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Get Caught Up on the January Episodes of Unboxing Logistics

by Jaidyn Farar

January might feel like the longest month on your calendar (thanks, gray skies and frigid mornings), but hopefully the first five episodes of Unboxing Logistics Season 2 made it a little more bearable. 

Wondering what 2024 holds in store for your shipping operations? Dealing with customer complaints of stolen packages? Wondering how to achieve full visibility into your supply chain?

Look no further; answers are just an episode away.

Logistics Trends and Tips for 2024 w/ Chris Caplice

While nobody can know exactly what the future brings, it’s fun to guess! In this episode, Dr. Chris Caplice makes some informed guesses, sharing what he believes the logistics landscape will look like in 2024. You might want to take notes; as the executive director for the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and chief scientist for DAT Freight and Analytics, Chris has deep supply chain expertise. 

Chris and Lori discuss:

  • Strategies to build relationships with supply chain partners
  • Geopolitical tensions and supply chain disruptions
  • How scenario planning can help you prepare for the worst

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How To Fight Porch Piracy w/ Jessica Lowrance

Jessica Lowrance, vice president of federal affairs at UPS, explains that porch piracy harms both businesses and consumers—and unfortunately, there’s not an easy solution. However, you can do your part to minimize package theft by supporting local and federal anti-porch piracy legislation. In the meantime, follow Jessica’s tips to keep your packages safe from porch pirates.

Jessica and Lori discuss:

  • The negative effects of porch piracy
  • Why porch piracy should be considered a felony (no matter the carrier)
  • Simple ways to minimize package theft

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EasyPost Analytics: Simplifying Supply Chain Visibility w/ James Sutton 

Having full supply chain visibility makes a huge difference in your business’s efficiency and profitability. It all starts with the right tools. James Sutton, head of the EasyPost Analytics engineering team, describes what EasyPost Analytics can do, how it works, and who it’s for.

James and Lori discuss:

  • The purpose of shipping analytics software
  • What each EasyPost Analytics module does
  • The typical ROI for data and analytics software

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Warehouse Automation and Sustainability w/ Kim Baudry

Automation does more than save time. It also helps save the planet (and the people on it). Kim Baudry, market development director at Dematic, explains how warehouse robotics and software combine to support more sustainable practices.

Kim and Lori discuss:

  • Why labor is considered a resource—and how to preserve it
  • How software helps businesses operate more efficiently
  • The ROI of sustainability initiatives

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The Evolution of the Logistics Industry w/ John Campo 

John Campo, vice president of government and carrier relations for EasyPost, has been in the logistics industry for nearly 40 years. In that time, he’s seen many changes—and even more are on the horizon. 

John and Lori discuss:

  • The past, present, and future of logistics
  • How shipping data improves your bottom line
  • The importance of fast, reliable delivery

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What’s ahead … 

Listen in February for expert tips on sustainability, robotics, software implementation, 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.

P.S. Interested in catching up on Season 1? Get a crash course with this highlights post.