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The Digital Supply Chain podcast is a show hosted by SAP Innovation Evangelist Tom Raftery, discussing thought leadership, best practices, and the latest innovations in delivering a resilient, sustainable supply chain. The show publishes a new episode every Monday and Friday, and features interviews with luminaries in the world of supply chain and Industry 4.0. All aspects of supply chains, and how to optimise them are discussed - everything from the design, planning, manufacturing, production, delivery, all the way through to product operation.

The Digital Supply Chain podcast is a show hosted by SAP Innovation Evangelist Tom Raftery, discussing thought leadership, best practices, and the latest innovations in delivering a resilient, sustainable supply chain. The show publishes a new episode every Monday and Friday, and features interviews with luminaries in the world of supply chain and Industry 4.0. All aspects of supply chains, and how to optimise them are discussed - everything from the design, planning, manufacturing, production, delivery, all the way through to product operation.

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Spain

Description:

The Digital Supply Chain podcast is a show hosted by SAP Innovation Evangelist Tom Raftery, discussing thought leadership, best practices, and the latest innovations in delivering a resilient, sustainable supply chain. The show publishes a new episode every Monday and Friday, and features interviews with luminaries in the world of supply chain and Industry 4.0. All aspects of supply chains, and how to optimise them are discussed - everything from the design, planning, manufacturing, production, delivery, all the way through to product operation.

Twitter:

@TomRaftery

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

Crean Inc's Co-Founder And CTO James Crean Talks Smart Factories And Making The Complex Seem Simple

10/22/2021
It has been a while since I had someone on the podcast talking smart factories, so I reached out to James Crean, Co-Founder, and CTO of Crean Inc, a company dedicated to smart factory transformation services. We had a great conversation spanning minimising the pandemic's effects, tying operational efficiency to sustainability, and the growing tendency to reshoring. I learned loads, I hope you do too... If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave...

Duration:00:34:14

SAP And Siemens Teamcenter Integration...What's That All About? A Chat With Gareth Webb

10/18/2021
In the manufacturing world, many organisations use software solutions from SAP, and Siemens. In July of this year, we in SAP announced our road map to integrating our solutions with Siemens' Teamcenter which showed that Phase 1 of that road map would launch in October of this year (2021). To find out how the integration is proceeding, I invited the solution owner Gareth Webb to come on the podcast. We had a great conversation spanning the reasons why this integration is needed, how it...

Duration:00:20:58

Location Intelligence In Supply Chains - A Chat With ESP Logistics Technology CEO Jonathan Rosenthal

10/15/2021
With 35 years of experience in supply chain, Jonathan Rosenthal is the definition of an industry veteran. CEO of Saybrook Management, and ESP Logistics Technology, as well as a strong background in the airline and utility industries, it is fair to say there is little Jonathan hasn't seen. A strong proponent of the digitization of supply chains, he was an ideal guest for the podcast, and sure enough, he didn't disappoint. We had a great conversation about the current disruptions in global...

Duration:00:39:43

Enabling Industry 4.0 With Smart Sensing - A Chat With Dominik Metzger

10/11/2021
My colleague Dominik Metzger, who has been on the podcast previously talking about Industry 4.0, wrote a fascinating article about how Smart Sensing Can Enable Industry 4.0. I hadn't come across the term Smart Sensing before (in this context), so I was interested to know more. I invited Dominik to come on the podcast to tell us more, and thankfully he agreed. We had a great conversation about what smart sensing is, some interesting use cases, and how smart sensing combined with IoT is a...

Duration:00:17:36

Transportation CO2 Measurement In A Sustainable Supply Chain - A Chat With Tracks And Novigo

10/8/2021
There is an increasing requirement to measure and report on your carbon emissions. This is particularly difficult in complex ecosystems such as supply chains. Two companies working to make this simpler are Novigo and Tracks. To find out more I invited Novigo VP Thorsten Schmidt, and Tracks founder and CEO Jakob Muus to join me on the podcast to learn all about it. We had a great conversation about measuring shipments' CO2 footprint, down to the individual package level, the value of...

Duration:00:29:49

Autonomous Vehicles And Lidar - A Chat With Innoviz Technologies Co-Founder Oren Buskila

10/4/2021
Elon Musk's exaggerated claims apart, autonomous vehicles are going to have a huge impact on supply chains if they ever make the leap from proof of concept to commercially available. One company working to make that happen is Innoviz Technologies - the Israeli startup selected by BMW to supply their vehicles with lidar (a sensor used in most autonomous vehicle prototypes). I invited Innoviz Technologies co-founder and Chief R&D Officer Oren Buskila to come on the podcast to tell us all...

Duration:00:35:39

How To Reach The Next Generation Of Supply Chain Professionals - A Chat With Megan Preston Meyer

10/1/2021
Do you work in Supply Chain? Ok, what do you tell your kids that you do? How to explain the intricacies of supply chain to children. Well, a new series of illustrated kids' books aims to help. The Supply Jane Adventures bring supply chain, logistics, and inventory management principles to life. Our intrepid superhero Supply Jane and her canine sidekick Fifo teach kids simple but powerful concepts that make the world around us work. I reached out to the author of these books, Megan Preston...

Duration:00:15:55

Scalable, Affordable, Supply Chain Visibility - A Chat With Wirepas CEO Teppo Hemiä

9/27/2021
Supply chain visibility is an urgent requirement for businesses all over the world the world. New technologies are arriving to help fill that gap, but solutions need to be affordable, and scalable, which is where Wirepas comes in. Wirepas makes large scale Enterprise IoT solutions that are cheap and reliable. To learn more I invited Wirepas' CEO Teppo Hamiä to come on the podcast to tell us all about it. We had a truly fascinating conversation about IoT and connectivity and, as is often...

Duration:00:32:34

Moving Manufacturing Out Of China - A Chat With The Reshoring Institute's Rosemary Coates

9/24/2021
One of the things the pandemic has highlighted (and continues to highlight) is the fragility of extended supply chains. Consequently, there is increased chatter around near-shoring, and home-shoring some manufacturing. To talk about some of these issues I invited Rosemary Coates to come on the podcast. Rosemary is a supply chain veteran as well as Founder and Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, so no better person to give insights on this highly complex topic. We had a truly...

Duration:00:29:46

Digitising South East Asian Supply Chains - A Chat With Hatio Co-Founder Bernard Hor

9/20/2021
I'm acutely aware that I've not had many guests on this podcast from South East Asia, so when Bernard Hor from Hatio reached out to talk about supply chain in that region, I jumped at the chance of having him on. Hatio are a company providing digitisation and digitalisation services to SME's in South East Asia so we had a cool conversation about supply chain challenges, solutions, and digital transformations in that region. We had a truly fascinating conversation about South East Asia and,...

Duration:00:34:59

Industry 4.0 And Smart Factories - A Chat With Ray Russ And Vanessa Molina

9/17/2021
As part of our Industry 4.0 for Fridays, I realised we hadn't really delved into the idea of smart factories so I reached out to Fujitsu's Head of Smart Factory, Senior Director, Digital Transformation, and IIoT Ray Russ and invited him to come on the podcast. Along with Ray, I also invited Vanessa Molina back on the podcast because Vanessa has worked with Ray in the past, and smart factories is kinda her wheelhouse too. We had a truly fascinating conversation about smart factories and, as...

Duration:00:14:46

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain For The High Tech Industry - A Chat With Joe Mulligan

9/15/2021
We (in SAP) are running a webinar on September 22nd titled Building a Sustainable Supply Chain for the High Tech Industry. The idea of this webinar is to show how you can optimize both your shareholder return and your design-to-operate processes for sustainability. Given that the subject is both climate, and supply chain-related, I felt this made it an ideal episode to publish both on this podcast, and on my Digital Supply Chain podcast. I invited Joe Mulligan, the webinar host to come on...

Duration:00:26:45

Eliminating Waste In The Fresh Produce Supply Chain - A Chat With Clarifruit CEO Elad Mardix

9/13/2021
There is a massive amount of waste in the fresh produce industry - of all fruit/veg grown, only 55% makes it to the store shelves. The other 45% is wasted. This is the problem ClariFruit is aiming to solve using a combination of computer vision, AI, and analytics. To find out more I invited Elad Mardix, CEO and co-founder of ClariFruit to come on the podcast to tell me more. We had a truly fascinating conversation and, as is often the case, I learned loads, I hope you do too... If you...

Duration:00:37:59

AI And Emerging Technologies In Supply Chain - A Chat With Tony Flath

9/10/2021
So, Tony Flath invited me to chat on his The Wave of Change podcast a few months back to talk tech and supply chain. It was a great chat. Time to return the compliment. Tony and I had a super chat in this episode around AI, Robots, and other emerging technologies, and how they are impacting supply chains globally. As is often the case, I learned loads, I hope you do too... If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my...

Duration:00:29:20

Refurbishment, Recycling, And Data Analytics In Supply Chain - A Chat With Sagent CEO Gordon Smith

9/6/2021
Recycling and refurbishment are two topics we don't discuss enough on this podcast so I thought I'd change that with this episode. Sagent is a service provider to the telco space and it helps divert large amounts of communications equipment out of the waste stream. I invited Gordon Smith, President, and CEO of Sagent to come on the podcast to tell me how they achieve this. We had a truly fascinating conversation and, touching on recycling, refurbishment, and the rising importance of...

Duration:00:26:18

Supplychain, Industry 4.0, And Accenture - A Chat with Max Brandl

9/3/2021
SAP has a very close partnership with Accenture around supply chain and Industry 4.0 so I wanted to invite one of their supply chain experts to come on the podcast. Max Brandl is the CEO of Salt Solutions, part of Accenture's Industry X, as well as a Managing Director in Accenture so he seemed an ideal candidate. Fortunately, he was more than willing to come on the podcast. We had a truly fascinating conversation and, touching on supply chain disruption, the shift to cloud for different...

Duration:00:25:21

Just What Is Circular Performance As A Sustainable Service? A Chat With Lloyd O'Donnell

8/30/2021
Circular Performance as a Sustainable Service (CPaSS) - is a real mouthful, right? What is it? It is as if Circular Economy and Product as a Service had a performance-focussed child! I hadn't heard the term before I chatted to today's guest on the podcast, Lloyd O'Donnell. Lloyd is the Global Venture Lead for Circular Performance as a Service at SAP, and he introduced me to what CPaSS is, why we need it, and where it is going in this really insightful episode of the podcast. We had a truly...

Duration:00:35:59

Bringing Fairness And Transparency To The Food Supply Chain - A Chat With GrainChain Founder And CEO Luis Macias

8/27/2021
Food supply chains are some of the most complex supply chains that exist. And demands from the end consumer are growing day by day, adding to the complexity. One company working to address the complexity, adding transparency for the consumer, while easing access to fair and pricing and capital is GrainChain. To find out more I invited Luis Macias, founder and CEO of GrainChain to come on the podcast to tell me all about it. We had a truly fascinating conversation and, as is often the case,...

Duration:00:30:44

August Vacation - don't touch that dial!

8/2/2021
Keeping it short and sweet - I'm headed off on vacation for the next few weeks so the podcast is going on a brief break too. I will be back publishing the podcast at its normal twice-weekly (Monday and Friday at 6 am CET) cadence resuming with a cool episode on August 27th. If you get lonely for the podcast, there are 152 episodes in the back catalog you can check out if you haven't listened to all of them. And if you have (kudos to you!), many of them can stand a second (or third!)...

Duration:00:02:26

Predictive Procurement, And Procurement With Purpose - A Chat with Bid Ops CEO Edmund Zagorin

7/30/2021
Procurement is a topic we don't cover enough on this podcast. Imagine then if we could cover off procurement, automation, and sustainability in one episode - and that is just what I did with this one. Meet Bid Ops. BidOps is a sourcing and procurement operations platform that helps procurement teams track key metrics, identify exceptions and run faster sourcing events to influence more spend and report out on procurement's impact. I invited Edmund Zagorin, the founder and CEO of Bid Ops to...

Duration:00:32:45