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The Inbound Logistics Podcast presents the most relevant and topical information from the world of third-party logistics and supply chain management as presented by the industry's most influential thought leaders.

The Inbound Logistics Podcast presents the most relevant and topical information from the world of third-party logistics and supply chain management as presented by the industry's most influential thought leaders.
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The Inbound Logistics Podcast presents the most relevant and topical information from the world of third-party logistics and supply chain management as presented by the industry's most influential thought leaders.






What Should US Companies Know if They Want to Succeed with E-Commerce in Canada?

U.S. e-tailers are increasingly looking north to Canada as a source for growth, and liking what they see – a country of more than 36 million consumers who have largely embraced e-commerce, and are big fans of U.S. brands and goods. But before attempting to penetrate the Canadian market, there are several factors that need to be considered, including the critical last mile. Many U.S. retailers make the assumption that selling and delivering to Canada is no different than transactions with...


IL Podcast 036: How does the U.S. EPA SmartWay Shipper Program help a company like Whirlpool improve supply chain efficiency? Guest, Karalynn Hegg

The EPA SmartWay Shipper Program is a voluntary public/private effort between the EPA and over 3500 companies worldwide, including the Fortune 500. Karalynn Hegg, Supply Chain Sustainability Manager for Whirlpool Corporation joins us to talk about how Smartway helps Whirlpool collect and use key freight data points in ways that help improve supply chain efficiency, contribute to sustainability goals, and improve their bottom line. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHIRLPOOL...


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

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. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON...


IL Podcast 034: Is your company aware of all the hidden liabilities that could derail your supply chain?

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. FOR MORE INFO ON BENESCH...


IL Podcast 033: Can too much visibility put your supply chain in a blind spot?

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. DOWNLOAD THE...


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

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. FOR MORE INFO ON CRANE WORLDWIDE: WANT TO RESPOND TO THIS...


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

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. FOR MORE INFO ON...


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

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 HubGroup, joins us to explain how an investment in the right technology is an investment in your business’s future. FOR MORE INFO ON HUB GROUP: WANT TO RESPOND TO THIS EPISODE? Call our Dialog Line:...


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

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 for Amber Road, explains how digitizing your supply chain today prepares your business for tomorrow. FOR MORE INFO ON AMBER...


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

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. FOR MORE INFO ON PLUG...


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

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. FOR MORE INFO ON UltrashipTMS: WANT TO RESPOND TO THIS...


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

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 me to explain how Cognitive Computing is poised to be a truly revolutionary game-changer in the supply chain. FOR MORE INFO ON IBM WATSON SUPPLY...


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

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. FOR MORE ON PLUG AND PLAY SUPPLY CHAIN &...


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

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...


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,

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. Noel Perry, of joins us to address these developing concerns and offer some advice on how businesses can avoid becoming a dinosaur. FOR MORE ON WANT TO RESPOND TO...


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

An increasing “supply chain impatience” from customer 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’. FOR MORE ON C3 SOLUTIONS: DOWNLOAD THE NEW INBOUND...


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

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. FOR MORE ON ULTRASHIP...


IL Podcast 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

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. FOR MORE ON CFI: DOWNLOAD THE NEW INBOUND LOGISTICS APP featuring the 2017 Logistics...


IL Podcast 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 of HR and Maggie Turner, Account Manager, AFN Logistics

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. DOWNLOAD THE NEW INBOUND LOGISTICS APP...


IL Podcast 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

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. DOWNLOAD THE NEW INBOUND LOGISTICS APP featuring the 2017 Logistics...


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