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Scott Luton

Founder & CEO at Supply Chain Now

Metro Atlanta, United States

30859 Followers

Scott W. Luton is the founder & CEO of Supply Chain Now. He has worked extensively in the end-to-end Supply Chain industry for almost 20 years, appearing in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, CNN and USA Today. Scott was named a 2019 Pro to Know in Supply Chain by Supply & Demand Executive. He founded the Atlanta Supply Chain Awards and also served on the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit Executive Committee. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential. A Veteran of the United States Air Force, Scott is passionate about finding ways to give back & serve the Veteran community. He's also served on the boards for APICS Atlanta, VETLANTA and the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. Follow Scott Luton on Twitter at @ScottWLuton and learn more about Supply Chain Now here: https://supplychainnowradio.com/

Available For: Authoring, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Atlanta, GA
Speaking Topics: supply chain, leadership, manufacturing

Speaking Fee $2,500

Scott LutonPoints
Academic0
Author592
Influencer345
Speaker3
Entrepreneur80
Total1020

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Media Experience: 6 years

Areas of Expertise

Culture 30.44
Diversity and Inclusion 32.27
Entrepreneurship 37.52
Innovation 30.53
Leadership 35.85
Marketing 31.31
Risk Management 31.37
Social 30.91
Startups
Supply Chain 100
Management 53.69
Procurement 31.65
COVID19 76.91
Sustainability 34.48
AI 30.26
Change Management 30.25
Digital Transformation 30.21
Business Strategy 30.52
Retail 31.32
Business Continuity 31.49
IoT 30.43
HR
Ecosystems 33.75
Autonomous Vehicles 32.80
Blockchain 30.66

Industry Experience

Manufacturing
Media
Metal Products
Other
Professional Services

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Publications

4 Article/Blogs
Powering the Gold Standard in Customer Satisfaction: Phil Rich, SVP &CSCO with Sweetwater
Supply Chain Now
October 27, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Phil Rich, SVP and CSCO with Sweetwater, to the podcast.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Marketing

"Making Better & Faster Decisions Globally: Alex Pradhan with John Galt Solutions"
Supply Chain Now
October 13, 2020
Supply Chain Now talks planning! On today’s podcast episode, listen as Scott & Greg welcome Alex Pradhan, Product Strategy Leader with John Galt Solutions, and they discuss the top three lessons learned in 2020 from a supply chain planning perspective.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Marketing

This Week in Supply Chain Now: May 2nd – 8th
Supply Chain Now
May 08, 2020
BIG THINGS happening here at Supply Chain Now! Have you listened to all the episodes from this week? If not, no worries! Check them all out!

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Supply Chain

"When You Lose the Comma, Don’t Lose the Faith"​
linkedin
February 15, 2020
“The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money.” - - Johnny Carson

Have you ever gone through difficult, challenging times, especially in business? If you haven’t, then you are very fortunate…in some ways, that is. But if you haven’t had to fight through really lean times then you are also missing out on critical experiences that provide exceptional leadership and personal growth opportunities...

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

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Atlanta Supply Chain Awards
Atlanta Supply Chain Awards
May 16, 2018
To create a yearly event to celebrate the successes across the end-to-end Supply Chain space in Metro Atlanta, a planning committee was formed in mid-2018. Their hard work as led to the first Atlanta Supply Chain Awards, to be held March 12th, 2019, jointly presented by APICS Atlanta, CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Learn more at: www.AtlantaSupplyChainAwards.com

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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, Entrepreneurship

Supply Chain Now
Supply Chain Now
May 10, 2017
Supply Chain Now (SCN) spotlights the best in all things Supply Chain: the people, the technologies, the best practices and the critical issues of the day. Supply Chain Now brings leaders & practitioners together to share best practices and to discuss the key challenges impacting end-to-end supply chain management today. Supply Chain Now podcasts have accumulated millions of plays since May 2017 and continue to reach a growing global audience, hitting Apple Podcasts business leadership charts in over 60 countries. Supply Chain Now is listed in “Best Supply Chain Podcasts We Could Find” by Player FM and ranks #1 on Feedspot.com “Top 10 Supply Chain Management Podcasts in 2020”.

Find Supply Chain Now on a wide variety of channels: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, I Heart Radio, YouTube and Soundcloud.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, Leadership

12 Media Interviews
Coronavirus and shopping for supplies: Getting to the bottom of the toilet paper shortage
USA Today
April 08, 2020
The supply chain for toilet paper “is not built for dramatic shifts and seasonal demand changes,” said Scott Luton, the CEO and founder of Supply Chain Now, a digital media company. “It’s not like pumpkins during the fall and chicken wings during the Super Bowl.”

Luton also notes that repurposing commercial-market toilet paper to retail shelves “is not simple to do,” even with stocks of it sitting untouched in storage rooms of closed businesses.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Leadership, COVID19

Grocery store supply chain shocked (with video)
FreightWaves
March 13, 2020
Scott Luton interviewed on FreightWaves' What the Truck

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Tags: Supply Chain, Leadership

Nearly 300 cybersecurity incidents impacted supply chain entities in 2019
TechRepublic
March 12, 2020
A study from Resilience360 listed cyberthreats as one of the biggest issues facing global supply chains in 2020.

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Tags: Leadership, Risk Management, Supply Chain

Supply Chain Now With Co-Founder, CEO, & Host Scott Luton | Episode 124
Industrial Sage
January 26, 2020
Interview of Scott W. Luton, Founder & CEO of Supply Chain Now, with Danny Gonzalez of Industrial Sage

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Supply Chain

"How to Grow & Improve Supply Chain & Reverse Logistics Higher Education?"
Supply Chain Now
January 21, 2020
In this podcast, Timothy Brown, Managing Director of Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), and Tony Sciarrotta, Executive Director of the Reverse Logistics Association (RLA), tell Supply Chain Now Radio Co-Hosts Greg White and Scott Luton what is being done generally to improve supply chain programs in institutions of higher learning, as well as what is being done to ensure graduates see the appeal of reverse logistics in particular.

As today’s guests point out:

The problem begins with the fact that there is no standard definition for reverse logistics, making it hard for colleges and universities to define what should be covered in courses and degrees
Universities are supposed to be looking at ‘what’s next’ and their leadership in the area of supply chain and reverse logistics is greatly needed
Reverse logistics presents the opportunity for companies and consumers to create circular economies, saving money while increasing sustainability at the same time

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Supply Chain

"Key Leadership Lessons Learned from 2019 and How to Avoid & Overcome Micromanagement"
Supply Chain Now
January 21, 2020
Listen as Scott and Greg welcome Tandreia Bellamy back to the Supply Chain Now Studio for the first episode in the new Multi-Generational Leadership Series.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Supply Chain

"Making 2020 the Year of Returns Reduction: Felton E. Lewis IIII with Newmine"
Supply Chain Now
January 21, 2020
Listen as Scott and Greg welcome Felton E. Lewis IIII to the Supply Chain Now Studio in Atlanta, GA.

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Tags: Leadership, Supply Chain

"Logistics with a Purpose: Mike Mannina with ThriveWorx"
Supply Chain Now
January 20, 2020
There are plenty of opportunities for individuals and organizations to make a difference in the world, whether that means driving change in their local community or halfway around the world. But while they all stem from the best of intentions, not all efforts have an equal impact.

As Mike Mannina, President of ThriveWorx, explains to Supply Chain Now Radio co-hosts Scott Luton and Greg White, it is possible to have 2-4 times the impact on a resource constrained community by positively affecting the economics of agricultural work than it is through any other type of outreach program. And that statistic holds as true in Atlanta, Georgia as it does in Guatemala.

If agriculture is the target of improvement, supply chains must become the lifeline – but first, supply chain teams have to stop thinking of themselves as transactional, instead seeing their power to connect people and transport value:

By unifying all the different types of organizations trying to do good into a networked force.
By helping consumers understand the economics of the far end of the supply chains they are served by.
By remembering that none of us – not people or organizations – has infinite time to work with, and we all have to make the most of every minute we get.

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Supply Chain

"Successful Leadership in International Trade & Logistics: Linda Eshiwani-Nate & Donna Mullins"
Supply Chain Now
January 20, 2020
Scott Luton welcomes Linda Eshiwani-Nate and Donna Mullins into the SCNR Studio in Atlanta, GA for the latest episode in our popular Full Access podcast series.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Supply Chain

"The Buzz: New Overtime Rules, Tesla Shines, Retail Closures, Manufacturing Slowdown, & More"
Supply Chain Now
January 17, 2020
In this week’s episode of the Supply Chain Buzz, Scott Luton discusses the top things to know in supply chain in 15 minutes or less!

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Tags: Leadership, Supply Chain

"Supply Chain Leadership from the Executive Suite: eCommerce, Global Sourcing, M&A Activity, & More"
Supply Chain Now
January 14, 2020
In this podcast, Supply Chain Now Radio host Scott Luton a trio of top executives to talk about leading supply chain from the C-suite: Adam McDaniel serves as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions for Redwood Logistics, Jason Shefrin is currently the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Belnick and Michael Golden is partner and co-leader of the Closely Held & Family Businesses practice.

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Tags: Leadership, Risk Management, Supply Chain

Paying More to Save More: Companies Boosting Salaries for Supply-Chain Executives
Wall Street Journal
May 18, 2018
Paying More to Save More: Companies Boosting Salaries for Supply-Chain Executives
Compensation for supply-chain professionals outpaced broader U.S. wage gains and those for professionals last year, says the Institute for Supply Management, as the costs for making and moving goods increased

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Tags: Leadership, Supply Chain

195 Podcasts
POV from the Manufacturing C-Suite: Allison Krache Giddens with Win-Tech, Inc.
Supply Chain NOW
November 24, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcomed Allison Krache Giddens to the podcast.

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Tags: Supply Chain

Bots & Bullwhips: A Conversation with Mark Messina & Simon Houghton with Geek+
Supply Chain NOW
November 23, 2020
Robotics have been applied to a wide range of business problems over the last few decades, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. Now, robots are stepping in to help companies meet the elevated demand of eCommerce at a time when they can’t put more people in their existing facilities.

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Tags: Supply Chain, COVID19

Veterans Leadership Panel: Matt Brink, Marina Rabinek & Mary Kate Soliva with Vets2Industry - Episode 22 - Supply Chain Now
Supply Chain NOW
November 21, 2020
In a special replay for our Veteran Voices community: Scott W. Luton and Greg White discuss a variety of topics with a Veterans panel that includes, Mary Kate Soliva, Matt Brink & Marina Rabinek – – all volunteer leaders with Vets2Industry. We touch on a variety of topics, including their current transition journeys and advice for both Veterans and employers looking to hire Veterans.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Leadership

Blockchain, Supply Chain, & Ski Wax: Sergei Beliaev with DLT Labs
Supply Chain NOW
November 21, 2020
Blockchain is one of the most exciting technologies to hit the business scene over the last few years, and yet, very few companies truly understand how it works or what value it offers them. Enter DLT Labs, with “blockchain for the people.”

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Tags: Blockchain, Supply Chain

Supply Chain City Series: Rick McDonald with The Clorox Company & Mike Lackey with SAP
Supply Chain NOW
November 20, 2020
On this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and co-host Ben Harris welcome Rick McDonald and Mike Lackey to the podcast.

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Tags: Supply Chain

Serving On-Demand Yard Space for Parking & Storing Freight Equipment: Lance Theobald with SecurSpace
Supply Chain NOW
November 19, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Lance Theobald, CEO & Co-Founder of SecurSpace, to the podcast.

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Tags: Supply Chain

The Supply Chain Buzz: Featuring Bob Bova with AccuSpeechMobile
Supply Chain NOW
November 18, 2020
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz on Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg discuss the top news in supply chain this week and welcome special guest, Bob Bova, with AccuSpeechMobile.

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Tags: Supply Chain

Trailblazing a Supply Chain Career with Lora Cecere
Supply Chain NOW
November 17, 2020
TEKTOK host, Karin Bursa speaks with supply chain industry Trailblazer, Lora Cecere, CEO of Supply Chain Insights. Lora is widely recognized as a global supply chain thought leader and recently received the 2020 Women in Supply Chain Influencer Award. Today, Lora has nearly 320,000 Linkedin Followers and is known for her high-value point of view and research to help early adopters seeking first mover advantages through innovative supply chain strategy and market execution. Tune in to hear about Lora’s career path through roles ranging from Chemical Engineer to manufacturing operations, supply chain planning advocate to industry analyst, entrepreneur to author, and so much more.

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Tags: Supply Chain

Logistics with Purpose: Steve Stirling with MAP International
Supply Chain NOW
November 16, 2020
In this episode of Logistics with Purpose powered by Supply Chain Now, Scott and the Vector Global Logistics team welcome Steve Stirling with MAP International to the podcast.

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Tags: Supply Chain

One-on-One Interview with FCA Customs Leader, Steve Britt
Supply Chain NOW
November 14, 2020
“Ultimately our goal is to make sure that our goods can move around as efficiently and transparently as possible, but also at the lowest cost and the least risk exposure.”

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Tags: Supply Chain, Business Strategy

Modern Leadership in the Supply Chain Zoo: Rachel Cyranski with Ford Motor Company
Supply Chain NOW
November 13, 2020
As a purchasing Program Control Analyst at Ford Motor Company, Rachel Cyranski has the opportunity to see vehicle designs from plan through production. That type of project is always a complicated team effort, but the COVID-19 pandemic has tested the company’s culture in a way that few other circumstances could.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Autonomous Vehicles, COVID19

Supply Chain Buzz, Give Forward, Marigold Supply Chain, & SCN Episode 500
Supply Chain Now
November 12, 2020
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz on Supply Chain Now, Karin Bursa and Sofia Rivas Herrera join Scott and Greg for the top news in supply chain this week and more.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Marketing

Special Veterans Day Episode: A Conversation with Rear Admiral (Ret.) Casey Coane, U.S. Navy
Supply Chain Now
November 11, 2020
In this special Veterans Day replay of the recent Veteran Voices podcast episode, Scott welcomes Rear Admiral Casey W. Coane, U.S. Navy (Retired) to the podcast.

Admiral Coane served as a Navy pilot and senior officer for thirty-four years. He now serves as a member of Mission: Readiness since 2010 and is currently a Board Member on the Council for a Strong America. On this episode, Scott Luton and Admiral Coane dive into his military experiences, especially a few of his most treasured moments & fellow naval officers. They also discuss a critical mission that Admiral Coane is on now: protecting our national security by battling child malnutrition.

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Tags: Supply Chain

Today in Manufacturing: Hank Picken and Jeff Picken with Beaumont Products
Supply Chain Now
November 10, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott welcomes co-hosts Laura Madajewski and Jason Moss for another episode in the Today in Manufacturing series. Today’s featured guests are Jeff and Hank Picken with Beaumont Products.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Marketing

The Voice of Supply Chain: The Supply Chain Now Team Looks Back on 500 Episodes
Supply Chain NOW
November 09, 2020

In this episode of Supply Chain Now, the Supply Chain Now team- Scott Luton, Greg White, Chris Barnes, Amanda Luton, and Clay Phillips discuss the past 500 episodes and what’s to come for Supply Chain Now.

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Tags: Supply Chain

This Week in Business History for November 9th: DeWitt Wallace, Nellie Bly, & More
Supply Chain Now
November 09, 2020
In this episode, Scott W. Luton dives into the story behind an iconic, 100-year-old magazine, as well as one of the earliest investigative journalists. He touches on a pioneer in the game of baseball, as well as the actual inventor of the World Wide Web. But those are just a few of the stories that stood out to our team for the week of 9 November, what stood out to you?

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Supply Chain

Automotive Industry Trends Conversation with Brandon Mason
Supply Chain NOW
November 07, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott sits down to discuss current automotive industry trends with Brandon Mason, Eaton’s market intelligence leader.

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Lies. $%#@ Lies and Statistics: U.S. Army Reserve Logistics Officer Aaron Freed
Supply Chain Now
November 07, 2020
In this episode of Veteran Voices, host Scott W. Luton interviews supply chain practitioner and U.S. Army Reserve logistics officer, Aaron Freed. In this wide-ranging discussion, Freed shares the best thing to ever happen to him: “getting what you need; not getting what you want.” He shares how important it is to acknowledge & own both your strengths AND your weaknesses. Freed shares exceptional advice to all individuals in transition, whether you are military or not. Aaron Freed also shares what “tikkun olam” means & why it’s so important to his journey.

Tune in – you don’t want to miss this episode.

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Tags: Supply Chain

Supply Chain Leadership Front & Center: Cyndi Lago with Capgemini
Supply Chain Now
November 06, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Cyndi Lago with Capgemini to the podcast.

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Tags: Supply Chain

Physics, Cloud, Space & Back - Kevin L. Jackson CEO GC GlobalNet - Pt 1
Supply Chain Now
November 05, 2020
In this episode of TECHquila Sunrise, Greg welcomes Kevin L. Jacson, CEO of GC GlobalNet, and host of Supply Chain Now’s newest podcast program, Digital Transformers, to the show. Listen…and be Lifted UP!

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Tags: Supply Chain

Next Generation Energy Supply Chain Leadership
Supply Chain Now
November 04, 2020
In this conversation, Allison and Fernando tell Supply Chain Now Host Scott Luton about:

· Why the fuel supply chain has historically been affected by a significant lack of controls

· What it takes to offer a market-leading and uniquely flexible solution to companies that all need something a little bit different

· Their advice for entrepreneurs with regard to debt, approach to sales, and positioning for long-term growth

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Tags: Supply Chain

Logistics Workforce Update: Mental Health Insights & Best Practices
Supply Chain Now
November 03, 2020
Page Siplon is the CEO of TeamOne Logistics, Oluyinka Ajirotutu is an accomplished healthcare leader and mental health advocate, and John Hearn is the Managing Principal of The Benefit Company. In this podcast, they combine their perspectives to share information on a critical topic that has received increased attention since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this conversation, Page, Oluyinka, and John tell Supply Chain Now Host Scott Luton about:

· The basic building blocks of mental health, starting with awareness

· What people should do if they suspect a family member, friend, or co-worker is struggling with mental health issues

· Practical tips and techniques that everyone can use to elevate self-awareness and remain positive despite the challenges of daily life

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Supply Chain

Supply Chain Buzz: Featuring Insights from the U.S. Bank Q3 Freight Payment Index
Supply Chain Now
November 03, 2020
n this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz on Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Bobby Holland and Eric Olson to the podcast to discuss the U.S. Bank Q3 Freight Payment Index.

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This Week in Business History for November 2nd: The Spruce Goose is Loose
Supply Chain Now
November 02, 2020
On this episode, host Scott W. Luton details some of the background info on the story of the H-4 Hercules, also known as the “Spruce Goose” and the “Flying Lumberyard”, a project led by the legendary Howard Hughes. Scott also touches on other historical items related to Air Cargo, Chemistry (Scott’s worst subject in school), the relationship between Adidas and Puma & much more.

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Tags: Supply Chain

Logistics & Beyond: Cooking, Heritage, and Freight Tech Recruiting with Wasim Munayyer
Supply Chain Now
November 02, 2020
In this episode of Logistics & Beyond, powered by Supply Chain Now, Jamin welcomes Wasim Munayyer to the podcast.

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SCN Live: Key Observations in Disruptive Supply Chain Tech with Mark Morley from OpenText
Supply Chain NOW
November 01, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Mark Morley with OpenText to the podcast.

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Tags: Supply Chain

Transforming Santa's Supply Chain with The Empty Stocking Fund
Supply Chain NOW
October 31, 2020
Each year The Empty Stocking Fund brings JOY to the lives of 50,000 disadvantaged children throughout the Atlanta metro area. With COVID-19 impacting the 2020 Holiday season, it was time for a rapid transformation of the Santa Village Supply Chain. In this episode of TEKTOK, powered by Supply Chain Now, host Karin Bursa interviews Manda Hunt, the Executive Director of The Empty Stocking Fund. Hear how The Empty Stocking Fund transformed from a brick and mortar model with a single point of gift selection and distribution to an online virtual gift selection and a network of approximately 30 distribution points.

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Tags: Supply Chain, COVID19

The Three Rules of Business & More: Duncan Klett, Co-Founder of Kinaxis
Supply Chain Now
October 30, 2020
How did one of the most successful supply chain technology companies get started? In this episode of Supply Chain is Boring, powered by Supply Chain Now, host Chris Barnes sits down with industry veteran Duncan Klett to learn about his career and why he started Kinaxis.

What you might learn:

The three rules of business:

First rule of business is to stay in business
Second rule of business is cash is king
Third rule of business is the customer is always right

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Tags: Supply Chain

Taking a Look Back at our Favorite TECHquila Sunrise
Suppy Chain Now
October 29, 2020
This week at TECHquila Sunrise we take a sip and have a look back at our favorite guests since August. I’ll tell you what I’ve learned from these technology founders, investors & visionaries and share what you can take away too. And as a throwback we talk about funding for supply chain tech, and some cool companies taking their shot at their own – TECHquila Sunrise – so Listen UP!

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Tags: Supply Chain

SCN Live: Scott & Greg Talk Supply Chain Talent Insights with John Holly
Supply Chain Now
October 28, 2020
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz on Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg share the top news in supply chain for the week and also welcome featured guest, John Holly, Human Resources Expert and Consultant, to the podcast.

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SCN Live: Scott & Greg Talk Supply Chain Talent Insights with John Holly
Supply Chain Now
October 27, 2020
Phil Rich is an SVP and the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Sweetwater – and he played guitar for the Navy band for six years, so he understands the perspective of their customers. They opened a new distribution center to support their corporate growth in February of 2020 – just in time to shut it down and send everyone home. Despite the challenges they have faced, Phil and his team are ramping up for their busy holiday season, and they are doing it by working together.

In this conversation, Phil shares his perspective with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton:

· How to guarantee a quality customer experience when the customer is not working through your storefront, they are opening a box to find your product

· The power of being a customer of the company you work for

· Why executive leaders and upper management need to understand the work being done at every level of the organization well enough to train new employees

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Supply Chain City Series: Diego Martinez with The Coca-Cola Company & Mike Lackey with SAP
Supply Chain Now
October 26, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Ben Harris welcome Diego Martinez with The Coca-Cola Company and Mike Lackey with SAP, to the podcast.

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Tags: Innovation, Supply Chain

This Week in Business History for October 26th: The Surprising Story of the Erie Canal
Supply Chain Now
October 26, 2020
In this episode, Scott W. Luton dives into the story of the Erie Canal – – the parts that you might remember AND some of the aspects that you may have forgotten. Not only did the Erie Canal pave the way for the rise of New York City, but it was a powerful cog in the engine of American growth in the 19th & 20th Centuries.

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Tags: Supply Chain

"Procurement Priorities & Challenges: Kelly Barner with Buyers Meeting Point"
Supply Chain Now
October 24, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcomed Kelly Barner to the podcast.

Kelly Barner is the Owner and Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point and MyPurchasingCenter. She has been in procurement since 2003, starting as a practitioner and then as the Associate Director of Consulting at Emptoris. She has covered procurement news, events, publications, solutions, trends, and relevant economics at Buyers Meeting Point since 2009. Kelly is also the General Manager at Art of Procurement and Business Survey Chair for the ISM-New York Report on Business. Kelly has her MBA from Babson College as well as an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and she has co-authored three books: ‘Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals’, ‘Procurement at a Crossroads’, and ‘Finance Unleashed’.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Escaping Tyranny, Founding Tech, Construction, & Congo Part 2 - Jason Perez, CEO of YARDZ
Supply Chain Now
October 23, 2020
In this episode of TECHquila Sunrise, Jason shares his most impactful moment. His struggle, discovery, acceptance and peace in moving on to his chose profession. We hear about Jason’s trek through YARDZ and so many takeaways for anyone’s work, founding or investment journey. Jason also tells us of his most hopeful wishes for those struggling in these trying times. It’s a great, uplifting experience from this mindful, giving and wise entrepreneur. Listen…and be Lifted UP!

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Tags: Supply Chain, Entrepreneurship

How the Modern GPO is Future-Proofing the Supply Chain
Supply Chain Now
October 22, 2020
In today’s episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Dan Grant and Lisa Wittmer with OMNIA Partners to the podcast.

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"How the Modern GPO is Future-Proofing the Supply Chain"
Supply Chain Now
October 22, 2020
“‘Future proof,’ that’s a strong word, isn’t it? Who wouldn’t want to either have a skillset that is future-proof or be part of something that remains constant or stable regardless of what changes in our environment?”

Lisa Wittmer, Vice President of Partner Development and Technology Solutions at OMNIA Partners



Group Purchasing Associations, or GPOs, certainly aren’t a new approach to bringing spend under management and ensuring that the business has access to the products and services it needs to operate. That said, the GPO model has evolved significantly over time, reaching the point where they are relevant for more than just commodities and can achieve a broader set of business objectives than just savings.

Supply Chain Now was recently joined by two leaders from a ‘modern GPO,’ Lisa Wittmer, Vice President of Partner Development and Technology Solutions at OMNIA Partners, and Dan Grant, Senior Vice President of Vertical Markets for OMNIA Partners. They have firsthand experience with the benefits of applying the GPO model to efficiently manage spend in ‘good times’ and in 2020.

In this conversation, Lisa and Dan provide Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton with an up-to-date understanding of the following topics:

· Why a GPO should be willing to partner with the suppliers in their network, treating them as much closer associates than the traditional arm’s length relationship

· How the GPO model is being expanded to include more complex, strategic suppliers and categories of spend

· Why the GPO model is often overlooked by procurement, in good times and in bad

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

The Supply Chain Buzz for October 19th: With Special Guests Kara Brown & Will Haraway
Supply Chain Now
October 21, 2020
In today’s episode of the Supply Chain Buzz, Scott and Greg discuss the top news in supply chain this week, and welcome special guests Kara Brown and Will Haraway with Lead Coverage to the podcast.

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Driving Global Operational Transformation: Jonathon Karelse with NorthFind Management
Supply Chain Now
October 20, 2020
In this conversation, Jonathon provides his point of view to Supply Chain Now Host Scott Luton on the following topics:

· The elements that must be in place for an organization to successfully undergo cultural change

· Why it is so important to have people push and challenge us, no matter where we are in the organization or in our professional journey

· The advantages being realized by companies who made serious investments in risk management and business continuity long before the COVID-19 pandemic hit

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Tags: COVID19, Supply Chain

Powering Industry 4.0: Mike Lackey & Robert Merlo with SAP
Supply Chain Now
October 19, 2020
In this conversation, Mike and Robert share their thoughts on a number of topics with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton:

- How industry 4.0 is broadening the scope of each production facility beyond its physical walls out into the supply ecosystem

- Why we can’t just be focused on collecting ‘big data,’ we need to be focused on collecting the right data and putting it into the hands of the people who can use it

- Some of the positive trends and amazing innovations they are seeing in companies today

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Tags: Supply Chain, COVID19, Ecosystems

This Week in Business History for October 19th: Alfred Nobel, The Dodge Brothers, Martha Rountree, & More
Supply Chain Now
October 19, 2020
In this episode of This Week in Business History, Scott dives into the back story of the Nobel Peace Prize, Dodge automobiles and “Meet the Press”. He also touches briefly on bebop, The Body Shop, The Supremes – – and the day that still represents the largest one-day Dow Jones crash (at least by percent) in U.S. history.

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"Powering Industry 4.0: Mike Lackey & Robert Merlo with SAP"
Supply Chain Now
October 19, 2020
On this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Mike Lackey & Bob Merlo with SAP to the podcast.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Marketing

Scott & Greg Chat Automotive & Leadership with Jim Liegghio & Elba Pareja-Gallagher
Supply Chain Now
October 17, 2020
In this second half of this episode, Elba – who will be one of the featured speakers on the October 28th Supply Chain Now “Stand Up and Sound Off” webinar, talks about the benefits of workplace diversity and how to make it a reality in business today. One of the new challenges to workplace diversity is the targeted impact COVID-19 is having on female professionals.

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"Scott & Greg Chat Automotive & Leadership with Jim Liegghio & Elba Pareja-Gallagher"
Supply Chain Now
October 17, 2020
In this episode, Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton run a ‘split segment’ discussion with two guests. Jim Liegghio is the Program Manager for Supply Chain Products & Services at the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). Elba Pareja-Gallagher is the Director of Finance (Controller), U.S. Product Performance, for UPS and also the CEO and Founder of ‘ShowMe50,’ a 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to provide a platform to engage individuals in actions that level the playing field for women.

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"Leveraging TMS to Power Your Growth: JP Wiggins with 3Gtms"
Supply Chain Now
October 16, 2020
This episode of Supply Chain Now features JP Wiggins with 3Gtms & Kara Brown with Lead Coverage. JP Wiggins manages channels and partnerships for 3Gtms. He was most recently at SAP where he was the solution principal focusing on SAP’s transportation, warehouse and event management offerings in North America and previously directed industry marketing for the company’s transportation and logistics business unit. Before SAP, he was senior vice president and general manager for Descartes Systems Group’s supply chain, transportation and logistics applications business, and also had been vice president of product management for the company. Previously, JP was co-founder and senior vice president of logistics for Global Logistics Technologies (G-Log); co-founder and vice president of product management at dx/dt; and vice president of logistics at Weseley Software. He holds degrees in transportation & logistics and marketing from The Ohio State University.

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Leveraging TMS to Power Your Growth: JP Wiggins with 3Gtms
Supply Chain Now
October 16, 2020
n this conversation, JP tells Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton:

· Why 3Gtms believes it is important to bring high-end TMS software to midsize companies spending $10 million+ on freight annually

· The value of spending time with all of their different kinds of clients to find ways that everyone can improve their performance

· The rapid changes he has seen since COVID hit, and how companies are demonstrating their agility and resiliency in response

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"Escaping Tyranny, Founding Tech, Construction, & Conga Part 1- Jason Perez, CEO of YARDZ"
Supply Chain Now
October 15, 2020
Jason comes from a pedigree of construction and entrepreneurship. His previous venture was an international project management and consulting firm that had great success in the mission critical world. He’s been on several boards and has been a trusted advisor for a broad list of companies.

Jason brings a strong leadership, extensive industry experience, an obsessive work-ethic and a passion driven culture. And at the same time, he’s a focused, intentional father helping his wife create superkids of the future.

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Making Better & Faster Decisions Globally: Alex Pradhan with John Galt Solutions
Supply Chain Now
October 13, 2020
Supply Chain Now talks planning! On today’s podcast episode, listen as Scott & Greg welcome Alex Pradhan, Product Strategy Leader with John Galt Solutions, and they discuss the top three lessons learned in 2020 from a supply chain planning perspective.

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"The Buzz for October 12th: Warehouse Employment Exploding, Paper Over Plastic, & More"
Supply Chain Now
October 12, 2020
Scott W. Luton and Greg White discuss some of the leading stories taking place now in the global supply chain industry. The Supply Chain Buzz goes live every Monday at 12noon ET.

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"Delivering IoT Supply Chain Solutions: Rob Fink & Katie Lewis with Surgere"
Supply Chain Now
October 12, 2020
The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is excited to be in the final stages of preparing for the virtual Supply Chain Summit event on November 5th! In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott & Greg spotlight one of the strategic sponsor partners, Surgere, as they welcome Rob Fink and Katie Lewis to the show. The Supply Chain Summit is a not-to-be-missed annual production, and has long been considered the hallmark event of AIAG’s Automotive Supply Chain portfolio. Additional Supply Chain Now podcast episodes will be featured alongside a blockbuster lineup of Automotive OEM, Tier I, and 3rd party service provider presenters for the Supply Chain Summit.

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Delivering IoT Supply Chain Solutions: Rob Fink & Katie Lewis with Surgere
Supply Chain Now
October 12, 2020
. The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is excited to be in the final stages of preparing for the virtual Supply Chain Summit event on November 5th! In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott & Greg spotlight one of the strategic sponsor partners, Surgere, as they welcome Rob Fink and Katie Lewis to the show. The Supply Chain Summit is a not-to-be-missed annual production, and has long been considered the hallmark event of AIAG’s Automotive Supply Chain portfolio. Additional Supply Chain Now podcast episodes will be featured alongside a blockbuster lineup of Automotive OEM, Tier I, and 3rd party service provider presenters for the Supply Chain Summit.

Register for the AIAG Supply Chain Summit Today: https://tinyurl.com/y8axeflc

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This Week in Business History for October 12th: The Jean Nidetch & Weight Watchers Story
Supply Chain Now
October 12, 2020
On this episode, Scott W. Luton dives into the story of Weight Watchers International Incorporated and its founders, including Jean Nidetch. He also touches on a variety of other historic business events, including Dictionary Day and the “Razor and Blades” business model, for the week of October 12th.

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"Scott & Greg Live: Featuring Eric Johnson with JOC & Enrique Alvarez with Vector Global Logistics"
Supply Chain Now
October 10, 2020
Supply Chain Now's Scott W. Luton and Greg White chat with Eric Johnson from JOC and Enrique Alvarez from Vector Global Logistics. We'll be talking coffee, camaraderie and containers - - join us!

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A U.S. Navy Veteran Continuing His Commitment to Service: Lornett Vestal with Sierra Club Military Outdoors"
Supply Chain Now
October 10, 2020
In this episode of the newly re-launched Veteran Voices series, Scott welcomes Lornett Vestal to the podcast.

Lornett is a U.S. Navy veteran that has continued his service to our country & our communities, even after exiting from active duty in 2005. Scott Luton gains Lornett’s perspective on a wide range of topics, including his time spent spent on active duty, followed by a very challenging transition to civilian life. Lornett shares advice and best practices for veterans making that transition, including his challenge to “not suffer silently” but speak up and get the help you need. He shares his views on social justice – – including ways that we can all help build bridges and move our country forward.

As Scott was reflecting on this episode, he stated “our communities and conversations need more Lornett Vestals.”

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Let's Talk FreightTech, Startuplife, & Leadership - Part 2 - Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, CEO of SHIPZ
Supply Chain Now
October 08, 2020
We continue our interview with one of the top 100 Women in Supply Chain, Sarah Barnes-Humphrey and learn about how she founded her new adventure aboard SHIPZ, what you can take away from her career journey, and even her favorite reality TV show. Really!

Sarah shares how she moved from the family business, to supply chain thought-leader, to Freight Tech founder and reveals how work ethic & reality TV help her succeed. Listen UP!

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"Supply Chain Front & Center: Ashfaque Chowdhury, PhD with XPO Logistics"
Supply Chain Now
October 08, 2020
On this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott welcomes Ashfaque Chowdhury, PhD to the podcast.

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"The Buzz for October 5th: Featuring Lora Cecere with Supply Chain Insights"
Supply Chain Now
October 07, 2020
This week on the Supply Chain Buzz, Scott and Karin share and discuss the top news in Supply Chain and welcome featured guest, Lora Cecere, of Supply Chain Insights.

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"Order-to-Cash: Key to Increasing Supply Chain Visibility & Cash Flow"
Supply Chain Now
October 06, 2020
In today’s episode of the Supply Chain Buzz, Scott and Greg welcome Dan Reeve with Esker back to the podcast.

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This Week in Business History for October 4th: The Birth & Rise of Instagram
Supply Chain Now
October 05, 2020
The ‘This Week in Business History’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares some of the most relevant business and global supply chain events from years past. It will shine a light on some of the most significant leaders, companies, innovations, and even lessons learned from our collective business history. This week focuses this birth and rise of Instagram and more.

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All Roads Lead to Supply Chain: TEKTOK with Karin Bursa and Scott Luton
Supply Chain Now
October 05, 2020
Welcome to TEKTOK powered by Supply Chain Now. Our goal with the TEKTOK Digital Supply Chain Podcast is to help you eliminate the noise and focus on the information and inspiration you need to bring together the DIGITAL and PHYSICAL supply chain to drive more value. But first, we want you to get to know our TEKTOK host, Karin Bursa. In this episode, you’ll quickly see that for Karin, “All Roads Lead to Supply Chain,” starting as early as age 13 when she helped implement her first enterprise software system. Years later, you’ll see how she became the 2020 Supply Chain Pro to Know of the Year. Buckle up, join the conversation, share your insights and learn how to harness supply chain technology to drive tangible business results.

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"All Roads Lead to Supply Chain: TEKTOK with Karin Bursa and Scott Luton"
Supply Chain Now
October 05, 2020
Welcome to TEKTOK powered by Supply Chain Now. Our goal with the TEKTOK Digital Supply Chain Podcast is to help you eliminate the noise and focus on the information and inspiration you need to bring together the DIGITAL and PHYSICAL supply chain to drive more value. But first, we want you to get to know our TEKTOK host, Karin Bursa. In this episode, you’ll quickly see that for Karin, “All Roads Lead to Supply Chain,” starting as early as age 13 when she helped implement her first enterprise software system. Years later, you’ll see how she became the 2020 Supply Chain Pro to Know of the Year. Buckle up, join the conversation, share your insights and learn how to harness supply chain technology to drive tangible business results.

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You Know Him as a Supply Chain Now Host- But who is Greg White? Part 1
Supply Chain Now
October 02, 2020
You know him as the witty and thought-provoking host of Supply Chain Now and TECHquila Sunrise. But did you know Mr. White is a proven executive-level leader? Listen to Part 1 of this interview to learn how he became an industry driver.

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Let's Talk Freight Tech, Startuplife, & Leadership- Part 1- Sarah-Barnes Humphrey, CEO of SHIPZ
Supply Chain Now
October 02, 2020
Sarah shares how she moved from the family business, to supply chain thought-leader, to Freight Tech founder and reveals how work ethic & reality TV help her succeed. Listen UP!

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Piloting Supply Chains Through 2020 & Beyond: Anne Robinson, PHD with Kinaxis
Supply Chain Now
October 01, 2020
In this conversation, Anne opens up with Supply Chain Now Host Scott Luton about:

· The rich opportunities associated with mentoring – for the mentor as well as the mentee

· The signs and signals that she sees that suggest resiliency is about to surpass efficiency as the primary focus of supply chain managers

· How technology is affecting supply chain skills requirements, and vice versa, and what the combination of these dynamics is doing for overall value creation

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The Supply Chain Buzz for September 28th: How to Break in & Advance in Supply Chain
Supply Chain Now
September 30, 2020
“Many schools have seen an uptick in interest in enrollment, in supply chain management programs. Based on some of my research going back a couple of years, that’s not a new trend, but that certainly is part of the silver lining in this pandemic.”

-Scott Luton, Host, Supply Chain Buzz


In today’s episode of the Supply Chain Buzz, Scott and Greg discuss the top news in Supply Chain for the week of September 28th, 2020.

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"Piloting Supply Chains Through 2020 & Beyond: Anne Robinson, PHD with Kinaxis"
Supply Chain Now
September 30, 2020
This episode of Supply Chain Now features Anne Robinson, PhD. As the Chief Strategy Officer for Kinaxis, Anne is responsible for accelerating strategy development to add continued value to customers. Her team drives the strategic roadmap, delivers thought leadership and identifies emerging trends. A proven leader in analytics and digital transformation, Anne has extensive experience in managing supply chains for global organizations. As Executive Director, Global Supply Chain Strategy at Verizon, Anne was responsible for the strategic vision of the global supply chain, driving excellence through analytics and process innovation. Previously, Anne worked at Cisco where she managed advanced analytics and business performance teams. Anne is a past president of INFORMS, a seasoned industry speaker and serves on several advisory boards. She is the founding editor of INFORMS Editor’s Cut. Anne has a BScH from Acadia University, MASc from the University of Waterloo and MSc and PhD from Stanford University.

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A True, Passionate Supply Chain Ambassador: Sofia Rivas Herrera
Supply Chain Now
September 28, 2020
In today’s episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott & Greg welcome Sofia Rivas Herrera to the podcast.

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"A True, Passionate Supply Chain Ambassador: Sofia Rivas Herrera"
Supply Chain NOW
September 28, 2020
In today’s episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott & Greg welcome Sofia Rivas Herrera to the podcast.

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A U.S. Marine Leading From the Front: Keith Singleton
Supply Chain Now
September 26, 2020
“You got to always lead from the front. And what that means, what that means is this. I never asked somebody to do something I’m not willing to do.”

-Keith Singleton, Guest on Veteran Voices


In this episode of the newly re-launched Veteran Voices series, Scott welcomes Keith Singleton to the podcast.

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Logistics & Beyond: The Power of Authenticity with Ryan Schreiber
Supply Chain Now
September 26, 2020
In this conversation, Ryan talks with Supply Chain Now Co-host Jamin Alvidrez about:

· Why it is so important for leaders to build or assemble a support base for themselves because we can’t all be right and strong all of the time

· How we should each think of ourselves as a ‘bootstrapped’ startup if we want to achieve our very best

· What we have to be willing to do if we really want to solve problems.

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"Logistics & Beyond: The Power of Authenticity with Ryan Schreiber"
Supply Chain Now
September 26, 2020
On this episode of Logistics & Beyond, powered by Supply Chain Now, Jamin welcomes Ryan Schreiber to the podcast.

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Setting a New Standard for Supply Chain Reporting: Emma Cosgrove with Supply Chain Dive
Supply Chain Now
September 25, 2020
In today’s episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott & greg welcome Emma Cosgrove with Supply Chain Dive to the podcast.

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"The Supply Chain Buzz for Sept. 21st: Featuring Scott, Jamin, & Sarah Barnes-Humphrey"
Supply Chain Now
September 23, 2020
In today’s episode of the Supply Chain Buzz, Scott & Jamin discuss the top supply chain news for the week, and welcome featured guest, Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, to the show.

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Top 3 Things to Know in Supply Chain Today & Tomorrow: Featuring Mike Griswold with Gartner
Supply Chain Now
September 22, 2020
Scott and Greg welcome Mike Griswold with Gartner back to the podcast.

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This Week in Business History for September 21st: The Story & Passion Behind Honda Motor Company Ltd
Supply Chain Now
September 21, 2020
The ‘This Week in Business History’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares some of the most relevant business and global supply chain events from years past. It will shine a light on some of the most significant leaders, companies, innovations, and even lessons learned from our collective business history. This week focuses on the Honda Motor Company Ltd.

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Celebrating 50 Million Books for Africa with Pat Plonski
Supply Chain Now
September 21, 2020
Books for Africa just reached a major milestone, sending their 50 millionth book!

In this interview, Patrick provides an update about Books for Africa with Supply Chain Now Hosts Greg White and Scott Luton:

· The operational changes he and his team have made to simultaneously increase their volume and keep costs low

· How content is moving from hard copy to digital format and how Books for Africa is working to leverage that opportunity to put more books into people’s hands

· How he has learned to handle criticism from people who disagree with his organization’s mission and priorities without letting it knock him off his path

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The Supply Chain Buzz for September 14th: Featuring J.D. Redmon with Acces Expd
Supply Chain Now
September 19, 2020
“Visibility and transparency, sometimes people believe that they’re synonymous, but I want to make a clear distinction today so that we can talk about it… Visibility provides a company with the knowledge of what’s happening with different activities in their company. While transparency allows you to take that knowledge and make it available to your customers, your partners, and your stakeholders.”

-J.D. Redmon, with Acces Expd

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Key Workforce Management Topics to Consider as We Return to the Office
Supply Chain Now
September 18, 2020
As hard as it was in the late winter and early spring for companies and operational locations to shut down, the process of opening commercial offices back up has been even more complex. From safety to employee morale, liability to state and local regulations, executive leadership teams are leading on their HR and legal teams for guidance and advice like never before.

Sarah Sunderman is the Director of HR, Compliance & Talent Relations for Hire Dynamics, and Ashley Kelly is a partner in the Litigation practice group and co-chair of the Employment practice group and a member of the Logistics and Post-Acute Care industry teams at AGG. They are closely monitoring business reopening requirements by location and industry, a considerable challenge given the fact that conditions sometimes change on a daily basis.

In this conversation, Sarah and Ashley share their point of view with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton on a number of reopening-related topics:

· The difficulties of having establishing enterprise-wide policies for companies that bridge jurisdictions and have multiple kinds of facilities and pools of workers

· The range of approaches they have seen employers take to bringing people back to work, providing employees with flexibility, choice, and input whenever possible

· Just how many details and decisions have to be thoughtfully addressed before a facility can be safely reopened with confidence, including elevators, bathrooms, HVAC, childcare requirements, and disability claims

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Scrappy Underdog to Investment Icon: Ben Gordon with Cambridge Capital
Supply Chain Now
September 17, 2020
The ‘TECHquila Sunrise’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares the latest investments, acquisitions, innovations, and glorious implosions in Supply Chain Tech every week. If you are looking for a podcast about ‘so-and-so signed a contract with such and such,’ or ‘they just released version 20 of that same technology you didn’t buy last year,’ this is the wrong podcast for you. But if you are looking for real news and innovation, welcome to the Sunrise.

This episode of TECHquila Sunrise features Benjamin Gordon with Cambridge Capital.

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Pioneering Leaders in the Produce Industry: Patrick Kelly & Michael Chavez
Supply Chain Now
September 16, 2020
In this conversation, Patrick and Michael tell Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton about:

· The varietal and chemical complexity of the common fruits and vegetables we eat every day and all year round

· The evolution, innovation, and technology involved in produce traceability, from the consumer all the way back to the grower, grove, and potentially even the specific tree the fruit grew on

· What might be next for the produce industry, including an Amazon-inspired direct-to-consumer model

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Logistics & Beyond: The Power of Relationships in Professional Growth
Supply Chain Now
September 12, 2020
In this conversation, Jeff tells Supply Chain Now Host Jamin Alvidrez about:

· What it was like interviewing for a job at Google, what parts of the experience of working there he still carries with him, and why he made the decision to leave

· Why we should stop thinking of connections as people who may be able to do something for us, and start seeing them as opportunities to offer something of value to another person

· How he made the transition into the freight industry without any experience in supply chain or logistics, and what he has learned about messaging to these specific customers

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Unlocking and Leveraging the Information Advantage: Mark Morley with OpenText
Supply Chain Now
September 10, 2020
In this conversation, Mark tells Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton about:

· The importance of being able to respond in real time to current situations and corporate disruption through flexibility, visibility, and actionable insights.

· How much more important digital information management will be if companies make the decision to keep their employees working remotely in the long term or indefinitely.

· The future potential associated with incorporating blockchains into digital supply chain information management, especially for companies in manufacturing, food production and pharmaceuticals.

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Powering Agile Decision-Making: Tim Judge & Nate Endicott
Supply Chain Now
September 09, 2020
Tim Judge is the President & CEO of Agillitics and Nate Endicott is the Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Alliances at RateLinx. In this conversation, they tell Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton about:

· How technology has to be fueled by quality data that is configured enough to be efficiently operational in its intended setting

· Why having the right people in every role in an organization has a direct impact on how much customers will trust that organization to make decision on their behalf

· Why the combination of these two organizations’ strengths will make it easier for their clients to get to the next level

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Supply Chain Management is Boring: Interview with Greg Cronin, Part 1
Supply Chain Now
September 07, 2020
In this two part interview we spoke with the Supply Chain Technology company whisperer, Greg Cronin, about his long and successful career in supply chain management and what the future holds.

It also just happens he and John Hill, who we recently interviewed on Supply Chain is Boring are considered the fathers of the warehouse management system industry and you get the indication the competitive embers are still alive.



In part 1 Greg discusses how he got into supply chain management up through his multiple attempts at retirement. Be sure to listen through the end to hear bonus coverage to get a better understanding of Greg Cronin. It all sounds pretty boring. So let’s see if Greg can prove me wrong

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A View from the CFO's Office: Scott Armstrong with CONA Services LLC
Supply Chain Now
September 07, 2020
In today’s Supply Chain Buzz episode, Scott and Greg welcome co-host Paul Noble with Verusen and featured guest Scott Armstrong with CONA Services LLC.

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So You Want to Get into Supply Chain Tech?
Supply Chain Now
September 07, 2020
The ‘TECHquila Sunrise’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares the latest investments, acquisitions, innovations, and glorious implosions in Supply Chain Tech every week. If you are looking for a podcast about ‘so-and-so signed a contract with such and such,’ or ‘they just released version 20 of that same technology you didn’t buy last year,’ this is the wrong podcast for you. But if you are looking for real news and innovation, welcome to the Sunrise.

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How and Why to Build a National Procurement Program to Optimize Your Spend
Supply Chain Now
September 05, 2020
Jim Fechner is the Strategic Sourcing Manager of Packaging and Paper-based commodities at USG and Tyson Steffens is a Principal at Pallet Alliance. USG manufactures drywall, a product that is simultaneously durable and delicate. Jim has been working with Tyson and Pallet Alliance for 20 years, working to drive all of the pallet-related costs out of their supply chain – including the cost to load them and the cost associated with poor quality product.

In this conversation, Jim and Tyson share their points of view about the following with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton:

· Why the number one goal of a national pallet program should not be to save money

· Whether pallets should be managed like consumable/indirect spend or as longer-lived ‘equipment’

· The many strategic options for optimizing a pallet program beyond direct material cost improvements

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Supply Chain is Boring: Football and Supply Chains in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond
Supply Chain Now
September 05, 2020
Today on this Supply Chain is Boring/Supply Chain Now cross-over, Chris Barnes spoke with Ted Stank, Faculty Director with the University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Institute to discuss Tennessee / Alabama football and supply chains in the era of Covid-19 and beyond.

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Optimizing Decision-Making in Supply Chain in 2020 & Beyond
Supply Chain Now
September 02, 2020
As more corporate processes are digitized, the importance of data in business decision making is skyrocketing. But if companies are going to be able to derive the maximum value from that data, it has to be high quality, available quickly, and put to good use.

Shannon Vaillancourt is the President and Founder of RateLinx and Tim Judge is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Agillitics. They are used to dealing with the data challenges that supply chain organizations face, not the least of which is the fact that Excel is still probably the most popular supply chain technology, just because it is familiar and accessible.

In this conversation, Shannon and Tim – and the supply chain community in a parallel live chat – answer the following questions posed by Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton:

· What are a couple of key considerations for enabling timely proactive data-driven supply chain decisions in 2020 and beyond?

· What are supply chain organizations doing to optimize their data visibility?

· What change management methodologies are most successful in support of digital transformation?

· Where do supply chain leaders most often make critical mistakes while leading transformation efforts?

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The Supply Chain Buzz for August 31st: The Retail Rundown & Chris Lingamfelter
Supply Chain Now
August 31, 2020
In today’s Supply Chain Buzz episode, hosts Scott and Greg tackle the top news in supply chain this week and welcome special guest Chris Lingamfelter.

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Recent Key Takeaways with Clay "The Dawg" Phillips
Supply Chain Now
August 31, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Clay “The Dawg” Phillips, Supply Chain Now Marketing Coordinator joins Chris, Greg, and Scott on the other side of the microphone.

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This Week in Business History for August 31st: How Glen Bell Jr. Transformed Fast Food
Supply Chain Now
August 31, 2020
The ‘This Week in Business History’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares some of the most relevant business and global supply chain events from years past. It will shine a light on some of the most significant leaders, companies, innovations, and even lessons learned from our collective business history.

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Providing Knowledge, Connections, Opportunities, & Hope: Brian Arrington with Vets2Industry
Supply Chain Now
August 29, 2020
In this episode of the newly re-launched Veteran Voices series, Scott welcomes VETS2INDUSTRY founder, Brian Arrington to the podcast.

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Insights on Global Trade & the USMCA: Consul General Nadia Theodor
Supply Chain Now
August 28, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Consul General Nadia Theodore to the podcast.

Nadia Theodore was appointed as Consul General of Canada in Atlanta in September 2017, with accreditation for Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. As Consul General, Ms. Theodore is the Government of Canada’s senior diplomat in the Southeast USA. Prior to her appointment as Consul General, Ms. Theodore served as Chief of Staff and Executive Director to Canada’s Deputy Minister of International Trade. Ms. Theodore has also served at Canada’s Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization and at Canada’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations (both in Geneva, Switzerland). With over 20 years experience in the Canadian federal public service, Consul General Theodore has built a reputation for forging strong partnerships with government and business leaders and building strong multi-disciplinary teams. Ms. Theodore has made advancing inclusion in the workplace a core pillar of her mandate as a senior executive in the Canadian public service and as Consul General in Atlanta. She is committed to making sure that the public service is included in the global conversation on diversity and inclusion within organizations and the deliberate work to build inclusive teams, including and especially at senior levels.

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"TECHquila & THC: One Smokin' Interview with Colton Griffin, CEO of Flourish"
Supply Chain Now
August 27, 2020
The ‘TECHquila Sunrise’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares the latest investments, acquisitions, innovations, and glorious implosions in Supply Chain Tech every week. If you are looking for a podcast about ‘so-and-so signed a contract with such and such,’ or ‘they just released version 20 of that same technology you didn’t buy last year,’ this is the wrong podcast for you. But if you are looking for real news and innovation, welcome to the Sunrise.

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"TECHquila & THC: One Smokin' Interview with Colton Griffin, CEO of Flourish"
Supply Chain Now
August 26, 2020
On this week’s Supply Chain Buzz, Scott & Greg welcome Jon Davis, Kara Brown, & Will Haraway to the podcast to talk about this week’s top news in supply chain.

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S&OP Fundamentals & Best Practices: Anthony "Z" Zampello & Fred Tolbert
Supply Chain Now
August 26, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Anthony “Z” Zampello and Fred Tolbert to the podcast.

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This Week in Business History for August 24th: Windows 95, Malvin Russell Goode, & More
Supply Chain Now
August 26, 2020
The ‘This Week in Business History’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares some of the most relevant business and global supply chain events from years past. It will shine a light on some of the most significant leaders, companies, innovations, and even lessons learned from our collective business history.

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Climbing Mountains, Bending Steel, & Serving Others: A Conversation with Don Long
Supply Chain Now
August 24, 2020
In this episode of the newly re-launched Veteran Voices series, Scott welcomes USAF veteran Don Long to the podcast.

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The Voice of Retail: Jon Gold with the National Retail Federation
Supply Chain Now
August 24, 2020
In this podcast interview, Jonathan tells Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton about:

· How the USMCA brings the goals associated with NAFTA into the modern era by reflecting the impact of newer developments like eCommerce, data protections, and digital commerce

· The significant retail industry innovations that have been driven by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and how the resulting shutdowns have impacted consumer demand and behaviors

· How the government affairs team at the National Retail Federation works with elected officials to help everyone understand the operational implications of regulatory changes

· The trends and planning changes being monitored by retailers as they try to figure out how to handle the financially critical holiday shopping season

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Why These 6 Supply Chain Tech Startups are Worth a Double Shot
Supply Chain Now
August 21, 2020
The ‘TECHquila Sunrise’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares the latest investments, acquisitions, innovations, and glorious implosions in Supply Chain Tech every week. If you are looking for a podcast about ‘so-and-so signed a contract with such and such,’ or ‘they just released version 20 of that same technology you didn’t buy last year,’ this is the wrong podcast for you. But if you are looking for real news and innovation, welcome to the Sunrise.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Supply Chain

Serving the People Behind the Numbers: Kelly Scheib with Proterra
Supply Chain Now
August 18, 2020
In this podcast interview, Kelly tells Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton about:

· Why human resources professionals can’t be fully effective until they learn as much as possible about the business they work for

· How organizations are redesigning themselves to be as prepared as possible for a completely redesigned future

· What she thinks workforces – and workspaces – are really going to look like in 10, 20 or 30 years

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Tags: COVID19, Supply Chain

Optimizing Decision-Making in Supply Chain in 2020 & Beyond
Supply Chain Now
August 18, 2020
As we fight to climb back from the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of people looking for silver linings. Kelly Scheib, Vice President of Human Resources at Proterra, found hers in the 2008-2009 recession. After weeks of being sent to lay people off, she realized that if she could minimize overtime and negotiate down healthcare benefits, she could keep more people employed. That was her ‘a-ha’ moment.

Fast forward to today, and she’s facing a double human resources challenge: protecting employees while also protecting the business. Fortunately, it has given her an opportunity to do one of her favorite things: learning more about the business. In the case of Proterra, it is the business of designing and manufacturing electric transit busses and charging systems.

In this podcast interview, Kelly tells Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton about:

· Why human resources professionals can’t be fully effective until they learn as much as possible about the business they work for

· How organizations are redesigning themselves to be as prepared as possible for a completely redesigned future

· What she thinks workforces – and workspaces – are really going to look like in 10, 20 or 30 years

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This Week in Business History for August 17th: Retail & Radio Legends are Born
Supply Chain Now
August 17, 2020
The ‘This Week in Business History’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares some of the most relevant business and global supply chain events from years past. It will shine a light on some of the most significant leaders, companies, innovations, and even lessons learned from our collective business history.

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An Interview with Seth Deitchman: Tireless & Passionate Veterans Advocate
Supply Chain Now
August 15, 2020
“I want kids to know about him. I want kids to know about all of my heroes, but one of the reasons why I was organizing the Pat Tillman Run here was to have not just kids, but kids predominantly, because I want that story to go on forever. To know what people do, what sacrifices people make. I don’t say every day, or on a regular basis but hopefully, more people will know about him, because he is such a great American and great human being. It’s worth knowing that he should be in our history books, in my opinion, and just revered for what he did for my kids. My kids weren’t born yet, but he sacrificed for my kids, even though he didn’t even know them.”

-Seth Deitchman, speaking about Pat Tillman, and his reasons behind establishing the Pat Tillman Run in Metro Atlanta

In this episode of the newly re-launched Veteran Voices series, Scott welcomes veteran advocate Seth Deitchman to the podcast.

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Supply Chain

Steady Leadership in Challenging Times: John Fluker with Grenzebach
Supply Chain Now
August 14, 2020
On today’s episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome John Fluker with Grenzebach to the podcast.

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Supply Chain

What is Digital Transformation Anyway?
Supply Chain Now
August 13, 2020
The ‘TECHquila Sunrise’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares the latest investments, acquisitions, innovations, and glorious implosions in Supply Chain Tech every week. If you are looking for a podcast about ‘so-and-so signed a contract with such and such,’ or ‘they just released version 20 of that same technology you didn’t buy last year,’ this is the wrong podcast for you. But if you are looking for real news and innovation, welcome to the Sunrise.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for August 10th with Featured Guest Andrew Kelley from BoxLock
Supply Chain Now
August 12, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg share the top stories in supply chain for the week for the Supply Chain Buzz. In this week’s episode, Scott and Greg welcome Andrew Kelley with BoxLock to the podcast.

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Relentlessly Focused on the Customer: Stephanie Thum with Practical CX
Supply Chain Now
August 11, 2020
On today’s episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Stephanie Thum to the podcast.

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This Week in Business History for August 10th: Fender, Fred, Free Market, & More
Supply Chain Now
August 10, 2020
The ‘This Week in Business History’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares some of the most relevant business and global supply chain events from years past. It will shine a light on some of the most significant leaders, companies, innovations, and even lessons learned from our collective business history.

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Supply Chain

Supply Chain Front & Center: Keith Saunders with Zep Inc
Supply Chain Now
August 10, 2020
On today’s episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Ben Harris to the podcast as a co-host, and Keith Saunders with Zep Inc. as their featured guest.

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A Shining Example of Commitment to Service: Jarrad Turner with The Warrior Alliance
Supply Chain Now
August 10, 2020
In this episode of our Veteran Voices podcast, host Scott Luton welcomes Jarrad Turner to share his military experience and his work with the Warrior Alliance.

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Logistics with Purpose: Shane Buerster with Z Beans Coffee
Supply Chain Now
August 08, 2020
In this podcast interview, Shane tells Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton about:

· Whether shared values are enough to serve as the foundation of a lasting business model

· All of the different companies, agents, and representatives Z Beans has to coordinate in order to manage his annual import process

· What it has been like running not only a global business, but what is effectively multiple, small localized businesses during the age of COVID

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Data Collection is Boring Part 2: More with Data and WMS Pioneer John Hill
Supply Chain Now
August 07, 2020
In the part 2 interview with John Hill, he continues to stress the importance of improving processes before implementing technology. In other words, what is your why? It sounds like common sense but from my experience you improve project success when the goals and realistic expectations have been defined.

John then goes into a short course on how to select and justify warehouse technology/solutions. Given John’s background and experience this is gold.

And John agrees, the future is bright. WMS packages and companies are morphing into broader solutions to include warehouse controls, robotics, execution systems, and artificial intelligence. This is a common theme I hear on other Supply Chain is Boring guest. (check out future episodes).

Mr. Hill has truly been influential in the space over the past ½ century. He has a zest for what he does and is still preaching the MHI gospel.

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How Do Venture Capitalists Make Money?
Supply Chain Now
August 06, 2020
“In this lesson, we’re talking about where the money comes from, where it goes and who gets it. Venture capital firms, where they get their money and how they make money is important to whether you’re a founder, an employee of a tech startup, you’re doing business with startups, or just a casual observer.”

-Greg White, Host of Techquila Sunrise

The ‘TECHquila Sunrise’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares the latest investments, acquisitions, innovations, and glorious implosions in Supply Chain Tech every week. If you are looking for a podcast about ‘so-and-so signed a contract with such and such,’ or ‘they just released version 20 of that same technology you didn’t buy last year,’ this is the wrong podcast for you. But if you are looking for real news and innovation, welcome to the Sunrise.

On this week’s episode, besides the regular Supply Chain Tech Stock Index and the deals of the week, Greg breaks down exactly how Venture Capitalists make their money.

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Supply Chain Buzz for August 3rd Featuring Mr. Supply Chain, Daniel Stanton
Supply Chain Now
August 05, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg share the top stories in supply chain for the week for the Supply Chain Buzz. In this week’s episode, Scott and Greg welcome Mr. Supply Chain himself, Daniel Stanton, to the podcast.

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Tags: Leadership, Supply Chain

Adapt & Thrive: Lessons from the Air Force, Andy Griffith & Granddad with Guest Scott Luton
Supply Chain Now
August 05, 2020
Today, we introduce a new series on Supply Chain Now, “The Jamin Logistics & Transportation Experience” with Jamin Alvidrez! For the first episode, Jamin interviews our very own, Supply Chain Now’s founder & CEO, Scott Luton.

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This Week in Business History for August 3rd: Elisha Otis Lifts the World Up
Supply Chain Now
August 04, 2020
The ‘This Week in Business History’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares some of the most relevant business and global supply chain events from years past. It will shine a light on some of the most significant leaders, companies, innovations, and even lessons learned from our collective business history.

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Tags: Leadership, Supply Chain

Optimizing Supply Chain Visibility: Angela Kerr with SpotSee
Supply Chain Now
August 03, 2020
On this episode of Supply Chain Now, Greg and Scott welcome Angela Kerr with SpotSee to the podcast.

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Logistics with Purpose: Jon Thompson with Comunidad Connect
Supply Chain Now
August 02, 2020
In this conversation, Jon tells Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton some of the lessons he has learned over the years of operating an organization in and for Nicaragua:

· The importance of injecting resources and capital into the local community despite the extra creativity that is sometimes required to get things done

· How it is possible to improve quality of life in communities and access headcount by trading water filters and stove pipes for labor

· The steps Jon and his team took in the face of political unrest to ensure that those in the community with the greatest needs were cared for

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Supply Chain

Determined, Relentless, & Successful: Grady Brain is on a Mission
Supply Chain Now
August 01, 2020
In this episode of the newly re-launched Veteran Voices series, Scott welcomes Grady Brain to the Veteran Voices podcast.

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Logistics with Purpose: Joel Manby, Author of "Love Works
Supply Chain Now
July 31, 2020
On this episode of Supply Chain Now, we continue the Logistics with Purpose series sponsored by Vector Global Logistics. Today, Enrique Alvarez with Vector joins Scott and Greg as they welcome Joel Manby to the podcast.

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Tags: Change Management, Innovation, Supply Chain

Did That Just Happen? So Many Big Deals..
Supply Chain Now
July 30, 2020
The ‘TECHquila Sunrise’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares the latest investments, acquisitions, innovations, and glorious implosions in Supply Chain Tech every week. If you are looking for a podcast about ‘so-and-so signed a contract with such and such,’ or ‘they just released version 20 of that same technology you didn’t buy last year,’ this is the wrong podcast for you. But if you are looking for real news and innovation, welcome to the Sunrise.

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Supply Chain

Key Takeaways from Q2 2020 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index
Supply Chain Now
July 29, 2020
In this interview, Bobby is joined by Trent Zuberi, the Associate Manager of North American Freight Payables for the Kraft-Heinz Company, to share the results of the on the Q2 2020 report with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton, interpreting what they may mean for the economy and the shipping industry in the short and longer term.

· How consumer “binge buying” affected the economy and freight markets

· Where the U.S. Bank team sees “glimmers of hope” despite everything being down at the national levels

· The state and regional differences Kraft is seeing in consumer demand and consumption patterns with so many people staying home

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Tags: COVID19, Supply Chain

Warehouse Robotics & Automation Update: Jeff Cashman with GreyOrange
Supply Chain Now
July 28, 2020
GreyOrange combines physical robots with AI to swiftly improve fulfillment. They have seen significant changes, not just among their own team members, but in the many retailers trying to adjust to a greater emphasis on their eCommerce channels.

In this conversation, Jeff provides Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton with an update on warehouse and automation:

· What is more critical to an operation, the robot or the software that directs it?

· The critical ‘hurdle’ that often exists between execution and planning and how companies can get around it

· The challenge that will be created for logistics and warehousing providers if predictions of people leaving urban areas in favor of the suburbs come to pass

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Supply Chain

Stand Up & Sound Off: A Conversation About Race in Industry
Supply Chain Now
July 26, 2020
The Supply Chain Now team was pleased to continue our “Stand Up & Sound Off” series, where we facilitate the sometimes difficult conversations that must be had in order for things to change. One other driving factor in this particular series is to create a global forum where our audience can actively participate & share their thoughts, insights & perspective.

On July 15th, we were pleased to feature several guest panelists that shared their insights and perspective on some of the challenges that we face, both here in the U.S. and across the international community. As we all approach these challenges from different angles & from different levels of understanding, and as we work to solve these problems together – – it’s important to continue the dialogue and gain insights from others. Our primary objective with this event is to do just that: serve as facilitators for helpful dialogue and discourse.

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Tags: COVID19, Supply Chain

How do Venture Capitalists Choose a Startup? TECHquila Sunrise with Greg White
Supply Chain Now
July 23, 2020
In this episode of ‘TECHquila Sunrise,’ Supply Chain Now Host Greg White provides:

· An update on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the size and number of investment deals and strategic acquisitions

· A look inside the mind of an investor that is deciding whether or not to invest and where they place the value, and what factors influence that decision

· An update on the progress and composition of the TECHila Sunrise index

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Management, Supply Chain

The Supply Chain Buzz for July 20th Featuring David Shillingford with Resilience360
Supply Chain Now
July 22, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg share the Supply Chain Buzz- the top stories in supply chain for the week. They are also joined by featured guest, David Shillingford with Resilience360.

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Data Collection is Boring: Data and WMS Pioneer John Hill
Supply Chain Now
July 21, 2020
Supply Chain guru Chris Barnes interviews the brightest minds and innovative organizations who are contributing the most cutting-edge concepts and ideas to the end-to-end supply chain. But it all sounds pretty boring. What do you think?

Data collection and WMS is very boring… or is it? In this episode of Supply Chain is Boring on Supply Chain Now, Chris interviews data collection pioneer John Hill.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Management

"This Week in Business History for July 20th: The Legacy of the Apollo Program"
Supply Chain Now
July 21, 2020
The ‘This Week in Business History’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares some of the most relevant business and global supply chain events from years past. It will shine a light on some of the most significant leaders, companies, innovations, and even lessons learned from our collective business history.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Management, Supply Chain

What it Takes to Turn Your Digital Transformation into Business Transformation
Supply Chain Now
July 17, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Luke Smaul and Alex Smith to the podcast.

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What Makes a Startup Go? Startup Africa & This Week's Deals: TECHquila Sunrise with Greg White
Supply Chain Now
July 16, 2020
In this episode of ‘TECHquila Sunrise,’ Supply Chain Now Host Greg White discusses recent articles on the following topics:

· How the seismic societal disruption caused by COVID-19 has impacted technology-related employment and investment funding in 2020

· The stages of a startup from bootstrapping to growth equity, including what is required of the founder(s) at each stage of growth, and how funding decisions affect revenue potential and ownership throughout

· The uplifting story of Nigerian B2B e-Commerce startup TradeDepot, who recently received $10 million to add financial services to its supply chain for African small and medium businesses – 75% of which are woman-owned businesses.

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Supply Chain Buzz for July 13th: Featuring Kevin L. Jackson with SourceConnecte
Supply Chain Now
July 15, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg share the Supply Chain Buzz- the top stories in supply chain for the week. They are also joined by featured guest, Kevin L. Jackson with SourceConnecte

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This Week in Business History for July 13th: Boeing Takes Off in the Pacific Northwest
Supply Chain Now
July 14, 2020
The ‘This Week in Business History’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares some of the most relevant business and global supply chain events from years past. It will shine a light on some of the most significant leaders, companies, innovations, and even lessons learned from our collective business history.

In this episode of ‘This Week in Business History,’ Supply Chain Now Host Scott Luton shares the story of the founding, growth, and recent challenges of Boeing.

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The Supply Chain Now Team Reflects on 400 Episodes
Supply Chain Now
July 13, 2020
In this 400th episode of Supply Chain Now, the Supply Chain Now team reflets back on 400 episodes!

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Logistics with Purpose: Jonathan Starr & Trudy Hall with the Abaarso School
Supply Chain Now
July 11, 2020
Founded in 2009, the Abaarso School of Science and Technology was the brainchild of a group of naively optimistic entrepreneurs. It is an American accredited boarding school based in Somaliland and it educates both boys and girls, with the expectation that all of the students are on the university track.

In this interview, Supply Chain Now Co-Hosts Scott Luton and Greg White are joined by Jonathan Starr, the CEO and Founder of the Abaarso Network, and Trudy Hall, Headmaster of the Abaarso School, to discuss the following:

– Why non-profit organizations still have to think of themselves as business, especially when it comes to operational and resource efficiency

– The significant (but rewarding) responsibility that comes from being a school, and a family, and a global community all at the same time

– The logistics challenges associated with moving all of the students from school to school, especially in the age of the pandemic

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USMCA Insights with Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta
Supply Chain Now
July 10, 2020
Javier Díaz de León has been the Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta since May of 2016. He has a degree in International Relations and a master’s degree in International Conflict Analysis. In 2019, Mexico bought $11B worth of products from Georgia, making the USMCA a critical concern to the state of Georgia and its manufacturers and producers.

In this conversation, Javier returns to Supply Chain Now to tell Co-Hosts Scott Luton and Greg White about:

– Why the border between the U.S. and Mexico represents an opportunity for both countries, and for the communities and businesses located on both sides of it

– The certainty that is delivered by the USMCA trade agreement in an era of extreme uncertainty – certainty about market access and investment

– The industries that are most likely to be impacted by USMCA policy, including automotive, agriculture, and energy.

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Venture Investment Basics, Inclusive Insights, & Big Deals: TECHquila Sunrise with Greg White
Supply Chain Now
July 09, 2020
In this episode of ‘TECHquila Sunrise,’ Supply Chain Now Host Greg White discusses recent articles on the following topics:

· Venture Capital 101: stages of investment and valuation, inclusive investment

· How COVID-19 changed the venture capital investment landscape in the U.S.

· Deal updates: TuSimple backed by UPS: driving into the future of autonomous truck tech with a trailer load of capital and a convoy of Fortune 100 partners and customers

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Supply Chain Buzz for July 6th: Featuring Tevon Taylor with FedEx Supply Chain
Supply Chain Now
July 08, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg share the Supply Chain Buzz- the top stories in supply chain for the week. They are also joined by featured guest, Tevon Taylor, with FedEx Supply Chain.

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Simplifying & Streamlining Operations: John Buglino with Optessa
Supply Chain Now
July 07, 2020
John Buglino is the Director of Marketing at Optessa, an advanced planning and scheduling software provider that assists manufacturers optimize their planning, scheduling, and sequencing.

In this conversation, John speaks about the moment companies realize there ‘has to be a better way’ with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Scott Luton and Greg White about:

Why companies need centralized technology with ‘core values’ that can be managed and manipulated but maintained if they hope to make informed decisions quickly.
The importance of community and industry credibility to any company’s ability to connect with their target market and establish a brand identity.
The acceleration of Industry 4.0 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and how the ‘dark factory’ has the potential to revolutionize the capabilities of technology and the efficiency that industry can achieve.

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This Week in Business History for July 6th: The Birth of the Coca-Cola Company
Supply Chain Now
July 06, 2020
The ‘This Week in Business History’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares some of the most relevant business and global supply chain events from years past. It will shine a light on some of the most significant leaders, companies, innovations, and even lessons learned from our collective business history.



In this episode of ‘This Week in Business History,’ Supply Chain Now Host Scott Luton relates true stories marking notable anniversary dates this week, including:

Featured Event: July 6, 1831: John Pemberton was born in Knoxville, Georgia. With a graduate degree in pharmacy and pain resulting from injuries sustained in the U.S. Civil War, Pemberton began experimenting with Elixirs. What started as “Dr. Tuggle’s Compound Syrup of Globe Flower” would eventually become what we know today as Coca-Cola.
July 7, 1928: The installation of the first bread slicing and wrapping machine invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder. By 1930, Wonder Bread was selling sliced bread nationally, and by 1933, sliced bread officially outsold unsliced bread in the United States.

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Supply Chain Front & Center: Rick McDonald with The Clorox Company
Supply Chain Now
July 03, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Rick McDonald with the Clorox Company to the podcast.

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Supply Chain Buzz for June 29th: 737 MAX Update, Bulging Inventories, Returns & More
Supply Chain Now
July 02, 2020
The Supply Chain Buzz features Scott and Greg as they discuss the top stories in supply chain this week.

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Top 25 Startup Ecosystems, Inclusive Investing, & Big Deals: TECHquila Sunrise with Greg White
Supply Chain Now
July 01, 2020
The ‘TECHquila Sunrise’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares the latest investments, acquisitions, innovations, and glorious implosions in Supply Chain Tech every week. If you are looking for a podcast about ‘so-and-so signed a contract with such and such,’ or ‘they just released version 20 of that same technology you didn’t buy last year,’ this is the wrong podcast for you. But if you are looking for real news and innovation, welcome to the Sunrise

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Feed More & Waste Less: Jasmine Crowe with Goodr
Supply Chain Now
June 30, 2020
In this conversation, Jasmine shares her amazing story of service through the supply chain with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Scott Luton and Greg White about:

The alarming statistics that capture how large, and how widespread, food insecurity still is today, and how it has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.
How familiar business management principles for transparency and measurement may be the key to alleviating hunger.
The critical effort associated with helping corporations understand that donating eligible food can save their bottom line while supporting sustainability programs and feeding the community.

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This Week in Business History for June 29th: The U.S. Interstate Highway System
Supply Chain Now
June 29, 2020
The ‘This Week in Business History’ Series on Supply Chain Now shares some of the most relevant business and global supply chain events from years past. It will shine a light on some of the most significant leaders, companies, innovations, and even lessons learned from our collective business history.

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The Dawn of a New Day: TECHquila Sunrise with Greg White
Supply Chain Now
June 24, 2020
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BRAND NEW series debuting today on SupplyChainNow! Join us for TECHquila Sunrise with Greg White! Listen as Greg shares the latest investments, acquisitions, innovations, and glorious implosions in SupplyChainTech every week at an unholy hour of the day, and also, unfortunately without the aid of coffee, tequila or intoxicants of any kind.

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Modern Fulfillment Demands Modern Systems: Jeff Cashman with GreyOrange
Supply Chain Now
June 23, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Greg & Scott welcome Jeff Cashman, COO & Senior Vice President of GreyOrange, to the podcast.

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June 22nd- This Week in Business History: The Birth of the Universal Product Code
Supply Chain Now
June 22, 2020
In this episode of ‘This Week in Business History,’ Supply Chain Now Host Scott Luton relates true stories marking notable anniversary dates this week, including:

June 26, 1974: At the Marsh supermarket in Troy, OH, the Universal Product Code (or UPC) barcode system was first used to a 10 pack of Wrigley’s Juicyfruit gum.
June 28, 1902: The First Spooner Act was passed by the U.S. Congress (also known as the Panama Canal Act), providing the authorization required to build the Panama Canal to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Notable business history birthdays: Konrad Zuse and Alan Turing

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Supply Chain Front & Center: Sandra MacQuillan with Mondelez International
Supply Chain Now
June 19, 2020
In this conversation, Sandra discusses her frank point of view with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Scott Luton and Greg White:

Why businesses need to get away from their focus on ‘greens’ or success stories and focus on the most meaningful metrics (regardless of what they tell us) and the best learning opportunities

How leaders can work with their teams to create a safe space, without bias, that makes us all stronger as individuals and communities

How she has connected with all of Mondelez’ key suppliers to see how they are doing and how the company can help them deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Tags: COVID19, Management, Supply Chain

Key Observations in the Current Supply Chain Market: Radu Palamariu with Alcott Global
Supply Chain Now
June 18, 2020
In this conversation, Radu shares his philosophy about talent and leadership with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton:

Why excellent soft skills – including self-control, relationship building, and a positive mindset – are more important now in supply chain talent than ever before

The role that strong leadership skills and team chemistry will play in deciding how much responsibility is abdicated to technology in the years to come

Why he and his team have decided that now is the time to launch their first digital event.

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June 15th- This Week in Business History: Goodyear, IBM, & More
Supply Chain Now
June 15, 2020
This episode of Supply Chain Now is the first in our new series, “This Week in Business History,” where host Scott Luton looks back at some of the biggest historical events in business history for the week ahead.

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Tomorrow's Automation Today: Richard Schrade, Co-Founder & President of Automation Intelligence
Tomorrow's Automation Today: Richard Schrade, Co-Founder & President of Automation Intelligence
June 12, 2020
For all the enthusiasm around machine learning and AI, many companies still don’t have a good way to ‘train’ digital agents before investing in and implementing complex, expensive systems. This requires access to a huge volume of data and an iterative training and refinement process: needs that are met by the ‘digital twin,’ or virtual commissioning.

Finding out if a system can deliver what is needed orders of magnitude faster than without virtual commissioning is a huge advantage an executive decision maker and the company they support – especially given the complexity of today’s platforms.

In this conversation, Richard talks about the following automation-related subjects with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton:

· The importance of digital twins to enterprise progress in the AI and machine learning space

· The difference between predictive and prescriptive analytics and why Richard’s team has chosen to focus on prescriptive

· Why automation may speed up processes once it is put into place, but the process of training it and teaching it the logic required to automate those processes efficiently takes a lot of patience

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Helping Manufacturers Share, Learn, & Grow: Joe Barto & Lynne Johnson with AME
Supply Chain Now
June 11, 2020
Lynne Johnson is the President of the AME Southeastern Region Board and Joe Barto is the Founder and President of TMG and a long-time AME volunteer. They have declared their intent to find a way to continue holding meaningful practitioner-to-practitioner events, even with the new restrictions.

In this conversation, Joe and Lynne discuss the following with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton:

· The leadership lessons that business teams can draw from participating in sports and the military

· Ways manufacturers are studying today’s supply chain disruptions to see where they are structural, and how best to minimize the impact and position for future growth

· The kinds of tough decisions manufacturing companies are having to make to survive the hard times we find ourselves in today

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Supply Chain Buzz with Rob Lopez & Peach Tree Commercial Captial: Manufacturing, Money & More
Supply Chain Now
June 10, 2020
Rob is responsible for developing new profitable financial relationships with businesses, the business owners, and the key executives in accordance with client goals for Peach Tree Commercial Capital. He proactively looks to expand client base by cultivating referral relationships with centers of influence, prospecting, networking, and target marketing clients/prospects in accordance with company marketing standards and building a nationwide book of business.

He provides education to clients and create cross-sell opportunities on Commercial Real Estate Loans, Asset-Based Financing, Working Capital Lines of Credit, Purchase Order and Inventory Financing, Accounts Receivable Financing, Equipment Financing, and SBA Loans. He reviews, processes, and prepares documentation for new accounts and loans and ensure that it is complete and in compliance with lender requirements.

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Logistics with Purpose: Jeremy Newhouse with MATTER
Supply Chain Now
June 09, 2020
Jeremy Newhouse is Vice President and CFO of MATTER- an international NGO committed to helping expand access to health in the neediest parts of the world. Jeremy has traveled and worked in 50 countries. He joined MATTER in 2013 following extensive international experience working in Congo and Tanzania in education, microfinance initiatives, and entrepreneurship development.

While studying for his MBA at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, Jeremy was a founding member of Microfinance Alliance that promoted microfinance awareness throughout Minneapolis and at the UofM. In his role as board member for Microfinance Alliance, Jeremy spoke at the 2008 Peace Prize Forum along with Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and other dignitaries. While pursuing his MBA, Jeremy was a broker and field trainer for Edward Jones financial services. Jeremy was recruited to St. Cloud State University where he became the first director of the SCSU Micro Loan Program- assisting SCSU in design and development of the first university run microloan program in the Midwest. Jeremy holds a B.A. in Divinity and Masters in Business Administration. Jeremy currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife Jessica, sons Orion and Oscar, and daughters Selah and Keziah.

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Supply Chain Front & Center: Jenny Froome & Dominique Zwinkels
Supply Chain Now
June 08, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott & Greg welcomed Jenny Froome and Dominique Zwinkels to the podcast.

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Quick Timeout: What Have We Learned & What Do We Expect in the Months Ahead
Supply Chain Now
June 05, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott, Greg, and Amanda look at the things they’ve learned during the pandemic, and what lies ahead.

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UPS Rate Changes & More: Supply Chain Buzz for June 1st with Cathy Morrow-Roberson
Supply Chain Now
June 04, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome special guest Cathy Morrow-Roberson and share the top stories in supply chain this week.

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Supply Chain Lessons Learned from Pandemic: Claudia Freed & Chuck Easley
Supply Chain Now
June 03, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Claudia Freed and Chuck Easley to the podcast.

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Meet Jamin: Supply Chain Vet Shows How to Unleash Positivity
Supply Chain Now
June 02, 2020
Jamin Alvidrez’s unique perspective, love of people and positive energy lead him to found Freight Tribe. Freight Tribe helps companies and people of Supply Chain & Logistics showcase what makes them special. He began his career in Supply Chain, Freight & Logistics in 2004. For the past 16+ years he has focused his passion in the Third Party Logistics world. Jamin prides himself on his diverse experience working on all sides of the business during his time at CH Robinson, FreightQuote, and AgForce Transport.

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What the Truck is Going On: Tim Dooner with FreightWaves
Supply Chain Now
June 01, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Tom Dooner with FreightWaves to the podcast.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for May 26th with Special Guest Jon Davis with Riskpulse
Supply Chain Now
May 28, 2020
On this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg cover the top news in supply chain for the week of May 26th. This episode also features Jon Davis with Riskpulse.

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Food Safety & Supply Chain Update: Mike Wasson & Aubree Duncan with Tosca
Supply Chain Now
May 27, 2020
“This [the pandemic] has created a whole new awareness of how dependent some industries are on frontline labor.

– Mike Watson is the Chief Operating Officer at Tosca

In this conversation, Mike and Aubrey share their point of view with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton on:

*What their perspective as perishable container producers suggests about fears of a food shortage
*The impact that labor shortages are having on the food wholesale and retail and foodservice industries
*The critical role that infrastructure and logistics plays in ensuring that essential businesses could remain operational through the disruption

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Industry Real Estate Update: Ward Richmond & SupplyChainRealEstate.com
Supply Chain Now
May 26, 2020
For this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Ward Richmond back to the podcast.

Ward Richmond is an Executive Vice President and shareholder at Colliers International (NASDAQ: CIGI). His team within Colliers specializes in working with C-level executives and operational specialists to develop and execute corporate real estate strategies on a local and global basis in an effort to maximize operational efficiencies and value. Ward’s primary focus is representing dominant logistics companies in the acquisition and disposition of “supply chain real estate”: distribution centers, truck terminals, last mile hubs, manufacturing facilities and industrial land. With over 12 years of experience, Ward has developed an unparalleled understanding of Supply Chain Real Estate strategy via negotiating 500+ transactions, globally, in 50+ cities while generating millions in value for his customers. Ward enjoys reading, writing and speaking about eCommerce and the logistics industry. He’s been featured on podcasts like the GaryVee Audio Experience and interviewed by multiple publications including The Wall Street Journal. Ward has also been a featured speaker at multiple real estate and logistics conferences around the globe. Ward currently serves on the steering committee for the Colliers International Logistics & Transportation Solutions Group and is an active member of IWLA, IAMC, and the semi-legendary, Texas Warehouse Association.

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Manufacturing Supplier Development Begins Here: David Burton with DMSCA
Supply Chain Now
May 22, 2020
In this conversation, David joins Supply Chain Now to provide Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton to discuss:

*The key areas of investment suppliers need to be focused on now, including predictive analytics, cross-enterprise maturity, cybersecurity, and environmental sustainability
*Why COVID-19 may open up a surge of opportunities for US-based manufacturers, one that prepared diverse manufacturers should be positioning themselves to benefit from
*The potential acceleration of supply chain digitalization in the aftermath of the pandemic, both responsively and in terms of long-term cohesive strategies

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Latia Thomas: Leading the Charge into the Future of Supply Chain
Supply Chain Now
May 21, 2020
In this conversation, Latia returns to Supply Chain Now to provide Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton with an update on her professional journey and perspective on the supply chain field:

*The importance of being able to relate to and communicate with a wide range of people in an increasingly diverse workforce
*How COVID-19 may be presenting the supply chain industry with a huge opportunity to increase general awareness of the exciting career opportunities within its ranks
*A recognition that the best, most innovative ideas, don’t always come from the upper ranks of a company structure, and that to benefit from those ideas, leaders must always be listening

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Pharma Supply Chain, Reshoring, & TP: The Supply Chain Buzz for May 18th
Supply Chain Now
May 20, 2020
On this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg cover the top news in supply chain for the week of May 18th.

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Today in Manufacturing: Rebecca Bowman with The Clorox Company
Supply Chain Now
May 19, 2020
This episode of Supply Chain Now continues the Today in Manufacturing series and features Rebecca Bowman with The Clorox Company.

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Leveraging AI Effectively to Win in the Turns: Dan Reeve with Esker
Supply Chain Now
May 18, 2020
This episode of Supply Chain Now features Dan Reeve from Esker.

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Insights from 2020 AIAG CR Summit: Brian Rich with Consumers Energy
Supply Chain Now
May 15, 2020
“We have more and more customers coming to us to talk about sustainability. When we say sustainability, we mean increasing the renewable power supply that’s in their energy mix as well as energy efficiency and other demand reduction strategies they can use.”

-Brian Rich, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience & Technology and Chief Customer Officer at Consumers Energy

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The Supply Chain Buzz: Week of May 11th
Supply Chain Now
May 14, 2020
On this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg cover the top news in supply chain for the week of May 11th.

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Insights from 2020 AIAG CR Summit: Dr. Assheton Carter with TDI Sustainability
Supply Chain Now
May 13, 2020
On today’s episode of Supply Chain Now, we welcome AIAG CR Summit speaker, Dr. Assheton Carter with TDI Sustainability to the show.

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Latest Observations on How COVID-19 is Impacting Supply Chains: Mike Griswold with Gartner
Supply Chain Now
May 12, 2020
This episode of Supply Chain Now features Mike Griswold. Mike serves as Vice President Analyst with Gartner’s Consumer Value Chain team, focusing on the retail supply chain. He is responsible for assisting supply leaders in understanding and implementing demand-driven supply chain principles that improve the performance of their supply chain.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for August 10th with Featured Guest Andrew Kelley from BoxLock
Supply Chain Now
May 12, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg share the top stories in supply chain for the week for the Supply Chain Buzz. In this week’s episode, Scott and Greg welcome Andrew Kelley with BoxLock to the podcast.

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Super Trend #3: Holistic Approach to Talent- Change Your Ways!
Supply Chain Now
May 11, 2020
On today’s episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome back Sarah Barnes-Humphrey with Let’s Talk Supply Chain for another episode in the Supply Chain Super Trends series.

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Insights from 2020 AIAG CR Summit: Eric Kane with Bloomberg
Supply Chain Now
May 09, 2020
In this conversation, Eric shares with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton how companies are investing in and tracking their ESG programs:

*Using tools to benchmark where they are in terms of current emissions and to make plans to decarbonize going forward
*The implications of recent changes in business activity across all industries for the environment and the climate
*Standardized ESG procedures and best practices that are trickling down through supply chains and across industries

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Preparing Global Supply Chains for the 2020 Hurricane Season
Supply Chain Now
May 08, 2020
In today's episode of #SupplyChainNow, Scott speaks with Shehrina Kamal with Resilience360 and Jon Davis with Riskpulse about the upcoming 2020 hurricane season, and how global supply chains can prepare now.

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The Supply Chain Buzz: Week of May 4th
Supply Chain Now
May 07, 2020
On this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg cover the top news in supply chain for the week of May 4th.



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How Group Purchasing Organizations Add Adaptability AND Cost-Savings into Your Supply Chain
Supply Chain Now
May 07, 2020
In this podcast interview, Ara tells Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton about:

Why savings – while they remain table stakes for procurement – are no longer enough for competitive enterprises
The tendency for most procurement organizations to emphasize generalist process knowledge, and how they can supplement that with specific category expertise
How GPOs are positioned to drive everything from supply chain sustainability to lower levels of risk more quickly than companies could do on their own

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Data Collection is Boring Part 2: More with Data and WMS Pioneer John Hill
Supply Chain Now
May 07, 2020
In the part 2 interview with John Hill, he continues to stress the importance of improving processes before implementing technology. In other words, what is your why? It sounds like common sense but from my experience you improve project success when the goals and realistic expectations have been defined.

John then goes into a short course on how to select and justify warehouse technology/solutions. Given John’s background and experience this is gold.

And John agrees, the future is bright. WMS packages and companies are morphing into broader solutions to include warehouse controls, robotics, execution systems, and artificial intelligence. This is a common theme I hear on other Supply Chain is Boring guest. (check out future episodes).

Mr. Hill has truly been influential in the space over the past ½ century. He has a zest for what he does and is still preaching the MHI gospel.

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Logistics with Purpose: Lauren Noce with Hungry
Supply Chain Now
May 06, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott welcomes back Enrique Alvarez with Vector Global Logistics for another episode in the Logistics with Purpose series. Their guest today is Lauren Noce with Hungry.

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Insights from 2020 AIAG CR Summit: Bruno Sarda with CDP North America
Supply Chain Now
May 05, 2020
In this conversation, Bruno explains to Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton:

*Why it makes good business sense to invest in the environment (For the last seven years, companies with an ‘A’ rating from CDP have outperformed their peers in the stock market by an average of 5.5% annually.)

*The ways in which supply chains represent a significant opportunity to scale and systematize corporate investments in sustainability

*Which industries are best positioned to make changes that will have a positive impact in the short run, given that there is not a single industry today that isn’t going through some kind of transformation.

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Insights from 2020 AIAG CR Summit: Tolga Yaprak with iPoint
Supply Chain Now
May 04, 2020
In this conversation, Tolga tells Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton about:

*Three critical things companies can do to improve their operational alignment with policies and regulations
*Red flags that companies should be on the lookout for, potentially indicating a problem
*The (positively) disruptive impact of consumer empowerment and the availability of information

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Insights from 2020 AIAG CR Summit: Michael Wurzman with RSJ Technical Consulting
Supply Chain Now
May 02, 2020
In this interview, Michael shares the struggles involved in the fight to improve the sustainability of the global supply chain with Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton:

*Data quality is a challenge that needs to be addressed collectively by entire industries, not contained within the walls of specific companies. This requires high levels of collaboration and visibility.
*Companies should be more driven by how much additional value they can provide than by how much they can cut their costs or product prices.
*True sustainability requires insight into an entire product lifecycle, from manufacture, through use, and in how materials are disposed of.

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Corporate Responsibility in Action: Al Hildreth with General Motors & Lecedra Welch with AIAG
Supply Chain Now
May 01, 2020
Al Hildreth is the Global Energy Manager for General Motors and Lecedra Welch is the Program Manager of Environmental Sustainability at AIAG. They joined Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton to talk about:

*Going beyond opportunity identification to reach action planning, the step in the process where potential benefits become tangible results
*The sheer number of resources, frameworks, and support systems that are available for companies and industries that are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and impact on the environment
*Why efforts to improve sustainability also have to be economically sound if they are to continue making a difference long into the future

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Analysis of Q1 2020 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index
Supply Chain Now
April 30, 2020
In this interview, Bobby is joined by Lee Klaskow, a senior analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, to share the results of the on the Q1 2020 report with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton, interpreting what they may mean for the economy and the shipping industry in the short and longer term.

*Why demand didn’t fall off as quickly as people might have expected at the end of the first quarter
*How changes in consumer behavior – such as a reliance upon eCommerce and stockpiling in both the B2B and B2C sectors – are making it hard to predict what shipping volumes and rates will be going forward
*Which regions have been hit the hardest, which seem to be more resilient, and what those differences are caused by

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"The Supply Chain Buzz: Week of April 27th"
Supply Chain NOW
April 29, 2020
On this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg cover the top news in supply chain for the week of April 27th.

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Logistics with Purpose: Patrick Plonski, PhD with Books for Africa
Supply Chain Now
April 28, 2020
In this interview, Patrick tells Supply Chain Now Host Scott Luton about:

The unique challenges being faced by this large volunteer-driven organization during the pandemic, including a lack of volunteers and donations in the U.S. and closed ports abroad.
*How he works to ensure that Books for Africa doesn’t just send books, they send the books that local communities want and need most
*Staying productive and positive in good times and in tough times, and never giving up

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Supply Chain Visionary: Diego Pantoja-Navajas with Oracle
Supply Chain Now
April 27, 2020
In this interview, Diego Pantoja-Navajas and Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton talk about:

*Why inventory management presents such a huge opportunity for operational efficiency and financial health
*How all companies – even services firms and retail operations – are effectively becoming technology companies today
*Why the widespread disruption from the coronavirus pandemic should serve as the catalyst for more change, not a reason to delay making changes that were already possibly overdue

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"Next Generation of Global Supply Chain Leadership: The Future's Bright"
Supply Chain NOW
April 24, 2020

On this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott welcomes Fred Tolbert as his co-host and three up and coming Supply Chain professionals: Maggie Hume, Nam Pham, and Tanner Foster.

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Logistics with a Purpose: Randy Strang with Medshare
Supply Chain Now
April 23, 2020
“One of the silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic is that barriers to global shipping have been coming down. Countries are more open to receiving aid. Hopefully we’ll learn from that and be able to make that happen on a continuous basis in the future.”

– Randy Strang, COO at Medshare

In this interview, sponsored by Vector Global Logistics, Randy tells Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton about:

· The equipment, material, and training support provided by Medshare to communities around the world to provide them with supplies and ensure they have the skills to keep those devices working long into the future.

· The surprising phone calls and requests for assistance that Medshare has received since March 2020, with local clinics in the U.S. looking for supplies that would previously been deemed more appropriate to send overseas.

· How important it is for leaders to have a strong mission and vision – especially in the face of challenges such as the ones we see today. Leaders should set priorities, manage unpredictability, and accomplish each day what they can.

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Circular Economy Leadership: Joerg Walden with iPoint
Supply Chain Now
April 21, 2020
In this interview, Joerg points out to Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton the core mindsets that have to change in order for businesses to become more sustainable:

· Recognizing how important it is to consumers that their products come to them from responsibly managed, ethically sourced, and minimally wasteful supply chains

· How digital representations (or digital twins) can be used to analyze and reduce waste streams

· Reimagining the value chain, resource utilization, and sustainability with a mind to bracing for supply chain disruptions – even with our current levels of connectivity

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The Supply Chain Buzz: Week of April 20th
Supply Chain Now
April 20, 2020
On this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg cover the top news in supply chain for the week of April 20th.

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Episode 331: Trade Association Thought Leadership: John Paxton with MHI"
Supply Chain Now
April 10, 2020
“Companies will look at their supply chain, and in addition to looking at cost they’ll also be looking at the risk and the diversification and the resiliency and the ability to pivot in particular situations.”
– John Paxton COO and CEO Designate of MHI

John Paxton is the Chief Operations Officer and CEO Designate of the Material Handling Industry Association (MHI). MHI is a trade association made up of member companies that focus on products and services in the material handling, warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing spaces.

Professional associations have always been one of the most important ways for people to continue learning and growing from their peers, but as John points out, that is only the beginning. Associations such as MHI provide professionals with an opportunity to volunteer, showcasing their leadership abilities, and setting themselves apart.

In this interview, recorded live at MODEX 2020, John Paxton shares his perspective with Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Greg White and Scott Luton:
- The cutting-edge best practices and technologies being developed and tested within supply chain
- The availability of data that can enable the integration of various levels and types of supply chain solutions
- The enormous potential of supply chain talent, especially as efforts to diversify the talent pool come to fruition

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New Market, New Mindset
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September 30, 2020
Attention please, ladies and gentlemen. Your attention please.

Take just about everything that decades of retail experience has taught you - - and throw it out the window. And frankly, that's only mild exaggeration!

Folks, it's amazing just how much the rules have changed. We invite you to join us and learn from a couple of business leaders that are on the forefront of that change. GreyOrange has been growing like wildfire, because they deliver the bots with brains that are powering warehouses & fulfillment centers globally. Capgemini is helping companies, in retail and other sectors, truly transform - - digital and otherwise - - to be in position to tackle this brave new world. Join the Supply Chain Now team on September 30th and learn from the pros that are DOING it, as Greg White & I host:

Cyndi Lago, VP/Supply Chain with Capgemini
Jeff Cashman, COO with GreyOrange

We'll be talking all about "New Market, New Mindset" - - and lessons learned from the trenches. Register here:
https://lnkd.in/duDtTew

And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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"The Buzz: Chinese Auto Market Slump, Air Cargo Woes, Parallel Reality, Apple's Daisy Robot, & More"
Supply Chain Now
January 27, 2020
Scott Luton offers his perspective on a variety of leading end-to-end Supply Chain news and developments.

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Toilet paper makers: 'What we are dealing with here is uncharted'

Location: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/17    Date Available: March 19th, 2020    Fees: 0

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Consumer products company Kimberly-Clark (KMB), whose retail toilet paper brands include Scott and Cottonelle, said it is taking steps to accelerate production and reallocating inventory to meet current demand.
"We want to assure consumers that we are doing our best to ensure a steady supply of product to stores, and will continue to make adjustments to our plans as necessary," the company said in a statement to CNN Business.
Another way suppliers are responding to the toilet paper craze: Some are cutting out distribution centers, sending trucks directly to and from paper factories to get product onto shelves more quickly, said Scott Luton, founder and CEO of Supply Chain Now Radio, a digital media company focused on supply chain management.

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