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Get Caught Up on the December Episodes of Unboxing Logistics

by Jaidyn Farar

‘Tis the season to sit in front of a roaring fire with a hot cup of cocoa. But while you might feel like curling up in a ball and staying cozy until spring, the world of logistics keeps moving. Case in point: this month, the Unboxing Logistics podcast released three amazing episodes. 

From sustainable shipping to omnichannel commerce, there’s a lot to learn from the December episodes. So grab your headphones and get listening—don’t worry, you can sip that cocoa at the same time. 

Sustainable Shipping Tips for Small Businesses w/ Veena Harbaugh

With more and more businesses setting goals to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the sustainability clock is ticking. And for small businesses, with limited resources, the responsibility to adopt more eco-friendly practices can be intimidating. But going green doesn’t have to cost tons of money. Veena Harbaugh, director of sustainability at Sendle, explains how to minimize your carbon footprint and save money at the same time.

Veena and Lori discuss:

  • Why SMBs are perfectly poised to find innovative sustainability solutions
  • How cost-cutting and sustainability go hand in hand
  • Green shipping tips that won’t break the bank

Listen here

Empowering Women in Logistics w/ Anna Podolskaya

You may have noticed it at your organization: there are fewer women than men in logistics roles. But those women have a huge impact on their teams. Anna Podolskaya, product manager at EasyPost, has advocated for women in the logistics and technology spaces for years. In this episode, she shares her own experiences, along with advice for women looking to advance their logistics careers (and men wanting to support them). 

Anna and Lori discuss:

  • Challenges women often face in logistics and technical roles
  • Strategies for women to advance their careers
  • What men can do to support the women they work with

Listen here

Navigating Omnichannel Commerce w/ Kylie Schafer 

Omnichannel commerce is more than a buzzword or passing trend—it’s what good retail looks like. Kylie Schafer, practice lead at Summit Advisory Team, joins Lori to discuss what omnichannel fulfillment is, why customers expect an omnichannel shopping experience, and how businesses of any size can get started. 

Kylie and Lori discuss:

  • Why an omnichannel strategy is essential to meet high customer expectations 
  • Steps to begin creating an omnichannel strategy
  • How to align your people, processes, and technology 

Listen here

What’s ahead … 

Kylie’s episode marks the end of Season One of Unboxing Logistics, so make sure to join us in the new year for Season Two. 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.