If you haven’t listened to a podcast recently, you may soon be in the minority. Forbes reports that in 2019, 32% of Americans over the age of 12 listened to at least one podcast each month. A year later, that percentage grew to 37%, totaling about 100 million people. This year, the number of monthly podcast listeners is expected to grow to 125 million.
While many earbuds may be buzzing with entertaining genres like comedy and true crime, podcasts focus on serious topics, too, including those on supply chain management, freight transportation, logistics news and trends, and the global supply chain. Out of the literally millions of podcasts out there today, how do you find the ones that will help your professional development? We’ve narrowed down the search for you with this list of supply chain, freight and logistics podcasts.
Supply chain intelligence platform Freightwaves offers Freightcasts, a six-in-one podcast package. Each podcast offers something different, from reporting transportation and logistics news to the economics behind it all. These include:
- What the Truck
- Put That Coffee Down
- Great Quarter, Gals (see more below)
- Fuller Speed Ahead
- Freightwaves Insiders
Great Quarter, Gals
Taking a closer look at one of the six Freightwaves podcasts, “Great Quarter, Gals” puts a feminine spin on freight and finance. Hosted by Kaylee Nix and Grace Sharkey, Great Quarter, Gals takes a deep dive into the numbers, surveys, and people making decisions about moving goods and freight transportation. Using a data driven, research-based approach, listener get the latest on the state of freight in America.
Journal of Commerce
The Journal of Commerce (JOC) hosts two podcasts. “Beyond TPM” takes a deep dive into the conversations started at the annual TPM conference for the trans-Pacific and global container shipping and logistics community. The other is “Out of Gauge,” which provides insights from key sessions and presentations at the Break Bulk & Project Cargo Conference.
FTR State of Freight
FTR is a provider of market intelligence and forecasting for the North American freight transportation industry. Their State of Freight podcast features expert commentary, market updates on the different transportation modes and special report episodes.
Freightvine gives listeners insights on the big ideas and major strategies implemented by industry experts while also digging into the data and the details. Hosted by Dr. Chris Caplice, Chief Scientist with FMIC, and Dr. Inam Iyoob, Principle of Global Freight Market Intelligence at FMIC, Freightvine helps listeners keep up on the latest in freight transportation, supply chain, and logistics and gets to the bottom of what’s happening in the transportation markets. Each episode, Dr. Caplice and Dr. Iyoob speak with industry experts to discuss innovations, trends and best practices in the world of logistics.
The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
The Logistics of Logistics podcast features interviews with founders, executives, and innovators who are shaping the future of logistics and supply chain. Hosted by industry expert Joe Lynch, topics include transportation, logistics, warehousing, technology, supply chain and ecommerce. The Logistics of Logistics listeners get an inside perspective of what’s next in logistics and supply chain.
Inbound Logistics Podcast: Supply Chain Reactions
The Inbound Logistics Podcast keeps listeners up to date on the third-party logistics and supply chain management industry. Featuring influential thought leaders, the podcast covers topics like supply chain education, industry outlooks, trucking, sustainability, supply chain solutions, and global supply chain challenges.
The Loadstar Podcast
The Load Star looks at the factors that make the supply chain tick and the challengers that lie ahead. Listeners get breaking news and debates on the state of the supply chain industry as well as interviews with the world’s leading freight executives and analysts. Growing up in a prominent trucking and forwarding family, host Mike King offers unique insights into the world of freight.
Each week, Inside Transportation covers all things mobility. Hosts Jason Calacanis and Johan Moreno discuss transportation-related topics and interview industry experts to take listeners behind the scenes of the transportation industry.
Inside Transportation will not only keep you up to date on what’s happening in the world of mobility, but will also let you know what’s new and what’s next.
Supply Chain in the Fast Lane
Supply Chain in the Fast Lane is brought to listeners by The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly (SCQ). Podcast episodes feature discussions about the end-to-end supply chain with top thought innovators. Topics include third party logistics, rail freight, trucking, air, ocean shipping and ports, parcel, warehousing, and inventories.
Logistics Matters with DC Velocity
Each week, the editors of DC VELOCITY discuss logistics news, trends and information for gaining a competitive edge with industry experts and practitioners in the logistics field.
Let's Talk Supply Chain
Let’s Talk Supply Chain features diverse voices from the supply chain community, new innovations, and disruptors making waves. Listeners get new ideas and fresh perspectives to improve their supply chains. Episodes feature series including “Unstuck Yourself from Spreadsheets” and “Women in Supply Chain.” Other topics include supply chain operations, first mile, inventory optimization, productivity, supply chain management, automation and more.
The Logistics Tribe
Hosted by Boris Felgendreher, Dana von der Heide and Marco Prüglmeier, The Logistics Tribe is a weekly podcast about the world of global logistics and supply chain management. Recent episodes cover topics like supply chain ripple effects of the China lockdowns, how to pick an implement the right logistics robots, and the present and future of intralogistics automation and standards.
Wonder of Logistics
Wonder of Logistics is a lighthearted podcast for industry veterans and the general population alike. It takes a global perspective on everything from old and new technologies, global and domestic issues, Human Resources, sustainability, specialty areas like healthcare logistics and last mile, all modes of transportation and more.
Supply Chain Revolution
Supply Chain Revolution explores the future of supply chain management, including topics like sustainable supply chain, circular economy, diversity + equity, and innovation in technology. In each episode, host Sheri Hinish, also known as the SupplyChainQueen, explores shifts in generational, social, environmental, technological, and "the people side" of leading change in transformation. As a self-described “new school supply chain” podcast, The Supply Chain Revolution highlights progressive ideas that challenge the status quo, giving listeners access to insights, strategies, and tools to make better choices to shape critical aspects of their business and personal lives.
MIT Supply Chain Frontiers
MIT Supply Chain Frontiers provides supply chain management thought leadership from the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. In each episode, Center researchers and staff welcome experts from the field for in-depth conversations about business, education, and beyond.
Industry practitioners, academics, consultants and other experts weigh in on every aspect of supply-chain management and international trade on the SupplyChainBrain podcast. Recent episodes cover topics like the real-world impact of the infrastructure bill, how inventory management can fix broken supply chains and supply chain ESG progress.
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