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The Future of Supply Chain

The Future of Supply Chain podcast is a show hosted by Thought Leader and Evangelist Richard Howells, and supply chain experts Sin To and Nicole Smythe. Guests discuss hot topics, best practices, and the latest innovations to deliver a risk-resilient and sustainable supply chain.

The Future of Supply Chain podcast is a show hosted by Richard Howells, Sin To, and Nicole Smythe. The trio discusses hot topics, best practices, and the latest innovations to deliver a risk-resilient and sustainable supply chain. The show features interviews with experts from the world of supply chain, sustainability, and Industry 4.0, who will address the issues of today and tomorrow. This is an ideal podcast for supply chain, R&D, manufacturing, logistics, and operations executives to learn and share ideas and best practices with their peers.

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Episode 70: AI-Powered Inventory Optimization: Reimagining your Company's MRO with Verusen's Paul Noble

Diving into the innovative world of MRO, Verusen's Paul Noble joins us to discuss how AI-powered technologies, are bridging gaps between systems, processes, and people, fostering collaboration between maintenance and procurement teams.

Published: 17. July 2024

Duration: 0:30:50

Episode 69: AI in Supply Chains: Navigating the Data-Driven Future with IDC’s Simon Ellis

IDC’s Simon Ellis joins us this week to dive into their recent InfoBrief, The Importance of AI in Supply Chain and Operations, exploring the transformative potential of AI to enhance efficiency and resilience in business operations.

Published: 10. July 2024

Duration: 0:23:40

Episode 68: Intelligently Connecting People, Goods, Systems, and Machines with Stellium’s Joe Montagna

Stellium’s Joe Montagna joins us this week as discover how digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence, and cloud technologies are shaping the Factory of the Future whilst revolutionizing supply chain operations.

Published: 3. July 2024

Duration: 0:20:39

Episode 67: Driving Sustainability Through Your Network with SAP's Elena Parker

This week, our own Elena Parker dives into driving sustainability through business networks, exploring the challenges in supply chain sustainability, the role of SAP's Business Network, and how our technology is shaping a better tomorrow.

Published: 26. June 2024

Duration: 0:33:37

Episode 66: Mobilizing the World of Asset and Service Management with Samsung’s Phil Lander and SAP’s Andy Hancock

Mobile phones can do more than just call, text, and scroll – they now have the power to digitally transform a company’s ability to efficiently do work. Samsung’s Phil Lander and SAP’s Andy Hancock dive into their critical role in supply chain operations.

Published: 19. June 2024

Duration: 0:35:08

Episode 65: Grounding Your Supply Chain in Data with Google Cloud’s Paula Natoli

How can organizations ensure that not only are their value chains efficient, but their data is, as well? Google Cloud’s Paula Natoli joins us to discuss innovative ways companies can do just that.

Published: 12. June 2024

Duration: 0:27:50

Episode 64: Proactively Planning for Risk in Your Supply Chain with Everstream's Koray Köse and SAP's Volker Wilhelm

Risk and disruptions are here to stay, but Everstream’s Koray Köse and SAP’s Volker Wilhelm join us to discuss how companies now have the ability to proactively plan and embed agility into their supply chains.

Published: 29. May 2024

Duration: 0:33:08

Episode 63: Unlocking Supply Chain Visibility with Real-Time Data with Kinexon’s Rob Segal

Ask any supply chain executive & there’s one thing at the top of their list – visibility. Kinexon’s Rob Segal join us to discuss real-time data tracking can automate processes, identify inefficiencies, and enable better decision making.

Published: 22. May 2024

Duration: 0:24:17

Episode 62: Reinventing Reaction Time: What the Supply Chain Nerve Center Can Do for Companies with Accenture’s Michel Roger and Rahul Dwivedi

React faster? Sharper visibility? Enhanced stability? Accenture’s Michel Roger & Rahul Dwivedi join us to discuss these benefits as part of the Supply Chain Never Center, a new capability that redefines how companies react to disruptions.

Published: 15. May 2024

Duration: 0:30:25

Episode 61: The Importance of Sustainable Logistics Practices with Forto's Jochen Freese

In this episode, we talk to Jochen Freese about how technology and innovation can improve the supply chain and help minimize its environmental impact. We discuss the latest trends, challenges and solutions on the road to a greener logistics industry.

Published: 8. May 2024

Duration: 0:34:59

Episode 60: Sapphire 2024: Talking All Things Supply Chain with SAP’s Bob Merlo & Diane Pickett

SAP’s Sapphire & ASUG annual conference is just a few short weeks away, and SAP’s Bob Merlo and Diane Pickett joins us to discuss all the latest trends, innovations, and technologies that you’ll be able to experience.

Published: 1. May 2024

Duration: 0:26:12

Episode 59: National Supply Chain Day 2024: Resilience, Technology, and Innovations with SAP’s Mindy Davis and David Vallejo

April 29th is National Supply Chain Day in the United States and we thought of no better way to celebrate with two of SAP’s best – Mindy Davis and David Vallejo. We dive into the evolution of the field and technology’s role in the future.

Published: 24. April 2024

Duration: 0:38:22

Episode 1: Ein Gespräch über Supply Chain Resilienz, Nachhaltigkeit, KI und die Hannover Messe mit Till Dengel von SAP (German Version)

Die HMI 2024 steht unter dem Motto "Energizing a Sustainable Industry" und Lieferketten spielen eine Schlüsselrolle bei der Erreichung der Nachhaltigkeitsziele. In dieser deutschen Podcast-Folge sprechen wir mit Till Dengel über nachhaltige Lieferketten.

Published: 18. April 2024

Duration: 0:29:02

Episode 58: Earth Day 2024: Planet vs. Plastics with SAP’s Stephen Jamieson

Planet vs. Plastics is the main theme for Earth Day 2024, and SAP’s Stephen Jamieson joins us to dive into the actionable value of sustainable supply chains and what the future holds for corporations.

Published: 17. April 2024

Duration: 0:26:47

Episode 57: State of the Blockchain Transformation in Supply Chain with SettleMint's Matthew Van Niekerk

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the digital transformation of supply chains has become a crucial priority for organizations across industries. At the forefront of this revolution is blockchain technology, where SettleMint’s Matthew Van Nie

Published: 10. April 2024

Duration: 0:24:30

Episode 56: A Nutty Journey to Supply Chain Synchronization with Blue Diamond Grower’s Steve Birgfeld

From nuts to crackers to milk, Blue Diamond Growers’ (BDG) complex ecosystem is a force of nature. Steve Birgfield from BDG joins us to discuss how their company built a technical foundation tough enough to withstand expedited growth, and Mother Nature.

Published: 3. April 2024

Duration: 0:17:35

Episode 55: Focusing on Volume-Based Growth with Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain with IBM’s Sammy Soufi

Generative AI and volume-based growth may have more in common than we thought, as IBM’s Sammy Soufi joins us to discuss their integrated tie and how companies can utilize both to satisfy customer demand.

Published: 28. March 2024

Duration: 0:18:34

Episode 54: Talking Supply Chain Resiliency, Sustainability, AI, and Hanover Messe with SAP's Dominik Metzger

At HMI 2024, the focus is on "Energy supply for a sustainable industry". Supply chains play an important role in carbon emissions and human rights issues. In this episode, we talk to Dominik Metzger about how companies are making sustainability part of their supply chain solution.

Published: 20. March 2024

Duration: 0:32:18

Episode 53: Resiliency in the Making: Turning Adversity into Advantage with Accenture’s Sunita Suryanarayan

This week, Accenture’s Sunita Suryanarayan joins us to discuss how companies can harness the power of disruption to their advantage, diving into the incredible findings and actions from their latest study, Resiliency in the Making.

Published: 13. March 2024

Duration: 0:25:33

Episode 52: Accelerating Progress by Empowering Women in Supply Chain with SAP’s Darcy MacClaren

Empowered Women Empower Women. This statement rings true as we celebrate International Women’s Day with our special guest, Darcy MacClaren, to dive into her self-developed community of women and the new wave of technologies changing the field.

Published: 6. March 2024

Duration: 0:26:58

Episode 51: Red Sea Risk-Resilience: Supporting Supply Chain Agility at Scale with SAP’s Guy Clutton-Diesen

This week, SAP’s Guy Clutton-Diesen joins us to discuss how visibility across your ecosystem, collaboration within your network, and Embedded and Generative AI can increase resilience across your ecosystem to better anticipate a disrupted demand chain.

Published: 28. February 2024

Duration: 0:27:21

Episode 50: AI in Supply Chain with SAP's Artificial Intelligence Product Marketing Mgr., Cloud ERP Carlos Portillo

AI is the forefront of technology, a branch of computer science focused on creating systems that mimic human intelligence for specific tasks. In this podcast, Carlos Portillo discusses AI's applications in enhancing the supply chain.

Published: 21. February 2024

Duration: 0:25:42

Episode 49: Leveraging Augmented Reality to Transform Logistics Operations with TeamViewer’s Robert Thiele

This week, TeamViewer’s Robert Thiele joins us to discuss how Augmented Reality is revolutionizing the way logistics operations are conducted, whilst enhancing and improving our perception of efficiency, workplace safety, and customer experience.

Published: 14. February 2024

Duration: 0:30:22

Episode 48: Harnessing Innovation in the Factories of the Future with EY’s Daniel Minotti and Brannon Lockhart

The future is now as seen through the innovations in the factories of today. EY’s Daniel Minotti and Brannon Lockhart join us to explore how emerging technologies are changing the ways factories transform manufacturing.

Published: 7. February 2024

Duration: 0:31:01

Episode 47: Taking Action Today with Sustainable Operations with SAP’s Mike Censurato

Why wait until 2050 to transform your company’s sustainability initiatives and efforts? SAP’s Mike Censurato joins us to discuss actions companies can take today.

Published: 31. January 2024

Duration: 0:21:30

Episode 46: From Concept to Delivery: The Evolving Trends Driving Product Design with SAP’s Sean Laughlin

Almost all supply chains start in the same place – design. SAP’s Sean Laughlin joins us to discuss product design can become one of the top drivers for supply chain growth, innovation, and transformation.

Published: 24. January 2024

Duration: 0:21:39

Episode 45: 2024 Predictions with SAP’s Michael O’Donnell

New year, new predictions? That’s right - SAP’s Michael O’Donnell joins us to discuss the trends, patterns, and predictions we see driving digital supply chain transformation in 2024.

Published: 17. January 2024

Duration: 0:18:17

Episode 44: Beer and more: Heineken's supply chain unplugged

In this podcast episode, we talk to Heineken’s Hugo Timmerman about how Heineken is utilising the latest technology to increase the end-to-end supply chain visibility they need to manage constant change and become one of the most connected breweries.

Published: 10. January 2024

Duration: 0:28:29

Episode 43: Recapping the Best Moments of 2023 with Richard Howells, Sin To, and Nicole Smythe

What a year! On this special episode, Richard, Sin, and Nicole look back on a memorable 2023, recapping the top trends, topics, and discussions with the incredible guests, and look forward to 2024.

Published: 27. December 2023

Duration: 0:20:47

Episode 42: How Integrated Business Planning Can Help Companies Become Disruptors

In this podcast episode, we talk to SAP’s Anna Linden and Oliver Wight’s Stuart Harman about how Integrated Business Planning (IBP) can enable organizations to plan effectively, adapt and respond quickly to changing market dynamics to become disruptors.

Published: 20. December 2023

Duration: 0:38:18

Episode 41: The Digital Thread of SAP’s Business Network and Digital Supply Chain with SAP’s Joern Keller

SAP’s Joern Keller joins us to discuss how the digital thread between SAP’s Business Network and Digital Supply Chain portfolios have not only strengthened but become a driving force in companies’ holistic digital transformations.

Published: 13. December 2023

Duration: 0:19:43

Episode 40: Identifying Supply Chain Vulnerabilities Before They Put Your Business at Risk with Cosmo Tech’s Nadia Hospital

Ever question how you can mitigate risk and proactively plan for uncertainty? Cosmo Tech’s Nadia Hospital joins us to discuss new technologies that allow companies to do just that.

Published: 6. December 2023

Duration: 0:17:58

Episode 39: Logistics' Differentiating Power in a Supply Chain with SAP's Kam Ghossaini

The role of logistics in supply chain has greatly transformed over the past few years, and SAP’s Kam Ghossaini joins us to discuss how it can become a differentiator for companies worldwide.

Published: 29. November 2023

Duration: 0:31:17

Episode 38: Frosta’s Sustainability Journey: From Challenges to Solutions with Frosta’s Ben Windhorst

The demand for ready-to-eat meals that are also sustainably produced has quickly risen in recent years. In this episode, we talk to Frosta’s Ben Windhorst about the balancing act between sustainability goals, cost pressure and the supply chain.

Published: 22. November 2023

Duration: 0:20:17

Episode 37: Decarbonizing the Value Chain with PwC’s Sadi Fieldsend and Jeff Briner

Ever wonder what it would take to decarbonize your value chain and transform your sustainability efforts? This week, PwC’s Sadi Fieldsend and Jeff Briner join us to discuss what steps companies can take promote clean energy.

Published: 15. November 2023

Duration: 0:21:04

Episode 36: The Supply Chain Planner of the Future with SAP’s Jeff Brown

In supply chain planning, the only thing that is certain is uncertainty. In this episode, SAP’s Jeff Brown joins us to discuss the intersection of new technology, multi-generations of workers, and what the future workforce will look like.

Published: 8. November 2023

Duration: 0:25:25

Episode 35: Accelerating Supply Chain Innovation: Inside the World of SAP.iO with SAP’s Sherry Li

SAP’s Sherry Li joins the series this week to discuss how founders, innovators, and customers startup and scale with SAP.iO, diving into this year’s supply chain focus and the incredible success stories of the Foundry’s graduates.

Published: 1. November 2023

Duration: 0:28:10

Episode 34: How Supply Chain Sustainability Helps Unlock Resilience and Growth with Accenture’s Matias Pollmann-Larsen

This week, Accenture’s Matias Pollmann-Larsen joins us to discuss how resiliency, sustainability, and visibility are the focus of their latest United Nations Global Company CEO Study and its incredible findings.

Published: 25. October 2023

Duration: 0:24:12

Episode 33: How to Avoid Halloween Supply Chain Nightmares with SAP’s Anu Shah

Goblins, ghosts, and ghouls aren’t the only things haunting people this Halloween. On this episode, SAP’s Anu Shah joins us to discuss how to navigate the spookiest of nightmares throughout your business processes and value chain.

Published: 18. October 2023

Duration: 0:32:48

Episode 32: How Generative AI Is Helping Companies Do Things Differently and Do Different Things with Deloitte’s Subit Mathew

Generative AI is all the buzz, but have you ever wondered really what is Gen AI? Deloitte’s Subit Mathew joins the series to discuss how companies can utilize it to do things differently & do different things.

Published: 11. October 2023

Duration: 0:24:39

Episode 31: The Sustainability Challenges of Managing Water Usage & Consumption Across your Business with EY’s Neil Banerjee

This week, EY’s Neil Banerjee joins us to discuss different measures that can be taken across companies’ supply chains to ensure the circular usage of water to build positive outcomes that are good for business and the environment.

Published: 4. October 2023

Duration: 0:19:33

Episode 30: Improving Intercompany Shipment Visibility with Bristlecone's Vivek Jha

Bristlecone’s Vivek Jha joins us to discuss how logistics and visibility can be a clear source of differentiation in companies’ supply chains, enabling accelerated time to customers and enhanced customer satisfaction.

Published: 27. September 2023

Duration: 0:26:12

Episode 29: The Importance of On-Time Delivery for Companies’ Customer Satisfaction with parcelLab’s Tobias Buxhoidt

The ‘Last Mile’ is considered one of the most expensive and, simultaneously, the most important parts of the supply chain, determining customer expectations and satisfaction. This week, we discuss with parcelLab’s Tobias Buxhoidt the undeniable benefits

Published: 20. September 2023

Duration: 0:30:22

Episode 28: Focusing on Global Trade to Deliver More than Compliance to Supply Chains with SAP’s Linda McKee and Trond Rovang

Supply chain is where the magic happens, and global trade services fits perfectly into that magic. This week SAP’s Linda McKee and Trond Rovang discuss the importance of visibility and compliance on a global scale.

Published: 13. September 2023

Duration: 0:27:27

Episode 27: The Importance of Capturing Actual Demand & How AI Can Help with Alloy.ai’s Joel Beal

The power of real-time data can make or break a company’s supply chain, especially in the consumer industry. Alloy.ai’s Joel Beal joins us to discuss how AI is changing how brands capture and revolutionize their demand forecast.

Published: 6. September 2023

Duration: 0:27:16

Episode 26 - Golden Insights: Navigating the China's Golden Week and Supply Chain

China's Golden Week is approaching, and the entire country is preparing for a seven-day or longer vacation that will also affect the supply chain.

Published: 30. August 2023

Duration: 0:28:17

Episode 25: What Chinese Decoupling Could Mean for the U.S. Supply Chain with Supplyframe’s Richard Barnett

Ever wonder what would happen if the United States decoupled from China? While the outcome may seem outlandish, Supplyframe’s Richard Barnett joins us to discuss how the reliance on Chinese sourcing has major impacts on the global value chain.

Published: 23. August 2023

Duration: 0:34:48

Episode 24: Celebrating Six Months of the Future of Supply Chain

Believe it or not, we’re already six months into The Future of Supply Chain - what better way to celebrate the occasion than taking a trip down memory lane with all our guests.

Published: 16. August 2023

Duration: 0:23:21

Episode 23: The Power of Synchronized Processes Across Your Ecosystem with SAP’s Venkat Venkataramani

Process synchronization, agility, and resiliency are now top priorities for supply chain executives across the world. SAP’s Venkat Venkataramani joins us to discuss how these ideas are becoming the driving forces in companies’ supply chain transformation

Published: 9. August 2023

Duration: 0:31:42

Episode 22: How AI Helps Enable Risk Resilient Manufacturing with SAP's Sam Castro

On this episode, SAP’s Sam Castro joins us to discuss how artificial intelligence can help companies reach their profitability, sustainability, and productivity goals all whilst empowering the shop floor workers of the future.

Published: 2. August 2023

Duration: 0:30:05

Episode 21: Deciphering the Hurdles in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain with AstraZeneca’s Robert Tubis

This week, we discuss with AstraZeneca the supply chain challenges the pharmaceutical industry is facing, a German law that will help eliminate supply chain bottlenecks, and how the use of advanced technologies can help overcome these obstacles.

Published: 26. July 2023

Duration: 0:30:55

Episode 20: How Visualization will Transform the User Experience Across the Supply Chain with SAP’s Lars Olson

Join us as SAP’s Lars Olson discusses how enhanced visualization tools and technology are changing the way companies efficiently and effectively run their supply chains.

Published: 19. July 2023

Duration: 0:32:35

Episode 19: Data Driven Discoveries: Inside Product Mining with soley.io

This week, we explore the world of data-driven product discovery with Soley.io’s Reiner Pistorius and Michael Weland. Learn how breakthrough insights from data can help companies revolutionize their products and supply chain.

Published: 12. July 2023

Duration: 0:33:59

Episode 18: What’s the Cost of Poor Visibility Across Your Logistics Processes with SAP's Rene Vallejo

Did you ever wonder how much poor visibility across your ecosystem could cost you? It'll affect more than just your profit &revenue. In this episode, SAP’s own Rene Vallejo joins us to discuss the true value of visibility across your logistics processes

Published: 28. June 2023

Duration: 0:31:29

Episode 17: Insights on the Move: Leveraging real-time insights for efficient transportation

Transportation visibility is crucial for businesses to stay competitive and meet the demands of today's fast-paced world. Shippeo leverages real-time data and analytics, empowering supply chain managers to optimize operations.

Published: 21. June 2023

Duration: 0:26:10

Episode 16: Investing in the Supply Chains of Tomorrow with REFASHIOND's Brian Aoaeh

Join Brian Aoaeh, the visionary founder of REFASHIOND Ventures, on a captivating journey through the world of supply chain investing. In this podcast, we explore the dynamic landscape of supply chains and venture capitalism.

Published: 14. June 2023

Duration: 0:31:54

Episode 15: How to Manage the Supply Chain Balancing Act with Accenture's Michel Roger

As many can agree, supply chain can become quite the juggling act and, in recent years, the plates have only continued to pile. Accenture’s Michel Roger joins us on the series to discuss how to manage this balancing act and better prepare for the future.

Published: 7. June 2023

Duration: 0:29:55

Episode 14: The Year of Risk Resiliency with CloudPath’s Tushar Bhalla

Since the start of the pandemic, risk-resiliency has been a driving force in companies’ supply chain transformations. CloudPath’s Tushar Bhalla joins us on the series to discuss how technology is changing how companies proactively predict.

Published: 31. May 2023

Duration: 0:24:08

Episode 13: Dissecting the Oxford Economics Report Findings with SAP’s Lyndsey Spurgin

In light of the recent Oxford Economics Report publication, SAP’s Lyndsey Spurgin joins the series to discuss the fascinating findings and what this means for top supply chain executives across the globe.

Published: 24. May 2023

Duration: 0:22:06

Episode 12: A Mother’s Advice for Her Daughter’s Supply Chain Career with Eileen Smythe

‘Like mother, like daughter’ rings true in this special episode celebrating Mother's Day, as Eileen Smythe joins the series to discuss motherhood & career advancement’s special pairing and the bright future of women in supply chain.

Published: 10. May 2023

Duration: 0:35:10

Episode 11: How Technology is Enabling Last Mile Delivery with Bath University’s Mike Lewis, PhD

At the fascinating intersection of autonomous flying drones & enhanced supply chain practices, Mike Lewis joins us to discuss how this innovation is transforming organization’s last mile delivery.

Published: 3. May 2023

Duration: 0:35:14

Episode 10: The Role of Logistics in Driving Resilient and Sustainable Supply Chains with Till Dengel

Logistics plays a crucial role in driving resilient and sustainable supply chains. By optimizing transportation, enhancing supply chain visibility and implementing sustainable packaging, companies are better equipped to adapt to changing business dynamics

Published: 26. April 2023

Duration: 0:27:34

Episode 9: The role of Technology in the Future of Supply Chain with Dominik Metzger

Technologies such as AI, IoT or machine learning play an important role in the future of the supply chain as they can help to make the supply chain more efficient, transparent, agile and sustainable to meet future challenges.

Published: 19. April 2023

Duration: 0:34:20

Episode 8: What is a Smart Factory? With SAP's Mike Lackey

At the crossroads of sustainability, profitability, and innovation, SAP's Mike Lackey joins us to discuss how Smart Manufacturing remains in the driver’s seat as the key to maximizing all three.

Published: 12. April 2023

Duration: 0:40:11

Episode 7: Designing what the customers want with Gareth Webb and Arend Weil

Did you always want to know how everything works together while designing a new product? Designing a new product requires a deep understanding of how all the different components and subsystems work together to create a functioning whole.

Published: 5. April 2023

Duration: 0:28:13

Episode 6: Breaking Down the German Due Diligence Act with Annette Ehrnsperger and Stephanie Raabe

A new Supply Chain Sourcing Obligations Act (known as LkSG) has been in force in Germany since January 1, 2023. We will discuss with Annette Ehrnsperger and Stephanie Raabe what this means for companies.

Published: 22. March 2023

Duration: 0:24:02

Episode 5: How Innovation and Technology are Opening Doors for Women in Supply Chain with Mindy Davis and Paige Cox

Empowered Women Empower Women. This statement holds true as we celebrate International Women’s Day with two special women, Mindy Davis and Paige Cox, discussing how digitalization promotes gender equality and women’s ‘magic’ in the field.

Published: 8. March 2023

Duration: 0:32:31

Episode 4: Trends, Technologies, and the Next Generation of Supply Chain Leaders with Justin Goldston, PhD

Metaverse, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain… oh my! Justin Goldston, PhD, explains how emerging technologies are not only changing the way we work, but creating new spaces for companies to decentralize, collaborate, and exist

Published: 22. February 2023

Duration: 0:24:39

Episode 3: The Supply Chain Challenges of Becoming an Overnight Sensation with Brian Halasinski & Kirk Hyust

Lights, Camera, Action! Inventors and entrepreneurs, Brian Halasinski and Kirk Hyust, join us as they share their experience of being on Shark Tank, diving into the criticality of keeping your supply chain close and how one moment can change your life.

Published: 8. February 2023

Duration: 0:23:33

Episode 2: Servitization: Make Services a Vital Part of Your Business with Patrick Crampton-Thomas

Did you know that services can help companies achieve their sustainability goals, differentiate themselves in the market, and provide exceptional customer service? You heard that right! Patrick Crampton-Thomas discusses the importance of services and their impact on a company’s bottom line and customer satisfaction.

Published: 25. January 2023

Duration: 0:28:18

Episode 1: 2023 Predictions with David Vallejo

2023 is officially underway and we talk with David Vallejo, supply chain expert, on the upcoming year’s predictions, diving into industry trends, new technology, and the power of resiliency.

Published: 13. January 2023

Duration: 0:31:01

Episode 70: AI-Powered Inventory Optimization: Reimagining your Company's MRO with Verusen's Paul Noble

Diving into the innovative world of MRO, Verusen's Paul Noble joins us to discuss how AI-powered technologies, are bridging gaps between systems, processes, and people, fostering collaboration between maintenance and procurement teams.

Published: 17. July 2024 Duration: 0:30:50

Episode 69: AI in Supply Chains: Navigating the Data-Driven Future with IDC’s Simon Ellis

IDC’s Simon Ellis joins us this week to dive into their recent InfoBrief, The Importance of AI in Supply Chain and Operations, exploring the transformative potential of AI to enhance efficiency and resilience in business operations.

Published: 10. July 2024 Duration: 0:23:40

Episode 68: Intelligently Connecting People, Goods, Systems, and Machines with Stellium’s Joe Montagna

Stellium’s Joe Montagna joins us this week as discover how digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence, and cloud technologies are shaping the Factory of the Future whilst revolutionizing supply chain operations.

Published: 3. July 2024 Duration: 0:20:39

Episode 67: Driving Sustainability Through Your Network with SAP's Elena Parker

This week, our own Elena Parker dives into driving sustainability through business networks, exploring the challenges in supply chain sustainability, the role of SAP's Business Network, and how our technology is shaping a better tomorrow.

Published: 26. June 2024 Duration: 0:33:37

Episode 66: Mobilizing the World of Asset and Service Management with Samsung’s Phil Lander and SAP’s Andy Hancock

Mobile phones can do more than just call, text, and scroll – they now have the power to digitally transform a company’s ability to efficiently do work. Samsung’s Phil Lander and SAP’s Andy Hancock dive into their critical role in supply chain operations.

Published: 19. June 2024 Duration: 0:35:08

Episode 65: Grounding Your Supply Chain in Data with Google Cloud’s Paula Natoli

How can organizations ensure that not only are their value chains efficient, but their data is, as well? Google Cloud’s Paula Natoli joins us to discuss innovative ways companies can do just that.

Published: 12. June 2024 Duration: 0:27:50

Episode 64: Proactively Planning for Risk in Your Supply Chain with Everstream's Koray Köse and SAP's Volker Wilhelm

Risk and disruptions are here to stay, but Everstream’s Koray Köse and SAP’s Volker Wilhelm join us to discuss how companies now have the ability to proactively plan and embed agility into their supply chains.

Published: 29. May 2024 Duration: 0:33:08

Episode 63: Unlocking Supply Chain Visibility with Real-Time Data with Kinexon’s Rob Segal

Ask any supply chain executive & there’s one thing at the top of their list – visibility. Kinexon’s Rob Segal join us to discuss real-time data tracking can automate processes, identify inefficiencies, and enable better decision making.

Published: 22. May 2024 Duration: 0:24:17

Episode 62: Reinventing Reaction Time: What the Supply Chain Nerve Center Can Do for Companies with Accenture’s Michel Roger and Rahul Dwivedi

React faster? Sharper visibility? Enhanced stability? Accenture’s Michel Roger & Rahul Dwivedi join us to discuss these benefits as part of the Supply Chain Never Center, a new capability that redefines how companies react to disruptions.

Published: 15. May 2024 Duration: 0:30:25

Episode 61: The Importance of Sustainable Logistics Practices with Forto's Jochen Freese

In this episode, we talk to Jochen Freese about how technology and innovation can improve the supply chain and help minimize its environmental impact. We discuss the latest trends, challenges and solutions on the road to a greener logistics industry.

Published: 8. May 2024 Duration: 0:34:59

Episode 60: Sapphire 2024: Talking All Things Supply Chain with SAP’s Bob Merlo & Diane Pickett

SAP’s Sapphire & ASUG annual conference is just a few short weeks away, and SAP’s Bob Merlo and Diane Pickett joins us to discuss all the latest trends, innovations, and technologies that you’ll be able to experience.

Published: 1. May 2024 Duration: 0:26:12

Episode 59: National Supply Chain Day 2024: Resilience, Technology, and Innovations with SAP’s Mindy Davis and David Vallejo

April 29th is National Supply Chain Day in the United States and we thought of no better way to celebrate with two of SAP’s best – Mindy Davis and David Vallejo. We dive into the evolution of the field and technology’s role in the future.

Published: 24. April 2024 Duration: 0:38:22

Episode 1: Ein Gespräch über Supply Chain Resilienz, Nachhaltigkeit, KI und die Hannover Messe mit Till Dengel von SAP (German Version)

Die HMI 2024 steht unter dem Motto "Energizing a Sustainable Industry" und Lieferketten spielen eine Schlüsselrolle bei der Erreichung der Nachhaltigkeitsziele. In dieser deutschen Podcast-Folge sprechen wir mit Till Dengel über nachhaltige Lieferketten.

Published: 18. April 2024 Duration: 0:29:02

Episode 58: Earth Day 2024: Planet vs. Plastics with SAP’s Stephen Jamieson

Planet vs. Plastics is the main theme for Earth Day 2024, and SAP’s Stephen Jamieson joins us to dive into the actionable value of sustainable supply chains and what the future holds for corporations.

Published: 17. April 2024 Duration: 0:26:47

Episode 57: State of the Blockchain Transformation in Supply Chain with SettleMint's Matthew Van Niekerk

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the digital transformation of supply chains has become a crucial priority for organizations across industries. At the forefront of this revolution is blockchain technology, where SettleMint’s Matthew Van Nie

Published: 10. April 2024 Duration: 0:24:30

Episode 56: A Nutty Journey to Supply Chain Synchronization with Blue Diamond Grower’s Steve Birgfeld

From nuts to crackers to milk, Blue Diamond Growers’ (BDG) complex ecosystem is a force of nature. Steve Birgfield from BDG joins us to discuss how their company built a technical foundation tough enough to withstand expedited growth, and Mother Nature.

Published: 3. April 2024 Duration: 0:17:35

Episode 55: Focusing on Volume-Based Growth with Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain with IBM’s Sammy Soufi

Generative AI and volume-based growth may have more in common than we thought, as IBM’s Sammy Soufi joins us to discuss their integrated tie and how companies can utilize both to satisfy customer demand.

Published: 28. March 2024 Duration: 0:18:34

Episode 54: Talking Supply Chain Resiliency, Sustainability, AI, and Hanover Messe with SAP's Dominik Metzger

At HMI 2024, the focus is on "Energy supply for a sustainable industry". Supply chains play an important role in carbon emissions and human rights issues. In this episode, we talk to Dominik Metzger about how companies are making sustainability part of their supply chain solution.

Published: 20. March 2024 Duration: 0:32:18

Episode 53: Resiliency in the Making: Turning Adversity into Advantage with Accenture’s Sunita Suryanarayan

This week, Accenture’s Sunita Suryanarayan joins us to discuss how companies can harness the power of disruption to their advantage, diving into the incredible findings and actions from their latest study, Resiliency in the Making.

Published: 13. March 2024 Duration: 0:25:33

Episode 52: Accelerating Progress by Empowering Women in Supply Chain with SAP’s Darcy MacClaren

Empowered Women Empower Women. This statement rings true as we celebrate International Women’s Day with our special guest, Darcy MacClaren, to dive into her self-developed community of women and the new wave of technologies changing the field.

Published: 6. March 2024 Duration: 0:26:58

Episode 51: Red Sea Risk-Resilience: Supporting Supply Chain Agility at Scale with SAP’s Guy Clutton-Diesen

This week, SAP’s Guy Clutton-Diesen joins us to discuss how visibility across your ecosystem, collaboration within your network, and Embedded and Generative AI can increase resilience across your ecosystem to better anticipate a disrupted demand chain.

Published: 28. February 2024 Duration: 0:27:21

Episode 50: AI in Supply Chain with SAP's Artificial Intelligence Product Marketing Mgr., Cloud ERP Carlos Portillo

AI is the forefront of technology, a branch of computer science focused on creating systems that mimic human intelligence for specific tasks. In this podcast, Carlos Portillo discusses AI's applications in enhancing the supply chain.

Published: 21. February 2024 Duration: 0:25:42

Episode 49: Leveraging Augmented Reality to Transform Logistics Operations with TeamViewer’s Robert Thiele

This week, TeamViewer’s Robert Thiele joins us to discuss how Augmented Reality is revolutionizing the way logistics operations are conducted, whilst enhancing and improving our perception of efficiency, workplace safety, and customer experience.

Published: 14. February 2024 Duration: 0:30:22

Episode 48: Harnessing Innovation in the Factories of the Future with EY’s Daniel Minotti and Brannon Lockhart

The future is now as seen through the innovations in the factories of today. EY’s Daniel Minotti and Brannon Lockhart join us to explore how emerging technologies are changing the ways factories transform manufacturing.

Published: 7. February 2024 Duration: 0:31:01

Episode 47: Taking Action Today with Sustainable Operations with SAP’s Mike Censurato

Why wait until 2050 to transform your company’s sustainability initiatives and efforts? SAP’s Mike Censurato joins us to discuss actions companies can take today.

Published: 31. January 2024 Duration: 0:21:30

Episode 46: From Concept to Delivery: The Evolving Trends Driving Product Design with SAP’s Sean Laughlin

Almost all supply chains start in the same place – design. SAP’s Sean Laughlin joins us to discuss product design can become one of the top drivers for supply chain growth, innovation, and transformation.

Published: 24. January 2024 Duration: 0:21:39

Episode 45: 2024 Predictions with SAP’s Michael O’Donnell

New year, new predictions? That’s right - SAP’s Michael O’Donnell joins us to discuss the trends, patterns, and predictions we see driving digital supply chain transformation in 2024.

Published: 17. January 2024 Duration: 0:18:17

Episode 44: Beer and more: Heineken's supply chain unplugged

In this podcast episode, we talk to Heineken’s Hugo Timmerman about how Heineken is utilising the latest technology to increase the end-to-end supply chain visibility they need to manage constant change and become one of the most connected breweries.

Published: 10. January 2024 Duration: 0:28:29

Episode 43: Recapping the Best Moments of 2023 with Richard Howells, Sin To, and Nicole Smythe

What a year! On this special episode, Richard, Sin, and Nicole look back on a memorable 2023, recapping the top trends, topics, and discussions with the incredible guests, and look forward to 2024.

Published: 27. December 2023 Duration: 0:20:47

Episode 42: How Integrated Business Planning Can Help Companies Become Disruptors

In this podcast episode, we talk to SAP’s Anna Linden and Oliver Wight’s Stuart Harman about how Integrated Business Planning (IBP) can enable organizations to plan effectively, adapt and respond quickly to changing market dynamics to become disruptors.

Published: 20. December 2023 Duration: 0:38:18

Episode 41: The Digital Thread of SAP’s Business Network and Digital Supply Chain with SAP’s Joern Keller

SAP’s Joern Keller joins us to discuss how the digital thread between SAP’s Business Network and Digital Supply Chain portfolios have not only strengthened but become a driving force in companies’ holistic digital transformations.

Published: 13. December 2023 Duration: 0:19:43

Episode 40: Identifying Supply Chain Vulnerabilities Before They Put Your Business at Risk with Cosmo Tech’s Nadia Hospital

Ever question how you can mitigate risk and proactively plan for uncertainty? Cosmo Tech’s Nadia Hospital joins us to discuss new technologies that allow companies to do just that.

Published: 6. December 2023 Duration: 0:17:58

Episode 39: Logistics' Differentiating Power in a Supply Chain with SAP's Kam Ghossaini

The role of logistics in supply chain has greatly transformed over the past few years, and SAP’s Kam Ghossaini joins us to discuss how it can become a differentiator for companies worldwide.

Published: 29. November 2023 Duration: 0:31:17

Episode 38: Frosta’s Sustainability Journey: From Challenges to Solutions with Frosta’s Ben Windhorst

The demand for ready-to-eat meals that are also sustainably produced has quickly risen in recent years. In this episode, we talk to Frosta’s Ben Windhorst about the balancing act between sustainability goals, cost pressure and the supply chain.

Published: 22. November 2023 Duration: 0:20:17

Episode 37: Decarbonizing the Value Chain with PwC’s Sadi Fieldsend and Jeff Briner

Ever wonder what it would take to decarbonize your value chain and transform your sustainability efforts? This week, PwC’s Sadi Fieldsend and Jeff Briner join us to discuss what steps companies can take promote clean energy.

Published: 15. November 2023 Duration: 0:21:04

Episode 36: The Supply Chain Planner of the Future with SAP’s Jeff Brown

In supply chain planning, the only thing that is certain is uncertainty. In this episode, SAP’s Jeff Brown joins us to discuss the intersection of new technology, multi-generations of workers, and what the future workforce will look like.

Published: 8. November 2023 Duration: 0:25:25

Episode 35: Accelerating Supply Chain Innovation: Inside the World of SAP.iO with SAP’s Sherry Li

SAP’s Sherry Li joins the series this week to discuss how founders, innovators, and customers startup and scale with SAP.iO, diving into this year’s supply chain focus and the incredible success stories of the Foundry’s graduates.

Published: 1. November 2023 Duration: 0:28:10

Episode 34: How Supply Chain Sustainability Helps Unlock Resilience and Growth with Accenture’s Matias Pollmann-Larsen

This week, Accenture’s Matias Pollmann-Larsen joins us to discuss how resiliency, sustainability, and visibility are the focus of their latest United Nations Global Company CEO Study and its incredible findings.

Published: 25. October 2023 Duration: 0:24:12

Episode 33: How to Avoid Halloween Supply Chain Nightmares with SAP’s Anu Shah

Goblins, ghosts, and ghouls aren’t the only things haunting people this Halloween. On this episode, SAP’s Anu Shah joins us to discuss how to navigate the spookiest of nightmares throughout your business processes and value chain.

Published: 18. October 2023 Duration: 0:32:48

Episode 32: How Generative AI Is Helping Companies Do Things Differently and Do Different Things with Deloitte’s Subit Mathew

Generative AI is all the buzz, but have you ever wondered really what is Gen AI? Deloitte’s Subit Mathew joins the series to discuss how companies can utilize it to do things differently & do different things.

Published: 11. October 2023 Duration: 0:24:39

Episode 31: The Sustainability Challenges of Managing Water Usage & Consumption Across your Business with EY’s Neil Banerjee

This week, EY’s Neil Banerjee joins us to discuss different measures that can be taken across companies’ supply chains to ensure the circular usage of water to build positive outcomes that are good for business and the environment.

Published: 4. October 2023 Duration: 0:19:33

Episode 30: Improving Intercompany Shipment Visibility with Bristlecone's Vivek Jha

Bristlecone’s Vivek Jha joins us to discuss how logistics and visibility can be a clear source of differentiation in companies’ supply chains, enabling accelerated time to customers and enhanced customer satisfaction.

Published: 27. September 2023 Duration: 0:26:12

Episode 29: The Importance of On-Time Delivery for Companies’ Customer Satisfaction with parcelLab’s Tobias Buxhoidt

The ‘Last Mile’ is considered one of the most expensive and, simultaneously, the most important parts of the supply chain, determining customer expectations and satisfaction. This week, we discuss with parcelLab’s Tobias Buxhoidt the undeniable benefits

Published: 20. September 2023 Duration: 0:30:22

Episode 28: Focusing on Global Trade to Deliver More than Compliance to Supply Chains with SAP’s Linda McKee and Trond Rovang

Supply chain is where the magic happens, and global trade services fits perfectly into that magic. This week SAP’s Linda McKee and Trond Rovang discuss the importance of visibility and compliance on a global scale.

Published: 13. September 2023 Duration: 0:27:27

Episode 27: The Importance of Capturing Actual Demand & How AI Can Help with Alloy.ai’s Joel Beal

The power of real-time data can make or break a company’s supply chain, especially in the consumer industry. Alloy.ai’s Joel Beal joins us to discuss how AI is changing how brands capture and revolutionize their demand forecast.

Published: 6. September 2023 Duration: 0:27:16

Episode 26 - Golden Insights: Navigating the China's Golden Week and Supply Chain

China's Golden Week is approaching, and the entire country is preparing for a seven-day or longer vacation that will also affect the supply chain.

Published: 30. August 2023 Duration: 0:28:17

Episode 25: What Chinese Decoupling Could Mean for the U.S. Supply Chain with Supplyframe’s Richard Barnett

Ever wonder what would happen if the United States decoupled from China? While the outcome may seem outlandish, Supplyframe’s Richard Barnett joins us to discuss how the reliance on Chinese sourcing has major impacts on the global value chain.

Published: 23. August 2023 Duration: 0:34:48

Episode 24: Celebrating Six Months of the Future of Supply Chain

Believe it or not, we’re already six months into The Future of Supply Chain - what better way to celebrate the occasion than taking a trip down memory lane with all our guests.

Published: 16. August 2023 Duration: 0:23:21

Episode 23: The Power of Synchronized Processes Across Your Ecosystem with SAP’s Venkat Venkataramani

Process synchronization, agility, and resiliency are now top priorities for supply chain executives across the world. SAP’s Venkat Venkataramani joins us to discuss how these ideas are becoming the driving forces in companies’ supply chain transformation

Published: 9. August 2023 Duration: 0:31:42

Episode 22: How AI Helps Enable Risk Resilient Manufacturing with SAP's Sam Castro

On this episode, SAP’s Sam Castro joins us to discuss how artificial intelligence can help companies reach their profitability, sustainability, and productivity goals all whilst empowering the shop floor workers of the future.

Published: 2. August 2023 Duration: 0:30:05

Episode 21: Deciphering the Hurdles in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain with AstraZeneca’s Robert Tubis

This week, we discuss with AstraZeneca the supply chain challenges the pharmaceutical industry is facing, a German law that will help eliminate supply chain bottlenecks, and how the use of advanced technologies can help overcome these obstacles.

Published: 26. July 2023 Duration: 0:30:55

Episode 20: How Visualization will Transform the User Experience Across the Supply Chain with SAP’s Lars Olson

Join us as SAP’s Lars Olson discusses how enhanced visualization tools and technology are changing the way companies efficiently and effectively run their supply chains.

Published: 19. July 2023 Duration: 0:32:35

Episode 19: Data Driven Discoveries: Inside Product Mining with soley.io

This week, we explore the world of data-driven product discovery with Soley.io’s Reiner Pistorius and Michael Weland. Learn how breakthrough insights from data can help companies revolutionize their products and supply chain.

Published: 12. July 2023 Duration: 0:33:59

Episode 18: What’s the Cost of Poor Visibility Across Your Logistics Processes with SAP's Rene Vallejo

Did you ever wonder how much poor visibility across your ecosystem could cost you? It'll affect more than just your profit &revenue. In this episode, SAP’s own Rene Vallejo joins us to discuss the true value of visibility across your logistics processes

Published: 28. June 2023 Duration: 0:31:29

Episode 17: Insights on the Move: Leveraging real-time insights for efficient transportation

Transportation visibility is crucial for businesses to stay competitive and meet the demands of today's fast-paced world. Shippeo leverages real-time data and analytics, empowering supply chain managers to optimize operations.

Published: 21. June 2023 Duration: 0:26:10

Episode 16: Investing in the Supply Chains of Tomorrow with REFASHIOND's Brian Aoaeh

Join Brian Aoaeh, the visionary founder of REFASHIOND Ventures, on a captivating journey through the world of supply chain investing. In this podcast, we explore the dynamic landscape of supply chains and venture capitalism.

Published: 14. June 2023 Duration: 0:31:54

Episode 15: How to Manage the Supply Chain Balancing Act with Accenture's Michel Roger

As many can agree, supply chain can become quite the juggling act and, in recent years, the plates have only continued to pile. Accenture’s Michel Roger joins us on the series to discuss how to manage this balancing act and better prepare for the future.

Published: 7. June 2023 Duration: 0:29:55

Episode 14: The Year of Risk Resiliency with CloudPath’s Tushar Bhalla

Since the start of the pandemic, risk-resiliency has been a driving force in companies’ supply chain transformations. CloudPath’s Tushar Bhalla joins us on the series to discuss how technology is changing how companies proactively predict.

Published: 31. May 2023 Duration: 0:24:08

Episode 13: Dissecting the Oxford Economics Report Findings with SAP’s Lyndsey Spurgin

In light of the recent Oxford Economics Report publication, SAP’s Lyndsey Spurgin joins the series to discuss the fascinating findings and what this means for top supply chain executives across the globe.

Published: 24. May 2023 Duration: 0:22:06

Episode 12: A Mother’s Advice for Her Daughter’s Supply Chain Career with Eileen Smythe

‘Like mother, like daughter’ rings true in this special episode celebrating Mother's Day, as Eileen Smythe joins the series to discuss motherhood & career advancement’s special pairing and the bright future of women in supply chain.

Published: 10. May 2023 Duration: 0:35:10

Episode 11: How Technology is Enabling Last Mile Delivery with Bath University’s Mike Lewis, PhD

At the fascinating intersection of autonomous flying drones & enhanced supply chain practices, Mike Lewis joins us to discuss how this innovation is transforming organization’s last mile delivery.

Published: 3. May 2023 Duration: 0:35:14

Episode 10: The Role of Logistics in Driving Resilient and Sustainable Supply Chains with Till Dengel

Logistics plays a crucial role in driving resilient and sustainable supply chains. By optimizing transportation, enhancing supply chain visibility and implementing sustainable packaging, companies are better equipped to adapt to changing business dynamics

Published: 26. April 2023 Duration: 0:27:34

Episode 9: The role of Technology in the Future of Supply Chain with Dominik Metzger

Technologies such as AI, IoT or machine learning play an important role in the future of the supply chain as they can help to make the supply chain more efficient, transparent, agile and sustainable to meet future challenges.

Published: 19. April 2023 Duration: 0:34:20

Episode 8: What is a Smart Factory? With SAP's Mike Lackey

At the crossroads of sustainability, profitability, and innovation, SAP's Mike Lackey joins us to discuss how Smart Manufacturing remains in the driver’s seat as the key to maximizing all three.

Published: 12. April 2023 Duration: 0:40:11

Episode 7: Designing what the customers want with Gareth Webb and Arend Weil

Did you always want to know how everything works together while designing a new product? Designing a new product requires a deep understanding of how all the different components and subsystems work together to create a functioning whole.

Published: 5. April 2023 Duration: 0:28:13

Episode 6: Breaking Down the German Due Diligence Act with Annette Ehrnsperger and Stephanie Raabe

A new Supply Chain Sourcing Obligations Act (known as LkSG) has been in force in Germany since January 1, 2023. We will discuss with Annette Ehrnsperger and Stephanie Raabe what this means for companies.

Published: 22. March 2023 Duration: 0:24:02

Episode 5: How Innovation and Technology are Opening Doors for Women in Supply Chain with Mindy Davis and Paige Cox

Empowered Women Empower Women. This statement holds true as we celebrate International Women’s Day with two special women, Mindy Davis and Paige Cox, discussing how digitalization promotes gender equality and women’s ‘magic’ in the field.

Published: 8. March 2023 Duration: 0:32:31

Episode 4: Trends, Technologies, and the Next Generation of Supply Chain Leaders with Justin Goldston, PhD

Metaverse, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain… oh my! Justin Goldston, PhD, explains how emerging technologies are not only changing the way we work, but creating new spaces for companies to decentralize, collaborate, and exist

Published: 22. February 2023 Duration: 0:24:39

Episode 3: The Supply Chain Challenges of Becoming an Overnight Sensation with Brian Halasinski & Kirk Hyust

Lights, Camera, Action! Inventors and entrepreneurs, Brian Halasinski and Kirk Hyust, join us as they share their experience of being on Shark Tank, diving into the criticality of keeping your supply chain close and how one moment can change your life.

Published: 8. February 2023 Duration: 0:23:33

Episode 2: Servitization: Make Services a Vital Part of Your Business with Patrick Crampton-Thomas

Did you know that services can help companies achieve their sustainability goals, differentiate themselves in the market, and provide exceptional customer service? You heard that right! Patrick Crampton-Thomas discusses the importance of services and their impact on a company’s bottom line and customer satisfaction.

Published: 25. January 2023 Duration: 0:28:18

Episode 1: 2023 Predictions with David Vallejo

2023 is officially underway and we talk with David Vallejo, supply chain expert, on the upcoming year’s predictions, diving into industry trends, new technology, and the power of resiliency.

Published: 13. January 2023 Duration: 0:31:01