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Scott Luton

Founder & CEO at Supply Chain Now

Metro Atlanta, United States

31229 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
Author1013
Influencer348
Speaker3
Entrepreneur40
Total1404

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Media Experience: 6 years

Areas of Expertise

Culture 30.65
Diversity and Inclusion 32.58
Entrepreneurship 36.82
Innovation 31.06
Leadership 35.58
Marketing 31.46
Risk Management 31.40
Social 31.45
Startups
Supply Chain 100
Management 48.89
Procurement 31.49
COVID19 76.20
Sustainability 33.09
AI 30.40
Change Management 30.59
Digital Transformation 30.59
Business Strategy 30.55
Retail 32.85
Business Continuity 32.43
IoT 30.45
HR 30.13
Ecosystems 30.97
Autonomous Vehicles 31.39
Blockchain 30.47
Mobility 30.97
Health and Safety 31.68
Cloud 30.45

Industry Experience

Manufacturing
Media
Metal Products
Other
Professional Services

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Publications

5 Article/Blogs
SCN Live: Supply Chain Today & Tomorrow with Mike Griswold
Supply Chain NOW
November 30, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Mike Griswold with Gartner back to the podcast.

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Tags: Supply Chain

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

335 Podcasts
IBM Think Preview: The IBM Cloud Ecosystem
Supply Chain NOW
May 10, 2021
The IBM Cloud Ecosystem

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Tags: Supply Chain

Clearing the Path for Veterans: A Conversation with Nadia Delanoy, PhD
Supply Chain NOW
May 07, 2021
Nadia Delanoy is a scholar-practitioner in that she has garnered her degrees while working in the field. Nadia has earned a BA., B.Ed., M.Ed., MBA, PhD, and CAIS Leadership Diploma. Ms. Delanoy is a graduate and bachelor level Assistant Professor (Adj.) at the University of Calgary. She has worked in the K-12 sphere for 19 years as an educator, as a leader in professional learning and program design. Ms. Delanoy has also held the positions of Director of Curriculum and Programming as well as a Director of IT with an extension into educational technology. She has also been a consultant for over 14 years within the private sector, for private and public schools, the Cooperators, the Siksika Nation, the Alberta Council for Climate in Education, the Calgary Stampede and the College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS). With a business background, Ministerial experience and a role on the Alberta Partners for Youth Career Development Board, Nadia brings to her role on the Fulbright Board a diverse perspective and well-rounded experiences from within the fields of business and education. From a complementary capacity, her research spans leadership development, educational leadership, the meaningful integration of technology, data analytics and organizational change, literacy programming, assessment frameworks, and instructional design. She has had many speaking engagements nationally and internationally to help mobilize knowledge/research which have included the American Education Research Conference, the UK Literacy Association Conference at Sheffield University, A Child’s World Conference in Wales as well as the University of Calgary Post-Secondary Learning Conference. She is committed to social change and advocacy through her role as President on the Walden Virtual Fulbright Board, her research, work with corporations such as the Calgary Stampede (Nutrien) in their sustainable development pilot which focuses on metrics such as social change, sustainable agricultural practices, and global citizenship advancement. This years bilateral Fulbright initiative is a bilateral U.S. and Canadian wellness program for veterans and their families that are transitioning into civilian life. Additionally, she supports her community through philanthropy and volunteerism mostly pertaining to children with disabilities (i.e. assistive technology access and support) and neonatal programs in Central and South America. Connect with Nadia on LinkedIn.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for May 3rd: The Covid Crisis in India
Supply Chain NOW
May 06, 2021
Enrique Alvarez serves as Managing Director at Vector Global Logistics and believes we all have a personal responsibility to change the world. He is hard working, relationship minded and pro-active. Enrique trusts that the key to logistics is having a good and responsible team that truly partners with the clients and does whatever is necessary to see them succeed. He is a proud sponsor of Vector’s unique results-based work environment and before venturing into logistics he worked for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). During his time at BCG, he worked in different industries such as: Telecommunications, Energy, Industrial Goods, Building Materials and Private banking. His main focus was always on the operations, sales and supply chain processes, with case focus on, logistics, growth strategy and cost reduction. Prior to joining BCG, Enrique worked for Grupo Vitro, a Mexican glass manufacturer, for five years holding different positions from sales and logistics manager to supply chain project leader in charge of five warehouses in Colombia.

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Evangelizing Global Supply Chain: Dhairya Patel with Inquizity
Supply Chain NOW
May 05, 2021
Dhairya Patel is a supply chain evangelist with a strong passion to trace a steeper learning curve while exploring newer avenues and opportunities in today’s technology-driven world. As a Gen Z who has just stepped into the workforce, he strives to work towards the realization of a smarter, autonomous, and hyperconnected supply chain. He completed his undergrad in Mechanical Engineering and will be joining Georgia Tech for pursuing his Masters in Industrial Engineering starting August 2021. He is currently working as a Supply Chain Planning Analyst intern at Inquizity, a planning and business automation solutions provider. He has also worked as an Operations Intern with a logistics technology SaaS provider offering real-time track and trace solutions. Connect with Dhairya on LinkedIn.

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Is Your Supply Chain Agile or Fragile?
Supply Chain NOW
May 04, 2021
Jason Tham is the CEO and co-founder of Nulogy, a globally recognized software company that connects consumer brands with their external suppliers to bring customized consumer products to market with agility. As the heartbeat and driving force behind Nulogy, Jason spearheads the company’s strategic direction and product vision. For over a decade, Jason has championed the advancement of agile, interconnected, sustainable supply chains. As a distinguished thought leader, he has presented his vision and strategies at industry conferences around the world and serves on several industry association boards. Nulogy’s technology is used by some of the world’s most recognized brands to enable agility and responsiveness in their supplier networks. By leveraging digitalization through Nulogy to increase supply chain efficiency, responsiveness, and collaboration, brands and their supply chain networks are able to navigate today’s volatile, ever-shifting consumer landscape with flexibility, ease, and speed. Connect with Jason on LinkedIn.

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7 Musts for Your 3 Minute Startup Pitch
Supply Chain NOW
May 04, 2021

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Redmon's Rebound, Resilience, & New Venture
Supply Chain NOW
May 03, 2021
J.D. Redmon An experienced Fortune 500 executive, motivational team leader & Founder of Acces Expd. J.D. is best known for his strategic creative processes, team building and having a passion for helping companies/employees achieve their goals.

As an advisor, companies who have executed J.D.‘s strategies have achieved over $1.6B in revenue the last 3 years. His current focus is continued development of Acces Expd to help keep his clients in the Blikity (Activities that keep your company in the “Black”)

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Tags: Supply Chain

This Week in Business History for May 3rd: The Birth & Rise of The Clorox Company
Supply Chain NOW
May 03, 2021
The Birth & Rise of The Clorox Company

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Tags: Supply Chain

Encontrando soluciones y facilitando el comercio entre México y USA: Alex Meza con RioRev Partners
Supply Chain NOW
May 03, 2021
Alex Meza has over 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles in the international and domestic logistics space. Born and raised in Mexico, Alex has spent all of his career helping companies navigate the complex waters of international commerce. He has held leadership roles in publicly traded companies such as Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, as well as large family-owned private companies such as Jack Cooper Holdings, where he held the title of President and COO. He currently leads a private investment firm named RioRev Partners, LLC which is focused on building a logistics platform concentrated in cross-border US/Mex trade. Connect with Alex on LinkedIn.

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Positioning for Success at the Intersection of Transformation, Risk, & Technology with Koray Kose & Philip Ideson
Supply Chain NOW
April 30, 2021
Positioning for Success at the Intersection of Transformation, Risk, & Technology.

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Turning Retail Experience, Military Service, & an APICS CSCP Certification into a Supply Chain Career
Supply Chain NOW
April 30, 2021
Raul Soto spent over a decade in retail management learning supply chain methodology and was introduced to logistics in the United States Marine Corps. Building on this life experience, Raul is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management & Logistics and intends to earn a master’s degree. He recently earned his APICS CSCP certification. Raul is a continuous seeker of supply chain knowledge and stays up-to-date with what’s new in the supply chain world. Connect with Raul on LinkedIn.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for April 26th Featuring Special Guest Lora Cecere
Supply Chain NOW
April 29, 2021
Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, 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 geared at helping early adopters seeking first mover advantages through innovative supply chain strategies and market execution.

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Surplus Medical Supplies Meets Sustainability: MedShare's Purpose is Rooted in Repurposing
Supply Chain NOW
April 28, 2021
Charles Redding has served as CEO and President of MedShare International, Inc. since 2014. From 2012 until 2014 he served as Chief Operating Officer, leading efforts to expand to a third region in the Northeast with a Sorting and Collection Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Under Charles’ leadership MedShare has experienced record-breaking years of humanitarian aid shipments, programmatic interventions, fundraising and community outreach. His strategic shift from outputs and a relentless focus on measurable outcomes and impact are recognized as major contributors to the organization’s expanded success. His leadership in responding to the 2014 Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa and the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic garnered significant recognition and accolades. He was named Georgia Trend’s 2021 Notable Georgian. Charles honed his global leadership skills at Johnson & Johnson from 1988 until 2011. As Vice President of Global Operations for the Aesthetic Medicine Business (Mentor), based in Santa Barbara, California...

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TECHquila Sunrise Replay: So You Want to Get Into Supply Chain Tech?
Supply Chain NOW
April 27, 2021
So You Want to Get Into Supply Chain Tech?

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Analysis of the U.S. Bank 2021 Q1 Freight Payment Index Featuring Bobby Holland with U.S. Bank & Drew Wilkerson with XPO
Supply Chain NOW
April 27, 2021
Bobby Holland is responsible for the Freight Data Solutions team at U.S. Bank. Bobby has over 36 years of broad-based data processing, software engineering and consulting experience. He has leadership in multiple industries including insurance, large-scale billing, customer care services and banking. His specialties include systems integration, enterprise applications architecture, agile methodology, DevOps practice, systems engineering, object-oriented development, analytics, and product and project management. Bobby’s current focus is in analytics and data-related product management for the freight industry. Bobby holds a degree in Computer Science from Metropolitan State University.

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This Week in Business History for April 26th: Sustainability in Action & the History of the COP
Supply Chain NOW
April 26, 2021
Sustainability in Action & the History of the COP

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Digital Transformers: Supplier Management Using Blockchain
Supply Chain NOW
April 26, 2021


Gary Storr is the General Manager of Trust Your Supplier, a revolutionary new supplier information management marketplace that connects business partners through a trusted, validated, blockchain-based network. In his role, Gary is responsible for all business operations, overseeing commercial solutions, product vision and direction, roadmap execution, and portfolio strategy. Gary has nearly 30 years of corporate experience at all levels of Information Technology. He’s held senior executive IT roles with responsibilities that include enterprise solution delivery, corporate infrastructure operations, global application development, professional services integration, and global business strategy. Connect with Gary on LinkedIn.

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Passionate Humanistic Leadership: An Inspiring Conversation with Sherrika Sanders, PhD
Supply Chain NOW
April 23, 2021
Sherrika Sanders After receiving a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry and completing postdoctoral research, Sherrika enjoyed a 9 year career as a Senior Scientist, Technical Services Scientist, and Group Leader for The Dow Chemical Company. Following her tenure at Dow, Sherrika became the R&D Director at Authentix, Inc. located in Dallas, TX. In this role, she managed development, formulation, scale-up, quality and commercialization of markers for authentication solutions while also leading the Environmental, Health and Safety function for the Company. In 2018, during Women’s History Month”, Sherrika was listed as 1 of 20 “Most Influential Women in Manufacturing”.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for April 19th Featuring Special Guest Kevin L. Jackson
Supply Chain NOW
April 22, 2021
Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized Thought Leader, Industry Influencer and Founder/Author of the award-winning “Cloud Musings” blog. He has also been recognized as a “Top 5G Influencer” (Onalytica 2019), a “Top 1000 Tech Blogger” (Rise Social Media 2019) and provides integrated social media services to AT&T, Broadcom, Ericsson, and other leading companies. Mr. Jackson’s commercial experience includes Vice President J.P. Morgan Chase, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and Engility Corporation Director Cloud Solutions

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The Top Three Things Bad Leaders Do: With Crystal Davis and Charles Walker
Supply Chain NOW
April 21, 2021
The Top Three Things Bad Leaders

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Supply Chain Disruptions Driving Logistics Advancements: Frank McGuigan, CEO of Transplace
Supply Chain NOW
April 20, 2021
Supply Chain Disruptions Driving Logistics Advancements

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How Cannabis Could be the Model for the Modern Supply Chain
Supply Chain NOW
April 19, 2021
Colton Griffin is CEO of Flourish Software, a leading supply chain management and seed to sale tracking software solution for the cannabis, CBD, and hemp verticals. Prior to Flourish, Colton was a consultant at Manhattan Associates, a market leader in best-of breed supply chain software. There he specialized in business intelligence and data analytics for supply chain applications, helping dozens of companies optimize their operations. He moved onto Genuine Parts Company (Fortune #177) where he built and managed a reporting platform deployed to dozens of distribution centers as well as corporate inventory optimization and trade management systems.

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Mike Griswold with Gartner: The Top 3 Priorities of New Supply Chain Leadership
Supply Chain NOW
April 16, 2021
Mike Griswold 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. Mr. Griswold joined Gartner through the company’s acquisition of AMR. Previous roles include helping line-of-business users align corporate strategy with their supply chain process and technology initiatives. One recent study published by a team of Gartner analysts, including Mike Griswold is Retail Supply Chain Outlook 2019: Elevating the Consumer’s Shopping Experience. Mr. Griswold holds a BS in Business Management from Canisius College and an MBA from the Whittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Learn more about Gartner here: www.gartner.com

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Manufacturing Monday on the Supply Chain Buzz: featuring Special Guest Billy Taylor
Supply Chain NOW
April 15, 2021
Billy Taylor is an American business executive, dynamic speaker and leadership guru. He is the CEO and President of LinkedXL (Excellence), a Business Operating Systems Architecting Firm. Taylor spent 30 years with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT), serving as Director of North America Manufacturing and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. During his tenure at Goodyear, the company’s earnings rose from -38M to +1B. As the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Goodyear, Taylor led diversity and inclusion strategies for 64,000 employees across the 22 countries where Goodyear operates.

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"Caringly Ruthless": A Supply Chain Leadership Master Class with Sandra MacQuillan
Supply Chain NOW
April 14, 2021
Sandra MacQuillan is Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Mondelēz International, a global company leading the future of snacking with 2019 net revenues of approximately $26 billion. In this role, Sandra leads all aspects of the organization’s global supply chain including Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, Engineering, Sustainability and Safety. Sandra is passionate about the role the supply chain plays in leveraging deep understanding and partnership to drive value to the business. Sandra joined the company in June 2019 from Kimberly-Clark where she was their first-ever Supply Chain Officer. She built their Supply Chain and Supply Chain Leadership team and under her leadership, this work resulted in best-in-class performance in cost-savings and step-changes in cash, customer service, quality, safety and sustainability. Prior to her time at Kimberly-Clark, Sandra worked at Mars Incorporated for more than 20 years, holding supply chain positions of increasing responsibility around the world

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Stop Talking - Act: Building Sustainable Logistics Initiatives with Peter Stangeland
Supply Chain NOW
April 13, 2021
Peter Stangeland is the Chief Commercial Officer in Schenker Norway. DB Schenker is one of the world’s largest logistics providers within Land transport, Ocean Freight, Air Freight, and Contract Logistics. DB Schenker is present at more than 2,100 locations around the world and has more than 77,000 employees around the world. Peter was born in Fredrikstad, Norway, but also has an American family in Hershey, Nebraska. He studied and received his degree in logistics and transport economics at Molde University College. He has trained and worked within logistics since 1997, both in the Norwegian Army and in his civilian career. He’s worked and lived in Germany, Finland, Sweden, and Norway.

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"Until you get punched in the face”: Delivering good(s) in times of disruption with Good360
Supply Chain NOW
April 13, 2021
Matt Connelly joined Good360 as Chief Executive Office after having served on our Board of Directors for eight years, including the last four as Co-Chairman. Matt is a transportation and supply chain industry veteran with a 32-year track record at UPS where he most recently developed the network strategy and design for the US transportation network and was responsible for the sourcing of purchased transportation. Additional accomplishments include executing multiple contracts with the US Postal Service, and leading the integration of Coyote Logistics, a company acquired by UPS. Matt first began his UPS career as a package driver in Cambridge, MA, and progressed through a series of operations and engineering roles within UPS, including assignments in Florida, Chicago and UPS Supply Chain Solutions. Matt played a significant role with UPS’s expansion into global markets, forwarding and contract logistics services.

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This Week in Business History for April 12th: And Justice for All – Metallica takes Napster to Court
Supply Chain NOW
April 12, 2021
In this edition of This Week in Business History, guest host Kelly Barner remembers key innovations, inventions, and firsts that took place between April 12th and the 16th, including Metallica’s legal stand against Napster, the relative advantages and costs of the Pony Express and postage stamps,

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Bold, Inspiring, Innovative Entrepreneurs: Cloe Guidry-Reed, CEO of Hire Ground & Pierre Laguerre, CEO of Fleeting
Supply Chain NOW
April 12, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, hosts Scott Luton and Ben Harris welcome Cloe Guidry-Reed, CEO of Hire Ground & Pierre Laguerre, CEO of Fleeting, to the show.

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Between God and Google: Delivering Potable Water Worldwide with Filter of Hope
Supply Chain NOW
April 09, 2021
Bart Smelley is the founder and CEO of Filter of Hope. Throughout his business career, Bart has traveled to many developing countries on international mission projects. During his travels, he surveyed families living in abject poverty and became aware of the global water crisis – specifically, the fact that thousands of children die each week from drinking contaminated water. This heartbreaking discovery led to the design of a simple, household water filter that removes all harmful bacteria from polluted water sources. In 2012, Bart felt God’s call to full-time missions, and his passion for evangelism and providing clean drinking water to families in desperate need inspired him to start Filter of Hope

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The Supply Chain Buzz for April 5th: Featuring Elliott Paige with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Supply Chain NOW
April 08, 2021
Elliott Paige is the Director for Air Service Development at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. He joined the world’s busiest and most efficient airport after a successful career promoting trade and investment for over 20 years, including serving 10-years as a diplomat in Geneva, Switzerland. Elliott also worked as an international civil servant with the World Trade Organization and the United Nation’s International Trade Center. Since at Hartsfield-Jackson, he has built solid relationships with aviation executives worldwide, recruited several international passenger and cargo airlines, plus several domestic airlines. His efforts are supported through collaboration with various stakeholders – Mayor’s Office, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Atlanta Conventions and Visitors Bureau, Georgia Department of Economic Development, diplomatic community and private sector partners

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Passionate Leadership for the Manufacturing Industry: Aneesa Muthana, CEO of Pioneer Service
Supply Chain NOW
April 07, 2021
Aneesa Muthana is a hands-on leader with extensive experience in almost every aspect of a production environment. In 1993, Aneesa took the opportunity to run a small, struggling company. Today, that same company serves multiple industries. Aneesa attributes this success to building a high-performance team that embraces continuous improvement, diversity, and leading-edge technology. She’s won numerous awards including Manufacturing Institute’s Award, 2019 NAWBO Woman Business Owner of The Year, Crain’s 2019 and 2020 Notable Woman in Manufacturing, and SWE “Women Engineers You Should Know.” Aneesa is known for both her business acumen and for leading-from-the-heart in everything she participates in.

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Making an Impact with S&OP at Red Wing Shoe Company with Mallery Dosdall
Supply Chain NOW
April 06, 2021
Mallery Dosdall began her career at the Red Wing Shoe Company in 2005 as a business performance analyst from which she was quickly promoted to Demand Planner and then Global Manager Demand Planning and S&OP. She is responsible for forecasting demand, inventory levels/needs and helps set the strategic plans around supply and demand. She is a company-wide driver for process improvements and efficiencies with her eye locked on the overall demand for products and services. Connect with Mallery on LinkedIn.

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TECHquila Sunrise Classic: 5 Things Supply Chain Tech Won’t Do for You
Supply Chain NOW
April 06, 2021
5 Things Supply Chain Tech Won’t Do for You

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Dando Visibilidad a la Cadena de Suministro Marítima: Entrevista a Juan Carlos Croston
Supply Chain NOW
April 05, 2021
Juan Carlos Croston es presidente del consejo general de la Caribbean Shipping Association, el órgano rector de la asociación. El Sr. Croston también es vicepresidente de marketing y asuntos corporativos de Manzanillo International Terminal – Panamá (MIT-Panamá).

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An Entertainment Industry Pioneer: An Interview with Ellen Snortland
Supply Chain NOW
April 05, 2021
Ellen Snortland is lawyer, teacher, media, theater, creative writing teacher, first time author book coach and empowerment self-defense instructor. She is a regular opinion columnist for the Pasadena Weekly, and various blogs including the Huffington Post. Ellen has been a speaker, U.N. Press Corps credentialed journalist and delegate for major United Nations World Conferences: the Women’s conference in Beijing and Conference Against Racism in South Africa, and the Commission on the Status of Women in New York City. She was the president and co-president of the United Nations Association, Pasadena Chapter for years as well as being on the board.

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Partnering Across Supply Chain & Sales to Power Retail Results
Supply Chain NOW
April 05, 2021
Partnering Across Supply Chain & Sales to Power Retail Results

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Inventory Carrying Cost- What It Is & Why it Matters: Interview with Dr. Doug Lambert, Pt. 1
Supply Chain NOW
April 02, 2021
Douglas M. Lambert, PhD is the Raymond E. Mason Chaired Professor Emeritus at Fisher College of Business and Academy Professor, The Ohio State University. For 28 years, he was also Director of The Global Supply Chain Forum, a team of academics and executives who met regularly since 1992 to pursue the critical issues related to achieving excellence in Supply Chain Management.

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Hand-Washing Goes Mobile: Delivering Empathy in a Crisis with Love Beyond Walls’ Terence Lester
Supply Chain NOW
April 02, 2021
Terence Lester is a speaker, activist, author, and thought leader in the realm of systemic poverty. He’s known for nationwide campaigns that bring awareness to issues surrounding homelessness, poverty, and economic inequality.

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The Buzz: Scott & Greg Talk the Suez Canal, Retail Realities, Catalytic Converters & More
Supply Chain NOW
April 01, 2021
Scott & Greg Talk the Suez Canal, Retail Realities, Catalytic Converters, & More

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The Reverse Logistics Series: Featuring Becca Meinz with Best Buy
Supply Chain NOW
March 31, 2021
Featuring Becca Meinz with Best Buy

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Supply Chain Leadership Across Africa: Jaco Maass with SHIFT DX
Supply Chain NOW
March 30, 2021
Jaco Maass is the General Manager of SHIFT DX, an industry leader in digital transformation in the agriculture supply chain. The BKB Group established the company to assist itself and the livestock industry with the challenges of a digital economy and the opportunities of Industry 4.0. Shift DX makes technologies such as the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain technology and platform market places accessible to the primary farmer. With the reality of an 80% increase in protein production over the next 30 years, Jaco has first hand experience of the pressure on supply chains how the industry is shaping up to deal with the challenges. Jaco Maass grew up in the Western Cape in South Africa. He has a degree in Agricultural Administration and MBA from Stellenbosch University.

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What's "Normal" Anyway? Navigating Logistics in a World of Shifting Consumer Behavior
Supply Chain NOW
March 30, 2021
Cyndi Lago is a supply chain consultant and has helped large, complex organizations in multiple industries digitally transform supply chain operations in areas including demand planning, order management, master data management, and analytics. In prior roles, Cyndi helped some of the world’s largest consumer-products companies in their efforts to develop innovative solutions that realize business value through technology. Cyndi’s perspectives have appeared in numerous industry publications including Industry Week, Environmental Leader, Supply Chain World, and Apparel Magazine. Connect with Cyndi on LinkedIn.

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Business History for March 29th, 2021: Recent Lessons Learned with Troy Montgomery, DBA
Supply Chain NOW
March 29, 2021
Dr. Troy Montgomery is a performance improvement professional focused on solving problems, improving operations, and working with executive leaders to implement solutions for change. In addition to being a Managing Partner at SC&E, he is also a full time faculty member in the University of Georgia Terry College of Business where he teaches undergraduate and MBA Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Lean Six Sigma, and Project Management. He has more than 15 years of experience working with large organizations across multiple industries including consumer goods, retail, financial services, healthcare, industrial supplies, and utilities.

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Where Entrepreneurs Meet Engineers - Oni Group: Google Premier Partner
Supply Chain NOW
March 29, 2021
Would you rather watch the show in action?

Where Entrepreneurs Meet Engineers.

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Unconventional Wisdom: A Conversation with Theodora Lau
Supply Chain NOW
March 26, 2021
Have you heard? The voice of global supply chain has arrived! Supply Chain Now brings you the best and the brightest in the business. Tune in alongside a worldwide audience as our thought-leaders highlight the people, the technologies, the best practices, and critical issues impacting global supply chain performance today and tomorrow. Confront new challenges and seize the latest opportunities when you join the industry leaders who are inspiring the next generation – and making global business happen.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for March 22nd: Featuring Special Guest Kevin L. Jackson
Supply Chain NOW
March 25, 2021
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz on Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome special guest host Kevin L. Jackson to the show, and they discuss the top news in supply chain from the week.

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Supply Chain Now Episode 600- 10 Things We Have Learned in the Last 100 Episodes
Supply Chain NOW
March 24, 2021
In this 600th episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott Luton welcomes Supply Chain Now CMO Amanda Luton to the podcast, to reflect and share 10 Things they’ve learned and loved from the last 100 Supply Chain Now episodes. Learn which Supply Chain guests (and hosts!) inspire Amanda, who she has learned the most from, what feedback she’s received from Supply Chain Now listeners, and so much more.

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How Logistics Technologies Optimize Contingency Planning and Capacity
Supply Chain NOW
March 23, 2021
The supply chain industry is certainly faced with challenges due to the ongoing pandemic and unparalleled global impact over an extended horizon. But, remember that supply chain disruptions are not new. They occur with regularity around health & safety, weather emergencies & natural disasters, trade disputes, geopolitical instability, and other business disruptions including port closures, product recalls, equipment failures, packaging issues, you name it. These disruptions are far more frequent and highlight the need for business continuity and contingency planning with logistics and supply chain technology solution that leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and advanced analytics to gain agility, mitigate risks and deliver great service while increasing efficiency and controlling costs.

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Digital Acceleration : Your 2021 Business Strategy
Supply Chain NOW
March 22, 2021
In this episode of Digital Transformers, we look at the need for digital acceleration in 2021 with Alex Jones, Assistant Vice President, Omni Channel, AT&T Business. From the show, learn why contactless commerce has underscored the importance of digital transformation to drive business agility and operational resilience. You should also tune in to learn about how technologies like SDWAN and 5G are critical to your supply chain.

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Driving Innovation Through the Supplier Experience with Quentin Roach and Costas Xyloyiannis
Supply Chain NOW
March 19, 2021
In this episode, based on a Dial P for Procurement livestream, Quentin Roach, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain & Chief Procurement Officer at Mondelez International and Costas Xyloyiannis, CEO and Co-founder at HICX, join Supply Chain Now Co-hosts Kelly Barner and Scott Luton to discuss the supplier experience from both the buy-side and technology provider perspectives.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for March 15th: Featuring Lora Cecere with Supply Chain Insights
Supply Chain NOW
March 18, 2021
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz on Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Lora Cecere with Supply Chain Insights to the show to discuss the top news and events in supply chain this week.

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Something for the Heart, the Brain & for Laughs: Scott Luton Interviews Azaleah Davis
Supply Chain NOW
March 17, 2021
On this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott Luton interviews supply chain enthusiast, practitioner, and Supply Chain Now community member, Azaleah Davis.

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Mike Griswold from Gartner: Executive Order on Supply Chain, Chip Shortage, Experiential Retail & More
Supply Chain NOW
March 16, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Mike Griswold back to the podcast to discuss chip shortages, experiential retail, and more.

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Leadership Lessons Learned: Scott & Greg Interview Charles Walker & Enrique Alvarez
Supply Chain NOW
March 15, 2021
Leadership is a complex topic that should be studied from multiple perspectives. The guests in this episode make that possible. Enrique Alvarez is a Managing Director at Vector Global Logistics and Host of the new Supply Chain Now en Español. Charles Walker is a retired Army Master Sergeant with 20 years of active-duty experience in Special Operations Logistics.

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Milwaukee Tools: Building a Resilient Supply Chain & Navigating Uncertainty
Supply Chain NOW
March 12, 2021
“We’ve seen a huge uptick in supply chain planning – not just now, but actually a year or two years ago. Lots of companies want to extend the boundaries of their supply chain planning out to their customers and they’re doing it in a variety of ways.”

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The Supply Chain Buzz for March 8th: Leaders Giving Forward
Supply Chain NOW
March 11, 2021
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz on Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Allison Krache Giddens and Meaghan Timko to discuss the top news in Supply Chain, International Women’s Day, and their leadership giving forward.

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Scott Interviews Peter Bolle: Reflecting on 25 Years at Air Canada
Supply Chain NOW
March 10, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott welcomes Peter Bolle to the podcast to reflect on a 3-decade career in supply chain.

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Crystal Davis, CLSSBB: Recent Observations on Successful Leadership & Continuous Improvement
Supply Chain NOW
March 08, 2021
“You’re supposed to be this hot shot engineer [right out of college] and people are looking to you for answers. And what I learned was that, before I went to Mexico, I was working in factories where people had, they were at 45 years in and still working. And so I had to learn respect that the people who have worked there all this time are truly experts.”

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When Digital Supply Chain and Sustainability Collide
Supply Chain NOW
March 08, 2021
“Supply chain plays a critical role in sustainability because everything from how a product is designed, to the materials used, the packaging, production process and the movement of those goods to market represent sustainable opportunities right through to disposal or reuse of those goods in a circular economy.”

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The Reverse Logistics Series: Curtis Greve with Inmar Intelligence
Supply Chain NOW
March 05, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, as part of the Reverse Logistics series in partnership with RLA, Scott and Greg welcome Tony Sciarrotta with the RLA and Curtis Greve with Inmar Intelligence, to the podcast.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for March 1st: Scott & Greg Talk with Karin Bursa & Kelly Barner
Supply Chain NOW
March 04, 2021
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz on Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome fellow hosts Karin Bursa and Kelly Barner to the podcast to discuss the top news in supply chain this week.

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Leading the Supply Chain Out Here: Colin Yankee with Tractor Supply Company
Supply Chain Now
March 03, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, hosts Scott Luton and Greg White welcome Colin Yankee, Executive Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer for Tractor Supply Company to the podcast.

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Helping to Make Business a Force for Good: Megan McCamey with goBeyondProfit
Supply Chain NOW
March 02, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, as part of the Logistics with Purpose series sponsored by Vector Global Logistics, hosts Scott, Enrique, and Kristi welcome Megan McCamey with goBeyondProfit to the podcast.

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Las decisiones no son decisivas: Director Ejecutivo del Máster en Supply Chain Management del MIT
Supply Chain NOW
March 01, 2021
¡Bienvenido al primer episodio de Supply Chain Now en Español!

Josué es orignario de Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico y se describe como una persona : apasionada, entusiasta, adaptable y creativa lo cual transmite de manera amable y clara a través de sus anécdotas, estudios e investigaciones profesionales. En su autonombrado rol de Inspirar a la comunidad a resolver los problemas de la humanidad, Josué nos platica como la logística y en particular las cadenas de suministro juegan un papel muy importante en el éxito de las pequeñas y micro empresas.

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The Business Buzz: New Leadership & High Demand for La-Z-Boy, Bezos Blastoff Delay & More
Supply Chain NOW
February 26, 2021
“I bet the food in Plano, TX just tasted a little better in recent weeks. The owners & staff at Bella Italia Ristorante in the city decided to provide for those in need as winter storms wrecked havoc for so many. The restaurant gave over 500 hot meals away to families in need in recent days.”

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The Supply Chain Buzz for February 22nd: Featuring Kevin L. Jackson & Stephanie Stuckey
Supply Chain NOW
February 25, 2021
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz on Supply Chain Now, Scott Luton and Greg White welcome Kevin L. Jackson and Stephanie Stuckey to the show to discuss the top news in supply chain this week.

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Rethinking Supplier (Information) Management with Jeffrey Ostrander and Ragnar Lorentzen
Supply Chain NOW
February 24, 2021
Procurement is currently being faced with two parallel challenges: to improve the supplier experience and also to improve the quality of the data that we gather from and make available to suppliers. Once challenge is relational, and the other is transactional, but we have to address them both at the same time if we are going to realize the full ROI of either.

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5 Leadership Attributes to Drive Supply Chain Success
Supply Chain NOW
February 23, 2021
“You have hardworking men and women that come to work every day looking to make a contribution, but unless someone takes the time to break and distill down the magic words of the output of corporate objectives into actionable sound bites, it doesn’t connect. It never connects. So the first Leadership Attribute is clearly communicating Compelling Business Need.”

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Cryptocurrency and Digital Transformation
Supply Chain NOW
February 22, 2021
“Often we think digital transformation is about technology changing everything and that humans will be lost. That’s not true… Humans are making transformation happen. We own the technology so there needs to be a better relationship between humans and the technology.”

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Manufacturing 2021: An Industry Snapshot
Supply Chain NOW
February 19, 2021

In partnership with AME (the Association for Manufacturing Excellence), Scott and Greg welcome four manufacturing leaders to the Supply Chain Now live stream.

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The Supply Chain Buzz: Key NRF Takeaways and Trade Issues to Keep Your Eye On
Supply Chain NOW
February 18, 2021

“Just because you don’t make a product here doesn’t mean that some part of U.S. industry wasn’t involved in the manufacture of that good, whether R&D, customs, transportation – all those internal processes, which are critical to the movement of the global supply chain.”

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Supply Chain Today & Tomorrow: Ask Mike Griswold Anything
Supply Chain NOW
February 17, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Mike Griswold, VP Analyst with Gartner, back to the podcast for Supply Chain Today & Tomorrow and an “Ask Mike Anything” session.

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How to Get What You Want in 2021: Logan Ensign with Alloy
Supply Chain NOW
February 16, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Logan Ensign, VP of Client Solutions with Alloy, to the podcast to discuss how to get what you want in 2021.

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Giving Shoes & Giving Hope: Tracie Ohonme & Angela Carlson with Samaritan's Feet
Supply Chain NOW
February 15, 2021
This episode, as a part of our Logistics with Purpose series, features Tracie Ohonme and Angela Carlson with Samaritan’s Feet.

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SCN Live: Supply Chain Leadership Across Africa
Supply Chain NOW
February 13, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Jenny Froome and Kabir Shagaya to the podcast.

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The Business Buzz: Tech Talent War, The End of Learjet, Toys & Cannabis Are Hot, & More
Supply Chain NOW
February 12, 2021
“And The Walt Disney Company announced a surprising profitable quarter this week. The streaming service Disney+ is a big factor; as is the popularity of their content such as “The Mandalorian” and the movie “Soul”. Quick editorial: my family give both two big thumbs up.” – Scott Luton

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The Supply Chain Buzz with Scott, Greg, & Enrique
Supply Chain NOW
February 11, 2021
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz, Scott, Greg, and Enrique discuss the top news in supply chain for the week.

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The Reverse Logistics Series featuring Chuck Johnston, COO at goTRG
Supply Chain NOW
February 10, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg kick off the new live stream series with the Reverse Logistics Association and welcome Tony Sciarrotta with RLA and Chuck Johnston with goTRG to the show.

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6 Levers Driving Digital + Physical Success
Supply Chain NOW
February 09, 2021
“The demand plan is the heartbeat of the supply chain. It’s the heartbeat of the organization because it’s used for not just the supply chain for materials, planning and finished product planning. It’s also used for financial planning and to enable other things across the business.”

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The Science & Magic of Transportation Management (and Baseball)
Supply Chain NOW
February 08, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott Luton welcomes Will Haraway and JP Wiggins back to the podcast.

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The Business Buzz: No Chips for Trucks, Austin Poised to Grow, A Legend Set to Retire & More
Supply Chain NOW
February 05, 2021
“Samsung & Austin haven’t just met, as the company already has an existing chip plant in Silicon Hills, a nickname that has caught on since the 1990s in Austin due to all the tech & development growth. Samsung is looking at creating 1800 jobs to staff the potential 7M square foot facility.” -Scott Luton

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The Supply Chain Buzz: Scott, Greg & Karin Chat with Lee Klaskow with Bloomberg Intelligence
Supply Chain NOW
February 04, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott Luton and Greg White welcome Mario Rivera with ID Logistics to the podcast.

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The Exceptional Value of Well-Rounded, Creative Problem Solving: Mario Rivera with ID Logistics
Supply Chain NOW
February 03, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott Luton and Greg White welcome Mario Rivera with ID Logistics to the podcast.

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Analysis of the U.S. Bank 2020 Q4 Freight Payment Index
Supply Chain NOW
February 02, 2021
“Even though we’ve got some fantastic numbers, which show how quickly things have begun to recover, we’re still not where we were even two years ago when we were flying like mad in 2018 and early 2019.”

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Tik Tok, Bears, Photography & Trucks: Lessons from Professional Driver, Wayne Cragg
Supply Chain NOW
February 01, 2021
Wayne Cragg is a professional driver, photographer and social media influencer. In this lively conversation Jeff Miller (Supply Chain Is The Business) and Jamin Alvidrez (Logistics and Beyond!) get Wayne to open up on these experiences as well as share lessons learned from his adventures on the open trails of Alaska. Enjoy getting to know one of the most unique and diverse people of Supply Chain…

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The Business Buzz: GM Makes Bold Moves, F&B Innovation, Warehouse Pay & More
Supply Chain NOW
January 29, 2021
“According to an article from Kathyrn Moody at Supply Chain Dive: companies will need to pay more for talent, especially in the warehouses across the country. E-commerce is exploding as we all know, and that requires key talent in positions such as warehouse & logistics managers – – and assemblers Pay rates in those roles could rise by as much as 3.5% due to the demand, according to market research conducted by Randstad North America .”

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The Supply Chain Buzz: Scott & Greg Welcome Kevin L. Jackson
Supply Chain NOW
January 28, 2021
“As everything goes virtual, it’s important to understand all the components of your business ecosystem. While procurement and supply chain may technically be two different functions, they have to flow together.”

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Digital Transformers Featuring TIA & CommScope: Securing the Telecommunications Supply Chain
Supply Chain NOW
January 27, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, we launch our new Digital Transformers series, in partnership with Total Network Service, as Scott, Kevin, and special host Thomas Carter welcome Dave Stehlin and Chris Poli to the show.

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SCN Livestream Replay: Truckers Against Trafficking & SCN en Espanol Update
Supply Chain Now
January 26, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott, Enrique, and Sofia welcome Laura Cyrus back to the podcast.

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Dial P for Procurement- Featuring Supply Chain Humanitarians Anna McGovern & Kathy Fulton
Supply Chain Now
January 25, 2021
“I hope supply chain and procurement professionals are passionate about their jobs, because ultimately we are all trying to live together on this planet, but there’s just something a little more special about being able to serve others.” – Kathy Fulton



“You can always teach supply chain. You can always teach procurement. You can always teach forecasting and planning. What you can’t teach is heart and commitment and dedication. The people that work in nonprofits are doing it because they are committed to a cause; it really is a purpose driven environment.” – Anna McGovern



In this inaugural episode of Dial P for Procurement, program co-hosts Kelly Barner (Buyers Meeting Point, Art of Procurement) and Scott Luton (Supply Chain Now) welcome two professionals who have put their procurement and supply chain experience to work in the service of others. Anna McGovern is the Chief Supply Chain Officer at the Food Bank for New York City and Kathy Fulton is the Executive Director of the American Logistics Aid Network. They joined the show to discuss the differences between commercial and nonprofit supply chains, where they would like to see procurement professionals ‘slow down’ in the execution of their duties, and why delivering an amazing customer experience is critical, no matter who your customers are.

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Introducing: The Business Buzz with Scott W. Luton
Supply Chain NOW
January 22, 2021
“So we’re listening to our community & to the Voice of the Customer – – and giving the people what they want. But with a broader scope – – we’ll be sharing key news stories from across supply chain AND the business world – – each week on Supply Chain Now. In about 10 minutes or less.”

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TECHquila Sunrise Livestream: Ask Us Anything with Greg White & Karin Bursa
Supply Chain NOW
January 21, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Greg and Karin hosted our first “Ask Us Anything” livestream and fielded questions from the livestream audience.

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Forward-Looking, Automated Freight Sourcing & Matching: Farah Ali, CTO & Co-Founder with FreightWeb
Supply Chain NOW
January 20, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott, Greg, and special co-host Kara Brown welcome Farah Ali, CTO and co-Founder of FreightWeb to the podcast.

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Logistics With Purpose: Laura Cyrus with Truckers Against Trafficking
Supply Chain Queen
January 19, 2021
In this episode of Logistics with Purpose, powered by Supply Chain Now, Enrique Alvarez and Kristi Porter welcome Laura Cyrus with Truckers Against Trafficking to the podcast.

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This Week in Business History for January 18th: 7 Cities That Shaped Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Journey
Supply Chain NOW
January 18, 2021
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

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Nobody Does Supply Chain Alone: Hannah Kain, President & CEO of ALOM
Supply Chain NOW
January 15, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, as part of the Full Access series powered by Capgemini, Scott, Greg, and special co-host Cyndi Lago welcome Hannah Kain to the podcast.

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The Supply Chain Buzz: Featuring Lora Cecere with Supply Chain Insights
Supply Chain NOW
January 14, 2021
In this week’s episode of the Supply Chain Buzz, Scott and Greg welcome the Founder & CEO of Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere, to the podcast, to discuss supply chain talent and the top news of the week in supply chain.

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SCN Livestream Replay: Supply Chain Today & Tomorrow with Mike Griswold from Gartner
Supply Chain NOW
January 13, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Mike Griswold joins Scott and Greg for his monthly Supply Chain Today and Tomorrow livestream.

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Real, Proven & Authentic Leadership: Amir Ghannad with The Ghannad Group
Supply Chain NOW
January 12, 2021
On today’s episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Amir Ghannad to the podcast.

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Brian York, Serial Entrepreneur: Focused, Persistent, & Calm
Supply Chain NOW
January 11, 2021
” In 2016, I was between startups. We all wanted to open a new venture in Bogota but were not sure what it would be. After physically seeing a lot of empty trucks in the streets and after a first-hand experience trying to buy a grill to cook some burgers over the weekend and the store not offering same-day delivery the idea just hit us. There could be something in connecting independent truck drivers with retailers through technology.”

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3 Things C-Level Execs need to Know about Sales & Operations Planning & Inventory Optimization
Supply Chain NOW
January 08, 2021
A resilient S&OP process is even more critical now with heightened volatility around both demand and supply as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode of TEKTOK, powered by Supply Chain Now, host Karin Bursa shares the 3 Things C-Level execs need to know about Sales & Operations Planning & Inventory Optimization.

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Supply Chain Buzz: Vaccine Distro Update, Automotive Changes Ahead & Nurfad Nadarevic
Supply Chain NOW
January 07, 2021
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz on Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Nurfad Nadarevic to the show as they discuss the top news in supply chain for the week.

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Innovative, Impactful & Forward-Thinking Leadership: Karl Fillhouer & Joe Donnell with Circle Logistics
Supply Chain NOW
January 06, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott welcomes Karl Fillhouer & Joe Donnell with Circle Logistics to the podcast.

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The Brave New World of Procurement: Kelly Barner Shares Insights From 2020 & What's New in '21
Supply Chain NOW
January 05, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott Luton sits down with Kelly Barner to discuss the lessons learned in 2020 and what’s to come in 2021.

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Karin Bursa Talks 2020 Lessons Learned & Coming Attractions in 2021
Supply Chain NOW
January 04, 2021
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott Luton sits down with TEKTOK host, Karin Bursa, and they chat 2020 lessons learned, and what’s on the horizon in 2021.

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Supply Chain Buzz: The Returns Tidal Wave, Special Guest Sarbjeet Johal & More
Supply Chain NOW
January 02, 2021
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz on Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Sarbjeet Johal to the show as they discuss the top news in supply chain for the week.

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Buckle UP: Greg White Talks 2020 & Beyond with Scott Luton
Supply Chain NOW
December 31, 2020
“Is that what people mean when they say, they always say, “You two have such a great dynamic.” They’re like, “He’s the sane one. And then there’s the crazy one. That’s always wearing a quarter zip.”

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Okay, Supply Chain is Really NOT Boring: Scott Luton Chats with Chris Barnes
Supply Chain NOW
December 30, 2020
“If there are people that are willing to make the investments in themselves from a knowledge professional development standpoint, I think there should be people out there to help them along. And that’s kind of what I do.”

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Scott Luton and Kevin L. Jackson Talk 2020 Lessons Learned and a Sneak Peek of 2021
Supply Chain NOW
December 29, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott Luton sits down with Digital Transformers host, Kevin L. Jackson, as they discuss lessons learned from 2020 and what’s to come in 2021.

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This Week in Business History for December 28th: The Origin Story of Stan Lee
Supply Chain Now
December 28, 2020
In this episode of This Week in Business History, host Scott W. Luton explores the origin story of one Stanley Martin Lieber, better known to the world as Stan Lee. From modest beginnings in New York City to successfully revolutionizing the comic book industry on a number of fronts, “Smilin’ Stan” offers quite a story, driven by following his passion in life. And doing things his way.

“Stan Lee didn’t want to be like all of the rest. He wanted to stand out – – and be himself, letting his pioneering talent shine. In a pivotal career decision, at the urging of his wife, he wrote a comic like he himself wanted to read, bringing the characters to life, making superheroes relatable with their human emotions and weaknesses.”

-Scott Luton, Host, This Week in Business History

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Year-End Review and Coming Attractions: Scott Luton and Enrique Alvarez
Supply Chain NOW
December 28, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, host Scott Luton interviews fellow host, Enrique Alvarez.

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Supply Chain Buzz: Optimizing Your Mental Well-& Demo's Key Takeaways from 2020
Supply Chain NOW
December 24, 2020
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz, Scott and Greg welcomed Rhonda Bompensa-Zimmerman and Demo Perez to the podcast to discuss the top news in Supply Chain this week.

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SCN Livestream Replay: Supply Chain Today & Tomorrow with Mike Griswold from Gartner
Supply Chain NOW
December 23, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott welcomes Mike Griswold with Gartner back to the podcast for our Supply Chain Today & Tomorrow series.

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Fostering Impactful Leadership & Driving Change: Kari Love, Jemea Dorsey, & Jordana Crow
Supply Chain NOW
December 22, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, hosts Greg White and Scott Luton welcome Kari Love, Jemea Dorsey, and Jordana Crow to the podcast.

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A Trailblazer in Digital Engagement & Influence: Rachel Miller with SAP
Supply Chain NOW
December 21, 2020
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz, Greg and Scott welcome Rachel Miller to the podcast.

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This Week in Business History for December 21st: The Rise of Mary Barra at General Motors
Supply Chain Now
December 21, 2020
On this episode of This Week in Business History, host Scott W. Luton dives into the story of the rise of Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors. She has worked at GM since she was 18 & now leads one of the largest companies in the world. Join us to find out some of her key leadership philosophies & experiences.

Special thanks to Deb Couey for research for this episode.

“In 2009, Mary Barra would become Vice President of Global Human Resources. This would be one of her favorite leadership roles, as she was quoted as saying: “I loved that time, because you’re dealing with people. Sometimes people do the craziest things. You see everything in HR. But you also see the goodness of people and how to really help them achieve their goals.””

-Scott Luton, Host, This Week in Business History

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Supply Chain Buzz: Vaccine Developments, the Material Truth, Anti-Fragile Supply Chain & More
Supply Chain NOW
December 19, 2020
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz, Greg and Scott are joined by Paul Noble, Mary Kate Love, and Lettie Barrett as they discuss the top supply chain news of the week.

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Setting the Gold Standard for Doing Good & Being the Change: David and Meta Robinson
Supply Chain NOW
December 18, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Greg and Scott are joined by co-hosts Enrique Alvarez and Adrian Purtill as they welcome Meta and David Robinson to the podcast.

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Powering the Impactful "Do Good" Marketplace: Dale Wilkinson with goodgigs
Supply Chain NOW
December 17, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott, Greg, and Enrique welcome Dale Wilkinson with goodgigs to the podcast.

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The Intersection of Cutting-Edge Tech and Trustworthy Relationships: Zach Ramirez with Ally Logistics
Supply Chain NOW
December 16, 2020
It may seem like a customer service mindset would come naturally to someone in sales and marketing, but everyone has to learn from somewhere. According to Zach Ramirez, Director of Sales and Marketing for Ally Logistics, the best way to learn to build a customer service-oriented corporate culture is from the top down.

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SCN Livestream Replay: Digital Engagement - Customers, Employees, & Partners
Supply Chain NOW
December 15, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott, Greg, and Kevin L. Jackson welcome Sandro Natale and Thomas Carter to the podcast.

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This Week in Business HIstory for December 14th: What You Didn't Know About the Wright Brothers
Supply Chain Now
December 14, 2020
This episode of “This Week in Business History” discusses one of the really seminal moments from the last century – The Wright Brothers and the Dawn of Modern Aviation. Filling in for Scott W. Luton, special guest host Gary Smith will describe how the brothers first became interested in flight, studied and developed their theories of flight, and turned those theories into the first practical powered aircraft. This invention was a game-changer that ranks in importance with the invention of the printing press, the steam engine and the automobile. It changed the world as we know it, creating three industries – the aircraft manufacturing industry, the air cargo industry, and the passenger airline industry, as well as the study of aeronautical and aerospace engineering.

“In 1944, on what would be his last airplane ride in a Lockheed Constellation piloted by Howard Hughes and TWA president Jack Frye, Orville quipped that the Constellation’s wingspan was longer than his entire first flight.”

Gary Smith, Guest Host, This Week in Business History

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Supply Chain Career Advice: Rod Sherkin with ProPurchaser.com
Supply Chain NOW
December 14, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott welcomes Rod Sherkin with ProPurchaser.com back to the podcast.

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SCN Livestream Replay: Scott Luton & Enrique Alvarez Gain Leadership Insights from Patrick Nelson
Supply Chain NOW
December 12, 2020
In this replay of a recent Supply Chain Now livestream, Scott Luton and Enrique Alvarez welcome Patrick Nelson to the show.

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Making Forecasts "Righter" and a Big Product Launch: How 2020 Sets Up Supply Chain in 2021
Supply Chain NOW
December 11, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Polly Mitchell-Guthrie and Patrick Van Hull with Kinsaxis to the podcast.

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Supply Chain Buzz: Featuring David Shillingford with Resilience360
Supply Chain NOW
December 10, 2020
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz on Supply Chain Now, Scott & Greg discuss the top news in supply chain, and welcome special guest David Shillingford with Resilience360 to the podcast.

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A No-Code Platform for Today's Supply Chains: Shan Muthuvelu & Steffanie Ness with UCBOS Inc.
Supply Chain NOW
December 09, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott & Jeff welcome Shan Muthuvelu and Steffanie Ness to the podcast.

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Every Traveler is a Friend: Stephanie Stuckey Leads a New Era at Stuckey's
Supply Chain NOW
December 08, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Stephanie Stuckey to the podcast.

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What Exactly is a Bunch of Hooey? Fred Tolbert will Let You Know
Supply Chain NOW
December 07, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Fred Tolbert to the podcast.

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This Week in Business HIstory for December 7th: Grace Hopper & Technology for All
Supply Chain Now
December 07, 2020
In this episode of This Week in Business History, Scott W. Luton explores the tremendous impact and legacy that Grace Hopper had on the computer science & technology world. Beyond becoming one of the world’s first computer programmers, “Amazing Grace” built the world’s first compiler and was one of the earliest pioneers in the tech democratization movement.

Scott also welcomes a special guest to the studio in this episode: Brantley “Bannie Jones” Luton

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SCN Livestream Replay: Scott, Greg and Jamin Share Key News and Updates
Supply Chain Now
December 05, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott, Greg, and Jamin share and discuss key news in the world of Supply Chain.

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Effective Cloud Strategy: Tim Quinn with Candid & Kevin Coy with AGG
Supply Chain NOW
December 04, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott & Greg welcome Tim Quinn with Candid & Kevin Coy with AGG to the podcast.

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CAUTION: Violent Agreement- Supply Chain Craft with John Sicard, CEO of Kinaxis, Pt. 1
Supply Chain NOW
December 03, 2020
“What the [technology] products do, is less important than what the products mean. When you say, ‘What does Kinaxis mean to the world?’ is a different question than what Kinaxis does.”

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The Supply Chain Buzz for November 30th: Featuring Guy Courtin with 6 River Systems
Supply Chain NOW
December 02, 2020
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz on Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg discuss the top news in supply chain, and welcome special guest, Guy Courtin, to the podcast.

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Logistics & Beyond: Real is Rare with Michael Neme
Supply Chain NOW
December 01, 2020
Michael Neme, aka Midwest Mike, is a sales and Supply Chain fanatic. Not a guru that talks at you, but a legit practitioner of the art of sales in Supply Chain. In this episode of Logistics & Beyond powered by Supply Chain Now, Mike shares his mindset with host Jamin Alvidrez, and some of the keys to his passion: Supply Chain Consultative Sales.

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This Week in Business History for November 30th: The Genius that was Tony Hsieh
Supply Chain Now
November 30, 2020
In this special episode of This Week in Business History, host Scott W. Luton dives into the back story of Tony Hsieh, the late founder & transformational CEO of Zappos. Gone way too soon at age 46, Hsieh leaves behind an enormous legacy, in a number of respects.

“Your personal core values define who you are, and a company’s core values ultimately define the company’s character and brand. For individuals, character is destiny. For organizations, culture is destiny.”

-Tony Hsieh

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The Supply Chain Buzz for November 23rd: Retail Trends, Military Drivers, eCommerce, & More
Supply Chain NOW
November 25, 2020
In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Scott and Greg welcome Karin Bursa and Jamin Alvidrez for the Supply Chain Buzz, to discuss the top news in supply chain for the week.

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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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This Week in Business History for November 23rd: The Story of the Macy's Parade
Supply Chain Now
November 23, 2020
In this episode, Scott W. Luton dives into the story behind the story of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and how it got started. He also sheds a little light on Macy’s genesis – – as well as the challenging set of circumstances that the company finds itself in now.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This Week in Business History for November 16th: The Rise of Rose Knox
Supply Chain Now
November 16, 2020
In this episode, Scott W. Luton dives into the story of Rose Knox, who overcame terrific challenges to lead Knox Gelatin Company to new heights. She also refused to maintain the status quo, especially as it related to how leaders managed their workforces in the early 20th Century. Learn the story of a true pioneer – – that many may not know.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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