Podcasts have become a key educational tool in any industry, and the logistics industry is no exception. They are an opportunity to learn directly from experts and avoid the media conglomerate’s bias. To help you choose between the many contenders vying for your time, we’ve put together a list of some of our most favorite logistics-focused podcasts.
Let’s Talk Supply Chain
Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, CEO of SHIPZ, hosts Let’s Talk Supply Chain and uses her more than 20 years of logistics experience to interview the top supply chain professionals in the industry. The content primarily focuses on best practices, changes in logistics and questions from listeners. The show is well known for really integrating the audience into the experience and creating a larger, global supply chain community. Some critics of this podcast say that it keeps content too big picture and avoids the small stuff that makes for a truly frictionless supply chain, but it still has a lot to offer.
Inbound Logistics Podcast
The Inbound Logistics Podcast is the premier podcast produced by the industry standard magazine Inbound Logistics. Each podcast boasts a new guest to provide their unique perspective on logistics, supply chain, cargo, freight, transportation and education. This quick and informative podcast leaves something to be desired in the way of sound quality, often sounding like a mediocre phone call, but the tight editing of the podcast gives you the most relevant information and cuts out the fluff.
The New Warehouse Podcast
This podcast focuses on insights and ideas for the logistics, transportation and distribution industry. Host Kevin Lawton provides a particular perspective with his industry experience as an inventory analyst, and listeners of the show tout his intuition as ahead of the curve. A new episode each Monday morning is a great way to start your workweek commute off right.
Managing editor of SupplyChainBrain Bob Bowman brings the most comprehensive supply chain management podcast on the market. Together with industry-leading expert guests, Bowman digs deep in short conversations for the high-level executive concerned with managing risk, aligning the supply chain with corporate planning, achieving competitive advantage, balancing customer demands with the need to control cost, and improving the bottom line.
Honorable Mention: Containers
Containers is an 8-part audio documentary that was produced in 2017 during Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. No longer timely but edging on timeless, host Alexis Madrigal uses the history of logistics from ships and sailors through to technology, tugboats, warehouses and cranes as a lens to see the changes in modern capitalism. Its biggest critique from listeners being that it is so short, the story of containers and economy is both captivating and informative.