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Get Caught Up on the October Episodes of Unboxing Logistics

by Jaidyn Farar

Halloween comes and goes, but you can enjoy the October episodes of Unboxing Logistics all year round! Tune in to learn more about supplier relationships, the shipper’s market, and cybersecurity in ecommerce. 

Building Better Supplier Relationships w/ Jill Barron

Before Jill Barron joined Summit Advisory Team as a practice lead for supply chain operations and strategy, she spent years managing supplier relationships at a luxury retailer. In this episode, she shares some of her hard-earned knowledge with the Unboxing Logistics community.

Jill and Lori discuss:

  • How (and why) to set expectations with suppliers
  • Communication strategies, including regular check-ins and site visits
  • What to do when suppliers don’t follow guidelines

Listen here

Taking Advantage of a Shipper’s Market w/ Tyler Diestel

For the first time in years, the balance of power has shifted from carriers to shippers. Tyler Diestel, senior product manager at EasyPost, offers advice for taking advantage of the shipper’s market while it lasts.

Tyler and Lori discuss:

  • Reasons shippers have more negotiating power now
  • How to use goals to guide your shipping strategy
  • Why it’s a good idea to lock in rates during a shipper’s market

Listen here, then check out our blog on the shipper’s market.

Ecommerce Cybersecurity Strategies w/ Iskander Sanchez-Rola

Happy (late) Cybersecurity Awareness Month! For the last Unboxing Logistics episode of October, Iskander Sanchez-Rola joined Lori to discuss the importance of cybersecurity in ecommerce. As director of privacy innovation at Gen (parent company to Norton), Iskander has seen it all—and he knows that danger can lurk beneath the surface when it comes to the web. 

Iskander and Lori discuss:

  • Cybersecurity concerns for ecommerce businesses and consumers
  • The dangers of cookie ghostwriting
  • How to ensure your website preserves user privacy

Listen here

What’s ahead … 

November has great things in store! Make sure to catch our upcoming episodes on sustainability, small business support, omnichannel logistics, consolidated shipping, and more.

Find new episodes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. Unboxing Logistics is available on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Pandora, and Audible.