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Despite an unforeseeable global supply chain disruption, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was able to continue essential operations and help businesses manage the situation. In this post-pandemic era, the Port continues to invest in technology and infrastructure to handle new consumer demands and a dynamic logistics landscape. Michael …
 
Refrigerated logistics experienced a renewed following during the pandemic as the demand for reliable and renewable refrigeration solutions became top of mind for the market. But dealing with so many variables across the globe such as climate, energy demands, and infrastructure requires innovative solutions. James Bell, President and CEO of Viking …
 
The pandemic’s disruption brought with it sweeping changes to the industry that not only linger but also continue to accelerate, forcing companies to be even more agile than ever. But to be as agile as the market demands, the supply chain has to focus on key factors like visibility, orchestration, and execution and it has to respond quickly and acc…
 
Capoeira practitioner, fight coordinator, stuntman, filmmaker LOYD BATEMAN joins the show fresh off of Season One of Marvel's LOKI! Loyd served as the fight coordinator for the series and talks with me about designing action for an Asgardian god as he skips through time. Also, we go into his study of the brazilian martial art of capoeira and how it…
 
The Urban Action Showcase June Jump Off brought together some of the legends behind the WMAC MASTERS! HAKIM "THE MACHINE" ALSTON, ERIK "THE PANTHER" BETTS, WILLIE "THE BAM" JOHNSON, HERB "OLYMPUS" PEREZ, CHRISTINE "LADY LIGHTNING" BANNON-RODRIGUES, and JAMIE "GREAT WOLF" WEBSTER! The Masters talked about their time on the hit show and their passion…
 
A freight market wrestling with capacity concerns presents a number of challenges for shippers particularly in the produce industry. Saavy shippers find ways to mitigate those concerns by properly vetting providers and maximizing their delivery system options to get their goods to market in time. Mat Rasmussen, Vice President of Minnesota Operation…
 
The supply chain industry took center stage during the pandemic as the entire world had to adapt to a new way to work and live. Thanks in large part to the essential services of logistics professionals, life is finding its way to a new normal. It’s only fitting to celebrate the industry on National Logistics Day, established June 28th, 2019, by Log…
 
The pandemic may have permanently altered how supply chains operate globally especially with its continuing impact on capacity in the marketplace. Combined with accelerated e-commerce demands, shippers have had to become more agile and adaptable to be able to address these key changes. Rick Thomas, Senior Vice President of Business Development for …
 
Actor, artist, and author RAYMOND J. BARRY joins the show to talk about his work in films like "Born on the Fourth of July", "Dead Man Walking", and the new kung fu mobster comedy "MAde in Chinatown"! Raymond goes into detail on what he brings to the acting world in terms of effort and passion plus how that passion translates to his sculptures and …
 
The supply chain industry relies on its workers having the right tools in hand to gather critical information for customers and stakeholders. These tools need to provide mobility, accessibility, and durability for everyone from warehouse workers to truck drivers to last mile delivery. The new Toughbook S1 from Panasonic is purpose-built for the mos…
 
Behind the cargo and containers of the industry is a vast amount of data that has to be gathered, processed, and shared across an ever increasing network of logistics partners. Ensuring proper compliance while providing comprehensive visibility are just some of heavy data demands that requires the right technology for an efficient process. Darrell …
 
"THE PAPER TIGERS" is a fresh take on a familiar kung fu movie trope and Director, BAO TRAN mixes it up as he sprinkles in some honest characters with genuine belly laughs along with some good kung fu. Bao, along with Producer YUJI OKUMOTO and Action Director KEN QUITUGUA stop by the Kung Fu Drive-In Live room on Clubhouse to talk about the nearly …
 
Actor, Filmmaker, and Musician MAX HUANG returns from the Outworlds of MORTAL KOMBAT to talk about his role as Earthrealm's deadliest haberdasher, KUNG LAO! Max shares the motivations behind his move into acting, the influence of his mom in his work and life, and the making the meaning of martial arts more prominent in films. Plus. we talk about hi…
 
The global disruption caused by Covid-19 brought into sharp focus the importance of a reliable supply chain. Which in turn, shed light on the growing need to advance the reach of supply chain education in colleges and university programs. How has the pandemic shaped and in some cases re-shaped some of these programs? Professor Haitao Li from the Un…
 
Filmmaker and Director of the martial arts, horror film TRIBAL: GET OUT ALIVE, MATT ROUTLEDGE joins me to talk about the ups and downs of making a kung fu movie with indie resources. Matt goes into his influences in an dout of the martial arts genre and why he wants to keep the spirit of kung fu films alive on screen. Tribal: Get Out Alive starring…
 
Visibility in a supply chain is critical to any business but what if you could expand the ability to collect that critical data from multiple platforms then share it to all stakeholders involved? That optimized coverage is the goal of the Open Visibility Network created by Tive. Krenar Komoni, CEO & Founder of Tive and Mathew Elenjickal, CEO and Fo…
 
CEO of Powerhouse Animation Studios and Co-Creator of SEIS MANOS, BRAD GRAEBER, joins me to talk about the love and respect that went into the creation of the Netflix "Mexicanime" series. Brad goes into the effort that went into crafting the show's martial arts as well as the influences of the kung fu films that fed the creative team. POWERHOUSE AN…
 
The evolution of the logistics industry thrives on innovation in areas like operations, communication, and technology. What if your company could develop an in-house “innovation incubator” to generate innovative ideas and bring them to market? ID Logistics has done just that with their Innovation Games which challenges the company to bring the next…
 
Martial Artist, stuntman, fight choreographer MALAY KIM joins me to talk about his rise in the industry from YouTube videos with the EMC Monkeys to working on the upcoming Marvel martial arts superhero movie, SHANG CHI and the LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Malay shares his insights on the struggles of working your way through the ranks but trusting your…
 
For a supply chain to reliably move containers or cargo, or palettes of product shippers and receivers need to know what goes where and to whom. Some of the hardware that enables that efficiency comes in the form of industrial printers that not only ensure validation and verification, but compliance as well. Peter Zalinski of Barcoding, joins us to…
 
Martial Artist and Actor, SEAN PATRICK FLANERY joins me to talk about his passion for martial arts, and pouring his heart and soul into BORN A CHAMPION. Playing American BJJ fighter, Mickey Kelley, Flanery chats about the central themes of the film: family, faith, fatherhood, love, and legacy. We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and marti…
 
The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience brought together a most powerful panel of femmes fatales with the SHEROES OF ACTION CINEMA PANEL featuring SARAH CHANG, AMY JOHNSTON, MAYLING NG, ZARA PHYTHIAN, and CYNTHIA ROTHROCK! These ladies jpoined me to talk about the role and impact of women in martial arts and action cinema. We discuss, d…
 
Under the unprecedented strains of a global pandemic, the supply chain industry has had to respond to an e-commerce demand that may have changed the retail landscape forever. With such continuing retail climate volatility to contend with, what insights can suppliers and retails look to in order to better position their businesses? Nathan Schmies, V…
 
Although your supply chain may not always require oversize or overweight shipments on a regular basis, there will likely be a time when that need arises. But it isn’t as simple as loading it up, strapping it down and sending it on its way. What factors do you need to take into account when enlisting the expertise of a heavy haul carrier? Al Reisman…
 
The more complex a supply chain, the more moving parts there are to monitor and that generates a lot of data. There are any number of ways to collect that data, but when a business has to collect, process, and normalize that information, often the holistic approach of a control tower is the way to go. Lori Harner, Senior Director of Product Marketi…
 
In the face of an unprecedented disruption, supply chain IT leaders are tasked with supporting 3PL warehouses who are dealing with record setting e-commerce demand signals. With increasingly large numbers of channels to manage, where can IT leaders turn for resource allocation? Keri Corbin, Vice President of Client Solutions for Barcoding, joins us…
 
The logistics landscape has shifted dramatically during the pandemic and shippers have had to adapt to keep up with the changes. The fresh and frozen food sector has had to deal with not only capacity shortages at the ports but also increasing demand signals from consumers. What options do shippers have to keep their supply chains flowing? Mo Shear…
 
Stunt Coordinator, Fight Coordinator, and Fight Choreographer RYAN WATSON shows us the way as he joins the show to talk about designing the amazing action for THE MANDALORIAN! A true martial arts warrior spirt, Ryan talks with me about how his martial arts journey has carried him into the world of stunts and beyond. Whether it's working with superh…
 
The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience brought together living legends past, present, and future with the URBAN FISTS OF LEGEND Panel! GRANDMASTER RON VAN CLIEF, GRANDMASTER CARL SCOTT, THE NEW BLACK DRAGON, MICHAEL JAI WHITE, and DON "THE DRAGON" WILSON took some time out to share their thoughts on how martial arts has shaped action c…
 
The Urban Action Showcase & Expo Virtual Experience brought together some of the amazing talent that crafts the action that we fans love so much with the BEHIND THE ACTION Panel! BRETT CHAN (Marco Polo, Warrior, Kung Fu), DAN RIZZUTO (Wu Assassins) SARAH CHANG (Bloodhunters) VLAD RIMBURG (Lucifer, Peaky Blinders) EMMANUEL MANZANARES (Bloodshot, The…
 
The omnichannel fulfillment story has had to evolve at breakneck speed just to keep up with the constantly increasing demand signals of the e-commerce market. That story has since been augmented with the help of autonomous mobile robots or AMRs. But what kind of challenges should you expect when balancing high-demand productivity with keeping wareh…
 
Companies that rely on temperature controlled packaging have been responsibly looking for more sustainable shipping solutions. With few signs of a slowing pandemic, pharmaceutical businesses stand to benefit most if they can leverage new technological advancements. But what should your company consider before transitioning from traditional packagin…
 
The supply chain industry relies heavily on the ability to monitor and track assets at every step of the journey. Developments in geolocation accuracy and coverage are making that job easier but what does your business need to consider before choosing and implementing a geolocation solution for your needs? Marc Pegulu of Semtech joins us to share h…
 
In a normal year, peak season presents a number of challenges that require some deft handling by both retailers and shippers. Throw in a global pandemic, and those challenges get amplified. What kind of technologies and innovations should businesses be looking at to help navigate not just the current retail landscape but also adapt to the ever incr…
 
In a turbulent economy that is forcing many companies to ride waves of uncertainty, Pharr International Bridge finds itself in a position not just of strength but of growth as well. With strategic business decisions and key investments in infrastructure, Pharr Bridge is looking to expand into 2021 and beyond. Bridge Director, Luis Bazan, joins us t…
 
In the middle of an unstable industry landscape, companies continue to seek different solutions to find stable ground for themselves and their customers. What can suppliers and retailers do to better position their supply chains to alleviate climate volatility? Brian Meents, and Dan Sanker of Hub Group discuss what they’re seeing and how the retail…
 
Actor, Producer VINCENT PASTORE joins me to talk about his career from rock club manager to tough guy movie star in films like GOODFELLAS, TVs THE SOPRANOS, and the kung fu mobster comedy MADE IN CHINATOWN! Vincent shares tales in the industry with the likes of Sean Penn, Madonna, and even a moment of being starstruck with Eddie Murphy! ONLY on the…
 
As the supply chain industry continues to evolve, so too does the technology created to serve it. Increasingly, that technology has come to include automation and robotics; a development which is poised to reshape the field for the next century. What can businesses do to prepare their companies and employees for that evolution? Brian Nachtigall of …
 
In today's challenging climate, many companies have struggled to find their footing and have had to play catch up, just to keep up with the industry. But there are businesses that have focused on the right technologies and partnerships to not just weather the storm but grow in spite of it. Rafael Zakinov, Founder and CEO of Ruby Has, shares some of…
 
Actor, singer, comedian TONY DARROW joins me to talk about his career on stage, in nightclubs, and in films like GOODFELLAS, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, and the kung fu mobster comedy MADE IN CHINATOWN! Tony shares thoughts on his career, breaking into acting, and swatting away Martin Scorsese's hand just because he could. PLSU Tony sings us a Frank Sin…
 
Martial artist, writer, producer, and filmmaker DR. MARK WILEY joins me to talk about the making of the award-winning kung fu, mob, comedy MADE IN CHINATOWN. We talk about the trials of bringing the film to the screen, working with the amazing cast, and some of the great behind the scenes stories during production. Plus we talk about his extensive …
 
Champion martial artist, actor, and director ROBERT PARHAM joins me to talk about his upcoming documentary, "The Hanged Man: The True Story of Ron Van Clief". Plus, we chat about the state of martial arts and martial artists in today's Hollywood and where the genre evolves from here. We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts ci…
 
Stuntman, Actor, and Champion Martial Artist SIMON RHEE joins me to talk about his rise in both the martial arts and movie worlds and where the two began to intersect in his career. Known worldwide as the infamous Dae Han from the martial arts classic, BEST OF THE BEST, Master Rhee recounts his "backwards" entry into Stunt Coordination as well as t…
 
Stuntman, Actor, and Martial Artist CHIU CHI LING joined me at the Chinese Kung Fu and Karate Expo to talk about his Hung Gar style and making it work for him in film! Strict training from his parents got him noticed by film studios like the Shaw Brothers and soon films like Enter the Fat Dragon and Kung Fu Hustle followed! PLUS, Sifu tried to show…
 
Stunt performer, martial artist, and all around femme fatale, MICKEY FACCHINELLO joins me to talk about her daring moves on and off screen! From stepping out at a young age and following her passion to stepping out of moving planes, trains, and automobiles, Mickey shares somme highlights from her time on shows like Into the Badlands, and films like…
 
As Covid 19 impacted companies globally, the essential port businesses had to quickly adjust to radical changes in day to day operations. From ensuring safe workplaces for employees, to ensuring safe accommodations for customers, ports needed to think and act fast to keep services uninterrupted. Beth Rooney and Robert LaMura of the Port Authority o…
 
WWE Wrestler turned actor, and now starring as "John Gold" in the "I Am Vengeance" franchise, STU BENNETT joins me to talk about going from the wrestling ring to the silver screen, John Gold vs John Wick and where he goes from here. And does that future possibly include BananaMan!? We discuss, debate and dissect kung fu movies and martial arts cine…
 
Writer, Director, and Filmmaker ROSS BOYASK joins me to talk about I AM VENGEANCE: RETALIATION, starring Stu Bennett and Vinnie Jones, now streaming on all major services. Ross talks with me about his influences and approach to action film, why he's still a fan of the genre, and what's next in line for himself and Evolutionary Films. We discuss, de…
 
The transportation landscape has no doubt changed to respond to Covid 19 but with digitalization trends now seeing more implementation, it’s more apt to say that transportation continues to evolve to adapt to the times. Jason Gillespie, Director of Continuous Improvement for DHL Supply Chain, shares some of his insights on what trends your business…
 
Whether fighting kung fu zombies in the award-winning indie flick REDCON-1, or brawling with Scott Adkins in AVENGEMENT, or even exchanging blows with a young Bruce Lee in IP MAN $, MARK STRANGE always brings 100% to the table. We talk about his work ethic on and off screen plus keep an eye on future projects for the muscle-bound martial artist. We…
 
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