Another Think Coming with Mac King
About This Show
Mac King hosts Another Think Coming in hopes of providing you, the listener, on your train, in your car, anywhere you need to pass the time, with a conversation about science and technology and the environment and the possible or probable future and what all that means for us as humans. To accomplish that he needs a lot of help from guests far smarter and far better versed in those subjects than he is (Mac nearly failed chemistry in high school and then physics in college). So, come for the guests and (hopefully) stay for the mind explosions they provide.
Most Recent Episode
A cardboard box in a truck driven by a person, maybe after it flew on an airplane, delivered to an address: This happens tens of millions of times every day and to most of us likely seems not only routine but also extremely low-tech. But every one of those hundreds of thousands of delivery drivers must decide the order in which to make each of their 100 or so daily deliveries, each selecting from literally trillions of possible combinations of routes in hopes of finding the shortest one, allowing them to consume the least amount of fuel, drive the fewest miles, lessen their carbon footprint and save their employer as much money as possible. UPS Senior Director of Process Management Jack Levis joins Another Think Coming to discuss the program his team spent a decade building to optimize those driving routes and the $50 million and counting it saves UPS every year.
Episodes of This Show
Dec 15, 2017
Nov 30, 2017
Nov 15, 2017