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Now displaying: February, 2022
Feb 28, 2022

Today I’m joined by FarEye, a cutting-edge logistics tech company that is on a mission to make logistics across the world more efficient, predictive and organized, through the use of new technology.

FarEye’s Intelligent Delivery Management Platform is making the delivery experience better for everyone, and enabling enterprises to deliver at reduced cost with a superior customer experience. Founded in 2013, the platform leverages millions of data points to predict the shipment journey and improve the delivery experience for hundreds of businesses in over 30 countries worldwide.

Today Kushal Nahata, Co-founder and CEO at FarEye, joins me to chat all about the company: what they do, the challenges of last-mile delivery, reducing your carbon footprint while cutting costs, and why, in the e-commerce industry, experience is the new loyalty.

 

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

 

[06.15] Kushal’s journey from engineering to transportation; and how, and why, he came to co-found FarEye.

“Our passion was: ‘can we leverage our engineering technology knowledge to solve real world problems?’”

[08.43] An overview of FarEye – what they do, and how they help their customers.

“The space has evolved… It’s less about what you deliver – it’s become more and more important, how you deliver.”

[11.15] The four main challenges in last-mile delivery and customer expectation today, and how the FarEye team got hands-on, with drivers and dispatchers, to understand these pain points from the inside.

[15.46] An overview of FarEye’s Intelligent Delivery Orchestration, Intelligent Delivery Visibility and Intelligent Customer Experience products, and their benefits.

“Logistics, which used to be more of an operation and execution function, has now become a revenue generation function as well.”

[19.52] A closer look at the FarEye platform, and the increasingly important role of low-code development, particularly in the ever-changing world of logistics.

“With a low-code platform, you can define your own logistics and delivery process.”

[21.38] FarEye’s plug and play implementation and integration process.

“In the last two years specifically, a lot of companies are looking at speed to market. And that’s where I think implementation time becomes a big blocker, or enabler.”

[22.54] The importance of sustainability, and why it can lead to greater profitability.

[24.55] FarEye’s ethos of collaboration, and mission to make life better for everyone.

[27.19] The ideal customer for FarEye.

[28.20] A case study detailing how FarEye was able to help a key customer, a major pizza delivery service, vastly reduce delivery time and cost, as well as greatly improve its delivery NPS.

[33.22] The future for FarEye, and for the logistics industry over the coming years.

 

 

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

Check out our other podcasts HERE.

Feb 21, 2022

Today I’m joined by Optimal Dynamics, a cutting-edge tech company that is utilizing next-generation artificial intelligence to enable logistics companies to better plan, optimize and automate strategic, tactical and real-time operational decisions.

Optimal Dynamics was founded to bring advanced AI to the logistics industry, in order to help companies automate and optimize operations. A by-product of 40 years of world-leading research and development, Optimal Dynamics’ underlying technology has managed billions of dollars of assets for some of the largest companies in the world.

Today Daniel Powell, founder and CEO at Optimal Dynamics, joins me to chat all about the company: what they do; the role of education in innovation; and why fully realized AI solutions are the future of supply chain.

 

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

 

[06.31] Daniel’s career journey, and how, and why, he came to found Optimal Dynamics.

“I backed into where I am now, not intentionally – through realizing that being Gordon Gecko was much cooler in a movie!”

[09.06] An overview of Optimal Dynamics – what they do, and how they help their customers.

[13.35] An explanation of CORE.ai and how it sits behind the Optimal Dynamics platform.

“Core.ai is the underlying engine behind the Optimal platform; it’s the building block of 40 years of research and development, to help make decisions in uncertain environments.”

[15.17] The reality of AI within the logistics industry right now.

[20.48] A closer look at the Optimal Dyanimcs product and how it can help with day to day logistics operations.

“When we think of our plans, we think of resilient, self-healing operations.”

[23.40] Future Visibility™ and how visibility, and the insights that it brings, can help to facilitate effective optimization and collaboration.

“[If the logistics team have information earlier], they can collaborate with their teams and figure out freight that fits well for their network, not just a band aid.”

[27.35] Optimal Dynamics’ easy, phased implementation and integration process.

[29.15] The role of learning and education within Optimal Dynamics’ ethos, why it’s so important and why it sets them apart.

“Education is part of our DNA… Robust learning and impact is going to eventually drive innovation, but innovating to innovate is not who we are.”

[31.24] The ideal customer for Optimal Dynamics.

[32.24] A look at the impact and ROI that the Optimal Dynamics platform is delivering for its customers.

[34.51] The future for Optimal Dynamics.

“We’ll be spreading our application as far and wide as we can, throughout logistics and supply chain, to help every company make better decisions.”

 

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

Check out our other podcasts HERE.

Feb 16, 2022
It’s episode 17 of Blended: I’m joined by another incredible panel of guests and we’re talking about community and culture. It’s a huge beast to tackle, but sometimes we get the best conversations and most fascinating insights from letting our guests open up, share their truths and bring a really intimate look at the topic from their perspective.
Feb 14, 2022

Today I’m joined by Overhaul, a fast-growing supply chain tech company that is on a mission to empower global supply chains with risk management for compliance, efficiency & transparency.

Founded in 2016, Overhaul is the industry’s first and only holistic, end-to-end solution that optimizes supply-chain visibility, integrity, and security for global enterprises. Its software-based approach offers high configurability and efficient time-to-value to supply chain organizations, without the heavy tech debt found with hardware-based providers. Overhaul has quickly grown to be a trusted provider for Fortune 100 companies moving freight globally across industries, such as pharmaceutical and healthcare, technology, logistics, and food and beverage.

Today Karin Stevens, General Manager at Overhaul, joins me to chat all about the company: what they do; utilizing multimodal visibility in risk management; and the importance of digital supply chain transformation.

 

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

 

[07.01] Overhaul’s founder story: how, and why, the company began, and how it has evolved since its inception.

“Our software has been developed to provide real time visibility around what’s happening in your supply chain.”

[10.43] A broad look at Overhaul – what they do, and how they help their customers.

“For us, defining ourselves as a risk management organization is broader than just providing root visibility – it’s about providing actionable insights, and providing real time corrective response into the supply chain.”

[15.44] A closer look at risk management, why it’s so important, and how it connects to issues around compliance and insurance.

“Over the last 15 years we’ve seen about a 330% increase in verdicts ending in over 1 million dollars in litigation costs.”

[21.30] Overhaul's implementation and integration process, and the role of data.

“The ability to integrate, but then also plug the gaps, is a key theme for our implementation process.”

[27.52] The realities of digital transformation, change management and the process of identifying core business problems.

[32.15] The ideal customer for Overhaul.

[35.00] Case studies: how Overhaul helped two key customers.

“It’s not just a one size fits all experience within our software. It’s something that’s connected and configured around the customers KPIs and what they care about.”

[42.56] The future for Overhaul, and for the logistics industry.

 

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

Check out our other podcasts HERE.

Feb 7, 2022

In today’s episode of Women In Supply Chain, I’m joined by leading supply chain writer, editor and brand manager, Marina Mayer.

An experienced B2B journalist with over 13 years in the supply chain and logistics space, Marina follows and writes about marketplace disruption, trends and technologies around warehousing, transportation, procurement, sustainability, safety, risk management, software & technology and more.

Currently, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive, she has a range of responsibilities across brand, editorial direction, production, sales and industry events.

Today Marina will be talking to us about her career so far; her passion for supply chain; and the trends we can expect in 2022. And she’ll be sharing her experiences as a woman in the industry, and her words of advice for all of the women following in her footsteps.

 

SHOW SPONSOR:

 

This Women in Supply Chain feature was made possible by our sponsor, Emerge. As a company focused on empowering and growing meaningful supply chain relationships, Emerge is proud to sponsor Women in Supply Chain. Through its freight procurement platform, Emerge offers solutions that enhance the spot and contract procurement process, enabling shippers and carriers to make more strategic decisions.

 

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

 

[06.08] Marina’s background, and how switching majors changed the course of her career journey.

“I switched my major, and it was the best decision I could have made… it was a blessing in disguise.”

[07.45] How Marina came to specialize in the supply chain and logistics space, and what she loves so much about it.

[10.08] How Marina took a risk with a big new role, and her reflections on Mom guilt and balancing work and family life.

“As a woman, who has a lot of tasks at home and at work, you have to (at one point) put yourself first.”

[14.08] A closer look at Marina’s role, that covers a huge range of responsibilities, from brand and marketing, to strategy and sales, and events and awards.

[15.50] What sets Marina’s publications’ awards apart, and why they’re so important in the industry.

“There are so many supply chain professionals out there, but there’s only some that are making a huge difference – and we want to make sure that we’re not only ethical, but we’re honing in on the credibility.”

[19.07] Marina’s reflections on the current supply chain crisis, keeping on top of trends and the tech we can expect to see playing a key role in the coming year.

“Robotics and automation will continue to lead the charge, and anything that makes peoples jobs easier, safer and faster.”

[22.51] How journalism has changed over the course of Marina’s career, and how the industry has adapted the way that it both distributes and consumes content.

[26.52] Where Marina gets her work ethic.

[30.03] Marina’s experience as a woman in journalism, and the male mentors that helped her along the way.

[32.52] How Marina found her voice, and her words of advice to all of the women following in her footsteps.

“I don’t want to be in situation where I regret not taking that job, or having that conversation – you just have to do it.”

[36.39] What the future holds for Marina.

 

RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED:

 

You can connect with Marina over on LinkedIn.

Head over to Supply and Demand Chain Executives’ website to find out more, or connect and keep up to date with the latest over on LinkedIn.

Head over to Food Logistics’ website to find out more, or connect and keep up to date with the latest over on LinkedIn.

Check out our other podcasts HERE.

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