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The Logistics of Logistics

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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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Danny Frisco and Joe Lynch discuss building a better freight brokerage. Danny is the CEO and Co-founder of Rapido Solutions Group, a logistics nearshoring partner to leading freight brokerage firms in the USA. About Danny Frisco As CEO and co-founder of Rapido Solutions Group, Danny oversees sales and is responsible for the long-term strategy and vision of the company. Danny began his logistics career in carrier sales at Coyote Logistics after receiving his B.A. in finance from the University of Iowa. Most recently, he served as the senior carrier sales manager of BlueGrace Logistics, where he helped open their Chicago office and grow their sales team from three to more than 40 carrier sales reps. Danny’s experience gave him a deep knowledge of how to recruit and hire within the logistics industry. But it also opened his eyes to the struggles faced by logistics companies regarding hiring and retaining good talent — thus, he was inspired to co-found Rapido Solutions Group. About Rapido Solutions Group Rapido Solutions Group bridges the gap for logistics & supply chain firms, connecting them with top Mexican talent. They craft custom teams, prioritizing skills and training to hit the ground running. Their streamlined hiring process ensures you meet the best candidates, while ongoing support empowers your team's success. By leveraging Mexico's skilled workforce, Rapido helps you scale efficiently, reduce costs, and deliver exceptional customer service. Committed to a people-centric culture, they invest in employee development, making Rapido your trusted partner for achieving logistical excellence through strategic nearshoring. Key Takeaways: Building a Better Freight Brokerage When you have a nearshoring logistics partner like Rapido, you get the following benefits: Build Your Dream Team: Rapido tailors logistics teams to your specific needs, ensuring the right talent is in place to achieve your goals. Find Top Performers: Leverage their expertise to identify and recruit solution-oriented individuals who thrive in demanding environments. Comprehensive Training: Equip your team with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed through industry-leading training programs. Ongoing Support: Benefit from dedicated customer success managers, performance monitoring, and regular check-ins for a seamless experience. Strategic Growth Planning: Gain insights and recommendations to optimize your team's effectiveness and support future expansion. Continuous Improvement: Foster a culture of learning and development with ongoing coaching and leadership opportunities. Scalability: Easily adapt your team size as your business grows, ensuring you have the resources you need to thrive. Learn More About Building a Better Freight Brokerage Danny Frisco | Linkedin Rapido Solutions Group | Linkedin Rapido Solutions Group | Nearshore Logistics Staffing 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  
John Marrow and Joe Lynch discuss the life science supply chain. John is the President at RRD Supply Chain Solutions,  a recognized provider of global life science supply chain services with decades of experience in developing and delivering value-add solutions to the life science sector. About John Marrow John Marrow is the President of RRD Supply Chain Solutions. With more than 30 years of experience in the supply chain industry, John has lived and worked in eight different countries in a variety of different roles across quality, supply chain, customer service, sales and operations. Today, as the president of RRD Supply Chain Solutions, he leads a team of more than 2,000 employees in facilities across the globe. About RRD Supply Chain Solutions RRD Supply Chain Solutions, part of RRD, has over four decades of experience helping clients from various industries including; medical device, diagnostics, consumer electronics and collectibles sectors — optimize their supply chains while leveraging RRD’s ISO 13485 accredited facilities across the globe and its ability to scale quickly to facilitate time-sensitive projects. RRD Supply Chain Solutions offers a comprehensive suite of services that includes solution design, print, packaging & labeling, sourcing, configuring, postponement & fulfillment. The company’s solution design, expertise, systems, processes, and precise project execution effectively help customers improve their market share, profits and speed-to-market. Key Takeaways: The Life Science Supply Chain John Marrow and Joe Lynch discuss the life science supply chain including: Regulatory compliance Why life science companies partner with companies like RRD Nearshoring and total cost The need for a flexible and resilience supply chain partner RRD Supply Chain Solutions is a part of RRD, a global provider of marketing, packaging, print, and supply chain solutions. They offer a suite of services specifically for the life science sector, including solution design, packaging, and fulfillment. They understand the unique needs of life science companies in terms of specific packaging requirements and timely delivery of products. RRD’s services aim to help life science companies improve their market share, profits, and speed-to-market. Compliance Expertise: RRD's experience in regulated industries like pharmaceuticals and medical devices translates to familiarity with life sciences regulations, ensuring compliance throughout your supply chain. Streamlined Efficiency: RRD's comprehensive and accredited solutions help Life Science companies capture market opportunities while minimizing costs associated with bringing healthcare products to market. RRD’s Life Science services streamline product commercialization: Creative execution: Aligned pre-production services across the product lifecycle. Marketing communications: Scalable expertise for HCP and consumer communications. Packaging: cGMP-compliant production and management of complex supply chains. Kitting & Fulfillment: Regulatory-compliant network for efficient execution of complex distribution. Learn More About The Life Science Supply Chain John Marrow | LinkedIn RRD Supply Chain Solutions | LinkedIn  RRD Supply Chain Solutions RRD's Diagnostic Drivers Report Leveraging Nearshoring for Resilient Operations Leveraging a Hybrid Approach to Nearshoring and Offshoring RRD Facility Spotlight: Brno Engage and Retain Health Plan Members with Wellness Kits Industry Perspective: Making Sense of This Supplier-Consolidation Era in Life Sciences 5 Questions that Drive Conversations Around Sustainable Packaging Design 2024 Conferences attended by RRD Supply Chain Solutions: RRD Supply Chain Solutions will be exhibiting at MD&M WEST 2024 RRD Supply Chain Solutions will be participating at: American Diabetes Association - Scientific Sessions (ADA) HLTH Europe MD&M EAST 2024 Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine - ADLM National Association of Chain Drug Stores - NACDS Total Store Expo HLTH USA 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  
Ryan Schreiber and Joe Lynch discuss navigating the roller coaster freight market. Ryan is the Vice President, Industry and Growth, at Metafora, the leading business consulting and software development firm that exclusively serves the Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain space. About Ryan Schreiber Ryan Schreiber is the Vice President, Industry and Growth, at Metafora. Ryan was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. Ryan earned a degree in History from the University of South Florida and then a Law degree from Michigan State University.  Prior to joining Metafora, Ryan worked at a variety of logistics companies and even started and exited a few tech-enabled freight brokerage start-ups. Ryan is a skilled technologist and strategist who has helped transform many leading transportation and logistics companies. In Ryan’s experience, great technology is important, but finding and keeping the right people is the key to success in the 3PL business. About Metafora Metafora, previously “CarrierDirect”, is the leading business consulting and software development firm that exclusively serves the Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain space. They partner with carriers, shippers, and freight tech vendors to help them optimize their business and build software to fuel their growth. Welcome to the new way forward. Welcome to Metafora. Key Takeaways: Navigating the Roller Coaster Freight Market Ryan Schreiber and Joe Lynch discuss navigating the roller coaster freight market including: Freight market recovery timing Technology adoption and changeover costs AI readiness The future of tech-centric freight brokerages (Convoy/Uber) Metafora is a management consulting and technology delivery firm focused on transportation, logistics, and supply chain. They provide consulting and software development services exclusively for companies in these sectors. Partners with various stakeholders: Metafora collaborates with carriers, shippers, and even freight technology vendors. Specializes in technology strategy: They help businesses in the transportation and logistics industry develop and implement effective technology solutions to optimize their operations and achieve growth. Offers a partnership network: Metafora+ connects clients with various industry experts and resources. Values collaboration and learning: Their company culture emphasizes teamwork, open communication, and a willingness to learn and adapt. Metafora aims to propel clients forward: Metafora goes beyond simply delivering services; they strive to be a "tailwind of possibility," helping clients reach their full potential. Learn More About Navigating the Roller Coaster Freight Market Ryan Schreiber | Linkedin Metafora LinkedIn Metafora website Metafora Services The Metafora Story with Peter Rentschler | The Logistics of Logistics The Competitive Advantage with David Bell and Peter Rentschler | The Logistics of Logistics 3 Freight Trends to Watch with Ryan Schreiber | The Logistics of Logistcs 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  
John Gillespie and Joe Lynch discuss the grocery & produce supply chain. John is the Chief Technology Officer at MegaCorp Logistics, an award-winning logistics firm with remarkable growth based on their superior service. About John Gillespie As an Information Technology Senior professional with over 15 years of experience, he has worked in a variety of industries including healthcare, banking and logistics. Starting in 2008, John was in the healthcare industry providing network and security support. In 2014, John moved into the banking industry and focused on information security, data center management and Enterprise Architecture. In 2020, John returned to the Logistics industry creating an effective IT department at MegaCorp streamlining processes and moving to 100% cloud platform for freight management. About MegaCorp Logistics For nearly a decade, MegaCorp Logistics has reigned supreme as a top US freight leader, consistently recognized by Transport Topics for its excellence. Catering to diverse clients, from Fortune 500 titans to small enterprises, MegaCorp thrives on being a trusted, reliable partner. Led by Ryan Legg's 35+ years of expertise, the company fosters a culture of innovation, aiming to become the premier long-term partner for both customers and carriers. Offering FTL, LTL, and intermodal solutions, MegaCorp boasts a vast network of vetted carriers across North America, ensuring efficient deliveries. Their success stems from dedicated employees and partners, creating a performance-driven environment exceeding customer expectations. Unwavering in the face of evolving supply chain challenges, MegaCorp prioritizes innovation, quality, reliability, and understanding each client's specific needs. This commitment solidifies their position as a dependable partner in today's complex logistics landscape. Key Takeaways: The Grocery & Produce Supply Chain John Gillespie and Joe Lynch discuss some of the unique logistics challenges posed by the grocery & produce supply chain including: Multi-pick and multi-stop shipments Cold chain monitoring Federal regulations including USDA and FSMA Grocery & produce are perishable Hard to predict shipping because of weather and harvest variability Seasonal nature of the freight makes capacity planning difficult MegaCorp Logistics specializes in grocery & produce transportation so they understand how to manage the unique challenges of grocery & produce shipping. MegaCorp Logistics is an award-winning logistics firm that is recognized for superior service and growth. MegaCorp customers enjoy the following benefits: National reach: Operates across the continental US and Canada, with offices in multiple locations. Focus on partnerships: Committed to building long-term, strategic relationships with customers. Full-service provider: Handles full truckload (FTL), less than truckload (LTL), and intermodal logistics. Carrier network: Maintains a network of vetted and certified transportation partners. Innovation focus: Continuously seeks ways to improve efficiency and reliability. Dedicated team: Emphasizes employee satisfaction and performance-driven culture. MegaCorp is also recognized as a top workplace with low employee turnover. Learn More About The Grocery & Produce Supply Chain John Gillespie | Linkedin MegaCorp Logistics | Linkedin MegaCorp Logistics Master a Golden Work/Life Balance & Your RFPs with John Carter Gillespie | Dissecting Popular IT Nerds Podcast John Gillespie, my journey to becoming CTO of MegaCorp | Fractional Podcast MegaCorp Logistics: The Courage of Confidence | Boss Magazine 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
Will Jenkins and Joe Lynch discuss the freight talent gap. Will is Founder and CEO of Journey, a freight brokerage-focused recruiting, consulting, and training company. About Will Jenkins Will Jenkins is Founder and CEO of Journey, a transportation recruiting resource and community-based sales academy. Will has spent the past 15 years of his career building businesses and cultivating sales talent, having successfully hired and trained hundreds of sales professionals. His passion for personal and professional development is the driving force behind his new venture, Journey. Journey is a freight brokerage-focused recruiting, consulting, and training company. Prior to starting Journey, Will co-founded and helped build the freight brokerage MoLo Solutions. MoLo was acquired by ArcBest in 2021 for $235 million and grew to over 900+ employees and $1 billion in annual revenue in 2022. At MoLo, Will built out the training and onboarding program which allowed the organization to efficiently bring on hundreds of new employees and standardize the training process. He also scaled their customer-facing sales team, which included identifying, recruiting, hiring, and training new employees. This gave him first-hand experience in what it takes to attract and retain top talent. About Journey Journey is a freight brokerage-focused recruiting, consulting, and training company. They cater to freight brokerages looking to expand their teams and grow their businesses, candidates seeking new opportunities, and individuals aiming to improve their skills. Their goal is simple: To help you succeed on your Journey, whatever that may be. Key Takeaways: The Freight Talent Gap Will Jenkins and Joe Lynch discuss how freight brokerages can overcome the freight talent gap and thrive by selecting the right recruitment and training partner. Journey offers the following benefits to their customers: Double Expertise: They offer both #1 transportation recruiting services and a premier sales academy for skill development. Full-Spectrum Focus: They cater to employers seeking talent, candidates seeking jobs, and individuals wanting to upskill. Industry Experts: Their team boasts extensive experience and knowledge in transportation and logistics recruitment. Candidate Connection: They specialize in connecting qualified candidates with leading companies in the industry. Community-Based Academy: They provide exclusive on-demand training and a platform for learning, networking, and growth within a supportive community. Personalized Approach: Their mission is to help you "succeed on your journey," which includes individualized support for employers, candidates, and academy members. Secret Weapon: The Journey Community is the difference, fostering connection and collaboration within their network. Learn More About The Freight Talent Gap Will Jenkins | LinkedIn Journey: Overview | LinkedIn Contact: will@journeydelivers.com Journey | Your #1 recruiting and sales training resource 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
Tony Altman and Joe Lynch discuss retail non-compliance costs. Tony is the President and CEO of Motivational Fulfillment & Logistics Services, a leading omnichannel 3PL based in Southern California. About Tony Altman As President and CEO of Motivational Fulfillment & Logistics Services, Tony Altman brings a remarkable blend of hands-on experience, entrepreneurial vision, and a profound commitment to excellence. Altman grew up in and around the Motivational logistics business. His father, Hal Altman founded the company in 1977, when Tony was six years old. After a successful tenure running his own law firm, Altman embraced the opportunity to help lead the family business. With experience working just about every role in the warehouse, Altman served as Vice President of Operations, Chief Financial Officer, and General Counsel. Altman now guides the company with an unwavering commitment to deliver stellar service to Motivational customers and to ensure that Motivational continues to be a great place to work. About Motivational Fulfillment & Logistics Services Motivational Fulfillment & Logistics Services  is a leading omnichannel 3PL based in Southern California. With a legacy spanning back to 1977, the Motivational team brings invaluable expertise. Motivational partners with a variety of consumer products, from housewares & appliances to consumer electronics, to beauty, cosmetics, toy & baby, and more. With more than 2.6 million square feet of space, Motivational boasts a prime location in SoCal with easy access from the LA/LB ports. Motivational offers turnkey direct-to-consumer services, award-winning e-commerce fulfillment, and retail distribution to all of the major retailers. Beyond standard logistics, they offer a spectrum of value-added services such as custom kitting, displays, product rework & refurbishment, re-boxing, reticketing, and more. The Motivational commitment to customers is to deliver beyond logistics – they are a true partner, going the extra mile on the logistics front, so you can focus on what you do best: grow your business! Key Takeaways: Retail Non-Compliance Costs In the podcast interview, Tony and Joe discussed: Retail non-compliance definition. Retail non-compliance costs including financial penalties, damaged relationships, and lost business. Preventing retail non-compliance costs. Motivational Fulfillment & Logistics Services provides the following benefits to their customers: Full-service logistics: Handles both retail distribution and direct-to-consumer fulfillment, offering a one-stop shop for your needs. Extensive value-added services: From kitting and assembly to labeling and quality control, they go beyond basic storage and shipping. Omnichannel expertise: Supports sales across various channels, including retail, online marketplaces, and your own website. Flexible solutions: Adapts to your unique requirements, offering custom solutions that scale with your business. Experienced team: Over 45 years in the industry, ensuring a knowledgeable and efficient operation. Discounted shipping rates: Leverages strong relationships with carriers to offer competitive pricing. Customer-focused: Prioritizes exceeding customer expectations through fast processing, accurate fulfillment, and real-time tracking. Learn More About Retail Non-Compliance Costs Tony Altman | LinkedIn Motivational | LinkedIn Motivational Website Blog about Vendor Compliance & Chargebacks Downloadable Guide: How to Minimize Chargebacks in Retail Logisitics 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
Kate Klemmer Terry and Joe Lynch discuss the brand-centric 3PL, Outerspace. Kate is the Chief Commercial Officer at Outerspace, a 3PL made for brands, by brands. About Kate Klemmer Terry Kate Klemmer Terry is the Chief Commercial Officer at Outerspace where she leads a cross-functional team that oversees all marketing, sales, and existing customer commercial relationships. Before joining Outerspace, Terry was the Chief Revenue Officer of Quiet Logistics starting in 2019. Prior to Quiet Logistics, she was the founder of Dash Group NY, a consulting firm helping fashion brands scale their digital success, with clients such as Michael Kors, TUMI, Oscar de la Renta, and J. Crew. Prior to that, she served in senior leadership roles at companies such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Kate Spade, Coach, and Tommy Hilfiger. Kate received an MBA from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business. About Outerspace Founded in 2019, Outerspace partners with leading omni-channel consumer brands, revolutionizing ecommerce fulfillment. Specializing in enhancing post-purchase experiences, the Outerspace team crafts tailored solutions that transcend the one-size-fits-all approach, driving brands toward exceptional growth. Serving as a strategic brand partner, Outerspace delivers a top-notch operations solution, seamlessly integrating frictionless order fulfillment, skilled client service teams, and proprietary software. Key Takeaways: The Brand-Centric 3PL Outerspace was founded by ecommerce veterans, Outerspace aims to be a brand-centric alternative to traditional 3PLs, focusing on high-growth consumer brands. Customer-Obsessed: They prioritize premium fulfillment services and a proprietary "Ops Stack" to help brands deliver exceptional customer experiences. Technology-Driven: Built for omnichannel fulfillment, Outerspace utilizes dedicated floor teams, proactive communication, and strategic carrier partnerships to optimize operations. Scalable Solutions: They handle order volumes ranging from 20,000 to 300,000+ per month, offering same-day processing, fast receiving, and efficient shipping. Data-Driven Insights: Their technology platform provides real-time visibility and analytics to empower brands with data-backed decisions. Strategic Partnerships: Outerspace collaborates with leading technology and service providers to offer a comprehensive logistics ecosystem. Learn More About the Brand-Centric 3PL Kate Klemmer Terry | LinkedIn Outerspace: Overview | LinkedIn Outerspace - High-touch fulfillment & logistics 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
Bill Thayer and Joe Lynch discuss channel free logistics. Bill is the Founder and CEO, of Fillogic a logistics-as-a-service platform for retail that converts underutilized space at retail centers into tech-enabled, micro distribution hubs.  About Bill Thayer Bill Thayer is the Founder and CEO, of Fillogic a logistics-as-a-service platform for retail that converts underutilized space at retail centers into tech-enabled, micro distribution hubs. Bill has over 30 years of experience in retail logistics, ecommerce, technology, store operations, and consulting. Bill started his career in the Buyer Training Program at Macy's, moved to Loehmann's (a $500M retailer) where he ran the Company as COO / CIO. Bill worked again with Macy's to help design and set-up the Macy's Backstage logistics network. Through 2020, Bill was the CLO of Century 21 Stores (an $800M retailer). He has worked with companies like Barneys, the Hearst Corporation, and SDI Systems, a logistics automation manufacturer. During these 30 years, Bill noticed a major gap in the logistics capabilities supporting physical retail locations. He identified a need for a local market logistics network, converting underutilized space in shopping malls into micro-logistics capacity in the middle and final mile. Using these locations as logistics nodes, the Fillogic team has developed proprietary technology and solutions that create a circular, sustainable, and efficient B2B logistics network. About Fillogic The leading platform for local market logistics. Fillogic converts under-utilized space in retail centers - shopping malls - by deploying the technology and operations to create local logistics hubs. They provide retailers a more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable channel-free model that enables their partners to optimize their existing assets; their stores, people and inventory. The Fillogic network unlocks savings and efficiencies in the middle mile, where customers live, shop and interact. Key Takeaways: Channel Free Logistics Fillogic transforms retail ecosystems by creating a well-oiled machine that streamlines middle- and final-mile logistics, making them efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective. Micro-fulfillment platform: Converts underutilized retail space into local logistics hubs, closer to consumers. Reduced costs & time: Saves retailers 65% in time & money compared to traditional fulfillment. Faster delivery: Enables same-day or next-day delivery for 98% of the mainland US. Sustainable solution: Utilizes existing infrastructure, reducing carbon footprint and warehouse construction. Full suite of services: Provides picking, packing, shipping, returns management, & more. Technology-driven: Connects retail systems to hubs and delivery network for efficiency. Reusable packaging: Utilizes 100% recyclable and reusable packaging for shipments. Growing network: Has hubs in multiple US locations with continued expansion. Learn More About Channel Free Logistics Bill Thayer | Linkedin Fillogic | Linkedin Fillogic Fillogic | Twitter 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
Kary Jablonski and Joe Lynch discuss how to level up your freight brokerage. Kary is the CEO of Trucker Tools, the leading carrier relationship management platform that helps brokers grow their carrier network, book loads digitally, track freight, and build enduring relationships with carriers to drive reuse. About Kary Jablonski Kary Jablonski is Trucker Tools’ CEO and is passionate about building great teams that underpin any successful business. Prior to Trucker Tools, she advanced through operations, logistics, and strategic planning roles with Uber in the U.S. and internationally and worked as a consultant with Deloitte. She currently lives in Chicago and enjoys anything active, especially running, pickleball, and basketball. She holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MBA from Northwestern University. About Trucker Tools Trucker Tools is the leading carrier relationship management platform that helps brokers grow their carrier network, book loads digitally, track freight, and build enduring relationships with carriers to drive reuse. Brokers access carriers through the Trucker Tools app, which has been downloaded 2 million times in North America and offers drivers tools for life on the road, including a fuel optimizer, document scanner, and leading digital marketplace. Brokerages using Trucker Tools digitize tribal knowledge and manual operations, build strong and lasting carrier relationships, and have industry leading visibility into active shipments. Key Takeaways: Level Up Your Freight Brokerage In the podcast interview, Kary explains the services that Trucker Tools provides to carriers, brokers, and shippers. Trucker Tools provides load visibility, predictive freight matching, and trip planning solutions for the transportation industry. Trucker Tools provides the following solutions for freight brokers/3PLs Load tracking tool that provides increased load visibility, fewer check calls, and increased operational efficiency. Book It Now, a fully automated tool that enables brokers to eliminate manual steps, improve tracking and move from manual to digital. Broker Advantage, a white label interface that provides brokers with visibility to a larger carrier network, a superior carrier experience, and a portal specifically branded to the broker’s individual specifications. Driver Loyalty Program that rewards drivers for performing specific actions within the Trucker Tools app (increasing visibility and operational efficiency). Trucker Tools provides the following solutions for owner operators/carriers Trucker Tools app that enables tracking/tracing along with tools and resources that make life on the road simpler and easier. Digital freight matching – easily find and book the right freight. Book It Now, which enables carriers to easily book freight with trusted brokers – less hassle, less haggling, and more driving. Tracking and tracing made easy using the Trucker Tools app or ELD integration Driver Loyalty Program that rewards drivers for performing specific actions within the Trucker Tools app. Learn More About Trucker Tools Trucker Tools with Kary Jablonski | The Logistics of Logistics Kary’s LinkedIn Trucker Tools on LinkedIn Trucker Tools Trucker Tools for Brokers Trucker Tools for Carriers Trucker Tools just made finding middle ground easier for brokers, carriers The #1 Capacity Tool for Freight Brokers Avoid Death by Excel: How Trucker Tools Can Automate Broker and 3PL Operations of All Sizes Driver Loyalty Program Announcement 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
Dale Prax and Joe Lynch discuss preventing freight fraud. Dale is the Founder and CEO of FreightValidate, a carrier and freight broker identify verification and vetting system serving shippers, carriers, freight brokers. About Dale Prax Dale Prax is a dad, husband, grandfather, friend, mentor, Marine Corps veteran, inventor, innovator, disruptor, entrepreneur, fighter of fraud, freight executive, mobile app developer, freight rate analyst, philanthropist, and coach. Dale is the Founder of an Expedited Freight Brokerage company Direct Expedite. He also is the founder of two nonprofit organizations, a freight cost rating company, and a social media platform for freight professionals (FreightClub.us). His latest undertaking is FreightValidate, an identity and compliance verification system for shippers, freight brokers, motor carriers, load-boards, and factoring companies to verify that entities are in compliance with regulations and identify past, present, or potential fraudulent or double brokering threats. About FreightValidate FreightValidate is a carrier and freight broker identify verification and vetting system serving shippers, carriers, freight brokers, load-boards, and factoring companies. The FreightValidate platform ensures regulatory compliance and swiftly identifies any past, present, or potential fraudulent or double brokering threats within the industry. FreightValidate checks Motor Carrier Authority, DOT number validity, business location, and blocklisting history to flag potential fraud or non-compliance. Carriers are "Validated," "Not Validated," or given "Warning/Caution" statuses based on multiple data points. Key Takeaways: Preventing Freight Fraud FreightValidate is a carrier and freight broker identity verification and vetting system. They assist logistics businesses in mitigating risks and upholding compliance. FreightValidate utilizes advanced facial recognition technology for identity verification, reducing fraud and impersonation. The company serves shippers, brokers, carriers, and partners in the freight industry. FreightValidate provide improved transparency, minimized risk of identity theft, enhanced compliance with regulations. FreightValidate focues on compliance: Verifies licenses, insurance, and other vital information for carriers and brokers. FreightValidate collaborates with other companies like MyCarrierPortal to offer a broader range of services. They offer transparent pricing structure with various subscription plans tailored to different users. Learn More About Preventing Freight Fraud Dale Prax | Linkedin FreightValidate | Linkedin FreightValidate Direct: info@FreightValidate.com Sales: sales@FreightValidate.com 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
Kevin Coomes and Joe Lynch discuss navigating the freight downturn in the logistics and transportation space. Kevin is the Vice President of Sales at Greenscreens.ai, a technology that provides predictive pricing recommendations for maximum broker margins. About Kevin Coomes  Kevin Coomes, the Vice President of Sales at Greenscreens.ai, is an accomplished freight tech professional with over 15 years of sales, business development, and start-up experience spanning two countries. His expertise extends across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, energy efficiency, logistics, and technology applications. Kevin’s journey in transportation and logistics began in China, where he managed ocean and air imports for his own venture, Phoria Energy Solutions. Additionally, he collaborated with AnSen Beyond Investments on various logistics projects involving commodities and agricultural products, demonstrating his proficiency in navigating international markets. Fluent in Mandarin, Kevin spent three years living and working in China, immersing himself in the culture and language. Over the past decade, Kevin has built an extensive network that has fueled success and innovation in the U.S. logistics market. He has made significant contributions through his involvement in consulting projects with Metafora (formerly CarrierDirect) and his instrumental role in developing and executing sales, marketing, and product growth strategies for ExFreight Zeta, Inc. and Revenova, LLC. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with a concentration in Chinese, from Kansas State University. This comprehensive academic background further enhances his ability to navigate diverse markets and engage with stakeholders on a global scale. About Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai is a pricing platform specifically tailored for the truckload spot freight market. Through the utilization of advanced machine learning techniques and big data, Greenscreens.ai offers real-time market price predictions that take into account the buying power of your company. Their platform not only provides highly accurate buy rates but also offers sell price suggestions based on comprehensive data analysis. This proven solution has been designed to assist companies in boosting their win rate, safeguarding, and expanding their profit margins, and improving the productivity of their sales representatives. Greenscreens.ai empowers businesses in the truckload spot freight market with the tools they need to make informed decisions and maximize their success. Key Takeaways: Navigating the Freight Downturn Kevin Coomes is the Vice President of Sales at Greenscreens.ai, a technology that provides predictive pricing recommendations for maximum broker margins. In the podcast interview, Kevin and Joe discuss navigating the freight downturn in the logistics and transportation space. By leveraging Greenscreen’s dynamic pricing platform, freight brokers can generate precise pricing with greater efficiency, empowering them to thrive even in times of freight downturn.Greenscreens.ai is a pricing platform specifically designed for the truckload spot freight market. The platform utilizes big data and advanced machine learning techniques to provide real-time market price predictions. Greenscreens.ai considers your company’s buying power when generating accurate buy rates. Greenscreens.ai’s solution has been tested and proven to help companies increase their win rate. The platform enables businesses to protect and grow their profit margins through optimized pricing strategies. By leveraging comprehensive data analysis, Greenscreens.ai enhances the productivity of sales representatives. Greenscreens.ai provides users with the tools to make informed decisions and negotiate effectively. The platform’s real-time market insights allow companies to stay competitive and adapt to market fluctuations. Learn More About Navigating the Freight Downturn Kevin on LinkedIn Greenscreens.ai website GS on LinkedIn Related episodes: Highlights from the BGSA Conference with Ben Gordon Faster, Better Freight Quotes with Dawn Salvucci-Favier What is Dynamic Pricing with Dawn Salvucci Favier The Power of Partnerships with The Matt Silver Episode Sponsor: TMSA TMSA: 2023 ELEVATE Conference 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
Steve Lopez and Joe Lynch discuss B2B’s final mile. Steve is the Vice President of Partnerships at FRAYT, an on-demand, last mile delivery solution that enables businesses to meet their customers’ same-day expectations, comparable to Amazon’s level of service. About Steve Lopez Steve Lopez is a self-made entrepreneur and strategic thinker from North Texas. Steve was an early participant in PICKUP, joining as a side hustle "Good Guy" delivery driver. His involvement with the company played a significant role in its growth, expanding from five Texas markets to 83 markets across 42 states. Between February 2018 and May 2022, revenue skyrocketed by 1600%. Starting May of 2023, Steve joined FRAYT as their Vice President of Partnerships. Steve's passion for strategic partnerships, tech innovation, last-mile delivery, ecommerce, and customer experience sets him apart in the industry. His skills include sales and operations, market expansion, and serving as an advisor, while also being fluent in Spanish. Steve Lopez is a testament to the power of hard work, resilience, and innovation. About FRAYT FRAYT is a nationwide, on-demand, last mile delivery solution that offers businesses an automated web, mobile app, and advanced API platform to move their products efficiently and cost-effectively. With FRAYT, businesses can meet their customers’ same-day expectations, comparable to Amazon’s level of service. The platform boasts a network of over 22,000 vetted drivers who own and operate their own vehicles, utilizing their time and excess cargo capacity to earn extra income. FRAYT’s multi-stop service enables businesses to maximize efficiency by easily scheduling multiple stops along a driver’s route. Additionally, FRAYT provides fleet augmentation, allowing companies to replace their middle and last-mile fleet with a fluid network of delivery assets, ranging from sedans to 26-ft box trucks. By leveraging FRAYT, businesses can enhance the customer experience, expand their offerings, and accomplish more within a day. Key Takeaways: The B2B's Final Mile B2B companies are increasingly using ecommerce and ecommerce shipping solutions like FRAYT for their shipments. Companies that ship industrial products, building materials, or auto parts have traditionally used less-than truckload (LTL) or local shipping companies that don’t have the scale, technology, service area, or operational expertise to support an enterprise shipper.  FRAYT has a better solution – a nationwide, on-demand, last mile delivery solution that offers businesses an automated web, mobile app, and advanced API platform to move their products efficiently and cost-effectively. FRAYT is faster than LTL with far less damage. FRAYT enables businesses to meet their customers’ same-day expectations, comparable to Amazon’s level of service. FRAYT has a network of over 15,000 vetted drivers who own and operate their own vehicles, utilizing their time and excess cargo capacity to earn extra income. FRAYT offers an automated web, mobile app, and advanced API platform for businesses to efficiently and cost-effectively move their products in a nationwide, on-demand last mile delivery solution. FRAYT’s multi-stop service allows businesses to maximize efficiency by easily scheduling multiple stops along a driver’s route. Additionally, FRAYT provides fleet augmentation, allowing companies to replace their middle and last-mile fleet with a fluid network of delivery assets, ranging from sedans to 26-ft box trucks. FRAYT’s Preferred Driver Program is designed to reward and recognize the best drivers in the industry. The program offers exclusive benefits and incentives to drivers who consistently deliver exceptional service and meet performance standards. Preferred drivers receive priority access to high-paying loads and have the opportunity to earn more money through increased rates and bonuses. FRAYT provides ongoing training and support to help preferred drivers improve their skills and stay up-to-date with industry trends and regulations. Preferred drivers also enjoy flexible scheduling options and the ability to choose the loads they want to haul, giving them greater control over their work-life balance. The program promotes a positive driver experience by providing access to a dedicated support team that is available 24/7 to address any issues or concerns. FRAYT’s Preferred Driver Program creates a community of top-performing drivers who can share their insights and experiences, fostering a sense of camaraderie and collaboration within the company. Learn More About The B2B's Final Mile Steve Lopez | Linkedin FRAYT | Linkedin FRAYT Get started with FRAYT  | Contact FRAYT Industrial Suppliers | FRAYT 3PLs and Freight Brokers | FRAYT Five Essentials for Fleet Diversification | FRAYT 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
Andrew Wimer and Joe Lynch discuss the blind spots of visibility. Andrew is Director, Operations for Descartes MacroPoint, a global leader in on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions for logistics businesses. About Andrew Wimer Andrew Wimer is Director, Operations for Descartes MacroPoint, a global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions for logistics businesses. With over 15 years of dedicated expertise in the field of logistics, Andrew brings a wealth of experience to the intersection of technology and freight management. For nearly a decade, he has served in pivotal roles at Descartes for its Descartes MacroPoint multimodal freight visibility platform. As Director of Operations, his responsibilities encompass spearheading new customer implementations, facilitating seamless carrier onboarding, and ensuring the ongoing success of their valued clientele. Andrew’s career reflects a commitment to optimizing supply chain operations through innovative solutions and strategic leadership in the dynamic landscape of logistics and freight technology. About Descartes Descartes is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, security and sustainability of logistics-intensive businesses. One of Descartes’ solutions in its cloud-based transportation management software portfolio, Descartes MacroPoint is a multimodal visibility platform designed to help freight brokers, third-party logistics companies (3PLs) and shippers gain better visibility to their freight operations and shipments. Carriers can easily connect with the solution via GPS-based electronic logging device (ELD), transportation management systems (TMS), or mobile app-based tracking methods. The platform allows for increased control and management of the supply chain—with more efficient and high-quality data to improve communication and decision-making. Using Descartes MacroPoint, companies can enhance customer service, increase distribution efficiency, better collaborate with customers, suppliers and carriers, and minimize the impact of disruptions and late delivery penalties. Connect with Descartes MacroPoint on LinkedIn, X and Facebook. Key Takeaways: Blind Spots of Visibility Andrew and Joe discuss some of the blind spots in visibility including: Clunky onboarding Dirty data Port blackholes Descartes MacroPoint is part of a world-leading Software-as-a-Service solution suite focused on improving productivity, performance, and security for logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes focus on visibility and control: Their Descartes MacroPoint platform grants freight brokers, 3PLs, and shippers real-time insights into their operations and shipments. The company provides easy carrier integration: Carriers can connect via diverse methods like GPS trackers, TMS systems, or mobile apps for seamless data sharing. Descartes improves supply chain management: The platform offers increased control, data quality, communication, and decision-making, leading to better customer service, distribution efficiency, collaboration, and disruption mitigation. Learn More About Blind Spots of Visibility Andrew Wimer | Linkedin Descartes MacroPoint | Linkedin Descartes MacroPoint The Tive Story with Krenar Komoni | The Logistics of Logistics 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
Brian Kempisty, Frank Kenney and Joe Lynch discuss drought, drones, and delays. Brian is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. Frank is the Director of Industry Solutions at Cleo, an ecosystem network that enables companies to rapidly connect with thousands of trading partners worldwide. About Brian Kempisty Brian Kempisty is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. Brian grew up as a farm kid outside of Buffalo, NY and learned how to work at a young age. While earning his degree at Canisius College he needed a job and found himself working in the logistics industry. Since those early days, he has run multiple companies and his latest adventure called for him to create Port X Logistics which is a national drayage and transloading company with offices on both coasts. About Port X Logistics Port X Logistics specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the US and Canada. With a combination of company trucks, owner operators, and logistics network Port X Logistics can effectively service every port and rail ramp. Port X Logistics provides drayage, trans-loading, and over the road trucking to help clients meet their fulfillment and production plans. The team operates with urgency, attention to detail, proactive communication, and the ultimate in visibility. About Frank Kenney Frank Kenney is the director of Industry Solutions at Cleo. A former Gartner analyst and current market evangelist and strategy director, Frank Kenney is widely credited as the creator of the term managed file transfer (MFT) and was the first to write about and discuss its modern architecture, platform, and use cases. Previously, Frank served more than 10 years as a research director at Gartner, where he defined the MFT, B2B gateway, SOA governance, and cloud service brokerage (CSB) markets. Frank holds a degree in music technology from the Center for the Media Arts, holds degrees and certifications in digital multimedia and instructional technologies, and studied English and computer science at the University of Tampa. About Cleo Cleo is an ecosystem integration software company focused on business outcomes, ensuring each customer’s potential is realized by delivering solutions that make it easy to discover and create value through the movement and integration of B2B enterprise data.  Cleo gives customers strategic, “outside-in” visibility into the critical end-to-end business flows happening across their ecosystems of partners and customers, marketplaces, and internal cloud and on-premise applications. Cleo’s solutions empower teams to drive business agility, accelerate onboarding, facilitate the modernization of key business processes, and capture new revenue streams by reimagining and remastering their digital ecosystem through robust application, B2B, and data integration technologies. Keay Takeaways: Drought, Drones and Delays Drought, drones, and delays refers to the challenges facing the ocean freight industry including: A drought in Panama impacting canal passage Drone attacks in Suez Canal Wars in both Europe and the Middle East Brian and Frank discuss how to build supply chains that are resilient enough to survive these challenges. Port X Logistics specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the US and Canada. Port X utilizes a combination of company trucks, owner operators, and a logistics network to effectively service every port and rail ramp. They have a strong focus on culture, service, technology, and trucks. Port X Logistics provides safe and just-in-time truckload services, unique problem-solving for supply chain solutions, worry-free crisis management services, and collaborative and dedicated project management from start to finish. Cleo helps businesses deliver on their commitments by facilitating smooth interaction with their wider ecosystem of partners, suppliers, customers, and applications. Cleo Integration Cloud (CIC) is their flagship platform, offering a single integrated solution for B2B/EDI, application, and eCommerce dataflows. This platform enables businesses to connect, transform, integrate, orchestrate, and analyze their ecosystem data. Cleo champions ecosystem integration, an "outside-in" approach that prioritizes connecting and integrating key business processes with those of your partners, fostering seamless collaboration and efficiency. Cleo caters to both technical and non-technical users with a user-friendly platform and pre-built integrations, offering self-service, managed-service, and blended deployment options for ultimate flexibility. Learn More About Drought, Drones and Delays Brian Kempisty | Linkedin Port X Logistics | Linkedin Port X Logistics | Website Frank Kenney | Linkedin Cleo | Linkedin Cleo | Website Port X Logistics Latest Port Report | Spotlight: Savannah, GA 3PL Integration Guide | Cleo The Next Black Swan by Brian Kempisty Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty | The Logistics of Logistics The State of Containerized Shipping with Brian Kempisty | The Logistics of Logistics Building a Resilient Port Strategy with Brian Kempisty & Lauren Beagen | The Logistics of Logistics 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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Anne Hallock and Joe Lynch discuss food & beverage brand fulfillment. Anne is the Chief Revenue Officer at Flowspace, the software platform and distribution network powering independent fulfillment. About Anne Hallock Anne Hallock is a strategic leader focused on building value for brands. As Chief Revenue Officer at Flowspace, she oversees Sales, Marketing, and technology commercialization. Anne previously served as SVP of Global Marketing at The Trade Desk (Nasdaq 100: TTD), where she led US, EMEA and APAC marketing as well as global Learning & Development from Series A through its IPO in 2016. She earned her BA at UCLA, and her MBA from the University of Texas. About Flowspace Flowspace is the software platform and distribution network powering independent fulfillment. The company’s cloud-based OmniFlow software provides brands with the real-time visibility and insights needed to orchestrate and optimize omnichannel fulfillment, from any location to any end customer. The technology is integrated within a flexible, scalable network of +150 fulfillment locations nationwide, powering efficient, reliable fulfillment for hundreds of leading brands. Flowspace has earned widespread recognition throughout the industry for advancements in technology, fulfillment solutions, and sustainability. The company was named an Inc. Magazine Logistics Power Partner, crowned "Order Fulfillment Solution of the Year'' in the SupplyTech Breakthrough Awards, included in the Freightwaves FreightTech 100, and recognized as an Inbound Logistics Green Technology Partner. Launched out of the Y Combinator technology accelerator program in 2017, Flowspace was recognized by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2020. More information can be found at www.flow.space. Key Takeaways:  Food & Beverage Brand Fulfillment Flowspace is the software platform and distribution network that provides the following benefits: Omnichannel Fulfillment Master: Flowspace seamlessly manages orders from any channel (DTC, B2B, online, in-store) with a vast network of fulfillment centers, optimizing for speed and cost. Scalability Superpower: Easily expand or adapt your fulfillment network as your business grows, without technical roadblocks or limitations. Inventory Intelligence: Gain real-time inventory insights and demand forecasting to minimize stockouts, optimize inventory allocation, and avoid wasted resources. Customer Experience Champion: Deliver fast, efficient shipments and transparent order tracking, boosting customer satisfaction and loyalty. Technology Trailblazer: Leverage Flowspace's industry-leading software platform to automate fulfillment processes, streamline workflows, and gain data-driven insights. Cost-Saving Champion: Reduce shipping costs with Flowspace's network optimization, strategic warehouse locations, and efficient processes. Award-Winning Expertise: Trust a proven leader recognized for excellence in fulfillment, customer service, and business growth. Dedicated Support: Flowspace offers dedicated account support and implementation guidance, ensuring a smooth transition and ongoing success. Learn More About Food & Beverage Brand Fulfillment Anne Hallock | Linkedin Flowspace Proper Wild drives repurchase with rapid, reliable fulfillment Proper Wild 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
On this podcast interview, Tom Moore and Joe Lynch discuss load building and optimization. Tom is the CEO and Founder of ProvisionAi, a technology that automatically gets the right products on the right number of trucks at the right time to increase service levels and maximize network efficiency. About Tom Moore Thomas A. (Tom) Moore is the CEO and Founder of ProvisionAi and AutoSchedulerAI. Tom Moore is a visionary entrepreneur with a track record of establishing and growing thriving supply chain software companies. With a wealth of experience partnering with industry giants like Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Nestle, and Kimberly-Clark, Tom has been instrumental in developing cutting-edge solutions for warehousing, truck loading, and planning optimization. His notable contributions include groundbreaking software systems such as AutoScheduler, AutoO2, and LevelLoad. Furthermore, Tom’s hands-on experience running manufacturing, warehousing, and trucking operations has provided him with invaluable insights into the intricacies of these industries. His multifaceted background uniquely makes him a leader who understands the challenges and opportunities within the supply chain ecosystem. Tom holds a Master’s degree in Operations Research and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (both with Honors) from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. About ProvisionAi  ProvisionAi helps good companies plan, and great companies execute by making planning and execution "play nice together." LevelLoad takes expensive and potentially infeasible replenishment proposals and turns them into high-service, low-cost, and operationally feasible plans. AutoO2 is an optimizing load builder that converts deployment requirements into efficient, damage-free shipments. Together, LevelLoad and AutoO2 drive customer service and long-term transportation planning objectives despite the realities of supply chain network constraints. The results include improved on-time and in-full customer service, fuller loads, higher use of preferred freight carriers, and lower costs. Clients save millions by tendering loads early to reserve preferred carriers, filling truckloads optimally to maximize payload, improving customer order fulfillment, and reducing costs. The patented technology is saving money and carbon for companies like Unilever, Baxter, P&G, and Kimberly-Clark. Key Takeaways: Load Building and Optimization Tom Moore is the Founder and CEO of ProvisionAi, a technology that automatically gets the right products on the right number of trucks at the right time to increase service levels and maximize network efficiency. ProvisionAi is transforming CPG supply chains in the following ways: Planning & Execution Harmony: No more siloed spreadsheets! LevelLoad and AutoO2 work together to seamlessly turn high-cost plans into feasible, cost-saving shipments. Say goodbye to logistics headaches and hello to "happy dance" efficiency. Customer Service Champs: ProvisionAi fuels on-time, in-full deliveries, keeping customers satisfied and boosting your brand. Think happy stores, happy buyers, happy you. Cost-Slicing Magic: By optimizing loads and locking in preferred carriers, ProvisionAi helps clients shave millions off transportation costs. Imagine millions back in your pocket, ready to fuel further growth. Sustainability Superhero: Reducing empty miles and optimizing routes, ProvisionAi minimizes your carbon footprint. Green logistics that make both the planet and your bottom line smile. Trusted by Giants: Unilever, Baxter, P&G, and Kimberly-Clark – these household names trust ProvisionAi's patented technology to transform their supply chains. Join the winning team and discover the difference Ai-powered logistics can make. In 2023, Provision AI eliminated 88,000 truckloads for their customers - saving money, improving service levels, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Learn More About Load Building and Optimization Website - ProvisionAi Articles - ProvisionAi Resources - ProvisionAi Awards - ProvisionAi Facebook - ProvisionAi ProvisionAi - LinkedIn ProvisionAi - YouTube ProvisionAi - Instagram X (Twitter) ProvisionAi - Threads Transportation Warehouse Optimization (ondemand.com) 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
Nick Klingensmith and Joe Lynch discuss becoming a better salesperson. Nick is the Founder and CEO of Stride Motivation, a company dedicated to transforming lives through inspiring keynote speeches and mindset coaching. Nick is an expert at helping achievement-driven professionals and leaders to overcome fear and rejection and push past self-limiting doubts. About Nick Klingensmith After being thrown out of a Las Vegas hotel in a drunken haze, jeopardizing his career and relationships, Nick Klingensmith had to make a change. A 4-time cancer survivor, type-1 diabetic, recovering alcoholic with herniated discs, nerve damage and sleep apnea, he defies it all when he finds Obstacle Course Racing. Refusing to accept his limitations, he’s completed over 100 Spartan Races, 6 Major Marathons, several Ultras and scores of other obstacle and endurance events. As someone who has walked the path of a sales professional, Nick is an expert in propelling other achievement-driven professionals and leaders to overcome fear and rejection and push past self-limiting doubts, by inspiring them to take purposeful action towards their goals. Nick is a raw and passionate storyteller who holds nothing back when revealing who he used to be and the person he is now. About Stride Motivation Stride Motivation, LLC is a dynamic company dedicated to transforming lives through inspiring keynote speeches and mindset coaching. Rooted in the inspiring journey of overcoming significant health challenges and personal struggles, the company serves as a beacon for achievement-driven professionals and leaders. Through compelling storytelling drawn from the world of endurance racing, Stride Motivation empowers individuals to conquer fear, rejection, and self-limiting doubts. Specializing in coaching sales teams and remote professionals, the company imparts valuable insights on developing a resilient mindset for success. Stride Motivation is not just a company; it's a catalyst for helping others discover their inner strength, reach their goals, and become the best version of themselves. Key Takeaways: Becoming a Better Salesperson Nick Klingensmith is the Founder and CEO of Stride Motivation, a company dedicated to transforming lives through inspiring keynote speeches and mindset coaching. Fueled by resilience: Founded on a real-life journey of overcoming adversity, Stride Motivation understands the grit it takes to achieve ambitious goals. Storytelling for empowerment: Drawing on the world of endurance racing, they use compelling narratives to inspire individuals to conquer fear, doubt, and rejection. Mindset coaching for teams and individuals: Specializing in sales teams and remote professionals, they offer coaching to build resilient mindsets for success in demanding environments. Transformation Beyond Business: More than just a company, Stride Motivation is a catalyst for personal growth, helping individuals unlock their potential and become the best versions of themselves. Learn More About Becoming a Better Salesperson Nick Klingensmith | Linkedin Stride Motivation | Linkedin Stride Motivation | Website Instagram: @stridemotivation TikTok: @stridemotivation Twitter: @stridemotivatio YouTube: @stridemotivation Threads: @stridemotivation Email: Booking@stridemotivation.com 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
Grafton Elliott and Joe Lynch discuss big, bulky, and rural shipping. Grafton is the Founder and CEO of Onward, a big and bulky shipping network that helps retailers offer local like delivery service, to their customers located in suburban and rural zip codes. About Grafton Elliott Grafton Elliott is the Founder and CEO of Onward, a big and bulky shipping network that helps retailers offer local like delivery service, to their customers located in suburban and rural zip codes.Prior to starting Onward, Grafton ran the asset light network for CDS Logistics. A nationwide big and bulky brokerage based in Maryland. During his time at CDS, Grafton had the opportunity to open and run several final mile warehousing + delivery operations, where he learned from a grassroots level how tough it is to run a big + bulky final mile operation. During his time running the Detroit, MI facility he learned first-hand how deliveries to the hard to reach zip codes break the efficiencies of local delivery operations, leading to 35% box trucks driving empty or parked in yards during business hours. A massive underutilization of capacity that lead him to start Onward! About Onward Onward helps big and bulky retailers and 3PL’s offer their rural customers the same delivery speed, quality and service capabilities as their local counterparts.  Founded in 2020 by Grafton Elliott and Kevin Walsh, Onward gives their shippers a competitive advantage when serving the 20% of the US population that doesn’t live near an urban city center. Offering full service white glove, a 99% claims free delivery standard (lowest in the industry) and as fast as next-day delivery to these underserved customers. But HOW Onward does this is the interesting part. Described as the OpenTable of the box truck industry, Onward leverages a series of final mile TMS integrations to understand the real-time driving direction, capacity and performance of the big and bulky providers in their network. Allowing them to identify when and where there is underutilized space on box trucks, so Onward can dispatch their providers towards opportunities that fit them perfectly. A true win-win technology that helps shippers expand their total addressable market and helps box truck companies increase their bottom line profits by an average of 15%. Key Takeaways: Big, Bulky, & Rural Matchmaker for Big and Bulky: Onward Delivery takes the hassle out of shipping large items like furniture and appliances. They act as a matchmaking service, connecting retailers and brokers with the best carriers in their area based on real-time capacity on box trucks. This means faster deliveries, lower costs, and less wasted space for everyone involved. Eliminating Inefficiencies: Onward's data-driven platform tackles the inefficiencies of traditional big and bulky delivery. Their technology optimizes routes, eliminates fragmented systems, and streamlines the entire process, from order placement to final delivery. This translates to quicker deliveries, happier customers, and more efficient operations for retailers. White Glove Service, Everywhere: Onward doesn't just deliver your bulky items; they also offer white glove service, including assembly, setup, and even debris removal. This premium service is available not just in major cities but also in underserved areas, thanks to Onward's expanding network of qualified professionals. Solving Seasonality Challenges: Furniture stores often face unpredictable spikes in demand during peak seasons. Onward helps them navigate these fluctuations by providing access to a flexible network of carriers that can scale up or down as needed. This eliminates the need for maintaining their own delivery fleet, reducing costs and improving overall agility. Revolutionizing Rural Delivery: Onward is committed to bringing the convenience of efficient big and bulky delivery to rural areas. Their network extends beyond major metropolitan centers, ensuring that everyone, regardless of location, can enjoy the benefits of fast, reliable, and white-glove service for their large purchases. Sustainability in the Supply Chain: Onward is also mindful of the environmental impact of deliveries. Their platform optimizes routes and matches loads efficiently, reducing empty miles and fuel consumption. This commitment to sustainability makes Onward a responsible choice for both businesses and consumers. The Future of Big and Bulky Delivery: With its innovative approach, data-driven technology, and commitment to excellent service, Onward is at the forefront of transforming the big and bulky delivery industry. They are making it faster, more efficient, and more accessible for everyone, paving the way for a smoother and more sustainable future for large item deliveries. Learn More About Onward Grafton on LinkedIn Onward on LinkedIn Onwards website Blog highlights: Case Study – how Onward helps shippers get through peak seasons The OpenTable of the box truck industry A Box Truck Love Story 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
Joel Wayment and Joe Lynch discuss the biopharma supply chain. Joel is the Vice President of Operations at Cardinal Health Third Party Logistics,  a leader in healthcare logistics for over four decades and a 3PL pioneer since 1995, streamlines pharmaceutical delivery, mitigating risk and fostering seamless patient journeys. About Joel Wayment Joel Wayment is Vice President of Operations at Cardinal Health Specialty Solution’s 3PL business. Under his leadership, Cardinal Health 3PL (Third Party Logistics Services) has grown become an industry leader in third-party logistics, providing warehousing, distribution, and order-to-cash services with products across a wide range of therapeutic categories including unrivaled experience bringing cell and gene therapies to market. About Cardinal Health 3PL Cardinal Health, a leader in healthcare logistics for over four decades and a 3PL pioneer since 1995, streamlines pharmaceutical delivery, mitigating risk and fostering seamless patient journeys. Its custom-built systems and extensive network ensure swift and accurate coast-to-coast delivery of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Cardinal Health shoulders the complexities of distribution, allowing clients to focus on their core business. They tailor solutions for speed, efficiency, and superior quality assurance, leveraging strong carrier relationships to handle even the most delicate pharmaceutical products with meticulous care. Clients benefit from dedicated service with a single point of contact, ensuring personalized attention from program design to final delivery. Trust Cardinal Health to get your products where they need to be, precisely when they need to be there. Explore their expertise in warehouse and transportation management, including specialized solutions for temperature-sensitive cold chain products. With Cardinal Health at the helm, your supply chain runs like clockwork, connecting patients to vital treatments faster and more efficiently. Key Takeaways: The BioPharma Supply Chain  Pharma 3PL Distribution Services with Cardinal Health provides the following advantages: Unmatched Expertise: 40+ years in healthcare and 25+ years as a 3PL leader, ensuring deep understanding of product handling and a vast network for fast, accurate coast-to-coast delivery. Streamlined Distribution: We handle the complexities so you don't have to. Custom solutions prioritize speed, efficiency, and meticulous quality assurance, thanks to strong carrier relationships. High-Touch Service: Dedicated point of contact delivers personalized service and attention to detail, from program design to final delivery. Scalable Solutions: We adapt to your unique needs, guaranteeing your products reach the right place at the right time. Best-in-Class Warehousing: Cardinal Health warehouses ensure reliable nationwide delivery, especially for specialty drugs. Innovative Transportation: Leverage our expertise and relationships for efficient, value-driven transportation solutions tailored to pharma needs. Cold Chain Specialists: As cold chain products rise, trust our experience to develop effective launch strategies for temperature-sensitive items. Choose Cardinal Health Pharma 3PL and experience a seamless, worry-free supply chain that connects patients to vital treatments faster. Learn More About The Biopharma Supply Chain Joel Wayment | LinkedIn Cardinal Health | LinkedIn Cardinal Health | Website 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  
Ben Derin and Joe Lynch discuss what it takes to achieve faster quotes and higher profits as a freight broker. Benjamin is the Founder and CEO of S2Q Systems, the creators of the fast-growing Speed to Quote® software platform that is helping transportation and logistics companies respond faster to incoming quote requests. About Benjamin J. Derin Benjamin J. Derin is the Founder and CEO of S2Q Systems, the creators of the fast-growing Speed to Quote® software platform that is helping transportation and logistics companies respond faster to incoming quote requests. Ben found his passion for business at an early age while working at his father’s automobile dealerships. At 12 years old he started washing cars and cleaning the parking lot. As he worked his way up the company, he gradually took on roles in sales and finance. Prior to launching S2Q Systems, Ben spent the previous 12 years with MacroPoint, where he found his passion for both logistics and technology. During his tenure, Descartes acquired MacroPoint, and Ben was fortunate to continue his success in his enterprise sales role. Beyond work, Benjamin enjoys spending time with his family in Northeast Ohio with his wife, Kellie, and their two children, Sophia and Louis. His hobbies include golf, football, basketball, and hosting laid-back BBQ gatherings for friends and family. About S2Q Systems S2Q Systems develops and deploys purpose-driven technology for the transportation and logistics industries. S2Q Systems’ products Speed to Quote® and Speed to Bid™ enable customers to bring speed, accuracy and responsiveness to their quoting and bidding processes. Founded by experts in freight tracking and resource management software, S2Q Systems is a technology company focusing on creating solutions for the transportation and logistics industries. S2Q Systems created Speed to Quote® to provide meaningful integrated technology that allows customers to analyze and respond to incoming quote requests via email in a faster time frame without sacrificing the human element to the interaction. Its other platform Speed to Bid™ helps companies enhance their ability to bid on shipments nationwide in under a few seconds by aggregating third party spot freight bidding platforms into one solution. Key Takeaways: Faster Quotes and Higher Profits Streamlining Logistics Quoting: ️Imagine cutting quote response times from hours to seconds! S2Q Systems' flagship product, Speed to Quote, does just that for freight brokers, carriers and drayage operations quoting process. Data-Driven Insights: Their solutions go beyond automation. S2Q Systems helps businesses gain valuable insights from quote data, enabling them to make informed decisions and optimize their operations. Built for the Transportation Industry: S2Q Systems understands the unique challenges of the transportation sector. Their solutions are specifically designed to address the needs of carriers and freight brokers. Integrations for a Seamless Workflow: S2Q Systems plays nice with others! S2Q Systems has certified integrations with DAT, Greenscreens and Truckstop for ratings. Customer Focus and Satisfaction: S2Q Systems prioritizes customer success. They offer excellent support and training, ensuring their clients get the most out of their solutions. Innovation in the Logistics Landscape: S2Q Systems is constantly innovating, developing new solutions to address emerging challenges in the logistics industry. Learn More About Faster Quotes and Higher Profits Ben Derin | LikedIn S2Q Systems | LinkedIn S2Q Systems | Website 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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Alex Saunders

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Sep 19th
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Brigid Lynch

Thanks Joe and Larry for getting the awareness out there.

Aug 25th
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