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In a challenging environment for supply chains, companies are looking for any advantage they can get. Increasing efficiencies with wearable technology on connected workers and operating via a digital twin might sound like science fiction, but the resulting data collection and transparency provides results that are measurably real. Ilhan Kolko of Pr…
 
2021 has proven to be every bit a challenge as 2020 as the lingering capacity crunch continues to affect supply chains worldwide. Companies that have withstood the disruption did so with the help of logistics partners who understood how to maintain open lines of communications and find innovative solutions to the most prevalent problems. Paul Nelso…
 
Despite capacity crunches, labor shortages, and market instability, some supply chain companies found ways to not just survive but also thrive in the withering conditions of the pandemic. Some of the key factors to withstanding the volatile landscape included a nimble approach to meeting customer needs and an agile system to be able to reallocate r…
 
The E-Commerce landscape is filled with not only opportunity but also intense competition for the hearts and minds of consumers. With so many service options, what do businesses have to do to show customers that they are directly tapped into their clients’ needs? Simeon Atkins and Kate Wells of Similarweb join us today to shed some light on how com…
 
A market in a state of unrest continues to challenge shippers and their customers with instability and unpredictable variability across the board. From dealing with capacity crunches to managing rate volatility, businesses need to have the right tools in place to keep operations flowing and costs down. Dave Maddox and Stewart Dunsmore of nVision Gl…
 
Every supply chain needs a good TMS to move their product around but defining a “good TMS” means something different to different companies. For some it’s ease of use or comprehensive data for others it means efficient classification vs. effective training & support. Frank Dreischarf, Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions for R2 Logistics joins …
 
Unprecedented consumer demand signals show no signs of abating any time soon. Combine that with inventory shortages, a capacity crunch, and bottlenecks at the ports, and businesses could be facing a tough peak season ahead. What solutions are available to businesses to help them manage their supply chain better? James Armstrong and Chris Hoffmeiste…
 
The complexity of the supply chain can be daunting. Everything from distribution to data crunching requires dedicated attention that can be overwhelming unless you have the right tools in place or the right partners to back you up. Marty Wadle, Chief Commercial Officer and Paul Jensen, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions for Ruan, join …
 
Despite an unforeseeable global supply chain disruption, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was able to continue essential operations and help businesses manage the situation. In this post-pandemic era, the Port continues to invest in technology and infrastructure to handle new consumer demands and a dynamic logistics landscape. Michael …
 
Refrigerated logistics experienced a renewed following during the pandemic as the demand for reliable and renewable refrigeration solutions became top of mind for the market. But dealing with so many variables across the globe such as climate, energy demands, and infrastructure requires innovative solutions. James Bell, President and CEO of Viking …
 
The pandemic’s disruption brought with it sweeping changes to the industry that not only linger but also continue to accelerate, forcing companies to be even more agile than ever. But to be as agile as the market demands, the supply chain has to focus on key factors like visibility, orchestration, and execution and it has to respond quickly and acc…
 
A freight market wrestling with capacity concerns presents a number of challenges for shippers particularly in the produce industry. Saavy shippers find ways to mitigate those concerns by properly vetting providers and maximizing their delivery system options to get their goods to market in time. Mat Rasmussen, Vice President of Minnesota Operation…
 
The supply chain industry took center stage during the pandemic as the entire world had to adapt to a new way to work and live. Thanks in large part to the essential services of logistics professionals, life is finding its way to a new normal. It’s only fitting to celebrate the industry on National Logistics Day, established June 28th, 2019, by Log…
 
The pandemic may have permanently altered how supply chains operate globally especially with its continuing impact on capacity in the marketplace. Combined with accelerated e-commerce demands, shippers have had to become more agile and adaptable to be able to address these key changes. Rick Thomas, Senior Vice President of Business Development for …
 
The supply chain industry relies on its workers having the right tools in hand to gather critical information for customers and stakeholders. These tools need to provide mobility, accessibility, and durability for everyone from warehouse workers to truck drivers to last mile delivery. The new Toughbook S1 from Panasonic is purpose-built for the mos…
 
Behind the cargo and containers of the industry is a vast amount of data that has to be gathered, processed, and shared across an ever increasing network of logistics partners. Ensuring proper compliance while providing comprehensive visibility are just some of heavy data demands that requires the right technology for an efficient process. Darrell …
 
The global disruption caused by Covid-19 brought into sharp focus the importance of a reliable supply chain. Which in turn, shed light on the growing need to advance the reach of supply chain education in colleges and university programs. How has the pandemic shaped and in some cases re-shaped some of these programs? Professor Haitao Li from the Un…
 
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…
 
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