Logistics Matters with DC VELOCITY

Logistics Matters with DC VELOCITY

The editors of DC VELOCITY magazine bring you weekly updates on logistics, material handling, and supply chain news.... Show More

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With National Forklift Safety Day coming up on June 9, DC VELOCITY Contributing Editor Toby Gooley joins us to discuss her recent article on how companies can create a culture of safety around the use of forklifts.

We also discuss the bumpy road of new truck and trailer sales and how Purdue University and Microsoft are teaming up to monitor the nation's food supply chain.

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    In this episode, we talk to Jim Berlin of Logistics+, a third-party logistics provider, who shares how his company has operated during the Covid-19 pandemic, providing distributors and first responders with badly needed PPE equipment.

    We also discuss how drones are helping in the fight against Covid-19 by providing tracing and delivery, and we talk about how retailers are turning their outlets into "Dark Stores."

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    In this episode, we talk to Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and head of the Agricultural Economics department at Purdue University. He explains why farmers are throwing away food even as we see shortages at the grocery store and discusses other issues affecting the food supply chain.

    We also discuss the latest Logistics Manager's Index, which measures logistics-industry business activity, and President Trump's pick for...

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    Kathy Fulton, executive director of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), fills us in on how logistics and supply chain companies are helping out during the Covid-19 crisis. She also talks about resources available to logistics businesses to help deal with issues caused by the coronavirus.

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  • The virus' impact on suppliers worldwide
  •  Digital freight-matching platforms launch special efforts help shippers find carriers in ...
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    Robert McKeel, the new CEO of automation, engineering services, and software company Fortna, talks about how customers' priorities are shifting during the Covid-19 crisis, and which changes he thinks will stay around after the pandemic ends. 

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  • An update on demand for cold storage, which has been accelerated by the coronavirus.
  • A roundup of logistics companies' efforts to help out during the crisis.
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    In this episode, we discuss the challenges of helping employees feel safe coming to work during the coronavirus crisis; Covid-19 deaths in the logistics industry; new companies that are emerging to serve the at-home workforce; how the virus is affecting cargo volumes; and Covid-19 resources for supply chain professionals.

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    March 20, 2020 38 sec

    April 2020 will mark the launch of “Logistics Matters,” a new weekly podcast from the editors of DC VELOCITY magazine, the trusted source for news about distribution centers and the supply chain.

    Each episode will feature DC VELOCITY reporters discussing top stories and developing trends for the week. The podcast will be quick-hitting, fun, and informative.

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