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Hear the latest in freight transportation, supply chain and logistics from the Freightvine podcast.

Hear the latest in freight transportation, supply chain and logistics from the Freightvine podcast.

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United States

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Hear the latest in freight transportation, supply chain and logistics from the Freightvine podcast.

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English


Episodes

Transportation Procurement in a Post-Pandemic World | Kevin Zweier

2/25/2021
Dr. Chris Caplice and Kevin Zweier discuss the changing procurement strategies shippers are employing with brokers and carriers due to market volatility caused by COVID-19. These challenges include getting both sides to agree on the benchmarking metrics for rate renegotiation. They also discuss the elements of shifting work, which will likely remain post-pandemic, including video conferencing, broader bid interviews during procurement, and shorter bid cycles. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob...

Duration:00:39:59

Shipping Pharmaceuticals and Technological Impact on Freight | Marc Boyle

2/11/2021
Dr. Chris Caplice and Marc Boyle discuss the differences between hauling normal freight and high-risk, high-value freight like pharmaceuticals. Marc shares his experience of growing up in a family trucking business. They discuss the impact that new technologies are having on transportation, and what it takes to operate in such a niche market. To wrap up, Dr. Inam Iyoob joins Dr. Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast, powered by DAT iQ.

Duration:00:36:48

The Evolution of Freight: How Supply Chains Change to Meet Demand | Kelly Abney

1/28/2021
Chris and Kelly discuss changes in freight over the past few decades. How TMS and software automation have enabled strategic thinking. The shift to e-commerce and how direct-to-consumer is here to stay. Why “Last mile” delivery has increasingly become an important part of business operations. And the complicated logistics of USPS picking up from and delivering to hundreds of millions of addresses on a daily basis. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North...

Duration:00:38:35

The Supply Chain Shift to E-Commerce Continues | Zachary S. Rogers Ph.D

1/14/2021
Chris speaks with Zach about LMI, Logistics Managers Index. How it started, how it's calculated, and how a shipper, carrier, or broker use the LMI. They also discuss the December LMI report, how the pandemic has impacted the entire global economy, and the shift in supply chain over the last 10 months. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Duration:00:51:24

Year in Review: Lessons Learned and Looking Forward | Inam Iyoob, Ken Adamo, Dean Croke

12/17/2020
In this episode Chris, Inam, Ken, and Dean look back on the biggest surprises of 2020 and the adjustments made by shippers. They also talk 2021 forecasts for the freight market, and how the pandemic will continue to affect life. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Duration:00:33:34

Changing Tides and Making Waves | Shelley Simpson

12/3/2020
In this episode Chris speaks with Shelley Simpson on how JB Hunt has adapted and innovated over the last 25 years, growing to nearly 20,000 drivers and $10 billion in annual revenue. The interview goes into how they have been a mover and shaker in the transportation industry through pushing marketplace adoption of new technologies. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Duration:00:52:05

Brokerage Trends Pre and Post Pandemic | Frank McGuigan

11/19/2020
In this episode Chris speaks with Frank McGuigan on what Transplace customers want, and how the company is different from other, more traditional brokerages that also provide managed services. They also talk through how operations have changed due to COVID-19 and what that means for the future of freight brokerage. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Duration:00:34:01

The Evolution of Procurement Analytics | Tim Gagnon, Andrea Serra

11/5/2020
In this episode Chris Caplice interviews Tim Gagnon & Andrea Serra of C. H. Robinson. They discuss the ins and outs of procurement strategy software, Procure IQ, how the use of analytics has evolved over the last several years, and the impact the current health pandemic is having on procurement strategies. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Duration:00:45:42

How Fiat Chrysler Turned on a Dime During the Pandemic | Marc A. Brazeau

10/22/2020
Chris Caplice is joined by Marc A. Brazeau, the current chairman of the Automotive Industry Action Group’s (AIAG) Connected Vehicle Supply Chain committee and Head of Logistics at FCA. Chris and Brazeau discuss how FCA has adapted to the changes in freight and manufacturing during the pandemic. Brazeau also shares how he balances the use of different transportation modes at FCA. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and...

Duration:00:41:39

The Ins and Outs of Digital Brokerage | Dan Lewis, Convoy

10/8/2020
Dan co-founded Convoy in 2015 after stints at Microsoft, Google and Amazon. In this episode, Chris and Dan discuss why Dan chose to start a software company in the trucking industry and Convoy’s approach to being a digital intermediary in transportation. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Duration:00:49:54

The Final Frontier of Transportation Technology | Jeff Silver

9/24/2020
Jeff Silver has been in the truckload/broker space for over 30 years, first starting American Back-haulers and then Coyote Logistics. In this episode Chris and Jeff discuss changes in the industry over that time. He also talks about his new technology startup, Mastery, the first commercially available TMS for large, scaled brokerages, large shippers, carriers and logistics service providers, and details what he calls the Final Frontier of transportation technology.. To wrap things up,...

Duration:00:46:31

Navigating the COVID Pandemic at General Mills | Mark Purdy & Phil West

9/10/2020
Phil West, Director of North America Transportation, and Mark Purdy, Sr. Manager of Dry Transportation at General Mills speak with Chris Caplice about what it’s like to manage transportation for a company serving both retailer/consumers and industrial/restaurants during a pandemic. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Duration:00:36:38

Getting Good Outcomes in Health Care Transportation | Josh Dolan

8/27/2020
Josh Dolan of Cardinal Health speaks with Chris Caplice about what it’s like to manage transportation for a company with a wide portfolio of modes and channels. Followed by: To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Duration:00:39:08

Truckload Data: A Study in Transportation | Jason Miller, Associate Professor at MSU

8/13/2020
Dr. Jason Miller joins Chris Caplice to discuss his recent research on the effect of truck driver turnover on the freight economy, forecasting transportation prices, and comparing bifurcation of markets in the COVID-19 recession to the 2008 Recession. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Duration:00:48:20

Sustainability in Logistics | Dr. Josué C. Velázquez Martínez

7/30/2020
Research scientist Dr. Josué C. Velázquez Martínez joins Chris Caplice to discuss findings from the Sustainability Logistics project and the MIT Genesis project, while sharing a business perspective on sustainability in logistics. Followed by: To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Duration:00:54:30

The Science of Scale: Transportation Procurement at Walmart | Kelson Hardwick

7/16/2020
Kelson Hardwick, Director of Transportation Procurement at Walmart, shares what it's like to procure transportation services for a massive retail giant, plus the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on their operations. To wrap things up, Inam Iyoob joins Chris Caplice for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by DAT iQ.

Duration:00:44:53

Trends & Innovations in Last Mile Delivery | Matthias Winkenbach

7/2/2020
In this episode, Chris Caplice sits down with his MIT colleague and last mile transportation expert, Dr. Matthias Winkenbach. The duo discuss what it takes to build an effective last mile delivery strategy in urban areas with tactics such as: Their discussion wraps up with what Matthias thinks will stick around in the transportation industry as a result of COVID-19. Inam Iyoob then joins Chris for the latest North American truckload market rate trends and forecast powered by FMIC. [16:29]...

Duration:00:21:32

Leadership in Transportation | Paul Newbourne

6/18/2020
Freight transportation leader Paul Newbourne has 40+ years of industry experience — leading teams as a shipper, carrier, and broker. Paul currently serves as Executive Director of Food Shippers of America as well as President of Logistics Project Consulting. In this episode, Paul shares his views on the importance of leadership in transportation, the evolving relationship between shippers and carriers, and the lasting impact of COVID-19 on the trucking industry. To wrap up the episode, Chris...

Duration:00:30:03

[Bonus] For the Love of Freight Analytics: DAT Solutions Acquires FMIC | Ken Adamo

6/11/2020
Have you heard the exciting news? DAT Solutions, North America's leading online freight marketplace, has acquired the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC) from Chainalytics. In this special bonus episode, DAT’s Chief of Analytics, Ken Adamo, joins Chris Caplice to discuss why this acquisition is a game changer for freight analytics and what it means for the transportation industry as a whole. Learn more about DAT’s acquisition of FMIC here:...

Duration:00:22:09

The Evolution of Trucking at U.S. Xpress—Before & After COVID-19 | Justin Harness

6/4/2020
The rapid growth of e-commerce and enabling technologies have transformed the trucking industry over the last two decades. Justin Harness (Chief Revenue Officer at U.S. Xpress) shares his front-row perspective in this episode. U.S. Xpress is on a mission to create a “frictionless order journey” for its customers, and this pursuit has served the company well during the COVID-19 pandemic. To wrap up the episode, Chris Caplice is joined by Inam Iyoob for the latest North American truckload...

Duration:02:04:50