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Scott Luton

Founder & CEO at Supply Chain Now

Metro Atlanta, United States

26008 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 $1,000

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Media Experience: 6 years

Areas of Expertise

Culture 30.26
Diversity and Inclusion 32.58
Entrepreneurship 33.88
Innovation 30.27
Leadership 32.50
Marketing 30.30
Risk Management 31.27
Social 31.15
Startups
Supply Chain 65
Management 36.45
Procurement 30.21
COVID19 68.89
Sustainability 36.44
AI 30.31

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Manufacturing
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Publications

2 Article/Blogs
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

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

50 Podcasts
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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Tags: Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain

The Dawn of a New Day: TECHquila Sunrise with Greg White
Supply Chain Now
June 24, 2020
Listen UP!

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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Tags: Leadership, Management, Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain

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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Tags: Management, Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain

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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Tags: Social, Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Management

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Entrepreneurship, COVID19

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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Tags: Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, Leadership

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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Tags: Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Entrepreneurship, COVID19

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, COVID19

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, COVID19

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, Entrepreneurship

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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Tags: Sustainability, Management, COVID19

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Leadership, Entrepreneurship

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, Entrepreneurship

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, COVID19

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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Tags: AI, Sustainability, Entrepreneurship

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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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain, Entrepreneurship

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Marketing, Entrepreneurship

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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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain, Management

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, COVID19

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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Tags: Management, Supply Chain

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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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Management

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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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Entrepreneurship

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Leadership

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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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain, Leadership

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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Tags: Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain

"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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Tags: Supply Chain

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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Tags: Social, Supply Chain, Entrepreneurship

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Entrepreneurship, COVID19

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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Tags: Leadership, Risk Management, Supply Chain

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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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, Leadership

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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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Tags: Supply Chain, Leadership

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

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onsumer 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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