New Model for Grocery Delivery Sean Coakley is the Chief Commercial Officer of Capstone Logistics, a leading provider of technology-enabled warehouse services, freight management, and last mile distribution solutions. In the podcast interview, Sean and Joe discuss the new model for grocery delivery, which might also be called the “revenge of the retailers.” Prior to the pandemic, grocery retailers were slowly dipping their toes into ecommerce and grocery delivery. The sales and associated infrastructure were very small. The pandemic changed everything for grocery retailers – suddenly, consumers wanted to order their groceries online and get them delivered. Many grocery retailers didn't have their own ecommerce sites, fulfillment, and delivery services. Enter the grocery delivery services like Shipt, Instacart, and others who provide a ready-made solution for the grocery delivery challenge. These companies provide the consumer interface, ecommerce technology, integrations, and personal shoppers perfect for grocery retailers who wanted to accommodate their house-bound customers. Consumers loved it – a record amount of consumers took advantage of this wonderful new service. Grocery shopping will never be the same and research suggests that 20% of groceries will be sold online by 2025. The only problem is grocery retailers don't like it. They no longer have a direct relationship with their customers who use the grocery apps. They also lose control of the data and the customer experience. Worst of all, many grocery retailers lose money on home delivery transactions. A new model for grocery delivery has emerged. Grocery retailers are creating their own ecommerce sites and partnering with logistics companies to manage fulfillment and delivery. The new model has promise because grocery retailers will own the customer relationship and experience along with valuable data and insights. Best of all, grocery stores can be profitable on their fastest growing customer segment – home delivery. Additionally, the logistics providers will optimize the fulfillment and delivery service under a white label service. All communication, personnel, and vehicles carry the grocery store brand. Capstone's Last Mile service has the operational expertise and technology that gives grocery retailers an advantage over crowd-sourced delivery apps. Their solutions enhance the customer experience and give retailers more control, increased efficiency, and improved profitability.   Learn More About A New Model for Grocery Delivery Sean Coakley LinkedIn Capstone Logistics Capstone Grocery Delivery Services Cub case study Integrated End-to-End Supply Chain Solutions End-to-End Logistics Solutions The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube 

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The State Of The Industry with George Abernathy

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 59:02


The State Of The Industry with George Abernathy George Abernathy and Joe Lynch discuss the state of the industry. George is the President of Emerge, one of the fastest-growing startups in the U.S. that is transforming the $800 billion transportation and logistics industry with its digital freight marketplace platform. About George Abernathy George Abernathy, Emerge President and Board Member, has more than 30 years of supply chain and technology experience. Notably, George is the former President of leading industry publication FreightWaves where he was responsible for all revenue and commercial efforts, including SaaS, media, and virtual & physical events. George has a breadth of direct industry background, having held executive leadership positions at Transplace, J.B. Hunt, Logistics.com and Sabre Logistics. About Emerge Emerge, based in Scottsdale, AZ, is one of the fastest-growing startups in the U.S. and is transforming the $800 billion transportation and logistics industry with its digital freight marketplace platform. Emerge's award-winning marketplace provides access to direct capacity and live market conditions helping shippers and carriers make the strongest, most beneficial decisions when procuring domestic freight. Launched in 2017, Emerge is backed by Greycroft, New Road Capital, 9Yards Capital, and the founder of GlobalTranz. Key Takeaways: The State Of The Industry George Abernathy is the President and a Board Member of Emerge. Emerge is reinventing freight procurement by providing access to benchmarked rates and thousands of trusted partners to maximize cost-savings.In the podcast interview, George and Joe discuss 3 important trends that are impacting the logistics and transportation industry. Trend #1 – Technology is separating the industry between companies that are investing heavily in technology and those that are unable or unwilling to make technology investments. The tech-centric players are lowering their costs, improving the customer experience, and redeploying headcount from manual functions as artificial intelligence (AI) and automation perform the clerk work. Trend #2 – End-to-End visibility (from order to cash) is enabling logistics and supply chain professionals to make better decisions. While visibility is great, the ultimate goal is to improved collaboration and higher profits. “Where's my money?” is just as important as “Where's my stuff?” Trend #3 – 3rd party logistics companies are increasingly developing specializations or niches. As shippers and supply chain companies demand expect (demand) more from their 3PLs, companies are investing in areas where they can be most competitive. An inch wide and a mile deep is waaay better than a mile wide and an inch deep. Emerge welcomes George Abernathy as its new President. George has more than 30 years of supply chain and transportation industry leadership experience with carrier, broker, and technology companies. George will help guide the company to the next level of success. Emerge uses a network model, which becomes increasingly valuable to users (carriers, shippers, agents) as it scales. Emerge is hiring: Emerge Careers Emerge also has a tremendous Agent Program Learn More About The State Of The Industry George Abernathy LinkedIn Emerge Job openings RFP Overview The Emerge Story with Andrew Leto Building a Freight Juggernaut Again with Michael Leto The Freight RFP Process is Broken – Let's Fix It with Maggie Petrovic Emerge Levels Up with Michael Leto The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

Flix Forum
Point Blank (2019)

Flix Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 40:51


In this episode we check out Netflix's one hundred and sixty-third film the 2019 action thriller ‘Point Blank' directed by Joe Lynch starring Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie, Marcia Gay Harden, Teyonah Parris, Boris McGiver and Markice Moore. I'm Jesse and I'm with MJ..   Please follow us at Flix Forum on Facebook or @flixforum on Twitter and Instagram and answer our question of the week, 'Is this a poor man's ‘Baby Driver'?'   You can listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Podbean so please subscribe and drop us a review or 5 star rating.    If you're interested in what else we are watching, head on over to our Letterboxd profiles; Jesse  MJ   We also have our own Flix Forum Letterboxd page! Links to all our past episodes and episode ratings can be found there by clicking here.    Next week we have 'Secret Obsession', so check out the film before then. You can see the trailer here.    Flix Forum acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present, emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. 

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
REPOST: 3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 50:20


3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena Robert Cadena and Joe Lynch provide an introduction to 3rd party logistics. 3rd party logistics services include 5 major categories: 1.) Transportation 2.) Warehousing 3.) Logistics 4.) Technology and 5.) Special Services. Robert is the Co-Founder and CEO of a company that provides operational, sales, marketing, and technology support to over 100 3PLs, so he has a very thorough understanding of the business. About Robert Cadena Robert Cadena is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lean Staffing Solutions, which provides operational, marketing, sales, and technology services to the logistics and transportation industry. Prior to the founding of Lean, Robert was the Founder and CEO of Chain Express, Corp, a full-service transportation brokerage specializing in LTL, volume, and truckload transportation. Robert's experience and expertise in transportation, logistics, technology, and executive leadership make him uniquely qualified to run one of America's fastest-growing companies. Robert earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Florida International University. About Lean Solutions Group Lean Solutions Group provides operational, sales, marketing, and technology support to over 290 customers in logistics and 320 total To succeed in the transportation and logistics business, 3PLs need to be able to hire and retain the very best talent, while keeping a lid on costs. Since the competition for the best talent is fierce companies need an edge that will help them win, Lean Staffing Solutions is that edge. Lean provides a turnkey solution to staffing challenges using a proven process that will improve profits while reducing employee costs. Lean can deliver on this promise because they are the pioneers in helping U.S. based companies set up satellite offices in Colombia. Since 2014, Lean has worked with over 290 satisfied U.S. based transportation and logistics providers. Lean ensures that your satellite office in Colombia is staffed with highly educated, English speaking professionals trained in your company's processes and systems. The Lean approach is a low cost, low risk, low hassle, and they manage the entire process with their account managers. Lean Staffing Solutions offers a suite of product offerings from traditional staffing to technology, sales, and marketing services. Key Takeaways: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics According to CSCMP, a Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) is a company that provides multiple logistics services for use by customers. Preferably, these services are integrated, or "bundled" together by the provider. These firms facilitate the movement of parts and materials from suppliers to manufacturers and finished products from manufacturers to distributors and retailers. Sometimes 3rd party logistics companies are described as: Asset-based – companies that own actual assets like trucks, boats, planes, warehouses Non-asset based – companies that don't own assets like brokerages, service providers, etc.. these companies tend to invest in technology Asset light – companies with assets and brokerage capabilities The definitions are confusing because the space is so dynamic and ever-changing. The easiest way to look at 3rd party logistics is by the service they provide, which fall into 5 buckets: 1.) Transportation 2.) Logistics 3.) Warehousing 4.) Technology 5.) Special Services Transportation Services Small Package Air Cargo Less Than Truckload (LTL) Truckload Intermodal Ocean Rail Bulk Dedicated Contract Carriage Field Acquisition Equipment / Drivers Final Mile Warehousing Services Pick and Pack, Sub-assembly Cross-docking Distribution Center Management Site Location Transloading Vendor Managed Inventory Fulfillment Logistics Services LLP/4th Party Logistics Integrated Logistics Just-in-Time (JIT) Global Trade Svcs Inbound Logistics Logistics Process Reengineering Payment Auditing / Processing Inventory Management Vendor Management Shared Services Technology Services Customer / Supplier Management EDI Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Freight Payment / Claims Auditing Global Trade Management (GTM) Optimization Predictive Analytics SC Design Sustainability Transportation Management System (TMS) Visibility Warehouse Management System (WMS) Special Services Direct to Store Direct to Home Foreign Trade Zone Import / Export / Customs Reverse Logistics / Product Lifecycle Management Marketing / Customer Service Global Expansion Supply Chain Security Analysis Contingency / Crisis Planning Logistics/Transportation Consulting Labor Management Sustainability and Green Logistics Learn More: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics Robert Cadena Lean Solutions Group The Fastest Growing Logistics Companies with Trey Griggs The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. 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Is Sustainability Really a Problem with Matt McLelland

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 65:02


Is Sustainability Really a Problem with Matt McLelland Matt McLelland and Joe Lynch discuss is sustainability really a problem. Matt is the VP of Sustainability and Innovation at Covenant Transport Services, a premium service provider of transportation services with focus on temperature controlled products, regional, and long haul delivery. About Matt McLelland For the first 15 years of his professional career Matt focused on information technology -  working for a large silicon valley software companies to data center startups to a brief stint with a family foundation who, unlike his previous employers, existed to give all their money away.  In early 2000 he entered the world of logistics - mostly implementing large software systems but due to his professional curiosity consistently asked to look at innovations in trucking and warehousing.  In mid-2015 his employer opened one of the first industry "Innovation Labs" - a loosely structured group with the single purpose to research and test early-stage supply chain innovations.  From inventory counting drones, robotic automation, human exo-skeletons, and virtual reality applications - these were just a few of the many solutions they regularly explored. In early 2018 Matt tried to leave the logistics industry and start building outdoor adventure vans (that's another story) but was given a unique opportunity to join Covenant Logistics - a premium service provider of transportation and warehousing services.  In his role as VP of Sustainability and Innovation he works directly with senior leadership to research future trends in the logistics industry and evaluate their applicability to Covenant's strategy of providing more affordable, safer, cleaner delivery of product.  Lately he's been spending most of his time looking at Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental / Social Governance (ESG) as many supply chain companies are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprints using everything from alternative fuels like Battery Electric and Hydrogen to autonomous vehicles to optimization software. When not at work, Matt spends most of his time outdoors and travelling with his family in their DIY converted 2017 Sprinter Van, fondly christened "Chad The Van" by his teenage son.  Chadthevan regularly transports both the family and outdoor gear to their frequent outdoor activities - you can follow their adventures on Instagram at @chadthevan About Covenant Covenant Logistics provides transportation and logistics services in the United States. It operates through four segments: Expedited, Dedicated, Managed Freight, and Warehousing. The Expedited segment primarily provides truckload services to customers with high service freight and delivery standards. The Dedicated segment provides customers with committed truckload capacity over contracted periods using equipment either owned or leased by the company. The Managed Freight segment offers brokerage services, including logistics capacity by outsourcing the carriage of customers' freight to third parties; and transport management services, such as logistics services on a contractual basis to customers who prefer to outsource their logistics needs. The Warehousing segment provides day-to-day warehouse management services to customers. The segment also provides shuttle and switching services to shuttling containers and trailers. The company also engages in used equipment sales and leasing business. It serves transportation companies, such as parcel freight forwarders, less-than-truckload carriers, and third-party logistics providers; and traditional truckload customers, including manufacturers, retailers, and food and beverage shippers. Covenant Logistics was founded in 1986 and is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Key Takeaways: Is Sustainability Really a Problem Matt McLelland is the VP of Sustainability and Innovation at Covenant Transport Services, a premium service provider of transportation services with focus on temperature controlled products, regional, and long haul delivery. In the podcast interview, Matt and Joe discuss whether sustainability is really a problem – or just a lot of hype and corporate posturing. Matt makes a very convincing argument that sustainability is a very real concern for transportation and logistics providers because 1.) Shippers (customers) increasingly expect or even require their logistics partners to provide services with less environment impact. 2.) State and federal regulators are focusing their efforts on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the trucking business is responsible for approximately 5% of those emissions. The Boston Consulting Group published a report that suggests 80% of GHG emissions are a result of supply chains – so manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and their logistics partners will come under pressure to reduce their environmental impact, especially GHG emissions. Matt noted that there are some ways to reduce GHG emissions that are relatively easy (low hanging fruit) and other ways that require larger investments and a bigger commitment from both the logistics companies and their customers. The low hanging fruit opportunities include retiring old trucks with newer fuel efficient trucks, carbon capture systems like Remora and making trucks more aerodynamic with aftermarket systems like Truck Wings. For companies that want to greatly reduce GHG emissions, investments in new technologies like electric, hydrogen, and compressed natural gas trucks may be necessary. These technologies are available, however they are all have limitations. There are lots of ways transportation and l Carbon Capture for Semi-Trucks with Paul Grossogistics companies can get started on sustainability including: reducing empty miles, more efficient routing, maximizing trailer space, joining SmartWay, adding a sustainability KPI to standard reporting., etc. Learn More About Is Sustainability Really a Problem Matt McLelland LinkedIn Matt McLelland Instagram Covenant Corporate Social Responsibility Carbon Capture for Semi-Trucks with Paul Gross Why Your Truck Needs Wings with Dan Burrows CSR vs. ESG – the 101 The EPA and GHG What is Scope 1,2,3 The USA's electricity mix The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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Supply Chain: Cash or Trash with Seth Page

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 71:27


Supply Chain: Cash or Trash with Seth Page Seth Page and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain: cash or trash. Seth is the COO of TroughPut.ai, an artificial intelligence (AI) supply chain pioneer that enables companies to detect, prioritize and alleviate dynamic operational bottlenecks in real-time. Webinar - Demand Planning in VUCA Times with Ali Raza About Seth Page Seth Page is a senior technology executive, 8x entrepreneur, operator and cross-border deal-making expert who seamlessly bridges the worlds of technology, operations and finance. An expert in equity investments and scaling start-ups to venture-capital backed high-growth companies and into successful exits, divestitures, and IPO trajectories. Deep, hands-on technology roots underpin over two decades of business development, operations and venture activity. Tech pioneer and founder providing deal flow origination for angels, venture capital firms, corporations and family offices in diverse yet interconnected areas including Industrial AI, IOT, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Operations Technology, Enterprise, Telecommunications,  Security & Access Control. He has founded, funded, scaled and exited multiple start-ups for investors, including: ThroughPut.ai; DataRPM (acquired: Progress); UniKey; PV Media Group (acquired: RhythmOne / Blinkx); RayV (acquired: Yahoo); Oyster Optics (acquired: Techquity); AdOnNetwork (acquired: PVMG); Trade.com (acquired: ABM AMRO); as well as deals including Xoom.com (IPO & acquired: NBC); LendingTree (IPO & acquired: IAC); Fetchback (acquired: eBay / GSI); Samsung (acquired: mSpot); xanox (joint acquisition by Axel Springer and PubliGroupe); Litronic (acquired Pulsar & IPO), and many other transactions. Seth earned an Executive MBA with honors in International Business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, as well as a BS in Economics and a BS in German Linguistics & Literature, both from the University of California, Irvine, as well as a scholarship to study Volkswirtschaft and Germanistik at the Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany. About ThroughPut Inc ThroughPut.ai is a Silicon Valley-based Supply Chain AI leader that puts Industrial Material Flow on Autopilot by leveraging existing Enterprise Data to achieve superior Business, Operations, Financial and Sustainability Results. ThroughPut's AI-powered Supply Chain software predicts Demand, reorients Production Capacity, reassigns Warehouse Space, and reorders Materials optimally, so businesses minimize overpromising and under-delivering. By way of ThroughPut's Supply Chain AI Orchestration software that sits on top of existing data architectures, ThroughPut improves material flow and free-cash-flow across the entire end-to-end value chain more than 5-times faster than leading contemporary solutions. The founding team is led by seasoned serial entrepreneurs with real-world AI, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Transportation and Operational experience, from the shop-floor to the top-floor, at leading Fortune 500 Industrial Companies & pioneering Enterprise Technology companies. Key Takeaways: Supply Chain: Cash or Trash Seth Page is the COO of ThroughPut.ai, an artificial intelligence (AI) supply chain pioneer that enables companies to detect, prioritize and alleviate dynamic operational bottlenecks in real-time. In the podcast interview, Joe and Seth discuss the enormous waste in supply chains. While supply chains create all the wonderful goods and services we enjoy, they also produce a lot of waste. Approximately one-third of supply chain output is waste – it adds no value for anyone. The waste is horrible for bottom lines and the environment. According to Boston Consulting Group's recent report, 80% of greenhouse gases are created by supply chains so to improve sustainability and profitability, companies must address the waste in the supply chain. The waste occurs because supply chain data is in separate silos and decisions are made to optimize locally – not globally. In other words, each player in the supply chain makes a rational decision based on the information that they have. While that decision might be good for their organization, it might be a bad for the end-to-end supply chain. Supply chain practitioners make decisions using faulty forecasts, old assumptions, and outdated tools. ThroughPut provides an integrated view of company-wide operations by pulling data from all of your disparate systems. Throughput can identify and manage constraints to free cash flow, while meeting revenue targets with output. To make better decisions, supply chain practitioners need demand sensing with real-time intelligence that can be used to create better demand forecasts. With demand sensing, companies can easily predict near-future demand patterns to streamline the flow of materials, processes, output, and free cash flow across your integrated supply chain. Seth and the team at ThroughPut unlock operations agility and efficiency, to meet unpredictable customer demands, while creating uninterrupted flow of materials through supply chain networks. This approach minimizes waste and maximizes profitability. Learn More About Supply Chain: Cash or Trash Seth Page LinkedIn Throughput.ai The New Retail Paradigm with Ali Raza Putting Supply Chains on Autopilot with Ali Raza Webinar - Demand Planning in VUCA Times with Ali Raza The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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The New World Of Warehousing with Matt Fain

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 60:47


The New World Of Warehousing with Matt Fain Matt Fain and Joe Lynch discuss the new world of warehousing. Matt is the Co-Founder and CEO of popcapacity, which is dedicated to simplifying the process for sourcing warehouse space. About Matt Fain Matt Fain is the Co-Founder and CEO of popcapcity, which provides a  cloud-based platform that enables shippers and suppliers to seamlessly connect. Matt started his career as an electrician and quickly transitioned into selling building materials. Matt shifted to logistics sales and became a very successful agent for BlueGrace. After selling his agency back to the parent company, Matt started an expedited company which exposed him to the big changes happening in the warehousing space. Matt and his partner, Derek Loftus started popcapacity in 2021 with the goal of delivering frictionless 3PL warehousing and fulfillment capacity by leveraging marketplace style technology and AI. About popcapacity Popcapacity leverages technology to simplify the process of sourcing warehouse space. Their cloud-based platform enables shippers and suppliers to seamlessly connect. Shippers can quickly locate available warehouse space, while suppliers can effortlessly showcase their facility's unique capabilities and current “State of Capacity.” The popcapacity™ platform enables shippers and suppliers to directly connect on the perfect opportunities. Our platform was designed to reduce amount of time and cost associated with sourcing new warehouse and fulfillment space. Both shippers and suppliers can quickly and easily find the perfect partner with “Digital Space Matching” technology by popcapacity. Key Takeaways: The New World Of Warehousing  Matt Fain is the Co-Founder and CEO of popcapacity, which is dedicated to simplifying the process for sourcing warehouse space. In the podcast interview, Joe and Matt discuss the new world of warehousing. Below are the changes that were reviewed on the podcast: Nano-fulfillment / Micro-fulfillment. To support same-day, next-day shipping, some companies are opening warehouses that are smaller and located closer to population centers. Labor crisis. As ecommerce fulfillment booms, some warehousing companies are struggling to find good talent willing to work in warehousing. Productivity improvement / technology investment. As ecommerce fulfillment becomes an increasingly important part of the economy, warehousing companies are investing in technology to increase productivity. New tech-centric competitors entering the market with innovative business models. Companies like Ware2Go, Flexe, STORD and popcapacity are transforming the warehousing business with technology that greatly improves the customer experience. Just-in-time vs just-in-case. Many companies, especially manufacturers, utilize a just-in-time (JIT) approach to inventory management. With the delays caused by the pandemic and the port congestion, some JIT practitioners are adding more inventory just-in-case. Sustainability. Consumers and shippers are now expecting their logistics partners to offer more sustainable solutions. The largest logistics companies are investing heavily in sustainability which will force the whole industry to invest to keep up. Customer experience. Technology companies, led by Amazon, are creating a superior customer experience. Example: Ware2Go is providing on demand warehousing, so companies can scale with on‑demand warehousing and a nationwide fulfillment network. Matt and his team at popcapacity leverage proprietary technology to streamline the process of procuring warehouse space, while also understanding the power of relationships in supply chain.   Learn More About The New World Of Warehousing  Matt Fain LinkedIn popcapacity popcapacity LinkedIn The Ware2Go Story with Steve Denton The Flexe Story with Dave Glick The STORD Story with Sean Henry The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

So I Married A Horror Fan

In this weeks episode we are looking at Mayhem directed by Joe Lynch. We discuss workplace etiquette and how the film portrays office life. How strange it is watching a film about a virus and people being quarantined after the last 2 years. We talk about whether this is actually a horror movie and if it is what makes it one. We go into the genius of Samara Weaving as we cross this last horror role of her off our bingo card. All of this and lots more discussed in this episode. So load up on Office supplies, prepare for Mayhem and hit that play button now. Find us on social media: Twitter: SIMAHFPOD Instagram: soimarriedahorrorfan Tumblr: soimarriedahorrorfan

Run for Your Lives Podcast
Run For Your Lives Podcast Episode 59: Mayhem

Run for Your Lives Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 69:54


In this episode, Pake and Daphne discuss Mayhem directed by Joe Lynch and released on November 10, 2017.Website: http://www.runforyourlivespodcast.comEmail:  runforyourlivespodcast@gmail.comFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/runforyourlivespodcastTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/rfylpodcastInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/runforyourlivespodcastYoutube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChz8b3rTa3ut29_jYbs1qSwRFYL Spotify Music Playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/71Bsx083ldVuGwSgJKKEwr?si=0yB3Zq4iTeaMU_cBk6yAlw

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DTC Frozen Food with Richard Gray

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 41:59


DTC Frozen Food with Richard Gray Richard Gray and Joe Lynch discuss DTC frozen food. Richard is the founder and CEO of Gray Growth Strategies, a consulting company that provides custom-tailored solutions for refrigerated or frozen food fulfillment needs. About Richard Gray Richard Gray is a leading strategist in global direct-to-consumer marketing and business model development. An expert brand marketer across multi-channel environments, he achieves results quickly and within optimized budgets. His expertise lies in frozen food logistics, and he is well versed in operations, supply chain, manufacturing, administrative, and more, with a deep understanding of how to pull the end product through the marketplace. Richard understands the process of structuring a business around a product, service or concept full circle and has developed deep experience in a broad range of industries in most every possible trade class: manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, multi-level, retail, and D-T- C. His primary focus is now helping food & beverage brands both large and small, launch and/ or scale in the fast-paced world of ecommerce. He's helped develop DTC programs for some of the leading Ecommerce food and meal delivery services in the country. About Gray Growth Strategies Gray Growth Strategies provides custom-tailored solutions for refrigerated or frozen food fulfillment needs. Their specialty is shipping services for e-commerce companies selling frozen food products on platforms such as Amazon and Shopify. If you need help figuring out the logistics of DTC frozen foods, they are here to help you. With strategically placed frozen food fulfillment centers, you can ship your products quickly and affordably to your customers. They'll help you with a full logistics strategy to ensure your customers get the perfect product efficiently. Their relationships with the top shipping partners and leading cold storage companies become your assets. They've developed all the necessary relationships to provide you with the perfect solution for your DTC frozen food business. If you're looking for a partner to help with the logistics and e-commerce implementation of your DTC frozen food product, they're ready to go to work for you. Key Takeaways: DTC Frozen Food Richard Gray is the Founder and CEO of Gray Growth Strategies, a consultancy that develops custom-tailored solutions for refrigerated or frozen food shippers. DTC frozen food is one of the biggest fulfillment and logistics challenge. DTC = direct to consumer, usually direct to the consumers home. Direct to consumer (DTC) frozen food has the following challenges: Ensuring the business case is feasible and profitable DTC is not a winning strategy for many products Customer acquisition Getting new customers is difficult and expensive Keeping customers / Repeat business Customers must receive their shipment in pristine condition or they will not reorder The cost of refunds and or a poor experience is a lost customer Transportation costs Small parcel costs may be as high at 30-40% of the total cost Cash flow problems Transportation, fulfillment, packaging, and inventory in multiple locations can create cash flow problems so proper funding is key Richard and his team at Gray Growth Strategies works with frozen food companies that need a winning direct-to-consumer strategy. Gray Growth Strategies has the strategic, marketing, and operational experience and expertise to ensure that DTC shipper succeed. Gray Growth Strategies provides turnkey refrigerated and frozen food logistics solutions for ecommerce brands. Learn More About DTC Frozen Food Richard Gray LinkedIn  Gray Growth Strategies Gray Growth Strategies flyer White Paper The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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Disruptive Tech in The Supply Chain with Charley Dehoney

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 33:29


Disruptive Tech In The Supply Chain with Charley Dehoney Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss disruptive tech in the supply chain. Charley is the Vice President of ZEBOX AMERICA, an international incubator and accelerator of innovative startups focused on two sectoral areas: transport, mobilities, logistics and industry. About Charley Dehoney Charley Dehoney is the Vice-President of ZEBOX AMERICA, an international incubator & accelerator for innovative startups, focuses on two sectoral areas: transport, mobilities, logistics on the one hand & Industry 4.0 on the other hand.​ Following his studies at San Jose State University, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Charley naturally started his career in 2003 in the field of supply chain and logistic technologies, working in the sales teams of companies such as Fusion Logistics, Cargomatic and ShipHawk. ​ Then, he acquired and managed Manning's Truck Brokerage, a 50-year-old, private equity-backed logistics company, which he successfully digitalized and sold in 2020 to FitzMark.​ After, he was the CEO of Freight Mango, a Global Digital Freight Marketplace focused on streamlining and automating global trade.​ Since August 2021, he has built and lead ZEBOX AMERICA, based in Arlington, Virginia. As a seasoned entrepreneur, investor and executive in logistics technology, Charley's mission is to connect the most innovative startups to corporate partners through ZEBOX.​ Being a lifelong athlete, Charley is passionate about coaching. Over the years, Charley also followed an entrepreneurial path and has been a dedicated mentor, coach and angel investor for many entrepreneurs in the field of logistic innovation. ​ About ZEBOX ZEBOX is the international incubator and accelerator of innovative startups founded on the initiative of Rodolphe Saadé, CEO of CMA CGM and led by Matthieu Somekh, an expert on entrepreneurship and innovation. ZEBOX focuses on two sectoral areas: transport, mobilities, logistics and industry X.0 with at the heart of each project, advanced technologies like AI, blockchain, IoT, robotics, cybersecurity and virtual or augmented reality. ZEBOX is zeplace to be for innovative projects related to new techs enablers. ZEBOX offers startups two tailor-made support programs, adapted according to the progress of their project. Thanks to its international network of corporate partners (CMA CGM, Accenture, BNP Paribas, EY, Centrimex, CEVA) and opening to the world, ZEBOX offers an outstanding framework to build future interactions between startups, corporates, academics and investors. Key Takeaways: Disruptive Tech In The Supply Chain Technology is having a huge impact on the logistics and supply chain. Most technology projects deliver incremental improvement, while others are disruptive (in a good way) and change the way we do business. Increasingly, technology leaders are transforming businesses and industries by providing a superior customer experience. In the podcast interview, Charley Dehoney, Vice President of ZEBOX, an international incubator and accelerator, explains how ZEBOX is helping innovative startups launch and scale. ZEBOX offers startups with technological innovation in the sectors of transport, logistics and mobility two support programs: an incubation program and an acceleration program. The transport and logistics sectors are facing major transformation challenges where innovation plays a key role. More digitalization, more automation, more transparency, more traceability, and more sustainable development are all examples where startups can bring real added value and disrupt a market that has long been dominated by a few giants. The 3 main selection criteria to join ZEBOX are the sector of activity, the technology and the stage of maturity of the startup. The founding team which play a leading role in the success of a startup is of course added to this. ZEBOX was founded two years ago in Marseilles (France), by Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM Group, alongside other noted leaders in the field such as GTT, CEVA Logistics, CIMC, BNP Paribas, Centrimex and INFOSYS. CMA CGM will invest a projected $36 million to expand operations in Hampton Roads Virginia, reinforce its headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, and establish the American hub of ZEBOX in Arlington County, a startup incubator and accelerator. CMA CGM and ZEBOX will be in good company as Amazon's second HQ will be located in the same complex. Learn More About Disruptive Tech In The Supply Chain Charley Dehoney LinkedIn ZEBOX ZEBOX LinkedIn Top Trends in Supply Chain Tech with Charley Dehoney How Will You Compete with Amazon with Charley Dehoney The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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The ROAR Logistics Story with Robert Rich

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 78:01


The ROAR Logistics Story with Robert Rich Bob Rich and Joe Lynch discuss the ROAR Logistics story. Bob is the Founder and President of ROAR Logistics, a based logistics company that delivers world-class service by rail, ocean, air or road. About Bob Rich Bob Rich is the Founder and President of ROAR Logistics, a Buffalo based logistics company that lives up to its name by delivering world-class service by Rail, Ocean, Air or Road (ROAR). Prior to founding ROAR with 3 associates in 2003, Bob held a series of positions with increasing responsibilities at both Rich's (his family's business) and other logistics companies. ROAR has enjoyed rapid growth and now has 8 locations within the USA. Bob gives all the credit to the ROAR team and the culture they have created. Bob earned a BS in Environmental Psychology from St. Lawrence University and an MBA from the Richard J. Wehle School of Business, Canisius College. When he is not busy leading the charge at ROAR, Bob is a family man who has diverse interests including acting, music, and volunteering in the Buffalo community. About ROAR Logistics Founded in 2003, ROAR Logistics entered the transportation industry as an upstart Intermodal Marketing Company (IMC), approaching an old industry with a fresh, innovative attitude. Pioneering a much-needed transformation in transportation services, Founder & President, Bob Rich III, set out with two associates and a vision to change the logistics landscape – placing shippers at the forefront of its mission to build a “World Class” logistics company. October 2018 marked the beginning of ROAR's 15th year in business and, today, the company continues to be recognized as a world-class industry leader in domestic truckload & LTL freight brokerage, intermodal marketing services, international freight forwarding, NVOCC and US-licensed customs brokerage services. Headquartered in Buffalo, New York, ROAR continues to grow successfully, with ten operations throughout the United States and a global network of agents providing comprehensive transportation services in over 150 countries worldwide. ROAR prides itself on delivering an extensive portfolio of award-winning transportation and logistics solutions – whether by Rail, Ocean, Air or Road – to a diverse clientele across a broad spectrum of industries. Key Takeaways: The ROAR Logistics Story Bob Rich is the Founder and President of ROAR Logistics, a Buffalo based logistics company that lives up to its name by delivering world-class service by Rail, Ocean, Air or Road (ROAR). In the podcast interview, Bob and Joe discuss Bob's life, career, and his role as the Founder and President of ROAR Logistics. Bob comes from a family of successful entrepreneurs and Bob grew up working in the family business. Bob started ROAR Logistics in 2003 with Tony Barnes, Beth Grieshober, and Guy Gessner. ROAR's first load booked was a rail shipment and was handled by Tony Barnes. Today ROAR has sales in excess of $315M and 180 associates in 10 offices nationwide. Bob believes that ROAR Logistics success is because of the people and the culture. Click here to see ROAR's Philosophy. Learn More Bob Rich on LinkedIn ROAR Logistics Rich's (Bob's family business) Robert Rich III IMDb (Bob is a musician, actor and film producer on the side) The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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The Great Logistics Industry Consolidation with Chris Wofford

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 43:35


The Great Logistics Industry Consolidation with Chris Wofford Chris Wofford and Joe Lynch discuss the great logistics industry consolidation. Chris is the Founder and Managing Partner of Wofford Advisors LLC, a strategic advisory boutique that provides best-in-class strategic advice to clients competing in the global supply chain, which includes all forms of transport, logistics, B2B and B2C movements of goods — and increasingly tech-enabled consumer and industrial services. About Chris Wofford Chris Wofford is the Founder and Managing Partner of Wofford Advisors LLC, an independent, strategic advisory boutique focused on M&A transactions in B2B and B2C movement of goods in the global supply chain. Chris started his career in the M&A group at DLJ-LA under Ken Moelis. His career path is unusual for having spent 10 years as a M&A banker prior to becoming the lead coverage officer in T&L. As a senior banker, he has run numerous industry groups at major investment banks for the past 30 years. He has executed over $120bn of buyside and sellside M&A assignments, including numerous cross-border transactions. Chris earned an MBA, Finance & Strategy, Booth School of Business from University of Chicago and a BA, History & East Asian Studies at Oberlin College. While at Oberlin Chris was All-Conference & Most Valuable Offensive Lineman, Varsity Football Team; Twice All-Conference & Captain, Varsity Lacrosse Team. About Wofford Advisors Wofford Advisors is an independent advisory firm focused on strategic idea generation and M&A transaction execution within the global supply chain and tech-enabled services sectors.  We have a proven track-record of delivering successful outcomes for large public companies, family-owned businesses, as well as financial sponsors.  Our team's M&A expertise ranges in size from $50 million to $50 billion enterprise value and encompasses contested and cross-border transactions. Founded by Chris Wofford, former head of Transport & Logistics Investment Banking at large financial institutions, such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Macquarie Capital, the firm reunites former colleagues from the earlier Bear Stearns M&A days, where Chris was a Senior Managing Director.  During his 30+ year career, Chris has represented major corporations, such as UPS, FedEx, Ryder, Neptune Orient Lines (APL Logistics), GENCO, Norbert Dentressangle (now part of XPO/GXO), Ozburn-Hessey (now part of Geodis) and many others. Wofford Advisors' core services include Buyside Advisory, Sellside Advisory, Strategic Consulting and Complex and Cross Border Transactions.  Please visit our website for a more comprehensive explanation of our credentials and capabilities. Key Takeaways: The Great Logistics Industry Consolidation  Chris Wofford is the Founder and Managing Partner of Wofford Advisors, an independent, strategic advisory boutique focused on M&A transactions in B2B and B2C movement of goods in the global supply chain. Chris Wofford explains what's driving the great logistics industry consolidation, along with who is buying and who is selling. The great logistics industry consolidation is being driven by: The growth of ecommerce and home delivery (B2B shift to B2C) Tech disruption especially by companies backed by venture capital Low cost of borrowing money The hot logistics market is enabling financial buyers to buy, grow, and sell companies in a much faster time period (2-3 years instead of 3-5 years) Who is buying? Private equity companies who buy, grow, and sell logistics and transportation companies Larger companies that want to better serve their customers by adding new services, geographic footprint, capability, etc. Big logistics and transportation companies often face the choice of building new divisions/services or buying a company to gain those services Who is selling? Private equity companies who buy, grow, and sell logistics and transportation companies Entrepreneurs and family owned companies looking to exit Wofford Advisors was established as a platform to provide best-in-class strategic advice to clients competing in the global supply chain, which includes all forms of transport, logistics, B2B and B2C movements of goods — and increasingly tech-enabled consumer and industrial services. Learn More About The Great Logistics Industry Consolidation Chris Wofford LinkedIn Woffor Advisors LinkedIn Wofford Advisors The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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The Dark Funnel with Tom Augenthaler

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 48:28


The Dark Funnel with Tom Augenthaler Tom Augenthaler and Joe Lynch discuss the dark funnel. As the founder of an influencer marketing company, Tom helps companies tell stories that make the customer the hero. Having customers and influencers talk positively about your company is one of the best ways to attract and win new business. About Tom Augenthaler Tom Augenthaler is the Founder and CEO of The Influence Marketer. On the website, Tom shares his ideas and knowledge of influencer marketing with others looking to learn about this powerful strategy. Tom is a pioneer in the space and has been working with influencers since 2007 while with Hewlett Packard, and as a consultant helping corporate clients since 2009.  He is an international speaker, corporate trainer, and recognized as one of the Top 50 experts in the field by Talking Influence. Tom writes for several media outlets including Social Media Examiner and Social Media Today. Tom earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Gettysburg College and a Master of Liberal Arts in English and American Lit from Harvard University. About 551 Media and The Influence Marketer The Influence Marketer is the best place to learn about B2B influencer marketing. Tom Augenthaler has been helping top brands utilize B2B influencer marketing since 2007, he is a true pioneer in the space. The Influencer Marketer provides lots of free content on influencer marketing and is the place to go for any company looking to start or improve their use of influencer marketing. Tom offers full team training on the many different aspects of the process, one on one mentoring, or strategy calls. He consults digitally and in-person to help B2B businesses build a marketing strategy that is right for them. Key Takeaways: The Dark Funnel Tom Augenthaler is the Founder and CEO of 551 Media, where he helps B2B companies build brand affinity with influencers. In the podcast interview, Tom explains that the dark funnel is a customer's purchasing journey that occurs off-site through social, paid, competitive, influencer and other channels not controlled or visible to the brand. In recent years, marketers have come to rely on sales funnels that culminate in a marketing generated lead, but increasingly savvy customers are avoiding the tactics and methods (webinars, white papers, cold calls, etc..) that put them in the sales funnel. Instead customers are educating themselves about their buying options via articles, blog posts, social media, videos, influencers, etc.. outside the view of the sales and marketing team. Prospects from the dark funnel often contact companies with a good understanding of the company's service offering and very close to making their buying decision. Marketing tools that enable marketers to engage, track, and contact prospects are great, however, some brands have been over-zealous and savvy customers are keeping themselves off the radar and in the dark funnel. Recent research by Sirius Decisions and Forrester suggests that 67% to 90% of the customer's purchasing journey is in the dark funnel - consuming off-site content. Tom and his team help companies navigate the dark funnel. They empower businesses to inspire, educate, and persuade through influencers. Learn More Tom Augenthaler Linkedin Tom Augenthaler Twitter The Influence Marketer A Better Way to Reach Your Target Market with Tom Augenthaler The Customer is the Hero with Tom Augenthaler The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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Owning The Customer Experience with Larry Gordon

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Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 46:42


Owning The Customer Experience with Larry Gordon Larry Gordon and Joe Lynch discuss owning the customer experience. Larry is is the Managing Director, GTM, Emtec Digital, a global technology services company that provides digital software engineering and transformation solutions to clients across multiple industries. About Larry Gordon  Larry Gordon is the Managing Director, GTM, Emtec Digital. Prior to joining Emtec, Larry has held senior leadership positions at Cognizant and Capgemini and has founded and led IT services and software companies in the security, devops and digital transformation segments. He has also been a successful angel investor in the energy and cloud spaces. About Emtec Emtec is a global IT consultancy dedicated to helping world class organizations in the enterprise, education, and government markets drive transformation and growth by employing the latest enterprise technologies and innovative business processes. We empower our clients to accelerate innovation and deliver amazing client experiences to better compete and ultimately lead in their industry. Our “Client for Life” approach is built upon over 20 years of delivering rapid, meaningful, and lasting business value. Our offerings span the IT spectrum from Advisory, Applications (Enterprise, Custom, Mobile and Cloud) as well as Intelligent Automation, Analytic, Cyber Security and Infrastructure Services. Key Takeaways: Owning The Customer Experience Larry Gordon is the Managing Director, GTM, Emtec Digital, a firm that empowers their transportation and logistics clients to accelerate innovation and deliver amazing client experiences. In the podcast interview, Larry explains how the customer experience is increasingly enabled by technology. Consumer technology companies like Amazon have raised the bar on customer experience. Leading transportation, logistics, and warehousing companies are investing to deliver the best customer experience. The 3PL market is separating between the “haves” who have game-changing technology and the “have-nots” who are unable or unwilling to invest in technology. In the past, IT service companies developed systems that were focused on operational and financial functions that were not seen or use by the firm's customers. Today, IT service companies are not just not just developing systems that streamline the process – they are delivering customer experiences. When the customer is regularly interacting with the technology, the bar is very high. IT services companies who are developing customer experiences, work closely with customers (end customers) to understand their unique preferences. Emtec develops digital products or platforms that are customer facing – products that have the ability to delight customers and give your company a competitive advantage. Emtec is a global technology services company providing digital software engineering and transformation solutions to clients in logistics, transportation, and warehousing. Emtec also works some of the leading technology companies in the freight tech space. Learn More About Owning The Customer Experience Larry Gordon LinkedIn Emtec Emtec Digital The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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The Warehousing Crisis with Chuck Coxhead

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 55:25


The Warehousing Crisis with Chuck Coxhead Chuck Coxhead and Joe Lynch discuss the warehousing crisis. Chuck is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Procensis, a leading mobility solutions provider focused on the latest technologies to help you achieve the most effective workflows on the distribution and manufacturing floor. About Chuck Coxhead Chuck Coxhead is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Procensis. He is a passionate Sales and Marketing professional experienced in complex solution sales delivering results to demanding defense and telecommunications programs. From his early career as an Industrial Engineer, Chuck has developed a comprehensive understanding of value and cutting edge technologies and applied them to enable innovations, such as digital radar, quantum computing, chipless RFID, fiber-optic transmission, and millimeter-wave scanning. Chuck has developed new and stagnant organizations into thriving and respected brands with outstanding year over year sales growth. He has led teams to realize new and recognized brands with impressive recognition. With an unrelenting desire to identify new business, coach teams, and drive sales; Chuck is absolutely committed to delighting customers, successful partners, and profitable results. About Procensis Procensis is a leading mobility solutions provider focused on the latest technologies to help you achieve the most effective workflows on the distribution and manufacturing floor.  Our collective experience in the design and deployment enables newfound productivity within your existing warehouse workforce, applying mobile and wearable computing  to interface with the leading Warehouse Management Systems. With ruggedized mobile computing for industry, optimized user interface, and voice-enabled transactions; warehouses using Procensis' Visual-Voice-Scan solutions can reduce barcode scanning speeds up to 30% and achieve 99% accuracy. Wearable computing and scanning provide improved dexterity, reduced distractions, and greater focus contributing to a more safe and satisfying user experience. Moreover, our intuitive solutions enable fast on-boarding with return on investment commencing within minutes. Key Takeaways: The Warehousing Crisis Chuck Coxhead is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Procensis, a dynamic end-to-end provider of our visual-voice-scan mobile computing and scanning solutions. The warehousing crisis that we are currently experiencing is caused by surging ecommerce volumes and a labor shortage caused by the pandemic. The warehousing crisis is made worse because many warehousing companies have underinvested in warehouse technology. The lack of technology has caused issues with accuracy, worker safety, injuries, onboarding new employees, worker productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness. Chuck and the Procensis team help warehousing companies to become more productive, safer and ultimately more profitable. By providing cutting edge software along with wearable, mobile, hands-free technology, Procensis is creating warehouse superheroes and streamlining operational processes. With over 25 years of warehouse, distribution, logistics, and warehouse management system (WMS) experience; Procensis creates outstanding business outcomes delivering improved worker experience,  speed, accuracy, fast onboarding, and safety. Learn More About The Warehousing Crisis Chuck Coxhead LinkedIn Procensis Procensis LIVE! Tailgate Tour The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
The Unsung Hero of Logistics with Jeff Booth

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 45:34


The Unsung Hero of Logistics with Jeff Booth Jeff Booth and Joe Lynch discuss the unsung hero of logistics. Jeff is the General Manager of Opendock, a leading software provider for dock scheduling for warehouses that helps provide visibility into truck arrivals. About Jeff Booth Jeff Booth is the General Manager of Opendock, a leading software provider for dock appointment scheduling.  Jeff has had the opportunity to help lead a variety of different business units throughout his career including Circuit City stores, the world's largest pet training service at Petsmart, analytics and strategy for a movie theater chain, and a carrier sales team at Globaltranz. At Globaltranz he experienced the pain of scheduling in logistics with seemingly endless first come first serve facilities and armies of people on the phone or e-mailing shippers to get appointments.  If we never had appointments, how was everyone talking about on-time percentage?  There had to be a better way to do all of this, so he joined the Opendock team two years ago to figure it out. About Opendock Opendock is a dock scheduling platform for warehouses that helps provide visibility into truck arrivals. By giving warehouses and carriers a shared schedule, Opendock reduces labor hours and eliminates back and forth emails with a self-serve platform that can be used by carriers to schedule appointments in real-time. With visibility into truck arrivals and detailed tracking of in and out times, Opendock helps facilities reduce detention times, identify dock bottlenecks, and leverage data to build programs that improve performance. Key Takeaways: The Unsung Hero of Logistics  Jeff Booth is the General Manager of Opendock, which provide dock scheduling software for warehouses. The dock and the people who work on it are the unsung heroes of logistics. The dock is where shipping & receiving meets the trucking company – where rubber meets the road! Many critically important insights can be gained by understanding what's happening on the dock. Insights including: planned pick up vs actual, loading/unloading time, dwell time, and detention. For all its importance, the dock is often overlooked when it comes to technology. Opendock is changing all that by delivering an industry leading dock scheduling software that is used by 30,000 plus carriers and 2,500 shipping locations. Opendock helps warehouses (and other shippers) save time and money by having their carriers book appointments online. Reduce labor costs by freeing up warehouse staff with fewer inbound calls and emails by letting carriers schedule online. Lower freight costs by decreasing detention fees with appointments and reducing rates by making it easier for drivers to pick up and deliver. Improve visibility with real-time status updates and dock appointment data that can be shared across the enterprise. Learn More About The Unsung Hero of Logistics Jeff Booth LinkedIn Opendock The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube Jeff Booth and Joe Lynch discuss the unsung hero of logistics. Jeff is the General Manager of Opendock, a leading software provider for dock scheduling for warehouses that helps provide visibility into truck arrivals. About Jeff Booth Jeff Booth is the General Manager of Opendock, a leading software provider for dock appointment scheduling.  Jeff has had the opportunity to help lead a variety of different business units throughout his career including Circuit City stores, the world's largest pet training service at Petsmart, analytics and strategy for a movie theater chain, and a carrier sales team at Globaltranz. At Globaltranz he experienced the pain of scheduling in logistics with seemingly endless first come first serve facilities and armies of people on the phone or e-mailing shippers to get appointments.  If we never had appointments, how was everyone talking about on-time %?  There had to be a better way to do all of this, so he joined the Opendock team two years ago to figure it out. About Opendock Opendock is a dock scheduling platform for warehouses that helps provide visibility into truck arrivals. By giving warehouses and carriers a shared schedule, Opendock reduces labor hours and eliminates back and forth emails with a self-serve platform that can be used by carriers to schedule appointments in real-time. With visibility into truck arrivals and detailed tracking of in and out times, Opendock helps facilities reduce detention times, identify dock bottlenecks, and leverage data to build programs that improve performance. Key Takeaways: The Unsung Hero of Logistics  Jeff Booth is the General Manager of Opendock, which provide dock scheduling software for warehouses. The dock and the people who work on it are the unsung heroes of logistics. The dock is where shipping & receiving meets the trucking company – where rubber meets the road! Many critically important insights can be gained by understanding what's happening on the dock. Insights including: planned pick up vs actual, loading/unloading time, dwell time, and detention. For all its importance, the dock is often overlooked when it comes to technology. Opendock is changing all that by delivering an industry leading dock scheduling software that is used by 30,000 plus carriers and 2,500 shipping locations. Opendock helps warehouses (and other shippers) save time and money by having their carriers book appointments online. Reduce labor costs by freeing up warehouse staff with fewer inbound calls and emails by letting carriers schedule online. Lower freight costs by decreasing detention fees with appointments and reducing rates by making it easier for drivers to pick up and deliver. Improve visibility with real-time status updates and dock appointment data that can be shared across the enterprise. Learn More About The Unsung Hero of Logistics Jeff Booth LinkedIn Opendock The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. 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Better Customer Conversations with Tim Riesterer

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 51:41


Better Customer Conversations with Tim Riesterer Tim Riesterer and Joe Lynch discuss better customer conversations. Tim is the Chief Strategy Officer at Corporate Visions, a company that helps other companies to improve their conversations with prospects and customers to win more business. About Tim Riesterer  Tim Riesterer, Chief Strategy Officer at Corporate Visions, is dedicated to helping companies improve their conversations with prospects and customers to win more business. A visionary researcher, thought leader, keynote speaker, and practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in marketing and sales management, Riesterer is co-author of four books, including Customer Message Management, Conversations that Win the Complex Sale, The Three Value Conversations, and The Expansion Sale. About Corporate Visions Corporate Visions is the leading provider of science-backed sales, marketing, and customer success training and consulting services. Global B2B companies work with Corporate Visions to articulate value and promote growth in three ways: Make Value Situational by distinguishing your commercial programs between customer acquisition, retention, and expansion. Make Value Specific by creating and delivering customer conversations that communicate concrete value, change behavior, and motivate buying decisions. Make Value Systematic by equipping your commercial engine to deliver consistent and persistent touches across the entire Customer Deciding Journey. Key Takeaways: Better Customer Conversations Tim Riesterer is the Chief Strategy Officer of Corporate Visions, the leading provider of science-backed sales, marketing, and customer success training and consulting services. In the podcast interview, Tim explains why better customer conversations leads to more sales with existing and new customers. Tim and the team at Corporate Visions help their clients to articulate value in their customer conversations in three ways: Make Value Situational by distinguishing between customer acquisition and customer expansion. Make Value Specific by aligning conversations with the Customer Deciding Journey. Make Value Systematic by unifying marketing, sales, and customer success to speak in one voice. I was so impressed with the insights in this article, I asked Tim to come on my podcast: 10 surprisingly effective sales techniques, backed by research. I have since learned that the Corporate Visions website is full of valuable advice for sales and marketing professionals. Learn More About Better Customer Conversations  Tim Riesterer LinkedIn Corporate Visions Book: The Expansion Sale E-book: Winning the Four Value Conversations E-book: Virtual is Vital The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
The Ware2Go Story with Steve Denton

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 66:17


The Ware2Go Story with Steve Denton Steve Denton and Joe Lynch discuss the Ware2Go story. Steve is the CEO of Ware2Go, a UPS company, hanging the traditional 3PL model to make one- to two-day delivery easy and affordable for all merchants by positioning products closer to end customers for a fast, inexpensive and reliable order-to-delivery experience. He is also a digital technology and AI executive. About Steve Denton Steve Denton is the CEO of Ware2Go, a UPS company,  he is a digital technology and AI executive, Steve has spent 20 years reimagining digital sales channels to level the playing field for companies to compete and win. A serial entrepreneur with deep expertise in digital technology, ecommerce and AI and a proven track record of building high-performance organizations, Denton has now turned his focus to creating smarter fulfillment networks and democratizing 1 to 2-day delivery as the CEO of Ware2Go. Prior to joining Ware2Go, Denton was President and CRO of Collectivei, a company that uses B2B data to make sales organizations more informed, efficient and profitable. He served as CEO of GSI Media, which sold to eBay in 2011, then as GM and VP of eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions, where he oversaw billions in ecommerce revenue and ran nine advertising and martech companies. He also served as President and CEO of Rakuten LinkShare after serving in multiple executive positions at LinkShare prior to its acquisition by Rakuten. Prior to his career in technology, Steve held leadership roles at FedEx and Pepsi. He is passionate about leveraging technology to solve complex problems and enable merchants of all sizes to compete in the new era of Business to Everyone (B2E). About Ware2Go Ware2Go, a UPS Company, is changing the traditional 3PL model to make one- to two-day delivery easy and affordable for all merchants by positioning products closer to end customers for a fast, inexpensive and reliable order-to-delivery experience. Ware2Go offers an integrated solution for warehousing, pick, pack and shipping services to businesses of all sizes through an intuitive cloud-based technology platform that makes it easy to extend your distribution footprint and scale up and down as your operational needs change. Ware2Go's carbon offset shipping network enables merchants to meet customer expectations sustainably, and their technology integrates with all major sales channels from Amazon to Shopify to simplify fulfillment for multichannel merchants. Key Takeaways: The Ware2Go Story  Steve Denton is the CEO of Ware2Go, a company that is simplifying the end-to-end supply chain across commerce to enable companies of all sizes to compete and grow. In the podcast interview, Steve and Joe discuss Steve's life, career, and his role as the first CEO of Ware2Go. Ware2Go is an on-demand fulfillment platform owned by UPS (NYSE:UPS) that helps merchants enhance their delivery experience. Ware2Go has more than 50 warehouse facilities strategically placed around the country to give their customers a 1-2 day delivery footprint to 99% of residents in the continental US. Ware2Go provides cloud-based technology as part of the fulfillment solution for every customer. This solution can be accessed by multiple users within your company to maintain visibility to all the operations occurring across your network and sales channels. Ware2Go pricing is customized to each of their customers. Their fulfillment services and technology work together for a comprehensive supply chain solution that can pivot and adapt with strategic business decisions. The value of a partnership with Ware2Go is the potential for business growth. Ware2Go clients generally see a 20% increase in cart conversions and a 10% increase in average deal size by positioning themselves to better serve their customers. Since Ware2Go is a UPS company, customers can utilize not only UPS's small parcel network, but also the scale, expertise, and experience of one of the world's best supply chain companies. Learn More About The Ware2Go Story  Steve Denton LinkedIn Steve's Coyote Summit Keynote    What is 3PL? The Complete Guide 2021   Ware2Go   2021 Guide to Warehousing   2021 Ultimate Multichannel Retailing Guide   Carbon Neutral Shipping with Pachama The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
Avoiding Port Congestion with Neel Jones Shah

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 57:03


Avoiding Port Congestion with Neel Jones Shah Neel Jones Shah and Joe Lynch discuss avoiding port congestion. Neel is the EVP and Global Head of Airfreight at Flexport, the platform for global logistics. About Neel Jones Shah Neel is the EVP and Global Head of Airfreight at Flexport, the platform for global logistics. A widely recognized leader in the global logistics industry, Neel was formerly SVP and Chief Cargo Officer at Delta Airlines and VP Sales and Marketing at United Airlines. He sits on the board of TIACA, Amerijet International and holds an MBA from Columbia University. About Flexport Flexport is the platform for global logistics. Companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to optimize their supply chains, and deliver for customers anywhere in the world. Flexport connects the entire ecosystem of global trade on the Flexport Platform, empowering buyers, sellers and logistics providers with the services and technology to grow and innovate. Key Takeaways: Avoiding Port Congestion  Neel Jones Shah is EVP and Global Head of Airfreight at Flexport, the operating system for global trade. Flexport provides customers a strategic operating model that powers more transparent, more agile, more efficient, and more profitable global supply chains. There is unprecedented congestion at US and global ports that is delaying shipments, jeopardizing the holiday selling season, and potentially harming the economy. The congestion is caused by a combination of factors including: Increased consumer demand – especially ecommerce shopping. Consumers were unable to travel, eat out, or attend events (concerts, sports, cultural) so they spent online. At least some of the shopping was driven by COVID relief money from the government. The increased consumer demand was coupled with supply chain shortages including: manpower, containers, trucks, drayage, dock labor, rail, etc.. The world's  supply chain is a delicate balance – and it became unbalanced due to COVID. Shipping via ocean freight has become very difficult and expensive. The lack of ocean capacity is making traditional ocean shippers look for options to support the holiday season. Airfreight is an option, however it is more expensive and capacity is tight. Airfreight is 1% of the total volume and is 35% of the value. Airfreight is typically used for high value, time sensitive products like vaccines, pharma, consumer electronics, semiconductors, etc. Neel and his team at Flexport are seeing a lot more interest in airfreight from shippers who typically ship via ocean. These shippers recognize that paying extra for logistics is far better than disappointing customers during the holiday season. Larger freight forwarding companies like Flexport have purchased additional airfreight capacity to support their customers. Flexport delivers a best-in-class experience in airfreight, offering customers granular and end-to-end visibility, reliable service, and customized, data-driven supply chain solutions. Learn More About Avoiding Port Congestion with Neel Jones Shah Neel Jones Shah LinkedIn Flexport Flexport's upcoming customer conference, FORWARD21 The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
Emerge Levels Up with Michael Leto

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 45:17


Emerge Levels Up with Michael Leto Michael Leto and Joe Lynch discuss Emerge levels up, a phrase used at Emerge to describe the company's rapid growth. Michael is the CEO of Emerge, one of the fastest-growing startups in the U.S. and is transforming the $800 billion transportation and logistics industry with its digital freight marketplace platform. About Michael Leto Michael Leto, CEO of Emerge, has been in the transportation industry for over 21 years and played an active role in creating one of the largest and fastest-growing 3PLs in the country. He has been recognized as one of Arizona's "Top 35 Entrepreneurs 35 and Younger" by AZ Central, “40 Under 40” by Phoenix Business Journal, and creating a culture awarded "Best Places to Work". He has a proven track record of building and scaling successful e-commerce platforms and assimilating teams to drive results and execute strategic initiatives. About Emerge Emerge, based in Scottsdale, AZ, is one of the fastest-growing startups in the U.S. and is transforming the $800 billion transportation and logistics industry with its digital freight marketplace platform. Emerge's award-winning marketplace provides access to direct capacity and live market conditions helping shippers and carriers make the strongest, most beneficial decisions when procuring domestic freight. Launched in 2017, Emerge is backed by Greycroft, New Road Capital, 9Yards Capital, and the founder of GlobalTranz. Key Takeaways: Emerge Levels Up Michael Leto is Co-CEO at Emerge, a company that is reinventing freight procurement (RFP). Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Emerge is one of the fastest-growing startups in the U.S. and is transforming the $800 billion transportation and logistics industry with its Digital Freight Marketplace platform. Emerge's award-winning marketplace provides access to direct capacity and live market conditions helping shippers and carriers make the strongest, most beneficial decisions when procuring domestic freight. In the podcast interview, Michael discuss recent developments at Emerge including: Emerge has closed a $130 million Series B funding round led by 9Yards Capital, Tiger Global Management and The Spruce House Partnership. Existing investors New Road Capital Partners and Greycroft also participated in the round. The company expects to run about $4 billion in freight through its system in 2021 and wants to scale to $15 billion next year.   John Paul Hampstead of FreightWaves wrote a great article about Emerge's explosive growth and latest funding round. Emerge, the leading platform for freight procurement, has raised $130 million in a Series B funding round to expand product development and research while significantly scaling their enterprise sales efforts. Emerge welcomes George Abernathy as its new President. George George has more than 30 years of supply chain and transportation industry leadership experience with carrier, broker, and technology companies. George will help guide the company to the next level.  Emerge uses a network model, which becomes increasingly valuable to users (carriers, shippers, agents) as it scales. Emerge is hiring: Emerge Careers Emerge also has a tremendous Agent Program Learn More About Emerge Levels Up  Michael Leto Emerge How to Manage Through FTL Market Transitions The Emerge Story with Andrew Leto Building a Freight Juggernaut Again with Michael Leto The Freight RFP Process is Broken – Let's Fix It with Maggie Petrovic The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
The Maven Story with Avi Geller

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 53:02


The Maven Story with Avi Geller Avi Geller and Joe Lynch discuss the Maven story. Avi is he founder and CEO of Maven a technology company that is reinventing transportation management. About Avi Geller Avi Geller is the founder and CEO of Maven Machines. Since 2014, Avi has led Maven's growth as an IoT platform that serves the transportation industry through real-time, mobile cloud enterprise software. Avi originally hails from Palo Alto, California, but started Maven in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania due to the city's impressive innovation and technology resources. Prior to founding Maven, he held international positions with SAP and contributed to the growth of several successful software companies and startups. Avi also has an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Northwestern University. About Maven Maven is reinventing transportation management. With Maven's powerful, easy-to-use software platform, trucking and transportation fleets leverage mobile cloud and industrial IoT technologies to optimize efficiency, safety, and profitability. Maven utilizes machine learning and data analytics for real-time, automated dispatch, planning, route optimization, workflow, and fleet management solutions. Maven's exponential growth is largely driven by close industry partnerships, empowering fleets to produce measurable results with innovative technological solutions. Key Takeaways: The Maven Story  Avi Geller is the Founder and CEO of Maven, which is reinventing transportation management. In the podcast interview, Avi describes his personal entrepreneurial journey and the many challenges he has faced since starting Maven. Maven is reshaping the future of trucking and transportation by improving operational efficiency, driver safety, and maximizing profits. Fleets that rely on Maven to manage their operations are cutting route planning time in half, reducing the time spent managing log edits by over 50%, and seeing fewer HOS violations. Maven is a leading logistics software pioneer that solve complex operational problems across multiple industries, including LTL, Truckload, Parcel, Energy/Fuel, and Transportation. By leveraging mobile cloud, industrial IoT, and machine learning technologies, Maven provides premier Fleet, ELD, Workflow, Inbound Planning, and Dispatch solutions to over 300 fleets, including 1,000+ truck fleets. Learn More About The Maven Story Avi Geller LinkedIn Maven Maven Company News Yourga Trucking Optimizes Compliance, Safety, & Productivity with Maven's Fleet Management Platform The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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The Secret to Improved Sales with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 68:03


The Secret to Improved Sales with Ann Holm Ann Holm and Joe Lynch discuss the secret to improved sales. Ann is a Professional Certified Coach specializing in executive, career, and sales coaching. About Ann Holm Ann Holm is a Professional Certified Coach specializing in executive, career, and sales coaching. In addition to being a certified Master practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, she offers the Type Coach online assessment, with a focus on personality as it relates to the process of generating leads, closing, and maintaining sales accounts. She also has 25 years of experience in applied brain science, using her hands-on experiences to help her coaching clients understand how to stay focused, be engaged, and energized given the demands of the 21st-century workplace. Ann has both a BA and an MS from the University of Michigan which focuses on psychology, brain science, and language. About Ann Holm's Coaching Practice Ann Holm helps individuals position themselves for success by increasing their self-awareness, which is a must-have skill in the 21st century. Through coaching and proven assessment tools, Ann helps people become aware of their personality, emotional intelligence, and how they manage their brain energy. She also helps her client to better understand their value proposition or personal brand. Areas of expertise include: personal self-awareness, sales coaching for logistics professionals, emotional intelligence, communication and influence, team building, MBTI Master Practitioner, extensive experience with the MBTI Step III, 360 Reach/Personal Branding, and applied brain science. Connect with Ann at AnnHolm.net. Key Takeaways: The Secret to Improved Sales Ann C. Holm, MS, PCC, is a Professional Certified Coach specializing in executive, career, and sales coaching. In addition to being a certified Master practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, she offers the Type Coach online assessment, with a focus on personality as it relates to the process of generating leads, closing, and maintaining sales accounts. In the podcast interview, Ann and Joe discussion the secret to improved sales. The secret is recognizing your prospects temperament and aligning your communication to their communication style. Temperament is a configuration of observable personality traits, such as habits of communication, patterns of action, and sets of characteristic attitudes, values, and talents. There are 4 different temperaments: Idealists are optimists who like to collaborate and communicate. Idealists make up about 15% of the population. Famous idealist: J.K. Rowling. Guardians are planful, time efficient, and detailed oriented. Guardians make up about 40% of the population. Famous guardian: Warren Buffett. Conceptualizers are future focused, logical, autonomous, and value mastery. Conceptualizers make up about 15% of the population. Famous conceptualizer: Elon Musk. Experiencers are detail oriented, flexible, problem solvers who are often playful. Experiencers make up about 30% of the population. Famous experiencers: Richard Branston, Ernest Hemingway, Ronald Reagan. Ann Holm has a training program where she teaches sales people to quickly recognize and adjust their communication to fit their prospect's preferred communication style. Building Influence by Leveraging Your Strengths and Minimizing Your Blind Spots.  To get 20% off on the course, use Coupon Code: LOLVIP. Learn More About The Secret to Improved Sales Ann Holm AnnHolm.net The Psychology of Solving Big Problems with Ann Holm Using Resilience to Get Out of Your Own Way with Ann Holm Developing Grit with Ann Holm Emotional Intelligence in Sales with Ann Holm Understanding Your Sales Personality with Ryan Schreiber and Ann Holm Becoming More Influential with Ann Holm Building Influence by Leveraging Your Strengths and Minimizing Your Blind Spots - To get 20% off on the course, use Coupon Code: LOLVIP The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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Last Mile Innovation with Emma Cosgrove

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 64:13


Last Mile Innovation with Emma Cosgrove  Emma Cosgrove and Joe Lynch discuss last mile innovation. Emma is a Senior Reporter on the transportation desk at Business Insider, a global news and lifestyle publication with hundreds of journalists in London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Singapore and beyond. About Emma Cosgrove Emma Cosgrove is a Senior Reporter on Business Insider's transportation team. She covers logistics with a focus on ecommerce. From warehouse technology to delivery labor, she tries to spread a deeper understanding of the people and systems that bring goods to our doorsteps with ever-increasing speed. Emma previously covered supply chains and food and agriculture technology for Supply Chain Dive and AgFunder News. She was a freelance food industry reporter for several years with bylines in The Atlantic, The Counter, and Edible Manhattan Magazine. She started her journalism career as a financial reporter in Beirut, Lebanon. About The Business Insider Business Insider is a global news and lifestyle publication with hundreds of journalists in London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Singapore and beyond. Their mission is to inform and inspire you with news and stories you want and need to know. They strive to leave you with something valuable every time you finish reading, watching, or listening to our work. They know that we are just one of many publications seeking your attention in an increasingly busy world. Key Takeaways: Last Mile Innovation  Emma Cosgrove is a Senior Reporter covering Logistics at Business Insider. Emma frequently writes about the innovation and innovators in the last mile space. In the podcast interview, Emma describes how the explosive growth of ecommerce has transformed the once sleepy last mile space into a booming market that has shippers searching for partners and capacity. Some highlights of Joe and Emma's discussion below: Traditionally, last mile shipping has been serviced by UPS, FedEx, and United States Postal Service (USPS). UPS and FedEx experienced significant growth because of ecommerce, but not all of the business has been good business. FedEx stopped working with Amazon in 2019. UPS is reexamining their ecommerce business and pursuing a strategy of “better, not bigger.” Even though Amazon is not a small package company, their logistics services has rapidly grown to support their ecommerce business. Large shippers requiring last mile logistics and transportation service have struggled to find capacity. A variety of new businesses have emerged to fill the void. The FRONTdoor Collective (FDC) has created the first micro-last mile delivery network with the capacity to cover 90% of residences and businesses in the US and Canada. Roadie is a crowdsourced delivery platform. Roadie works with consumers, small businesses and big global brands across virtually every industry to provide a faster, cheaper, more scalable solution for scheduled, same-day and urgent delivery. With more than 200,000 active drivers nationwide, Roadie reaches more than 11,000 cities and 20,000 zip codes – the largest local same-day delivery footprint in the nation. There are dozens of other last mile logistics providers who are lesser known, but still a very important part of the last mile market. The direct to consumer (DTC) market is still growing and there will be growing pains that last mile shippers must address like sustainability, reverse logistics, and the profitability in this interesting new space. Learn More About Last Mile Innovation  Emma Cosgrove's LinkedIn Business Insider Emma's work Regional carrier map The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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Amazon's Retail Strategy with Rick Watson

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 47:46


Amazon's Retail Strategy with Rick Watson Rick Watson and Joe Lynch discuss Amazon's retail strategy. Rick founded RMW Commerce Consulting, a boutique ecommerce consultancy that supports investors and management teams incubating and growing digital businesses online – both direct-to-consumer and B2B. About Rick Watson Rick Watson founded RMW Commerce Consulting after spending 20+ years as a technology entrepreneur and operator exclusively in the ecommerce industry with companies like ChannelAdvisor, BarnesandNoble.com, Merchantry, and Pitney Bowes. Watson was one of the first employees at ChannelAdvisor, spending 10 years there in various executive capacities and launching many of the company's flagship offerings. He was then recruited to launch the third-party marketplace at BarnesandNoble.com, expanding the company's product catalog by over 1 million items. After the successful marketplace launch, he served as CEO of Merchantry and led the company to a $30M acquisition by Tradeshift. Upon fulfilling the transition obligations of Merchantry to Tradeshift, Watson directed the cross-border product strategy of Pitney Bowes, a $450M business, comprised of Borderfree and the eBay Global Shipping Program. Watson's work today is centered on supporting investors and management teams incubating and growing direct-to-consumer businesses. Most recently, in partnership with WHP Global, Rick was a critical resource in architecting the WHP+ platform, a new turnkey direct-to-consumer digital ecommerce platform that powers AnneKlein.com and JosephAbboud.com. About RMW Commerce Consulting RMW Commerce Consulting supports investors and management teams incubating and growing digital businesses online – both direct-to-consumer and B2B. RMW was founded by Rick Watson after his more than 20 years as a technology entrepreneur and operator exclusively in the ecommerce industry with companies like ChannelAdvisor, BarnesandNoble.com, Merchantry, and Pitney Bowes. Key Takeaways: Amazon's Retail Strategy Rick Watson is the Founder and CEO of RMW Commerce Consulting, which helps companies accelerate their shift from retail to direct to consumer (ecommerce). In the podcast interview, Rick and Joe discuss Amazon's retail strategy including their existing retail stores and their proposed “department” stores. Amazon currently has the following retail portfolio Whole Foods Amazon Fresh 4 Star Stores Amazon has announced that they are opening a new “department store” which is most likely not the best description for Amazon's new retail model, but the press has been using it as a placeholder. The new store concept are expected to be about the same size as Kohl's department stores. Rick had the following thoughts about the new stores: The new retail stores will enable Amazon to move inventory closer to consumers which will enable them to support retail sales, along with same day / next day deliveries. The new retail stores will most likely be designed to support both retail and ecommerce fulfillment. Note: Target currently supports most of their ecommerce sales via their retail locations, which may be appealing to Amazon. The new retail stores would enable easier returns and if potentially reduce returns depending on what is sold at the new stores. Traditional retail stores have a 6% return rate, while DTC have a plus 30% return rate. Consumer data is very important to Amazon and the stores may enable them to collect more meaningful customer data through the stores. Amazon may want to use the stores to increase sales of their private label brands. Amazon will no doubt use their online data to select product SKUs and design the store layout. The merchandising and product placement/display will be even more data-driven than traditional retailers. Don't think of Amazon as a retailer, ecommerce company, or logistics company – think of Amazon as a technology innovator that is always looking for opportunities to use technology to deliver a superior experience to consumers. Learn More About Amazon's Retail Strategy Rick Watson's LinkedIn RMW Commerce Amazon vs Target vs Walmart with Rick Watson Watson Weekly Podcast The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
Transportation vs Logistics with Marty Wadle

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 51:41


Transportation vs Logistics with Marty Wadle Marty Wadle and Joe Lynch discuss transportation vs logistics. Marty is the Chief Commercial Officer of Ruan Transportation, a transportation company providing Dedicated Contract Transportation, Managed Transportation, Value-added Warehousing, and Brokerage Support Services. About Marty Wadle Marty Wadle currently serves as Ruan's Chief Commercial Officer leading the Commercial Solutions team, which includes sales, marketing, and solution engineering. Previously, Marty served as Senior Vice President of Ruan's Supply Chain Solutions division, consisting of Value-Added Warehousing, Brokerage Support Services, and Managed Transportation. Ruan manages $1.35 billion in annual supply chain spend, employs 4,600 drivers, and operates 4,000 power units and 12,000 trailers out of 300 locations across the U.S. In addition, Ruan operates 1.5 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space and $500 million of managed transportation. Marty has held multiple positions at Ruan over his 25-year career that have given him a wide base of experience in sales and operations. Prior to Ruan, Marty worked for LTL carrier Central Transport and institutional food wholesaler Martin Brothers Distribution. Marty is a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in transportation and logistics. He currently serves on the Iowa State University Supply Chain Forum. About Ruan Transportation Ruan provides Dedicated Contract Transportation, Managed Transportation, Value-Added Warehousing, and Brokerage Support Services to customers across the U.S. Ruan's Integrated Supply Chain Solutions services encompass all aspects of transportation and logistics, providing our customers the ideal combination of asset- and non-asset-based solutions that get your products from point A to point B safely and efficiently. With more than 89 years of transportation management experience, Ruan is one of the top 10 privately owned transportation companies in the country with 300 operations and 6,000 team members. Key Takeaways: Transportation vs Logistics Marty Wadle is the Chief Commercial Officer at Ruan Transportation Management Systems, a family-owned transportation management company, providing Dedicated Contract Transportation, Managed Transportation, and Value-added Warehousing. In the podcast interview, Joe and Marty discuss transportation vs logistics, even though those words are used interchangeably, they mean different things. According to Council of Supply Chain Professionals, a Third Party Logistics (3PL) Provider is “A firm which provides multiple logistics services for use by customers. Preferably, these services are integrated, or "bundled" together by the provider. These firms facilitate the movement of parts and materials from suppliers to manufacturers, and finished products from manufacturers to distributors and retailers.” There are 5 different categories of 3PL services: Logistics, Transportation, Warehousing, Special Services, and Technology. Logistics services add value through planning, while transportation services add value by executing those plans. Transportation services include: Small Package, Air Cargo, Ocean, Less Than Truckload, Truckload, Fleet Acquisition, Equipment / Drivers, Dedicated Contract Carriage, Intermodal, Final Mile, Rail. Logistics services include: 3rd party logistics, 3PL, 4th party logistics, 4PL, Just-in-Time (JIT), Payment Auditing, Freight Auditing, Payment Processing, Freight brokerage, Freight broker, Digital Freight Brokerage. Warehousing services include: Warehouse Storage, Pick and Pack, Sub-assembly, Site Location, Distribution Center Management, Inbound Shipping, Outbound shipping, Receiving, Putaway, Put-away, Order processing, Replenishment, Pulling, Restocking, Picking, Validation, Sorting, Distribution Center Management System (DCMS), Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), Inventory Management, Cross-docking, Cross-dock, Ecommerce Fulfillment, Packaging. Special services include: Direct to Home, Direct to Store, Sustainability, Green Logistics, Reverse Logistics, Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Security Analysis, Contingency planning, Crisis Planning, Global Expansion, Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), Logistics Consulting, Transportation Consulting, Import / Export, Customs, Labor Management, Marketing Services, Customer Service Technology services include: Supply Chain Technology, Freight technology, EDI, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Predictive Analytics, Technology Services, Web Services, Global Trade Management (GTM), Transportation Management System (TMS), Warehouse Management System (WMS), Supplier Management, Customer Management, Cloud Based Solutions, Wireless. Learn More About Transportation vs Logistics Marty Wadle's LinkedIn Ruan Transportation Marty Wadle on Des Moines and Ruan Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage with Bob Elkins Technology Alone Won't Integrate Your Supply Chain with Paul Jensen Ruan White Paper: Selecting the Right 3PL Partner The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
The Women in Trucking Story with Ellen Voie

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 44:48


The Women in Trucking Story with Ellen Voie Ellen Voie and Joe Lynch discuss the Women in Trucking story. Ellen is the President/CEO and founder of the Women In Trucking Association, a non-profit organization whose mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry. About Ellen Voie Ellen Voie is the President/CEO and founder of the Women In Trucking Association, formed to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, address obstacles and to celebrate the successes of its members. Voie's prior role was Manager of Retention and Recruiting Programs at Schneider after serving as the Executive Director of Trucker Buddy International. Ellen is a Certified Association Executive. She holds a Class A CDL and a private pilot's license. She earned her MA in Communication for the University of WI-Stevens Point. She has been honored by the White House as a Transportation Innovator Champion of Change. She received the 2015 “Distinguished Alumna of the Year” award the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Division of Communication. Voie was named one of Supply & Demand Chain Executives magazine's “2016 Pros to Know.” In May, 2016, she was chosen as one of Fleet Owner's Dozen Outstanding Women In Trucking. Ellen was appointed to the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Motor Carrier Association and is a member of the Wisconsin DOT's Motor Carrier Advisory Committee. About Women in Trucking Founded in 2007, the Women In Trucking Association is a non-profit organization with the mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry. The mission of the Women In Trucking Association is to encourage employment, address obstacles and celebrate success. It's supported by a passionate leadership team, highly engaged members, and committed sponsors and partners. Women In Trucking continues to build a strong community among our members (primarily business professionals and professional drivers) who believe in and support our mission. Key Takeaways: The Women in Trucking Story Ellen Voie founded the non-profit organization, Women In Trucking Association Inc. to encourage and support women in the trucking industry. The mission is to make women aware of career opportunities and to mentor and assist them as they become more successful in their roles. Women In Trucking is not limited to women only, as 15 percent of its members are men who believe in the association's goals. In the podcast interview, Ellen describes her personal and professional journey as the founder of the Women in Trucking Associations.   Ellen founded the organization in 2007 and has grown the membership to over 5,400 corporate and individual members in ten countries. The mission is to increase the ranks of women employed in transportation careers. Learn More About The Women in Trucking Story Ellen Voie's LinkedIn Women in Trucking Accelerate Conference and Expo by Women in Trucking The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
Why Your Truck Needs Wings with Dan Burrows

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 35:41


Why Your Truck Needs Wings with Dan Burrows Dan Burrows and Joe Lynch discuss why your truck needs wings. Dan is the founder and CEO of TruckLabs, a trucking technology company with a mission to transform the industry through a series of smart hardware and software product offerings. About Dan Burrows Daniel Burrows is the Founder and CEO of TruckLabs, which was founded in 2015 through Daniel's graduate work at Stanford University. Daniel was born in Baltimore, Maryland and received a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Physics from Imperial College in London. Daniel also received his M.B.A from Stanford University. Daniel is a reformed Venture Capitalist and management consultant and has worked with six different startups prior to TruckLabs, three of which were acquired. When Daniel started TruckLabs, it was vital to gain an intuitive understanding of how trucking works. After driving millions of miles, it was apparent that the truck and the driver should be at the heart of how to approach innovation and build products. Daniel also believes it's the area that's top of mind for their customers and the area that still has the most room for improvement. About TruckLabs TruckLabs is a trucking technology company with a mission to transform the industry through a series of smart hardware and software product offerings. They're a team of highly experienced software developers, hardware engineers, and data scientists who are serious about solving the biggest challenges in the trucking industry from understanding and improving your fuel economy and profitability, to hiring and retaining the best drivers to identifying early indicators of maintenance issues. By building connected devices and using modern data science techniques, they derive key insights into opportunities for innovation. TruckLabs' customers include UPS, Ryder, and a host of smaller fleets and their flagship technology, TruckWings has already covered over 300 million miles across the USA and Canada. Key Takeaways: Why Your Truck Needs Wings Dan Burrows is the Founder and CEO of TruckLabs, a trucking technology company with a mission to transform the industry through a series of smart hardware and software product offerings. In the podcast interview, Dan talks about TruckWings, one of Trucklab's very successful product offerings. TruckWings are a tractor-mounted active aerodynamic device that automatically closes the gap between the cab and the trailer at highway speeds to reduce drag, improve handling, and save fuel. TruckWings require zero driver input to operate. Customer pilots and independent testing have demonstrated real-world fuel savings up to 6% across a wide range of equipment and fleet operations. TruckWings works by automatically deploying panels from the back of the cab to cover the tractor-trailer gap when a truck is at highway speeds. The panels automatically retract at slow speeds, allowing for trailer clearance in turns Learn More About Why Your Truck Needs Wings Dan Burrows' LinkedIn TruckLabs  TruckLabs LinkedIn TruckLabs Twitter STEER Act: Legislation STEER Act: Recent press release with U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
Carbon Capture for Semi-Trucks with Paul Gross

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 33:43


Carbon Capture for Semi-Trucks with Paul Gross Paul Gross and Joe Lynch discuss carbon capture for semi-trucks. Paul is the co-founder and the CEO of Remora, a company that is building a device that captures the carbon emissions from a semi-truck. About Paul Gross Paul Gross is the co-founder and CEO at Remora. While at Yale, he conducted experimental research that uncovered solutions to collective action problems like political polarization and the climate crisis. Paul also founded the Yale Politics Initiative, bringing top politicians, operatives, and activists to campus. Remora got started when he read a dissertation on mobile carbon capture written by his co-founder, Christina, and convinced her to quit her job as a scientist at the EPA. Then, he recruited his co-founder, Eric, a mechanic-turned-engineer who built hydrogen and electric semi-trucks for some of the world's largest automotive companies. About Remora Remora is building a device that captures the carbon emissions from a semi-truck. They sell the captured carbon dioxide to concrete producers and greenhouses, helping fleets earn new revenue while meeting their climate commitments. They recently announced in the Wall Street Journal that they raised $5.5M to pilot our devices with 16 different multibillion-dollar companies, including Cargill, Ryder, and Werner. They're backed by investors like Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, Chris Sacca, and First Round. Key Takeaways: Carbon Capture for Semi-Trucks  Paul Gross is the Co-founder and CEO of Remora, which sells a carborn emissions capture device. Remora sells the captured carbon dioxide to concrete producers and other end-users, helping fleets earn new revenue while meeting their climate commitments. In the podcast interview, Paul and Joe discuss the environmental impact that truck emissions have on the planet. Governments, consumers, and companies are all looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of supply chains. According to the Sierra Club, heavy-duty trucks make up 10% of the vehicles on the road but are responsible for 30% of carbon dioxide emissions and higher percentages of other pollutants. Remora's device retrofits onto an existing diesel semi-truck. It mounts between the tractor and its trailer, attaches to its tailpipes, and captures at least 80% of its carbon emissions. While refueling at a truck stop or distribution center, the driver attaches a hose to our device, pumping the captured carbon dioxide into an offload tank in just 5 minutes. Paired with biofuel or renewable natural gas, our device makes a truck carbon negative, allowing existing semi-trucks to cheaply remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Adding the Remora device to one semi-truck is equivalent to planting 6,200 trees. Learn More About Carbon Capture for Semi-Trucks  Paul Gross' LinkedIn Remora Remora Deck Sign up for Remora's updates Heavy-Duty Truck Operators to Test Startup's Onboard Carbon-Capture System The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube