Podcasts

Podcasts

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  • Trax Technologies
Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett interviews Trax Technologies' Founder Scott Nelson, a pioneer in automated freight processing, on where the evolution of technology will next bring transportation and logistics services. Nelson also gives advice on focusing on the right problem, improving data in-house, and increasing its usefulness.
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  • DDC FPO

DDC FPO's Madison Jordan discusses ways all companies can reduce errors and gain better data, as well as tips on working successfully with a technology partner. DDC FPO processes 135,000 bills of lading each night and 20 percent of all less-than-truckload bills in the U.S.

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  • Amber Road
Suzanne Richer, Director of Amber Road's Trade Advisory Practice, discusses the steps needed to meet the U.S. Customs and Border protection requirements for taking "reasonable care" to report accurate and complete information at the time of entry. The conversation will continue during a free webcast on June 11. Sign up at: //tinyurl.com/ngqmd3n
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Amber Road's Chief Product Officer Nathan Pieri discusses the trend toward building web-based door-to-door supply chain systems with JOC.com. Amber Road recently acquired ecVision, allowing the company to get involved with product flow at its creation.

Transportation is the highest indirect cost for most companies. It’s a cost that’s hard to control. In spite of this, most companies have been limited in their efforts to reduce transportation spend. That’s because most transportation management software today is limited by the technology behind it. But what if there was a way to rethink the way we manage transportation, breaking down the barriers that exist between systems and suppliers?

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On May 14, 2014, the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey will induct five industry leaders into the International Maritime Hall of Fame. The 21st annual Ship’s Lookout Award dinner will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York.

2014’s awardees are a diverse group, coming from all facets of the industry, said Executive Director Edward J. Kelly.

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Paul Esposito, executive vice president of corporate affairs for the temperature-controlled freight service provider Railex, and Jason Pollak, the company’s director of marketing, discuss the key concerns in shipping cold chain products and common mistakes business make. Their conversation will continue on April 3, in our free webcast, "Shipping Perishables Coast-to Coast: Are You Following Best Practices?"
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The importance of joining a professional organization is different for each person. Most importantly joining can help to strengthen your career and your network. Professional organizations help to grow and expand industry specific knowledge by networking, participating in educational activities and mentorship. Knowledge gained through professional organizations helps you to contribute a greater value back to your company as a whole.

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The recent report from JOC Economist Mario O. Moreno forecasts 6 percent growth in U.S. imports and 2 percent growth in exports for the year ahead. In this brief end-of-the-year podcast, he highlights the activity behind his optimism, as well as his more cautious predictions. 

For a more in depth discussion of these factors, register for the FREE webcast Jan. 16, 2:00 pm ET, "The 2014 Outlook: Maritime" with Moreno and Senior Editor Bill Mongelluzzo. www.joc.com/webcasts

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This podcast examines the truth behind ocean freight invoice inaccuracies, including causes, current review procedures and the impact on the larger industry. Speaker Steve Ferreira has run Ocean Audit Inc. for 20 years and developed an in-depth understanding of the invoicing process nuances of the various ocean carriers. This is a precursor to the the Nov. 21 free webcast "Accessing Hidden Revenue: Steps to Improving Ocean Freight Invoice Audits." 

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The key to effectively ending piracy lies is grassroots development of land-based solutions in Somalia. This podcast interview with Dr. Theodore Karasik, Director of Research and Consultancy at the Institute for the Near East and Gulf Military Studies, examines the importance of Somali community engagement and discusses the recent UAE Counter Piracy Conference (www.counterpiracy.ae).

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David Hartman, Director of Blue Canyon Partner’s China practice, has worked for more than 20 years with companies developing their business in China. In this podcast, he discusses changes in China’s economic policy focus and the move of manufacturing inland.
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Theodore Karasik, Director of Research and Consultancy at the Institute for the Near East and Gulf Military Studies in Dubai, and The Journal of Commerce Senior Editor Peter Leach discuss reasons behind the decline and rise in piracy incidents in different areas of Africa, the very real and far-reaching human toll of piracy, and development of shore-based initiatives to stem the problem at a grassroots level. Dr. Karasik is one of the organizers of a high-level UAE Counter Piracy Conference in Dubai, Sept. 11-12

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Theodore Karasik, director of research and consultancy at the Institute for the Near East and Gulf Military Studies in Dubai, and Journal of Commerce Senior Editor Peter Leach discuss piracy's current threat level, how shipping lines have responded and what this all means for risk and cost. Dr. Karasik is one of the organizers of a high-level UAE Counter Piracy Conference in Dubai, Sept. 11-12

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Senior Editor Bill Cassidy examines the change to trucking's "peak season" — timing, trends, capacity — and the larger business outlook for the second half of 2013.
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JOC Senior Editor Bill Cassidy discusses the trucking industry's increased focus on sustainable profitability, tightening of capacity and other factors contributing to a trucking renaissance.
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Chris Gutierrez, President of Kansas City SmartPort speaks with JOC Special Projects Editor Alessandra Barrett about the work being done in the region to attract freight-based economic development and grow the e-commerce piece of the trade. 
 
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JOC Associate Editor Mark Szakonyi on the evolution of inland distribution and intermodal trends, including cross-border traffic with Mexico.
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JOC Special Projects Editor Alessandra Barrett interviews Bob Baker, President and CEO of Synchronet

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JOC's Research Editor Marsha Salisbury on the impact of mergers and acquisitions within this year's JOC Top 100 Importers and Exporters list, as well as President Obama's National Export Initiative.