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The Supply Chain Secrets podcast explores how shippers, carriers, and NVOCCs can develop strategic relationships to help achieve meaningful business outcomes. We’ll be discussing a wide range of topics including strategic partnerships, contracting methods, allocation management, and much more.If you work in the industry and are interested in being a guest on the show, please send an inquiry to!

55 Episodes
Bryan, Caroline and Don discuss the shipper strategies they're seeing going into the contracting season and the pros and cons.
It's a new year with a new guest on the Supply Chain Secrets Podcast! Well-known and respected in our industry, Betsy Ducat is certainly not new to honing world-class supply chains and deeply understanding the needs of the world's leading shippers. While Donald Davis may have again picked up the baton to run the carrier race at ZIM Lines, the show goes on! He, Caroline Weaver, and Bryan Most discuss with Betsy, the key trends from a #3pl perspective and 2024 season predictions.
In this episode, the Supply Chain Secrets team interviews Kevin Parkerson, who is the President and Founder of KP Global Logisitics. In this episode, you will hear about:Kevin's background in supply chainCurrent top pain points for shippersImpact of blank sailings Insights into shipper forecasts...and much, much more! Let us know what you think of the episode and if there are any new topics you want us to cover!
In this episode, Caroline Weaver is on vacation, so it's Bryan and Don talking about the current market condition. In this episode, you'll learn about:What does the current market look like for shippers?Given the market condition, what does that mean for ocean carriers?What do these things mean for rest of the year and what can anyone do about it?and much much more! Let us know what you think of the episode and if there are any topics that are top of mind for you!
Bryan Most is Back!

Bryan Most is Back!


This week we are happy to have back the podfather of Supply Chain Secrets - Bryan Most!In this episode, Bryan talks about what he's been doing in his time away and what he sees as the missed opportunities during the pandemic period. He talks about the current state of the shipping industry and we compare notes on tech requirements and developments. And, of course, we give more thoughts on what it takes to be a shipper of choice!
It’s our 50th show! In this episode, our hosts sit down with Ian Weiland, who is the COO of JCT and aka ‘The Container Daddy’. In this episode, you will learn:How does the current market condition impact truckers?Are match backs possible or just a unicorn of shipping?How are environmental requirements impacting trucking? And much, much more!
In this episode, you will learn more about:Jason’s journey on how he became the managing director at Ardent Global LogisticsHis thoughts on that latest in the market and where it’s headedWhat are the requirements from technology and what to look for when choosing a providerAnd plenty more advice!!
This week, our hosts Don and Caroline chat with Rosemary Coates, who is the Founder, Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of the Reshoring InstituteIn this episode, you’ll learn:What’s changed to drive companies to reshoring versus offshoring?Are there any industries that we see more aggressively changing now versus others?How should a company get started on thinking about what and when to reshore?And much, much more!
In this episode, our hosts Don and Caroline have a conversation about everyone’s favorite shipping topic – surcharges!In this episode, you’ll learn:What’s the background on why carriers have so many surchargesWhat’s the point of view of shippers, carriers and NVOs on surchargesWhat Don and Caroline think about alternatives to surchargesAnd much, much more!
In this episode, we have a quick update on the market post-TPM 2023 and then dive into the conversation with Lynn Wong!Lynn is a NYSHEX alumni, a returning guest and currently doing coaching and talking about why health is so important in today’s working environment. In this episode, you’ll learn:It’s a changing environment - healthy people are more than just “not sick” or “not on medication” or “no allergies” – there’s a lot more to it!What should you be looking for as ‘signs’ where hea...
2022 Year End Review

2022 Year End Review


2022 was a crazy year for the container shipping industry.But how can we take these learnings to adjust our strategies for the coming year?In our latest episode, Don brings back Caroline Weaver, Account Manager at NYSHEX, to review what happened in 2022 and what lessons we can bring into the new year.In this episode, you'll learn about:What happened in 2022 and notable observationsLearnings from 2022 and how we can think differently in 2023Some ideas for the podcast in 2023 (that we’d love to...
After all the positive feedback from our first podcast, Don decided to get this group back together to discuss and reflect on how global shipping can continue to empower women and strategies on how to navigate the industry as a woman.In this podcast, Don sits down with April Zobel, Krissy Van Neikerk, and Karin Bridges to discuss strategies to navigate the container shipping industry as a woman.In this episode, you'll learn:How leaders can be more conscious in the workplace around exclusion i...
In order to know where we're heading, we have to know where we came from!In our latest podcast, Don Davis sits down with Caroline Weaver, Account Manager at NYSHEX to discuss the history of container shipping and what we can learn from the past.In the episode, you learn about:The conference era of shipping and how the industry used to operateThe Ocean Reform Act of 1998 and how it changed the industryThe current Ocean Reform Act and what it means for container shippingAnd much more!
How do we expect carriers to innovate following the disruptions of the last few years?With service and reliability taking a major hit during the pandemic, carriers are now center-stage with an opportunity to prove themselves as both business partners and technology providers.Last week Don Davis sat down with Pete Mento, former Global Head of Procurement & Products at Wayfair, to discuss the role carriers could play in the next decade and why their relationships with shippers are changing....
History may not repeat itself, but it most certainly rhymes.Last week Donald Davis sat down with the esteemed Lars Jensen to discuss what has been happening in the markets and what to expect going forward. Strikes, disruptions, reduced capacity, rate changes, IMO, new alliances. This episode covers a ton and provides some market context that you wont want to miss.If you’re looking for an efficient way to stay up to date, go give it a listen.In this week’s episode, you'll get to hear about:✔️ ...
How are shippers thinking about this market?With everything going on from freight strikes to rates slipping, we sat down with James Thatcher from Totes Isotoner to hear how one shipper is handling the changes and strategizing for the future.Don Davis asks the important questions as always on moving containers, carrier differentiation, and whether new services affect shippers perspective when picking carriers.In this week’s episode, you'll get to hear about:✔️ Changes in the industry since 202...
One of the biggest challenges in the supply chain for retailers and cargo owners has been the fluctuations in the ocean market and the significant variability in contract performance. As rates and fees continue to adjust, what can retailers do to secure predictability and performance reliability? Hear from Matt Marshall from NYSHEX, Jenny Bartolf from BARK, and Sherry Liu from to hear what to expect in the future of ocean contracting and how forward-thinking retailers are shiftin...
Knowledge doesn’t always translate to power.In fact, most supply chains struggle to make sense of the massive influx of data and events that occur in global shipping at any given moment.So Don Davis tried to make it easy for you.If you’re looking to get your knowledge straight from the tap, check out our latest episode with Peter Tirschwell from S&P Global (who recently merged with the JOC and IHS Markit) to get an update on labor negotiations and more!In this week’s episode, you'll get t...
Let’s talk NVO strategy.This week Don Davis sat down with Benton Kauffman, SVP of Transpacific Ocean at DSV, and Konrad Torzewski, Senior Director of Account Management, NVO at NYSHEX to talk about the past, present, and future of NVOCCs.If you rely on NVOs as a key part of your supply chain strategy, you’ll want to give this one a listen.In this week’s episode, you'll get to hear about:✔️ Defining the modern NVOCC for the industry✔️ The evolution of NVOCCs over the last decade✔️ Becoming an ...
From the Let's Talk Supply Chain Podcast:Today I’m joined by NYSHEX, a leading shipping technology company that is creating reliable ocean shipping through effective digital contracts.NYSHEX was built to restore trust and reliability in global trade. As the leader in two-way committed contracts, their neutral exchange unites shippers and carriers with a predictable, efficient, and accountable system for global commerce.Today Gordon Downes, co-founder and CEO at NYSHEX, joins me to chat all ab...