On each episode of the Future of Supply Chain, we sit down with a different entrepreneur, investor, or industry veteran to discuss their story, views on the industry, and how we can collectively build the future of supply chain together.
#172: Bridging the Digital Divide for Freight Brokers with Rick Zullo of Equal Ventures
During this episode, Santosh is joined by Rick Zullo, Co-Founder and General Partner at Equal Ventures, a company bridging the digital divide by partnering with founders and businesses deploying technology within legacy industries. During the episode, Santosh and Rick discuss the challenges and opportunities in the freight brokerage industry suggesting that shared technology infrastructure and information sharing could help brokers overcome these challenges. The two also draw parallels between the freight industry and the insurance industry, emphasize the importance of relationships in the brokerage business, discuss the potential for startups in the industry, advocate for an enabling rather than disruptive approach, and more.
#171: Executing on the Digital Freight Brokerage Opportunity with Felipe Capella of Loadsmart
During this episode, Santosh is joined by Felipe Capella, Co-Founder and CEO of Loadsmart, a logistics technology platform that enables shippers, carriers, and brokers to efficiently manage an automated supply chain. In this conversation, Santosh and Felipe discuss the impact of technology and business model innovation on the brokerage and forwarding business models. Felipe shares insights on Loadsmart's journey and its differentiation from competitors. He emphasizes the value of brokerages in handling manual tasks and the potential of cloud-based solutions to streamline processes. The conversation also touches on the venture-friendliness of the freight brokerage business model, the future of the industry, and more.
#170: AI in Supply Chain: Closing the Gap Between Data and Results with Pawan Joshi of E2open
During this episode, Santosh is joined by Pawan Joshi, Senior Vice President, Products & Strategy at E2open, a company helping connected data enable a connected supply chain to move as one. During this conversation, Santosh and Pawan discuss the role of AI in supply chain operations and how it can serve as a copilot, helping humans make decisions based on patterns and data points. Pawan emphasizes the importance of automating traditional processes and leveraging AI to optimize operations. He also provides insights on adopting AI, considering the total cost of ownership, and the importance of trust, transparency, data privacy, and more.
#169: Can AI and Transformers Revolutionize the Supply Chain? Featuring Nisarg Mehta of Raft AI
During this episode, Santosh is joined by Nisarg Mehta, Co-Founder and CTO of Raft AI, a company that empowers freight forwarders to deliver more value to customers by automating the entire freight journey for complete transparency and control. Santosh and Nisarg discuss the background of Raft and their use of transformers in their product, the importance of observability and transparency in AI models, the need for deep domain understanding and access to primary data when deploying AI models, the holistic impact of AI on business, and more.
#168: Exploring Investment and Impact of AI in the Supply Chain Sector with Steve Sloane of Menlo Ventures
During this episode, Santosh is joined by Steve Sloane, Partner at Menlo Ventures, a Bay Area venture capital firm that invests early stage across consumer, enterprise, and healthcare technologies. During this conversation, Santosh and Steve discuss all things AI and supply chain investment. Steve shares his background in mechanical engineering and robotics and how he became interested in supply chain investing. They discuss the growing interest in applying AI to white-collar work environments and the challenges of capital efficiency in building and scaling products. They also explore the use of generative AI in internal operations, the importance of profitability and scalable growth models in the robotics sector, and more.
#167: The Use of AI in Automating the Middle Mile with Apeksha Kumavat of Gatik
During this episode, Santosh is joined by Apeksha Kumavat, the Co-Founder and Chief Engineer at Gatik, a company leading the way in autonomous middle mile delivery. During this episode Santosh and Apeksha discuss the intersection of AI and supply chain, Gatik's vision of bringing autonomous technology to the logistics sector, the hype surrounding AI and its limitations, the challenges of maintaining explainability in models with transformer networks, the importance of considering the specific application and its tolerance for inaccuracies, and more.
Love the Adapt Or Die episode!
Jeremy Bodenhamer answer the question of cost! Shiphawk process enablement is on point. I love how he problem solveed removing the decision making process from brands warehouse workers. I love this podcast.
I’ve been listening to the podcast for a couple years and love that Santosh does a great job having conversations with a wide swath of entrepreneurs, investors, and experts in this space. There are always a few insightful points I take away from each episode.
Insightful engaging! 💡
If you’re looking to keep up with the latest innovation and trends impacting supply chain, you’ve come to the right place. Santosh is a fantastic host who leads really engaging interviews with guests working in and supporting the industry. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!