Guest: Spencer Shute of Proxima on artificial intelligence uses in logistics; The logistics behind Mother's Day; The top business challenges for the rest of 2023

Logistics Matters with DC VELOCITY

May 12 2023 • 18 mins

Our guest on this week's episode is Spencer Shute, principal consultant at Proxima. We hear talk of artificial intelligence just about everywhere these days. These new technologies hold the promise of making life better in a number of ways. But how can artificial intelligence be applied to the logistics industry? Our guest has some ideas.

The logistics industry has been preparing for Mother's Day–which is this weekend. Consumers expect to spend nearly $36 billion for Mother's Day this year.  Much of that will be spent on flowers that enter the United States from Latin America via Miami International Airport. In this segment, we look at how logistics makes Mothers' Day celebrations possible.

A recent survey shows what concerns freight business CEOs the most as we head to the midpoint of the year. A possible recession and operating costs are high on the list, but it might surprise you to learn what ranked near the bottom of what keeps business executives up at night.

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.  Go to your favorite podcast platform to subscribe.

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