Off The Supply Chain

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  • Off the Supply Chain S02 E05 - Brokering Both Sides of The Equation

    With companies like convoy achieving a $1 billion valuation in roughly four years, or publicly traded companies like Uber and Amazon encroaching on the brokerage space, it is getting harder for the smaller “relationship-based” brokers to compete. Whether it’s managed transportation, trailer pooli...

  • Off the Supply Chain S02 E04 - The Last Mile Final Frontier

    Consumer demands and expectations are rising dramatically. Up to 25% of consumers are willing to pay extra for same-day delivery. Some estimate same-day delivery will reach a 25% market share by 2025. E-commerce is the driving force behind the revolution in the last mile final frontier. Real-time...

  • Off The Supply Chain S02E03 - The Talent Shortage

    For nearly a year now in the U.S.--and for the first time since the department of labor began tracking job turnover--the number of open jobs each month has been higher than the number of people looking for work. At the beginning of 2019, the U.S. Economy had 7.6 million unfilled jobs with only 6....

  • Off the Supply Chain S02E02 - China: Tensions Rising

    It is no secret China’s data is vaster than any other country in the world, and during a time when data is the new oil China is effectively the new Saudi Arabia, but things are not all great in the Asian nation. The country has trade issues, consumption surpluses, and major social problems. As te...

  • Off the Supply Chain S02E01 - The Science of Returns

    With the rise of e-commerce and generous return policies, companies are experiencing higher return rates than ever before, putting reverse logistics in the spotlight. Companies must figure out how to get their product back. Once they do, how will it be repurposed, repackaged or even resold? On t...

  • Off the Supply Chain S01E12 - The Amazon Effect

    The Amazon Effect is both an evolution and a disruption. It directly impacts the retail market, and changes the way we shop, both online and at brick and mortar stores. The economic impact is vast, covering everything from global inflation to to sending waves up and down the supply chain. Here to...

  • Off the Supply Chain S01E11 - The Warehouse Boom

    One way or another everything goes through a warehouse. Books, chairs, electronics, food, clothing. You name it. Every consumer good passes through a warehouse or distribution facility. Across the economy moving billions of products a day, from TVs to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to dog food to ...

  • Off the Supply Chain S01E10 - The Great Infrastructure Debate

    On this episode we will be debating infrastructure. We are talking roads, bridges, communication, sewage and electrical systems. We are talking high cost investments. Vital to a country’s economic development and prosperity. Infrastructure can be funded publicly, privately, or through public-priv...

  • Off the Supply Chain S01E09 - Digitization Station

    On this episode of Off the Supply Chain we will be discussing digitization. Does it actually lead to more accuracy, ease, and transparency or does it just further complicate our already-complicated lives? Is the freight and transportation industry running behind other industries, or leading the ...

  • Off the Supply Chain S01E08 - The Great Recession Debate

    It has been more than a decade since the great recession and in a lot of ways the economy has bounced back, but according to a new survey more than half of Americans fear we are yet again headed into a recession. In these uncertain economic times, we are asking: Is there such a thing as a recessi...

  • Off the Supply Chain S01E07 - Sustainability

    Global supply chains are becoming more complex as consumer demand increases. The greater need for products, ingredients and raw materials directly translates into increased environmental impacts. As consumers and organizations become aware of the potential damage caused by global trade and logist...

  • Off the Supply Chain S01E06 - China Rising

    For over a year, we have watched the world’s two largest economies exchange tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars of one another’s goods. Earlier in the season, on Off the Supply Chain, we debated the current trade war. On this episode, we are digging a bit deeper asking the question about...

  • Off the Supply Chain S01E05 - Automation Nation

    On this week’s episode, we are talking about the way work as we know it is shifting rapidly. Automation, artificial intelligence, and emerging technologies are changing the way we work and the work we do. Technology promises to boost economic growth, create new ways to make money, and unleash pro...

  • Off The Supply Chain S01E04 - Weather disruption & your supply chain

    Charles Dudley Warner is known for his famous remark, “everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” On this episode of Off the Supply Chain we are talking about what you can do about the weather when it disrupts your supply chain operation.

  • Off The Supply Chain S01E03 - Future of Retail

    On this week’s Off the Supply Chain we debate the future of retail. As more and more brick and mortar stores go bankrupt and malls sit vacant what does the future landscape truly look like? Is e-commerce king or do people still enjoy the experience of going into a physical store. We explore these...

  • Off The Supply Chain S02E02 - Transparency in the supply chain

    On today’s episode, we are talking about transparency in the supply chain. We talk a lot about transparency and visibility, especially when it comes to the sharing of data and information. Many in the logistics industry are on a mission to bring siloed sources together, while others believe it is...

  • Off the Supply Chain S01E01 - Trade Wars

    Welcome to our first episode of Off The Supply Chain. Contestants Craig Fuller, Seth Holm, and John Paul Hampstead discuss the latest indications and implications of what is happening--and why--when it comes to trade.