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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 sustainable supply chain.The show publishes 2 episodes a week, 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. Check out also the new Women in Supply Chain themed series of episodes.

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 sustainable supply chain.The show publishes 2 episodes a week, 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. Check out also the new Women in Supply Chain themed series of episodes.

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Spain

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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 sustainable supply chain.The show publishes 2 episodes a week, 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. Check out also the new Women in Supply Chain themed series of episodes.

Twitter:

@TomRaftery

Language:

English

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Episodes

Using AI and Analytics in Supply Chain - a chat with Bridgei2i's Arun Krishnamurthy

1/18/2021
Bridgei2i are an interesting company in the Supply Chain space, offering as they do AI and analytics to organisations via what they call accelerators. I invited Arun Krishnamoorthy, their VP of Supply Chain Analytics to come on the podcast to talk about what it is they do, and how it is different from other companies in the space. This was a really interesting episode of the podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and as you can probably tell, I learned loads. I hope you do too. If you have any...

Duration:00:27:14

The Siemens-SAP partnership explained - a chat with Joe Bohman and Keith Zobott

1/15/2021
Siemens and SAP announced a very significant partnership last year. My colleague, and occasional podcast guest Richard Howells wrote a nice explainer about the partnership which is also worth checking out, as is this quick video. The partnership helps organisations accelerate time to value by enabling a digital thread throughout the manufacturing lifecycle, so I invited Joe Bohman Senior Vice President at Siemens' Digital Industries Software and Keith Zobott Global Vice President of Digital...

Duration:00:26:55

Managing quality and compliance in your supply chain - a chat with Qima CEO Sebastien Breteau

1/11/2021
Managing quality of your supply chain is especially challenging when you are outsourcing manufacturing, for example. This is a topic I've not yet addressed on the podcast, so I reached out to Sebastien Breteau, CEO and Founder of Qima - a leading provider of quality control and supply chain compliance services to come on the podcast to discuss their offerings, and their new QIMAone digital platform offering. This was a really interesting episode of the podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as...

Duration:00:32:29

Digitisation, Digital Transformation, and Product as a Service - what's what? A chat with Chakra's Luke Smaul

1/8/2021
Digitisation, digital transformation, product as a service - what do these mean, and what are the differences between them. Furthermore, how do you embark on a digital transformation project? For this episode of the podcast I chatted with Luke Smaul, founder of consulting firm Chakra. Luke has spearheaded several large digital transformation projects for some of the world's biggest companies before going out on his own to bring his expertise to others. He has also made available a free...

Duration:00:38:17

Final Digital Supply Chain episode of 2020 - looking back, looking ahead to 2021, and an ask...

12/21/2020
Episode 95 - the last Digital Supply Chain podcast episode of 2020 Quick announcement - to help serve you the podcast audience better I have created a chat room on my TomRaftery.com website. Just go to TomRaftery.com/dsc and in there you can leave suggestions for topics for upcoming podcasts, speaker suggestions, feedback on episodes, or create your own topic for people to chat about The podcast now has 95 back episodes including: This may be the end of 2020, but it is not the end of the...

Duration:00:10:05

How Covid has impacted factory digitisation - a chat with IDC's Lorenzo Veronesi

12/18/2020
I was interested to see how covid has been impacting factories digitisation plans globally so I reached out to IDC Manufacturing Insights Research Manager Lorenzo Veronesi to ask him to have a chat with me on the podcast about what he's seeing. He kindly agreed and we had a fascinating conversation where he shared a lot of what IDC research is finding in this space. This was a really interesting episode of the podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, I learned loads, and I hope you do too. If...

Duration:00:29:04

What does a seasonal, socially distanced, supply chain look like? A chat with Richard Howells

12/14/2020
My colleague Richard Howells (aka @HowellsRichard on Twitter) penned a great piece on Forbes recently that was timely and topical - Santa's Socially Distanced Supply Chain. In it Richard Richard explores some of the challenges facing many organisation this holiday season, but as seen from the perspective of one of the most complex supply chains on the planet - that of Santa Claus! Given the season that is in it, I asked Richard to come on the podcast so we could have a light hearted chat...

Duration:00:21:52

SAP and Microsoft Partner to Run Supply Chain and Industry 4.0 in the Cloud - a chat with Christoph Berlin and Nils Herzberg

12/11/2020
On Tuesday of this week (Dec 8th) we in SAP along with Microsoft announced a very significant expansion of our partnership to enable customers to design and operate intelligent digital supply chain and Industry 4.0 solutions in the cloud and at the edge. We will also work together to drive interoperability as members of industry alliances, such as the Open Manufacturing Platform and the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance. Due to the importance of this topic to the very significant and growing...

Duration:00:29:49

How to get a jumpstart on supply chain digitisation - a chat with Anu Shah

12/7/2020
On this week's episode of the podcast I invited Anu Shah to join the podcast to talk about one of SAP's initiatives to help our customers on their supply chain digitisation journeys. The JumpStart initiative is a program to enable customers to get a quick start on their digitisation projects by identifying a discrete supply chain function, such as planning which could inordinately increase resilience, and allowing customers digitise that. Anu referred to a couple of McKinsey reports in the...

Duration:00:23:40

The shift to Product as a Service - a chat with me, Tom Raftery!

12/4/2020
A scheduling snafu meant that I was without a guest for this episode today, so I did what any good podcast host does in this situation, I stepped in and filled the breach myself! I normally prefer to let my guests shine on this podcast, showing off their expertise while I stay mostly quiet, throwing in the occasional question from time to time. Obviously this time, that wasn't a possibility, so I riffed on the global shift we are seeing to Product as a Service - what it is, why it is...

Duration:00:24:35

The supply chain challenges of vaccinating 8bn people: Part 2 - a chat with Chris Roediger

11/30/2020
This is the second of my two part podcast series on the challenges of vaccinating everyone against Covid-19. If you missed episode one with Alina Gross, you can check it out here. Background - in August a colleague of mine Alina Gross (@gross_alinaa on Twitter) penned an excellent in-depth piece of Forbes titled The Next Supply Chain Challenge: How To Vaccinate The World. I was reminded of that recently when Pfizer and BioNTech announced the successful results of their vaccine trials. A...

Duration:00:28:31

The supply chain challenges of vaccinating 8bn people: Part 1 - a chat with Alina Gross

11/27/2020
This is the first of a two part podcast series on the challenges of vaccinating everyone against Covid-19. Background - in August a colleague of mine Alina Gross (@gross_alinaa on Twitter) penned an excellent in-depth piece of Forbes titled The Next Supply Chain Challenge: How To Vaccinate The World. I was reminded of that recently when Pfizer and BioNTech announced the successful results of their vaccine trials. A couple of days later I was made aware that SAP announced its Vaccine...

Duration:00:20:17

The impact of Covid on logistics - a chat with A. Duie Pyle's John Tillison

11/23/2020
One aspect of the supply chain I haven't talked about for a while is logistics, so I invited John Tillison onto the podcast. John is Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing for A. Duie Pyle, a US based logistics company. We talked about the impact of the pandemic on the logistics industry. Also, because A. Duie Pyle has been recently recognised by Heavy Duty Trucking for having one of the Top Green Fleets, for the 5th year in a row, we talked about some of their hybrid, and electric...

Duration:00:23:05

Industry 4.0 in action - a chat with Index Werke's Katharina Piesche

11/20/2020
Global manufacturer of machines for the automotive sector Index Werke recently rolled out a new Industry 4.0 powered platform for their customers called iXworld (using SAP Industry 4.0 solutions!). To hear more about this innovative digital transformation, I invited Index' iXworld Product Manager Katharina Piesche to come on the podcast to tell us more about it. We talked about the genesis of the project, lessons learned from the rollout, how it benefits Index Werke's customers, and their...

Duration:00:22:18

Computer vision in supply chain - a chat with Cogniac

11/16/2020
Another of the cool startups I came across in the SAP.io New York Foundry is called Cogniac. Cogniac is a company that uses convolutional neural networks to quickly and painlessly automate visual inspection tasks in all kinds of scenarios. I invited Cogniac CEO Chuck Myers, and Cogniac CTO and co-founder Bill Kish to come on the podcast to tell me more, and we had a fascinating conversation where I learned how their solution is being used in scenarios as diverse as railroads, automotive...

Duration:00:31:29

A platform to power the circular economy - a chat with Garr Punnett, Head of Sustainability at Rheaply

11/13/2020
We live on a planet of finite resources so it makes a lot of sense to make the maximum possible use of all the resources we have. This is the fundamental tenet underlying the Circular Economy (which we have talked about previously on this podcast), and it is also the principle that Rheaply is building a platform to address. Rheaply is a startup working with the SAP.io foundry in New York and they have developed a platform to allow organisations maximise use of their assets, saving money in...

Duration:00:35:28

Product Lifecycle Costing - a chat with Manthan Peshne

11/9/2020
Setting the price of a product is crucial to its success. Set the price too low, and you can incur losses with every sale, set the price too high and you may fail to make sales. So having a tool to help you set the correct price is invaluable - enter Product Lifecycle Costing (PLC). In this podcast I chat with Manthan Peshne, product lead for PLC to find out how Product Lifecycle Costing can help organisations set the right price. This is especially complex where manufacturing, and sales...

Duration:00:23:33

Digitizing your inventory with 3D printing - a chat with Ivaldi CEO Espen Sivertsen

11/6/2020
I'm a big fan of 3D Printing, and have been ever since seeing the Replicator on Star Trek! So, when I heard that one of the Ivaldi, one of the startup companies in the SAP.io New York Foundry was in the 3D Printing space, I was very keen to chat with them. Espen Sivertsen, the CEO of Ivaldi, graciously agreed to come on the show and we had a fantastic chat about how Ivaldi is helping organisations digitise their inventory (and we got to hear from his 3 year old daughter!). If you have any...

Duration:00:33:37

Product Lifecycle Management and Enterprise Product Development - a chat with Mark Landrosh

11/2/2020
SAP recently launched a new cloud based solution into the market called Enterprise Product Development. I was keen to learn more about it, and to share those learnings with listeners of the podcast so I invited SAP Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solution Manager Mark Landrosh to come on the show to tell us all about Enterprise Product Development. I learned loads, and had fun finding out about Enterprise Product Development and PLM, aspects of supply chain that I previously knew very...

Duration:00:19:40

Edge computing and IoT - enabling technologies for Industry 4.0 - a chat with Elvira Wallis

10/30/2020
SAP recently produced a fascinating new whitepaper (seriously!) on enabling technologies for Industry 4.0 (called SAP Enabling Technologies for Industry 4.Now). Given the very close alignment between Industry 4.0 and the digitisation of Supply Chain, I thought I'd invite someone on the podcast to talk about this. I reached out to my old friend and colleague Elvira Wallis (@ElviraWallis on Twitter), Global Head of IoT at SAP, to ask her to come on the podcast, and she graciously agreed. We...

Duration:00:21:43