75 episodes

Welcome to Freight to the Point, the podcast show created by Zencargo. Tune in every week as we’ll be exploring a wide range of topics from sustainability to technology from different perspectives. We will be inviting leading supply chain experts to talk about their origins, experiences, how they have made ship happen and what they think is the key to disrupting the traditional supply chain industry. 

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Welcome to Freight to the Point, the podcast show created by Zencargo. Tune in every week as we’ll be exploring a wide range of topics from sustainability to technology from different perspectives. We will be inviting leading supply chain experts to talk about their origins, experiences, how they have made ship happen and what they think is the key to disrupting the traditional supply chain industry. 

    Episode 74: Rates Webinar - Our insights after Chinese New Year

    Episode 74: Rates Webinar - Our insights after Chinese New Year

    This month, Anne Sophie Fribourg, Zencargo's VP of Global Ocean Freight and Catia Fernandes, Zencargo's Head of Trade Asia and IPAK - Europe and Intra-Europe, hosted a webinar on ‘Rates: Our insights after Chinese New Year”. 
    In the webinar they explored:
    Their observations post Chinese New YearHow shippers should approach contract negotiations and tender strategiesPredictions on the ocean market for the next few months of 2024Resources
    Red Sea Disruption Q&A: What Shippers Are Asking
    Everything Shippers Need to Know About Rates in 2024

    • 36 min
    Episode 73: Spreetail - Unlocking successful e-commerce supply chain strategies

    Episode 73: Spreetail - Unlocking successful e-commerce supply chain strategies

    How should shippers collaborate with their freight forwarders?
    “Shippers need to work in a partnership mode rather than a purchase mode with their freight forwarder. The main failure is that shippers are looking into transportation as a purchase service.”
    In the latest episode of Freight to the Point, we’ve featured Okyay Oztugran, VP of Supply Chain Europe at Spreetail. Spreetail is an e-commerce company specialising in selling a wide range of products through various online platforms, including their own website as well as marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. 
    Okyay joins Lucie Phillips, Zencargo’s Chief Operations Officer, to talk about the world of e-commerce supply chains and how to create resilient supply chain strategies to work towards business goals. 
    Resources
    All together now: Coordinating for success in modern supply chains 
    How digital freight forwarding is shaping the future of retail success

    • 23 min
    Episode 72: The Red Sea Crisis

    Episode 72: The Red Sea Crisis

    In the latest episode of Freight to the Point, we’ve featured our most recent webinar, recorded on 10th January on the Red Sea Crisis. Carriers have suspended vessels from passing through the Bab al-Mandab strait after the recent attacks by the Houthis which has had implications for the shipping industry. 

    Our experts, Anne-Sophie Fribourg, VP of Ocean and Catia Fernandes, Head of Trade Asia and IPAK - Europe and Intra-Europe, share their insights on the repercussions of the crisis on:
    RatesTransit timesEquipmentCapacityDiscover how shippers should work with their freight forwarders and adapt their strategies to mitigate risks in their supply chain. From rate negotiations to pushing shipments back to a later date, stay informed on the latest developments by listening to this insightful episode. 
    Resources
    Watch the full webinar: https://content.zencargo.com/redsea-crisis-video

    • 18 min
    Episode 71: The potential of demand forecasting with artificial intelligence

    Episode 71: The potential of demand forecasting with artificial intelligence

    In the most recent instalment of Freight to the Point, Lucie Phillips, Zencargo's Chief Operations Officer, engages in a discussion with Nicolas Vandeput, the CEO and Founder of SupChains, a company which specialises in demand forecasting and inventory optimisation. In this conversation, they delve into the significance of demand forecasting in supply chains and the potential it holds when combined with technology and machine learning.
    They explore:
    The starting steps for any company who is looking at demand forecastingThe KPIs that need to be put in place when it comes to forecastingWhat role technology will play in evolving demand forecasting.

    Nicolas Vandeput
    Nicolas Vandeput is a supply chain data scientist specialising in demand forecasting and inventory optimisation. He founded his consultancy company, SupChains, in 2016; and SKU Science, an online platform for supply chain forecasting, in 2018. He enjoys discussing new models and how to apply them to business reality. Passionate about education, Nicolas is both an avid learner and teaches at universities. Since 2020, he has been teaching demand forecasting and inventory optimization to master students in CentraleSupelec, Paris, France. He published three books: Data Science for Supply Chain Forecasting in 2018 (second edition in 2021), Inventory Optimization: Models and Simulations in 2020, and Demand Forecasting Best Practices in 2023.
    Resources
    Episode 47: How should businesses approach inventory management?
    De-risking inventory in an uncertain market

    • 18 min
    Episode 70: Rates: What's next for 2024?

    Episode 70: Rates: What's next for 2024?

    As we prepare for the year ahead, it's crucial to consider the three pillars that will shape the freight industry in 2024: competitiveness in rates, quality of service, and sustainability.
    In our most recent episode of Freight to the Point, we’ve featured our most recent webinar, “Rates: What’s next for 2024?” which explores rate strategies going into 2024. 
    Zencargo experts Anne-Sophie Fribourg, VP of Ocean, and Catia Fernandes, Head of Asia-Europe Trade Lanes, explore:
    The main trends and challenges for customers in 2024How BCOs are approaching tenders in the marketOur predictions for the market in the run up to Chinese New YearRecommended strategies on how customers can prepare themselvesResources
    Episode 62: Mastering tender strategies
    Heard of a diversified rates strategy? Here’s how to build one

    • 40 min
    Episode 69: The Power of Diversity in the Supply Chain: Opportunities and Challenges

    Episode 69: The Power of Diversity in the Supply Chain: Opportunities and Challenges

    To make the right changes in an organisation, it's crucial to attract the right talent, and diversity plays a significant role in achieving this. 
    Diverse teams bring together people with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, which leads to innovation, creativity, and better decision-making. 
    Tune into the latest Freight to the Point episode as we’ve featured a Navigate session with Ilhan Hartigan, People Director at Zencargo, Sophie Swift, Head of Delivery at MATCHES and Lucy Harding, Partner and Global Head of Practice, Procurement and Supply Chain at Odgers Berndtson to discuss the opportunities and challenges of diversity in the supply chain industry. 
    Resources 
    Episode 68: How can we inspire the next generation of supply chain leaders?
    What will it take to bridge the supply chain talent gap?

    • 20 min

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