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Now displaying: December, 2020
Dec 28, 2020

This is it – we’ve finally reached the end of 2020! I think it would be an understatement to say that it’s been a difficult year for many; but there have also been plenty of positives that we can take note of as well.

So in this very special episode, I’m joined by Graham Robins from Border Buddy, who is a great friend of the show, to reflect on some of the things we’ve seen and done, to round out the year on a high and approach 2021 with a really positive mindset.

We talk about COVID, collaboration, data, diversity and inclusion, and our plans for 2021. What a year!

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

[04.56] An introduction to Graham, his background and his role at Border Buddy.

[07.28] The impact of COVID and the valuable lessons we’ve learned this year, from the effect on mental health to the importance of the workers on the front line of supply chain.

“Its been a transformative year for us. But we’ve learned that remote work is well suited for logistics!”

[17.46] What we can practically take from these lessons and integrate into our strategies for 2021.

“A lot of this isn’t new – it’s just making it better! Let’s look at anything that takes extra, unnecessary time, and let’s squeeze that out.”

[19.55] The importance of collaboration, the value to be found in improving communication and how we can continue to drive the momentum of collaborative spirit forward into 2021.

[29.41] Data: how 2020 has shone a light on its benefits and encouraged a more open-minded approach.

“Once you have the data, you can never go back to guesswork.”

[36.36] The importance of diversity and inclusion, and how we can continue to open up much-needed conversations in 2021.

“Everyone’s experience is different – we can’t broad brush everything. Everyone has their own lens.”

[48.53] “Nothing new – everything better!” Border Buddy’s plans for 2021.

[50.16] From the launch of Shipz and Blended, to laying big plans for the future, a snapshot of my year.

 

RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED:

Head over to Border Buddy’s website now to find out more and discover how they could help your business.

Check out our other podcasts HERE.

Dec 14, 2020

Founded in 2015, Convoy started a movement in efficient freight. Through their customer-centric approach, ethical commitment and unique technology, that creates smarter ways to connect shippers with carriers, they’re helping to solve problems, reduce waste and create a better future.

Today, I’ll be talking to Lorin Seeks to find out a bit more about the Convoy network and how it’s utilising machine learning to solve the challenge of quality and compliance for small and midsize shippers.

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

[06.59] Lorin’s background, his career in the army and how he fell in love with logistics.

[11.08] A closer look at Convoy, what it does and how it works.

“Convoy is the nation’s most efficient digital freight network.”

[12.34] The four core areas of risk and compliance that every shipper needs to consider.

“Shippers are facing legal, financial, service and reputational risks every time they ship freight.”

[19.27] Why these areas can present real challenges for small and mid-market shippers.

[23.45] How intermediaries and brokers are addressing risk and compliance, to ensure they can be a reliable and trusted partner for SME’s.

[28.05] The Convoy solution, and the power of machine learning.

“The more data we feed it, the more accurate it becomes – because it’s a learning algorithm, it gets better over time.”

[31.28] The positive customer response to Convoy solutions.

[33.27] From higher safety levels to lower claims, the benefits that shippers will see from the Convoy platform, through removing bias and human error.

[38.51] Levelling the playing field for all customers, and a case study of how Convoy were able to solve a very specific problem for one customer in particular.

“We were able to come with solutions – and we were able to cut theft by about 90%.”

[43.15] The future for quality, safety and compliance – and for Convoy.

 

RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED:

Head over to Convoy’s website now to find out more and discover how they could help you too.

Check out our other podcasts HERE.

Dec 14, 2020

Founded in 2015, Convoy started a movement in efficient freight. Through their customer-centric approach, ethical commitment and unique technology, that creates smarter ways to connect shippers with carriers, they’re helping to solve problems, reduce waste and create a better future.

Today, I’ll be talking to Lorin Seeks to find out a bit more about the Convoy network and how it’s utilising machine learning to solve the challenge of quality and compliance for small and midsize shippers.

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

[06.59] Lorin’s background, his career in the army and how he fell in love with logistics.

[11.08] A closer look at Convoy, what it does and how it works.

“Convoy is the nation’s most efficient digital freight network.”

[12.34] The four core areas of risk and compliance that every shipper needs to consider.

“Shippers are facing legal, financial, service and reputational risks every time they ship freight.”

[19.27] Why these areas can present real challenges for small and mid-market shippers.

[23.45] How intermediaries and brokers are addressing risk and compliance, to ensure they can be a reliable and trusted partner for SME’s.

[28.05] The Convoy solution, and the power of machine learning.

“The more data we feed it, the more accurate it becomes – because it’s a learning algorithm, it gets better over time.”

[31.28] The positive customer response to Convoy solutions.

[33.27] From higher safety levels to lower claims, the benefits that shippers will see from the Convoy platform, through removing bias and human error.

[38.51] Levelling the playing field for all customers, and a case study of how Convoy were able to solve a very specific problem for one customer in particular.

“We were able to come with solutions – and we were able to cut theft by about 90%.”

[43.15] The future for quality, safety and compliance – and for Convoy.

 

RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED:

Head over to Convoy’s website now to find out more and discover how they could help you too.

Check out our other podcasts HERE.

Dec 14, 2020

Founded in 2015, Convoy started a movement in efficient freight. Through their customer-centric approach, ethical commitment and unique technology, that creates smarter ways to connect shippers with carriers, they’re helping to solve problems, reduce waste and create a better future.

Today, I’ll be talking to Lorin Seeks to find out a bit more about the Convoy network and how it’s utilising machine learning to solve the challenge of quality and compliance for small and midsize shippers.

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

[06.59] Lorin’s background, his career in the army and how he fell in love with logistics.

[11.08] A closer look at Convoy, what it does and how it works.

“Convoy is the nation’s most efficient digital freight network.”

[12.34] The four core areas of risk and compliance that every shipper needs to consider.

“Shippers are facing legal, financial, service and reputational risks every time they ship freight.”

[19.27] Why these areas can present real challenges for small and mid-market shippers.

[23.45] How intermediaries and brokers are addressing risk and compliance, to ensure they can be a reliable and trusted partner for SME’s.

[28.05] The Convoy solution, and the power of machine learning.

“The more data we feed it, the more accurate it becomes – because it’s a learning algorithm, it gets better over time.”

[31.28] The positive customer response to Convoy solutions.

[33.27] From higher safety levels to lower claims, the benefits that shippers will see from the Convoy platform, through removing bias and human error.

[38.51] Levelling the playing field for all customers, and a case study of how Convoy were able to solve a very specific problem for one customer in particular.

“We were able to come with solutions – and we were able to cut theft by about 90%.”

[43.15] The future for quality, safety and compliance – and for Convoy.

 

RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED:

Head over to Convoy’s website now to find out more and discover how they could help you too.

Check out our other podcasts HERE.

Dec 7, 2020

From gaining her degree in Organizational Psychology & Human Resources Management, Sangna has gone on to achieve huge success in her field. With an interest in technology and engineering, leadership roles at companies like Flextronics, Solectron and Meggitt have led her to her current role at Apex. She’s the Vice President of Human Resources for the Americas and has been doing some incredible work there for the past five years.

Today Sangna will be talking to us about her long-standing HR career, her passion for people and the future of business.

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

[07.32] Sangna’s background and how she sidestepped from clinical psychology to HR.

“Instead of one person at a time, I get to have an impact on a whole workforce.”

[09.21] How Sangna began at Apex, and her role building their HR structure.

[10.42] A closer look at Sangna’s responsibilities at Apex.

[11.51] The impact of working in employee relations.

“You are the facilitator – you are the hub of the company, between employees and management.”

[15.37] Apex’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and what makes them so special.

“In today’s polarized atmosphere, being part of an organization that values you, is more important than ever.”

[20.18] What drew Sangna to technology and engineering, and how she ended up in logistics.

[23.25] How the face of HR has changed over the years.

[25.11] From remote working to the impact of COVID-19, the HR trends to watch out for.

[27.11] The future, and the relationship between people and technology.

“Their job might look a little different, but people are still the future.”

[29.55] What finding your voice as a woman means to Sangna.

“Finding your voice, for me, has been about building credibility with confidence.”

[32.18] What Sangna has learned about herself along the way.

[34.00] Credibility and passion, Sangna’s words of advice for the next generation.

 

RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED:

Head over to LinkedIn to connect with Sangna and find out more.

Check out our other podcasts HERE.

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