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Welcome to the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast, hosted by Tom Raftery, a seasoned expert at the intersection of technology and sustainability. This podcast is an evolution of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, now with a laser-focused mission: exploring and promoting tech-led sustainability solutions in supply chains across the globe. Every Monday at 7 am CET, join us for insightful and organic conversations that blend professionalism with an informal, enjoyable tone. We don't script our episodes; instead, we delve into spontaneous, meaningful dialogues about significant topics, always with a touch of fun. Our guests are a diverse mix of influencers in the field - from founders and CxOs of pioneering solution providers to thought leaders and supply chain executives who have successfully implemented sustainability initiatives. Their stories, insights, and experiences are shaping the future of sustainable supply chains. While the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast addresses critical and complex issues, we aim to keep the discussions accessible, engaging, and, most importantly, actionable. It's a podcast that caters to a global audience, reflecting the universal importance of sustainability in today’s interconnected world. We are always eager to hear from our listeners. Your feedback and suggestions are invaluable to us, helping shape the podcast into a platform that truly resonates with its audience. Feel free to reach out via email or connect with us on social media to share your thoughts, ideas, or just to say hello. Subscribe to the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast and be a part of this crucial conversation. Together, let's explore how technology and innovation can lead the charge in creating more sustainable, responsible, and efficient supply chains for a better tomorrow.

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Welcome to the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast, hosted by Tom Raftery, a seasoned expert at the intersection of technology and sustainability. This podcast is an evolution of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, now with a laser-focused mission: exploring and promoting tech-led sustainability solutions in supply chains across the globe. Every Monday at 7 am CET, join us for insightful and organic conversations that blend professionalism with an informal, enjoyable tone. We don't script our episodes; instead, we delve into spontaneous, meaningful dialogues about significant topics, always with a touch of fun. Our guests are a diverse mix of influencers in the field - from founders and CxOs of pioneering solution providers to thought leaders and supply chain executives who have successfully implemented sustainability initiatives. Their stories, insights, and experiences are shaping the future of sustainable supply chains. While the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast addresses critical and complex issues, we aim to keep the discussions accessible, engaging, and, most importantly, actionable. It's a podcast that caters to a global audience, reflecting the universal importance of sustainability in today’s interconnected world. We are always eager to hear from our listeners. Your feedback and suggestions are invaluable to us, helping shape the podcast into a platform that truly resonates with its audience. Feel free to reach out via email or connect with us on social media to share your thoughts, ideas, or just to say hello. Subscribe to the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast and be a part of this crucial conversation. Together, let's explore how technology and innovation can lead the charge in creating more sustainable, responsible, and efficient supply chains for a better tomorrow.

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Episodes

The New Era of Supply Chain: AI-Driven Sustainability with Jag Lamba

2/19/2024
In this week's episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain Podcast, I had the privilege of hosting Jag Lamba, the founder and CEO of Certa. Jag delves into the transformative power of Certa's AI-driven platform, a beacon for Fortune 100 firms navigating the complexities of compliance, risk, and ESG on a global scale. Our conversation unveils the critical role of gathering primary data for Scope 3 emissions, an essential step towards achieving net-zero goals and a testament to the evolving landscape of sustainability in supply chains. Jag's insights into the tangible ROI of sustainability initiatives are a clarion call to action. He illustrates how leading with sustainable practices is not just good for the planet but a strategic advantage in today's competitive market, offering better access to capital and aligning with the values of a discerning workforce and customer base. The narrative shared by Jag is a compelling mix of personal journey, professional milestones, and a forward-looking perspective on the indispensability of sustainability in business. As the world stands at a crossroads, Certa's platform emerges as a critical tool for enterprises committed to making a meaningful impact on their supply chain sustainability. This episode is a must-listen for anyone keen on understanding the intersection of technology, sustainability, and business strategy. Jag's story is a powerful reminder that in the quest for sustainability, innovation, and ethics go hand in hand, shaping a future where doing good business is synonymous with doing good for the world. Join us on this enlightening journey as we explore the frontiers of sustainable supply chains with one of the sector's leading lights. Don't forget to check out the audio version of this episode at https://youtu.be/6xd_DPQb7Uw Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:41:50

The Future of Manufacturing: Making Supply Chains Sustainable with Industry 4.0

2/12/2024
In this riveting episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain Podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with Ferdi Reynolds, a principal at VC firm SuperSeed, about the transformative potential of Industry 4.0 technologies in manufacturing and supply chains. Ferdi shared his insights on the immense opportunities that Industry 4.0 presents, not just for economic growth, but for sustainability and efficiency improvements across industries. We delved into the slow adoption rates of new technologies in traditional industries and discussed the staggering $15 trillion opportunity that lies in harnessing AI and other innovations to boost global GDP by 2030. Ferdi highlighted the crucial role of startups and investors in driving meaningful change, from enhancing resource efficiency to achieving significant energy savings in manufacturing processes. SuperSeed's approach to investing in early-stage B2B tech startups is particularly fascinating, focusing on companies that are not just technologically viable but also have a clear understanding of their market pull. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of technology, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. Ferdi's optimism about Europe's role in this global shift, backed by its rich technical talent and advanced manufacturing capabilities, is both inspiring and a call to action. As we explore the cutting edge of Industry 4.0, it's clear that the journey towards more sustainable and efficient supply chains is not just a possibility, but a necessity. For those looking to make an impact or learn more about the exciting opportunities in Industry 4.0, this episode is an invaluable resource. Dive in to discover how innovation is shaping the future of our industries, one startup at a time. Or check out the video version of this podcast at https://youtu.be/BxagMv2jLJE. Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:36:17

Beyond Efficiency: How AI is Crafting a Greener Manufacturing Era

2/5/2024
In this week's episode of the Sustainability Supply Chain podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Bryan DeBois, Director of Industrial AI at RoviSys, about the transformative power of AI in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. Bryan shared fascinating insights into how RoviSys is leading the charge in applying Autonomous AI and machine teaching to solve operational challenges, significantly reducing waste, and boosting efficiency on the plant floor. 2023 has been a pivotal year for AI, and Bryan's experiences underscore the growing demand for AI solutions that not only enhance productivity but also drive sustainability. He delved into real-world applications of Autonomous AI, from optimising steam usage in baby formula production to revolutionising the glass bottle manufacturing process through vertical integration. These examples highlight the potential of AI to align economic incentives with environmental sustainability, dramatically reducing emissions and resource consumption. Bryan also touched on the challenges of operationalising these technologies, stressing the importance of embracing innovation and the critical role system integrators play in bridging the gap between AI's promise and its practical implementation. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the cutting-edge intersection of AI, manufacturing, and sustainability. Bryan's expertise offers valuable perspectives on how embracing AI can lead to a more sustainable and efficient future. Tune in to explore how AI is not just shaping the future of manufacturing but also paving the way for a more sustainable world. Don't forget to check out the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/ftB10NEtpiE For weekly insights and discussions on the nexus of technology and sustainability, be sure to follow this podcast channel. Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:26:16

AI, ESG, and Beyond: Transformative Trends in Supply Chain with Steve Yurko

1/29/2024
Hello, Sustainable Supply Chain enthusiasts! It's Tom Raftery here, and in today's episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Steve Yurko, the CEO of apexanalytix. We delved deep into the intricate world of supplier management, a cornerstone of any thriving supply chain. Steve's expertise shone as we discussed the pivotal role of supplier information, risk, and working capital opportunities. It's fascinating how apexanalytix utilises AI and large language models, not just for operational efficiency but also for ensuring resilience against prevalent risks like email compromise and bank account fraud. A highlight of our conversation was the evolving landscape of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) compliance. Steve's insights into how technology is shaping sustainable supply chains were particularly thought-provoking. He emphasised the growing importance of cybersecurity, detailing how apexanalytix helps large organisations navigate these challenges effectively. Steve's perspective on how supply chain sustainability and transparency can evolve into a competitive advantage was especially compelling. He underscored the blend of compliance and innovation driving this transformation, highlighting the proactive role of technology in fostering sustainable practices. This episode is a must-listen for anyone keen to understand the role of technology in enhancing supply chain sustainability and security. So, tune in, absorb the insights, and join us in our journey towards more resilient and responsible supply chains. And remember, your feedback makes this journey more enriching. Let me know your thoughts and questions – let's keep the conversation going! Don't forget to check out the video version of this episode on YouTube Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:31:40

Charting Sustainable Seas: Transforming Global Trade with Sustainable Shipping Practices

1/22/2024
Hi everyone, and welcome to the inaugural episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain Podcast – an exciting evolution from the widely acclaimed Digital Supply Chain podcast, which concluded just last Friday. In this fresh series, we're diving deep into remarkable sustainability stories and strategies that are shaping the supply chain industry. In today's episode, I had the privilege of speaking with Gautam Jain, CEO and co-founder of GoComet, a platform that's transforming the landscape of international logistics. Gautam's journey, from a college dream to revolutionising supply chain visibility, isinspiring. He shares how GoComet, born out of a side business and a need for more efficient logistics, is now aiding major global players like Unilever and Sony in managing their logistics more sustainably. One of the episode’s key highlights was our discussion about how GoComet is addressing the crucial issue of carbon emissions in shipping – a significant contributor to global greenhouse gases. Gautam elaborates on how GoComet's platform allows companies to make informed decisions by evaluating carriers based on three pivotal factors: reliability, cost, and most importantly, sustainability. This capability enables companies to align their logistics with environmental goals. We also delved into the dynamics of maritime and air shipping and their environmental impacts. While air freight is generally perceived as more polluting, ocean shipping actually accounts for a larger share of global emissions due to its volume. As we wrapped up, Gautam left us with a powerful message: up to 50% of carbon emission goals can be met simply by choosing more efficient shipping routes and carriers, if only companies had the right information. This is a testament to the power of data and technology in driving sustainable transformation in the supply chain sector. This episode is a must-listen for anyone passionate about sustainability in supply chain management. Don't miss out on these valuable insights. Catch the full episode and join the conversation. Your thoughts and feedback are always welcome. Remember, sustainable supply chain practices are not just good for the environment – they're good for business too. Don't forget to check out the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/pib Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:31:29

The Crucial Role of Sustainability in Supply Chains: A New Chapter for the Podcast

1/19/2024
Welcome to a very special episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, the series finale. I'm your host, Tom Raftery, and today, we're taking a moment to reminisce, reflect, and reignite our passion for sustainability within the world of supply chains. In this episode: A Warm Thank You: I want to extend a warm thank you to every one of you who has tuned in, shared our episodes, and contributed to the conversations. Your engagement and feedback have shaped the podcast into what it is today. Looking Ahead: As we shift focus to the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast, I'm excited to bring you stories of innovation, strategies for sustainability, and conversations with thought leaders who are making a real impact. The road ahead is rich with potential, and I can't wait to explore it with you. Join Us: Don't miss the launch of the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast on Monday. Follow to stay updated, and please continue to share your ideas and feedback. Your voice matters, and together, we can drive change towards more sustainable supply chains. Contact Me: I'm eager to hear from you. Reach out with your thoughts, suggestions for the podcast, or just to say hello. Your insights are invaluable as we embark on this new journey. Until then, keep striving for sustainability in your corner of the world. Every effort counts. Here's to the next step in our journey — one that promises to be even more impactful. Thank you for being part of the Digital Supply Chain pod Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:08:21

Standards & Sustainability: The Secret Drivers of Global Trade

1/15/2024
Hello, everyone, I'm thrilled to bring you one of the final episodes of the Digital Supply Chain podcast in its current format before our exciting rebrand next week – more details on that soon! In this captivating episode, I'm joined by Reid Jackson, Vice President of Business Development at GS1 US, for a deep dive into the critical role of standards in shaping the digital supply chain. We explore how standards like barcodes, QR codes, and RFID have evolved beyond mere identification markers to become fundamental components in global trade and sustainability efforts. Reid illuminates their significance in product traceability and the recycling process, highlighting their impact on environmental sustainability. A particularly intriguing part of our discussion centres on how the Covid-19 pandemic has acted as a catalyst, accelerating the adoption of these technologies and reshaping the supply chain landscape. Reid shares fascinating insights into the future potential of these technologies in supply chain management, and dispels some common myths about the redundancy of barcodes in the age of computer vision. As I prepare to transition to the new podcast branding, this episode stands as a testament to the ongoing innovation and evolution in the supply chain sector. It’s a fitting conversation as we look towards the future and the exciting developments it holds. So, tune in to this insightful and thought-provoking episode. It's not just a journey through the critical role of standards in supply chain efficiency but also a prelude to the exciting new phase of this podcast. Stay tuned for more information on our rebrand, and join in as I continue to explore the dynamic world of supply chain management. Don't forget to check out the video version of this podcast at https://youtu.be/eszvsdLyp9U Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:38:00

Revolutionising Retail: Exploring Composable Commerce with Kibo's CEO

1/12/2024
In this one of the final episodes of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ram Venkataraman, the CEO of Kibo Commerce. We delved into the fascinating world of composable commerce platforms and their transformative role in today's digital landscape. Ram shared his expert insights on how Kibo's cutting-edge, microservices-based architecture is revolutionising the way businesses approach e-commerce and order management. He emphasised the importance of agility and adaptability in digital transformations, especially in the ever-evolving B2C and B2B sectors. One of the key highlights was our discussion about improving customer experience through innovative inventory management and forecasting techniques. Ram explained how Kibo's platform enhances visibility and predicts demand, ultimately reducing stockouts and improving efficiency. We also touched on the emerging trends in supply chain management, including the increasing role of AI and machine learning in automating and optimising business processes. Ram's perspective on the future of digital supply chains, particularly in the context of sustainability and efficiency, was particularly enlightening. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just curious about the future of commerce, this episode is packed with valuable insights and forward-thinking strategies. Join us for a deep dive into the world of digital transformation with Kibo Commerce! And don't forget to check out the video version of this episode on YouTube. Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:31:04

Ethical Sourcing in the Age of Electric Vehicles: A New Paradigm

1/8/2024
Happy New Year, folks! It's 2024, and in today's episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, we delve deep into the fascinating world of supply chain transparency with Ellen Carey, Chief External Affairs Officer for Circulor. It's an enlightening discussion that unveils how Circulor is transforming the way we view and manage our industrial supply chains. Ellen offers us a comprehensive insight into Circulor's innovative approach to ensuring the traceability and sustainability of key minerals and materials. Their focus is not just on mapping the supply chain but also providing granular proof of the provenance of materials right from the source to the end product. This approach is critical, particularly in the context of materials like cobalt and lithium, which are pivotal in the transition to a circular energy economy. We also tackle the pressing issue of responsible sourcing in the era of EVs, discussing the challenges around sourcing minerals such as cobalt, often associated with forced labour, especially in regions like the DRC. Ellen highlights how Circulor's technology is vital in differentiating responsibly sourced materials, thus aligning with consumer and investor expectations for ethical and sustainable products. Another highlight of our conversation is the emerging regulatory landscape. Ellen explains the EU's battery regulation, requiring a digital battery passport for every battery on the market in Europe, and how similar mandates are evolving globally. It's fascinating to see how technology and regulations are intertwining to shape a more responsible supply chain future. As we approach 2024, Ellen's insights on how supply chain transparency is moving beyond just compliance to becoming a strategic imperative are particularly thought-provoking. It's a testament to the growing importance of environmental and ethical considerations in our global economy. Don't miss out on this episode. It's not just informative, but a real eye-opener to the complexities and advancements in modern supply chains. Check out the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/BH5HGxMej0g. Tune in, and let's explore the future of sustainable supply chains together. And speaking of sustainable supply chains, I'm going to have some big news in the coming weeks, stay tuned... Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:30:41

Data-Driven Decisions: Unlocking the Potential of Modern Supply Chains

12/22/2023
In the latest episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I had the pleasure of conversing with Fraser Robinson, the co-founder and CEO of Beacon. We delved deep into the revolutionary world of supply chain visibility and collaboration. 🔍 Visibility Beyond Track-and-Trace: Fraser elaborates on how Beacon is redefining supply chain visibility. It's not just about knowing where your shipment is; it's about understanding the entire journey of your goods, from order to delivery, and leveraging this data for strategic decision-making. 🔗 Collaboration is Key: We also explored the crucial role of collaboration in supply chains. Beacon's approach isn't just about providing real-time updates; it's about empowering teams with a 'single source of truth,' enabling efficient decision-making and streamlining communication across different stakeholders. 📊 Data-Driven Supply Chains: Fraser's insights into how data is the backbone of supply chain optimization were particularly striking. He emphasized the journey towards automation and how supply chain data can lead to actionable insights, driving efficiency and cost-effectiveness. 💡 Sustainability in Focus: We touched on the importance of sustainability, particularly how supply chain visibility aids in managing Scope 3 emissions - a critical aspect for businesses today. 🚀 Looking Ahead: Fraser shared his vision for the future of supply chains - a blend of data, technology, and human insight driving towards a more automated, efficient, and sustainable ecosystem. 🔗 Learn More: For more insights and resources from Beacon, visit their website at Beacon.com, and check out the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/H4xzySAkHb8 Stay tuned for more episodes where we unravel the complexities of the digital supply chain world. Until next time, keep innovating and optimising! Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:43:18

From Supply Chains to Sustainability Chains: A Net Zero Journey

12/18/2023
In this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I had the pleasure of conversing with Kristian Rönn, CEO and Founder of Normative. Kristian, an expert in carbon emissions accounting, shared invaluable insights into the pivotal role of supply chains in achieving net zero emissions. We delved into the complexities of carbon accounting and the critical need to make these emissions visible and actionable. Kristian emphasised that a staggering 90% of a company's emissions often lie within its supply chain, presenting both a challenge and an opportunity for significant impact. A highlight of our chat was exploring how small and medium-sized enterprises can be engaged in carbon reduction efforts. It turns out the main barrier isn't indifference to climate change but rather a lack of resources and know-how. Normative's approach, combining surveys with practical calculation tools, aims to bridge this gap. Kristian's stories of success, like Eltel’s electrification of their vehicle fleet and Flying Tiger's material substitution, showcase the real-world impact of effective carbon data management. Lastly, we touched upon the broader context – the crucial role of governments and financial incentives in guiding businesses towards sustainable practices. This episode is a must-listen for anyone keen on understanding the intricacies of supply chain sustainability and the path forward to a net-zero world. Do tune in, and let's keep pushing the boundaries for a sustainable future! And don't forget to check out the video version of this episode on YouTube. Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:40:26

Revolutionising the Food Supply Chain: Agritask's Blueprint for Modern Agriculture

12/15/2023
Hello, everyone, Tom Raftery here with another intriguing episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast. Today, we're joined by Ofir Ardon, CEO of Agritask, for an in-depth look at revolutionising the food and beverage supply chain. Our conversation delves into Agritask's role in addressing the agricultural sector's digital lag. Ofir discusses their strategic use of agronomic intelligence and analytics, vital for companies striving to control supply, mitigate risks, and ensure quality in an era marked by climate change and market variability. We explore the challenges and opportunities in integrating technology within agriculture, highlighting Agritask's approach to leveraging data from diverse sources like satellites and ground sensors. This integration aims to digitise agriculture, enhancing decision-making from the field to the consumer. A significant focus of our talk is on regulatory compliance and sustainability. With frameworks like the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), the imperative for companies to trace their supply chains to the farm level has never been more pressing. Ofir sheds light on how Agritask assists companies in navigating these complexities, ensuring compliance and promoting sustainable practices. This episode offers valuable insights for anyone interested in the convergence of agriculture, technology, and global sustainability challenges. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion that reshapes our understanding of the modern food supply chain. For more insights, check out Agritask's website and feel free to connect with Ofir for deeper engagement. Thanks for tuning in, and stay with us for more episodes exploring the cutting edge of digital supply chain advancements. And don't forget to check out the video version on YouTube. Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:51:52

Inside AWS's Supply Chain Evolution: AI, Resilience, and Sustainability

12/11/2023
In this episode, generously supported by Amazon AWS Supply Chain, we had the insightful Diego Pantoja Navajas return to discuss pivotal advancements in supply chain management. As VP and GM for AWS Supply Chain, Diego delved into the latest offerings and their strategic impact on the industry. We began by examining the recent milestones of AWS Supply Chain, particularly its focus on data unity and cloud-native innovation. Diego introduced new functionalities, highlighting how these developments are set to streamline operations, enhance sustainability efforts, and embrace the potential of generative AI. Looking ahead to 2024, Diego's predictions centred on the integration of AI within supply chain decision-making, the imperative of coherent data strategies, and the merging of digital and physical supply chain processes. These insights align with broader industry trends towards digitisation and resilience. I'm thankful for AWS Supply Chain's support for this episode, which enables me to share such valuable insights. For those seeking to engage with these evolving supply chain dynamics, Diego encourages dialogue through LinkedIn. This discussion is a part of my ongoing exploration into the strategic trends shaping supply chain management. With AWS's continued innovation, we're witnessing a long overdue, transformative shift towards smarter, more sustainable supply chain practices. Remember to check out th video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/QXglZpLQqJ4 Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:36:14

Beyond Compliance: Aylin Basom on the Strategic Value of Supplier Diversity

12/8/2023
In today's episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I had the privilege of chatting with Aylin Basom, the CEO of Supplier.io. Our discussion dove into the world of supplier diversity and ESG data management. Aylin shared the journey and evolution of Supplier.io, highlighting their mission to revolutionize transparent and responsible sourcing within global supply chains. What stood out was their expansive database, featuring over 4 million suppliers, which aids organisations in navigating the complex terrain of ESG and supplier diversity. A key theme we explored was the business benefits that stem from investing in diverse and sustainable supply chains. It's not just about compliance anymore; it's about driving genuine business growth and competitive advantage. Aylin illustrated this with compelling research data, showing how organisations are reaping tangible rewards from their supplier diversity programs, including improved brand image and supply chain competitiveness. We also delved into the impact of these initiatives across various industries and regions. It's remarkable how the principles of supplier diversity and responsible sourcing are universally applicable, regardless of the size or location of the company. Technology's role in facilitating these changes was another highlight. Aylin elaborated on how Supplier.io leverages AI and other tech innovations to offer seamless, efficient solutions, enhancing the accuracy and accessibility of crucial supplier data. The episode also touched on the growing importance of detailed risk assessments and the need for in-depth evaluations aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This is increasingly relevant in our interconnected world, where supply chain decisions have far-reaching impacts. If you're keen to understand how your organisation can harness the power of supplier diversity and ESG for business success, this episode is a must-listen. Dive in to gain invaluable insights and practical tips on transforming your supply chain strategies! As always, thanks for tuning in, and don't forget to check out the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/qN4g4PTpoPk Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:39:01

Securing Supply Chains: The Rise of Digital Identity Technology

12/4/2023
In the latest episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Lyall Cresswell, CEO of Transport Exchange Group. Lyall delves into the transformative power of digital freight technology and how it's revolutionising the logistics landscape. Our conversation sheds light on the intricate workings of Transport Exchange Group and its pioneering platform, Trustd. 🚚 Key Highlights: Innovative Digital Freight TechnologyIntroducing TrustdNavigating Industry ChallengesTrust and Security in Supply ChainsThis episode is a must-listen for anyone intrigued by the intersection of technology and logistics. Lyall's expertise offers invaluable insights into the future of digital supply chains and the role of platforms like Transport Exchange Group and Trustd in shaping this future. The video version of this episode is at https://youtu.be/TvuP_8YgTkg Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:37:20

The Future of Building: Sustainability and Innovation with Jonathan Orpin

12/1/2023
Hello, folks! In this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I had the pleasure of hosting Jonathan Orpin, founder and CEO of New Energy Works and Pioneer Millworks. Jonathan shared insights into his journey of revolutionising the timber and construction industry with a staunch commitment to sustainability. We dived deep into how New Energy Works adopts eco-friendly practices, focusing on the use of reclaimed and sustainably harvested wood. Their innovative approach to timber frame construction and wood product manufacturing is not just about creating beautiful structures, but also about environmental stewardship. One of the episode's highlights was the discussion on the challenges and innovations in sustainable supply chain management. Jonathan elaborated on their strategic move to wood-based insulation products, citing its environmental benefits over traditional materials. This shift is a testament to their ethos of ecological responsibility and sustainable development. Another captivating aspect was learning about their transition to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). This bold step ensures long-term company stability, fosters employee investment, and aligns perfectly with their mission-driven approach. For anyone in the supply chain sector or those passionate about sustainable practices in business, this episode is a treasure trove of insights. Jonathan's narrative is not only inspiring but also a call to action for businesses to think and act sustainably. Don't miss out on this enriching conversation. Tune in to gain valuable perspectives on how sustainable practices can be seamlessly integrated into business models, ensuring both profitability and ecological responsibility. Don't forget to check out the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/kNPvRjzPLx8 Until next time, keep thinking green supply chains! Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:32:20

Unleashing Potential: How Digital Innovation is Changing Commodity Supply Chains

11/27/2023
In this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Andrea Aranguren, CEO of MineHub. Our conversation delved deep into the transformative journey of digitising the commodities supply chain, offering invaluable insights for industry professionals. Andrea, with her rich experience in operations and logistics, co-founded Waybridge to digitise the physical commodities market. The recent merge with MineHub, positioning her as CEO, has set a new trajectory in the industry. Our discussion centred on the synergy of MineHub and Waybridge, emphasising the complementary nature of their platforms and their collective impact on streamlining trade management for refined copper and aluminium markets. A pivotal theme of our chat was the evolving landscape of supply chains. Andrea's observations on the shift from traditional, paper-based operations to digital platforms highlighted a substantial change, primarily driven by the need for efficiency, transparency, and risk mitigation in today's dynamic business environment. We also touched upon the challenges and strategies in overcoming resistance to change in the industry. Andrea shared success stories, like that of Codelco and Southwire, demonstrating the tangible benefits of digital integration in supply chain management. These stories are testaments to the potential savings in working capital and operational efficiencies achievable through digital platforms. Moreover, we explored the critical role of sustainability in supply chain management. Andrea detailed how MineHub enables businesses to track their environmental footprint, aligning with the growing emphasis on ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) criteria in global trade. As we wrapped up our conversation, Andrea offered her foresight into the future of digitisation in the commodities sector, predicting further consolidation and expansion of digital solutions across various markets. For those keen to dive deeper into this fascinating world of digital supply chain transformation, visit MineHub.com for more insights. And as always, stay tuned for more episodes where we unravel the intricacies of digital supply chains and check out this episode on YouTube! Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:35:19

Mastering Marketing ROI in the Supply Chain World

11/24/2023
Welcome to the latest episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast. I'm your host, Tom Raftery. Today, I'm joined by Chris Peer, CEO of SyncShow, for an insightful dialogue on the intersection of marketing and supply chain management. In our discussion, Chris introduces the 'Great Eight Pillars of ROI Driven Marketing' - a strategic framework designed to enhance the marketing efficacy within the supply chain sector. This methodology moves beyond traditional tactics to build a foundational marketing infrastructure that drives tangible business growth. Key Highlights: SyncShow's GenesisExploring the Great Eight PillarsAI's Emerging Role in Marketing Throughout the episode, Chris shares practical examples of how these principles have been successfully implemented, yielding significant returns for their clients. We also speculate on the future trajectory of marketing in supply chain management, particularly in light of rapid advancements in AI and digital technologies. The book The Great 8 Pillars: ROI-Driven Marketing for Manufacturing Companies is available on Amazon here Don't forget to check out the video version of the podcast here https://youtu.be/lBbuQGUz5Xg This episode offers valuable perspectives for professionals seeking to refine their marketing strategies in the supply chain sector. Follow this podcast for more in-depth discussions on the digital supply chain, and join me next time for more insights. Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:35:10

AI-Powered Safety: Tech's Impact on EHS Compliance and Risk Management

11/20/2023
Hello, Digital Supply Chain enthusiasts! I'm excited to share with you the key insights from my latest podcast episode where I had the pleasure of discussing the evolving world of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) with Donavan Hornsby, Chief Strategy Officer at Benchmark Gensuite. In our deep-dive conversation, Donavan brought to light how cutting-edge technology, including AI and computer vision, is reshaping risk management in the workplace. It's not just about identifying risks anymore; it's about preemptively addressing them to ensure safety and compliance in real-time. We explored how companies, regardless of size, can leverage technology to not only meet compliance standards but also to push beyond them for greater operational efficiency and employee safety. This is particularly crucial in a world where regulations and expectations are continually evolving. Donavan shared fascinating insights on the role of data management systems in helping companies transition from traditional methods to more sophisticated, integrated approaches. It's not just about avoiding penalties anymore; it's about building a culture that prioritises safety and sustainability at its core. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in how technology is revolutionising the way we think about and manage workplace safety and environmental compliance. Whether you're part of a large corporation or a smaller enterprise, there's something to learn and apply in your organisation. Here is the link to the webinars on the Benchmark website that Donavan referred to https://benchmarkgensuite.com/webinars/, and don't forget to check out the video version of this podcast on YouTube. So, tune in, get inspired, and let's keep pushing the boundaries for a safer, more sustainable supply chain world! Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:33:26

Harnessing AI for Superior Supplier Intelligence: A Deep Dive with Tealbook's CEO Stephany Lapierre

11/17/2023
In this week's episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I had the privilege of speaking with Stephany Lapierre, Founder and CEO of Tealbook. In our discussion, Stephany sheds light on how Tealbook is revolutionising supplier intelligence using AI. We delve into the criticality of high-quality, up-to-date data in navigating the complex world of procurement and supplier relationships. Stephany shares her journey, from the early days at her consulting firm, Matchbook, to the eureka moment that led to Tealbook's inception. She speaks passionately about how data inadequacy can paralyze organizations and the transformative power of AI in addressing these challenges. Key highlights include: This episode is a must-listen for anyone keen on understanding the future of digital procurement and the strategic role of data. Stephany's insights are not just about technology but about a vision that could redefine how businesses interact with their supply chain. Don't miss out on this episode! It's a deep dive into the future of procurement intelligence and how AI is not just a tool but a game-changer in the industry. And check out the video version on YouTube Stay tuned for more insights and follow us for updates on the latest in digital supply chain innovation. Support the show Podcast supporters I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Christophe KottelatOlivier BrusleAlicia FaragJoël VANDILuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one. Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities: If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk! Finally If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:42:19