There's no doubt that 2021 is the year that supply chain went mainstream.
Juggernauts like the New York Times hired their first-ever beat reporter to cover the industry while Morgan Stanely just released their first supply chain-themed podcast.
However, one podcast that hasn’t been afraid to dive into the global supply chain is Bloomberg’s Odd Lots podcast. For the last year and a half, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway have been exploring and deepening their knowledge on everything from containers to trucking, rail, and of course, the ports.
It’s really helped someone like myself who comes from the trucking side of things to get a macro perspective on what makes the rest of the industry move and how the pandemic has affected a particular mode of transportation.
Whether you're a veteran of the industry or a newbie, I’ve gathered up ALLLLLLLL of the supply chain Odd Lots episodes that you can binge over the holiday break–and I guarantee you’re bound to learn something new.
Plus it’s pretty fascinating to dive into the other aspects of the global supply chain and how each silo is handling its unique modern-day challenges.
So if you wanna catch up on some supply chain podcasts that you might have missed, I’ve put together some of my favorite clips from a handful of episodes, and then in the show notes, I’ve linked to the shows where the clips came from along with plenty more so you can listen in the order in which they were released.
All links are iTunes so if you want another version, simply copy the episode title and search for it in your fav podcast player.
- Why Tracy Can’t Ship a Teddy Bear from Hong Kong to the U.S. Right Now
- How the World’s Companies Wound Up in a Deepening Supply Chain Nightmare
- The Trucking Episode: Why The Industry Is Such a Mess
- GXO’s CIO on the Past, Present, and Future of Warehouses
- What the Pandemic Did to the U.S. Rail System
- Craig Fuller on the Huge Challenge of Getting the Ports to Operate 24/7
- The White House’s Envoy on What They’re Doing to Fix the Ports
- Gene Seroka on the Logistical Logjam at the Port of LA
- Ryan Peterson on How Global Supply Chains Have Gotten Even Worse
- Why the Price of Wooden Shipping Pallets Has Soared