Breaking Down the Middle Mile with CloudSort CEO Derek Szopa
Episode Transcript

In this episode of “Everything is Logistics,” host Blythe Brumleve interviews Derek Szopa, CEO of CloudSort, about the middle mile in logistics. They discuss Szopa’s background in the Marine Corps and how it has helped shape his career in the corporate world. Szopa emphasizes the importance of being resourceful with limited resources, which is a key aspect of small-unit leadership in the military. The conversation highlights the need for more attention and innovation in the middle mile of logistics, which often goes overlooked in discussions of the first and last mile.



[00:00:20] The Middle Mile
[00:09:37] Inadequacy of legacy systems
[00:12:05] Clouds and logistics
[00:16:10] Moving work to greatest value
[00:20:05] CloudSort and ecosystem
[00:27:14] AI and Complex Nodes
[00:27:57] AI technology advancements
[00:32:33] Optimizing logistics for the environment



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Blythe Brumleve
Blythe Brumleve
Creative entrepreneur in freight. Founder of Digital Dispatch and host of Everything is Logistics. Co-Founder at Jax Podcasters Unite. Board member of Transportation Marketing and Sales Association. Freightwaves on-air personality. Annoying Jaguars fan.

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