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The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

The Logistics of Logistics podcast is dedicated to exploring how things get places. Join our host, Joe Lynch, for conversations with the people who get them there. Joe talks with logistics and transportation industry leaders about innovation, technology, trends, and the future of freight.

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Why XPO is Spinning Off GXO with Mark Manduca

Why XPO is Spinning Off GXO with Mark Manduca Mark Manduca and Joe Lynch discuss why XPO is spinning off GXO. Mark is the Chief Investment Officer of XPO which is leader in logistics, brokerage and LTL. About Mark Manduca Mark Manduca currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer of XPO’s global logistics segment. His career as a top-ranked analyst spans senior positions with leading investment banks, including Citigroup in London, where he served as managing director in equity research and led transport research activities. Earlier, he spent eight years with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he led the business services, leisure and transport research teams. Prior to XPO, Manduca consistently led the top-ranked European transport research teams for close to a decade, as determined by Institutional Investor. In 2020, he received the most votes individually across all sectors and regions in the European Institutional Investor survey and was named the No. 1 European transport research analyst for the eighth consecutive year. About XPO Logistics XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world, with two business segments: transportation and logistics. The company helps more than 50,000 customers manage their supply chains most efficiently, using a network of 1,621 locations in 30 countries and approximately 140,000 team members, including 108,000 employees and 32,000 temporary workers. The company’s corporate headquarters are in Greenwich, Conn., USA. About the GXO spin-off  XPO intends to spin off its logistics segment on August 2, 2021 as GXO Logistics, creating two, pure-play industry powerhouses. The separation would create independent public companies with distinct investment identities and service offerings in vast addressable markets. GXO would be the largest pure-play contract logistics company in the world, and XPO would be a leading provider of transportation services, primarily less-than-truckload transportation and truck brokerage. Key Takeaways: Why XPO is Spinning Off GXO In the podcast interview, GXO’s Chief Investment Officer, Mark Manduca explains why XPO is spinning off GXO. XPO Logistics is an American transportation and contract logistics company that manages supply chains for 50,000 customers worldwide, including 69 of the Fortune 100. It operates in 30 countries, with approximately 100,000 employees. XPO Logistics, Inc. was the 7th best-performing stock of the last decade on the Fortune 500, with its share price rising more than 1,000% from the time its CEO, Brad Jacobs, took control. XPO's corporate headquarters are in Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S. Its regional headquarters for the European markets are in Lyon, France. XPO is spinning off GXO on August 2nd thus creating two pure-play industry powerhouses. The separation would create two independent public companies with distinct investment identities and service offerings in vast addressable markets. GXO would be the second largest contract logistics company in the world, and XPO would be a leading provider of transportation services, primarily less-than-truckload transportation, and truck brokerage. Learn More About Why XPO is Spinning Off GXO Mark Manduca GXO XPO The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

28mins

19 Jul 2021

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Worst Case Scenarios for Freight Brokers with Lisa Bruno

Worst Case Scenarios for Freight Brokers with Lisa Bruno Lisa Bruno and Joe Lynch talk about the worst case scenarios for freight brokers. Lisa is an Industry Consultant at CarrierDirect which is a consulting firm supporting the transportation and industry, logistics, warehousing, supply chain and also provide technology support. About Lisa Bruno Lisa Bruno brings 15+ years of transportation logistics experience to the podcast. She started her career at Strive Logistics in 2005 and, being the 12th employee, saw an opportunity to make an impact at a young company. She started on the customer operations and account management side of the business running point on PepsiCo’s Quaker Oats account among others. 2012 started her Director-level experience wearing many hats to help propel Strive to success: contributed in developing Strive’s proprietary TMS, led training efforts of new hires and the latest TMS functionality and later in her career was in more of a “fixer” role working with stakeholders to solve process & operational bottlenecks. Once Strive was acquired by Redwood Logistics in 2019, Lisa played an integral role in getting Redwood’s customer-facing department up to speed on Strive’s TMS. She earned her PMP certification in 2020 and most recently joined the CarrierDirect team as an Industry Consultant. About Carrier Direct CarrierDirect is a management consulting and technology development firm focused on transportation, logistics, and supply chain. They are on a mission to help supply chains, transportation, and logistics companies overcome obstacles toward progress and growth, so we can contribute to a more efficient world together. CarrierDirect a team of people absorbed in all things transportation, logistics, and supply chain, motivated by opportunities to help carriers, freight brokers, shippers, and tech vendors do great things. They are passionate about problem solving, not afraid of a challenge, and always ready to go the extra mile. CarrierDirect offers Management Consulting: assessment & benchmarking, capacity strategy, compensation, recruiting, onboarding, training, development, workflows, processes, supply chain resiliency, transportation & distribution strategy, sales & operational planning. They also have Technology Strategy: With a true technology strategy, you can have laser focus on your objectives, agility to solve your most important problems first, and then scale as needed. CarrierDirect also provides Software Development: We develop TMS and other applications that provide the efficiency, workflow, data, and visibility you need. Key Takeaways: Worst Case Scenarios for Freight Brokers In the podcast interview, Lisa Bruno and Joe Lynch discuss some of the worst-case scenarios for freight brokers. In general, freight brokerages and 3PLs tend to be reactive rather than proactive. The industry should learn from the pandemic to plan for the worst-case scenario before it happens. Scenario #1 – Lose a significant customer scenario because of strategic decision by the customer (no fault of the broker/3PL). Scenario #2 – Lose a significant customer due to poor service or bad relationship management.  Scenario #3 – Lose a key member of your team, especially if that person is influential within the company and with customers. Scenario #3 – You have a surge in customer demand. Too much business! This is the best worst-case scenario; however, it is still a big challenge to manage. Lots of good companies have struggled or even gone out of business due to unmanageable growth. Lisa and the team at CarrierDirect work with freight brokers and 3PLs to stress-test their businesses, so when misfortune strikes, there is a plan. If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. Learn More About Worst Case Scenarios for Freight Brokers Lisa Bruno LinkedIn CarrierDirect Risk Management and Stress Testing CarrierDirect Risk Management Ebook Free Preliminary Consultation with a CarrierDirect Expert The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

54mins

16 Jul 2021

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Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish

Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish Chris Fish and Joe Lynch discuss bulk food transport. Chris is the Senior Vice President of Dedicated Contract Transportation by Ruan Transportation which provides Dedicated Contract Transportation, Managed Transportation, and Value-added Warehousing. About Chris Fish Chris Fish was appointed Senior Vice President of Dedicated Contract Transportation in 2017. He joined Ruan Transportation Management Systems in 1998 and has served in various progressive roles of leadership over his tenure. Fish has been in the transportation industry for the last 30 years, serving on various transportation committees during that time. Chris is a native of Chicago, IL, and attended Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. Chris and his spouse Christine are active in the community; most recently, Chris served as the chairperson of Ruan’s record breaking 2020 United Way of Central Iowa campaign. About Ruan Transportation Founded in 1932, Ruan is a family-owned transportation company providing Dedicated Contract Transportation, Managed Transportation, Value-added Warehousing, and Brokerage Support Services. With 90 years of transportation and logistics experience, Ruan is one of the top 10 privately owned transportation service companies in the country. The company operates from 300 locations nationwide and employs over 5,500 team members. Key Takeaways: Successful Bulk Food Transport In his role as Senior Vice President of Dedicated Contract Transportation at Ruan, Chris and his team help food producers transport bulk shipments. In the podcast interview, Chris explains that there is a higher bar for bulk food transport. Because the risk of contamination (intentional and unintentional) is very high, there is a lot of regulatory compliance for both producers and carriers. Bulk food carriers like Ruan must meet a higher standard in areas like driver training, licensing, weighing & sampling, and food safety. While there are plenty of small carriers that succeed in the space, big carriers who have the resources (people, tractors, tankers, ability to invest) are usually a better fit in the bulk food transportation business. The pandemic highlighted some of the real challenges faced by both milk producers and their supply chain partners. Overnight, milk producers were forced to drastically redirect their product to alternative channels. Milk cows never stop producing the product so the milk is either sold or it is wasted. Large carriers like Ruan who have a large fleet, visibility, and the ability to reallocate resources to key customers made all the difference for milk producers in their time of crisis. When selecting a bulk food transportation partner carrier, Chris suggests that food producers look for the following 5 attributes in a carrier: A large pool of drivers who have experience in bulk transport, low turnover, proper training, and certifications. Owns assets including tractors, trailers, terminals -  especially valuable during times when capacity is a problem. The right culture – one that values ownership, employee engagement, safety, customer relationships, accountability, integrity, operational excellence, sustainability, etc. An exceptional logistics / back office that can plan, execute, and manage every risk and every continency. Cutting edge technology in their trucks, terminals, and offices. Learn More About Successful Bulk Food Transport Chris Fish LinkedIn Ruan Transportation The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

1hr

15 Jul 2021

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The New Retail Paradigm with Ali Raza

The New Retail Paradigm with Ali Raza Ali Raza and Joe Lynch talk about the new retail paradigm. Ali is a theory of constraints (TOC) practitioner who founded a company to help supply chains to improve throughput. About Ali Raza Ali Raza is the Founder and CEO of Throughput, Inc., an AI-Powered software to help companies run leaner, faster, smoother, and safer operations out of the box. Ali comes from a deep academic and real-world industrial operations in process simulations and operations management. He has managed onshore/offshore/war zone logistics as well as batch, continuous, and discrete manufacturing setups. At Schlumberger, he became one of the youngest Geomarket Production Services, pioneering 3 projects and serving 50+ industrial clients. His production teams were responsible for billions of dollars of hydrocarbon output to the global economy. Ali joined his first tech startup while still an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. Since then, he has been eliminating one global bottleneck after another, with his current focus on optimizing supply chains that extend to Mars. About ThroughPut, Inc. ThroughPut Inc. is the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Supply Chain pioneer that enables companies to optimize their Operations by leveraging their existing Data Systems to increase Output, Quality and Profitability across their entire enterprise. ThroughPut's AI software, ELI, includes the only Bottleneck Management System (BMS) that utilizes existing enterprise data systems, such as ERP, MES, IMS, TMS, WMS, PLC, EAM, POS, CRM, SCADA, Historian, and other data systems, to solve for the $25 Trillion of annual Waste across global supply chains already today. Such constraints to the $90 Trillion global Economy could otherwise be dedicated to more productive, useful and sustainable purposes for the benefit of all stakeholders and communities. ThroughPut's AI software is designed by Fortune 500 Supply Chain & Logistics leaders, Silicon Valley AI and Analytics pioneers, and top global Operations Experts in the areas of the Theory of Constraints, Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Automation, Total Quality Management, and over four-dozen other leading best practices now digitized as part of the ELI software, with hundreds of years of hands-on experience in the space. Key Takeaways: The New Retail Paradigm Ali Raza is the Founder and CEO of Throughput, where he and his team help companies realize greater output and free cash flow. In the podcast interview, Ali describes the challenges that are making retail success even more difficult than in the past. Prior to COVID, consumers buying behavior was changing. Increasingly, consumer demand was moving from traditional retail to ecommerce. The pandemic greatly accelerated the trend to online sales, which means retailers must manage consumer demand through additional channels. Because of the unprecedented events related to COVID, retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers are in a VUCA environment. VUCA stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. In addition, on-time and in-full (OTIF) key performance indicators are changing the way that retailers evaluate their CPG partners. Some large retailers are even reducing their SKU counts and number of CPG suppliers based on OTIF performance. These challenges make traditional sales and operations planning almost impossible. With Throughput, retailers and CPGs have a tool that will enable them to better predict demand and then reorient their supply chains accordingly. Throughput provides retailers and CPGs artificial intelligence (AI) powered supply chain intelligence that will help them gain end to end visibility and make better decisions. In today’s competitive retail environment, the difference between failure and success will come down to who makes better decisions related to sales and operations planning. Learn More About The New Retail Paradigm Ali Raza ThroughPut Inc  Throughput Economics: Making Good Management Decisions Putting Supply Chains on Autopilot with Ali Raza The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

1hr 12mins

14 Jul 2021

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Cutting Out the Middleman with Mike Nervick

Cutting Out the Middleman with Mike Nervick Mike Nervick and Joe Lynch discuss Cutting out the middleman. Mike is the CEO of Sleek Technologies which is impacting the transportation industry by providing smart solutions that simplify logistics. About Mike Nervick Michael Nervick is a transportation and logistics professional with 20+ years experience. He learned the business as a successful carrier sales rep at American Backhaulers (ABH), later acquired by C.H. Robinson. In 2003, Mike founded his own successful freight brokerage, Advantage Freight Network (AFN), growing it to over $170M. Mike then founded Sleek Fleet in 2017, which is now Sleek Technologies. As a broker insider, Mike saw first-hand how antiquated the freight procurement process was for manufacturers, retailers and distributors. Therefore, Sleek Technologies developed technology, powered by AI, to optimize the freight procurement process resulting in truckload savings, industry-best OTD, and actionable rate data for large shippers. About Sleek Technologies Sleek Technologies is a leading freight procurement innovator that delivers technology that disrupts freight brokerage by advancing the shipper/carrier relationship increasing efficiency & profitability for both. Key Takeaways: Cutting Out the Middleman Mike Nervick is the CEO and Founder of Sleek Technologies, a tech-enabled software that enables shippers and carriers to work together without a middleman (brokers, 3PLs, etc.). When shippers connect directly to carriers using Sleek Technology, they gain open direct access to 75K+ compliant, out-of-network, asset-based carriers. Going directly to the carriers also help shippers save an average of 12% on their freight spend. Also, when shippers engage directly with the carriers using Sleek they gain access to their shipping data and insights into the freight market that they might not get if they had a broker. Shippers who cut out the broker/3PL also gain carrier relationships that can lead to reduced costs and higher service performance. Lastly, shippers who cut out the middleman and engage directly with the carriers gain additional insights and control over their shipping. Learn More About Cutting Out the Middleman Mike Nervick LinkedIn Sleek Technologies  Sleek Technologies Twitter  The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

36mins

9 Jul 2021

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What Will Tomorrow's Freight Broker Do with Ben Buchanan

What Will Tomorrow's Freight Broker Do with Ben Buchanan Ben Buchanan and Joe Lynch talk about what tomorrow's freight broker will do. Ben is VP of Account Management at Loadsmart, which is transforming the future of freight, they leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning and strategic partnerships to automate how freight is priced, booked and shipped. About Ben Buchanan Ben Buchanan is VP of Account Management at Loadsmart, leading a team of account managers and sales representatives focused on growing relationships with enterprise and small/medium enterprise shippers by providing additional value to address their unique challenges. Ben has a decade of experience in freight brokerage across various leadership roles, building best-in-class teams for high growth and scalability while delivering for the customer. He earned his logistics stripes at GlobalTranz, learning the business and riding the fast growth wave to impactful leadership positions, and under Buchanan’s leadership at Loadsmart the account sales team has grown in headcount by 860% and in revenue by 578% (1H YoY 2020 - 2021). Ben holds a BA in Political Science from Arizona State University and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the American Charter School Foundation. Prior to GlobalTranz he worked as an educator and high school basketball coach. About Loadsmart Transforming the future of freight, Loadsmart leverages artificial intelligence, machine learning and strategic partnerships to automate how freight is priced, booked and shipped. Pairing advanced technologies with deep-seated industry expertise, Loadsmart fuels growth, simplifies operational complexity and bolsters efficiency for carriers and shippers alike. Key Takeaways: What Will Tomorrow's Freight Broker Do Ben Buchanan is the Vice President of Account Management at Loadsmart, a digital freight brokerage that leverages cutting-edge technology and strategic partnerships to help shippers and carriers move more with less. The freight brokerage space is rapidly transforming as digital freight brokerage companies like Loadsmart deploy technology to automate processes, reduce cost per load, and deliver a superior customer experience. In the interview, Ben describes 5 things that freight brokers will be expected to do in the very near future. Of course, some of the industry leaders like Loadsmart are delivering these innovations today. Instantaneous freight quotes created by a dynamic pricing tool that delivers the right price with guaranteed capacity. No more back and forth emails and phone calls haggling over pricing. Dynamic pricing powered by artificial intelligence provides an instant rate that reflects the most updated market intelligence. Mode optimization automatically included in each quote. Mode optimization has traditionally been promised, but not delivered because the analysis was completed by people who didn’t have the data or tools. Now, mode options with instantly bookable rates across modes including rail, LTL, PTL, and FTL, enable shippers to optimize shipments based on sustainability, cost, and expediency. Data insights that enable shippers to learn from not just their own data and insights — but from each other. To achieve best in class performance, shippers need to be able to compare their KPIs to their industry peers. Additionally, brokers must be able to analyze shipment data and provide actionable data insights that drive operational improvement across the entire shipping function. Rate transparency that empowers the shipper to know exactly what they are paying for. As digital freight brokers automate and streamline the shipping process that was traditionally managed manually, the value added has changed. In the new model, freight brokers won’t be rewarded financially for getting a big spread (cost of truck vs price to shipper). Instead, new pricing models and incentives have evolved that align the shipper and broker. Shift to digital means that freight brokers will need to find new ways to add value to both shippers and carriers. To deliver a superior customer experience, freight brokerages will need to provide the best of tech and the best of people. Learn More about What Will Tomorrow's Freight Broker Do Ben Buchanan LinkedIn Loadsmart The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

51mins

2 Jul 2021

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The Voice of 3rd Party Logistics with Anne Reinke

The Voice of 3rd Party Logistics with Anne Reinke Anne Reinke and Joe Lynch talk about the voice of 3rd party logistics. Anne Reinke joined TIA from the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT), where she served both as the Deputy Assistant Secretary-Congressional Affair and DAS-Intergovernmental Affairs from 2019 to 2020. About Anne Reinke Anne Reinke joined TIA from the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT), where she served both as the Deputy Assistant Secretary-Congressional Affairs DAS-Intergovernmental Affairs from April 2019 to October 2020. Prior to her time at US DOT, Anne spent 16 years in the Washington, DC office of CSX Corporation ultimately serving as the Vice President- Government Affairs, overseeing the Federal, State Government and Community Affairs Departments.  Before joining CSX, she worked at the Association of American Railroads and High Speed Ground Transportation Association. Anne is a Washington, DC native, and graduated from the National Cathedral School.  She received a B.A. from Rice University in Houston, TX and a J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, NC.  She and her husband, Brett, have two sons, and reside in Alexandria, VA. About TIA Since 1978, TIA has been recognized as the trusted voice of the third-party logistics industry.  Through TIA, members are able to establish and protect, ethical, profitable, and growing businesses in service to their customers. TIA will continue to be the leading provider of resources, education, information, advocacy, and connections to advance professional standards, business practices, and the overall image and credibility of the profession and its ultimate contribution to society. TIA will continue to be the trusted voice for third-party logistics companies, recognizing the diverse needs of our members while speaking with one voice to shippers, carriers, government officials, and international organizations. Key Takeaways: The Voice of 3rd Party Logistics  Anne Reinke is the President & CEO at Transportation Intermediaries Association, which is the voice of 3rd party logistics. In the interview, Anne explains the value that TIA provides for small, medium, and large logistics companies. TIA also is great organization for companies that sell goods and services to 3PLs and brokers. For smaller 3PLs and brokers, TIA provides training and guidance that will enable them to build a sustainable business and scale their growth. Programs like the New Broker Success Package give participants to instruction and coaching from the top coaches and consultants in the industry. For midsize 3PLs and brokers, TIA provides services like TIA Watchdog (carrier issues database that enables brokers to make better carrier decisions) and the TIA Bond Program, which is well known and respected across the industry. For larger 3PLs and brokers, TIA provides advocacy and a voice in Washington. TIA is well known and respected by lawmakers and industry leaders. TIA provides ongoing events, educational programs, and networking opportunities that benefits all their members regardless of their size. Learn More About The Voice of 3rd Party Logistics TIA Anne Reinke LinkedIn The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

37mins

1 Jul 2021

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The Best Logistics Team You Have Never Heard Of with Matt Scherer

The Best Logistics Team you Have Never Heard of with Matt Scherer Matt Scherer and Joe Lynch talk about The best logistics team you have never heard of. Matt has been helping thousands of people create, update and improve their LinkedIn profiles.   About Matt Scherer Matt Scherer has been helping thousands of military professionals, college students, and other business executives create, update and improve their LinkedIn profiles.  He is the author of "LinkedIn For Military", now in its third edition.  He and his team are also in the final stages of producing "LinkedIn for Learners," a book with the goal of helping high school and college students to make informed choices about their studies and career goals. About Scherer Communications Formed in 2005, the firm focuses on media relations, content development for trade publications and social media coaching.  His team has produced work for trade publications and has handled appearances for them on national and local news.  As a retired public affairs professional, Matt Scherer, the CEO, appeared at a military spokesman for Good Morning America and the CBS Morning News.   After leaving  Lowry AFB, Colo., he was honored with "Technical Sergeant David M. Scherer in the City and County of Denver Day" for his work in community affairs in Colorado. About Military Transition Roundtable Their non-profit helps military professionals in transition with forming a strategic journey towards a successful transition. Military transition Roundtable's mission is to create small working groups, using the MasterMind process developed by Napolean Hill in the early part of the 20th Century.  Since forming the non-profit over 18 months ago, the organization has helped more than 25 veterans find exceptional careers and other opportunities. Key Takeaways: The Best Logistics Team you Have Never Heard of Military logistics teams are often overlooked, but they are elite when it comes to transportation, logistics, and operations in difficult environments. Military logistics teams operate in VUCA environments where they need to support either front line troops or people in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. The military most likely invented logistics and few civilian organizations can match their operational might, scope, and performance on big stages. In the military, winning logistics is literally the difference between life and death. Military logisticians are well-trained, experienced, and they have been raised in a culture that expects leadership, accountability, sacrifice, ingenuity, and teamwork. They are the culture warriors every civilian organization should be looking for. Unfortunately, not all military logistics and supply chain professionals are successful in their transition to civilian life. For some the cultural divide and or communicating their worth to employers holds them back. Many Employers also overlook this underutilized well spring of talent because they come from a unique background. The Military Transition Roundtable is helping military veterans transition ease their journey from active duty to new career opportunities. Learn More About the Best Logistics Team you Have Never Heard of LinkedIn For Military Military Transition Roundtable Matt Scherer LinkedIn The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

35mins

16 Jun 2021

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Transforming the Supply Chain Using AI with Max Versace

Transforming the Supply Chain Using AI with Max Versace Max Versace and Joe Lynch talk about transforming the supply chain using AI. Max focuses on making AI more useful in real-world applications, especially in the manufacturing supply chain and industrial industry. About Max Versace Dr. Massimiliano Versace is the CEO and co-founder of Neurala. With decades of experience and research in AI and deep learning techniques, Dr. Versace is now focused on making AI more applicable and useful in real-world applications, specifically in the manufacturing and industrial industry. Prior to co-founding Neurala, Dr. Versace co-founded the Boston University Neuromorphics Lab, and worked with government organizations such as DARPA and NASA to develop AI with the ability to learn in real-time, at the edge, and free of traditional constraints of computational hardware. Dr. Versace has spoken at numerous events, including a keynote at Mobile World Congress Drone Summit, TEDx, NASA, the Pentagon, MIT Tech Review’s Future Compute and IMA Sensing Days. His work has been featured in Forbes, CNN, Fortune, MSNBC, the Associated Press, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and more. He holds several patents and two PhDs: Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University; Experimental Psychology, University of Trieste, Italy. About Neurala Neurala is a pioneer in vision AI software. On a mission to make AI more applicable and useful in real-world applications, Neurala helps industrial companies improve their quality inspection process, with technology that dramatically reduces the time, cost and skills required to build and maintain production-quality custom vision AI solutions. Founded in 2006, Neurala’s research team invented Lifelong-DNN™ (L-DNN) technology, which lowers the data requirements for AI model development and enables continuous learning in the cloud or at the edge. Neurala is headquartered in Boston, MA with a European subsidiary in Trieste, Italy.  Key Takeaways: Transforming the Supply Chain Using AI Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to transform the supply chain from incoming materials, through production, quality inspection, packaging, and shipping. Companies are using AI to reduce costs, improve quality, and streamline operations. In the podcast interview, Max explained the basics of artificial intelligence and some applications that are already transforming the supply chain. Application 1: Visual Quality Inspection for Surface Defects. AI can inspect surface to determine defects. This work is difficult and boring for humans so AI can do the job more effectively and efficiently. Application 2: Incoming Materials Quality and Quantity Inspection. AI can be taught to check dozens of factors on incoming parts and materials, which ensures that production quality and quantity targets are met. Application 3: Electronic Component Vision Inspection. For the quality inspection of electronic components, AI solutions for electronic component inspection provides a much lower cost of implementation than traditional Automated optical inspection (AOI) machines so that electronics manufacturers can offer their customers higher quality without high costs. Learn More About Transforming the Supply Chain Using AI Neurala Max Versace LinkedIn The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

42mins

11 Jun 2021

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Spencer Tenney and the Tenny Group Story

Spencer Tenney and the Tenny Group Story Ryan Schreiber hosts a podcast about Spencer Tenney and the Tenney Group. Spencer is the CEO of a firm that advises business owners in the 3PL, trucking, and bus industry on mergers and acquisitions. About Spencer Tenney Spencer Tenney serves as President & CEO of Tenney Group, where he oversees the firm’s day-to-day effectiveness and long-term vision. Spencer is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and holds the designation of Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor through AM&AA. Prior to Tenney Group, Spencer worked as a Director at Merritt Hawkins, a healthcare recruiting firm in Dallas. He also owned a music publishing company. Spencer and his wife, Lauren, reside outside of Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee and have been married for 13 years. He has three amazing kids – 9,6, & 3. He enjoys writing country music, reading presidential biographies, and F3 (Fitness, Fellowship, Faith). He currently serves on the board of Franktown Open Hearts, a faith-based organization dedicated to equipping inner-city kids to free themselves from generational poverty. About Tenney Group Tenney Group are mergers and acquisitions advisors who work with business owners in the 3PL, trucking, and bus industry. These business owners are hardworking individuals or teams who have created and lead companies that are the backbone of America. Unfortunately, pitfalls unique to the transportation industry can threaten an owner’s ability to sell their business for what they deserve or even threaten their ability to sell at all. Luckily, Tenney Group has developed an industry specialized process that enables business owners to navigate these pitfalls and maximize their ability to get a deal done. Ultimately, this allows owners to impact their family, employees, and community in profound ways while also giving them peace of mind that they made the best decision. The Tenney Group’s unique expertise helps transportation business owners build and protect business value, grow through acquisitions, and optimize the sale of their businesses. The Tenney Group was established in 1973 and has completed over 200 transportation deals. Learn More About Spencer Tenney and the Tenny Group Story Spencer Tenney Tenney Group What’s Driving the 3PL Industry Consolidation with Spencer Tenney The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

1hr 13mins

11 Jun 2021

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