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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

Supply Chains, Business Networks And The Network Economy - A Chat With Bob Baker

5/23/2022
We're increasingly hearing how everything is moving towards networks. To find out more about how this is impacting businesses and the supply chain implications I invited Bob Baker (aka @HoosierZimbob on Twitter) Global Vice President, for Business Network Success at SAP. We had a fascinating conversation talking about what business networks are, what the network economy is, and how application marketplaces fit into the equation. I learned loads, I hope you do too... Some of the links Bob...

Duration:00:25:34

Supply Chain Sourcing Automation And Optimization - A Chat With Keelvar CEO Alan Holland

5/20/2022
Sourcing is a fascinating space, and one company upending the sourcing space is Keelvar with its sourcing optimization, and automation solutions. I invited Alan Holland, Founder and CEO of Keelvar to come on the podcast to tell me more. We had a fascinating conversation talking about why Alan set up Keelvar, the dizzying journey from being a startup to having a blue-chip client list in a few short years, and where to next for Keelvar. I learned loads, I hope you do too... If you have any...

Duration:00:24:27

Reshoring, Supply Chain Disruption, Survival Strategies - A Chat With Rosemary Coates

5/16/2022
China's zero Covid policy, and the shutdown of Shanghai are impacting global supply chains. To discuss this, and strategies organisations can take, I invited the Reshoring Institute's Rosemary Coates back onto the podcast. We had a fascinating conversation. I learned loads, I hope you do too... If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn....

Duration:00:21:59

AI For Machine Health - A Chat With Augury's Artem Kroupenev

5/13/2022
The health of manufacturing machinery is hugely important for any manufacturing organisation - unplanned downtime can be extremely costly. Enter Augury. Augury uses AI to predict when a machine is going to fail, and so helps organisations reduce costs, and increase productivity. Eager to learn more, I invited Augury's VP Strategy Artem kroupenev to come on the podcast to tell me all about it. We had a great conversation spanning the how Augury uses AI to predict machine failures, the...

Duration:00:32:16

Surviving Supply Chain Disruption - A Chat With IDC's Lorenzo Veronesi

5/9/2022
We are living through some very interesting times - which if you are in supply chain, can seem like a curse, as the Chinese seemingly never said! How can organisations survive the disruptions, and thrive? To answer these questions and more I invited IDC's Manufacturing Insights thought leader Lorenzo Veronesi to come on the podcast to talk about this. We had a great conversation spanning the disruptions, how Industry 4.0 and digital transformations can help , and the relationship to...

Duration:00:25:41

Data Science Strategies In Supply Chain - A Chat With Gramener's Ganes Kesari

5/6/2022
Data science is a relatively new discipline. Its use in supply chain is still in early stages so having a well thought out data science strategy is of utmost importance. To talk about this I invited Ganes Kesari, the Co-founder & Chief Decision Scientist at Gramener. We had a great conversation spanning mistakes organisations make when embarking on data science journeys, some successful data science case studies, and how to bring the organisation with you when making this change! I...

Duration:00:19:50

The Metaverse's Role In Supplychain - A Chat With IDC's Jan Burian And Lorenzo Veronesi

5/2/2022
What is the Metaverse, and does it have a role in supply chain? The Metaverse has received lots of headlines in the last couple of years, but does it have a role to play outside of the spheres of entertainment, and e-learning? Can it be used in supply chain, for example? To answer these questions and more I invited IDC's Manufacturing Insights thought leaders Jan Burian and Lorenzo Veronesi to come on the podcast to talk about this. We had a great conversation spanning what the Metaverse...

Duration:00:37:20

SAP And Siemens Teamcenter Integration II - A Chat With Gareth Webb

4/29/2022
I hosted Gareth Webb on the podcast 6 months ago talking about the then new integration developed by Siemens and SAP for Teamcenter. In that episode he talked not just about what had been achieved in the integration, but their plans for the second release of the product. 6 months later and Feature Pack 2 has launched, so I invited Gareth back to give us an update on what's new. We had a great conversation spanning the new functionality in the second release, the different manufacturing...

Duration:00:21:50

Digitising Fleets - A Chat With Ridecell's Mark Thomas

4/25/2022
As a key component of supply chains, fleets have proven difficult to digitise. One of the companies working to change this is Ridecell. I invited their VP Marketing and Alliances, Mark Thomas to come on the podcast to tell me how they're changing that. We had a fascinating conversation discussing how Ridecell are helping organisations digitise their fleets, some of the use cases of digitisation that they're seeing, and the various different types of fleets they're working with. I learned...

Duration:00:26:23

Strategic Sourcing For Supply Chain - A Chat With Etosha Thurman

4/22/2022
Sourcing has always been a bit of a black box to me, and so to learn more I invited Etosha Thurman to come on the podcast to get me up-to-speed. Etosha is the Chief Marketing & Solutions Officer, for Intelligent Spend and Business Network at SAP. We had a fascinating conversation discussing the growing strategic importance of sourcing, the shift away from single sourcing, and how sourcing can be a force for good. I learned loads. I hope you do too. If you have any comments/suggestions or...

Duration:00:23:57

Kuka Robots As A Service - A Chat With Christian Liedtke And Alex Altermann

4/18/2022
SAP and robot industrial maker Kuka have partnered on a project to digitalise robots in the manufacturing space. To learn more about what this means, why it was done, and what it could mean for manufacturers, I invited Kuka Principal Consultant Christian Liedtke, and SAP's Alex Altermann to come not eh podcast to tell us more. It was a fascinating conversation. I learned loads. I hope you do too. If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a...

Duration:00:18:25

Using Data For Better Decision Making - A Chat With Throughput CEO Ali Raza

4/11/2022
In this week's episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I talk to Throughput CEO Ali Raza. We had a really interesting chat covering what operations does when disasters throw off planning systems, the gap operations people need to be filled by IT, and thoughts about some of the solutions on the market It was a fascinating conversation. I learned loads. I hope you do too. If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on...

Duration:00:22:37

Product Roadmap Management - A Chat With Gocious CTO Maziar Adl

4/8/2022
Product Roadmap Management is a discipline to help you align your product strategy with your business objectives and customer needs faster and easier. One of the companies working in this space is Gocious. I invited their co-founder and CTO Maziar Adl to come on the podcast to tell me all about it. We had a really interesting chat the genesis of Product Roadmap Management, the industries where it can add most value, and where to next.. It was a fascinating conversation. I learned loads. I...

Duration:00:23:08

Optimising Cash, Costs, And Service In Supply Planning - A Chat With Genlots Simon Schenker

4/4/2022
Supply chain planning can often seem like a lot of trade-offs. Genlots is a company using Reinforcement Learning to optimise the triangle of cash, (inventory working capital and so on), costs, (prices, delivery, transportation, etc.), and service (customer service, or the service that you give to your production). I invited Simon Schenker, Founder, and Co-CEO at Genlots to come on the podcast to tell me more. We had a really interesting chat covering the triangle, how Genlots optimises for...

Duration:00:29:15

BDO's Third Annual CFO Survey - A Chat With Maurice Liddell

4/1/2022
BDO, one of the world's largest accounting firms has published its third annual CFO Outlook Survey. This year, CFOs say supply chain disruption will be their #1 business risk. To find out more I invited Maurice Liddell, BDO Digital's Market Leader for Manufacturing to come on the podcast to talk about it. We had a fascinating conversation discussing the findings of the survey, the increasing focus on supply chain resilience, which comes as no surprise. We also discussed how the global tax...

Duration:00:24:50

Reducing Friction In B2B Marketplaces - A Chat With Balance CEO Bar Geron

3/28/2022
What if, in the B2B space, finding a new supplier was as easy as it is for example to find vendors in the B2C space on platforms such as Amazon? That is the vision Balance has - they are providing a B2B eCommerce marketplace to connect buyers and sellers, removing friction you normally associate with these relationships. To find out more about Balance I invited co-founder and CEO Bar Geron to come on the podcast We had a fascinating conversation discussing why such friction persists in...

Duration:00:31:01

Digitally Transforming Your Supply Chain Made Easi(er) - A Chat With Sandy Markin

3/25/2022
Digital Transformation projects are notoriously long, expensive, and disruptive for organisations. What if there were an easier way? A way to dip your toes in without testing the depth of the water with both feet? In today's episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I talked to Sandy Markin and he told me about the S/4 HANA DSC Edition which helps companies do exactly that. We had a great conversation discussing supply chain's increasing need to be responsive, how using a solution like...

Duration:00:20:13

AI And Logistics - A Chat With Transmetrics Marc Meyer

3/21/2022
AI is impacting all aspects of the digitised supply chain. To hear the impact it is having on the logistics space I invited Transmetrics Chief Commercial Office Marc Meyer to come on the podcast to talk about what he has seen. We had a fascinating conversation touching on the inefficiencies that have traditionally plagued logistics, some of the ways AI can help, and where things are headed next. I learned loads. I hope you do too. If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the...

Duration:00:28:07

Product Life Cycle Management In Supply Chain - A Chat With Ismail Serin

3/18/2022
It has been a while since we had an episode of the podcast focussing on Product Lifecycle management (PLM), so I invited my colleague Ismail Serin, who heads the product management for PLM solutions at SAP to come on the show to talk a little about it. We had a fascinating conversation discussing what is happening in the PLM space these days, how cloud is helping that trend, and how PLM helps with sustainability wins . The two links Ismail mentioned at the end of the podcast are SAP EPD...

Duration:00:20:31

Supply Chain Digitisation And Evolution - A Chat With Dr Sanjay Kumar

3/14/2022
Supply chains are being buffeted like never before. They are being required to become more resilient to survive. But will they, and why didn't they before now? To answer these questions, and more, I invited Dr. Sanjay Kumar, supply chain expert, and professor at Valparaiso University, as well as a visiting Professor at Zhejiang University of Technology in Hangzhou, China. We had a fascinating conversation discussing how supply chain disruptions are nothing new, why in light of that...

Duration:00:29:02