Behind the Mask – The podcast that goes beyond logistics

Behind the Mask is a new podcast from Transporeon. We’ll be discussing the realities of life within the world of logistics — and how the Covid-19 pandemic has changed everything. 

Each week we’ll welcome a new guest to share their perspective on their area of the industry, how the pandemic has affected their working life, and what we can all do to stay sane and make the most of a tough situation. 

Hosted by Oliver Kahrs, Managing Director of Tim Consult, Behind the Mask promises to deliver an insider perspective on logistics management and life on the road. 

Week #6 with Frank Vorrath, VP Supply Chain EMEA at Gartner

One of the first to issue advice on risk and recovery in the context of the pandemic, Gartner remains focused on scenario-based forecasting to support shippers and carriers on their steady road to recovery. In this episode, VP Supply Chain EMEA, Frank Vorrath, discusses how emerging tech is predicted to accelerate even faster as the logistics industry responds to greater demand for environmental transparency, enables more dynamic supply chains and embraces a leap forward in digital adoption in the next normal.

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Week #5 with Eva Končanina, Head of Business Unit Scandinavia at Girteka Logistics

For Eva, the impact of the pandemic became real on a personal level when her daily commute past the airport became a whole lot quieter. This week, Eva Končanina joins us from the office in Lithuania to share her experience as a female leader in the typically male-dominated logistics industry, the moment Girteka realised Covid-19 would impact the whole world, and how lockdown enabled her to see the magic in the simpler things.

Week #4 with Andreas Reuther, Head of Projects and Logistics Innovation at Fressnapf Logistik GmbH

While the world stayed home with their pets, many people in the pet supplies industry had no choice but to stay on the front line to ensure our furry friends didn’t go without. This week on Behind The Mask, Andreas Reuther joined us to reflect on how adapting to change every day has become routine for so many of us in 2020, and made us more resilient as a result.

Week #3 with Ian Mears, Business Process Manager Transport and Warehousing at Etex Group

This week on Behind the Mask, host Oliver Kahrs chats to Ian Mears from Etex Group. An Englishman living in Belgium, Ian shares his views on how different nations continue to experience lockdown in different ways, recognising the global medical community for the personal sacrifices they’ve made to prioritise the health and lives of others during such difficult times. But can you guess what Ian misses the most about office life?

Week #2 with Daniel Fuchs VP Group Partnership at Coface

This week we’re joined by Daniel Fuchs, VP of Group Partnership at Coface, one of the largest international credit insurers globally. Listen in as Daniel shares his unique insight into the economic situation impacted by the pandemic, explains how Coface was able to detect the downturn ahead of time, and just how important it remains to keep credit lines open to facilitate international trade, and support the slow but sure growth predicted for the ‘new normal’.

Week #1 with Eline de Vries, Founder of #ITSMYDRIVE | vlogger & truck driver

Tune into the first episode of our brand new podcast series - available now. Turn up the volume as we talk to ITSMYDRIVE founder and entrepreneur, Eline de Vries, on discovering the essential role of transport in making the world go round, and how the coronavirus pandemic set the wheels in motion for change to improve conditions for truckers - one that’s been long overdue.

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