Jonah McIntire is the founder of TNX Logistics, an AI-based road transportation procurement platform that Jonah just sold to Transporeon.
He is also author of the book "Supply Chain Visibility: From Theory to Practice". Jonah holds many contrarian views around logistics and supply chain tech in particular. So this conversation turned into a wide-ranging thought-provoking discussion with our host Boris Felgendreher on the following topics:
Why startups are much less about a grand vision and more about trial-and-error and opportunism
What the first version of TNX Logistics looked liked like and why that didn’t work
What actually did work and how
What the “whiteboard rationale” was for launching TNX in New Zealand in “stealth mode” and what the reality ended up looking like
The acquisition of TNX by Transporeon
Jonah’s views on the success of Sennder in the European road transportation market. What he admires the company for and what he perceives as “tech-washing” on behalf of Sennder, Uber Freight, Convoy and others
An analysis of the economic models of Uber Freight, Convoy, Flexport
The valuation premium of digital freight forwarders vs. traditional freight forwarders
Why Jonah is bearish on drones in logistics but very bullish on autonomous vehicles and why that technology deserves more attention
Why the vision of humans and AI working together in unison and AI only replacing the boring and mindless tasks that humans don’t like to do may be wrong
Is AI in logistics and supply chain actually making jobs better or not?
How to think about breakthrough technologies that will suddenly change an entire industry. Analogies to the Manhattan project
And much more
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To connect with Jonah McIntire, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonahmcintire/
To connect with Boris Felgendreher, founder of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/borisfelgendreher/
To connect with Dana von der Heide, host of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danavonderheide/
To connect with Marco Prüglmeier, host of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prueglmeier/