Author Archives: NOW Network

Technology in the Fuel Supply Chain (and how the Younger Generation will Help)

Technology in the Fuel Supply Chain (and how the Younger Generation will Help)   Back in May 2020 NOW Network president, Mush Khan, was interviewed for the Digital Oil and Gas podcast by Geoffrey Cann. In that interview he summarized … Read More

The Future of Convenience Store Retail – Transcript

  Podcast Episode #3: The Future of Convenience Store Retail You can find a summary of the podcast and the links here. Here is the full transcript for that podcast.   Mush Khan: Welcome everybody to today’s edition of The … Read More

The Approach of Autonomous Trucking – Transcript

Podcast Episode #2: The Approach of Autonomous Trucking  You can find a summary of the podcast and the links here. Here is the full transcript for that podcast.   Mush Khan: All right. Well, welcome everybody to The NOW Network … Read More

The Future of Convenience Store Retail

Podcast Episode #3: The Future of Convenience Store Retail     The third episode of the NOW Revolution podcast has been released. You can find the episode on YouTube or Spotify. Episode 3 featured Mush Khan, the President at The … Read More

COVID Challenges and Embracing the Future – Transcript

Podcast Episode #1: COVID Challenges and Embracing the Future You can find a summary of the podcast and the links here. Here is the full transcript for that podcast.   Mush Khan: All right, everybody. Welcome everyone to our inaugural … Read More

Who is The NOW Network (and why it matters)?

Who is The NOW Network (and why it matters)? Back in May 2020 NOW Network president, Mush Khan, was interviewed for the Digital Oil and Gas podcast by Geoffrey Cann. In that interview he summarized the different sectors of the … Read More

4 Dimensions When Evaluating a 3PL Fuel Carrier

4 Dimensions When Evaluating a 3PL Fuel Carrier Fuel wholesalers rely heavily on 3PL carriers to make fuel deliveries to their retail customers. This trend is increasing due to the rising costs of transportation assets, technologies, tax, and insurance. 3PLs … Read More

The Approach of Autonomous Trucking

Podcast Episode #2: The Approach of Autonomous Trucking   The second podcast episode of the NOW Revolution, by The NOW Network, has been released. You can find the episode on YouTube or Spotify. Episode 2 featured Mush Khan, the President … Read More

COVID Challenges and Embracing the Future

Episode #1: COVID Challenges and Embracing the Future The first podcast episode of the NOW Revolution, by The NOW Network, has been released. You can find the episode on YouTube or Spotify. Episode 1 featured Mush Khan, the President at … Read More

What Brought Me to NOW

What Brought Me To NOW You know those moments you look back on and it was just one thing you did that set you on a very long course?  I have vivid memories of quite a few.  This one, the … Read More

Workplace Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Workplace Lessons Learned from COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that business as usual is no longer business as usual and has forced us to reevaluate how we manage our teams and support our customers. Below are some lessons I … Read More

3 Steps to Begin Digitizing your Fuel Supply Chain

3 Steps to Begin Digitizing your Fuel Supply Chain It keeps surprising me how many companies still manage their supply chains using spreadsheets and emails. Articles and studies published in 2019 were discussing the importance of digitizing the supply chains … Read More

Making Mistakes – When the Data is Wrong

Making Mistakes – When the Data is Wrong   If you are human at all, you’ve made mistakes.  If you are giving life any an effort, you’ve made a mistake or two or 100 plus some.  Some are little mistakes; … Read More

Look to the Past to Know Technology will Thrive in the Future

Look to the Past to Know Technology will Thrive in the Future   We are living in what is perhaps the greatest technological era in human history. The list of what humanity has invented in the last 100 years is … Read More

Actionable Data in the Fuel Supply Chain

Actionable Data in the Fuel Supply Chain This article is the next of a series on how the final mile of the energy supply chain is changing. In the State of the Fuel Supply Chain infographic below you will note … Read More

Transportation, Technology, and PeePaw

Transportation, Technology, and PeePaw Several years ago, I worked for a fairly large petroleum distributor here in Houston, TX.  They sold fuel, lubricants, had environmental services and a fleet card program, and had been in business for over 80 years.  … Read More

The Revolution in Customer Experience

The Revolution in Customer Experience (and why the energy supply chain could miss it) This article is the next of a series on how the final mile of the energy supply chain is changing. In the last post, The Changing … Read More

The Changing Face of Gasoline Demand

The Changing Face of Gasoline Demand The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused a sharp decline in consumer demand for gasoline. Commuters who typically filled their tanks on a weekly basis are no longer commuting and discretionary travel has screeched to … Read More

Disconnected IT Systems and Manual Processes

Disconnected IT Systems and Manual Processes In the State of the Fuel Supply Chain infographic below you will note several rising business costs that are leading to the margin squeeze in the supply chain.  I am going to focus on … Read More

State of the Fuel Supply Chain

State of the Fuel Supply Chain The Battle for Transformative Customer Experience The events of the past few weeks are surely unprecedented.  The impact of COVID 19 can be seen throughout lives all around the world.  It has affected our … Read More