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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

Contact:

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Episodes

Supply Chain Inventory Optimization - A Chat With RGP's Robert Olszak

6/27/2022
In these times of seemingly endless disruption, one powerful strategy for riding the waves is inventory optimization. To learn more about the why's and how's of this, I invited Robert Olszak from global consulting firm RGP to come on the podcast to talk about it. We had a fascinating conversation covering the different inventory optimization options, best practices in inventory optimization, and where to from here. I learned loads, I hope you do too... If you have any...

Duration:00:26:56

Setting The Right Pricing Strategy - A Chat With Chris Mele

6/24/2022
Setting the correct price on your products sounds like it should be easy, right? Well, it is not that straightforward at all as I discovered in this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast where I talked to Chris Mele, Managing Partner at Software Pricing Partners. We had a great conversation spanning how to create your pricing strategy, how the shift to SaaS is impacting pricing strategies, and the roles that things like licensing, packaging, and support also play. I learned loads, I...

Duration:00:33:01

Using AI And ML For Inventory Planning - A Chat With Flowlity CEO Jean-Baptiste Clouard

6/20/2022
With all the disruptions to supply chains these days, inventory management is very much top-of-mind for supply chain professionals. Too much inventory is wasteful, too little risks stock-outs and missed sales. Enter Flowlity - a French start-up helping companies better manage inventory planning using AI. To learn more I invited their co-founder, and CEO Jean-Baptiste Clouard to come on the podcast to tell me all about it. I learned loads, I hope you do too... If you have any...

Duration:00:19:18

Ensuring Traceability And Sustainability In The Timber Supply Chain With Blockchain - A Chat With IOV42's David Coleman

6/17/2022
Blockchain can get a bit of a bad rep because of the massive carbon footprint Bitcoin has, and more recently because of its huge losses! Enterprise blockchains though don't suffer either of those problems and so can be very elegant solutions to some quite challenging problems. In this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke to IOV42's Chief Product Officer David Coleman to hear how their blockchain solution is helping prove the provenance of timber. We had a great conversation...

Duration:00:23:36

AI, ML, And Data - A Chat With Sisu Data's Joel McKelvey

6/13/2022
Our machines and processes are creating increasingly larger volumes of data - how can we handle this, what insights can we glean from it, and what are some lessons learned? These are some of the questions I put to Sisu Data's Joel McKelvey in this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast. We had a great conversation spanning why AI ML solutions are increasingly necessary for supply chain data insights, Sisu Data's recent Harris Poll showing the implications of a poor supply chain...

Duration:00:11:49

Teamcenter In The Cloud? A Chat With Gareth Webb

6/12/2022
I hosted Gareth Webb on the podcast 8 months ago talking about the, then new integration developed by Siemens and SAP for Teamcenter, and then again more recently two months ago when Feature Pack 2 was released to talk about what the new enhancements in that were. When it was announced at Sapphire that a Cloud version of this was in the works, I had to invite Gareth back to give us an update. This is a short episode, but I think an interesting one given the possibilities of a...

Duration:00:11:49

Integration Platform As A Service - A Chat With Celigo's Mark Simon

6/6/2022
Integration projects are becoming increasingly important to allow disparate systems to share information. Enter IPaaS - the Integration Platform As A Service. Celigo is an iPaaS company, so I invited their VP of Strategy Mark Simon to come on the podcast to tell me all about it. 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...

Duration:00:25:50

Asian Supply Chain Disruption And Its Consequences - A Chat With Uwe Haizmann

6/3/2022
Disruption in Asia, particularly the China with the government's Zero Covid policy is playing havoc with global markets and supply chains. To learn more about this I invited Uwe Haizmann, a partner at EAC Consulting based in Shanghai to come on the podcast to discuss the issues. We had a fascinating conversation talking about how over two months of lockdown is affecting Chinese manufacturing, the knock-on effects of that for the rest of us, and how the world is responding. I learned...

Duration:00:28:15

Bringing Traceability To The Garment Industry Supply Chain - A Chat With Trustrace's Shameek Ghosh

5/30/2022
The garment industry has had a bit of a reputational issue largely because of the lack of visibility down the supply chain. TrusTrace was set up to solve this. To find out more I invited TrusTrace Co-Founder and CEO Shameek Ghosh to come on the podcast and tell me all about it. We had a fascinating conversation talking about all the flaws in the current garment industry, how TrusTrace addresses those, and its plans for growth. I learned loads, I hope you do too... If you have any...

Duration:00:28:04

Fixing The Diamond Supply Chain - A Chat With HB Antwerp's Shai De Toledo

5/27/2022
The diamond trade has always been a murky one with lots of talk of Blood Diamonds. This has meant the diamond supply chain is mired in suspicion about the origin of the stones that go into making the jewelry we wear. One company seeking to change that is HB Antwerp. They've developed a unique direct, community-based, blockchain-backed sourcing strategy, and are bringing the ability to design your own diamond to market. To learn more I invited HB Antwerp Co-Founds and Managing Partner Shai...

Duration:00:28:48

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