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Talking Logistics Podcasts

English, Finance, 1 season, 218 episodes, 2 days, 16 hours, 31 minutes
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Adrian Gonzalez, founder and host of Talking Logistics, interviews thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry about emerging trends, technologies, and services.
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[Video] What Supply Chain Execs Can Learn From An Ironman Triathlete

After almost 30 years in the technology field, Fab Brasca recently launched TriSuccess Advisory, which among other things, provides fractional executive leadership and career/life balance coaching. How has Fab been able to succeed both as a business executive and an Ironman triathlete, which both demand a lot of time, energy, and commitment? What lessons has ... Read more The post [Video] What Supply Chain Execs Can Learn From An Ironman Triathlete appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
5/8/20240
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[Video] The Important Role of Logistics in Enabling Risk Mitigation and Resilience Strategies

Over the past four years, due in large part to the Covid pandemic, there has been a lot of discussion about the importance of risk management and how companies need to create more resilient supply chains, with logistics being a key enabler. We were reminded of this again just a few days ago, when a ... Read more The post [Video] The Important Role of Logistics in Enabling Risk Mitigation and Resilience Strategies appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/29/20240
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[Video] Labor Shortages: What Are the Challenges for Supply Chain and Logistics?

Labor shortages were among the top of supply chain challenges companies faced during the Covid pandemic. In fact, back in January 2022, we had Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Industry at Descartes on the program to discuss this problem in an episode titled, “The Labor Shortage Problem: Why It’s Bigger Than You Think.” Here we ... Read more The post [Video] Labor Shortages: What Are the Challenges for Supply Chain and Logistics? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/24/20240
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[Video] Parcel Shipping Best Practices

When I started as an industry analyst almost 25 years ago, relatively few companies were shipping via parcel. You can say it was a niche mode for a small segment of the market. Fast forward to today, and with the rise of e-commerce, parcel shipping is now a critical mode of transportation for retailers and ... Read more The post [Video] Parcel Shipping Best Practices appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
1/14/20240
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[Video] How Can B2B Distributors Improve Fleet Performance?

If you’re a distributor, you know that fleet performance has a direct impact on your financial performance, your ability to differentiate yourself from the competition, and your ability to deliver an enhanced customer experience. What separates the leaders from the laggards in the industry? What are some signs that a distributor isn’t employing route planning ... Read more The post [Video] How Can B2B Distributors Improve Fleet Performance? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
1/14/20240
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[Video] Going Beyond The Hype: Successful AI In Supply Chain Management

When it comes to Artificial Intelligence, many companies are still in the learning phase — that is, they’re trying to understand the technology landscape and what’s possible, and it’s a bit challenging because everything is evolving very fast. At the moment, all the buzz and hype is about Generative AI, thanks in large part to ... Read more The post [Video] Going Beyond The Hype: Successful AI In Supply Chain Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
1/7/20240
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[Video] How To Prevent Your TMS From Becoming A Shock Absorber

We’ve got horrible roads where I live, lots of bumps and potholes everywhere. Not surprising, I’ve had to replace the shock absorbers on my car more than one time. What does a shock absorber do? They dampen and absorb all those bumps in the road so that your car can travel as smoothly as possible. ... Read more The post [Video] How To Prevent Your TMS From Becoming A Shock Absorber appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/6/20230
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[Video] Pricing Optimization at Delly’s: A Case Study in Successful AI Enablement

Companies across virtually all industries are looking for ways to drive profitable growth. They’re also looking for ways to leverage Artificial Intelligence technology to improve their operations and achieve business benefits, but to do so without having to rip out and replace their existing systems and processes, which would be very expensive and disruptive. In ... Read more The post [Video] Pricing Optimization at Delly’s: A Case Study in Successful AI Enablement appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/29/20230
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[Video] How Shippers Can Successfully Navigate The Intermodal Transportation Market

When it comes to freight transportation, certain modes tend to dominate the spotlight. Trucking because it carries the most freight; Ocean because it’s the gateway to global trade; and Parcel because it’s the fastest growing mode thanks to e-commerce. But there’s another way to transport freight that often doesn’t get the spotlight it deserves — ... Read more The post [Video] How Shippers Can Successfully Navigate The Intermodal Transportation Market appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/15/20230
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[Video] How Are Companies Engaging With Customers Around Deliveries In 2023?

For B2B and B2C companies alike, delivery is becoming a competitive differentiator and a key driver of customer experience. How well do you engage with customers about their deliveries? We explored that question recently with members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all supply chain and logistics executives from manufacturing, retail, ... Read more The post [Video] How Are Companies Engaging With Customers Around Deliveries In 2023? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
9/10/20230
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[Video] Disconnect Between Planning and Execution: The Journey to Achieving Cohesive Supply Chain Management

The boxer Mike Tyson famously said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Similarly, everyone has a great supply chain plan until exceptions and disruptions occur — and then you have to adjust that plan or come up with a new one. That’s easier said than done, because, historically, there’s been ... Read more The post [Video] Disconnect Between Planning and Execution: The Journey to Achieving Cohesive Supply Chain Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
9/5/20230
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[Video] The State of Supply Chain Control Towers: Insights from Indago Supply Chain Research Community

In June 2023, we asked members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all supply chain and logistics executives from manufacturing, retail, and distribution companies — if they are using control towers in their supply chain operations. 40% of the survey respondents said they have implemented one or more control towers, and ... Read more The post [Video] The State of Supply Chain Control Towers: Insights from Indago Supply Chain Research Community appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
9/3/20230
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[Video] Riviana Foods: Using Optimized Load Building to Reduce Transportation Costs and Improve Sustainability

Finding available trucking capacity is often a challenge, especially when demand is high. The sad truth, however, is that a lot of capacity gets wasted too. We see this, for example, in the number of empty backhauls that happen every day. There is another form of wasted capacity, however, that many shippers overlook — that ... Read more The post [Video] Riviana Foods: Using Optimized Load Building to Reduce Transportation Costs and Improve Sustainability appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
8/20/20230
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[Video] Insights On The Temperature-Controlled Shipping Market

If you follow the surface transportation market, you know it’s really a collection of markets, including truckload, less-than-truckload, dry van, and temperature controlled. Each of these segments is impacted by different trends and challenges related to demand, capacity, seasonality, regulations, and other factors. Today we’re putting the spotlight on the temperature-controlled segment of the market. ... Read more The post [Video] Insights On The Temperature-Controlled Shipping Market appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/12/20230
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[Video] What Dominates the Transportation Management Agenda in 2023?

If you’re a transportation executive, you’ve always been tasked with developing a strategy and execution plan. The difference now is that maybe your CEO and CFO are more interested in what you’re doing. Since the transportation market is cyclical, every year is different, and 2023 is no exception. What dominates the transportation management agenda today? ... Read more The post [Video] What Dominates the Transportation Management Agenda in 2023? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/2/20230
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[Video] The Parcel Delivery Revolution: How Newspapers Can Leverage Technology and Infrastructure to Diversify Revenue Streams

For a long time, parcel was the little brother or sister of transportation modes. Then e-commerce came along and now parcel is the fastest growing mode of delivery, and this is creating both challenges and opportunities in the industry. This is particularly true for newspapers. What makes parcel delivery a good business opportunity for them? ... Read more The post [Video] The Parcel Delivery Revolution: How Newspapers Can Leverage Technology and Infrastructure to Diversify Revenue Streams appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
5/21/20230
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[Video] Beyond Control Tower: How Cognitive Command Centers Are Revolutionizing Supply Chains

Like its sibling Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Chain Control Towers continue to garner a lot of interest and discussion in the industry. As new technologies and capabilities are introduced, such as AI and machine learning, are we evolving toward a new type of solution, what some are calling Cognitive Command Centers? What is a Cognitive ... Read more The post [Video] Beyond Control Tower: How Cognitive Command Centers Are Revolutionizing Supply Chains appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
5/7/20230
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[Video] Home Delivery Performance: Ticking Time Bomb Or Market Opportunity?

Delivery has always been part of the order fulfillment process, but it’s only been in recent years that it has emerged from the shadows, from being a cost center and a back-end process to becoming a competitive differentiator and a key driver of customer experience. Everything can go perfect on the front end of the ... Read more The post [Video] Home Delivery Performance: Ticking Time Bomb Or Market Opportunity? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/23/20230
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[Video] How to Enhance Your Transportation Strategy in 2023

Benjamin Franklin is often credited with the quote, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” It wouldn’t surprise me if he was talking to a transportation professional at the time. A lot has changed over the years, but Franklin’s advice remains as relevant and important as ever for transportation professionals. As we ... Read more The post [Video] How to Enhance Your Transportation Strategy in 2023 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/9/20230
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[Video] Top of Mind Challenges and Opportunities for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives

A conversation with Maria Villablanca, Co-Founder & CEO of Future Insights Network, on the “Top of Mind Challenges and Opportunities for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives.” Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Top of Mind Challenges and Opportunities for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/14/20230
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[Video] The Connected Channel

We all know that there are a lot of dimensions and moving parts to supply chain management, and one area that I don’t think gets enough attention is channel management — that is, the way companies connect, communicate, and collaborate with their distributors, resellers, and other channel partners. Like in other areas of supply chain ... Read more The post [Video] The Connected Channel appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/5/20230
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[Video] How to Turn Low-Trust Business Relationships into High-Performing Partnerships

I’ve argued over the past few years that we have a trust problem in supply chain management. For example, in a survey we conducted with our Indago supply chain research community in September 2021, more than half of the respondents (56%) either agreed or strongly agreed that [quote] “you can’t be too careful when dealing ... Read more The post [Video] How to Turn Low-Trust Business Relationships into High-Performing Partnerships appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
2/12/20230
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[Video] Discussing the Lessons Learned in Transportation Procurement Management

In September 2022, we surveyed members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all supply chain and logistics executives from manufacturing, retail, and distribution companies — to get their perspective on the important lessons learned over the past two years that will help them successfully navigate the transportation market in 2023 and ... Read more The post [Video] Discussing the Lessons Learned in Transportation Procurement Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
1/22/20230
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[Video] The Road Ahead in Supply Chain Visibility and Execution

Supply chain executives, technology companies, and consultants have been talking about supply chain visibility and execution for many years. What’s changed and different today is the operating environment — which is more dynamic, global, and uncertain than ever — as well as the technology landscape, where applications have evolved into platforms. Where are the biggest ... Read more The post [Video] The Road Ahead in Supply Chain Visibility and Execution appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
1/15/20230
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[Video] The New Supply Chain Landscape: Why Moving Up the Supply Chain Spectrum Is Imperative

If you’re a transportation or logistics professional, you probably already know and follow Mike Regan, Co-Founder and Chief of Relationship Development at TranzAct Technologies, who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry. It’s not every day that we have a CSCMP Distinguished Service Award recipient on the program, which Mike received in ... Read more The post [Video] The New Supply Chain Landscape: Why Moving Up the Supply Chain Spectrum Is Imperative appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
1/8/20230
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[Video] Leveraging Technology to Source Capacity Faster and Build Stronger Carrier Relationships

Looking back at the past two years, one of the big lessons learned is that companies can no longer afford to stand on the sidelines of digital transformation. This applies to shippers, carriers, freight brokers, and others in the industry. As we move forward in 2023 and beyond, how will technology help facilitate and improve ... Read more The post [Video] Leveraging Technology to Source Capacity Faster and Build Stronger Carrier Relationships appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
1/5/20230
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[Video] Improving Supply Chain Resilience: How A Digital Supply Chain Orchestration Platform Can Help

As we near the end of 2022, supply chain and logistics executives are busy preparing their strategies, plans, and budgets for the year ahead. One key objective for many of them is improving supply chain resilience, which includes improving their supply chain visibility capabilities and developing stronger and more transparent relationships with carriers and other ... Read more The post [Video] Improving Supply Chain Resilience: How A Digital Supply Chain Orchestration Platform Can Help appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/18/20220
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[Video] Beyond Rates: Important Factors in Carrier Selection

When it comes to procuring freight, rates and capacity almost always takes center stage. This is especially true when freight demand exceeds available capacity, which was the case most of 2021 and earlier this year. But market conditions are different today. Is this affecting the way shippers are approaching freight procurement? When it comes to ... Read more The post [Video] Beyond Rates: Important Factors in Carrier Selection appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/27/20220
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[Video] Mitigating Supply-Side Service Risks with AI

Last September, we asked members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all supply chain and logistics executives from manufacturing, retail, and distribution companies — Is your company becoming more supply-driven? A majority of the respondents (58%) said that they had become more supply-driven in response to the current market challenges. We’ve ... Read more The post [Video] Mitigating Supply-Side Service Risks with AI appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/20/20220
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[Video] Navigating Changing Times in the Freight Industry

We all know the freight market is cyclical, impacted by many factors. Right now, inflation and slowing economic growth are dominating the headlines. How is the current state of the freight industry impacting logistics service providers and the carriers and shippers they work with? What actions can they take to successfully navigate these changing times? ... Read more The post [Video] Navigating Changing Times in the Freight Industry appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/30/20220
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[Video] How to Max Out Your Peak Season Parcel Performance

As I’ve said in previous episodes, parcel is no longer the overlooked mode of transportation management; it is now a critical mode for many companies, retailers and manufacturers alike, especially because last-mile distribution plays an important role in helping companies to compete on customer experience. What are some key trends companies need to consider as ... Read more The post [Video] How to Max Out Your Peak Season Parcel Performance appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
9/25/20220
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[Video] The Unintended Consequences of Inconsistent Freight Procurement

There are a lot of words associated with supply chain management, like agility, responsiveness, and flexibility. There’s one you don’t hear very often, but is also important: consistency, which is defined as “conformity in the application of something, typically that which is necessary for the sake of logic, accuracy, or fairness.” Why is consistency important, ... Read more The post [Video] The Unintended Consequences of Inconsistent Freight Procurement appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
9/18/20220
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[Video] International Supply Chain Trends and Challenges

So, here we are, a little past the halfway mark of 2022, and we’re still dealing with a lot of risk and uncertainty in the world of supply chain management. And if you’re an importer or exporter moving goods via ocean carriers and ports around the world, it’s safe to say that every day is ... Read more The post [Video] International Supply Chain Trends and Challenges appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
9/11/20220
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[Video] Why Benchmarking is the First Step to a Successful Freight Procurement Event

How do you best determine how long and how often to have transportation sourcing events? It’s a question many shippers are asking today as they try to figure out how to best navigate this ever-changing market. The good news is that companies today have greater access to real-time benchmarking data and market intelligence. Why is ... Read more The post [Video] Why Benchmarking is the First Step to a Successful Freight Procurement Event appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
9/4/20220
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[Video] High Fuel Prices and Logistics: Actions Companies Can Take to Mitigate the Impact

As if transportation and logistics executives didn’t have enough challenges to deal with already, high fuel prices have been added to their plate. As reported in a recent CNBC article, “Diesel prices are contributing to inflationary headwinds due to the fuel’s vital role in the American and global economy. Tankers, trains, and trucks all run ... Read more The post [Video] High Fuel Prices and Logistics: Actions Companies Can Take to Mitigate the Impact appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
8/28/20220
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[Video] Why Driver Satisfaction Matters in Last-Mile Delivery

Last-mile delivery is tightly linked with customer experience, which is becoming a greater competitive differentiator across many industries. Which employees are in the driver’s seat to deliver the best customer experience? The answer is delivery drivers! How does driver satisfaction impact customer satisfaction? Why does driver satisfaction matter? What actions can companies take to improve ... Read more The post [Video] Why Driver Satisfaction Matters in Last-Mile Delivery appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/31/20220
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[Video] Keep Drivers Safe While Giving Shippers Real-Time Visibility

Where’s my truck or shipment? When will it arrive? Is the truck available? Those are the basic questions companies have always asked, and answering them has traditionally involved making “check calls” to carriers and drivers throughout the day. Are you still operating that way? What problems or challenges does it create ? How can real-time ... Read more The post [Video] Keep Drivers Safe While Giving Shippers Real-Time Visibility appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/24/20220
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[Video] Enabling Assurance Of Supply In The Global Marketplace

For a long time, companies had been redesigning their supply chain networks and practices to become more demand driven. With the disruptions of the past two years, however, companies are now becoming more supply driven — that is, their manufacturing and sales and promotions plans are being driven more by what parts or inventory they ... Read more The post [Video] Enabling Assurance Of Supply In The Global Marketplace appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/3/20220
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[Video] Profiles In Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: GEODIS & Tive

Talking Logistics series where we highlight companies that are leading the way in driving continuous improvement and innovation in supply chain visibility. In this episode, Rollo Begley, Global Operations Manager at GEODIS, discusses how GEODIS is using technology from Tive to achieve its supply chain visibility objectives. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Profiles In Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: GEODIS & Tive appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/26/20220
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[Video] Supply Chain’s Most Profitable Four-Letter Word: Data

There’s certainly a lot of data in supply chain and logistics. Some companies drown in it, while others find a way to convert data into business value. One area where data plays a critical role is in transportation procurement. How does data connect to procurement connect to profitability? That’s the key question that Jake Papa, ... Read more The post [Video] Supply Chain’s Most Profitable Four-Letter Word: Data appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/19/20220
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[Video] Going Beyond The TMS Status Quo

There is so much about supply chain and logistics today that is so different from 10-20 years ago. So, it makes sense that the status quo with regards to transportation management systems needs to change too. What does that mean exactly? Why is it important to go beyond the status quo? And what defines and ... Read more The post [Video] Going Beyond The TMS Status Quo appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/12/20220
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[Video] The Growing Demand For Supply Chain Compliance & Transparency

There are many parts to supply chain management, and each one comes with unique challenges and requirements. There is one part in particular that has always been important, but it’s even more so today in light of what’s happening in the world and new regulations in place or forthcoming — that piece is supply chain ... Read more The post [Video] The Growing Demand For Supply Chain Compliance & Transparency appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/5/20220
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[Video] Supply Chain Resilience: Why It’s a High Priority Today

Historically, supply chain professionals have focused their efforts on reducing costs and improving efficiency while meeting customer service expectations. Today, however, it is becoming important for companies to balance cost and efficiency with something else — that is, supply chain resilience. Why is supply chain resilience becoming a high priority today? How can supply chain ... Read more The post [Video] Supply Chain Resilience: Why It’s a High Priority Today appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/21/20220
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[Video] The Business Case For Digital Freight Apps

As we head into 2022, it is clear that the business strategies of logistics service providers are tightly linked with their technology strategies. How does technology, like digital freight apps, help logistics service providers achieve their business objectives? What capabilities are most important? How do employees, carrier partners, and shipper clients benefit from these technologies? ... Read more The post [Video] The Business Case For Digital Freight Apps appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/27/20220
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[Video] How Technology Is Transforming Transportation Procurement

There is a general consensus among shippers, carriers, and logistics service providers that the time has come to transform the transportation procurement process. The big questions are: How do you do it? What are the barriers? How can technology help? Those are some of the questions that Mark McEntire, Senior VP of Operations at Emerge, ... Read more The post [Video] How Technology Is Transforming Transportation Procurement appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/13/20220
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[Video] 2022 Technology Trends

As we begin 2022, it is clear that we’re still operating in a very volatile and uncertain environment. It is also clear that leveraging technology and network data is more important than ever to keep supply chains on track. How can technology help address challenges like tight capacity in freight transportation? How is automation helping ... Read more The post [Video] 2022 Technology Trends appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/10/20220
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[Video] Diving In: What Shippers Need to Know About 2022 Transportation Strategies

Benjamin Franklin famously said that “If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.” This is certainly true, but it doesn’t mean that coming up with a plan and strategy is easy, especially in a very volatile and uncertain market. Nonetheless, if you’re a transportation executive, what do you need to think about and consider ... Read more The post [Video] Diving In: What Shippers Need to Know About 2022 Transportation Strategies appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/7/20220
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[Video] The Labor Shortage Problem: Why It’s Bigger Than You Think And How To Address It

In a survey we conducted with our Indago supply chain research community in October 2021, we asked our members, “Which parts of the physical supply chain are the most broken or need the most fixing?” Not surprising, ocean ports ranked first, but labor was a close second. Simply put, the demand for labor across all ... Read more The post [Video] The Labor Shortage Problem: Why It’s Bigger Than You Think And How To Address It appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/6/20220
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The Role and Benefits of Warehouse Execution Systems

Like in so many other areas of supply chain management, warehousing operations today are much more complex, dynamic, and automated than ever before. As a result, the technology landscape within warehouses continues to expand and evolve. One example is the growing role and importance of Warehouse Execution Systems. What is a WES and why is ... Read more The post The Role and Benefits of Warehouse Execution Systems appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
2/3/20220
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[Video] The Final Mile in Food Logistics

Food, it’s a basic necessity. Whether you’re consuming it at a restaurant, buying it at a grocery store, or getting it at a food bank, the logistics behind the food industry is critically important. As with other industries, the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the food industry, creating both challenges and opportunities. What changes is the ... Read more The post [Video] The Final Mile in Food Logistics appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/26/20210
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[Video] From First Mile to Final Mile: Gearing Up for the 2021 Holiday Season

There’s been a number of headlines recently about whether the current supply chain problems will cancel Christmas. While those headlines are a bit of a hyperbole, the fact remains that there are a lot of intricate and interconnected processes involved in global supply chain management, from the first mile at the country of origin to ... Read more The post [Video] From First Mile to Final Mile: Gearing Up for the 2021 Holiday Season appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/19/20210
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[Video] Navigating the Wave of Ocean Shipping Constraints

Trucking has traditionally gotten the lion’s share of attention in transportation, but all eyes are on ocean shipping today — especially on all those cargo ships anchored offshore waiting to be unloaded. How are companies navigating through this challenging environment, both in securing capacity and controlling costs? What should companies expect moving forward? Those are ... Read more The post [Video] Navigating the Wave of Ocean Shipping Constraints appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/19/20210
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[Video] Unlocking Your Sustainable Future With Scope 3 Transportation Emissions

Although companies are dealing with a lot of supply chain and transportation issues at the moment, like port congestion and tight capacity in trucking, many of them remain focused on corporate sustainability initiatives too. One area that requires more attention is Scope 3 emissions. What are they? How do you set a target for their ... Read more The post [Video] Unlocking Your Sustainable Future With Scope 3 Transportation Emissions appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/19/20210
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[Video] Supplier Management: An Important Piece of Your Digital Transformation Puzzle

One of the things that makes supply chain management so complex and challenging is that there are so many dimensions to it. One of those dimensions is inbound logistics and supplier management, which often doesn’t get as much attention as the outbound side. What are the main challenges companies face with supplier management and the ... Read more The post [Video] Supplier Management: An Important Piece of Your Digital Transformation Puzzle appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/12/20210
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[Video] How a True Digital Experience Helps Brokers Win the Capacity Battle and Build Carrier Loyalty

The summer Olympics are wrapping up this week and there have been many great competitions for gold. But when it comes to securing reliable and secure freight capacity, and winning carrier loyalty, the battle continues. What are the biggest challenges brokers face in winning that battle? How can technology help build carrier loyalty? And how ... Read more The post [Video] How a True Digital Experience Helps Brokers Win the Capacity Battle and Build Carrier Loyalty appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/5/20210
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[Video] Why You Should Conduct A Trade Compliance Self-Audit

As we all know, supply chains are a complex system, and one of the most complex parts of it is global trade management and trade compliance. And none of it is getting any easier either. What’s changed or different today with trade compliance? Why is conducting a self audit important? What’s involved with a self ... Read more The post [Video] Why You Should Conduct A Trade Compliance Self-Audit appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/28/20210
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[Video] Finding The Right Balance In Last-Mile Delivery

In the not too distant past, before the rise of e-commerce, “Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery” was the standard lead time for just about anything you ordered via mail or telephone. Even a book or clothing item took that long to deliver. A lot has changed since then. Today, last-mile delivery is one of ... Read more The post [Video] Finding The Right Balance In Last-Mile Delivery appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/21/20210
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[Video] How an RMS Helps Optimize E-commerce Returns Management

Over the past few years, especially since the pandemic, companies have learned that “the way we have always done it” is not going to work any more. This is particularly true when it comes to reverse logistics and returns management, which I’ve called the migraine headache of e-commerce. Why is transforming returns management more important ... Read more The post [Video] How an RMS Helps Optimize E-commerce Returns Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/14/20210
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[Video] The Next Evolution in Supply Chain Technology

In the 22 years that I have been an industry analyst, I have seen a lot of innovation in supply chain technology driven by the Internet, web services, mobile technologies, GPS, cloud computing, and so many other developments. What is the next evolution in supply chain technology? What factors are driving it and why is ... Read more The post [Video] The Next Evolution in Supply Chain Technology appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/24/20210
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[Video] Leveraging Digital Freight Tools To Build Carrier Loyalty

It’s no secret that we’re in a very constrained transportation environment right now. There are about 7 to 8 loads for every truck available in the market. So, what does it take to secure reliable and repeat capacity today? How do you build carrier loyalty? What is the role of TMS and freight matching and ... Read more The post [Video] Leveraging Digital Freight Tools To Build Carrier Loyalty appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/24/20210
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[Video] Supply Chain Talent: Why It’s More Important Than Ever

In the supply chain and logistics world, we often talk about the importance of people, process, and technology. The people side, however, often gets overshadowed by the other two, especially technology. The reality is that developing and retaining supply chain talent is more important than ever. Why is that so? What are some of the ... Read more The post [Video] Supply Chain Talent: Why It’s More Important Than Ever appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
9/26/20210
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[Video] Using Pool Distribution for Additional LTL Capacity

We’re more than halfway through 2021 and it’s been a very challenging year for transportation executives, to put it mildly. There is a great imbalance between freight demand and capacity across all modes. This is forcing shippers to consider new or different strategies in how they get their goods from Point A to Point B. ... Read more The post [Video] Using Pool Distribution for Additional LTL Capacity appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
9/5/20210
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[Video] Order Orchestration: Enabling Agility in the Supply Chain

We hear a lot about the importance of having an “agile” supply chain, especially in the context of disruptions like the pandemic or the Suez Canal incident. What does having an agile supply chain mean? How is it linked to order orchestration? What actions should companies take to better prepare for the next disruption? Those ... Read more The post [Video] Order Orchestration: Enabling Agility in the Supply Chain appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
8/29/20210
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[Video] Beyond Technology: The Importance Of Relationship Building

Technology certainly hogs the spotlight in the logistics industry, but anyone who has been in the industry long enough understands that relationships — with shippers, carriers, and employees — matter too. Is that still the case in this age of digital transformation? Does technology play a role in building relationships? Is it part of the ... Read more The post [Video] Beyond Technology: The Importance Of Relationship Building appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
8/22/20210
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[Video] Supply Chain Visibility & Automation: Creating A Truly Touchless Order

One the one hand, the quest to achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility continues to get more difficult as supply chains become more global and fragmented. On the other hand, advancements in technology are helping companies to overcome these challenges and automate their processes. What hurdles still remain? Why is changing the status quo so important? ... Read more The post [Video] Supply Chain Visibility & Automation: Creating A Truly Touchless Order appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
8/1/20210
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[Video] Freight Brokers: How to Map and Manage Your Digital Transformation Journey

The question “Why is digital transformation important?” was answered loud and clear in 2020: because you can’t grow your business profitably, and you can’t meet the changing needs and expectations of your customers unless you do. But how do you get started on this journey? What is the destination? How do customers, carriers, and employees ... Read more The post [Video] Freight Brokers: How to Map and Manage Your Digital Transformation Journey appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/25/20210
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[Video] Benchmarking – How to Drive Performance in Volatile Times

“How are you doing?” is a question we often ask friends and colleagues. “How are we doing?” is a question companies often ask themselves. But in order to answer that question as completely as possible, companies need to look beyond internal metrics. They need to know how they’re doing compared to others in the industry ... Read more The post [Video] Benchmarking – How to Drive Performance in Volatile Times appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/18/20210
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[Video] Transportation Market Constraints: Developing A Shipper Action Plan

Last year, the pandemic disrupted the transportation market, throwing supply and demand off balance. That imbalance continues today, resulting in tight capacity, increased rates, and ongoing uncertainty for shippers. What are the main factors impacting the transportation market today? How can shippers find capacity without killing their budget? How can technology help shippers meet their ... Read more The post [Video] Transportation Market Constraints: Developing A Shipper Action Plan appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/11/20210
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[Video] How Vulnerable Is Your Supply Chain?

Back on February 24, President Biden issued the “Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains” which requires a review of potential vulnerabilities in the U.S. supply chains of key industries to prevent future occurrences of shortages that we experienced during the coronavirus pandemic. What defines supply chain vulnerability? What tools and capabilities are available to help ... Read more The post [Video] How Vulnerable Is Your Supply Chain? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/27/20210
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[Video] Measuring Transportation Emissions: Turning Future Goals into Today’s Operations

Many companies are focusing on sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint. To achieve their goals, they have to understand the role and impact of their transportation operations. What are some of the challenges companies face in measuring transportation’s contribution to carbon emissions? What tools or capabilities are required? How are companies leveraging data to reduce ... Read more The post [Video] Measuring Transportation Emissions: Turning Future Goals into Today’s Operations appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/13/20210
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[Video] Why LSPs Need a Digital Transformation Strategy

Analysts and others have been talking about the importance of digital transformation for many years. But the message didn’t hit home for many companies until 2020, as they struggled to respond effectively to the disruptions caused by the pandemic. Now, digital transformation is a priority, especially for logistics service providers. Why is having a digital ... Read more The post [Video] Why LSPs Need a Digital Transformation Strategy appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/6/20210
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[Video] Technology’s Role in Enabling Supply Chain Sustainability

More than 15 years ago, Walmart’s CEO at the time, Lee Scott, gave a speech titled “Twenty First Century Leadership” that arguably kicked off the supply chain sustainability era. Over the years, some companies have made sustainability a priority while others have not. What is the current state of supply chain sustainability? Is there a ... Read more The post [Video] Technology’s Role in Enabling Supply Chain Sustainability appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
5/30/20210
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[Video] How Logistics Technology Helps Shippers Overcome Challenges

There’s never a dull moment for transportation professionals. Whether it’s finding capacity, managing costs, meeting more stringent service requirements, or creating a more resilient operation — the list of challenges is long. Fortunately, ongoing innovations in technology are helping shippers keep pace with changing market dynamics and customer requirements. How is technology making a difference? ... Read more The post [Video] How Logistics Technology Helps Shippers Overcome Challenges appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
5/23/20210
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[Video] Scaling Technology To Enhance Customer Engagement

All of the words we used to talk about with regards to supply chain and logistics — agile, responsive, flexible — went from concepts to strategic imperatives last year due to the pandemic. This is true for all stakeholders in the industry, including logistics service providers, and it has sparked a renewed focus on digital ... Read more The post [Video] Scaling Technology To Enhance Customer Engagement appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
5/16/20210
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[Video] Price Optimization: The Next Big Opportunity In Supply Chain

Companies across virtually all industries are looking for ways to drive profitable growth. After capturing many of the “low hanging fruit” benefits from ERP, CRM, and other supply chain applications, many companies are now asking, “Where is the next big opportunity to realize significant business benefits?” For many, the answer is Price Optimization. What is ... Read more The post [Video] Price Optimization: The Next Big Opportunity In Supply Chain appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
5/9/20210
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[Video] Emerging Trends In Newspaper Distribution Technology

Whether you’re delivering products or services, there is a lot of focus today on the last mile. And one of the best examples is newspaper distribution, which like other industries, has to keep pace with changing customer expectations and market trends. What are the biggest trends impacting the industry? How is technology helping newspaper companies ... Read more The post [Video] Emerging Trends In Newspaper Distribution Technology appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/17/20210
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[Video] Leveraging Data To Drive Operational & Procurement Decisions In Transportation

Thanks to all sorts of technology advancements and system integrations, we have more data today than ever before. This is particularly true in transportation. But how can companies turn data into insights, and then leverage those insights to make smarter and more effective operational and procurement decisions? That is the main question Tim Dalton, Director ... Read more The post [Video] Leveraging Data To Drive Operational & Procurement Decisions In Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/11/20210
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[Video] The Way Forward In Transportation Management

This past year taught us that the rules for success moving forward won’t be the same as those from the past. This is particularly true in transportation management. In research we recently conducted, in partnership with Transporeon, we asked over 300 shippers, carriers, and other transportation stakeholders from around the world how much room for ... Read more The post [Video] The Way Forward In Transportation Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/4/20210
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[Video] When Parcel Demand Exceeds Capacity: What Should Shippers Do?

As we begin 2021, the parcel market is very different than it was a year ago. Simply put, the surging growth of e-commerce, driven in large part by the pandemic, has created a capacity crunch in the market. How should shippers respond? What’s required from a technology standpoint to move up the parcel shipping capabilities ... Read more The post [Video] When Parcel Demand Exceeds Capacity: What Should Shippers Do? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/21/20210
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[Video] Taking A Targeted Approach To Contract Capacity Procurement

It’s been a roller coaster ride for shippers and carriers the past few years. Remember 2018, when transportation spend went through the roof due to capacity constraints? And then last year, the pandemic upended the transportation market once again, and its effects are still shaping today’s procurement practices. Does this signal that the time has ... Read more The post [Video] Taking A Targeted Approach To Contract Capacity Procurement appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/14/202120 minutes, 34 seconds
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[Video] The Reality of Last Mile Delivery Challenges

The end-to-end supply chain consists of many parts, but the rise of e-commerce (especially over the past year due to the pandemic) has put the spotlight on last mile delivery. What makes last mile delivery so complex? How has the pandemic transformed this process? What will separate the leaders from the laggards moving forward? Those ... Read more The post [Video] The Reality of Last Mile Delivery Challenges appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/7/20210
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[Video] Taking a Fresh Look at Compliance Screening

Steve Williamson, Director of Solution Consulting at BluJay Solutions, discusses the growing importance of compliance screening. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Taking a Fresh Look at Compliance Screening appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
2/21/20210
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[Video] Spot Market Automation in TMS

Anthony Vitiello, Head of Sales at UltraShipTMS, a PCS Company, discusses how transportation management systems evolving to help shippers find capacity quickly, efficiently, and at a fair price via the spot market. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Spot Market Automation in TMS appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
1/17/202130 minutes, 6 seconds
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[Video] How Small Freight Brokers Can Level the Playing Field

Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, on how small freight brokers can leverage the playing field by leveraging technology. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] How Small Freight Brokers Can Level the Playing Field appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
1/10/202130 minutes, 35 seconds
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[Video] The Importance of Digital Transformation for Logistics Service Providers

Graham Parker, VP Digital Freight Solution Sales at Descartes Systems Group, discusses the importance of digital transformation for logistics service providers and carriers. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] The Importance of Digital Transformation for Logistics Service Providers appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/6/202031 minutes, 8 seconds
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[Video] Why Freight Brokers Must Stay the Course on Digital Transformation

Geoff Turner, Founder and CEO of Choptank, and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, discuss why freight brokers must stay the course on digital transformation to remain successful moving forward. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Why Freight Brokers Must Stay the Course on Digital Transformation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/29/202044 minutes, 1 second
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[Video] Why You Can’t Ignore The Inbound Supply Chain

Omar Nadi, Director, Supplier Product Management at Elemica, discusses why companies can’t ignore the inbound supply chain and what actions they can take to move up the maturity curve. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Why You Can’t Ignore The Inbound Supply Chain appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/8/202032 minutes, 12 seconds
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[Video] Profiles in Route Optimization Excellence – Smith Brothers Farms

James Kostoroski, Director of Logistics at Smith Brothers Farms, in this latest Talking Logistics installment of “Profiles in Route Optimization Excellence” where we highlight companies that are leading the way in driving continuous improvement and innovation in route optimization. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Profiles in Route Optimization Excellence – Smith Brothers Farms appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/1/202032 minutes, 2 seconds
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[Video] Current Trends in the Transportation Market and How to Respond

Tim Dalton, Director of Professional Services at BluJay Solutions, shares insights and advice on how to successfully navigate the transportation market. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Current Trends in the Transportation Market and How to Respond appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/25/202033 minutes, 52 seconds
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[Video] How to Use Transportation Technology to Minimize Disruptions

JP Wiggins, Co-Founder & Vice President of Logistics at 3Gtms, discuses how transportation technology can help companies minimize disruptions Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] How to Use Transportation Technology to Minimize Disruptions appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/14/202025 minutes, 4 seconds
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[Video] COVID-19 is Making Real-Time Freight Visibility Mission Critical

Mark Christos, Vice President of Transportation for Matson Logistics, and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has made real-time freight visibility a mission critical capability for shippers, carriers, and brokers. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] COVID-19 is Making Real-Time Freight Visibility Mission Critical appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/4/202024 minutes, 59 seconds
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[Video] Making A Difference: Transportation Insight

The current COVID-19 pandemic is creating many supply chain challenges for companies and organizations around the world, but it’s also serving as a catalyst for change and innovation. What supply chain capabilities will separate the leaders from the laggards, not only in response to this current crisis, but in their ability to succeed in the ... Read more The post [Video] Making A Difference: Transportation Insight appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/12/202026 minutes, 17 seconds
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[Video] Making A Difference: Capital Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, & Descartes

The current COVID-19 pandemic is creating many supply chain challenges for companies and organizations around the world, but it’s also serving as a catalyst for change and innovation. What supply chain capabilities will separate the leaders from the laggards, not only in response to this current crisis, but in their ability to succeed in the ... Read more The post [Video] Making A Difference: Capital Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, & Descartes appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/5/202032 minutes, 42 seconds
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[Video] Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace

The current COVID-19 pandemic is creating many supply chain challenges for companies and organizations around the world, but it’s also serving as a catalyst for change and innovation. What supply chain capabilities will separate the leaders from the laggards, not only in response to this current crisis, but in their ability to succeed in the ... Read more The post [Video] Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/28/202031 minutes, 52 seconds
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[Video] Weathering the COVID-19 Crisis: The Role of Market Intelligence and Transportation Management Systems

Bryant Smith, Global Product Manager at BluJay Solutions, discusses how market intelligence data and transportation management systems can help shippers navigate through the current COVID-19 crisis. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Weathering the COVID-19 Crisis: The Role of Market Intelligence and Transportation Management Systems appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
5/31/202019 minutes, 37 seconds
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[Video] Freight Lane Matching and Collaboration

Mark Hackl, Managing Director of Lanehub at Transplace, discusses freight lane matching and collaborative shipping. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Freight Lane Matching and Collaboration appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
5/24/202021 minutes, 57 seconds
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[Video] Preparing Your Data for AI, Blockchain, and Other Emerging Technologies

John Richardson, Vice President of Supply Chain Analytics at Transportation Insight, discusses how companies can prepare their data for AI, blockchain, and other emerging supply chain and logistics technology applications. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Preparing Your Data for AI, Blockchain, and Other Emerging Technologies appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
5/17/202024 minutes, 46 seconds
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[Video] The Digitization Of Customer Order Channels

Gary Neights, Senior Director, Product Management at Elemica, discusses the digitization of customer order channels. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] The Digitization Of Customer Order Channels appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/19/202026 minutes, 7 seconds
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[Video] How Technology Helps Freight Brokers Remain Competitive in the Market

Mark Boss, General Manager at LTI Delivers, and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, discuss how technology helps freight brokers remain competitive in the market. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] How Technology Helps Freight Brokers Remain Competitive in the Market appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/12/202030 minutes, 3 seconds
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[Video] Getting Through The COVID-19 Crisis: Advice For Supply Chain And Logistics Professionals

Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Services at Descartes, shares insights and advice on how supply chain and logistics professionals can navigate through the COVID-19 crisis. The post [Video] Getting Through The COVID-19 Crisis: Advice For Supply Chain And Logistics Professionals appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/6/202028 minutes, 32 seconds
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[Video] Walking the Talk on Holistic Transportation Management

Joe Wilkinson, Vice President of Transportation Consulting at enVista, discusses the what, why, and how of holistic transportation management. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Walking the Talk on Holistic Transportation Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/5/202026 minutes, 17 seconds
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[Video] Parcel Shipping in TMS

Mitch Weseley, CEO and founder of 3Gtms, and Bill Knapp, former CEO and now general manager of Pacejet, a division of 3Gtms, discuss the growing role and importance of parcel shipping in transportation management systems (TMS). Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Parcel Shipping in TMS appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/25/202026 minutes, 40 seconds
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[Video] A Manufacturer’s Guide to E-Commerce Fulfillment Excellence

Sophie Dabbs, Senior Vice President of Solutions Engineering at Transportation Insight, discusses the challenges and opportunities manufacturers face with e-commerce fulfillment. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] A Manufacturer’s Guide to E-Commerce Fulfillment Excellence appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/22/202022 minutes, 43 seconds
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[Video] What Does Great Look Like in Logistics?

Bill Madden, VP of Logistics-as-a-Service at BluJay Solutions, discusses how shippers can leverage benchmarking data to gauge their performance and drive continuous improvement. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] What Does Great Look Like in Logistics? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/22/202031 minutes, 55 seconds
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[Video] Competing On Carrier Experience

Ben Schuchart, VP of Operations at Schneider Transportation Management, and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, discuss what it means to compete on carrier experience and how technology enables it. The post [Video] Competing On Carrier Experience appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/15/202029 minutes, 56 seconds
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[Video] E-Construction: The Evolution Toward a Paperless Environment

Suzie Holycross, Business Development Manager – DOT at Command Alkon, discusses e-Contruction and the evolution of the construction industry toward a paperless environment. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] E-Construction: The Evolution Toward a Paperless Environment appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/8/202026 minutes, 40 seconds
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[Video] The What, Why, and How of Transportation Forecasting

Gary Barraco, Senior Director of Product Marketing at E2open, discusses transportation forecasting: what it is, why it is important, and how to enable it. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] The What, Why, and How of Transportation Forecasting appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/8/202022 minutes, 56 seconds
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[Video] Navigating the Road Ahead: Transportation Planning for 2020

Mike McLelland, SVP of Transportation at Kenco, discusses key trends in the U.S. transportation market and provides advice on how companies can successfully navigate the road ahead. The post [Video] Navigating the Road Ahead: Transportation Planning for 2020 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
2/23/202031 minutes, 33 seconds
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[Video] Freight Transportation In 2020: Key Factors Impacting Supply And Demand

Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson, gives an overview of the U.S. freight transportation market and the factors impacting supply and demand heading into 2020. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Freight Transportation In 2020: Key Factors Impacting Supply And Demand appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
2/23/202023 minutes, 38 seconds
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[Video] The Value of Supply Chain Quality Management in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Bill Alrich, Customer Solutions Representative at Elemica, discusses the value of supply chain quality management in Aerospace & Defense industry. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] The Value of Supply Chain Quality Management in the Aerospace and Defense Industry appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
2/16/202030 minutes, 51 seconds
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[Video] The Role Of Emerging Technologies In Global Trade Management

Suzanne Offerman, Proposition Manager, Thought Leadership for ONESOURCE Global Trade Management at Thomson Reuters, discusses the role of emerging technologies in global trade management. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] The Role Of Emerging Technologies In Global Trade Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
2/9/202022 minutes, 21 seconds
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[Video] How Digital Platforms Are Driving A New Era In Transportation

Mike Riccio, Chief Marketing Officer at Leonard’s Express, and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, discuss how digital platforms are driving a new era in transportation. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] How Digital Platforms Are Driving A New Era In Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
2/2/202037 minutes, 50 seconds
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[Video] Procurement in the Digital Age

Brian Reed, VP Global Supply Chain Optimization at GEODIS, discusses procurement in the digital age. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Procurement in the Digital Age appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
1/12/202026 minutes, 41 seconds
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[Video] Is Your Food & Beverage Supply Chain Ready For The Holidays?

Mark Petersen, VP of Temperature Controlled Transportation at C.H. Robinson, and Gina Garven, VP of Commercial Development & Analytics at Robinson Fresh (a division of C.H. Robinson) discuss food and beverage trends and how they impact transportation and logistics operations, especially around the holidays. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Is Your Food & Beverage Supply Chain Ready For The Holidays? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
1/5/202026 minutes, 3 seconds
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[Video] Blockchain in Supply Chain Management

Arun Samuga, Chief Technology Officer at Elemica, discusses the current state of blockchain in supply chain management. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Blockchain in Supply Chain Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
1/5/202027 minutes, 42 seconds
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[Video] Preparing For Brexit: What Supply Chain Leaders Need To Know

Arne Mielken, Senior Global Trade and Customs Manager of E2open, discusses the current status of Brexit and how supply chain leaders should respond to the ongoing risks and uncertainties. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Preparing For Brexit: What Supply Chain Leaders Need To Know appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/22/201932 minutes, 58 seconds
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[Video] The Evolution From Control Tower To Center Of Excellence

Sergio Nuñez, Managing Director, Americas Center of Excellence at GEODIS, discusses how a Center of Excellence delivers business value to companies. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] The Evolution From Control Tower To Center Of Excellence appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/15/201919 minutes, 43 seconds
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[Video] Winning in a Digital World: How to Turn Technology Into An Advantage

Shaun Beardall, VP of Brokerage Services at England Logistics, and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, discuss how freight brokers can turn technology into a competitive advantage. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Winning in a Digital World: How to Turn Technology Into An Advantage appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/1/201934 minutes, 11 seconds
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[Video] Critical Considerations When Selecting A Transportation Management System

Anthony Vitiello, VP of Sales and Marketing at UltraShipTMS, discusses the critical factors companies should consider when selecting a transportation management system (TMS). Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Critical Considerations When Selecting A Transportation Management System appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/1/201928 minutes, 11 seconds
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[Video] How to Turn Data into Business Value

Stephen Husk, Supply Chain Engineer at BluJay Solutions, shares insights and advice on how to turn data into business value. Podcast versions (click to play): The post [Video] How to Turn Data into Business Value appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/10/201935 minutes, 4 seconds
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[Video] 3PL Challenges And Trends: How Technology Can Drive Value

Hope Federer, Senior Director of Professional Services at MercuryGate, discusses the challenges and trends faced by third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and how technology can help them drive value. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] 3PL Challenges And Trends: How Technology Can Drive Value appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/3/201923 minutes, 50 seconds
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[Video] The Value Of End-To-End Freight Visibility For 3PLs And Customers

Diana Bullington, IT Director at Syfan Logistics, and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, discuss the value of end-to-end freight visibility for third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and customers. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] The Value Of End-To-End Freight Visibility For 3PLs And Customers appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/20/201933 minutes, 13 seconds
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[Video] Tariffs and Trade Wars: Is Anybody Winning?

Julian Duerschmidt, VP of Business Development at GEODIS Supply Chain Optimization, discusses the current US-China trade war and its impact on supply chains. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Tariffs and Trade Wars: Is Anybody Winning? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/6/201925 minutes, 13 seconds
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[Video] Integrating Customer Portals Into End-To-End Supply Chain Processes

Gary Neights, Senior Director, Product Management at Elemica, discusses how digital networks are helping companies integrate customer portals into their end-to-end processes. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Integrating Customer Portals Into End-To-End Supply Chain Processes appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/6/201923 minutes, 33 seconds
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[Video] Executive Insights: Conversation With Tracy Rosser

Tracy Rosser, EVP of Operations at Transplace and former senior vice president of transportation and supply chain at Walmart, discusses current trends in supply chain and logistics. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Executive Insights: Conversation With Tracy Rosser appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
9/15/201933 minutes, 37 seconds
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[Video] Using Data and Predictive Analytics to Drive Labor Management Solutions in the Warehouse

Jason Judd, Group Director of Analytics at Ryder System, discusses trends in data, analytics, and predictive models and how to apply them to drive labor management solutions in the warehouse. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Using Data and Predictive Analytics to Drive Labor Management Solutions in the Warehouse appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
8/27/201924 minutes, 46 seconds
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[Video] Amazon Brokerage and Uber Freight: Why 3PLs and Brokers Need to Innovate

JP Wiggins, Co-Founder & Vice President of Logistics at 3Gtms, discusses the impact Amazon Brokerage and Uber Freight are having on the third-party logistics (3PL) industry. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Amazon Brokerage and Uber Freight: Why 3PLs and Brokers Need to Innovate appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
8/18/201922 minutes, 2 seconds
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[Video] Macro Growth of Micro Supply Chains

Todd Bernitt, VP of Managed Services at Robinson Fresh, a division of C.H. Robinson, discusses the impact e-commerce is having on grocery retail and perishable supply chains. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Macro Growth of Micro Supply Chains appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
8/11/201925 minutes, 19 seconds
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[Video] From Purchase Order to the Last Customs Mile: Streamlining and Automating the Global Supply Chain

Ty Bordner, SVP of Marketing & Business Development at Amber Road, discusses global trade trends and challenges and how technology can help. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] From Purchase Order to the Last Customs Mile: Streamlining and Automating the Global Supply Chain appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/28/201927 minutes, 54 seconds
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[Video] Why Duty Drawback Is Making A Comeback

Matt Robeson, Software Product Manager at Amber Road, discusses duty drawback — what it is, why it’s making a comeback, and how to successfully implement it. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Why Duty Drawback Is Making A Comeback appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/14/201929 minutes, 35 seconds
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[Video] How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Transportation Capacity Challenges

Darren Miesner, VP of Operations at Transplace, discusses how companies can prepare their supply chain for transportation capacity challenges. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Transportation Capacity Challenges appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/7/201926 minutes, 48 seconds
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[Video] Working More Efficiently With Third-Party Haulers In The Construction Materials Industry

Matt Brinker, Product Manager at Command Alkon, discusses how companies in the construction materials industry can work more efficiently with third-party haulers. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Working More Efficiently With Third-Party Haulers In The Construction Materials Industry appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/30/201923 minutes, 36 seconds
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[Video] Supply Chain Transformation In The Oil And Energy Industry

Francois Xavier Lanne and David Marshall from GEODIS discuss Supply Chain Transformation in the Oil and Energy Industry. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Supply Chain Transformation In The Oil And Energy Industry appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/23/201927 minutes, 1 second
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[Video] How to Become a Carrier of the Year

Bruce Johnson, VP Capacity Development NA Truckload at C.H. Robinson, discusses what it takes to become a Carrier of the Year. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] How to Become a Carrier of the Year appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/16/201922 minutes, 36 seconds
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[Video] Have You Missed the Most Valuable Aspect of Your Transportation Management Solution?

Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Services at Descartes Systems Group shares insights and advice from benchmarking studies Descartes conducted about getting the most value from transportation management systems. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Have You Missed the Most Valuable Aspect of Your Transportation Management Solution? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/9/201920 minutes
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[Video] The Micro-Carrier Challenge: Building a Reliable and Sustainable Trucking Capacity Network

Geoff Turner, Founder and CEO of Choptank, and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, discuss what it takes to build a reliable and sustainable capacity network in trucking. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] The Micro-Carrier Challenge: Building a Reliable and Sustainable Trucking Capacity Network appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/9/201939 minutes, 38 seconds
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[Video] Blockchain’s Potential Role in Transportation Management

JP Wiggins, Co-Founder & Vice President of Logistics at 3Gtms, discusses blockchain and its potential role in transportation management. The post [Video] Blockchain’s Potential Role in Transportation Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/2/201920 minutes, 12 seconds
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[Video] Beyond the Go-Live: Providing Ongoing Value in Vendor-Customer Relationships

Stacie Vroman, Business Product Owner at BluJay Solutions, discusses how vendor-customer relationships can deliver ongoing value after the go-live is completed. The post [Video] Beyond the Go-Live: Providing Ongoing Value in Vendor-Customer Relationships appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
5/26/201916 minutes, 27 seconds
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[Video] The Future of Ocean Data Sharing and Visibility

Andrew Sisto, Senior Product Manager at project44, discusses the future of ocean data sharing and visibility. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] The Future of Ocean Data Sharing and Visibility appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
5/19/201918 minutes, 37 seconds
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[Video] TMS Optimization: Transitioning from “Nice to Have” to “Must Have”

Jim Davis, VP Optimization Solutions at MercuryGate, discusses why TMS optimization is transitioning from a “nice to have” capability to a “must have” one. The post [Video] TMS Optimization: Transitioning from “Nice to Have” to “Must Have” appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/28/201918 minutes, 22 seconds
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[Video] Deliver On Time and In Full with a Retail Consolidation Program

Linus Kalenze, Vice President of North American Surface Transportation, Consolidation at C.H. Robinson, discuses how companies can deliver on time and in full with a retail consolidation program. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Deliver On Time and In Full with a Retail Consolidation Program appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/20/201922 minutes, 22 seconds
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Unleashing Agility in Late-Stage Customization

Jason Tham, CEO at Nulogy, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: When you talk to your customers, what are the main challenges CPG brands are facing today? What are the new rules for success in the industry? What are some of the challenges or hurdles that CPG companies have ... Read more The post Unleashing Agility in Late-Stage Customization appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
2/22/201925 minutes, 54 seconds
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[Video] Keys to a Successful Drop Ship Implementation

Chad Andrews, Senior Solutions Architect at enVista, discusses the keys to a successful drop ship implementation. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Keys to a Successful Drop Ship Implementation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
2/15/201919 minutes, 39 seconds
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[Video] Streamlining and Automating the Procure-to-Pay Process

Omar Nadi, Director, Supplier Product Management at Elemica, discusses how companies can streamline and automate the procure-to-pay (P2P) process. The post [Video] Streamlining and Automating the Procure-to-Pay Process appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
2/13/201934 minutes, 14 seconds
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How Technology Empowers Freight Brokers to Work Smarter, Not Harder to Drive Profitability

Tom Curee, Vice President of Logistics at Kingsgate Logistics, and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: When you look at the way freight brokers have traditionally operated, what are the biggest drivers of cost and inefficiency? What kind of operational challenges ... Read more The post How Technology Empowers Freight Brokers to Work Smarter, Not Harder to Drive Profitability appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/17/201853 minutes, 13 seconds
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Freight Transportation in 2019 and Beyond: Key Factors Impacting Supply and Demand

Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are some of the key lessons learned from 2018 that shippers should keep in mind heading into 2019? There are so many factors that influence the economy, which in turn impact ... Read more The post Freight Transportation in 2019 and Beyond: Key Factors Impacting Supply and Demand appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/14/201817 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Journey to Global Supply Chain Visibility

Julian Duerschmidt, VP Global Supply Chain Optimization at GEODIS, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why has achieving global end-to-end supply chain visibility been such a challenging goal to achieve. What are some of the big hurdles and blind spots? What’s the definition of “real-time” visibility and how is ... Read more The post The Journey to Global Supply Chain Visibility appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/12/201828 minutes, 47 seconds
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Transforming the Construction Materials Supply Chain

Steve Cox, VP of Business Development at Command Alkon, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How is the construction materials supply chain the same as other supply chains, and more importantly, how is it different? Why is digital transformation imperative for the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) industry? How can ... Read more The post Transforming the Construction Materials Supply Chain appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/5/201833 minutes, 14 seconds
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[Video] Major Influences on Supply Chains for 2019

Doug Surrett, Chief Product Strategist at BluJay Solutions discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How have all of the changes that are impacting global supply chains, everything from new tariffs to new trade agreements to Brexit, affected the companies you work with? What’s the outlook for 2019 with regards ... Read more The post [Video] Major Influences on Supply Chains for 2019 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/29/201836 minutes, 46 seconds
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The ‘Rights’ and ‘Mores’ of Supply Chain Execution

Gary Barraco, Director of Global Product Marketing at Amber Road, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are the six “rights” of supply chain execution? What are the “mores” that are redefining the rules for success? In light of these new rules for success defined by these “rights” and ... Read more The post The ‘Rights’ and ‘Mores’ of Supply Chain Execution appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/19/201829 minutes, 26 seconds
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Advanced Visibility in Emergency Response Situations [Video]

Kathy Fulton, Executive Director at American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) and Dr. TJ Scheafer, Head of Strategic Programs at project44 discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What is ALAN’s mission and focus? What types of challenges arise from major storms and what are some of the hurdles ALAN has ... Read more The post Advanced Visibility in Emergency Response Situations [Video] appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/9/201821 minutes, 33 seconds
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Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an ‘Easy’ Button [Video]

Roger A. Ciarleglio, SVP Sales, North America at Elemica, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How do you define Digital Transformation, and from your perspective, where are most companies today on this journey? When you talk to your clients and prospects, what are they trying to achieve with digital ... Read more The post Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an ‘Easy’ Button [Video] appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/25/201830 minutes, 9 seconds
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Navigating Tariff Changes and the Global Trade Environment [Video]

Ben Bidwell, Director of U.S. Customs at C.H. Robinson, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Can you give us a summary of the biggest global trade developments this year? What impact are these changes having on importers, exporters, and other stakeholders? Is changing product classification codes (HTS codes) a good ... Read more The post Navigating Tariff Changes and the Global Trade Environment [Video] appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/24/201827 minutes, 13 seconds
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How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System [Video]

Geoff Milsom, Senior Director at enVista, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Can you elaborate on why a successful transportation management system (TMS) implementation actually begins before a TMS is even selected? Who should be involved in the TMS selection process? How long should it take? And is it just about ... Read more The post How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System [Video] appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/23/201831 minutes, 19 seconds
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The New NAFTA: What’s Changed? What’s the Impact? [Video]

Jose Minarro, SVP of Customs at Transplace, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Has the impact NAFTA has had on US-Mexico trade since it went into effect in 1994 been mostly positive or mostly negative? In what ways? What are some of the most significant changes or updates between NAFTA and ... Read more The post The New NAFTA: What’s Changed? What’s the Impact? [Video] appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/18/201834 minutes, 56 seconds
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How Emerging Technologies Will Transform the Way We Do Business [Video]

Ty Bordner, SVP of Marketing & Business Development at Amber Road, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Do you believe we’re on the cusp of transformative change in the industry? What are blockchain’s applications in supply chain management and is it better than existing solutions? Why is there so much ... Read more The post How Emerging Technologies Will Transform the Way We Do Business [Video] appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/16/201833 minutes, 4 seconds
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[Video] Forming a Partnership with Your Software-as-a-Service Provider

Josh Hunt, Development Manager at BluJay Solutions, discusses the following questions and more: in this timely and informative episode: Are you hearing companies today talking more about finding the right software partner, instead of vendor? Relative to the traditional in-house deployment model, how is the software-as-a-service model better aligned with this growing focus on partnership? ... Read more The post [Video] Forming a Partnership with Your Software-as-a-Service Provider appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
9/29/201828 minutes, 19 seconds
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Visibility-Driven Workflow for Transportation Execution [Video]

JP Wiggins, Co-Founder & Vice President of Logistics at 3Gtms, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What makes B2B visibility more complex than B2C? How has transportation visibility improved over the years and what challenges still remain? When it comes to enabling visibility, what are some key features or ... Read more The post Visibility-Driven Workflow for Transportation Execution [Video] appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
8/21/201823 minutes, 7 seconds
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Secrets of Shipping Leaders: How They Get Better Truckload Service and Pricing [Video]

Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What was the goal of this new research project? How do you define and measure a perfect shipment? How do Leaders compare to Laggards when it comes to Perfect Shipments? One of ... Read more The post Secrets of Shipping Leaders: How They Get Better Truckload Service and Pricing [Video] appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/30/201822 minutes, 40 seconds
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Uncovering Cost Savings in Material Handling and Fleet Management

Jeff Burns, President at Kenco Material Handling Solutions discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What does “fleet management” mean for material handling and distribution folks? What are some of the main challenges companies face related to fleet management? How do you determine whether to buy, lease, or rent equipment? ... Read more The post Uncovering Cost Savings in Material Handling and Fleet Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/28/201835 minutes, 53 seconds
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Solutions for Managing Transportation Spend [Video]

Dale McClung, Director of Design Solutions at CLX Logistics, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Is focusing on your day-to-day transportation operations — making sure you get the capacity you need, at the right cost, to meet you delivery commitments — enough to successfully manage your transportation spend and ... Read more The post Solutions for Managing Transportation Spend [Video] appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/26/201821 minutes, 20 seconds
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Closing the Gaps in Supply Chain Visibility [Video]

John Martin, Director of Business Development at MercuryGate and Brian Thompson, Chief Commercial Officer at SMC3 discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: In your experience working with clients, what are the biggest gaps in supply chain visibility and why do those gaps still exist? When it comes to transportation ... Read more The post Closing the Gaps in Supply Chain Visibility [Video] appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/25/201836 minutes, 24 seconds
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Control Tower Visibility: Delivering Value in Transportation [Video]

Mark McEntire, Sr. VP Operations at Transplace and Ken Rogers, National Transportation Director at Nestle Waters discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Nestle: As you started working with Transplace around its Control Tower solution, what were some of the key capabilities you were looking for? What were some of your ... Read more The post Control Tower Visibility: Delivering Value in Transportation [Video] appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/20/201830 minutes, 5 seconds
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Optimizing Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation [Video]

Michael Falls, Senior Manager at enVista, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are you hearing from your clients regarding the current transportation market? What questions are you getting from them? Besides renegotiating contracts, what else can shippers do to continuously optimize their freight spend? When it comes to ... Read more The post Optimizing Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation [Video] appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/17/201823 minutes, 20 seconds
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Blockchain for Logistics: Preparing for the Opportunities [Video]

Jason Kerner, Vice President, Solutions Engineering at project44, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What is blockchain? How do you explain blockchain to a logistics professional? What are some of the potential uses cases for blockchain in logistics? In what ways is it “a better mousetrap” than what exists today? What ... Read more The post Blockchain for Logistics: Preparing for the Opportunities [Video] appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/7/201829 minutes, 29 seconds
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[Video] Important Factors in Last Mile Delivery

Alex Rhodeen, Director of Disruptive Solutions at GEODIS, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: In a blog post a few weeks ago, you wrote that “Creating a great customer experience in last mile delivery doesn’t start with picking up the order, it starts with the internal process a brand ... Read more The post [Video] Important Factors in Last Mile Delivery appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/28/201820 minutes, 52 seconds
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Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility [Video]

Adam Compain, CEO at ClearMetal, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why has achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility been so difficult? Can you elaborate a bit on how emerging technologies like AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics are helping to define next-generation supply chain visibility? Getting visibility is the first step, ... Read more The post Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility [Video] appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/25/201823 minutes, 1 second
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Final Mile Delivery: How Predictive Analytics Can Drive Improvement

Karen Sage, Chief Marketing Officer at MercuryGate, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is final mile delivery getting so much attention today? What are some of the key challenges shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) face in this area? How are transportation management systems helping shippers and 3PLs ... Read more The post Final Mile Delivery: How Predictive Analytics Can Drive Improvement appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/22/201822 minutes, 31 seconds
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[Video] Digitization: Where Can You Find Value?

Gary Barraco, Director of Global Product Marketing at Amber Road, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Is digitization a prerequisite to truly achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility? What’s different today compared to 5-10 years ago in making this goal more achievable? How is technology helping companies obtain a true understanding ... Read more The post [Video] Digitization: Where Can You Find Value? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/14/201837 minutes, 50 seconds
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[Video] Digital Transformation in the Heavy Building Materials Industry

Kyle Wilberts, Business Consultant at Command Alkon, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are some of the main challenges faced by Contractors, Haulers, and Suppliers in the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) industry? For people who might not be familiar with the industry, what are tickets, why are they important, and ... Read more The post [Video] Digital Transformation in the Heavy Building Materials Industry appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/5/201837 minutes, 12 seconds
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[Video] Talent Management in Logistics: Why It’s More Important than Ever

Angie Freeman, Chief Human Resources Officer at C.H. Robinson, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is talent management so important in logistics today? What trends are impacting the way companies approach talent management today? Are the skills and capabilities hiring managers look for today in candidates different than ... Read more The post [Video] Talent Management in Logistics: Why It’s More Important than Ever appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
5/24/201829 minutes, 20 seconds
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[Video] Global Trade in the Headlines: How to Navigate This Ever-Changing Landscape

Joely Callaway (Vice President, Product Management, Customs Content) and Brendan MacCahill (Senior Vice President, Trade Data Content) at Descartes Systems Group discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are some of the biggest global trade developments that have taken place over the past few months ? Why should supply ... Read more The post [Video] Global Trade in the Headlines: How to Navigate This Ever-Changing Landscape appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
5/4/201834 minutes, 48 seconds
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[Video] Tariffs, Trade, and the Global Supply Chain

Toby Brzoznowski, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at LLamasoft discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why do new tariffs and the potential for a trade war matter for supply chain and logistics executives? What’s required for companies to adequately understand the potential impact of these tariffs and to determine ... Read more The post [Video] Tariffs, Trade, and the Global Supply Chain appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/25/201829 minutes, 55 seconds
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[Video] Realities and Misconceptions of 4PL Relationships

Matt Lewis, VP of Business Development at GEODIS discusses the following questions and more in this timely and important episode: What defines and differentiates 4PL from other outsourcing models? Is the 4PL approach a one-size-fits-all model where a manufacturer or retailer hands over their entire logistics operations to a third-party to plan and manage? How ... Read more The post [Video] Realities and Misconceptions of 4PL Relationships appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/23/201827 minutes, 21 seconds
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Supply Chain Visibility: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities

Cindi Hane, Vice President Product Management at Elemica, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How does supply chain visibility fit relative to other trends and topics that are generating a lot of interest today, such “The Digital Supply Chain” and Industrie 4.0? What have been some of the lessons ... Read more The post Supply Chain Visibility: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/12/201818 minutes, 41 seconds
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Continuous Pool Optimization: Putting Creativity to Work in Transportation

Mitch Weseley, CEO and Founder of 3Gtms, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What’s changed the most with transportation management systems (TMS) over the years? What is continuous pool optimization? What types of companies or industries are driving demand for this capability?  From a technology standpoint, what innovations make ... Read more The post Continuous Pool Optimization: Putting Creativity to Work in Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/10/201840 minutes, 3 seconds
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Leveraging TMS Capabilities to Become a Shipper of Choice

Anthony Vitiello, Director of Marketing at UltraShipTMS, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: There are a lot of things shippers can do to win favor with carriers, but what’s most important today? What transportation management system (TMS) features or capabilities can help carriers win back time and productivity? Can ... Read more The post Leveraging TMS Capabilities to Become a Shipper of Choice appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/7/201824 minutes, 9 seconds
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Smarter Approaches to Freight Matching

Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is the ability to match freight with available capacity more challenging than ever? What are the benefits and limitations of online load boards and so-called “Uber for Freight” startups? Can real-time freight visibility solutions ... Read more The post Smarter Approaches to Freight Matching appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/6/201838 minutes, 1 second
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The Great Transportation Spot Market Inversion of 2018

Andrew Lockwood, Senior Manager Analytics & Solution Design at Kenco Group, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What is this “spot market inversion” and what factors are behind it? What does this mean for shippers? How should they interpret and respond to this trend? What’s the biggest mistake a ... Read more The post The Great Transportation Spot Market Inversion of 2018 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/27/201833 minutes, 16 seconds
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Digitizing the Global Supply Chain

Ty Bordner, SVP of Marketing & Business Development at Amber Road, addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What exactly does “digitizing the supply chain” mean? Where does the journey or process begin? What’s required to get started? In what ways can companies achieve value from digitization? What actual value ... Read more The post Digitizing the Global Supply Chain appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/22/201835 minutes, 57 seconds
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Responding to Tight Capacity and Rising Costs in Transportation

Tim Dalton, Director of Professional Services at BluJay Solutions, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Did the warning signs that emerged last year prompt many shippers to initiate a procurement engagement in 2017? Are more shippers putting their freight out to bid this year? Can you share with us ... Read more The post Responding to Tight Capacity and Rising Costs in Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/22/201827 minutes, 1 second
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[Video] Managed Services vs. Software-as-a-Service: Which Path is Right for You?

Chuck Papa, Senior VP of Sales at Transplace, addresses the following questions in this timely and informative episode: What is transportation managed services? How does it differ from traditional transportation outsourcing? What benefits does software-as-a-service (SaaS) offer over traditional in-house deployment of a transportation management system (TMS)? If I’m a shipper and I’m deciding between ... Read more The post [Video] Managed Services vs. Software-as-a-Service: Which Path is Right for You? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
2/28/201822 minutes, 53 seconds
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[Video] Digital Supply Chain Transformation: Are You Transformation Ready?

Adam Compain, CEO at ClearMetal, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How do you define Digital Supply Chain Transformation? What does it mean to be transformation ready? What has to occur within an organization to prepare for that journey? How do you bring trading partners along and make sure ... Read more The post [Video] Digital Supply Chain Transformation: Are You Transformation Ready? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
2/15/201824 minutes, 59 seconds
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[Video] Truck Tracking and Telematics in the Heavy Building Materials Supply Chain

Ryan Winter, Global Technical Sales Manager at FiveCubits addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Who are the main participants in the Heavy Building Materials Supply Chain and how do they work together? What are the main factors driving demand for truck tracking and telematics solutions? What are some of the ... Read more The post [Video] Truck Tracking and Telematics in the Heavy Building Materials Supply Chain appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
2/15/201822 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Value of Integrated Supply Chain Technology

Jason Nurmi, Global Strategic Account Manager at BluJay Solutions addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How do you define “Integrated Supply Chain Technology” — are you talking about having a single solution that does everything in supply chain management or about integrating multiple supply chain applications together or something ... Read more The post The Value of Integrated Supply Chain Technology appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
1/25/201824 minutes, 57 seconds
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Transportation Management Systems (TMS) in the Food Supply Chain

JP Wiggins, Co-Founder & Vice President of Logistics at 3Gtms addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are some key factors or trends that are making transportation management systems (TMS) more important than ever today for companies in the food industry? Why are many food companies still not using ... Read more The post Transportation Management Systems (TMS) in the Food Supply Chain appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
1/10/201818 minutes, 19 seconds
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Digital Supply Chain Control Towers: From Concept to Practice

Tom Nightingale, President and CEO at International Package Shipping and Martin Verwijmeren, CEO at MP Objects, discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What is a “Digital Supply Chain Control Tower” and what’s different today compared to the past What’s driving demand for Digital Supply Chain Control Towers? When you ... Read more The post Digital Supply Chain Control Towers: From Concept to Practice appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
1/9/201832 minutes, 55 seconds
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Dealing with Holiday Returns: The Case for Technology-Based Liquidation

Eric Moriarty, Vice President at B-Stock Solutions answers the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How big of a problem is product returns? What happens to all of these products that get returned? What are some of the actions retailers typically take? How does the liquidation process typically work? What are ... Read more The post Dealing with Holiday Returns: The Case for Technology-Based Liquidation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/20/201722 minutes, 48 seconds
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Digital Evolution of the Supply Chain: How to Prepare for Today and Tomorrow

Andrew Clarke, CFO at C.H. Robinson, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: From your perspective in the industry, where are we today in the digital evolution, and why is this topic getting so much attention? Is the hype around machine learning, autonomous vehicles, and blockchain warranted? How and when ... Read more The post Digital Evolution of the Supply Chain: How to Prepare for Today and Tomorrow appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/13/201737 minutes, 5 seconds
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2018 Outlook: The Year Global Shipping Embraces Artificial Intelligence

Adam Compain, CEO at ClearMetal, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Where are we from a technology standpoint and from a market education and adoption standpoint? Looking back over the course of 2017, what has surprised you the most? What are the biggest learnings or takeaways you’ve had? What’s ... Read more The post 2018 Outlook: The Year Global Shipping Embraces Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
12/13/201722 minutes, 42 seconds
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Navigating the Risks in Supply Chain Management

David Cahn, Director of Product Marketing at Elemica, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What do you see as the biggest supply chain risks companies face today? Are you seeing supply chain professionals paying more attention to cyber threats? When you talk to your clients about supply chain risk ... Read more The post Navigating the Risks in Supply Chain Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/30/201731 minutes, 57 seconds
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4 Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience

Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: One of the 4 Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience is Portfolio Strategy. What does that mean and why is it important? The second pillar is Transportation Strategies. There are many transportation ... Read more The post 4 Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/21/201728 minutes, 11 seconds
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Using Business Intelligence to Navigate Supply Chains

Karen Sage, Chief Marketing Officer at MercuryGate, addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is converting data into actionable intelligence so important today? What are the main challenges shippers and logistics service providers face in this area? How have BI/analytics capabilities in TMS evolved over the years? What are ... Read more The post Using Business Intelligence to Navigate Supply Chains appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/16/201724 minutes, 58 seconds
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A New Approach to Supply Chain Planning

Allison Fowler, Senior Director of Planning at LLamasoft discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: When it comes to supply chain planning, what are some of the challenges or limitations companies are coming up against today? How are they currently addressing those challenges? Is the line between supply chain planning ... Read more The post A New Approach to Supply Chain Planning appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
11/2/201726 minutes, 43 seconds
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A Sustained Market Shake-up: What M&A Activity Means for the Transportation and Logistics Industry

Frank McGuigan, President and Chief Operating Officer at Transplace, addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What have been the main drivers of all the M&A activity in transportation and logistics in recent years? What makes transportation and logistics so attractive to investment firms? What makes a good acquisition target? ... Read more The post A Sustained Market Shake-up: What M&A Activity Means for the Transportation and Logistics Industry appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/26/201727 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Transportation Market: Are We Heading Into Unprecedented Territory?

Mike Finn, VP of Transportation at Kenco Group, addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are you seeing and hearing in the transportation market from the shippers and carriers you work with? Are the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on the transportation market still lingering today How will ... Read more The post The Transportation Market: Are We Heading Into Unprecedented Territory? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/23/201722 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Future of Freight Procurement

Jeff Potts, Vice President of Sales at BluJay Solutions discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are you seeing with regards to rates and capacity based on the activities on your network and the shippers and carriers you work with? Are shippers in a better position to weather this storm ... Read more The post The Future of Freight Procurement appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/12/201725 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Power of One: The Benefits of Taking an Integrated Approach to Fleet and Freight Management

Todd Bucher, Vice President, Fleet Management at MercuryGate, addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Which regulations are “top of mind” for shippers and carriers today? When it comes to transportation and regulations, what risks are involved? What are some of the factors and constraints that companies need to take ... Read more The post The Power of One: The Benefits of Taking an Integrated Approach to Fleet and Freight Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/11/201719 minutes, 35 seconds
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Creating Value Through Flexible Pricing Programs

Dawn Salvucci-Favier, VP Product Management at 3Gtms addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is pricing and billing so complex for logistics service providers? What challenges does it create? How can LSPs turn customer billing and pricing into a differentiator? What’s required? When you look at some of your ... Read more The post Creating Value Through Flexible Pricing Programs appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
10/11/201729 minutes, 44 seconds
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Trends and Challenges in the European Transportation Market

Mark Vos, Business Development Manager for EMEA at Manhattan Associates discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are some of the key trends and challenges  in the European transportation market? Are regulations playing a bigger role there too? Home Delivery and the ‘Amazon effect’ are everyday headlines here in the ... Read more The post Trends and Challenges in the European Transportation Market appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
9/28/201724 minutes, 6 seconds
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AI, Machine Learning and the Power of Predictive Logistics

Adam Compain, CEO at ClearMetal discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Can you provide a clear definition of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Logistics and shed some light on why there’s growing interest in these areas? How does Predictive Logistics fit within the broader landscape of technology solutions ... Read more The post AI, Machine Learning and the Power of Predictive Logistics appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
9/12/201735 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Case Study in Project Logistics

Gabrielle Hennecke, Head of Logistics Execution and IT at Siemens Energy Management addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What business challenges or improvement opportunities led you to seek a solution to improve your project logistics operations? What were some of the key capabilities were you looking for in a ... Read more The post A Case Study in Project Logistics appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
8/9/201727 minutes, 24 seconds
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Keeping It Fresh: How to Improve Operational Effectiveness and Reduce Total Landed Costs in the Fresh Food Supply Chain

Todd Bernitt, Vice President of Managed Services at Robinson Fresh addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Who are the key participants in the fresh food supply chain and what are some of the key processes or challenges involved? If you had to boil down the critical factors or attributes ... Read more The post Keeping It Fresh: How to Improve Operational Effectiveness and Reduce Total Landed Costs in the Fresh Food Supply Chain appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
8/8/201732 minutes, 25 seconds
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Keeping Up with the Amazon Effect: How to Future-Proof Your Parcel Technology

Steve Williamson, Director Solution Consulting at BluJay Solutions discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What exactly is the “Amazon Effect,” particularly from a parcel shipping standpoint? How is the Amazon Effect impacting the need for visibility? How is technology helping to meet this need? What new capabilities or opportunities ... Read more The post Keeping Up with the Amazon Effect: How to Future-Proof Your Parcel Technology appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/31/201726 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Canadian Transportation Market: Strategies for Improving Cost and Service

Brian Ware, VP of Marketing & Business Development at Transplace Canada, addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How big is the Canadian transportation market? What are some defining characteristics, especially compared to the US? When it comes to transporting goods across Canada, and between Canada and the US, what ... Read more The post The Canadian Transportation Market: Strategies for Improving Cost and Service appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/21/201733 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Business Case for Freight Visibility

Bennett Adelson, CEO of MacroPoint discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is real-time freight visibility so important for shippers and 3PLs? What is Network Effectiveness and how does it impact the total cost and value of visibility? What benefits does real-time freight visibility provide to shippers, carriers, and ... Read more The post The Business Case for Freight Visibility appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
7/11/201722 minutes, 19 seconds
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Enabling Agility and Flexibility in Global Supply Chains

Eric St. Amand, VP Americas Supply Chain Optimization at Geodis and Martin Verwijmeren, CEO at MP Objects discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are some of the key supply chain challenges shippers are facing today? Are their priorities and objectives different today than in the past?  How are ... Read more The post Enabling Agility and Flexibility in Global Supply Chains appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/22/201733 minutes, 54 seconds
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Keys to a Successful TMS Implementation

Terry Wray, VP Services at 3Gtms addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Considering that transportation management systems have been around for almost three decades now, why do we still need to have this conversation today about how to successfully implement a TMS? What are some the challenges or obstacles ... Read more The post Keys to a Successful TMS Implementation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/17/201731 minutes, 4 seconds
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Managing Supply Chain Risks: The Role of Digitalization and Cloud Technology

Philip Lavin, Development Consultant IT at Siemens addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are the biggest supply chain risks companies face today? Where are companies falling short? How is technology helping companies better to manage supply chain risks? How do you measure and quantify the value of these ... Read more The post Managing Supply Chain Risks: The Role of Digitalization and Cloud Technology appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/8/201736 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Digital Transformation of Supply Chains

Chad Lindbloom, Chief Information Officer at C.H. Robinson discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What does “digital transformation” mean in the context of supply chain management? What is different today compared to the late 90s and early 2000s when the Internet, Web, and dotcoms triggered their own business transformations? ... Read more The post The Digital Transformation of Supply Chains appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/2/201724 minutes, 36 seconds
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Last-Mile Delivery: The Next Battleground in Transportation

Jeremy Becker, Senior Manager Supply Chain Consulting at Transplace addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What is last-mile delivery? What does it encompass? Why so much buzz about last-mile delivery today? What factors are driving it? How is this segment of the transportation market different from the others? Any ... Read more The post Last-Mile Delivery: The Next Battleground in Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
6/2/201725 minutes, 11 seconds
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How to Create Friction-Free Borders with Customs Management

Celeste Catano, Global Product Manager Customs Management at BluJay Solutions, addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How has customs management changed over the years? What are some of the challenges and potential issues companies face today? Are you seeing companies looking to bring customs management in-house? What are some important ... Read more The post How to Create Friction-Free Borders with Customs Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/20/201728 minutes
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Collaborative Supply Chain Innovation: A New Model for Success

Kristi Montgomery, VP of Kenco Innovation Labs (part of Kenco Group) and Puga Sankara, Co-Founder of Smart Gladiator discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: When it comes to driving supply chain innovation, what have been some of the lessons learned to date? How would you characterize the current state ... Read more The post Collaborative Supply Chain Innovation: A New Model for Success appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
4/13/201733 minutes, 4 seconds
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Winning the Ongoing Competition for Carrier Capacity

Ed Hildebrandt, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development at CLX Logistics, and Jeff Baxter, Director of Supply Chain at Pilot Chemical Company, discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Is capacity assurance as important (or even more important) than cost management? How is capacity assurance a competition? What actions should shippers ... Read more The post Winning the Ongoing Competition for Carrier Capacity appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/16/201725 minutes, 22 seconds
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There’s No Silver Bullet: Extracting Maximum (and Ongoing) Value from a TMS

John Carey, VP at MercuryGate, and Al Toliver, Chief Logistics Officer at Redwood Logistics, discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode:  What are you hearing from shippers in terms of the challenges they’re facing in their day-to-day operations? What are some of the hurdles or roadblocks shippers have to overcome ... Read more The post There’s No Silver Bullet: Extracting Maximum (and Ongoing) Value from a TMS appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/16/201731 minutes, 30 seconds
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Achieving Sustainable Transportation Savings: Practical Advice for C-Level Executives

It’s one thing to achieve your expected transportation savings in the first year, but being able to sustain those savings over multiple years is the ultimate goal. What are some of the critical factors or capabilities companies need to achieve sustained transportation savings? Why are so many companies still struggling to achieve sustained savings? How are leading ... Read more The post Achieving Sustainable Transportation Savings: Practical Advice for C-Level Executives appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/13/201738 minutes, 44 seconds
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Why Relationships Matter in the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry

Brent Nagy, VP Enterprise Customer Strategy at C.H. Robinson, discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What defines a healthy relationship between supply chain operations, IT, and the executive management team and how do you get there? What are the main barriers to building strong shipper-carrier/3PL relationships? How do you ... Read more The post Why Relationships Matter in the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/10/201740 minutes, 46 seconds
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Stop Thinking Micro: Maximize Your Savings with Macro-Optimization

Supply chain management software offers a lot of optimization opportunities, but most of those cost savings are realized through micro-optimization. What is the difference between micro-optimization and macro-optimization? What are the limitations or drawbacks to micro-optimization? Is macro-optimization the right approach in every case or does micro-optimization still have a role What’s required to enable ... Read more The post Stop Thinking Micro: Maximize Your Savings with Macro-Optimization appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
3/7/201732 minutes, 28 seconds