March 3, 2022

ODX Fireside: Fixing the Supply Chain with Flexport's Ryan Petersen

ODX Fireside: Fixing the Supply Chain with Flexport's Ryan Petersen

This week, we figured we’d give you a peek under the hood of On Deck’s programs. Every week, dozens of amazing events take place in our programs across sectors (like climate tech, health tech, and longevity) as well as across professional verticals like business development engineering, and many more.
Most of these events happen behind closed doors, but this week we’re releasing one of our favorite sessions from the past seven days to provide a taste of what one kind of On Deck event looks like.
Listeners will remember that we syndicated an episode of Execs with Ben Braverman - who led revenue at Flexport during their hypergrowth years. Now, we’re joined in a fireside chat by Flexport’s CEO - Ryan Petersen. Ryan joined our ODX fellowship to share lessons learned fixing the global supply chain crisis.
Ryan is a fascinating character. When California ports experienced a slowdown in port processing this October, he visited ports in long beach to better understand the bottlenecks at play. His twitter thread about the problems he noticed went viral and he was able to work with local leaders to more rapidly unload cargo ships. More recently, this week he was able to share observations he’d noticed in Flexport’s freighter process changes in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and educate other supply chain leaders on the changing landscape.
Ryan’s grasp of how to use technology to solve complex, macro problems is impressive. He shares his insights, his reflections, and some favorite tactics in this episode.
For more on On Deck’s programs, visit www.beondeck.com


This week, we figured we’d give you a peek under the hood of On Deck’s programs. Every week, dozens of amazing events take place in our programs across sectors (like climate tech, health tech, and longevity) as well as across professional verticals like business development engineering, and many more. 

Most of these events happen behind closed doors, but this week we’re releasing one of our favorite sessions from the past seven days to provide a taste of what one kind of On Deck event looks like. 

Listeners will remember that we syndicated an episode of Execs with Ben Braverman - who led revenue at Flexport during their hypergrowth years. Now, we’re joined in a fireside chat by Flexport’s CEO - Ryan Petersen. Ryan joined our ODX fellowship to share lessons learned fixing the global supply chain crisis.  

Ryan is a fascinating character. When California ports experienced a slowdown in port processing this October, he visited ports in long beach to better understand the bottlenecks at play. His twitter thread about the problems he noticed went viral and he was able to work with local leaders to more rapidly unload cargo ships. More recently, this week he was able to share observations  he’d noticed in Flexport’s freighter process changes in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and educate other supply chain leaders on the changing landscape. 

Ryan’s grasp of how to use technology to solve complex, macro problems is impressive. He shares his insights, his reflections, and some favorite tactics in this episode.

For more on On Deck’s programs, visit www.beondeck.com

Hosted by Marshall Kosloff and produced by Jackson Steger