The Logistics Tribe

The Logistics Tribe

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/

Are Out-of-Home Deliveries and Returns the Future of E-Commerce? (Mike Richmond, CCO at Doddle)

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Today's guest on The Logistics Tribe Podcast is Mike Richmond, the Chief Commercial Officer of Doddle. Doddle builds technology that enables e-commerce customers to collect and return their online shopping from the place that suits them best.

Together with our host, Dana von der Heide, Mike talks about the the following topics:

- How Mike went from being a lawyer to being the Chief Commercial Officer of Doddle

- How the idea for Doddle came about and how the model has changed over time

- The COVID-impact on e-commerce, the parcel carrier business and Doddle

- The parcel carrier setup of Doddle around the world

- How end customers think about out-of-home vs. at-home delivery and how that varies across the world

- Why PickUp DropOff (PUDO) networks with lockers and parcel shops are so dominant in China

- What merchants and carriers are doing to encourage end customers to use PUDO

- The challenge of integrating out-of-home delivery into the merchant checkout process

- The challenge of e-commerce returns and the value of using a white-labeled digital returns platform

- How Doddle encourages parcel carriers to innovate and form partnerships

- Why Saudi Arabia happens to be the ideal place for PUDO vs. home deliveries

- How Doddle manages the challenge of integrating into existing systems

- The future of alternative delivery points. Where is the innovation happening?

- The promise and challenge of click-and-collect for online and offline merchants

- The future of same-day delivery. Will it ever be mainstream? Does it even have to be mainstream?

- The example of Nike’s PUDO network inside gyms in London

- How Mike things about making logistics more interesting as a career choice and how to make the field more diverse

- and more

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To learn more about Doddle, visit: https://www.doddle.com/

To connect with Mike, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-richmond-5170b835/

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/

Who's to blame for the Global Ocean Shipping Chaos? (Patrik Berglund, CEO at Xeneta and Jonas Krumland, CEO at Logward)

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Today's episode of the Logistics Tribe Podcast is all about ocean transportation. Since the beginning of the pandemic, ocean freight rates have skyrocketed, there are major container and equipment shortages, misallocations, heavy port congestion and disruptions of supply chains because of it. This situation did not simply happen over night. In fact, the underlying causes were a long time in the making.

That's why we invited to experts onto the show to take a deep dive into all things ocean transportation with a special focus on the freight procurement process and the relationship between shippers, carriers and freight forwarders.

Our guests today are Patrik Berglund, Founder and CEO of Xeneta, a freight rate benchmarking platform based in Oslo, Norway and Jonas Krumland, Founder and CEO of Logward, a cloud-based supply chain as a service platform based in Hamburg, Germany.

The host of today's show is Boris Felgendreher

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To connect with Patrik Berglund from Xeneta, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrikolstad/

To connect with Jonas Krumland from Logward, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonas-krumland/

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/

Edge Technology to connect People, Assets and Data (Paul Norford, Zebra Technologies)

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Zebra Technologies has been around since 1969 and is a true pioneer in the areas of RFID and barcode printers and scanners. Today, the company offers a wide range of solutions that intelligently connect people, assets and data in logistics, manufacturing, retail and other areas.

In this episode of The Logistics Tribe Podcast, our host Marco Prüglemeier, who spent over 20 years in various logistics leadership roles at BMW, talks to Paul Norford, Solutions Evangelist from Zebra, about the following topics:

- Why modern organizations need a “Solution Evangelist”

- Change as an integral part of staying relevant as a technology provider that has been on the market for over 50 years

- How Zebra has evolved from scanners and printers

- The importance and opportunities of using operational data from devices, analytics and data-driven decision making in real time via cloud-based platforms connected to the blockchain

- How Zebra’s technology is used not only in manufacturing and logistics but also in the National Football League (NFL)

- How the Corona pandemic has affected the organization and what pivots were necessary

- How mobile devices are being used for contract tracing

- Humans and machines interacting with each other in the manufacturing environment and Zebra’s enterprise asset intelligence vision

- Visibility to increase productivity and decrease errors

- Mobile robots in the retail environment

- Paul’s vision for the future of logistics

- and much more

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To find out more about Zebra, visit: https://www.zebra.com/us/en/about-zebra.html

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/

Innovations in Customer Service and B2C Last Mile Delivery at Nespresso (Davide Costella, Nespresso)

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Nespresso is an operating unit of the Nestlé Group, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Nespresso is the worldwide pioneer and innovator in premium portioned coffee, to be enjoyed in the comfort of our own homes.

Davide Costella is responsible for the design and the execution of the last-mile delivery strategy of Nespresso globally. In this episode of The Logistics Tribe Podcast, our host Dana von der Heide talks to Davide about a variety of topics, including:

- What the last-mile delivery setup of Nespresso looks like (from distribution centers to final customer)

- Scope of carriers (regional and global partners) next-day delivery, same-day delivery

- 3 hour delivery pilot (ship from store) in Australia

- From retail stores to dark stores during the COVID-pandemic

- The volume mix changes (e-commerce vs. stores) during the pandemic

- The global delivery service strategy at Nespresso

- How Davide and his team are trying out new projects and innovations

- Click and collect, track-and-trace, Amazon Key, what3words,....

- Differences in customer behavior and customer expectations in different global markets

- Expectations and demands for the carrier community

- COVID-specific challenges including positive changes that were brought on by the crisis

- How Nespresso is dealing with Brexit

- What new technologies are of particular interest for Nespresso in the years to come (e.g. automation, autonomous vehicles)

- What brought Davide into the logistics industry and what excites him about the field

- What skill sets and candidates Davide is hiring for

- and more

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To learn more about Nespresso, visit: https://nestle-nespresso.com/

To connect with Davide, guest of today's program, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davide-costella/

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/

How to leverage Social Media, build your Personal Brand and advance your Career in Logistics and SCM (Radu Palamariu)

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Radu Palamariu is a leading headhunter for global logistics and supply chain management talent at Alcott Global in Singapore. In this episode of The Logistics Tribe Podcast, our host Boris Felgendreher talks to Radu about the following topics:

- Global hiring and executive search in logistics and supply chain during a global pandemic

- Alcott Global’s foray into digital events, conferences and content for the global supply chain and logistics ecosystem

- Radu’s “Leaders in Logistics and Supply Chain Management” podcast is quite popular among logistic and supply chain execs. What’s the strategy? How do people get on to the show?

- Why people in logistics and supply chain management are mostly operating "behind the scenes" instead of communicating with the world about the contribution they are making, especially during these times of crisis

- How to encourage more people to step up and engage in more "story telling" about what's going on behind the scenes in global supply chains

- The importance of building your personal brand to benefit your organization and to advance your own career as a newbie and as a seasoned C-level executive

- The example of a young female talent in the logistics space who excels at the "valuable content contribution" game

- Tips, tricks and hacks to master the LinkedIn game

- and much more

Link to Alcott Global's upcoming digital conference on the topic of Covid-19 vaccine logistics and distribution: https://coldchain.makersmovers.com/

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To connect with Radu Palamariu visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/radupalamariu/

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/

How Augmented Reality will Revolutionize Warehousing and Logistics (Paul Travers, Founder, President, CEO, Vuzix)

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Paul Travers is the founder of Vuzix and has served as Vuzix’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 1997. His 25 years of experience in the virtual reality and virtual display fields make him a globally recognized expert and a well-known figure in the industry.

Vuzix’s Augmented Reality (AR) technology and smart glasses are going to be a game changer for the world of logistics, warehousing and manufacturing in the years to come.

In this episode of The Logistics Tribe Podcast, our host Marco Prüglmeier, himself an expert in the areas of intra-logistics and automation technology with more than 20 years of experience in various logistics roles at BMW, discusses the following topics with Paul:

- The difference between virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality

- What industries already use augmented reality and where does it drive the biggest value

- What are the current and future use cases of augmented reality

- Use cases and value areas of AR in warehousing and logistics

- The latest product innovations from Vuzix that just won several awards at the (virtual) Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

- The next generation smart glasses from Vuzix. How are they different than previous generations?

- Future outlook onto the world of augmented reality and the world of logistics

- and much more

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To find out more about Vuzix, visit: https://www.vuzix.com/

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/

How Maersk invests in Logistics Startups (Jeppe Hoier, Partner at Maersk Growth)

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Jeppe Hoier is Partner at Maersk Growth, the Corporate Venture arm of A.P. Moller – Maersk. In this episode of The Logistics Tribe Jeppe talks to our host Dana von der Heide about the following topics:

- Jeppe's role at Maersk Growth and the mission of Maersk Growth

- The focus areas of Maersk Growth and what Jeppe's is looking for in a startup they want to invest in

- The structure of the Maersk Growth team

- How the collaboration works between Maersk Growth, their portfolio companies and Maersk, the parent company

- Regional vs. international focus of the investments

- Which portfolio companies are Jeppe's favorites

- Maersk Growth activities in Asia

- What Jeppe makes of the "evaluation gap" between US and EU startups

- What is Jeppe's recommendation for startup founders about where to set up shop. The importance of having access to talent

- Jeppe's criteria for what companies to invest in. The sizes of their investments. Seed, Series A, growth investments....

- How Jeppe finds founders, how founders find Jeppe. What conferences are typically on his schedule

- The impact COVID has had on Maersk's investments

- How Maersk also partners with startups, beyond financing. What the best way for startups is to engage with Maersk as a partner

- Diversity in logistics tech and what Maersk is doing to get more females interested in logistics

- What can be done to make the industry more sexy to attract better talent

- What are some of the emerging trends Jeppe sees in the logistics industry

- Jeppe's view on the buzzword trends automation, crypto, blockchain, robots, self-driving trucks, electrification, etc. Is logistics ready for them?

- and more

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To learn more about Maersk Growth, visit: https://www.maersk.com/growth

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/

From Supply Chain Visibility to Supply Chain Automation (Lucien Besse, Co-Founder and COO, Shippeo)

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Paris-based Supply Chain Visibility Platform Shippeo just announced another funding round of $32 million. Perfect timing to have Lucien Besse, the Co-Founder and COO of Shippeo, on episode number one of The Logistics Tribe. Together with today's host, Boris Felgendreher, Lucien talks about the following topics:

- The founding story of Shippeo
- What Supply Chain Visibility actually looked like for companies in 2014 and what was missing from the picture
- The first minimal viable product (MVP) of Shippeo and why that quickly eveloved into something else
- The first customer wins
- The tremendous growth of the company in the last couple of years
- What the platform is capable of today
- How the product and the platform will evolve in the years to come
- and more

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For more information about Shippeo: www.shippeo.com

To connect with the Logistics Tribe Podcast hosts:

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/

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/

by Boris Felgendreher

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