27 episodes

Freight and supply chain isn’t considered sexy by most. But, Sam has a different view. There isn’t anything quite as satisfying than a well-oiled supply chain coming together. There is, however, a lot of fluff that surrounds the industry. This podcast looks to break through that fluff. Bringing interesting topics and trends to light with a fresh perspective. Welcome to the what’s in the box? with Sam Greenhalgh

What's in the Box‪?‬ Sam Greenhalgh

    • Business
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Freight and supply chain isn’t considered sexy by most. But, Sam has a different view. There isn’t anything quite as satisfying than a well-oiled supply chain coming together. There is, however, a lot of fluff that surrounds the industry. This podcast looks to break through that fluff. Bringing interesting topics and trends to light with a fresh perspective. Welcome to the what’s in the box? with Sam Greenhalgh

    Episode #27 - Connecting the supply chain through financial metrics with Bram Desmet

    Episode #27 - Connecting the supply chain through financial metrics with Bram Desmet

    Do you want your CFO or CEO to invest in the supply chain?
    Then, don't talk about the supply chain. 
    In this episode, we discuss how to connect the supply chain through financial metrics and why that's so important to drive digital change.  We also dive into the supply chain as a competitive advantage and the use of the supply chain triangle  (Service, Cost & Cash). 
    I am pleased to join Bram Desmet, CEO of Solventure, founder of the strategy-driven supply chain institute and 2x Author. Bram is passionate about supply chain and is on a mission to help companies create sustainable change and value through S&OP. 
    This episode dives into some great topics: 
    Driving Sustainable change and value through S&OPThe Supply Chain TriangleConnecting the supply chain through financial metricsSee the links to Bram's books below:

    1) The strategy-driven supply chain
    2) Supply chain strategy and financial metrics 

    • 30 min
    Episode #26 - Inspiring emerging talent in the supply chain with Bethany Windsor

    Episode #26 - Inspiring emerging talent in the supply chain with Bethany Windsor

    In this episode, we're discussing the changing landscape for emerging talent in the supply chain, including how the events of the last few years have elevated our profession and the need for businesses to adapt. 
    I am pleased to join Bethany Windsor, working with NOVUS Trust, part of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) across seven leading UK Universities. Having completed a master's in supply chain management Bethany is on a mission to inspire the next generation of supply chain talent. 
    This episode has some great insights into: 
    Inspiring emerging talent in the supply chain The breadth & depth of our industry The changing requirements of supply chain roles 

    • 30 min
    Episode #25 - Attracting & developing talent in the freight industry with Carl Hobbis

    Episode #25 - Attracting & developing talent in the freight industry with Carl Hobbis

    In this episode, we're discussing the development of the young forwarder network and how employers can leverage the BIFA apprentice program to attract talent. We also dive into top tips and tricks heading into apprenticeship week and leveraging LinkedIn to improve your hiring potential. 
    I am pleased to join Carl Hobbis, an executive director at the British International Freight Association (BIFA). He has over 30 years of experience in Freight Forwarding and has been a catalyst to drive change and build a community for young professionals to thrive. 
    This episode bubbles up some great insights into: 
    Developing & Attracting talent Changing the stigma around freight forwarding Top tips and tricks for employers and apprentices

    • 31 min
    Episode #24 - Shouldn't we have solved supply chain visibility? with John Urban

    Episode #24 - Shouldn't we have solved supply chain visibility? with John Urban

    In this episode, we're talking about innovative solutions in the supply chain right now. Discussing how handover points are so challenging in creating orchestration in a multi-enterprise supply chain. As well as discussing the first mile vs last mile investment. 
    I am pleased to join John Urban, a supply chain and SaaS leader who has been a true pioneer in our industry. Founding GT Nexus in the late '90s  to working with disruptive technology providers to drive our industry forward. 
    This episode bubbles up some great insights into: 
    How to shrink the supply chain cycle from make to deliverImportance of solving multi-enterprise supply chain collaboration Creating agility through digitisation 

    • 31 min
    Episode #23 - From Law to Logistics a 21 year journey with Ian Powell

    Episode #23 - From Law to Logistics a 21 year journey with Ian Powell

    In this episode, we're talking about the supply chain journey from working within Volvo, a multinational manufacturing company, to Kuehne + Nagel and Zencargo. In addition, we explore the challenges and rewards of completing an MBA while managing a busy business and personal life. Aswell as discussing how to align supply chain KPI's with the business goals.
    I am joined by Ian Powell, a critical thinker and solution architect in the supply chain world. Ian has worked in large multinationals to scale up disruptors with one vision in mind. Making supply chains a competitive advantage. Ian has 21 years of experience and has an MBA from Cranfield. 

    We dive into:
    The changes in the supply chain over the past 21 years Completing an MBA while managing personal and professional life Supply chain KPI's and how to ensure they're not conflicting

    • 34 min
    Episode #22 - Identifying exciting investments with Benjamin Gordon

    Episode #22 - Identifying exciting investments with Benjamin Gordon

    In this episode, we're talking about investments in supply chain and logistics technology, how it's accelerated in recent years and the opportunities that the new challenges and changes in behaviour creates for technology providers.
    I am joined by Benjamin Gordon, 4x Entrepreneur, investor, advisor and a real pioneer in supply chain and logistics technology. Ben is an incredible leader and provides some great insights throughout the episode. 

    We dive into:
    Exciting technology trends & what makes an exciting investment The key characteristic of great leaders and how to identify themMerge & Acquisition and future developments in logistics tech

    • 23 min

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