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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

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Episodes

Short break - back Friday

12/6/2021
Hi folks, I'm on a short break this week to go back to Ireland to check in on my Dad. Normal programming will resume this coming Friday, December 10th.

Duration:00:02:57

How Online Retail Has Changed Supply Chains Irreversibly - A Chat With Sanchoy Das

12/3/2021
The shift to online retail has happened at a breakneck pace which has left some retailers spinning and upended their supply chains. This is a space that Amazon had come to dominate, but now everyone is having to catch up. Wanting to know more about this phenomenon, I turned to Prof Sanchoy Das, who literally wrote the book on the topic - his book is called Fast Fulfillment- -The Machine That Changed Retailing. We had a fascinating conversation around how online order fulfillment differs...

Duration:00:25:11

Digitisation In The Automotive Supply Chain - A Chat With ZF's Matthias Haberstroh, And Infosys' Nikhil Balkundi

11/29/2021
The Automotive industry supply chain is being buffeted by many converging disruptions at the moment - shortages of semi-conductors, fluctuating demand, and shipping issues to name just a few. To hear more about this and how digitisation is helping I invited Matthias Haberstroh, the Head of Supply Chain Management at ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Technology division, and Nikhil Balkundi from Infosys to come on the podcast. We had a fascinating conversation around supply chain digitisation, the...

Duration:00:26:17

Empowering Smaller Businesses To Trade Online - A Chat With RedCloud CEO Justin Floyd

11/26/2021
The world is full of small businesses, and many of them are not nearly as digitised as larger companies. Redcloud Technology is on a mission to fix that. There are over 500 million small business traders and helping them connect to one another digitally to remove friction from their commercial activities seems like a very worthwhile endeavour so I invited Justin Floyd, Redcloud's Founder and CEO to come on the podcast to tell me more. We ad a fascinating conversation around some of the...

Duration:00:28:08

Supply Chain Visibility And Sustainability - A Chat With Sony's Erik Lund

11/22/2021
Supply Chain visibility and sustainability are two of the most important topics in supply chain today. So when I came across Sony Visilion's Head of IoT Tracking Erik Lund I knew I had to get him on the podcast. Fortunately he was delighted to join and we had a great discussion about IoT tracking and the visibility implications of that, and we also talked about the sustainability implications of seeing the data associated with your shipments. As usual, I learned loads, and I hope you do...

Duration:00:28:38

BlockChain Applications In The Supply Chain - A Chat With BlockApps Sid Siefken

11/19/2021
Blockchain is making serious in-roads into Supply Chain. One company working in this space is BlockApps. I invited Sid Siefken, their Director of Business Development to come on the podcast to talk a little about what they're up to. We talked about some of the Blockchain-enabled solutions they're developing - TraceHarvest for seed tracking, Genesis for Beef, and TraceCarbon for tracking carbon emissions. We also talked about the energy requirements that blockchains can have, and why these...

Duration:00:35:02

Battery Electric or Hydrogen Fuel Cell? The Electrification Of Fleets - A Chat With James Carter

11/17/2021
Welcome to a bonus Wednesday episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast. This is another joint Digital Supply Chain and Climate 21 podcast episode because the topic - the electrification of transportation is relevant to both podcasts. Today's podcast guest is James Carter. James is a Mobility Futurist, Thought Leader, and Influencer, and he is the Principal Consultant at Vision Mobility. We talked in the podcast about the climate implications of the electrification of transportation,...

Duration:00:44:42

More On The Siemens-SAP Teamcenter-S/4HANA Integration - A Chat With Siemens' Mathias Mond And SAP's Arend Weil

11/15/2021
A few weeks back I published an episode of the podcast (episode 170) where I chatted about the SAP Siemens partnership on integration with the SAP Solution Owner Gareth Webb. The episode was particularly well received so I decided to revisit the topic with the two owners of the project from Siemens and SAP - Mathias Mond (also available by email at mathias.mond@siemens.com) and Arend Weil respectively. As you will hear, we had great fun making this episode and we had an excellent chat that...

Duration:00:35:58

Disruption In The Ocean Carrier Industry - What Can We Do? A Chat With Ralf Hierzegger

11/12/2021
There seems to be a constant stream of stories these days about supply chain disruptions, will Santa's supply chain work and will our presents arrive in time for Christmas? One of the big components involved and impacted by this disruption is the ocean carrier industry. Not knowing much about this vital sector of supply chains, I reached out to Ralf Hierzegger, a colleague of mine who knows this space well. In fact, he wrote a very accessible blog post on the topic not so long ago, so I...

Duration:00:25:47

Procurement With Purpose - A Chat With Peter Smith And Mark Perera

11/8/2021
Procurement with purpose is a topic that I have felt strongly about for a long time. It is why, when I had the opportunity to purchase electricity from a 100% renewable supplier, I jumped at it. These kinds of actions send a demand signal. So, when my old buddy Mark Perera, CEO at Vizibl reached out to mention he's co-authored a book called Procurement With Purpose with Peter Smith, Managing Director at Procurement Excellence I invited them both to come on the podcast to discuss the book,...

Duration:00:35:48

Data Driven And Connected Supply Chains - A Chat With NTT DATA Services Baskar Radhakrishnan

11/5/2021
It has been a while since I dedicated a podcast to data-driven supply chains, so I reached out to Baskar Radhakrishnan, a Senior Director at NTT DATA Services to invite him to come on the podcast to discuss them. We had a wide-ranging conversation covering what data drive supply chains are, and some of their benefits; how to approach rolling out data-driven supply chains, and the future of supply chains. I learned loads, I hope you do too... If you have any comments/suggestions or...

Duration:00:21:48

The Role Of Platforms, Cloud, And Data In Industry 4.0 - A Chat With Ronald Van Loon

11/1/2021
I recently got together with Ronald Van Loon, CEO and Principal Analyst at Intelligent World and we had an excellent conversation around the role of platforms, cloud, and data in Industry 4.0. We had a wide-ranging conversation kicking off with the current disruptions affecting manufacturing and supply chains, the role of cloud in manufacturing, and the different technologies and platforms that are coming to the fore. I learned loads, I hope you do too... You can find Ronald on LinkedIn,...

Duration:00:29:24

Will Our Christmas Presents Arrive On Time? A Supply Chain Disruption Chat With Richard Howells

10/29/2021
The news is full of stories of supply chain issues, goods shortages, and delayed deliveries these days. The latest news though is serious - it seems the global supply chain issues may mean your Christmas presents might not arrive on time! If you haven't bought your presents yet, it may be too late! To talk about this, I invited my colleague (and author of the Christmas presents news story I linked to above) Richard Howells to come on the podcast to tease out this story. We had a great...

Duration:00:19:56

Can Warehouses Help With Supply Chain Disruption? A Chat With Richard Kirker

10/25/2021
There's a whole lot of disruption happening in supply chain right now. Lots of talk about how ports are backed up, and what needs to happen there. I was interested to know if other aspects of supply chain can help out as well, so I reached out to SAP's Solution Manager for warehouse management software Richard Kirker and asked him to come on the podcast to talk about the role of warehouses in this effort. We had a great conversation spanning the role of warehouse software in helping with...

Duration:00:19:29

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