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Scott Luton

Founder & CEO at Supply Chain Now

Metro Atlanta, United States

31213 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
Author1425
Influencer549
Speaker3
Entrepreneur40
Total2017

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Media Experience: 6 years

Areas of Expertise

Culture 30.61
Diversity and Inclusion 32.02
Entrepreneurship 36.82
Innovation 31.06
Leadership 37.07
Marketing 31.35
Risk Management 31.40
Social 31.24
Startups
Supply Chain 100
Management 41.78
Procurement 31.66
COVID19 68.18
Sustainability 33.09
AI 30.22
Change Management 30.47
Digital Transformation 30.56
Business Strategy 30.55
Retail 32.83
Business Continuity 32.13
IoT 30.38
HR 30.13
Ecosystems 30.97
Autonomous Vehicles 30.58
Blockchain 30.38
Mobility 30.58
Health and Safety 31.67
Cloud 30.45
Digital Twins 34.72
Project Management 36.36
Customer Experience

Industry Experience

Manufacturing
Media
Metal Products
Other
Professional Services

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Publications

6 Article/Blogs
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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Tags: Supply Chain

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

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Tags: Supply Chain, Marketing

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

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Tags: Supply Chain, Marketing

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

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Supply Chain

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

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

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

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

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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, Entrepreneurship

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

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

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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, Leadership

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

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

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Tags: Supply Chain, Leadership, COVID19

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

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Tags: Supply Chain, Leadership

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

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Tags: Leadership, Risk Management, Supply Chain

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

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Supply Chain

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

As today’s guests point out:

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

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Supply Chain

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

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Supply Chain

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

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Tags: Leadership, Supply Chain

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

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

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

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

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Supply Chain

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

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Supply Chain

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

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Tags: Leadership, Supply Chain

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

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Tags: Leadership, Risk Management, Supply Chain

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

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Tags: Leadership, Supply Chain

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

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Orphan Prevention and Family Preservation Through Empowering Women: Ashley Bohinc & Henok Berhanu with Carry 117
Supply Chain NOW
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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Tags: Supply Chain

Key Takeaways from the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit
Supply Chain NOW
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?
Supply Chain NOW
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)
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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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Tags: Supply Chain

Pump Up the Volume on Supply Chain Tech with Greg White
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
August 30, 2021
Everyone knows it’s Slinky

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Delivering an Experience that Builds Strong Relationships
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
August 16, 2021
Laying the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

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Supply Chain Now & UPS Present: Will Ocean Freight Sink Holiday Shopping?
Supply Chain NOW
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
Supply Chain NOW
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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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June 30, 2021
The North Face Dilemma

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

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Blockchain For Supply Chain: Featuring Special Guest Praveen Rao
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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June 15, 2021
What Makes a Startup Go?

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6 Strategies for Greater Supply Chain Resilience, Part 1
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
Supply Chain NOW
April 30, 2021
Raul Soto spent over a decade in retail management learning supply chain methodology and was introduced to logistics in the United States Marine Corps. Building on this life experience, Raul is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management & Logistics and intends to earn a master’s degree. He recently earned his APICS CSCP certification. Raul is a continuous seeker of supply chain knowledge and stays up-to-date with what’s new in the supply chain world. Connect with Raul on LinkedIn.

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The Supply Chain Buzz for April 26th Featuring Special Guest Lora Cecere
Supply Chain NOW
April 29, 2021
Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, is widely recognized as a global supply chain thought leader and recently received the 2020 Women in Supply Chain Influencer Award. Today, Lora has nearly 320,000 Linkedin Followers and is known for her high-value point of view and research geared at helping early adopters seeking first mover advantages through innovative supply chain strategies and market execution.

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

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

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

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This Week in Business History for April 26th: Sustainability in Action & the History of the COP
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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
Supply Chain NOW
April 21, 2021
The Top Three Things Bad Leaders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Supply Chain Buzz for April 5th: Featuring Elliott Paige with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
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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
Supply Chain NOW
April 07, 2021
Aneesa Muthana is a hands-on leader with extensive experience in almost every aspect of a production environment. In 1993, Aneesa took the opportunity to run a small, struggling company. Today, that same company serves multiple industries. Aneesa attributes this success to building a high-performance team that embraces continuous improvement, diversity, and leading-edge technology. She’s won numerous awards including Manufacturing Institute’s Award, 2019 NAWBO Woman Business Owner of The Year, Crain’s 2019 and 2020 Notable Woman in Manufacturing, and SWE “Women Engineers You Should Know.” Aneesa is known for both her business acumen and for leading-from-the-heart in everything she participates in.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where Entrepreneurs Meet Engineers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Scott Luton, Host, This Week in Business History

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special thanks to Deb Couey for research for this episode.

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

-Scott Luton, Host, This Week in Business History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gary Smith, Guest Host, This Week in Business History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Tony Hsieh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Supply Chain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What you might learn:

The three rules of business:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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