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XPO chief Brad Jacobs on consolidation in the $2 trillion logistics industry
Nov 13 • 23 min
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…
President of SEKO on collaboration, cultural differences, and upcoming trends in logistics
Oct 23 • 43 min
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…
CTO of CaseStack on what Blockchain can do for logistics and supply chain
Sep 19 • 18 min
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…
DHL eCommerce CEO on cross-border, last mile and all things eCom
Sep 4 • 32 min
Today I’m in conversation with Charles Brewer, CEO of DHL eCommerce. Questions Charles answered: Introduction to yourself With such an international exposure under your belt, which are the upcoming regions/markets set for the biggest eCommerce boom and…
Cindy Miller of UPS on Solving for the Talent Gap, Truck Driver Shortages and More
Aug 28 • 25 min
Today I’m in conversation with Cindy Miller of UPS. In October of 1988, so 30 years ago, Cindy started out as a package car driver and delivery person for UPS. And today, she is the President of Global Freight Forwarding at UPS. Talk about racing up the…
Sucharita Kodali Weighs in on How a Brand Can Keep Up with Shifting Trends
Aug 21 • 32 min
Sucharita is Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, and has been an analyst in the retail space since 2005. Safe to say, retail is now completely different to what it used to be when Sucharita started out. In huge part thanks to…
Mike Edwards on How to Differentiate your Brand and De-silo your Organization
Aug 14 • 16 min
Today I’m in conversation with Mike Edwards, strategic advisor for eCommerce and retail technologies, and former CEO of eBags, Borders and Lucy Activewear. In 2007, Mike sold Lucy Activewear to VF Corporation for $100mn. In 2011, after a failed turnaround…
REI on having a core vision for your supply chain strategy
Aug 7 • 27 min
Priyanka talks to Bill Best – DVP Supply Chain at REI. Recreational Equipment Inc commonly known as REI, is an American retail and outdoor sports company. It is famously known to keep its doors shut during Black Friday when the rest of the industry is in…
Practical ideas to tackle cross-border eCommerce challenges
Jul 30 • 18 min
Priyanka talks to Roman Sobieri - Head of Shipping & Orders at Etsy. Etsy is a global eCommerce marketplace for handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. Etsy has about 54 million registered buyers and sellers across the world. Etsy operates in…
Best Buy’s CSCO on How to Pull Off a Successful Supply Chain Transformation
Jul 10 • 19 min
With Guest Speaker: Rob Bass, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Best Buy Priyanka talks to Rob Bass, CSCO of Best Buy, on the entire journey and experience of the supply chain overhaul Best Buy went through over the last 5 years pulling it out of the brinks of…
Taking on Amazon and Supply Chain Disruptions
Jul 3 • 25 min
Priyanka talks to Jim Tompkins, Founder of Tompkins Intl Consulting. They cover topics – such as how can companies respond to the Amazon threat, what are the biggest drivers disrupting supply chains today, what are some of the things supply chain execs…
How China’s biggest retailer scales its supply chain for a $24.7bn shopping festival peak
Jun 26 • 12 min
With Guest Speaker: Lori Chao, Director International Communications, JD.com Priyanka talks to Lori Chao, Director of Intl Communications at JD.com and former Wall Street Journal Supply chain reporter on what it takes for China’s biggest retailer to be…
Is Facebook the next Amazon of Retail and Logistics?
Jun 13 • 17 min
Priyanka talks to Brittain Ladd, a strategy and supply chain consultant, about who the strongest contender is to supersede and replace Amazon! To Priyanka’s surprise, Brittain’s answer wasn’t Alibaba or Walmart. It was Facebook! Listen on to understand…