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Visibility in a supply chain is critical to any business but what if you could expand the ability to collect that critical data from multiple platforms then share it to all stakeholders involved? That optimized coverage is the goal of the Open Visibility Network created by Tive. Krenar Komoni, CEO & Founder of Tive and Mathew Elenjickal, CEO and Fo…
 
The evolution of the logistics industry thrives on innovation in areas like operations, communication, and technology. What if your company could develop an in-house “innovation incubator” to generate innovative ideas and bring them to market? ID Logistics has done just that with their Innovation Games which challenges the company to bring the next…
 
For a supply chain to reliably move containers or cargo, or palettes of product shippers and receivers need to know what goes where and to whom. Some of the hardware that enables that efficiency comes in the form of industrial printers that not only ensure validation and verification, but compliance as well. Peter Zalinski of Barcoding, joins us to…
 
Under the unprecedented strains of a global pandemic, the supply chain industry has had to respond to an e-commerce demand that may have changed the retail landscape forever. With such continuing retail climate volatility to contend with, what insights can suppliers and retails look to in order to better position their businesses? Nathan Schmies, V…
 
Although your supply chain may not always require oversize or overweight shipments on a regular basis, there will likely be a time when that need arises. But it isn’t as simple as loading it up, strapping it down and sending it on its way. What factors do you need to take into account when enlisting the expertise of a heavy haul carrier? Al Reisman…
 
The more complex a supply chain, the more moving parts there are to monitor and that generates a lot of data. There are any number of ways to collect that data, but when a business has to collect, process, and normalize that information, often the holistic approach of a control tower is the way to go. Lori Harner, Senior Director of Product Marketi…
 
In the face of an unprecedented disruption, supply chain IT leaders are tasked with supporting 3PL warehouses who are dealing with record setting e-commerce demand signals. With increasingly large numbers of channels to manage, where can IT leaders turn for resource allocation? Keri Corbin, Vice President of Client Solutions for Barcoding, joins us…
 
The logistics landscape has shifted dramatically during the pandemic and shippers have had to adapt to keep up with the changes. The fresh and frozen food sector has had to deal with not only capacity shortages at the ports but also increasing demand signals from consumers. What options do shippers have to keep their supply chains flowing? Mo Shear…
 
The omnichannel fulfillment story has had to evolve at breakneck speed just to keep up with the constantly increasing demand signals of the e-commerce market. That story has since been augmented with the help of autonomous mobile robots or AMRs. But what kind of challenges should you expect when balancing high-demand productivity with keeping wareh…
 
Companies that rely on temperature controlled packaging have been responsibly looking for more sustainable shipping solutions. With few signs of a slowing pandemic, pharmaceutical businesses stand to benefit most if they can leverage new technological advancements. But what should your company consider before transitioning from traditional packagin…
 
The supply chain industry relies heavily on the ability to monitor and track assets at every step of the journey. Developments in geolocation accuracy and coverage are making that job easier but what does your business need to consider before choosing and implementing a geolocation solution for your needs? Marc Pegulu of Semtech joins us to share h…
 
In a normal year, peak season presents a number of challenges that require some deft handling by both retailers and shippers. Throw in a global pandemic, and those challenges get amplified. What kind of technologies and innovations should businesses be looking at to help navigate not just the current retail landscape but also adapt to the ever incr…
 
In a turbulent economy that is forcing many companies to ride waves of uncertainty, Pharr International Bridge finds itself in a position not just of strength but of growth as well. With strategic business decisions and key investments in infrastructure, Pharr Bridge is looking to expand into 2021 and beyond. Bridge Director, Luis Bazan, joins us t…
 
In the middle of an unstable industry landscape, companies continue to seek different solutions to find stable ground for themselves and their customers. What can suppliers and retailers do to better position their supply chains to alleviate climate volatility? Brian Meents, and Dan Sanker of Hub Group discuss what they’re seeing and how the retail…
 
As the supply chain industry continues to evolve, so too does the technology created to serve it. Increasingly, that technology has come to include automation and robotics; a development which is poised to reshape the field for the next century. What can businesses do to prepare their companies and employees for that evolution? Brian Nachtigall of …
 
In today's challenging climate, many companies have struggled to find their footing and have had to play catch up, just to keep up with the industry. But there are businesses that have focused on the right technologies and partnerships to not just weather the storm but grow in spite of it. Rafael Zakinov, Founder and CEO of Ruby Has, shares some of…
 
As Covid 19 impacted companies globally, the essential port businesses had to quickly adjust to radical changes in day to day operations. From ensuring safe workplaces for employees, to ensuring safe accommodations for customers, ports needed to think and act fast to keep services uninterrupted. Beth Rooney and Robert LaMura of the Port Authority o…
 
The transportation landscape has no doubt changed to respond to Covid 19 but with digitalization trends now seeing more implementation, it’s more apt to say that transportation continues to evolve to adapt to the times. Jason Gillespie, Director of Continuous Improvement for DHL Supply Chain, shares some of his insights on what trends your business…
 
Mexico continues to be an important trade partner with the United States. With advantages in proximity, skilled labor, improved infrastructure and competitive costs, Mexico is poised for an expanded presence in North American trade. Sergio Arguelles, President and CEO of FINSA Mexico, shares some of his observations on the growing logistics industr…
 
Despite the effects of Covid 19, some companies managed to not only weather the storm, but thrive in spite of it. Wabash National managed that very feat by recognizing the changing dynamics of the transportation marketplace and adjusting to meet disruptions head on. Brent Yeagy, President and CEO of Wabash, explains how preparation while prioritizi…
 
Businesses understand that disruptions will happen, but the unprecedented disruption of Covid 19 has companies looking to technology to not only manage the impact now but future-proof their supply chains for years to come. But are they prepared to accept full on digitalization? Dr. Martin Verwijmeren, CEO of MPO joins us to explain how a comprehens…
 
Increased demand signals and rapidly changing customer expectations are just some of the challenges companies face when determining their fulfillment strategies. With the added disruption of a global pandemic like Covid 19, businesses have to consider other ways to meet those expectations and keep the supply chain in motion. Ben Eachus, Co-Founder …
 
Well into the Covid19 pandemic, companies continue to look for ways to adapt and keep operations running. But companies don’t work without employees and employees don’t work if they don’t feel safe and secure in an environment that is currently under siege. Brad Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of XPO Logistics, joins us to detail how XPO moved quickly to …
 
As the reach of Covid19 has continued to grow, so too has the response from companies all over the world. With its newly created global healthcare and life sciences division, UPS is dedicating efforts to providing much needed equipment and services to the cause. Wes Wheeler, President of UPS Healthcare, joins us to detail how they’re supporting the…
 
The unprecedented impact of Covid19 is an extreme reminder of just how fragile supply chains can be. In the face of global disruption, manufacturers that can get updates in real time are better equipped to keep customers updated on their shipments. Ajay Rane of Sigfox joins us to discuss how digital transformation, like IoT devices on 0G networks, …
 
With the Covid19 pandemic affecting industries worldwide, keeping the supply chain moving has never been more important. At the heart of that supply chain are truckers who pick up, deliver and drop off their products with receivers all over the country. But with the pandemic’s requirements for social distancing, how do truckers keep themselves safe…
 
In addition to the very real physical and emotional tolls, the COVID19 pandemic has placed businesses in an unprecedented situation historically and economically. A wildly dynamic and volatile environment has forced companies to find ways to become more agile to safely navigate the shifting landscape and respond to the needs of the day. Tony Uphoff…
 
Damage to supply chain shipments can cost companies millions of dollars but what can shippers do to mitigate the risks once shipments leave the warehouse floor? Technology such as RFID can track a package but evolutions to that tech can help do more. Jan van Niekerk of SpotSee, details some of that new technology that will help ensure that your pac…
 
The Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge serves as one of the most important commercial ports of entry for the U.S.-Mexico border. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Pharr Bridge currently ranks third in the nation for trade with Mexico and is the seventh largest border crossing in the U.S. in terms of value. With new infrastructure and process improv…
 
Freight agents rely on technology to maintain the daily operations of their supply chains. But with so many different tools available, how are they using the data gathered from that technology to drive growth? Katie MacDonald, Vice President of Agent Development for Landstar, explains how utilizing the right tech to focus on the right data can keep…
 
Consumers who once appreciated two-day shipping, have now come to expect next-day and often even same-day delivery. In order to keep up, shippers have reinvented their supply chains with better technology, more comprehensive data, and revised reverse logistics processes to help improve customer satisfaction. Jim Dempsey, National Sales Director for…
 
Taking command of a supply chain requires being able to effectively respond to factors impacting the industry. Spurred on by e-commerce, increased demand for decreased delivery times have forced shippers to re-evaluate their approach to visibility, technology, and overall strategies to fulfill accelerated customer demands. Brian Alexander, Executiv…
 
In today’s highly competitive industry, digitizing your supply chain is a necessary step to stay ahead of an innovative and disruptive logistics landscape. From improving efficiency to more comprehensive visibility, new technologies are helping make the digital transformation not just easy, but inevitable. Vishal Bedi, Chief Information officer for…
 
Exporters can face potentially costly risks when managing so many trade partners at any given time. Manual screening processes can be inefficient and lead to hefty fines, sanctions, and brand damage. How can a Restricted Party Screening solution help exporters mitigate those risks? Steve Keighley, Solutions Consultant for E2Open shares some of his …
 
As customer expectations continue to change, shippers and carriers must continue to adapt to be able to better service their key partners. Improved visibility, clearer coordination and information exchange, and the implementation of a digital transformation are just some of the challenges that businesses have to consider in this rapidly evolving la…
 
In this special guest podcast from the Dart Network we present the Driving Through History Series celebrating 85 years of Dart’s contributions and innovations in the trucking industry. Host Greg Thompson sits down with American Trucking Association President and CEO, Chris Spear as they discuss Dart’s ability to sustain and grow its business while …
 
E-commerce has irreversibly changed consumer expectations for everything from delivery times to real-time visibility. Carriers that best leverage that visibility data, can drive an adaptive supply chain that ultimately provides the best customer experience. Michelle McBride, Senior Product Manager for Transplace, shares her thoughts on how to disti…
 
Changing customer demands are forcing carriers to adapt to new technologies and adopt new processes in order to remain agile and responsive to evolving consumer expectations. What are some of the factors that you should consider when trying to optimize your LTL efforts? Marty Freeman, Chief Operating Officer for Old Dominion Freight Line, shares hi…
 
For the health care sector, an effective supply chain can literally be a matter of life or death. As part of its ongoing business transformation, UPS has recently announced a dedicated Healthcare and Life Sciences unit to oversee new sensing and monitoring solutions for critical healthcare shipments. Dan Gagnon, Vice President of Marketing, Global …
 
Supply chains rely on shippers and shippers in turn rely on systems being in place to keep things moving. But shippers see the most benefits from not only the right systems, but how well they’re integrated into the supply chain. Eric Rempel, Chief Innovation Officer at Redwood Logistics, joins us to talk about how to better connect your systems to …
 
In June of 2019, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the completion of the Port Jersey facility of the ExpressRail network. With three other facilities in Newark, Elizabeth, and Staten Island, ExpressRail is focused on actively continuing the growth of container services in the area and becoming one of the largest cargo ports in…
 
There’s an old, somewhat salty adage about the 7 Ps of business. But when it comes to retail logistics, let’s go with Proper Prior Peak Planning Promotes Peak Performance. But what actually goes into properly preparing for peak season to make sure that your supply chain doesn’t perform poorly? Nick Hannigan and Troy Spolum of Hub Group join us to s…
 
From tariff trepidation to the Amazon effect, the U.S. Bank Freight Payment index tracks and analyzes the important data that directly impacts the shipping industry. Regional reactions to factors like weather, can affect retail spending or simply put carriers on ice. What data should your company focus on to keep your supply chain ready to move? Mi…
 
The promise of artificial intelligence has always been lofty but AI already delivers tangible results in transportation by decreasing unplanned maintenance and repair costs or improving driver safety. As AI continues to become more ubiquitous, what do companies need to know to manage expectations and fully embrace the technology? Jay Allardyce, Chi…
 
Technology continues to transform the logistics industry at a rapid rate. In an ever competitive field, companies are looking to the Internet of Things to give them an edge by increasing efficiency or decreasing vehicle downtime. But what are the challenges and potential benefits of getting a company up to speed to adequately handle the mobility er…
 
A stable supply chain management ecosystem relies heavily on an effective transportation management system that ultimately makes it easier for shippers to serve their customers. But from ease of use to slow ROI how can shippers alleviate the most common pain points that plague the industry? Mark Nix, Senior Vice President of E2Open and Founder of C…
 
Despite some uncertainty in the global logistics sector, the overall trendline seems to be on the upswing. But for US businesses to continue to capitalize on the growth, supply chain decision-makers need to map out their strategies and focus on some key areas to effectively leverage the trend. Jeff Barrie, CEO of D.B. Schenker, US, joins us to offe…
 
Correctly leveraging the benefits of CTPAT Certification can give businesses a leg up by easing their passage thru key customs checkpoints, which in turn could lead to significantly shorter lead times. So why wouldn’t a business take advantage of all that CTPAT offers? Suzanne Richer, Director, Trade Advisory Practice for Amber Road, explains that …
 
The US Bank Freight Payment Index collects actionable data from the national and regional levels to give businesses important insight into market conditions to help inform their decision making. The trucking industry uses that data to stay keenly aware of recent trends to avoid potential pitfalls in a fluid and shifting economy. Bob Costello of the…
 
The next revolution in logistics may already be here with a considered shift from minding the supply chain side of retail operations and instead focusing on creating value for the customers on the demand side of the chain. E-commerce has forced retailers to re-engineer the way they do business and a result of that is the advent of Demand Chain Mana…
 
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