Freight Recession: Opportunity or Threat with Steve Elwell

Steve Elwell and Joe Lynch discuss freight recession: opportunity or threat. Steve is the Founder and Managing Director of iDev Partners a boutique leadership, business strategy and turnaround consulting firm.  About Steve Elwell  Steve is the Founder and since 2010 Managing Director of iDev Partners a boutique leadership, business strategy and turnaround consulting firm located in Farmington Hills, MI. In this role he has helps leaders and organizations realize their potential and mission. Steve has lead multiple technology, manufacturing, and start-up businesses as CEO, COO, and President. His consulting clients include large publicly traded corporations and family businesses in industries from logistics to aerospace. Prior to strategy and turnaround, Steve ran an IT, and automation businesses and owned a retained executive search firm. He earned an MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit, and a BA in Economics and Management from Albion College, in Albion, MI. Steve, his wife Kris, and their two children live in Farmington Hill, MI. About iDev iDev serves leaders and businesses in their transition from good to great. We develop clarity and translate that clarity into action and durable sustainable gains. Our approach brings together vision, talent, technology, around realistic solutions, and deliberate high-energy execution. iDev has been successful in diverse situations including turnaround and transformation, crisis management, and strategic growth. iDev leaders have prior consulting experience as well as tenure as C-suite function heads and CEOs. Key Takeaways: Freight Recession: Opportunity or Threat Steve Elwell and Joe Lynch discuss freight recession: opportunity or threat: Freight Recession Deepens: The initial predictions underestimated the severity and duration of the freight recession. The Burning Question: Steve Elwell and Joe Lynch tackle the burning question: is it a threat or an opportunity? Not a Shared Fate: While everyone feels the recession's impact, companies can choose their response. Leaders Seize the Opportunity: Top leadership teams see the downturn as a chance to leapfrog competitors, not just survive. Unlocking Growth: Steve Elwell unveils a simple customer-focused assessment tool to help businesses capitalize on this chance. iDev prioritizes empowering your people for lasting improvement. They understand that sustained success requires incentivized and passionate teams, which is why they focus on fostering long-term engagement. Results from day one. iDev delivers immediate value from the first meeting. They believe in swift action and maximizing the impact of the partnership from the outset. iDev provides the technological expertise, but your leadership and talent propel it further. They act as a catalyst, helping your team reach its full potential. Beyond project hours, your success is their passion. iDev invest in your business and the personal growth of your team members. iDev commitment fosters genuine connections, transforming clients into long-term partners. At iDev, professionalism thrives alongside genuine care - because business is, after all, personal. iDev core values: Action, Excellence, Leadership. Learn More About Freight Recession: Opportunity or Threat Steve Elwell | Linkedin iDev | Linkedin Supply Chain Disruptions Are Here to Stay with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics 3 Emerging Supply Chain Trends with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics Make Heroes, Make Money with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics Avoiding Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt in Sales with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics The Number One Reason Why People Buy with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics The Only 3 Ways to Improve Your Sales with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics Understanding the Buying Process with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics Entering New Logistics Markets with Steve Elwell | The Logistics of Logistics The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

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The Logistics of Logistics is a podcast hosted by industry expert Joe Lynch. Joe interviews founders, executives, and innovators who are shaping the future of logistics and supply chain. Topics include transportation, logistics, warehousing, technology, supply chain, and ecommerce. The Logistics of Logistics audience expects an inside perspective of what’s next in logistics and supply chain delivered via podcasts, videos, and articles. Topics include: Transportation Topics Small package, Small parcel, Air Cargo, Ocean Shipping, Ocean freight, Bulk carriers, Cargo ships, Container ships, Tankers (ocean tankers), Refrigerated ships (reefers), Roll-on/roll-off ships, Multi-purpose ship, General cargo ship, Break bulk cargo, General cargo, Less Than Truckload, LTL, Tractor, Trailers, Tractor-trailers, 48-foot trailer, 53-foot trailer, Truck lift-gate, Truck terminals, Truckload (TL), Full Truckload (FTL), Freight, Palleted freight, Pallets, Fleet acquisition, Equipment, Drivers, Truck Drivers, Driver leasing, Driver training, Driver safety, Hours of Service (HOS), Electronic Logging Device (ELD), Driver outsourcing, Dedicated Contract Carriage (DCC) Carrier contract, Spot rates, Contract rates, Pickup and delivery, Carrier Instructions, Freight characteristics, Dock management, Intermodal, Containerization, Containers, Final mile, Last mile, Rail transportation Warehousing Topics Warehouse storage, manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs, Pick and Pack, Sub-assembly, Site Location, Distribution Center Management, Inbound shipping, Outbound shipping, Receiving, Putaway, Put-away, Order processing, Replenishment, Pulling, Restocking, Picking, Validation, Sorting, Distribution Center Management System (DCMS), Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), Supply, Demand, Inventory, Inventory Management, Cross-docking, Cross-dock, Ecommerce fulfillment, Fulfillment, Packaging Logistics Topics 3rd party logistics, 3PL, 4th party logistics, 4PL, Just-in-Time (JIT), Payment auditing, Freight auditing, Payment Processing, Freight brokerage, Freight broker, Digital freight brokerage, Digital freight broker, Transparency, Visibility Special Topics Direct to Home, Direct to Store, Sustainability, Green Logistics, Reverse Logistics, Product Lifecycle Management, Supply Chain Security Analysis, Contingency planning, Crisis Planning, Global Expansion, Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), Logistics Consulting, Transportation Consulting, Import / Export, Customs, Labor Management, Marketing Services, Customer Service Technology Topics Supply chain technology, Freighttech, Freight tech, Freight technology, EDI, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Predictive Analytics, Technology Services, Web Services, Global Trade Management (GTM), Transportation Management System (TMS), Warehouse Management System (WMS), Supplier Management, Customer Management, Cloud Based Solutions, Wireless