FreightWaves LIVE: An Events Podcast

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FreightWaves Live: An Events Podcast: The show where we bring you back to past FreightWaves events, take you inside of upcoming events, and capture the moments and keynotes from the top thought leaders in logistics, FreightTech, business and media.

Container breakout: Christmas in February? - Global Supply Chain Week
#232
Today at 12:00 AM

Lori Ann LaRocco, CNBC senior editor of guests and a FreightWaves contributor, speaks with Brett Rose on the backlog of container ships on the West Coast that is disrupting the traditional supply chains for retailers. Traditional expectations have been thrown out the window as a delay in getting goods to consumers combines with the changing buying habits fueled by the pandemic.

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Is there enough warehouse labor to go around? - Global Supply Chain Week
#231
Yesterday at 10:00 PM

E-commerce fulfillment warehouses have never been in more demand. But is there enough labor to adequately staff these facilities? What will it cost retailers and manufacturers to ensure that orders get out the door as fast as possible?

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Just in time vs just in case inventory management - Global Supply Chain Week
#230
Yesterday at 7:00 PM

We've all heard the saying that real estate is all about location, location, location, but is that the maxim for commercial real estate? Often access to labor and logistics is much more important to proximity to distribution centers and brick and mortar stores. Once you understand this, then the type of property becomes less important.

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The price of congestion: How is the retail industry navigating the container congestion? - Global Supply Chain Week
#229
Yesterday at 3:00 PM

Lori Ann LaRocco speaks with Jon Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain and Customs Policy at National Retail Federation to discuss the retail import slowdown. No retailer wants to have empty shelves or have to put items they receive late immediately on discount. These added costs of the delays ultimately have to be absorbed by the retailer. Lori Ann and Jon discuss how retailers are navigating the container crunch so they be fully stocked.

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Last mile delivery in an omnichannel global market - Global Supply Chain Week
#228
Yesterday at 12:00 AM

Nicholas Cogan and Matt Waller, dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, discuss last-mile delivery and omnichannel retailing from a global perspective. They examine how customer relationships vary across global markets and how important customer relationships are, regardless of the market. They also explore the importance of carrier reliability and sustainability.

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How to take an all business approach to omnichannel - Global Supply Chain Week
#227
Last Saturday at 10:00 PM

The rise of e-commerce in the purchase of construction materials and equipment is challenging companies in the building and construction segment to meet customer expectations of quickly, easily and reliably acquiring the tools and materials they need. This session will explore the challenges of an omnichannel supply chain and address how having the right 3PL partner can solve this complexity, and support increased product availability, simplify returns and reduce order to delivery times.

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Warehousing revolution: moving your supply chain forward - Global Supply Chain Week
#226
Last Saturday at 7:00 PM

Warehousing has changed more in the past five years than in the previous 70 years. Chris Riemann and A.K. Schultz discuss the role of automation in this warehousing revolution and how organizations can move their supply chains forward during this e-commerce boom and COVID pandemic.

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Parcel carrier capacity challenges and lessons from COVID-19 - Global Supply Chain Week
#225
Last Saturday at 5:00 PM

Jeff McDermott, SVP of Transportation at Geodis and FreightWaves Chief Strategy Officer JT Engstrom discuss the recent impact to peak season from COVID-19 and expectations for near-term changes as a result. This discussion explores changes in shipper/carrier behavior, dealing with the accelerated pace of e-commerce adoption in transportation management and other thematic trends in the final mile.

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Overcoming the terminal illness of congestion in Los Angeles/Long Beach - Global Supply Chain Week
#224
Last Saturday at 12:00 AM

A conversation with Jon Gold of the National Retail Federation and Weston LaBar of the Harbor Trucking Association on how BCO’s and truckers are working together to help mitigate the impacts of congestion in Southern California’s San Pedro Bay port complex. Dive into the challenges and opportunities facing shippers and their transportation partners in Southern California.

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The future of autonomous warehouses - Global Supply Chain Week
#223
Last Friday at 10:00 PM

Sweeping changes in fulfillment strategy, the surge in e-commerce demand, and a persistent worker shortage have forced warehouse operators to think more about automation than ever before. Jeff Christensen, VP of Product at Seegrid, one of the top makers of autonomous warehouse equipment, discusses where warehouses go from here.

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Supply chains: front and center in embracing disruption - Global Supply Chain Week
#222
Last Friday at 7:00 PM

Ravi Dosanjh, head of strategic programming for Intel Corp., said participants need to understand the value they provide and ask the right questions to ensure a seamless experience for all. “The right balance of capacity always plays a role and is critical to manage carefully, given the current environment. In my view, the question is, ‘How do we manage that capacity in an appropriate way?’”

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How to nearshore your operation in Mexico - Global Supply Chain Week
#221
Last Friday at 3:00 PM

Opening up a manufacturing operation is challenging in it self, imagine trying to open up an operations in a country where you have no idea how the laws and requirements to operate are established. Mexican Shelter Companies help answer the question of the unknown. FreightWaves Cross Border Reporter Noi Mahoney and Joshua Rubin, VP of Business Development for Javid Group explain the options you have when the decision has been made to move part of your manufacturing to Mexico. You have the opportunity to find a partner to ensure your success.

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SIMBA Chain: Demystifying Blockchain for defense supply chains - Global Supply Chain Week
#220
Last Friday at 12:00 AM

Patrick Duffy, President of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance talks to Jeffrey Curtis, VP of Defense and Supply Chain at SIMBA Chain. They talk about how an efficient and auditable blockchain can be produced and managed in a nearly drag-and-drop fashion that democratizes the use of technology.

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AI-enabled risk mapping in defense supply chains - Global Supply Chain Week
#219
Last Thursday at 10:00 PM

Jennifer Bisceglie discusses with FreightWaves Manager of Enterprise Solutions Kyle Taylor how her company, Interos, ingests over 100,000 different types of data feeds to map out a company’s extended supply chain and monitors weather and world events to prepare companies for any ripple effects in the defense supply chain. Interos then alerts analysts when changes to supplier governance, geographic and financial risks are detected.

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An overview of the industrial and manufacturing landscape - Global Supply Chain Week
#218
Last Thursday at 7:00 PM

Craig Fuller, Founder and CEO at FreightWaves, talks to Brooke Sutherland, Industrial and M&A Columnist at Bloomberg. They take a wide-ranging look at the biggest topics of the industry, including ways in which the private sector can make COVID-19 vaccinations more efficient.

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Last mile delivery networks for manufacturers - Global Supply Chain Week
#217
Last Thursday at 3:00 PM

More and more delivery is cutting out the warehouses, distribution centers, and retailers and going direct from the manufacturer to the consumer. Find out in this fireside chat between FreightWaves reporter Kaylee Nix and Andrew Lockwood, Senior Manager, Solutions Design at Suddath Global Logistics the factors that have gone into these changes.

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Air cargo: From pandemic to profit - Global Supply Chain Week
#216
Last Thursday at 12:00 AM

Stan Wraight is a legend in the air cargo industry. He's held leadership positions at three big cargo airlines and now advises airlines, airports, logistics companies and other parties on how to manage air freight issues. FreightWaves Air Cargo Editor Eric Kulisch talks to Stan about the market conditions shippers and carriers are facing, digitization initiatives, the prolific use by airlines of "preighters," e-commerce and pharma shipments for COVID vaccine.

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From Russia, with cargo - Global Supply Chain Week
#215
Last Wednesday at 10:00 PM

Volga-Dnepr is one of the most unique specialist all-cargo airlines in the world. It has a large fleet of Boeing 747s, but also some Russian-made aircraft that can handle out-of-gauge cargo or land on smaller airfields under challenging runway conditions. Find out from Volga-Dnepr Group CCO Konstantin Vekshin about the company's role in airlift during the pandemic, and how it applies its Cargo Supermarket approach to find the right solution for shippers.

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Customer-centric digital innovation in the air freight industry - Global Supply Chain Week
#214
Last Wednesday at 7:00 PM

A Fireside Chat between Delta Cargo’s Vice President, Rob Walpole and customer Thomas Puglisi, Head of Global Logistics at Kuehne & Nagel. They take a look at how Delta Cargo’s innovative digital transformation is creating a more transparent and customer-centric experience across the globe.

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Air cargo security - Global Supply Chain Week
#213
Last Wednesday at 3:00 PM

Bomb sniffing dogs aren't just used by the Army, or for security at live events or airports. Did you know they also are widely used to screen air cargo? And in a few months, new rules will require more cargo to be screened. Learn how trained canine teams compare to X-ray detection and how air shippers are deploying them in this fireside chat between Eric Hare, President and CEO of Global K9 Protection Group, and FreightWaves Air Cargo Editor Eric Kulisch.

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National defense strategy: From World War II to space - Global Supply Chain Week
#212
Last Wednesday at 12:00 AM

Jason Coker, Vice Director at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex gives FreightWaves' President George Abernathy an inside look at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex’s (AEDC) focus on the national defense strategy, which includes developing and testing technology for missile defense and hypersonic weapon systems as well as the nation’s nuclear modernization plan. The chat also discusses the commercialization of space and how the U.S. defends its space assets.

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Last mile logistics and the role of artificial intelligence plus sustainability plays - Global Supply Chain Week
#211
Last Tuesday at 10:00 PM

Last mile logistics across the globe have experienced capacity issues with lockdowns accelerating e-commerce and direct delivery to customers. Brands need to utilize technology in their last-mile logistic strategies to keep a competitive advantage. Through utilizing control towers, artificial intelligence, and predictive analytics businesses can create efficiencies and sustainable options as Jamie Dixon, Director of Supply Chain at XAct Solutions explains to FreightWaves' Chief Strategy Officer JT Engstrom.

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Gateway to Latin America - Global Supply Chain Week
#210
Last Tuesday at 7:00 PM

Miami International Airport is the cargo hub for the Americas. Flowers, fresh fruit, seafood, machinery and other products transfer there between U.S. destinations and Latin America and Europe. MIA had a record year for cargo in 2020 despite the COVID pandemic. Join this discussion with FreightWaves' Air Cargo Editor Eric Kulisch, and Emir Pineda, Manager Aviation & Trade Logistics at the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, to find out why Miami continues to grow with cargo operations and how it organized the cargo community together to make sure pharmaceutical companies were confident that COVID-19 vaccines could be handled quickly and efficiently.

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American manufacturing and trade - Global Supply Chain Week
#209
Last Tuesday at 3:00 PM

George Abernathy, President of FreightWaves, chats with Scott Paul, President of Alliance for American Manufacturing, in this Keynote address from Day 1 of Global Supply Chain Week. Paul underlines the need for intentionality in addressing the infrastructure in America through manufacturing and trade.

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Demand forecasting of the vaccine distribution - Health & Pharma Supply Chain Summit
#208
02/19/2021

Vaccine demand planning requires coordination across the supply chain spectrum. Logistics, materials management, and operations need to support clinicians at the point of care to maximize community protection. Come hear a lively healthcare supply chain conversation between John Ervin and Andrew Kelley that covers demand planning, healthcare operations, metrics, constraints and what you need to know.

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Is the world up to the challenge of mass COVID-19 vaccination? - Health & Pharma Supply Chain Summit
#207
02/18/2021

Amid the unforeseen effects of the pandemic on at-risk and lower-income communities, governments and organizations around the world must convene to ensure effective distribution of newly developed vaccines. Malte Hans, Associate Partner at McKinsey and Company, and Margi Van Gogh, Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries for the World Economic Forum discuss the importance of making sure no country is left behind.

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Enterprise blockchain isn't dead: Where DLT solutions are working in the health & pharma space - Health & Pharma Supply Chain Summit
#206
02/17/2021

Join Susanne Somerville, CEO of Chronicled, the custodian of MediLedger, and Patrick Duffy, the President of Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) as they discuss the state of enterprise blockchain, how this technology has evolved over the past few years, and what opportunities (and challenges) are on the horizon coming out of the pandemic.

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Pharma supply chain lessons abroad - Health & Pharma Supply Chain Summit
#205
02/16/2021

Each region presents a different challenge in creating efficient medical supply chains to address the unique needs of its populations. Nowhere is that more evident than in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. PowerFleet CEO Chris Wolfe dives into the different technologies and approaches to getting critical medical supplies around the globe from Israel to Africa.

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US-China trade relations and pharmaceutical imports - Health & Pharma Supply Chain Summit
#204
02/16/2021

Covid-19 has disrupted trade patterns and relations in every industry. For the pharmaceutical industry disruptions are even more serious as a large percentage of PPE and medicines are sourced from China. Jonathan Ward, President and Founder of the Atlas Organization talks to FreightWaves President George Abernathy on what this might do to the trade relations between the US and China.

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Navigating pharmaceutical transportation with real-time transparency - Health and & Pharma Supply Chain Summit
#203
02/15/2021

Scott Sangster, Vice President of Global Sales at Descartes Systems Group sat down with FreightWaves' Andrew Cox to discuss the challenges of pharmaceutical transportation. Scott details the pain points of the current system, the advantages of leveraging mesh networks and BLE tags, and what the logistics community needs to do to achieve end-to-end visibility for all parties.

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Vaccine integrity: How to maintain shelf life - Health & Pharma Supply Chain Summit
#202
02/13/2021

Wolfgang Lehmacher, a former supply chain expert at the World Economic Forum, stops by to chat with FreightWaves reporter Eric Kulisch to provide insights on recent progress in vaccine delivery, the technology needed to maximize the impact of this vaccine and predict how long before it spoils, and the potential this holds for the future.

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XPO's lessons in vaccine distribution - Health & Pharma Supply Chain Summit
#201
02/12/2021

XPO has been distributing protective personal equipment since the start of the pandemic. This experience laid the foundation for the speed and agility it takes for aligning its vast delivery network to the needs of distributing the Covid-19 vaccine. Hear what Katrina Liddell, President of XPO Global Forwarding and Expedite at XPO Logistics has to say about what was learned in this fireside chat.

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Challenges in the medical supply chain - Health & Pharma Supply Chain Summit
#200
02/12/2021

Todd Fagley, the CEO and co-founder of MedSource Labs, spoke with John Kingston to discuss the supply chain challenges that the medical supply sector has faced in the age of the pandemic. MedSource is a manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of medical supplies. For one thing, there’s a lot more air freight than there was before. And like most companies in the medical supply chain, MedSource has needed to step up taking care of immediate pressing demands from customers and had to put some long-range development on hold. But they’re getting back to that now.


Tracking vaccine distribution: How it differs from standard tracking and tracing - Health & Pharma Supply Chain Summit
#199
02/11/2021

Tracking and visibility of products on the move is important for all industries, but maybe none more so than pharmaceuticals and healthcare. The delicate nature of pharmaceuticals and healthcare equipment combined with its high value makes it a vital ingredient in the supply chain.

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Being consumer focused in a B2B world - Sales & Marketing Summit
#198
02/04/2021

Kenco Marketing Director Sylvia Cintron and SONAR Account Executive Kyle Taylor discuss how focusing on the individual will not only enhance your current marketing strategy but provide the returns you are striving for.

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Marketing for driver recruitment - Sales & Marketing Summit
#197
02/03/2021

The battle for drivers is at an all-time high and carriers are looking for new-aged marketing techniques, as well as looking back to old school techniques, in search of solutions for their driver hiring needs. SeatMyTrucks President Rob Hatchett discusses with CDLLife President Travis Overton in this fireside chat.

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The science of sales & marketing teams - Sales & Marketing Summit
#196
02/03/2021

How many marketing and sales rules for 2021 articles have you already seen? The truth is, no one has been through a year like this, so even educated guesses are just that—guesses. What do you think would happen if you cranked up resiliency and agility to 11? David Hoffeld and Meshach Weber discuss the power of Growth Mindset and Behavior Design in marketing and sales.

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Building culture in a remote environment - Sales & Marketing Summit
#195
02/02/2021

Is there anything more important to a successful sales team than culture? The challenges of building a strong company culture become exceedingly difficult over the last year as teams and organizations adopted a remote work environment. Charley Dehoney and Jon Rapp talk about how your team can protect and build a good culture when your team is all working remotely.

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The evolution of sales strategy as the company grows - Sales & Marketing Summit
#194
02/02/2021

Sales challenges are different for an adolescent startup and an advanced organization, though in many ways they're similar. Andrew Leto has founded multiple companies and scaled them to success. How does the role of a founder evolve through different stages of growth and how can sales teams develop along the way? FreightWaves President George Abernathy gets the inside scoop in this fireside chat.

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Setting yourself up for growth - Sales & Marketing Summit
#193
02/02/2021

Hope White, CEO and Founder of HD White Logistics, founded her brokerage in 2016 with the goal of beating out her competition in the highly competitive truckload brokerage market. Hope managed to see an opportunity in early 2020 to launch container services a little outside Savannah to capture the growing share of import volume and propel her business up and to the right. Watch and listen as Hope explains to SONAR Account Executive Luke Falasca her journey and her plans for taking her company to the next level.

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