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The Logistics of Logistics

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The Logistics of Logistics is a podcast hosted by industry expert Joe Lynch. Joe interviews founders, executives, and innovators who are shaping the future of logistics and supply chain. Topics include transportation, logistics, warehousing, technology, supply chain, and ecommerce. The Logistics of Logistics audience expects an inside perspective of what’s next in logistics and supply chain delivered via podcasts, videos, and articles. Topics include: Transportation Topics Small package, Small parcel, Air Cargo, Ocean Shipping, Ocean freight, Bulk carriers, Cargo ships, Container ships, Tankers (ocean tankers), Refrigerated ships (reefers), Roll-on/roll-off ships, Multi-purpose ship, General cargo ship, Break bulk cargo, General cargo, Less Than Truckload, LTL, Tractor, Trailers, Tractor-trailers, 48-foot trailer, 53-foot trailer, Truck lift-gate, Truck terminals, Truckload (TL), Full Truckload (FTL), Freight, Palleted freight, Pallets, Fleet acquisition, Equipment, Drivers, Truck Drivers, Driver leasing, Driver training, Driver safety, Hours of Service (HOS), Electronic Logging Device (ELD), Driver outsourcing, Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) Carrier contract, Spot rates, Contract rates, Pickup and delivery, Carrier Instructions, Freight characteristics, Dock management, Intermodal, Containerization, Containers, Final mile, Last mile, Rail transportation Warehousing Topics Warehouse storage, manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs, Pick and Pack, Sub-assembly, Site Location, Distribution Center Management, Inbound shipping, Outbound shipping, Receiving, Putaway, Put-away, Order processing, Replenishment, Pulling, Restocking, Picking, Validation, Sorting, Distribution Center Management System (DCMS), Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), Supply, Demand, Inventory, Inventory Management, Cross-docking, Cross-dock, Ecommerce fulfillment, Fulfillment, Packaging Logistics Topics 3rd party logistics, 3PL, 4th party logistics, 4PL, Just-in-Time (JIT), Payment auditing, Freight auditing, Payment Processing, Freight brokerage, Freight broker, Digital freight brokerage, Digital freight broker, Transparency, Visibility Special Topics Direct to Home, Direct to Store, Sustainability, Green Logistics, Reverse Logistics, Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Security Analysis, Contingency planning, Crisis Planning, Global Expansion, Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), Logistics Consulting, Transportation Consulting, Import / Export, Customs, Labor Management, Marketing Services, Customer Service Technology Topics Supply chain technology, Freighttech, Freight tech, Freight technology, EDI, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Predictive Analytics, Technology Services, Web Services, Global Trade Management (GTM), Transportation Management System (TMS), Warehouse Management System (WMS), Supplier Management, Customer Management, Cloud Based Solutions, Wireless
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Beyond Invoices: Upwell's Growth Solutions with Charley Dehoney

Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss beyond invoices - Upwell's growth solutions. Charley is the CEO and Co-founder of Upwell, a tech firm that streamlines accounts receivable using artificial intelligence. Summary: Beyond Invoices: Upwell's Growth Solutions Charley Dehoney, CEO and Co-founder of Upwell, shares his journey from multi-sport athlete to successful logistics startup founder. Upwell uses AI to streamline accounts receivable for transportation and logistics companies, helping them get paid faster by automating invoicing processes. The company integrates with existing tools to meet customers where they are in their digital journey, driving value from day one of implementation. As positive signs emerge for the end of the freight recession, Upwell's growth solutions aim to help companies improve daily working capital and invest in growth during challenging times. #AIAccountsReceivable #LogisticsInvoicingAutomation #FreightTechInnovation About Charley Dehoney Charley Dehoney is the CEO and Co-founder of Upwell, leading AI-driven innovations in logistics. With two decades in transportation, technology, and AI, he has driven growth and revenue for over 150 logistics technology businesses. Charley is also a decorated youth sports coach and a dedicated family man based in Omaha, NE. About Upwell Upwell uses artificial intelligence to automate and transform accounts receivable for transportation and logistics companies. Every dollar counts in this industry, but today’s landscape is too complex for companies to rely on back-office superheroes using manual processes and dated technologies. Many companies have thousands of dollars locked up in invoicing exceptions, and many don’t have reliable systems for knowing what’s been paid. Now, there’s a better way. Upwell’s AI-powered platform empowers accounting and finance teams by improving cash flow, automating legacy processes, and enhancing the customer experience. Reinvent your accounts receivable and start the journey toward getting paid faster at upwell.com. Key Takeaways: Beyond Invoices: Upwell's Growth Solutions Learn how Upwell uses AI to streamline accounts receivable and help logistics companies get paid faster Discover the challenges transportation and logistics businesses face with invoicing and payment delays Explore Charley Dehoney's journey from multi-sport athlete to successful logistics startup founder Understand how Upwell's AI-powered invoicing automation ensures accuracy and completeness Gain insights into how Upwell integrates with existing systems to drive value from day one Find out how Upwell's growth solutions help transportation companies improve daily working capital Hear about the positive signs suggesting the freight recession may end by late 2023 or early 2024 Timestamps (00:00:01) Beyond Invoices: Upwell's Growth Solutions (00:01:50) Accelerating Payments in Transportation with Upwell (00:05:28) Solving Invoice Challenges in Logistics (00:08:14) From Football to Logistics Startup Founder (00:11:57) Uberizing Trucking and Accounts Receivable Automation (00:16:19) Reclaiming Profits: Streamlining Logistics Invoicing (00:22:21) Overcoming Invoicing Challenges with AI Automation (00:28:04) AI Transforming Freight Invoicing and Payments (00:36:01) Upwell: Streamlining Invoicing for Freight Brokers (00:39:26) Investing in Innovative Technology's Future Potential (00:40:51) Upwell: Supercharging Billing and Collections Processes (00:43:08) Streamlining Invoicing for Logistics Service Providers (00:45:01) Unlocking Growth Through Streamlined Accounts Receivable (00:49:36) Signs of Freight Recession Ending (00:53:49) Charley Dehoney's Upcoming Freight Conference Appearances (00:54:45) Charley Dehoney's Journey in Freight Tech (00:56:40) Wrapping Up the Logistics Podcast Episode Learn More About Beyond Invoices: Upwell's Growth Solutions Charley Dehoney | Linkedin Upwell | Linkedin Upwell Company Explainer Video | YouTube The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
5/24/202457 minutes, 12 seconds
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Fulfillment for Emerging Ecommerce Brands with Dave Gulas

Dave Gulas and Joe Lynch discuss fulfillment for emerging ecommerce brands. Dave is the Co-founder and President of EZDC 3PL, a warehousing and fulfillment business that specializes in ecommerce fulfillment.  Summary: Fulfillment for Emerging Ecommerce Brands In this podcast, Dave Gulas, founder of EZDC 3PL, shares his insights on the challenges faced by emerging ecommerce brands in fulfillment and how his company helps them overcome these obstacles. He discusses the importance of providing flexible, attentive, and personalized services to small brands that are often overlooked by larger 3PLs. Dave also talks about his company’s expansion into freight transportation and the benefits of outsourcing fulfillment for growing ecommerce businesses. Additionally, he shares his experience with podcasting and how it has helped build trust and attract clients for his logistics business. #ecommercefulfillment #3PLpartnerships #emergingbrandgrowth About Dave Gulas Dave Gulas is the Co-founder and President of EZDC 3PL, a warehousing and fulfillment company built to serve emerging brands. Prior to launching EZDC 3PL, Dave had a successful sales executive career in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Dave is the host of the "Beyond Fulfillment" podcast, which focuses on inspiring stories and insights for those on their entrepreneurial journeys. Dave studied business management at the University of Michigan. About EZDC 3PL EZDC 3PL is a warehousing and fulfillment company built to serve emerging brands. Founded by partners with over 40 years of distribution experience, EZDC 3PL aims to streamline the logistics process for businesses, allowing them to focus on growth and sales. Their services include order fulfillment, omnichannel logistics, packing, and kitting. With locations in Kentucky and Maryland, EZDC3PL offers nationwide distribution and real-time inventory visibility. They position themselves as a turnkey solution for businesses seeking to outsource fulfillment and focus on core operations. Key Takeaways: Fulfillment for Emerging Ecommerce Brands Learn how EZDC 3PL specializes in providing warehousing and fulfillment services for emerging ecommerce brands Dave Gulas is the host of the Beyond Fulfillment podcast, where he interviews business owners about their entrepreneurial journeys  Understand how EZDC identified and seized the opportunity to serve underserved small and emerging ecommerce brands Explore Dave Gulas’ career journey from sales to founding EZDC 3PL in 2022 Learn how EZDC 3PL helps small ecommerce brands overcome fulfillment challenges through exemplary customer service and flexibility Discover the challenges faced by small ecommerce brands as they grow and how outsourcing fulfillment can help them scale Learn about EZDC 3PL’s expansion into freight transportation through a partnership with SPI Logistics Timestamps (00:00:00) Fulfillment Strategies for Emerging Ecommerce Brands (00:01:14) Power of Podcasting in Logistics (00:04:15) Easy DC: Fulfilling the Underserved E-Commerce Market (00:08:15) Journey to Starting EZDC 3PL (00:09:08) Serving Small E-Commerce Brands with Fulfillment (00:15:39) Empowering Emerging Brands Through Flexible Fulfillment (00:17:46) Navigating E-Commerce Growth and Fulfillment Challenges (00:21:50) Expanding into Freight Transportation (00:26:16) Growing with Emerging Ecommerce Brands (00:27:42) Emerging E-commerce Fulfillment with Easy DC 3PL (00:32:19) Keep Showing Up and Stay Consistent Learn More About Fulfillment for Emerging Ecommerce Brands Dave Gulas | Linkedin Dave Gulas | Twitter Dave Gulas | Personal Brand Site EZDC 3PL | Linkedin EZDC 3PL EZDC 3PL | Transportation Beyond Fulfillment Podcast Beyond Fulfillment Podcast | Linkedin Beyond Fulfillment Podcast | YouTube Beyond Fulfillment Podcast | Spotify Beyond Fulfillment Podcast | TikTok How to Build a Successful Freight Brokerage with Joe Chandler | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
5/22/202434 minutes, 35 seconds
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REPOST: Success in Retail Logistics with Mike Jarrett

Mike Jarrett and Joe Lynch discuss success in retail logistics. Mike is the Founder of Jarrett, a leading 3PL providing transportation and logistics solutions. About Mike Jarrett Mike Jarrett, President, and CEO of Jarrett, founded the company in 1999. Prior to starting the company, Mike spent several years in the supply chain industry where he was Vice President of Carrier Operations for Hudson, Ohio–based Caliber Logistics (now known as FedEx Supply Chain Services). Earlier in his career, he was a leader at Roadway Express. He graduated from the University of Mount Union with a Bachelor of Business Administration and received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Akron. Mike and his wife Diane reside in Orrville, Ohio. They have two daughters, Alexa, and Madeline. He currently serves as the Chair of the Heartland Education Community Board of Trustees, the Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) Board, and the University of Mount Union Board of Trustees. About Jarrett Jarrett is a privately held, family-owned company founded in 1999 in Orrville, Ohio, where the company headquarters are today. As a leading multimodal 3PL, Jarrett provides transportation, logistics, warehousing, and fleet services for customers throughout North America. At Jarrett, the philosophy is that supply chain partners should have no limits. Jarrett makes a promise to its customers. The customer is important. Customer emergencies are Jarrett’s emergencies. Highly personalized service is provided 24/7/365 through the company’s routing center – of which all calls are answered within three rings or less. Jarrett promises customers are informed. With the most advanced technology combined with the greatest people, Jarrett provides actionable data so customers can make informed decisions in real time. Jarrett promises their customer’s supply chain will be innovative. The way we Jarrett delivers solutions gives customers a strategic advantage and helps them grow their business in a new way. About The Jarrett Supply Chain Summit The Jarrett Supply Chain Summit is an event that aims to provide innovative insights and help participants stay ahead in the market. It will take place on Thursday, August 10 at the Orrville High School Auditorium in Orrville, Ohio. The registration for the event begins at 8:00 a.m. The keynote speaker for the summit is Jim Tressel, a College Football Hall of Famer, and former Ohio State University football coach. Tressel is known for his leadership and strategic brilliance, which led the Buckeyes to numerous championships. Other guest speakers include industry leaders such as Satish Jindel, Mike Jarrett, Berkley Stafford, Gary Moore, Alan Jones, Jerry Zurovchak, Rick Brumett, Todd Polen, Holli Goare, Janene Holmes, Steve Antunes, David Reese, and Tom Clark. The summit offers networking opportunities, interactive sessions, and the chance to explore innovative solutions for supply chain operations. After the summit, there will be a musical performance by Tracy Byrd and a silent auction to support the Heartland Education Community at Jarrett Headquarters. Key Takeaways: Success in Retail Logistics with Mike Jarrett As a leading multimodal 3PL, Jarrett provides transportation, logistics, warehousing, and fleet services for customers throughout North America. Jarrett is a privately held, family-owned company founded in 1999 in Orrville, Ohio. Jarrett has multiple locations, including its corporate headquarters in Orrville, Ohio, as well as facilities in Los Angeles, California, Hickory, North Carolina, Leola, Pennsylvania, Kent, Ohio, and Seville, Ohio. The Jarrett team aim is to create continuous improvement opportunities throughout the entire supply chain. Jarrett offers high-touch, personalized service to their clients. The company services enhance operational efficiency and lower transportation-related costs. They ensure seamless execution of end-to-end supply chain solutions. Their vision is to be the best logistics company in the industry, providing excellent customer service, state-of-the-art technology, and premier services. Jarrett believes in innovation and supports their employees in doing great things for their clients every day. Learn More About Success in Retail Logistics Mike on LinkedIn Jarrett on LinkedIn Jarrett website The Jarrett Supply Chain Summit International Shipping Issues and Answers What's Happening in Logistics Facing Your Shipping and Logistics An Update on Self Driving Trucks in Logistics Episode Sponsor: Tomorrow.io The Biggest Risk Facing Truck Drivers with Dan Slagen Trucking & Road Solutions: Weather Intelligence for Logistics & Transportation Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
5/20/202454 minutes
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Container Lifecycle Management: Gnosis Freight Streamlines International Logistics with Jake Hoffman

Jake Hoffman and Joe Lynch discuss the Gnosis Freight Container Lifecycle Management® Platform and how Gnosis streamlines international logistics. Jake is the Chief Technical Officer at Gnosis Freight, the freight-tech company that pioneered the world's first Container Lifecycle Management® Platform, which is a supply chain platform focused on the full lifecycle of shipping containers. Summary: Container Lifecycle Management: Gnosis Freight Streamlines International Logistics In this podcast, we explore the world of international shipping and how technology is transforming the industry. We begin by discussing Gnosis Freight, a company that has developed the first Container Lifecycle Management® Platform to simplify the complex process of international shipping. We then speak with Jake Hoffman, CTO of Gnosis Freight, a logistics tech company focused on the lifecycle of a shipping container as it moves around the world. Throughout the podcast, we delve into the challenges and opportunities in international logistics, the importance of accurate data in solving supply chain execution problems, and how companies like Gnosis Freight are leveraging AI, IoT, and other digital methodologies to provide end-to-end visibility and actionable insights for their customers. Gnosis Freight offers a software platform for managing container shipping. Their system tracks containers throughout their journey, pinpointing delays and fostering communication between shippers, carriers, and others involved. This real-time visibility and streamlined collaboration help reduce costs and improve efficiency in the supply chain. Join us as we explore the fascinating world of international logistics and how technology is shaping the future of global trade. #ContainerLifecycleManagement #LogisticsDataInsights #StreamliningInternationalShipping Key Takeaways: Container Lifecycle Management: Gnosis Freight Streamlines International Logistics Learn about Gnosis Freight’s Container Lifecycle Management® Platform and how it simplifies international shipping Discover how Gnosis Freight streamlines international shipping by providing real-time tracking, automating tasks, and offering customizable solutions for different supply chain stakeholders. This improves visibility, efficiency, and reduces costs. Understand the meaning behind the name “Gnosis” and the company is transforming international logistics Explore the challenges and opportunities in international logistics and how Gnosis Freight tackles these complex problems Gain insights into the importance of accurate data in solving supply chain execution problems and the challenges of data integration Learn how standardized data empowers businesses to identify and address logistics issues such as demurrage, detention, and delays Discover how Gnosis Freight leverages IoT, AI, ELD, and other data sources to provide end-to-end visibility and actionable insights for customers Timestamps (00:01:24) Gnosis Freight is Revolutionizing International Logistics (00:01:43) Gnosis Freight: Container Lifecycle Management Solutions (00:02:49) The Meaning and Origin of Gnosis (00:04:01) Solving the Complexities of International Logistics (00:07:11) From Chemical Engineering to Freight Technology (00:12:05) Container Lifecycle Management in Ocean Freight (00:12:49) The Complex Journey of Ocean Freight (00:18:26) Overcoming Supply Chain Visibility Challenges (00:19:52) Actionable Insights from Supply Chain Data (00:21:39) Normalizing Data for Container Tracking (00:28:33) Leveraging Standardized Data for Logistics Optimization (00:30:32) Demurrage, Detention, and OSRA 22 Explained (00:34:22) Streamlining Container Lifecycle Management with Technology (00:41:01) From Unstructured to Structured Data with AI (00:45:14) Leveraging Data for Container Lifecycle Optimization (00:52:45) Enhancing Visibility with ELD and IoT Data (00:55:14) Objective Data for Logistics Reporting (00:58:30) Improving Global Trade with Shipping Containers (00:59:22) Streamlining International Logistics with Data-Driven Solutions (01:02:39) Upcoming Freight Conferences with Gnosis Freight (01:03:36) Engaging with Logistics and Supply Chain Leaders Learn More About Container Lifecycle Management: Gnosis Freight Streamlines International Logistics Jake Hoffman | Linkedin Gnosis Freight | Linkedin Gnosis Freight Episode Sponsor: Revenova Contact Us | Revenova The CRM-Powered TMS with Michael Horvath | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
5/17/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 7 seconds
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REPOST: Building a Resilient Port Strategy with Brian Kempisty & Lauren Beagen

Brian Kempisty, Lauren Beagen and Joe Lynch discuss building a resilient port strategy. Brian is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. Lauren is a lawyer and the Founder of Squall Strategies, a boutique maritime consulting and legal solutions company. About Brian Kempisty Brian Kempisty is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. Brian grew up as a farm kid outside of Buffalo, NY and learned how to work at a young age. While earning his degree at Canisius College he needed a job and found himself working in the logistics industry. Since those early days, he has run multiple companies and his latest adventure called for him to create Port X Logistics which is a national drayage and transloading company with offices on both coasts. About Lauren Beagen Lauren M. Beagen is a seasoned maritime attorney and the founder of Squall Strategies, LLC and The Maritime Professor™. Ms. Beagen is often called on for her industry expertise by notable trade networks, including features on CNBC and FreightWaves. Ms. Beagen has extensive experience in oceanborne commerce and maritime law, with specific emphasis on maritime transportation, Shipping Act issues, supply chain management, international antitrust law, and port and terminal operations. Notable appointments include work in the federal government as Attorney-Advisor (International Affairs) in the Office of the General Counsel at the Federal Maritime Commission and work at a public port authority as Maritime Project Manager for the Port of Boston at the Massachusetts Port Authority. Ms. Beagen received a Bachelor’s degree in International Political Science and International Studies from Hope College, a Master of Marine Affairs degree from the University of Rhode Island, and a Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law. She is an avid sailor and recreational fisherman and holds a US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential (50 ton) for Great Lakes and Inland Waters. About Port X Logistics Port X Logistics specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the US and Canada. With a combination of company trucks, owner operators, and logistics network Port X Logistics can effectively service every port and rail ramp. Port X Logistics provides drayage, trans-loading, and over the road trucking to help clients meet their fulfillment and production plans. The team operates with urgency, attention to detail, proactive communication, and the ultimate in visibility. About Squall Strategies Squall Strategies is a maritime consulting and legal solutions company and offers a wide range of consulting services to serve a variety of businesses and clients. Whether you’re a small, local business or a multinational corporation, we can help you reach new levels of success. Squall Strategies is available for advice and consultation on Federal Maritime Commission related matters, advice and consultation on supply chain and ocean freight movement, potential federal regulatory impacts on your business, federal regulatory review and analysis, general Federal Maritime Commission related inquiries, advice and consultation on demurrage, tariff/schedule reviews, and supply chain industry insight. Key Takeaways: Building a Resilient Port Strategy  The first step in developing a resilient port strategy is understanding the locations of the domestic supply chain along with the location of customers. The ability to use multiple ports of entry is key for shippers because there are unexpected disruptions at ports because Panama Canal issues, labor problems, and shifting regulations at the ports. Shippers must also consider potential labor union issues with both the West Coast and East Coast longshoremen unions. The California Ports are more challenging to service because of AB5 and CARB AB5 refers to Assembly Bill 5, a California law that went into effect on January 1, 2020. It is also known as the “Gig Worker Law” or the “Independent Contractor Law.” AB5 aims to classify more workers as employees rather than independent contractors, CARB emissions refer to emissions of pollutants regulated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). To build a resilient port strategy, shippers must consider the impact of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) of 2022, which includes the following provisions: Unreasonable Refusal to Deal – A provision that requires that an ocean common carrier shall not unreasonably refuse to deal or negotiate with respect to vessel space accommodation. Demurrage and Detention Billing Requirements – A new rule that seeks to provide more clarity, consistency, structure and punctuality to the demurrage and detention billing practices used by vessel operating common carriers (VOCCs), non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) and marine terminal operators (MTOs). Unfair or Unjust Discriminatory Methods – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) will define what is unfair or unjust discriminatory methods used by carriers regarding concerns and complaints by exporters and small shippers. Lastly, to build a resilient port strategy, shippers should get the select the right partner – companies that have a comprehensive knowledge of the ports – companies like Port X Logistics and Squall Strategies. Port X Logistics provides drayage to and from all ports and ramps in the USA and Canada. Port X Logistics provides safe and just-in-time truckload services, unique problem-solving for supply chain solutions, worry-free crisis management services, and collaborative and dedicated project management from start to finish. Squall Strategies provide a broad range of services and solutions to help organizations facilitate change, achieve their vision, and optimize performance and productivity. Not all problems they encounter are legal, but their legal experience gives them a deeper understanding of the industry. Learn More About Building a Resilient Port Strategy Brian on LinkedIn Port X Logistics on LinkedIn Port X Logistics website Port X Logistics Latest Port Report Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty The State of Containerized Shipping with Brian Kempisty Lauren on LinkedIn Squall Strategies on LinkedIn Squall Strategies The Maritime Professor on LinkedIn The Maritime Professor The Maritime Professo: By Land and By Sea Solving the Port Problem with Lauren Beagen Big Changes at the Port with Lauren Beagen Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. 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5/15/202453 minutes, 4 seconds
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Charity Champions: Specialized Trucking and a Mission with Joyce Brenny

Joyce Brenny and Joe Lynch discuss charity champions: specialized trucking and a mission. Joyce is the CEO & Founder of Brenny Transportation, a Minnesota based trucking company that specializes in the transportation of large, heavy, and bulky items that necessitate specialized handling, equipment, and permits. Summary: Charity Champions: Specialized Trucking and a Mission In this podcast, we explore the world of specialized trucking with Joyce Brenny, CEO and founder of Brenny Transportation, and discuss her role as president of the St. Christopher's Trucker Relief and Development Fund. Brenny shares insights into her Minnesota-based company, which hauls unique freight like granite for the Smithsonian and steel bases for windmills, and how they support their drivers through transparent lease purchase programs and customized trucks. We also delve into the mission of the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund, which provides medical and psychological support to truck drivers in need and promotes initiatives to improve driver health and wellness. Throughout the podcast, Brenny emphasizes the importance of creating a safe and empowering environment for truck drivers and showcases her commitment to improving the trucking industry. #TMSAElevate #BrennyTransportation #StChristopherTruckersFund About Joyce Brenny Joyce Brenny's trucking career began in 1981 behind the wheel of a semi-truck. She later transitioned to customer service, sales, and leadership roles, eventually founding Brenny Transportation, a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) in her hometown of St. Joseph, MN, in 1996. A tireless advocate for the industry, Joyce has held numerous leadership positions including the Minnesota Trucking Association Board (first woman trucker Chair), the American Trucking Associations' Safety Policy Committee, and the American Transportation Research Advisory Committee. Currently President of The St. Christopher's Trucker Relief & Development Fund, Joyce has also been recognized by Women In Trucking as a Top Place for Women to Work and Most Influential Woman in Trucking. Most recently, she was nominated for positions on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Policy Committee, Women of Trucking Advisory Board, and the American Trucking Association Executive Board of Directors. Complementing her extensive industry experience, Joyce holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Behavior and Behavior Psychology from the College of St. Scholastica. Driven by a personal mission to create a safe and welcoming work environment for women in trucking, Joyce champions the rights and respect for all professional truck drivers, believing her purpose is to improve the industry for those dedicated to this essential service. About Brenny Transporation Brenny Transportation was founded in 1996 because Joyce and Todd Brenny wanted to be part of a company that treated people with respect, a company which honored champion character, with a team driven to serve. Brenny’s inception into the trucking world began in a very humble way: in a small rented office in Waite Park, MN with three employees and the power of a big idea. Joyce and Todd wanted to show the trucking world that providing Grand Champion Customer Service in an honest and ethical manner could lead to success, and it has. Brenny’s growth has been adaptable to the needs of their customers. Brenny has grown because of their superior respect for their customers’ needs, as well as honoring the hard work and dedication of their champion team members. Customers and team members never question if Brenny cares. They know that Brenny cares. There are many years of transportation knowledge and experience leading Brenny; experience you can count on. Joyce’s career in transportation began in 1980 and Todd’s began in 1988. Brenny’s Vice President, Bonnie Supan began her career in transportation in 1994. You could say Joyce, Todd and Bonnie are transportation experts. Todd and Joyce both started their careers in transportation behind the wheel of a truck. Between Joyce, Todd and Bonnie they have performed most duties involved in the transportation industry. This expanded knowledge of transportation has helped Brenny secure a stable place in the trucking industry. Key Takeaways: Charity Champions: Specialized Trucking and a Mission Joyce Brenny, CEO of Brenny Transportation, is committed to improving the trucking industry for drivers Brenny Specialized hauls unique freight requiring special shipping needs and deliveries St. Christopher Trucker Relief Fund helps truck drivers with unforeseen medical situations and promotes wellness Brenny Transportation supports drivers' choices between being company drivers or owner-operators The company offers a transparent lease purchase program allowing drivers to own trucks within 3-5 years Brenny Transportation was named a top 20 fleet in North America based on driver surveys loading Timestamps (00:00:44) Trucking with Purpose: Brenny Transportation's Story (00:02:01) Specialized Freight: The Brenny Way (00:05:00) Supporting Truck Drivers' Health and Wellbeing (00:06:47) Joyce Brenny's Journey in Trucking (00:11:14) Supporting Driver Success at Brenny Transportation (00:14:41) Supporting Truckers Through St. Christopher Fund (00:20:35) Driving Wellness in the Trucking Industry (00:25:31) Delivering Specialized Freight with Passion (00:29:59) Brenny Transportation: Award-Winning, Driver-Centric Fleet (00:32:57) Specialized Freight Requires Expert Handling (00:36:49) Specialized Trucking: Beyond Oversized Loads (00:37:27) Supporting Truckers and Delivering Specialized Freight (00:38:54) Brenny's Unique Approach to Trucking Learn More About Charity Champions: Specialized Trucking and a Mission Joyce Brenny | Linkedin Brenny Transportation | Linkedin Brenny Transportation Christopher Truckers Relief Fund Episode Sponsor: TMSA TMSA - Transportation Marketing & Sales Association TMSA ELEVATE - Transportation Marketing & Sales Summit Building a Freight Sales & Marketing Community | The Logistics of Logistics Episode Sponsor: Revenova Contact Us | Revenova The CRM-Powered TMS with Michael Horvath | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. 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5/13/202441 minutes, 35 seconds
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Turning Cold Outreach into Gold with Matt Castriotta

Matt Castriotta and Joe Lynch discuss turning cold outreach into gold. Matt is the Founder and CEO of Castriotta Growth Hacking, where they provide B2B demand generation solutions for logistics sales leaders. [podcast src="https://play.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/31235137/height/192/theme/modern/size/large/thumbnail/yes/custom-color/4c4ca4/time-start/00:00:00/playlist-height/200/direction/backward/download/yes/font-color/FFFFFF" height="192" width="100%" scrolling="no" class="podcast-class" frameborder="0" placement="top" use_download_link="" download_link_text="" primary_content_url="https://chtbl.com/track/53D5B3/traffic.libsyn.com/thelolpodcast/Turning_Cold_Outreach_into_Gold_with_Matt_Castriotta_mixdown.mp3" theme="custom" custom_color="4C4CA4" libsyn_item_id="31079508" /] About Matt Castriotta Matt Castriotta is a Growth Hacking and B2B Marketing/Strategy Expert. Before starting Castriotta Growth Hacking, he spent over 10 years closing some of the biggest logistics freight spends in the world at a family-owned, 3PL. He loves people, process, and technology. When he’s not working, he spends his time with an amazing girlfriend that he met through his panel style dating podcast (thegoodguyspodcast.com).  About Castriotta Growth Hacking Castriotta Enterprises Growth Hacking creates custom tailored, B2B demand generation solutions to help executives, entrepreneurs, sales leaders and staff grow B2B focused companies faster than they ever thought was possible. Key Takeaways: Turning Cold Outreach into Gold Castriotta Growth Hacking helps sales teams overcome scarcity mentality and adopt an abundance mindset for consistent lead generation. They offer professional coaching to address specific challenges faced by salespeople, such as crafting responses to prospects, navigating internal processes, and handling objections. Their services focus on optimizing sales workflows by reducing time spent on tasks like prospect vetting and replicating successful sales behaviors across teams. Castriotta Growth Hacking assists with crafting narratives to position companies as trusted advisors in their target audience's minds. They offer services like outlining, ghostwriting, and pitching content to relevant publications. They advocate for a programmatic approach to lead nurturing through email and LinkedIn campaigns to secure sales appointments. Castriotta Growth Hacking provides solutions to reach decision-makers efficiently using various methods including LinkedIn targeting, email marketing, text message marketing, and direct mail campaigns. They offer consultations to help businesses select and implement the right technology stack for their growth hacking needs. This includes data enrichment and marketing automation tools. Learn More About Turning Cold Outreach into Gold Matt Castriotta | Linkedin Castriotta Growth Hacking | Linkedin Castriotta Growth Hacking Matt Castriotta | Calendar The Good Guys Podcast Episode Sponsor: TMSA TMSA - Transportation Marketing & Sales Association TMSA ELEVATE - Transportation Marketing & Sales Summit Building a Freight Sales & Marketing Community | The Logistics of Logistics Episode Sponsor: Revenova Contact Us | Revenova The CRM-Powered TMS with Michael Horvath | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
5/10/202445 minutes, 21 seconds
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Optimizing Cold Chain while Reducing Environmental Impact with Nicole Glenn

Nicole Glenn and Joe Lynch discuss optimizing cold chain while reducing environmental impact. Nicole is the Founder and CEO of Candor Expedite, a transportation leader known for making its customers heroes by delivering creative, fast, effective, and sustainable solutions for time-sensitive and white glove shipments backed by a trusted carrier network. Summary: Optimizing Cold Chain while Reducing Environmental Impact In this podcast, Nicole Glenn, CEO and Founder of Candor Companies, shares her insights and experiences from her 24-year journey in the transportation industry. She discusses her company's innovative and sustainable cold chain packaging solutions that maintain frozen or refrigerated temperatures for up to nine days, allowing for more efficient and environmentally friendly shipping. Glenn also delves into the challenges faced by the cold chain industry and how her company's flexible, customizable solutions can help businesses reduce waste, protect their brand, and optimize their supply chain. Additionally, she shares her strategies for growing her business, the importance of educating people and driving change within the community, and her podcast, LLC Ladies Leadership Coalition, which brings together women in the transportation and logistics industry.  #SustainableColdChain #InnovativeShippingSolutions #WomenInLogistics About Nicole Glenn Nicole Glenn is the Founder and CEO of Candor Expedite, a transportation leader known for making its customers heroes by delivering creative, fast, effective, and sustainable solutions for time-sensitive and white glove shipments backed by a trusted carrier network. Today, Candor is recognized as a leading certified women-owned business headquartered in Texas – with offices in Illinois and Kansas. Nicole navigated through a series of pivotal operational roles within major transportation brokerage companies, immersing herself in the intricate nuances of freight logistics—the essence of moving cargo. Steeped in the daily challenges that shippers and carriers face, she gained invaluable insights to the major obstacles that define the industry landscape. Nicole embraced and transcended these challenges, swiftly rising through the ranks by mastering the art of sales and her ability to collaborate with external and internal teams. She advanced to senior leadership roles including president — solidifying her status as a driving force in the industry. Nicole built her own team to address the lack of transparency in the industry. With her strong network and excellent industry reputation, it wasn’t long before Candor became a top transportation company. She credits her success with an amazing team who consistently provide superior customer service, real-time updates, and open communication. Always looking for new solutions for her customers, Nicole is excited to launch “Candor Cool Chain”, a new division featuring a unique solution for shipping smaller, refrigerated and frozen packages across the U.S. — all while protecting product quality and safety, reducing wasted capacity, keeping costs under control, and minimizing environmental impact. Nicole is a certified member of The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, a member of The Expedite Association of North America, Women in Trucking, Women in Manufacturing, and the Transportation Intermediaries Association. She won numerous awards: Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro’s to Know: Overall Winner; Women in Trucking’s Distinguished Women in Logistics; and Enterprising Women of the Year Champion, a tribute to the world’s top female entrepreneurs. Nicole enjoys giving back to the community and industry. She launched The Ladies Leadership Coalition, a popular podcast designed to empower and celebrate female leaders. Nicole and her hosts amplify the voices of trailblazing women in supply chain and logistics. Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwood University and was recently inducted into their Class of Distinguished Women. She frequently presents at industry conferences; and is a regular contributor to trade and business media, including Forbes Small Business Council. About Candor Expedite Candor Expedite is a transportation leader known for making its customers heroes by delivering creative, fast, effective, and sustainable solutions for time-sensitive and white glove shipments. Founded in 2017 by industry veteran Nicole Glenn, Candor Expedite is a proud, certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBENC), privately-held and operated with headquarters in Plano, Texas, and offices in Joliet, Illinois and Kansas City, Kansas. Visit Candor at www.candorexp.com. Key Takeaways: Optimizing Cold Chain while Reducing Environmental Impact Learn about an innovative reusable cold packaging solution that maintains frozen or refrigerated temperatures for up to nine days  Discover the growth and expansion of Candor Companies since its inception in 2017  Hear about Nicole Glenn's 24-year journey in the transportation industry, servicing various sectors  Understand the challenges faced by the cold chain industry in efficiently transporting small quantities of temperature-sensitive goods  Explore sustainable cold chain packaging solutions that maintain temperatures, provide real-time monitoring, and manage chain of custody  Learn how makeshift bulkheads and improper freight placement can lead to spoilage and impact a company's entire business  Discover a flexible, sustainable cold chain logistics solution using patented temperature-controlled panels for customized delivery options  Timestamps (00:00:00) Optimizing Cold Chain with Reusable Packaging (00:01:48) Expanding and Innovating in Transportation (00:03:16) Expedited Shipping in Various Industries (00:07:05) Building a Synergistic Business Portfolio (00:07:53) Sustainable Cold Chain Solutions (00:16:30) Revolutionizing Cold Chain with Innovative Packaging (00:23:23) Revolutionizing Cold Chain Logistics (00:29:56) Balancing Effectiveness and Efficiency in Cold Chain (00:30:36) Pioneering Efficient Temperature-Controlled Shipping Solutions (00:37:34) Educating on Options and Solving Problems (00:38:24) Optimizing Cold Chain Logistics (00:40:38) Inspiring Growth Through Ladies Leadership Coalition (00:43:05) Growing Your Business with Nicole Glenn (00:45:43) Nicole's Insights on Logistics and Supply Chain Learn More About Optimizing Cold Chain while Reducing Environmental Impact Nicole Glenn | Linkedin Candor Expedite | Linkedin Food Chain - Candor Expedite Episode Sponsor: TMSA TMSA - Transportation Marketing & Sales Association TMSA ELEVATE - Transportation Marketing & Sales Summit Building a Freight Sales & Marketing Community | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. 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5/8/202446 minutes, 29 seconds
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Triple Bottom Line Logistics with Tom Raftery

Tom Raftery and Joe Lynch discuss triple bottom line logistics. Tom is an entrepreneur, sustainability expert, technology executive and all-around thought leader. Tom advises logistics and supply chain companies on technology, sustainability, and communications Summary: Triple Bottom Line Logistics Tom Raftery, a sustainability expert, discusses the importance of triple bottom line logistics in the supply chain industry. He explains how reducing emissions and making operations more sustainable can lead to cost savings and improved profitability. Raftery shares his journey and insights on how companies can achieve a triple bottom line by utilizing forecasting, technology, and optimizing routes and loads. The podcast also explores the transition towards electric vehicles in various segments and strategies for reducing product returns in e-commerce. Raftery emphasizes the need for companies to start their sustainability journey now to remain competitive in the face of increasing pressures from stakeholders and regulations. #TripleBottomLineLogistics #SustainableSupplyChain #ReducingEmissionsInLogistics About Tom Raftery Tom Raftery is a preeminent Sustainability & Technology Executive, Influential Podcast Host of the highly regarded Climate Confident and Sustainable Supply Chain podcasts, and a recognised Thought Leader. As well as being an influential international keynote speaker Tom is a guest lecturer at the prestigious Instituto Internacíonal San Telmo, board advisor for various startups, and former Global Vice President at SAP. Prior to joining SAP, Tom built a successful career as an independent industry analyst, focusing on the Internet of Things, Energy, and CleanTech, while also serving as a Futurist for Gerd Leonhardt's Futures Agency. With an extensive background in technology and social media dating back to 1991, Tom has co-founded an Irish software development company, a social media consultancy, and the hyper energy-efficient data center, Cork Internet eXchange. Additionally, Tom has made significant contributions to the field of sustainability through his work as an Analyst at industry analyst firm RedMonk, where he led their Sustainability practice for over seven years. His unique blend of expertise and experience makes him a sought-after thought leader in technology, sustainability, and social media. Key Takeaways: Triple Bottom Line Logistics Learn about the concept of triple bottom line logistics and its importance in the supply chain industry Discover how reducing emissions is crucial for companies to remain competitive and attract top talent Understand the components of the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit Explore how companies can achieve a triple bottom line by making their logistics operations more sustainable and efficient Learn how forecasting and technology can significantly reduce food waste, saving money and resources Gain insights into the transition towards electrification in the transportation industry, driven by advancements in battery technology and the pursuit of sustainability Discover strategies for making supply chains leaner and greener, including better forecasting, route and load optimization, electric vehicles, and reducing returns Timestamps (00:00:00) Triple Bottom Line Logistics (00:00:47) Sustainability and Technology in Supply Chain (00:04:17) Why Sustainability Matters in Logistics (00:10:14) Defining the Triple Bottom Line (00:12:10) Sustainability, Supply Chain, and Podcasting Journey (00:19:20) Sustainable Logistics: Efficiency Drives Profitability (00:23:56) Reducing Waste in Food Supply Chains (00:27:41) Fewer SKUs: A Sustainability Advantage (00:30:32) Reducing Emissions in Logistics (00:38:51) The Electrification of Transportation (00:44:22) The Transition to Electric Vehicles (00:47:24) Electrifying School Buses and Grid Balancing (00:51:04) Reducing E-commerce Returns with Better Sizing (00:55:59) Revolutionizing Online Shopping with 3D Modeling (00:58:23) Greening Supply Chains with Tom Raftery (01:00:13) Sustainability: A Journey You Must Start Learn More About Triple Bottom Line Logistics Tom Raftery | Linkedin Tom Raftery | Threads Tom Raftery | Twitter Tom Raftery | YouTube Channel Tom Raftery | Calendar Tom Raftery | Blog Tom Raftery | Newsletter Climate Confident podcast Sustainable Supply Chain podcast The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
5/6/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 3 seconds
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REPOST: An Alternative to UPS and FedEx with Mark Lavelle

Mark Lavelle and Joe Lynch discuss an alternative to UPS and FedEx. Mark is the Chief Executive Officer at Maergo, a first-of-its-kind parcel delivery platform, purpose-built for branded direct-to-consumer delivery using modern technology and advanced data capabilities. About Mark Lavelle Mark Lavelle is the Chief Executive Officer at Maergo, a first-of-its-kind parcel delivery platform, purpose-built for branded direct-to-consumer delivery using modern technology and advanced data capabilities. Mark has over 20 years of experience growing businesses at the intersection of commerce, payments, and internet technology. He’s Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Deep Lake Capital. Previously, Mark was SVP of Commerce at Adobe as a result of the $1.7B acquisition of Magento where he was CEO. Other senior leadership roles include eBay, PayPal and Bill Me Later. About Maergo Serving the fastest growing brands across retail, Maergo simplifies and expedites small parcel delivery. Offering 1-3 day nationwide service, Maergo accelerates the end-to-end ecommerce & delivery experience through a comprehensive, proven network of providers, and simplifies the challenge many brands face of having to manage multiple carriers. Maergo takes care of it all through a single relationship. We deliver the reliability brands have come to count on, while offering freedom from egregious price increases, hidden accessorial fees, and lackluster support often seen from legacy providers. Topped off by improving time-in-transit and lowering your costs, Maergo is reimagining delivery and changing the way the retailers ship and deliver to their customers. Key Takeaways: An Alternative to UPS and FedEx Mark Lavelle is the Chief Executive Officer at Maergo, a first-of-its-kind parcel delivery platform, purpose-built for branded direct-to-consumer delivery using modern technology and advanced data capabilities.  In the podcast interview, Mark and Joe discuss alternatives to UPS and FedEx. Mark’s company, Maergo is one of those alternatives that many fast growing brands are using to simplify and expedite their small parcel shipments. Maergo simplifies and expedites small parcel delivery for the fastest growing brands across retail. They offer 1-3 day nationwide service, accelerating the end-to-end ecommerce and delivery experience. Maergo has a comprehensive network of providers, eliminating the need for brands to manage multiple carriers. They deliver reliability while avoiding price increases, hidden fees, and lackluster support seen from legacy providers. Maergo improves time-in-transit and lowers costs, reimagining delivery for retailers. They drive higher conversion rates by providing a faster delivery experience for brands. Maergo eliminates the need for expensive regional distribution centers and complex carrier relationships. Their network features include pick-ups seven days a week, flexible sortation, eco-friendly use of passenger flight cargo capacity, and diverse last mile partners. Maergo understands that providing a great shipping experience is crucial for brand success. They offer faster, cheaper, and greener shipping options for high-growth brands, reducing carbon emissions and providing an alternative to legacy carriers. Learn More About An Alternative to UPS and FedEx Mark on LinkedIn Maergo on LinkedIn Maergo website Maergo Blog Maergo Case Studies Report: The 2022 Peak Network Performance Report Report: The 2023 Maergo Post-Purchase Consumer Experience Study UnBoxing with Maergo series Episode Sponsor: Port X Logistics Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
5/3/202447 minutes, 47 seconds
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DAT iQ: The Metrics that Matter with Samuel Parker

Samuel Parker and Joe Lynch discuss DAT iQ: the metrics that matter. Samuel is Director of Product Marketing at DAT Freight & Analytics' Shipper segment. DAT operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Shippers, brokers, carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for trends and data insights based on a database of $150 billion in annual market transactions. DAT iQ provides freight intelligence to inform your budget and procurement strategies so you can navigate market volatility with greater confidence and agility. About Samuel Parker Samuel is the Associate Director for DAT Freight & Analytics’ Shipper segment. This segment is in the growth stage of its evolution, serving large enterprise brands and their Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain teams. Samuel is an experienced market strategy and product leader with over 10 years of experience in supply chain logistics and innovation, specializing in helping technology companies build high-performing Go-to-Market teams. Experienced in solutions marketing and portfolio development across SaaS, Supply Chain Software, and OEM Hardware. Samuel has his B.A. degree in Marketing Communications from Central College and Masters of Science degree in Corporate Marketing and Organizational Communications from Northeastern University. Samuel is a board member of CSCMP's Rocky Mountain Roundtable and is a Certified Product Marketing Manager (CPMM). He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and son. About DAT Freight & Analytics DAT Freight & Analytics operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Shippers, transportation brokers, carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for trends and data insights based on more than 400 million freight matches and a database of $150 billion in annual market transactions.Founded in 1978, DAT is a business unit of Roper Technologies (Nasdaq: ROP), a constituent of the Nasdaq 100, S&P 500, and Fortune 1000. Key Takeaways: DAT iQ: The Metrics that Matter In the podcast interview, Samuel Parker gave a freight market overview based on DAT's database of $150 billion in annual market transactions. In short, the market has more or less hit bottom, but a recovery will not occur until the first quarter of 2025 - give or take a quarter.   Predicting the freight market is always tough even for DAT, so follow them for the most up-to-date freight market trends and insights. The metrics that matter are from DAT IQ and are summarized below: RateView Analytics: Get the most up-to-date pricing data in the industry based on actual contribution data. Analyze pricing trends and pinpoint seasonal changes with 13-month pricing histories on each lane. Access accurate freight rate forecasts that are over 95% accurate on more than 7 million daily predictions. Gain full visibility into spot and contract rates by viewing average rates paid by brokers and shippers on more than 68,000 lanes. Network Analytics: Understand past, present, and future market conditions. Identify emerging trends, seasonal shifts, and underperforming aspects of your network. Source capacity with precision using supply and demand metrics and forecasts. Uncover cost-saving opportunities by optimizing underperforming lanes or carriers. Build a resilient and diversified portfolio by negotiating with incumbents or efficiently procuring new carriers. Analytics Services: Tap into DAT’s in-house team of subject matter experts for one-time or ongoing engagements. Improve data hygiene with services such as data cleansing and aggregation. Integrate data from any DAT product or service to enhance and centralize internal workflows. Receive custom reporting solutions tailored to your business operations. Learn More About DAT iQ: The Metrics that Matter Samuel Parker | Linkedin DAT Freight & Analytics | Linkedin DAT Freight & Analytics | Shippers DAT | DAT iQ DAT | Speakers Freightvine Podcast - DAT MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics with Chris Caplice | The Logistics of Logistics Navigating Market Uncertainty with Sarah Bertram | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
5/1/202454 minutes, 41 seconds
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Freight Recession: Opportunity or Threat with Steve Elwell

Steve Elwell and Joe Lynch discuss freight recession: opportunity or threat. Steve is the Founder and Managing Director of iDev Partners a boutique leadership, business strategy and turnaround consulting firm.  About Steve Elwell  Steve is the Founder and since 2010 Managing Director of iDev Partners a boutique leadership, business strategy and turnaround consulting firm located in Farmington Hills, MI. In this role he has helps leaders and organizations realize their potential and mission. Steve has lead multiple technology, manufacturing, and start-up businesses as CEO, COO, and President. His consulting clients include large publicly traded corporations and family businesses in industries from logistics to aerospace. Prior to strategy and turnaround, Steve ran an IT, and automation businesses and owned a retained executive search firm. He earned an MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit, and a BA in Economics and Management from Albion College, in Albion, MI. Steve, his wife Kris, and their two children live in Farmington Hill, MI. About iDev iDev serves leaders and businesses in their transition from good to great. We develop clarity and translate that clarity into action and durable sustainable gains. Our approach brings together vision, talent, technology, around realistic solutions, and deliberate high-energy execution. iDev has been successful in diverse situations including turnaround and transformation, crisis management, and strategic growth. iDev leaders have prior consulting experience as well as tenure as C-suite function heads and CEOs. Key Takeaways: Freight Recession: Opportunity or Threat Steve Elwell and Joe Lynch discuss freight recession: opportunity or threat: Freight Recession Deepens: The initial predictions underestimated the severity and duration of the freight recession. The Burning Question: Steve Elwell and Joe Lynch tackle the burning question: is it a threat or an opportunity? Not a Shared Fate: While everyone feels the recession's impact, companies can choose their response. Leaders Seize the Opportunity: Top leadership teams see the downturn as a chance to leapfrog competitors, not just survive. Unlocking Growth: Steve Elwell unveils a simple customer-focused assessment tool to help businesses capitalize on this chance. iDev prioritizes empowering your people for lasting improvement. They understand that sustained success requires incentivized and passionate teams, which is why they focus on fostering long-term engagement. Results from day one. iDev delivers immediate value from the first meeting. They believe in swift action and maximizing the impact of the partnership from the outset. iDev provides the technological expertise, but your leadership and talent propel it further. They act as a catalyst, helping your team reach its full potential. Beyond project hours, your success is their passion. iDev invest in your business and the personal growth of your team members. iDev commitment fosters genuine connections, transforming clients into long-term partners. At iDev, professionalism thrives alongside genuine care - because business is, after all, personal. iDev core values: Action, Excellence, Leadership. Learn More About Freight Recession: Opportunity or Threat Steve Elwell | Linkedin iDev | Linkedin Supply Chain Disruptions Are Here to Stay with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics 3 Emerging Supply Chain Trends with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics Make Heroes, Make Money with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics Avoiding Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt in Sales with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics The Number One Reason Why People Buy with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics The Only 3 Ways to Improve Your Sales with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics Understanding the Buying Process with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics Entering New Logistics Markets with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
4/29/202445 minutes
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REPOST: Growing a Brand and a Business with Adam Vazquez

Adam Vazquez and Joe Lynch discuss growing a brand and a business. Adam is the CEO of Heard Media, a marketing firm that specializes in creating audio and video content that educates, entertains, and engages target markets. About Adam Vazquez Adam Vazquez is an experienced marketing leader who serves as the CEO of Heard Media. Adam has built memorable growth stories for numerous companies throughout the supply chain, healthcare, and technology industries, and is a leading mind for growth and marketing in the B2B space. Applying the strategies and methodologies he learned while serving Fortune 1000 brands as a strategist, Adam brings both creative and practical strategies that move the needle for the mid-market companies he serves. Adam is also an entrepreneur. After leaving VaynerMedia, he co-founded Heard Media and has built the company to what it is today using many of the same strategies and techniques he employs for his clients. He is a trusted consultant to mid-market CEOs and an entertaining public speaker on the topics of brand, b2b growth, creative campaigns, and content marketing. Adam's work has won several awards from the American Advertising Federation as well as being a finalist for a Cannes Lion. Notable credits include: Writer of "The Stain", Executive Producer of "The Future of Supply Chain", Executive Producer of "The Data Stack Show", Executive Producer of "Trending Thoughts with Torrey Smith", and Host and Executive Producer of "Content is for Closers". About Heard Media Heard Media is a company that exists to help businesses find and serve their customers through audio and video content. They believe that growing a business online is crucial for its future success. Their Custom Content Framework, which has generated millions of dollars in revenue for their clients, is now available to all businesses. Heard Media's Custom Content Growth Model consists of three phases: Clarify, Create, and Convert. In the Clarify phase, their team uses a combination of research, industry reports, and experience to help businesses determine the best platforms to promote their content campaigns. The Create phase focuses on bringing ideas to life through design, including show/series identity, logo development, web and landing page development, and more. Finally, in the Convert phase, Heard Media ensures that the content drives business results by maximizing exposure and implementing measurement systems. They also offer supply chain and logistics services specifically tailored to the trucking industry. Key Takeaways: Growing a Brand and a Business  Heard Media specializes in creating audio and video content that educates, entertains, and engages target markets. Their Custom Content Framework has generated millions of dollars in revenue for clients and is now available to new customers. They offer a Custom Content Growth Model that includes strategies such as brand and content strategy, audience research, competitive analysis, and digital content roadmap. Heard Media believes in the importance of preparation and uses a mix of first and third-party research, industry reports, and decades of experience to help clients decide the best place to promote their content campaigns. They bring ideas to life through design, whether it's visual or audio, and offer services such as show/series identity, logo development, web and landing page development, and visual asset development. Results are a priority for Heard Media, and they ensure that content drives business over the long-term by providing platform selection, paid ads management, email marketing campaign development, and analytics services. They also serve the trucking industry by offering brand and content strategy, audience research, competitive analysis, and digital content roadmap services. Heard Media understands the importance of blending business and brand into a cohesive entity that resonates with the target audience. They believe in the power of creativity and its role in executing successful content campaigns. Heard Media takes pride in their ability to take the guesswork out of growth and help businesses thrive online. Learn More About Growing a Brand and a Business Adam on LinkedIn Adam's Letter on LinkedIn Adam's Newsletter Heard Media on LinkedIn Heard Website Adam's Podcast The Drum | US Ad Of The Day: Flock Freight Quantifies A ‘fuckload’ For Blue’s Clues’ Steve Burns Episode Sponsor: Tomorrow.io The Biggest Risk Facing Truck Drivers with Dan Slagen Trucking & Road Solutions: Weather Intelligence for Logistics & Transportation Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
4/26/20241 hour, 47 seconds
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Driving Sales Pipeline with Jim Waters

Jim Waters and Joe Lynch discuss driving sales pipeline. Jim is the Founder of FreighTech, an advisory and fractional CMO service that helps logistics technology providers acquire more customers. About Jim Waters Jim Waters is a Boston-based B2B marketing executive with a proven track record of building robust sales pipelines. His passion lies in driving meaningful conversations, understanding customer pain points, and creating compelling content that generates active pipeline velocity. A results-driven innovator, Jim was an early employee at both FRAYT and Tive, where he spearheaded Global Marketing. Jim's entrepreneurial spirit led him to build successful marketing teams at Coveo, (CVO.TO), FAST (MSFT) and StreamServe (NASDAQ: OTEX). He earned an MBA from Northeastern University and is now Founder of FreighTech Advisors fractional CMO and advisor services to companies in the Logistics Technology industry. About FreighTech FreighTech is a company that delivers fractional CMO consulting, content development, marketing and advisory services specifically to logistics technology businesses. The company was founded in 2023 by Jim Waters, a logistics and supply chain marketing veteran. Key Takeaways: Driving Sales Pipeline Jim Waters and Joe Lynch discuss the 3 keys to driving sales pipeline. Demand Creation (top of the funnel) Active Pipeline (prospects that seem promising after the discovery call) Closing Deals  FreighTech customers gain the following benefits: Industry Leader: Led by logistics veteran Jim Waters, FreighTech offers logistics tech companies the combined power of advisory services and fractional CMO expertise to drive customer acquisition. Fractional CMO Advantage: Access senior marketing leaders for strategic guidance and execution, saving costs compared to a full-time CMO. Growth Focus: Target key areas like lead generation, brand awareness, demand creation, and sales growth. Data-Driven Results: Track KPIs and measure ROI to demonstrate the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. Scalable Support: Adjust service hours based on your company's needs. Learn More About Driving Sales Pipeline Jim Waters | Linkedin FreighTech | Linkedin FreighTech The Key to Effective Last Mile Delivery with Jim Waters | The Logistics of Logistics Every Shipment Matters With Jim Waters | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
4/24/202447 minutes, 16 seconds
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Understanding the Canadian Logistics Landscape with Dean Duffin

Dean Duffin and Joe Lynch discuss understanding the Canadian logistics landscape. Dean is Co-founder and CEO of Linear Logistics, one of Canada's fastest growing full-service third-party logistics companies. About Dean Duffin Growing up enjoying the small-town Alberta lifestyle, Dean excelled academically. He graduated high school with honors and pursued a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Alberta, with a focus on international business and new venture creation. Upon completing his education, he relocated to Calgary, where he started his journey in the logistics industry with a prominent Fortune 500 company. Demonstrating a remarkable ability to rapidly expand teams and provide proactive leadership, he earned early success. This success, coupled with invaluable learning experiences, paved the path to the establishment of Linear Logistics, a full-service logistics firm based in Calgary. With a strong dedication to unparalleled customer service, Linear Logistics has flourished under his and his co-founder, Andrew’s guidance. They grew from a duo to a team of over 40 logistics professionals across operations in multiple locations across Canada. Outside of his professional pursuits, Dean is an avid outdoors enthusiast, indulging in activities such as mountain biking, snowboarding, and hockey, both as a player and coach. Additionally, he devotes a significant amount of his time to non-profit organizations, driven by his belief in the importance of charity. About Linear Logistics A decade strong, Linear Logistics has solidified its reputation as a premier transportation and logistics solutions provider. Headquartered in Calgary with a strategic footprint across Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Ontario, Linear Logistics seamlessly services clients throughout North America. Their ongoing expansion into the British Columbia market reflects a dedication to broadening reach and catering to diverse business needs. At Linear, customer satisfaction remains paramount. By leveraging extensive experience and knowledge, they consistently uphold their commitment to customer-centric service, streamlining supply chain operations for valued clients. Their dedicated workforce strives to make a difference in the logistics world through proactive service and transparent communication. Efficient information management and real-time updates empower clients to make informed decisions. By entrusting their freight to Linear, clients gain access to customized solutions that optimize efficiency, allowing them to focus on core competencies. Linear prides itself on exceeding expectations, fostering innovative solutions, and delivering continuous value to partners. Key Takeaways: Understanding the Canadian Logistics Landscape Dean Duffin and Joe Lynch discuss the Canadian logistics landscape including the unique challenges for each of the 5 regions that make up Canada: Atlantic Provinces Central Canada Prairie Provinces West Coast Northern Territories With over 10 years of experience, Linear Logistics is a leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions across North America. Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, they operate strategically in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, and are expanding into British Columbia. Linear prioritizes customer satisfaction by offering custom-tailored solutions and streamlining supply chain operations. Their team is dedicated to making a difference through proactive service, clear communication, and efficient information management. Real-time updates empower clients to make informed decisions regarding their freight. By partnering with Linear, businesses gain access to solutions that optimize efficiency, allowing them to focus on core strengths. Linear goes beyond expectations by fostering innovative solutions and delivering continuous value to clients. Learn More About Understanding the Canadian Logistics Landscape Dean Duffin | LinkedIn Linear Logistics | LinkedIn Linear Logistics Calgary: A top transportation and logistics hub | Calgary Economic Development The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
4/22/202441 minutes, 30 seconds
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REPOST: Drone Delivery is Here with Tom Walker

Drone delivery is here and it is an increasingly viable mode for home delivery. Tom Walker and Joe Lynch discuss the logistics and economics of drone delivery. Tom is the Founder and CEO of DroneUp, a pioneering autonomous drone delivery company that specializes in last-mile delivery. About Tom Walker Tom Walker is the Founder and CEO of DroneUp. DroneUp provides drone delivery and flight services to organizations and communities. Tom has also brought a singular purpose to the Unmanned Transportation (UTM) market – to bring the economic benefits of drones that are essential for communities and our competitive standing in the world to market safely. Tom is a recognized pioneer in military and government digital reform, having managed the extensive programming and web enablement of computer systems to support both the U.S. and International Special Forces. As a result of his thesis, The Point of Mobile Confluence, Tom was tapped as an advisor to the White House on innovative technologies and their impact on the emerging workforce. The data from the research, combined with his military search and rescue experience, led to the creation of DroneUp. Tom is a UAS industry pioneer with patents on mobile app technology. He has led pandemic drone delivery testing under FAA Part 107 Regulations with the State of Virginia, which established the partnership team focused on free COVID-19 test kit delivery with Walmart. Soon after that, under Tom’s leadership, the first drone airport, the DroneUp Hub, was founded. About DroneUp DroneUp is a pioneering autonomous drone delivery company that specializes in providing innovative and efficient solutions for last-mile delivery. DroneUp’s proprietary autonomous technology is integrated with its ground infrastructure to provide affordable and scalable last-mile delivery. With a commitment to utilizing cutting-edge technology and a customer-centric approach, DroneUp is revolutionizing the way goods are transported, making delivery faster, safer, and more cost-effective. Founded in 2016, DroneUp is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. DroneUp provides drone delivery service in 34 locations across six states for the #1 retailer in the world, Walmart. Key Takeaways: Drone Delivery is Here DroneUP is a San Diego based drone delivery company that was founded in 2017. DroneUP has a network of over 10,000 pilots who can deliver packages to customers within minutes. The company offers a variety of delivery services, including last-mile delivery, emergency response, and aerial photography. DroneUP has partnered with companies such as Walmart, FedEx, and CVS to provide drone delivery services. DroneUP is one of the leading drone delivery companies in the United States and is committed to providing safe and reliable drone delivery services. DroneUP is developing new technologies and services to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of drone delivery. The company is also working to expand its network of pilots and partners to reach more customers. DroneUP is a fast-growing company that is poised to play a major role in the future of drone delivery. DroneUP is a member of the Drone Delivery Alliance, a coalition of companies working to advance the commercialization of drone delivery. Learn More About Drone Delivery is Here Tom Walker on LinkedIn DroneUP on LinkedIn DroneUp website The Path Forward is Up | DroneUp Halloween Stock Up Pilot Pick | DroneUp Taco Tuesday Pilot Picks | DroneUp About DroneUp | The Leading Drone Service Provider Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio – Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
4/19/202448 minutes, 25 seconds
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REPOST: The Freight Brokerage Market with Kevin Hill

Kevin Hill and Joe Lynch discuss the freight brokerage market. Kevin is the owner of Brush Pass Research, a sales and marketing research firm that helps companies sell to freight brokerages across North America. About Kevin Hill Kevin Hill is a respected expert in the freight industry, with over 10 years of experience in sales, marketing, and media production. He is the owner of Brush Pass Research, a sales and marketing research firm that helps companies sell to freight brokerages across North America. He is also the host of Put That Coffee Down, a popular freight sales show on FreightWavesTV. Kevin is passionate about helping freight sales professionals grow their businesses and reach their goals. He is known for his insightful analysis of the freight industry, his practical sales advice, and his engaging and informative speaking style. He is a regular speaker at industry events and has been featured in numerous publications, including FreightWaves, Transport Topics, and Logistics Management. Kevin is also a successful entrepreneur. He previously founded CarrierLists, a carrier sourcing platform that was acquired by Highway in 2022.  About Brush Pass Research Brush Pass Research provides sales teams with the company tech intel and contact details they need to prospect faster and smarter. Their database includes over 12,000 decision-makers at the largest 1,000 freight brokerages in North America. With Brush Pass Research, sales teams can identify the right freight brokerages to target, connect with key decision-makers directly, avoid wasting time on unqualified leads, and accelerate their sales cycle. Brush Pass Research is the perfect solution for sales teams of all sizes. Whether they're just starting out or they're looking to expand their reach, Brush Pass Research can help them close more deals and grow their business. Sign up for a free trial today and see the difference Brush Pass Research can make for your sales team. Key Takeaways: The Freight Brokerage Market Brush Pass Research is the best way to prospect freight brokerages. The company provides company tech intel and contact details for the largest 1,000 freight brokerages in North America. Their database includes over 12,000 decision-makers. Brush Pass helps sales teams identify the right freight brokerages to target, connect with key decision-makers directly, avoid wasting time on unqualified leads, and accelerate their sales cycle. Easy to use: Simply sign up for a free trial, search the database by company name, contact name, industry, or other criteria, and export your results to a CSV file or CRM system. Perfect for sales teams of all sizes, whether you're just starting out or you're looking to expand your reach. Learn More About The Freight Brokerage Market Kevin Hill on LinkedIn Brush Pass Research on LinkedIn Brush Pass Research website Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
4/17/202441 minutes, 55 seconds
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Getting Good Shipper Freight with Ed Burns

Ed Burns and Joe Lynch discuss getting good shipper freight. Ed is the CEO of Burns Logistics, a transportation sales agency that connects shippers and carriers in a way that helps both to achieve their goals. About Ed Burns Ed Burns loves to connect people. It’s amazing what can happen when good people come together. He asks big questions in the hope of finding big answers. He started his first real business at 20, a marketing agency which he sold after running for seven years. He grew up around the freight world and is fascinated by big trucks. He joined the family business in 2020 while the world was ending, and is committed to making transportation a better place for both shippers and carriers. For fun, he builds sandcastles. They are a wonderful analogy for what it takes to build businesses: time, effort, caring, and willingness to let go. He is a husband and father and believes that kids hold the key to happiness because they see everything with a sense of wonder. About Burns Logistics Burns Logistics is a transportation sales agency that connects shippers and carriers in a way that helps both to achieve their goals. They believe in a world where freight gets where it needs to be on time, in full, while everyone involved makes a good living. They represent a book of asset carriers and match them with shippers who value relationships and service. Key Takeaways: Getting Good Shipper Freight Burns Logistics is a transportation sales agency that connects shippers and carriers. Their services include regional, national, and reefer and dry van truckload transportation. They also specialize in warehouse space in the New York market, the Lehigh Valley, and Atlanta area. Burns Logistics helps shippers by finding carriers, negotiating rates, and managing logistics. They offer additional services such as HAZMAT transportation, expedited shipping, flatbed trailers, LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping, and more. Burns Logistics prioritizes building strong relationships with their clients and providing excellent customer service. Learn More About Getting Good Shipper Freight Ed Burns | Linkedin Burns Logistics | Linkedin Burns Logistics Crazy Ideas from Ed Burns The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
4/15/202442 minutes, 56 seconds
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Making Drivers Happy with Elisabeth Barna

Elisabeth Barna and Joe Lynch discuss making drivers happy. Elisabeth is the Founder of EAB Strategies, a company that provides communications and marketing expertise to transportation and logistics companies, as well as program development for companies seeking to grow their brand and image. About Elisabeth Barna Elisabeth Barna is a seasoned veteran in the trucking industry with 34 years of experience. In 2023, she founded EAB Strategies, LLC, a consulting business where she continues to work within the transportation and logistics industry. During her 25-year tenure at American Trucking Associations, most recently EVP, Industry Affairs & Senior Advisor, she played a pivotal role in the industry's image campaign by telling the story of trucking.  She worked tirelessly to amplify the professional truck driver, the industry's safety record and career opportunities. Elisabeth drove the association’s image programs, member communications strategy, and oversaw ATA events and education.  She steered the industry-wide image movement Trucking Moves America Forward. Elisabeth received the "J.R. 'Bob' Halladay" Award and the American Logistics Aid Network's 2021 Humanitarian Logistics Award. She is secretary of St. Christophers Truckers Relief Fund, a member of Truckers Against Trafficking Advisory Council and a founding member of DOT’s Women of Trucking Advisory Board. About EAB Strategies EAB Strategies provides communications and marketing expertise to transportation and logistics companies, as well as program development for companies seeking to grow their brand and image. Led by a driven and passionate leader with nearly 35 years in the trucking industry, Barna’s ability to amplify the voice of the industry through storytelling is unmatched.  She offers public speaking and media training for professional truck drivers and emerging leaders. EAB Strategies provides opportunities through professional driver focus groups and surveys that deliver confidential feedback on company culture, policies and products that help attract new candidates, retain drivers, or improves product or pitch. She provides expertise in event content, logistics and marketing. Engagement is important in any business and EAB Strategies will identify and create initiatives to engage leaders, employees, members, communities, and the media. Barna’s work with emerging leader programs, driver programs, and association and charity programs are a testament to her ability to deliver results. Key Takeaways: Making Drivers Happy EAB Strategies specializes in communications and marketing services for transportation and logistics companies. They offer program development to help companies grow their brand and public image. Led by Elisabeth Barna, a leader with 35 years of experience in the trucking industry, EAB Strategies offers a deep understanding of the sector. Barna excels at amplifying the voice of the transportation and logistics industry through compelling storytelling. EAB Strategies provides public speaking and media training for professional truck drivers and emerging leaders. They identify and create initiatives to engage various audiences including leaders, employees, members, communities, and the media. Barna's experience with emerging leader programs, driver programs, and association/charity work demonstrates EAB Strategies' ability to deliver successful communication solutions. Learn More About Making Drivers Happy Elisabeth Barna | Linkedin Wreaths Across America | Linkedin Wreaths Across America Elisabeth serves on the board of the following organizations: St. Christophers Truckers Relief Fund TAT Everyday Heroes The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
4/12/202439 minutes, 23 seconds
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Building a Global Logistics Juggernaut with Nourhan Beyrouti

Nourhan Beyrouti and Joe Lynch discuss building a global logistics juggernaut. Nourhan is Global Chief Revenue Officer at AJEX Logistics Services, Saudi Arabia's fastest growing transportation company. About Nourhan Beyrouti Nourhan Beyrouti, a seasoned professional with a global footprint, has an impressive track record in branding, corporate innovation, and real estate development, and global logistics technology. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, and currently residing in Dallas, Texas, Beyrouti's career has taken him through 17 countries, enriching him with diverse international experience. After completing his MBA in Business Management from the Lebanese American University, Beyrouti embarked on his career journey in 2000. He started as a Brand Manager with SABIC in Riyadh, followed by a stint as Head of Corporate Communications at OCTAL Petrochemicals in Oman. His upward trajectory continued as he took on roles such as Head of Branding and Innovation at Nawras (now Ooredoo) and Head of Brand Experience at Mobily in Saudi Arabia, contributing significantly to the telecom sector. Beyrouti's expertise was further utilized in assisting the Dubai government with the “Dubai Plan 2021”. His journey then led him to Majid Al Futtaim Holding, where he served as Marketing Operations and Creative Services Lead, managing a vast array of shopping malls, cinemas, retail stores, hotels, and ski resorts across 17 countries. At Majid Al Futtaim Holding, Beyrouti played a pivotal role in reshaping the company's strategic direction and enhancing the experience of over 560 million customers annually. Subsequently, Beyrouti joined TMG Northwest, significantly contributing to its growth as the Marketing Director in one of the fastest-growing property management companies in the Pacific Northwest. A significant milestone in Beyrouti's career was his role as the Senior Director of Delivery Solutions, a pivotal position where he led the revenue operations in marketing, strategy, and sales events from 2021 to 2023. As the first management hire, he was instrumental in guiding the company toward its acquisition by UPS in May of 2022. Currently, Nourhan Beyrouti is at the helm of AJEX Logistics, a Saudi Arabian-based logistics company, serving as the Global Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, he leads global revenue operations, focusing on connecting the world to Saudi Arabia and enhancing the company's international impact. With over 20 years in the retail and real estate sectors, Beyrouti's passion lies in innovation and creating transformative retail experiences. He aspires to be a game-changer, bringing joy and exceptional experiences to the retail and real estate industries. "Retail companies and brands win the customers, and the retail customers win the experience," emphasizing his commitment to revolutionizing retail technology. About AJEX Logistics Services AJEX Logistics Services, founded in 2021, is a Saudi Arabian logistics leader with a presence in the UAE, Bahrain, and China. Backed by Ajlan & Bros and SF Express, they offer a comprehensive suite of solutions including express delivery, e-commerce fulfillment, warehousing, and freight forwarding across air, ocean, and road. Committed to innovation and sustainability, AJEX aims to be the most trusted logistics partner in the Middle East, supporting regional growth and Saudi Vision 2030. Key Takeaways: Building a Global Logistics Juggernaut AJEX is a global transportation and logistics company based in Saudi Arabia. AJEX customers gain the following advantages: Comprehensive Services: AJEX provides express shipping, freight forwarding, pharma, and cold chain solutions. Middle East Focus: Their expertise lies in Middle East ecommerce distribution and industrial solutions, with a strong presence in the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and China. Customer-Centric Approach: AJEX adapts to customer needs and expectations, offering reliable and trusted shipping, clearance, and logistics services in the Middle East, Africa, and the Indian sub-continent. Ecommerce Experts: AJEX is experiencing rapid growth due to the booming ecommerce market in Saudi Arabia. AJEX actively contributes to Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 by driving the growth of the logistics sector within the region. Their goal is to simplify logistics for clients and partners, ensuring efficient package delivery and seamless supply chains. Learn More About Building a Global Logistics Juggernaut Nourhan Beyrouti | LinkedIn AJEX Losgistics Services | Linkedin AJEX Logistics Services Saudi Vision 2030 Beyrouti The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
4/10/202458 minutes, 40 seconds
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AI Driven Sales & Marketing with Jason Jimenez Vanover

Jason Jimenez-Vanover and Joe Lynch discuss AI driven sales & marketing. Jason is the CEO and Founder of JCI Marketing,  a freight-focused content marketing agency that specializes in working with transportation, logistics and supply chain companies. About Jason Jimenez-Vanover Jason Jimenez-Vanover is the CEO and Founder of JCI Marketing, a freight-focused marketing agency. With more than a decade of experience in marketing for the supply chain, Jason built his career on content creation as a copywriter and marketing consultant. His expertise stretches across the logistics universe, working with brands from the Top 100 Logistics Providers and many brokers. He also is a HubSpot Inbound Certified and Semrush Certified expert in content marketing. His passions include maintaining big-picture ideas for content, developing the iconic JC-AI, a solution that aims to create effective SaaS-based marketing, and continuously identifying new options for branding. About JCI Marketing JCI Marketing is a freight-focused content agency that specializes in working with those in the transportation, logistics and supply chain industries. Forging a trident of of white-glove service, first-hand knowledge and data-driven strategy, the JCI team is continuously looking for ways to augment brand value, awareness, and market share and has now built the JC-AI, an AI tool built for the specific purpose of creating high-quality content without the endless array of prompts and chatbots. JCI Marketing originated as a freelancing business more than a decade ago that grew into something more, and it's based on the founder, Jason Jimenez-Vanover's personal expertise in logistics and supply chain management, combined with a deep love of content creation. JCI Marketing services include building high-quality SEO strategies, social media management, and overall content creation. Key Takeaways: AI Driven Sales & Marketing JCI Marketing customers gain the following advantages: Specialization: They focus on content creation for the transportation, logistics, and supply chain industries. Approach: JCI Marketing combines personalized service, industry knowledge, and data-driven strategies to boost client brands. Services: They offer content creation (including SEO-focused content), social media management, and high-quality content creation tools (JC-AI). Experience: Founded on the expertise and passion of Jason Jimenez-Vanover, JCI Marketing has grown from a freelance business to a full-fledged agency. Process: JCI Marketing starts with a detailed audit of your online presence and brand goals. Onboarding: Their onboarding process goes beyond paperwork, involving in-depth interviews to fully understand your brand. Content Strategy: JCI Marketing tailors content goals based on your chosen services, focusing on maximizing impact and engagement. Learn More About AI Driven Sales & Marketing Jason Jimenez-Vanover | Linkedin JCI MArketing | Linkedin JCI Marketing The JC-AI Membership | JCI Marketing Contact JCI Marketing The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
4/8/202455 minutes, 35 seconds
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Building Strong Carrier Relationships with Dan Lindsey

Dan Lindsey and Joe Lynch discuss building strong carrier relationships. Dan is the Co-founder and Vice President of Linkage Logistics and the Founder of the Broker-Carrier Summit, which will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, April 22 - 24, 2024 About Dan Lindsey Dan Lindsey is the Co-founder of Linkage Logistics and the Founder of the Broker-Carrier Summit. Dan has been in the logistics industry since 2001 when he began working the preload shift for UPS. Since then, he has worked as a freight broker, operations manager, and business development leader in multiple segments of the industry. His commitment to “doing business the right way” led him to launch Linkage Logistics in March of 2020. He is also the driving force behind the Broker-Carrier Summit, a semiannual event focused on creating closer cooperation between freight brokers and trucking companies. About The Broker-Carrier Summit Dan Lindsey is the Co-founder of Linkage Logistics and the Founder of the Broker-Carrier Summit. Dan has been in the logistics industry since 2001 when he began working the preload shift for UPS. Since then, he has worked as a freight broker, operations manager, and business development leader in multiple segments of the industry. His commitment to “doing business the right way” led him to launch Linkage Logistics in March of 2020. He is also the driving force behind the Broker-Carrier Summit, a semiannual event focused on creating closer cooperation between freight brokers and trucking companies. About Linkage Logistics Linkage Logistics is a full-service freight brokerage and manage transportation company, specializing in high touch, high priority, full truckload shipments. Linkage was founded in March 2020, and has grown by leaps and bounds and was recognized as the fastest-growing private company in central Indiana. Key Takeaways: Building Strong Carrier Relationships The Broker-Carrier Summit will be held on April 22 thru April 24, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Broker-Carrier Summit brings together brokers and carriers to discuss the state of the industry and to network with each other. The Summit will feature a variety of speakers and sessions on topics such as market trends, regulations, and new technologies. The Broker-Carrier Summit is a forum for brokers and carriers to connect and discuss the state of the industry. An opportunity to learn about the latest trends and developments in the freight and logistics industry. The Broker-Carrier Summit is a valuable event for both brokers and carriers. It provides an opportunity to learn, network, and collaborate on important issues. Learn More About Building Strong Carrier Relationships Dan Lindsey | LinkedIn Broker-Carrier Summit | LinkedIn Linkage Logistics | LinkedIn Linkage Logistics | Homepage Broker-Carrier Summit | Homepage Broker-Carrier Summit: Kansas City, MO | Event The Broker-Carrier Summit with Dan Lindsey | The Lgistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
4/5/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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Modernizing Distribution with Daniel Sokolovsky

Daniel Sokolovsky and Joe Lynch discuss modernizing distribution. Daniel is the Co-founder and CEO of WARP, a company that connects shippers, carriers, and facilities to find the most efficient route for middle-mile freight. About Daniel Sokolovsky Daniel Sokolovsky is a Los Angeles based entrepreneur and Co-founder and CEO of WARP, a tech-powered freight network specializing in middle-mile solutions. As CEO, Sokolovsky is responsible for managing the company’s overall operations including managing the company’s organizational structure, guiding the WARP brand and overall company strategy. Prior to founding Warp, he founded AxleHire, enabling expedited, urban last mile delivery for shippers looking to give their customers an ‘Amazon-like” experience. During his six years at AxleHire, Sokolovsky worked to push AxleHire into new verticals and sustainability partnerships. Sokolovsky grew up in the world of logistics, working in his family’s courier business and often experiencing the inefficiencies firsthand. Sokolovsky also operated an on-demand food delivery startup based in Berkeley, before entering eCommerce logistics. He studied Applied Mathematics at University of California Berkeley About WARP WARP revolutionizes the landscape of middle-mile logistics by strategically utilizing third-party cross docks and a diverse array of carriers equipped with various vehicle sizes, including SUVs, pickup trucks, sedans, box trucks, and 53-foot trailers. This innovative approach allows us to optimize route planning for freight, delivering not just cost reductions and heightened transparency but also unprecedented flexibility to accommodate businesses' ever-changing demands. Our dedication to leveraging advanced technology, prioritizing customer needs, and harnessing data-driven insights drives superior performance and sustainability. Key Takeaways: Modernizing Distribution Daniel Sokolovsky and Joe Lynch discuss modernizing distribution. Traditional distribution, especially the middle mile, has the following problems: Lack of visibility and transparency Not flexible – LTL fleets and small carriers can’t easily add more capacity when needed Too much handling and damage Daniel and the WARP team have transformed the middle mile in the following ways: Disrupts Middle-Mile Logistics: WARP utilizes a network of third-party cross docks and various sized vehicles (SUVs to 53-foot trailers) to optimize freight movement. Cost-Effective & Transparent: Their approach reduces shipping costs and provides real-time shipment tracking. Flexible Solutions: WARP can adapt to businesses' changing needs with their diverse vehicle network. Tech-Driven & Customer-Centric: They prioritize customer needs and leverage advanced technology for superior performance. Data-Driven Insights: WARP optimizes routes and makes informed decisions based on data analytics. Sustainable Practices: Their focus on efficiency translates to environmentally friendly logistics. WARP services include store replenishments, last-mile carrier injections, LTL freight, and perishable freight. Learn More About Modernizing Distribution Daniel Sokolovsky | Linkedin Warp | LinkedIn WARP The Warp Story with Daniel Sokolovsky | The Logistics of Logistics An Alternative to LTL with David Lynch | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
4/3/202447 minutes, 55 seconds
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REPOST: Financial Predator vs Partner with Bharath Krishnamoorthy

Bharath Krishnamoorthy and Joe Lynch discuss financial predator vs partner. Bharath (“B”) is CEO and Co-founder of Denim, an all-in-one financial services platform rapidly disrupting the $250 billion freight intermediary market. About Bharath Krishnamoorthy Bharath Krishnamoorthy is CEO and co-founder of Denim, a freight financial partner that processes over $1 million daily. Recognized for its innovation, Denim was named in the FreightTech100 by FreightWaves. As CEO, Bharath leads Denim’s overall business strategy and fundraising efforts, which have supported the company’s rapid growth and resulted in $165 million in funding. An alumnus of Columbia Law School and James Madison University, Bharath formerly practiced mergers and acquisitions law before launching Denim with longtime business partner and friend Shawn Vo. About Denim Fast, simple, and secure payment transactions for freight brokers, carriers, and shippers. Denim is the go-to freight payment system for freight brokers and fleets, processing over $1 million in payments daily. Logistics companies rely on our proprietary technology to streamline financial operations and access working capital. We automate invoicing, collections, and payments, reducing freight broker tasks by 75%. Our factoring solution is transparent and flexible, free from hidden fees or long-term contracts. Clients decide which loads to factor and their payment schedule, giving them full financial control. With an open API, Denim integrates smoothly with ten leading TMS platforms. Key Takeaways: Financial Predator vs Partner When it comes to factoring and payments in the freight brokerage space, there are a lot of financial predators. Financial predators take advantage of freight brokers by charging hidden fees, unscrupulous UCC lien practices, and forcing brokers to factor all invoices rather than just the ones they want factored. Additionally, many of the financial predators do not provide data analytics or financial reporting like Denim does. Bharath and the Denim team are a true financial partner to the freight brokers they serve. Denim is a factoring provider and freight payment system specializing in freight broker operations. They help brokers easily access the working capital they need to grow in a competitive market through freight software that provides factoring, automated invoicing, collections, and payments. Denim customer get a seamless integration of financing and payment services. Learn More About Financial Predator vs Partner Bharath Krishnamoorthy | LinkedIn Denim | LikedIn Denim website The Denim Story with Shawn Vo FreightTech100 Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio – Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
3/29/202431 minutes, 48 seconds
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The $440 Billion Logistics Problem with Ilya Preston

Ilya Preston and Joe Lynch discuss the $440 billion logistics problem. Ilya is Co-Founder & CEO at PAXAFE, a company that provides an autonomous AI-enabled decision support system for quality, transportation & supply chain leaders to exhibit resiliency and automation from their visibility investments. About Ilya Preston Ilya is Co-Founder & CEO at PAXAFE. Prior to PAXAFE, Ilya spent almost a decade working with large enterprises. Ilya worked at Cummins, where he helped develop global supply chain strategies for their raw material commodities, including sheet metal fabrication, raw metal, trailers and containers. Ilya then spent several years in management consulting with both KPMG and PwC, where he worked with leadership teams across private equity, technology and healthcare to develop and implement strategies pertaining to M&A and supply chain. About PAXAFE PAXAFE provides an autonomous AI-enabled decision support system for quality, transportation & supply chain leaders to exhibit resiliency and automation from their visibility investments. PAXAFE’s SaaS platform — CONTXT — is a device-agnostic risk-management platform that automates lane mapping and temperature management workflow, minimizes product and lane qualification lead times and reduces overall product loss for Life Science shippers and service providers. PAXAFE contextualizes active and passive visibility data, quantifies risk and predicts OTIF adverse events. Key Takeaways: The $440 Billion Logistics Problem PAXAFE helps businesses in the supply chain industry use data to improve their operations. They offer a platform called CONTXT that uses machine learning. CONTXT can predict problems and improve efficiency in supply chains. PAXAFE says that their platform can automate tasks. CONTXT can quantify risk in supply chains. PAXAFE's platform can recommend improvements to supply chains. PAXAFE helps businesses leverage data to get better results from their supply chains. Learn More About The $440 Billion Logistics Problem Ilya Preston | Linkedin PAXAFE |Linkedin PAXAFE The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
3/27/202453 minutes, 59 seconds
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Reflections on Manifest with Courtney Muller

Courtney Muller and Joe Lynch discuss reflections on Manifest, the premiere conference that unites the entire eco-system of Fortune 500 global supply chain executives, logistics service providers, innovators and investors at the forefront of logistics tech and supply chain. Manifest 2024, was bigger and better than ever and Manifest 2025 will be held February 10th – 12th, 2025 in Las Vegas. Register now for Manifest 2025 and save big: Manifest Registration About Courtney Muller Courtney Muller lived in 8 states before she was 14 years old. Which might be the reason she loves the travel and pace of the events industry! Courtney started her career in events in 1991. Courtney is currently the President of Manifest, a new generation event with logistics technology at the center. She leads the Manifest team and drives all strategic partnerships for the event. Manifest is owned by Connectiv, where Courtney also serves as Chief Corporate Development Officer. Connectiv is a live events studio that focuses on technology and how it transforms and evolves industries. Courtney has 31 years of trade show and event experience which includes a 20-year career at Reed Exhibitions where she rose to the role of Senior Vice President overseeing a portfolio of 10 industry leading events in five sectors, including multiple Trade Show 200 events (Global Gaming Expo Las Vegas and Macau, The Vision Expos, Interphex and BookExpo America as well as New York Restaurant, Florida Restaurant & Lodging and California Restaurant events). She also oversaw the sponsorship revenue team as well as the conference teams for all U.S. events. Recently, Courtney worked for Clarion Events North America where she was Chief Corporate Development and Strategy Officer. In her role she was responsible for acquisitions, new business, partnerships, and commercial development for Clarion North America. Courtney also oversaw two acquisitions, InsureTech Connect and The National Grocer’s Association Show. During her 4-year tenure in the role in the North American Division of Clarion grew by 4 times, putting them on the map of the leading event organizers in the U.S. Prior to Clarion Events, Courtney worked as Executive Vice President for Urban Expositions where she oversaw the team and portfolio of almost 35 events.  Clarion Events bought Urban in 2016 and Courtney continued to help build the division of Clarion. Muller is recognized for building strong relationships with association partners and customers. Over her career she has worked with The American Booksellers Association, The American Gaming Association, The Vision Council, The New York State Restaurant Association and the National Indian Gaming Association and the National Grocer’s Association to name a few. Courtney’s creative approaches to growing business are exemplified by her strong leadership and team building skills. Courtney is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She enjoys gardening and cooking and adores the natural beauty of her island home in North Carolina.  She and her husband and dog live on the Topsail Island Sound and only steps from the beach! They have three grown children and three grandsons. About Manifest: The Future of Logistics The world of logistics is changing faster than ever. Technology advances plus rapidly changing consumer behavior has already dramatically changed how business gets done. Manifest will provide a focused look at what’s to come across the spectrum of LogisticsTech and which companies and technologies are transforming the way goods circumnavigate the globe. Manifest will help you forge new relationships, new alliances, and foster new strategies that help move your business forward and avoid falling into the traditional mindset. About Connectiv Connectiv is a live events studio that for the past decade has dedicated itself to creating industry leading gatherings. Our passion and our expertise is owning and operating at scale, vertical-specific conferences. The events we have created attract more than 15,000 people each year and touch on global industries impacting people’s daily lives. Key Takeaways: Reflections on Manifest Register now for Manifest 2025 and save big: Manifest Registration Focus on Innovation: Manifest positions itself as the "Global Destination for Supply Chain and Logistics Innovation," highlighting its dedication to showcasing cutting-edge solutions. Industry Convergence: They bring together a diverse ecosystem including Fortune 500 executives, logistics providers, entrepreneurs, and investors, fostering collaboration within the supply chain landscape. Networking Powerhouse: Manifest facilitates connections between industry leaders, innovators, and investors, creating opportunities for partnerships and growth within the sector. Future-Oriented: The conference emphasizes exploring the latest advancements in logistics technology and how they impact the entire end-to-end supply chain. Exclusive Access: Attendees gain "unprecedented access" to key decision-makers and thought leaders influencing the future of logistics. Targeted Audience: Manifest caters to a specific audience, attracting those actively involved in transforming the supply chain, including industry executives, entrepreneurs, and investors. Las Vegas Venue: Manifest takes place annually in Las Vegas, positioning it as a major industry event held in a central and high-profile location. Larn More About Reflections on Manifest Courtney Muller | Linkedin Connectiv | Linkedin Mnifest | Linkedin Connectiv Manifest Manifest: The Future of Supply Chain & Logistics Is Here Highlights from Manifest 2023 with Courtney Muller | The Logistics of Logistics End to End Supply Chain Disruption with Pam Simon | The Logistics of Logistics Key Takeaways from Manifest with Pam Simon | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
3/25/202436 minutes, 45 seconds
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Taming the Supply Chain Beast: Tech Solutions for Smoother Operations with Kendra Phillips

Kendra Phillips and Joe Lynch discuss taming the supply chain beast. Kendra is the VP of Global Transportation Management leading the managed transportation and brokerage divisions of Ryder System, Inc, a Fortune 500 Transportation and Logistics company. About Kendra Phillips Kendra Phillips is the VP of Global Transportation Management leading the managed transportation and brokerage divisions of Ryder System, Inc, a Fortune 500 Transportation and Logistics company. Kendra is an accomplished and results-driven senior logistics & tech executive. She has proven success developing and implementing new tech products and leading large P&L driven organizations. Prior to leading Global Transportation Management at Ryder, Kendra was the Vice President of Service Delivery for Aurora Tech, a leading company in the autonomous vehicle sector. At Aurora, Kendra was responsible for designing, building, and implementing the services that compose Aurora’s commercial product. This includes everything from Aurora’s digital platform to its physical operations such as terminals and command center sites. Before joining Aurora, Kendra was fortunate to hold many different roles within Ryder, including Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of New Products. In that position she was responsible for overseeing the evaluation, development and deployment of new technologies and digital products for the Supply Chain and Dedicated Transportation businesses. Prior to CTO, she was Group Director of Southeast Operations for Dedicated Transportation Solutions for Ryder System, Inc. responsible for a $175M P&L and over 1,200 employees. Kendra earned her MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Master’s in Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. Kendra holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University. About Ryder Ryder System, Inc.  (NYSE: R) is a leading logistics and transportation company. It provides supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, including warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, last-mile delivery, managed transportation, professional drivers, freight brokerage, full-service leasing, maintenance, commercial truck rental, and used vehicle sales to some of the world’s most-recognized brands. Ryder provides services throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. In addition, Ryder manages nearly 260,000 commercial vehicles and operates approximately 300 warehouses encompassing more than 95 million square feet. Ryder is regularly recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, technology-driven innovations, commercial vehicle maintenance, environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility, world-class safety and security programs, military veteran recruitment initiatives, and the hiring of a diverse workforce. Key Takeaways: Taming the Supply Chain Beast: Tech Solutions for Smoother Operations Kendra Phillips and Joe Lynch discuss taming the supply chain beast including the following topics: Technology Considerations: integration capabilities, visibility & tracking, data analytics & predictive insights, scalability & flexibility, customer support & training, cost effectiveness & ROI. RyderShare, a digital platform designed to improve supply chain visibility and collaboration. It's offered by Ryder, a transportation company, and acts as a central hub for all the parties involved in getting goods from one place to another. Ryder's TM Control Towers act as a central command center for your supply chain, offering real-time visibility, data-driven insights, and proactive management of your transportation network. Ryder tackles transportation evolution with a two-pronged approach: internal development and acquisitions. Internally, they invest in R&D for cutting-edge solutions (autonomous vehicles etc.) and develop software for real-time data and optimization. Via acquisitions, they partner with startups to stay informed and potentially acquire promising technologies. Ryder System is a one-stop shop for logistics and transportation: Ryder offers a wide range of services including warehousing, distribution, last-mile delivery, and fleet management solutions. Ryder has an extensive reach: Their services cover the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Large-scale operations: Ryder manages a significant fleet of nearly 260,000 commercial vehicles and operates a vast network of warehouses exceeding 95 million square feet. Industry leader: Ryder is recognized for their innovative approach in logistics, technology, sustainability, safety, and social responsibility. Diverse workforce: Ryder actively recruits veterans and fosters a diverse work environment. Learn More About Taming the Supply Chain Beast: Tech Solutions for Smoother Operations Kendra Phillips | Linkedin Ryder System, Inc. | Linkedin Ryder website State of the Transportation Industry | Ryder Logistics Automating the Warehouse with Gary Allen | The Logistics of Logistics Ryder's Freight Market Update with Kevin Clonch | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. 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3/22/202449 minutes, 49 seconds
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Building a Freight Sales & Marketing Community with Jennifer Karpus-Romain

Jennifer Karpus-Romain and Joe Lynch discuss building a freight sales & marketing community. Jennifer is the Executive Director of the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA), an association that enables sales and marketing professionals to learn and give back to the transportation and logistics industry through education, connections and resources for close to a century. Click here to register for 2024 TMSA ELEVATE. About Jennifer Karpus-Romain Jennifer serves as the Executive Director at the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) and as an adjunct professor at Cuyahoga Community College teaching social media. Previously, she was Director of Marketing for Faye, a software integration firm, and has also held roles in the publishing and marketing industries, and managed her own content and publishing firm. Karpus-Romain has her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University and received her MBA from Capella University. About Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) Sales and marketing professionals in the logistics and transportation industry come to the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA)as the place to learn, to grow, to have fun together and to make lasting connections. Members enjoy access to live events, virtual forums and exclusive member-only benefits.  The association was founded in 1924 and has gone through many names and iterations throughout the years, but it’s mission to be the resource for its members has never changed. Key Takeaways: Building a Freight Sales & Marketing Community The Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) is a non-profit organization that connects professionals in transportation and logistics. Their mission is to enable transportation and logistics sales and marketing professionals to learn and give back to the industry through industry-specific education, connections and resources. They offer educational resources and networking opportunities. They host conferences and events throughout the year. Membership offers benefits such as professional development, thought-provoking content, and community. They believe in collaboration over competition. Learn More About Building a Freight Sales & Marketing Community Jennifer Karpus-Romain | Linkedin TMSA | Linkedin TMSA homepage TMSA membership page TMSA ELEVATE Registration Page TMSA Executive Summit Save the Date TMSA 100 Year Anniversary Press Release Elevating Transportation Sales and Marketing with Jennifer Karpus-Romain | The Logistics of Logistics TMSA Key Takeaways with Jennifer Karpus-Romain | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
3/20/202445 minutes, 25 seconds
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The CRM-Powered TMS with Michael Horvath

Michael Horvath and Joe Lynch discuss the CRM-powered TMS. Michael is the CMO and co-founder of Revenova, the industry's exclusive provider of CRM-powered transportation management systems (TMS) for freight brokers, 3PL/4PLs, carriers and shippers. About Michael Horvath Michael Horvath is the CMO and Co-founder of Revenova. The company provides CRM-powered transportation management solutions (TMS) for freight brokers, 3PLs, carriers and shippers.  Founded in 2014,  Revenova customers include a wide range of midmarket and enterprise customers including some of the largest 3PLs in North America.  He is responsible for the company’s overall go-to-market and product strategy.  Prior to Revenova, Michael co-founded Forseva, a company that developed the first credit and collections management application suite native to the salesforce platform, and served as CMO and EVP until the company was acquired by Equifax in 2014.  He built his path to entrepreneurship through successful tenures at several high-tech companies including NCR, Quintus Corporation, AVAYA and Cortera. Michael is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. About Revenova Revenova is the industry's exclusive provider of CRM-powered transportation management systems (TMS) for freight brokers, 3PL/4PLs, carriers and shippers.  Deployed on Salesforce.com, a cloud platform and ecosystem trusted by more than 150,000 customers globally and recognized for its security, reliability and performance, RevenovaTMS combines multimodal freight quoting, planning, booking, dispatching, routing, tracking and settlement features with market leading customer relationship management (CRM), digital engagement, AI and analytics functionality.  Aligning TMS with CRM functionality on a common platform empowers customers to increase sales velocity, improve customer and carrier service delivery, increase margins while lowering operational costs. Key Takeaways: The CRM-Powered TMS Revenova is the logistics industry’s exclusive provider of CRM-powered transportation management systems (TMS) for freight brokers, 3PL/4PLs, carriers, and shippers. Serving the industry since 2014, Revenova caters to businesses of all sizes, partnering with leading North American 3PLs. Deployed on Salesforce.com, a cloud platform and ecosystem trusted by more than 150,000 customers globally and recognized for its security, reliability, and performance, RevenovaTMS combines multimodal freight quoting, planning, booking, dispatching, routing, tracking and settlement features with market leading customer relationship management (CRM), digital engagement, AI and analytics functionality. Revenova offers a cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) built on the Salesforce platform. The Revenova TMS is designed to be customizable and integrate with other applications, which improves efficiency and reduces costs. As part of the largest application ecosystem in the industry, customers can download and deploy plug-and-play apps and add-ons and focus more on innovation versus integration – see all the apps at www.appexchange.com Aligning TMS with CRM functionality on a common platform empowers Revenova customers to increase sales velocity, improve customer and carrier service delivery, increase margins while lowering operational costs. Learn More About The CRM-Powered TMS Michael Horvath | Linkedin Revenova | Linkedin Revenova Thought leadership piece | Revenova LaneIQ Network feature press release | Revenova 7.11 press release | Revenova How Revenova is making the TMS more secure Demo of the mass upload feature The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
3/18/202457 minutes, 1 second
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The Logistics Leadership Void with Jessica Windham

Jessica Windham and Joe Lynch discuss the logistics leadership void. Jessica is the Founder and CEO of Solving Work, an advisory firm dedicated to helping shippers transform their people and processes so their teams can crush it at work and sleep at night. About Jessica Windham Jessica Windham is the Founder and CEO of Solving Work, an advisory firm dedicated to helping shippers transform their people and processes so their teams can crush it at work and sleep at night. Jess is a logistics veteran with 17 years of experience across the industry spectrum. From optimizing carrier operations at UPS to leading logistics functions for giants like Staples and Perry Ellis, she's seen it all. Jess even transitioned to the technology side, leading a freight pay and audit company and building their proprietary platform. Now, as CEO of Solving Work, Jess is laser-focused on the human side of logistics. Recognizing the growing issue of stress and burnout, she's on a mission to empower leaders through people-centric training and process improvement. Her approach starts at the top, equipping leaders with the skills to build successful and, more importantly, fulfilled teams. About Solving Work Solving Work believes managing your logistics doesn't have to suck. Their team has seen first-hand how heart-first leadership can create fulfilled and successful teams, and now they want to spread the word. They’re looking to help other logistics leaders maximize their people, processes, and partners so everyone can rest easy at the end of the day, knowing they kept things moving forward. Their three-step engagement process pairs a people first attitude with expert optimization techniques: Discover Pain Points, Root Cause Analysis, & Implement Solutions. For Solving Work, a successful engagement is one they can walk away from, confident they’ve put their client in a better place than when they started. For anyone out there tired of treading water, reach out to Solving Work today, and get started sailing towards a brighter future Key Takeaways: The Logistics Leadership Void Solving Work is an advisory firm dedicated to helping shippers transform their people and processes. Their goal is to empower logistics teams to be successful at work while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Solving Work identifies common issues in logistics departments such as employee burnout and lack of engagement. They offer a three-step process to improve logistics departments, focusing on internal process optimization, digital tools, and external partnerships. Solving Work emphasizes that people are the key to success, and that happy employees are more productive. Learn More About The Logistics Leadership Void Jessica Windham | Linkedin Solving Work | Linkedin Solving Work Input Management White Paper Personal Peak Prep Webinar The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
3/15/202442 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Payment Problem with Haley Evans

Haley Evans and Joe Lynch discuss the payment problem. Haley is the Senior Vice President of Payor Strategic Initiatives at TriumphPay, the payments network for freight brokers, factors, shippers and carriers in the US trucking industry. About Haley Evans Haley Evans is the Senior Vice President of Payor Strategic Initiatives at TriumphPay. She is at the forefront of spearheading initiatives that enhance the capabilities of the TriumphPay Payments Network for brokers and shippers. Most recently, Haley served as Senior Vice President, Broker Vertical Leader, collaborating with cross-functional teams across the organization to advance the growth and innovation of the broker vertical for TriumphPay. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, managing a sales team that increased the platform’s annual payment volume from $2B to over $51 billion. Haley’s strategic approach also fostered valuable industry partnerships and channel marketing, contributing to overall business expansion. Haley started as a Product Manager at TriumphPay, crafting product roadmaps for web and mobile applications and aligning development with business goals. She held a similar role at Quiltt. Her diverse background, spanning risk management and reinsurance brokerage at organizations like Parkland Hospital and EWI Re, Inc., highlights her multifaceted expertise.  About TriumphPay TriumphPay is the payments network for freight brokers, factors, shippers and carriers in the US trucking industry. Its forward-thinking solutions help each party successfully process, settle and manage carrier payments and drive growth. TriumphPay offers supply chain finance to brokers, allowing them to pay their carriers faster and drive carrier loyalty. TriumphPay provides tools and services to increase automation, mitigate fraud, create back-office efficiency and improve the payment experience. Key Takeaways: The Payment Problem Haley Evans and Joe Lynch discuss the payment problem including: Who to pay What to pay Where to pay When to pay TriumphPay is a payment platform designed for the transportation industry. It offers frictionless payment experiences for brokers, carriers, shippers, and factors. TriumphPay helps to streamline back office tasks and improve cash flow in the transportation industry. TriumphPay offers real-time settlement, which means that carriers can get paid immediately after they deliver a load. TriumphPay also offers automated invoice processing and reconciliation, which can save businesses time and money. TriumphPay is integrated with a number of transportation management systems (TMS), which makes it easy for businesses to use. TriumphPay is a secure platform that uses the latest encryption technology to protect user data. Learn More About The Payment Problem Haley Evans | Linkedin TriumphPay | LinkedIn TriumphPay Eliminating Freight Fraud with Michael Caney | The Logistics of Logistics Freight has an Identity Crisis with Jordan Graft | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
3/13/202442 minutes, 53 seconds
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Trucking Through Trouble with TIA & Anne Reinke

Anne Reinke and Joe Lynch discuss trucking though trouble. Anne is the President & CEO of Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the trusted voice for third-party logistics companies of all sizes. About Anne Reinke Anne Reinke was named President & CEO of the TIA in October 2020, coming from the USDOT where she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary – Congressional Affairs. Reinke started her service at USDOT in April 2019, initially as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, and transitioned to Congressional Affairs in November 2019. Prior to her time at USDOT, Reinke spent 16 years at CSX Corporation in their Federal Affairs office, ultimately serving as the Vice President – Government Affairs, overseeing the Federal, State Government and Community Affairs Departments. Before joining CSX, she worked at the Association of American Railroads and High-Speed Ground Transportation Association. Reinke is a Washington, DC native, and graduated from the National Cathedral School.  She received a B.A. from Rice University in Houston, and a J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law. She and her husband, Brett, have two sons and reside in Alexandria, VA. About TIA The TIA is a leading industry organization dedicated to advancing the interests of transportation intermediaries across the United States. Established in 1978, TIA has consistently demonstrated its commitment to fostering excellence and innovation within the logistics and transportation sector. As a collective voice for freight brokers, 3PLs, and other intermediaries, TIA plays a pivotal role in shaping industry policies and promoting best practices. TIA provides its members with invaluable resources, including educational programs, advocacy efforts, and networking opportunities, enabling them to thrive in an ever-evolving marketplace. With a history of advocating for fair and equitable regulations, TIA ensures that its members are well-prepared to meet the challenges of a dynamic transportation landscape. Through collaboration, education, and advocacy, TIA remains at the forefront of the transportation industry, driving growth and innovation for its members and the broader logistics community. Key Takeaways: Trucking Through Trouble The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is an Alexandria, Virginia based non-profit association that advocates for the third-party logistics (3PL) industry. TIA offers educational resources and business services to its members. TIA offers a Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) program. TIA publishes reports on the 3PL market: 3PL Market Report - Transportation Intermediaries Association (tianet.org) Championing Efficiency: The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) advocates for streamlined logistics processes, promoting regulations and technologies that optimize supply chains and benefit both shippers and carriers. Advocating for Safety: TIA prioritizes safety in the transportation industry, pushing for training programs, equipment standards, and policy changes that minimize risks and accidents on the road. Building Connections: TIA acts as a bridge between transportation intermediaries, government agencies, and other stakeholders, fostering collaboration and communication to address industry challenges and opportunities. Empowering the Workforce: TIA invests in professional development for transportation intermediaries, offering educational resources, certifications, and networking opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge. Navigating Regulations: TIA provides members with guidance and resources to navigate the complex web of transportation regulations, ensuring compliance and minimizing legal burdens. Promoting Innovation: TIA embraces technological advancements in the transportation industry, supporting the development and adoption of new technologies that improve efficiency, transparency, and sustainability. Shaping the Future: TIA actively participates in shaping the future of the transportation industry, engaging in policy discussions, industry initiatives, and research to ensure a thriving and resilient ecosystem for years to come. TIA Capital Ideas Conference – Every April, North America’s most successful brokerage-based logistics professionals come together for three days of education, networking, and meetings with leading suppliers across the 3PL industry. There’s no other event out there designed by 3PLs for 3PLs, so don’t miss it. When: April 10-13, 2024. Where: Phoenix, Arizona Learn More About Trucking Through Trouble Anne Reinke | Linkedin TIA | LinkedIn TIA | Twitter TIA | Facebook TIA | Instagram TIA | YouTube TIA  Preventing Freight Fraud with Dale Prax | The Logistics of Logistics Eliminating Freight Fraud with Michael Caney | The Logistics of Logistics The Voice of 3rd Party Logistics with Anne Reinke | The Logistics of Logistics The State of Freight with Anne Reinke | The Logistics of Logistics TIA Technovations with Tom Curee | The Logistics of Logistics Home - TIA 2024 Capital Ideas Conference (cvent.com) The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
3/11/202440 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Freight Broker's Secret Weapon with Nick Schrock

Nick Schrock and Joe Lynch discuss the freight broker's secret weapon. Nick is the CEO and Founder of Valoroo, an outsourcing provider that focuses specifically on the logistics industry. About Nick Schrock Nick Schrock is the CEO and founder of Valoroo. Valoroo offers affordable, talent solutions offshore in the Philippines and Latin America. Nick specializes in building teams offshore and helping others scale for business growth. He previously worked at Flock Freight, Ungerboeck Software, O’Brien Associates Food Brokerage, and Northwestern Mutual. At 13 years old, he was a professionally sponsored roller blader. And by 16, he started a skateboard company. Nick has a bachelor’s in business from McKendree University in Illinois. He is a 2nd degree Jiu Jitsu blackbelt and fights professionally still – his Jiu Jitsu street name is “Moose”. About Valoroo Based in San Diego, CA, Valoroo is an outsourcing provider that focuses specifically on the logistics industry. Valoroo's mission is to provide quality outsourcing solutions for 3PLs and asset-based companies that consistently exceed expectations. Popular roles include track and trace, carrier sales, dispatch and load planning, third shift and weekend support, accounting, and customer service. Key Takeaways: The Freight Broker's Secret Weapon Nick Schrock and Joe Lynch discuss the freight broker’s secret weapon, which is an outsourcing partner like Valaroo that can help you win the talent war. Valoroo is a San Diego based company that provides outsourcing solutions for the logistics industry. Companies working with Valaroo gain the following benefits: The company helps businesses by providing offshore teams to handle repetitive tasks. This allows the business to focus on more important tasks and increase productivity. Valoroo offers a variety of services including logistics operations, customer support, and accounting and bookkeeping. Valoroo clients enjoy cost-effective services that allow them to grow their businesses. Valoroo’s team consists of qualified professionals with experience in various industries. Valoroo offers a transparent pricing model, so you can be sure you’re getting a good value for your money. Learn More About The Freight Broker's Secret Weapon Nick Schrock | Linkedin Valoroo | Linkedin Valoroo The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
3/8/202449 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Ecommerce Fulfillment Blind Spot with Kyle Bertin

Kyle Bertin and Joe Lynch discuss the ecommerce fulfillment blind spot. Kyle is the CEO and co-founder of Two Boxes, a returns company that develops technology that enables 3PLs and merchants to improve in-warehouse return operations. About Kyle Bertin Kyle Bertin is the CEO and co-founder of Two Boxes. In 2022, Kyle and his co-founder Evan Stalter started the company because of their interest and passion for using technology to build more efficient, resilient, and sustainable supply chains. Kyle is based in Denver and leads the company’s strategy, sales, partnerships, and operations functions. Previously, he held senior roles managing strategy and operations at Outrider, Flexport, DeepScale (acquired by Tesla), U.S. Silica, and Deloitte. In 2022, he received the Pros to Know award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Kyle earned a BA in Economics from Northwestern and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. About Two Boxes Two Boxes is on a mission to make returns an asset instead of a liability, by developing technology that enables 3PLs and merchants to improve in-warehouse return operations. Since launching in 2022, the company has partnered with dozens of 3PLs, empowering them to process tens of millions worth of returned inventory for leading brands across the US and Canada. Two Boxes’ innovative solutions have not only saved countless labor hours but have also prevented thousands of units of inventory from ending up in landfills. Moreover, the company provides both 3PLs and brands with invaluable data, making returns more efficient, intelligent, and eco-friendly. Like e-commerce and returns, Two Boxes employees are everywhere, with core teams in California and Colorado. The company has secured $4.5 million in funding and was recently selected as one of The Information’s 50 Most Promising Startups of 2023. Key Takeaways: The Ecommerce Fulfillment Blind Spot Companies working with Two Boxes gain the following benefits: Focuses on sustainable ecommerce returns: Two Boxes positions itself as a leader in sustainable return processing for the ecommerce industry. Improves return efficiency: Their technology helps businesses process returns faster and get more inventory back into stock. Enhances customer service: Two Boxes’ system helps identify high-priority returns, potentially leading to improved customer service experiences. Provides return data and insights: They offer visibility into returns data, allowing businesses to identify fraud, quality issues, and other trends. Easy integration: Two Boxes integrates with existing return workflows and shares real-time data. Streamlines return processing: Their system digitizes standard operating procedures, eliminating paper from the returns process. Fast onboarding: Businesses can usually train staff on the Two Boxes software within a day. Learn More About The Ecommerce Fulfillment Blind Spot Kyle Bertin | Linkedin Two Boxes | Linkedin Two Boxes The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
3/6/202448 minutes, 16 seconds
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Level Up: Freight-Tech for SMB Brokers with Andy Tomka

Andy Tomka and Joe Lynch discuss freight-tech for SMB brokers. Andy is the Vice President of Product at MVMNT, a Chicago based TMS firm that is developing technology to meet the needs of smaller brokerages, giving them access to features typically only available to large enterprises. About Andy Tomka Andy Tomka is the Vice President of Product at MVMNT, a freight-tech company that build transportation managemt systems (TMS) for SMB freight brokers. Andy is a graduate of Iowa State University's Supply Chain Management program. He got his start during college dispatching trucks for Hills Brothers Trucking in Omaha, NE. Post-college, Andy worked for Menlo Worldwide in their managed transportation group before moving to the startup Echo Global Logistics. Andy worked in various technology roles at Echo for over 15 years, from building the early products for the Echo proprietary TMS to leading the EDI & Integration teams and finally architecting their next-generation TMS. Andy is passionate about addressing shippers', brokers', and carriers' struggles and loves building practical solutions that create supply chain value.  About MVMNT Harness the expertise of decades in brokerage with MVMNT, a TMS that's more than a mere tool—it's your secret weapon designed to amplify your operations and profitability. Unlike other systems that complicate, MVMNT is built for brokers by brokers, focusing on efficiency and moving freight faster. We merge technology with real-world freight expertise. We're not just behind screens; we've been on the frontlines, booking freight and understanding the intricacies of the trade. Founded by Chicago natives in America's logistics heartland, our mission is empowering small to medium-sized brokerages to accelerate their growth with tech once exclusive to big players. Key Takeaways: Level Up - Freight-Tech for SMB Brokers MVMNT is a Chicago based company that builds freight tech for SMB brokers. The following are advantages of working with MVMNT: Focus on small and medium-sized freight brokerages: MVMNT offers technology solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of smaller brokerages, giving them access to features typically only available to large enterprises. All-in-one platform: MVMNT provides a comprehensive Transportation Management System (TMS) that allows users to manage the entire shipment lifecycle, from procurement to completion, on a single platform. Technology with a human touch: MVMNT emphasizes that their technology is designed to assist brokers, not replace them. They believe technology should improve the brokerage process, not eliminate the human element. Embedded financial services: MVMNT integrates financial services into their platform, helping brokers improve cash flow and access financing. Focus on domestic truckload shipping: MVMNT's core business centers around managing domestic truckload shipments within the United States. Streamlined operations and increased efficiency: MVMNT's platform aims to help brokers streamline their day-to-day operations, improve efficiency, and move more freight. Learn More About Level Up: Freight-Tech for SMB Brokers Andy Tomka | Linkedin MVMNT | Linkedin MVMNT Good Broker, Great Broker, Amazing Broker | Freight Caviar The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
3/4/202449 minutes, 6 seconds
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Building a Better Freight Brokerage with Danny Frisco

Danny Frisco and Joe Lynch discuss building a better freight brokerage. Danny is the CEO and Co-founder of Rapido Solutions Group, a logistics nearshoring partner to leading freight brokerage firms in the USA. About Danny Frisco As CEO and co-founder of Rapido Solutions Group, Danny oversees sales and is responsible for the long-term strategy and vision of the company. Danny began his logistics career in carrier sales at Coyote Logistics after receiving his B.A. in finance from the University of Iowa. Most recently, he served as the senior carrier sales manager of BlueGrace Logistics, where he helped open their Chicago office and grow their sales team from three to more than 40 carrier sales reps. Danny’s experience gave him a deep knowledge of how to recruit and hire within the logistics industry. But it also opened his eyes to the struggles faced by logistics companies regarding hiring and retaining good talent — thus, he was inspired to co-found Rapido Solutions Group. About Rapido Solutions Group Rapido Solutions Group bridges the gap for logistics & supply chain firms, connecting them with top Mexican talent. They craft custom teams, prioritizing skills and training to hit the ground running. Their streamlined hiring process ensures you meet the best candidates, while ongoing support empowers your team's success. By leveraging Mexico's skilled workforce, Rapido helps you scale efficiently, reduce costs, and deliver exceptional customer service. Committed to a people-centric culture, they invest in employee development, making Rapido your trusted partner for achieving logistical excellence through strategic nearshoring. Key Takeaways: Building a Better Freight Brokerage When you have a nearshoring logistics partner like Rapido, you get the following benefits: Build Your Dream Team: Rapido tailors logistics teams to your specific needs, ensuring the right talent is in place to achieve your goals. Find Top Performers: Leverage their expertise to identify and recruit solution-oriented individuals who thrive in demanding environments. Comprehensive Training: Equip your team with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed through industry-leading training programs. Ongoing Support: Benefit from dedicated customer success managers, performance monitoring, and regular check-ins for a seamless experience. Strategic Growth Planning: Gain insights and recommendations to optimize your team's effectiveness and support future expansion. Continuous Improvement: Foster a culture of learning and development with ongoing coaching and leadership opportunities. Scalability: Easily adapt your team size as your business grows, ensuring you have the resources you need to thrive. Learn More About Building a Better Freight Brokerage Danny Frisco | Linkedin Rapido Solutions Group | Linkedin Rapido Solutions Group | Nearshore Logistics Staffing The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
3/1/202444 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Life Science Supply Chain with John Marrow

John Marrow and Joe Lynch discuss the life science supply chain. John is the President at RRD Supply Chain Solutions,  a recognized provider of global life science supply chain services with decades of experience in developing and delivering value-add solutions to the life science sector. About John Marrow John Marrow is the President of RRD Supply Chain Solutions. With more than 30 years of experience in the supply chain industry, John has lived and worked in eight different countries in a variety of different roles across quality, supply chain, customer service, sales and operations. Today, as the president of RRD Supply Chain Solutions, he leads a team of more than 2,000 employees in facilities across the globe. About RRD Supply Chain Solutions RRD Supply Chain Solutions, part of RRD, has over four decades of experience helping clients from various industries including; medical device, diagnostics, consumer electronics and collectibles sectors — optimize their supply chains while leveraging RRD’s ISO 13485 accredited facilities across the globe and its ability to scale quickly to facilitate time-sensitive projects. RRD Supply Chain Solutions offers a comprehensive suite of services that includes solution design, print, packaging & labeling, sourcing, configuring, postponement & fulfillment. The company’s solution design, expertise, systems, processes, and precise project execution effectively help customers improve their market share, profits and speed-to-market. Key Takeaways: The Life Science Supply Chain John Marrow and Joe Lynch discuss the life science supply chain including: Regulatory compliance Why life science companies partner with companies like RRD Nearshoring and total cost The need for a flexible and resilience supply chain partner RRD Supply Chain Solutions is a part of RRD, a global provider of marketing, packaging, print, and supply chain solutions. They offer a suite of services specifically for the life science sector, including solution design, packaging, and fulfillment. They understand the unique needs of life science companies in terms of specific packaging requirements and timely delivery of products. RRD’s services aim to help life science companies improve their market share, profits, and speed-to-market. Compliance Expertise: RRD's experience in regulated industries like pharmaceuticals and medical devices translates to familiarity with life sciences regulations, ensuring compliance throughout your supply chain. Streamlined Efficiency: RRD's comprehensive and accredited solutions help Life Science companies capture market opportunities while minimizing costs associated with bringing healthcare products to market. RRD’s Life Science services streamline product commercialization: Creative execution: Aligned pre-production services across the product lifecycle. Marketing communications: Scalable expertise for HCP and consumer communications. Packaging: cGMP-compliant production and management of complex supply chains. Kitting & Fulfillment: Regulatory-compliant network for efficient execution of complex distribution. Learn More About The Life Science Supply Chain John Marrow | LinkedIn RRD Supply Chain Solutions | LinkedIn  RRD Supply Chain Solutions RRD's Diagnostic Drivers Report Leveraging Nearshoring for Resilient Operations Leveraging a Hybrid Approach to Nearshoring and Offshoring RRD Facility Spotlight: Brno Engage and Retain Health Plan Members with Wellness Kits Industry Perspective: Making Sense of This Supplier-Consolidation Era in Life Sciences 5 Questions that Drive Conversations Around Sustainable Packaging Design 2024 Conferences attended by RRD Supply Chain Solutions: RRD Supply Chain Solutions will be exhibiting at MD&M WEST 2024 RRD Supply Chain Solutions will be participating at: American Diabetes Association - Scientific Sessions (ADA) HLTH Europe MD&M EAST 2024 Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine - ADLM National Association of Chain Drug Stores - NACDS Total Store Expo HLTH USA The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
2/28/202440 minutes, 6 seconds
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Navigating the Roller Coaster Freight Market with Ryan Schreiber

Ryan Schreiber and Joe Lynch discuss navigating the roller coaster freight market. Ryan is the Vice President, Industry and Growth, at Metafora, the leading business consulting and software development firm that exclusively serves the Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain space. About Ryan Schreiber Ryan Schreiber is the Vice President, Industry and Growth, at Metafora. Ryan was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. Ryan earned a degree in History from the University of South Florida and then a Law degree from Michigan State University.  Prior to joining Metafora, Ryan worked at a variety of logistics companies and even started and exited a few tech-enabled freight brokerage start-ups. Ryan is a skilled technologist and strategist who has helped transform many leading transportation and logistics companies. In Ryan’s experience, great technology is important, but finding and keeping the right people is the key to success in the 3PL business. About Metafora Metafora, previously “CarrierDirect”, is the leading business consulting and software development firm that exclusively serves the Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain space. They partner with carriers, shippers, and freight tech vendors to help them optimize their business and build software to fuel their growth. Welcome to the new way forward. Welcome to Metafora. Key Takeaways: Navigating the Roller Coaster Freight Market Ryan Schreiber and Joe Lynch discuss navigating the roller coaster freight market including: Freight market recovery timing Technology adoption and changeover costs AI readiness The future of tech-centric freight brokerages (Convoy/Uber) Metafora is a management consulting and technology delivery firm focused on transportation, logistics, and supply chain. They provide consulting and software development services exclusively for companies in these sectors. Partners with various stakeholders: Metafora collaborates with carriers, shippers, and even freight technology vendors. Specializes in technology strategy: They help businesses in the transportation and logistics industry develop and implement effective technology solutions to optimize their operations and achieve growth. Offers a partnership network: Metafora+ connects clients with various industry experts and resources. Values collaboration and learning: Their company culture emphasizes teamwork, open communication, and a willingness to learn and adapt. Metafora aims to propel clients forward: Metafora goes beyond simply delivering services; they strive to be a "tailwind of possibility," helping clients reach their full potential. Learn More About Navigating the Roller Coaster Freight Market Ryan Schreiber | Linkedin Metafora LinkedIn Metafora website Metafora Services The Metafora Story with Peter Rentschler | The Logistics of Logistics The Competitive Advantage with David Bell and Peter Rentschler | The Logistics of Logistics 3 Freight Trends to Watch with Ryan Schreiber | The Logistics of Logistcs The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
2/26/20241 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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The Grocery & Produce Supply Chain with John Gillespie

John Gillespie and Joe Lynch discuss the grocery & produce supply chain. John is the Chief Technology Officer at MegaCorp Logistics, an award-winning logistics firm with remarkable growth based on their superior service. About John Gillespie As an Information Technology Senior professional with over 15 years of experience, he has worked in a variety of industries including healthcare, banking and logistics. Starting in 2008, John was in the healthcare industry providing network and security support. In 2014, John moved into the banking industry and focused on information security, data center management and Enterprise Architecture. In 2020, John returned to the Logistics industry creating an effective IT department at MegaCorp streamlining processes and moving to 100% cloud platform for freight management. About MegaCorp Logistics For nearly a decade, MegaCorp Logistics has reigned supreme as a top US freight leader, consistently recognized by Transport Topics for its excellence. Catering to diverse clients, from Fortune 500 titans to small enterprises, MegaCorp thrives on being a trusted, reliable partner. Led by Ryan Legg's 35+ years of expertise, the company fosters a culture of innovation, aiming to become the premier long-term partner for both customers and carriers. Offering FTL, LTL, and intermodal solutions, MegaCorp boasts a vast network of vetted carriers across North America, ensuring efficient deliveries. Their success stems from dedicated employees and partners, creating a performance-driven environment exceeding customer expectations. Unwavering in the face of evolving supply chain challenges, MegaCorp prioritizes innovation, quality, reliability, and understanding each client's specific needs. This commitment solidifies their position as a dependable partner in today's complex logistics landscape. Key Takeaways: The Grocery & Produce Supply Chain John Gillespie and Joe Lynch discuss some of the unique logistics challenges posed by the grocery & produce supply chain including: Multi-pick and multi-stop shipments Cold chain monitoring Federal regulations including USDA and FSMA Grocery & produce are perishable Hard to predict shipping because of weather and harvest variability Seasonal nature of the freight makes capacity planning difficult MegaCorp Logistics specializes in grocery & produce transportation so they understand how to manage the unique challenges of grocery & produce shipping. MegaCorp Logistics is an award-winning logistics firm that is recognized for superior service and growth. MegaCorp customers enjoy the following benefits: National reach: Operates across the continental US and Canada, with offices in multiple locations. Focus on partnerships: Committed to building long-term, strategic relationships with customers. Full-service provider: Handles full truckload (FTL), less than truckload (LTL), and intermodal logistics. Carrier network: Maintains a network of vetted and certified transportation partners. Innovation focus: Continuously seeks ways to improve efficiency and reliability. Dedicated team: Emphasizes employee satisfaction and performance-driven culture. MegaCorp is also recognized as a top workplace with low employee turnover. Learn More About The Grocery & Produce Supply Chain John Gillespie | Linkedin MegaCorp Logistics | Linkedin MegaCorp Logistics Master a Golden Work/Life Balance & Your RFPs with John Carter Gillespie | Dissecting Popular IT Nerds Podcast John Gillespie, my journey to becoming CTO of MegaCorp | Fractional Podcast MegaCorp Logistics: The Courage of Confidence | Boss Magazine The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
2/23/202440 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Freight Talent Gap with Will Jenkins

Will Jenkins and Joe Lynch discuss the freight talent gap. Will is Founder and CEO of Journey, a freight brokerage-focused recruiting, consulting, and training company. About Will Jenkins Will Jenkins is Founder and CEO of Journey, a transportation recruiting resource and community-based sales academy. Will has spent the past 15 years of his career building businesses and cultivating sales talent, having successfully hired and trained hundreds of sales professionals. His passion for personal and professional development is the driving force behind his new venture, Journey. Journey is a freight brokerage-focused recruiting, consulting, and training company. Prior to starting Journey, Will co-founded and helped build the freight brokerage MoLo Solutions. MoLo was acquired by ArcBest in 2021 for $235 million and grew to over 900+ employees and $1 billion in annual revenue in 2022. At MoLo, Will built out the training and onboarding program which allowed the organization to efficiently bring on hundreds of new employees and standardize the training process. He also scaled their customer-facing sales team, which included identifying, recruiting, hiring, and training new employees. This gave him first-hand experience in what it takes to attract and retain top talent. About Journey Journey is a freight brokerage-focused recruiting, consulting, and training company. They cater to freight brokerages looking to expand their teams and grow their businesses, candidates seeking new opportunities, and individuals aiming to improve their skills. Their goal is simple: To help you succeed on your Journey, whatever that may be. Key Takeaways: The Freight Talent Gap Will Jenkins and Joe Lynch discuss how freight brokerages can overcome the freight talent gap and thrive by selecting the right recruitment and training partner. Journey offers the following benefits to their customers: Double Expertise: They offer both #1 transportation recruiting services and a premier sales academy for skill development. Full-Spectrum Focus: They cater to employers seeking talent, candidates seeking jobs, and individuals wanting to upskill. Industry Experts: Their team boasts extensive experience and knowledge in transportation and logistics recruitment. Candidate Connection: They specialize in connecting qualified candidates with leading companies in the industry. Community-Based Academy: They provide exclusive on-demand training and a platform for learning, networking, and growth within a supportive community. Personalized Approach: Their mission is to help you "succeed on your journey," which includes individualized support for employers, candidates, and academy members. Secret Weapon: The Journey Community is the difference, fostering connection and collaboration within their network. Learn More About The Freight Talent Gap Will Jenkins | LinkedIn Journey: Overview | LinkedIn Contact: [email protected] Journey | Your #1 recruiting and sales training resource The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
2/21/202448 minutes, 31 seconds
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Retail Non-Compliance Costs with Tony Altman

Tony Altman and Joe Lynch discuss retail non-compliance costs. Tony is the President and CEO of Motivational Fulfillment & Logistics Services, a leading omnichannel 3PL based in Southern California. About Tony Altman As President and CEO of Motivational Fulfillment & Logistics Services, Tony Altman brings a remarkable blend of hands-on experience, entrepreneurial vision, and a profound commitment to excellence. Altman grew up in and around the Motivational logistics business. His father, Hal Altman founded the company in 1977, when Tony was six years old. After a successful tenure running his own law firm, Altman embraced the opportunity to help lead the family business. With experience working just about every role in the warehouse, Altman served as Vice President of Operations, Chief Financial Officer, and General Counsel. Altman now guides the company with an unwavering commitment to deliver stellar service to Motivational customers and to ensure that Motivational continues to be a great place to work. About Motivational Fulfillment & Logistics Services Motivational Fulfillment & Logistics Services  is a leading omnichannel 3PL based in Southern California. With a legacy spanning back to 1977, the Motivational team brings invaluable expertise. Motivational partners with a variety of consumer products, from housewares & appliances to consumer electronics, to beauty, cosmetics, toy & baby, and more. With more than 2.6 million square feet of space, Motivational boasts a prime location in SoCal with easy access from the LA/LB ports. Motivational offers turnkey direct-to-consumer services, award-winning e-commerce fulfillment, and retail distribution to all of the major retailers. Beyond standard logistics, they offer a spectrum of value-added services such as custom kitting, displays, product rework & refurbishment, re-boxing, reticketing, and more. The Motivational commitment to customers is to deliver beyond logistics – they are a true partner, going the extra mile on the logistics front, so you can focus on what you do best: grow your business! Key Takeaways: Retail Non-Compliance Costs In the podcast interview, Tony and Joe discussed: Retail non-compliance definition. Retail non-compliance costs including financial penalties, damaged relationships, and lost business. Preventing retail non-compliance costs. Motivational Fulfillment & Logistics Services provides the following benefits to their customers: Full-service logistics: Handles both retail distribution and direct-to-consumer fulfillment, offering a one-stop shop for your needs. Extensive value-added services: From kitting and assembly to labeling and quality control, they go beyond basic storage and shipping. Omnichannel expertise: Supports sales across various channels, including retail, online marketplaces, and your own website. Flexible solutions: Adapts to your unique requirements, offering custom solutions that scale with your business. Experienced team: Over 45 years in the industry, ensuring a knowledgeable and efficient operation. Discounted shipping rates: Leverages strong relationships with carriers to offer competitive pricing. Customer-focused: Prioritizes exceeding customer expectations through fast processing, accurate fulfillment, and real-time tracking. Learn More About Retail Non-Compliance Costs Tony Altman | LinkedIn Motivational | LinkedIn Motivational Website Blog about Vendor Compliance & Chargebacks Downloadable Guide: How to Minimize Chargebacks in Retail Logisitics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
2/19/202442 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Brand-Centric 3PL with Kate Klemmer Terry

Kate Klemmer Terry and Joe Lynch discuss the brand-centric 3PL, Outerspace. Kate is the Chief Commercial Officer at Outerspace, a 3PL made for brands, by brands. About Kate Klemmer Terry Kate Klemmer Terry is the Chief Commercial Officer at Outerspace where she leads a cross-functional team that oversees all marketing, sales, and existing customer commercial relationships. Before joining Outerspace, Terry was the Chief Revenue Officer of Quiet Logistics starting in 2019. Prior to Quiet Logistics, she was the founder of Dash Group NY, a consulting firm helping fashion brands scale their digital success, with clients such as Michael Kors, TUMI, Oscar de la Renta, and J. Crew. Prior to that, she served in senior leadership roles at companies such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Kate Spade, Coach, and Tommy Hilfiger. Kate received an MBA from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business. About Outerspace Founded in 2019, Outerspace partners with leading omni-channel consumer brands, revolutionizing ecommerce fulfillment. Specializing in enhancing post-purchase experiences, the Outerspace team crafts tailored solutions that transcend the one-size-fits-all approach, driving brands toward exceptional growth. Serving as a strategic brand partner, Outerspace delivers a top-notch operations solution, seamlessly integrating frictionless order fulfillment, skilled client service teams, and proprietary software. Key Takeaways: The Brand-Centric 3PL Outerspace was founded by ecommerce veterans, Outerspace aims to be a brand-centric alternative to traditional 3PLs, focusing on high-growth consumer brands. Customer-Obsessed: They prioritize premium fulfillment services and a proprietary "Ops Stack" to help brands deliver exceptional customer experiences. Technology-Driven: Built for omnichannel fulfillment, Outerspace utilizes dedicated floor teams, proactive communication, and strategic carrier partnerships to optimize operations. Scalable Solutions: They handle order volumes ranging from 20,000 to 300,000+ per month, offering same-day processing, fast receiving, and efficient shipping. Data-Driven Insights: Their technology platform provides real-time visibility and analytics to empower brands with data-backed decisions. Strategic Partnerships: Outerspace collaborates with leading technology and service providers to offer a comprehensive logistics ecosystem. Learn More About the Brand-Centric 3PL Kate Klemmer Terry | LinkedIn Outerspace: Overview | LinkedIn Outerspace - High-touch fulfillment & logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
2/16/202444 minutes, 46 seconds
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Channel Free Logistics with Bill Thayer

Bill Thayer and Joe Lynch discuss channel free logistics. Bill is the Founder and CEO, of Fillogic a logistics-as-a-service platform for retail that converts underutilized space at retail centers into tech-enabled, micro distribution hubs.  About Bill Thayer Bill Thayer is the Founder and CEO, of Fillogic a logistics-as-a-service platform for retail that converts underutilized space at retail centers into tech-enabled, micro distribution hubs. Bill has over 30 years of experience in retail logistics, ecommerce, technology, store operations, and consulting. Bill started his career in the Buyer Training Program at Macy's, moved to Loehmann's (a $500M retailer) where he ran the Company as COO / CIO. Bill worked again with Macy's to help design and set-up the Macy's Backstage logistics network. Through 2020, Bill was the CLO of Century 21 Stores (an $800M retailer). He has worked with companies like Barneys, the Hearst Corporation, and SDI Systems, a logistics automation manufacturer. During these 30 years, Bill noticed a major gap in the logistics capabilities supporting physical retail locations. He identified a need for a local market logistics network, converting underutilized space in shopping malls into micro-logistics capacity in the middle and final mile. Using these locations as logistics nodes, the Fillogic team has developed proprietary technology and solutions that create a circular, sustainable, and efficient B2B logistics network. About Fillogic The leading platform for local market logistics. Fillogic converts under-utilized space in retail centers - shopping malls - by deploying the technology and operations to create local logistics hubs. They provide retailers a more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable channel-free model that enables their partners to optimize their existing assets; their stores, people and inventory. The Fillogic network unlocks savings and efficiencies in the middle mile, where customers live, shop and interact. Key Takeaways: Channel Free Logistics Fillogic transforms retail ecosystems by creating a well-oiled machine that streamlines middle- and final-mile logistics, making them efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective. Micro-fulfillment platform: Converts underutilized retail space into local logistics hubs, closer to consumers. Reduced costs & time: Saves retailers 65% in time & money compared to traditional fulfillment. Faster delivery: Enables same-day or next-day delivery for 98% of the mainland US. Sustainable solution: Utilizes existing infrastructure, reducing carbon footprint and warehouse construction. Full suite of services: Provides picking, packing, shipping, returns management, & more. Technology-driven: Connects retail systems to hubs and delivery network for efficiency. Reusable packaging: Utilizes 100% recyclable and reusable packaging for shipments. Growing network: Has hubs in multiple US locations with continued expansion. Learn More About Channel Free Logistics Bill Thayer | Linkedin Fillogic | Linkedin Fillogic Fillogic | Twitter The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
2/14/202444 minutes, 50 seconds
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Level Up Your Freight Brokerage with Kary Jablonski

Kary Jablonski and Joe Lynch discuss how to level up your freight brokerage. Kary is the CEO of Trucker Tools, the leading carrier relationship management platform that helps brokers grow their carrier network, book loads digitally, track freight, and build enduring relationships with carriers to drive reuse. About Kary Jablonski Kary Jablonski is Trucker Tools’ CEO and is passionate about building great teams that underpin any successful business. Prior to Trucker Tools, she advanced through operations, logistics, and strategic planning roles with Uber in the U.S. and internationally and worked as a consultant with Deloitte. She currently lives in Chicago and enjoys anything active, especially running, pickleball, and basketball. She holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MBA from Northwestern University. About Trucker Tools Trucker Tools is the leading carrier relationship management platform that helps brokers grow their carrier network, book loads digitally, track freight, and build enduring relationships with carriers to drive reuse. Brokers access carriers through the Trucker Tools app, which has been downloaded 2 million times in North America and offers drivers tools for life on the road, including a fuel optimizer, document scanner, and leading digital marketplace. Brokerages using Trucker Tools digitize tribal knowledge and manual operations, build strong and lasting carrier relationships, and have industry leading visibility into active shipments. Key Takeaways: Level Up Your Freight Brokerage In the podcast interview, Kary explains the services that Trucker Tools provides to carriers, brokers, and shippers. Trucker Tools provides load visibility, predictive freight matching, and trip planning solutions for the transportation industry. Trucker Tools provides the following solutions for freight brokers/3PLs Load tracking tool that provides increased load visibility, fewer check calls, and increased operational efficiency. Book It Now, a fully automated tool that enables brokers to eliminate manual steps, improve tracking and move from manual to digital. Broker Advantage, a white label interface that provides brokers with visibility to a larger carrier network, a superior carrier experience, and a portal specifically branded to the broker’s individual specifications. Driver Loyalty Program that rewards drivers for performing specific actions within the Trucker Tools app (increasing visibility and operational efficiency). Trucker Tools provides the following solutions for owner operators/carriers Trucker Tools app that enables tracking/tracing along with tools and resources that make life on the road simpler and easier. Digital freight matching – easily find and book the right freight. Book It Now, which enables carriers to easily book freight with trusted brokers – less hassle, less haggling, and more driving. Tracking and tracing made easy using the Trucker Tools app or ELD integration Driver Loyalty Program that rewards drivers for performing specific actions within the Trucker Tools app. Learn More About Trucker Tools Trucker Tools with Kary Jablonski | The Logistics of Logistics Kary’s LinkedIn Trucker Tools on LinkedIn Trucker Tools Trucker Tools for Brokers Trucker Tools for Carriers Trucker Tools just made finding middle ground easier for brokers, carriers The #1 Capacity Tool for Freight Brokers Avoid Death by Excel: How Trucker Tools Can Automate Broker and 3PL Operations of All Sizes Driver Loyalty Program Announcement The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
2/12/202450 minutes, 44 seconds
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Preventing Freight Fraud with Dale Prax

Dale Prax and Joe Lynch discuss preventing freight fraud. Dale is the Founder and CEO of FreightValidate, a carrier and freight broker identify verification and vetting system serving shippers, carriers, freight brokers. About Dale Prax Dale Prax is a dad, husband, grandfather, friend, mentor, Marine Corps veteran, inventor, innovator, disruptor, entrepreneur, fighter of fraud, freight executive, mobile app developer, freight rate analyst, philanthropist, and coach. Dale is the Founder of an Expedited Freight Brokerage company Direct Expedite. He also is the founder of two nonprofit organizations, a freight cost rating company, and a social media platform for freight professionals (FreightClub.us). His latest undertaking is FreightValidate, an identity and compliance verification system for shippers, freight brokers, motor carriers, load-boards, and factoring companies to verify that entities are in compliance with regulations and identify past, present, or potential fraudulent or double brokering threats. About FreightValidate FreightValidate is a carrier and freight broker identify verification and vetting system serving shippers, carriers, freight brokers, load-boards, and factoring companies. The FreightValidate platform ensures regulatory compliance and swiftly identifies any past, present, or potential fraudulent or double brokering threats within the industry. FreightValidate checks Motor Carrier Authority, DOT number validity, business location, and blocklisting history to flag potential fraud or non-compliance. Carriers are "Validated," "Not Validated," or given "Warning/Caution" statuses based on multiple data points. Key Takeaways: Preventing Freight Fraud FreightValidate is a carrier and freight broker identity verification and vetting system. They assist logistics businesses in mitigating risks and upholding compliance. FreightValidate utilizes advanced facial recognition technology for identity verification, reducing fraud and impersonation. The company serves shippers, brokers, carriers, and partners in the freight industry. FreightValidate provide improved transparency, minimized risk of identity theft, enhanced compliance with regulations. FreightValidate focues on compliance: Verifies licenses, insurance, and other vital information for carriers and brokers. FreightValidate collaborates with other companies like MyCarrierPortal to offer a broader range of services. They offer transparent pricing structure with various subscription plans tailored to different users. Learn More About Preventing Freight Fraud Dale Prax | Linkedin FreightValidate | Linkedin FreightValidate Direct: [email protected] Sales: [email protected] The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
2/9/202448 minutes, 44 seconds
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REPOST: Navigating the Freight Downturn with Kevin Coomes

Kevin Coomes and Joe Lynch discuss navigating the freight downturn in the logistics and transportation space. Kevin is the Vice President of Sales at Greenscreens.ai, a technology that provides predictive pricing recommendations for maximum broker margins. About Kevin Coomes  Kevin Coomes, the Vice President of Sales at Greenscreens.ai, is an accomplished freight tech professional with over 15 years of sales, business development, and start-up experience spanning two countries. His expertise extends across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, energy efficiency, logistics, and technology applications. Kevin’s journey in transportation and logistics began in China, where he managed ocean and air imports for his own venture, Phoria Energy Solutions. Additionally, he collaborated with AnSen Beyond Investments on various logistics projects involving commodities and agricultural products, demonstrating his proficiency in navigating international markets. Fluent in Mandarin, Kevin spent three years living and working in China, immersing himself in the culture and language. Over the past decade, Kevin has built an extensive network that has fueled success and innovation in the U.S. logistics market. He has made significant contributions through his involvement in consulting projects with Metafora (formerly CarrierDirect) and his instrumental role in developing and executing sales, marketing, and product growth strategies for ExFreight Zeta, Inc. and Revenova, LLC. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with a concentration in Chinese, from Kansas State University. This comprehensive academic background further enhances his ability to navigate diverse markets and engage with stakeholders on a global scale. About Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai is a pricing platform specifically tailored for the truckload spot freight market. Through the utilization of advanced machine learning techniques and big data, Greenscreens.ai offers real-time market price predictions that take into account the buying power of your company. Their platform not only provides highly accurate buy rates but also offers sell price suggestions based on comprehensive data analysis. This proven solution has been designed to assist companies in boosting their win rate, safeguarding, and expanding their profit margins, and improving the productivity of their sales representatives. Greenscreens.ai empowers businesses in the truckload spot freight market with the tools they need to make informed decisions and maximize their success. Key Takeaways: Navigating the Freight Downturn Kevin Coomes is the Vice President of Sales at Greenscreens.ai, a technology that provides predictive pricing recommendations for maximum broker margins. In the podcast interview, Kevin and Joe discuss navigating the freight downturn in the logistics and transportation space. By leveraging Greenscreen’s dynamic pricing platform, freight brokers can generate precise pricing with greater efficiency, empowering them to thrive even in times of freight downturn.Greenscreens.ai is a pricing platform specifically designed for the truckload spot freight market. The platform utilizes big data and advanced machine learning techniques to provide real-time market price predictions. Greenscreens.ai considers your company’s buying power when generating accurate buy rates. Greenscreens.ai’s solution has been tested and proven to help companies increase their win rate. The platform enables businesses to protect and grow their profit margins through optimized pricing strategies. By leveraging comprehensive data analysis, Greenscreens.ai enhances the productivity of sales representatives. Greenscreens.ai provides users with the tools to make informed decisions and negotiate effectively. The platform’s real-time market insights allow companies to stay competitive and adapt to market fluctuations. Learn More About Navigating the Freight Downturn Kevin on LinkedIn Greenscreens.ai website GS on LinkedIn Related episodes: Highlights from the BGSA Conference with Ben Gordon Faster, Better Freight Quotes with Dawn Salvucci-Favier What is Dynamic Pricing with Dawn Salvucci Favier The Power of Partnerships with The Matt Silver Episode Sponsor: TMSA TMSA: 2023 ELEVATE Conference The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
2/7/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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The B2B's Final Mile with Steve Lopez

Steve Lopez and Joe Lynch discuss B2B’s final mile. Steve is the Vice President of Partnerships at FRAYT, an on-demand, last mile delivery solution that enables businesses to meet their customers’ same-day expectations, comparable to Amazon’s level of service. About Steve Lopez Steve Lopez is a self-made entrepreneur and strategic thinker from North Texas. Steve was an early participant in PICKUP, joining as a side hustle "Good Guy" delivery driver. His involvement with the company played a significant role in its growth, expanding from five Texas markets to 83 markets across 42 states. Between February 2018 and May 2022, revenue skyrocketed by 1600%. Starting May of 2023, Steve joined FRAYT as their Vice President of Partnerships. Steve's passion for strategic partnerships, tech innovation, last-mile delivery, ecommerce, and customer experience sets him apart in the industry. His skills include sales and operations, market expansion, and serving as an advisor, while also being fluent in Spanish. Steve Lopez is a testament to the power of hard work, resilience, and innovation. About FRAYT FRAYT is a nationwide, on-demand, last mile delivery solution that offers businesses an automated web, mobile app, and advanced API platform to move their products efficiently and cost-effectively. With FRAYT, businesses can meet their customers’ same-day expectations, comparable to Amazon’s level of service. The platform boasts a network of over 22,000 vetted drivers who own and operate their own vehicles, utilizing their time and excess cargo capacity to earn extra income. FRAYT’s multi-stop service enables businesses to maximize efficiency by easily scheduling multiple stops along a driver’s route. Additionally, FRAYT provides fleet augmentation, allowing companies to replace their middle and last-mile fleet with a fluid network of delivery assets, ranging from sedans to 26-ft box trucks. By leveraging FRAYT, businesses can enhance the customer experience, expand their offerings, and accomplish more within a day. Key Takeaways: The B2B's Final Mile B2B companies are increasingly using ecommerce and ecommerce shipping solutions like FRAYT for their shipments. Companies that ship industrial products, building materials, or auto parts have traditionally used less-than truckload (LTL) or local shipping companies that don’t have the scale, technology, service area, or operational expertise to support an enterprise shipper.  FRAYT has a better solution – a nationwide, on-demand, last mile delivery solution that offers businesses an automated web, mobile app, and advanced API platform to move their products efficiently and cost-effectively. FRAYT is faster than LTL with far less damage. FRAYT enables businesses to meet their customers’ same-day expectations, comparable to Amazon’s level of service. FRAYT has a network of over 15,000 vetted drivers who own and operate their own vehicles, utilizing their time and excess cargo capacity to earn extra income. FRAYT offers an automated web, mobile app, and advanced API platform for businesses to efficiently and cost-effectively move their products in a nationwide, on-demand last mile delivery solution. FRAYT’s multi-stop service allows businesses to maximize efficiency by easily scheduling multiple stops along a driver’s route. Additionally, FRAYT provides fleet augmentation, allowing companies to replace their middle and last-mile fleet with a fluid network of delivery assets, ranging from sedans to 26-ft box trucks. FRAYT’s Preferred Driver Program is designed to reward and recognize the best drivers in the industry. The program offers exclusive benefits and incentives to drivers who consistently deliver exceptional service and meet performance standards. Preferred drivers receive priority access to high-paying loads and have the opportunity to earn more money through increased rates and bonuses. FRAYT provides ongoing training and support to help preferred drivers improve their skills and stay up-to-date with industry trends and regulations. Preferred drivers also enjoy flexible scheduling options and the ability to choose the loads they want to haul, giving them greater control over their work-life balance. The program promotes a positive driver experience by providing access to a dedicated support team that is available 24/7 to address any issues or concerns. FRAYT’s Preferred Driver Program creates a community of top-performing drivers who can share their insights and experiences, fostering a sense of camaraderie and collaboration within the company. Learn More About The B2B's Final Mile Steve Lopez | Linkedin FRAYT | Linkedin FRAYT Get started with FRAYT  | Contact FRAYT Industrial Suppliers | FRAYT 3PLs and Freight Brokers | FRAYT Five Essentials for Fleet Diversification | FRAYT The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
2/5/202445 minutes, 33 seconds
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Blind Spots of Visibility with Andrew Wimer

Andrew Wimer and Joe Lynch discuss the blind spots of visibility. Andrew is Director, Operations – North America Activations for Descartes, a global leader in on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions for logistics businesses. About Andrew Wimer Andrew Wimer is Director, Operations – North America – Activations for Descartes, a global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions for logistics businesses. With over 15 years of dedicated expertise in the field of logistics, Andrew brings a wealth of experience to the intersection of technology and freight management. For nearly a decade, he has served in pivotal roles at Descartes for its Descartes MacroPoint multimodal freight visibility platform. As Director of Operations, his responsibilities encompass spearheading new customer implementations, facilitating seamless carrier onboarding, and ensuring the ongoing success of their valued clientele. Andrew’s career reflects a commitment to optimizing supply chain operations through innovative solutions and strategic leadership in the dynamic landscape of logistics and freight technology. About Descartes Descartes is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, security and sustainability of logistics-intensive businesses. One of Descartes’ solutions in its cloud-based transportation management software portfolio, Descartes MacroPoint is a multimodal visibility platform designed to help freight brokers, third-party logistics companies (3PLs) and shippers gain better visibility to their freight operations and shipments. Carriers can easily connect with the solution via GPS-based electronic logging device (ELD), transportation management systems (TMS), or mobile app-based tracking methods. The platform allows for increased control and management of the supply chain—with more efficient and high-quality data to improve communication and decision-making. Using Descartes MacroPoint, companies can enhance customer service, increase distribution efficiency, better collaborate with customers, suppliers and carriers, and minimize the impact of disruptions and late delivery penalties. Connect with Descartes MacroPoint on LinkedIn, X and Facebook. Key Takeaways: Blind Spots of Visibility Andrew and Joe discuss some of the blind spots in visibility including: Clunky onboarding Dirty data Port blackholes Descartes MacroPoint is part of a world-leading Software-as-a-Service solution suite focused on improving productivity, performance, and security for logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes focus on visibility and control: Their Descartes MacroPoint platform grants freight brokers, 3PLs, and shippers real-time insights into their operations and shipments. The company provides easy carrier integration: Carriers can connect via diverse methods like GPS trackers, TMS systems, or mobile apps for seamless data sharing. Descartes improves supply chain management: The platform offers increased control, data quality, communication, and decision-making, leading to better customer service, distribution efficiency, collaboration, and disruption mitigation. Learn More About Blind Spots of Visibility Andrew Wimer | Linkedin Descartes MacroPoint | Linkedin Descartes MacroPoint The Tive Story with Krenar Komoni | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
2/2/202452 minutes, 45 seconds
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Drought, Drones and Delays with Brian Kempisty & Frank Kenney

Brian Kempisty, Frank Kenney and Joe Lynch discuss drought, drones, and delays. Brian is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. Frank is the Director of Industry Solutions at Cleo, an ecosystem network that enables companies to rapidly connect with thousands of trading partners worldwide. About Brian Kempisty Brian Kempisty is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. Brian grew up as a farm kid outside of Buffalo, NY and learned how to work at a young age. While earning his degree at Canisius College he needed a job and found himself working in the logistics industry. Since those early days, he has run multiple companies and his latest adventure called for him to create Port X Logistics which is a national drayage and transloading company with offices on both coasts. About Port X Logistics Port X Logistics specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the US and Canada. With a combination of company trucks, owner operators, and logistics network Port X Logistics can effectively service every port and rail ramp. Port X Logistics provides drayage, trans-loading, and over the road trucking to help clients meet their fulfillment and production plans. The team operates with urgency, attention to detail, proactive communication, and the ultimate in visibility. About Frank Kenney Frank Kenney is the director of Industry Solutions at Cleo. A former Gartner analyst and current market evangelist and strategy director, Frank Kenney is widely credited as the creator of the term managed file transfer (MFT) and was the first to write about and discuss its modern architecture, platform, and use cases. Previously, Frank served more than 10 years as a research director at Gartner, where he defined the MFT, B2B gateway, SOA governance, and cloud service brokerage (CSB) markets. Frank holds a degree in music technology from the Center for the Media Arts, holds degrees and certifications in digital multimedia and instructional technologies, and studied English and computer science at the University of Tampa. About Cleo Cleo is an ecosystem integration software company focused on business outcomes, ensuring each customer’s potential is realized by delivering solutions that make it easy to discover and create value through the movement and integration of B2B enterprise data.  Cleo gives customers strategic, “outside-in” visibility into the critical end-to-end business flows happening across their ecosystems of partners and customers, marketplaces, and internal cloud and on-premise applications. Cleo’s solutions empower teams to drive business agility, accelerate onboarding, facilitate the modernization of key business processes, and capture new revenue streams by reimagining and remastering their digital ecosystem through robust application, B2B, and data integration technologies. Keay Takeaways: Drought, Drones and Delays Drought, drones, and delays refers to the challenges facing the ocean freight industry including: A drought in Panama impacting canal passage Drone attacks in Suez Canal Wars in both Europe and the Middle East Brian and Frank discuss how to build supply chains that are resilient enough to survive these challenges. Port X Logistics specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the US and Canada. Port X utilizes a combination of company trucks, owner operators, and a logistics network to effectively service every port and rail ramp. They have a strong focus on culture, service, technology, and trucks. Port X Logistics provides safe and just-in-time truckload services, unique problem-solving for supply chain solutions, worry-free crisis management services, and collaborative and dedicated project management from start to finish. Cleo helps businesses deliver on their commitments by facilitating smooth interaction with their wider ecosystem of partners, suppliers, customers, and applications. Cleo Integration Cloud (CIC) is their flagship platform, offering a single integrated solution for B2B/EDI, application, and eCommerce dataflows. This platform enables businesses to connect, transform, integrate, orchestrate, and analyze their ecosystem data. Cleo champions ecosystem integration, an "outside-in" approach that prioritizes connecting and integrating key business processes with those of your partners, fostering seamless collaboration and efficiency. Cleo caters to both technical and non-technical users with a user-friendly platform and pre-built integrations, offering self-service, managed-service, and blended deployment options for ultimate flexibility. Learn More About Drought, Drones and Delays Brian Kempisty | Linkedin Port X Logistics | Linkedin Port X Logistics | Website Frank Kenney | Linkedin Cleo | Linkedin Cleo | Website Port X Logistics Latest Port Report | Spotlight: Savannah, GA 3PL Integration Guide | Cleo The Next Black Swan by Brian Kempisty Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty | The Logistics of Logistics The State of Containerized Shipping with Brian Kempisty | The Logistics of Logistics Building a Resilient Port Strategy with Brian Kempisty & Lauren Beagen | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
1/31/202449 minutes, 25 seconds
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Food & Beverage Brand Fulfillment with Anne Hallock

Anne Hallock and Joe Lynch discuss food & beverage brand fulfillment. Anne is the Chief Revenue Officer at Flowspace, the software platform and distribution network powering independent fulfillment. About Anne Hallock Anne Hallock is a strategic leader focused on building value for brands. As Chief Revenue Officer at Flowspace, she oversees Sales, Marketing, and technology commercialization. Anne previously served as SVP of Global Marketing at The Trade Desk (Nasdaq 100: TTD), where she led US, EMEA and APAC marketing as well as global Learning & Development from Series A through its IPO in 2016. She earned her BA at UCLA, and her MBA from the University of Texas. About Flowspace Flowspace is the software platform and distribution network powering independent fulfillment. The company’s cloud-based OmniFlow software provides brands with the real-time visibility and insights needed to orchestrate and optimize omnichannel fulfillment, from any location to any end customer. The technology is integrated within a flexible, scalable network of +150 fulfillment locations nationwide, powering efficient, reliable fulfillment for hundreds of leading brands. Flowspace has earned widespread recognition throughout the industry for advancements in technology, fulfillment solutions, and sustainability. The company was named an Inc. Magazine Logistics Power Partner, crowned "Order Fulfillment Solution of the Year'' in the SupplyTech Breakthrough Awards, included in the Freightwaves FreightTech 100, and recognized as an Inbound Logistics Green Technology Partner. Launched out of the Y Combinator technology accelerator program in 2017, Flowspace was recognized by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2020. More information can be found at www.flow.space. Key Takeaways:  Food & Beverage Brand Fulfillment Flowspace is the software platform and distribution network that provides the following benefits: Omnichannel Fulfillment Master: Flowspace seamlessly manages orders from any channel (DTC, B2B, online, in-store) with a vast network of fulfillment centers, optimizing for speed and cost. Scalability Superpower: Easily expand or adapt your fulfillment network as your business grows, without technical roadblocks or limitations. Inventory Intelligence: Gain real-time inventory insights and demand forecasting to minimize stockouts, optimize inventory allocation, and avoid wasted resources. Customer Experience Champion: Deliver fast, efficient shipments and transparent order tracking, boosting customer satisfaction and loyalty. Technology Trailblazer: Leverage Flowspace's industry-leading software platform to automate fulfillment processes, streamline workflows, and gain data-driven insights. Cost-Saving Champion: Reduce shipping costs with Flowspace's network optimization, strategic warehouse locations, and efficient processes. Award-Winning Expertise: Trust a proven leader recognized for excellence in fulfillment, customer service, and business growth. Dedicated Support: Flowspace offers dedicated account support and implementation guidance, ensuring a smooth transition and ongoing success. Learn More About Food & Beverage Brand Fulfillment Anne Hallock | Linkedin Flowspace Proper Wild drives repurchase with rapid, reliable fulfillment Proper Wild The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
1/29/20241 hour, 1 minute, 26 seconds
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Load Building and Optimization with Tom Moore

On this podcast interview, Tom Moore and Joe Lynch discuss load building and optimization. Tom is the CEO and Founder of ProvisionAi, a technology that automatically gets the right products on the right number of trucks at the right time to increase service levels and maximize network efficiency. About Tom Moore Thomas A. (Tom) Moore is the CEO and Founder of ProvisionAi and AutoSchedulerAI. Tom Moore is a visionary entrepreneur with a track record of establishing and growing thriving supply chain software companies. With a wealth of experience partnering with industry giants like Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Nestle, and Kimberly-Clark, Tom has been instrumental in developing cutting-edge solutions for warehousing, truck loading, and planning optimization. His notable contributions include groundbreaking software systems such as AutoScheduler, AutoO2, and LevelLoad. Furthermore, Tom’s hands-on experience running manufacturing, warehousing, and trucking operations has provided him with invaluable insights into the intricacies of these industries. His multifaceted background uniquely makes him a leader who understands the challenges and opportunities within the supply chain ecosystem. Tom holds a Master’s degree in Operations Research and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (both with Honors) from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. About ProvisionAi  ProvisionAi helps good companies plan, and great companies execute by making planning and execution "play nice together." LevelLoad takes expensive and potentially infeasible replenishment proposals and turns them into high-service, low-cost, and operationally feasible plans. AutoO2 is an optimizing load builder that converts deployment requirements into efficient, damage-free shipments. Together, LevelLoad and AutoO2 drive customer service and long-term transportation planning objectives despite the realities of supply chain network constraints. The results include improved on-time and in-full customer service, fuller loads, higher use of preferred freight carriers, and lower costs. Clients save millions by tendering loads early to reserve preferred carriers, filling truckloads optimally to maximize payload, improving customer order fulfillment, and reducing costs. The patented technology is saving money and carbon for companies like Unilever, Baxter, P&G, and Kimberly-Clark. Key Takeaways: Load Building and Optimization Tom Moore is the Founder and CEO of ProvisionAi, a technology that automatically gets the right products on the right number of trucks at the right time to increase service levels and maximize network efficiency. ProvisionAi is transforming CPG supply chains in the following ways: Planning & Execution Harmony: No more siloed spreadsheets! LevelLoad and AutoO2 work together to seamlessly turn high-cost plans into feasible, cost-saving shipments. Say goodbye to logistics headaches and hello to "happy dance" efficiency. Customer Service Champs: ProvisionAi fuels on-time, in-full deliveries, keeping customers satisfied and boosting your brand. Think happy stores, happy buyers, happy you. Cost-Slicing Magic: By optimizing loads and locking in preferred carriers, ProvisionAi helps clients shave millions off transportation costs. Imagine millions back in your pocket, ready to fuel further growth. Sustainability Superhero: Reducing empty miles and optimizing routes, ProvisionAi minimizes your carbon footprint. Green logistics that make both the planet and your bottom line smile. Trusted by Giants: Unilever, Baxter, P&G, and Kimberly-Clark – these household names trust ProvisionAi's patented technology to transform their supply chains. Join the winning team and discover the difference Ai-powered logistics can make. In 2023, Provision AI eliminated 88,000 truckloads for their customers - saving money, improving service levels, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Learn More About Load Building and Optimization Website - ProvisionAi Articles - ProvisionAi Resources - ProvisionAi Awards - ProvisionAi Facebook - ProvisionAi ProvisionAi - LinkedIn ProvisionAi - YouTube ProvisionAi - Instagram X (Twitter) ProvisionAi - Threads Transportation Warehouse Optimization (ondemand.com) The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
1/26/202457 minutes, 15 seconds
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Becoming a Better Salesperson with Nick Klingensmith

Nick Klingensmith and Joe Lynch discuss becoming a better salesperson. Nick is the Founder and CEO of Stride Motivation, a company dedicated to transforming lives through inspiring keynote speeches and mindset coaching. Nick is an expert at helping achievement-driven professionals and leaders to overcome fear and rejection and push past self-limiting doubts. About Nick Klingensmith After being thrown out of a Las Vegas hotel in a drunken haze, jeopardizing his career and relationships, Nick Klingensmith had to make a change. A 4-time cancer survivor, type-1 diabetic, recovering alcoholic with herniated discs, nerve damage and sleep apnea, he defies it all when he finds Obstacle Course Racing. Refusing to accept his limitations, he’s completed over 100 Spartan Races, 6 Major Marathons, several Ultras and scores of other obstacle and endurance events. As someone who has walked the path of a sales professional, Nick is an expert in propelling other achievement-driven professionals and leaders to overcome fear and rejection and push past self-limiting doubts, by inspiring them to take purposeful action towards their goals. Nick is a raw and passionate storyteller who holds nothing back when revealing who he used to be and the person he is now. About Stride Motivation Stride Motivation, LLC is a dynamic company dedicated to transforming lives through inspiring keynote speeches and mindset coaching. Rooted in the inspiring journey of overcoming significant health challenges and personal struggles, the company serves as a beacon for achievement-driven professionals and leaders. Through compelling storytelling drawn from the world of endurance racing, Stride Motivation empowers individuals to conquer fear, rejection, and self-limiting doubts. Specializing in coaching sales teams and remote professionals, the company imparts valuable insights on developing a resilient mindset for success. Stride Motivation is not just a company; it's a catalyst for helping others discover their inner strength, reach their goals, and become the best version of themselves. Key Takeaways: Becoming a Better Salesperson Nick Klingensmith is the Founder and CEO of Stride Motivation, a company dedicated to transforming lives through inspiring keynote speeches and mindset coaching. Fueled by resilience: Founded on a real-life journey of overcoming adversity, Stride Motivation understands the grit it takes to achieve ambitious goals. Storytelling for empowerment: Drawing on the world of endurance racing, they use compelling narratives to inspire individuals to conquer fear, doubt, and rejection. Mindset coaching for teams and individuals: Specializing in sales teams and remote professionals, they offer coaching to build resilient mindsets for success in demanding environments. Transformation Beyond Business: More than just a company, Stride Motivation is a catalyst for personal growth, helping individuals unlock their potential and become the best versions of themselves. Learn More About Becoming a Better Salesperson Nick Klingensmith | Linkedin Stride Motivation | Linkedin Stride Motivation | Website Instagram: @stridemotivation TikTok: @stridemotivation Twitter: @stridemotivatio YouTube: @stridemotivation Threads: @stridemotivation Email: [email protected] The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
1/22/202446 minutes, 9 seconds
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Big, Bulky & Rural with Grafton Elliot

Grafton Elliott and Joe Lynch discuss big, bulky, and rural shipping. Grafton is the Founder and CEO of Onward, a big and bulky shipping network that helps retailers offer local like delivery service, to their customers located in suburban and rural zip codes. About Grafton Elliott Grafton Elliott is the Founder and CEO of Onward, a big and bulky shipping network that helps retailers offer local like delivery service, to their customers located in suburban and rural zip codes.Prior to starting Onward, Grafton ran the asset light network for CDS Logistics. A nationwide big and bulky brokerage based in Maryland. During his time at CDS, Grafton had the opportunity to open and run several final mile warehousing + delivery operations, where he learned from a grassroots level how tough it is to run a big + bulky final mile operation. During his time running the Detroit, MI facility he learned first-hand how deliveries to the hard to reach zip codes break the efficiencies of local delivery operations, leading to 35% box trucks driving empty or parked in yards during business hours. A massive underutilization of capacity that lead him to start Onward! About Onward Onward helps big and bulky retailers and 3PL’s offer their rural customers the same delivery speed, quality and service capabilities as their local counterparts.  Founded in 2020 by Grafton Elliott and Kevin Walsh, Onward gives their shippers a competitive advantage when serving the 20% of the US population that doesn’t live near an urban city center. Offering full service white glove, a 99% claims free delivery standard (lowest in the industry) and as fast as next-day delivery to these underserved customers. But HOW Onward does this is the interesting part. Described as the OpenTable of the box truck industry, Onward leverages a series of final mile TMS integrations to understand the real-time driving direction, capacity and performance of the big and bulky providers in their network. Allowing them to identify when and where there is underutilized space on box trucks, so Onward can dispatch their providers towards opportunities that fit them perfectly. A true win-win technology that helps shippers expand their total addressable market and helps box truck companies increase their bottom line profits by an average of 15%. Key Takeaways: Big, Bulky, & Rural Matchmaker for Big and Bulky: Onward Delivery takes the hassle out of shipping large items like furniture and appliances. They act as a matchmaking service, connecting retailers and brokers with the best carriers in their area based on real-time capacity on box trucks. This means faster deliveries, lower costs, and less wasted space for everyone involved. Eliminating Inefficiencies: Onward's data-driven platform tackles the inefficiencies of traditional big and bulky delivery. Their technology optimizes routes, eliminates fragmented systems, and streamlines the entire process, from order placement to final delivery. This translates to quicker deliveries, happier customers, and more efficient operations for retailers. White Glove Service, Everywhere: Onward doesn't just deliver your bulky items; they also offer white glove service, including assembly, setup, and even debris removal. This premium service is available not just in major cities but also in underserved areas, thanks to Onward's expanding network of qualified professionals. Solving Seasonality Challenges: Furniture stores often face unpredictable spikes in demand during peak seasons. Onward helps them navigate these fluctuations by providing access to a flexible network of carriers that can scale up or down as needed. This eliminates the need for maintaining their own delivery fleet, reducing costs and improving overall agility. Revolutionizing Rural Delivery: Onward is committed to bringing the convenience of efficient big and bulky delivery to rural areas. Their network extends beyond major metropolitan centers, ensuring that everyone, regardless of location, can enjoy the benefits of fast, reliable, and white-glove service for their large purchases. Sustainability in the Supply Chain: Onward is also mindful of the environmental impact of deliveries. Their platform optimizes routes and matches loads efficiently, reducing empty miles and fuel consumption. This commitment to sustainability makes Onward a responsible choice for both businesses and consumers. The Future of Big and Bulky Delivery: With its innovative approach, data-driven technology, and commitment to excellent service, Onward is at the forefront of transforming the big and bulky delivery industry. They are making it faster, more efficient, and more accessible for everyone, paving the way for a smoother and more sustainable future for large item deliveries. Learn More About Onward Grafton on LinkedIn Onward on LinkedIn Onwards website Blog highlights: Case Study – how Onward helps shippers get through peak seasons The OpenTable of the box truck industry A Box Truck Love Story The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
1/19/202449 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Biopharma Supply Chain with Joel Wayment

Joel Wayment and Joe Lynch discuss the biopharma supply chain. Joel is the Vice President of Operations at Cardinal Health Third Party Logistics,  a leader in healthcare logistics for over four decades and a 3PL pioneer since 1995, streamlines pharmaceutical delivery, mitigating risk and fostering seamless patient journeys. About Joel Wayment Joel Wayment is Vice President of Operations at Cardinal Health Specialty Solution’s 3PL business. Under his leadership, Cardinal Health 3PL (Third Party Logistics Services) has grown become an industry leader in third-party logistics, providing warehousing, distribution, and order-to-cash services with products across a wide range of therapeutic categories including unrivaled experience bringing cell and gene therapies to market. About Cardinal Health 3PL Cardinal Health, a leader in healthcare logistics for over four decades and a 3PL pioneer since 1995, streamlines pharmaceutical delivery, mitigating risk and fostering seamless patient journeys. Its custom-built systems and extensive network ensure swift and accurate coast-to-coast delivery of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Cardinal Health shoulders the complexities of distribution, allowing clients to focus on their core business. They tailor solutions for speed, efficiency, and superior quality assurance, leveraging strong carrier relationships to handle even the most delicate pharmaceutical products with meticulous care. Clients benefit from dedicated service with a single point of contact, ensuring personalized attention from program design to final delivery. Trust Cardinal Health to get your products where they need to be, precisely when they need to be there. Explore their expertise in warehouse and transportation management, including specialized solutions for temperature-sensitive cold chain products. With Cardinal Health at the helm, your supply chain runs like clockwork, connecting patients to vital treatments faster and more efficiently. Key Takeaways: The BioPharma Supply Chain  Pharma 3PL Distribution Services with Cardinal Health provides the following advantages: Unmatched Expertise: 40+ years in healthcare and 25+ years as a 3PL leader, ensuring deep understanding of product handling and a vast network for fast, accurate coast-to-coast delivery. Streamlined Distribution: We handle the complexities so you don't have to. Custom solutions prioritize speed, efficiency, and meticulous quality assurance, thanks to strong carrier relationships. High-Touch Service: Dedicated point of contact delivers personalized service and attention to detail, from program design to final delivery. Scalable Solutions: We adapt to your unique needs, guaranteeing your products reach the right place at the right time. Best-in-Class Warehousing: Cardinal Health warehouses ensure reliable nationwide delivery, especially for specialty drugs. Innovative Transportation: Leverage our expertise and relationships for efficient, value-driven transportation solutions tailored to pharma needs. Cold Chain Specialists: As cold chain products rise, trust our experience to develop effective launch strategies for temperature-sensitive items. Choose Cardinal Health Pharma 3PL and experience a seamless, worry-free supply chain that connects patients to vital treatments faster. Learn More About The Biopharma Supply Chain Joel Wayment | LinkedIn Cardinal Health | LinkedIn Cardinal Health | Website The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
1/17/202442 minutes, 35 seconds
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Faster Quotes and Higher Profits with Ben Derin

Ben Derin and Joe Lynch discuss what it takes to achieve faster quotes and higher profits as a freight broker. Benjamin is the Founder and CEO of S2Q Systems, the creators of the fast-growing Speed to Quote® software platform that is helping transportation and logistics companies respond faster to incoming quote requests. About Benjamin J. Derin Benjamin J. Derin is the Founder and CEO of S2Q Systems, the creators of the fast-growing Speed to Quote® software platform that is helping transportation and logistics companies respond faster to incoming quote requests. Ben found his passion for business at an early age while working at his father’s automobile dealerships. At 12 years old he started washing cars and cleaning the parking lot. As he worked his way up the company, he gradually took on roles in sales and finance. Prior to launching S2Q Systems, Ben spent the previous 12 years with MacroPoint, where he found his passion for both logistics and technology. During his tenure, Descartes acquired MacroPoint, and Ben was fortunate to continue his success in his enterprise sales role. Beyond work, Benjamin enjoys spending time with his family in Northeast Ohio with his wife, Kellie, and their two children, Sophia and Louis. His hobbies include golf, football, basketball, and hosting laid-back BBQ gatherings for friends and family. About S2Q Systems S2Q Systems develops and deploys purpose-driven technology for the transportation and logistics industries. S2Q Systems’ products Speed to Quote® and Speed to Bid™ enable customers to bring speed, accuracy and responsiveness to their quoting and bidding processes. Founded by experts in freight tracking and resource management software, S2Q Systems is a technology company focusing on creating solutions for the transportation and logistics industries. S2Q Systems created Speed to Quote® to provide meaningful integrated technology that allows customers to analyze and respond to incoming quote requests via email in a faster time frame without sacrificing the human element to the interaction. Its other platform Speed to Bid™ helps companies enhance their ability to bid on shipments nationwide in under a few seconds by aggregating third party spot freight bidding platforms into one solution. Key Takeaways: Faster Quotes and Higher Profits Streamlining Logistics Quoting: ️Imagine cutting quote response times from hours to seconds! S2Q Systems' flagship product, Speed to Quote, does just that for freight brokers, carriers and drayage operations quoting process. Data-Driven Insights: Their solutions go beyond automation. S2Q Systems helps businesses gain valuable insights from quote data, enabling them to make informed decisions and optimize their operations. Built for the Transportation Industry: S2Q Systems understands the unique challenges of the transportation sector. Their solutions are specifically designed to address the needs of carriers and freight brokers. Integrations for a Seamless Workflow: S2Q Systems plays nice with others! S2Q Systems has certified integrations with DAT, Greenscreens and Truckstop for ratings. Customer Focus and Satisfaction: S2Q Systems prioritizes customer success. They offer excellent support and training, ensuring their clients get the most out of their solutions. Innovation in the Logistics Landscape: S2Q Systems is constantly innovating, developing new solutions to address emerging challenges in the logistics industry. Learn More About Faster Quotes and Higher Profits Ben Derin | LikedIn S2Q Systems | LinkedIn S2Q Systems | Website The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
1/15/202437 minutes, 36 seconds
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Maximizing Driver Utilization with Marc El Khoury

Marc El Khoury and Joe Lynch discuss maximizing driver utilization. Marc is the CEO and Co-founder of aifleet, a tech-driven trucking company. Marc and the aifleet team use a proprietary AI tech to dramatically increase driver utilization.  About Marc El Khoury Marc El Khoury is the CEO and Co-founder of aifleet, a tech-driven trucking company. Powered by our proprietary ai technology, we optimize plans for higher revenue so we can optimize the experience for our hard-working drivers and rebuild the industry to benefit people, the planet, and our economy. Prior to aifleet, Marc served as Chief Strategy Officer at US Xpress, and Principal at Kearney, a management consulting firm. He holds an MBA from NYU Stern, a MS in Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a Bachelors of Engineering form the American University of Beirut. About AIFLEET aifleet is a tech-driven trucking company delivering more of what matters. Powered by their proprietary ai technology, they optimize plans for higher revenue and achieve 30% higher asset utilization than legacy carriers. aifleet’s more efficient model allows them to offer a better experience for their hard-working drivers. They stack their loads and reduce dwell time so drivers can focus on what they do best - drive, while still enjoying guaranteed home time. This model also benefits the environment. With higher asset utilization aifleet hauls the same amount of freight with fewer trucks, reducing their carbon footprint. If every trucking company operated at the same level of efficiency, it would carve out 50 million metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. Ultimately, they’re rebuilding the trucking industry to benefit people, the planet, and the economy. Key Takeaways: Maximizing Driver Utilization Tech-Driven Trucking Revolution: aifleet isn't your typical trucker. They leverage AI and data to optimize routes, boost efficiency, and prioritize driver well-being. This means happier drivers, better deliveries, and a greener future for all. Driver-First Focus: aifleet puts drivers at the helm. Their smart algorithms create efficient routes, minimize wasted time, and maximize home time, leading to improved work-life balance and higher driver satisfaction. Plus, competitive pay and benefits make aifleet a top choice for tech-savvy truckers. AI Optimizes Every Mile: aifleet's secret weapon is their AI brain. It crunches data on traffic, weather, and more to generate optimized routes that save time, fuel, and money. This not only benefits the environment but also leads to lower costs and higher profits for everyone. Green Logistics Leader: aifleet paves the way for a sustainable future. Fuel-efficient trucks and AI-optimized routes reduce emissions, making them a leader in green logistics. They further minimize their environmental impact by offsetting emissions through carbon capture projects. Innovation Never Stops: aifleet constantly pushes boundaries. They explore technologies like platooning and even autonomous vehicles, ensuring they stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing trucking industry. Driving Positive Change: aifleet goes beyond delivering goods. They're passionate about making a difference, partnering with charities and communities to support truckers, families, and environmental initiatives. The Future is Now: aifleet is a glimpse into the future of trucking. Their tech-driven approach is not only making the industry more efficient and sustainable, but it's also creating a better experience for drivers, customers, and the planet. With aifleet at the wheel, the road ahead looks bright. Learn More About Maximizing Driver Utilization Marc El Khoury | LinkedIn Aifleet | LinkedIn Aifleet | Website The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
1/12/202445 minutes, 18 seconds
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Eliminating Freight Fraud with Michael Caney

Michael Caney and Joe Lynch discuss eliminating freight fraud. Michael is the Chief Commercial Officer of Highway, a freight-tech company that identifies who's really hauling your freight to reduce fraud and supercharge your digital bookings. About Michael Caney Michael Caney is a keen strategist and visionary leader with a demonstrated track record for driving transformational change that has helped early-stage freight tech companies and mid-market 3PLs accelerate growth and achieve scalability. His proven ability to distill complexity into easy-to-understand execution is at the heart of an innovative approach to talent development and team-building strategies. Michael has 20 years of experience in leadership and advisory roles in corporate development, sales, brokerage, managed services, technology, and fleet operations. He was also the founder of GrowthNexus, a consultancy firm that infuses experienced executives into go-to-market planning, sales playbooks, and operational process design to help companies simplify technology decisions.  About Highway Highway is a technology company focused on solving the digital identity problem in the trucking industry. They have developed a Carrier Identity engine that manages carrier identity and eliminates the risks of fraud and double brokering. Highway provides brokers with comprehensive data on carrier equipment to supercharge their capacity sourcing and vetting efforts. The company accelerates connections and drives engagement, making the industry more integrated, digital, and secure. Customers can identify the right carrier for every load, source with superpowers that give them the truth about a carrier’s lanes and equipment and be warned of negative indicators discovered in public and private data sources. They can also connect their carrier network with speed and security, onboard new carriers with rightful owner validation and dispatch service detection and monitor carriers to enforce an all-new standard with automated compliance. Highway is transforming the trucking industry with their innovative technology and commitment to improving security and efficiency. Key Takeaways: Eliminating Freight Fraud with Michael Caney To eliminate freight fraud, it all begins with carrier identity. Highway identifies who's really hauling your freight to reduce fraud and supercharge your digital bookings Highway is a technology company solving the digital identity problem in the trucking industry. The company removes risk and friction between brokers and carriers with a Carrier Identity engine. Highway provides brokers with comprehensive data on carrier equipment to supercharge capacity sourcing and vetting efforts. The company accelerates connections and drives engagement to make the industry more integrated, digital, and secure. Customers can identify the right carrier for every load and be warned of negative indicators from public and private data sources. They can also onboard new carriers with rightful owner validation and dispatch service detection. Customers can monitor carriers to enforce new standards with automated compliance. Highway is transforming the trucking industry with their innovative technology. The company is committed to improving security and efficiency in the industry. Learn More About Eliminating Freight Fraud Michael Caney | LinkedIn Highway | LinkedIn Highway | Website Freight has an Identity Crisis with Jordan Graft | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
1/10/20241 hour, 23 seconds
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TIA Technovations with Tom Curee

Tom Curee and Joe Lynch discuss TIA Technovations, a logistics and transportation conference designed to explore technology trends and innovation driven by logistics industry leaders. Tom is the President of Qued, a freight technology company focused on workflow automation, and the TIA Technology Committee Chairman. About Tom Curee Tom Curee has served in the transportation industry for nearly 20 years working at 3PLs, carriers and most recently as a freight tech provider. He has served as the TIA Technology Committee Chairman the last few years, bringing awareness to the many tech solutions in our industry. He is currently the President of Qued, a freight tech startup focused on workflow automation solutions. About Qued Qued is a freight tech company bringing workflow automation solutions to the transportation industry. Currently they have built real-time integration with appointment scheduling systems eliminating the need to juggle multiple passwords and logins. About TIA The TIA is a leading industry organization dedicated to advancing the interests of transportation intermediaries across the United States. Established in 1978, TIA has consistently demonstrated its commitment to fostering excellence and innovation within the logistics and transportation sector. As a collective voice for freight brokers, 3PLs, and other intermediaries, TIA plays a pivotal role in shaping industry policies and promoting best practices. TIA provides its members with invaluable resources, including educational programs, advocacy efforts, and networking opportunities, enabling them to thrive in an ever-evolving marketplace. With a history of advocating for fair and equitable regulations, TIA ensures that its members are well-prepared to meet the challenges of a dynamic transportation landscape. Through collaboration, education, and advocacy, TIA remains at the forefront of the transportation industry, driving growth and innovation for its members and the broader logistics community. Key Takeaways: TIA Technovations Tom Curee and Joe Lynch discussed some of the highlights of the TIA Technovations including: AI/ML readiness The role of technology in today's freight market Shark Tank - leading freight-tech startups pitching investors The value of TIA membership The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the trusted voice for third-party logistics companies of all sizes. TIA provides the following services to the 3PL industry: Championing Efficiency: The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) advocates for streamlined logistics processes, promoting regulations and technologies that optimize supply chains and benefit both shippers and carriers. Advocating for Safety: TIA prioritizes safety in the transportation industry, pushing for training programs, equipment standards, and policy changes that minimize risks and accidents on the road. Building Connections: TIA acts as a bridge between transportation intermediaries, government agencies, and other stakeholders, fostering collaboration and communication to address industry challenges and opportunities. Empowering the Workforce: TIA invests in professional development for transportation intermediaries, offering educational resources, certifications, and networking opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge. Navigating Regulations: TIA provides members with guidance and resources to navigate the complex web of transportation regulations, ensuring compliance and minimizing legal burdens. Promoting Innovation: TIA embraces technological advancements in the transportation industry, supporting the development and adoption of new technologies that improve efficiency, transparency, and sustainability. Shaping the Future: TIA actively participates in shaping the future of the transportation industry, engaging in policy discussions, industry initiatives, and research to ensure a thriving and resilient ecosystem for years to come. TIA Capital Ideas Conference - Every April, North America’s most successful brokerage-based logistics professionals come together for three days of education, networking, and meetings with leading suppliers across the 3PL industry. There’s no other event out there designed by 3PLs for 3PLs, so don’t miss it. When: April 10-13, 2024. Where: Phoenix, Arizona Learn More About TIA Technovations Tom Curee | LinkedIn Qued | LinkedIn Qued | Website TIA | LinkedIn Tia | Twitter Tia | Facebook Tia | Instagram Tia | YouTube TIA | Website The State of Freight with Anne Reinke | The Logistics of Logistics The Voice of 3rd Party Logistics with Anne Reinke | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
1/8/202452 minutes, 47 seconds
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Clarity in a Dangerous World with Ben Gordon

Ben Gordon and Joe Lynch discuss getting Clarity in a Dangerous World. Ben is the Founder of Cambridge Capital (private equity), BGSA (M&A advice), and the Logistics Coalition (humanitarian aid). Ben is hosting the BGSA Supply Chain Conference that will be held January 24-26 in Palm Beach, Florida.  About Ben Gordon Benjamin Gordon is the Founder and Managing Partner of Cambridge Capital. He draws on a career building, advising, and investing in supply chain companies. Benjamin has led investments in outstanding firms including XPO, Grand Junction, Bringg, Liftit, and others. As CEO of BGSA Holdings, Benjamin has spent his career investing in and helping to build supply chain and technology companies. Benjamin led the firm’s efforts, advising on over $1 billion worth of supply chain transactions. Benjamin has worked with firms such as UPS, DHL, Kuehne & Nagel, Agility Logistics, NFI Logistics, GENCO, Nations Express, Raytrans, Echo Global, Dixie, Wilpak, and others. Prior to BGSA Holdings, Ben founded 3PLex, the Internet solution enabling third-party logistics companies to automate their business. Benjamin raised $28 million from blue-chip investors including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, BancBoston Ventures, CNF, and Ionian. 3PLex was then purchased by Maersk. Prior to 3PLex, Benjamin advised transportation and logistics clients at Mercer Management Consulting. Prior to Mercer, Benjamin worked in his family’s transportation business, AMI, where he helped the company expand its logistics operations. Benjamin received a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College. About Cambridge Capital Cambridge Capital is a private equity firm investing in the applied supply chain. The firm provides private equity to finance the expansion, recapitalization or acquisition of growth companies in our sectors. Our philosophy is to invest in companies where our operating expertise and in-depth supply chain knowledge can help our portfolio companies achieve outstanding value. Cambridge Capital was founded in 2009 as the investment affiliate of BG Strategic Advisors (www.bgsa.com), the advisor of choice for a large, growing number of supply chain CEOs. Cambridge Capital leverages BGSA’s unique approach to strategy-led investment banking for the supply chain. BGSA is known for its work helping companies achieve outsized returns via targeted acquisitions and premium sales processes, and has worked with category leaders such as UPS, DHL, Agility Logistics, New Breed, NFI, Genco, Nations Express, Raytrans, and others. Our relationship with BGSA gives us deep market expertise, access to outstanding deal flow and people flow, transactional capabilities, additional resources, and a powerful core competency in the supply chain sector. The Partners and Advisory Board members of Cambridge Capital have diverse backgrounds with complementary technical, operating, and financial expertise. The Cambridge Capital team has spent their careers building, growing, and advising outstanding companies in the supply chain sector. They include former leaders of UPS Logistics, Ryder Logistics, ATC Logistics, APL Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel, and other globally recognized firms. Cambridge Capital’s professionals know what it takes to build great companies. Key Takeaways: Clarity in a Dangerous World Ben Gordon and Joe Lynch discuss the following topics:  Ukraine/Israel Logistics Coalition Down freight market Failure of Convoy  Future of tech-centric freight brokerages Technologies / Tactics / Partnerships that will give companies a competitive edge The BGSA Conference is the industry’s only CEO-level conference focused on all segments of the supply chain. Over 300 of the top CEOs in the logistics and supply chain space attended this year’s conference to discuss technology, strategy and deals. BGSA Holdings specializes in providing strategy-led M&A advisory services for leading CEOs in the supply chain and technology sector. BGSA has a track record of executing over 50 deals for clients, who rely on them for trusted and experienced transaction advice. Cambridge Capital is a private investment firm focused on investing in high-growth, tech-enabled supply chain companies, encompassing the logistics, transportation, distribution, and supply chain-related sectors. Learn More About Clarity in a Dangerous World Ben on LinkedIn Ben on Twitter Cambridge Capital on LinkedIn Cambridge Capital BGSA BGSA Supply Chain Conference Logistics Coalition The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
1/5/202449 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Right Fit for Drivers with Beth Potratz

Beth Potratz and Joe Lynch discuss The Right Fit for Drivers. Beth is the Founder and CEO of Drive My Way, a unique, personalized recruiting service that matches CDL truck drivers with available jobs based on their qualifications and personal preferences. About Beth Potratz Beth Potratz, Co-Founder and CEO for Drive My Way, has over 20 years of experience. Beth is an innovative, forward-thinking HR professional who is disrupting truck driver recruiting by treating the driver as a consumer in the employment relationship and making recruiting personal again. Beth is passionate about helping people find a meaningful career that fits their lifestyle. Prior to Drive My Way, Beth built a successful HR consulting practice serving organizations in a variety of industries and held senior positions at Unilever, Rockwell Automation and Helene Curtis. Beth earned a Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources from Cleveland State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from Loyola University of Chicago. Beth resides in Cleveland, Ohio and enjoys spending time with family. About Drive My Way Drive My Way is a unique, online, personalized recruiting service that matches CDL truck drivers with available jobs based on their qualifications and personal preferences. It makes the challenge of finding the right employer and the ideal driver much easier than traditional recruiting sites. Through its one-of-a-kind Match My Way™ technology, Drive My Way brings employers and CDL truck drivers together for the best possible fit. Ultimately, employers benefit from the ability to identify which drivers best match their opportunities — and drivers find fulfilling employment that suits their personal preferences regarding schedule, location, benefits and other perks. With Drive My Way, employers can expedite the hiring process and lower recruiting costs, and drivers can search confidentially and use the Match My Way score to identify better-matched jobs. At Drive My Way, we strive to put you in control. The company tagline is My life. My job. My way™. And they mean it. Key Takeaways: The Right Fit for Drivers Drive My Way is a CDL driver recruiting company revolutionizing the industry by putting the focus back on individual needs and preferences. They aim to create win-win situations for both drivers and employers, leading to happier drivers, lower turnover, and ultimately, a stronger supply chain. Drive My Way's unique, online, and personalized approach to CDL recruiting delivers the following advantages:  Personalized Driver Matching: Drive My Way uses a sophisticated algorithm that matches drivers with jobs based on over 20 unique criteria, including desired routes, pay, benefits, and company culture. This ensures drivers find jobs they truly love, reducing dissatisfaction and turnover. Empowering Drivers: Unlike traditional recruiters, Drive My Way puts drivers in control. They create their own profiles, choose which jobs to see, and communicate directly with employers. This gives them the freedom and flexibility to find the perfect fit. Reducing Hassle for Employers: Finding qualified drivers can be a time-consuming and expensive headache. Drive My Way takes the pain out of the process by sourcing pre-qualified candidates who match their specific needs. They also offer tools to streamline onboarding and communication. Focus on Retention: Drive My Way understands that happy drivers are productive drivers. They offer resources and support to help drivers succeed in their jobs, leading to increased retention and lower costs for employers. Data-Driven Approach: Drive My Way leverages data and analytics to continuously improve their matching algorithm and platform. This ensures they're always adapting to the changing needs of the industry and providing the best possible experience for drivers and employers. Commitment to Diversity: Drive My Way is actively working to attract and retain drivers from underrepresented groups in the trucking industry. They believe in creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce, which benefits everyone. Positive Industry Impact: By improving the driver experience and reducing turnover, Drive My Way is helping to make the trucking industry a more attractive career option. This is crucial for ensuring the smooth flow of goods and services across the country. The Drive My Way team is all about making drivers and employers happy, driving the industry forward, and ultimately, keeping America moving! Learn More About The Right Fit for Drivers Beth Potratz | LinkedIn Drive My Way | LinkedIn Drive My Way | Website Our Story, Our Mission, and Our Team - Drive My Way The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
1/3/202448 minutes, 53 seconds
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REPOST: The Connected Ecosystem with Bill Vitti

Bill Vitti and Joe Lynch discuss the connected ecosystem, which is one of the best ways to describe Transflo. Bill is the President and CRO of Transflo, the trusted industry leader in mobile, telematics, and business process automation solutions to the transportation industry. About Bill Vitti  Bill Vitti joined Transflo as President in early 2022, with more than 25 years’ experience in the transportation industry. Most notably, he served as Chief Commercial Officer for Truckstop.com, where he helped drive the company to unicorn status with a valuation of over $1 billion. Bill was also President of Swift Logistics, a leading brokerage and 3PL provider, and head of marketing and strategy for Swift Transportation. Bill has experience working on the carrier, shipper, and broker side, as well as in 3PL and freight software, giving him 360-degrees of visibility of the marketplace. Bill received his MBA from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University and his BBA from Saginaw Valley State University. About Transflo Transflo®, a Pegasus TransTech company, is a trusted industry leader in mobile, telematics, and business process automation solutions to the transportation industry in North America. Transflo’s customer-focused mobile and cloud-based technologies deliver real-time communications to fleets, brokers, factors, shippers, and commercial vehicle drivers, and digitize 800 million shipping documents a year, representing approximately $115 billion in freight bills and 3.2 million downloads of the Mobile+ app. Organizations throughout Transflo’s neutral ecosystem use the end-to-end solution suite and digital platform to increase efficiency, improve cash flow, and reduce costs. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, Transflo has set the pace for innovation in transportation software for over 30 years. For more information, visit www.transflo.com. Key Takeaways: The Connected Ecosystem Bill Vitti is the President and CRO of Transflo, a freight tech company that has developed an ecosystem that connects carriers, brokers, shippers, and factoring companies – and that ecosystem streamlines the freight procurement and payment processes. In the podcast interview, Bill and Joe discuss the connected ecosystem, which is how Transflo describes the connected supply chain that they enable with their technology and marketplace. Transflo links the entire supply chain together in one digital ecosystem, creating visibility, security, and customization for every freight professional. Transflo offer a suite of mobile, telematics, data, scanning, and document management all in one integrated experience. Transflo delivers real-time communications to thousands of fleets, brokers, and commercial vehicle drivers who represent over $100 billion in freight bills each year. The Transflo Mobile+ app has been built from the ground up to simplify the business of trucking. Mobile+ is an end-to-end, cloud-based platform designed around removing friction from the supply chain. Transflo technologies like Mobile+ capture and process over 800 million transportation documents every year, helping drivers get their jobs done — and get loads delivered — faster than ever. Learn More About The Connected Ecosystem Bill on LinkedIn Transflo on LinkedIn Transflo Transflo’s Intelligent Automation Transflo Mobile+ Transflo Synergize The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
1/1/202456 minutes, 7 seconds
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REPOST: Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty

Brian Kempisty and Joe Lynch discuss the question is drayage just drayage. Brian is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. About Brian Kempisty Brian Kempisty is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. Brian grew up as a farm kid outside of Buffalo, NY and learned how to work at a young age. While earning his degree at Canisius College he needed a job and found himself working in the logistics industry. Since those early days, he has run multiple companies and his latest adventure called for him to create Port X Logistics which is a national drayage and transloading company with offices on both coasts. About Port X Logistics Port X Logistics specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the US and Canada. With a combination of company trucks, owner operators, and logistics network Port X Logistics can effectively service every port and rail ramp. Port X Logistics provides drayage, trans-loading, and over the road trucking to help clients meet their fulfillment and production plans. The team operates with urgency, attention to detail, proactive communication, and the ultimate in visibility. Key Takeaways: Is Drayage Just Drayage Brian Kempisty is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. In the podcast interview Brian and Joe discuss the question, is drayage just drayage. Drayage is not just drayage if you work with Port X Logistics. Brian and his team at Port X Logistics have revolutionized the drayage business. While most drayage companies are small local carriers that only work at one or two ports, Port X is a national drayage company that employs state of the art technology to manage the shipment before it even reaches the port. Port X Logistics provides the following services: Drayage – every port in the USA and Canada Transload Truckload Crisis Management Project Management Supply Chain Solutions Port X Logistics lives by the motto “Culture. Service. Tech. Trucks.” Learn More About Is Drayage Just Drayage Brian on LinkedIn Port X Logistics on LinkedIn Port X Logistics website Started from the bottom, now we're here, Started from the bottom, now my whole team 🤐 here”   - Port X Logistics Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
12/29/202352 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Logistics of Logistics Story with Joe Lynch

Joe Lynch and Spencer Tenney discuss The Logistics of Logistics story. Joe is Founder and CEO of The Logistics of Logistics, a media property that provides valuable insights from logistics and supply chain leaders on various topics related to the industry, such as innovation, technology, trends, and the future of freight. About Joe Lynch Joe Lynch is the host of The Logistics of Logistics podcast, which is consistently ranked as a top logistics and supply chain podcast. The Logistics of Logistics provides insights from logistics and supply chain leaders on innovation, technology, trends, and the future of freight. Before podcasting, Joe consulted to large shippers on the selection and management of logistics providers. Additionally, he helped transportation and logistics companies grow their sales. As COO, Joe ran a 3PL focused on LTL and truckload shipping. Prior to his logistics career, Joe was a lean process expert, project / launch manager and automotive engineer for Jeep in Thailand, China, and the US. Joe earned a BBA from Cleary University and a MA in Education from the University of Michigan. About The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics is a podcast and blog hosted by industry expert Joe Lynch. Joe interviews founders, executives, and innovators who are shaping the future of logistics and supply chain. Topics include transportation, logistics, warehousing, technology, supply chain, and ecommerce. The Logistics of Logistics audience expects an inside perspective of what’s next in logistics and supply chain delivered via podcasts, videos and articles. Key Takeaways: The Logistics of Logistics Story The Logistics of Logistics is a podcast and blog hosted by industry expert Joe Lynch. Joe interviews founders, executives, and innovators who are shaping the future of logistics and supply chain. The Logistics of Logistics connects with the logistics community through various channels including podcasts, videos, articles, and social media The Logistics of Logistics podcast provides a valuable opportunity for guests to showcase their expertise, share insights, and connect with leaders and decision-makers in supply chain, transportation, logistics, warehousing, and technology. An appearance on The Logistics of Logistics podcast can enhance the recognition and credibility of the guest and their company by providing exposure to a wide audience of industry professionals. Learn More About The Logistics of Logistics Story Joe Lynch | LinkedIn The Logistics of Logistics | LinkedIn The Logistics of Logistics | Homepage Spencer Tenney | LinkedIn Tenney Group | LinkedIn Tenney Group | Homepage Spencer Tenney and the Tenney Group Story What’s Driving the 3PL Industry Consolidation with Spencer Tenney Transportation M&A with Spencer Tenney The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
12/27/202331 minutes, 12 seconds
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Transportation M&A with Spencer Tenney

Spencer Tenney and Joe Lynch discuss transportation M&A. Spencer is President & CEO of Tenney Group, trusted M&A advisors to transportation industry. About Spencer Tenney Spencer Tenney serves as President & CEO of Tenney Group, where he oversees the firm’s day-to-day effectiveness and long-term vision. Spencer is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and holds the designation of Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor through AM&AA. Prior to Tenney Group, Spencer worked as a Director at Merritt Hawkins, a healthcare recruiting firm in Dallas. He also owned a music publishing company. Spencer and his wife, Lauren, reside outside of Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee and have been married for 13 years. He has three amazing kids – 9,6, & 3. He enjoys writing country music, reading presidential biographies, and F3 (Fitness, Fellowship, Faith). He currently serves on the board of Franktown Open Hearts, a faith-based organization dedicated to equipping inner-city kids to free themselves from generational poverty. About Tenney Group Tenney Group are mergers and acquisitions advisors who work with business owners in the 3PL, trucking, and bus industry. These business owners are hardworking individuals or teams who have created and lead companies that are the backbone of America. Unfortunately, pitfalls unique to the transportation industry can threaten an owner’s ability to sell their business for what they deserve or even threaten their ability to sell at all. Luckily, Tenney Group has developed an industry specialized process that enables business owners to navigate these pitfalls and maximize their ability to get a deal done. Ultimately, this allows owners to impact their family, employees, and community in profound ways while also giving them peace of mind that they made the best decision. The Tenney Group’s unique expertise helps transportation business owners build and protect business value, grow through acquisitions, and optimize the sale of their businesses. The Tenney Group was established in 1973 and has completed over 200 transportation deals. Key Takeaways: Transportation M&A The Tenney Group are trusted mergers and acquisitions advisors to the transportation advisors for the following reasons: Specialized Expertise: The Tenney Group isn't your average M&A advisor. They focus solely on the transportation and logistics industry, boasting over 45 years of experience navigating its unique complexities. Think trucking, warehousing, logistics providers, and more – they've seen it all. Proven Track Record: With a 98% success rate in closing deals, The Tenney Group has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. They've helped countless transportation businesses achieve their M&A goals, whether it's selling, buying, or restructuring. Relationship-Driven Approach: Forget cold calls and impersonal transactions. The Tenney Group builds strong relationships with both buyers and sellers, ensuring a smooth and collaborative M&A process. They understand the emotional side of business transitions and prioritize trust and open communication. Confidentiality is Key: Selling or buying a transportation business is a sensitive matter. The Tenney Group takes confidentiality seriously, employing strict protocols and a network of trusted partners to protect your information throughout the M&A process. Maximizing Value: The Tenney Group doesn't just get you a deal; they get you the best deal possible. They leverage their deep industry knowledge and extensive network to attract qualified buyers and negotiate favorable terms, ensuring you get the maximum value for your transportation business. Streamlined Process: M&A can be complex and time-consuming. The Tenney Group has a proven, step-by-step process designed to streamline the process, minimize disruptions to your business, and keep you informed every step of the way. Giving Back: The Tenney Group believes in making a positive impact beyond the boardroom. They're committed to philanthropy and actively support various charitable causes, especially those related to the transportation industry. Learn More About Transportation M&A Spencer Tenney | LinkedIn Tenney Group | LinkedIn Tenney Group | Homepage Spencer Tenney and the Tenney Group Story What’s Driving the 3PL Industry Consolidation with Spencer Tenney The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
12/22/202351 minutes, 40 seconds
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A SaaS Gal in VC Land with Maia Benson

Maia Benson and Joe Lynch discuss A SaaS Gal in VC Land. Maia is a SaaS gal in VC land and a Managing Director at Forum Ventures where she works with SaaS founders from inception to scale.  About Maia Benson Maia Benson is a Managing Director at Forum where she works with SaaS founders from inception to scale.  She has spent over 20 years founding, building and scaling award-winning SaaS products for Entrepreneurs and SMBs at places like LexisNexis, Pitney Bowes and most recently at Shopify, where she helped found, launch and scale their Shipping and Fulfillment products from inception to 60%+ merchant adoption and $Bs of transportation spend. About Forum Ventures Forum Ventures is the leading early-stage fund, program and community for B2B SaaS startups. Founded in 2014 as Acceleprise, we’re on a mission to make the B2B SaaS journey easier, more accessible and successful for early-stage founders, through pre-seed and seed-stage funding, high touch programming, corporate perks and introductions, and an active SaaS community. Forum For Founders, our pre-seed program, provides founders with $100k in funding and 15 intense weeks of talks, events, mentorship and 1:1 guidance focused on go to market and fundraising. Forum Seed, our seed fund, backs exceptional SaaS startups at the seed-stage both from within and outside of our pre-seed program. With over 250 portfolio companies, Forum founders have gone on to raise from NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, Uncork Capital, 8VC, Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, Canaan, Bowery Capital, Susa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, SV Angel, True Ventures and many more. Our private peer community for Innovation executives -- The Innovation Forum -- brings together like-minded intrapreneurs from all backgrounds to share best practices, insights, and advice, and support one another. In addition to our incredible peer community, members get access to industry trend reports, collaborative events, emerging technology, and startup introductions. Key Takeaways: A SaaS Gal in VC Land Forum Ventures is the top choice for early-stage B2B SaaS companies looking for funding. Forum Ventures is different and better for the following reasons: Founder-focused: Their team consists of former SaaS founders, offering deep understanding of the early-stage journey and expertise in GTM, sales, and fundraising. Pre-seed and seed investments: They empower early-stage B2B SaaS companies with pre-seed and seed funding, ranging from $100k to $2 million. High-touch programs: Beyond funding, they provide high-touch programs like "Forum For Founders" (15 weeks of talks, mentorship, and guidance) and a dedicated fundraising track. Thriving community: They foster an active SaaS community with over 450 founders, mentors, and experts, offering connections, support, and valuable insights. Accessibility champions: Committed to diversity and inclusion, they strive to make the B2B SaaS ecosystem more accessible to underrepresented founders. Proven success: With over 250 successful pre-seed and seed investments, their track record speaks for itself. Fractional co-founder approach: They act as a "fractional co-founder" with world-class expertise, helping startups navigate crucial steps like product development, go-to-market strategy, and fundraising. Mission-driven: Driven by a genuine passion for aiding founders, they prioritize their success and strive to make the B2B SaaS journey easier and more impactful. Learn More About A SaaS Gal in VC Maia Benson | LinkedIn Forum Ventures | LinkedIn Forum Ventures | Homepage The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
12/20/202341 minutes, 42 seconds
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Smart Glasses in the Warehouse with Paul Travers

Paul Travers and Joe Lynch discuss smart glasses in the warehouse. Paul is the Founder and CEO of Vuzix, a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the enterprise, medical, defense and consumer markets. About Paul Travers Paul Travers is the founder of Vuzix and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 1997 and as a member of the Board of Directors since November 1997. Prior to the formation of Vuzix, Mr. Travers founded both e-Tek Labs, Inc. and Forte Technologies Inc. He has been a driving force behind the development of Vuzix products. With more than 30 years of experience in the consumer electronics field and 26 years of experience in the virtual reality and virtual display fields, he is a nationally recognized industry expert. He holds an Associate degree in engineering science from Canton, ATC, and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Clarkson University. Vuzix Vuzix is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality technologies and products for the enterprise, medical, defense and consumer markets. The Company’s products include head-mounted smart personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high-quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and augmented reality, as well OEM waveguide optical components and display engines. Vuzix holds more than 350 patents and patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the fields of optics, head-mounted displays, and augmented reality Video Eyewear field. Moviynt, an SAP Certified ERP SaaS logistics solution provider, is a Vuzix wholly owned subsidiary. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2023 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY; Oxford, UK; Munich, Germany; and Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan. Key Takeaways: Smart Glasses in the Warehouse Vuzix is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the enterprise, medical, defense and consumer markets. Vuzix was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York. The company’s smart glasses are used in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, and entertainment. Vuzix's smart glasses are known for their durability, comfort, and ease of use. Vuzix's AR technologies are used to overlay digital information on the real world. Vuzix's AR technologies can be used for a variety of purposes, such as providing hands-free instructions, displaying product information, and gaming. Learn More About Smart Glasses in the Warehouse Paul Travers | LinkedIn Vuzix| LinkedIn Vuzix | Twitter Vuzix | Facebook Vuzix website Warehouse and logistics white paper download The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
12/18/202340 minutes, 53 seconds
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Winning Capacity Management with Lindsay Watt

Lindsay Watt and Joe Lynch discuss winning capacity management. Lindsay is the VP of Product at Parade, a capacity management platform that helps freight brokerages win more business. About Lindsay Watt Lindsay Watt is the VP of Product at Parade, a capacity management platform that helps freight brokerages win more business. Lindsay is a seasoned product leader who was Head of Product at Convoy and built multiple products as a Principal Product Manager while at Amazon, including the Amazon Scout delivery robot. He brings his obsession for building products that delight customers to Parade, where he leads the Product team. In addition to building product teams at multiple startups, Lindsay has founder experience. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BSCEng in Engineering Physics and BA in Business German from Queen’s University. About Parade Parade is a capacity management platform that helps freight brokerages win more business. Parade helps carrier sales teams procure and manage carriers, boost rep productivity, and increase margins. Shipper sales teams get precise pricing, optimized bidding, and advanced shipper connectivity. Key Takeaways: Winning Capacity Management with Lindsay Watt Parade empowers freight brokerages and 3PLs to dominate the transportation game. Their cutting-edge platform tackles the industry's biggest pain points: carrier sourcing, booking automation, and winning more business. Parade provides the following: Smart Carrier Matching: No more endless cold calls. Parade's AI matches the right carrier to the right load instantly, saving time and money. Automated Bookings: Ditch the manual paperwork. Parade seamlessly integrates with brokerages' systems, automating bookings and reducing errors. Winning More Bids: Parade's data-driven insights help brokerages price competitively and win more deals, boosting bottom lines. Brokerages using Parade experience: Increased carrier capacity: Source reliable carriers faster and build stronger relationships. Reduced operational costs: Automate bookings, streamline workflows, and slash paperwork. Faster growth: Win more bids, secure higher margins, and expand your business. Parade: It's not just capacity management, it's a freight brokerage superpower. Learn More About Winning Capacity Management Lindsay Watt | LinkedIn Parade | LinkedIn Parade website The Parade Story with Anthony Sutardja | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
12/15/202341 minutes
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Reinventing Ecommerce Shipping with Itamar Zur

Itamar Zur and Joe Lynch discuss reinventing ecommerce shipping. Ita is the Co-founder and CEO of Veho, a company dedicated to driving commerce forward with a customer-centric delivery and returns experience that's built for the modern era. [podcast src="https://play.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/29029048/height/192/theme/modern/size/large/thumbnail/yes/custom-color/4c4ca4/time-start/00:00:00/playlist-height/200/direction/backward/download/yes/font-color/ffffff" height="192" width="100%" scrolling="no" class="podcast-class" frameborder="0" placement="top" use_download_link="" download_link_text="" primary_content_url="https://chtbl.com/track/53D5B3/traffic.libsyn.com/thelolpodcast/Manifest_2024_with_Pam_Simon_mixdown.mp3" theme="custom" custom_color="4C4CA4" libsyn_item_id="29029048" /] About Itamar Zur Itamar Zur founded Veho based on the belief that getting a package should be a pleasure. After a failed delivery of a meal kit subscription led him down a customer service abyss, Zur realized that the experience he had anticipated for days fell apart in the last mile. Prior to founding Veho, Zur held managerial positions at Monday.com and Procter & Gamble (P&G), where he developed the trial platform and supply chain for marketing the Gillette, Always, and Head & Shoulders brands to the Israeli Defense Forces, reaching 70,000 new customers annually. Zur holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an undergrad degree from Tel Aviv University.  About Veho Veho’s mission is to power the future of commerce by making shopping, shipping and returns work seamlessly for everyone. Through an innovative end-to-end logistics infrastructure powered by the latest technology and designed for the needs of brands and consumers. Veho is reinventing shipping, and all parts of the post-purchase experience as we know it. Veho removes the pain from delivery and returns and creates new powerful opportunities for brands to engage and build deep loyalty with their customers, and delight them like never before. Key Takeaways: Reinventing Ecommerce Shipping Veho is focused on personalized delivery, speed, reliability, and customer satisfaction, They are leading the way in redefining shipping solutions for the modern era. Below are some reasons ecommerce shippers are switching to Veho: Personalized Delivery: Veho puts you in control. Choose your delivery window, track your package in real-time, and even reschedule if needed. Unmatched Speed and Reliability: Experience next-day and two-day delivery with Veho's best-in-class logistics network. They boast a 99% on-time delivery rate and a 4.9/5 customer satisfaction score, so you can be confident your package will arrive safely and quickly. Customer-Centric Technology: Veho's intuitive platform makes shipping and returns a breeze. Manage your deliveries, get instant quotes, and access real-time support, all from one place. Competitive and Predictable Pricing: Veho offers transparent pricing with no hidden fees. Get a quote upfront and know exactly what you'll pay before you book. Scalable Operations: Whether you're a small business or a large enterprise, Veho can handle your shipping needs. Their scalable operations ensure you get the same great service no matter how much you ship. Sustainable Practices: Veho is committed to reducing their environmental impact. They use fuel-efficient vehicles, offset carbon emissions, and invest in renewable energy sources. Looking Ahead: Veho is constantly innovating to improve the shipping experience. They are developing new technologies, expanding their reach, and always looking for ways to better serve their customers. Learn More Itamar Zur | LinkedIn Veho | LinkedIn Veho website Veho’s Guide to Peak Season 2023  The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
12/13/202354 minutes, 53 seconds
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Manifest 2024 with Pam Simon

Pam Simon and Joe Lynch discuss Manifest 2024. Pam is the EVP and Conference Chair at Manifest: The Future of Supply Chain & Logistics which will be held February 5th - 7th, 2024, at Caesars Forum, Las Vegas. About Pam Simon Pam Simon is a successful entrepreneur and business connector with more than 15 years of experience in event production, content creation, experiential marketing and angel investing.  In 2019 Connectiv acquired her Future of Event series from Lab Ventures. She is the EVP & Conference Chair of Manifest a global logistics tech show bringing investors, leaders and innovators from around the world together. While a Partner at Lab Ventures Pam produced three major vertical technology summits ~ Future of Travel Tech, Future of Real Estate Tech and Future of Logistics Tech that bring new and emerging business to Miami.  With her vast executive network and her ability to span many different worlds, she specializes in linking finance professionals with entrepreneurs to create lucrative new business opportunities. While living in Brazil she founded LATAM Founders Network (LFN), the largest private network of CEO’s, Founders and Investors focused on the technology sector in Latin America. In 2014, Pam launched the LATAM Founders Awards, now known as the ‘Oscars for Technology in Latin America’ an event that recognizes the most disruptive and innovative companies in the region. Pam is a George Washington University Graduate and an angel investor.  She and her husband, Daniel Simon, have an 4 year old son, Hayden Storm Simon. About Manifest: The Future of Logistics The world of logistics is changing faster than ever. Technology advances plus rapidly changing consumer behavior has already dramatically changed how business gets done. Manifest will provide a focused look at what’s to come across the spectrum of LogisticsTech and which companies and technologies are transforming the way goods circumnavigate the globe. Manifest will help you forge new relationships, new alliances, and foster new strategies that help move your business forward and avoid falling into the traditional mindset. Key Takeaways: Manifest 2024 Manifest, The Future of Supply Chain & Logistics will be held February 5th - 7th, 2024, at Caesars Forum, Las Vegas Showcase of leading innovations in supply chain and logistics technologies. Covers the entire supply chain spectrum, from transportation to data analytics. Features cutting-edge technologies like AI, blockchain, and robotics. Fosters collaboration and networking between industry professionals. Addresses global challenges like sustainability and workforce development. Inspires innovation and drives progress in the supply chain industry. A must-attend event for anyone involved in the supply chain and logistics ecosystem. Manifest is the premiere gathering that unites the entire eco-system of Fortune 500 global supply chain executives, logistics service providers, innovators and investors at the forefront of logistics tech and end-to-end supply chain.  Learn More About Manifest 2024  Pam Simon | LinkedIn Manifest: The future of Supply Chain & Logistics | LinkedIn Manifest: The Future of Supply Chain & Logistics Key Takeaways from Manifest with Pam Simon End to End Supply Chain Disruption with Pam Simon Check out the full agenda details & SAVE $200 on the current registration rate ($600 off the on-site rate!) The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
12/11/202339 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ryder's Freight Market Update with Kevin Clonch

Kevin Clonch and Joe Lynch discuss Ryder's freight market update. Kevin is the group director of customer logistics for Ryder System, Inc., a leading logistics and transportation company. About Kevin Clonch Kevin Clonch is the Group Director of Freight Brokerage at Ryder System, Inc. With a focus on Ryder’s freight brokerage group, Kevin is responsible for supporting a growing portfolio of accounts across the United States. Kevin joined Ryder in October 2015 and      led Ryder’s outsourced transportation procurement activity as senior director. Today, his focus is on our freight brokerage operations where he has driven explosive growth over the past 3 years. He is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience and proven success in sales and operations management in the logistics industry, holding various levels of leadership with both non-asset based & asset based 3PL’s. Kevin received his bachelors in marketing from Miami University and also holds an MBA from the University of Cincinnati with a concentration in operations management. About Ryder Ryder System, Inc.  (NYSE: R) is a leading logistics and transportation company. It provides supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, including warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, last-mile delivery, managed transportation, professional drivers, freight brokerage, full-service leasing, maintenance, commercial truck rental, and used vehicle sales to some of the world’s most-recognized brands. Ryder provides services throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. In addition, Ryder manages nearly 260,000 commercial vehicles and operates approximately 300 warehouses encompassing more than 95 million square feet. Ryder is regularly recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, technology-driven innovations, commercial vehicle maintenance, environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility, world-class safety and security programs, military veteran recruitment initiatives, and the hiring of a diverse workforce. Key Takeaways: Ryder's Freight Update Kevin Clonch and Joe Lynch discuss: State of the Transportation Industry Freight fraud and double-brokering that continues to plague the transportation industry. The importance of technology and operational expertise in the freight market. Why people and relationships are still the foundation of the logistics and transportation world. Why top shippers are moving to industry leaders (like Ryder) to build more resilient supply chains. Ryder is a leading logistics and transportation company that provides comprehensive solutions for supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management. Ryder offers a wide range of services including: warehousing and distribution, ecommerce fulfillment, last-mile delivery, managed transportation, professional drivers, freight brokerage, leasing, maintenance, rental, and used vehicle sales. Ryder’s extensive network operates throughout the US, Mexico, and Canada, managing nearly 260,000 vehicles and over 300 warehouses spanning 95 million square feet. Ryder is a recognized industry leader renowned for its practices in third-party logistics, technology, vehicle maintenance, environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility, safety, security, veteran recruitment, and workforce diversity. Learn More About Ryder's Freight Update Kevin Clonch | LinkedIn Ryder System, Inc. | LinkedIn Ryder website State of the Transportation Industry | Ryder Logistics Automating the Warehouse with Gary Allen | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
12/8/202346 minutes
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Unlocking Logistics Profits with Matt McKinney

Matt Mckinney and Joe Lynch discuss unlocking logistics profits. Matt is the Co-founder and CEO of Loop, a modern transportation audit & pay company. About Matt McKinney Matt Mckinney is the Co-founder and CEO of Loop, a modern transportation audit & pay company. Loop's AI-driven platform removes payment friction in the supply chain to unlock margin and increase liquidity. Matt drew upon his background at Uber Freight to tackle the massive problem of building a new structure for the legacy transportation payment system that supports the global supply chain. Having studied engineering at USC and Stanford, Matt is no stranger to complex data problems. Matt's most significant achievement to date is his powerhouse engineering team, from his co-founder Shaosu Liu to several Flexport, Uber, and Meta engineers. When he's not wrangling unstructured data, you can find him running, biking, or playing with his two sons. About Loop Loop is on a mission to unlock profits trapped in the supply chain and lower costs for consumers. Bad data and inefficient workflows create friction that limits working capital and raises costs for every supply chain stakeholder.Loop’s modern audit and pay platform uses our domain-driven AI to harness the complexity of supply chain data and documentation. We improve transportation spend visibility so companies can control their costs and power profit. That is why industry leaders like J.P. Morgan Chase, Great Dane, Emerge, and Loadsmart work with Loop.Our investors include J.P. Morgan, Index Ventures, Founders Fund, 8VC, Susa Ventures, Flexport, and 50 industry-leading angel investors. Our team brings subject matter expertise from companies like Uber, Google, Flexport, Meta, Samsara, Intuit, Rakuten, and long-standing industry leaders like C.H. Robinson. Key Takeaways: Unlocking Logistics Profits Loop is a leading provider of audit and payment solutions for successful supply chains. Its innovative platform and services are helping businesses to improve their supply chain performance and achieve their business goals. Loop's mission is to transform supply chains by providing an audit and payment platform that promotes transparency, efficiency, and collaboration. Loop offers a suite of services that help businesses manage their supply chains more effectively, including: Supply chain audits: Loop conducts comprehensive audits to identify areas for improvement and ensure compliance with regulations. Performance-based payments: Loop allows businesses to pay their suppliers based on performance, incentivizing them to deliver high-quality goods and services on time. Data analytics and reporting: Loop provides businesses with actionable insights into their supply chain performance, helping them identify trends and make data-driven decisions. Loop's technology platform is powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, which enables it to automate tasks, analyze data, and identify risks and opportunities. Loop's services can provide businesses with a number of benefits, including: Reduced costs: By identifying waste and inefficiency in their supply chains, businesses can save money on procurement and improve their bottom line. Improved quality: Loop's performance-based payments incentivize suppliers to deliver high-quality goods and services. Increased transparency: Loop's platform provides businesses with a clear view of their supply chain performance, which helps them make better decisions and manage risks. Enhanced collaboration: Loop promotes collaboration between businesses and their suppliers. Loop has been recognized by a number of industry organizations for its innovative approach to supply chain management. It was named a Gartner Cool Vendor in 2021 and was also featured in the IDC MarketScape for Supply Chain Finance and Trade Finance Platforms. Loop is constantly innovating and expanding its services. It is currently developing new features, such as risk Learn More About Unlocking Logistics Profits Matt Mckinney | LinkedIn Loop | LinkedIn Loop homepage Contact Loop Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio – Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
12/6/202342 minutes, 40 seconds
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Financial Predator vs Partner with Bharath Krisnamoorthy

Bharath Krisnamoorthy and Joe Lynch discuss financial predator vs partner. Bharath (“B”) is CEO and Co-founder of Denim, an all-in-one financial services platform rapidly disrupting the $250 billion freight intermediary market. About Bharath Krishnamoorthy Bharath Krishnamoorthy is CEO and co-founder of Denim, a freight financial partner that processes over $1 million daily. Recognized for its innovation, Denim was named in the FreightTech100 by FreightWaves. As CEO, Bharath leads Denim’s overall business strategy and fundraising efforts, which have supported the company’s rapid growth and resulted in $165 million in funding. An alumnus of Columbia Law School and James Madison University, Bharath formerly practiced mergers and acquisitions law before launching Denim with longtime business partner and friend Shawn Vo. About Denim Fast, simple, and secure payment transactions for freight brokers, carriers, and shippers. Denim is the go-to freight payment system for freight brokers and fleets, processing over $1 million in payments daily. Logistics companies rely on our proprietary technology to streamline financial operations and access working capital. We automate invoicing, collections, and payments, reducing freight broker tasks by 75%. Our factoring solution is transparent and flexible, free from hidden fees or long-term contracts. Clients decide which loads to factor and their payment schedule, giving them full financial control. With an open API, Denim integrates smoothly with ten leading TMS platforms. Key Takeaways: Financial Predator vs Partner When it comes to factoring and payments in the freight brokerage space, there are a lot of financial predators. Financial predators take advantage of freight brokers by charging hidden fees, unscrupulous UCC lien practices, and forcing brokers to factor all invoices rather than just the ones they want factored. Additionally, many of the financial predators do not provide data analytics or financial reporting like Denim does. Bharath and the Denim team are a true financial partner to the freight brokers they serve. Denim is a factoring provider and freight payment system specializing in freight broker operations. They help brokers easily access the working capital they need to grow in a competitive market through freight software that provides factoring, automated invoicing, collections, and payments. Denim customer get a seamless integration of financing and payment services. Learn More About Financial Predator vs Partner Bharath Krisnamoorthy | LinkedIn Denim | LikedIn Denim website The Denim Story with Shawn Vo FreightTech100 Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio – Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
12/4/202331 minutes, 48 seconds
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Scaling a FreightTech Business with Mark McEntire

Mark McEntire and Joe Lynch discuss scaling a FreightTech business. Mark is the Chief Executive Officer off Princeton TMX, a SaaS-based transportation management system (TMS). About Mark McEntire Mark McEntire is the Chief Executive Officer at Princeton TMX, a SaaS-based transportation management system (TMS).  Founded in 2016, and located in Fort Wayne, IN, Princeton TMX provides an intuitive user experience, configured to meet specific business requirements and streamline, automate, and optimize all modes of transportation.  Mark joined Princeton TMX in September 2023. Mark’s 35 years in transportation and logistics includes 17 years of experience with Transplace (now Uber Freight), where he held the position of Sr. Vice President of Operations, as well as experience with Emerge, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. and Penske Logistics. In 2017, Mark was awarded the Supply Chain and Demand Chain Executive “Pro To Know”. In 2001, he completed a two-year Six Sigma certification program with General Electric and is a GE certified Black Belt. In June 2009, he became certified as an APICS CSCP. Mark earned a B.S. in Transportation and Logistics from Arkansas State University. About Princeton TMX In 2016, Princeton TMX was launched to provide shippers with a next generation transportation management system (TMS).  Founder, Tim Minnich wanted to build upon a vision of creating a seamless and easy to use TMS. Today, Princeton TMX is executing on that vision and revolutionizing how shippers manage their transportation with a tremendous user experience.  An experience that was built by freight practitioners for freight practitioners.  With a low barrier of entry and process driven implementation, Princeton TMX can have most shippers implemented and finding value within 60 days.  The results are increased efficiency, ease of workflow, and lower cost. Over 10,000 users in North America manage more than $7 billion of freight spend running through the flexible, user-friendly TMS. Key Takeaways: Scaling a FreightTech Business Princeton TMX is the scalable and smart TMS for modern business. Princeton TMX includes the following benefits: TMS for Freight Lanes & Rates Planning: Visualize complex shipping scenarios and optimize lanes, rates, and carriers. Optimized Load Planning: Automate daily load planning, matching loads to carriers and creating cost-effective plans. Scalable & Smart TMS: Learn and adapt over time, improving efficiency and performance. Automated Freight Procurement & Sourcing: Efficiently match loads with carriers for the best available rates. Automated Transportation Execution Processes: Automate tendering, saving time and money. Freight Settlement Automation: Simplify and streamline freight payment process. Actionable Insights: Gain real-time insights with TMS analytics and reporting. Improved Visibility: Track carrier activity and identify potential problems early. Cost Savings: Reduce transportation costs through optimization and automation. Improved Efficiencies: Free up personnel for more strategic tasks. Learn More About Scaling a FreightTech Business Mark McEntire | LinkedIn Princeton TMX | LinkedIn Princeton TMX website The Secret Sauce with Mark McEntire Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio – Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
12/1/202346 minutes, 14 seconds
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Bridging Supply Chain Silos with Pawan Joshi

Pawan Joshi and Joe Lynch discuss bridging supply chain silos. Pawan is the Executive Vice President, Product Management & Strategy at E2Open, a supply chain platform that is helping the world’s largest companies transform the way they make, move, and sell goods and services. About Pawan Joshi Pawan Joshi joined E2open in 2003 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Product Management & Strategy. In this role, he is responsible for corporate strategy as well as product and technology strategy. Pawan works closely with customers to understand and address their complex and evolving supply chain needs while ensuring alignment across customer-specific solutions, e2open products, and the overall company goals and strategic direction. He is also responsible for the evaluation of new technologies and products along with e2open’s acquisition strategy. Pawan has been with e2open for over a decade and has held multiple leadership roles in Product Management, Professional Services and Sales. Prior to serving at e2open, he spent three years at i2 Technologies in Product Management, where he helped companies in the manufacturing, transportation and retail sectors optimize key business processes for maximum profitability. About E2open Pawan Joshi joined E2open in 2003 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Product Management & Strategy. In this role, he is responsible for corporate strategy as well as product and technology strategy. Pawan works closely with customers to understand and address their complex and evolving supply chain needs while ensuring alignment across customer-specific solutions, E2open products, and the overall company goals and strategic direction. He is also responsible for the evaluation of new technologies and products along with e2open’s acquisition strategy. Pawan has been with E2open for over a decade and has held multiple leadership roles in Product Management, Professional Services and Sales. Prior to serving at E2open, he spent three years at i2 Technologies in Product Management, where he helped companies in the manufacturing, transportation and retail sectors optimize key business processes for maximum profitability. Key Takeaways: Bridging Supply Chain Silos E2open is a cloud-based supply chain software company that helps businesses manage their supply chains more efficiently. The company's software platform provides a variety of features, including supply chain planning, execution, and visibility. Today's supply chains demand a unified platform to manage complex and expansive networks effectively. Real-time visibility and rapid response capabilities are crucial for navigating supply chain challenges. E2open simplifies supply chain management for businesses by streamlining interconnected processes and partnerships. E2open's software is used by businesses of all sizes, including some of the world's largest and most complex organizations. The company has a strong track record of innovation and is constantly developing new features to help its customers succeed. E2open is committed to sustainability and is helping its customers reduce their environmental impact. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices around the world. Learn More About Bridging Supply Chain Silos Pawan Joshi | LinkedIn E2open | LinkedIn E2open’s website E2open’s Twitter Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio – Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
11/29/202357 minutes, 17 seconds
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Driving the Mission with Graig Morin

Graig Morin and Joe Lynch discuss driving the mission. Graig is the Co-Founder and President of Brown Dog Carriers & Logistics. Graig and the Brown Dog team are big supporters of the Wreaths Across America.  About Graig Morin  Graig was born and raised in Biddeford, Maine. Shortly after high school, Graig began investing in truck driving.  This investment transpired in 1998, after a road trip from Maine to Arizona with a few friends.  While on the trip, he knew that the trucking industry was his passion and lifelong desire.   Since 1998, Graig has been fully involved in the transportation industry.  His career has varied from working on loading docks to hauling general freight.  He has also hauled heavy equipment across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions.  Graig has safely operated tractor trailers of all types, logging over 1.5 million miles. In 2010, Graig met the love of his life, Christine, and her four-legged side kick, Lily.  Lily is a chocolate Labrador Retriever who travels with Graig every day in the truck (she has logged 500,000 herself). Graig and Christine married soon after and since then have been blessed with three healthy boys. For the past 19 years, Graig has dreamed of owning and operating a driver friendly transportation and logistics company.  He has spent countless hours studying the industry and all of its workings.  Graig attends Many industry related conferences and seminars to help continue his knowledge of this ever-changing industry.   In January of 2017, Graig and Christine decided it was time to build the family-friendly transport company that Graig had been dreaming about for decades. With the guidance from the co-owners of Aventure Management, Brown Dog Carriers and Logistics was born. Graig also serves as the Vice President of the Maine Professional Drivers Association, Member of the Truckload Carriers Association and American Trucking Association. About Brown Dog BROWN DOG CARRIERS AND LOGISTICS is the realization of a dream by Co-Founder and President - Graig Morin to utilize his years of trucking and logistics experience with his unwavering commitment to service and provide transportation solutions for his customers. Graig takes a pragmatic entrepreneurial approach to helping solve your transportation needs. He has been a truck driver all of his professional life so he also understands the complexities of transport and how important it is to have top drivers handling your freight. BROWN DOG is located in Biddeford Maine and is able to work with clients in all parts of the USA.  With more than 100 years of experience in the shipping business, we have made a lot of connections. We used our knowledge of the industry and wealth of experience to begin moving freight using our trusted network of partners. This gave us the opportunity to develop a solid supply chain to move your freight all over America and become a true solutions provider. About Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America is an American nonprofit organization established in 2007 by wreath producer Morrill Worcester, assisted by veterans and truckers. Its primary activity is distributing Veteran’s wreaths for placement on graves in military cemeteries. In December 2008, the United States Senate agreed to a resolution that designated December 13, 2008, as Wreaths Across America Day. Subsequent National Wreaths Across America Days have been designated on the second or third Saturday of December. What began in 1992 with a trailer load of wreaths, decorated by volunteers and laid at the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery has now become a national organization with over 3,700 participating locations – all focused on the mission to REMEMBER the fallen; HONOR those who serve; TEACH our children the value of freedom. Key Takeaways: Driving the Mission Wreaths Across America is an American nonprofit organization established in 2007 by wreath producer Morrill Worcester, assisted by veterans and truckers. Its primary activity is distributing Veteran’s wreaths for placement on graves in military cemeteries. The mission of Wreaths Across America is to remember the fallen, honor those who serve, and teach children the value of freedom. In December 2008, the United States Senate designated December 13, 2008, as Wreaths Across America Day. National Wreaths Across America Days have been designated on the second or third Saturday of December. Wreaths Across America started in 1992 with a trailer load of wreaths laid at the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. It has now become a national organization with over 3,700 participating locations. National Wreaths Across America Day is held on December 16, 2023. Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 3,700 locations across the United States, at sea, and abroad. Wreaths Across America also supports the Remembrance Tree program and operates a museum in Maine to honor and remember veterans. Learn More About Driving the Mission Graig Morin | LinkedIn Brown Dog Carriers & Logistics | LinkedIn Brown Dog Carriers & Logistics website Wreaths Across America Moving the Mission with Courtney George Help Wreaths Across America transport veterans' wreaths Wreaths Across America mission to Remember, Honor and Teach Wreaths Across America Radio | Trucking Tuesday: The Logistics of Logistics at 5 pm ET. 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11/27/202333 minutes, 27 seconds
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Turning the Tables with Nate Shutes

Turning the tables – in this episode, Nate Shutes interviews Joe Lynch on his podcast, The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics. Nate is also the Founder of Ballast, the world’s first private community exclusively for logistics entrepreneurs. About Nate Shutes Nate Shutes is the host of The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics podcast and is currently building a private community for logistics entrepreneurs. He is also the VP of Global Fulfillment & Logistics for Blu Dot, a modern furniture designer and retailer based in Minneapolis, MN. With deep expertise in big and bulky products having worked for both 3PLs and shippers, Nate is sought after for his insights into operations, technology and improving the customer experience. Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, he also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Transportation & Logistics Management from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. About The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics is an independent podcast dedicated to inspiring supply chain entrepreneurs to build their businesses in a way that often goes unnoticed. The podcast aims to change this by sharing the stories of successful entrepreneurs and encouraging others to follow in their footsteps. Join the community of supply chain entrepreneurs as they build their businesses from the ground up. About Ballast Ballast, the world's first private community exclusively for logistics entrepreneurs, fosters personal growth and a sense of belonging among its selective members through a variety of deliverables. These deliverables include monthly virtual sessions with 8-10 other Founders, a private Slack channel, special discounts for key supply chain events, and in-person events (Future). Key Takeaways: Turning the Tables The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics is An independent podcast dedicated to inspiring supply chain entrepreneurs to build their businesses in a way that often goes unnoticed. The podcast aims to change this by sharing the stories of successful entrepreneurs and encouraging others to follow in their footsteps. The podcast is hosted by Nate Shutes and features interviews with successful supply chain entrepreneurs. Ballast is the world’s first private community exclusively for logistics entrepreneurs. Ballast and the The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics provides practical advice and tips for bootstrapping a logistics and supply chain business.  Learn More About Helping Logistics Founders Helping Logistics Founders with Nate Shutes (thelogisticsoflogistics.com) Ballast Nate Shutes | LinkedIn The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics | LinkedIn The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics website The Power of Independent Media & Personal Branding with Joe Lynch Podcast On Apple Podcast On Spotify Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio – Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
11/24/202334 minutes, 42 seconds
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FreightTech Reality Check with Brad Forester

Brad Forester and Joe Lynch discuss FreightTech reality check. Brad is the Founder of JBF Consulting, a supply chain execution strategy and systems integrator to logistics-intensive companies of every size and any industry. About Brad Forester Brad Forester is the Founder and Managing Partner of JBF Consulting. Brad is a highly recognized senior supply chain leader with over 23 years of managing, designing, and implementing freight transport technology. He has a unique mix of carrier, shipper, software, and consulting experiences that benefit clients. With functional expertise in Global TMS Programs, Change Management, Organizational Design, and Systems Integration, he has been leveraging these skills to benefit clients since he founded JBF in 2003. Brad has a BA in Logistics Management from Michigan State University. About JBF Consulting JBF Consulting is a supply chain execution strategy and systems integrator for logistics-intensive companies of every size and any industry. JBF’s background and deep experience in the field of commercial logistics technology implementation position them as industry leaders whose craftsmanship exceeds client expectations. JBF expedites the transformation of supply chains through logistics & technology strategy, commercial & bespoke software implementation, and analytics & optimization. Key Takeaways: FreightTech Reality Check Brad Forester provides a FreightTech reality check. During the conversation, Brad and Joe discuss the FreightTech market, impact of AI/ML, logistics technology implementation & post implementation, and a variety of other topic related to logistics technology. JBF Consulting has been helping shippers select, implement, and optimize logistics systems since 2003. The company has over 70 years of combined experience in logistics and TMS implementation. JBF Consulting has a specialized team with expertise in logistics operations, transportation technology, communication, and problem-solving. The company has delivered over 50 successful TMS implementations. JBF Consulting offers a unique approach to TMS implementation that starts with developing a strategic roadmap. The company's implementation process is designed to minimize risk and maximize ROI. JBF Consulting provides ongoing support to help clients optimize their TMS investments. The company has deep expertise in transportation technology and can provide tailored solutions to meet specific needs. Learn More About FreightTech Reality Check Brad Forester | LinkedIn JBF Consulting | LinkedIn JBF Consulting Freight Tech Trends with Mike Mulqueen FreightTech for Fortune 500 Shippers with Brad Forester and Mike Mulqueen Shipper Pain Points with Brad Forester Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
11/22/202346 minutes, 42 seconds
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FreightTech Investment Environment with John Larkin

John Larkin and Joe Lynch discuss the FreightTech investment environment. John is Strategic Advisor of Transportation & Logistics at Clarendon Capital, a private equity sponsor focused on developing investment opportunities and providing strategic advisory services to the transportation, logistics and distribution sectors. About John Larkin, CFA John Larkin, CFA is a Strategic Advisor to Clarendon Capital. John Larkin was named an Operating Partner at Clarendon Capital in May of 2019. In April of 2021, Mr. Larkin became Strategic Advisor at Clarendon, and was named Chair of the firm’s Advisory Board. His mission is to help craft the firm’s growth strategy while assisting with deal sourcing, capital raising, and the creation of value within portfolio companies. Clarendon remains 100% focused on the transportation & logistics industry, broadly defined. Previously, Mr. Larkin joined Legg Mason (later sold to Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.) in October 2001 to form and to lead the firm’s entry into the transportation markets. For 17 years, Mr. Larkin headed up Stifel’s transportation and logistics research effort. In January of 2018, Mr. Larkin transitioned from Stifel’s Research Department to Stifel’s Investment Banking team. While in Investment Banking, Mr. Larkin advised numerous publicly traded and privately held transportation and logistics companies as well as many financial sponsors with investments in the transportation and logistics space. Over the years, Mr. Larkin has been recognized as an all-star analyst by Institutional Investor magazine numerous times, a Wall Street Journal All-Star analyst on several occasions, and has been awarded multiple Starmine stock picking and earnings estimate accuracy awards. Previously, Mr. Larkin has served as: Chairman and CEO of RailWorks Corporation, Managing Director with Alex. Brown and Sons' transportation team, AVP - Planning and Analysis at CSX Transportation, Inc., Systems Engineering Consultant with Day & Zimmermann, Inc., and a Research Associate at the Center for Transportation Research (at the University of Texas at Austin). Mr. Larkin earned his MBA from Harvard University in 1984, a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont in 1977. Mr. Larkin is a CFA charter holder. In addition, he is Vice Chairman of Crown Diesel, and a member of The Board of Directors for CRST International, eNow Energy, Cub Ventures (CDLife), Novapath Supply Chain Systems & Rygen Technologies, and Phoenix Intermodal. He also serves on the Boards of Advisors for Freightwaves, Haul, LoadSmart, DFMData, Baton, On-ramp Payments, Leaf Logistics, Truckl.io, and LineHaul Station. Additionally, Mr. Larkin is an Advisor to Bakken Energy and Hoptek and is a member of Aurora’s Industry Advisory Council. Mr. Larkin is married and is the proud father of four adult children (Conor, Clifford, Casey, and Sarah Alexandra). He resides, with his wife of 38 years, Nancy, in Dallas, TX, Baltimore, MD, and Saranac Lake, NY, and on Water Island, USVI. About Clarendon Capital Clarendon Group is private equity sponsor focused on developing investment opportunities and providing strategic advisory services to the transportation, logistics and distribution sectors. Their principals possess unique resources, expertise, and partnership networks to add value to companies and execute transactions. The team collectively has over 75 years of industry experience as principal investors, board members, senior operators, management consultants and investment bankers. The principals have engaged on over 60 investments and assignments in the sector, working with their partners and clients to achieve agreed upon objectives. Key Takeaways: FreightTech Investment Environment John Larkin, CFA is a Strategic Advisor at Clarendon Capital and to a number of transportation and logistics companies. John shares his insights on a variety of topics including: The venture capital market that was red hot, but has cooled off How long the freight downturn will last What investors are looking for in FreightTech space Clarendon Capital is focused on partnering with investors, owners and management teams to build quantifiable value in their business over a mutually agreed timeframe. Clarendon’s engagements and investments have spanned from several months to over a decade. Their  capabilities in the transportation and logistics industry give them a perspective necessary to substantially add value to the organization. Clarendon invests in opportunities connected to the transportation, logistics, and distribution market space. The firm invests in companies with enterprise values up to $500 million and revenues up to $1.0 billion. Clarendon invests across the capital structure, including majority and minority investments. The firm is flexible on its hold periods, tailoring its approach to the specific circumstances of each investment. Clarendon invests in a variety of transactions, including growth capital investments, recapitalizations, management buyouts, corporate carve-outs, and shareholder buyouts. The firm seeks to make investments where its capital, expertise, and network can create real value-add and improve investment returns. Clarendon has a track record of successful investments in companies with industry-leading positions and solid potential for considerable value creation. Learn More About FreightTech Investment Environment John's LinkedIn Clarendon Capital LinkedIn Clarendon Capital Logistics Industry Outlook with John Larkin Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
11/20/202336 minutes, 57 seconds
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Building a Resilient Port Strategy with Brian Kempisty & Lauren Beagen

Brian Kempisty, Lauren Beagen and Joe Lynch discuss building a resilient port strategy. Brian is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. Lauren is a lawyer and the Founder of Squall Strategies, a boutique maritime consulting and legal solutions company. About Brian Kempisty Brian Kempisty is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. Brian grew up as a farm kid outside of Buffalo, NY and learned how to work at a young age. While earning his degree at Canisius College he needed a job and found himself working in the logistics industry. Since those early days, he has run multiple companies and his latest adventure called for him to create Port X Logistics which is a national drayage and transloading company with offices on both coasts. About Lauren Beagen Lauren M. Beagen is a seasoned maritime attorney and the founder of Squall Strategies, LLC and The Maritime Professor™. Ms. Beagen is often called on for her industry expertise by notable trade networks, including features on CNBC and FreightWaves. Ms. Beagen has extensive experience in oceanborne commerce and maritime law, with specific emphasis on maritime transportation, Shipping Act issues, supply chain management, international antitrust law, and port and terminal operations. Notable appointments include work in the federal government as Attorney-Advisor (International Affairs) in the Office of the General Counsel at the Federal Maritime Commission and work at a public port authority as Maritime Project Manager for the Port of Boston at the Massachusetts Port Authority. Ms. Beagen received a Bachelor’s degree in International Political Science and International Studies from Hope College, a Master of Marine Affairs degree from the University of Rhode Island, and a Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law. She is an avid sailor and recreational fisherman and holds a US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential (50 ton) for Great Lakes and Inland Waters. About Port X Logistics Port X Logistics specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the US and Canada. With a combination of company trucks, owner operators, and logistics network Port X Logistics can effectively service every port and rail ramp. Port X Logistics provides drayage, trans-loading, and over the road trucking to help clients meet their fulfillment and production plans. The team operates with urgency, attention to detail, proactive communication, and the ultimate in visibility. About Squall Strategies Squall Strategies is a maritime consulting and legal solutions company and offers a wide range of consulting services to serve a variety of businesses and clients. Whether you’re a small, local business or a multinational corporation, we can help you reach new levels of success. Squall Strategies is available for advice and consultation on Federal Maritime Commission related matters, advice and consultation on supply chain and ocean freight movement, potential federal regulatory impacts on your business, federal regulatory review and analysis, general Federal Maritime Commission related inquiries, advice and consultation on demurrage, tariff/schedule reviews, and supply chain industry insight. Key Takeaways: Building a Resilient Port Strategy  The first step in developing a resilient port strategy is understanding the locations of the domestic supply chain along with the location of customers. The ability to use multiple ports of entry is key for shippers because there are unexpected disruptions at ports because Panama Canal issues, labor problems, and shifting regulations at the ports. Shippers must also consider potential labor union issues with both the West Coast and East Coast longshoremen unions. The California Ports are more challenging to service because of AB5 and CARB AB5 refers to Assembly Bill 5, a California law that went into effect on January 1, 2020. It is also known as the “Gig Worker Law” or the “Independent Contractor Law.” AB5 aims to classify more workers as employees rather than independent contractors, CARB emissions refer to emissions of pollutants regulated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). To build a resilient port strategy, shippers must consider the impact of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) of 2022, which includes the following provisions: Unreasonable Refusal to Deal – A provision that requires that an ocean common carrier shall not unreasonably refuse to deal or negotiate with respect to vessel space accommodation. Demurrage and Detention Billing Requirements – A new rule that seeks to provide more clarity, consistency, structure and punctuality to the demurrage and detention billing practices used by vessel operating common carriers (VOCCs), non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) and marine terminal operators (MTOs). Unfair or Unjust Discriminatory Methods – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) will define what is unfair or unjust discriminatory methods used by carriers regarding concerns and complaints by exporters and small shippers. Lastly, to build a resilient port strategy, shippers should get the select the right partner – companies that have a comprehensive knowledge of the ports – companies like Port X Logistics and Squall Strategies. Port X Logistics provides drayage to and from all ports and ramps in the USA and Canada. Port X Logistics provides safe and just-in-time truckload services, unique problem-solving for supply chain solutions, worry-free crisis management services, and collaborative and dedicated project management from start to finish. Squall Strategies provide a broad range of services and solutions to help organizations facilitate change, achieve their vision, and optimize performance and productivity. Not all problems they encounter are legal, but their legal experience gives them a deeper understanding of the industry. Learn More About Building a Resilient Port Strategy Brian on LinkedIn Port X Logistics on LinkedIn Port X Logistics website Port X Logistics Latest Port Report Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty The State of Containerized Shipping with Brian Kempisty Lauren on LinkedIn Squall Strategies on LinkedIn Squall Strategies The Maritime Professor on LinkedIn The Maritime Professor The Maritime Professo: By Land and By Sea Solving the Port Problem with Lauren Beagen Big Changes at the Port with Lauren Beagen Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. 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11/17/202353 minutes, 4 seconds
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Insight to Action with Ryan Soskin

Ryan Soskin and Joe Lynch discuss insight to action. Ryan is the Co-founder and CEO of GoodShip, an all-in-one platform for supply chain analytics, carrier management, and transportation procurement About Ryan Soskin Ryan Soskin is a 13 year logistics veteran and three time startup unicorn alum with a long history in freight tech. He began his career at Coyote Logistics and after 5.5 years and a $1.8B acquisition by UPS, Ryan left Coyote to join Convoy as an early team member. During his time at Convoy, he played a pivotal role standing up the supply side of the business and launching the contract pricing team as the company scaled from 15 employees to over 1000. Prior to founding GoodShip, Ryan led the Freight organization at Stord from Series A through to a Series D and subsequent $1.1B valuation. Currently, Ryan serves as Co-Founder and CEO of GoodShip. About GoodShip GoodShip is the all-in-one platform for supply chain analytics, carrier management, and transportation procurement. By plugging into a shipper’s TMS and surrounding systems, GoodShip unifies, contextualizes, and analyzes an organization’s most critical transportation data then automatically surfaces the top opportunities for optimization. Instantly identify where you’re overpaying compared to market, which lanes have deteriorating performance, and where you have the most spot market exposure — then immediately take corrective action directly from the platform. Share carrier scorecards, send performance alerts, initiate pricing renegotiations, and even run procurement events like full network RFPs and seasonal mini-bids. Streamline your workflow from decision to execution, only with GoodShip. Key Takeaways: Insight to Action GoodShip is a cloud-based transportation procurement platform that helps shippers and carriers streamline their operations and optimize their supply chains. The platform provides a single source of truth for shippers and carriers by aggregating data from multiple sources, including transportation management systems (TMS), freight market data, and carrier performance data. GoodShip uses this data to provide shippers with real-time market rates, carrier scorecards, and other insights that help them make better procurement decisions. GoodShip also helps carriers improve their efficiency and profitability by providing them with load-matching tools, real-time tendering, and other features. GoodShip is a growing company that is helping to revolutionize the way shippers and carriers manage their transportation operations. The Nashville, TN based company is committed to providing its customers with the best possible experience and is constantly innovating to improve its platform. Learn More About Insight to Action Ryan Soskin | LinkedIn GoodShip | LinkedIn GoodShip website Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
11/15/202346 minutes, 16 seconds
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Inside the Shipper Mind with Jim Bierfeldt

Jim Bierfeldt and Joe Lynch discuss what’s inside the shipper mind. Jim is the Founder and President of Logistics Marketing Advisors, a full-service marketing agency exclusively focused on helping logistics businesses drive profitable growth. [podcast src="https://play.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/28590043/height/192/theme/modern/size/large/thumbnail/yes/custom-color/4c4ca4/time-start/00:00:00/playlist-height/200/direction/backward/download/yes" height="192" width="100%" scrolling="no" class="podcast-class" frameborder="0" placement="top" use_download_link="" download_link_text="" primary_content_url="https://chtbl.com/track/53D5B3/traffic.libsyn.com/thelolpodcast/The_Free_TMS_with_Tim_Higham_mixdown.mp3" theme="custom" custom_color="4C4CA4" libsyn_item_id="28561355" /] About Jim Bierfeldt Jim Bierfeldt is the Founder and President of Logistics Marketing Advisors. Jim has had a 35-year career in marketing and communications, including 25+ within the logistics industry. He ran marketing for a large 3PL before launching his own marketing agency, Logistics Marketing Advisors, which focuses exclusively on providing marketing strategy and services to logistics businesses.  His expertise includes strategic planning, brand positioning, advertising, public relations, website strategy and design, and development of white papers, case studies and other content. Jim has worked with both smaller, regional logistics companies and multi-billion dollar global firms, all of whom benefit from his unique combination of marketing expertise and logistics industry knowledge. Jim holds a Masters Degree in Communications from Fordham University and has been an active in CSCMP, WERC and the IWLA. His hobbies include running (including multiple marathons). About Logistics Marketing Advisors Logistics Marketing Advisors (LMA) is a full-service marketing agency exclusively focused on helping logistics businesses drive profitable growth. Our niche focus gives us the industry understanding and contacts required to market effectively to logistics decision makers. We’re a HubSpot-certified, inbound marketing agency with the following specialties: branding and positioning strategy, lead generation, web design and development, content marketing, public relations, and creation of branded and educational content like videos, case studies, white papers and other sales support materials. LMA’s approach recognizes that logistics services today are BOUGHT, not sold. Marketing tactics that interrupt and annoy busy logistics executives get ignored. These buyers now have access to a wealth of information and do their own research on how to solve supply chain problems, and what providers can do to help. At LMA, we help logistics businesses get found by prospects during this research phase. Instead of building a marketing engine to solicit, we build an engine that naturally attracts the best prospects. The best way to do that is with helpful, provocative content that leads prospects to conclude, for themselves, that your company has the best solution for their specific challenge. Key Takeaways: Inside the Shipper Mind Jim Bierfeldt is the President of Logistics Marketing Advisors, a full-service marketing agency exclusively focused on helping logistics businesses drive profitable growth. Logistics Marketing Advisors is a boutique marketing and public relations agency specializing in the logistics and transportation industry. They offer a wide range of services, including strategic planning, branding, content creation, social media marketing, public relations, and event management. Their team of experienced professionals has a deep understanding of the logistics industry and the unique challenges and opportunities it faces. They are committed to helping their clients achieve their marketing and business goals through creative and effective solutions. Some of their notable clients include third-party logistics providers, freight forwarders, trucking companies, and technology companies serving the logistics industry. They have been featured in leading industry publications such as Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management Review, and FreightWaves. They are members of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the American Marketing Association (AMA). They are passionate about helping their clients succeed and are committed to providing them with the highest level of service and support. Learn More About Inside the Shipper Mind Jim's LinkedIn Logistics Marketing Advisors (LMA) LinkedIn Logistics Marketing Advisors (LMA) 2022 Survey Results: Buyers of Logistics Services Provide Advice on How to Get Their Attention Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
11/13/202352 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Free TMS with Tim Higham

Tim Higham and Joe Lynch discuss the free TMS, which is of course AscendTMS. Tim is the CEO of AscendTMS, the world's most popular TMS software, with over 56,197 customers in over 30 countries. About Tim Higham Tim Higham is a leading visionary in the logistics and transportation field, running the highly successful InMotion Global, Inc. (AscendTMS). AscendTMS is the world's most popular TMS software, with over 56,197 customers in over 30 countries. AscendTMS is the #1 (and highest-rated) TMS software on all major software review websites. The industry-leading AscendTMS system (www.TheFreeTMS.com) is the world's first and only TRULY multi-tenant, cloud-based, patented, and independent TMS system - and is the winner of every available industry technology award for 18 years running. Prior to starting AscendTMS, Tim co-founded and ran a national 3PL, where he invited Palm Beach Capital LLC to become minority equity shareholder in July, 2009 in order to speed both internal growth and outside acquisitions. The 3PL grew yearly, including during the “great recession”, with load counts being the most robust ever. It grew through a continued mixture of internal organic growth and further diversification through a continued acquisition strategy with Palm Beach Capital. The 3PL was sold in 2014. Tim spun off AscendTMS and bought it from Palm Beach Capital on January 1st, 2015. In August, 2017, a national, publicly traded bank holding company bought a minority stake in InMotion Global and AscendTMS. Mr. Higham was widely recognized in the 1990s for revolutionizing the paper-intensive insurance industry. By using (then new) Internet capabilities, he made industry-specific processes nearly paperless. After selling his company, IRC, Inc., in 1998, he turned to the transportation and logistics field, merging "old school" thinking with "new school" technology. Tim continues to be a popular industry speaker and author - helping TMS users understand the difference between "bleeding edge" and "leading edge" TMS technology and solutions. About AscendTMS AscendTMS is a transportation management system (TMS) used by freight brokers, 3PLs, trucking companies, and shippers to manage their entire business operations. With over 56,000 happy customers, AscendTMS guarantees users more profit and lower costs, or they don't pay a dime. AscendTMS is totally independent and partially owned by a large, publicly traded (NASDAQ), FDIC regulated, national bank holding company. This means that AscendTMS is financially sound and able to invest in new TMS features at no additional cost to customers. AscendTMS is also profitable and totally debt free. This financial stability allows AscendTMS to focus on its customers' success without having to worry about outside investors. As a 100% independent TMS, AscendTMS is not affiliated with any broker, carrier, or other transportation entity. This ensures that AscendTMS's only goal is its customers' success. AscendTMS is accessible from any device, anywhere in the world, with no installs, hardware, setup, or tech expertise required. AscendTMS has received the best real online reviews and 5-star ratings at Capterra, Software Advice, and Gartner. These reviews from real users attest to AscendTMS's ease of use, powerful features, and excellent customer support. Overall, AscendTMS is a reliable and affordable TMS that can help businesses of all sizes improve their profitability and efficiency. Key Takeaways: The Free TMS Free and open-source: AscendTMS is a free and open-source transportation management system (TMS). This means that it is free to use and modify, and the source code is available for anyone to inspect. Powerful features: AscendTMS offers a wide range of powerful features, including: Order management Freight dispatch Shipment tracking Customer invoicing Reporting and analytics Scalable and extensible: AscendTMS is designed to be scalable and extensible to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. It can be used to manage a small fleet of trucks or a large global transportation network. Easy to use: AscendTMS is easy to use, even for users with no prior experience with TMS software. It has a user-friendly interface and a comprehensive documentation library. Well-supported: AscendTMS is a well-supported project with a large and active community of users and developers. This means that there is always someone available to help you with any problems you may encounter. Self-hosted or cloud-based: AscendTMS can be hosted on your own servers or deployed in the cloud. This gives you the flexibility to choose the deployment option that best meets your needs. Secure: AscendTMS is built on secure foundations and uses industry-standard security best practices. You can be confident that your data is safe and secure when using AscendTMS. Supported on a variety of platforms: AscendTMS can be used on a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, and macOS. This makes it easy to use AscendTMS on the devices that you already have. AscendTMS is constantly being improved and updated with new features and functionality. You can be sure that AscendTMS will continue to meet your needs as your business grows and changes. Learn More About the Free TMS Tim Higham | LinkedIn AscendTMS | LinkedIn AscendTMS website Ascend TMS | YouTube ShipperCRM | LinkedIn ShipperCRM website Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
11/10/202359 minutes, 26 seconds
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Helping Logistics Founders with Nate Shutes

Nate Shutes and Joe Lynch discuss helping logistics founders, which is exactly what Nate does with his podcast, The Bootstrapper's Guide to Logistics. About Nate Shutes Nate Shutes is the host of The Bootstrapper's Guide to Logistics podcast and is currently building a private community for logistics entrepreneurs. He is also the VP of Global Fulfillment & Logistics for Blu Dot, a modern furniture designer and retailer based in Minneapolis, MN. With deep expertise in big and bulky products having worked for both 3PLs and shippers, Nate is sought after for his insights into operations, technology and improving the customer experience. Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, he also holds a Bachelor's degree in Transportation & Logistics Management from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. About The Bootstrapper's Guide to Logistics The Bootstrapper's Guide to Logistics is an independent podcast dedicated to inspiring supply chain entrepreneurs to build their businesses in a way that often goes unnoticed. The podcast aims to change this by sharing the stories of successful entrepreneurs and encouraging others to follow in their footsteps. Join the community of supply chain entrepreneurs as they build their businesses from the ground up. Key Takeaways: Helping Logistics Founders The Bootstrapper's Guide to Logistics is An independent podcast dedicated to inspiring supply chain entrepreneurs to build their businesses in a way that often goes unnoticed. The podcast aims to change this by sharing the stories of successful entrepreneurs and encouraging others to follow in their footsteps. Join the community of supply chain entrepreneurs as they build their businesses from the ground up. The podcast is hosted by Nate Shutes and features interviews with successful supply chain entrepreneurs. Provides practical advice and tips for bootstrapping a supply chain business. A valuable resource for anyone interested in starting or growing a supply chain business.  Learn More About Helping Logistics Founders Nate Shutes | LinkedIn The Bootstrapper's Guide to Logistics | LinkedIn The Bootstrapper's Guide to Logistics website The Power of Independent Media & Personal Branding with Joe Lynch Podcast On Apple Podcast On Spotify Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
11/8/202346 minutes, 5 seconds
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Leading a Logistics Biz Turnaround with Harry Drajpuch

Harry Drajpuch and Joe Lynch discuss leading a logistics biz turnaround. Harry is the Chief Executive Officer of Amware Fulfillment, a Staci Company. Throughout his long, successful career, Harry has led multiple logistics business turnarounds. About Harry Drajpuch Harry Drajpuch is the Chief Executive Officer of Amware Fulfillment, a Staci Company. Harry Drajpuch is a 30+ year logistics industry executive with a breadth of executive management experience. Prior to being appointed CEO at Amware Fulfillment in December 2017, he was COO of the firm, responsible for technology and the performance of 8 nationwide fulfillment centers. Prior to Amware, Drajpuch was President and CEO at Weber Logistics, where he had full P&L responsibility for 15 distribution centers and a large regional truckload fleet. Drajpuch also served as COO at third-party logistics provider, Kane Is Able, and has held senior operations roles at Kuehne & Nagel and Con-Way. About Amware Fulfillment Amware Fulfillment provides order fulfillment services to help growing omni-channel brands scale without limits. Our focus is on direct-to-consumer order fulfillment, processing millions and millions of B2C orders per year from 18 fulfillment centers across the U.S. Brands leverage Amware’s fulfillment expertise and nationwide distribution network to achieve world-class fulfillment, with none of the capital requirements. Amware works with businesses that ship at least 50,000+ orders a year and need to prepare for hyper-growth. As part of the worldwide Staci Group, Amware can offer global fulfillment from 81 fulfillment centers across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Key Takeaways: Leading a Logistics Biz Turnaround Amware Fulfillment, a Staci company is a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. It provides a wide range of services to help businesses of all sizes with their fulfillment needs. These services include: Warehousing: Amware Fulfillment has a network of warehouses across the United States, where it can store clients' products. This allows clients to reach their customers quickly and efficiently, no matter where they are located. Order fulfillment: Amware Fulfillment picks, packs, and ships client orders. It also provides a variety of shipping options, so clients can choose the one that best meets their needs. Returns processing: Amware Fulfillment processes client returns quickly and efficiently, so clients can get their products back on the market as soon as possible. Inventory management: Amware Fulfillment helps clients track their inventory levels and make sure they have the right products in stock at the right time. Customer service: Amware Fulfillment provides excellent customer service to both its clients and their customers. It is always available to answer questions and resolve any issues that may arise. Technology: Amware Fulfillment uses state-of-the-art technology to help clients with their fulfillment needs. This includes its proprietary warehouse management system (WMS), which helps clients track their inventory levels and orders. Scalability: Amware Fulfillment can scale its services to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. Whether clients are a small business with just a few orders per day or a large enterprise with thousands of orders per day, Amware Fulfillment can help. Reliability: Amware Fulfillment is a reliable partner for businesses of all sizes. It has a proven track record of success in helping businesses with their fulfillment needs. Affordability: Amware Fulfillment offers affordable services that can help businesses save money on their fulfillment costs. Flexibility: Amware Fulfillment is flexible and can work with businesses to create custom solutions that meet their specific needs. Amware Fulfillment is committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility. It uses a variety of green initiatives in its warehouses, such as energy-efficient lighting and recycled materials. Learn More About Leading a Logistics Biz Turnaround Harry Drajpuch | LinkedIn Amware Fulfillment | LinkedIn Amware Fulfillment website Amware Video Overview eBook: The 7 Deadly Sins of B2C Fulfillment Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
11/6/202348 minutes, 34 seconds
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LTL in a Post-Yellow World with Curtis Garrett

Curtis Garrett and Joe Lynch discuss LTL in a Post-Yellow world. Curtis is the Senior VP of LTL at FreightPlus, a managed transportation provider. Curtis is also the Founder of Understand LTL, an LTL training firm. Curtis is hosting the industry’s first live LTL Mastermind Event, November 9th and 10th in High Point, North Carolina. About Curtis Garrett Curtis Garrett is the Senior VP of LTL at FreightPlus, a managed transportation provider. Curtis is also the Founder of Understand LTL, an LTL training firm. Curtis is on a career-long mission to advance LTL via technology, process and relationships while simplifying and demolishing the silos that have existed for decades. He is a huge believer of working in public. Curtis documents and shares challenges, progress, and goals in a collaborative and community driven way. Curtis has spent 16 years in the LTL industry - 8 of those with Old Dominion Freight Line, and the last 8 with Reconex, FreightPlus, and Understand LTL - which he recently launched as an LTL focused education firm. Curtis' career has taken him through LTL operations - both driver and dock, Weights and Research, pricing, yield management, strategy, sales, and technology. Curtis is a massive proponent and student of LTL technology and believes that as an industry, LTL is still in the very early stages of information sharing, connectivity, and decision making. Curtis is very much looking forward to seeing what the LTL community has to bring to the table as it evolves. About Understand LTL The Understand LTL education brand is a new initiative that is focused on simplifying the LTL industry and helping people to build the mental models in their mind to think about LTL clearly. Their flagship course, Understand LTL: Building an LTL Brain, was released in November 2022 and is designed to make LTL less frustrating and intimidating. The course is unique in that it uses humor, visual appreciation, deep thinking, and lightbulb moments to help students learn about LTL. It also includes 35+ lessons and quizzes, each with 500 words or more, as well as visuals that are designed to help students understand and remember LTL principles. The overall goal of the LTL Education brand is to make LTL more accessible and understandable to everyone. By simplifying the industry and helping people to build mental models for thinking about LTL, they are making it easier for people to learn and master this complex topic. About FreightPlus Founded in 1988 by trucking industry veteran, Russ Aborn, FreightPlus (formerly Aborn and Co.) began its family business as a negotiation consultancy in response to the deregulation of the transportation industry. The company provided an innovative approach to utilizing data and revolutionary technology for its growing clients to streamline logistics and implement cost-effective, efficient transportation programs. Through a customized approach, and a data-first mindset toward long term partnerships, the current business model matches the complex, always evolving needs of today’s transportation environment. FreightPlus includes operators and technology experts at all touchpoints as well as innovative technology that is fully customized and integrated for each client. Servicing companies such as Cumberland Packing, Chex Finer Foods, Zendex, Norco, Vitalmed Inc. and Sheehan Family Companies, FreightPlus is a one-stop shop and trusted partner for growing-to-mid-market suppliers looking to gain cost control over their transportation programs, eliminating the brokers and delivering the best solution for each client’s business from order to invoice. Key Takeaways: LTL in a Post-Yellow World Yellow Corporation was an American transportation holding company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. Its subsidiaries included national less than truckload (LTL) carrier YRC Freight; regional LTL carriers New Penn, Holland, and Reddaway; and freight brokerage HNRY Logistics. The closure of Yellow Transportation is a significant event for the LTL industry. It is likely to lead to higher rates, less capacity, and more reliance on other carriers for shippers. For carriers, it presents an opportunity to expand their market share and increase their profitability. Here is a summary of the key points of the Understand LTL training: Focus on simplification: The Understand LTL training is focused on making the LTL industry less complex and more accessible to everyone. Mental models: The brand's flagship course, Understand LTL: Building an LTL Brain, is designed to help students build mental models for thinking about LTL clearly. Unique approach: The course uses humor, visual appreciation, deep thinking, and lightbulb moments to help students learn about LTL. Comprehensive content: The course includes 35+ lessons and quizzes, each with 500 words or more, as well as visuals that are designed to help students understand and remember LTL principles. Overall goal: The overall goal of the LTL Education brand is to make LTL more accessible and understandable to everyone. Learn More About LTL in a Post-Yellow World Curtis Garrett | LinkedIn Understand LTL | LinkedIn Understand LTL FreightPlus | LinkedIn FreightPlus UnderstandLTL Mastermind event FreightPlus | A Managed Transportation Provider Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
11/3/202358 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Freight Brokerage Market with Kevin Hill

Kevin Hill and Joe Lynch discuss the freight brokerage market. Kevin is the owner of Brush Pass Research, a sales and marketing research firm that helps companies sell to freight brokerages across North America. About Kevin Hill Kevin Hill is a respected expert in the freight industry, with over 10 years of experience in sales, marketing, and media production. He is the owner of Brush Pass Research, a sales and marketing research firm that helps companies sell to freight brokerages across North America. He is also the host of Put That Coffee Down, a popular freight sales show on FreightWavesTV. Kevin is passionate about helping freight sales professionals grow their businesses and reach their goals. He is known for his insightful analysis of the freight industry, his practical sales advice, and his engaging and informative speaking style. He is a regular speaker at industry events and has been featured in numerous publications, including FreightWaves, Transport Topics, and Logistics Management. Kevin is also a successful entrepreneur. He previously founded CarrierLists, a carrier sourcing platform that was acquired by Highway in 2022.  About Brush Pass Research Brush Pass Research provides sales teams with the company tech intel and contact details they need to prospect faster and smarter. Their database includes over 12,000 decision-makers at the largest 1,000 freight brokerages in North America. With Brush Pass Research, sales teams can identify the right freight brokerages to target, connect with key decision-makers directly, avoid wasting time on unqualified leads, and accelerate their sales cycle. Brush Pass Research is the perfect solution for sales teams of all sizes. Whether they're just starting out or they're looking to expand their reach, Brush Pass Research can help them close more deals and grow their business. Sign up for a free trial today and see the difference Brush Pass Research can make for your sales team. Key Takeaways: The Freight Brokerage Market Brush Pass Research is the best way to prospect freight brokerages. The company provides company tech intel and contact details for the largest 1,000 freight brokerages in North America. Their database includes over 12,000 decision-makers. Brush Pass helps sales teams identify the right freight brokerages to target, connect with key decision-makers directly, avoid wasting time on unqualified leads, and accelerate their sales cycle. Easy to use: Simply sign up for a free trial, search the database by company name, contact name, industry, or other criteria, and export your results to a CSV file or CRM system. Perfect for sales teams of all sizes, whether you're just starting out or you're looking to expand your reach. Learn More About The Freight Brokerage Market Kevin Hill on LinkedIn Brush Pass Research on LinkedIn Brush Pass Research website Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
11/1/202341 minutes, 55 seconds
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Leading Inventory Attack Teams with Richard Lebovitz

Richard Lebovitz and Joe Lynch discuss leading inventory attack teams. Richard is the CEO of LeanDNA, a purpose-built analytics platform for factory inventory optimization. About Richard Lebovitz Richard Lebovitz is the CEO of LeanDNA, a purpose-built analytics platform for factory inventory optimization. Over his 30+ year career in the supply chain, Richard has worked with manufacturers around the world in operations, supply chain, and lean strategy roles to develop systems that can manage complex supply chains on a global scale. Richard previously founded and led Factory Logic, Inc. (acquired by SAP). He is a board member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and a contributor to the Forbes Technology Council, Manufacturing Today, WardsAuto, Supply Chain Brain, Industry Today, Aerospace Manufacturing and Design, ASSEMBLY, and more. About LeanDNA LeanDNA is a leading inventory optimization and execution platform that is solving the execution gap in the supply chain. This award-winning platform synchronizes execution across the supply chain, empowering manufacturers to prioritize and collaborate to resolve critical material shortages and excesses. With LeanDNA, manufacturers in industries that include aerospace, industrial, automotive, and medical know they will get the right part in the right place at the right time. Key Takeaways: Leading Inventory Attack Teams An Inventory Attack Team (IAT) consists of key stakeholders across a supply chain organization who collaborate regularly to optimize daily inventory opportunities. The IAT strives to drive an effective, sustainable process to attack the biggest daily inventory optimization opportunities across complex teams with multiple sites. LeanDNA helps manufacturers to improve their supply chain efficiency and agility, while also reducing costs and improving customer satisfaction. LeanDNA is a cloud-based supply chain execution platform that helps discrete manufacturers digitally transform their procurement operations. The company centralizes data from multiple sources to manage inventory, simplify change management, and improve data quality. LeanDNA's platform also provides users with actionable insights into their supply chain performance, enhanced demand-to-delivery visibility, and prioritization of inventory optimization opportunities. LeanDNA is used by manufacturers in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, industrial, and medical. Some of its customers include Boeing, Airbus, Spirit AeroSystems, and Tesla. Here are some specific examples of what LeanDNA can do: Help manufacturers to identify and reduce excess inventory Improve on-time delivery performance Reduce stockouts Improve forecast accuracy Reduce supply chain costs Improve collaboration between different supply chain teams Learn More About Leading Inventory Attack Teams Richard Lebovitz on LinkedIn LeanDNA on LinkedIn Lean DNA website Inventory Management Best Practice: Create an Inventory Attack Team - LeanDNA Supply chain awards - LeanDNA LeanDNA Success Stories Richard Lebovitz - Forbes Technology Council Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
10/30/202358 minutes, 8 seconds
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Mexico Transportation Risk with Mark Vickers

Mark Vickers and Joe Lynch discuss Mexico transportation risk. Mark is the Executive Vice President and Head of International Logistics at Reliance Partners, one of the nation's fastest-growing commercial insurance agencies. Reliance Partners' Borderless Coverage is a global insurance program designed to protect businesses of all sizes from the risks associated with international operations. About Mark Vickers Mark Vickers is a leading expert in domestic and cross border transportation risk management and insurance. Mark spent over 7 years in leadership with the second largest freight brokerage in North America, Total Quality Logistics. During his tenure, they went from $500M to $3B in sales.   While at TQL, Mark developed a passion to optimize cross border transportation. In 2016, he was recruited to join MacroPoint.  Mark expanded MacroPoint’s visibility technology into Mexico and got MacroPoint into shipper markets which enabled its acquisition by Descartes in 2017 for $107 Million. In 2017, Mark recognized a need for logistics service providers to have better access to cost effective All-Risk Shipper’s Interest Cargo Insurance with focus on Mexico. For that reason, Mark founded Borderless Coverage. While Mark was getting Borderless off the ground, he was on the leadership team at Sedlak Supply Chain Consultants where he worked with 3PLs and shippers to optimize their distribution network, technology, and processes including TMS and WMS selection and implementation. Borderless Coverage was acquired by Reliance Partners in February 2021. Mark now serves as the Executive Vice President and Head of International Logistics at Reliance Partners. Mark earned a B.S., Business Administration, The Ohio State University About Reliance Partners Founded in 2009, Reliance Partners is the fastest growing (organic) insurance agency in the United States with premiums having grown from $95 million in 2018 to nearly $500 million today.  In 2022 Reliance was acknowledged as the 82nd largest P&C agency in the US.  One hundred percent of our customers are in trucking and logistics including ~10,000 motor carriers and ~800 freight brokers.  Over 99% of the company’s growth has been organic and currently Reliance has 9 offices and over 110 agents.  Approximately 31 nationalities are represented, and 25 languages are spoken, an important key to our rapid growth.  RP is committed to disrupting traditional quoting and binding practices by using proprietary technology to speed up the process and to better match underwriters with motor carrier risks and needs.  Finally, Reliance is a leader in specialty insurance products such as usage-based cargo insurance, shippers interest policies and Mexican cargo. Key Takeaways: Mexico Transportation Risk Reliance Partners is a leading provider of commercial vehicle insurance, serving businesses of all sizes across the United States. They offer a wide range of coverage options, including liability coverage, collision coverage, comprehensive coverage, and cargo coverage. They also offer specialized coverage options for certain types of trucking businesses, such as hazardous materials haulers and refrigerated truck operators. Reliance Partners Borderless Coverage is a comprehensive global insurance program that provides businesses of all sizes with the protection they need to operate confidently in today's global economy. Reliance Partners' Borderless Coverage is a global insurance program designed to protect businesses of all sizes from the risks associated with international operations. The program provides comprehensive coverage for a wide range of risks, including property damage, business interruption, liability, and employee benefits. Borderless Coverage is available in over 150 countries and territories, and is backed by the financial strength and stability of Reliance Partners, one of the world's leading insurance providers. Borderless Coverage provides comprehensive protection for a wide range of risks, including property damage, business interruption, liability, and employee benefits. Borderless Coverage is available in over 150 countries and territories, providing businesses with the peace of mind of knowing that they are protected wherever they operate. Borderless Coverage is backed by the financial strength and stability of Reliance Partners, one of the world's leading insurance providers. Learn More About Mexico Transportation Risk Mark on LinkedIn Reliance Partners on LinkedIn Reliance Partners website Article: Mexico’s investment boom is under the threat of violent crime Cleveland company offers niche insurance for shipments to and from Mexico Commentary: Cross-border cargo insurance is a great challenge for North American competitiveness Reliance Partners Adds Borderless Coverage to Portfolio Cross-border trucking interest heats up as Laredo event draws record crowd Mexico increasingly attractive for US shippers, manufacturers Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
10/25/202342 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ecommerce Logistics Innovation with Stephanie Cannon

Stephanie Cannon and Joe Lynch discuss ecommerce logistics innovation. Stephanie is the Senior Vice President of Operations Excellence and Collaborative Innovation at Pitney Bowes, a global shipping and mailing company that provides technology, logistics, and financial services to help clients simplify the complexities of sending parcels and mail. About Stephanie Cannon As SVP of Operations Excellence and Collaborative Innovation at Pitney Bowes, Stephanie Cannon leads the Operational Excellence group consisting of the Automation & Systems Innovation, Industrial Engineering, Operational Excellence, and Workforce Optimization groups. Through this, she is responsible for the expansion of technology innovation across the Pitney Bowes Global Ecommerce business unit through strategic collaboration with robotics and automation partners. This collaborative innovation promotes growth and accelerates the modernization and expansion of the Pitney Bowes ecommerce logistics network with technology solutions that are redefining warehouses and last mile delivery. About Pitney Bowes Pitney Bowes is a global shipping and mailing company that provides technology, logistics, and financial services to help clients simplify the complexities of sending parcels and mail. It serves more than 90% of the Fortune 500. Key Takeaways: Ecommerce Logistics Innovation Stephanie Cannon is the SVP of Operations Excellence and Collaborative Innovation at Pitney Bowes, a global shipping and mailing company that provides technology, logistics, and financial services to help clients simplify the complexities of sending parcels and mail. Pitney Bowes offers a wide range of ecommerce and retail solutions that help businesses of all sizes grow their business and improve their customer experience. Pitney Bowes' ecommerce and retail solutions are used by some of the world's largest and most successful companies, including Amazon, eBay, Walmart, and Target. Pitney Bowes' Operational Excellence group consisting of the Automation & Systems Innovation, Industrial Engineering, Operational Excellence, and Workforce Optimization groups: The Pitney Bowes Operational Excellence group is responsible for driving continuous improvement and innovation across the company's global operations. The group is focused on improving efficiency, reducing costs, and enhancing the customer experience. The group's key areas of focus include automation, industrial engineering, operational excellence, and workforce optimization. The Automation & Systems Innovation group is responsible for developing and implementing new automation technologies to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The Industrial Engineering group is responsible for designing and optimizing manufacturing and assembly processes. The Operational Excellence group is responsible for developing and implementing continuous improvement initiatives across the company. The Workforce Optimization group is responsible for developing and implementing programs to improve workforce productivity and engagement. The Pitney Bowes Operational Excellence group is committed to continuous improvement and innovation, and is playing a key role in helping the company achieve its goals. Learn More About Ecommerce Logistics Innovation Stephanie on LinkedIn Pitney Bowes website Pitney Bowes on LinkedIn Pitney Bowes on Facebook Pitney Bowes on Twitter Pitney Bowes on Instagram Pitney Bowes website Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
10/23/202343 minutes, 28 seconds
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REPOST: The Overlooked Advantage in Trucking with Blake Grolmus

Blake Grolmus and Joe Lynch discuss the overlooked advantage in trucking. Blake serves as the Vice President of Safety for Ruan Transportation Management Systems, a family-owned dedicated logistics provider since 1932. About Blake Grolmus Blake Grolmus serves as the Vice President of Safety for Ruan Transportation Management Systems. Blake joined Ruan in 2017, leading the company’s new customer onboarding and continuous improvement activities before taking a leadership role in Ruan’s Gases and Chemicals bulk hazmat operating group. He assumed his current role leading Ruan’s safety and compliance teams in 2022. Prior to Ruan, Blake worked in various progressive supply chain roles at Target and grew up in a small business family. Blake was raised in Williamsburg, Iowa and earned his undergraduate degrees in Finance, Real Estate, and Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa. Blake is a member of the American Trucking Associations’ Safety Policy Committee and serves on the Board of Directors and the LEAD Council for the Iowa Motor Truck Association. Blake is also a member of his local city council and volunteers time with outdoor conservation and youth sports organizations. About Ruan Transportation Ruan provides Dedicated Contract Transportation, Managed Transportation, Value-Added Warehousing, and Brokerage Support Services to customers across the U.S. Ruan’s Integrated Supply Chain Solutions services encompass all aspects of transportation and logistics, providing our customers the ideal combination of asset- and non-asset-based solutions that get your products from point A to point B safely and efficiently. With more than 90 years of transportation management experience, Ruan is one of the top 10 privately owned transportation companies in the country with 300 operations and 5,000 team members. Key Takeaways: The Overlooked Advantage in Trucking Blake Grolmus serves as the Vice President of Safety for Ruan Transportation Management Systems, a family-owned dedicated logistics provider since 1932. In the podcast interview, Blake and Joe discuss the overlooked advantage in trucking, which is safety. Ruan was the first transportation company to implement a formal safety program in the 1940s. Ruan’s Megasafe Safety Program is their overarching, comprehensive safety structure. The company ensures team members have the safest equipment, ongoing training, and guidance from Ruan’s proprietary Megasafe7 Rules of Safe Driving. Ruan has deployed Lytx Driver Safety Program across its fleet of more than 3,000 vehicles. The company has an ongoing commitment to quality and process improvement. Ruan provides 24/7 customer care from one full-service transportation company. Ruan has over 5,000 team members, including 4,000 truck drivers. The company has 1.5 million square feet of dedicated warehousing space. Ruan is a family-owned transportation management company, providing Dedicated Contract Transportation, Managed Transportation, and Value-added Warehousing. Their Integrated Supply Chain Solutions combine Ruan’s non-asset and asset-based capabilities with optimal technology. Ruan Transportation Management System includes: Dedicated Contract Transportation – With Ruan’s Dedicated Contract Transportation, shippers gain a transportation solution that functions as an extension of their supply chain. The tractors and trailers are often branded with the customer’s company logo and image. Driver uniforms also reflect the customer’s brand. Managed Transportation – Ruan’s provides a customized third-party logistics solutions that includes mode selection, carrier management, network optimization, certified brokerage services, and more. Value-Added Warehousing – Ruan offers dedicated, Value-Added Warehousing services that combines the best warehouse management system (WMS) and experienced professionals to create the best experience for their customers. Ruan offers the region’s most versatile warehouse space and customized solutions tailored to their customers’ requirements. Integrated Supply Chain Solutions – Ruan offers an integrated supply chain solution that is customized to the customer’s specific needs. The solution may include a combination of the following services: freight brokerage, dedicated fleets, warehousing services, and contract logistics agreements. Learn More About The Overlooked Advantage in Trucking Blake on LinkedIn Ruan Transportation LinkedIn Ruan Transportation Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage with Bob Elkins Technology Alone Won’t Integrate Your Supply Chain with Paul Jensen Transportation vs Logistics with Marty Wadle The Driver’s Perspective with Dean Key The Ruan Story with Ben McLean Ruan Megasafe Safety Program Ruan Takes Home Seven Awards at ATA’s National Truck Safety and Industrial Safety Contests Ruan Sees Positive Results from Video Safety Program Episode Sponsor: TMSA TMSA: 2023 ELEVATE Conference The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
10/20/202356 minutes, 11 seconds
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Using AI to Gain a Competitive Advantage with Matt Parry & Kevin Coomes

Kevin Coomes, Matt Parry and Joe Lynch discuss using AI to gain a competitive advantage. Matt is the Senior Vice President of Werner Enterprises, a key component of the company’s portfolio of transportation services solutions. Kevin is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Greenscreens.ai, a pricing platform specifically tailored for the truckload spot freight market. About Kevin Coomes  Kevin Coomes, the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Greenscreens.ai, an accomplished freight tech professional with over 15 years of sales, business development, and start-up experience spanning two countries. His expertise extends across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, energy efficiency, logistics, and technology applications. Kevin's journey in transportation and logistics began in China, where he managed ocean and air imports for his own venture, Phoria Energy Solutions. Additionally, he collaborated with AnSen Beyond Investments on various logistics projects involving commodities and agricultural products, demonstrating his proficiency in navigating international markets. Fluent in Mandarin, Kevin spent three years living and working in China, immersing himself in the culture and language. Over the past decade, Kevin has built an extensive network that has fueled success and innovation in the U.S. logistics market. He has made significant contributions through his involvement in consulting projects with Metafora (formerly CarrierDirect) and his instrumental role in developing and executing sales, marketing, and product growth strategies for ExFreight Zeta, Inc. and Revenova, LLC. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with a concentration in Chinese, from Kansas State University. This comprehensive academic background further enhances his ability to navigate diverse markets and engage with stakeholders on a global scale. About Matt Parry Matt Parry is the Senior Vice President of Werner Logistics, a key component of the company’s portfolio of transportation services solutions. Parry is responsible for all of Werner Enterprises’ fully developed Intermodal, Brokerage, Freight Management and Final Mile service offerings. He began his career at Werner in 1999 as the Director of Operations for Dedicated Services. During his time at Werner Enterprises, he has held leadership roles in both Operations and Sales within Dedicated, Temperature-Controlled, Intermodal and Werner Logistics. Prior to joining Werner, Parry spent nearly 10 years working in a variety of roles for Schneider National. Parry holds a Business Management degree from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis About Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai is a pricing platform specifically tailored for the truckload spot freight market. Through the utilization of advanced machine learning techniques and big data, Greenscreens.ai offers real-time market price predictions that take into account the buying power of your company. Their platform not only provides highly accurate buy rates but also offers sell price suggestions based on comprehensive data analysis. This proven solution has been designed to assist companies in boosting their win rate, safeguarding, and expanding their profit margins, and improving the productivity of their sales representatives. Greenscreens.ai empowers businesses in the truckload spot freight market with the tools they need to make informed decisions and maximize their success. About Werner Enterprises Werner Enterprises delivers superior truckload transportation and logistics services to customers across the United States, Mexico and Canada. With 2022 revenues of $3.3 billion, an industry-leading modern truck and trailer fleet, more than 14,000 talented associates and our innovative Werner EDGE technology, we are an essential solutions provider for customers who value the integrity of their supply chain and require safe and exceptional on-time service. Werner provides Dedicated and One-Way Truckload services as well as Logistics services that include truckload brokerage, freight management, intermodal and final mile. As an industry leader, Werner is deeply committed to promoting sustainability and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Key Takeaways: Using AI to Gain a Competitive Advantage In the podcast interview, Matt Parry (SVP, Werner Logistics), Kevin Coomes (Greenscreens CRO), and Joe Lynch discuss using AI to gain a competitive advantage. Matt Parry discusses Werner Logistics' decision to partner with Greenscreens for dynamic pricing, as well as the implementation and ROI. Greenscreens.ai is a dynamic pricing platform for the truckload spot rate market. It provides buy and sell-side market intelligence and business insights to help users bid more effectively and grow and protect their margins. Greenscreens.ai is driven by real-time market data and provides high-confidence, predictive buy rate guidance and differentiated pricing strategies. It is personalized to each company's unique behavior and seamlessly integrated with existing systems and workflows. Greenscreens.ai has invested 110,000+ man-hours in R&D and serves 125+ customers in North America. Its network has aggregated and anonymized transactional load data over $20B and growing. A booked load influences the pricing model in less than 24 hours. The machine-learning engine considers over 130 features and data points in every rate prediction. Greenscreens.ai has been featured on the FreightTech 100 list and has won numerous awards for its innovative technology. Learn More About Using AI to Gain a Competitive Advantage Kevin on LinkedIn Matt on LinkedIn GS on LinkedIn Werner Enterprises on LinkedIn Greenscreens.ai website Werner Esterprises website Navigating the Freight Downturn with Kevin Coomes | The Logitics of Logistics Faster, Better Freight Quotes with Dawn Salvucci-Favier | The Logistics of Logistics What is Dynamic Pricing with Dawn Salvucci Favier | The Logistics of Logistics The Power of Partnerships with The Matt Silver | The Logistics of Logistics Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
10/19/202352 minutes, 55 seconds
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Drone Delivery is Here with Tom Walker

Drone delivery is here and it is an increasingly viable mode for home delivery. Tom Walker and Joe Lynch discuss the logistics and economics of drone delivery. Tom is the Founder and CEO of DroneUp, a pioneering autonomous drone delivery company that specializes in last-mile delivery. About Tom Walker Tom Walker is the Founder and CEO of DroneUp. DroneUp provides drone delivery and flight services to organizations and communities. Tom has also brought a singular purpose to the Unmanned Transportation (UTM) market – to bring the economic benefits of drones that are essential for communities and our competitive standing in the world to market safely. Tom is a recognized pioneer in military and government digital reform, having managed the extensive programming and web enablement of computer systems to support both the U.S. and International Special Forces. As a result of his thesis, The Point of Mobile Confluence, Tom was tapped as an advisor to the White House on innovative technologies and their impact on the emerging workforce. The data from the research, combined with his military search and rescue experience, led to the creation of DroneUp. Tom is a UAS industry pioneer with patents on mobile app technology. He has led pandemic drone delivery testing under FAA Part 107 Regulations with the State of Virginia, which established the partnership team focused on free COVID-19 test kit delivery with Walmart. Soon after that, under Tom’s leadership, the first drone airport, the DroneUp Hub, was founded. About DroneUp DroneUp is a pioneering autonomous drone delivery company that specializes in providing innovative and efficient solutions for last-mile delivery. DroneUp’s proprietary autonomous technology is integrated with its ground infrastructure to provide affordable and scalable last-mile delivery. With a commitment to utilizing cutting-edge technology and a customer-centric approach, DroneUp is revolutionizing the way goods are transported, making delivery faster, safer, and more cost-effective. Founded in 2016, DroneUp is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. DroneUp provides drone delivery service in 34 locations across six states for the #1 retailer in the world, Walmart. Key Takeaways: Drone Delivery is Here with Tom Walker DroneUP is a San Diego based drone delivery company that was founded in 2017. DroneUP has a network of over 10,000 pilots who can deliver packages to customers within minutes. The company offers a variety of delivery services, including last-mile delivery, emergency response, and aerial photography. DroneUP has partnered with companies such as Walmart, FedEx, and CVS to provide drone delivery services. DroneUP is one of the leading drone delivery companies in the United States and is committed to providing safe and reliable drone delivery services. DroneUP is developing new technologies and services to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of drone delivery. The company is also working to expand its network of pilots and partners to reach more customers. DroneUP is a fast-growing company that is poised to play a major role in the future of drone delivery. DroneUP is a member of the Drone Delivery Alliance, a coalition of companies working to advance the commercialization of drone delivery. Learn More About Drone Delivery is Here Tom Walker on LinkedIn DroneUP on LinkedIn DroneUp website The Path Forward is Up | DroneUp Halloween Stock Up Pilot Pick | DroneUp Taco Tuesday Pilot Picks | DroneUp About DroneUp | The Leading Drone Service Provider Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
10/18/202348 minutes, 25 seconds
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Modernizing the Warehouse with Andy Johnston

Andy Johnston and Joe Lynch discuss modernizing the warehouse. Andy is the Senior Director of Innovation at GEODIS, a leading global logistics provider acknowledged for its expertise across all aspects of the supply chain. About Andy Johnston Andy Johnston joined GEODIS in 2012 and currently serves as the Senior Director of Innovation for the Americas region. In his current role, Andy spearheads innovation initiatives, fostering collaboration among diverse cross-functional teams including operations, finance, network, warehouse control and warehouse management to identify opportunities to enhance operational efficiency and productivity. In his 11 years at GEODIS, Andy has orchestrated the successful implementation of over 300 autonomous mobile robots in 15 different facilities across the U.S. During his tenure at the company, Andy has held various senior-level roles in operations, solutions and innovation. Prior to joining GEODIS, he served in management roles at PepsiCo, overseeing large regional teams and merchant accounts. Andy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in logistics and marketing and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. About GEODIS GEODIS is a leading global logistics provider acknowledged for its expertise across all aspects of the supply chain. As a growth partner to its clients, GEODIS specializes in five lines of business: Supply Chain Optimization, Global Freight Forwarding, Global Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and European Road Network. With a global network spanning nearly 170 countries and more than 49,400 employees, GEODIS is ranked no. 6 in its sector across the world. In 2022, GEODIS generated €13.7 billion in revenue. GEODIS is a company owned by SNCF group. Key Takeaways: Modernizing the Warehouse In the interview, Andy and Joe discuss labor challenges, wage inflation, competition, and the need to do more with less. Andy and GEODIS team are using innovation and technology to overcome the challenges and better serve their customers. GEODIS is a global leader in logistics and supply chain management. GEODIS offers a wide range of services, including freight forwarding, supply chain management, customs clearance, and warehousing. The company has a strong track record of helping its customers to improve their supply chains and reduce costs. GEODIS is committed to innovation and sustainability. The company is investing in new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, to improve its operations. GEODIS is also working to reduce its environmental impact and has set a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. Learn More About Modernizing the Warehouse Andy on LinkedIn GEODIS on LinkedIn GEODIS on Twitter GEODIS on Facebook GEODIS on YouTube GEODIS on Instagram GEODIS website Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
10/16/202347 minutes, 10 seconds
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REPOST: Walmart Transportation with Doug Estrada

Doug Estrada and Joe Lynch discuss Walmart transportation. Doug is a Senior Director of Supply Chain at Walmart Stores Inc. About Doug Estrada Douglas Estrada is a Senior Director of Supply Chain at Walmart Stores Inc. A graduate of Doane University in Crete, NE. Doug Estrada has 30 plus years of experience in Supply Chain with the last 20 years of supporting Walmart Stores, Inc. Doug has held various supply chain roles with the Walmart Private Fleet as well as working Internationally for Walmart in Central America in setting up the Retail Transportation Supply Chain Network for Walmart in several Central American Countries. Doug currently leads the Great Lakes / Upper Midwest Transportation Region for Walmart overseeing 15 Transportation Distribution Centers with over 2000 Walmart Drivers that support Stores and Clubs in that part of the country. Doug has been a board member of the  Washington DC Metro Police Foundation since 2016 and sits on the Advisory Board for Truckers Against Trafficking. Doug and his wife Lisa of 31 years reside in Bentonville, AR and have three adult children. About Walmart Sixty years ago, Sam Walton started a single mom-and-pop shop and transformed it into the world’s biggest retailer. Since those founding days, one thing has remained consistent: our commitment to helping our customers save money so they can live better. Today, we’re reinventing the shopping experience and our associates are at the heart of it. When you join our Walmart family of brands (Sam's Club, Bonobos, Moosejaw and many more!), you’ll play a crucial role in shaping the future of retail, improving millions of lives around the world. This is that place where your passions meet purpose. Join our family and build a career you’re proud of. Key Takeaways: Walmart Transportation Douglas Estrada is a Senior Director of Supply Chain at Walmart, the largest retailer in the world. In the podcast interview, Doug and Joe discuss Walmart transportation along with Walmart’s vast network of carriers and brokers. The Average Walmart Supercenter receives the following in 20-40 Walmart truckloads (private fleet) 200 shipment from UPS or other carrier Walmart private fleet consists of: 12K plus tractors 65-80K trailers 13K plus drivers Walmart is hiring for drivers, distribution, and fulfillment: www.drive4walmart.com Walmart is not only the largest retailer, they are also one of the largest shippers and their best practices often become industry best practices. Walmart pioneered the use of the OTIF metric, which stands for on-time and in-full – meaning the shipment arrived on-time and everything that was supposed to deliver was included with the shipment (in-full). Walmart Inc. engages in the operation of retail, wholesale, and other units worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. Walmart operates supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, and discount stores; membership-only warehouse clubs; ecommerce websites, such as walmart.com, walmart.com.mx, walmart.ca, flipkart.com, and samsclub.com; and mobile commerce applications. Walmart operates approximately 10,500 stores and various ecommerce websites under 46 banners in 24 countries. The company was formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Walmart Inc. in February 2018. The company was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas. Learn More About Walmart Transportation Doug's LinkedIn Walmart LinkedIn Walmart: Drivers & Transportation Truckers Against Trafficking  Walmart: Sustainability Supply Chain Lessons From NW Arkansas with Donnie Williams The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch Children's Miracle Network, Walmart Raise Awareness For Children's Hospitals with "Champions Across America" The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
10/13/20231 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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The 3 Pillars of Freight Operations with Robert Bain

Robert Bain and Joe Lynch discuss the 3 pillars of freight operations. Robert is is the Director of Client Engagement at CDL 1000, a a technology-driven, third-party logistics (3PL) leader based in Chicago, IL.   About Robert Bain Robert Bain is the Director of Client Engagement at CDL 1000, a technology-driven, third-party logistics (3PL) leader based in Chicago, IL. Robert is a long time logistics professional, who has nearly 2 decades in the space in both asset and non-asset applications. He has been a leader in the freight tech movement with companies like Uber Freight, Shipwell, and CDL 1000, and his passion is combining great solutions with exceptional people to service clients. Robert, his wife Nichole, and their 4 children reside in the Chicagoland area, and when not solving the logistical world’s problems, you’ll find him in the gym or on the back porch with his dog, Ginger.  About CDL 1000 CDL 1000 connects premium shippers with capacity from a marketplace of 26k highly qualified trucking companies. Leveraging AI and ML, CDL 1000 aggregates freight from shippers, empowering smart routing and scheduling that cuts deadhead and emissions, reduces price per shipment, and allows carriers to increase their day-to-day earnings. Headquartered in Chicago and with operations/availability nationwide, CDL 1000 has been trusted to handle drayage, OTR, intermodal, and transloading for 17 of the top 20 US importers and 9 of the top 10 freight forwarders. Key Takeaways: The 3 Pillars of Freight Operations According to Robert the 3 pillars of freight operations are: Extreme ownership Free cash flow Superior customer experience CDL 1000 is a technology-driven, third-party logistics (3PL) leader. CDL 1000 is a Chicago-based supply chain solutions company, provides comprehensive logistics services. CDL 1000 was ranked #3 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America in 2023. CDL 1000's platform provides ports and railyards infrastructures with better tools to manage the movement of goods. CDL 1000's platform uses AI and real-time transparency to ensure a perfect transportation mode with great prices, load rates, and freight times. CDL 1000's integration of railyards and ports can reduce costs, fuel consumption, and time. Learn More About The 3 Pillars of Freight Operations Robert on LinkedIn CDL 1000 on LinkedIn CDL 1000 website Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
10/11/202341 minutes, 23 seconds
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Modernizing the Ecommerce Supply Chain with Jason Murray

Jason Murray and Joe Lynch discuss modernizing the ecommerce supply chain. Jason is Co-founder and CEO of Shipium, a technology-driven supply chain and logistics company that helps ecommerce companies deliver their orders fast, free, and on-time. About Jason Murray Jason is Co-founder and CEO of Shipium where he guides the company's vision towards becoming the world’s best supply chain technology platform for ecommerce and retail. Prior to founding Shipium, he spent 19 years at Amazon as VP of Retail Systems and VP of Forecasting & Supply Chain. While there he owned the global software and operations group that powered Prime, Subscribe & Save and Pricing. He is a University of Washington grad and an engineer at heart who loves solving complex scaling problems. About Shipium Shipium builds the ecommerce infrastructure that smart companies use to modernize their operations. Customers turn to Shipium to increase revenue and decrease costs, while mitigating major supply chain risks. Shipium is a technology-driven supply chain and logistics company that helps ecommerce companies deliver their orders fast, free, and on-time. The company's platform integrates shipping details with data and algorithms to provide customers with information on expected delivery times, fulfillment speed, on-time performance, and outbound ship times. This information enables businesses to make better trade-offs between speed and cost and deliver on the promises they make to their customers. Key Takeaways: Modernizing the Ecommerce Supply Chain Shipium is a leading technology-driven supply chain and logistics company that helps ecommerce companies to deliver their orders fast, free, and on-time. The company's platform offers a number of benefits to its customers, including reduced shipping costs, improved delivery times, reduced on-time delivery failures, and improved customer satisfaction. Shipium's platform is used by a variety of ecommerce companies, including retailers, brands, 3PLs, and marketplaces. The company's customers include some of the largest and most well-known e-commerce companies in the world, such as Walmart, Target, and Amazon. Shipium's platform offers a number of benefits to its customers, including: Reduced shipping costs: Shipium's platform helps customers to reduce their shipping costs by optimizing carrier selection and routing. Improved delivery times: Shipium's platform helps customers to improve their delivery times by providing them with real-time information on inventory levels and carrier transit times. Reduced on-time delivery failures: Shipium's platform helps customers to reduce their on-time delivery failures by providing them with alerts and recommendations when shipments are at risk of being delayed. Improved customer satisfaction: Shipium's platform helps customers to improve their customer satisfaction by providing their customers with accurate and up-to-date information on their order status and delivery times. Learn More About Modernizing the Ecommerce Supply Chain Jason on LinkedIn Shipium on LinkedIn Shipium website Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
10/9/202351 minutes, 19 seconds
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Your KPIs are Broken with John Stauffer

John Stauffer and Joe Lynch discuss why your KPIs are broken. John is the Co-founder and COO of  ISO, the only neutral platform that provides shippers, brokers and carriers with the ability to measure the total cost of transportation procurement. About John Stauffer John Stauffer, Co-founder and COO of ISO, is a long-time transportation and logistics professional with expertise in operations, product management, business development and customer success. John is a legendary builder; he was a founding member of both the Uber Freight product team and the Echo Logistics carrier sales team, and co-founded Isometric Technologies in February 2020. John was raised in Chicago, but traded polar vortexes for the Bay in San Francisco where he lives with his wife and his corgi, Buzz. About ISO ISO is the only neutral platform that provides shippers, brokers and carriers with the ability to measure the total cost of transportation procurement. Our Transportation Performance Intelligence platform arms customers with trustworthy data so they can measure the hidden costs of service, supercharge carrier procurement, and build stronger network relationships with more accountability. ISO gives logistics service providers access to the industry's first Service Index with performance benchmarks, dynamic scorecards and analytics to pinpoint their strengths and understand how their carrier network performs relative to the market. Key Takeaways: Your KPIs are Broken ISO is the only Logistics Performance Intelligence platform that provides shippers, brokers, and carriers with the ability to accurately measure the total cost of transportation. ISO provides a neutral, single source of truth for logistics performance, eliminating siloed systems and human analysis. ISO helps customers measure the hidden costs of service, supercharge carrier procurement, and build stronger network relationships with more accountability. ISO gives logistics service providers access to the industry's first Service Index with performance benchmarks, dynamic scorecards, and analytics. ISO's Transportation Performance Intelligence platform arms customers with trustworthy data to: Identify service problems Improve data accuracy Understand true costs ISO is founded by a team of logistics and technology professionals with decades of experience from leading companies such as Uber, Google, FourKites, Flexport, C.H.Robinson, Echo Global Logistics, LinkedIn, and Deloitte. Benefits of ISO for shippers: Establish a single source of truth for logistics performance Supercharge procurement Provide dynamic carrier scorecards Fight retailer chargebacks Benefits of ISO for brokers: Measure performance relative to the entire logistics industry Source the highest-performing carriers on every load and lane Benefits of ISO for carriers: Collaborate with shippers to establish the truth behind every load Resolve discrepancies Understand how you're performing across all your shippers Learn More About Your KPIs are Broken John on LinkedIn ISO on LinkedIn ISO website The Standardized Performance KPIs All Freight Brokers Should Measure (and how we get there) | ISO Introducing ISO | YouTube Measure, Monitor, and Maximize Transportation Performance | ISO Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
10/6/202345 minutes, 1 second
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A New Approach to Small Parcel with Tyler Abderholden

Tyler Abderholden and Joe Lynch discuss a new approach to small parcel. Tyler is the Vice President of Network, North America, at Sendle, the first delivery network in North America specifically designed to serve the needs of small ecommerce businesses. About Tyler Abderholden Tyler Abderholden is the Vice President of Network, North America, at Sendle. He has held roles in global logistics optimization, and management of Sendle's North American network over the past two years, launching Sendle's network in Canada and expanding access to Sendle's alternative US carrier network.  Tyler has over 15 years of total experience in the logistics sector, with 13 years at FedEx SmartPost and Ground, and various roles of facility and network engineering and optimization and operations research management. About Sendle Sendle is the first delivery network in North America specifically designed to serve the needs of small ecommerce businesses. Sendle levels the playing field for small businesses by offering simple, reliable, and affordable shipping across North America, with no hidden fees, subscriptions, or warehousing required. Merchants simply purchase a label and their package can be picked up from their front door. Sendle is also 100% carbon-neutral, a Certified B Corporation and Climate Neutral Certified. The company was founded in Australia in 2014 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia; Seattle, Washington; and Toronto, Canada. Key Takeaways: A New Approach to Small Parcel Sendle is a convenient, affordable, and carbon-neutral shipping solution for small ecommerce businesses. Free pickup, easy dropoff. You can choose to have your packages picked up from your front door or drop them off at a nearby location. Sendle offsets the carbon emissions of every package you send, at no extra cost. Get easy access to detailed advice and support from real people. Free quotes in under 30 seconds. Get a quote for any package from your Sendle Dashboard. Not an express service, but most packages arrive in 1-5 days. Pickup is free for all Sendlers. Designed to make shipping a breeze. Some items cannot be shipped with Sendle, such as dangerous goods or items over 20lb or 864 cubic inches. Learn More About A New Approach to Small Parcel Tyler on LinkedIn Sendle on LinkedIn Sendle on Facebook Sendle on Instagram Sendle on Twitter Sendle website Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
10/4/202355 minutes, 4 seconds
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Thriving in an Omnichannel World with Akash Gupta

Akash Gupta and Joe Lynch discuss thriving in an omnichannel world. Akash is the CEO of GreyOrange, a hardware-agnostic fulfillment orchestration platform and proprietary and certified third-party hardware. About Akash Gupta As Chief Executive Officer, Akash Gupta leads GreyOrange’s strategic direction globally and is central to the company’s culture of innovation. His primary focus is driving research and development and attracting the brightest talent globally as the company uniquely blends Artificial Intelligence, software design, robotics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and data science to transform fulfillment for companies worldwide. While still a student at Birla Institute of Tech and Science, a top-5 college in India, Akash teamed up with fellow student Samay Kohli to begin winning global robotic competitions and the success led them to found GreyOrange. He proceeded to build an R&D engine able to unite multiple software and robotic technologies to transform the fulfillment operations of companies around the world. Akash has led mentoring sessions and workshops at more than 25 educational institutions globally, including Stanford University, Louisiana University, MIT, IITs, and IIIT. Akash was named to MIT Technology Review’s global list of “35 Innovators under 35,” has designed and implemented an active underwater Sonar Stabilization System at the University of Louisiana and served on the Chief Organizing Committee of RoboCup 2011-2012. About GreyOrange Re-defining fulfillment, GreyOrange Inc. provides a state-of-the-art hardware agnostic fulfillment orchestration platform, GreyMatter™, that responds to customer orders in real time as well as proprietary and certified third-party hardware. The company’s solutions offer a competitive advantage by increasing productivity, empowering growth and scale, mitigating labor challenges, and reducing risk and time to market while also creating better experiences for customers and employees. Founded in 2012, GreyOrange is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with offices and partners across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Key Takeaways: Thriving in an Omnichannel World with Akash Gupta  GreyOrange is a provider of hardware-agnostic fulfillment orchestration platform and proprietary and certified third-party hardware. The company's solutions offer a competitive advantage by increasing productivity, empowering growth, and scale, mitigating labor challenges, and reducing risk and time to market. GreyOrange was founded on the fundamental reality that modern fulfillment demands cannot be met with technology built for a previous era. GreyOrange's solutions help businesses realize greater speed-to-fulfill, ability-to-fulfill, and margin-to-fulfill. GreyOrange's Warehouse Automation Evaluation (WAE) is the first step to helping businesses make the move to modern fulfillment. The GreyOrange WAE process follows 5 well-defined work steps: understand current operations, evaluate practices and identify opportunities, facilitate brainstorming session, analyze opportunities, and develop recommendations. GreyOrange is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with offices and partners across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Learn More Thriving in an Omnichannel World  Akash on LinkedIn GreyOrange on LinkedIn GreyOrange website Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
10/2/202339 minutes, 21 seconds
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REPOST: MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics with Chris Caplice

Chris Caplice and Joe Lynch discuss MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and a wide range of logistics and supply chain topics. Chris is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT and serves as the Executive Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL). About Chris Caplice Dr. Chris Caplice is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT and serves as the Executive Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) where he is responsible for the planning and management of the research, education, and corporate outreach programs for the center. He created and leads the MITx MicroMaster’s Program in Supply Chain Management, the first online credential offered at MIT, for which he was awarded the MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning, the Irwin Sizer Award for the Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education, and the MIT Teaching with Digital Technology Award.  He is also the founder of the MIT FreightLab – a research initiative that focuses on improving the way freight transportation is designed, procured, and managed. Outside of MIT, Dr. Caplice is the Chief Scientist for DAT Freight and Analytics.  In this role, he pioneered the development of the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC).  He received a Ph.D. from MIT in 1996 in Transportation and Logistics Systems, a MSCE from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BSCE from the Virginia Military Institute.  Twice the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals has formally recognized him: the Doctoral Dissertation Award in 1996 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2016.  Chris was named the Silver Family Research Fellow in 2016. About MIT Center of Transportation and Logistics The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) is a research and education center dedicated to advancing the field of supply chain management, freight transportation, and logistics. Founded in 1973, the center has since become a world-renowned institution known for its innovative research and practical solutions to complex transportation and logistics problems. CTL offers a range of educational programs, including a master's program in supply chain management, executive education courses, and online courses, all of which focus on preparing students for careers in the transportation and logistics industry. The center also engages in cutting-edge research, working with companies and organizations to develop new technologies, strategies, and practices that improve the efficiency, sustainability, and safety of global supply chains. The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics is a leader in the field, working to address the challenges facing the transportation and logistics industry today and, in the future, and driving innovation into practice. Key Takeaways: MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics Dr. Chris Caplice is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT and serves as the Executive Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL). The MITx MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management helps learners gain expertise in the growing field of Supply Chain Management through an innovative online program consisting of five courses and a final comprehensive exam. The MicroMasters is an advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in Supply Chain Management. Chris is also the Chief Scientist at DAT Freight & Analytics In the podcast interview, Chris and Joe discuss the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) and the Supply Chain Management MicroMasters (mit.edu) Future Freight Flows initiative is primarily concerned with improving the way in which freight infrastructure investments are made and enabling informed discussions of national, multistate, state, and regional freight policy and system investment priorities. MIT FreightLab which develop innovations in freight transportation planning and operations and drive them into practice. Almost 400 new mines needed to meet future EV battery demand, data finds Remora – Carbon Capture for Semi-Trucks Learn More About MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics Chris on LinkedIn Chris' personal website MIT FreightLab Freightvine Podcasts for DATiQ Future Freight Flows material MIT CTL DAT MIT MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
9/29/202353 minutes, 11 seconds
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Six Figure Trucker with John Madewell

John Madewell and Joe Lynch discuss Six Figure Trucker, which is a weekly podcast about driveaway trucking brought to you by Norton Transport. John is an Account Manager at Norton Transport and host of the Six-Figure Trucker Podcast. About John Madewell John Madewell is an Account Manager at Norton Transport and host of the Six-Figure Trucker podcast. Before joining Norton, John was a broadcast journalist with 31 years of experience in the television industry, including four years in Savannah, GA for the NBC affiliate and 27 years in Chattanooga, TN for the ABC affiliate. During his time in broadcasting, he has covered a wide range of stories, including murders, federal court cases, a Super Bowl, a College Football National Championship, and countless college football, basketball, and high school games. Some of his favorite memories from his career include interviewing Snoop Dogg, shaking hands with President Bill Clinton, covering a Senate swearing-in ceremony, and flying with the Thunderbirds in an F-16. John is a native of Ringgold, GA and attended the University of Georgia. He enjoys fly fishing, riding motorcycles, and playing golf. He is also a passionate Georgia Bulldogs fan. About Six Figure Trucker Podcast The Six-Figure Trucker Podcast is a weekly show about driveaway trucking, brought to you by Norton Transport. In each episode, the hosts interview one of the industry's most successful driveaway truck drivers. They share amazing driver stories, talk about what's going on in the news, and most importantly, give listeners the resources and tools they need to accelerate their driveaway career to that of a six-figure trucker. Driveaway trucking is a unique type of trucking where drivers transport new and used vehicles from dealerships to customers. It's a great option for truckers who are looking for more flexibility and independence than traditional trucking jobs offer. Driveaway truckers are also typically paid more than traditional truckers, making it a great way to earn a six-figure income. About Norton Transport Norton Transport is a family-owned and operated business that has been providing reliable driveaway and truckaway services for over 20 years. The company is committed to providing its customers with the most efficient and affordable way to transport their vehicles, and it takes pride in its excellent customer service. Norton Transport's team of experienced and professional drivers is dedicated to delivering vehicles safely and on time. The company offers a wide range of services, including single, boom, and deck loads, and it can transport vehicles of all sizes and types. Norton Transport also provides customized services to meet the specific needs of its customers. The company is a trusted partner for many of the nation's top dealers and manufacturers. Norton Transport has a proven track record of providing safe and reliable delivery services. The company is also fully licensed and insured, so customers can be confident that their vehicles are in good hands. Key Takeaways: Six Figure Trucker The Six-Figure Trucker Podcast is a great resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about driveaway trucking and how to succeed in the industry. It's also a great show for experienced driveaway truckers who are looking for tips and advice on how to take their career to the next level. Here are some specific things that you can learn from the Six-Figure Trucker podcast: How to find the best driveaway trucking companies to work for How to get your commercial driver's license (CDL) How to choose the right vehicle for driveaway trucking How to get the most out of your fuel mileage How to avoid common mistakes that driveaway truckers make How to build a successful driveaway trucking business Norton Transport has a proven track record of success, with over 20 years of experience in the vehicle transport industry. This experience gives Norton Transport has the knowledge and expertise to safely and efficiently transport vehicles of all types, including cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans. Norton employs a team of highly experienced and professional drivers who are dedicated to providing safe and on-time delivery of vehicles. Norton drivers are thoroughly screened and trained, and they are committed to following all safety protocols. The company uses state-of-the-art equipment and technology to track vehicles throughout the transport process, and Norton Transport drivers are constantly communicating with the dispatch team to ensure that vehicles are delivered on schedule. Norton offers a variety of discounts to customers, including discounts for multiple vehicles, military personnel, and seniors. The company offers a wide range of services to meet the specific needs of customers. Norton Transport offers door-to-door transport, open and enclosed transport, and expedited transport. Norton Transport also offers a variety of other services, such as storage and insurance. Norton Transport is dedicated to providing the best possible customer experience. Norton Transport's customer service team is available 24/7 to answer questions and provide support. Norton Transport is also committed to resolving any issues that may arise quickly and efficiently. Learn More About Six Figure Trucker Six-Figure Trucker Podcast Norton Transport John Madewell LinkedIn Norton Transport LinkedIn Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
9/27/202347 minutes, 24 seconds
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Connecting the Smart Fleet Ecosystem with Amit Jain

Amit Jain and Joe Lynch discuss connecting the smart fleet ecosystem. Amit is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Roadz, a Silicon Valley based fleet-tech company. Amit is also the General Manager of Fleetstore, a Bosch Initiative.   About Amit Jain Amit Jain serves as the founder and Chief Operating Officer at Roadz, a Silicon Valley based fleet-tech company. Roadz is transforming the fragmented commercial fleet management segment into an open and integrated ecosystem. Prior to Roadz, Amit was the founder and CEO at Becansoft, an IoT startup which developed a car-sharing app targeting the mobility needs of kids, elderly and the disabled. For seven years, Amit was the chief architect of Verizon's IoT verticals' strategy which included telematics, transportation, and smart city segments. In that capacity, he led the acquisitions of companies such as Fleetmatics, Networkfleet and Telogis resulting in the creation of Verizon Connect. Later in his tenure at Verizon, he joined the executive leadership team at Verizon Connect as the head of strategy, business development, market intelligence and big data. Prior to joining Verizon, Amit was a ‘Product Leader’ at General Electric where his team developed an award-winning fleet management solution and a ‘Research Director’ at AberdeenGroup, a market research firm where he led the M2M/IoT research practice. About Roadz Roadz, a Silicon Valley based fleet-tech company, is transforming the fragmented fleet management industry into an integrated open ecosystem. The Roadz platform brings together, for the first time, siloed data sets from diverse sources to enable solution providers in the commercial fleet market to create new value, accelerate innovation, and reduce friction. The Roadz "Marketplace as a Service" platform is used by industry leaders to offer their fleet customers an ecosystem of pre-integrated, 3rd-party fleet solutions in a one-stop-shop environment. We are a group of fleet-tech veterans who have spearheaded innovation at some of the industry’s leading corporations. We are committed to helping fleets and solution providers across the fleet management ecosystem achieve their goals, while promoting safety and sustainability. Key Takeaways: Connecting the Smart Fleet Ecosystem Roadz is a Silicon Valley-based fleet-tech company that is transforming the fragmented fleet management industry into an integrated open ecosystem. The Roadz platform brings together siloed data sets from diverse sources to enable solution providers in the commercial fleet market to create new value, accelerate innovation, and reduce friction. The Roadz "Marketplace as a Service" platform is used by industry leaders to offer their fleet customers an ecosystem of pre-integrated, 3rd-party fleet solutions in a one-stop-shop environment. Roadz is a team of fleet-tech veterans who have spearheaded innovation at some of the industry’s leading corporations. Roadz is committed to helping fleets and solution providers across the fleet management ecosystem achieve their goals, while promoting safety and sustainability. Here are some of the key benefits of Roadz for fleets: Discover solutions: Fleet managers can find the right solutions for their fleets through a single, curated end-to-end marketplace. Data integration: Solutions on the marketplace are pre-integrated with vehicle, driver, and fleet data. Centralized access: Fleet managers can access and use purchased solutions from within the marketplace. Unified & flexible billing: Fleets can pay for multiple solutions with flexible billing processes and payment methods. Here are some of the key benefits of Roadz for solution providers: Improved customer acquisition: Access to normalized vehicle, driver, and fleet data. Simplified agreements and billing: Roadz handles all agreements and billing with fleet customers. Simplified operations: Roadz takes care of all the technical aspects of managing the marketplace, including data integration and customer support. Learn More About Connecting the Smart Fleet Ecosystem Amit | LinkedIn Roadz | LinkedIn Fleet Store | LinkedIn Roadz website Fleet Store website 5 Reasons Why Best-in-Class Fleets Rely On Smart-Fleet Ecosystems Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
9/22/202357 minutes, 30 seconds
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Modernizing MRO using AI with Paul Noble

Paul Noble and Joe Lynch discuss modernizing MRO using AI. Paul is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Verusen, a supply chain intelligence platform, purpose-built to help manufacturers streamline their MRO supply and materials management. About Paul Noble As Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Verusen, Paul Noble oversees the company’s vision and strategic direction. He has extensive experience in the industrial supply chain and distribution space, as he was recognized as a Supply Chain Pros to Know by Supply and Demand Chain Executive in 2021, 2022, & 2023. Prior to founding Verusen, Noble spent over a decade with The Sherwin-Williams Company, where he specialized in supply chain/manufacturing and led its Eastern U.S. Industrial Distribution business unit. Noble graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. About Verusen Verusen is a leading MRO Materials Intelligence provider focused on helping global manufacturers streamline their MRO supply and materials management strategy. Verusen utilizes advanced data science and artificial intelligence to harmonize disparate material data across multiple enterprise systems to provide complex supply chains with material truth for supply and inventory planning and procurement intelligence. This helps organizations reduce risk and tail spend, optimize working capital, and ensure production uptime to meet customer needs. The result is a foundation that organizations can trust to fuel digital transformation and support supply chain maturity initiatives. Headquartered in Atlanta, Verusen has been named one of Georgia’s Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies. Key Takeaways: Modernizing MRO using AI Verusen is a leading provider of materials intelligence solutions that help companies improve their supply chain resilience and efficiency. Verusen is the leader in materials intelligence for the digitalization of the supply ecosystem. The company utilizes AI, data harmonization, and decision support to help companies achieve supply chain resiliency and improve bottom lines. Verusen provides configurable, scalable, and sustainable supply optimization for MRO, spare parts, and indirect materials. For manufacturers: Optimizes inventory and harmonizes data to reduce costs, improve visibility, and make better sourcing decisions. Minimizes unplanned production downtime by ensuring the right materials are in the right place at the right time. Reduces duplicate materials and centralizes inventory to improve efficiency and reduce costs. For suppliers and industrial distributors: Improves efficiency and accuracy by automating manual processes and addressing data variability. Increases sales and order volumes by reducing RFQ response time and identifying material candidates for VMI solutions. Grows market share by helping suppliers preemptively avoid RFQs and increase their share of wallet with customers. Learn More About Modernizing MRO using AI Paul on LinkedIn Verusen on LinkedIn Verusen website Twitter: @Verusen_AI Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
9/22/202356 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Broker-Carrier Summit with Dan Lindsey

Dan Lindsey and Joe Lynch discuss the Broker-Carrier Summit which will be held on October 11 thru October 13 in Tampa, Florida. About Dan Lindsey Dan Lindsey is the Co-founder of Linkage Logistics and the Broker-Carrier Summit. Dan has been in the logistics industry since 2001 when he began working the preload shift for UPS. Since then, he has worked as a freight broker, operations manager, and business development leader in multiple segments of the industry. His commitment to “doing business the right way” led him to launch Linkage Logistics in March of 2020. He is also the driving force behind the Broker-Carrier Summit, a semiannual event focused on creating closer cooperation between freight brokers and trucking companies. About The Broker-Carrier Summit The Broker-Carrier Summit is a semi annual event designed to facilitate closer cooperation between freight brokers and trucking companies. It's goal is to create a common space for both parties to build their professional network, received education, and grow together. About Linkage Logistics Linkage Logistics is a full-service freight brokerage and manage transportation company, specializing in high touch, high priority, full truckload shipments. Linkage was founded in March 2020, and has grown by leaps and bounds and was recognized as the fastest-growing private company in central Indiana. Key Takeaways: Broker-Carrier Summit The Broker-Carrier Summit will be held on October 11 thru October 13, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. The Broker-Carrier Summit brings together brokers and carriers to discuss the state of the industry and to network with each other. The Summit will feature a variety of speakers and sessions on topics such as market trends, regulations, and new technologies. The Broker-Carrier Summit is a forum for brokers and carriers to connect and discuss the state of the industry. An opportunity to learn about the latest trends and developments in the freight and logistics industry. The Broker-Carrier Summit is a valuable event for both brokers and carriers. It provides an opportunity to learn, network, and collaborate on important issues. Learn More About The Broker-Carrier Summit Dan on LinkedIn Broker Carrier Summit on LinkedIn Linkage Logistics on LinkedIn Linkage Logistics website Broker Carrier Summit website  Broker Carrier Summit: Tampa Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
9/20/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Modernizing Supply Chains with Brandon Daniels

Brandon Daniels and Joe Lynch discuss modernizing supply chains. Brandon is the CEO of Exiger, a global risk and regulatory intelligence company that helps organizations build resilience and achieve sustainable growth. About Brandon Daniels Brandon Daniels is the CEO at Exiger, where he’s pioneering the development and scaling of the innovative AI applications to solve complex supply chain challenges for Fortune 500 companies and 40+ government agencies. The seasoned tech executive has been tapped by the world’s most influential organizations to resolve high-profile crises, navigate complicated risk environments, and respond to urgent business problems with cutting edge technology – from the mid-2000s financial markets regulatory overhaul to supply chain management for the COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force. Prior to Exiger, Brandon served as President of Clutch Group and Vice President of CPA Global. Throughout his career, he’s appeared in virtually every major business outlet, including CNBC, Fox Business, Financial Times, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. About Exiger Exiger is revolutionizing the way corporations, government agencies and banks navigate risk and compliance in their third-parties, supply chains and customers through its software and tech-enabled solutions. Exiger’s mission is to make the world a safer and more transparent place to succeed. Emboldening its 550 customers across the globe, including 150 in the Fortune 500 and over 50 government agencies, with award-winning AI technology, Exiger leads the way in ESG, cyber, financial crime, third-party and supply chain management. Its work has been recognized by 40+ AI, RegTech and Supply Chain partner awards. Key Takeaways: Modernizing Supply Chains Exiger is a team of risk and regulatory experts who help organizations navigate the complex and ever-changing world of compliance. The company is a global risk and regulatory intelligence company that helps organizations build resilience and achieve sustainable growth. It was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in New York City, with offices in London, Dublin, Singapore, and Tokyo. Exiger helps organizations build resilience and achieve sustainable growth. Exiger's services include due diligence, compliance, intelligence, and investigations. Exiger has over 1,000 employees and provides services to a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Exiger is the parent company of several subsidiaries, including Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Exiger Analytics, and Exiger Diligence. Exiger has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States by Inc. magazine. Learn More About Modernizing Supply Chains Exiger Brandon, Exiger Brandon, LinkedIn Profile Exiger, LinkedIn Profile Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
9/18/202359 minutes, 47 seconds
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How Exceptional Companies Grow with Sarah Ahern & Jonathon McKay

Jonathon McKay, Sarah Ahern, and Joe Lynch discuss how exceptional companies grow. Jonathon and Sarah are partners in PATH, a supply chain market research and business management firm that helps businesses understand their customers, employees, and the market better to drive long-term growth. About Jonathon McKay Jonathon McKay is a highly experienced partner at PATH specializing in exceptional growth strategies for the supply chain industry. With over 15 years of expertise, Jonathon leverages customer insights, market trends, and employee engagement to drive success. Focused on logistics, manufacturing, and distribution channel strategies, Jonathon helps organizations make confident decisions for bold growth. Key areas of emphasis include customer loyalty, employee engagement, differentiation, and profitability. Jonathon is not only a strategist but also a dynamic facilitator, conducting nationwide workshops on employee engagement, customer loyalty, leadership development, and growth metrics. These workshops provide practical insights for organizational success. As a Net Promoter Score Associate and Certified Innovative Leadership Coach, Jonathon is committed to delivering exceptional customer experiences and guiding leaders on growth journeys. With a Bachelor's in Economics, he analyzes economic trends effectively. About Sarah Ahern Sarah Ahern is a trailblazing female leader and mentor in data and business management, a 4x entrepreneur with a social impact focus, and a builder in the woman-owned business community and beyond. Sarah is an Owner and Partner at PATH, a research and growth strategy with a four-decade history dedicated to supply chain organizations. Her unique approach to research and strategy is based on a decade-long career launching successful B2B and B2C programs and products across North America. She has helped major corporations, nonprofits, startups and more build human-focused experiences by using the power of research to transform the way businesses understand their customers and employees – and improve their bottom line and outperform the market. Her expertise is in new product/market strategies, customer and employee experience, and change management. Sarah is a 40 Under 40 recipient, a certified Innovative Leadership Coach, and an active board member in the Ohio community. About PATH (People are the How) PATH is a 40-year-old supply chain market research and business management firm that helps businesses understand their customers, employees, and the market better to drive long-term growth and customer loyalty. PATH uses data to turn down the noise and bring the voice of customers to life, so businesses can make confident decisions that will help them outperform the market. PATH is committed to helping businesses succeed in the ever-changing supply chain landscape. With their deep expertise and proven track record, PATH is the partner businesses can trust to help them make the right decisions for their future. PATH offers a variety of services, including: Customer benchmarking: PATH helps businesses build the capability to understand their customers' needs, wants, and pain points better than anyone else can. New product and new market validation: PATH validates whether customers want a business's new products or services before they are launched, so businesses can be confident that their investments will drive growth. National voice of the customer programs: PATH collects feedback from thousands of customers across the country for large organizations, using those insights to ensure businesses maintain and grow their market share. Employee engagement, market research, strategic planning, and more. Key Takeaways: How Exceptional Companies Grow PATH is a 40-year-old supply chain market research and business management firm. They help businesses understand their customers, employees, and the market better to drive long-term growth and customer loyalty. PATH uses data to turn down the noise and bring the voice of customers to life, so businesses can make confident decisions that will help them outperform the market. PATH offers a variety of services, including: customer benchmarking, new product and new market validation, voice of the customer programs, employee engagement, market research, and strategic planning How Exceptional Companies Grow: Focus on people first and foremost. Note: PATH stands for “People are the How.” Develop a competitive advantage mindset. Determine what game you’re playing in the market – price/commodity vs customer experience. Use data to know who their best customers are and what they want - exceptional companies don’t guess. Learn More About How Exceptional Companies Grow Jonathon on LinkedIn Sarah on LinkedIn PATH website PATH Blog PATH Case Studies How to lose a customer in 5 easy steps Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
9/15/202356 minutes, 1 second
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The State of Freight with Anne Reinke

Anne Reinke and Joe Lynch discuss the state of freight. Anne is the President & CEO of Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the trusted voice for third-party logistics companies of all sizes. About Anne Reinke Anne Reinke was named President & CEO of the TIA in October 2020, coming from the USDOT where she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary – Congressional Affairs. Reinke started her service at USDOT in April 2019, initially as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, and transitioned to Congressional Affairs in November 2019. Prior to her time at USDOT, Reinke spent 16 years at CSX Corporation in their Federal Affairs office, ultimately serving as the Vice President – Government Affairs, overseeing the Federal, State Government and Community Affairs Departments. Before joining CSX, she worked at the Association of American Railroads and High-Speed Ground Transportation Association. Reinke is a Washington, DC native, and graduated from the National Cathedral School.  She received a B.A. from Rice University in Houston, and a J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law. She and her husband, Brett, have two sons and reside in Alexandria, VA. About TIA The TIA is a leading industry organization dedicated to advancing the interests of transportation intermediaries across the United States. Established in 1978, TIA has consistently demonstrated its commitment to fostering excellence and innovation within the logistics and transportation sector. As a collective voice for freight brokers, 3PLs, and other intermediaries, TIA plays a pivotal role in shaping industry policies and promoting best practices. TIA provides its members with invaluable resources, including educational programs, advocacy efforts, and networking opportunities, enabling them to thrive in an ever-evolving marketplace. With a history of advocating for fair and equitable regulations, TIA ensures that its members are well-prepared to meet the challenges of a dynamic transportation landscape. Through collaboration, education, and advocacy, TIA remains at the forefront of the transportation industry, driving growth and innovation for its members and the broader logistics community. Key Takeaways: The State of Freight Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) Is the trusted voice for third-party logistics companies of all sizes. TIA provides leadership and direction for the 3PL industry and professionals to advance professional standards and business practices, to include the overall image and credibility of the profession and its ultimate contribution to society. TIA serves more than 1,700 third-party logistics members and helps them better manage their companies for growth and profitability. No other association provides more ways for third-party logistics professionals to grow, connect and to protect their business. TIA 2023 Technovations Conference, October 18-20, San Diego, CA Focuses on technology innovation, trends, and new product offerings for the 3PL community. Features 21 showcase presentations with innovations that will advance the industry. Offers education sessions crafted by the TIA's Technology Committee. Provides an opportunity to network with peers and leaders in 3PL technology deployment. TIA 2023 3PL Policy Forum, September 25-27, Washington DC Opportunity for seasoned veterans and first-time attendees to shape the future of the industry in the nation's capital. Over 100 TIA Members participated in the 2022 Policy Forum, engaging with over 200 Members of Congress and their staff to support the 3PL industry. TIA receives strong support from its members and holds personal meetings with Members of Congress, setting it apart from other groups in Washington, DC. Learn More About The State of Freight  Anne (Anne Chettle) Reinke Tia on LinkedIn Tia on Twitter Tia on Facebook Tia on Instagram Tia on YouTube TIA website TIA 2023 Technovations Conference TIA 2023 3PL Policy Forum The Voice of 3rd Party Logistics with Anne Reinke | The Logistics of Logistics Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
9/13/202342 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Key to Effective Last Mile Delivery with Jim Waters

Jim Waters and Joe Lynch discuss the key to effective last mile delivery. Jim is the Vice President of Marketing at FRAYT, an on-demand, last mile delivery solution that enables businesses to meet their customers' same-day expectations, comparable to Amazon's level of service. About Jim Waters Jim Waters is Vice President of Marketing at FRAYT, overseeing branding, customer acquisition and retention. With over 30 years in sales and marketing, he has led the success of such cutting-edge start-up companies as Tive, Coveo (TSE: CVO), FAST (MSFT) and StreamServe (OpenText). Jim has a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Marketing from Bridgewater State University. About FRAYT FRAYT is a nationwide, on-demand, last mile delivery solution that offers businesses an automated web, mobile app, and advanced API platform to efficiently and cost-effectively move their products. With FRAYT, businesses can meet their customers' same-day expectations, comparable to Amazon's level of service. The platform boasts a network of over 15,000 vetted drivers who own and operate their own vehicles, utilizing their time and excess cargo capacity to earn extra income. FRAYT's multi-stop service enables businesses to maximize efficiency by easily scheduling multiple stops along a driver's route. Additionally, FRAYT provides fleet augmentation, allowing companies to replace their middle and last-mile fleet with a fluid network of delivery assets, ranging from sedans to 26-ft box trucks. By leveraging FRAYT, businesses can enhance the customer experience, expand their offerings, and accomplish more within a day. Key Takeaways: The Key to Effective Last Mile FRAYT enables businesses to meet their customers' same-day expectations, comparable to Amazon's level of service. FRAYT has a network of over 15,000 vetted drivers who own and operate their own vehicles, utilizing their time and excess cargo capacity to earn extra income. FRAYT offers an automated web, mobile app, and advanced API platform for businesses to efficiently and cost-effectively move their products in a nationwide, on-demand last mile delivery solution. FRAYT's multi-stop service allows businesses to maximize efficiency by easily scheduling multiple stops along a driver's route. Additionally, FRAYT provides fleet augmentation, allowing companies to replace their middle and last-mile fleet with a fluid network of delivery assets, ranging from sedans to 26-ft box trucks. FRAYT's Preferred Driver Program is designed to reward and recognize the best drivers in the industry. The program offers exclusive benefits and incentives to drivers who consistently deliver exceptional service and meet performance standards. Preferred drivers receive priority access to high-paying loads and have the opportunity to earn more money through increased rates and bonuses. FRAYT provides ongoing training and support to help preferred drivers improve their skills and stay up-to-date with industry trends and regulations. Preferred drivers also enjoy flexible scheduling options and the ability to choose the loads they want to haul, giving them greater control over their work-life balance. The program promotes a positive driver experience by providing access to a dedicated support team that is available 24/7 to address any issues or concerns. FRAYT's Preferred Driver Program creates a community of top-performing drivers who can share their insights and experiences, fostering a sense of camaraderie and collaboration within the company. Learn More About The Key to Effective Last Mile Jim on LinkedIn FRAYT on LinkedIn FRAYT website Preferred Driver Program - FRAYT The Integration of Small-Move Management for Freight Brokers and 3PLs Overcoming Last Mile Hurdles with Luke Denny Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
9/11/202341 minutes, 14 seconds
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Powerful Automation Simplified with Luke Buckberrough

Luke Buckberrough and Joe Lynch discuss powerful automation simplified. Luke is the Chief Growth Officer of The Rubic, a warehouse-agnostic, autonomous robotic system, designed to operate seamlessly within existing facilities. About Luke Buckberrough Luke Buckberrough, Chief Growth Officer, is a dynamic force fueled by a passion for startups and scaling visions. With a mindset wired for high-growth, fast-paced environments, Luke has a knack for propelling companies towards their 'tomorrow' ambitions. His genuine love for fostering connections and establishing robust industry partnerships positions him as an invaluable asset, bridging companies with the right people and opportunities. At the heart of it all, Luke's commitment to growth isn't just about numbers; it's about building lasting relationships and real-world impact. About The Rubic The Rubic is at the forefront of warehouse automation, marrying AI and advanced robotics to redefine industry standards. Their flagship product, Freedom Pick, streamlines the box-picking process, enhancing efficiency and reducing operational costs. With AI-driven vision systems, unique arm designs, and state-of-the-art mobility, Freedom Pick ensures faster, safer, and more reliable warehouse operations. Join the next-gen revolution with The Rubic, where innovation meets functionality.  Key Takeaways: Powerful Automation Simplified The Rubic is a warehouse automation company that uses AI and robotics to redefine industry standards. The Rubic's flagship product, Freedom Pick, is an autonomous robotic system that can be used to streamline the box-picking process in any type of warehouse. Freedom Pick is designed to be easy to install and use, with no custom racking or complicated infrastructure required. Freedom Pick can help businesses to maximize space, efficiency, and ROI. The Rubic is a leading provider of warehouse automation solutions, and their products are used by businesses of all sizes. The Rubic is committed to innovation, and they are constantly developing new ways to improve their products and services. The Rubic is a reliable partner, and they are dedicated to providing their customers with the best possible experience. Powerful Automation Simplified: The Rubic's products are designed to be easy to use and maintain, even for businesses with limited experience with automation. Freedom Pick is designed to work with the existing warehouse infrastructure of businesses, so they don't need to invest in expensive custom racking or other systems. Freedom Pick is a warehouse-agnostic system, meaning it can be used in any type of warehouse, regardless of the size, shape, or layout. The Rubic is at the forefront of warehouse automation, marrying AI and advanced robotics to redefine industry standards: The Rubic is constantly innovating and developing new ways to improve their products and services. Their flagship product, Freedom Pick, streamlines the box-picking process, enhancing efficiency and reducing operational costs: Freedom Pick can pick boxes up to 60 pounds and can travel at speeds of up to 10 feet per second. With AI-driven vision systems, unique arm designs, and state-of-the-art mobility, Freedom Pick ensures faster, safer, and more reliable warehouse operations: Freedom Pick uses AI-driven vision systems to identify and pick the correct boxes, and its unique arm design allows it to reach into tight spaces. Learn More About Powerful Automation Simplified Luke on LinkedIn The Rubic on LinkedIn The Rubic Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
9/8/202354 minutes, 36 seconds
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FreightFest 2023 with Rahmel Wattley

Rahmel Wattley and Joe Lynch discuss the FreightFest 2023. Rahmel is a transportation entrepreneur and host of the popular trucking podcast, Truck N’ Hustle. FreightFest 2023 is presented by Truck N' Hustle. About Rahmel Wattley Rahmel Wattley is a transportation entrepreneur and host of the popular trucking podcast, Truck N’ Hustle. Rahmel got his start in the trucking business in the early 2000’s. After getting his CDL, Rahmel quickly learned that driving was not for him, so he transitioned to a dispatcher role at a small mom and pop trucking company. From there he held a series of leadership roles with increasing responsibilities at several carriers. In 2015, after seeing an opportunity in driver turnover, he started a CDL driver staffing company with a partner. In 2019, Rahmel successfully exited the business and began the Truck N ‘Hustle podcast, which seeks to provide valuable information and resources to the business owners and entrepreneurs of the trucking community. Rahmel is also the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Mega Driver Solutions, a CDL driver staffing company based in the Philadelphia metro area. Rahmel and his team are excited to bring the “Truck N’ Hustle” experience to the world stage with the commencement of FreightFest 2022 in Houston, TX. About Truck N’ Hustle Truck N’ Hustle is the #1 trucking and logistics community in the world. Truck N' Hustle is a community and platform specializing in educating and inspiring trucking and logistics entrepreneurs and their teams. Truck N’ Hustle provides the news, stories, resources, and tools for transportation and logistics professionals to be successful in the trucking business. About FreightFest 2023 FreightFest 23, presented by Truck N' Hustle, is an eagerly anticipated event in the Trucking, Transportation & Logistics industry. Taking place at The Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, TX from September 28 to October 01, 2023, this conference is expected to attract over 1,000 providers from across the country. The event aims to explore profitable industry niches and provide valuable insights from subject matter experts. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and establish meaningful connections while also benefiting from business opportunities. FreightFest 23 offers a chance to scale businesses and take them to the next level. A wide range of topics will be discussed at the conference, including Last Mile Delivery, Dump Trucking, Heavy Hauling, Oil & Gas, Waste Management, Cannabis Transportation, Auto Transport, Air Freight, Freight Brokerage, Government Contracting, Freight Forwarding, Intermodal & Drayage, Truck Repair Services, Freight Factoring, Dry Freight, Refrigerated Freight, SBA & Business Financing, and USPS Postage Freight. FreightFest 23 promises to be an exciting and informative event for professionals in the industry. Key Takeaways: FreightFest 2023 FreightFest 23 is presented by Truck N' Hustle and is a highly anticipated event in the Trucking, Transportation & Logistics industry. The conference will take place at The Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, TX from September 28 to October 01, 2023. Over 1,200 providers from across the country are expected to attend the event. The main goal of FreightFest 23 is to explore profitable industry niches and provide valuable insights from subject matter experts. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and establish meaningful connections with other professionals in the industry. The conference will also offer business opportunities to attendees, allowing them to scale their businesses and take them to the next level. A wide range of topics will be discussed at FreightFest 23, including Last Mile Delivery, Dump Trucking, Heavy Hauling, Oil & Gas, Waste Management, Cannabis Transportation, Auto Transport, Air Freight, Freight Brokerage, Government Contracting, Freight Forwarding, Intermodal & Drayage, Truck Repair Services, Freight Factoring, Dry Freight, Refrigerated Freight, SBA & Business Financing, and USPS Postage Freight. FreightFest 23 promises to be an exciting and informative event for professionals in the industry. This is the 2nd annual FreightFest conference organized by the Truck N' Hustle community. The event aims to provide attendees with valuable industry insights and facilitate meaningful connections. Learn More About FreightFest 2023 Rahmel on LinkedIn Truck N' Hustle on LinkedIn Truck N' Hustle Podcast on Apple Truck N' Hustle Podcast on Spotify Truck N' Hustle Website Freight Fest tickets and Event Entrepreneurship Conferences 2023 The Truck N’ Hustle Story with Rahmel Wattley Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
9/6/202351 minutes, 50 seconds
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REPOST: Automating the Warehouse with Gary Allen

Gary Allen and Joe Lynch discuss automating the warehouse. Gary is Vice President of Supply Chain Excellence at Ryder System, Inc., a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation and fleet management solutions, that has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the World's Most Admired Companies® for 2023. About Gary Allen Gary Allen is Vice President of Supply Chain Excellence at Ryder System, Inc. Mr. Allen for leading sales support and operational excellence functions across Ryder including new offer development, solutions design, program management, quality management and re-engineering disciplines. He has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain management, logistics outsourcing and professional services. Mr. Allen's areas of expertise range from process improvement, logistics outsourcing, new product development, business transformation, systems selection/implementation, operational due diligence, business performance improvement and overall supply chain strategy. Prior to Ryder, Mr. Allen was the leader of Ernst & Young's logistics advisory practice. Prior to Ernst & Young, he spent seven years with DHL Supply Chain as Vice President of product Development & Innovation as well as Vice President, Solutions, for the company’s Automotive, Chemical, and Industrial business unit. He was responsible for product development, solution design, operations excellence, and process improvement disciplines. About Ryder System, Inc. Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) is a leading logistics and transportation company. It provides supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, including full service leasing, rental, and maintenance, used vehicle sales, professional drivers, transportation services, freight brokerage, warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, and last mile delivery services, to some of the world’s most-recognized brands. Ryder provides services throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. In addition, Ryder manages nearly 239,000 commercial vehicles and operates more than 330 warehouses, encompassing more than 80 million square feet. Ryder is regularly recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, technology-driven innovations, commercial vehicle maintenance, environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility, world-class safety and security programs, military veteran recruitment initiatives, and the hiring of a diverse workforce. www.ryder.com Key Takeaways: Automating the Warehouse Gary Allen is Vice President of Supply Chain Excellence at Ryder System, Inc. In the podcast interview, Gary and Joe discuss automating the warehouse – a subject that Gary and his team at Ryder know better than virtually anyone else in the industry. Ryder is the only supply chain logistics provider to offer an end-to-end portfolio of solutions that includes warehousing & distribution, transportation logistics, e-commerce fulfillment, last mile delivery, reverse logistics, and innovative technology. Ryder operates 400 warehouses in the USA, Mexico, and Canada, with 160 of those locations managing e-commerce shipments. Ryder has made significant investments in acquisitions, information technology, and automation to maintain their leadership position in the warehousing space. Warehousing is an increasingly important part of the supply chain because of the growth of e-commerce and rising customer expectations, but warehouse work is tough and there is a labor shortage. Ryder investments in warehouse automation has reduced their costs, improved their output & quality, and created better jobs for the people who work within their warehouses. Ryder provides supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, including full service leasing, rental, and maintenance, used vehicle sales, professional drivers, transportation services, freight brokerage, warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, and last mile delivery services, to some of the world’s most-recognized brands. Learn More About Automating the Warehouse Gary on LinkedIn Ryder System, Inc on LinkedIn Ryder System, Inc. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
9/4/202341 minutes, 39 seconds
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Building a Foundation for Sales with Chris Peer

Chris Peer and Joe Lynch discuss building a foundation for sales. Chris is the Founder of SyncShow, G8P, and the author of the book, “The Great 8 Pillars of ROI-Driven Marketing.” About Chris Peer Chris Peer is a highly experienced professional in the field of B2B digital marketing strategy, lead generation, and marketing consultancy for manufacturing firms. With over 20 years of expertise, Chris has made significant contributions to the industry. As the founder and CEO of G8P and SyncShow, Chris has established himself as a successful entrepreneur and author. His companies have developed the Great 8 Pillars, a transformative approach to marketing that turns the department from a corporate expense into a profit center. Chris has worked with numerous companies, helping them scale through the implementation of world-class marketing best practices. His perspective on marketing operations goes beyond tactical methodologies, focusing on people, strategies, systems, and software to drive success. Chris continues to dedicate his efforts to assisting B2B manufacturing companies through his companies, consulting services, and speaking engagements. His credentials include being the founder and CEO of SyncShow, a B2B marketing agency, founder and CEO of G8P, a marketing consulting firm, author of the Great 8 Pillars of ROI-Driven Marketing, two-time INC 5000 winner, and a certified StoryBrand Implementer. About SyncShow SyncShow is a leading B2B marketing agency founded and led by Chris Peer. With a strong focus on helping B2B manufacturing and logistics companies scale, SyncShow offers a wide range of services to drive digital marketing success. The agency specializes in developing effective marketing strategies, lead generation, and marketing consultancy for manufacturing firms. SyncShow's team of experts utilizes the Great 8 Pillars, a transformative approach to turn the marketing department into a profit center. With a deep understanding of the pain points and challenges faced by businesses, SyncShow provides world-class marketing best practices to help companies achieve their goals. As a two-time INC 5000 winner, SyncShow has a proven track record of delivering exceptional results. With Chris Peer's leadership and expertise, SyncShow continues to be a trusted partner for B2B manufacturing companies seeking to scale and succeed in the digital marketing landscape. About “The Great 8 Pillars of ROI-Driven Marketing" "The Great 8 Pillars of ROI-Driven Marketing" is a book written by Chris Peer, the founder and CEO of SyncShow and G8P. The book focuses on transforming the marketing department from a corporate expense into a profit center. It introduces the concept of the Great 8 Pillars, which are strategies and methodologies that help companies achieve world-class marketing practices. The book emphasizes the importance of people, strategies, systems, and software in moving the needle and driving measurable results. It provides practical insights and actionable steps for B2B manufacturing companies to scale and achieve a strong return on investment (ROI) through effective marketing. Overall, "The Great 8 Pillars of ROI-Driven Marketing" offers valuable guidance and expertise for businesses looking to optimize their marketing efforts and drive growth. Key Takeaways: Building a Foundation for Sales SyncShow is a leading B2B marketing agency founded and led by Chris Peer. The company specializes in helping B2B manufacturing firms scale through world-class marketing best practices. SyncShow's founder, Chris Peer, brings over 20 years of experience in B2B digital marketing strategy, lead generation, and marketing consultancy for manufacturing firms. Chris Peer is also the founder and CEO of G8P, a marketing consulting firm. SyncShow has developed the Great 8 Pillars, a transformative approach to marketing that turns the department from a corporate expense into a profit center. The company's focus is on people, strategies, systems, and software to drive results and move the needle for B2B manufacturing companies. SyncShow has helped hundreds of companies scale through their expertise in marketing operations. Chris Peer is the author of the book "The Great 8 Pillars of ROI-Driven Marketing." SyncShow has been recognized for its success, being a two-time INC 5000 winner. Chris Peer is also a certified StoryBrand Implementer, further showcasing his expertise in effective marketing strategies. Learn More About Building a Foundation for Sales Chris on LinkedIn SyncShow on LinkedIn SyncShow website The Great 8 Pillars of ROI-Driven Marketing Book on Amazon Strategy First Video Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
9/1/202356 minutes, 51 seconds
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A Carrier Centric TMS with Nick Darman

Nick Darman and Joe Lynch discuss a carrier-centric TMS, which is exactly what Nick and the Alvys team have built. Nick is the CEO and Founder of Alvys, a transformative TMS for carrier, broker and hybrid operations. About Nick Darman Nick Darman iis the CEO and Founder of Alvys, a transformative TMS for carrier, broker and hybrid operations. During college, Nick began dispatching for his dad's family-owned trucking business. After earning his degree in Economics, he took a position at JP Morgan. However, his entrepreneurial spirit led him back to trucking. By 2014, he established an asset-based brokerage. Seeing a gap in quality operating systems, he assembled a team and crafted his own TMS in 2017. The system boosted his business to an impressive 100 million in revenue in just a few years. Given the success (and friends' interest in the TMS), Nick shifted to tech. Partnering with CTO Leo Gorodinski, the former VP of Engineering at Jet.com, Nick introduced Alvys in 2020. Created to support underrepresented carriers, Alvys is enhanced with a native EDI solution, granting carriers and brokers swift integrations and fluid workflows. About Alvys Alvys is a cloud-based Transportation Management System (TMS) that offers high-tech automation. On average, users see a 22% increase in loads in their first few months using the platform. It aims to revolutionize the logistics industry by providing a comprehensive solution for carriers, brokers, and hybrid operations. Alvys has a built-in EDI solutions that integrates all internal and external systems, streamlining operations and analytics. By automating manual tasks, it improves efficiency and simplifies workflows. It covers various tasks such as load and customer management, accounting, and compliance. Alvys also offers free setup and doesn't require long-term contracts, allowing users to cancel anytime. Key Takeaways: A Carrier-Centric TMS Alvys is a cloud-based Transportation Management System (TMS) that offers high-tech automation that can revolutionize the operations of carriers, brokers, and hybrid logistics companies. Alvys unifies all systems, both internal and external, providing a comprehensive end-to-end solution for logistics companies. It replaces inefficient manual tasks with automation, saving time and improving efficiency. Alvys covers all aspects of logistics operations, including load and customer management, accounting, and compliance. The workflow in Alvys is fine-tuned to be super simple and efficient, making it easy to use for all users. It provides detailed analytics and reporting capabilities, allowing users to gain insights into their operations. Alvys offers free setup, making it easy for companies to get started without any upfront costs. It does not require long-term contracts, giving users the flexibility to cancel at any time. Alvys aims to streamline logistics operations and improve overall productivity for its users. Learn More About a Carrier-Centric TMS Nick on LinkedIn Alvys on LinkedIn Alvys on Facebook Alvys on Instagram Alvys on Twitter Alvys on TikTok Alvys on Youtube Alvys website Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
8/30/202349 minutes, 49 seconds
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Navigating Market Uncertainty with Sarah Bertram

Sarah Bertram and Joe Lynch discuss navigating market uncertainty. Sarah is a Shipper Sales Manager at DAT, an online marketplace that connects shippers and carriers in the transportation industry. About Sarah Bertram Sarah Bertram is a Shipper Sales Manager at DAT. She brings almost 20 years of supply chain and benchmarking experience to DAT, where she is focused on providing actionable insights to shippers through DAT’s Benchmark Analytics and Rateview benchmarking tools. Her supply chain and traditional G&A consulting background bring a unique perspective to clients who must work across their organizations to drive supply chain initiatives with Procurement, IT, Operations, and the C-suite. At DAT, she has been instrumental in growing the shipper practice. Throughout her career, Sarah has been recognized for developing and executing sales strategies that help clients choose the best products for their needs. About DAT DAT Freight & Analytics, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP), boasts the largest North American truckload freight marketplace, with data representing over 400 million freight matches and $150B+ in annual transaction data. Established in 1978, DAT established itself as the go-to source for industry trends and market intelligence for transportation brokers, carriers, shippers, news outlets, and industry analysts. Over 1,300 shippers place their trust in DAT iQ's rate and capacity analytics solutions, which empower confident decision-making and transportation planning and management. The DAT iQ platform offers streamlined data, high-level and granular reporting, and versatile analysis capabilities that enable shippers to optimize their networks, enhance supply chain resilience, and improve operational agility to adapt to dynamic market conditions. Backed by a team of experts and the broadest, deepest, and most accurate freight data in the industry, DAT iQ delivers comprehensive, reliable insights to help shippers thrive in a fast-paced and intricate economy. Key Takeaways: Navigating Market Uncertainty DAT.com is an online marketplace that connects shippers and carriers in the transportation industry. It was founded in 1978 and has since become one of the leading platforms for freight matching and load board services. The platform offers a wide range of features and tools to help shippers find available carriers and carriers find available loads. DAT.com provides real-time information on trucking rates, capacity, and market trends, allowing users to make informed decisions. It offers a comprehensive database of over 1 million trucks and 183 million loads annually, making it a valuable resource for both shippers and carriers. The platform also includes features like credit reports, fuel price data, and broker authority information to further assist users in their decision-making process. DAT.com has a user-friendly interface and offers mobile apps for convenient access on the go. It provides various subscription plans tailored to the needs of different users, including small businesses, brokers, and large enterprises. The platform has a strong network of trusted carriers and shippers, ensuring reliable and efficient transportation services. DAT.com is constantly evolving and introducing new features to meet the changing needs of the transportation industry. Learn More About Navigating Market Uncertainty Sarah on LinkedIn DAT on LinkedIn DAT website DAT Resources DAT iQ Solutions: Overview // RateView Analytics // Network Analytics MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics with Chris Caplice (thelogisticsoflogistics.com) Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. Episode Sponsor: Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America Radio - Wreaths Across America Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
8/28/202344 minutes, 50 seconds
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Lingering Port Congestion with Paul Brashier

Paul Brashier and Joe Lynch discuss lingering port congestion and other issues causing shipping delays. Paul Brashier is Vice President Drayage and Intermodal at ITS Logistics, a third party logistics (3PL) company that offers creative supply chain solutions with an asset-lite transportation division that ranks #21 in North America, a top-tier asset-based dedicated fleet, and a Top 12 intermodal and drayage division. About Paul Brashier Paul Brashier has been an industry leader in the sales and logistics industry for over 20 years, working for such companies as Schneider National, Coors Brewing, and Coca-Cola. Joining ITS Logistics in 2015, Brashier created and elevated the drayage and intermodal division to #11 in the United States to over $300 million in revenue. Having been featured in CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Bloomberg, The Loadstar, CBS News, Freight Waves, and Transport Topics, Brashier lends his expertise on US and global supply chain matters. When he isn’t working, which is rare, he spends time at his ranch with his wife and family, travels, and volunteers for the Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada. About ITS Logistics ITS Logistics is a premier Third-Party Logistics company that provides creative supply chain solutions with an asset-lite transportation division ranked #21 in North America, the #11 drayage and intermodal provider, a top-tier asset-based dedicated fleet, and innovative omnichannel distribution and fulfillment services. With the highest level of service, unmatched industry experience and work ethic, and a laser focus on innovation and technology–our purpose is to improve the quality of life by delivering excellence in everything we do. Key Takeaways: Lingering Port Congestion ITS Logistics is a third party logistics (3PL) company that offers creative supply chain solutions with an asset-lite transportation division that ranks #21 in North America, a top-tier asset-based dedicated fleet, and a Top 12 intermodal and drayage division. ITS Logistics offers a wide range of services, including transportation management, warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment. They specialize in serving industries such as ecommerce, retail, food and beverage, and manufacturing. The company operates a network of strategically located warehouses across the United States, allowing for efficient distribution and fulfillment. ITS Logistics prides itself on its advanced technology and data-driven approach to logistics, which helps optimize supply chain operations and improve customer satisfaction. They have a team of experienced logistics professionals who work closely with clients to understand their unique needs and develop customized solutions. ITS Logistics places a strong emphasis on sustainability and has implemented various initiatives to reduce its environmental impact, such as using energy-efficient equipment and optimizing transportation routes. The company has received several industry awards and recognition for its exceptional service and commitment to innovation. ITS Logistics is known for its strong customer focus and dedication to delivering reliable, cost-effective logistics solutions. Learn More about Lingering Port Congestion Paul on LinkedIn ITS Logistics on LinkedIn ITS Logistics website ITS flags peak season congestion at US Midwest & East railheads Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
8/25/202344 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Evolution of Warehousing with Joe Oliaro

Joe Oliaro and Joe Lynch discuss the evolution of warehousing. Joe Oliaro is the Vice President of Sales and Chief Real Estate Officer at Wagner Logistics, a leading provider of supply chain solutions. About Joe Oliaro Joe Oliaro is the Vice President of Sales and Chief Real Estate Officer at Wagner Logistics.  Joe is a force to be reckoned with in the world of logistics and supply chain strategy. Hailing from the vibrant City of Fountains (Kansas City Metropolitan Area), he brings a wealth of experience and a knack for navigating the intricate landscape of #raas, #fulfillment, #contractlogistics, #logisticsservices, #supplychainstrategy, and #supplychainsolutions. Joe's journey began at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he honed his business acumen. Since then, he has been leaving an indelible mark on the industry, earning accolades such as being recognized as one of Ingram's Magazine's 40 Under Forty and was also identified as a “Heavy Hitter in Commercial Real Estate” by the KC Business Journal. Joe has an innate ability to creatively solve problems and paired with his skills in negotiating, Joe's expertise is highly sought after. Beyond his professional endeavors, he is actively involved in the Kansas City community, serving on the advisory board for LEARN Science and Math Club (Geeks for Kids), a Monarch Ambassador at the Kansas City Area Development Council, co-president of the downtown chapter of the Kansas City Whiskey Club, and lead vocals and rhythm guitar for his band, Just Add Water. Joe Oliaro's dedication, drive, and keen business sense make him an invaluable asset at the crossroads of logistics and real estate. His passion for excellence and commitment to his craft ensure that Wagner continues to make waves in the industry, one strategic move at a time. About Wagner Logistics Wagner Logistics, a leading provider of supply chain solutions, offers a comprehensive range of services designed to optimize and streamline operations for businesses across various industries. With a commitment to excellence and a customer-centric approach, Wagner Logistics has built a strong reputation for delivering innovative and tailored solutions that drive efficiency, cost savings, and overall supply chain success. Backed by decades of experience, Wagner Logistics leverages its extensive network of strategically located facilities (~7 million sq. ft. of operations across 26 locations in the US) and advanced technology to provide end-to-end supply chain management. From warehousing and distribution to transportation and fulfillment, Wagner Logistics offers a seamless and integrated solution that meets the unique needs of each client. Driven by a continuous improvement mindset and a commitment to operational excellence, Wagner Logistics employs best-in-class practices and industry-leading technology to ensure optimal efficiency, visibility, and accuracy throughout the supply chain. With a focus on collaboration and partnership, Wagner Logistics works closely with clients to understand their specific requirements and deliver customized solutions that drive growth and competitive advantage. With a proven track record of success and a dedication to exceptional customer service, Wagner Logistics is the trusted partner for businesses seeking a reliable and agile supply chain solution. Key Takeaways: The Evolution of Warehousing with Joe Oliaro Wagner Logistics is a leading provider of supply chain solutions. They offer a comprehensive range of services to optimize and streamline operations for businesses across various industries. Wagner Logistics has a strong reputation for delivering innovative and tailored solutions. They have a network of strategically located facilities, totaling approximately 7 million square feet across 26 locations in the US. Wagner Logistics utilizes advanced technology to provide end-to-end supply chain management. Their services include warehousing, distribution, transportation, and fulfillment. Wagner Logistics employs best-in-class practices and industry-leading technology for optimal efficiency, visibility, and accuracy. They prioritize collaboration and partnership with clients to understand their specific requirements. Wagner Logistics has a proven track record of success and a dedication to exceptional customer service. They offer value-added services such as stretch wrapping, banding, sorting, and inbound quality inspections. Learn More About the Evolution of Warehousing LinkedIn – Joe Oliaro Twitter - Joe Oliaro LinkedIn – Wagner Logistics Wagner Logistics website 360 Robotics Automation Tour Wagner Culture Video | Robotics Highlight Wagner/TechShip Collaboration The New Warehouse with Kevin Lawton Geeks for Kids Delivery Day Information The State of Warehousing – Everything is Logistics with Blythe Brumleve FrieghtWaves TV | Loaded and Rolling – Warehousing: What you need to know with Joe Oliaro FreightWaves TV | Net-Zero Carbon – ESG with Wagner Logistics Top 100 3PL - Honored 21 Consecutive Years  The Logistics of Logistics - The Rise of Exosuits with Mark Harris Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
8/23/202347 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Importance of Freight Bill Audit with Richard Perry

Richard Perry and Joe Lynch and discuss the importance of freight bill audit. Richard is Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Intelligent Audit, a cutting-edge logistics and supply chain technology company, dedicated to revolutionizing how businesses manage their shipping and transportation processes. About Richard Perry  Richard Perry is a seasoned logistics and supply chain professional with over 20 years of industry experience and is a dedicated professional with a passion for individual development and process optimization. With extensive expertise in parcel and freight bill auditing, payment, business intelligence, and associated technologies, he offers valuable insights to the supply chain industry. Over his 20-year career, he’s triumphed over challenges, transforming setbacks into opportunities. From humble beginnings out of high school sorting BOLs in a mailroom, he pursued knowledge relentlessly and earned his college degree, and advancing his career. Progressing from project manager to VP of Product, he revitalized outdated applications into seamless user experiences. Transitioning to sales and marketing, he mastered go-to-market strategies for driving growth. Sales and marketing are his true calling. Guiding customers toward success and fueling organizational growth brings him joy. Richard embodies agility, self-discipline, and motivation, adapting swiftly to change. About Intelligent Audit Intelligent Audit is a cutting-edge logistics and supply chain technology company, dedicated to revolutionizing how businesses manage their shipping and transportation processes. With a forward-thinking approach and a commitment to innovation, we've transformed traditional auditing and optimization methods into a streamlined, technology-driven solution. Our proprietary AI-powered platform goes beyond standard audit processes, identifying hidden discrepancies and overcharges in shipping invoices with remarkable precision. By leveraging advanced machine learning, data analytics, and business intelligence, we empower businesses to recover funds that would otherwise go unnoticed, significantly enhancing their bottom line. But we're not just about recovering funds – we're also about optimizing operations. Intelligent Audit provides actionable insights to fine-tune shipping strategies, minimize costs, and maximize efficiency. Our team of logistics experts and technologists work in synergy to create an integrated solution that redefines the logistics landscape, helping businesses navigate challenges and thrive in a rapidly evolving market. At Intelligent Audit, we're more than just a service provider; we're a strategic partner, committed to helping businesses achieve logistical excellence and unlock untapped potential. Key Takeaways: The Importance of Freight Bill Audit Intelligent Audit is a technology-driven company that specializes in freight audit and payment services. Intelligent Audit offers a comprehensive suite of solutions that help businesses optimize their transportation spend and improve supply chain visibility. Their services include freight audit and payment, contract optimization, carrier management, and data analytics. Intelligent Audit's advanced technology platform utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to automate the auditing process and identify potential savings opportunities. The company works with a wide range of industries, including retail, manufacturing, e-commerce, and healthcare. Intelligent Audit's clients benefit from increased cost savings, improved operational efficiency, and enhanced visibility into their transportation data. They have a global presence and serve clients across North America, Europe, and Asia. Intelligent Audit has established strategic partnerships with leading transportation management system providers and carriers to deliver seamless integration and enhanced services. Learn More About the Importance of Freight Bill Audit Richard on LinkedIn Intelligent Audit on LinkedIn Intelligent Audit website Sponsor: Tusk Logistics https://youtu.be/C7PFZq7f8pQ   Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JDbZI7NNnE Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
8/21/202353 minutes, 37 seconds
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Supply Chain Growing Pains with Anya Skomorokhova

Anya Skomorokhova and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain growing pains. Anya is Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of PorterLogic, a low-code supply chain operations platform that replaces all the spreadsheets typically used to manage warehouses and inventory. About Anya Skomorokhova Anya Skomorokhova is the Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of PorterLogic, a low-code supply chain operations platform that replaces all the spreadsheets typically used to manage warehouses and inventory. Anya has worn many hats throughout her career, working in different roles, industries and company stages, primarily within B2B SaaS in product management, product marketing and solution engineering. Anya also has a bad case of the travel bug and has been known to disappear for weeks trekking into the depths of a jungle or a snow-capped mountain range. She cofounded PorterLogic to give supply chain teams the systems they need to maintain their competitive advantage without being forced into a box by packaged solutions. About PorterLogic PorterLogic is a low-code supply chain operations platform that replaces all the spreadsheets typically used to manage warehouses and inventory. High-growth supply chain teams use the visual, low-code platform to build internal applications, connect systems and automate tasks across their supply chain – from order management and demand planning to inventory and warehousing. With PorterLogic, supply chain teams can optimize their competitive advantage without being constrained by an off-the-shelf system. Rather than forcing customers into a box, PorterLogic molds to their operation, helping them efficiently and profitably scale their business. Key Takeaways: Supply Chain Growing Pains PorterLogic is a low-code supply chain operations platform that replaces spreadsheets used in warehouse and inventory management. High-growth supply chain teams use PorterLogic to build internal applications, connect systems, and automate tasks across their supply chain. PorterLogic allows supply chain teams to optimize their competitive advantage without being limited by an off-the-shelf system. The platform is tailored specifically for supply chain organizations, with extreme flexibility to support any nuanced requirements. PorterLogic helps customers drive profitable and efficient growth by replacing spreadsheet-driven processes and filling operational gaps. The platform is designed to maximize yield, increase productivity, and improve resiliency across the entire supply chain operation. PorterLogic enables users to automate workflows, build user screens, and connect systems using composable drag-and-drop building blocks. The platform allows users to break the mold and build their own supply chain stack, adapting quickly and deprecating what doesn't work. PorterLogic offers a wide range of features, including procurement management, order management, inventory and demand planning, returns management, enterprise resource planning, orchestration engine, data integrator, and reporting and visibility. The goal of PorterLogic is to help supply chain teams love their software again by providing a flexible and tailored solution that solves their specific problems. Learn More about Supply Chain Growing Pains Anya on LinkedIn PorterLogic on LinkedIn PorterLogic website PorterLogic Series: What happens when you click buy? Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
8/18/202354 minutes, 17 seconds
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Logistics and Distribution Trans with Rik Schrader

Rik Schrader and Joe Lynch discuss logistics and distribution transportation, which is one of the specialties of Rik’s company, Körber Business Area Supply Chain. Rik is Senior Vice President of Sales at Körber Business Area Supply Chain and responsible for sales and alliances leadership across the Americas for Körber’s supply chain software portfolio. About Rik Schrader Rik Schrader is Senior Vice President of Sales at Körber Business Area Supply Chain and responsible for sales and alliances leadership across the Americas for Körber’s supply chain software portfolio. He has played a key part in Körber’s business growth in recent years. With over 30 years of information technology experience, he combines a broad range of experience in commercial management, operational sales, exceptional revenue growth and driving strategic perspectives in building success factors for clients and partners. His previous leadership roles at IBM, Honeywell or Manhattan Associates have helped Körber build its global direct and indirect sales capabilities. Rik is an energetic leader driving long term partnerships, innovation and growth across the business operation. His unmatched expertise has earned the trust of national and international companies worldwide. Committed by heart, he keeps developing and maintaining strong relationships centered on trust with each of his customers. About the Körber Business Area Supply Chain  Supply chains are growing more complex by the day. Körber uniquely provides a broad range of proven, end-to-end supply chain solutions fitting any business size, strategy or appetite for growth. Our customers conquer the complexity of the supply chain thanks to our portfolio that includes software, voice, and robotics solutions,– plus the expertise to tie it all together. Conquer supply chain complexity – with Körber. The Business Area Supply Chain is part of the global technology group Körber. Key Takeaways: Logistics and Distribution Trans Körber's Business Area Supply Chain is a division of the Körber Group, a global technology company. It focuses on providing innovative solutions and services for optimizing supply chain processes. The division offers a wide range of products and solutions, including warehouse management systems, voice picking technology, and robotics automation. Körber's Business Area Supply Chain serves various industries, such as retail, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, and logistics. The division's solutions help companies improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance customer satisfaction. Körber's Business Area Supply Chain has a global presence, with offices and customers in over 100 countries. The division has a strong focus on research and development, constantly innovating to meet the evolving needs of the supply chain industry. Körber's Business Area Supply Chain offers comprehensive consulting services to help companies optimize their supply chain strategies. The division's solutions are designed to be scalable and adaptable, catering to businesses of all sizes and complexities. Learn More About Logistics and Distribution Trans Rik Schrader LInkedIn Körber Supply Chain: Overview | LinkedIn Körber homepage Company Website State of Shipping & Returns Survey Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
8/16/202353 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Connective Tissue of the Supply Chain with Bart A De Muynck

Bart De Muynck and Joe Lynch discuss the connective tissue of the supply chain, which is a reference to project44. As the supply chain connective tissue, project44 operates the most trusted end-to-end visibility platform, tracking over 1 billion shipments annually for the world's leading brands. Bart is Chief Industry Officer at project44 where he drives supply chain industry thought leadership and supports customers with their logistics and supply chain strategies. About Bart De Muynck Bart De Muynck is a Strategic Advisor and the previous Chief Industry Officer at project44 where he drives supply chain industry thought leadership and supports CEO Jett McCandless and the executive team. A logistics industry thought leader with over 30 years of experience, Bart previously served as VP of Research at Gartner. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has contributed to publications including WSJ, Freightwaves, Inbound Logistics, Logistics Management, DC Velocity, Transport Topics, and Bloomberg. Bart is also a member of the WEF, SCLA, CSCMP and TIA. Earlier in his career, Bart held logistics roles with PepsiCo, Elemica, Penske Logistics, GE Capital, and EY. About project44 project44 is a visibility company dedicated to optimizing supply chains and improving the movement of products globally. They are on a mission to make supply chains work by delivering better resiliency, sustainability, and value for their customers. As the supply chain connective tissue, project44 operates the most trusted end-to-end visibility platform, tracking over 1 billion shipments annually for the world's leading brands. They have achieved significant recognition in the market, including being named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant and ranking #1 on FreightWaves' FreightTech 25 for 2022. Project44 is the world's most robust multimodal network, operating in over 170 countries and more than 20 languages. Headquartered in Chicago, they have a diverse and global workforce with offices in various locations worldwide. Key Takeaways: The Connective Tissue of the Supply Chain Project44 is a visibility company dedicated to optimizing supply chains and improving the movement of products globally. The company's mission is to make supply chains work, delivering better resiliency, sustainability, and value for its customers. Project44 operates the most trusted end-to-end visibility platform, tracking over 1 billion shipments annually for the world's top brands. The company has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant and has achieved top customer ratings on G2. Project44 has been ranked #1 on FreightWaves' FreightTech 25 for 2022 and named a Customer's Choice in Gartner Peer Insights' Voice of the Customer. It achieved Tech Unicorn Status in June 2021 and raised $420M in Series F Funding led by Goldman Sachs, Thoma Bravo, and TPG. Project44 has a presence in over 170 countries and operates in more than 20 languages, making it the world's most robust multimodal network. It offers global and multimodal connectivity, allowing supply chain and logistics professionals to track inventory across various modes of transportation. Headquartered in Chicago, project44 has a diverse and fast-growing global workforce, with offices in multiple locations worldwide. Whether you're looking to transform your supply chain or join a winning team that solves complex supply chain challenges, project44 is the company to consider. Learn More About The Connective Tissue of the Supply Chain Bart on LinkedIn project44 on LinkedIn project44 website Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
8/14/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Denim Story with Shawn Vo

Shawn Vo and Joe Lynch discuss the Denim story. Shawn is Co-Founder & CTO at Denim, a payments automation and financing platform for freight and logistics. About Shawn Vo Shawn Vo is chief technology officer and co-founder of Denim, a payments automation and financing platform for freight and logistics. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Shawn spent seven years in financial technology, building software for fast-growing startups and consulting for the top 20 largest banks before starting Denim with his longtime business partner and friend, Bharath Krishnamoorthy. As CTO, Shawn leads Denim’s technology strategy, product development, data operations, and development of a technical framework to support the company’s rapid growth. His expertise and innovation have helped bring new levels of automation and modernization to a historically pen-and-paper industry. Shawn runs an ever-expanding group of engineers tasked with building new products at pace while fostering a culture of tenacity and transparency. Shawn is an angel investor in fintech and developer tools. He holds certifications for machine learning from the University of Washington and advanced cybersecurity from Stanford. About Denim Denim is a financial enablement platform that specializes in freight broker end-to-end automation and intelligent back-office tools that is rapidly disrupting the $2 trillion logistics sector. Its proprietary technology allows freight brokers to simplify their financing operations and easily access the working capital they need to grow in a competitive market. Denim automates invoicing, collections, and payments - ultimately reducing daily freight broker tasks by 75%. A remote-first company, Denim has been named a Best Place To Work by Built In. Key Takeaways: The Denim Story Shawn Vo is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Denim, a payments automation and financing platform for freight and logistics. In the podcast interview, Joe and Shawn discuss Shawn’s personal and professional journey including the founding of Denim. Denim’s proprietary technology allows freight brokers to simplify their financing operations and easily access the working capital they need to grow. Denim automates invoicing, collections, and payments – ultimately delivering a better customer experience. The most asked questions in the freight business are “where is my stuff” and “where is my money.” The visibility folks can answer the first question and Denim can help you with the money question. Shawn and the Denim team help brokers and carriers understand exactly where their money is – they are where freight-tech meets fin-tech. The Denim team are experts in logistics, finance, and tech. Denim is the all-in-one financial platform for freight brokers. Hundreds of freight brokers trust Denim to manage their working capital, carrier payments, and back office processes. Learn More About The Denim Story Shawn's LinkedIn Denim on LikedIn Denim Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. Episode Sponsor: Greenscreens.ai Greenscreens.ai’s dynamic pricing infrastructure built to grow and protect margins. The Greenscreens.ai solution combines aggregated market data and customer data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to a company’s individual buy and sell behavior. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
8/11/202347 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Life Sciences and Healthcare Supply Chain with Jim Saponaro

Jim Saponaro and Joe Lynch discuss the life sciences and healthcare supply chain. Jim is the President, Life Sciences & Healthcare DHL Supply Chain North America. About Jim Saponaro Jim Saponaro is the President, Life Sciences & Healthcare DHL Supply Chain North America. Jim joined DHL Supply Chain in 2011 and over the last decade, his leadership responsibilities have grown alongside the LSHC sector’s growth. His initial focus on operational performance in North America’s Life Sciences operations has enabled the business to strengthen customer relationships and drive further growth. He is an accomplished Senior Operations and Business Development Executive with a proven record of managing multi-million dollar domestic and international businesses for Fortune 500 and privately held companies. His expertise is in general management, sales, marketing, supply chain economics, logistics, startup/turnaround initiatives, and partnership management. About DHL Supply Chain DHL Supply Chain, the global and North American contract logistics leader within DHL Group, offers a broad suite of integrated solutions, bringing greater flexibility, predictability, and speed to customers’ supply chains. We create a competitive advantage for our customers backed by 51000 associates, 529 operating sites, 3 transportation control towers and over 161 million sq. ft in warehousing space. DHL Supply Chain is known for its exceptional operational service, innovative solutions, and deep expertise in major vertical markets, including eCommerce, Automotive, Chemicals Consumer, Energy, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Retail, and Technology. Key Takeaways: The Life Sciences and Healthcare Supply Chain DHL Life Sciences and Healthcare offers a holistic range of patient-centric, forward-thinking, intelligent healthcare logistics solutions. DHL provides a more connected experience along the entire patient journey, from clinical trials to point of care. DHL ensures that pharmaceutical, medical devices, and clinical trials logistics and supply chains are treated with care. DHL offers a wide range of transportation options for the specific needs of the life sciences and healthcare industry, including air and ocean freight. DHL has life-science-graded regional hubs and forward stocking locations to safely store products close to target markets. DHL has a global network of facilities focused on Life Sciences and Healthcare, with over 140 life-science-graded and GDP-certified facilities in 40 countries. DHL provides shared or dedicated warehousing and goods distribution solutions for storing raw materials, consumables, spare parts, and finished goods. DHL offers integrated solutions as a Lead Logistics Partner, overseeing the entire supply chain and its operation. DHL LifeConEx is a premium and customized temperature-controlled air freight service that provides post-shipment diagnostics, cold chain optimization, and data analysis services. DHL Life Sciences and Healthcare has sector expertise in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, clinical trials, and hospital and health services, providing tailored solutions for each industry's specific challenges and priorities. Learn More About The Life Sciences and Healthcare Supply Chain Jim on LinkedIn DHL Supply Chain on LinkedIn DHL Supply Chain Episode Sponsor: Tomorrow.io The Biggest Risk Facing Truck Drivers with Dan Slagen Trucking & Road Solutions: Weather Intelligence for Logistics & Transportation Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
8/9/202352 minutes, 3 seconds
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REPOST: Freight has an Identity Crisis with Jordan Graft

Jordan Graft and Joe Lynch discuss freight has an identity crisis, which refers to rampant fraud and double brokering in the transportation business. Jordan is Founder and CEO of Highway, where he is leading the charge in solving one of the biggest challenges facing the transportation industry today: the lack of connection between digital and physical carrier identity. About Jordan Graft Jordan Graft is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader with a passion for technology and transportation. As the Founder and CEO of Highway, he is leading the charge in solving one of the biggest challenges facing the transportation industry today: the lack of connection between digital and physical carrier identity. With a patent-pending identity engine and the most comprehensive carrier equipment data in the industry, Highway's Single Sign-On (SSO) for trucking identity service is revolutionizing the way carriers operate and interact with digital systems. Prior to founding Highway, Jordan served as the CEO of TriumphPay from 2018 to 2021, where he transformed the concept from a reverse factoring business into the first payments network in transportation, growing TriumphPay into the largest payer of freight invoices in the US. Before that, he co-founded CrateBind, a Dallas-based IT consulting and software development company that developed over fifty custom applications across various industries. Jordan also served as an investment professional with TA Associates, a global private equity firm in Boston, Massachusetts, and as an investment analyst for J.P. Morgan in New York City. Jordan's diverse experience has equipped him with the knowledge and expertise to lead Highway towards a brighter future in the transportation industry. About Highway Highway is a technology company focused on solving the digital identity problem in the trucking industry. They have developed a Carrier Identity engine that manages carrier identity and eliminates the risks of fraud and double brokering. Highway provides brokers with comprehensive data on carrier equipment to supercharge their capacity sourcing and vetting efforts. The company accelerates connections and drives engagement, making the industry more integrated, digital, and secure. Customers can identify the right carrier for every load, source with superpowers that give them the truth about a carrier's lanes and equipment and be warned of negative indicators discovered in public and private data sources. They can also connect their carrier network with speed and security, onboard new carriers with rightful owner validation and dispatch service detection and monitor carriers to enforce an all-new standard with automated compliance. Highway is transforming the trucking industry with their innovative technology and commitment to improving security and efficiency. Key Takeaways: Freight has an Identity Crisis Jordan Graft is Founder and CEO of Highway, where he is leading the charge in solving one of the biggest challenges facing the transportation industry today: the lack of connection between digital and physical carrier identity. Highway is a technology company solving the digital identity problem in the trucking industry. The company removes risk and friction between brokers and carriers with a Carrier Identity engine. Highway provides brokers with comprehensive data on carrier equipment to supercharge capacity sourcing and vetting efforts. The company accelerates connections and drives engagement to make the industry more integrated, digital, and secure. Customers can identify the right carrier for every load and be warned of negative indicators from public and private data sources. They can also onboard new carriers with rightful owner validation and dispatch service detection. Customers can monitor carriers to enforce new standards with automated compliance. Highway is transforming the trucking industry with their innovative technology. The company is committed to improving security and efficiency in the industry. Learn More About Freight has an Identity Crisis Jordan on LinkedIn Highway on LinkedIn Highway website The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
8/7/202354 minutes, 41 seconds
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Success in Retail Logistics with Mike Jarrett

Mike Jarrett and Joe Lynch discuss success in retail logistics. Mike is the Founder of Jarrett, a leading 3PL providing transportation and logistics solutions. About Mike Jarrett Mike Jarrett, President, and CEO of Jarrett, founded the company in 1999. Prior to starting the company, Mike spent several years in the supply chain industry where he was Vice President of Carrier Operations for Hudson, Ohio–based Caliber Logistics (now known as FedEx Supply Chain Services). Earlier in his career, he was a leader at Roadway Express. He graduated from the University of Mount Union with a Bachelor of Business Administration and received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Akron. Mike and his wife Diane reside in Orrville, Ohio. They have two daughters, Alexa, and Madeline. He currently serves as the Chair of the Heartland Education Community Board of Trustees, the Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) Board, and the University of Mount Union Board of Trustees. About Jarrett Jarrett is a privately held, family-owned company founded in 1999 in Orrville, Ohio, where the company headquarters are today. As a leading multimodal 3PL, Jarrett provides transportation, logistics, warehousing, and fleet services for customers throughout North America. At Jarrett, the philosophy is that supply chain partners should have no limits. Jarrett makes a promise to its customers. The customer is important. Customer emergencies are Jarrett’s emergencies. Highly personalized service is provided 24/7/365 through the company’s routing center – of which all calls are answered within three rings or less. Jarrett promises customers are informed. With the most advanced technology combined with the greatest people, Jarrett provides actionable data so customers can make informed decisions in real time. Jarrett promises their customer’s supply chain will be innovative. The way we Jarrett delivers solutions gives customers a strategic advantage and helps them grow their business in a new way. About The Jarrett Supply Chain Summit The Jarrett Supply Chain Summit is an event that aims to provide innovative insights and help participants stay ahead in the market. It will take place on Thursday, August 10 at the Orrville High School Auditorium in Orrville, Ohio. The registration for the event begins at 8:00 a.m. The keynote speaker for the summit is Jim Tressel, a College Football Hall of Famer, and former Ohio State University football coach. Tressel is known for his leadership and strategic brilliance, which led the Buckeyes to numerous championships. Other guest speakers include industry leaders such as Satish Jindel, Mike Jarrett, Berkley Stafford, Gary Moore, Alan Jones, Jerry Zurovchak, Rick Brumett, Todd Polen, Holli Goare, Janene Holmes, Steve Antunes, David Reese, and Tom Clark. The summit offers networking opportunities, interactive sessions, and the chance to explore innovative solutions for supply chain operations. After the summit, there will be a musical performance by Tracy Byrd and a silent auction to support the Heartland Education Community at Jarrett Headquarters. Key Takeaways: Success in Retail Logistics with Mike Jarrett As a leading multimodal 3PL, Jarrett provides transportation, logistics, warehousing, and fleet services for customers throughout North America. Jarrett is a privately held, family-owned company founded in 1999 in Orrville, Ohio. Jarrett has multiple locations, including its corporate headquarters in Orrville, Ohio, as well as facilities in Los Angeles, California, Hickory, North Carolina, Leola, Pennsylvania, Kent, Ohio, and Seville, Ohio. The Jarrett team aim is to create continuous improvement opportunities throughout the entire supply chain. Jarrett offers high-touch, personalized service to their clients. The company services enhance operational efficiency and lower transportation-related costs. They ensure seamless execution of end-to-end supply chain solutions. Their vision is to be the best logistics company in the industry, providing excellent customer service, state-of-the-art technology, and premier services. Jarrett believes in innovation and supports their employees in doing great things for their clients every day. Learn More About Success in Retail Logistics Mike on LinkedIn Jarrett on LinkedIn Jarrett website The Jarrett Supply Chain Summit International Shipping Issues and Answers What's Happening in Logistics Facing Your Shipping and Logistics An Update on Self Driving Trucks in Logistics Episode Sponsor: Tomorrow.io The Biggest Risk Facing Truck Drivers with Dan Slagen Trucking & Road Solutions: Weather Intelligence for Logistics & Transportation Sponsor: Tusk Logistics https://youtu.be/C7PFZq7f8pQ   Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
8/4/202354 minutes
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How to Build a Successful Freight Brokerage with Joe Chandler

Joe Chandler and Joe Lynch discuss how to build a successful freight brokerage. Joe Chandler is the President and COO of SPI Logistics, one of the top logistics firms in North America, boasting a robust network of 65 offices and over 54,000 carriers across Canada and the United States. About Joe Chandler Joe Chandler is the President and COO of SPI Logistics, one of the top logistics firms in North America, boasting a robust network of 65 offices and over 54,000 carriers across Canada and the United States. Joe joined SPI in 2015 with three decades of prior experience as a transportation company executive and an industry consultant.  He has held every executive role in transportation, including CEO, EVP, COO, CFO, CIO and CHRO.  He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) and the TIA Political Action Committee; he is a past Board member of American Trucking Association’s Technology Council; and he is a past Chairman of the Trucking Industry Advisory Panel to the Texas Transportation Institute.  He is a Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) and a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (“SHRM-SCP” and “SPHR” credentials).  Joe attended Texas A&M University on an Army scholarship and was an Airborne Ranger Air Defense Artillery Captain when he resigned his commission to enter the trucking industry.  Joe represents the fourth generation of his family in transportation. About SPI Logistics SPI Logistics is a leading logistics firm in North America, boasting a robust network of 65 offices and over 54,000 carriers across Canada and the United States. With a rich history spanning over 40 years, SPI has cultivated enduring relationships with shippers, receivers, and carriers, solidifying its position as a trusted industry leader. Committed to expediting the success of its clients, SPI prides itself on being more than just a transportation network or third-party logistics hub. Their dedicated team of transportation professionals is driven by a singular purpose – to ensure the seamless growth and prosperity of their clients. With a vision to be the premier logistics network in North America, SPI continuously aspires to enhance the freight transportation experience through teamwork, trust, transparency, and cutting-edge technology. Discover the SPI Logistics advantage and unlock your business's full potential. About the SPI Logistics Agent Program  Becoming an SPI Logistics agent comes with several advantages. As one of North America's first independent freight brokerage agent networks, SPI has 40 years of experience in helping businesses grow. This means you can count on their expertise and knowledge of commission structures, support systems, software, and financing models. SPI offers risk-free commissions of up to 75%, ensuring that you won't face any hold-backs or claw-backs. They provide the best systems and support in the industry, making it easy for you to book freight and communicate effectively. Additionally, SPI offers independence, allowing you to guide your business without any barriers. They prioritize removing obstacles and being easy to work with, ensuring your success as an agent. Key Takeaways: How to Build a Successful Freight Brokerage In the podcast interview Joe Chandler and Joe Lynch discuss how to build a successful freight brokerage: Strong sales and marketing A safe, reliable carrier network – ideally with complete overage of the USA and Canada Sufficient investment because most freight brokerages have cash flow problems that limit their success Operational expertise – a back office that keeps the trucks moving, the customers happy, and the money flowing The latest freight technology that enables a superior customer experience and industry leading efficiency A partner like SPI Logistics, North America’s Premier Full-Service Network for Freight Brokers SPI Logistics is a leading logistics firm in North America with a robust network of 65 offices and over 54,000 carriers across Canada and the United States. SPI has a rich history spanning over 40 years and has cultivated enduring relationships with shippers, receivers, and carriers, solidifying its position as a trusted industry leader. SPI's dedicated team of transportation professionals is driven by a singular purpose – to ensure the seamless growth and prosperity of their clients. SPI has a vision to be the premier logistics network in North America and continuously aspires to enhance the freight transportation experience through teamwork, trust, transparency, and cutting-edge technology. SPI Logistics Agent Program offers several advantages for businesses looking to grow. SPI has 40 years of experience in helping businesses and provides expertise in commission structures, support systems, software, and financing models. SPI offers risk-free commissions of up to 75%, ensuring agents won't face hold-backs or claw-backs. SPI provides the best systems and support in the industry, making it easy for agents to book freight and communicate effectively. Learn More About How to Build a Successful Freight Brokerage Joe Chandler on LinkedIn SPI on LinkedIn SPI Logistics SPI Logistics Agent Program Episode Sponsor: Tomorrow.io The Biggest Risk Facing Truck Drivers with Dan Slagen Trucking & Road Solutions: Weather Intelligence for Logistics & Transportation Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
8/2/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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Growing a Brand and a Business with Adam Vazquez

Adam Vazquez and Joe Lynch discuss growing a brand and a business. Adam is the CEO of Heard Media, a marketing firm that specializes in creating audio and video content that educates, entertains, and engages target markets. About Adam Vazquez Adam Vazquez is an experienced marketing leader who serves as the CEO of Heard Media. Adam has built memorable growth stories for numerous companies throughout the supply chain, healthcare, and technology industries, and is a leading mind for growth and marketing in the B2B space. Applying the strategies and methodologies he learned while serving Fortune 1000 brands as a strategist, Adam brings both creative and practical strategies that move the needle for the mid-market companies he serves. Adam is also an entrepreneur. After leaving VaynerMedia, he co-founded Heard Media and has built the company to what it is today using many of the same strategies and techniques he employs for his clients. He is a trusted consultant to mid-market CEOs and an entertaining public speaker on the topics of brand, b2b growth, creative campaigns, and content marketing. Adam's work has won several awards from the American Advertising Federation as well as being a finalist for a Cannes Lion. Notable credits include: Writer of "The Stain", Executive Producer of "The Future of Supply Chain", Executive Producer of "The Data Stack Show", Executive Producer of "Trending Thoughts with Torrey Smith", and Host and Executive Producer of "Content is for Closers". About Heard Media Heard Media is a company that exists to help businesses find and serve their customers through audio and video content. They believe that growing a business online is crucial for its future success. Their Custom Content Framework, which has generated millions of dollars in revenue for their clients, is now available to all businesses. Heard Media's Custom Content Growth Model consists of three phases: Clarify, Create, and Convert. In the Clarify phase, their team uses a combination of research, industry reports, and experience to help businesses determine the best platforms to promote their content campaigns. The Create phase focuses on bringing ideas to life through design, including show/series identity, logo development, web and landing page development, and more. Finally, in the Convert phase, Heard Media ensures that the content drives business results by maximizing exposure and implementing measurement systems. They also offer supply chain and logistics services specifically tailored to the trucking industry. Key Takeaways: Growing a Brand and a Business  Heard Media specializes in creating audio and video content that educates, entertains, and engages target markets. Their Custom Content Framework has generated millions of dollars in revenue for clients and is now available to new customers. They offer a Custom Content Growth Model that includes strategies such as brand and content strategy, audience research, competitive analysis, and digital content roadmap. Heard Media believes in the importance of preparation and uses a mix of first and third-party research, industry reports, and decades of experience to help clients decide the best place to promote their content campaigns. They bring ideas to life through design, whether it's visual or audio, and offer services such as show/series identity, logo development, web and landing page development, and visual asset development. Results are a priority for Heard Media, and they ensure that content drives business over the long-term by providing platform selection, paid ads management, email marketing campaign development, and analytics services. They also serve the trucking industry by offering brand and content strategy, audience research, competitive analysis, and digital content roadmap services. Heard Media understands the importance of blending business and brand into a cohesive entity that resonates with the target audience. They believe in the power of creativity and its role in executing successful content campaigns. Heard Media takes pride in their ability to take the guesswork out of growth and help businesses thrive online. Learn More About Growing a Brand and a Business Adam on LinkedIn Adam's Letter on LinkedIn Adam's Newsletter Heard Media on LinkedIn Heard Website Adam's Podcast The Drum | US Ad Of The Day: Flock Freight Quantifies A ‘fuckload’ For Blue’s Clues’ Steve Burns Episode Sponsor: Tomorrow.io The Biggest Risk Facing Truck Drivers with Dan Slagen Trucking & Road Solutions: Weather Intelligence for Logistics & Transportation Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
7/31/20231 hour, 47 seconds
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Moving the Mission with Courtney George

Courtney George and Joe Lynch discuss moving the mission, which is what Courtney and the Wreaths Across America team do every day. Courtney is the Manager of Transportation and Industry Relations for Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 3,700 locations across the United States, at sea, and abroad. About Courtney George Courtney George is the Manager of Transportation and Industry Relations for Wreaths Across America. She is an experienced Recruiting and HR leader with a demonstrated history of working in the transportation/trucking/railroad industry. Courtney's focus is on expanding the mission within the trucking industry and supporting the logistics team with recruiting, dispatching, and carrier relations. She has a strong background in negotiation, employee relations, retention, operations management, compensation, and onboarding. Courtney is a North Carolina native, currently residing in Atlanta, and a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science focused in Commerce and Business Administration; Marketing. About Wreaths Across America Wreaths Across America is an American nonprofit organization established in 2007 by wreath producer Morrill Worcester, assisted by veterans and truckers. Its primary activity is distributing Veteran's wreaths for placement on graves in military cemeteries. In December 2008, the United States Senate agreed to a resolution that designated December 13, 2008, as Wreaths Across America Day. Subsequent National Wreaths Across America Days have been designated on the second or third Saturday of December. What began in 1992 with a trailer load of wreaths, decorated by volunteers and laid at the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery has now become a national organization with over 3,700 participating locations - all focused on the mission to REMEMBER the fallen; HONOR those who serve; TEACH our children the value of freedom. Key Takeaways: Moving the Mission Wreaths Across America is an American nonprofit organization established in 2007 by wreath producer Morrill Worcester, assisted by veterans and truckers. Its primary activity is distributing Veteran's wreaths for placement on graves in military cemeteries. The mission of Wreaths Across America is to remember the fallen, honor those who serve, and teach children the value of freedom. In December 2008, the United States Senate designated December 13, 2008, as Wreaths Across America Day. National Wreaths Across America Days have been designated on the second or third Saturday of December. Wreaths Across America started in 1992 with a trailer load of wreaths laid at the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. It has now become a national organization with over 3,700 participating locations. National Wreaths Across America Day is held on December 16, 2023. Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 3,700 locations across the United States, at sea, and abroad. Wreaths Across America also supports the Remembrance Tree program and operates a museum in Maine to honor and remember veterans. Learn More About Moving the Mission Courtney on LinkedIn Wreaths Across America on LinkedIn Wreaths Across America website Episode Sponsor: Tomorrow.io The Biggest Risk Facing Truck Drivers with Dan Slagen Trucking & Road Solutions: Weather Intelligence for Logistics & Transportation Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
7/28/202340 minutes, 5 seconds
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Drivers Can Drive Remotely Too with Nils Alstad

Nils Alstad and Joe Lynch discuss how drivers can drive remotely. Nils is the Chief Product Officer at Phantom Auto, a technology platform that enables people to remotely control vehicles across sites from thousands of miles away with just the click of a button. About Nils Alstad Nils Alstad is the Chief Product Officer at Phantom Auto, a technology platform that enables people to remotely control vehicles across sites from thousands of miles away with just the click of a button. Before Phantom Auto, Nils was the Vice President of Customer Experience at Canvas Technology, a leading warehouse autonomous robotics startup that was acquired by Amazon in 2019. At Amazon, Nils led the Canvas Customer Operations teams, including product management for all remote support tools and interfaces. Nils has over 15 years of experience leading Operations teams across four continents. Nils acts as an advisor to technology startups. About Phantom Auto Phantom Auto’s human-centric technology enables people to remotely operate vehicles – including trucks, forklifts, and robots – from thousands of miles away; connecting people who want to work with jobs that need to be filled. By decoupling labor from location, Phantom’s technology increases labor access & retention, safety, productivity, and resilience across the supply chain. Key Takeaways: Drivers Can Drive Remotely Too Phantom Auto enables people to remotely control vehicles across sites from thousands of miles away with just the click of a button. Remote operation in logistics keeps businesses moving by tapping into labor when and where it's needed. Phantom Auto allows employees to remotely monitor, guide, and operate forklifts from anywhere in the world, solving driver shortages and expanding access to labor. By moving forklift operators from hazardous warehouses into office buildings, Phantom Auto can reduce injuries and lower workers' compensation premiums by up to 85%. Phantom Auto offers a platform with multiple logistics solutions, including remotely operated forklifts, assisting autonomy for resolving edge cases in autonomous vehicles, and distanced driver training. The platform provides operators with tools like 360° hi-resolution cameras, lidar sensors, and graphic overlays for improved safety and ergonomics. Remote operation allows businesses to tap into previously-inaccessible labor pools, such as geographically isolated individuals or people with physical disabilities. On-demand control of vehicles at any location increases operator productivity and reduces surge staffing costs. Phantom Auto's solutions are built on a powerful core technology platform that adapts to variable network conditions and prioritizes low latency, interoperability, security, and safety. By combining autonomy with remote operation, Phantom Auto enables unmanned vehicles to accomplish more, safely operate in challenging scenarios, and collect real-world data for continuous improvement. Learn More About Drivers Can Drive Remotely Too Nils on LinkedIn Phantom Auto on LinkedIn Phantom Auto website Episode Sponsor: Tomorrow.io The Biggest Risk Facing Truck Drivers with Dan Slagen Trucking & Road Solutions: Weather Intelligence for Logistics & Transportation Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
7/26/202359 minutes, 57 seconds
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E-Fleet as a Service with Paul Gioupis

Paul Gioupis and Joe Lynch discuss e-fleet as a service. Paul is the Co-founder and CEO of Zeem Solutions, a company dedicated to accelerating commercial EV adoption. [podcast src="https://play.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/27554784/height/192/theme/modern/size/large/thumbnail/yes/custom-color/4c4ca4/time-start/00:00:00/playlist-height/200/direction/backward/download/yes" height="192" width="100%" scrolling="no" class="podcast-class" frameborder="0" placement="top" use_download_link="" download_link_text="" primary_content_url="https://chtbl.com/track/53D5B3/traffic.libsyn.com/thelolpodcast/E-Fleet_as_a_Service_with_Paul_Goopis_mixdown.mp3" theme="custom" custom_color="4C4CA4" libsyn_item_id="27554784" /] About Paul Gioupis Paul Gioupis is the Co-founder and CEO of Zeem Solutions, a company dedicated to accelerating commercial EV adoption. With a passion for bringing EVs to all, Paul has been a vital part of the EV ecosystem for 20 years. He founded Zeem with the goal of making it easy for small businesses to adopt EVs. Paul's success can be attributed to his collaborative approach, working alongside industry leaders to provide solutions that give everyone access to clean energy and air. This commitment to working together is evident in everything Zeem does. About Zeem Solutions Zeem Solutions is a Transportation-as-a-Service company, with the mission of transforming the way fleets operate by providing an affordable solution for zero emission transportation. Zeem owns and operates chargers at strategically located depots, and fleet customers pay a monthly lease that includes zero-emission vehicle leasing (class 2b-8), charging, servicing, maintenance, and parking. Zeem's depots are available for opportunity charging during the day for customer fleets and for others on a contract basis, with resident technicians to provide service, preventative maintenance, and temporary replacement vehicles. Zeem has an operational depot near LAX and its first customers began operating out of that depot in December 2021, with 8MW of charging power and able to support 200 commercial electric vehicles onsite. Zeem is deploying in strategic locations across the US, and plans to expand its offerings at existing and future locations. California's electric-truck drive has drawn startups building charging networks, and concerns about charging are a major roadblock to accelerating demand for electric vehicles. Key Takeaways: E-Fleet as a Service Zeem Solutions is a Transportation-as-a-Service company, with the mission of transforming the way fleets operate by providing an affordable solution for zero emission transportation and providing a Transportation as a Service (TaaS) solution. Zeem owns and operates chargers at strategically located depots, and fleet customers pay a monthly lease that includes zero-emission vehicle leasing (class 2b-8), charging, servicing, maintenance, and parking. Depot services include long-term leases of zero emission class 2b to 8 vehicles, supervised overnight charging for resident fleets, opportunity charging for high-mileage fleets, secure parking for fleet vehicles, vehicle service, maintenance, and cleaning, lounge space for drivers. Zeem's depots are available for opportunity charging during the day for customer fleets and for others on a contract basis, with resident technicians to provide service, preventative maintenance, and temporary replacement vehicles. Zeem has an operational depot near LAX and its first customers began operating out of that depot in December 2021, with 8MW of charging power and able to support 200 commercial electric vehicles onsite. Zeem is deploying in strategic locations across the US, and plans to expand its offerings at existing and future locations. California's electric-truck drive has drawn startups building charging networks, and concerns about charging are a major roadblock to accelerating demand for electric vehicles. Learn More About E-Fleet as a Service Paul on LinkedIn Zeem Solutions on LinkedIn Zeem Solutions website Episode Sponsor: Tomorrow.io The Biggest Risk Facing Truck Drivers with Dan Slagen Trucking & Road Solutions: Weather Intelligence for Logistics & Transportation Sponsor: Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics is a national network of the best regional parcel carriers that puts Shippers first, with lower costs, reliable service, and proactive support. Tusk save Shippers 40% or more on small parcel shipping. Tusk's technology connects your parcel operation to a national network of vetted regional carriers, all with pre-negotiated rates and reliable, predictable service. Integrating to your existing software takes minutes, and Tusk has your back with proactive shipper support on each parcel, in real time. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
7/24/202348 minutes, 7 seconds
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Residential LTL Delivery Perfected with Gabe Pankonin

Gabe Pankonin and Joe Lynch discuss residential LTL delivery perfected. Gabe is the CEO of Rocket Shipping, a full-service logistics provider focusing on 4 core competencies: LTL shipping, white glove/ home delivery, full truckload management, and technology/integrations. About Gabe Pankonin Gabe Pankonin is the CEO of Rocket Shipping, a full-service logistics provider based in Fargo, North Dakota. Gabe and his team focus on working with ecommerce brands to help them scale their businesses without the need to hire additional customer service or logistics employees. Gabe leads the Rocket Shipping team in handling the complexities of LTL shipments direct to consumer (DTC), including reconsignments, reverse logistics, claim handling/management, freight bill auditing, proactive track and trace, and workflow integrations. He is also a co-founder of Rustic.com (ecommerce) and has experience as an independent sales contractor at DLS Worldwide. Gabe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, with an emphasis in Health and Medical Sciences, from Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. A Quote from Gabe “ I've always had a knack for sales and relationships, but I never would have imagined it would have led me to running a fast-growing start-up in the freight industry. Through this industry, I've been able to meet and work next to the most amazing people in the world. Together, we're solving some of the most unique problems in freight and rewriting the playbook on logistics. Everyday I'm grateful we get to work with our clients to provide the best solution and customer experience on the market.” - Gabe Pankonin About Rocket Shipping Rocket Shipping, located in Fargo, ND, is a full-service logistics provider with expertise in LTL shipping, white glove/ home delivery, full truckload management, and technology/integrations. With over 50 years of combined industry experience, their knowledgeable in-house team handles all aspects of moving freight, including reconsignments, damage claims, lost shipments, missed delivery appointments, and late freight. They pride themselves on solving complex problems and maintaining open communication with our clients. When issues arise, they provide solutions so that their clients can focus on growing their business with peace of mind. The company operates without contracts or long-term commitments, because they believe in earning the business with every transaction. The Rocket Shipping team offers consultative support to streamline your supply chain and promote sustainable business growth. Key Takeaways: Residential LTL Delivery Perfected Gabe Pankonin is the CEO of Rocket Shipping, a full-service logistics provider focusing on 4 core competencies: LTL shipping, white glove/ home delivery, full truckload management, and technology/integrations. In the podcast interview, Gabe and Joe discuss residential LTL delivery perfected. Rocket Shipping has over 50 years of combined industry experience, and its in-house operations and customer service team is knowledgeable in handling the daily pain points of moving freight. Rocket Shipping specializes in solving complex problems and communicating each step of the way with clients. Rocket Shipping prides itself on providing solutions to clients when something goes wrong, so they can focus on growing their business and have the peace of mind that Rocket Shipping will handle the rest. Rocket Shipping does not operate with contracts or long-term commitments, because it understands that it needs to "earn" your business on every transaction. Rocket Shipping will work with you on a consultative basis to help streamline your supply chain and grow your business sustainably. Rocket Shipping blends technology, rates, and customer service to provide a managed transportation experience for your LTL shipments. Rocket Shipping's API-enabled online portal allows you complete autonomy on rate shopping each lane, and gives you access to the industries top carriers all in one platform. Rocket Shipping's in-house operations team monitors each shipment from pickup to delivery. Learn More About Residential LTL Delivery Perfected Gabe on LinkedIn Rocket Shipping on LinkedIn Rocket Shipping website Episode Sponsor: Tomorrow.io The Biggest Risk Facing Truck Drivers with Dan Slagen Trucking & Road Solutions: Weather Intelligence for Logistics & Transportation Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
7/21/202355 minutes, 55 seconds
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3PL Outsourcing Trends with Ben Steffes

Ben Steffes and Joe Lynch discuss 3PL outsourcing trends. Ben is Vice President of Managed Services at Coyote Logistics, a leading global third-party logistics provider. About Ben Steffes Ben Steffes is Vice President of Managed Services at Coyote Logistics, a leading global third-party logistics provider. Since joining the company in 2011, he's focused on developing and growing its Coyote Transportation Management offerings, driving synergy efforts with UPS, and leading the Supply Chain Consulting team. His primary goal has been leveraging Coyote's proprietary technology, people, and capacity to solve pressing customer challenges. Ben received his bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin – Madison and lives in Milwaukee. About Coyote Logistics Coyote Logistics is a leading global third-party logistics provider that has moved business forward with expertise and integrity for over 15 years. More than 15,000 shippers around the world trust Coyote to move 10,000 loads every day through their comprehensive multi-modal solutions portfolio. Data intelligence and market insights, reliable support and proprietary technology combine with these solutions to enable smarter supply chain decisions and strategies. Coyote became a UPS Company in 2015, adding new services and capabilities to their expanding solutions portfolio. Coyote is the trusted global logistics provider that empowers business growth in a rapidly changing world. Key Takeaways: 3PL Outsourcing Trends Ben Steffes is Vice President of Managed Services at Coyote Logistics, a leading global third-party logistics provider. In the podcast interview, Ben and Joe discussed 3PL outsourcing trends gleaned from Coyote’s research study, “Supply Chain Outsourcing for the Win.” For the study, Coyote worked with a 3rd party research firm to survey over 500 supply chain decision makers. Businesses ranged in size from $250M to over $5B in annual revenue. Industries included manufacturers, retailers, automotive, food & beverage, CPG and healthcare shippers. 81% were from the U.S., and 19% were from Canada. 37% of respondents were managers, 29% were Director or VP, and 26% were executives. Coyote became a UPS Company in 2015, adding new services and capabilities to their expanding solutions portfolio. Coyote provides multi-modal solutions, including full truckload, less than truckload (LTL), intermodal and other capacity or asset solutions, to more than 15,000 shippers around the world. Coyote offers a centralized marketplace that connects shippers to the people, technology, data, and capacity they need to take their supply chain further, faster. Coyote's multi-modal marketplace matches over 10,000 shipments a day. Coyote's data-driven marketplace empowers business growth in a rapidly changing world. Coyote's centralized marketplace helps shippers consolidate a fragmented North American market by connecting them to diverse capacity and resources. Coyote's multi-modal solutions enable shippers to scale up or down with flexible multi-modal and equipment solutions. Coyote's proprietary technology, CoyoteGO, gives shippers online access to a large marketplace, allowing them to quickly generate quotes, build loads, run reports, and track shipments on-demand. Coyote is committed to providing a better service experience in the transportation industry, raising the standards for service metrics and customer satisfaction. Learn More 3PL Outsourcing Trends Ben on LinkedIn Coyote Logistics on LinkedIn Coyote Logistics website Coyote Upcoming Events Supply Chain Outsourcing for the Win Taking a Both/And Approach to Supply Chain Outsourcing Episode Sponsor: Tomorrow.io The Biggest Risk Facing Truck Drivers with Dan Slagen Trucking & Road Solutions: Weather Intelligence for Logistics & Transportation Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
7/19/202351 minutes, 41 seconds
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The State of Containerized Shipping with Brian Kempisty

Brian Kempisty and Joe Lynch discuss the state of containerized shipping. Brian is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. About Brian Kempisty Brian Kempisty is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. Brian grew up as a farm kid outside of Buffalo, NY and learned how to work at a young age. While earning his degree at Canisius College he needed a job and found himself working in the logistics industry. Since those early days, he has run multiple companies and his latest adventure called for him to create Port X Logistics which is a national drayage and transloading company with offices on both coasts. About Port X Logistics Port X Logistics specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the US and Canada. With a combination of company trucks, owner operators, and logistics network Port X Logistics can effectively service every port and rail ramp. Port X Logistics provides drayage, trans-loading, and over the road trucking to help clients meet their fulfillment and production plans. The team operates with urgency, attention to detail, proactive communication, and the ultimate in visibility. Key Takeaways: The State of Containerized Shipping Brian Kempisty is the Founder of Port X Logistics, a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. In the podcast interview Brian and Joe discuss the state of containerized shipping including the following topics: West Coast Port labor negotiations Cargo is steadily moving from the West Coast Ports to the East Coast and Gulf Ports The California Ports are more challenging to service because of AB5 and CARB AB5 refers to Assembly Bill 5, a California law that went into effect on January 1, 2020. It is also known as the "Gig Worker Law" or the "Independent Contractor Law." AB5 aims to classify more workers as employees rather than independent contractors, CARB emissions refer to emissions of pollutants regulated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Port X Logistics specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the US and Canada. They offer drayage, trans-loading, and over the road trucking services. Port X utilizes a combination of company trucks, owner operators, and a logistics network to effectively service every port and rail ramp. Port X Logistics operates with urgency, attention to detail, proactive communication, and provides the ultimate in visibility. They have a strong focus on culture, service, technology, and trucks. Port X Logistics provides drayage to and from all ports and ramps in the USA and Canada. Port X Logistics provides safe and just-in-time truckload services, unique problem-solving for supply chain solutions, worry-free crisis management services, and collaborative and dedicated project management from start to finish. Learn More About The State of Containerized Shipping Brian on LinkedIn Port X Logistics on LinkedIn Port X Logistics website Port X Logistics Latest Port Report Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty Episode Sponsor: Tomorrow.io The Biggest Risk Facing Truck Drivers with Dan Slagen Trucking & Road Solutions: Weather Intelligence for Logistics & Transportation Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
7/17/202352 minutes, 18 seconds
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Real Time Container Tracking with Kyle Henderson

Kyle Henderson and Joe Lynch discuss real time container tracking, which is exactly what Kyle and his team do at Vizion. Kyle is Co-founder and CEO of Vizion, a groundbreaking technology company revolutionizing container tracking in the logistics industry. About Kyle Henderson Kyle Henderson is Co-founder and CEO of Vizion, a groundbreaking technology company revolutionizing container tracking in the logistics industry. With a wealth of experience as a repeat entrepreneur and a veteran in product management, development, and design, Kyle has played pivotal roles in nine early-stage technology startups, including senior product management positions at renowned companies like Fullstory, ClearMetal, Nokia, and NAVTEQ. Prior to his current venture, Kyle dedicated three years to developing a cutting-edge control tower solution for supply chain management. Faced with the challenge of limited data availability, he co-founded Vizion, an API-first solution empowering cargo owners, freight forwarders, and software providers to achieve true supply chain visibility by tracking ocean freight in near real-time. Vizion's remarkable success led to Series A funding in summer 2022, and its API is now utilized by companies worldwide. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from Berry College in beautiful Rome, Ga. About Vizion Vizionis a leading tech company that revolutionizes container tracking in the logistics industry. Traditionally, cargo owners and freight forwarders had to rely on manual methods such as calling carriers or visiting websites to track containers across ocean and rail. Vizion changes the game by providing multiple data sources that are already connected, offering instant-on capabilities. Their API normalizes data from various sources, including EDI, AIS, port-terminal events, and direct connections to Class I railways. With data refreshed multiple times daily, latency is reduced to 6 hours or less. Vizion automatically pushes complete, standardized, and detailed container tracking events to any software system or spreadsheet, providing end-to-end visibility for logistic service providers, shippers, and stakeholders. Key Takeaways: Real Time Container Tracking Kyle Henderson is Co-founder and CEO of Vizion, a groundbreaking technology company revolutionizing container tracking in the logistics industry. In the podcast interview, Kyle and Joe discuss real time container tracking. Vizon provides multiple data sources for tracking containers across ocean and rail. The company offers instant-on capabilities, allowing users to track containers without the need to call carriers or visit websites. Vizon's API normalizes data from various sources, including EDI, AIS, port-terminal events, and direct connections to Class I railways. The data is refreshed multiple times daily, reducing latency to 6 hours or less. Vizon automatically pushes complete, standardized, and detailed container tracking events to any software system or spreadsheet. The company has recently launched intermodal rail tracking, providing direct connections to the 7 Class I railways in North America. Users can access real-time container tracking data through Vizon's API, pushing the information to spreadsheets, ERPs, TMS, or other software systems. Vizon allows users to track containers by entering container numbers or master bill of lading. The company's API also provides port and terminal events to enhance visibility, including Last Free Date alerts and Available for Pickup notifications. Vizon serves a wide range of customers, including 3rd Wave, Anvyl, Blackstone Shipping, Freight Mango, Geodis, Mohawk, Overhaul, Redwood, Revolution Beauty, Visco, gtms, and Samsonite. Learn More About Real Time Container Tracking Kyle on LinkedIn Vizion on LinkedIn Vizion YouTube Channel Vizion website Vizion Resource Hub: Whitepapers, Case Studies, & Use Case Guides Episode Sponsor: Tomorrow.io The Biggest Risk Facing Truck Drivers with Dan Slagen Trucking & Road Solutions: Weather Intelligence for Logistics & Transportation Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
7/14/202350 minutes, 55 seconds
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Fulfilment vs. Micro-Fulfillment with Corey Apirian

Corey Apirian and Joe Lynch discuss fulfillment vs. micro-fulfillment. Corey, CEO of Davinci Micro Fulfillment, supports brands with an end-to-end solution for efficient direct-to-consumer eCommerce fulfillment. About Corey Apirian Corey Apirian is the CEO of Davinci Micro Fulfillment. With over 15 years of senior management experience, Corey is an accomplished Supply Chain and Operations Leader. He has a track record of driving significant growth, savings, and exceptional service through the development and execution of effective strategies. Corey specializes in ecommerce and channel merchandising, aligning operational initiatives with corporate objectives. He is skilled in building and leading high-performing teams that thrive on inclusion, collaboration, and engagement. Corey is also proficient in product development and management, successful contract negotiations, continuous improvements, emerging technologies, and cultivating key relationships and partnerships. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain Management from Syracuse University. About Davinci Micro Fulfillment Davinci Micro Fulfillment Solutions partners with consumer brands to support their fast forward fulfillment with an end-to-end solution that includes front-end merchandising, inventory optimization and fulfillment services provided from our micro-fulfillment centers. Davinci’s MFC locations are strategically located throughout the US and sized to minimize lead-time (same day to 1-2 days shipping time to consumers) and cost. Each MFC is operated to maximize flexibility and focused on forward deployed inventory and fulfillment. Key Takeaways: Fulfillment vs. Micro-Fulfillment Corey Apirian, CEO of Davinci Micro Fulfillment, supports brands with an end-to-end solution for efficient direct-to-consumer eCommerce fulfillment. In the podcast interview, Corey and Joe discuss fulfillment vs. micro-fulfillment. Fulfillment refers to the process of receiving, processing, and delivering customer orders. It involves tasks such as picking and packing products, managing inventory, and shipping orders to customers. Micro-fulfillment, on the other hand, is a specific type of fulfillment that takes place in small fulfillment centers located in close proximity to the end customer. Micro fulfillment focuses on fast and efficient fulfillment, with the goal of minimizing lead time and cost. Micro-fulfillment centers are strategically located throughout the country and are designed to reach any zip code in 2 days or less. Davinci Micro Fulfillment Solutions partners with consumer brands to provide end-to-end fulfillment services from their strategically located micro-fulfillment centers. Their micro-fulfillment centers are designed for fast, forward fulfillment, with shipping times of same day to 1-2 days to consumers. Davinci offers Micro Fulfillment as a Service, using technology in a physical location network to market, sell, fulfill, and ship products for brands and retailers. Their Davinci Quadron service provides a seamless experience for consumers, placing products where they want to purchase and ensuring quick product movement. With hyper-local micro-fulfillment centers throughout the US, Davinci enables parcel delivery in 1, 2, and same-day service within a 90-mile radius. Davinci provides a full-service operation that covers every function in the supply chain, from point of origin to point of consumption, reducing operating expenses and expediting inventory turnover. Their micro-fulfillment centers promise 1-day ground delivery to over 60% of the continental US and 2-day delivery to 100%. Davinci's front-end merchandising team helps brands develop strategies for presenting products on eCommerce platforms, optimizing pricing, content, and more. They offer network optimization services to curate the right products in the right quantities in the right locations, guaranteeing efficient and profitable shipment. Davinci supports various integration methods, including API and EDI, and can handle different types of shipments, including LTL, bulk, and small parcel. Learn More About Fulfillment vs. Micro-Fullfillment Corey on LinkedIn Davinci Micro Fulfillment on LinkedIn Davinci Micro Fulfillment website Episode Sponsor: Port X Logistics Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
7/12/202357 minutes, 25 seconds
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Painless Retail Returns with Christian Piller

Christian Piller and Joe Lynch discuss painless retail returns. Christian is a co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Pollen, a technology platform revolutionizing the reverse supply chain for retailers with pickups from consumers’ doorsteps for less than a standard return shipping label. About Christian Piller Christian Piller is a co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Pollen Technologies, Inc. (ReturnsSuck.com) where he is responsible for business development, fundraising, sales, and strategy. Christian brings 15+ years’ experience of supply chain execution, strategy, and digitalization from project44, Amazon, and Grainger. He is a Lecturer at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and an Instructor for the University of Tennessee’s Executive Education for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  He is Purdue University’s Mitch E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business 2023 Young Alumni Award winner. Christian earned his bachelor’s from Purdue University. He and his wife, Michelle, live in Chicago. About Pollen Pollen Technologies is a groundbreaking technology platform that is revolutionizing the reverse supply chain for retailers. With a focus on returns, Pollen helps retailers sell and save millions by plugging its technology into existing logistic ecosystems. By orchestrating a "door to warehouse" label/box-less pickup at no additional cost to the retailer, Pollen can free up billions in working capital that is often trapped in excess inventory. Additionally, Pollen's innovative approach minimizes millions of tons of waste, making it an environmentally friendly solution. Unlike traditional methods, Pollen does not require overhead costs such as drivers, rented space, or sort centers. Instead, it leverages a network of gig economy, rideshare partners, and shippers to facilitate pickups from consumers' doorsteps. With its patented technology, Pollen is transforming returns from a cost to a profit center for retailers. Key Takeaways: Painless Retail Returns Christian Piller is a co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Pollen, a technology platform revolutionizing the reverse supply chain for retailers with pickups from consumers’ doorsteps for less than a standard return shipping label. In the podcast interview, Christian and Joe discuss painless retail returns, which is exactly what Pollen provides to their customers. Pollen helps retailers sell and save millions through returns. Pollen plugs its technology into existing logistic ecosystems to orchestrate a "door to warehouse" label/box-less pickup at no additional cost to the retailer. Pollen frees billions in working capital trapped in excess inventory and minimizes millions of tons of waste. Pollen is the first technology platform revolutionizing the reverse supply chain for retailers with pickups from consumers' doorsteps for less than a standard return shipping label. Pollen requires no overhead like drivers, rented space in a retail location, or sort centers. Pollen lays on top of existing supply chain solutions to orchestrate pickups through a network of gig economy, rideshare partners, and shippers. Pollen does not require a box or label to pick up - that's something they've patented. Pollen's solutions include "door to warehouse" synchronization of the existing supply chain, market your business with branded returns, faster recovery and reinjection of products into existing inventory lines, consolidation to streamline warehouse flows, sustainable packaging waste reduction, and verified item validation at pickup. Pollen's pick up service is available across 20,000 locations, covering 95% of the US. Pollen's technology transforms returns from a cost to a profit center, resulting in happy customers, increased post-return buy rates, reduced return fraud, and improved cart conversion rates. Learn More About Painless Retail Returns Christian on LinkedIn Pollen on LinkedIn Pollen website Episode Sponsor: Port X Logistics Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
7/10/202348 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Next Frontier in Food Logistics with Alexis Mizell-Pleasant

Alexis Mizell-Pleasant and Joe Lynch discuss the next frontier in food logistics. Alexis is Managing Editor at Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. About Alexis Mizell-Pleasant  Alexis Mizell-Pleasant is Managing Editor at Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines where she is responsible for writing, editing, managing the awards programs, overseeing social media, moderating webinars, managing client relationships and more. She has a background in journalism and a diverse resume of experience in many communications roles for companies like the Medical University of South Carolina, Amazon, and a major non-profit in the city of Charleston, SC. She holds a master’s degree in communication from Johns Hopkins University and she is a U.S. Navy veteran who served as an engineer in the nuclear field onboard the USS Ronald Reagan prior to her writing career. About Food Logistics  Food Logistics reaches more than 26,000 supply chain executives in the global food and beverage industries, including executives in the food sector (growers, producers, manufacturers, wholesalers and grocers) and the logistics section (transportation, warehousing, distribution, software and technology) who share a mutual interest in the operations and business aspects of the global cold food supply chain. Food Logistics and sister publication Supply & Demand Chain Executive also operate SCN Summit and Women in Supply Chain Forum. About Supply & Demand Chain Executive  Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the only supply chain publication covering the entire global supply chain, focusing on trucking, warehousing, packaging, procurement, risk management, professional development and more. Key Takeaways: The Next Frontier in Food Logistics Alexis Mizell-Pleasant is managing editor at Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. In the podcast interview, Alexis and Joe discuss the next frontier in food logistics. Food Logistics is the only magazine exclusively dedicated to covering the cold food and beverage sector. It is published 6 times a year, providing regular updates and insights into the industry. The magazine reaches more than 26,000 supply chain executives in the food and beverage sector. Its readership includes growers, producers, manufacturers, wholesalers, packagers, and grocers. Food Logistics also caters to professionals in the logistics sector, including transportation, warehousing, distribution, software, and technology. The magazine serves as an excellent source of buyers in various areas of the food and beverage industry. It covers topics related to food and beverage manufacturing, producing, processing, retailing, distributing, restaurant and food service, warehousing, transportation, and storage. Food Logistics provides valuable insights into industry trends, best practices, and innovations. Its subscribers include professionals from manufacturing, retail, distribution, restaurant/foodservice, 3PLs and cold storage providers, ocean ports/carriers, software/technology providers, and cold storage. By focusing solely on the cold food and beverage sector, Food Logistics offers specialized and in-depth coverage of this specific industry segment. Learn More About The Next Frontier in Food Logistics Alexis on LinkedIn Food Logistics on LinkedIn Food Logistics website Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE)  Women In Supply Chain Forum: Register, inquire about sponsoring and/or speaking and to learn more about this intimate event.   Episode Sponsor: Port X Logistics Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
7/7/202356 minutes, 18 seconds
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REPOST: Retail Delivery Trends with Matt Schultz

Matt Schultz and Joe Lynch discuss retail delivery trends. Matt is Vice President of Logistics Partnerships at OneRail, an Orlando-based last mile transportation visibility solution providing shippers with Amazon-level dependability and speed. About Matt Schultz Matt Schultz is Vice President of Logistic Partnerships at OneRail. OneRail is an Orlando-based last mile transportation visibility solution providing shippers with Amazon-level dependability and speed. With a real-time connected network of drivers, OneRail finds the right vehicle for suitable delivery, so shippers gain low prices and greater capacity to rapidly scale their businesses. Matt has played an instrumental role in growing OneRail’s logistic partnership network to more than 10 million drivers, from national delivery companies to small local couriers. His expertise includes start-ups, franchising, business planning & development, operations management, and talent acquisition. About OneRail OneRail is an Orlando-based last mile transportation visibility solution providing shippers with Amazon-level dependability and speed. With a real-time connected network of 10 million drivers, OneRail finds the right vehicle for the right delivery so shippers gain low prices and greater capacity to rapidly scale their businesses. Across retail, CPG, distribution, construction, healthcare and more, OneRail offers an exceptional last mile delivery experience with an on-time delivery rate of 98.6%, while keeping brands front and center. To learn more, visit OneRail.com. Key Takeaways: Retail Delivery Trends Matt Schultz is Vice President of Logistic Partnerships at OneRail, an Orlando-based last mile transportation visibility solution providing shippers with Amazon-level dependability and speed. In the podcast interview, Joe and Matt discuss retail delivery trends and OneRail’s delivery fulfillment platform that has an integrated coast-to-coast courier network of 10 million drivers. 3 retail delivery trends discussed: The marketplace problem – the marketplaces that specialize in retail delivery and pick-up service (usually groceries) are not good for retailers because they: Define and own the customer relationship and all the data, instead of the retailer. Compete directly with the retailers and may entice customers to try other retailers. Charge fees that may cause the retailer to lose money on the transaction. Ownership of the customer, customer data, and the customer experience is increasingly important and retailers need a delivery partner that will consistently execute the retailers vision, while respecting the retailer’s relationship with their customers. To provide the customer experience for both the shipper (retailer) and the customer, a technology orchestration platform is a must have. OneRail’s orchestration platform connect shippers to vetted couriers in real time. OneRail provides 100% visibility into the delivery flow, but it’s way more than a visibility platform. With the right mix of leading technology, dependable couriers, and a vigilant customer experience (CX) team, customers get the ability to change delivery outcomes in real time. The OneRail logistics platform is modular, with the flexibility to serve as a standalone platform or integrate with an existing TMS. Learn More About Retail Delivery Trends Matt on LinkedIn OneRail on LinkedIn OneRail The OneRail Story with Bill Cantania Inventory is Everything with Jeff Flowers OneRail Ranks in the Top 50 of the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List OneRail Named to the FreightTech 100 for the Second Straight Year Recent interview with FreightWaves for ModernShipper Premier Pet Case Study Team OneRail Delivers: OneRail’s Ongoing Corporate Responsibility Initiatives The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
7/5/202338 minutes, 54 seconds
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REPOST: Becoming a Sales Hunter with Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter and Joe Lynch discuss becoming a Sales Hunter. Mark also known as "The Sales Hunter” helps companies and salespeople find and retain better prospects they can close at full price. About Mark Hunter Mark Hunter is recognized as one of the top 50 most influential sales and marketing leaders in the world. He is author of three books, “High-Profit Prospecting” and “High-Profit Selling” and his newest “A Mind for Sales.” His integrity centered communication strategies are used each day by thousands of people from “Fortune 100” firms to small start-ups. Clients include, American Express, Chubb Insurance, Farm Bureau, Great Western Bank and hundreds more.  These same strategies are found in The Sales Hunter University on-line program which in 2020, was ranked as one of the top 10 sales learning programs due its unique style of coaching and engagement with Mark Hunter. Mark has spoken in more than 30 countries on 5 continents and travels more than 200 days per year working with people helping to show them how to find and retain better clients.  He’s known for his engaging style that empowers others to move to a higher level. He doesn’t view what he does as a job, he views it as a lifestyle.  He believes when you live life helping others you have the ability to create deep relationships that impact others.  His mission is to help others see sales in this manner to allow them to increase their influence and impact. Key Takeaways: Becoming a Sales Hunter Mark Hunter, also known as "The Sales Hunter” helps companies and salespeople find and retain better prospects they can close at full price. In the podcast interview, Mark and Joe discuss becoming a sales hunter. During the interview, Mark shares some of the sales strategies he uses in his sales consulting and training practice. Strategy #1 – Know Your Ideal Prospect. Pick a niche and develop a profile for your ideal customer. Stay in your lane – become very knowledgeable in your chosen niche. Strategy #2 – Understand Your Customer’s Problem and How You Solve it. Become an expert in your customer’s problems and your solutions to those problems. Use your new found expertise to engage with similar customers. Strategy #3 – Land and Expand. When you land a new account, you are not closing a deal, you are opening a relationship. Constantly find ways to add more value and to win more business within existing accounts. Strategy #4 – Maintain Profitability. Lowering margins to win business seldom works out for the customer or the salesperson. The Sales Hunter teaches his client how to avoid negotiating and finding serious prospects – ones who not just shopping for price. Mark Hunter has literally written the book(s) on sales. If you want to improve your sale performance connect with Mark or read one of his books: A Mind for Sales High Profit Prospecting High-Profit Selling: Win the Sale Without Compromising on Price Learn More About Becoming a Sales Hunter Mark Hunter LinkedIn The Sales Hunter LinkedIn The Sales Hunter A Mind of Sales High Profit Prospecting Photos The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
7/3/202351 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Rise of Exosuits with Mark Harris

Mark Harris and Joe Lynch discuss the rise of exosuits. Mark is the CEO of HeroWear, a wearable technology company focused on developing assistive clothing solutions. About Mark Harris Mark is a driven, serial entrepreneur with an innovator’s mindset. At HeroWear, Mark leads a team of amazing engineers, designers, manufacturers, and business experts to launch a line of exosuits that will improve the health, safety, and productivity of workers within the logistics industry. Previously, Mark founded and led Concert Genetics in its mission to connect the Genetic Health Information Network. Mark is deeply involved in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, having advised startup accelerators, investment groups, and early-stage companies in Nashville, and has been recognized as one of Nashville's Forty Under 40 and was awarded as one of 25 Health Care Heroes selected by the Chamber of Commerce for his contributions and leadership in the community. Mark earned three degrees from Vanderbilt University: a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology, a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology, and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management. About HeroWear HeroWear is a wearable technology company that aims to revolutionize physical labor by developing exoskeleton technology to prevent back pain and improve people's lives. Their focus is on providing comfortable, reliable, and effective protection for working men and women in various industries such as warehouses, manufacturing centers, and construction sites. Founded in 2019, HeroWear introduced their first product, the Apex exosuit, in 2020. Since then, thousands of users at hundreds of customers have experienced the benefits of the suit, allowing them to feel better and work smarter. In 2021, HeroWear embarked on a project to develop the SABER exosuit for the US Army, showcasing their expertise and commitment to innovation. In 2023, HeroWear unveiled the Apex 2, the latest advancement in their back-assist exosuit technology. This new iteration is even more comfortable, user-friendly, and durable, incorporating valuable insights gained from real-world usage of the Apex exosuit. With a strong track record and a dedication to improving the lives of workers, HeroWear continues to lead the way in the field of wearable technology for physical labor. Key Takeaways: The Rise of Exosuits Mark Harris is the CEO of HeroWear, a wearable technology company focused on developing assistive clothing solutions. In the podcast interview, Mark and Joe discuss the rise of exosuits, which is what Mark and the HeroWear team provide to the working men and women in various industries such as warehouses, manufacturing centers, and construction. Their first product, the Apex, is a back-assist exosuit designed to reduce strain on the back. The Apex was developed in collaboration with the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology at Vanderbilt University. It is the first exosuit built from the ground up for both men and women. The Apex features a patent-pending dual-mode technology that allows users to easily turn the back assistance on or off. The textile-based design of the Apex is modular, offering over 50 possible combinations for a perfect fit and support. HeroWear also offers the Apex 2, a lightweight back-assist exosuit that focuses on comfort and wearability. The Apex 2 reduces muscle fatigue and strain, providing more energy on the job and a better quality of life outside of work. HeroWear offers an exclusive exo-as-a-service for select companies interested in their technology. They also provide pilot programs and field studies to gather data and equip companies with the information needed to implement exosuit programs. Learn More About The Rise of Exosuits Mark on LinkedIn HeroWear on LinkedIn HeroWear website HeroWear YouTube Channel ROI Calculator Episode Sponsor: Port X Logistics Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
6/30/202357 minutes, 17 seconds
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An Alternative to UPS and FedEx with Mark Lavelle

Mark Lavelle and Joe Lynch discuss n alternative to UPS and FedEx. Mark is the Chief Executive Officer at Maergo, a first-of-its-kind parcel delivery platform, purpose-built for branded direct-to-consumer delivery using modern technology and advanced data capabilities. About Mark Lavelle Mark Lavelle is the Chief Executive Officer at Maergo, a first-of-its-kind parcel delivery platform, purpose-built for branded direct-to-consumer delivery using modern technology and advanced data capabilities. Mark has over 20 years of experience growing businesses at the intersection of commerce, payments, and internet technology. He’s Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Deep Lake Capital. Previously, Mark was SVP of Commerce at Adobe as a result of the $1.7B acquisition of Magento where he was CEO. Other senior leadership roles include eBay, PayPal and Bill Me Later. About Maergo Serving the fastest growing brands across retail, Maergo simplifies and expedites small parcel delivery. Offering 1-3 day nationwide service, Maergo accelerates the end-to-end ecommerce & delivery experience through a comprehensive, proven network of providers, and simplifies the challenge many brands face of having to manage multiple carriers. Maergo takes care of it all through a single relationship. We deliver the reliability brands have come to count on, while offering freedom from egregious price increases, hidden accessorial fees, and lackluster support often seen from legacy providers. Topped off by improving time-in-transit and lowering your costs, Maergo is reimagining delivery and changing the way the retailers ship and deliver to their customers. Key Takeaways: An Alternative to UPS and FedEx Mark Lavelle is the Chief Executive Officer at Maergo, a first-of-its-kind parcel delivery platform, purpose-built for branded direct-to-consumer delivery using modern technology and advanced data capabilities.  In the podcast interview, Mark and Joe discuss alternatives to UPS and FedEx. Mark’s company, Maergo is one of those alternatives that many fast growing brands are using to simplify and expedite their small parcel shipments. Maergo simplifies and expedites small parcel delivery for the fastest growing brands across retail. They offer 1-3 day nationwide service, accelerating the end-to-end ecommerce and delivery experience. Maergo has a comprehensive network of providers, eliminating the need for brands to manage multiple carriers. They deliver reliability while avoiding price increases, hidden fees, and lackluster support seen from legacy providers. Maergo improves time-in-transit and lowers costs, reimagining delivery for retailers. They drive higher conversion rates by providing a faster delivery experience for brands. Maergo eliminates the need for expensive regional distribution centers and complex carrier relationships. Their network features include pick-ups seven days a week, flexible sortation, eco-friendly use of passenger flight cargo capacity, and diverse last mile partners. Maergo understands that providing a great shipping experience is crucial for brand success. They offer faster, cheaper, and greener shipping options for high-growth brands, reducing carbon emissions and providing an alternative to legacy carriers. Learn More About An Alternative to UPS and FedEx Mark on LinkedIn Maergo on LinkedIn Maergo website Maergo Blog Maergo Case Studies Report: The 2022 Peak Network Performance Report Report: The 2023 Maergo Post-Purchase Consumer Experience Study UnBoxing with Maergo series Episode Sponsor: Port X Logistics Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
6/28/202347 minutes, 47 seconds
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Winning at Football and Freight with Desmond Clark

Desmond (Dez) Clark and Joe Lynch discuss winning at football and freight, which is exactly what Dez is up to. Dez is the President of Bear Down Logistics, an asset-based transportation company based in Orlando, Florida. Dez played in the NFL for 12 years, 8 years with the Chicago Bears - hence the company name. About Desmond (Dez) Clark Desmond Clark is a multi-talented individual with a diverse range of experiences. He is the President of Bear Down Logistics, a transportation company based in Orlando, Florida. In addition to his work in logistics, Desmond is also a Motivational Speaker and Leadership Trainer-Coach at Dez Clark Speaks. He has also held positions as an Associate Partner at Podium Risk Management, a Principal in Property and Casualty at The Insurance People, and a Financial Advisor at MassMutual. Desmond is also the former President of the Chicago Chapter of the NFL Alumni Association. Prior to his successful career in business, Desmond was an NFL athlete, having played for 12 years and with the Chicago Bears for 8 years. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. About Bear Down Logistics Bear Down Logistics is a highly experienced asset-based transportation company that has been operating out of Central Florida for over 30 years. With over 100,000 sq ft of Class-A, bonded warehouse space, the company provides storage, transload, and dry van services. Bear Down Logistics utilizes its company-owned assets for drayage and delivery services throughout the State of Florida, while its brokerage division serves all states and excess capacity needs for its customers. Partnering with 30-year-old company Quick Trip Express, Bear Down Logistics understands the importance of being dependable and producing at the highest level, both internally for its team and externally for its customers. The company's network of over 25,000 carriers allows it to serve a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, lumber, hotel, construction, food, medical, and more. Bear Down Logistics believes in the process of greatness, executing details in excellence consistently over time to deliver premium results. Key Takeaways: Winning at Football and Freight Bear Down Logistics is an asset-based transportation company operating out of Central Florida. The company has over 100,000 square feet of Class-A, bonded warehouse space, providing storage, transload, and dry van services. Bear Down utilize their company-owned assets for drayage and delivery services throughout the State of Florida. Their brokerage division serves all states and their excess capacity needs for their customers. The company serves a wide range of industries including manufacturing, retail, lumber, hotel, construction, food, medical, and more. Bear Down moves a wide variety of commodities including wood products, stone, machinery, metals, furniture, and more. The company has a network of over 25,000 carriers, allowing them to ship for a wide range of industries. They are trusted by 750+ happy clients and offer 24/7 ELD tracking, quick coverage, and on-time deliveries. Bear Down believe in being great and executing the details in excellence consistently over time to deliver premium results. Learn More About Winning at Football and Freight Desmond on LinkedIn Bear Down Logistics on LinkedIn Bear Down Logitics website DC Influence and Leadership Episode Sponsor: Port X Logistics Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
6/26/202341 minutes, 7 seconds
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AI and the Future of Supply Chain with Yossi Sheffi

Dr. Yossi Sheffi and Joe Lynch discuss AI and the future of supply chain, which is the central theme of Yossi’s latest book, The Magic Conveyor Belt: Supply Chains, A.I., and the Future of Work. Yossi is the Elisha Gray II professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL). About Dr. Yossi Sheffi Dr. Yossi Sheffi is the Elisha Gray II professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL). He is an expert in systems optimization, risk and resilience, and supply chain management, topics he researches and teaches at MIT and other leading business and engineering schools. Professor Sheffi is the author of a 1985 textbook on transportation networks and eight management books, dealing with supply chain resilience, sustainability, industrial clustering, and other business management issues. His latest books include The New (Ab)Normal: Reshaping Business and Supply Chain Strategy Beyond Covid-19 (2020) and A Shot in the Arm: How Science, Engineering, and Supply Chains Converged to Vaccinate the World (2021). His latest book, The Magic Conveyor Belt: Supply Chains, A.I., and The Future of Work, was released in April 2023. Under his leadership, MIT CTL has launched many educational, research, and industry/government outreach programs, including the MIT Master of Engineering in Logistics program in 1998, the MIT Master of Applied Sciences in Supply Chain Management, and the MIT on-line offering, MITx MicroMasters program in supply chain management. Launched in 2016, the program had its one millionth registrant at the end of 2022. Outside academia, Professor Sheffi has consulted with numerous government agencies as well as leading manufacturing, retail, and transportation enterprises all over the world. He is also an active entrepreneur, having founded five successful companies, all acquired by larger enterprises, and a sought-after speaker at corporate and professional events. About The Magic Conveyor Belt (Yossi's new book) The societal and economic spasms of the early 2020s highlighted the crucial role of world-spanning supply chains in the modern global economy, as well as the growing role of digital technology, including A.I. and automation, in the future economy. In The Magic Conveyor Belt, MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi explains what supply chains are, how they operate, and how the integration of advanced technology with people and processes will be the hallmark of future supply chain management. Professor Sheffi lays the foundation for understanding supply chains and the characteristics that make them complex. In Part 1 of the book, “The Global Dance,” he delves into the often-hidden intrinsic structure of supply chains to ground the reader in the challenges of managing the mammoth networks involved. Part 2, “Further Complexity and Challenges,” shows how the last 50 years have added even more complexity to supply chains. This part covers the rising demand for goods, as well as the increasing consumer expectations for fast, perfect delivery services. The capabilities and future roles of automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence are changing and augmenting the jobs held by workers—covered in Parts 3 and 4. Elements of the book trace the implications of multiple trends in the operating environment for tomorrow’s global supply chains, as they change and augment the jobs held by workers. While many of the new skills require technical knowhow, it is social skills, ironically, that may be a key for future human employment in an economy dominated by technology. About MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics has been a global leader in supply chain management innovation, education, and research for fifty years. It has educated practitioners worldwide and has helped numerous companies gain a competitive advantage from its cutting-edge research. Key Takeaways: AI and the Future of Supply Chain Dr. Yossi Sheffi is the Elisha Gray II professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL). In the podcast interview, Yossi and Joe discuss AI and the future of supply chain, which is the central theme of Yossi’s latest book, The Magic Conveyor Belt: Supply Chains, A.I., and the Future of Work The topics below were touched on in the podcast and covered in much more depth in Yossi's book, The Magic Conveyor Belt: Demystifying the murky depths, twists, and turns of supply chains. A.I. - job killer or job creator? The 5th Industrial Revolution: Why human and A.I. collaboration is the future. Exploring the complex production systems of consumer goods, from Grape-Nuts to diapers. The March of the Machines: fears of job-stealing tech across time. Following the journey of the t-shirt from factory to retailer. How critical components can flip a supply chain from plenty to shortages. The impact of digital technology on supply chain management. Technology is not enough – the drawbacks of automated systems. The challenge of entry-level employment for future generations. Five skills to retain employment in a world with growing levels of automation. Future trends in world supply chains and economies. Six areas humans surpass computers in supply chain operations. Environmental sustainability and the impact of climate change on supply chains. Why supply chains actually worked well during the pandemic. How technology is the key to sustainability. Learn More About  AI and the Future of Supply Chain Dr. Yossi Sheffi on LinkedIn The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics on LinkedIn MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics The Magic Conveyor Belt: Supply Chains, A.I., and the Future of Work MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics with Chris Caplice Episode Sponsor: Port X Logistics Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
6/23/202358 minutes, 5 seconds
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Revolutionizing Freight Forwarding Using Tech with Lionel van der Walt

  Lionel van der Walt and Joe Lynch discuss revolutionizing freight forwarding using tech, which is exactly what Raft does. Lionel is the Chief Growth Officer of Raft, an intelligent logistics platform that automates AP invoices, customs, shipping documents, and pre-alert workflows significantly reducing manual work while increasing accuracy and compliance for freight forwarders and customs brokers. About Lionel van der Walt Lionel van der Walt is currently the Chief Growth Officer at Raft and an industry thought leader on sustainability in supply chain with over 20 years of international executive leadership experience. He began his career in the South African Air Force and later spent more than a decade with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), where he held various leadership positions in South Africa, Spain, and the United States, including President of Cargo Network Services Corp., IATA’s U.S. cargo subsidiary. Lionel served as Chief Executive Officer at the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC), then as President and Chief Executive Officer, Americas, followed by Global Chief Commercial Officer at PayCargo. He has also been a member of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and PayCargo’s Board of Directors. Lionel holds an MBA in Strategy and General Management from Milpark Business School in South Africa and has also qualified as an Air Traffic Controller and Aircraft Maintenance Technician. About Raft Raft is the intelligent logistics platform that’s rewriting the technology playbook for freight forwarders and customs brokers in the automation era. They empower their customers to drive efficiency and deliver more value to their end-customers by automating and orchestrating the entire shipment lifecycle—from operations, finance, customs, and sales to visibility and emissions reporting. Raft combines the power of unified data, communications, and workflows with the speed and scale of AI and third-party connectivity, freeing up teams to focus on higher value work while reducing costs and driving profitability. Founded in 2017, Raft serves 60 freight forwarders in 30+ countries globally, including several of the A&A’s Top 25 Global Freight Forwarders List, and is used to manage over 300k shipments per month, saving its customers up to 2 hours on every shipment. Key Takeaways: Revolutionizing Freight Forwarding Using Tech Lionel van der Walt is the Chief Growth Officer of Raft, an intelligent logistics platform that automates AP invoices, customs, shipping documents, and pre-alert workflows significantly reducing manual work while increasing accuracy and compliance for freight forwarders and customs brokers. In the podcast interview, Lionel and Joe discuss revolutionizing freight forwarding using tech. Raft is a technology company that specializes in AI and machine learning The company was founded in 2017 by co-founders James Coombes (CEO) and Nisarg Mehta (CTO) Raft's mission is to transform global supply chain execution with AI Raft helps key players in the logistics industry apply AI to their daily tasks and customer interactions Raft's intelligent logistics platform is used to manage 300k shipments per month, saving its customers up to 2 hours on every shipment Raft serves more than 60 freight forwarders in 30+ countries globally, including several of those featured in the A&A’s Top 25 Global Freight Forwarders List The company is headquartered in London, and also has offices in Chicago and Mumbai Learn More About Revolutionizing Freight Forwarding Using Tech Lionel on LinkedIn Raft on LinkedIn Raft website Episode Sponsor: Port X Logistics Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
6/21/202356 minutes, 24 seconds
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Key Takeaways from TMSA Elevate with Trey Griggs

Trey Griggs and Joe Lynch discuss key takeaways from TMSA Elevate, a conference held in Savannah, Georgia on June 11, 12, and 13. TMSA is the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association, a non-profit organization for sales and marketing professionals in transportation and logistics. Trey Griggs, Founder of the Beta Consulting Group was an emcee for the event. About Trey Griggs Trey Griggs is a successful sales and marketing professional with a diverse background in education, youth ministry, and technology. He is the Founder and CEO of Beta Consulting Group, where he helps logistics companies improve their sales and marketing outcomes through consulting, coaching, and connecting. Trey began his career as a high school physics teacher and coach, as well as a youth pastor, before transitioning to sales and marketing. He gained valuable experience in door-to-door office supply sales before joining a technology company in transportation and logistics. Trey quickly excelled in his role, earning Sales Rep of the Year and leading the team in revenue-generation for three consecutive years. He is known for building a personal brand on social media, creating familiarity and trust among prospects, clients, and partners. Trey is also a skilled writer, producing website content, blogs, white papers, customer testimonials, and social media content. C-level executives and sales and marketing leaders rely on Trey to promote collaboration between teams and grow revenue. About Beta Consulting Group BETA Consulting Group is in the business of building brands through foundational messaging and customer testimonial videos, along with creating relevant content for the transportation industry through LinkedIn LIVE shows and industry events to entertain, educate and inspire. Trey collaborates with industry titans in sales and marketing to ensure his clients have the best resources to build their brands and drive revenue growth. About Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) Sales and marketing professionals in the logistics and transportation industry come to the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA)as the place to learn, to grow, to have fun together and to make lasting connections. Members enjoy access to live events, virtual forums and exclusive member-only benefits.  The association was founded in 1924 and has gone through many names and iterations throughout the years, but it’s mission to be the resource for its members has never changed. Key Takeaways From TMSA Elevate Trey Griggs is the Founder and CEO of Beta Consulting Group, where he helps logistics companies improve their sales and marketing outcomes through consulting, coaching, and connecting. Trey was an emcee for TMSA Elevate, a conference held in Savannah, Georgia on June 11, 12, and 13. TMSA is the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association, a non-profit organization for sales and marketing professionals in transportation and logistics. TMSA provides opportunities for members to learn, make lasting connections, and access member-only benefits. TMSA is focused on building relationships within the community of sales and marketers in transportation and logistics. TMSA offers resources to help members elevate their skill set, including attending the TMSA Annual Conference, webinars, virtual roundtables, and networking opportunities. TMSA's mission is to enable transportation and logistics sales and marketing professionals to learn and give back to the industry through education, connections, and resources. TMSA is the pre-eminent non-profit sales and marketing association that transportation and logistics professionals turn to for industry-specific education, connections, and resources. TMSA has multiple levels of membership to fit the needs of individual professionals and businesses. TMSA was founded in 1924 as a railroad-based association and has evolved with the marketplace throughout its existence. TMSA is the only association dedicated to advancing the success of marketing and sales professionals in all modes of the commercial freight transportation market. TMSA offers a variety of resources to its members, including access to a complete database of past webinars, conference presentations, and award submissions. Learn More About Beta Consulting Group Trey on LinkedIn Trey on Twitter Trey on TikTok Trey on Instagram Trey on Facebok Beta Consulting Group on LinkedIn Beta Consulting Group website Beta's Podcasts Learn More About TMSA Elevate Winning the Logistics Talent War with Charlie Saffro TMSA Key Takeaways with Jennifer Karpus-Romain TMSA Elevate Debrief Webinar Episode Sponsor: Port X Logistics Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube  
6/19/202345 minutes, 17 seconds
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REPOST: The Tusk Logistics Story with Ben Emmrich

Ben Emmrich and Joe Lynch discuss the Tusk Logistcis story. Ben is the Co-founder and CEO of Tusk, a small parcel shipping network driving value through lower prices, faster deliveries, and great service. About Ben Emmrich Ben Emmrich is the Co-founder and CEO of Tusk. Ben has spent his career at the overlap of small parcel shipping and ecommerce and led operations and strategic partnerships at Google Shopping and Shippo before building Tusk. Having seen the small parcel industry from many angles -- as an operator, software provider and start-up -- Ben is a firm believer that any small parcel delivery provider's sole focus should be on making a meaningful, honest impact for its shippers and that volume follows value. About Tusk Logistics Tusk puts professional shippers first, unlocking previously unachievable savings and offering peace of mind with reliable technology, easy integrations, and great service. Founded in 2021 by Ben Emmrich and Adam Hipp, Tusk expands the possibility for shippers by connecting them to a national network of regional parcel carriers that offers reliable, predictable service at a significant savings – usually 30-40% lower than UPS or FedEx. Tusk instantly lowers shipping costs with pre-negotiated rates, eliminates “new carrier headache” with easy integrations and offers superior, proactive shipper support. Key Takeaways: The Tusk Logistics Story Ben Emmrich is the Co-founder and CEO of Tusk, a small parcel shipping network driving value through lower prices, faster deliveries, and great service. In the podcast interview, Ben and Joe talked about the small parcel market and the founding of Tusk Logistics. Small parcel shipping has seen explosive growth due to the rise of ecommerce. Most shippers that need to move a lot of ecommerce small parcel shipments, use FedEx, UPS, or USPS because these companies have a nationwide service area, and they do a great job. In addition to the dominant players (UPS, FedEx, etc.) there are a lot of regional small parcel carriers who provide a tremendous value, but they don’t have the nationwide service area. Tusk Logistics is laser focused on shippers and they have developed a technology/service that gives high volume small parcel shippers the ability to leverage the superior service and cost savings that the regional players provide – without sacrificing the nationwide service area. Tusk has connected the leading regional small parcel companies into a network that covers most of the USA (and growing all the time). The Tusk technology provides shippers a seamless experience while saving 30-40% on small parcel shipping. Learn More About The Tusk Logistics Story Ben on LinkedIn Tusk Logistics Tusk Logistics got its name because Ben's daughters love the song Tusk by Fleetwood Mac A Modern Approach to EDI with Jonathan Kish The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
6/16/202355 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Top 100 Logistics Companies with Seth Clevenger

Seth Clevenger and Joe Lynch discuss the top 100 logistics companies. Seth is Managing Editor of features at Transport Topics. He plans, writes and edits news features for Transport Topics’ weekly newspaper, supplemental publications and TTNews.com. About Seth Clevenger Seth Clevenger is Managing Editor of features at Transport Topics. He plans, writes and edits news features for Transport Topics’ weekly newspaper, supplemental publications and TTNews.com. He also creates video and audio content for Transport Topics’ webcasts, podcasts and radio programming. Clevenger, who joined TT in 2011, covers the latest industry news with a special focus on transportation technology, including automated vehicles and driver-assist systems, the latest developments in trucking equipment, transportation management software, telematics and mobile communications, data analytics, routing and navigation software, onboard video and more. Clevenger, currently based in Alexandria, Va., is a native of northwest Ohio. He is a 2005 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  About Transport Topics Since 1935, Transport Topics has been the news leader in trucking and freight transportation. When it comes to major issues, industry events, and new developments, TT journalists get the story first and get it right, keeping readers informed about all aspects of the trucking industry and helping them stay ready for what's to come. Key Takeaways: The Top 100 Logistics Companies Seth Clevenger is Managing Editor of features at Transport Topics. He plans, writes, and edits news features for Transport Topics’ weekly newspaper, supplemental publications and TTNews.com. In the podcast interview, Seth and Joe discuss the top 100 logistics companies. Below are some highlights from Seth’s article, 2023 Top 100 Logistics List Highlights Growth for 3PLs. Despite a challenging economic environment and less favorable market conditions, the largest third-party logistics companies in North America continued to grow last year. Spot freight demand has softened, and truck capacity has loosened since the frenetic days of the 2021 freight boom. Shippers have replenished their inventories after struggling with supply chain bottlenecks during the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. An overwhelming majority of the 3PLs that appear on the 2023 Transport Topics Top 100 Logistics Companies list continued to grow their revenues last year. The annual list ranks companies on the basis of annual gross revenue generated by their logistics operations, including freight brokerage, freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution and asset-based dedicated contract carriage. Freight brokerage giant C.H. Robinson Worldwide holds onto its No. 1 ranking by a significant margin. Ryder Supply Chain Solutions climbed into the top 10 after expanding its revenue to $6.5 billion last year. Armada Supply Chain Solutions acquired St. Louis-based freight brokerage Sunset Transportation and lands at No. 13 on the Top 100 with more than $5.5 billion in revenue. Several companies are making their first appearance on the Top 100 this year, including RXO, Ryan Transportation Service, Scotlynn Group, Canada Cartage, KAG Logistics, and Logistics Plus. The Top 100 list and the accompanying sector rankings were produced in collaboration with industry research and consulting firm Armstrong & Associates.  Learn More About The Top 100 Logistics Companies Seth on LinkedIn Transport Topicst on LinkedIn Transport Topics website Road Signs Podcast Episode Sponsor: Port X Logistics Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
6/14/202352 minutes, 46 seconds
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Streamlining the Beverage Supply Chain with Matt Zimmer

6/12/202354 minutes, 23 seconds
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Faster EDI is a Competitive Advantage with Erik Kiser

Erik Kiser and Joe Lynch discuss why faster EDI is a competitive advantage. Erik is the Founder and CEO of Orderful, a complete cloud EDI platform that is revolutionizing the way manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and technology companies trade EDI data. About Erik Kiser Erik Kiser is a visionary entrepreneur with a passion for revolutionizing the world of EDI. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, he has honed his skills in a variety of roles, from hands-on integration work to high-level strategic advising. As the founder of Doppio Group, a leading system integrator specializing in EDI, and Orderful Inc, a cutting-edge EDI platform that streamlines supply chain operations, Erik has established himself as a true innovator in the field. He holds a degree in Business Informatics from Indiana University Bloomington, and his expertise and leadership have earned him widespread recognition as a thought leader in the industry. About Orderful Orderful is a complete cloud EDI platform that is revolutionizing the way manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and technology companies trade EDI data. The platform includes an API that enables companies to connect once and trade EDI data with their entire supply chain, eliminating the need for point-to-point integrations with trading partners. Orderful's customers go live with new EDI connections in days, leading to improved top-line revenues and bottom-line margins. The product is built for users, bringing control and agility back to supply chain operations. Key Takeaways: Faster EDI is a Competitive Advantage Erik Kiser is the Founder and CEO of Orderful, a complete cloud EDI platform that is revolutionizing the way manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and technology companies trade EDI data. In the podcast interview, Erik and Joe discuss why faster EDI is a competitive advantage. Orderful is a complete cloud EDI platform for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and technology companies. Forward-thinking companies are using Orderful to replace their existing EDI infrastructure. The platform includes an API that enables companies to connect once and trade EDI data with their entire supply chain. Orderful's customers go live with new EDI connections in days leading to improved top-line revenues and bottom-line margins. Orderful's modern EDI platform standardizes integrations and streamlines testing, getting your business connected with partners 10x faster than other solutions. Orderful's cloud-native architecture modernizes your enterprise IT landscape and lets you onboard partners easily and quickly. The product is built for your users, bringing control and agility back to your supply chain operations. Orderful allows you to integrate your enterprise applications to Orderful once leveraging our easy-to-use canonical API. Orderful provides you with a payload structure for each transaction type consolidating the EDI requirements of all your partners. Learn More About Faster EDI is a Competitive Advantage Erik on LinkedIn Orderful on LinkedIn Orderful website A Modern Approach to EDI with Jonathan Kish Episode Sponsor: Port X Logistics Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty Episode Sponsor: Lean Solutions Group Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
6/9/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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Investing in Future Sales with Michelle LeBlanc

Michelle LeBlanc and Joe Lynch discuss investing in future sales. Michelle is the CEO and Founder of Drop & Hook Content, a social media and content marketing agency purpose-built for the transportation and logistics industry.   About Michelle LeBlanc Drop & Hook CEO and Founder Michelle LeBlanc has been a marketing professional for over a decade and has specialized in work with transportation and logistics companies since 2014. Over that time she has worked with a range of startups, local businesses, and Fortune 500 brands, including TFI International, CFI, Wreaths Across America, Imaginnovate, Fleet Enable, IMC Companies, Core-Mark International/Performance Foods Group, and PalletTrader/Bettaway Logistics. She has been a featured speaker on social media and content marketing at a range of industry events and currently serves on the board of the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association. About Drop & Hook Drop & Hook is a social media and content marketing agency purpose-built for the transportation and logistics industry. When you work with drop & hook, you can count on our team to bring more than a decade of industry experience to the conversation. We’re experts in building employer brands, creating trucking trends, engaging niche communities, and making email open rates climb. But more importantly, we’re good listeners. We’ll take the time to learn your business, get to know your unique audience and develop your brand’s voice. Then we’ll build the solutions you need to know that social media and content marketing are simply handled. Key Takeaways: Investing in Future Sales Michelle LeBlanc is the CEO and Founder of Drop & Hook Content, a social media and content marketing agency purpose-built for the transportation and logistics industry. Drop & Hook is a content marketing agency that specializes in social media and community management. The company has over a decade of experience in building employer brands, creating trucking trends, engaging niche communities, and making email open rates climb. Drop & Hook Content is known for being good listeners and taking the time to learn their clients' businesses, unique audiences, and brand voices. The company offers a range of services, including community management, influencer marketing, user-generated content, social media strategy, paid social, creative concepting, content and copy creation, inbound and marketing automation, and social media training. Drop & Hook Content believes that great stories are what tie all marketing efforts together and can help clients identify and serve those stories to the right audience. The company offers a six to eight-week discovery project to define clients' social media and content strategies. Drop & Hook Content provides creative campaign concepts that can be extended across multiple channels and platforms for a fully integrated experience. The company offers community management services, including inbound message monitoring and response, reputation and review management, group moderation, or message scheduling and publishing. Drop & Hook Content provides copywriting and content production services for paid advertising copy, organic social media post copy, blog posts, email marketing, newsletters, and more. Learn More About Investing in Future Sales Michelle on LinkedIn Michelle e-mail Drop & Hook on LinkedIn Drop & Hook website Drop & Hook Case Studies TMSA Elevate 2023 Michelle's Calendar Episode Sponsor: Port X Logistics Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
6/7/202358 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Overlooked Advantage in Trucking with Blake Grolmus

Blake Grolmus and Joe Lynch discuss the overlooked advantage in trucking. Blake serves as the Vice President of Safety for Ruan Transportation Management Systems, a family-owned dedicated logistics provider since 1932. About Blake Grolmus Blake Grolmus serves as the Vice President of Safety for Ruan Transportation Management Systems. Blake joined Ruan in 2017, leading the company’s new customer onboarding and continuous improvement activities before taking a leadership role in Ruan’s Gases and Chemicals bulk hazmat operating group. He assumed his current role leading Ruan’s safety and compliance teams in 2022. Prior to Ruan, Blake worked in various progressive supply chain roles at Target and grew up in a small business family. Blake was raised in Williamsburg, Iowa and earned his undergraduate degrees in Finance, Real Estate, and Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa. Blake is a member of the American Trucking Associations’ Safety Policy Committee and serves on the Board of Directors and the LEAD Council for the Iowa Motor Truck Association. Blake is also a member of his local city council and volunteers time with outdoor conservation and youth sports organizations. About Ruan Transportation Ruan provides Dedicated Contract Transportation, Managed Transportation, Value-Added Warehousing, and Brokerage Support Services to customers across the U.S. Ruan’s Integrated Supply Chain Solutions services encompass all aspects of transportation and logistics, providing our customers the ideal combination of asset- and non-asset-based solutions that get your products from point A to point B safely and efficiently. With more than 90 years of transportation management experience, Ruan is one of the top 10 privately owned transportation companies in the country with 300 operations and 5,000 team members. Key Takeaways: The Overlooked Advantage in Trucking Blake Grolmus serves as the Vice President of Safety for Ruan Transportation Management Systems, a family-owned dedicated logistics provider since 1932. In the podcast interview, Blake and Joe discuss the overlooked advantage in trucking, which is safety. Ruan was the first transportation company to implement a formal safety program in the 1940s. Ruan’s Megasafe Safety Program is their overarching, comprehensive safety structure. The company ensures team members have the safest equipment, ongoing training, and guidance from Ruan’s proprietary Megasafe7 Rules of Safe Driving. Ruan has deployed Lytx Driver Safety Program across its fleet of more than 3,000 vehicles. The company has an ongoing commitment to quality and process improvement. Ruan provides 24/7 customer care from one full-service transportation company. Ruan has over 5,000 team members, including 4,000 truck drivers. The company has 1.5 million square feet of dedicated warehousing space. Ruan is a family-owned transportation management company, providing Dedicated Contract Transportation, Managed Transportation, and Value-added Warehousing. Their Integrated Supply Chain Solutions combine Ruan’s non-asset and asset-based capabilities with optimal technology. Ruan Transportation Management System includes: Dedicated Contract Transportation – With Ruan’s Dedicated Contract Transportation, shippers gain a transportation solution that functions as an extension of their supply chain. The tractors and trailers are often branded with the customer’s company logo and image. Driver uniforms also reflect the customer’s brand. Managed Transportation – Ruan’s provides a customized third-party logistics solutions that includes mode selection, carrier management, network optimization, certified brokerage services, and more. Value-Added Warehousing – Ruan offers dedicated, Value-Added Warehousing services that combines the best warehouse management system (WMS) and experienced professionals to create the best experience for their customers. Ruan offers the region’s most versatile warehouse space and customized solutions tailored to their customers’ requirements. Integrated Supply Chain Solutions – Ruan offers an integrated supply chain solution that is customized to the customer’s specific needs. The solution may include a combination of the following services: freight brokerage, dedicated fleets, warehousing services, and contract logistics agreements. Learn More About The Overlooked Advantage in Trucking Blake on LinkedIn Ruan Transportation LinkedIn Ruan Transportation Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage with Bob Elkins Technology Alone Won’t Integrate Your Supply Chain with Paul Jensen Transportation vs Logistics with Marty Wadle The Driver’s Perspective with Dean Key The Ruan Story with Ben McLean Ruan Megasafe Safety Program Ruan Takes Home Seven Awards at ATA’s National Truck Safety and Industrial Safety Contests Ruan Sees Positive Results from Video Safety Program Episode Sponsor: TMSA TMSA: 2023 ELEVATE Conference The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
6/5/202356 minutes, 11 seconds
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Outsourced Sales and Marketing with Ryan Mann

Joe Lynch and Ryan Mann discuss outsourced sales and marketing, which is one of many services provided by Lean Solutions Group. Ryan is the Director of Marketing at Lean Solutions Group which offers a nearshore/offshore model to establish remote satellite offices in Latin America and the Philippines, allowing businesses to build mission-critical teams in just 3-5 weeks to meet customer expectations and accomplish more. About Ryan Mann Ryan Mann is the Director of Marketing at Lean Solutions Group, with a proven track record of success in the industry. He earned his degree in General Studies from Texas Tech University, where he also minored in Psychology, Sociology, and Human Resources Development. With extensive experience in agencies, freelance work, and business marketing, Ryan is a highly skilled strategist and marketer who is passionate about helping businesses grow and connecting people with their goals. Ryan's biggest motivation is his family, and he is dedicated to turning amazing ideas into reality for businesses. He is a natural leader who has led each member of his team with passion and hard work, promoting their best qualities and building team confidence and collaboration. Ryan is also a talented writer, with a love for blogs, essays, short stories, songs, and Haiku. About Lean Solutions Group Lean Solutions Group is a nearshore and offshore service provider that offers a range of services, including staffing, technology, marketing, sales, and BPO services. The company helps transportation and logistics businesses hire and retain the best talent while keeping costs low. Lean Solutions Group has satellite offices in Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and the Philippines, staffed with qualified bilingual professionals trained in clients' processes and systems. The company has worked with over 500 satisfied U.S.-based transportation and logistics providers since 2014. Lean Solutions Group has a low-cost, low-risk, and low-hassle approach, and their account managers handle the entire process. The company has a highly scalable and flexible workforce of over 9,000 employees with operations at seven satellite offices. Lean Solutions Group has ranked four years in a row on the Inc.500 list for fastest-growing private companies in America and has obtained recognitions like Best Place to Work and landed on the FreightTech List of most innovative companies in the transportation and logistics industry. Key Takeaways: Outsourced Sales and Marketing Ryan is the Director of Marketing at Lean Solutions Group which offers a nearshore/offshore model to establish remote satellite offices in Latin America and the Philippines, allowing businesses to build mission-critical teams in just 3-5 weeks to meet customer expectations and accomplish more. In the podcast interview, Ryan and Joe discuss outsourced sales and marketing, a service that Ryan and the LSG team provides to leading companies in transportation, logistics, warehousing, and technology. Lean Solutions Group is a nearshore and offshore service provider with satellite offices in Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and the Philippines. They offer a broad range of services, including staffing, technology, marketing, sales, and BPO services. They specialize in helping transportation and logistics companies hire and retain top talent. Their team consists of qualified bilingual professionals. They have worked with over 500 satisfied U.S.-based transportation and logistics providers since 2014. They ensure that your satellite office is staffed with highly educated, English-speaking professionals trained in your company’s processes and systems. Their approach is low cost, low risk, and low hassle. They have a highly scalable and flexible workforce of over 9,000 employees. Lean Solutions Group have been ranked four years in a row on the Inc. 500 list for fastest-growing private companies in America and have obtained incredible recognitions like Best Place to Work. Learn More About Outsourced Sales and Marketing Ryan on LinkedIn LSG on LinkedIn LSG website Lean Solutions Group Success Story: Beemac Logistics 3PL Sales Will Never Be the Same with Ryan Mann The Fastest Growing Logistics Companies with Trey Griggs 3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena Digitizing Check Calls with Trey Griggs and Ryan Rogers The Competitive Advantage with David Bell and Peter Rentschler Doug Waggoner Talks Lean Solutions Group Episode Sponsor: TMSA TMSA: 2023 ELEVATE Conference Episode Sponsor: Port X Logistics Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
6/2/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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Overcoming Last Mile Hurdles with Luke Denny

Luke Denny and Joe Lynch discuss overcoming last mile hurdles. Luke is the Co-Founder and CEO of FRAYT Technologies, a last-mile on-demand delivery and logistics technology company. About Luke Denny Luke Denny is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader with extensive experience in software and supply chain logistics. He is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of FRAYT Technologies, a last-mile delivery platform. With 15 years of experience in software and 6 years in supply chain, logistics, and transportation, Luke has founded three separate companies and sold one of them in early 2022. He is also a licensed CPA and previously spent 7 years in the accounting industry working for firms such as BDO. Originally from Los Angeles, Luke is a graduate of Indiana University and currently resides in Cincinnati, OH. About FRAYT FRAYT is a last-mile on-demand delivery and logistics technology company that offers businesses professional, reliable on-demand shipping through an intuitive web platform, API, and mobile app. With over 13,000 drivers in over 50 markets across the United States, FRAYT enables businesses and retailers to offer same-day, last-mile delivery to their customers. The company's delivery platform offers scheduled or same-day delivery to customers in industries like retail, building material supply, and manufacturing. FRAYT's vehicle options range from cars to box trucks, making it easy to transport smaller items or multiple pallet deliveries. The company's multi-stop service allows businesses to maximize their spend and boost efficiency by easily scheduling multiple stops during a FRAYT driver's route. With FRAYT, businesses can deliver the best customer experience, expand their offerings, and get more done in a day. Key Takeaways: Overcoming Last Mile Hurdles with Luke Denny Luke Denny is the Co-Founder and CEO of FRAYT Technologies, a last-mile on-demand delivery and logistics technology company. In the podcast interview, Luke and Joe discuss overcoming last mile hurdles. FRAYT has over 13,000 drivers in over 50 markets across the United States and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company offers businesses professional, reliable on-demand shipping through an intuitive web platform, API, and mobile app. FRAYT enables businesses and retailers to offer same-day, last-mile delivery to their customers. The company's platform allows businesses to offer scheduled or same-day delivery to their customers. FRAYT's customers come from industries like retail, building material supply, and manufacturing. The company offers a range of delivery vehicle options, from cars to box trucks. FRAYT's platform allows businesses to easily schedule multiple stops during a driver's route, maximizing efficiency and saving money. Learn More About Overcoming Las Mile Hurdles Luke on LinkedIn FRAYT on LinkedIn FRAYT website Navigating the Last Mile: Capacity Planning in Today’s Supply Chains Episode Sponsor: TMSA TMSA: 2023 ELEVATE Conference Episode Sponsor: Port X Logistics Is Drayage Just Drayage with Brian Kempisty The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
5/31/202343 minutes, 36 seconds
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REPOST: The Newtrul Story with Ed Stockman

Ed Stockman and Joe Lynch discuss the Newtrul story. Ed is Co-founder & CEO at Newtrul, a technology company helping increase efficiencies in the trucking industry with a digital freight-aggregation platform. About Ed Stockman Ed Stockman is the Co-founder & CEO at Newtrul, a technology company helping increase efficiencies in the trucking industry with a digital freight-aggregation platform. Ed is a logistics industry veteran with over a decade of experience from Echo, Redwood Logistics and Transfix. Ed’s expertise is rooted in sales and growth, and he has served as the Director of Sales at two enterprise transportation brokerages. Ed founded Newtrul on his first-born’s birth date in 2018 after realizing the need for digitization and aggregation in the increasingly fragmented transportation space. Ed describes himself as a servant leader who would is passionate, competitive, and sympathetic. He thrives in nuanced, fast-paced environments and is known for bringing clarity and conciseness to complicated scenarios. Ed earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Statistics & Law Enforcement from Western Illinois University. Outside of his work, you’ll find Ed spending time with his wife and two children in Dallas, TX. About Newtrul Based in Chicago, Newtrul is a technology company helping increase efficiencies in the trucking industry with a digital freight-aggregation platform. Newtrul’s proprietary, digital freight matching platform integrates with freight brokers to seamlessly share available loads with carriers digitally in real-time. The carrier platform allows trucking companies to enter Newtrul’s user interface to search for the best shipment across multiple customers for each truck. Instead of carriers and brokers spending time and resources contacting each other individually, Newtrul’s digital aggregation platform provides an easier, simpler, and more cost-effective way to connect everyone and book more loads faster. For more information visit www.Newtrul.com. Key Takeaways: The Newtrul Story Ed Stockman is the Co-founder & CEO at Newtrul, a technology company helping increase efficiencies in the trucking industry with a digital freight-aggregation platform. In the podcast interview, Joe and Ed discuss Ed’s career and the founding of Newtrul. Newtrul connects shippers, brokers, and carriers through a centralized portal – similar to traditional load boards, but with more integration. Newtrul technology is easy to use and will seamlessly integrate into your current systems (TMS, WMS, Fleet Management System, etc.) Newtrul is a digital freight aggregator that operates with the primary goal of providing the most cost-effective and efficient options for shippers and providing an easily accessible portal for carriers. Carriers and shippers can seamlessly conduct business without the need to go through a traditional load board. Learn More About The Newtrul Story Ed on LinedIn Newtrul on LinkedIn Newtrul Case Studies Demo The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
5/29/202354 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Outsourced Supply Chain with Hannah Kain

Hannah Kain and Joe Lynch discuss the outsourced supply chain, a topic Hannah is familiar with due to ALOM's extensive experience managing supply chain functions for diverse industries. Hannah is Founder and CEO of ALOM, a leading global supply chain management services and solutions provider, offering comprehensive services to Fortune 500 clients in various industries. About Hannah Kain Hannah Kain is President and CEO of ALOM, a supply chain company she founded in 1997. ALOM operates out of 19 global locations to support its Fortune 500 customers in the technology, automotive, life sciences, and regulated industry sectors. Hannah was born in Denmark where - in addition to a business and political career - she taught at Copenhagen Business School. Hannah is a board member of the National Association of Manufacturers, WBEC-Pacific, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) where she also serves as WBENC Forum 1st vice chair, board chair of How Women Lead–Silicon Valley, and is a member of the Committee of 200 for executive women. Hannah was named an SDCE 2023 Supply Chain Pro to Know and 2021 WE USA Top WBE CEO. In 2020 she was featured as a Business Insider Top 100 People Transforming Business, recognized as a Top 10 Women in Logistics by Global Trade Magazine, and won the SDCE Women Leaders in Supply Chain award.  About ALOM ALOM is a global supply chain management services and solutions provider, serving as a strategic partner to its Fortune 500 clients in the technology, automotive, life sciences, and highly regulated industry sectors. Headquartered in Fremont, CA, USA, its teams of technology engineers and supply chain specialists operate globally from 19 locations. Committed to environmental and social responsibility, ALOM manages the physical supply chain from procurement, inventory management, contract assembly, digital media and print, to omni-channel fulfillment and returns. ALOM seamlessly integrates digital and financial streams into the physical supply chain, deploying e-commerce and payment solutions, visibility tools, digital delivery tools, data management, and strong back-end systems, all while producing and fulfilling goods worldwide. ALOM is proud to deliver its clients’ products and services impeccably, enrich the end-user experience, and uphold their brand reputations. Key Takeaways: The Outsourced Supply Chain Hannah Kain is Founder and CEO of ALOM, a leading global supply chain management services and solutions provider, offering comprehensive services to Fortune 500 clients in various industries. In the podcast interview, Hannah and Joe discuss the outsourced supply chain, a topic Hannah is familiar with due to ALOM's extensive experience managing supply chain functions for diverse industries. ALOM aims to bring competitive advantage to customer brands through operational excellence, innovative technology, and quality management practices. Excellence and innovation: ALOM specializes in designing and implementing innovative and sustainable supply chain strategies that help customers gain a competitive edge and increase brand loyalty. Protecting customer brands: ALOM strictly adheres to world-class standards in process and quality excellence to ensure flawless product delivery and mitigate supply chain disruptions and reputational risks. Collaborative business model: ALOM believes in collaborative and results-driven customer/supplier relationships, focusing on understanding customers' needs, improving operational performance, and optimizing supply chains for efficiency. Supply chain planning: ALOM's supply chain engineers blend expertise, technology, and innovative thinking to optimize process flow, material movement, and visibility while reducing time, risk, and costs. Data analytics and reporting: ALOM employs robust order management and business intelligence systems to track, analyze, and continuously improve supply chain operations based on terabytes of data. Global operations: With strategic locations near major industrial hubs and markets worldwide, ALOM offers agility in adjusting supply chain operations based on changing market requirements. Compliance and risk management: ALOM invests heavily in maintaining stringent compliance with regional, national, and international regulatory mandates to protect customers and ensure uninterrupted delivery of goods and services. ALOM Advantage: ALOM's global resources, customer-centric approach, regulatory compliance, agility, and collaboration help solve complex challenges and achieve customers' supply chain goals while protecting their brands. Learn More About The Outsourced Supply Chain Hannah on LinkedIn Hannah on Twitter Hannah on Facebook  ALOM website ALOM on LinkedIn ALOM on Twitter ALOM on Facebook ALOM company overview video Episode Sponsor: TMSA TMSA: 2023 ELEVATE Conference The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
5/26/202357 minutes, 41 seconds
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Sustainability and Reusable Packaging with Mike Newman

Mike Newman and Joe Lynch discuss sustainability and reusable packaging. Mike is the CEO of Returnity Innovations, a triple bottom line company dedicated to supporting its investors, the community, and the planet. About Mike Newman Mike Newman, the CEO of Returnity Innovations, is a recognized authority in the field of transformational logistics platforms, specializing in shifting from single-use to circularity through reusable packaging solutions for companies and organizations. With a strong commitment to reducing plastic and corrugated cardboard waste while achieving significant cost savings in packaging expenses, Mike has made substantial contributions to the industry. He holds an MBA from the prestigious Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Throughout his extensive career spanning over 20 years, Mike has been instrumental in merging supply chain and sustainability initiatives. Notably, he has served as the Sales and Marketing Vice President for ReCellular, where he developed e-waste programs for renowned companies like Verizon, Walmart, and Best Buy. Mike's expertise has earned him speaking engagements at prominent events such as Shoptalk, NRF Big Show, Package Fulfillment, Logistics & Delivery EXPO, Home Delivery World, Pack EXPO, and Waste Expo. About Returnity Returnity, headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, is a triple bottom line company dedicated to supporting its investors, the community, and the planet. Specializing in reusable packaging solutions, Returnity offers a wide range of products to companies and organizations. Their offerings include consumer and B2B reusable bags, industrial/enterprise reusable solutions, and customizable options. With an extensive product lineup consisting of reusable shipping boxes, bags, envelopes, and shopping bags, Returnity caters to both enterprise and consumer needs. The company provides a comprehensive integration plan that encompasses cleaning, repair, and replacement services. Renowned clients such as Walmart, Estée Lauder, New Balance, and Rent the Runway rely on Returnity's expertise in designing, manufacturing, and implementing reusable packaging and circular logistics systems. Impressively, their packaging solutions facilitate over 1 million shipments and deliveries per month, achieving an impressive return rate of 95.5% through their target of 20 customer shipment/delivery cycles (40 in total) per bag or box. Key Takeaways: Sustainability and Reusable Packaging Triple Bottom Line Approach: Returnity is a company committed to supporting investors, the community, and the planet. Extensive Product Range: They offer a diverse selection of reusable packaging solutions, including consumer and B2B reusable bags, industrial/enterprise solutions, and customizable options. Comprehensive Integration Plan: Returnity provides a full-service integration plan that covers cleaning, repair, and replacement services for their reusable packaging products. Renowned Clientele: Returnity's expertise is trusted by renowned clients such as Walmart, Estée Lauder, New Balance, and Rent the Runway. Impressive Shipment and Delivery Volume: Their packaging solutions facilitate over 1 million shipments and deliveries per month. High Return Rate: Returnity achieves a remarkable return rate of 95.5% through their target of 20 customer shipment/delivery cycles (40 in total) per bag or box. Addressing the Packaging Problem: Returnity recognizes the challenges posed by excessive cardboard waste in the shipping and delivery industry. Reusable Packaging Solution: They offer durable, customized, and reusable bags and boxes, along with supporting logistics systems. Comprehensive Approach: Returnity follows a systematic approach, starting with a reusable packaging analysis, followed by a pilot program to measure performance and finally scaling up based on the learnings. Circular Framework: Returnity embraces a circularity framework, allowing businesses to make the switch to reusables, thus reducing waste and promoting sustainability. Learn More About Sustainability and Reusable Packaging Mike on LinkedIn Returnity on LinkedIn Returnity website Operations Partner - Beyond the Bag Consortium The Last Box - Reducing Cardboard Waste Finalist - 2023 Reusies Packaging Europe - How to measure reusable packaging success Retail Dive - The next frontier in e-commerce packaging Episode Sponsor: TMSA TMSA: 2023 ELEVATE Conference The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
5/24/202342 minutes, 8 seconds
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3PL Selection 101 - A Step by Step Guide with Matt Hertz

Matt Hertz and Joe Lynch discuss 3PL Selection 101 - A Step by Step Guide. Matt is the Co-founder of Second Marathon, a logistics consulting firm that helps brands find outsourced fulfillment providers tailored to their business needs. About Matt Hertz Matt Hertz, the Co-Founder of Second Marathon, established the ecommerce logistics consulting firm after a successful career building and scaling intricate supply chain operations. With experience as an early employee at Rent the Runway, Birchbox, and Shyp, Matt's journey began as the 5th employee at Rent the Runway, where he spearheaded warehouse operations. Subsequently, at Birchbox, as the 1st employee, he played a pivotal role in scaling the company's supply chain, facilitating growth from 500 to 1 million monthly orders across 5 countries. Matt then relocated to San Francisco to lead Business Development at Shyp. Initially starting his career at a hedge fund in New York, Matt now resides in Nashville and holds a bachelor's degree in commerce and finance from McGill University. About Second Marathon Second Marathon, founded by operators Matt Hertz (Ex-Birchbox, Rent the Runway, Shyp) and Ryan Belanger (Ex-Everlane, Venmo), leverages over 25 years of experience in supporting brands with supply chain operations. Frustrated by the lack of suitable external assistance in navigating the complex landscape of 3PLs, they established Second Marathon as a dedicated resource. Their mission is to guide brands in finding the ideal partner to build, scale, and manage their supply chains. With a deep understanding of the industry, Second Marathon aims to provide the necessary support to ensure brands discover the right solutions and optimize their operations. Key Takeaways: 3PL Selection 101 - A Step by Step Guide Matt Hertz is the Co-founder of Second Marathon, a logistics consulting firm that helps brands find outsourced fulfillment providers tailored to their business needs. In the podcast interview, Matt and Joe discuss 3PL Selection 101 - A Step by Step Guide. Second Marathon helps brands find outsourced fulfillment providers tailored to their business needs. The company has a vast network of ecommerce-focused 3PLs and uses a refined search process to match growing ecommerce brands with the right provider. Second Marathon was founded by two ecommerce leaders who experienced challenges in finding suitable outside support, leading to the company's mission of finding tailored solutions for brands. The company assists businesses in navigating their options and securing proposals to find the ideal 3PL partner, whether it's their first or next provider. Second Marathon understands the challenges faced by brands in supply chain and logistics and aims to be a resource, providing solutions that meet their standards and enable scalability. The company offers to handle the heavy lifting of finding the right 3PL provider, which can be a challenging, frustrating, and time-consuming process. Second Marathon follows a comprehensive process designed to understand a brand's unique needs and i