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Now displaying: September, 2021
Sep 27, 2021

Today I’m joined by Vizion, an exciting supply chain and logistics tech company that offers API's and tools to help businesses integrate quality ocean freight tracking data from almost any carrier in a single, easy to use structure.

Founded in 2018, Vizion provides the technology and data needed to build and deliver end-to-end logistics visibility for shippers, forwarders and software developers. Combining simple APIs for tracking international ocean freight with a global web of carrier connections, the Vizion platform provides you with the data you need to optimize the quality and cost of your visibility.

Today Kyle Henderson, CEO & Co-Founder at Vizion, joins me to chat all about the company: what they do; how their real-time technology successfully pulls together shippers and forwarders; and the future of visibility.

 

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

[07.21] Kyle’s background, and the entrepreneurial spirit that led him to be a part of nine tech start-ups before eventually founding Vizion.

“I really doubled down on understanding analytics and data as the principle elements in each of the companies I worked for. So lets take what I learned in this industry… and take it to this industry who hasn’t done it yet.”

[12.38] Exactly what Vizion does, and how it helps its customers.

“We were encountering, again and again, issues with the data foundations across international logistics. It was tough to get data, and if you could get it, it wasn’t coming through pipes that any modern tech systems would utilize. And then the data itself was fragmented and incomplete.”

[18.24] The fundamental differences between API’s and EDI’s, and Kyle’s reflections on the pros and cons.

[24.54] Why API’s are truly at the heart of digital transformation.

“API’s force better data quality.”

[28.30] A closer look at the Vizion interface and pricing structure.

“Using an API is the most flexible and close-to-instant way to put the information you need in the places and systems you want in the fastest possible time.”

[33.17] From smallest to largest, why Vizion doesn’t necessarily have an ideal customer.

[35.14] Key customer case studies demonstrating the different ways Vizion can help to solve business challenges, and deliver swift ROI.

“Our customers know before their customers ask.”

[39.18] The future for Vizion.

 

RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED:

Head over to Vizion’s website now to find out more and discover how they could help you too. You can also connect with Vizion and keep up to date with the latest over on LinkedIn or Twitter, or you can connect with Kyle on LinkedIn.

Read Vizion's blog post on how API's are enabling supply chain digital transformation here.

Check out our other podcasts HERE.

Sep 20, 2021

Today I’m joined by Notably, a modern PR agency that’s on a mission to help leaders take their companies to the next level.

Notably is a PR agency for high-growth companies that want to scale quickly, raise serious capital, be acquired or go public. Combining traditional public relations with digital marketing and creative services, Notably’s senior-level team takes pride in taking both B2C and B2B brands from unknown to notable.

Today Carin Warner, co-founder at Notably, joins me to chat all about the company: what they do and the different ways they can help your brand; as well as her longstanding career in PR, what’s changed over the years and what the future might bring when it comes to making your business stand out from the crowd.

 

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

[05.32] Carin’s career in PR, and the journey that led her to co-found Notably.

“I love to think about how to help companies succeed – and that really was the vision behind Notably.”

[08.17] What Notably do and how they help their customers

“We get under the skin of the company we’re working with, understand their pain points… and tell a story that will help them break through the clutter.”

[13.07] Why notably provides, not just a full range of traditional PR services, but also digital advertising and additional creative services.

“We think as entrepreneurs… and I think about if I was running my clients company, what would I need? I want to have the whole arsenal of marketing tools available.”

[16.32] What makes Notably different.

[18.17] The entrepreneurial spirit of Notably’s co-founders and how that translates throughout the business.

[21.06] Carin’s reflections on how PR and communications have changed since she founded her first company, Warner Communications, back in 1997 - and how it informs her approach with Notably.

“There’s no end to the news cycle now. It’s fast and it’s furious, and if you don’t jump in on it, you’re gone.”

[23.22] Why it’s so important for B2B and supply chain brands to work with a company like Notably.

[25.42] Why Notably’s ideal client needs to have a growth mindset and not shy away from taking a risk.

[27.55] Carin’s experience and thoughts on crisis management.

[32.45] How PR and marketing are going to continue to evolve.

“There will be more and more supply chain companies looking for stories in higher level media... that will tell who they are in a broader and more impactful way.”

[35.32] The future for Notably.

 

RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED:

Head over to Notably’s website now to find out more and discover how they could help you too. You can also connect with Notably and keep up to date with the latest over on LinkedIn, or you can connect with Carin on LinkedIn.

Check out our other podcasts HERE.

Sep 13, 2021

Today I’m joined by Transmetrics, a leading tech company that optimizes logistics planning and asset management by leveraging the power of predictive analytics and artificial intelligence.

Transmetrics is a state-of-the-art AI platform developed exclusively for logistics. Established in Bulgaria in 2013, Transmetrics’ unrivaled technology uses a unique approach for analyzing, modeling and predicting transport flows with very high accuracy. Combining the technical knowledge of big data and predictive analytics with hands-on expertise in transport and logistics, Transmetrics’ solutions have brought significant benefits to top-tier logistics companies worldwide.

Today Marc Meyer, Chief Commercial Officer at Transmetrics, joins me to chat all about the company; what they do; the challenges that the logistics industry is facing right now; and the role data, AI and tech innovation will play in the coming years.

 

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

[05.47] How and why Transmetrics was founded.

“In most of the companies the founders were working for, there was an issue of inefficient capacity utilization – with no one out there willing to face that challenge.”

[09.35] An overview of what Transmetrics does, and how it helps its customers.

“We bring just-in-time processes to logistics, with the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning.”

[12.34] How the system's broad areas of ‘analyze,’ ‘forecast’ and ‘optimize’ come together to create a smart and robust all-in-one platform.

[18.50] A closer look at how the Transmetrics platform works, as well as the integration and implementation process.

[24.46] Marc reflects on the power of data, and how the Transmetrics platform cleanses and enriches client data.

“Data is only valuable in the right hands, and with the right intentions.”

[29.00] Transmetrics' unique approach to combining people and AI, with their ‘best of both worlds’ ethos.

“There should always be someone involved – not only controlling and checking the machine, but bringing an empathetic view.”

[32.44] Transmetrics’ ideal customer.

[35.25] An impressive case study, detailing how the Transmetrics platform helped a key customer.

[41.22] The future for Transmetrics.

“We want to reshape and revitalize the industry! By making the industry a nicer place to work, and more sustainable, we can do a lot to change it for the better”

 

RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED:

Head over to Transmetrics' website now to find out more and discover how they could help you too. You can also connect with Transmetrics and keep up to date with the latest over on LinkedIn, or you can connect with Marc on LinkedIn.

Check out our other podcasts HERE.

Sep 6, 2021

In today’s episode of Women In Supply Chain, I’m joined by Lisa Morales Hellebo: a truly inspirational VC, entrepreneur, product strategist and community builder, with 25 years of experience working with start-ups and Fortune 500s alike.

After beginning her career in graphic design, Lisa pulled together her talents for creativity, product design and innovation and set her sights on tech. After successfully founding her own start-up, and being named one of the Top 10 Women in DC Tech, Lisa realized the impact she could have helping other start-ups. Her passion and commitment to the acceleration of technologies that advance the industry has only grown and now, as well as advising others, she is also the co-founder of two organizations, that focus on funding innovation and revolutionizing supply chain.

Today, Lisa will be talking to us about her career so far; her love for fashion tech and passion for innovation; her reflections on the corporate world’s approach to sustainability; and she’ll be sharing her words of advice for all of the women following in her footsteps.

 

SHOW SPONSOR:

Apex Logistics is proud to sponsor Let’s Talk Supply Chain’s Women in Supply Chain podcast and blog series. Our leadership team actively works to empower an industry as diverse as our workforce with a focus on inclusion, and we’re passionate about promoting the voices of women leaders to drive visibility around their achievements. Find out more over on the Apex Logistics website.

 

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

[06.06] How Lisa’s creativity took her on an ever-evolving journey from graphic design to fashion tech, supply chain and sustainability.

“My entire career has been obsessed with data, customization, personalization, on-demand – and it’s led me to what I’m doing now.”

[11.17] A closer look at REFASHIOND Ventures – what it does, what ‘refashioning supply chains’ means and the power of supply chain digitization.

[12.59] Why REFASHIOND Ventures is needed, the complex and fascinating journey that led Lisa to found it, and the many things she learned along the way.

“I learned that VC’s don’t know anything about fashion, or retail… so I decided to found and build a fashion tech accelerator – the one that I wished had existed when I had my fashion tech company.”

[24.39] Lisa reflects on some of the key challenges she’s faced when it comes to industry change, mindset and sustainability – and the opportunities that have come from that.

“We produce 4 times the textile waste of any other country in the world, and so we don’t need to produce or grow another fiber for generations – we’re sitting on mountains of waste that could be generations worth of regenerative textiles.”

[35.35] Lisa’s experiences as a Latina woman, in childhood as well as moving through the industry.

“My entire career, my entire life, every choice I’ve made, has been about proving my worth.”

[41.52] Lisa’s words of wisdom for all of the women looking to follow in her footsteps.

“You have to go through a growth process to learn that your differences are your super powers.”

 

RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED:

You can find out more about Lisa over on her website, or you can connect with her on LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter.

Head over to REFASHIOND’s website to find out more, or connect and keep up to date with the latest over on Twitter.

Find out more about REFASHIOND OS on their website.

Learn more about The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation over on their website.

Head over to Assembly Fashion’s website to find out more, or connect and keep up to date with the latest over on Instagram.

Check out our other podcasts HERE.

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