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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.

Location:

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:

677695468


Episodes

Intelligent Assets, Circular Economy, And Sustainability - A Chat With Wipro's Sundararaman Sankaranarayanan

1/17/2022
Three topics that are receiving increasing interest in supply chain these days are Intelligent Assets, Circular Economy, and Sustainability, so when I came across Sundararaman Sankaranarayanan , Head of Digital Innovation, and a 25 year veteran of Wipro, I invited him to come on the podcast with my colleague Pavneet Bedi to talk about these topics. We had a fantastic conversation covering what intelligent assets are, how they're linked to circular economic sustainability (with examples),...

Duration:00:33:00

Mobile Devices Are Transforming Supply Chain - A Chat With Jan Mölls

1/14/2022
Welcome back and happy new year. For this first episode of 2022, I thought of having a future-focussed episode, one talking about mobile devices in supply chain. To that end, I invited SAP Product Manager Jan Mölls to come on the podcast to talk about how new smartphone apps and capabilities are transforming supply chain. We had a fantastic conversation covering why smartphones are taking over, or about to take over in supply chain, going beyond smartphones into smart glasses and AR, and...

Duration:00:26:23

Smart Factory, Digital Literacy, And Successful Digital Transformation Strategies - A Chat With Joachim Hensch

12/24/2021
The apparel industry has been very slow to digitise, so when I had a chance to chat with someone who has rolled out a successful Industry 4.0 initiative in this sector, I jumped at the opportunity. Joachim Hensch rolled out a smart factory project for Hugo Boss while working for them, and has since left to set up his own consulting company (Joachim Hensch Consulting) to help other organisations successfully digitalise. We had a fantastic conversation covering why the apparel industry is...

Duration:00:33:52

Disruption In The Cosmetics Industry - A Chat With PCA Group's Ransley Carpio

12/20/2021
The cosmetics industry is an interesting space and never more so than in the last two years. Demand has shifted wildly, as have purchasing habits with more than ever being bought online. Against this backdrop, I invited PCA Group's SVP Strategy, Corporate Development, and New Business Development, Ransley Carpio to come on the podcast to talk about some of the things that have been happening. We had a fascinating conversation spanning the impact of the pandemic on beauty products demand,...

Duration:00:22:25

Sustainable Logistics - A Chat With Juliet Mwangi

12/17/2021
The topic of sustainability is becoming increasingly important for organisations, and since 80-90% of an organisation's emissions originate from its supply chain, this means as supply chain professionals, we have an obligation to act on it. A large proportion of emissions often come from logistics, so I invited Juliet Mwangi to come on the podcast to talk about this. We had a great conversation spanning Juliet's Afrika Kommt fellowship, key elements of sustainability and logistics, and how...

Duration:00:20:07

Digital Supply Chain Trends - A Chat With Blue Horseshoe's Steve Shebuski

12/13/2021
In this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I spoke to Steve Shebuski. Steve is VP Digital Strategy for Blue Horseshoe. We had an excellent conversation around the latest trends in supply chain covering the rise of control towers, warehouse automation, and supply chain flexibly and resilience. Oh, and this is one of the first podcast episodes that I have created chapters for. If you find them useful, do let me know (tom.raftery@sap.com) and I'll make the effort to do it more...

Duration:00:25:31

What Is Specification Management And How Can It Help Supply Chains Become More Efficient And Sustainable - A Chat With Specright's Matt Wright

12/10/2021
Specification management is a relatively new field in digital supply chains, but one that has a lot of potential. To learn more about it, the reasons why it is important, and how it can help companies become more efficient and sustainableI invited Matt Wright, Founder and CEO of Specright - a software platform for specification management to come on the podcast to talk all about it. Oh, and this is one of the first podcast episodes that I have created chapters for. If you find them useful,...

Duration:00:27:28

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