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. 

Green Edition — One Small Change with Park Your Truck

One of the biggest challenges in road transit is what happens at the end of a long drive: finding parking.

This week we talk with Denise Schuster, the CEO of Park Your Truck, which just won the Eco Performance Award within the Start-up Category.

We explore how Park Your Truck’s mission to provide safe, reliable, and sustainable parking for truck drivers fulfills goals set by both the European Commission and the United Nations.

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Green Edition — People & Planet with ALICE and L'Oréal

Meeting ambitious, global sustainability goals requires collaboration.

This week we are joined by François-Régis le Tourneau, VP Sustainability International Coordination at L'Oréal and Chairman at ALICE. Between these two roles, he knows all about big climate commitments and how to inspire collective effort.

We discuss the Physical Internet Initiative, 2030 and 2050 goals, how the pandemic has affected climate awareness, and more.

Green Edition — The Unseen Plastic with LAM'ON

We’re discussing an unfamiliar aspect of a very familiar topic: plastic. Our guest Gergana Stancheva is a Co-Founder of the start-up LAM’ON which produces a 100% biodegradable alternative to plastic laminate and packaging foil.

With the EU banning single-use plastic in July 2021, the topic of plastic laminates is more relevant than ever. Learn more about this invisible material and its environmental impact.

Green Edition — The Road to Net Zero with Fernando Liesa and Moritz Petersen

How can we stay motivated on our journey to NetZero?

On the latest episode of Behind the Mask, our guests Fernando Liesa, Secretary General at ALICE and Moritz Petersen, Senior Researcher at Kühne Logistics University – discuss how technology incubators like Transporeon4Future are helping solve the biggest challenges facing the logistics industry.

Green Edition — Making Food More Sustainable with Daniel Anthes

For the first episode in our special Green Edition of Behind the Mask, we are talking with Daniel Anthes — Speaker, Author, Food Activist, and Social Entrepreneur — on his work to reduce food waste.
The connection between food, sustainability, and transport is so strong, and it affects all of us. But the common advice to “buy local” may be only half the story. Daniel explains how to calculate the environmental impact of the food we eat based on where it’s grown, how long it’s stored, and what is seasonal at the time.

Week #8 - Tue Gutes und rede darüber! Mit Steffen Riedel und Santiago Garcia-Escobar - Eckes-Granini

This week’s podcast is in German language.

Genau das haben wir getan. Mit Steffen Riedel, Head of Logistics bei der Eckes-Granini Gruppe und Santiago Garcia-Escobar, Country Manager bei der Team Rynkeby Foundation. Wie aus einer kleinen Gruppe von 11 Mitarbeitern eine europaweite Initiative wurde, die im letzten Jahr trotz Corona über 8 Mio Euro an Spenden sammeln konnte. Was tut Eckes-Granini um bereits in 2021 klimaneutral zu sein und wie funktioniert der Green Check. Das und noch mehr in dieser Woche bei 'Behind the Mask'.

Week #7 with Thomas Muschalla, Head of SCM Projectmanagement Isover – Rigips

It was a shock to the system for Head of Supply Chain & Logistics, Thomas Muschalla, when overnight, staying, and working from home became routine back in March 2020.

It transpired that Rigips’ prior investment in digitalization formed the platform that has enabled the company to operate successfully since lockdown began – supported, of course, by the video conferencing tech that’s taken the world by storm. However, some things just aren’t the same virtually. While there’s no going back to the world we knew before CoVid-19, Thomas joins us for this week’s podcast to explain how trust in your colleagues and the occasional face to face conversation are essential in the next normal.

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.

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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