Supply Chain Agility and Digital Freight

Martijn Graat
Martijn Graat

The Does LogisticsMatter? Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Sam Greenhalgh, VP Sales Europe at Zencargo. In this episode, Sam and I talk about the importance of data and giving companies a competitive edge. Digital solutions powered by this data enable companies to increase the agility of their supply chains. Thank you, Sam, for sharing your knowledge and insights!

Logistics as a Vital Organ

Sam describes logistics as the vital organ that people don’t pay attention to. It’s just there, and it works, until it doesn’t and then it has got everybody’s attention. Logistics is in Sam’s DNA. His grandfather started a trucking company, so you could say diesel is running through his veins. It is no wonder that Sam ended up in logistics. For the past four years, he has been helping Zencargo disrupt the world of freight forwarding, currently as their VP of Sales in Europe.

With Zencargo being a digital freight forwarder, it is no surprise that we hit on subjects like digitalisation and the increasingly important role of data in today’s supply chains. As Sam argues: you can’t influence the speed of a ship (or lack thereof), but you can make sure everybody in the supply chain is aware of the status of the goods if anything changes. Visibility of the supply chain enables companies to respond and take action. Digital freight allows this.

There are three main pillars when it comes to digital freight:

  1. Visibility: you have to know where things are at a granular level
  2. Understanding: you have to be able to understand what the impact is of what you see
  3. Execution: you have to be able to make the right decision and act on it

Focus on What Matters Most

Having visibility and understanding lets companies focus on what matters most. The digitalisation of freight enables companies to focus on the exceptions and the processes that add value.

If you want to hear more about the opportunities for companies to respond faster to disruptions, and increase the efficiency of their logistics operations, then click one of the buttons below to listen to the conversation I had with Sam.

This blogpost is sponsored by Zencargo

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