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Building Supply Chain Resiliency with Richard Sharpe

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Release Date: 10/29/2020

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The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Reimagining the Food Supply Chain with Eric Ristow and Luis Pajares , , and discuss reimagining the food supply chain. The food supply chain has many challenges including poor customer experience, disconnected cold storage networks, and a lack of system integration resulting in limited visibility. About Eric Ristow serves as Vice President of Product and Application Management at Lineage Logistics. In this role, he ensures custom-built software, as well as SaaS applications, meet the needs of Lineage’s customers. This includes identifying discrete business problems within the...

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Rethinking Fulfillment with Guy Courtin and Joe Lynch discuss rethinking fulfillment in an era of explosive growth in ecommerce and fulfillment services. Guy and the team at are making fulfillment faster and easier with a combination of collaborative robots, artificial intelligence, and operational expertise. About Guy Courtin is the Head of Global Alliance and Partnership program. He brings over 20 years of experience in the supply chain industry. He has held senior leadership roles at Infor, Progress Software, and i2 Technologies. In addition, he has been an industry analyst covering the...

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Leveraging Automation to Build a Competitive Advantage with Alfonso Quijano and discuss leveraging automation to build a competitive advantage. The automation that Alfonso discussed is robotic process automation (RPA). In the discussion, Alfonso explains how RPA is not a physical robot, but a bot or technology that processes data and can help companies leverage employee´s performance by road-mapping repetitive task into one single digital organism. About Alfonso Quijano is the CTO at and the COO & Co-founder at . Alfonso is an electronic engineer, full-stack developer, and...

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The Basics of Clearing Customs with Christopher Wall and discuss the basics of clearing customs. As the founder of a digital customs brokerage, Christopher has a deep understanding of the customs clearing process and some of the associated problems. About Christopher Wall is the Founder and CEO of , a next-gen digital customs brokerage platform. Christopher is a serial entrepreneur and investor in the logistics and enterprise software space.  Christopher is also a partner at Phoenix Asset Management, a California-based venture capital fund, and software holding company. Previously,...

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Making Carrier Relationships More Productive with Noam Frankel and discuss making carrier relationships more productive. Noam is a transportation industry veteran who has always advocated for building solid relationships between 3PLs, brokers, and carriers. [podcast src="https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/17395193/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/no/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/f47b15/" width="100%" height="90" scrolling="no" class="podcast-class" frameborder="0" placement="top" use_download_link="" download_link_text=""...

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The 5 APIs of the Apocalypse with Jeremy Bodenhamer and discuss the 5 APIs of the Apocalypse. Jeremy defines APIs and why they are such a powerful force in ecommerce. Jeremy recently wrote a book called , a book for small and mid-size retailers that want to compete with the ecommerce giants. About Jeremy Bodenhamer is the founder and CEO of . Jeremy is also the bestselling author of Adapt or Die and a leading expert at the intersection of shipping and ecommerce. His articles have been been featured in Inc., TechCrunch, AOL, Fortune, Internet Retailer, and Entrepreneur. Jeremy is a...

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Sustainable Frozen Ecommerce Fulfillment with Cathy Hayward-Hughes and Mike Bradburn , , and discuss sustainable frozen ecommerce fulfillment. Mike and Cathy are the founders of , a fulfillment company that specializes in sustainable frozen ecommerce fulfillment. About Mike Bradburn is the Co-founder and Vice President of Crystal Creek Logistics. Mike is forever a resident of the great Pacific Northwest. He has enjoyed an entrepreneurial spirit for most of his adult life and loves challenges. After graduating with a self-designed degree in Business with an emphasis on Advertising, Marketing...

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Overcoming Supply Chain Disruptions with Shanna Greathouse and Tony Nichols , , and Joe Lynch discuss overcoming supply chain disruptions. Tony and Shanna work at , a company that specializes in helping companies minimize supply chain risk. About Tony Nichols is a Vice President in CarrierDirect’s Supply Chain Practice. He has over 25 years of experience across all functions of the supply chain and IT in multiple industries including consumer products, life sciences, and industrial manufacturing. Tony earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Purdue University. About Shanna Greathouse ...

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The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage with Bob Elkins and discuss the basics of dedicated contract carriage. As the SVP of , a company that specializes in dedicated, Bob has a deep understanding of the service and the value it provides to shippers. About Bob Elkins serves as Senior Vice President, Industry Vertical Operations. Bob has almost 30 years of experience in the transportation industry, including global account management, operations leadership and commercial services. Prior to joining Ruan, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dedicated Services, Logistics,...

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Tech is the Game Changer for Truckload Shipping Communication with Mitch Violett and discuss why tech is the game changer for truckload communication. In his role as Principal Product Manager at Convoy, Mitch develops solutions that streamline the shipping process and improve communication. About Mitch Violett is a Principal Product Manager at Convoy focused on building products to increase the efficiency of delivering freight and improve the experience for everyone involved. Prior to joining Convoy, Mitch worked in a variety of product and engineering leadership roles at Amazon,...

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Building Supply Chain Resiliency with Richard Sharpe

Richard Sharpe and Joe Lynch discuss building supply chain resiliency. Because of the supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID 19, companies have a renewed interest in improving supply chain resiliency.

About Richard Sharpe

Richard Sharpe is the CEO of Competitive Insights, LLC. As an industry leader for the last 30 years, Richard is a frequent speaker at industry forums and a lecturer at Georgia Tech and is a founding member of the American Logistics Aid Network, a non-profit consortium serving Disaster Relief Agencies. Richard writes the DC Velocity blog on Analytics and Big Data. Formerly, President of CAPS Logistics, Inc., Richard leads the company which pioneered supply chain optimization solutions adopted by 15% of the Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

About Competitive Insights 

Combining the power of supply chain expertise, data governance, and machine learning, Competitive Insights’ cloud-based solutions search, find and highlight opportunities to increase revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiency and continuously drive profitable performance. Competitive Insights transforms multiple data sources into an actionable database, creates Net Landed Cost to Serve and Net Landed Profit for customers, products, and channels, provides insights from advanced analytics that pinpoints areas that need prioritized attention and monitors to measure decision impacts. With over 20 years of supply chain and data analytics expertise, these solutions are accurate, trusted, agile, repeatable, and efficient.

About American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)

American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is an industry-wide organization that exists to provide supply chain assistance to disaster relief organizations (and other non-profits). We do this by bringing the expertise and resources of the logistics industry together with non-profit disaster relief organizations so that we can help solve their most pressing supply chain challenges immediately after disasters strike.   That way, help – and hope – arrive sooner.

Key Takeaways: Building Supply Chain Resiliency

  • Supply chain resilience is the ability of a supply chain to both resist disruptions and recover operational capability after disruptions occur.
  • COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains around the world and reminded supply chain professionals of the importance of building supply chain resiliency.
  • While COVID is the latest crisis to disrupt supply chains, it is certainly not the last.
  • Consumers, investors, governments, and communities may ultimately judge companies on how they respond to this period of disruption.
  • As supply chains have become larger, more sophisticated, and global, there is a greater chance for disruption.
  • There is a reactive and proactive element to building supply chain resiliency.
  • There are 3 types of supply chain disruptions: geopolitical, commercial, and physical.
  • Supply chain resiliency process begins with understanding where your supply chain is vulnerable to disruption.
  • Once a supply chain vulnerability is identified, measures should be taken to minimize or eliminate the vulnerability.

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