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Postal Hub podcast

Jul 18, 2022

Dr Laetitia Dablanc, Professor at the University Gustave Eiffel and head of the Logistics City Chair, discusses recent research she co-authored entitled "Response to COVID-19 lockdowns from urban freight stakeholders". We discuss:

  • A survey focusing on labour, traffic, regulations, and any other issues relevant 
  • Need to...

Jul 5, 2022

Roel Gevaers PhD, Professor in Last Mile Logistics and Supply Chain, University of Antwerp, joins me to talk about the log-com bubble. We cover:

  • Twenty years after the dot-com bubble, should we prepare for a log-com bubble?
  • Quick commerce, easy and cheap money, and the drive to acquire customers/market
  • The real...

Jun 28, 2022

Professor John Colley from the Warwick Business School joins me to discuss the profitability of gig economy delivery and ultrafast grocery delivery (q-commerce). We discuss:

  • Who is swimming naked in the fast grocery delivery sector
  • The conditions that have led to funding flowing into grocery delivery startups
  • Inflation...

Jun 20, 2022

Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, Group CEO of the Emirates Post Group Company, discusses the impact of COVID on the Post's programme of transformation:

  • How the entire company showed resilience
  • Focus on digitisation and speed of digitisation transformation
  • Building partnerships with startups and tech companies
  • How the post...

Jun 13, 2022

Seamus Yendole, Chief Sales Officer at Reason Solutions, joins me to discuss preparing the post for the 21st century:

  • The role of the modern post office in communities and in the broader economy
  • Postal networks serving new demographics
  • The need for the post to be consumer-oriented
  • How the post can avoid having its...