Picture this: you’re driving down the highway trying to get cargo from Point A to Point B. You get an alert from the ELD on your truck — your hours of service are almost up, and you need to stop driving. Where do you go?
For the third episode of Careers on the Move, we spoke to Anthony Petitte, CEO of TruckPark. The company has humble beginnings: Anthony wanted to help his uncle, who owned a parking lot and was looking for a way to reach truck drivers. Today, TruckPark connects 1.7 million truckers with over 220 secure locations and works with both owner-operators and fleet drivers.
When starting his company, Anthony spoke directly with truck drivers to learn their pain points. But he discovered that finding a safe place to park was only one of many challenges facing truck drivers today. Although they move essential goods across the country, truck drivers feel undervalued and underappreciated.
Listen to the episode below.
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Our industry is seeing tremendous growth. With that growth comes tremendous funding to scale and modernize processes across the supply chain.
We took a look at some major deals across the space. This infographic traces how that funding is making a huge difference. From the overseas trip to port operations and technology to trace it all, there are huge opportunities across the supply chain.
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Last month, we introduced the Careers on the Move series. With this podcast, we hope to shine a spotlight on the supply chain. We’ll talk to people innovating within the space and, ultimately, aim to recruit people to this growing industry.
On episode 2 of the podcast, we spoke with Kelvin Garvanne. Kelvin is a public policy researcher with the Los Angeles Public Works Board of Commissioners. In this role, he leverages his military background to develop solutions for food supply issues within the city.
Food insecurity and food waste are not new issues, but these challenges became even more important as COVID hit. Kelvin talks to Careers on the Move host Tyler Kern about the ways that the pandemic affected the food supply. They also talk about how those viral videos of farmers throwing away unused product are indicative of a larger problem faced by the industry.
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Last month, we launched Careers on the Move, a podcast and video series that aims to shine a spotlight on the supply chain. We hope to attract people to work in the industry by featuring people and companies who are innovating the supply chain.
We’ve already highlighted how data is a key element of the supply chain, tracing its roots to the humble barcode in Episode 1 of the podcast. We’ve also spoken to someone who’s worked his way up through the industry and serve as CEO in multiple transportation companies in this video.
Our ultimate goal is to show people why the supply chain is such a great place to work and thrive. In this infographic, we take a step back and explain why this is our goal. The supply chain is an industry that continues to grow and transform, especially as buying patterns change.
In 2020, people went out less and ordered online more. They had items delivered directly to their homes, from toilet paper to mattresses. And the supply chain has adapted to meet these needs.
Steve Rubin is a logistics industry legend, previously serving as CEO for ITS ConGlobal, Horizon Lines, and TRAC Intermodal.
He spoke to Careers on the Move host Tyler Kern about how he got started, how the industry has changed over 30 years, and the challenges that arose in the wake of COVID-19. Along the way, he talked about the amazing places he got to visit, as well as how rewarding a career in supply chain can be.
Careers on the Move is a podcast and video series that highlights people and companies transforming the supply chain industry, produced by MarketScale and Cargomatic.
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We believe that there is a tremendous talent gap across the supply chain, one that extends far beyond the driver shortage. There are several reasons as to why this might be.
- Graduating college seniors don’t know about the career potential that comes with roles in supply chain management and leadership. Maybe they see trucks on the road, but in general, very few young adults see those trucks and realize “I can have a profound impact on the bottom line for a company, a positive effect on the environment, and can dramatically improve the lives of individuals.” While many engineering students may be a fan of Iron Man, very few of them realize that they could be designing exoskeletons that keep docks workers safe. In short, we as logistics professionals need to paint our industry in a more positive light.
- This is particularly true as funding rounds across the supply chain explode, with some of the best-known firms (Sequoia, A16Z, Softbank, Warburg Pincus, etc.) pumping money into the space. As more companies launch, there will be even greater demand for talented developers, data scientists, and engineers.
- Furthermore, we’re seeing a movement whereby logistics roles are gaining entrance into the C-Suite. Enterprise shippers are hiring Chief Supply Chain Officers, who are being tasked with responsibilities that combine efficiency and cost savings with corporate social responsibility. It’s no longer just about getting coffee from one place to another as cheaply as possible; it’s imperative to ensure that the coffee comes from farms that treat their workers well. Data science, and yes, blockchain, are gaining acceptance across the supply chain world, and these types of initiatives are attracting the eyes of leaders and board members from many of the biggest companies in the world.
Today, we’re thrilled to launch our sponsored new series, called Careers on the Move, which is a web video series, podcast, and blog that spotlight individuals and companies doing interesting and cool things across the supply chain. Careers on the Move has three content pillars. Our weekly blog will spotlight a cool startup, as a way to highlight new and interesting tech and approaches. Our podcast will connect with industry experts, discussing their day to day challenges and the work that they’re doing. We think this will help to paint a more realistic picture of what a career in supply chain might look like. Finally, we’re creating a video series that spotlights experienced supply chain professionals… think of it like NPR’s “How I Built This” for careers in logistics.
Careers on the Move has one very specific goal: in 2021 we want to attract 1,000 new entrants into supply chain roles. 1,000 newcomers won’t eliminate the talent gap we see, but they will start to usher in a new era of importance for the global supply chain.
Our first guest is Melanie Nuce, who is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for GS1, a standards organization that was behind the UPC code we all know (and those of us who are older, might remember collecting from cereal boxes to send in for some sort of toy).
Listen to the first episode of Careers on the Move below:
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We hope you enjoy the shows.