The Logistics Tribe

The Logistics Tribe

What is MQTT?? And why will it be relevant in every logistics operation soon? (Dominik Obermaier, Founder/CTO, HiveMQ)

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Today's episode of The Logistics Tribe is dedicated to the topic of MQTT. MQTT is a messaging protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT). If you work in logistics and supply chain management, you really need to get up to speed on this very important technology that is such a key enabler for connecting devices, vehicles, assets, sensors, etc.

Our guest Dominik Obermaier is a key expert in this field. He is CTO and co-founder at HiveMQ and also the co-author of the book “The Technical Foundations of IoT”.

Together with our host Marco Prüglmeier, Dominik discusses the following topics:

- The history of the MQTT protocol, dating back to 1999

- How and why MQTT has really gained recognition and traction in the last 10 years

- The analogies between http is for the internet of humans and MQTT for the internet of things

- Why MQTT is conquering the world of logistics already, without people even realizing it

- The challenges of connectivity that MQTT can address

- How MQTT makes data transfer as efficient as possible through so called publish/subscribe architecture

- How and why Dominik got interested in MQTT and how he built a company around it

- Why everybody driving a modern car is already using MQTT today

- MQTT as a key component of Industry 4.0, connected factories and connected cities

- MQTT in logistics: connecting devices, vehicles, assets, sensors, etc.

- How does the implementation of MQTT technology work and why it can be set up so quickly

- Some predictions for the future of the internet of things and for MQTT

- And much more

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To connect with Dominik, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dobermai/

To learn more about HiveMQ, visit: https://www.hivemq.com/

To connect with Boris Felgendreher, founder of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/borisfelgendreher/

To connect with Marco Prüglmeier, host of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prueglmeier/

Contrarian Views on Startups, Digital Freight Forwarders, LogTech, AI and more (Jonah McIntire, Founder, TNX Logistics)

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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/

What have you changed your mind on recently, Erik Wirsing? (Global Head of Innovation at DB Schenker)

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Erik Wirsing is leading Global Innovations at DB Schenker, one of the largest logistics providers in the world, with over 75.000 people and over 17 billion Euros in annual revenue.

In that role, it's vitally important to keep a close eye on the trends, technologies and innovations that are changing the industry.

And as change is happening faster and faster it's more important than ever to frequently adjust your point of view on the innovations and technologies that really matter

So our host Boris Felgendreher sat down with Erik to find out what Eric has actually changed his mind on recently.

The result is a wide-ranging conversation about the following topics:

- Managing teams, partners and relationships remotely. Connecting with people emotionally via digital tools. Fresh views on home office and remote work during and after the pandemic

- Additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Example: 3D-printed face masks.
Can logistics providers benefit from a world were items and spare parts can be produced locally as opposed to transported.

- New business models for logistics providers.

- Cargo drones and Volocopter, a company DB Schenker invested in

- The tolerance and appetite for trying new, unproven things that may not work inside a large "conservative" organization

- Examples of great ideas on paper that failed to work in practice and what lessons were learned

- Autonomous driving: A topic the Schenker organization changed its mind on in just the last few weeks. Why and how?

- The prospects of Hyperloop technology

- The speed of electrification of heavy-load truck transport

- The sudden rise and popularity of cargo bikes for inner-city transport

- Space logistics and satellite technology

- and more

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To learn more about DB Schenker, visit: https://www.dbschenker.com/global

To connect with Erik Wirsing, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-wirsing/

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/

Getting Ready for Autonomous Delivery Bots on Sidewalks (Bern Grush, Chief Innovation Officer, Harmonize Mobility)

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Bern Grush, Chief Innovation Officer for Harmonize Mobility, Inc., is a Canadian transportation innovator trained in Human Factors Psychology and Systems Design Engineering from the Universities of Toronto and Waterloo (Ontario), respectively. He brings a unique urban-sensitivity to vehicle automation from both a human-social perspective and a complex-systems perspective.

Bern is the principal author of the 2018 textbook “The End of Driving: Transportation Systems and Public Policy Planning for Autonomous Vehicles”. He is the inventor of a management platform for transit-user microsubsidies being piloted in the EU, and the project leader for ISO technical standard 4448: “Sidewalk and kerb operations for automated vehicles” for ground-control operations.

In today's episode of The Logistics Tribe, Bern talks to our host Marco Prüglmeier about the opportunities and challenges related to deploying autonomous mobile delivery robots on our inner city sidewalks.

Links to resources mentioned in this episode:

White Paper "The Last Block: Towards an international standard to regulate and manage sidewalk robots:
https://citm.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Harmonize-Mobility_The-Last-Block_21.02.01.pdf

White Paper "Draft international standard for ground-based automated mobility: Loading and unloading at the curb and sidewalk: http://endofdriving.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Whitepaper-A-Draft-International-Standard-for-Ground-based-Automated-Mobility.pdf

Paper "Footway Robots and Business Improvement Areas".
http://endofdriving.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Footway-Robots-and-Business-Improvement-Areas-Grush-final-2021-04-30.pdf

Article in Cities Today: "New standards on the way for delivery robots": https://cities-today.com/new-standards-on-the-way-for-delivery-robots/

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To connect with Bern, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bern-grush-1b5120/

To connect with Marco Prüglmeier, host of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prueglmeier/

To connect with Boris Felgendreher, host 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/

Real-time Traceability and Visibility in the Supply Chain (Miroslav Skorepa, Charles Bourbonnais, Co-CEOs, HIVE-ZOX)

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Today's episode of the Logistics Tribe is dedicated to the topic of IoT-enabled real-time traceability and visibility in the supply chain.

Our guests today are Miro Skorepa and Charles Bourbonnais, Co-CEOs of HIVE-ZOX, a startup based in Switzerland, that enables seamless, autonomous, low-cost real-time tracking of objects in your supply chain. Down to the item level.

Something that is really attractive for temperature-controlled pharma supply chains. But the company has ambitions to make this technology ubiquitous and used across a wide variety of industries and use cases.

The host of today's show is Boris Felgendreher.

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To learn more about Hive-Zox, visit: https://www.hive-zox.com/

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/

CEO of Kion Group and CEO of DS Automotion on Automation and Standards in Intralogistics and Material Handling

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This episode of The Logistics Tribe was recorded at the IFOY Award Test Days 2021. Our host Marco Prüglmeier talked to Gordon Riske, CEO of Kion Group and Chairman of the Executive Board of the Association for Materials Handling and Intralogistics (VDMA) and to Wolfgang Hillinger, CEO of DS Automotion. Together they discuss the following topics:

Segment with Gordon Riske:

- The most important technology trends shaping mechanical and electrical engineering in the area of intralogistics

- How will suppliers of machinery and solutions will benefit from the emerging technologies

- The role of standardization? Examples like the VDA5050 as enabler for Industry 4.0

- What's the potential of the VDA5050 to become a globally accepted standard for automation

- The increasing importance of sustainability at the VDMA and across the industry

- The importance of showcasing and testing new technologies at the IFOY Test Days

- How close are we to the warehouse without lights on

- The future plans for innovations at the Kion Group

Segment with Wolfgang Hillinger:

- The AGV meshup at the IFOY Test Days: The first test application of different AGVs managed under one fleet manager

- The benefits of different AGV manufacturers joining forces to develop applications and standards

- How Wolfgang rates the potential of the VDA5050 to become a globally accepted standard for automation

- How far away are we from being able to integrate and activate mobile robots via plug-and-play. What are the obstacles?

- The market dynamics for AMRs and AGVs. The competitive landscape for DS Automotion

- What makes Austria a hotbed of successful intralogistics companies

- New technologies for logistics in the future. The role of the cloud, vision systems, 5G, autonomous navigation, sensor technology, AI

- and more

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More information about the Kion Group: https://www.kiongroup.com/en/

More information about DS Automotion: https://www.ds-automotion.com/en/

To connect with Marco Prüglmeier, host of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prueglmeier/

To connect with Boris Felgendreher, host 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/

A Fresh Look at Blockchain Technology for Logistics and Supply Chain (Dr. Daniel Diemers, Partner at SNGLR Group)

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If you believe that blockchain technology is overhyped or not as relevant to the world of logistics and supply chain as many have promised when the technology first appeared on people's radar a few years back, then think again.

Blockchain technology is following an exponential growth curve and has seen some major improvements. It's time for a fresh look at what the technology is up to and how it will change the world of logistics and supply chain management in the years to come.

Our guest today on The Logistics Tribe is Dr. Daniel Diemers. Daniel is a growth & innovation strategist, investor and startup coach, focusing on fintech, blockchain, AI & exponential technologies. He is a former strategy partner with Booz Allen/ PwC Strategy& in Europe & Middle East and has worked with leading institutions, challengers and regulators on digital financial services.

He has been nominated top 100 Digital Shaper in Switzerland, won the Honeywell futurist award Europe and is a co-founder of several innovation-focused associations, e.g., Swiss Fintech Association, Crypto Valley Association and Swiss Blockchain Federation. He is also a member of fintechrockers.com.

Academically, he has an economics degree & Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen HSG, CEMS Master in international Management and attended the Singularity University EP in 2017. He is a lecturer at several academic institutions, author of books & articles, and frequent speaker and critical commentator of technological trends.

Together with our host of this episode Marco Prüglmeier, Daniel discussed the following topics:

- How Daniel started his foray into technology by learning how to program a Commodore C64

- Daniel’s view on the coming of age of crypto currencies and blockchain technology

- How logistics companies started to experiment with blockchain technology 3 years ago

- How many proof-of-concepts have not lead to breakthrough projects back then

- Why and how the situation has changed

- Why high transaction costs on many blockchains are still a roadblock

- Traditional use cases for blockchain in logistics: Track-and-trace, trade and supply chain finance.

- The continued automation of logistics operations and the rise of micropayments

- The three roles blockchains can play in a logistics and supply chain context

- The relevance of blockchain for autonomous vehicles

- What parts of logistics operations can easily be done without blockchain technology

- The major advantages that blockchains have over conventional databases

- Why a decentralized ledger is inherently more secure than a traditional database

-Why the slow speed of today’s blockchains can still be an obstacle but why exponential improvements will change the game in the next few years

- The energy consumption of blockchains is an issue and how it can be mitigated or solved

- The potential of smart contracts in international transport and logistics. What are the main obstacles to adoption?

- Why there is still a lot of criticism and scepticism around blockchain technology in the market and why that is an ill-advised approach to deal with an exponential technology

- and more

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To connect with Daniel, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ddiemers/

To connect with Marco Prüglmeier, host of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prueglmeier/

To connect with Boris Felgendreher, host 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/

Walmart's Penelope Register-Shaw (VP Last Mile Transportation) on Female Empowerment in Logistics

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Our guest Penelope Register-Shaw is having an impressive career in logistics. She went from being an attorney in private practice to driving innovations in last-mile logistics at FedEx, Amazon and Walmart.

Our host Dana von der Heide is a successful founder in the logistics tech space. In this episode of The Logistics Tribe, these two role models talk about the importance of female empowerment in logistics and much more, including:

- Penny's path into logistics. From an attorney in private practice to being the chairman of the public transportation authority of Rhode Island, to various roles at FedEx for 20 years, to Amazon's last mile logistics and eventually onto Walmart

- The role an early mentor played for Penny's career in logistics

- Penny's start and her experiences at FedEx

- How Penny got into Amazon and how she helped them reorganize the delivery service partner (provider) network

- Things to consider when picking a last-mile provider

- Penny's view on innovative last-mile delivery startups and what to learn from them

- The importance of viewing your last-mile delivery personnel as your brand ambassadors

- The importance of building out your personal network

- How to make the field of logistics more attractive to females and how to keep females in the industry

- How Penny got into Walmart

- What Penny perceives to be the different philosophies of implementing innovations at FedEx vs. Amazon. vs. Walmart.

- The last-mile delivery innovations at Walmart. Micro-fulfillment, micro-last-mile.

- The criteria for picking a last mile delivery service provider at Walmart

- The importance of accurate data for last-mile delivery decisions

- A few tips and tricks for females entering the field of logistics

- and more

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To connect with Penny, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peneloperegistershaw/

To connect with Dana von der Heide, host of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danavonderheide/

To connect with Boris Felgendreher, host of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/borisfelgendreher/

To connect with Marco Prüglmeier, host of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prueglmeier/

LogTech and Startups that Eric Johnson (Journal of Commerce) is excited about

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Eric Johnson is Senior Editor for Technology at the Journal of Commerce. Together with our host Boris Felgendreher Eric talks about the logistics technology and startups that he is particularly interested in or excited about. This turned into a wide-ranging conversation about logtech and startups past, present and future. We talked about robotic process automation (RPA), digital freight forwarders and logtech companies like Slync, BuyCo, Project44, FourKites, Shippeo, Infor Nexus and others.

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To connect with Eric Johnson, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ejohnson3242/ or @LogTechEric on Twitter

To subscribe to Eric's awesome logtech newsletter, visit: ericjohnson@substack.com

To subscribe to the Journal of Commerce (JOC), visit: https://www.joc.com/

To connect with Boris Felgendreher, host 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/

Technology Deep Dive: 5G in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Stefan Wimmer, Managing Partner, BayFu)

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Today's episode of The Logistics Tribe Podcast offers a deep dive into 5G technology and how it will be able to revolutionize logistics and supply chain operations and processes. Our guest today is Stefan Wimmer, Managing Partner at BayFu. BayFu is a German company that offers independent advice and services in the area of ​​industrial 5G radio networks. Together with our host Marco Prüglmeier, Stefan discusses the following topics:

- The history and evolution of cellular networks and technology

- A comparison of LTE and 5G. What are the biggest differences and advantages?

- The value of private campus networks in industrial and logistics settings. Who are the typical buyers of this technology and why?

- Where can 5G have the biggest impact and drive the most value in logistics and supply chain management?

- Use cases in intralogistics: AGVs, autonomous mobile robots. How will AMRs evolve in the years to come if they can leverage 5G technology?

- What are the concrete steps, time frames and costs associated with implementing private 5G networks inside an organization?

- What the future holds for next generation cellular technology, beyond LTE and 5G

- and more

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To find out more about BayFu, visit: https://www.bayfu.de/en

To connect with Marco Prüglmeier, host of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prueglmeier/

To connect with Boris Felgendreher, host 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/

About this podcast

Boris Felgendreher, Dana von der Heide and Marco Prüglmeier invite you to listen to The Logistics Tribe, a weekly podcast about the world of global logistics and supply chain management.

You can follow the hosts on Linkedin:

Boris Felgendreher: https://www.linkedin.com/in/borisfelgendreher/

Dana von der Heide: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danavonderheide/

Marco Prüglmeier: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prueglmeier/

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