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Boris Felgendreher, Dana von der Heide and Marco Prüglmeier invite you to listen to The Logistics Tribe, a weekly podcast about the world of global logistics and supply chain management.

You can follow the hosts on Linkedin:

Boris Felgendreher: https://www.linkedin.com/in/borisfelgendreher/

Dana von der Heide: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danavonderheide/

Marco Prüglmeier: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prueglmeier/

The Logistics Tribe Boris Felgendreher

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Boris Felgendreher, Dana von der Heide and Marco Prüglmeier invite you to listen to The Logistics Tribe, a weekly podcast about the world of global logistics and supply chain management.

You can follow the hosts on Linkedin:

Boris Felgendreher: https://www.linkedin.com/in/borisfelgendreher/

Dana von der Heide: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danavonderheide/

Marco Prüglmeier: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prueglmeier/

    Newest Logistics Hall of Famer Lynn Fritz on Humanitarian Logistics

    Newest Logistics Hall of Famer Lynn Fritz on Humanitarian Logistics

    Lynn Fritz is the latest member to be inducted into the International Logistics Hall of Fame.

    Lynn is a true visionary in the global logistics industry. He was the Chairman and CEO of Fritz Companies until May 2001 when it was acquired by UPS.

    Afterwards Lynn founded the non-profit organization Fritz Institute with his own funds to support NGOs around the world with humanitarian logistics.

    Today Lynn is regarded as the founder of logistics for humanitarian organizations. So, of course, we are very honored to have Lynn as a guest on The Logistics Tribe.

    Together with our host Marco Prüglmeier, Lynn talks about the following topics:

    - How Lynn started in logistics in San Francisco in the 1970s

    - How Lynn built the Fritz Company freight forwarding business for 35 years and then sold it to UPS in 2001

    - How and why The Fritz Institute with its focus on Humanitarian Logistics was started

    - The important differences between humanitarian and every day logistics

    - The tsunami disaster in 2004 as a case study to the challenges of humanitarian logistics

    - The role of technology in disaster preparation and response

    - The very human story of how a local Bollywood Fan Club helped out during a disaster response

    - The inevitability of more serious disasters being brought on by climate change

    - The responsibility of the logistics industry to combat climate change. How climate change can be an opportunity for logistics

    - How Lynn walks the walk on sustainability with his Lynmar wine estate

    Important links:

    The Fritz Institute: http://www.fritzinstitute.org/index.htm

    The International Logistics Hall of Fame: https://www.logisticshalloffame.net/en/

    To connect with Marco Prüglmeier: Marco Prüglmeier on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prueglmeier/

    To connect with Boris Felgendreher, founder of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/borisfelgendreher/

    The Logistics Tribe Podcast is supported by GreyOrange, a global leader in the areas of AI-enabled warehouse robotics and fulfillment automation.

    Link to an upcoming webinar with GreyOrange and Active Ants, organized by the German Logistics Association (BVL). This webinar is in German language only.

    Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) und maschinelles Lernen (ML) zur E-Fulfillment Automatisierung und Optimierung

    https://bvl-digital.de/webinare/sendeplan/kuenstliche-intelligenz-ki-und-maschinelles-lernen-ml-zur-e-fulfillment-automatisierung-und-optimierung/

    • 36 min
    MIT professor Yossi Sheffi on how to solve our global supply chain, pandemic and climate change problems

    MIT professor Yossi Sheffi on how to solve our global supply chain, pandemic and climate change problems

    Today's guest is Dr. Yossi Sheffi. Yossi is professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL).

    He is an expert in systems optimization, risk analysis and supply chain management, which are the subjects he researches and teaches at MIT, both at the MIT School of Engineering and at the Sloan School of Management.

    He is also a very prolific author of several books including:

    The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

    Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in Business (and When Not to)

    The New (Ab)Normal: Reshaping Business and Supply Chain Strategy Beyond Covid-19

    His latest book, "A Shot in the Arm: How Science, Engineering, and Supply Chains Converged to Vaccinate the World" was just published a couple of weeks ago.

    This episode of The Logistics Tribe is hosted by Marco Prüglmeier and covers a wide spectrum of topics: the Semiconductor shortage, supply chain disruptions during COVID, climate change, globalization and the role technology can play to tackle all of those issues.

    Happy listening!

    Important links:

    To learn more about Yossi Sheffi: https://sheffi.mit.edu/

    To connect with Marco Prüglmeier: Marco Prüglmeier on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prueglmeier/ ​

    To connect with Boris Felgendreher, founder of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/borisfelgendreher/

    The Logistics Tribe Podcast is supported by GreyOrange, a global leader in the areas of AI-enabled warehouse robotics and fulfillment automation.

    Boris recently recorded a podcast episode with Akash Gupta, the young co-founder and CTO of GreyOrange. That episode is now live on the BVL Digital Podcast, the official podcast of the German Logistics Association (BVL): https://bvl-digital.de/podcast/87-ai-enabled-smart-robots-in-fulfillment-and-warehouse-automation

    • 44 min
    A Last Mile Digital Forwarder for IKEA, Decathlon, Migros and Metro (Aike Festini, CEO and Co-Founder, Luckabox)

    A Last Mile Digital Forwarder for IKEA, Decathlon, Migros and Metro (Aike Festini, CEO and Co-Founder, Luckabox)

    Aike Festini is CEO and Co-Founder of Luckabox, an innovative startup from Switzerland.

    Over 40% of delivery costs are incurred during the last miles of the delivery process. Here, traditional delivery services often experience problems with coordination.
    Luckabox is helping prominent brands and retailers like IKEA, Decathlon, Migros and Metro with this last, essential phase of the delivery process.

    Luckabox coordinates all steps necessary for an efficient and cost-effective delivery.

    Aike and her team consider themselves a “Last Mile Digital Forwarder”.

    In this episode of The Logistics Tribe Podcast, Aike gives our host Dana von der Heide a behind-the-scene look at how she and her team have built the company from scratch, what the major pain points are that they serve for their customers, where the company is headed next, and much more.

    Happy listening!

    Important links:

    To learn more about Luckabox: https://www.luckabox.com/en/

    To connect with Aike Festini, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aikefestini/

    To connect with Dana von der Heide, host of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danavonderheide/

    To connect with Boris Felgendreher, founder of the Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/borisfelgendreher/

    The Logistics Tribe Podcast is supported by GreyOrange, a global leader in the areas of AI-enabled warehouse robotics and fulfillment automation.

    Boris recently recorded a podcast episode with Akash Gupta, the young co-founder and CTO of GreyOrange. That episode is now live on the BVL Digital Podcast, the official podcast of the German Logistics Association (BVL): https://bvl-digital.de/podcast/87-ai-enabled-smart-robots-in-fulfillment-and-warehouse-automation/

    • 31 min
    An Update on The Logistics Tribe, a New Startup and a New Book (Boris Felgendreher and Marco Prüglmeier)

    An Update on The Logistics Tribe, a New Startup and a New Book (Boris Felgendreher and Marco Prüglmeier)

    In this episode of The Logistics Tribe, Boris Felgendreher, founder of The Logistics Tribe, talks to his fellow Tribe podcast host Marco Prüglmeier.

    First they give an update on how The Logistics Tribe has been received after the first 25 episode. What shows have been performing best, in which markets The Tribe has been trending on the Apple Podcast charts and how the Tribe will evolve over time.

    Next, they dive into the startup that Marco launched and got VC funding for this year. Noyes Technologies is on a mission to define the space of nano-fulfillment. What that means and how the company is planning to turbo-charge the booming Q-Commerce space, all of that and more is covered in this episode.

    Then, they dive into the book that Marco published this year on the topic of innovations in logistics.

    The Logistics Tribe Podcast is supported by GreyOrange, a global leader in the areas of AI-enabled warehouse robotics and fulfillment automation.

    Boris just recorded a podcast episode with Akash Gupta, the young co-founder and CTO of GreyOrange. That episode will air soon on the BVL Digital Podcast, the official podcast of the German Logistics Association (BVL). Links below.

    Links:

    Boris Felgendreher on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/borisfelgendreher/

    Marco Prüglmeier on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prueglmeier/

    Noyes Technologies: https://www.noyes-tech.com/

    Marco's new book: https://www.huss-shop.de/item/Innovations-in-Logistics-engl.html

    BVL Digital Podcast: https://bvl-digital.de/podcast/

    GreyOrange: https://www.greyorange.com/

    • 47 min
    Is the Mainstream Media getting the Supply Chain Crisis right? (Eric Johnson, JOC and Emma Cosgrove, Business Insider)

    Is the Mainstream Media getting the Supply Chain Crisis right? (Eric Johnson, JOC and Emma Cosgrove, Business Insider)

    In today's episode of The Logistics Tribe we will take a look at why and how the mainstream media has been covering the global supply chain crisis.

    The topic is getting a tremendous amount of attention right now. The President of the United States spoke out and intervened in the current transportation and supply chain situation and the headlines in major news outlets and the evening news around the world are full of supply chain stories and attempts to explain what’s going on.

    So we invited two journalists onto the show today who have been covering the world of transportation, logistics and supply chain for many years.

    We wanted to get their take on what the mainstream media is getting right, what they may be getting wrong, and what the impacts may be on the situation as a result of how this story is covered.

    Eric Johnson, is senior editor at the trade publication Journal of Commerce, and Emma Cosgrove is senior reporter for transportation and e-commerce topics at the online publication Business Insider.

    Please subscribe to The Logistics Tribe Podcast, so you don't miss any of the future episodes.

    The Logistics Tribe Podcast is supported by our partner GreyOrange, a globale leader in AI cloud software and robotic automation that keeps inventory in motion.

    To learn more about GreyOrange, visit: https://www.greyorange.com/

    To see GreyOrange robots and software in action, visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGLcH2hQiILnteafeYh_qOA

    To connect with Eric Johnson on LinkedIn, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ejohnson3242/

    To connect with Eric Johnson on Twitter, visit: https://twitter.com/LogTechEric

    To subscribe to Eric Johnson's awesome free LogTech newsletter, visit: https://ericjohnson.substack.com/

    To connect with Emma Cosgrove on LinkedIn, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmacosgrove/

    To connect with Emma Cosgrove on Twitter, visit: https://twitter.com/emmacos

    To connect with Boris Felgendreher, founder of The Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/borisfelgendreher/

    • 38 min
    A Crash Course in the Global Semiconductor Shortage (Richard Barnett, CMO, Supplyframe)

    A Crash Course in the Global Semiconductor Shortage (Richard Barnett, CMO, Supplyframe)

    The ongoing semiconductor shortage has been sending ripples across our supply chains for many months now, with no end in sight. But the story of what exactly is going on and what products and industries are affected keeps evolving.

    So we invited Richard Barnett, CMO at Supplyframe to give our audience of logistics and supply chain professionals on The Logistics Tribe Podcast a crash course on the situation.

    Richard is a bonafide expert on the value chains of global manufacturing companies. Together with our host Boris Felgendreher, he discussed the following topics:

    - Richard’s background in global supply chain management

    - How Supplyframe fits into the Siemens family of companies

    - The semiconductor situation prior to the pandemic. What were the important trends?

    - The challenges of matching semiconductor supply and demand and the difficulties of ramping up production

    - How the pandemic triggered a chain reaction and ripple effects across the supply chain.

    - How changed consumer behaviors influenced demand and how that affected different industries differently

    - How miscalculations and misjudgments of the situation contributed to the crisis and why the automotive sector was hit particularly hard

    - Why the automotive supply chain had missing or misaligned incentives that made the situation worse

    - What characteristics of the automotive supply chain made it particularly susceptible to disruptions of this kind

    - Did pure-play EV companies fare better during the crisis?

    - The regional concentration of semiconductor production and the geopolitical questions that the current situation raises

    - What is the European perspective vs. the US perspective?

    - What other disruptions might be lurking on the horizon?

    - How supply chains will evolve as a result of the current semiconductor shortage.

    - Predictions for how the situation will unfold over the next 12 months and a broader outlook for this decade

    - And much more

    Please subscribe to The Logistics Tribe Podcast, so you don't miss any of the future episodes.

    The Logistics Tribe Podcast is supported by our partner GreyOrange, a globale leader in AI cloud software and robotic automation that keeps inventory in motion.

    To learn more about GreyOrange, visit: https://www.greyorange.com/

    To learn more about Supplyframe, visit: https://supplyframe.com/

    To connect with Richard Barnett, CMO of Supplyframe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardbarnett/

    To connect with Boris Felgendreher, founder of The Logistics Tribe, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/borisfelgendreher/

    • 53 min

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