Logistics Matters with DC VELOCITY
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25 episodes
The editors of DC VELOCITY magazine bring you weekly updates on logistics, material handling, and supply chain news.


Guest: Randy Guillot of ATA on National Truck Driver Appreciation Week; E-commerce shopping continues to surge; The nation's ocean ports see a solid rebound.
2020 Sep 1817m 34s
This is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week in the United States. In this episode, guest Randy Guillot, chairman of ATA (American Trucking Associations) shares about the vital role truck drivers play in keeping goods moving during trying...
Guest: Chris Wolfe of PowerFleet on new sustainability standards; Risk mitigation gets a fresh look during the pandemic; Supply chains begin to brace for a vaccine rollout
2020 Sep 1117m 38s
In this episode, guest Chris Wolfe, CEO of PowerFleet, discusses how we have seen new sustainability initiatives during the pandemic that have created efficiencies and may become standards in a post-pandemic world.We also discuss how executives are...
Guest: Brian Thompson of SMC³ on the LTL market; Capacity remains tight; CSCMP EDGE goes virtual
2020 Sep 0419m 36s
In this episode, guest Brian Thompson, the chief commercial officer at SMC³, discusses what the transportation markets may look like through the end of the year, and in particular how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the LTL (less-than-truckload)...
Guest: Phil Evers of the University of Maryland discusses the difficulties facing the USPS; Hurricane Laura left destruction in its wake affecting supply chains; Interest in TMS is on the rise during the pandemic
2020 Aug 2819m 36s
In this episode, guest Phil Evers, a logistics professor at the University of Maryland, shares why the United States Postal Service is facing financial difficulties and what can be done to fix it. How might this affect the agency's parcel services?We...
Guest: Patrick Penfield of Syracuse University on Amazon moving into vacant mall space; Some shippers move toward smaller regional parcel carriers; New training initiatives assure a steady pipeline for frontline logistics workers
2020 Aug 2117m 25s
In this episode, guest Patrick Penfield, an assistant professor of supply chain practice at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management, discusses how Amazon will be moving into vacant mall spaces to create mini distribution centers.We also...
Guest: Dr. Tom Goldsby of the University of Tennessee on why PPE supply chains are still failing; Trucking rebounds in June and July; New solutions to aid social distancing within warehouses
2020 Aug 1421m 35s
In this episode, guest Dr. Tom Goldsby of the University of Tennessee discusses why we still have so much trouble equipping our essential healthcare workers and others with the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to assure their safety during...
Guest: Zac Rogers of Colorado State University shares what the Logistics Managers' Index measures; Lift truck firms turn to robotics partnerships to collaborate on new designs; Can supply chain investments save the commercial real estate market?
2020 Aug 0722m 21s
In this episode, guest Zac Rogers of Colorado State University shares about the Logistics Managers' Index (LMI). He discusses how this measurement tool is a snapshot of the current state of the logistics industry and how supply chain professionals...
Guest: Dana Stiffler of Gartner on women in executive supply chain positions; Consumers love curbside pickup - retailers, not so much; A bumpy road ahead for the transportation industry.
2020 Jul 3120m 49s
In this episode, Dana Stiffler of Gartner discusses new research that the organization has conducted on women in supply chain executive positions. Are they making gains? And what can supply chain companies do to enhance diversity in their...
Guest: Bill Van Amburg of CALSTART on the clean air initiative from U.S. states; Retailers convert stores to distribution hubs; Congress looks to help commercial food distributors affected by the pandemic.
2020 Jul 2421m 49s
Bill Van Amburg, the executive vice president of CALSTART, a national transportation accelerator organization, discusses the recent memorandum of understanding agreement from 15 U.S. states and the District of Columbia to advance zero-emission vehicle...
Guest: Michael Zimmerman discusses the State of Logistics; Ports see declining volumes; Auburn University builds an autonomous vehicle research center
2020 Jul 1716m 23s
In this episode, guest Michael Zimmerman discusses what the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ annual “State of Logistics Report” reveals how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the logistics industry. Zimmerman, a partner at Kearney,...