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The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Author: Joe Lynch: Transportation, Logistics Podcaster

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The Logistics of Logistics is a podcast hosted by industry expert Joe Lynch. Joe interviews founders, executives, and innovators who are shaping the future of logistics and supply chain. Topics include transportation, logistics, warehousing, technology, supply chain, and ecommerce. The Logistics of Logistics audience expects an inside perspective of what’s next in logistics and supply chain delivered via podcasts, videos, and articles.

Topics include:

Transportation Topics

Small package, Small parcel, Air Cargo, Ocean Shipping, Ocean freight, Bulk carriers, Cargo ships, Container ships, Tankers (ocean tankers), Refrigerated ships (reefers), Roll-on/roll-off ships, Multi-purpose ship, General cargo ship, Break bulk cargo, General cargo, Less Than Truckload, LTL, Tractor,
Trailers, Tractor-trailers, 48-foot trailer, 53-foot trailer, Truck lift-gate, Truck terminals, Truckload (TL),
Full Truckload (FTL), Freight, Palleted freight, Pallets, Fleet acquisition, Equipment, Drivers, Truck Drivers, Driver leasing, Driver training, Driver safety, Hours of Service (HOS), Electronic Logging Device (ELD), Driver outsourcing, Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) Carrier contract, Spot rates, Contract rates, Pickup and delivery, Carrier Instructions, Freight characteristics, Dock management, Intermodal, Containerization, Containers, Final mile, Last mile, Rail transportation

Warehousing Topics

Warehouse storage, manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs, 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), Supply, Demand, Inventory, Inventory Management, Cross-docking, Cross-dock, Ecommerce fulfillment, Fulfillment, Packaging

Logistics Topics

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, Digital freight broker, Transparency, Visibility

Special Topics

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 Topics

Supply chain technology, Freighttech, Freight tech, 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
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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
3 Emerging Supply Chain Trends with Steve Elwell Joe Lynch and Steve Elwell discuss 3 emerging supply chain trends. Steve helps businesses manage challenges through improvements to leadership, liquidity, sales, and costs. About Steve Elwell Steve Elwell is the Founder of iDev Partners, which is a business consultancy focused on turnaround, growth, and Improvement. Steve brings a strategic and practical approach to the challenges of leadership and business profitability. He is an expert in the growth and turnaround of small and medium manufacturing, logistics, and technology businesses. He led the turnaround of 6 troubled companies and started 2 new businesses. He successfully recruited and led 6 sales forces, introduced dozens of new products, and entered 10 new markets. As a retained executive search consultant, he built C-suite leadership teams for clients in a variety of industries. Steve earned a BA in Economics and Management and an MBA.  He lives with his family in suburban Detroit. About iDev Partners iDev Partners provides growth and turnaround services to owners and executives of small and medium-sized automotive, industrial, and technology businesses. Areas of focus include new market entry, new product development, sales effectiveness, partnerships and alliances, operational excellence, and financial management.  Key Takeaways: 3 Emerging Supply Chain Trends Steve Elwell is the Founder of iDev Partners, which is a business consultancy focused on turnaround, growth, and Improvement. Steve brings a strategic and practical approach to the challenges of leadership and business profitability. In this podcast, Joe and Steve discuss 3 emerging supply chain trends. Trend #1: China represent a higher supply chain risk There is significant political risk with the current Chinese government leadership. An older, more expensive population means China is not a low-cost country for business. The housing/financial issues within China threaten the country’s financial stability. Ongoing infrastructure and water issues has the potential to disrupt supply chains. Trend #2: Near sourcing and shorter supply chains Many companies are moving to supply chain partners located in North America to reduce supply chain risk, transportation costs, transportation time, and environmental impact. The port congestion and challenges caused by the pandemic highlighted the problem with suppliers from Asia. Trend #3: Better decision making enabled by end-to-end connectivity, transparency, and visibility. Investment in technology is enabling companies to make better decisions because they have visibility into their supply chains. Soon, supply chains will be connected from order-to-cash or end-to-end, which that there will be a “digital twin” that represents the physical supply chain (reality). Top supply chains practitioners are already using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to run millions of possible SC scenarios with the goal of reducing risk, while increasing resiliency, and profits. Learn More About 3 Emerging Supply Chain Trends Steve Elwell iDev Partners Previous Podcasts with Steve Elwell: Make Heroes, Make Money with Steve Elwell Avoiding Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt in Sales with Steve Elwell The Number One Reason Why People Buy with Steve Elwell Understanding the Buying Process with Steve Elwell The Only 3 Ways to Improve Your Sales with Steve Elwell Entering New Logistics Markets with Steve Elwell 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 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 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. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
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 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
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  
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 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
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
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
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: 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 is 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 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 potentially reduce returns depending on what is sold at the new stores. Traditional retail stores have a 6% return rate, while DTC has 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
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 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
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
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
The Freight RFP Process is Broken – Let’s Fix It with Maggie Petrovic Maggie Petrovic and Joe Lynch discuss the freight RFP process is broken – let’s fix it. Maggie is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Emerge, a company that is Reinventing Freight Procurement. About Maggie Petrovic Maggie Petrovic joined Emerge just over a year ago following 8 years with Coyote Logistics as Director of Enterprise Sales. Maggie brings her passion, dedication, and industry knowledge as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, now responsible for operationalizing Emerge’s game-changing products, ensuring the company translates its goals and visions into practices that lead to success, not only internally, but in every customer interaction as well. She has a B.A in Business & Communications from the University of Iowa. 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 Freight RFP Process is Broken – Let’s Fix It Maggie Petrovic is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Emerge, a company that is Reinventing Freight Procurement. The freight request for pricing (RFP) process is broken for both shippers and carriers. Shippers hate the current process because: The lack of technology makes the process clunky, cumbersome, and time consuming – so time consuming that most shippers only want to endure the process once per year. Results in paper rates – rates that are only good on paper. Too much focus on the process and not enough focus on building win-win relationships with carriers. Lack of carrier vetting and not enough of the right carriers involved. Carriers hate the current process because: Bid fatigue – too much time wasted on RFPs for shippers that never move freight with your company. Shipper motivations are unclear. Are they seriously looking for new carriers or are they just market testing their current carriers? Predicting the market and developing solid rates for the next 12 months is pretty much impossible. Not enough focus on building relationships with the right shippers. Emerge has created a technology platform that has streamlined the freight RFP process and delivered the following benefits: Freed of the time consuming, clunky process, shippers and carriers can spend more time discussing the freight characteristics and getting to know each other. With the process streamlined, shippers are moving to quarterly RFPs, which enables the carriers to deliver more competitive bids – and live with them (no more paper rates). In addition to their incumbent carriers, shippers have access to thousands of vetted carriers within the Emerge system. 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 The Freight RFP Process is Broken – Let’s Fix It  Maggie's LinkedIn  Emerge website Emerge LinkedIn Building a Freight Juggernaut Again with Michael Leto The Emerge Story with Andrew Leto Rethinking the Freight RFP Process 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
Shipper Pain Points with Brad Forester Brad Forester and Joe Lynch discuss the shipper pain points. Brad is the Founder of JBF Consulting, which specialize in freight technology – strategy, system integration, implementation and deployment. About Brad Forester Brad Forester is the Founder and Managing Partner of JBF Consulting. Brad is a highly recognized senior supply chain leader with over 23 years of managing, designing, and implementing freight transport technology. He has a unique mix of carrier, shipper, software, and consulting experiences that benefit clients. With functional expertise in Global TMS Programs, Change Management, Organizational Design, and Systems Integration, he has been leveraging these skills to benefit clients since he founded JBF in 2003. Brad has a BA in Logistics Management from Michigan State University. About JBF Consulting JBF Consulting is a supply chain execution strategy and systems integrator for logistics-intensive companies of every size and any industry. JBF’s background and deep experience in the field of commercial logistics technology implementation position them as industry leaders whose craftsmanship exceeds client expectations. JBF expedites the transformation of supply chains through logistics & technology strategy, commercial & bespoke software implementation, and analytics & optimization. Key Takeaways: Shipper Pain Points Brad Forester is the Founder and Managing Partner of JBF Consulting, which helps shippers of all sizes and across many industries select, implement and squeeze as much value as possible out of their logistics systems. In the podcast interview, Brad describes the 4 shipper pain points that he and the JBF team are hearing about from their customers who are large shippers. The ocean shipping delays caused by the pandemic has disrupted supply chains. These disruptions have prompted large shippers and 3PLs to seek ocean and port visibility solutions. Shippers are also looking for more small parcel and last mile solutions and the associated TMS system integrations. As shippers have come to realize big gain in transportation efficiency and effectiveness via technology, they are looking for additional freight tech solutions. Companies like Emerge (freight procurement) and Turvo (TMS and collaboration) have created solutions that are solving new problems for shippers. Some of the largest shippers were early adopters of freight technology like TMS. Many of these companies have been using TMS for long time, which mean they are using on-premise systems. As time goes on, TMS providers are trying to migrate these large shippers to the cloud, but given their huge shipping volumes and technology investments, the process is difficult, costly, and time-consuming. JBF Consulting works with shippers to solve the problems described above. Since JBF only works on logistics and supply chain technology, they have the expertise and experience to solve even the most difficult challenges.   Learn More About Shipper Pain Points Brad Forester Mike Mulqueen JBF Consulting Freight Tech Trends with Mike Mulqueen FreightTech for Fortune 500 Shippers with Brad Forester and Mike Mulqueen 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 STORD Story with Sean Henry Sean Henry and Joe Lynch discuss the STORD story. Sean is the Founder and CEO of STORD, the leading Cloud Supply Chain that enables companies to compete and grow with world-class logistics. About Sean Henry Sean Henry is the Founder and CEO of STORD, the pioneer of the Cloud Supply Chain and a leader in end-to-end logistics services and technology. He founded STORD along with co-founder Jacob Boudreau after experiencing the challenges of fragmentation and disconnected technology of the third-party logistics industry (3PL) first-hand while working in supply chain optimization for a global automotive manufacturer in Germany. Sean has been recognized in Forbes’ 30 under 30 list and INC’s Top 50 Emerging Entrepreneurs. Sean attended Georgia Tech prior to founding STORD. He was also a member of the 2016 cohort of the Dynamo Accelerator Fund and a Thiel Fellow. About STORD STORD is the leading Cloud Supply Chain that enables companies to compete and grow with world-class logistics – including warehousing, freight and fulfillment – in a single, intelligent, integrated platform that’s available when and where they need it. Top B2B and B2C companies including Body Armor, Advanced AutoParts and Dollar General use STORD to make their supply chains perform with the speed, flexibility and ease of the cloud. Key Takeaways: The STORD Story with Sean Henry  Sean Henry is the Founder and CEO of STORD, the pioneer of the Cloud Supply Chain and a leader in end-to-end logistics services and technology In the podcast interview, Sean describes his personal entrepreneurial journey and the many challenges he and his Co-founder, Jacob Boudreau have experienced since starting STORD. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in the heart of Atlanta's vibrant tech community, STORD is pioneering the world's first Cloud Supply Chain. The Cloud Supply Chain is the convergence of the digital and physical elements of logistics. With STORD's Cloud Supply Chain, businesses can build, expand, and optimize their physical supply chain operations across freight, warehousing, and fulfillment, with the speed, flexibility, and ease of modern cloud software. With a single integration, businesses achieve end-to-end visibility into their whole supply chains from a single dashboard and gain access to STORD’s network of hundreds of warehouses, fulfillment centers, and carriers. STORD has experienced explosive growth, earning the number 42 spot on the 2021 INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies. Learn More About The STORD Story with Sean Henry Sean’s LinkedIn Sean’s Twitter STORD STORD LinkedIn STORD Twitter STORD on Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies 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  
T The DHL Supply Chain with Scott Sureddin Scott Sureddin and Joe Lynch discuss the DHL Supply Chain. Scott is the CEO of DHL Supply Chain, the largest contract logistics company in the world and North America. About Scott Sureddin Scott Sureddin is the CEO North America, DHL Supply Chain. Scott manages all operations within the US and Canada, as well as central functional teams supporting the entire Americas region. He joined DHL in 2002, holding leadership positions including President of the Consumer and LSH business units, and SVP, Operations, before serving as the COO for the Americas. His previous experience included 14 years with US Foodservice, ultimately as VP, Operations, for the Southwest region. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech University. About DHL Supply Chain DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry with a global network of more than 220 countries and territories and around 350,000 employees. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. DHL is organized in 4 divisions: Ecommerce, Express (small parcel), Global Forwarding, and Supply Chain. Combining value-added and management services with traditional fulfilment and distribution, DHL’s customized, integrated logistics solutions drive efficiency, improve quality and create competitive advantage. DHL Supply Chain offers specialist, proven expertise within the Auto-Mobility, Consumer, Chemicals, Energy, Engineering & Manufacturing, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Retail and Technology sectors. As today’s global markets grow, our innovative logistics solutions are ready to help. Key Takeaways: The DHL Supply Chain Scott Sureddin is the CEO of DHL Supply Chain, the world’s leading logistics company. In the podcast interview, Scott provides an overview of all DHL’s business units and operations worldwide. DHL is organized in 4 divisions: Ecommerce, Express (small parcel), Global Forwarding, and Supply Chain. Scott also described the trends that are transforming the economy. The pandemic highlighted the importance of supply chain logistics and accelerated the growth of e-commerce. DHL has invested heavily in collaborative robots and warehouse automation which has greatly improved productivity and created a better working environment for DHL associates. DHL has also made big investment in their front-line people. They provide extensive onboarding for new employees, certifications, and leadership training. The goal is to have every employee embrace the DHL culture that has helped the company become the leader in contract logistics. DHL has set sustainability goals that include investing 7 billion euros in efforts that reduce CO2 emissions by 2030. The company has also committed to zero emissions by 2050. DHL has 3 bottom lines: provider of choice, employer of choice, and investment of choice. Learn More About The DHL Supply Chain Scott Sureddin DHL Supply Chain Download DHL Supply Chain Factsheet All Business. No Boundaries 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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Brigid Lynch

Thanks Joe and Larry for getting the awareness out there.

Aug 25th
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