The Digital Supply Chain podcast

The Digital Supply Chain podcast

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 sustainable supply chain.The show publishes roughly 1-2 episodes a week, 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. Check out also the new Women in Supply Chain themed series of episodes.... Show More

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June 26, 2020 28 min

I published a post about this podcast on Reddit's Supply Chain subreddit recently and a commenter on my post asked me to do an episode on End-toEnd visibility in Supply Chains. I hadn't done an episode on end to end visibility, so I thought, "Why not?"

I asked around for someone who could speak knowledgeably about this topic and Vishnu Arcot came highly recommended. I reached out to him and he graciously agreed to co...

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It is June 2020, Pride Month, and with the growing attention that the Black Lives Matter movement is receiving, I thought it would be timely to have an episode of this podcast dedicated to the importance of Diversity and inclusion in supply chain.

With that in mind I invited my colleague Miguel Castro to come on the show to discuss the importance of Diversity and Inclusion, both within accompany's supply chain organisation, and ...

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This is the 46th episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, and I spoke with Rushil Goel. Rushil is Vice President and General Manager Fleet Management at Samsara.

Samsara are an Industrial IoT company with over 15,000 customers around the world. Much of their work in data capture is in the areas of vehicle/driver data, and also in industrial process controls.

Recently Samsara released the results of an independent study of electri...

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On this the 45th episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Philip Melchiors. Philip is Head of Global Planning at Velux. Velux is a family owned company with 14,000 employees, net revenue just under €3bn, headquartered in Denmark but with operations all over the world.

I was curious to know how people being required to stay home impacted on their desire for home improvements, what impact that had for Velux' produ...

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On this the 44th episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Ed Chao. Ed is the CEO of Polte - Polte are a company that offers IoT location services with their Cloud Location over Cellular (C-LoC) technology.

With the increasing importance of location technologies, Polte's unique take on it, and their recent Polte Proximity announcement (a Mobile IoT Physical Distancing and Contact Tracing solution), I was very kee...

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On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Chris Wolfe. Chris is the CEO of PowerFleet - a global mobile asset solution provider. PowerFleet helps some of the world's largest organisation manage their fleets of trucks, forklifts, containers, and cars ensuring their safety, and efficiency

Chris has a rich history in this space, some of which I managed to tease out of him during this chat. He also talked kno...

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On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Richard Kirker. Richard is the Global Solution Lead for Extended Warehouse Management at SAP. Warehouse management is an area I know very little about (as will become quickly obvious as you listen to the podcast), and SAP is announcing an offer related to pop-up warehouses, something I know even less about (!), so I was keen to get Richard on to the podcast to educat...

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On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Christian Piller. Christian  is Vice President of Value Engineering at project44 (appropriately known as @freightpipes on Twitter). project44 is a US based company operating globally who bill themselves as "the world's leading Advanced Visibility Platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms".

Christian explained the business in detail (using ...

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On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Simon Lonsdale, co-founder and head of sales and strategy for Amply Power (@AmplyPower on Twitter). Amply is a US based company in the commercial fleet space, specialising in managing the fuelling of electric vehicles (be they cars, vans, trucks, buses, or any other type of commercial electric vehicle).

Simon spoke about how Amply's business model is a pay pe...

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On this, the fourth edition of the Women in Supply Chain themed series of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Isabelle Leclerc. Isabelle has worked in Supply Chain for over 20 years in a number of senior roles, and currently she is Vice President Supply Chain at Cascades. Cascades is a $5bn packaging and paper products company based near Montreal, Canada and they are manufacturers of tissue products, container board, and...

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On this, the 9th episode of the Digital Supply Chain series themed on Industry 4.0, I wanted to have a chat with someone who had successfully implemented an Industry 4.0 project. I reached out to Patrick-Benjamin Bök the VP of Global Digitalization for industrial connectivity manufacturer Weidmüller (Weidmüller on LinkedIn) because I was aware they had recently embarked on such a project.

Patrick generously agreed to come on the sho...

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On this, the 8th episode of the Digital Supply Chain series themed on Industry 4.0, I wanted to have a chat with Nils Herzberg. Nils is the Global Head of Strategic Partnerships and Industry 4.0 for Digital Supply Chain at SAP.

Why did I want to talk with Nils? Well, several of the previous Industry 4.0 episodes have alluded to the importance of partnerships and the ecosystem, so I thought why not have a chat with the man in charge ...

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On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I talked to  to Mike Censurato. Mike is one of the Solution Managers for SAP's Environment Health and Safety (EHS) solutions, based out of the US.

Why did I want to talk with Mike? Well now that we are in the middle of the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to know how EHS systems could help organisations to continue working during this crisis, or to re-open if they have b...

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I published a podcast at the start of April with SAP SVP Martin Barkman where he announced that SAP were making some of the Digital Supply Chain Software solutions available to customers for free for 90 days initially to help them respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.

On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I wanted to find out how that program is progressing, so I invited Mindy Davis onto the show. Mindy is Head of Globa...

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On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I wanted to talk once more to Mike Lackey. Mike is the Global Head of Solution Management for Digital Manufacturing at SAP. If Mike's name sounds familiar, it may be because he came on the show last October so we could have a chat about manufacturing, and how digital technologies are transforming it.

Why did I want to talk with Mike again? Well now that we are in the middle of ...

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Supply chains have been shocked with a perfect storm of trade wars, an oil price crash, and the coronavirus crisis - the last hit Asia first, then Europe, then the US and the other countries.

To get a sense of how Asian supply chains were affected, and how they coped with these crises, I reached out to my colleague Ash Pujari - Ash is General Manager and Vice President IOT & Supply Chain APJ at SAP, and in that role he is in reg...

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Supply chains have been shocked with a perfect storm of trade wars, an oil price crash, and the coronavirus - how should they respond?

In the midst of this crisis, I reached out to old friend Lorcan Sheehan (@LorcanS on Twitter) to talk about the impact the coronavirus is having on supply chains, and how companies can and should respond. Lorcan is the founder and CEO of international supply chain consultancy PerformanSC, and thr...

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For the second episode of the Women in Supply Chain series I decided to invite Cathy Roberson (aka @cmroberson06 on Twitter) back on the show (fittingly Cathy was my guest on the second episode of this Digital Supply Chain podcast way back in July of 2019). Cathy is Founder and President of global logistics research and consulting firm Logistics Trends & Insights LLC.

Cathy and I had a great conversation around resilience, a...

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On this, the 7th episode of the Digital Supply Chain series themed on Industry 4.0, I wanted to have a chat with Franz Hero. Franz heads up the development organisation for Digital Supply Chain at SAP.

Why did I want to talk with Franz? Well, apart from the fact that he heads up the development, I know he has a keen interest in Industry 4.0, so I was interested to know how companies are thinking of Industry 4.0 now that we are in th...

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Before the whole Coronavirus lockdown happened, I had a great chat with the Global Director Discrete Industries & Internet of Things for Itelligence, Wolfgang Moeller.

We talked about the relationship between Industry 4.0 and supply chain - but then before I had a chance to publish the podcast we were overtaken by global events.

Now, a few weeks later, for anyone who wants a break from coronavirus content, and who is interested ...

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