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Leveraging Automation to Build a Competitive Advantage with Alfonso Quijano

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Release Date: 01/10/2021

Nicole Glenn and the Candor Expedite Story show art Nicole Glenn and the Candor Expedite Story

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Nicole Glenn and the Candor Expedite Story and discuss Nicole's story and the story of her company, . Nicole is the Founder and CEO of Candor Expedite. About Nicole Glenn , Owner and President of , a critical expedite service provider as well as a white-glove B2B company. Prior to opening and operating Candor, Nicole works hand in hand with company owners to develop their companies and grow their customer following and elevate their sales and operations teams. From building asset-based fleets to successful brokerages that specialized in expedite and standard truckload Nicole would also focus...

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The Freight Marketplace with Brent Hutto show art The Freight Marketplace with Brent Hutto

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

The Freight Marketplace with Brent Hutto   and discuss the freight marketplace and its importance, dynamics, and huge impact on the U.S. economy. Brent works at , a company that provides the technology, data, trust, and relationships that make the freight marketplace so efficient. About Brent Hutto joined seven years ago and currently serves as the Chief Relationship Officer for which includes ensuring the health of all of Truckstop.com’s external relationships with hundreds of transportation technology companies. In his 23 years in the transportation and logistics industry, he has...

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The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Amazon vs Target vs Walmart with Rick Watson   and discuss Amazon vs Target vs Walmart and their strengths and weaknesses in the areas of ecommerce, fulfillment, distribution, and logistics. About Rick Watson founded  after spending 20+ years as a technology entrepreneur and operator exclusively in the ecommerce industry with companies like ChannelAdvisor, , Merchantry, and Pitney Bowes. Watson was one of the first employees at ChannelAdvisor, spending 10 years there in various executive capacities and launching many of the company’s...

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Greg Price and the Shipwell Story show art Greg Price and the Shipwell Story

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Greg Price and the Shipwell Story and discuss Greg’s entrepreneurial journey and the story. Greg is the Co-founder of Shipwell, a cloud-based transportation management software company. About Greg Price is the CEO and Co-founder of , a cloud based TMS solution based in Austin, TX. Shipwell is transforming the supply chain industry by replacing opaque and manual processes through a tech-enabled, fully connected logistics ecosystem with more than 500,000 carrier partners. Greg Price co-founded Shipwell to apply his engineering and machine learning background to the transportation market...

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What I Learned from Working at 6 Fulfillment Companies in 3 Months with Channa Ranatunga show art What I Learned from Working at 6 Fulfillment Companies in 3 Months with Channa Ranatunga

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

What I Learned from Working at 6 Fulfillment Companies in 3 Months with Channa Ranatunga and discuss what Channna learned from working at 6 fulfillment companies in 3 months. Channa’s company, provides tools that enable improved worker efficiency in fulfillment warehouses, so he wanted to gain firsthand experience working in fulfillment. About Channa Ranatunga is the Co-founder and CEO of , a technology company dedicated to building smart tools that reduce repetitive work and improve worker efficiency in warehouses. Channa is an experienced entrepreneur in the logistics and supply chain...

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The Perfect Partner for the Owner-Operator with Mandy Morrow show art The Perfect Partner for the Owner-Operator with Mandy Morrow

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

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Predict and Prevent Freight Damage with Ilya Preston show art Predict and Prevent Freight Damage with Ilya Preston

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Predict and Prevent Freight Damage with Ilya Preston and discuss ways to predict and prevent freight damage. Freight damage is not only expensive and upsetting to customers, but it is also ridiculously hard to figure out where, when, and how it occurred. Ilya’s company, Paxafe creates sensors that enable companies to determine when, where, and how shipments were damaged. About Ilya Preston is the Co-founder and CEO of . Ilya was formerly a strategy and operations management consultant within the Big 4 with both PwC and KPMG, advising Fortune 1000 clients across healthcare, technology, and...

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Top Trends in Supply Chain Tech with Charley Dehoney show art Top Trends in Supply Chain Tech with Charley Dehoney

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Top Trends in Supply Chain Tech with Charley Dehoney and discuss the top trends in supply chain tech. Charley is an entrepreneur, executive, and investor in companies that are transforming the logistics and supply chain with technology. About Charley Dehoney is a growth-focused executive, board member, and investor, with more than 17 years of experience at the intersection of transportation and technology. He has helped launch, build, and scale companies that have supported hundreds of millions of dollars in growth. Charley is currently working on a number of freight-related projects...

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Kevin Nolan and the Nolan Transportation Group Story show art Kevin Nolan and the Nolan Transportation Group Story

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

and discuss Kevin's entrepreneurial journey and the Nolan Transportation Group Story. Kevin is the Founder of . About Kevin Nolan is the Founder and Chief Rhino at . Kevin founded NTG in 2005 with a small office, a box of cash, and two employees. NTG was built on a service promise and Kevin’s open communication style quickly earned the trust of both carriers and shippers. After five years in operation, NTG opened additional offices and began to take off, adding nine more offices between 2011 and 2016. Today, NTG has 13 offices nationwide. Kevin received his B.S. in Business Administration...

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The Internet of Trucking (IoT) with Tapan Chaudhari show art The Internet of Trucking (IoT) with Tapan Chaudhari

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

The Internet of Trucking (IoT) with Tapan Chaudhari and discuss the internet of trucking (IoT) which refers to all the connected devices and sensors that are being used in the trucking industry. About Tapan Chaudhari is the Founder and CEO of , a technology firm focused on the trucking industry. Tapan founded TruckX with the goal of bringing transparency, visibility, and efficiency to the trucking industry. Prior to the founding of TruckX, Tapan held leadership positions at several tech start-ups in the San Francisco Bay / Silicon Valley area. Tapan earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer...

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Leveraging Automation to Build a Competitive Advantage with Alfonso Quijano

Alfonso Quijano and Joe Lynch 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

Alfonso Quijano is the CTO at Lean Solutions Group and the COO & Co-founder at Lean Tech. Alfonso is an electronic engineer, full-stack developer, and technology executive focused on the logistics industry. He has led the creation of state-of-the-art technology solutions such as fully automated vehicle access control systems with ALPR. Alfonso is a veteran head software developer knowledgeable in various high and low-level programming environments, IT project manager, and leader of software divisions. He is a versatile engineer with operations experience focused on building highly efficient technology teams and all supporting company departments, including HR, Marketing, Sales, PR, and IT. Alfonso earned an Electronic Engineering degree from the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla Colombia.

About Lean Staffing Solutions

Lean Staffing Solutions provides operational, sales, marketing, and technology support to over 120 leading 3PLs. To succeed in the transportation and logistics business, 3PLs need to be able to hire and retain the very best talent, while keeping a lid on costs. Since the competition for the best talent is fierce companies need an edge that will help them win. Lean Staffing Solutions is that edge. Lean provides a turnkey solution to staffing challenges using a proven process that will improve profits while reducing employee costs. Lean can deliver on this promise because they are the pioneers in helping U.S. based companies set up satellite offices in Colombia. Since 2014, Lean has worked with over 100 satisfied U.S. based transportation and logistics providers. Lean ensures that your satellite office in Colombia is staffed with highly educated, English speaking professionals trained in your company’s processes and systems. The Lean approach is a low cost, low risk, low hassle, and they manage the entire process with their account managers. Lean Staffing Solutions offers a suite of product offerings from traditional staffing to technology, sales, and marketing services.

Key Takeaways: Leveraging Automation to Build a Competitive Advantage

  • Alfonso and his team at Lean Tech are utilizing robotic process automation to help their customers become more competitive.
  • Robotic process automation (RPA) is the use of software with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities to handle high-volume, repeatable tasks that previously required humans to perform.
  • RPA can be used to manage typical emails received by logistics companies including freight quote requests, track & trace, invoicing, etc. RPA can also transfer freight information from emails to other systems like TMS, WMS, ERP, etc.
  • RPA is also being used to automate sales and marketing emails, which is a lower-cost way to grow sales.
  • Using RPA can help logistics and transportation companies to reduce costs, improve efficiency, grow their sales, and ultimately become more competitive.

Learn More: Leveraging Automation to Build a Competitive Advantage

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