Guest: Caroline Chumakov on Gartner's Women in Supply Chain Survey; Yellow Freight shuts down; A rocky road for logistics in July

Logistics Matters with DC VELOCITY

Aug 4 2023 • 22 mins

Our guest on this week's episode is Caroline Chumakov, director analyst, talent and sustainability team at Gartner. Women continue to make inroads and impacts within supply chains as they are filling more executive and leadership positions in the industry. Our guest shares about the findings of new Gartner research, 2023 Women in Supply Chain Survey.

Probably the biggest story in logistics over the past week was the shutdown of Yellow Corp. They were the nation’s third-largest less-than-truckload freight company, with about 30,000 employees and 60,000 tractors and trailers. We discuss what happened this week and what it may mean for shippers without Yellow as a carrier.

We continued to see slowing conditions across logistics and supply chain in July,  part of a trend that began earlier this year. This week, researchers released the monthly Logistics Managers' Index report for July. It showed that economic conditions in the industry contracted for a third straight month.

DC Velocity's sister publication CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly offers a podcast series called Supply Chain in the Fast Lane.  It is co-produced with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.  The current series features Transportation Tech. Go to your favorite podcast platform to subscribe and to listen to past and future episodes.

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Podcast is sponsored by: PERC - The Propane Education and Research Council

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