FoSC #91: Matt Silver of Forager

North American cross-border freight

On this week’s episode of The Future of Supply Chain, Santosh talks with Matt Silver, CEO and co-founder of Forager, to discuss how they’ve built a platform and a marketplace for cross-border freight. With more than 10,000,000 North American cross-border shipments a year.

Highlights from their conversation include:

  • Forager’s origin (1:03)
  • Matt’s path from making music videos to working in logistics (2:10)
  • Orchestrating cross-border shipments and synchronizing with all the parties involved (7:18)
  • Scout: Forager’s end-to-end user experience as a cloud-based TMS and marketplace (9:19)
  • Operating leverage and how technology and marketplace businesses disrupt brokerages (14:04)
  • Market fluctuations and pricing adjustments (20:09)
  • How more companies are inserting themselves on top of the brokerages (28:06)
  • Most surprising lessons learned from starting Forager (34:21)
  • Rapid-fire questions: North American manufacturing, Chicago vs. Chattanooga, and freight visibility (36:11)

Founded in 2018 to help streamline the North American supply chain, Forager describes itself as the leader in cross-border logistics, Find out more at

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