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Scott Luton

Founder & CEO at Supply Chain Now

Metro Atlanta, United States

31399 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 $5,000

Scott LutonPoints
Academic0
Author1705
Influencer551
Speaker3
Entrepreneur40
Total2299

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Media Experience: 6 years

Areas of Expertise

Culture 30.54
Diversity and Inclusion 31.69
Entrepreneurship 36.82
Innovation 31.20
Leadership 37.34
Marketing 31.27
Risk Management 31.43
Social 31.24
Startups
Supply Chain 100
Management 41.78
Procurement 31.44
COVID19 68.18
Sustainability 33.09
AI 30.10
Change Management 30.39
Digital Transformation 30.30
Business Strategy 30.68
Retail 32.57
Business Continuity 31.35
IoT 30.36
HR 30.13
Ecosystems 30.97
Autonomous Vehicles 30.58
Blockchain 30.37
Mobility 30.58
Health and Safety 31.62
Cloud 30.32
Digital Twins 34.72
Project Management 33
Customer Experience 30.18
DevOps 32.33

Industry Experience

Manufacturing
Media
Metal Products
Other
Professional Services

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Publications

7 Article/Blogs
How to Charter Ships and Break Down Silos Sustainably with The Home Depot's Sarah Galica
Supply Chain NOW
October 20, 2021

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Supply Chain Leadership Across Africa Featuring Nicci Scott with Commercial Transport Academy
Supply Chain NOW
June 14, 2021
Nicci Scott is considered a pioneer, defining new frontiers in the field of Transport and Logistics. As an experienced serial entrepreneur, she boasts six business awards, a MBA and she is a mentor for the Cheri Blair foundation. Nicci is a passionate advocate for Women in Transport and Logistics and seeks to inspire women to engage and work together to drive transformation and inclusion. She is currently the CEO of the Commercial Transport Academy which specializes in the development of commercial drivers with a focus on females, the development of female professionals in the supply chain, transport operations, logistics and warehousing environment.

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Tags: Supply Chain

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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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

565 Podcasts
The Supply Chain Buzz for January 10th with Scott Luton and Kevin L. Jackson
Supply Chain NOW
January 14, 2022
Most people think about computers when they think about semiconductors, but everything in your life has a semiconductor in it. Rice cookers, air conditioning, digital cameras, televisions, washing machines, microwaves, refrigerators, ATMs, and lightbulbs all use semiconductors too.

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How to Meet New Customer Expectations in a New World of Retail with Lowes' Donald Frieson
Supply Chain NOW
January 13, 2022
[We] seek out that [in-store] customer to understand about the project they're working on. So it's more than just, hello, how are you? It's really getting into a deep understanding of why they're there, because look, they're spending dollars on their home. And that is the largest investment any of us will make.

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A Master Class (and a Master List) for Future-Proof Supply Chains with Cummins' Bonnie Fetch
Supply Chain NOW
January 12, 2022
If you don't find ways to disrupt yourself, you will be disrupted. [...] I have a philosophy of always trying to encourage my organization to think of ways, particularly process organizations, but even in processes in supply chain, how we can disrupt ourselves before someone else figures out how to disrupt us and we lose market share, we lose customer confidence, whatever the case may be?

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TEKTOK Classic: All Roads Lead to Supply Chain- TEKTOK with Karin Bursa and Scott Luton
Supply Chain NOW
January 11, 2022

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How to Make a Lot of Noise on Supply Chain Excellence With Azuka Okeke
Supply Chain NOW
January 10, 2022
Supply chain problems don't necessarily need a supply chain solution. So if you want to solve a supply chain problem, you've got to have a whole gamut of solutions. If you have a solution that addresses one thing, you may not solve the end goal.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for January 3rd with Scott Luton and Greg White
Supply Chain NOW
January 07, 2022
Elon Musk unquestionably understands the new world of risk, reward, and tradeoffs. Other automakers are still living in the past when they could bully suppliers and make markets. Traditional automakers have definitely met the future and the future is kicking their butts.

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3 Trends Shaping the New Liquidation Landscape with B-Stock Solutions CEO Howard Rosenberg
Supply Chain NOW
January 06, 2022
We have clients in our roster today that used to just throw away all this inventory. Hundreds and hundreds of millions worth of inventory thrown away. And now they don't. Now they see that it has value to somebody.

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This Week in Business HIstory for January 3rd: National Trivia Day- 5 Things You Didn't Know about Trivial Pursuit
Supply Chain NOW
January 04, 2022
There in 1981, Trivial Pursuit (and the company behind it) had some fundamental challenges. First, in the early 1980s, video games were all the rage. Many retailers weren’t really sure if a board game, that targeted adults, would be a wise toy to stock their shelves with. Pricing was perhaps an even bigger problem. With limited funds, it cost Haney & Abbott $75 Canadian dollars to get their initial games made.

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Leadership Lessons on How to Create Opportunities for All
Supply Chain NOW
January 03, 2022
When you look at the last 5 to 10 years, we've built so much complexity into the supply chain, and that complexity has outpaced the technology. It's not that we don't have new technology, it's not that we don't use technology, it's just that the complexity is increasing faster than the technology is.

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Supply Chain Now Classic: Passionate Humanistic Leadership: An Inspiring Conversation with Sherrika Sanders, PhD
Supply Chain NOW
December 31, 2021
“I’m not just mixing up stuff in the lab, I’m doing things to give people hope and to encourage people and to have a great impact on the world. And so that’s what keeps me grounded.”

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Supply Chain Now Classic: Leading the Supply Chain Out Here: Colin Yankee with Tractor Supply Company
Supply Chain NOW
December 30, 2021
“My whole job is to make decisions about trade-offs between time inventory cost and service, right across the chain.”

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Supply Chain Now Classic: "Caringly Ruthless": A Supply Chain Leadership Master Class with Sandra MacQuillan
Supply Chain NOW
December 29, 2021
“You can be as technically brilliant as you can be, but if you can’t make it work with other people, then what’s the point?”

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The Business of Esports With Premier Esports CEO Chase Peterson and Content Creator Tygarlily
Supply Chain NOW
December 27, 2021
I think if you are interested in getting involved in gaming or Esports or really digital media at all, you gotta know what the competition's doing, what works, what doesn't work, and what to avoid. And then secondly, you're gonna have to find out what works for you and your audience.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for December 20th with Scott Luton and Greg White
Supply Chain NOW
December 24, 2021
Would you rather watch the show in action?

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Talking about Transforming Trucking – Past, Present, and Future
Supply Chain NOW
December 23, 2021
Trucking is a way of life. You have to love them for that. But the world's changing, if they do not adapt, they're going to be out of business. And there's nothing they can do about it; it's the evolution of humanity and business.

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Creative Ways of Finding Working Capital in Our New Reality with Dan Reeve from Esker and Vikas Shah from LSQ
Supply Chain NOW
December 21, 2021
We've always used the term ‘just in time.’ Now the term is ‘just in case.’ Finance leaders and supply chain leaders are moving to a model where they need to have cash available to get through disruptions.

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Progress Over Perfection: How to Take the Supply Chain World by Storm With LeAnne Richards
Supply Chain NOW
December 20, 2021
When you walk into a room, be authentic, bring yourself, bring your ideas to the table. Don't make yourself small. Take up space in the room. You know, everyone's different - and your difference will make a difference.

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Networking Should Not be a Dirty Word with Kristina Rodriguez
Supply Chain NOW
December 17, 2021
Hard work and networking go a long way. Don’t give up; be persistent and keep moving forward until you find that space that fits your needs.

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Holiday Gift Guide for Supply Chain Professionals on Your List with Mike Griswold
Supply Chain NOW
December 16, 2021
Given the last two years, I don't think there are any naughty supply chain professionals. I think everyone is nice or higher.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for October 11th Featuring James Malley with Paccurate
Supply Chain NOW
December 16, 2021
We're at a point where people are starting to evaluate what they do for a living. That's cited as one of the reasons why we have such high unemployment and so many job openings at the same time. Definitely put trucking and working on a container ship on the list of most difficult jobs. That's where the risk remains if current burnout trends continue.

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How Port X Triples Growth with Turvo’s Modern, Collaborative TMS
Supply Chain NOW
December 15, 2021
If we were static and we were still doing things the way we were seven years ago, we wouldn't have Tom as a customer. As Port X Logistics' business grows, we need to be able to continue to support them as their business changes and the market changes.

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This Week in Business History for December 13th: What You Don't Know About the Colonel's Chicken and the Company Behind Cherry Garcia
Supply Chain NOW
December 13, 2021
Colonel Sanders didn’t let his age get in the way of pursuing fame & fortune. In his 60s, he’d travel the country, visiting restaurants & cooking chicken - - trying to sell & franchise his recipe. Many nights would find him sleeping in the back of his car, as Sanders was essentially living off of his savings & about $105 bucks a month from Social Security.

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ERP Is Not Enough: Tackling Global Industry with Verusen's Christine Barnhart
Supply Chain NOW
December 13, 2021
I think it's really about more of a mindset than it is a particular educational route, or even an experience route. People that I see that do well in leadership are people that are continuous learners. They're innovative. They're not afraid of experimenting. And they're constantly growing and learning and trying to really put their business forward.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for December 6th Featuring Joel Beal with Alloy
Supply Chain NOW
December 10, 2021
This isn't about a single wave or a single event. This is about a change in how we think about uncertainty and risk in the world.

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A Real-Time Review of BFCM 2021 & a Peek into the Future of the Retail x eCommerce Ecosystem
Supply Chain NOW
December 09, 2021
I think what you're seeing is that a lot of the value that fulfillment networks bring to the table is yes, the physical act of moving product, but the secondary thing I think is as valuable, if not more, is the amount of information they're gathering.

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The Prepared will Prevail: Investing in Collaborative Supply Chain Resilience
Supply Chain NOW
December 06, 2021
It's not like risk management is a new idea. What has changed is that everyone is looking at more types of risk and looking at them for more entities. They need to expand everything at the same time, but they’re not given any more people or any more time to get that job done. That's the challenge that many folks are faced with right now.

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Veterans Day 2021: Showcasing Veteran Leadership, Innovation & Entrepreneurism
Supply Chain NOW
December 03, 2021
When you're physically weak or injured, you go to the doctor. But when we're having mental struggles, we should be treating it the same way, but we don't. That's my whole mission in life, period: to improve the mental wellbeing of those around me.

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Tags: Innovation, Supply Chain, Leadership

The Supply Chain Buzz for November 29th Featuring Constantine Limberakis with riskmethods
Supply Chain NOW
December 03, 2021
The way we think about food is completely changing. And the supply chains are part of the challenge here, combined with the climate and the costs. How do we deal with these challenges and how do people respond to those?

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How to Optimize the Experience for Internal & External Customers in 2022
Supply Chain NOW
December 02, 2021
The one thing that kills customer service departments is bureaucracy. If somebody had a bad situation and you want to give them a $5 credit and you have to get that approved through the VP - you're doing something wrong.

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How to Liberate Your Front Line With Ray Attiyah
Supply Chain NOW
December 01, 2021
Ideas are available. Money is available. So it's the quality of the team that allows you to have confidence to go boldly.

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The Supply Chain of 2022 and Beyond: Building Resiliency and Agility
Supply Chain NOW
November 29, 2021
When these kinds of disruptions strike, it's very easy to get myopic, right? We tend to trade our telescope for the microscope. [...] And there is so much talk about real-time visibility, where is my shipment, right? If you know that your shipment is sitting on a ship that is sitting at the port for two weeks, it's like watching a crash in slow motion - because there are things that you can do proactively.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for November 22nd with Scott Luton, Karin Bursa, and Billy Taylor
Supply Chain NOW
November 26, 2021
Would you rather watch the show in action?

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Key Takeaways from the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo - Americas
Supply Chain NOW
November 23, 2021
I think what we're finding is organizations are taking a step back and saying it no longer can be profit at all costs. It needs to be profit from the standpoint of, what are we taking from and giving back to our ecosystem.

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Modernizing eCommerce Fulfillment Operations: James Malley with Paccurate and Jerry Spence with Crate & Barrel
Supply Chain NOW
November 22, 2021
I think sometimes we over-engineer things. They are so fancy and beautiful that there’s not really usable. So getting a piece of equipment, technology, or software down to what you actually need to be successful, that's great.

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Empowering & Investing In the Veteran Community: Monica Fullerton with Spouse-ly
Supply Chain NOW
November 19, 2021
It's so much more than a marketplace. It's providing that flexibility and stability, living a life on the go. You know, I'm a military spouse myself. So, I know firsthand the different struggles that we face. And we're moving around about every two to three years. It makes it hard to hold a traditional career that kind of fits into our lifestyle.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for November 15th Featuring Richard Hummel with NETSCOUT
Supply Chain NOW
November 19, 2021
When [cyber extortion crews] first started, they went after financial organizations. Why? Because that's where the money is. Well, you know what? They figured out, these financial organizations are well-protected, they're not paying us. So let's go to manufacturing, let's go to energy, go to things like that. So this is kind of the domino effect. So they're going to go where the money is, where people are paying and that's where they're going to get their next buck."

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Supply Chain

Why the Future of Supply Chain Is Diverse With Darcy MacClaren and Jenny Patzlaff
Supply Chain NOW
November 18, 2021
Diverse teams perform better. That's a fact. Diverse opinions are good, but you really need to have people understand that sometimes you don't even realize you have a bias. So it's educating people on unconscious bias that you don't even realize you have for a person.

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Building a More Equitable Workplace and Getting Right Within With Minda Harts
Supply Chain NOW
November 17, 2021
The 'why' is knowing that if I continue doing this work, then I leave a better workplace than I inherited. And even the workplace that I inherited, there were people fighting so that I could experience it even better than they did. So I want people to be beneficiaries of my work - of my advocacy.

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TEKTOK Classic: Retail Pulse Check with Paula Rosenblum
Supply Chain NOW
November 16, 2021
Would you rather watch the show in action?

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The Top 3 Challenges for Supply Chains in Africa with Ramatu Abdulkadir
Supply Chain NOW
November 15, 2021
So for me, I don't see education as just having degrees and all that. I think education goes beyond having degrees. There's so much to learn, and there's learning by experience. There's travel experience. [...] I think the main thing is being able to bring solutions to the problems that we face. And if people have the experience to do it, why not? Why wouldn't we take them?

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This Week in Business History for November 15th: Lessons Learned From Wilma Mankiller, Edwin Hubble & Rose Knox
Supply Chain NOW
November 15, 2021
You may know by now that I’m a big ol' space nerd. I find astronomy & the study of our universe to be fascinating. Don’t look now - - but the business of space is exploding. The global space economy generated about 345 billion dollars in 2016 - - and it’s expected to generate as much as 1.5 trillion dollars by 2040.

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Creating a Collaborative Conversation with the Supply Chain World
Supply Chain NOW
November 11, 2021
In the world of entrepreneurship, timing is almost everything. You know, you can have the greatest idea in the world, but if it's ill timed, it doesn't matter what you're trying to do.

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The Top 3 Supply Chain Management Asks with Manhattan Associates' Rob Schaefer and Gregg Lanyard
Supply Chain NOW
November 09, 2021
So, visibility, 'where's my stuff?" is critical. But the optimization piece is not to be forgotten because I think that the critical takeaway is that both of those are necessary components. Because visibility and 'where's my stuff?' and understanding the history of transit times and delays and other things that are happening on the execution side then need to be fed into the next generation or next iteration of optimization.

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Key Takeaways from the 2021 Women in Manufacturing Summit
Supply Chain NOW
November 08, 2021
As a newer entrepreneur, sometimes it feels like you're shouting into the void. And I think being a woman in manufacturing, no matter your role, sometimes we feel like we're one of very few.

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Proper Patriots are Leaders, not Shouters with Justin C. Pearson
Supply Chain NOW
November 05, 2021
Marketing, networking, and branding. Those are the three elements that any career seeker or individual that's transitioning from one career to another needs to have - especially in this digital environment.

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Why Automation Could Be the Key To Employee Engagement with Esker's Dan Reeve
Supply Chain NOW
November 04, 2021
I think that digital transformation was a bit of a buzzword, but it's really going to stick because companies have realized that not only can they be efficient and agile but grow and retain that growth ... I think increasingly we want work that is more engaging, more interesting.

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Analysis of the U.S. Bank 2021 Q3 Freight Payment Index featuring Patricia Gabriel & Bobby Holland
Supply Chain NOW
November 03, 2021
Supply chain disruptions are everywhere now in the news. I think there's a much better understanding and awareness among consumers, which can also be very tricky by the way, because we need to make sure the product is already there in advance of their demand.

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Supplier Diversity Comes to the Forefront: The 2021 State of Supplier Diversity Report w Neeraj Shah
Supply Chain NOW
November 01, 2021
The sooner you mention your supplier diversity targets externally, the more energized your own organization will become - because then you have external people, your shareholders, your board, your customers, holding you accountable.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Supply Chain, Leadership

This Week in Business HIstory for November 1st: 5 Things You Didn't Know About the Sandwich Industry
Supply Chain NOW
November 01, 2021
Chick-fil-A now has some 2100 locations, primarily in the U.S., but a handful are in Canada. You may not know that the company’s headquarters are here in Metro Atlanta - - specifically in College Park. And part of the corporate campus includes an innovation center known as The Hatch. It includes a full-size drive-through, where associates can model new innovations and offerings. Undoubtedly, it’s helped to run perhaps the world’s most efficient drive-through (especially given the volume).

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The Supply Chain Buzz for October 25th Featuring Robin Gregg with Roadsync and Lee Klaskow with Bloomberg Intelligence
Supply Chain NOW
October 29, 2021

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Supply Chain is Boring Classic: Profiles in Supply Chain Leadership with Richard Sharpe, Part 2
Supply Chain NOW
October 29, 2021

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3 Ways to Become a More Effective Leader with Billy Taylor
Supply Chain NOW
October 28, 2021

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How to Feed the Hungry With Julie Reusser and Roger Walterhouse
Supply Chain NOW
October 27, 2021

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Pandemic Leadership Lessons with Jennifer McKeehan, SVP & Head of Global Supply Chain at Peloton
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October 26, 2021

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This Week in Business Histpry for October 25th: The Great (Failed) Social Experiment of Prohibition Begins: The Passage of the Volstead Act
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October 25, 2021

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Three Glances Into the Future of Telecommunications Supply Chain Security
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October 25, 2021

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The Supply Chain Buzz for October 18th Featuring Kevin L. Jackson and Ray Wang
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October 22, 2021
R “Ray” Wang is the Founder, Chairman and Principal Analyst of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research Inc., He co-hosts DisrupTV, a weekly enterprise tech and leadership webcast that averages 50,000 views per episode and authors a business strategy and technology blog that has received millions of page views per month. Wang also serves as a non-resident Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center. Since 2003, Ray has delivered thousands of live and virtual keynotes around the world that are inspiring and legendary

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How to Succeed by Focusing on What’s in Front of You with Brendan Krasinski, United States Army Veteran
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October 22, 2021
Brendan Krasinski After graduating from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1994, Brendan spent 6 years as an infantry officer until he transitioned out of the Army in 2000. In 2000, he took a job as a financial advisor but two years later, started law school at the University of Georgia School of Law. When he graduated in 2005, he joined Alston & Bird in Atlanta, where he worked until he moved to DLA Piper in 2018. At DLA, Brendan defends companies (including pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and long-term care facilities) in litigation across the country.

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3 Ways to Deliver a Predictable Customer Experience in Uncertain Times with Nate Endicott from RateLinx
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October 21, 2021

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How to Charter Ships and Break Down Silos Sustainably with The Home Depot's Sarah Galica
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October 20, 2021

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Taking Control in a Disrupted World Featuring Ben Cubitt with Transplace
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October 19, 2021
Ben Cubitt has more than three decades of supply chain and consulting experience, working with multiple Fortune 500 companies in the consumer products, paper and automotive industries. Ben joined Transplace in July 2010 after four years as Vice President, Supply Chain for RockTenn Corporation and currently leads Transplace’s Network Services and Consulting teams. Ben is an active CSCMP member is frequently quoted and published in leading industry and business publications.

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This Week in Business History for October 18th: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Blockbuster
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October 18, 2021

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Tomorrow’s Supply Chain – Talking Innovation with William O’Donnell & Todd Lewis from Prologis
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October 18, 2021

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The Supply Chain Buzz for October 11th Featuring James Malley with Paccurate
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October 15, 2021
James Malley, working in the logistics space since 2009, has helped create a variety of enterprise shipping technology. He spearheaded the design of an award-winning multi-carrier TMS. Since 2016, he’s been evangelizing the use of AI to achieve cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable packing.

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Supply Chain is Boring Classic: Profiles in Supply Chain Leadership with Richard Sharpe
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October 15, 2021
Richard Sharpe is the CEO of Competitive Insights, LLC (CI).  Formed in 1998, CI believes in realizing the true value from transactional data. As an industry leader for the last 25 years, Richard is a frequent speaker at industry forums and a lecturer in Georgia Tech.  Richard writes the DC Velocity blog on Analytics and Big Data. Richard is a founding member of American Logistics Aid Network, a non-profit consortium serving Disaster Relief Agencies. Richard was formerly President of CAPS Logistics, Inc. which pioneered supply chain optimization solutions adopted by 15% of the Fortune 500 companies worldwide. 

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How to Improve Your Inter- and Intra-personal Communication Skills with Monique Russell
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October 14, 2021
Monique Russell is the communications expert you want on your team. She teaches women leaders and teams how to have positive and productive relationships at home and work using effective communications tools and strategies. She is passionate about serving Black and Women Employee Resource Groups, organizations like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, the Centers for Disease Control, Verizon, Intel, Equifax, and the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International, trust Monique to guide them in implementing communication strategies that foster connection, community, creativity, and courage.

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Shipping the Gift of Mobility: The Logistics of Pedals for Progress with Founder David Schweidenback
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October 13, 2021

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Pros With a Purpose: How to Go Beyond Good with Theodora Lau and Bradley Leimer
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October 12, 2021
Theodora (Theo) Lau is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, a public speaker, and an advisor. She is the author of Beyond Good, and co-host of One Vision, a podcast on fintech and innovation. She is also a regular contributor for top industry events and publications, including Harvard Business Review and Nikkei Asian Review

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This Week in Business HIstory for October 11th: Controversial Nobel Prize Laureates Milton Friedman (1976) and John Nash (1994)
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October 11, 2021

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Key Takeaways from the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2021 - EMEA
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October 11, 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.

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Leading a High Speed, Low Drag Life with Eric Gates, USMC (Ret.)
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October 08, 2021

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How to Find Your Supply Chain Superpower with Mattel's Gladis Araujo
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October 08, 2021

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Power, Access, Trust: Why You Need Deeper Supplier Relationships With OMNIA Partners
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October 07, 2021

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How to Navigate New Workforce Trends with OMNIA Partners' Barb Sexton and Tim Holland
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October 06, 2021

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BLOCKCHAIN BASICS: 10 Things You Need to Know Now
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October 05, 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. He has served on teams that have supported digital transformation projects for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the US Intelligence Community. Kevin’s formal education includes a MS Computer Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School; MA National Security & Strategic Studies from Naval War College; and a BS Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy

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This Week in Business History for October 4th: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Ray Kroc
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October 04, 2021

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P is Also for Payments and (Credit Card) Processing with Jim Luff and Kris Lance
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October 04, 2021

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The Supply Chain Buzz from Miami and the OMNIA Partners Connections Conference
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October 01, 2021

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A Few Minutes With Industry Veteran Ken Ackerman
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October 01, 2021
Ken Ackerman has been active in logistics and warehousing management for his entire career. Before entering the consulting field, he was chief executive of Distribution Centers, Inc., a public warehousing company that is now part of Exel Logistics USA. In 1980, Ackerman sold the company and joined the management consulting division of Coopers & Lybrand. In 1981, he formed the Ackerman Company, a management advisory service. Ken is the editor and publisher of Warehousing Forum, a monthly subscription newsletter. His newest books are Lean Warehousing and Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management, both published in 2007. His other recent publications include Auditing Warehouse Performance and Warehousing Tips. Harvard Business Review published “Making Warehousing More Efficient,” co-authored with Professor Bernard J. LaLonde. The New York Times published his bylined article “Just In Time, Right For Retail.” He is the author of numerous other articles dealing with warehousing and management.

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Thursday Futures – The Future of Digital Business with Kelly and Kevin, Featuring Joshua Miller with Fund Black Tech
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September 30, 2021

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Changing Lives Through Kindness: A Conversation with Ryan Grabill and Audra Weddle of Convoy of Hope
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September 29, 2021

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Serial Entrepreneur and Innovative Logistics Problem Solver: Bernard Parks with TommyRun
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September 28, 2021
Bernard Parks, Jr. is the CEO and Co-Founder of TommyRun. Prior to TommyRun, he made a name for himself by launching the careers of multiple well-known Atlanta hip-hop groups, before starting his own property development company. Bernard uses his proven entrepreneurial savvy at TommyRun to grow and manage the business, while helping usher in a new wave of technology and innovation in Atlanta.

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Why Data Is Not Knowledge: The Path to Prescriptive Analytics with RateLinx's Andrew Hooser
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September 27, 2021
Andrew Hooser is the Vice President of Customer Solutions at RateLinx. He leads the design, development, and deployment of RateLinx’s world-class processes to support and grow the value of our collaborative relationships with strategic customers. He is vital in driving credible solutions and legitimate results for our customers.

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This Week in Business History for September 27th: A Trio of Inventions that Tell Curious Tales
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September 27, 2021

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The Supply Chain Buzz for September 20th Featuring James Malley with Paccurate
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September 24, 2021
James Malley, working in the logistics space since 2009, has helped create a variety of enterprise shipping technology. He spearheaded the design of an award-winning multi-carrier TMS. Since 2016, he’s been evangelizing the use of AI to achieve cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable packing.

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Living Street Smart and Book Smart with Dual Service Veteran Tara Holcomb
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September 24, 2021

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‘Value to customers, value to teammates’ On a Reverse Logistics Mission with Herb Shear
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September 23, 2021
Herb Shear is the Chairman of the Shear Family Office and G2 Reverse Logistics. Herb was formally the Executive Chairman and CEO of GENCO. Herb joined GENCO in 1971 and became the family’s third generation involved in the logistics business. Herb successfully led the company’s growth to employ over 12,000 teammates. The growth was accomplished through a strategy of organic growth and strategic acquisition. The companies service offering included transportation management, freight brokerage, distribution and fulfillment management, and reverse logistics. Herb is the first recipient of the Reverse Logistics Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a past recipient of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ Distinguished Service Award, the association’s highest honor to an individual who has made significant, career-long contributions to the supply chain management and logistics professions.

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Ambassador for the Open Road: Kellylynn McLaughlin with Schneider
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September 22, 2021
Kellylynn McLaughlin is the Women In Trucking Association’s first Driver Ambassador. In this role, she travels around the country educating those she meets about the importance of the transportation industry and shares some of the challenges drivers face within the industry. Kellylynn has a strong social media presence where she shares her experiences while out on the road, tips to help other drivers and the joys and advantages of being a professional truck driver. In addition, she is also a Professional OTR Driver and Training Engineer for Schneider. She has been a professional driver for over 6 years and operates dry van trailers. Kellylynn’s work schedule has her on the road anywhere from 6-21 days per month. Before she got in the driver’s seat, Kellylynn received a degree from the Oklahoma State University, served in the Peace Corps, worked internationally for a non-for-profit organization and was a professional instructor in passenger safety. It was as the Director of Logistics at a high school marching band that she discovered she loved everything about driving a truck and the problem solving it entailed.

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TEKTOK Classic: 6 Levers Driving Digital + Physical Success
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September 21, 2021
Craig Ablin is the owner of CABLIN Consulting. Craig has 27 years of operational results in the consumer products industry. He optimized and created Supply Chains at Procter & Gamble and Lassonde Pappas. Craig also led a $400M Sales function growing revenue 42% during an industry recession.

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This Week in Business History for September 20th: The Stories of 3 Unsung Heroes: Olive Ann Beech, Fred Harvey & Bayard Rustin
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September 20, 2021

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Creating Opportunity: Why Results are More Important than Intent in Supplier Diversity
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September 20, 2021
Stacey Key is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) – the state of Georgia’s leading authority on supplier diversity and minority business development. The GMSDC is one of 23 affiliate councils of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the only organization providing a nationally recognized minority business certification. Under her leadership, the GMSDC has grown to be one of the top performing councils in the NMSDC network, receiving numerous community awards for their efforts to create jobs and drive economic growth.

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How a Doctor in Economics Impacts Supply Chain Management: A Discussion with Dave Anderson Part 2
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September 17, 2021
Dr. Dave Anderson is Managing General Partner of Supply Chain Ventures, LLC, a venture capital fund specializing in software investing, a member of the Boston Golden Seeds Forum and is a retired managing partner of supply chain consulting at Accenture, a leading global technology consulting company. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of NBD Nanotechnologies in Lexington, MA, and NextShift Robotics in Lowell, MA. At Accenture, he was instrumental in building the company’s $2 billion supply chain management practice in North America, Asia, and Europe. Over the past thirty years, he has helped numerous global corporations transform their supply chains into world-class organizations. Before joining Accenture, he was vice president in charge of logistics consulting at Temple, Barker & Sloane, Inc. (now part of Oliver Wyman, a global consulting company in Marsh), a founder of Operations Technology, Inc. (now part of Supply Chain Consulting) and a vice president of Data Resources, Inc. (now part of IHS/Global Insights, Inc), where he founded the Firm’s transportation and logistics consulting practice. Dr. Anderson is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the United Kingdom and a Member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in the United States

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The Supply Chain Buzz for September 13th Featuring Mark Morley with OpenText
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September 17, 2021
Mark Morley Following completion of a Master of Science Degree in Computer Aided Engineering at Cranfield University in 1992, Mark joined the CAD/CAM software company Computervision as a solutions consultant. Following an acquisition by PTC in 1997 Mark took a small career break and went to work for the McLaren Formula One race team as a technology partner manager looking after the marketing activities of the technology sponsors to the team. Mark returned to PTC as an International Marketing Manager in September 1999 with a responsibility of establishing a global network of software demo centres. Following restructuring of PTC in 2003, Mark decided to take an MBA at Warwick Business School with a focus on marketing and a dissertation that looked at establishing a Space Tourism business. Following completion of the MBA, Mark joined GXS, a supply chain integration solution provider as an Industry Marketing Director focused on the Automotive sector in 2006 and then in 2014 OpenText acquired GXS. Today, Mark is Product Marketing Director for Business Network, a provider of cloud based integration solutions.

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Embracing Perpetual Transformation: How Georgia-Pacific is Adapting to a Changing World, with CEO Christian Fischer
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September 16, 2021

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Orphan Prevention and Family Preservation Through Empowering Women: Ashley Bohinc & Henok Berhanu with Carry 117
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September 15, 2021
Ashley Bohinc is the Director of Middle School Strategy at Orange (The reThink Group, Inc.), and USA Executive Director of Carry 117- Ethiopia. She is passionate about serving and mentoring students and empowering leaders around the world to do the same. Known for her energy, passion, and authenticity, Ashley is a motivator, teacher, strategist, leader, learner, writer, advocate, and adventurer.

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Key Takeaways from the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit
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September 14, 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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What Did the Leading Supply Chain Event in Africa Highlight this Year?
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September 13, 2021
Jenny Froome is the Acting Chief Operating Officer at SAPICS – which is the Professional Body for Supply Chain Management in South Africa but working with countries around the world to have Supply Chain Management recognised as a profession. She started her professional career in the UK as a secretary and then moved to event management. Little did she know that as an event manager she was actually practicing supply chain management every day! In 1997 they managed their first ever SAPICS annual conference in South Africa and the rest, as they say, is history! Now managing the SAPICS annual conference – the leading event in Africa for supply chain professionals – as an online event until we get control of Covid-19. We long for the opportunity to get back to face to face events. In the meantime we keep our community connected. She is on a mission to shine the spotlight on supply chains in Africa and the wealth of supply chain talent that is available on the continent.

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This Week in Business History for September 13th: Fixing Edison’s Lightbulb: The Story of Lewis Howard Latimer (1848 – 1928)
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September 13, 2021
The Story of Lewis Howard Latimer (1848 – 1928)

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4 Tips for Growing a Charitable Hive with Bombas' Kelly Cobb
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September 10, 2021
Kelly Cobb leads the company’s mission to help those in need by donating a specially designed item for every item purchased. She also engages the Bombas team and community members in volunteer opportunities that further their connection with individuals experiencing homelessness. Before joining Bombas, Kelly owned a floral studio for 5 years.

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What Not to Do in the Age of Micro Consumption: A Conversation with Sarbjeet Johal
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September 09, 2021
Sarbjeet Johal has 25 years in B2B technology. He worked at VISA, CommerceOne (SCM and B2B eCommerce), Peoplesoft, EMC, VMWare, Rackspace and Oracle. He specializes in technology strategy, cloud computing, and applications portfolio rationalization.

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Leading a Noble Mission to Save Lives in Afghanistan: Lt. Col. (Ret) Scott Mann with Rooftop Leadership
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September 08, 2021
Scott Mann is the President of Rooftop Leadership, a leadership consulting and training company in Tampa, Florida and Co-Founder of the Heroes Journey, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to helping Veterans and Military Families find their voice and tell their story as they transition out of military service. As a former Army Green Beret with multiple combat tours to Afghanistan and Iraq, Scott takes the lessons from working in low-trust conflict zones to help leaders find ways to build relationships and tell stories that bridge the human trust gaps we all face today. Scott has appeared on numerous TV, Radio, and Podcast media platforms to include CNN, Fox, all the major networks and syndicated radio. Scott is also a playwright and actor currently bringing his award-winning play “Last Out – Elegy of a Green Beret” to life as a major film for limited release on 9/11 and national release on Veterans Day 2021.

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Pump Up the Volume on Supply Chain Tech with Greg White
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September 07, 2021
Greg White is principal & host at Supply Chain Now – The Voice of Supply Chain and digital media publisher – where he helps guide the company’s strategic direction, and interviews industry leaders, hosts weekly Livestreams, and is creator, executive producer & host of the TECHquila Sunrise vlog and podcast. Greg is a recognized supply chain practitioner, industry thought-leader, founder, CEO, investor, board director and advisor in B2B technology with multiple successful exits.

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Powering a New Age of Manufacturing: Featuring Allison Grealis and Allison Giddens
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September 06, 2021
Allison Grealis is founder and president of the Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM), a national trade association focused on supporting, promoting and inspiring women in the manufacturing sector. She also is president of the WiM Education Foundation, the 501(c)(3) arm of WiM, which provides effective and affordable educational opportunities for women in manufacturing. From 2001 until March 2020, Grealis also served as vice president of association services for the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), a full-service trade association representing the metalforming industry. Grealis is a frequent speaker at industry events, including the Financial Times’ Future of Manufacturing Summit, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence conference, the North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit, the Generis American Manufacturing Summit, and more. She also regularly is featured on industry podcasts and in the media. Grealis is also the host of Hear Her Story, a monthly podcast which celebrates the stories of women in manufacturing careers.

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This Week in Business History for September 6th: The History of Labor Day
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September 06, 2021
The History of Labor Day

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Why Supply Chain Is a Human Industry: Lessons in Leadership with Howard University's Rachel Clark
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September 03, 2021
Rachel Clark is a senior supply chain management major at Howard University. On-campus, Rachel serves as President of the Howard University Supply Chain Student Association and is a Fall 2020 initiate of the first African-American business and professional sorority, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated. Off-campus, Rachel serves as CEO and Founder of her nonprofit environmental service organization, Waves of Change HBCU, Incorporated; and was recognized as a 2020 Young Futurist by The Root Magazine for her sustainability work. During the summer of 2020, Rachel founded the first National Black Voter Registration Day in the United States on August 28th and was published in “Many Facets: America’s Women Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment” for her voter engagement work. Rachel recently completed her third supply chain management internship with Cisco Systems, and looks forward to working within the technology industry post graduation. Her passions include diversity and inclusion, and she seeks to diversify the supply chain management industry on a global scale.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for August 30th Featuring Bill Sullivan with ATA
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September 02, 2021
Bill Sullivan grew up in East Tennessee, near the Smoky Mountains. He graduated from the University of Tennessee and moved to Washington in 2000. He worked for Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, and later Senator Richard Shelby, from Alabama. Bill worked at the Department of Justice for 8 years in between. For the last 5 years, Bill has led government affairs advocacy efforts for the American Trucking Associations, overseeing policy, regulatory, legislative and political activities on behalf of the trucking industry.

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This Is the Time: Investing in Africa With Madame Ambassador Hilda Suka Mafudze
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September 01, 2021
Madame Ambassador Hilda Suka Mafudze is the Ambassador of the African Union to the United States of America. She is an experienced Ambassador with a demonstrated history of working in the international affairs industry. She is skilled in Government, Humanitarian, International Relations, English, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). She is a strong community and social services professional with a Master of Arts focused in International Relations and the Word Order from University of Leicester.

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How to Create a Memorable Customer Experience: A Conversation with CX Guru Dan Gingiss
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August 31, 2021
Dan Gingiss is an international keynote speaker and customer experience coach who believes that a remarkable customer experience is your best marketing strategy. His 20-year professional career spanned multiple disciplines including customer experience, marketing, social media and customer service. He held leadership positions at McDonald’s, Discover and Humana. Dan is the author of The Experience Maker: How To Create Remarkable Experiences That Your Customers Can’t Wait To Share (September 2021) and Winning at Social Customer Care: How Top Brands Create Engaging Experiences on Social Media. He also hosts the Experience This! Show podcast and The Experience Maker Show. He earned a B.A. in psychology and communications from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Connect with Dan on LinkedIn.

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This Week in Business Histort for August 30th: Everyone knows it’s Slinky
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August 30, 2021
Everyone knows it’s Slinky

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Delivering an Experience that Builds Strong Relationships
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August 30, 2021
If you don't know where your customers are coming from or what they need, then you don't really know what you're helping with. You're wasting your time, and you're wasting their time. It is a trust builder when they know that you've listened, you've heard them, and respond with and respond accurately with what they need.

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The Straight Scoop on What You Need to Know with Raleigh Wilkins
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August 27, 2021
Raleigh Wilkins is the founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Sales Platoon, Wheeler-Wilkins, and Ground Truth Sales System, and draws from his experiences as a U.S. Marine, executive business leader, sales professional, and entrepreneur to help organizations build sales teams and achieve new levels of success.

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Building Tomorrow's Ethical, Efficient Supply Chain With Lora Cecere
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August 27, 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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The Supply Chain Buzz for August 23rd featuring Aaron Meredith with Verusen
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August 26, 2021
Aaron Meredith is an innovation director at the Point A Center for Supply Chain Innovation, a Georgia-Pacific company. He works with member companies to deliver highly valuable, innovative solutions to complex cross-industry problems in the supply chain. Aaron joined Point A in January 2019 with over 17 years of experience at Georgia-Pacific in areas of manufacturing, business operations, operations excellence, information technology and innovation. Aaron’s prior experience includes stints with both the Mead Corporation and Westvaco. He has lived and worked in 3 different countries, including 2 years as a Peace Corps volunteer. Aaron hold bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering and Pulp & Paper Science and Technology from North Carolina State University, and a master’s in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. When not working, Aaron enjoys international travel with his family and all things sports. Go Braves!

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Healthcare Logistics- Innovation Coming from Diverse Places, with UPS Global Freight Forwarding
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August 25, 2021
Daniel Gagnon is Vice President of Global Marketing for UPS Healthcare. He is a 32-year veteran of UPS based in the corporate office in Atlanta, Georgia. Daniel has responsibility for the execution of UPS’s Global Healthcare Sector Marketing plan across all business units; Small Package, Freight Forwarding, Ground Freight, Brokerage, and Contract Logistics. Daniel started in 1989 as a Package car driver while attending the University of Pittsburgh. After being promoted in 1990 to an Industrial Engineering Supervisor, Daniel’s career progress through multiple promotions as he worked in various roles across I.E., Operations, and Corporate Marketing. In 2005, Daniel was asked to support the launch of our first Global Healthcare Marketing and Strategy team focused on the developing growth initiatives specifically for our Healthcare segment.

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Reducing Supply Chain Volatility: Forecasting Third Quarter Logistics Market and Beyond
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August 24, 2021
Ben Cubitt has more than three decades of supply chain and consulting experience, working with multiple Fortune 500 companies in the consumer products, paper and automotive industries. Ben joined Transplace in July 2010 after four years as Vice President, Supply Chain for RockTenn Corporation and currently leads Transplace’s Network Services and Consulting teams. Ben is an active CSCMP member is frequently quoted and published in leading industry and business publications.

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Transformation Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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August 23, 2021
Trina Celeste Limpert is the CEO & Founder of RizeNext Corporation, a business strategy and education consulting company assisting organizations to successfully execute equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives. Trina is a passionate leader and her company offers a unique blend of experience in driving engagement and operational execution to meet diversity & inclusion objectives. Her prior corporate technology career spans across multiple industries and businesses at Novell, eBay and lastly at Oracle as the Senior Director of CX Consulting. In her prior role as President of Women in IT at eBay she lead an organization of 1500 members across 17 countries. In 2020Trina co-founded Tech-Moms.org an organization that educates and assists women re-entering or transitioning their careers into the technology industry.

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This Week in Business History form August 23rd: 5 Key Components of Dick Rutland's Business Journey
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August 23, 2021
5 Key Components of Dick Rutland's Business Journey

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SOBs, Yesterday's Tomorrows, & More: An Interview with Dr. Benn Konsynski
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August 20, 2021
Benn R. Konsynski arrived at Goizueta Business School following six years on the faculty at the Harvard Business School where he taught in the MBA program and several executive programs. Prior to arriving at HBS, he was a professor at the University of Arizona where he was a co-founder of the university’s multi-million dollar group decision support laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University. He has published in such diverse journals as Communications of the ACM, Harvard Business Review, IEEE Transactions on Communications, MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, Data Communications, Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. Learn more: https://goizueta.emory.edu/faculty/profiles/benn-konsynski

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Supply Chain Now Live: Digital Strategies to Optimize the Customer Experience
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August 20, 2021
Zahir Palanpur is the founder and CEO of Azul Arc. He brings a strong global perspective and diverse work experience in business strategy and digital product development with extensive experience in working with design teams and technology development. At Azul Arc, he has had the opportunity to work with a range of clients to design software application solutions and build new digital technologies that have improved business effectiveness and launched companies. Zahir currently serves on the board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and is a member of the Emory Entrepreneurs Network. He has co-founded and holds equity positions in several digital start-ups including inSITE, StaffWRX, VinoApp, and Ecomedes.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for August 16th, Featuring Kevin L. Jackson
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August 19, 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. He has served on teams that have supported digital transformation projects for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the US Intelligence Community. Kevin’s formal education includes a MS Computer Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School; MA National Security & Strategic Studies from Naval War College; and a BS Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. Internationally recognizable firms that have sponsored articles authored by him include Cisco, Microsoft, Citrix, and IBM. Books include “Practical Cloud Security: A Cross-Industry View” (Taylor & Francis, 2016), and “Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions” (Packt, 2018).

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Moving Us All Forward: April Coolidge, Award-Winning Truck Driver with WalMart
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August 18, 2021
April Coolidge, After a successful career in real estate, April decided to follow in her father’s footsteps and go to trucking school. To date, she has more than one million safe miles, and she’s proud to represent Walmart as a trucker. April also takes pride in being a woman in trucking and sees herself as an example of how women can thrive in the industry. She often visits schools and job fairs to talk to young people about careers in trucking because of how rewarding the industry can be and how essential it is for the U.S economy. In 2021, April was named a Walmart Every Day Hero for being a positive force in her community during challenging times.

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One Night Only: Join Us as MAP International Honors Dr. Anthony Fauci and Healthcare Heroes
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August 17, 2021
Jodi Allison joined MAP International, a Georgia-based non-profit that provides life-changing medicines and health supplies to people in need, 23 years ago. She has always worked in the Corporate Relations division at MAP, being promoted to Director of Corporate Relations in 2010 and Vice President, Global Giving in 2014. In this role, she serves MAP’s mission of providing essential medicines and health supplies to the world’s most vulnerable communities. She is responsible for leadership and management of the Global Giving team, securing donated medicines, health supplies and cash gifts, and developing strategic and annual operating plans to achieve and resource global commitments. Jodi attended Georgia Institute of Technology and Middle Tennessee State University to receive her International Affairs degree with minors in Public Relations and History

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Supply Chain Now en Espanol Replay: Director Ejecutivo del Máster en Supply Chain Management del MIT
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August 16, 2021
El Dr. Josue C. Velázquez Martínez es Investigador Científico en el Centro de Transporte y Logística del MIT especializado en Logística y Gestión de la Cadena de Suministro en las industrias de transporte, manufactura y retail, y tiene más de 10 años de experiencia en la realización de investigación aplicada sobre sustentabilidad logística, y pequeñas empresas en mercados emergentes. Es un orador invitado frecuente en congresos nacionales e internacionales en Europa, Asia, Estados Unidos y América Latina. El Dr. Velázquez Martínez es el fundador y director de la Iniciativa de Logística Sostenible del MIT, que se enfoca en mejorar el consumo de combustible y las emisiones de CO2 en las operaciones logísticas. Esta iniciativa incluye el proyecto MIT GeneSys, proyecto de investigación destinado a mejorar la eficiencia y supervivencia de las pequeñas empresas en los países en desarrollo.

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This Week in Business History for August 16th: Laying the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable
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August 16, 2021
Laying the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

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Supply Chain Now & UPS Present: Will Ocean Freight Sink Holiday Shopping?
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August 16, 2021
CFOs and COOs are asking more questions about why costs have increased. We've long been wanting the respect and attention that supply chain deserves and now that we've gotten it, it's a dual-edged sword, isn't it? Now we're right up front with sales and other aspects of the business as companies talk about their earnings and sales and profits and whatnot.

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Griff Lynch with the Georgia Ports Authority: Expanding Capacity, Relieving Pressure, & Supporting the Economy
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August 13, 2021
Griff Lynch is the Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), a 1,400-person strong gateway for American commerce. As Executive Director, Griff oversees the nation’s third-busiest container port and second-busiest auto port complex in Savannah and Brunswick, respectively. In addition, Griff oversees GPA’s two inland terminal operations in South and Northwest Georgia. Together, these facilities comprise one of the largest economic engines in the U.S. Southeast. As a proven leader in the maritime industry, Griff brings more than 30 years of operational and commercial experience to his role. He currently resides with his family in Savannah, Georgia.

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Identity, Pride, and Purpose: Crossing the Line with Mark Ormrod
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August 13, 2021
In the early hours of Christmas Eve 2007, Royal Marines Commando Mark Ormrod was out on a routine foot patrol in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan when he stepped on and triggered an Improvised Explosive Device. Thanks to the swift action of the men around him and the intervention of the Medical Emergency Response Team he was airlifted via helicopter to an emergency field hospital in a desperate attempt to try and save his life. An innovative and dangerous procedure carried out onboard a Chinook helicopter en route to the hospital did save his life. He woke up three days later in the UK in Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham: Both legs amputated above the knee and his right arm amputated above the elbow. He was the UK’s first triple amputee to survive the Afghanistan conflict.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for August 9th Featuring Mike Griswold, Powered by OMNIA Partners
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August 12, 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.

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SCN Live: Insights from Supply Chain Rising Stars
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August 11, 2021
Elena Griggs is a rising senior at the University of Georgia currently working as a Global Supply Chain Intern for Lockheed Martin. She is heavily involved in many on-campus extracurriculars including serving as the President of the UGA Supply Chain Advisory Board, Vice President for the Management Society, Director of Campus Partnerships & Community Engagement for the Mentor Program, and Project Head for Rotaract.

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TECHquila Sunrise Live: What to Expect When You're Expecting... to Raise Funding
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August 10, 2021
Robin Gregg serves as CEO of RoadSync, who’s on a mission to modernize payments across the entire logistics industry. Prior to this role, Robin served as SVP/GM Direct Fuel Cards with FLEETCOR and SVP of Product Development & Strategy with Revolution Money. From the company’s beginnings in 2015, RoadSync has been on an upward trajectory, quickly becoming the chosen payment solution for some of the largest names in the logistics space. Our team is standing by, ready to help you integrate and manage a simpler, more efficient way to navigate payments. Connect with RoadSync on Twitter and learn more: https://www.roadsync.com/

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TEKTOK Classic: 3 Things C-Level Execs Need to Know About Sales & Operations Planning and Inventory Optimization
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August 10, 2021
3 Things C-Level Execs Need to Know About Sales & Operations Planning and Inventory Optimization

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The Reverse Logistics Series: Featuring Rich Bulger with Cisco
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August 09, 2021
Rich Bulger joined Cisco in January of 2019, after a 17 year career with Verizon Wireless. He runs a global team focused on leveraging Reverse Logistics to help achieve Cisco’s Circular Economy goals and objectives.

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This Week in Business History for August 9th: From a Single Air Mattress to $3.4B in Revenue- The Story of Airbnb
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August 09, 2021
From a Single Air Mattress to $3.4B in Revenue- The Story of Airbnb

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Can Blockchain Eradicate Extreme Poverty? A Conversation with BanQu CEO Ashish Gadnis
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August 06, 2021
Ashish Gadnis is the Co-founder / CEO of BanQu, which was recently named to the TIME Magazine 2019 Innovations List and MB 2020 Leaders List. In February 2021 BanQu was named one of the top innovation for circular economy by World Economic Forum and Accenture. BanQu is the first ever blockchain-based (patented) Supply Chain & Economic Passport platform that enables transparency, traceability, equity and sustainability for farmers (especially women), workers, waste pickers/recyclers living in extreme poverty. BanQu has also become the leading platform for ensuring COVID-19 supplies are reaching the most vulnerable nations and communities in the MENA region. BanQu is being used in over 45 countries and almost 2 million last-mile-first-mile beneficiaries today. Prior to his current engagements, Mr. Gadnis was the founder and CEO of multiple technology startups, the last one of which was acquired by a $1.5 billion global consulting firm in 2012. Over the past 25 years Ashish has been recognized for his private / public sector contributions with awards such as – MIT Innovate for Refugees (Syrian refugees) award, Young Global Leader (World Economic Forum), Minority Business Leader (Twin Cities Business), 40 under 40 (Business Journal), Change-Makers Innovator Award (Coding Schools in Refugee Camps in East Africa) and Battery Ventures Innovation Award – Democratic Republic of Congo (for Asili: a mobile / cloud-based business focused on reducing infant child mortality, improving maternal health and increasing livelihood in conflict zones).

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When is a refrigerator not a refrigerator? An Interview with Dr. Ron Ballou, Part 2
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August 06, 2021
Dr. Ronald Ballou is author of Business Logistics Management and was a key part of the revolution from logistics to supply chain management as we know it today. In his 2006 article, “The evolution and future of logistics and supply chain management Dr. Ballou made several bold predictions on the future of supply chain management. In this session we get to know Dr. Ballou and analyze the predictions.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for August 2nd, Presented by OMNIA Partners
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August 05, 2021
Amanda Luton is the CMO of Supply Chain Now. Amanda is a marketing veteran and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience across a variety of industries and organizations including Von Maur, Anthropologie, AmericasMart Atlanta, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In 2016, Amanda founded and grew the Magnolia Marketing Group into a successful digital media firm, she now she develops modern marketing strategies, social campaigns, innovative operational processes, and implements creative content initiatives for Supply Chain Now. But that’s just the beginning of her supply chain impact.

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Leading a Noble Mission to Eradicate Slavery: Tim Nelson with Hope for Justice
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August 04, 2021
Tim Nelson is the co-founder and CEO of Hope for Justice and Slave-Free Alliance. Hope for Justice is an international charity working to bring an end to modern slavery and human trafficking and offers an effective and proven model that is replicable, scalable, and award-winning. The charity’s vision is to live in a world free from slavery and its work across five continents and in 8 countries is focused on preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives, and reforming society.

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Stepping Out with Purpose: How GoodSteps Uses Flip Flops to Fight Hunger
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August 03, 2021
Alice Brown spent years practicing general finance, banking and corporate law at a big law firm. During that time, she loved the concept of companies that give back and actively sought them out as a consumer. When her first child was born, she felt compelled to start spending her “work time” creating something GOOD. For Alice that turned into a company whose sole reason for existing is to give back. GoodSteps’ mission is simple: to do good in the world and to empower people – our customers – to do good. GoodSteps will turn 5 this August and to date has provided 82,286 meals to food insecure kids, families and seniors via the Atlanta Community Food Bank and has fully nourished back to health more than 154 malnourished via MANA Nutrition. Alice lives in Atlanta with her wonderfully supportive husband, three busy kids 7 and under, and one spoiled puppy.

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3 Keys to Turn Supply Chain Visibility into Action with Shannon Vaillancourt, CEO Ratelinx - Part 2
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August 03, 2021
Shannon Vaillancourt is president and founder of RateLinx. He started the company in 2002 with the idea that there was a better way to give companies complete visibility to their supply chain. Since then, RateLinx has become a leading supply chain software and data services company with the only integrated Data-as-a-Strategy (DaaS) technology platform. RateLinx allows companies to gain access to all of their logistics intelligence in one platform, helping customers to create world-class logistics strategies, improve supply chain management, solve problems and reduce costs.

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This Week in Business History for August 2nd: Signs of Progress at the Corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue
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August 02, 2021
Signs of Progress at the Corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue

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De la Industria al Salón de Clases: Profesora Felisa Preciado, con Perspectivas Teóricas y Prácticas de Cadena de Suministro
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August 02, 2021
Felisa Preciado is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and a Clinical Professor at Penn State University. Prior to working in academia, Felisa was the Supply Chain Senior Specialist, Latin America, for Kimberly Clark. Felisa received her BS in Industrial Engineering from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, her Masters in Industrial Engineering from Florida State University, and her Ph.D in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.

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Analysis of the U.S. Bank 2021 Q2 Freight Payment Index Featuring Bobby Holland with U.S. Bank & John Janson with Sanmar
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August 02, 2021
John Janson has 20+ years of experience piloting global logistics for industry leading companies including, MWI Animal Health/AmerisourceBergen, Bodybuilding.com, Micron and Micron PC. He is known to be a results driven executive, who invests in his team with strong relationship and team building skills. John’s ability to operate both strategically & tactically across multiple facets of company operations has made a difference with customers domestically & internationally. His career has given him quality, experienced knowledge of all aspects of global transportation, distribution & logistics. He is a graduate of Boise State University and has been married to his wife, Susan, for 39 years with 2 daughters & 5 grandchildren.

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Move Faster, Save More, and Look Better Doing It! With Anthony Clervi and Kris Lance from Una
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July 30, 2021
Kris Lance is the Senior Director at Una, a Group Purchasing Organization focused on indirect spend management for businesses and non-acute healthcare. Kris leads business development and guides company-wide growth and operational initiatives. He focuses on repositioning the perception of GPOs from a transactional function to a strategic partner in procurement success. Kris earned his Business Administration degree from Harding University and has nearly a decade of leadership experience across multiple industries.

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Learning to Thrive at The Nexus of Conflict and Creativity: Veterans Studies at St. Leo University
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July 30, 2021
Mary Kate Soliva is a US Army veteran with special operations experience in South East Asia. She is a veteran advocate and currently spearheads the monthly newsletter for Vets2Industry. She is passionate about educating veterans and their families about available resources across the country. In addition, she is a human trafficking victim advocate and provides training to other service members and the community. She loves to travel, antique and spend time with her loved ones.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for July 26th: Food and Retail Supply Chain Check-In
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July 29, 2021
Jordon White is a Product Manager at Crisp, where he is a key player in building the data platform. He is constantly thinking about what features and functionality could and should be built next to empower customers to use data effectively. Prior to Crisp, Jordon held supply chain management positions at leading retailers and suppliers including General Mills and Walmart.

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Hollywood Classics in Play Today in Global Supply Chain
Supply Chain NOW
July 28, 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

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3 Keys to Turn Supply Chain Visibility into Action with Shannon Vaillancourt, CEO Ratelinx - Part 1
Supply Chain NOW
July 27, 2021
Shannon Vaillancourt is president and founder of RateLinx. He started the company in 2002 with the idea that there was a better way to give companies complete visibility to their supply chain. Since then, RateLinx has become a leading supply chain software and data services company with the only integrated Data-as-a-Strategy (DaaS) technology platform. RateLinx allows companies to gain access to all of their logistics intelligence in one platform, helping customers to create world-class logistics strategies, improve supply chain management, solve problems and reduce costs.

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This Week in Business History for July 26th: 6 Cities with Surprising Business Ties You Didn't Know
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July 26, 2021
6 Cities with Surprising Business Ties You Didn't Know

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Enterprise Information Management Transforms
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July 26, 2021
Mark Judson is CEO at Environmental Monitoring Sensor Intelligence Corp. Mark brings extensive experience and expertise with Business Strategy, Marketing, and Operations. He has played a critical role supporting federal, state, and local initiatives focused on Environmental Monitoring, Internet of Things, and Supply Chain Management.

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TEKTOK Live: Industry Titan Art Mesher Unabashedly Unleashed
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July 26, 2021
Art Mesher was selected as the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) 2008 Distinguished Service Award recipient and was elected to their “Supply Chain Hall of Fame” in 2016. Art Mesher is Chancellor of CleanSL8 (Slate) DNA (Development Network and Advisors), Chairman of the Board of The Core Group and Versapay Corporation and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Livingston International. He sits on the Boards of Directors of Absolute Software and Nulogy and Gains Software. Until late 2013 and Art was the CEO and Chairman of the board of The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (DSGX) leading the first on-demand logistics network. Appointed CEO in 2004, he spearheaded the company’s turnaround from large losses to awarding-winning accolades and financial performance.

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Putting Social Responsibility & Sustainability First: Bob dalton with Sackcloth & Ashes
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July 23, 2021
Bob Dalton is the founder and CEO of Sackcloth & Ashes, a mission-driven company that gives a blanket to a local homeless shelter for each one purchased. Dalton was inspired to start up the business when his hard-working mother was experiencing homelessness, a situation that would forever change his perceptions of people living on the streets. Dalton launched sackclothandashes.com in June 2014, building a strong social media presence and following for the next four years, ensuring that consumers were tuned in and ready to listen to the bigger message to come. In 2018, Dalton and Sackcloth & Ashes launched Blanket the United States, a campaign with the goal of donating one million blankets to homeless shelters by 2024.

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When is a refrigerator not a refrigerator? An Interview with Dr. Ron Ballou
Supply Chain NOW
July 23, 2021
Dr. Ronald Ballou is author of Business Logistics Management and was a key part of the revolution from logistics to supply chain management as we know it today. In his 2006 article, “The evolution and future of logistics and supply chain management Dr. Ballou made several bold predictions on the future of supply chain management. In this session we get to know Dr. Ballou and analyze the predictions.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for July 19th Featuring Kevin L. Jackson
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July 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. He has served on teams that have supported digital transformation projects for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the US Intelligence Community.

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Tackling the Top Three Challenges in Industrial Real Estate: Supply Chain Real Estate Series
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July 21, 2021
Tackling the Top Three Challenges in Industrial Real Estate

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Where Supply Chain, Logistics, and the Fine Art World Collide with Guest Gugulethu Hughes
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July 20, 2021
Gugulethu Hughes is a Procurement and Supply Chain professional with over a decade of experience in the supply chain field across different sectors. He is currently involved with Cambridge Capital focusing on Deal Sourcing, targeting Africa-based logistics companies that meet requisite EBITDA. He is interested in enhancing collaboration between African companies in the supply chain field and broader value chain while connecting start-ups with opportunities for scaling operations and reach.

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No hay negocio como el mundo del espectáculo: La logística del mundo del entretenimiento con Jorge Koszeg
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July 19, 2021
Jorge Koszeg comenzó a trabajar en la industria del entretenimiento como agente de viajes en giras con Orquestas Sinfónicas alrededor del mundo en 1985. Trabajó como freelance como Tour Manager, Freight Forwarder y Travel Agent hasta 1994 cuando le ofrecieron mudarse a México para abrir un Freight Forwarder (Rock-It Cargo), y desarrolló todas las áreas desde cero. En 2012 decidió emprender su propio negocio y fundó Pro Kio.

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This Week in Business History for July 19th: Cooking the Books at WorldCom
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July 19, 2021
Cooking the Books at WorldCom

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Advancing Sustainability at Goodyear Through A Commitment to Team Excellence
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July 19, 2021
Ellis Jones is a courageous executive with 25+ years of experience transforming Fortune 500 organizations into world-class leaders. He creates the structure, environment and capability to improve and sustain performance. As a change agent, he leverages the principles of operational excellence and safety leadership to drive shifts in culture. Ellis also optimize business processes to achieve operational and EBIT improvements. What sets him apart is that he is an influential leader with a successful record of turning around underperforming teams and organizations. He builds winning teams and coach and develop leaders. He is also a savvy communicator who presents to boards and delivers impactful presentations.

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Veteran Voices Classic: Profiles in Veteran Leadership: John Tien & Kevin Horgan
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July 16, 2021
John Tien is the current US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. John previously served a managing director at Citigroup and the Chief Operating Officer for Citi Retail Services’ largest American Express co-brand credit card portfolio, which provides credit card support to over 20 million Citi customers. John’s prior roles at Citi include being the Chief Administrative Officer for the Global Consumer Operations and Technology division and where he oversaw all consumer bank related training for 75,000 employees as well as leading the development of global strategy for the credit issuance, counter-fraud, and payment functions for the United States and more than 40 other countries. As a retired U.S. Army Colonel, John also served as the national Co-Head of the Citi Salutes program (www.CitiSalutes.com) which is Citi’s firm-wide initiative that supports U.S. military veterans and military families both internal to the company and in the communities where Citi works and lives

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A Double-Dose of the Supply Chain Buzz with Rose Lee from TechCXO
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July 16, 2021
Rose Lee is a Creative Marketing Executive with 20+ years of experience in global enterprise, B2B2C, Consumer Marketing, and Customer Success across the US, Asia, EMEA, and Latin America. Extensive management experience successfully growing revenue, increasing profitability through driving new business and customer sales. Expert in digital and traditional marketing with excellent sales/commercial experience. Astute strategic and analytical abilities, that translate into operational sales and marketing plans. She has an abundance of experience building teams through communication, collaboration, and motivation, while challenging teams at all levels to achieve the company’s goals.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for July 12th, Powered by OMNIA Partners
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July 15, 2021
Powered by OMNIA Partners

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How to Keep Doctors Without Borders Well-Supported: Lessons in Global Logistics from Diego Flores
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July 14, 2021
Diego Flores is an Industrial Engineer from Mexico with more than sixteen years of experience in Supply Chain Management. Ten years ago, he changed from the Automotive sector to Humanitarian operations, which initially was not on his plans. He has worked in Afghanistan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Sudan, Syria, Turkey, and Ukraine and as well at Belgium, Netherlands, and Spain Head Quarters for Doctors without Borders. As well, he worked as a consultant for the UNICEF Regional Office of South Asia. Currently, he is the Head of Mission for MSF Switzerland in the Support Regional Unit in Kampala, Uganda, which plays an important role in emergency response in the East African region.

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The 3 Ways to Learn Supply Chain with Andrew Chen, founder of the National Supply Chain Foundation
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July 13, 2021
Andrew Chen is a recent graduate from Michigan State University with a degree in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Information Technology with a strong background in process improvement, problem-solving and communications. He has gained these skills through diverse work experiences from small business, corporate, to nonprofit startup and have a passion to engage in supply chain leadership as a future career path. At MSU, he was involved in many leadership positions on campus and one of them being most recent was joining the Executive Board for the Chinese American Student Coalition. Additionally, Andrew was the Director of Marketing for Students Consulting for Non-Profits, and Merchandising Chair for PGN – a co-ed business fraternity

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TEKTOK Live: Retail Pulse Check with Paula Rosenblum
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July 13, 2021
Paula Rosenblum is co-founder and Managing Partner at RSR Research and is widely recognized as one of the industry’s top retail technology analysts. She has been selected as one of the “Top 50 Retail Technology Influencers” from 2014 -2020. She also writes a blog for Forbes and is frequently quoted in other major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, NPR Marketplace and many others. She serves on the advisory board of three consumer goods import companies. She has recently been selected as one of the top 100 Retail Technology Influencers by Rethink Retail. Previous to her years as an analyst, she spent over 20 years as a retail technology executive and CIO at companies including iParty, Hit or Miss, Morse Shoe, Domain Home Fashions and others.

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This Week in Business History for July 12th: 6 Things You Didn't Know About Sir Richard Branson
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July 12, 2021
6 Things You Didn't Know About Sir Richard Branson

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An Insight into Supply Chain Careers with Industry Veteran Rodney Apple - Part 2
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July 09, 2021
Rodney Apple is a co-founder of Supply Chain Careers and serves as the Managing Partner of SCM Talent Group. He has been completely specialized in end-to-end supply chain recruitment since 2001 when he joined The Home Depot (Fortune 13 at the time) to lead the recruitment for their very first supply chain department. Rodney went on to lead all professional and executive supply chain and operations recruitment for The Coca-Cola Company for 6+ years, followed by a few other clients that included Kimberly-Clark, Cummins, and PWC.

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Introducing The Freight Insider: Talking Top Freight Challenges in the Pandemic Age with Page Siplon
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July 09, 2021
Page Siplon Prior to joining TeamOne Logistics, Siplon served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics, the State’s leading consulting resource for fueling logistics industry growth and global competitiveness. For over a decade, he directly assisted hundreds of companies to overcome challenges and capitalize on opportunities related to the movement of freight. During this time, Siplon was also appointed to concurrently serve the State of Georgia as Director of the larger Centers of Innovation Program, in which he provided executive leadership and vision for all six strategic industry-focused Centers

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The Supply Chain Buzz for July 5th Featuring Hosts Scott Luton and Greg White
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July 08, 2021
The Supply Chain Buzz for July 5th Featuring Hosts

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Overcoming Challenges of Rapid Growth with Supply Chain Automation with Dan Reeve from Esker
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July 07, 2021
Dan Reeve is a Sales Director, approaching 22 years with Esker. Dan works to help companies free up front-line troops to be finance and customer service rockstars through the application of machine learning and AI.

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Creating Opportunities for Others to Succeed: Leadership Lessons from Hon. Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah
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July 06, 2021
Honorable Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah is a fourth-term Member of Ghana’s Parliament. Former Ghana’s Energy Minister and the Leader of the opposition on Trade, Industry, and Tourism.

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This Week in Business History for July 5th: "Honest, intelligent, and unprejudiced" - The Wall Street Journal.
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July 05, 2021
"Honest, intelligent, and unprejudiced" - The Wall Street Journal.

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Pasión por aprender, ayudar a otros e impactar el futuro: Claudia Freed y Tony Rivera con EALgreen
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July 05, 2021
Pasión por aprender, ayudar a otros e impactar el futuro

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When Comfort Ends, Growth Begins: Monica Fullerton with Spouse-ly
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July 02, 2021
Military life often requires wearing lots of hats, and that’s especially true for Monica Fullerton. She was recently named a Trailblazer in Tech by Military Spouse Magazine and is an ambitious entrepreneur, twin mom, and Air Force spouse. She has long dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, but she wanted her efforts to support a greater purpose than just starting a business. In an effort to provide highly transient military families, as well as those that have previously served, a space to market their products and services regardless of their duty station, Monica launched Spouse-ly. Connect with Monica on LinkedIn.

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How to Launch Leaders into Aerospace: A Conversation with Supply Chain Veteran Ingrid Sampson
Supply Chain NOW
July 02, 2021
Ingrid Sampson is the Director of Program Management Subcontracts for Training and Logistics Solutions, a line of business within Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems. In this role, Mrs. Sampson is responsible for delivering training, simulators and logistics solutions valued at more than $3 billion. This includes developing and implementing a supply chain strategy to address the entire supply chain life cycle. Her team of more than 100 employees, across multiple locations, manages both domestic and international suppliers. Previously, Mrs. Sampson served as Director of Ethics and Business Conduct for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics responsible for the execution and development of the Ethics strategic plan for more than 24,000 employees. Mrs. Sampson has held other leadership positions within Lockheed Martin on the C-130, P-3, and the F-22 Programs. Mrs. Sampson holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State Long Beach and a master’s degree in project management.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for June 28th Featuring Hosts Greg White and Jeff Miller
Supply Chain NOW
July 01, 2021
Featuring Hosts Greg White and Jeff Miller

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The North Face Dilemma – What is your supply chain made of?
Supply Chain NOW
June 30, 2021
The North Face Dilemma

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6 Strategies for Greater Supply Chain Resilience, Part 2
Supply Chain NOW
June 29, 2021
6 Strategies for Greater...

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Blockchain For Supply Chain: Featuring Special Guest Praveen Rao
Supply Chain NOW
June 28, 2021
Praveen Rao is a seasoned Digital Technology executive with progressive experience in applying complex emerging technologies to multiple operational domains. Praveen has a proven track record of shaping organizational strategy, digitization of business visions and operational execution. Extensive expertise in cutting edge technologies such as Advanced Analytics, AI (Watson), Blockchain, ERP and Internet of Things (IoT). Praveen has leads GTM initiatives and solutions development in multiple sectors. Praveen has over 20 years of industry experience in aligning technology with business needs to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and governance.

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This Week in Business History for June 28th: The History of the U.S. Interstate Highway System
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June 28, 2021
The History of the U.S. Interstate Highway System

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Collaborating with Suppliers Through Challenging Times
Supply Chain NOW
June 25, 2021
Lori Chennault leads the company’s sourcing capability which oversees Georgia-Pacific’s purchase of materials, supplies and equipment used across the organization from vendors around the world. As a 24-year veteran of the company, Lori has extensive experience working with and developing preferred partners as well as serving internal constituencies. She’s previously served as vice-president of information technology for the consumer products group and has held leadership roles in GP’s controllers organization

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An Insight Into Supply Chain Careers with Industry Veteran Rodney Apple - Part 1
Supply Chain NOW
June 25, 2021
Rodney Apple has been specialized in end-to-end supply chain recruitment for 2 decades and currently leads SCM Talent Group, a national supply chain search firm headquartered in Asheville, NC. Spanning 10+ years, Rodney led supply chain recruitment for 4 corporations that made the Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain list: The Home Depot, The Coca-Cola Company, Kimberly-Clark and Cummins. Rodney has been serving as the Career Coach for ASCM (formerly APICS) since 2014 and writes for ASCM’s SCM Now Magazine. He also authors The Supply Chain Talent Blog and plans to publish his first book later in 2020 on the topic of careers in supply chain.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for June 21st Featuring Special Host Kevin L. Jackson
Supply Chain NOW
June 24, 2021
The Supply Chain Buzz for June 21st Featuring ...

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Distributing the Gift of Giving at Scale with Jenise Steverding
Supply Chain NOW
June 23, 2021
Jenise Steverding is the Chief Impact Officer of Gifts for Good: an innovative and socially conscious startup whose mission is to disrupt the world of business gifting. As an agent of change for both large corporations and smaller companies alike, Gifts for Good’s digital platform is the only resource in the corporate gifting space that curates premium, posh, and purposeful gifts that give back. She leads impact strategy and brand partnerships for Gifts for Good, ensuring all curated, premium products meet the company’s impact and product standards. Steverding previously served as an early member of the TOMS Shoes Global Giving Program where she led the giving account team to scale their global shoe-giving platform from 1 million to 50 million pairs of shoes distributed through impactful nonprofit partnerships. She also was the first head of impact at a tech company, Pledgeling, and held a senior role at the Special Olympics World Games – where she oversaw the development and implementation of corporate sponsorships and cause-marketing programs with Toyota.

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Supply Chain Today and Tomorrow: Featuring Mike Griswold with Gartner
Supply Chain NOW
June 22, 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.

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Visibility is Not Enough: How to be Data Driven with RateLinx's Nate Endicott & Andrew Hooser
Supply Chain NOW
June 21, 2021
Nate Endicott With a passion to help companies harness the opportunity of big data to substantially improve their supply chain and logistics visibility and performance, Nate Endicott joined RateLinx in 2014 as Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Alliances. Endicott is an expert at accurately diagnosing underlying problems and recommending custom RateLinx software and data service solutions. Endicott’s keen understanding of the RateLinx proprietary predictive modeling engine allows him to help businesses of all sizes to optimize their freight operations. Connect with Nate on LinkedIn.

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This Week in Business History for June 21st: 3 Things You May Not Know About Alan Turing, Marie Curie & Ed Bradley
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June 21, 2021
3 Things You May Not Know About Alan Turing, Marie Curie & Ed Bradley

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Una Actualización en Cadena de Suministros y Logística de América Latina, con Demós Pérez
Supply Chain NOW
June 21, 2021
Una Actualización en Cadena de Suministros y Logística de América Latina...

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The Intersection of International Culture and Talent in Procurement, Guest Jacinta Taliauli
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June 18, 2021
The Intersection of International Culture and Talent in Procurement

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Manufacturing Monday on the Supply Chain Buzz: Featuring Special Guest Billy Taylor
Supply Chain NOW
June 17, 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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Leading with a Servant Mentality: John Cash with HBCU Esports and Gaming
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June 17, 2021
Leading with a Servant Mentality

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Is the Future of Manufacturing Circular? Global Trends in Circular Supply Chain
Supply Chain NOW
June 16, 2021
Deborah Dull leads supply chain product management at GE Digital which focuses on the supply chain capabilities needed to accelerate the industrial transition to a circular economy. Deborah explores the needs of industrial equipment stakeholders around the world, providing thought leadership on the industrial internet as a strategy for maximizing uptime, reducing cost, and improving time to value. Deborah focuses on building relevant digital industrial supply chain products which address these needs, as well as paving the way to a circular economy.

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What Makes a Startup Go? Sunrise Special
Supply Chain NOW
June 15, 2021
What Makes a Startup Go?

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6 Strategies for Greater Supply Chain Resilience, Part 1
Supply Chain NOW
June 15, 2021
6 Strategies for Greater Supply Chain Resilience

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This Week in Business HIstory for June 14th: Cars, Coasters, & Computers- 3 Ways We Moved Faster
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June 14, 2021
Cars, Coasters, & Computers- 3 Ways We Moved Fa

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Supply Chain is Boring Classic: The 3 Rules of Business with Duncan Klett of Kinaxis
Supply Chain NOW
June 11, 2021
Duncan Klett is a Fellow and Co-founder of Kinaxis (established in 1984), whose product RapidResponse, offers an interactive tool for supply chain management. As a certified professional engineer, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc Electrical, he has more that 35 years experience with analytics and software solutions. Duncan now acts on the Strategy team as a liaison amongst supply chain practitioners, researchers, the Kinaxis design team and executives. Prior to starting Kinaxis, Duncan held various positions developing real-time and computer-aided design systems with Bell Northern Research and Mitel Corporation. He also has been involved with several professional and community organizations and regularly gives lectures at universities and industry events.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for June 7th: Featuring Special Guest Michael Neme
Supply Chain NOW
June 11, 2021
Michael Neme is a Franchise/Agent owner with GlobalTranz and VP of Supply Chain Solutions at Hook Logistics, which allows him to give their customers a one-stop-shop for all and everything supply chain/ops and tech-related. Head down—all gas. No brakes are his motto, whether it is in his personal life or professional life. He has been in the industry for eight years and has worked for some top asset and non-asset-based 3PLs, giving him a deeper understanding on how both asset and brokerage works. In a traditionally transactional sales industry, he has never sold a transactional deal. He has and still always look at his customers’ business like the way he looks at my own. “Let’s set this up for the long game and make strategic decisions like playing chess, not checkers.” His goal is for his customers to have a person and team they can count on to continue to build out tailored and scalable solutions that enhance efficiencies and increase customer profitability.

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SCN Live: Mike Griswold Shares Key Takeaways from 2021 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25
Supply Chain NOW
June 09, 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.

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Leading a Non-Profit Through the Pandemic: Essential Lessons From Books For Africa’s Pat Plonski
Supply Chain NOW
June 08, 2021
Patrick Plonski, Ph.D. has served as the Executive Director of Books for Africa since 2003. He holds a Ph.D. in International Education (2009) and previously served as Executive Director of the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council at the University of Minnesota (1998-2003), and Committee Administrator for the Minnesota House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture (1987-1998).

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Sunrise Special: How do Venture Capitalists Choose a Startup?
Supply Chain NOW
June 08, 2021
How do Venture Capitalists Choose a Startup?

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This Week in Business History for June 7th: Samuel "Slater the Traitor," Father of the American Industrial Revolution
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June 07, 2021
Father of the American Industrial Revolution

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De Niña Curiosa a Ingeniero Industrial a Líder en Cadena de Suministros: Conoce a Sofía Rivas
Supply Chain NOW
June 07, 2021
Sofia Rivas Herrera is a Mexican Industrial Engineer from Tecnologico de Monterrey University, class 2019. Upon graduation she earned a scholarship to study MIT’s Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (GCLOG) and graduated as one of the Top 3 performers of her class in 2020. She also has a multicultural background due to her international academic experiences at Singapore Management University and Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg. Former Data Analyst within the airport industry in Latin America at Pacific Airport Group, performing benchmarking reports and predictive analysis of future market behavior.

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IBM #think2021 Retrospective with Dr. Evaristus Mainsah
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June 07, 2021
Dr. Evaristus Mainsah is General Manager, IBM Hybrid Cloud & Edge Ecosystem. In this role he leads the IBM ecosystem team working with technology hardware manufacturers, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and Global Systems Integrators (GSIs) to put his partners first and enable them to deliver value to their clients by taking advantage of IBM’s hybrid multicloud platform. This includes offerings such as Red Hat OpenShift, the IBM Cloud Platform, the highly differentiated Financial Services ready public Cloud including the ISV partners that are certified on it, and IBM’s Telco and enterprise 5G/Edge ecosystem. In his prior Commercial Model role was responsible for working across the entire Cloud & Cognitive Software Unit,

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The Top 4 Trends in Distribution and Fulfillment with CognitOps Co-Founder and CEO Alex Ramirez
Supply Chain NOW
June 04, 2021
Alex Ramirez cut his teeth learning the foundations of systems and business consulting at Accenture, where he was first exposed to warehouse systems. After Accenture, Alex moved to Minnesota, and joined HighJump Software as a product consultant. Looking for warmer pastures, Alex joined an emerging software company in Austin, Reddworks – the driver behind the modern WES software platform. After leading the company through its acquisition by Dematic, Alex supported the integration and trained the Dematic team on modern software sales. Alex left Dematic in February 2018, and through 2018, met and worked with his cofounder, Reas Macken, to develop the concept and team behind CognitOps.

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How to Bring Moonshine to Market: The Art of Making Music, Liquor and More with Tommy Townsend
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June 03, 2021
Tommy Townsend’s career didn’t begin as a moonshine distiller, but as a musician who played with Waylon Jennings and toured as the lead singer for Waymore’s Outlaws. He is still writing new music today and is never too far away from his guitar. He’s toured with Brad Paisley, Montgomery Gentry, Ray Charles, ACDC, but finds the greatest joy in being with the people he grew up with back home in Blairsville, Georgia.

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Telling a Human Story About Digital Procurement Transformation
Supply Chain NOW
June 02, 2021
About Digital Procurement Transformation

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You Don't Know Jack! Part 2 with Supply Chain Tech Investor Jack Freeman of PeakSpan Capital
Supply Chain NOW
June 01, 2021
Jack Freeman has worked with growth-stage technology businesses his whole career and most recently is a partner to twelve portfolio companies at PeakSpan. Prior to joining PeakSpan, Jack worked for Stackpop, an early-stage startup where he was the team’s second business development hire and helped build out a SaaS-based cost management platform to help CTOs and IT teams buy and manage their internet infrastructure. After his startup was disrupted by AWS, Jack joined Macquarie Capital where he spent three years executing software M&A and capital markets transactions. Jack holds a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College; and prior to Middlebury, he played division I soccer for Seton Hall University. Jack lives in Brooklyn Heights with his Fiancé and recently rescued puppy, Willow – the sweetest Great Pyrenees you’ll ever meet.

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TEKTOK Classic: Trailblazing a Supply Chain Career with Lora Cecere
Supply Chain NOW
June 01, 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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A Memorial Day Tribute
Supply Chain Now
May 31, 2021
In this special episode of Veteran Voices, hosts Scott W. Luton and Kelly Barner share their own personal messages, including what Memorial Day means to them and a few examples of those incredible individuals that sacrificed it all for others.

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It's Never Too Late to Learn: Tips on Passing the APICS CSCP Exam
Supply Chain Now
May 28, 2021
Gene Pledger has been employed at D&F for 13 years. He was formerly a prepress director and graphic designer, and now his role as Supply Chain Director consists of monitoring nickel, steel, and other commodity inputs while overseeing supplier relationships in regards to overall procurement strategy. He also manages capital transactions on building projects and fabrication equipment. His secondary role is as a supply chain optimization leader, in particular operations efficiency with a focus on lean and continuous improvement in our operations. Connect with Gene on LinkedIn.

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Manufacturing Leadership Series on Supply Chain Now Featuring Peggy Gulick with Kohler
Supply Chain Now
May 28, 2021
In this episode of the Manufacturing Leadership series on Supply Chain Now, Scott and special guest host Billy Taylor welcome Peggy Gulick with Kohler to the show.

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When Mentoring Comes Full Circle: Supply Chain Leader and Legend, Tandreia Bellamy
Supply Chain Now
May 26, 2021
Tandreia Bellamy is currently Engineering Vice President for Global Freight Forwarding (GFF), responsible for operation strategy, forecasting and technology tool development to optimize sustainable efficiency while driving world class service. Tandreia held a similar position for UPS’s Global Logistics business unit. In this position, she directed all industrial engineering activities related to the company’s key product offerings: Warehousing, Distribution, Inventory Management, Service Parts Logistics and Mail Innovations. Prior to her Supply Chain roles she was the small package West Region Vice President of Engineering, responsible for the Industrial Engineering (IE), Operations Excellence (Quality), Asset Management and Technology Support Groups (TSG) for the 25 states in the western half of the United States. Tandreia was directed all aspect of planning, asset utilization, service quality, support and implementation of technology, and process improvements. Tandreia began her UPS career in 1986 as a part-time package handler while completing her undergraduate degree. She held various engineering and operations positions in Central Florida (Orlando) before being transferred to the UPS corporate office in Atlanta. While assigned to Corporate, Tandreia held positions in the Corporate Marketing and Corporate Industrial Engineering departments. Tandreia holds a BS from Stanford University and an MS from the University of Central Florida, both in Industrial Engineering. She served on the Board of Trustees for ChildServ (a multidisciplinary child and family services network) and was a member of the Texas A&M Engineering Advisory Board. She is currently on the Executive Advisory Boards for both Virginia Tech Industrial Engineering Department and the Associate for Supply Chain Management (formerly APICS). Tandreia is the proud mother of two wonderful children, Ruby (20) and Anthony (18).

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You Don't Know Jack! Interview with Supply Chain Tech Investor Jack Freeman of PeakSpan Capital
Supply Chain Now
May 25, 2021
“I think for us [growth equity investors], you need to have exactly half of it figured out. No one has it all figured out, but, for example, the most common scenarios, one where it’s very clear that you have high product quality and high customer sat and a great market opportunity, limited competitive dynamic, great team, but maybe the founder and his right or left-hand man or woman are doing all the sales. And we would say amazing business. I think we need to work on a more repeatable sales team and hire a sales ops person. And, and you really emphasize that the founder shouldn’t be doing the sales anymore, but that’s still is a great opportunity because you’ve proven the market. You’ve proven the product customers love you. And there’s just a couple of things to fine-tune. And in addition to fine-tuning it, yes, you have the gasoline on the fire analogy is a good one in the growth stage.”

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SCN Live: Supply Chains to Admire and Project Zebra with Lora Cecere
Supply Chain Now
May 25, 2021
“The automotive industry would be well-served to plant a field of carrots, right? You know, it’s more about carrots then sticks.”

– Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights

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The Supply Chain Buzz for May 24th: Introducing the Supply Chain and Procurement Awards
Supply Chain Now
May 24, 2021
Kelly Barner is the Owner and Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point and MyPurchasingCenter, and the host of the Supply Chain Now program Dial P for Procurement. 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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This Week in Business History for May 24th: Lillian Gilbreth, the Mother of Modern Management
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May 24, 2021
Lillian Gilbreth, the Mother of Modern Management

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Approaching Procurement with a Growth Mindset
Supply Chain NOW
May 24, 2021
Sam Achampong is a senior executive with extensive experience in Procurement and Supply Chain management across the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. He has held Senior Procurement and Strategic Sourcing roles for organizations such as Land Securities in the UK, Abu Dhabi Municipality in the Middle East, and MTN across Africa. An active member of the procurement fraternity, Sam is currently Regional Director of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) for the Middle East and North Africa Region. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Procurement from the University of Glamorgan (Wales)‎, MSc in Facilities Management from the University of Westminster (England), and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply. He is a regular speaker at industry events and an advocate for professional standards in procurement and supply management.

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SCN Live: Supply Chain Leadership Across Africa Featuring Azuka Chukwuelue
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May 21, 2021
Azuka Chukwuelue is a certified professional, with a wealth of commercial experience spanning two decades in West East and Central Africa. She currently works as the Supply Chain Director at Kimberly-Clark Nigeria, where she is responsible for the Supply network and operational accountability in line with strategic business goals. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ibadan and Executive MBA in General Management & doing business in Africa from Pan African University (Lagos Business School) and Nanyang Business School, NTU, Singapore. She is currently running an advanced management program at INSEAD, the business school for the world

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The Supply Chain Buzz on the Digital Supply Chain for May 17th: Featuring Kevin L. Jackson & Special Ed
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May 20, 2021
Special Ed (Ed Archer) began career as the youngest in charge in 1988 as a hip-hop recording artist. Went on to production, label, distribution, TV, media, tech and various areas of entertainment and content. Newly formed SEMEDIA is a culmination of the past 3 decades of an ever-evolving landscape.

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TEKTOK - SUPPLY CHAIN NOW 18TH MAY 2021
Supply Chain NOW
May 19, 2021
Kelly Barner is the Owner and Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point and MyPurchasingCenter, and the host of the Supply Chain Now program Dial P for Procurement. 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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The Top 3 Supply Chain Digital Transformation Barriers
Supply Chain NOW
May 19, 2021
Kim Reuter, From humble beginnings, working the import docks, representing Fortune 500 giants, Ford, Michelin Tire, and Black & Decker; to Amazon technology patent holder and Nordstrom Change Leader, Kimberly Reuter has designed, implemented, and optimized best-in-class, highly scalable global logistics and retail operations all over the world. Kimberly’s ability to set strategic vision supported by bomb-proof processes, built on decades of hands-on experience, has elevated her to legendary status. Sought after by her peers and executives for her intellectual capital and keen insights, Kimberly is a thought leader in the retail logistics industry.

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Decoding the Mysteries of Founder & Investor Relations with Sena Zorlu from Kubera Venture Capital Part 2
Supply Chain NOW
May 18, 2021
Sena Zorlu is a company builder, and an early stage investor at Kubera Venture Capital. She built three companies and is currently working on a stealth startup. She is based out of San Francisco Bay Area.

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Tomar riesgos, motivación personal y “The Mexican Connection”: Jose Luis Silva con Dux Capital
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May 17, 2021
Before the foundation of Dux Capital, José Luis Silva was a corporate and investment banker at HSBC’s Global Banking team in Mexico. For nearly 10 years he emerged from being one of the first interns in the team to being responsible of the Pharmaceutical & Chemical sector, crafting and raising more than 43 top-tier multinational clients. José Luis holds an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid where he specialized in Private Equity/Venture Capital and performed a dual diploma in the Singapore Management University. Additionally, he holds a BA in Finance from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico City. His most recent endeavor, Dux Capital, is a VC fund that invests in seed Latam heroes. José Luis co-founded the fund in 2017 in order to invest in three main industries: Tech, Consumer/Retail and Impact Investing. The fund has invested in 12 early-stage startups and has offices in Austin, TX and Mexico City.

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This Week in Business History for May 17th: 9 Things You Didn't Know About Tina Fey
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May 17, 2021
9 Things You Didn't Know About Tina Fey

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Introducing the Supply Chain Real Estate Series Featuring Ward Richmond, Melinda McLaughlin & Megan Creecy-Herman
Supply Chain NOW
May 17, 2021
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

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The Supply Chain Buzz for May 10th Featuring Special Guest Mark Morley with OpenText
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May 14, 2021
Mark Morley Following completion of a Master of Science Degree in Computer Aided Engineering at Cranfield University in 1992, Mark joined the CAD/CAM software company Computervision as a solutions consultant. Following an acquisition by PTC in 1997 Mark took a small career break and went to work for the McLaren Formula One race team as a technology partner manager looking after the marketing activities of the technology sponsors to the team. Mark returned to PTC as an International Marketing Manager in September 1999 with a responsibility of establishing a global network of software demo centres. Following restructuring of PTC in 2003, Mark decided to take an MBA at Warwick Business School with a focus on marketing and a dissertation that looked at establishing a Space Tourism business. Following completion of the MBA, Mark joined GXS, a supply chain integration solution provider as an Industry Marketing Director focused on the Automotive sector in 2006 and then in 2014 OpenText acquired GXS. Today, Mark is Product Marketing Director for Business Network, a provider of cloud based integration solutions

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Digital Order Management Strategies to Optimize the Customer & Employee Experience
Supply Chain NOW
May 13, 2021
Jeremy Deuchars has been working with people on their technology-based and process initiatives for the past 16 years. Since joining Esker in 2013, organizations of all sizes have found value in partnering with him to evaluate their Order to Cash and Procure to Pay cycles. A focus on educating leaders and change agents about automation strategies has resulted in a positive impact for people and their companies, as well as, helping them foster stronger customer and vendor relationships. Connect with Jeremy on LinkedIn.

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The Reverse Logistics Series: Featuring Joyce Cruts with Acer
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May 12, 2021
Joyce Cruts is the VP of Supply Chain & Operations for Acer America Corporation. She is a proud member of the RLA board as well as Co-Chair of the Consumer Products Committee. She is a Solution-driven Operations Leader with nearly 20 years of demonstrated expertise in the execution and management of complex operations processes in the consumer electronics business. Joyce is a strategic thinker with focus on resolving complex business challenges end-to-end, implementing new approaches, and developing short and long-term strategies to achieve business critical goals. During the years she gathered extensive knowledge of all facets of the consumer electronic business in local markets and abroad. She is passionate about promoting sustainability and “green” supply chain methodologies to serve a higher level of social responsibility

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Decoding the Mysteries of Founder & Investor Relations with Sena Zorlu, Kubera Venture Capital, Pt 1
Supply Chain NOW
May 11, 2021
Sena Zorlu is a company builder, and an early stage investor at Kubera Venture Capital. She built three companies and is currently working on a stealth startup. She is based out of San Francisco Bay Area.

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Key Industry Insights From Across Africa: Gugulethu Hughes, Founder of Clinch
Supply Chain NOW
May 11, 2021
Gugulethu Hughes is a Procurement and Supply Chain professional with over a decade of experience in the supply chain field across different sectors. He is currently involved with Cambridge Capital focusing on Deal Sourcing, targeting Africa-based logistics companies that meet requisite EBITDA. He is interested in enhancing collaboration between African companies in the supply chain field and broader value chain while connecting start-ups with opportunities for scaling operations and reach.

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This Week in Business History for May 10th: The Rise of the "Oracle of Omaha"
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May 10, 2021
The Rise of the "Oracle of Omaha"

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IBM Think Preview: The IBM Cloud Ecosystem
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May 10, 2021
The IBM Cloud Ecosystem

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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
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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
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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
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May 04, 2021

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Redmon's Rebound, Resilience, & New Venture
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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April 21, 2021
The Top Three Things Bad Leaders

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Supply Chain Disruptions Driving Logistics Advancements: Frank McGuigan, CEO of Transplace
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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