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Get Caught Up on the February Episodes of Unboxing Logistics

by Jaidyn Farar

The only thing you loved more than your valentine this February? Listening to the Unboxing Logistics podcast. 

This month’s guests focused on hot topics like sustainability, automation, and technology. If you missed an episode or two, no worries—read on for some highlights.

Green Is the New Black: Unpacking Sustainable Shipping w/ Peter Klevecz

What’s the environmental impact of your business? What role does logistics play in that? And how will you minimize your carbon footprint? 

As governments continue to pass sustainability legislation, it’s more critical than ever for organizations to be able to answer these questions. Peter Klevecz, regional and global customer manager at DHL Express, explains how to get started.

Peter and Lori discuss:

  • Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions
  • Why it’s important to be vocal about your green initiatives
  • The difference between insetting and offsetting

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Leveling Up Product Management w/ Ching Pei

Although the logistics industry has “traditionally been a laggard in change,” there are still some great things happening in the logistics tech space. And product management makes it all possible. 

Ching Pei, VP of product at EasyPost, shares insights on the role of product teams and offers tips for smooth product management.

Ching and Lori discuss:

  • How to navigate an industry that isn’t necessarily focused on cutting-edge tech
  • The importance of prioritizing product updates
  • Receiving and implementing customer feedback

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Logistics Robotics in 2024 and Beyond w/ Jonathan Briggs

Jonathan Briggs, vice president of sales and solutions at Nimble, envisions a future where robots handle all the fulfillment tasks that are dangerous, taxing, and tedious for humans to perform. Drawing on his experiences with Nimble’s autonomous warehouse, he explains what robots can do and why they’re quickly becoming essential.

John and Lori discuss:

  • The past, present, and future of warehouse automation
  • How automation will affect jobs 
  • Benefits of bringing robots into the warehouse

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Navigating the ERP Implementation Highway w/ Nancy Seaboldt

Often, companies treat the implementation of new software as a strictly technical process. But actually, implementing enterprise-level software (like an ERP) is all about people. Who has the leadership skills to spearhead the project? How will you get every department on board? 

In this episode, Nancy Seaboldt, ERP practice lead for Summit Advisory Team, explains what makes ERP implementation projects successful and what causes them to fall flat. 

Nancy and Lori discuss:

  • Who should be part of an ERP implementation team
  • The importance of change management when adopting new technology
  • The difference between customization and transformation

Listen here

What’s ahead … 

March has great things in store for Unboxing Logistics! Tune in to hear discussions on order management systems, last-mile delivery, electronic data interchange, 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.