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Supply chain veteran Ben Cook on moving iPhones to moving cannabis

I’m in conversation with Ben Cook – COO of MedMen – the largest cannabis company in the US. But let me back up a little bit here and address the legend that is, Ben Cook! I started working in supply chain in 2016 when I first started following Ben – at the time he was the Director of Supply Chain & Logistics at Apple and was working on building the supply chain for iPhones and iPads. The following year, I noticed he went on to lead the supply chain at Target and the year after that at...


FreightWaves CEO on future of freight – Blockchain, digital marketplaces & Futures trading

Priyanka talks to Craig Fuller – Founder & CEO of FreightWaves, a platform that provides the most up-to-date information on the freight market. He’s also the founder of BiTA – which is the Blockchain in Transport Alliance – basically an association to help educate and advocate for the implementation of blockchain applications across the logistics industry. Craig’s also been involved in developing a futures market for the trucking industry – which surprisingly isn’t something that already...


Doug Stephens on Amazon’s blind side and the future of retail

In conversation with Doug Stephens, Founder and CEO of Retail Prophet, the consultancy Doug founded almost 10 years ago. Doug has spent over 25 years in the retail industry and is one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists. Safe to say, retail is now completely different to what it used to be when Doug started out. In huge part thanks to eCommerce! His unique perspectives on retailing, business and consumer behavior have been featured in many of the world’s leading publications...


XPO chief Brad Jacobs on consolidation in the $2 trillion logistics industry

Brad was the biggest outsider in the logistics industry in 2011. And fast forward to now in 2018, he’s not only the biggest insider but has truly changed the face of the industry in just the past seven years he’s been in it! While most 3PLs and logistics companies are headed up by industry veterans who have lived and breathed logistics their entire lives, Brad casually walked in 7 years ago with past experiences in wildly unrelated spaces such as construction equipment, waste collection and...


President of SEKO on collaboration, cultural differences, and upcoming trends in logistics

Today I’m in conversation with James Gagne, President & CEO of Seko Logistics. James brings with him 24 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, and has spent significant time in China heading up companies like Agility and DB Schenker. During this time, he’s also headed multiple M&As. “Consolidation” is something that is becoming increasingly common in the logistics industry in North America, so I’m sure that experience comes in very handy! SEKO has undergone...


CTO of CaseStack on what Blockchain can do for logistics and supply chain

Guillermo is the Chief Technology Officer of CaseStack. He has been at CaseStack for over 17 years and in technology for over 20 years. I talked to Guillermo about blockchain in logistics and supply chain. We start from the very basic question of “what is blockchain and how do you explain it to your grandmother” and go on to discussing tangible examples of its application in supply chain as well as the biggest challenges it faces currently. Listen on for more.. Questions answered by...