58 episodes

The Logistics with Purpose series spotlights and celebrates organizations around the world who are dedicated to creating a positive impact. Co-hosted by representatives from Supply Chain Now and Vector Global Logistics, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the origin stories, change-making progress, and future plans of organizations who are actively making a difference. If you or your company want not just a dose of inspiration, but to learn by example, you won’t want to miss a single episode.

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The Logistics with Purpose series spotlights and celebrates organizations around the world who are dedicated to creating a positive impact. Co-hosted by representatives from Supply Chain Now and Vector Global Logistics, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the origin stories, change-making progress, and future plans of organizations who are actively making a difference. If you or your company want not just a dose of inspiration, but to learn by example, you won’t want to miss a single episode.

    How Yamaha Empowers Expression with Eric Aparicio

    How Yamaha Empowers Expression with Eric Aparicio

    Early in his career, Eric Aparicio realized he wanted to work at a company with a deeper purpose, and that's exactly what he found at Yahama. Now, as the senior director of strategic marketing, he gets to share the Yamaha story with a growing audience. In this episode, Eric joins cohosts Kristi and Monica to discuss how Yahama empowers expression through music, the company's reverse logistics and community outreach efforts, the evolution of its marketing approach, and more.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Logistics with Purpose: https://supplychainnow.com/program/logistics-with-purpose (https://supplychainnow.com/program/logistics-with-purpose)
    Learn more about Vector Global Logistics: https://vectorgl.com/ (https://vectorgl.com/)
    Subscribe to Logistics with Purpose: https://logistics-with-purpose.captivate.fm/listen (https://logistics-with-purpose.captivate.fm/listen)
    Yamaha Global webpage for sustainability: https://www.yamaha.com/en/csr/ (https://www.yamaha.com/en/csr/)
    Yamaha Cares Upcycle Program: https://usa.yamaha.com/news_events/2021/26022021_yamaha_cares_upcycle_program_provides_musical_instruments.html (https://usa.yamaha.com/news_events/2021/26022021_yamaha_cares_upcycle_program_provides_musical_instruments.html)
    More about Yamaha Cares: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8q4qXD3CmI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8q4qXD3CmI)
    This episode was hosted by Kristi Porter and Monica Roesch. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.comyamaha-empowers-expression-lwp58

    • 27 min
    Helping Startups Get Started: Social Entrepreneurship with Plywood People's Jeff Shinabarger

    Helping Startups Get Started: Social Entrepreneurship with Plywood People's Jeff Shinabarger

    What does it take to turn an idea into an organization that makes a difference? Jeff Shinabarger would be the one to ask. He founded Plywood People, an Atlanta nonprofit leading a community of startups doing good. In this episode, he shares some of the Plywood process with Enrique and Kristi, along with his views on the current landscape of the nonprofit world. Tune in to hear how business quizzes, Robert Redford and leftover gift cards all played a key role in shaping this prolific author and social entrepreneur.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Logistics with Purpose: https://supplychainnow.com/program/logistics-with-purpose (https://supplychainnow.com/program/logistics-with-purpose)
    Learn more about Vector Global Logistics: https://vectorgl.com/ (https://vectorgl.com/)
    Subscribe to Logistics with Purpose: https://logistics-with-purpose.captivate.fm/listen (https://logistics-with-purpose.captivate.fm/listen)
    This episode was hosted by Enrique Alvarez and Kristi Porter. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/helping-startups-started-social-entrepreneurship-plywood-people-lwp57

    • 50 min
    The Power of the Network: Forwarding Freight and Delivering Relief with WCAworld CEO Dan March

    The Power of the Network: Forwarding Freight and Delivering Relief with WCAworld CEO Dan March

    Who powers the world's most powerful logistics network? That would be Dan March, CEO of WCAworld, the world's largest network of independent freight forwarders. But he doesn't do it alone, and it's the communal spirit shared by WCAworld's 10,841 member offices that helped the company form the WCA Foundation and ultimately send life-saving relief around the world, including to those affected by the Russia-Ukraine war. Tune in as Enrique and Maureen chat with Dan about his childhood pilot ambitions, what helped WCAworld grow, COVID pivots, network membership benefits, helping out in Ukraine, and more.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Logistics with Purpose: https://supplychainnow.com/program/logistics-with-purpose (https://supplychainnow.com/program/logistics-with-purpose)
    Learn more about Vector Global Logistics: https://vectorgl.com/ (https://vectorgl.com/)
    Subscribe to Logistics with Purpose: https://logistics-with-purpose.captivate.fm/listen (https://logistics-with-purpose.captivate.fm/listen)
    This episode was hosted by Enrique Alvarez and Maureen Woolschlager. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/power-network-forwarding-freight-delivering-relief-wcaworld-lwp56

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Gearing Up to Eradicate Poverty & Trekking Toward Purpose With Cotopaxi Founder Davis Smith

    Gearing Up to Eradicate Poverty & Trekking Toward Purpose With Cotopaxi Founder Davis Smith

    After launching two businesses and snagging his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Davis Smith was ready for something different. So why not change the world? Drawing from his childhood family adventures across Latin America, he launched Cotopaxi to eradicate poverty through unique, sustainably sourced outdoor gear. Don't miss this chance to hear the whole story as Enrique sits down with this fascinating world traveler and change maker.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Logistics with Purpose: https://supplychainnow.com/program/logistics-with-purpose (https://supplychainnow.com/program/logistics-with-purpose)
    Learn more about Vector Global Logistics: https://vectorgl.com/ (https://vectorgl.com/)
    Subscribe to Logistics with Purpose: https://logistics-with-purpose.captivate.fm/listen (https://logistics-with-purpose.captivate.fm/listen)
    This episode was hosted by Enrique Alvarez. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/gearing-eradicate-poverty-trekking-toward-purpose-cotopaxi-lwp55

    • 45 min
    Transforming Healthcare by the Shipment With Liberia Medical Relief Founder Dr. Kevin Strathy

    Transforming Healthcare by the Shipment With Liberia Medical Relief Founder Dr. Kevin Strathy

    Dr. Kevin Strathy doesn't just spend his days performing life-changing reconstructive surgery. As the Founder of Liberia Medical Relief, he's also making sure emerging Liberian clinicians have the training they need to succeed while coordinating medical supply shipment and distribution in the country. Don't miss the chance to learn more about his organization's incredible work as he joins Kristi and Monica to discuss his career, pressing medical needs and lessons learned.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Logistics with Purpose: https://supplychainnow.com/program/logistics-with-purpose (https://supplychainnow.com/program/logistics-with-purpose)
    Learn more about Vector Global Logistics: https://vectorgl.com/ (https://vectorgl.com/)
    Subscribe to Logistics with Purpose: https://logistics-with-purpose.captivate.fm/listen (https://logistics-with-purpose.captivate.fm/listen)


    This episode was hosted by Kristi Porter and Monica Roesch. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/transforming-healthcare-shipment-liberia-medical-relief-founder-lwp54

    • 33 min
    Rising to the Occasion and Supporting Ukraine With the Founders of Procure4Peace

    Rising to the Occasion and Supporting Ukraine With the Founders of Procure4Peace

    If you're a supply chain professional interested in supporting Ukrainians as the Russia-Ukraine war continues, you don't want to miss this episode with Procure 4 Peace founders Antti Suorsa, Sammeli Sammalkorpi and Volodymyr Vorobey. Join Enrique and Maureen as they chat with these dynamic change-makers about the journey that led them to procurement and how they answered the call for support at the start of the violence in Ukraine. Tune in now to learn more about Ukraine's most pressing needs and how you can make a difference.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Logistics with Purpose: https://supplychainnow.com/program/logistics-with-purpose (https://supplychainnow.com/program/logistics-with-purpose)
    Learn more about Vector Global Logistics: https://vectorgl.com/ (https://vectorgl.com/)
    Subscribe to Logistics with Purpose: https://logistics-with-purpose.captivate.fm/listen (https://logistics-with-purpose.captivate.fm/listen)
    This episode is hosted by Enrique Alvarez and Maureen Woolshlager. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/rising-occasion-supporting-ukraine-procure4peace-lwp53

    • 1 hr 5 min

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Supply Chain + Social Impact

Supply chain is so complicated, but this podcast shows that there are a lot of people working behind-the-scenes with so much heart. It’s a refreshing take on an industry not normally known for impact and exciting innovation. Since supply chain has become a normal topic of conversation in the pandemic, I love hearing the stories of those who are making a positive difference in the world.

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