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Nov03

EP 225: SOTI and the Domino Effect

In this episode, I reconnected with Shash Anand of SOTI. Shash is the VP of Product Strategy at SOTI and was previously on the show at the beginning of the year. We reconnected to discuss their T&L report, some domino effects in the supply chain, returns, and some predictions for what the supply chain will look like at the end of 2022. Key Takeaways SOTI is known for its mobile device management platform that helps companies keep...

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Nov01

EP 224: Cyngn

On this episode, I was joined by both Lior Tal and Ben Landen of Cyngn. Lior is the CEO and Ben is the VP of Business Development at Cyngn where they are thinking very differently about creating autonomous industrial vehicles. We discuss how Cyngn got its start, how they are transforming existing fleets, and their recent partnership with Columbia Vehicles. Key Takeaways Cyngn asks the question: “Why aren’t your industrial vehicles...

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Oct27

EP 223: Say Ohi to Instant Commerce

On this episode, I was joined by the Founder and CEO of Ohi, Ben Jones. You may remember Ohi from way back in the archives when I visited their facility to learn about their micro-warehousing setup. We caught up to discuss how Ohi has evolved, the instant commerce landscape, and what’s in store for the near future for Ohi. Key Takeaways Ohi has continued forward with micro-warehousing and adjusted its strategy a bit to become an...

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Oct25

Conveyor and Sortation Architecture: Centralized vs Decentralized Systems

When thinking of a modern distribution center, most people will picture a conveyor and sortation system. And while they are truly fascinating on the surface, what lies underneath, controlling the whole operation is equally impressive. Today we’re talking to some members of MHI’s Conveyor & Sortation Systems industry group about what’s under the hood, so to speak. To listen to the podcast, click here.

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Oct25

EP 222: Supply Jane

In this episode, I was joined by author Megan Preston Meyer. She has created the Supply Jane series of books for children which focus on teaching supply chain concepts to elementary level kids. We discuss her background in analytics, why educating children on the supply chain is important and how the idea for the books came about. Key Takeaways Megan’s background is in analytics and insights which have ranged from all different...

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Oct20

EP 221: Warehouse Standards

In this episode, I discuss warehouse standards and their importance. This has been one of the most important things to getting fully effective processes in place during my career in warehousing. Standards Breakdown What is a standard? A process that is proven to be effective and is repeatable with the desired outcome Rules that are put in place to ensure the right outcome is achieved every time How to develop a standard Map out your...

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Oct13

EP 220: Saddle Creek Logistics

On this episode, I was joined by Tony Hollis of Saddle Creek Logistics. Tony is the Director of Technology & Innovation at Saddle Creek Logistics so you can bet we talked about the technology and innovations they are getting into. We discussed how Saddle Creek decides on what technologies to move forward with, their business, and their experience with Locus Robotics. Key Takeaways Saddle Creek Logistics is a third-party logistics...

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