FoSC #81: Nate Wells of XPO Logistics

LTL, automation and optimization

On this week’s episode of The Future of Supply Chain, Santosh is joined by Nate Wells, SVP LTL Operations & Innovation at XPO Logistics. Together they look at the state of affairs in the LTL space, discuss ways XPO is pushing innovation, and talk about the idea of “finding your goldilocks”.

Highlights from their conversation include:

  • Nate’s responsibilities at XPO and his background (1:12)
  • State of LTL in 2021 (5:28)
  • Improving the LTL space with gamification (9:49)
  • Simulation and optimization (15:28)
  • Leaning into data and automation (19:14)
  • Quick takes about current events in the supply chain (23:40)

XPO Logistics is a top-10 global provider of transportation and logistics services with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. Find out more at

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During each episode of The Future of Supply Chain, we sit down with a different entrepreneur, investor, or industry veteran to discuss their story, views on the industry, and how we can collectively build the future of supply chain together.