12 Inbound Logistics Podcast Episodes for Illuminating Logistics Conversations

Tags: Temperature-Sensitive Goods, Technology , Big Data

Get insightful takes from logistics leaders in these must-listen discussions, packed with practical tips and observations.

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EPISODE #110: HOW THE OPEN VISIBILITY NETWORK ENHANCES DATA COLLABORATION

Guests: Krenar Komoni, CEO & Founder, Tive, and Mathew Elenjickal, CEO & Founder, FourKites

Visibility is critical to any business—but what if there was an easy way to collect data from multiple platforms and share it with all stakeholders involved? That optimized collaboration is the goal of the Open Visibility Network. Krenar Komoni of Tive and Mathew Elenjickal of FourKites explain the benefits of shared data.

EPISODE #114: ADDRESSING CAPACITY CONCERNS AND FINDING FUTURE SUCCESS

Guest: Rick Thomas, SVP of Business Development, GEODIS

With the capacity crunch and accelerating e-commerce demands, shippers have had to become more agile and adaptable to keep up with the rapid changes. Rick Thomas of GEODIS shares his observations on the existing challenges and new strategies that will help shippers succeed into the future.

EPISODE #117: SHIPPERS MUST INNOVATE TO KEEP THEIR SUPPLY CHAINS AGILE

Guests: Senthil Murugaiyan, VP of Global Services, ITOrizon, and Steffanie Ness, VP of Sales, UCBOS

The pandemic brought sweeping changes that continue to accelerate, forcing supply chains to be more agile than ever. Shippers must focus on visibility, orchestration, and execution to respond quickly and accurately. Senthil Murugaiyan of ITOrizon and Steffanie Ness of UCBOS discuss how to innovate in this new normal.

EPISODE #112: TECHNOLOGY CONTINUES TO RESHAPE THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Guest: Darrell Ortiz, Founder & CEO, CDM Software Solutions

Behind all the cargo and containers are mountains of data that must be collected, processed, and shared across an ever-increasing network of logistics partners. Ensuring proper compliance while providing visibility are just some of the complex demands. Darrell Ortiz of CDM Software Solutions discusses how technology continues to impact operations.

EPISODE #111: THE STATE OF MODERN SUPPLY CHAIN EDUCATION

Guests: Professors Haitao Li, Scott Grawe, and Joel Sutherland

Global disruption highlighted the importance of a reliable supply chain and the urgent need to advance supply chain college and university programs. Professor Haitao Li of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Professor Scott Grawe of Iowa State, and Professor Joel Sutherland of the University of San Diego take you to school on reshaping supply chain education.

EPISODE #118: REFRIGERATED LOGISTICS: SUSTAINABILITY AND PROFITABILITY THROUGH INNOVATION

Guest: James Bell, President & CEO, Viking Cold Solutions

Cold chain takes center stage as the demand for reliable refrigerated solutions continues to soar during the pandemic. At the same time, navigating climate change, energy demands, and infrastructure requires exceptional innovation. James Bell of Viking Cold Solutions shares a few hot takes on the state of cold chain.

EPISODE #120: TRANSPARENCY CAN ENHANCE AND STRENGTHEN YOUR PARTNERSHIPS

Guests: Marty Wadle, Chief Commercial Officer, and Paul Jensen, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions, Ruan

Everything from distribution to data crunching requires dedicated attention that can be overwhelming—unless you have the right tools or the right partners to back you up. Marty Wadle and Paul Jensen from Ruan discuss the importance of transparency and trust in the industry.

EPISODE #121: EASING SUPPLY CHAIN STRESS FOR PEAK SEASON

Guests: James Armstrong, Vice President of International Solutions, and Chris Hoffmeister, Executive Vice President of Account Management, Hub Group

Unprecedented consumer demand shows no signs of slowing. Combine that with inventory shortages, a capacity crunch, and bottlenecks at the ports, and businesses face an unusually tough peak season. James Armstrong and Chris Hoffmeister of Hub Group discuss trends as well as solutions for peaking at the right time.

EPISODE #122: HOW A PROPERLY EXECUTED TMS AFFECTS SUPPLY CHAIN SPEND

Guest: Frank Dreischarf, Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions, R2 Logistics

A “good TMS” could mean something different for every company. For some it means ease of use or comprehensive data, and for others it means effective training and support. Frank Dreischarf of R2 Logistics explains how ineffective TMS execution might be negatively impacting your supply chain spend and how to mitigate it.

EPISODE #123: THE RESOURCES SHIPPERS AND CUSTOMERS NEED TO NAVIGATE A VOLATILE MARKET

Guests: Stewart Dunsmore, President & CEO, and Dave Maddox, SVP Global Sales Supply Chain & Marketing, nVision Global

From dealing with the capacity crunch to managing rate volatility, businesses must have the right tools in place to keep operations flowing and costs down. Dave Maddox and Stewart Dunsmore of nVision Global discuss how companies can maintain solid supply chain efficiency.

EPISODE #124: MEANINGFUL, DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS TURN CUSTOMERS INTO LOYAL PARTNERS

Guests: Simeon Atkins, Industry Consultant, and Kate Wells, Senior Industry Manager, Similarweb

The e-commerce landscape is filled with opportunity and also intense competition. With so many service options, how can businesses tap into their clients’ needs? Simeon Atkins and Kate Wells of Similarweb shed light on how to use the right data to make that vital customer connection.

EPISODE #126: COMMUNICATION IS KEY TO COPING WITH CAPACITY CONCERNS

Guest: Paul Nelson, General Manager, Trinity Logistics

The lingering capacity crunch continues to affect supply chains worldwide. Companies withstanding the disruption have done so with the help of logistics partners who maintain open lines of communication and find innovative solutions. Paul Nelson of Trinity Logistics shares some insight from the field.


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