Podcasts From Inbound Logistics

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Podcast 035: What steps should companies take to ensure safety and compliance when transporting hazmat? Guest: Mike Cobb, Landstar Transportation Logistics

December 17, 2017

Shipping hazardous materials carries more risks than hauling around more mundane items so safety gets even more priority than normal. The responsibility for ensuring that safety has to fall evenly across carrier, shipper and owner-operator to minimize potentially dangerous mishaps. Mike Cobb, VP of Safety and Compliance for Landstar Transportation Logistics, gives companies some useful information on how to stay out of the danger zone.


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Podcast 034: Is your company aware of all the hidden liabilities that could derail your supply chain? Guest: Marc S. Blubaugh, Co-Chair, Transportation & Logistics Practice, Benesch Law

November 17, 2017

Shippers, 3PLs and carriers have a lot to think about just conducting their day to day businesses. But one important aspect that they all should be considering more carefully is the fine print in any contracts or agreements that they put their name to. Marc Blubaugh, co-chair of the transportation & logistics practice group of the Benesch Law firm, joins us to explain how even the most minor oversight can lead to a most major expense.


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IL Podcast 033: Can too much visibility put your supply chain in a blind spot? Guest: Vin Ramundo, Solutions Consultant, Amber Road

November 7, 2017

For today’s technologically advanced supply chain world, the LACK of data is no longer the problem. Instead, it’s the potential FLOOD of data that can break the process down. The ability to consolidate, normalize and predictively analyze that information can help companies attain actionable visibility beyond just the shipment leg of their business. Vin Ramundo, Solutions Consultant for Amber Road, joins us to help sort through the data and stay above water.

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IL Podcast 032: How do you manage chaos in customs & freight and learn to expect the unexpected? Guest: Pete Mento, VP, Global Trade, Crane Worldwide

October 26, 2017

The business of brokerage and freight forwarding is often an exercise in managing chaos. Chaos that can come from man, machine or mother nature. But to successfully manage that chaos requires attention to the details your customers expect and adaptability to situations that no one expected. Pete Mento, of Crane Worldwide, offers some advice on how businesses should prepare for the challenges still to come.


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IL Podcast 031: How could the Knight-Swift merger impact trucker wages, marketplace capacity, and the supply chain industry? Guest: Dave Jackson, CEO, Knight-Swift Holdings

October 9, 2017

In April of 2017, Knight Transportation Inc. and Swift Transportation merged to form a trucking powerhouse with an enterprise value in excess of $5 billion dollars. Dave Jackson, CEO of the newly minted Knight-Swift Holdings joins Inbound Logistics Publisher Keith Biondo to discuss the Knight-Swift merger, talk about logistics solutions they can provide, and offer some insight into what lies ahead for the supply chain industry.


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IL Podcast 030: Does your GPS freight tracking system give you visibility to a healthy bottom line? Guest: Don Maltby, President & COO, Hub Group

October 5, 2017

In tight supply chains, every advantage could mean a boost to the bottom line. A well managed system of GPS freight tracking is one way to provide the visibility required for businesses to keep their products on the move. Don Maltby, President and COO of Hub Group, joins us to explain how an investment in the right technology is an investment in your business’s future.


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IL Podcast 029: How would your company's supply chain benefit from digitization? Guest: Ty Bordner, VP of Solutions Consulting & Product Marketing, Amber Road

September 28, 2017

The supply chain industry needs to constantly evolve just to keep pace with the dynamics of global trade. Often this can require anything from changing equipment to overhauling systems. But what if you could create a digital model of your supply chain and instead change the way you view the entire operation? Ty Bordner, VP of Solutions Consulting & Product Marketing for Amber Road, explains how digitizing your supply chain today prepares your business for tomorrow.

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IL Podcast 028: Would your supply chain get a charge from Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology? Guest: Andy Marsh, CEO, Plug Power

August 30, 2017

The supply chain industry is always looking for any advantage to help it move more quickly, more efficiently and more economically. One such resource could be in Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology which promises faster recharge cycles and a cleaner footprint. Retail giants Walmart and Amazon have already invested in Hydrogen Fuel Cells through Plug Power. CEO of Plug Power, Andy Marsh joins us to talk about how Hydrogen Fuel Cells can really charge up the supply chain.


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IL Podcast 027: How do you get your company's IT professionals on board with your new TMS platform? Guest: Shannon Potter, Dir. Application Dev, UltrashipTMS

August 28, 2017

Choosing the right TMS platform involves more than just choosing the right software. It involves choosing the solution that IT professionals can easily maintain so that transportation professionals can concentrate on doing their job. Shannon Potter, Director of Application Development for UltrashipTMS joins us to share his thoughts on what companies should consider when looking for a TMS solution.


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IL Podcast 026: Is Cognitive Computing via IBM Watson Supply Chain the next big revolution for the supply chain industry? Guest: Joanne Wright, VP, IBM Supply Chain

August 7, 2017

What if you had a way to look over your entire supply chain, predict problem areas, and stop disruptions before they ever happen? It may sound like wizardry but IBM Watson Supply Chain just might give your business that very real ability. Joanne Wright, Vice President of IBM Supply Chain joins us to explain how Cognitive Computing is poised to be a truly revolutionary game-changer in the supply chain.


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IL Podcast 025: What are some warehousing risks that your company should be aware of before choosing a 3PL? Guest: John Wagner, Jr., Wagner Logistics

July 28, 2017

A key component to an efficient supply chain is an effective warehouse. But that doesn’t mean simply stacking goods up behind closed doors. Businesses often look to 3PLs for help with storage and distribution however, anytime a company puts it’s product in someone else’s hands, there will be risks involved. John Wagner Jr. of Wagner Logistics joins us to identify some of the risks to look out for and share some tips on how to manage them.


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IL Podcast 024: Is your supply chain business moving at the speed of technology or are you one of the companies getting left behind? Guest: Mike Zayonc, Director, Plug and Play Supply Chain & Logistics

July 13, 2017

The supply chain & logistics industry is in a unique position to either benefit from or be challenged by the disruptions that will inevitably come from new and emerging technologies. Is an industry that is hundreds of years old prepared to change with the times or does it risk becoming a casualty of a market that continues to evolve at breakneck speed? Mike Zayonc, Director of Plug and Play Supply Chain & Logistics, joins us to talk about a new initiative that could help established companies connect with new technology to avoid getting left in the dust.


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IL Podcast 023: How ready is your logistics business to withstand the disruptions and paradigm shifts that aren't just coming, but are already here? Guest: Noël Perry, Chief Economist, Truckstop.com

June 30, 2017

Disruptions and paradigm shifts within the logistics and supply chain industry have never been a matter of IF. But WHEN. Rapid advancements in technology, changes in economy and increasing demand signals from customers continue to force the industry to either evolve or go extinct. Noël Perry, of Truckstop.com joins us to address these developing concerns and offer some advice on how businesses can avoid becoming a dinosaur.


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IL Podcast 022: How can a stalled truck yard stall your business and what should you know to keep your bottom line from crashing? Guest, Greg Braun, VP, Sales & Marketing, C3 Solutions

June 26, 2017

An increasing “supply chain impatience” from customers continues to drive the need for increased efficiency in the complex supply chain process. But something as simple as a traffic jam in a truck yard can grind the whole thing to a halt in a hurry. Greg Braun of C3 Solutions joins us to discuss how having a solution in place to keep your dock schedule in check can help a company’s bottom line, keep on truckin’.


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IL Podcast 021: How can high-volume shippers better safeguard their operations from being stalled by inefficiencies in exception management? Guest, Rainer Tauchert, Implementation Manager, UltrashipTMS

June 14, 2017

High-volume shippers have to manage a process that covers everything from the initial order all the way through to freight settlement. With so many details to oversee, the entire chain can still get held up by something as small as a typo. Rainer Tauchert, Implementation Manager for UltrashipTMS, joins us to explain what a high-volume shipper has to take into account and what they should be able to leave up to automation so that the exception never becomes the rule.


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ILPodcast 020: What does it take for a company to effectively and efficiently manage an asset-based supply chain both at home and across the border? Guests: Bill Carter, VP, Logistics and Mike Cervin, VP, Operations, Mexico of CFI

June 2, 2017

Managing an asset-based supply chain domestically has it’s own set of challenges. Taking that supply chain into Mexico often requires a completely different approach altogether. Bill Carter, Vice President of Logistics and Mike Cervine, Vice President of Operations for CFI, offer their insights on how to keep the supply chain moving especially when it has to cross the border.


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ILPodcast 019: In a heavily male-dominated field, is your business missing out on the wealth of talented women looking to enter the logistics industry? Guests: Jillian Lee, VP, HR & Maggie Turner, Account Manager, AFN Logistics

May 30, 2017

The supply chain industry is dynamic, fast-paced, and ripe with opportunity but still remains a heavily male-dominated field. Businesses looking to capitalize on this people-powered industry would do well to focus on drawing, developing, and retaining talented women to the sector. Vice President of HR for AFN Logistics, Jillian Lee and Account Manager, Maggie Turner, share their perspectives on the issue and offer some options for women to explore.


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ILPodcast 018: Where should businesses direct their focus to keep their supply chain agile and responsive to the increasingly challenging demands of a global consumer market? Guest: Brad Jacobs, CEO, XPO Logistics

May 9, 2017

A dynamic, global consumer market with increasingly challenging demand signals requires a supply chain that can be agile, flexible, and responsive. New technologies, and innovative software can help address those issues but should businesses make that investment now or should they focus on emerging trends? Inbound Logistics publisher, Keith Biondo talks with Brad Jacobs, CEO of XPO Logistics to explore some options.


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ILPodcast 017: How does equipment that's a hundred years old continue to shape the supply chain industry and stay relevant in the 21st century? Guest: Scott Johnson, Clark Material Handling

May 8, 2017

Lift trucks have powered supply chain operations in warehouses all over the world but the first forklift got rolling a century ago right here in the USA from Clark Equipment. But after one hundred years of operation, how does a company like Clark adapt to the changing demands of the supply chain industry to stay relevant and innovative in the 21st century. Scott Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Clark, shares some of his observations on the past 100 years and takes a peek at the next hundred to come.


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ILPodcast 016: When retailers & suppliers square off against ecommerce giants, are you really better off with the devil you know? Guest: Jeremy Hanks, Dsco

Apr 28, 2017

Today’s retailers and suppliers face ever increasing challenges to remain effective in the face of the unstoppable force of ecommerce. To combat the likes of Amazon, businesses need to embrace new technologies and adopt innovative strategies or deal with the prospect of closing their doors for good. Jeremy Hanks, CEO of DSCO, offers some insights for suppliers and explains why doing “a deal with the devil,” doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds.


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ILPodcast 015: What happens when a truck driver parks on the White House lawn? Guest: Rhonda Hartman, Old Dominion Freight Lines

Apr 21, 2017

Rhonda Hartman is a professional driver for Old Dominion Freight Lines who’s been behind the wheel for 34 years. Now, as the only female member of the American Trucking Association’s America’s Road Team, she’s part of a national public outreach program to help spread the word about safety on the highway. In March of 2017, Rhonda and her America’s Road Team Captains got to spend some time at the White House and speak to President Donald Trump about issues concerning all of today’s truckers.


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ILPodcast 014: Special ProMat Edition - Jim Gaskell of Crown Equipment, Emmanuel Langlois of Sologlobe, Dan Trainor of Toshiba, and Adrian Kumar of DHL Talk Globalization, Automation, and do some Prognostication

Apr 19, 2017

Inbound Logistics was at ProMat 2017 in Chicago where we invited several thought leaders from the industry to answer some questions about the state of logistics today and where it might be headed in the near future. Emmanuel Langlois from Sologlobe, Dan Trainor of Toshiba, Jim Gaskell of Crown Equipment, and Adrian Kumar of DHL took some time out of their busy schedules to sit down with us and share some of their insights on globalization, automation and a little bit of prognostication.


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ILPodcast 013: Are you and your supply-chain partners shipping chemicals safely? Guest: Eric Byer, NACD

Apr 17, 2017

The logistics of shipping chemicals often comes with it’s own unique set of challenges. Ensuring the standards of safety and proper protocol falls to the National Association of Chemical Distributors who works with supply-chain partners across the globe to realize their mission to enhance and communicate the professionalism and stewardship of the chemical distribution industry.


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ILPodcast 012: Are you asking the important and relevant questions to keep your supply chain moving efficiently? Guest: Louis DeJianne, UPS

Mar 31, 2017

Whether you’re the manufacturer, vendor, or retailer, a number of decisions need to be made to ensure that your supply chain is moving efficiently to reach your end consumers. That begins with asking the right questions. Louis Dijianne, Director for Consumer Products, Apparel and Retail, for UPS, weighs in on the important, relevant details, from pricing to differentiation to customization to address the needs of customers on a domestic as well as a global scale.


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ILPodcast 011: Are you prepared to proactively manage your supply chain in a dynamic global economy? Guest: Tom Derry, ISM

Mar 24, 2017

Managing change during turbulent times requires discipline, strategy, and focus. With an emphasis on “Critical Insights, Powerful Results,” ISM2017 features more than 75 interactive sessions as part of six learning tracks. With Keynote speeches from Former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, ISM 2017 offers everyone from entry-level to the C-suite the knowledge and insights needed to proactively manage supply chains in the ever-changing global economy.


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Mar 17, 2017

The 2017 Inbound Logistics Magazine and Planner App is Available Now! With the Logistics Planner, you can find the right solutions, carriers and partners to drive efficiency in your supply chain operations and enable your enterprise to navigate the twists and turns, ups and downs of the coming year. The Planner, 25 years strong, features profiles of leaders in transportation, technology, logistics, supply chain management, education and more who stand ready to help you face upcoming challenges, optimize your enterprise and amp your career. Inbound Logistics magazine provides in-depth case histories, how-to guides, best practices, original research and decision support information to help you manage your career and your company more efficiently. Monthly topics include: logistics and supply chain education, global trade and logistics, logistics and supply chain technology, trucking, warehousing, sustainability, third-party (3PL) logistics, and intermodal, air, rail and ocean transportation. Download the app for free today in the Itunes and Google Play Stores.


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ILPodcast 010: Is Your Omni-Channel Supply Chain Strategy Ready to go Global?

Mar 17, 2017

Expanding a retail enterprise into e-commerce is no small feat. Expanding it globally on an omni-channel supply chain scale requires consideration for everything from simply speaking the language to currency conversion for culture. Brian Bourke, VP of Marketing for Seko Logistics, offers some of his insights into what businesses should prepare for if they’re thinking of moving beyond their borders and whether or not pizza delivery is about to be revolutionized.


Inbound Logistics Podcast 009 : David Reinkemeyer, DM Fulfillment

Feb 7, 2017

The world of e-commerce has grown at an exponential rate since the early days of the internet. Along with that growth has come added complexity and challenges that both companies and consumers have had to adapt to in order to achieve that seamless shopping experience. David Reinkemeyer of DM Fulfillment shares his insight into the many working parts behind the scenes that have to come together to address everything from supply chain impatience to the pick, pack, and ship process.


Inbound Logistics Podcast 008 : Desiree Wood, REAL Women in Trucking

Feb 6, 2017

Today's truck drivers are 95% male but have recently opened up to accept more female drivers as opportunities continue to grow. But the life of a trucker from training to a CDL is not easy for just anyone. The life of a female trucker may be even more challenging. Desiree Wood, a working trucker and founder of Real Women in Trucking, opens up and shares some of her experiences & observations on the state of the trucking industry and what female truckers in particular need to know.


Inbound Logistics Podcast 007 : Nate Clayville, Truckstop.com

Dec 29, 2016

Leveraging the dynamic economics of the trucking industry requires learning the lessons of markets past, implementing that information in markets present, and doing a touch of prognosticating into markets yet to be. Nate Clayville of Truckstop.com offers his analysis on some of the factors that are influencing the market today and what shippers and carriers might want to keep in mind as we move ahead into potentially interesting times.


Inbound Logistics Podcast 006: Gary Hanifan, Accenture Strategy

Dec 13, 2016

Navigating the logistics industry requires not only reading the market as it stands today, but also looking ahead to what the market might be tomorrow. Everything from innovations in technology to changes in policy demands that companies either stay alert or get left behind. Gary Hanifan, North America's Supply Chain/Operations Lead for Accenture Strategy offers his insights into what you might want to watch out for to keep your company on the right course.


Inbound Logistics Podcast 005 : Sharon Madalis, Author

Dec 6, 2016

Long haul #truckers spend days, weeks, and sometimes even months on the road in their home-away-from-home rigs. That lifestyle doesn’t necessarily lend itself to a balanced mix of healthy #nutrition and #exercise. However, registered dietitian Sharon Madalis, along with co-author, April Rudat, may have a few tips and tricks to share from their new book, #Truck Drivers: Stop Your Job from Killing You!

Truckers' Grocery Shopping List: http://www.stopyourjobfromkillingyou.com/uploads/Grocery_List_Madalis_and_Rudat.pdf


Inbound Logistics Podcast 004 : Randy Swart, A. Duie Pyle

Nov 23, 2016

From old regulations to new technologies, the trucking industry faces a number of challenges as it moves into the next century and beyond. We sit down to chat with Randy Swart, Chief Operating Officer of A. Duie Pyle which is one of many carriers that continues to look into different ways to address those challenges and help drivers keep on truckin’


Inbound Logistics Podcast 003 : Craig Fuller, TransVix

Nov 11, 2016

In this episode, we sit down with Craig Fuller, Managing Director and Co-Founder of TransVix, a futures contract platform that lets shippers and carriers speculate on the market volatility of index-based spot trucking rates.


Inbound Logistics Podcast 002 : Matt Tillman, Haven

Nov 11, 2016

In this episode, we sit down with Matt Tillman, CEO of Haven Inc. to talk about Haven, an online logistics platform that promises to make booking ocean freight cheaper and easier, while changing the way we trade globally.


Inbound Logistics Podcast 001 : Keith Biondo

Nov 11, 2016

In our premiere episode, we sit down with Keith Biondo, Publisher of Inbound Logistics Magazine as he explains what businesses have to know to navigate the complexities, demands, and challenges of #logistics and supply chain management in today's world.