Next Level Supply Chain with GS1 US

Next Level Supply Chain with GS1 US

Take your supply chain game to the next level with GS1 US! Join our favorite supply chain experts, Reid and Liz, as they share secrets, stories, insights, and expertise on a broad spectrum of hot-button topics – from barcodes to artificial intelligence, and everything in between. Our hosts will answer questions like: What’s next in supply chain automation and innovation? Will the next generation of 2D barcodes revolutionize commerce and machine learning? How does the simple concept of scanning at checkout contribute to the next level of transparency for consumers? How will intelligent automation – like, robots serving us cocktails for example - compete with our human intelligence? Take a deep dive with us in exploring these and other mind-bending topics about how the unique identification of everything makes anything possible.

Episodes

June 12, 2024 33 mins

In this episode, we dive into how QR codes are revolutionizing packaging, non-alcoholic beverages are making waves, and community networks are driving market success. 

Daniel Scharff is the CEO and founder of Startup CPG, a vibrant community supporting emerging consumer packaged goods brands. With a background in San Francisco's food tech scene, Daniel created a Slack community with over 20,000 members, of...

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Social commerce is booming, and today’s conversation proves that if you haven’t considered selling on social media, then it’s time you did.

Wes Duquette is VP and GM of B2B and Retail at ShipBob, a tech-enabled 3PL that empowers small and medium businesses with advanced supply chain capabilities. In this episode, he speaks with Liz and Reid about the powerful impact of influencers and platforms like TikTok...

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Speedy and efficient traceability systems are vital for compliance, consumer health, and resilience in the food safety industry.

Andy Kennedy, Principal Traceability Advisor at New Era Partners, joins us to unravel the complexities of food safety in the supply chain. With 17 years of experience creating SAS food traceability businesses, Andy offers insights into the historical context of traceability regul...

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Small tweaks in processes can result in unexpected financial windfalls and improved employee satisfaction.

 

Kevin Lawton, warehouse operations expert and Founder of The New Warehouse podcast, 

discusses a wealth of insights into current trends and the critical role of foundational process improvements. The conversation shifts towards the importance of automating mundane tasks, the profound po...

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In this episode of Next Level Supply Chain’s special series Behind the Barcode, Liz and Reid speak with Jess Urriola, the VP of Product Management at GS1 US, about GS1 US Data Hub - a tool built to secure data sharing between brand owners and trading partners. They talk about why this service is pivotal for maintaining data quality across the global supply chain, both from the strategic and technical aspects, from crea...

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Chuck Lasley, IT Director at Dillard’s, explains the pivotal role of 2D barcodes in retail innovation, illustrating Dillard's strategy of incorporating these versatile codes into their products, which range from apparel to accessories. Amidst the growing demand for intricate product details, Chuck emphasizes the imperative for sales associates to be adept in product knowledge facilitated by 2D barcodes. As Chuck explai...

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Global Supply Chains are dramatically shifting due to economic shifts such as rising interest rates and inflation. There is a pressing need for efficiency, from reducing FBA fees to renegotiating costs and finding ingenious savings in your supply chain.

Burak Yolga, Co-Founder and CEO of Forceget, talks with hosts Liz Sertl and Reid Jackson about this and his journey through the intricate world of global s...

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Radio frequency identification (RFID) and 2D barcodes are transforming how we handle the supply chain. 

Sarah Jones Fairchild, Vice President of Sales Operations at SWIM USA, talks 2D barcode applications for customer safety, efficiency in retail checkout, inventory management, and the broader implications for companies as they prepare for the technological demands of the future. Sarah explains the importa...

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The COVID-19 pandemic threatened to derail supply chain management completely. Or did it?

Yossi Sheffi, distinguished MIT professor and an expert with 49 years in supply chain management, breaks down supply chain resilience into five levels and argues that supply chain managers were unsung heroes during the pandemic. Yossi also touches on balancing resilience with sustainability, pointing out that while es...

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Keeping track of product information and inventory with multiple barcode types can be tricky for businesses. 

Gena Morgan, who leads the standards team at GS1 US, shares valuable insights into the world of barcodes, specifically focusing on the transition from traditional 1D barcodes to 2D barcodes and the importance of GS1 standards in driving industry adoption. Gena explains the technical differences bet...

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Tracking and managing inventory from end-to-end is challenging for business merchants dealing with perishable food items.

Lichen Zhang, co-founder of Freshly Commerce, is changing how merchants handle the complexities of tracking bundles, managing perishable inventory, and the significance of complying with regulations such as FSMA 204. The company's initial success with its foundation, growth, and innovat...

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Real-time data monitoring is revolutionizing maintenance and efficiency in industries such as aviation and automotive through digital twin technology.

Richard Donaldson, host of the Supply Chain Next podcast, is a visionary in supply chain management and circular economy advocate. His  insights on moving from linear to circular supply chains highlight the potential for substantial environmental benefits an...

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Anne Bernier from Topco and Rishi Banerjee from the Consumer Brands Association are a wealth of knowledge from the frontlines of industry innovation. They join Reid and Liz on this episode to delve into the world of QR codes, the groundbreaking Smart Label program, and new technologies such as Flash Food and Too Good to Go, two platforms looking to reduce food waste. 

Anne shares how Topco is revolutionizi...

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Lisa Lane is the innovative mind behind Rinseroo, an e-comm shower darling to solve the pain point of washing big dogs in the shower. She joins Reid and Liz to discuss the intricacies of bringing a new product to market, including the importance of building and maintaining brand identity and the need for brand protection in the ever-evolving landscape of e-commerce. 

Her perspective offers practical advice...

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Join us as we chat with Andrew Morgans, Founder and CEO at Marknology, about emerging trends in e-commerce, techniques for maximizing profits, and tips for success for both small and large businesses.

 

Andrew emphasizes the importance of intentional strategy, scaling warehouse operations, an in-depth understanding of the numbers, and reliance on experts for Amazon selling success regardless of your busine...

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As the supply chain is constantly changing and evolving, it is critical to understand the dynamic challenges ahead and leverage past experiences in these transformations. 

In this episode, we speak with Bob Ferrari, Managing Director of the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and Founder of the Supply Chain Matters blog. Bob speaks about hottest topics in supply chain today such as artificial intelligenc...

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November 22, 2023 12 mins

Picture a world where healthcare is not just a service but a promise of transparency and safety. In this ever-evolving landscape, a groundbreaking transformation is taking place, driven by the demands of both consumers and patients. They are clamoring for information that is clear, traceable, and trustworthy. And at the heart of this shift lies the adoption of two-dimensional (2D) barcodes and Radio Frequency Identific...

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November 8, 2023 30 mins

In today’s retail environment, consumers and logistics are constantly evolving. Wondering how these evolutions will affect your in-store shopping experience? Join us as we chat with Omni Talk to discuss retail technology innovations, how they will change the physical store environment, and what’s on the horizon for omnichannel commerce. 

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The demand for recycled content and sustainable business practices continues to grow rapidly. Join us as we chat with Jeremy Douglas, Director of Partnerships at Delterra, to learn more about reducing plastic waste, creating enhanced waste streams, and utilizing standards to track plastics throughout the supply chain.

Key takeaways: 

  • Trace...

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Ever wonder what it’s like to build a brand from the ground up? Or how to take your inventions from an idea to reality? Join us for a conversation with Brian Fried from the National Inventor Club, on best practices when establishing a brand and the steps for commercializing your inventions.

 

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  • Connecting with li...

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