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    Episode 129: Stabilize Your Supply Chain

    Back in 2001, Optessa Founder Srinivas (Vasu) Netrakanti identified an important but poorly served niche: to provide high quality planning and scheduling solutions that truly addressed industry needs. And as a management graduate and highly successful serial entrepreneur, he had the knowledge, experience and courage to deliver it. Vasu partnered with Founder and CEO Ashok […]

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    Ep 128: You won’t believe what we have Seen: Mission Control

    I’m incredibly excited to bring you a brand new 4-part series, in partnership with SQA Services. SQA Services has over 25 years’ experience and is now widely recognized as a flexible global resource and a proven solution provider for today’s complex supply environments. I’ve gotten to know them over the past few months and their […]

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    Episode 127 – Women in Supply Chain, Martha Lumatete

    This week’s episode of Women in Supply Chain Series features Martha Lumatete.  Inspired by both her grandmother, who began her own construction supply business, and her father, an accomplished lawyer in Kenya, Martha Lumatete always had her sights set on success. In today’s episode, she discusses her incredible journey so far, from those initial aspirations […]

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    Episode 126 – Why Partner with Titans

    Like his Father and Grandfather before him, Founder and President of Logistics Titans Wes Streubing has supply chain in his blood. And he’s on a mission to bring that passion, history and industry knowledge together to bring a new and innovative approach to supply chain. As the largest specialized and asset-based carrier in the US, […]

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    EP 125 – Supply Chain “Unchained”

    Ram is the founder of SKUteam, a company that provides globalized supply chain with localized supervision. They help companies working in the apparel, furnishing and fashion accessories industries take control of their supply chain and cut out unnecessary middlemen. Ram explains that when it comes to production, 70% of processes happen in a factory. But […]

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    EP 124 – Powering the Resilient Supply Chain

    Ranna is a supply chain professional who works for Resilinc, a supply chain risk management company that offers data analytics and insights on supplier performance. With their patented technology, Resilinc can produce simulations of potential catastrophes and help customers and suppliers mitigate risk.  What is supply chain mapping? Ranna explains that supply chain mapping is […]

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    EP 123 – Women in Supply Chain, Melody Dickinson

    Melody is a supply chain professional who works for Alloy, a platform that offers in-depth data analytics for consumer good companies. For our Women in Supply chain spotlight for July, sponsored by Alloy,  Melody tells us what her journey in supply chain has been like, what keeps her motivated and her plans for the future.  […]

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    EP 122 – The first mile is everything

    Robert and Lee are the founders of Mercado, a platform that aims to bring together every section of the supply chain from sourcing, to legal, to sales and much more. Supply chain still needs to be properly disrupted, and Mercado believes a marketplace is the key forward.  Why is supply chain not disrupted yet? Rob […]

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    EP 121 – It all starts with Ethics

    Rob is Head of Ethics at Airbnb and author of the book “Intentional Integrity”. His role as head of an ethics team is to implement a code of conduct that encourages integrity, is aligned with brand values and help employees navigate the complex world of ethical dilemmas. Rob explains that a company with integrity must […]

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    EP 120- Eliminating risk across your supply chain

    Jason is the CEO of MacGregor Partners, a supply chain solutions provider that uses IT and software to help companies work faster, smarter and more efficiently. What does their process look like? They ask a lot of questions, build a bespoke solution and then train every stakeholder that’s part of the operation. They live and […]

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    EP 119 – Super Trend #4, Start up Mentality

    Today Sarah chats with Scott and Greg from Supply Chain Now about the last in their super trend series: Start up Mentality. The Covid crisis has brought a pivotal moment on Earth for everyone, and therefore an opportunity to accelerate important trends. As Greg says, necessity is the mother of innovation; with the crisis, supply […]

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    EP 118 – Women in Supply Chain, Diane Sullivan

    Diane has worked in supply chain for 25 years. Her career has taken her from Ireland, to Australia, China and finally California. She started her work in travel management and eventually fell in love with designing business systems, logistics and leveraging technology to improve supply chain. Thanks to her upbringing, Diane isn’t someone who shies […]

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    EP 117 – Inventory optimization in minutes!

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    We are finding that a lot of supply chain software takes a lot of time for on boarding and our guest today is here to tell us about their solution that can be implemented in days! Thats right Chris from Right Sized inventory is here to tell us all about how they make that happen […]

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    EP 116 – 150 Million Pieces of PPE and Counting

    150 Million pieces of PPE and counting

    Mike works for Apex, the third largest freight forwarder in the world and number one forwarder transporting products from China. In 2019 they flew 500 charter flights, and have grown by $1 billion in 10 years! Apex transports all types of products, from high tech, to retail, to ecommerce. They have charters that transport over […]

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    EP 115 – Industrial Manufacturing

    The biggest challenge in industrial manufacturing is customer acquisition and retention. When it comes to marketing in the traditional world of Industrial manufacturing many companies see marketing as a cost center rather than an investment. This means marketing budgets are given low priority, especially during a recession when in reality marketing should be at the […]

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    EP 114 – Women in Supply Chain, Anju Gupta

    Anju is the product manager at Coupa Software, an all-in-one business spend management platform. In today’s Women in Supply Chain series, Anju tells us how she got into supply chain, the valuable lessons she learnt from failure and why it’s important to put a focus on diversity. Anju moved from working in the corporate world […]

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    EP 113 – RFID your way to better inventory

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    How does replenishment work in your warehouse? It is probably very manual, lots of paperwork and different stakeholders involved making it impossible to be be agile and efficient. Because of that I thought it was important to introduce you to a company that is revolutionizing this. Andrew is the CEO of ShelfAware, a company that […]

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    EP 112 – The Answer? Data Sharing & Collaboration

    Data Sharing and Collaboration

    Alloy was founded 4 years ago when Joel and his co-founders realized there was a huge lag between supply chain and the retail industry. From the very beginning, the company focused on customer centricity and invested most of its resources into R&D. Now, Alloy helps everything from small companies to Fortune 500s optimize their supply […]

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    EP 111 – End to End Supply Chain, Dead or Alive?

    Supply Chain Now

    Today’s special episode features Scott and Greg from Supply Chain Now! Scott, Greg and Sarah have a lively discussion about whether we are seeing the death of the end-to-end supply chain. You will also hear about how the circular economy and supply chain is the answer plus how the role of sustainability will play out […]

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    EP 110 – Women in Supply Chain, Angie Reno

    Women in supply chain

    Angie has worked in supply chain all her life, with her earliest career memories involving a master thesis and meeting Ted Ruhly, the CEO of Maersk. Since then, Angie has continuously sought career growth and built extensive experience within the industry. Featuring Angie in our “women in supply chain” series has a personal significance to […]

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    EP 109 – Leave the nuisance expenses to us!

    Procurement and supply chain

    With procurement departments finding themselves lean and mean these days, where are you spending gaps? Are you leaving money on the table? You might be, so what are you going to do about it. Some of your biggest savings lie within your nuisance expenses like uniform, waste disposal and pest control services and you may […]

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    EP 108 – Digital Fit for the Future

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    What does your digital future look like? That is the question on everybody’s mind as tech changes on a daily basis, In Sweetbridge’s episode in 2019 Scott said the knowledge base is changing every 1.5 years. Diane is the Vice President of Omnichain, a company that offers end to end supply chain solutions to companies […]

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    EP 107 – Social 2.0: The Dawn of Micro Communities

    Procurement Foundry is an online private community for people working in supply chain. Mike founded this community when he knew he needed a safe place to network and discuss challenges with other professionals, but didn’t have the time or energy to go to regular networking events. Procurement Foundry now has over 2,000 highly engaged members […]

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    EP 106 – Visibility is Here!

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    Akshay is the co-founder of Terminal 49, an online platform that helps importers, trucking companies and brokers track all their container movements. In the container world, things are still being done as they were 10 years ago. Terminal 49 aims to simplify global trade with much more efficient workflows. Visibility is a big challenge in […]

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    EP 105 – WISC, Pioneer of Supply Chain Media

    Pioneer of supply chain media

    Supply Chain can change the world Elizabeth got into supply chain after discovering her love for writing so she fell in love with the supply chain industry. That makes Elizabeth perfect for our Women in Supply Chain feature on the podcast for the month of March because Beth believes that this industry truly has the […]

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    EP 104 – Damages are costing Billions

    Angela from Spotsee

    The damage and loss of products in supply chain cost the industry billions of dollars every year. That’s a huge amount of money and waste in products that are being thrown out –  That’s the issue Spotsee is tackling with their product: indicators that track and record data such as temperature, tilt and impact throughout […]

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    EP 103 – Standardize, Optimize, Transform

    Freight Rate Management

    Meet Catapult, an intuitive digital platform that helps businesses make decisions based on freight rates. The founders were tired of the manual process of keeping track of rates through word documents, excel spreadsheets and decided to build a solution to help manage all the different rates from different carriers. What does all this technology mean […]

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    EP 102 – Behind the Seams

    supply chain podcast talking about fashion and supply chain

    BEHIND THE SEAMS – Suuchi Ramesh is a software engineer with a background in supply chain, she is also the founder and CEO of a tech company that is bringing supply chain and fashion together called, Suuchi. Suuchi is the next generation technology platform for fashion, managing everything from design through distribution. The main challenge […]

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    EP 101 – Rodeo’s, Supply Chain & Google

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    Claudia is our Women in Supply Chain Feature for February and is someone who enjoys life to the fullest. Her attitude is: family first, career second and community third. She graduated in engineering, joined IBM, ran an entire supply chain, worked in GE Healthcare and is now working in supply chain for Google. Her career […]

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    EP 100 – Procurement, It’s a Group Thing

    Anthony is the president and CEO of UNA, a dynamic group that works with procurement managers, business owners and executives to save money, time and effort. How? Through Collaboration, partnerships, software and strategy. Una offers a consolidated approach to procurement with a mission is to support sourcing and procurement heros in the supply chain industry. […]

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    EP 99 – Expand Your Network

    Today we have a special treat: Last week I joined Daniel Stanton, Mr Supply Chain on his Linkedin page to do a Live about our 10 ten social media tips and today, we are releasing the recording to our community as well! Daniel is a top influencer in the global supply chain community: the author […]

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    EP 98 – Unleashing Business Potential

    Rebecca is Vice President of customer success at E2open, the largest software and information provider for the shipping industry. They’re already connected to over 100,000 supply entities, 35,000 shippers across 177 countries and perform 8 billion transactions per year. In other words, they know what they’re doing when it comes to supply chain and they […]

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    EP 97 – WISC, Holly is All In

    Holly got into logistics like many of us: by accident. After the 2008 financial crash she moved to Texas and was offered a chance to work in supply chain. Although she’d always worked in media and had a marketing degree, once she “drank the juice” she got hooked on the logistics industry, and has been […]

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    SEA 2, EP 96 – Year in Review, A Look back on 2019

    What a year it has been – from the Game of Thrones finale to Fedex being banned by Amazon, 2019 has been a memorable one. And at LTSC, it has been an incredibly memorable one! We added The SC, Supply Chain TV that includes several new shows from around the world, named the Best Supply […]

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    SEA 2, EP 95 – A Family Perspective on Supply and Demand Planning

    What’s better than one supply chain professional? Two supply chain professionals! Allison and George are a couple who met at a supply chain conference and both work in different areas of logistics. Allison mostly works on strategy and supply, whereas George works in the tactical planning of merging technology and software. As a family working […]

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    SEA 2, EP 94 – SC Professionals UNITE! One voice against Human Trafficking

    Human trafficking is supply chain. As horrendous as that sounds, it’s true. There are more slaves today than there have been in the whole of human history. That’s why Grant is passionate about contributing any help he can for operations that rescues and takes care of trafficked kids. Like a grocery supply chain, a human […]

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    SEA 2, EP 93 – The CCM Chassis Pool Saves the Day!

    supply chain podcast CCM

    Mike is the CEO of CCM, a chassis management company that creates fluidity in the supply chain. What makes them special? Their CCM pools work as an ‘open membership’ model that allow many different carriers access to chassis’ faster. You might be wondering what exactly that means for your supply chain and we will paint […]

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    SEA 2, EP 92 – Women in Supply Chain, Lisa Fenton

    It can be daunting to get back into the workforce after years without working. Lisa went back to work in supply chain after 12 years out of the workforce taking care of her three boys. Thanks to her dedicated self-learning and determination, she was able to get the position she wanted in less than a year of looking for a new start.

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    SEA 2, EP 91 – Overwhelmed by Content? Learn to Speed Read

    Want some superpowers? Today Howard Berg – The World’s Fastest Reader, shares how he gained his title and his mind-boggling super powers of speed reading and speed learning. He now wants to teach the world his skills, so in todays episode he shares how others can learn and read quickly just like him – and […]

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    SEA 2, EP 90 – Competing with Amazon

    Today you are in for a great discussion! Irina Rosca is here as guest host and she is back to interview an old friend, Graham from BorderBuddy! Graham and Irina chat about what’s happening to the retail industry, some interesting trends they are noticing and how Amazon is altering supply chain. One of the trends […]

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    SEA 2, EP 89 – David vs Goliath and they all won!

    If you havent heard of Ashcroft Terminal, you will not forget them after today’s interview. They are changing the game for inland ports everywhere and upping the bar to where you will want to get to know them. Kleo Landucci, changemaker and Chief Commercial & Corporate Affars officer of Ashcroft Terminal show us how they […]

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    SEA 2, EP 88 – Women in Supply Chain, Nicole Vernkidt

    THE WISC SERIES IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY HULFT Nicole is back! In today’s episode Sarah chats with Nicole Vernkidt who was originally on the show back in season 1. Nicole own theomx.com and is changing the face of procurement with her experience in both manufacturing and supply chain. Nicole grew up in a family […]

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    SEA 2, EP 87 – Are you getting the most out of your returns?

    In today’s episode Sarah talks with Rob from Inmar, a company that started in the coupon industry and is now fully immersed into helping companies with their supply chains. What in particular do they focus on? Making your e-commerce return process smooth with reverse logistics. The main challenge when it comes to handling returns is […]

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    SEA 2, EP 86 – What sets OOCL Logistics Apart?

    In today’s episode Sarah catches up with David Croft from OOCL Logistics, a logistics services company who’s success has be defined by their customer experience and holistic approach to supply chain. Headquartered in Hong Kong, they now have 100 offices in over 40 countries, and have been working in supply chain since 1975. What makes […]

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    SEA 2, EP 85 – Why VC’s are excited about RPA

    In today’s episode Sarah talks to Matt from RPA Labs, a robot process automation company that automates repetitive manual tasks with bots and software. At a recent conference, VC’s mentioned how RPA is the next frontier technology, so we are excited to get an opportunity to discuss what exactly is getting them so excited! What […]

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    SEA 2, EP 84 – Women in Supply Chain, Lori Harner

    In today’s episode Sarah talks to Lori, a senior executive at JDA, Lori has worked in supply chain for 8 years in various different roles and her largest challenge has been keeping up with the very fast development of technology – something she believes is key for future generations to educate themselves on. Lori manages […]

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    SEA 2, EP 83 – Cost Efficiency vs Customer Experience

    In today’s episode we chat to Niklas, founder of Centiro Solutions, a cloud based software company that delivers end to end delivery management capabilities. They’ve been following a SAAS business model since 2002 and pride themselves on being highly flexible and delivering great customer value when it comes to technology.  Niklas started Centiro for a […]

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    Logtech Exclusive! We ran from Blockchain…

    In this second exclusive from Logtech 2019, Chris Co-Founder of Slync.io joins me to tell us why they started on a path to blockchain and then ran the other way, why? well listen to find out more!

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    SEA 2, EP 82 – A new voice in Supply Chain

    In today’s episode we chat with Kevin, CMO of Symphony RetailAI, a leading AI company that provides tech solutions for FMCG retailers and CPG manufacturers. The platform helps retailers maximize profitable revenue growth with a highly advanced AI-enabled solutions that spans the entire retail value chain.  One of their solutions revolves around customer behavior. For […]

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    Your first exclusive from Logtech! Your Blockchain questions answered!

    A few months ago I posed the question to the community “What are your biggest questions about blockchain” and you sent me your questions! Recently at Logtech 2019 in Las Vegas I caught up with some of the thought leaders in supply chain tech to answer your questions about blockchain, they warn us about the […]

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    SEA 2, EP 81 – Get your workforce engaged!

    In today’s episode Kelli Paull, Vice President of Success at Shyft joins Sarah to talk about the app that is revolutionizing the supply chain workforce. Shyft is a mobile solution for hourly workers that finally allows shift workers to be in control of their schedule. Anyone working in warehouses knows that managers and employees waste […]

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    SEA 2, EP 80 – Tech Success, Who should be on your team?

    In today’s episode Curt, CEO of Open Sky Group joins Sarah on Lets Talk to share how they help companies implement technology appropriately. With his experience in supply chain, Curt has some very interesting insights on the supply chain industry and company culture which he talks about in this episode. We all know majority of […]

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    SEA 2, EP 79 – Women in Supply Chain, Maritime Edition

    Today’s episode is extra special as we chat with Ally Cedeno, not only does Holly Qualman join us as guest host but we are also celebrating the Women in Maritime everywhere!! Ally is one of the few women working in the maritime industry and has been working in the maritime industry for over 10 years.  […]

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    SEA 2, EP 78 – What is your Personal Impact on Supply Chain?

    In today’s episode we chat with Charles Brewer, all the way from Singapore! Charles is a supply chain expert, leader and since he’s worked in the industry for over 34 years we thought who better to answer this hot topic brought to us by the listeners. You will hear from our listeners about their challenges […]

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    SEA 2, EP 77 – What is in your branded promotional products?

    Lets looks at our promotional products differently…. In this episode Sarah speaks with Tim Brown, executive director of QCA, the association responsible for holding this 24 billion dollar industry accountable. All those pens, tote bags and stickers you hand out at trade shows? That is the industry we are talking about, promotional products. They are […]

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    SEA 2, EP 76 – Emmy Award Winner! From Ice to Shipchain

    In today’s episode Sarah talks to Brandon Adams, an Emmy Award Winning TV producer and supply chain advisor who started his career shipping ice in the family business. After realizing he didn’t want to sell ice for the rest of his life, he became a TV show producer and motivational speaker plus he is also […]

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    SEA 2, EP 75 – Women in Supply Chain, Pauline Caballero

    In today’s episode we talk to Pauline Caballero, a startup founder who started out in the supply chain industry. Like many others, Pauline stumbled into the supply chain industry by accident and decided to stay. But she did find it challenging to move up the ranks as a woman, and combined with stress, a lot […]

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    SEA 2, EP 74 – Break through the noise, Audrey meets Graham

    GET READY!! In this episode Audrey Ross, Co-host on The Trade Squad is our GUEST HOST! Our Resident Industry Expert, Graham Robins of BorderBuddy was happy to change things up a bit and have a conversation with Audrey full of fun, value and breaking through the noise. In this episode you will hear about why its […]

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    SEA 2, EP 73 – Why I’m obsessed with Coconuts…

    In this episode I talk to Michiel, the founder and CTO of Coco Pallet, a company that produces pallets from used coconuts in Asia and Latin America. Michiel came up with the concept when he realized there was a problem concerning the huge amount of waste of wood that goes into producing pallets. Coco Pallet’s […]

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    SEA 2, EP 72 – The Future is bright in Intermodal with IANA

    In this episode, I talk to Tom Williams, Group Vice President, Consumer Products at BNSF Railway and Dr. Noel Hacegaba, COO of the Port of Long Beach, both board members of the Intermodal Association of North America. They each have many years of experience working in the intermodal industry. Both Tom and Noel agree that […]

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    SEA 2, EP 71 – Panama, the hidden gem of logistics

    In this episode we talk to Demo, a Supply Chain Business Strategist at Logistics Services Panama. Demo lives in Panama, a country that has been a logistics hub for over 500 years and is a ‘one size fits all’ solution for global supply chains.  Panama is a unique logistics hub because of its logistics assets. […]

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    SEA 2, EP 70 – Women in Supply Chain Pt 20 – Kathy Fulton

    WISC Series Sponsored by HULFT Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Providing Disaster Relief Assistance Through Logistics In this episode we talk to Kathy, executive director of the American Logistics Aid Network, an organization that provides supply chain assistance to disaster relief organizations and other non-profits. Kathy has worked in the supply chain and IT industry […]

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    SEA 2, EP 69 – Supply Chain Performance Simplified

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Pain Points defined: A pain point is a specific problem that prospective customers of your business are experiencing. In other words, you can think of pain points as problems, plain and simple. Like any problem, customer pain points are as diverse and varied as your prospective customers themselves. Today, Hugo […]

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    EXCLUSIVE! Interiew with Marie Chantal Savoy, VP Logistec

    I recently caught up with Marie-Chantal Savoy, VP Strategy and Communications at Logistec at the JOC Canada Trade Conference. Marie is very passionate about the industry, about her company as well as the topic of diversity and talent. Listen in for my exclusive interview with Marie…

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    SEA 2, EP 68 – What sets one provider apart from the rest?

    Welcome back Lets Talk Listeners! When I worked for a 3PL selling logistics services (ocean freight, air freight, customs, warehousing, cross dock and some trucking) the biggest question I would get from potential clients was “What makes you different from the other service providers?” Only 5 years ago, freight forwarders were struggling to figure that […]

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    EXCLUSIVE! with Grace Liang President of OOCL Canada

    I recently caught up with Grace after our panel at the JOC Canada Trade conference in Toronto about diversity and the future of the workforce. Here is what Grace had to say….

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    SEA 2, EP 67 – AI is closer than you think with CEO of Algo

    Welcome back Lets Talk Listeners! Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. Some of the activities computers with artificial intelligence are designed for include: Speech recognition. Recently voted one of the 20 most innovative companies to watch in 2019, Algo is here to make […]

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    SEA 2, EP 66 – Women in Supply Chain Part 19 – Brenda Santoro

    Everyone’s journey is different and as we have seen from this series the path is never straight. Brenda says that being yourself, collaboration and stop labeling are all things to consider on your journey to success.

    In this episode, Brenda Santorro Head of Global Trade at Silicon Valley Bank joins me in my women in supply chain series to talk about what her career has meant to her and why she loves what she does. Brenda shares her story, the exciting things she is working on, real life examples of challenges she has faced and overcome plus so much more, including her advice to start ups in supply chain and what the #1 thing is that women should do in their career.

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    EXCLUSIVE! live interview with CEO of Terracycle

    For Subscribers only! I recently caught up with Tom Szaky, CEO of Terracyle at the SCMA National Conference in Montreal! He joined me to talk about how we can re-think waste in our supply chains and use circular supply chain in helping to reduce waste without massive corporate change. Plus, with such a complex supply […]

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    SEA 2, EP 65 – Digital Freight Disrupted

    Welcome Back Listeners! Traditional forwarders will soon have little choice but to go digital and that is what Kontainers is hoping for. They are the dominant player in helping to make digitizing a reality for most forwarders and creating new and innovative ways for everyone to win. In this episode, Graham Parker CEO of Kontainers […]

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    SEA 2, EP 64 – Freightwaves, The story behind the brand

    Welcome back Let’s Talk listeners! If you aren’t familiar with FreightWaves you should be, Recently listed on CNBC’s 2018 upstart 100 list as the brightest, most intriguing young start ups promising to become one of the great companies of tomorrow, FreightWaves is a company to watch. In less than a year, FreightWaves grew to the second […]

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    EXCLUSIVE Content for subscribers only!

    Hello Listeners! In this EXCLUSIVE Women in Supply Chain episode, I am live at JDA ICON 2019 and I sit down with CMO, Karen Leavitt of Locus Robotics. Her journey in technology since the 70s has recently lead her into supply chain industry and she is excited to help drive innovation in this space. Karen […]

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    SEA 2, EP 63 – Tariffs, what’s the secret?

    Welcome back Let’s Talk listeners! What is a Tariff? A tariff is a tax imposed by a government on goods and services imported from other countries that serves to increase the price and make imports less desirable, or at least less competitive, versus domestic goods and services. Tariffs are generally introduced as a means of […]

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    SEA 2, EP 62 – Women in Supply Chain Part 18 – Michelle Devevo

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    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! “Go with your gut!” is the mantra Michelle is truly living by, from following her gut to Boston to placing hundreds of hard working supply chain professionals on their career paths. Michelle also loves what she does and encourages everyone to live your passion because it is what drives you, […]

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    SEA 2, EP 61 – A Journey of optimization, planning & Technology

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Traditionally Supply Chain has been viewed as a cost centre because the majority of a business’ cost are associated with sourcing, procurement, transportation, distribution and last mile. That view is changing and supply chain professionals are now viewing it as an investment centre but that doesn’t mean we stop trying […]

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    SEA 2, EP 60 – Listen up, Start ups!

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! The industry is bursting with new ideas, new innovation and start ups seem to be popping up everywhere. But, what exactly does it mean to be a supply chain start up? Supply Chain is a Trillion dollar industry, that is complex, intoxicating, fascinating and has been stuck in the traditional. […]

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    7 Min Sunday – an EXCLUSIVE interview with Peder Winther of Panalpina

    Hello Listeners! This is the last Exclusive from TPM 2019, in this brief episode I am asking Peder Winther, Global Head of OceanFreight at Panalpina your most pressing questions that you sent to me on Linkedin back in February. Find out what he thinks of Uber Freight and Flexport and how freight forwarders are looking […]

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    SEA 2, EP 59 – The Trade Squad

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! What if I told you something BIG was coming to the supply chain community, something that would bring together real people talking about real supply chain topics? Today, I am revealing one of the secret projects I have been working on for my YouTube channel called “The SC, Supply Chain […]

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    SEA 2, EP 58 – Shining light into the dark corners of supply chain

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! There are a lot of new innovations and platforms to help you with various supply chain functions but where do you start and how do you find the right one for your team? Mercado Labs is shining light into the dark corners of supply chain, their platform speaks “fluent import”‘ […]

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    7 Min Sunday – An EXCLUSIVE with John McCauley, VP of Cargill

    Hello Listeners! You asked and John answered! I recently caught up with John McCauley, VP of Transportation and Logistics at Cargill, a global player in the shipping industry at TPM 2019 to ask him your questions! Back in February you posted the questions you would have if you had 5 minutes with a VP of […]

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    SEA 2, EP 57 – Women in Supply Chain Part 17 – Denise MacDonell

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! “What do you mean exactly?” is a very powerful question when you are trying to find your voice and gain the knowledge you need to succeed. In my newest Women in Supply Chain Episode you will meet Denise MacDonell, CTO at Flash Global and a powerhouse woman in the industry […]

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    7 min Sunday – An Exclusive with Jeremy Nixon, CEO ONE

    Hello listeners! Remember a while back on listeners corner you commented with questions you have for the CEO of an ocean carrier. Well, I had the chance to briefly chat with Jeremy Nixon, CEO of ONE and asked him a lot of your most pressing questions. 7 minute Sundays are exclusive episodes that I will […]

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    SEA 2, EP 56 – When the rest of the Chain is NOT keeping up

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Only 6 percent of the largest ocean carriers and freight forwarders have end-to-end online booking capabilities. Some 38 percent of the former and 5 percent of the latter do not even offer online quotes, while most of those that do merely log an online request for a quote, which has […]

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    SEA 2, EP 55 – The cost to ship vs the cost to serve

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! The term “‘Customer Experience” gets thrown out and tossed around on the daily these days but what does it really mean to your business? Its all about the perception a customer has of your brand. You may think you are on point and have it handled but if the customer […]

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    SEA 2, EP 54 – Investing Billions into the future of Trade

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! The Port of Long Beach is the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety, environmental stewardship and sustainability. As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, the Port handles trade valued at more than $194 billion annually and supports 2.6 million trade-related jobs […]

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    SEA 2, EP 53 – Women in Supply Chain Part 16 with Nozuko

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! In this Women in Supply Chain episode we are going Global, to South Africa to be exact. A land where not only Supply Chain is male dominated but the culture is too and Nozuko Mayeka has brought hope, inspiration and guidance to other women in supply chain in her community. […]

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    SEA 2, EP 52 – Marketing & Supply Chain for the Business Win

    Welcome Back Lets Talk Listeners! Collaboration is the process of two or more people or organizations working together to complete a task or achieve a goal. Collaboration is similar to cooperation. Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian group. With the dominance of e-commerce and […]

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    SEA 2, EP 51- Transforming your supply chain for the digital economy

    Welcome back Lets Talk Listeners! Digital economy refers to an economy that is based on digital computing technologies, although we increasingly perceive this as conducting business through markets based on the internet and the World Wide Web. So what does the digital economy really mean for your business and your supply chain? I think for most us we are still […]

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    SEA 2, EP 50 – Keeping your Sanity in Supply Chain

    Welcome back Lets Talk Listeners! One U.S. study found that lost productivity from presenteeism was at least 7.5 times greater than productivity loss from absenteeism.  Presenteeism occurs when employees are physically present, but due to an unaddressed physical or emotional issue, distracted to the point of reduced productivity. For Graham Robins, this is only one […]

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    SEA 2, EP 49 – Women in Supply Chain Part 15 with Priyanka Asera

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! How did you end up in Supply Chain? For some of us it was before the term “supply chain” was even coined in the 1980s, for some of us we fell into the industry and our role evolved over time and for some of us we sought out a career […]

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    SEA 2, EP 48 – What the bleep is a global service SC partner?

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Even I didn’t know what a Global Service Supply Chain Partner was until I met Ryan, so what is it anyway? You will have to tune into the episode to find out but what I can tell you is that it not only manages the most complex parts of a […]

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    SEA 2, EP 47 – Netflix is a good example of Supply Chain visibility

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! The fact is that Supply Chain visibility is the No 1 pain point of shippers today, as per the study JOC did in 2018. What is visibility? It is knowing were your goods are in transit and it is the key to improving and strengthening our supply chains through data […]

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    SEA 2, EP 46 – A look at 2019, a Supply Chain discussion

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Supply Chain is changing and 2019 will bring both new challenges and technology to the industry. We will need to get more creative from job roles and titles to staying competitive in the market. The fact is that AI and robotics are coming, data should be you gold mine and […]

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    SEA 2, EP 45 – Women in Supply Chain Pt 14 – Kristy Knichel

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Today you will be inspired by a story of challenge, risk and massive growth. Whether you are the family in a family business or working in a family business, it can be motivating, it can be awkward and it can be tough no matter what side of the fence you […]

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    SEA 2, EP 44 – A look back at 2018, golden nuggets to take into 2019

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! You have learned a lot. This year has inspired you, motivated you, gave you a run for your money and tested you. It’s a fact that each year there is so much to take with us into the new year so we can grow and do better but where is […]

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    SEA 2, EP 43 – Women in Supply Chain Part 13

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Today is part 13 of My Women in Supply Chain series! In this episode you will here from Catherine Cooper who has dedicated her career to the logistics industry. In her newest venture Catherine works with Senior Executives from Fortune 500 companies like QVC, Coca Cola, Starbucks and Gap Inc. […]

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    SEA 2, EP 42 – Automate, Orchestrate, Accelerate your data

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! In recent discussion on my listener corner posts, data keeps popping up. Data is the future of our businesses and supply chain but not everyone is convinced so how do we bring data to the forefront of the supply chain and business conversations? In this episode, I speak to Dmitry, […]

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    SEA 2, EP 41 – Is the traditional Postal Service the answer to last mile?

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Is our reliance on the postal service our biggest downfall? As we have recently seen with the Canada Post strike, it has crippled industries at the biggest revenue generating holiday for online retailers. So what are the alternatives and how can you plan for a future of last mile delivery […]

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    SEA 2, EP 40 – Self Driving, Autonomous Supply Chains

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! How do we get ahead of all the changes happening around us in our business and our supply chain? Kevin Sterneckert from JDA software joins me in this episodes to talk about how being proactive through an autonomous supply chain could be the answer. In this episode, Kevin and I […]

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    SEA 2, EP 39 – Women in Supply Chain, Part 12

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Sheila’s journey is full of hard work, passion and giving back to the community that has served her in her supply chain career. Sheila is dedicated to the supply chain community and her passion is so apparent in this episode you will be inspired to get involved. In this episode, […]

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    SEA 2, EP 38 – Connecting Systems for full visibility

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Unless you have already or are already working with Brian and his team over at Chain.io you might be still be battling a classic business/supply chain challenge…”How can all of our systems (accounting, marketing, operations, WMS etc) work together and bring us better visibility internally” In this episode, Brian and […]

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    SEA 2, EP 37 – Competition heats up for last mile delivery

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Competition online and customer expectations are driving up the stakes for retailers to get last mile delivery right. Whether it is free delivery, delivery times or the delivery experience there is a lot of pressure on retailers because it could make or break a new start up or established business. […]

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    SEA 2, EP 36 – The State of Retail

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! With everything changing so quickly, technology, consumer habits, delivery expectations and the trend toward personalized consumer goods its no wonder the state of retail is unpredictable. Some retailers are going bankrupt, some are thriving and even online retailers are looking to go to bricks and mortar, who will survive and […]

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    SEA 2, EP 35 – Smart TMS for Modern Freight Brokers and 3PLs

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Lets face it, Technology isn’t going anywhere and will definitely be a part of our future. I recently spoke on a panel about the Future of Logistics and I strongly believe that supply chain teams need to have someone that not only understands the supply chain but also understands technology […]

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    SEA 2, EP 34 – Women in Supply Chain, Part 11: Diversity in SC

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! What does Diversity mean to you? Lets face it we all have different thoughts about diversity in the workplace and we all have Biases that may hold us back from truly becoming diverse organizations. Lori Benson, from EY is here to discuss this very topic in my Women in Supply […]

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    SEA 2, EP 33 – Agility is key in the Success of Supply Chain and Demand Planning

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! There is a reason why this is such a hot topic among supply chain professionals. Demand and Supply Chain planning affects everything from customer service, the bottom line, your companies’ agility and whether you are proactive or reactive. So, how do you know when it is time to find a […]

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    SEA 2, EP 32 – Mastering your warehouse Operations

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Do you have the right tools to increase efficiency in your warehouse operations? Maybe you are still using spreadsheets, not even spending any time on slotting or your order accuracy is low, these are just some of the key indicators Dan and I talk about in this episode. PLUS if […]

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    SEA 2, EP 31 – A Case Study in Highlighting Service vs Competing on Price

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! MOL is one of the world’s leading steamship lines and positioned as a premium carrier focused on carrying cargo for customers who were most concerned with strong performance levels. With the Bankruptcy of Hanjin, The landscape for ocean carriers got more competitive and messaging needed to be changed, MOL needed […]

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    SEA 2, EP 30 – Women in Supply Chain Part 10

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Women in Supply Chain is back for Part 10! This series is getting a lot of buzz, so much so that HULFT (www.hulftinc.com) wanted to show their support and sponsored this episode! There are so many powerhouse women in this industry doing amazing things that I may have to step […]

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    SEA 2, EP 28 – Ship Smarter and Everyone Wins!

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! What does the term “ship smarter” mean to you? What if I told you it is the powerful combination of technology, network analysis and exceptions management…Hannah and Jorie are here from Intelligent Audit to tell you how you can crush the competition by shipping smarter. In this episode, Hannah the […]

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    SEA 2, EP 27 – Women in Supply Chain Part 9, Sheri Hinish

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Known affectionately as the Supply Chain Queen, Sheri Hinish is passionate about sustainability, innovation and all things supply chain which makes her the perfect addition to the Women in Supply Chain Series! In this episode, Sheri and I talk about her journey to success, how she became known as the […]

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    SEA 2, EP 26 – What if Supply Chain was a game? How would you play…

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! What does Supply Chain, a non-profit and blockchain have in common? Sweetbridge, an award winning open source non profit project with contributors being a diverse group of global citizens.  Scott Nelson, CEO of Sweetbridge has an amazing perspective on the industry, did you know that the entire knowledge base is […]

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    SEA 2, EP 25 – PART 2 What does all of this innovation mean for your business?

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! PART 2 is here! In Part 1 we covered the technology that will make the biggest impact to supply chain, the biggest risks facing supply chain leaders and which new innovations will bring the most benefit to your business. In this episode, Eric Johnson, Senior Technology expert at the Journal […]

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    SEA 2, EP 24 – PART 1:What does all of this new innovation mean for your business?

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Is all of the new technology and innovation in supply chain making your head spin? What if we could cut through most of the noise and putt most of it into perspective so you can navigate without falling behind. In this episode, I speak with Eric Johnson who is the […]

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    SEA 2, EP 23 – How to win a trade war with resident expert, Graham Robins

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! The tariff changes are making everyone take a look at their supply chain, their business and forcing service providers to be on the ball and make quick changes. The industry is working over time on already strained resources so how do you win this trade war? In this episode, our […]

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    SEA 2, EP 22 – What is the impact of false claims on your bottom line?

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Are you tired of disputes with your vendors because of damage, missing documents or even your team spending too much time taking pictures only to put the proof in several different locations and you spend even more time trying to find it? In this episode, I speak with Marcel Merkx, […]

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    SEA 2, EP 21 – To outsource or not to outsource – Your questions answered about fulfillment & distribution

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Are you a small to medium sized business wondering if you should outsource your fulfillment and distribution? This is an episode for you and for anyone looking for different options in their current market and in new markets. In this episode, I speak with Jonathan Gorenstein VP at Colliers International […]

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    SEA 2, EP 20 – ICO and Smart Technology in Supply Chain

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Smart Containers are revolutionizing the container space for food and pharma including the type of packaging used to deliver your home food deliveries. They are one of the most non traditional and unconventional companies in supply chain today. Now they have their sites on much bigger tech that will change […]

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    SEA 2, EP 19 – Cultural Differences + Digital Transformation = Business Success

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Everyone is talking about business culture and with the introduction of technology, the digital transformation is disrupting culture in different ways. So, how do you successfully use both to your advantage? In this Episode, I speak with supply chain tv and radio host – Jon Hansen about cultural transformation, the […]

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    SEA 2, EP 18 – Women in Supply Chain Part 8 – Ashley Dutchak, Dir of Distribution

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Get ready to be inspired by another powerhouse Women in Supply Chain!! Today Ashley Dutchak, Senior Director of Distribution for Aritzia speaks with me about how her career in basketball inspired her career in supply chain and how it continues to inspire her to take risks in her journey to […]

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    SEA 2, EP 17 – The impact of autonomous vehicles on the driver shortage

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Are autonomous vehicles here to stay? We are seeing more and more stories, discussions and content surrounding the new-is phenomena of autonomous vehicles. Combined with a growing challenge North America’s supply chains are having with driver shortages, Graham and I discuss how this technology could possibly be part of the […]

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    SEA 2, EP 16 – What is the hype about Blockchain PART 2

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! What is the Hype about Blockchain Part 1 which was released last week has been one of our biggest episodes ever! So without further ado here is Part 2, we keep this amazing conversation going with the Blockchain experts covering questions about where we are in the Blockchain movement, whether […]

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    SEA 2, EP 15 – What is the hype about Blockchain? The experts Sapna and Julie are here!

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! How do you feel about the word Blockchain? It is being thrown around a lot in various different industries and I wonder if most people really have an understanding of what Blockchain actually is and what it means for the future of your business. Today, we are all in luck! […]

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    SEA 2, EP 14 – Women in Supply Chain Part 7, Mary Long

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Mary Long has worked with some of the most recognizable brands including: Campbell’s Soup, General Mills, Pillsbury, Quaker Oats and Domino’s inspiring the next generation of supply chain leaders and now Mary is taking on the next chapter by giving back to the supply chain community through education at the […]

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    SEA 2, EP 13 – The Failure of the Intermodal Transportation Network in North America

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! How is our current infrastructure in North America affecting businesses that are trying to stimulate our economy? Our infrastructure directly relates to the bottom line because it dictates how fast or slow goods move from state to state, province to province or even country to country. If you are a […]

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    SEA 2, EP 12 – CAN TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION SOLVE SHIPPERS PROBLEMS?

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners!   Peter Tirschwell is BACK! You will remember Peter from Season 2, Episode 2 and if you haven’t heard that episode you will want to go and get caught up before you listen to this episode. In this episode, Peter and I get caught up on what happened at TPM […]

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    SEA 2, EP 11 – WOMEN IN SUPPLY CHAIN PART 6 – LILLIAN DUKES

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Part 6 of my Women in Supply Chain Series is here and I cannot wait for you to meet Lillian Dukes! Lillian has been working in aerospace and supply chain her whole career and she has an incredible journey to success as well as some great advice to share. In […]

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    SEA 2, EP 10 – Careers in Supply Chain with Tom Pauls of SCL Search

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Finding the right company for you at any time in your career can be challenging, whether you are fresh out of school or looking for career advancement at the top.  Since this is such a growing sector and companies are seeing the importance of bringing supply chain into the boardroom, […]

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    SEA 2, EP 9 – The risks of working with a customs broker with Graham Robins

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Finding the right customs broker is like hiring anyone else to work for your company: you need to ask the right questions including how they minimize risk for you and your organization. You may not realize it but the process and how you work with your customs broker can determine […]

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    SEA 2, EP 8 – WOMEN IN SUPPLY CHAIN PART 5 – KELLI SAUNDERS

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! Women in Supply Chain Series is back! On this episode I interview Kelli Saunders who is not only the CEO of Morai Logistics but she also gives back to the community by speaking publicly about Women and Millennials in Supply Chain! I speak to Kelli about some of the important […]

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    SEA 2, EP 7: Block Chain, a solution to regulatory oversight in Cannabis Supply Chain with Mike Cohen

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! I don’t know about you but I am hearing more and more about Block Chain but still a little fuzzy about the hype and the details of how it can help business and/or supply chain. I will be interviewing a few experts about Block Chain over the next few months […]

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    SEA, 2 EP 6 – Women in Supply Chain Part 4 – Risk & Resiliency with Bindiya from Resilinc

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! I LOVE that you are enjoying the Women in Supply Chain series, Each episode is full of amazing insight into Supply Chain PLUS we learn all about the paths each powerhouse women took to success and what advice they give to anyone looking to get into the industry! This episode […]

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    SEA 2, EP 5 – Bribery, Ethics and Compliance from the front line with Richard Bistrong

    Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! This episode is a BIG one! Richard Bistrong is known in the industry for speaking publicly about his journey from life as a VP of International Sales to assisting the US Department of Justice as a part of his jail sentence to now giving back and telling his story of […]

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    SEA 2, EP 4 – Attention all 3PLs and Shippers! Why YOU need to know about API Integrations

    Welcome to Lets Talk Supply Chain! Whether you are a shipper or a 3PL, you NEED to know about API integrations and what they mean to YOUR business. Graham Robbins, Idea Generator and Founder of Border Buddy is back in this episode! Graham shares with us why Border Buddy decided to focus on API integrations […]

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    SEA 2, EP 3 – Women in Supply Chain Part 3 – The journey to success in never straight with WIL and UBER

    Welcome back to all our Lets Talk Supply Chain listeners! This is my Women in Supply Chain Part 3 with Heather Gifford, Head of Global Logistics at Uber and Stacy Roth Founder of Women in Logistics! I couldn’t be more excited to have these powerhouse women on the show to tell you about their journeys […]

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    Season 2, Ep 2 – Adventures in Big Data w Chris Lee, Logistical Labs

    Welcome to Lets Talk Supply Chain! Don’t worry all 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain episodes can be found at letstalksupplychain.com under Season 1! This episode, I speak with Chris Lee, CCO of Logistical Labs about the similarities between Alice in Wonderland and The Rabbit Holes of Big Data. There is so much data how do […]

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    SEA 2, EP 1 – Shipper’s Pain Points Identified! with Peter Tirschwell

    Welcome to Lets Talk Supply Chain! Don’t worry all 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain episodes can be found at letstalksupplychain.com under Season 1! This episode, I speak with Peter Tirschwell of IHS Mark it right before the TPM conference where they will hear from some amazing innovators that are answering the call of shippers everywhere […]

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