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Let's Talk Supply Chain is not your average supply chain podcast. We feature not just the top of the industry, but also diverse voices from within the community, new innovations and the disrupters making waves in the industry. Don’t listen to the same ol' same ol', be sparked by new ideas and fresh perspectives only on Let's Talk Supply Chain.
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Dec 31, 2018

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 it? In a notebook in your office, sheets of paper written on at conferences longing to be looked at again.

Well, this episode has wrapped everything you have learned on this show in a nice tidy package for you to use over and over any time you need it. I have taken the golden nuggets from most of my guests in 2018 and broken them down into bite size pieces to take with you into 2019.

On today's episode of Lets Talk Supply Chain I bring together a few of the guests from 2018 and their words of wisdom and their advice to inspire and motivate to make 2019 the best year yet!

Dec 24, 2018

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.

I speak to Catherine about her journey from Engineer to CEO, what success means to her, how to get recognized and published in supply chain, the tough decisions Catherine has had to make as a women in the industry, strategies on dealing with tough situations, sacrifices, self employment and advice for Supply Chain professionals. If you are looking to be inspired, be motivated and learn from one of the best, this episode is for you! Make sure to share this episode with the next generation of leaders, your management team, C-Suite and colleagues, Enjoy!

LISTENER's CORNER! is in full swing and everyone is loving this segment! We are starting conversations on LinkedIn, twitter and Instagram so make sure to follow the show and get in on the conversation! The question and answers are featured on an upcoming show and on the website www.letstalksupplychain.com/listener-corner. If you have a supply chain question send them to me at listener@letstalksupplychain.com and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS!

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Dec 14, 2018

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, Senior director of digital manufacturing for HULFT about why they took the leap into working with supply chain,  why IT departments are so bogged down, why security and control is so important in supply chain today, how they are using data to control inventory in the OEM space and how to use your data to automate, orchestrate and accelerate your business. Plus in my listener's corner for this week find out how you can bring data to forefront of your supply chain conversations and again why this piece of tech is important to your business and why the investment is URGENT. Make sure to share this episode with the next generation of leaders, your management team, C-Suite and colleagues, Enjoy!

LISTENER's CORNER! is in full swing and everyone is loving this segment! We are starting conversations on LinkedIn, twitter and Instagram so make sure to follow the show and get in on the conversation! The question and answers are featured on an upcoming show and on the website www.letstalksupplychain.com/listener-corner. If you have a supply chain question send them to me at listener@letstalksupplychain.com and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS!

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Dec 10, 2018

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 run by government organizations.

In this episode, Graham Robins from BorderBuddy is back and we talk about the strike, how our reliance on the postal service will impact our businesses, the current alternatives, our cry for help from the innovation and entrepreneurial community and then we round out the discussion talking about the New Year. A lot of us make new years resolutions for ourselves personally but what about our business or supply chains? we also talk about the difference between goals and resolutions and some of things to consider making resolutions so you start the new year off right. Make sure to share this episode with the next generation of leaders, your management team, C-Suite and colleagues, Enjoy!

LISTENER's CORNER! is in full swing and everyone is loving this segment! We are starting conversations on LinkedIn, twitter and Instagram so make sure to follow the show and get in on the conversation! The question and answers are featured on an upcoming show and on the website www.letstalksupplychain.com/listener-corner. If you have a supply chain question send them to me at listener@letstalksupplychain.com and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS!

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Dec 3, 2018

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 talk about how you can use your supply chain as a secret competitive weapon! You will learn more about what that means, how to move faster and cheaper, what he means by an autonomous supply chain, what is possible for your business, how to use technology to solve challenges and drive the best ROI and last but no least that you are not alone and can work together in partner eco systems to take advantage of the technology that is out there. Make sure to share this episode with the next generation of leaders, your management team, C-Suite and colleagues, Enjoy!

LISTENER's CORNER! is in full swing and everyone is loving this segment! We are starting conversations on LinkedIn, twitter and Instagram so make sure to follow the show and get in on the conversation! The question and answers are featured on an upcoming show and on the website www.letstalksupplychain.com/listener-corner. If you have a supply chain question send them to me at listener@letstalksupplychain.com and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS!

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Nov 26, 2018

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, Sheila and I talk about her journey from engineering school to entrepreneur, what 3 or 4 things have been pivotal to her success, how mentorship is changing lives in supply chain, the biggest risks Sheila has taken on her journey, advice for the next generation, more about World Slotting Day and what the future looks like for Sheila! Make sure to share this episode with your fellow Women in Supply Chain, the next generation of leaders, your management team, C-Suite and colleagues, Enjoy!

LISTENER's CORNER! is in full swing and everyone is loving this segment! We are starting conversations on LinkedIn, twitter and Instagram so make sure to follow the show and get in on the conversation! The question and answers are featured on an upcoming show and on the website www.letstalksupplychain.com/listener-corner. If you have a supply chain question send them to me at listener@letstalksupplychain.com and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS!

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Nov 19, 2018

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 I get to the bottom of this fundamentally difficult challenge. You will learn about Chain.io, how they got started and why they are getting their hands dirty, why companies are struggling with this issue, why it is such a challenge for internal systems to work together, the repercussions of your systems not working together, The benefits and ROI of integration to your business, the costs of full visibility and the future of supply chain. Make sure to share this episode with your management team, C-Suite and colleagues, Enjoy!

LISTENER's CORNER! is in full swing and everyone is loving this segment! We are starting conversations on LinkedIn, twitter and Instagram so make sure to follow the show and get in on the conversation! The question and answers are featured on an upcoming show and on the website www.letstalksupplychain.com/listener-corner. If you have a supply chain question send them to me at listener@letstalksupplychain.com and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS!

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Nov 12, 2018

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.

In this episode, I speak to Osman Akdemir, Founder and CEO of a last mile start up from Europe who is already making waves called "Simply Deliver". Just the name keeps you at ease because you know they are making it simple and easy to use for both user and consumer. Osman and I talk about how they got started, challenges businesses are having with last mile delivery, the different options available on the market, how Simply Deliver is changing the market and where last mile delivery is going into the future.Share this episode with your management team, C-Suite and colleagues, Enjoy!

LISTENER's CORNER! is in full swing and everyone is loving this segment! We are starting conversations on LinkedIn, twitter and Instagram so make sure to follow the show and get in on the conversation! The question and answers are featured on an upcoming show and on the website www.letstalksupplychain.com/listener-corner. If you have a supply chain question send them to me at listener@letstalksupplychain.com and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS!

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Oct 28, 2018

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 how will supply chains change?

In this episode, My resident industry expert - Graham Robins from BorderBuddy is back! Graham and I talk about the changes in bricks and mortar and how that is affecting the supply chain, the state of retail, why some retailers are surviving and some are not, how the "New NAFTA" will affect retail, crossing the border and how we can plan for the future. Whether you are a service provider, distributor, warehouse, consultant, retailer, supply chain professional etc Everyone needs to understand the State of Retail as Trillions of dollars worth of products move every day and it affects supply chains around the world. It is our future. Share this episode with your management team, C-Suite and colleagues, Enjoy!

LISTENER's CORNER! is in full swing and everyone is loving this segment! We are starting conversations on LinkedIn, twitter and Instagram so make sure to follow the show and get in on the conversation! The question and answers are featured on an upcoming show and on the website www.letstalksupplychain.com/listener-corner. If you have a supply chain question send them to me at listener@letstalksupplychain.com and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS!

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Oct 28, 2018

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 so that we can intelligently navigate the new innovation that comes our way on a day to day basis.

In this episode, Gwen the CEO at Freightpath joins me to talk about Transportation Management Systems and how you can find the right partner. Here is what you can expect: How can you find the right partner, What are some of the questions companies should be asking to find the right partner, how Freightpath helps, what an on boarding process should look like, the benefits and ROI of having the right TMS and what cost should look like. Technology is a huge cost centre for service providers so make sure to tune in and see how you can make the most out of the capital you have. Share this episode with your management team, C-Suite and colleagues, Enjoy!

LISTENER's CORNER! is in full swing and everyone is loving this segment! We are starting conversations on LinkedIn, twitter and Instagram so make sure to follow the show and get in on the conversation! The question and answers are featured on an upcoming show and on the website www.letstalksupplychain.com/listener-corner. If you have a supply chain question send them to me at listener@letstalksupplychain.com and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS! 

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Oct 22, 2018

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 Chain part 11.

In this episode, Lori and I talk about her journey to success, what diversity truly means, misconceptions about bias, the downsides of not being a diverse company, types of bias, how to check yourself for bias, what companies can do today, how to start that conversation and Lori's advice for the next generation. Lori gives you all the tools you need to make a change and a difference, get ready to take some notes and take some action! Here is to diversity starting with us! Share this episode with your management team, C-Suite and colleagues, Enjoy!

LISTENER's CORNER! is in full swing and everyone is loving this segment! We are starting conversations on LinkedIn, twitter and Instagram so make sure to follow the show and get in on the conversation! The question and answers are featured on an upcoming show and on the website www.letstalksupplychain.com/listener-corner. If you have a supply chain question send them to me at listener@letstalksupplychain.com and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS!

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Oct 15, 2018

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 new solution?

In this episode, Shaun Phillips, Global product and Market Manager for Dynasys is here to answer many of the industries' biggest questions around demand planning. Shaun and I talk about the Importance of Demand and Supply Chain planning to maximize end to end supply chain,  The key indicators your company needs to find a solution or a new solution, what questions you should ask and some amazing advice to optimize your end to end supply chain. My last episode about Demand Planning is still my number 1 episode and this interview is a great follow up! Share this episode with your management team, C-Suite and colleagues, Enjoy!

LISTENER's CORNER! is in full swing and everyone is loving this segment! We are starting conversations on LinkedIn, twitter and Instagram so make sure to follow the show and get in on the conversation! The question and answers are featured on an upcoming show and on the website www.letstalksupplychain.com/listener-corner. If you have a supply chain question send them to me at listener@letstalksupplychain.com and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS!

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Oct 8, 2018

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 you think you are out of space, think again! It may just be a difference between throughput and space.

In this episode, Dan and I talk about mastering your warehouse operations. Dan tells us the difference between throughput and space and what that means to your business PLUS we cover the biggest challenges in warehousing today, how often you should consider re-slotting, The top 3 indicators your company does not have control over the movement in your warehouse, techniques and solutions and the benefit/ROI of recognizing the value of slotting. Share this episode with your management team, C-Suite and colleagues, Enjoy!

LISTENER's CORNER! is in full swing and everyone is loving this segment! We are starting conversations on LinkedIn, twitter and Instagram so make sure to follow the show and get in on the conversation! The question and answers are featured on an upcoming show and on the website www.letstalksupplychain.com/listener-corner. If you have a supply chain question send them to me at listener@letstalksupplychain.com and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS!

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Oct 2, 2018

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 to differentiate themselves and Tim Pajak lead that re-branding initiative.

In this episode, Tim and I talk about the MOL re-branding and use that as case study in how to build a brand in supply chain. A lot of times service providers struggle with highlighting service levels vs competing on price and Tim provides solutions. You will also learn about how to find the right advertising agency, how do you get buy in for new branding and messaging, the difference between B2B and B2C marketing, which marketing channels to use, how to measure the success of a campaign as well as the impact of e-commerce on your marketing. Enjoy this episode, you might need a pen and paper to take some notes!

LISTENER's CORNER! is in full swing and everyone is loving this segment! We are starting conversations on LinkedIn, twitter and Instagram so make sure to follow the show and get in on the conversation! The question and answers are featured on an upcoming show and on the website www.letstalksupplychain.com/listener-corner. If you have a supply chain question send them to me at listener@letstalksupplychain.com and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS!

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Sep 24, 2018

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 up my game!

In this episode, I am interviewing another amazing Women in Supply Chain - Irina Rosca! We will talk about how Supply Chain is like a game of chess, how Irina is using data and system implementation to change the way we think about the customer, using supply chain as a competitive advantage and the advice Irina would give to the next generation of supply chain leaders! Irina also lets us in on an e-planning project she just finished and what it means for the future. Get comfy and enjoy the journey to success!

LISTENER's CORNER! is in full swing and everyone is loving this segment! We are starting conversations on LinkedIn, twitter and Instagram so make sure to follow the show and get in on the conversation! The question and answers are featured on an upcoming show and on the website www.letstalksupplychain.com/listener-corner. If you have a supply chain question send them to me at listener@letstalksupplychain.com and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS!

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Sep 17, 2018

Welcome back Lets Talk listeners!

With the uncertainty around tariffs, the driver and talent shortage, more and more team members looking for better work/life balance and the next generations wanting to make a difference...How are you planning for the future with 2019 right around the corner?

In this episode, My resident industry expert - Graham Robins from BorderBuddy is back! They just finished their strategic planning and so he is here to talk about how they plan for the future with all the uncertainty. Graham and I talk about long term vs short term planning, goals for 2019, talent shortage, work/life balance, how to manage your remote teams and how to keep them engaged. The Knowledge base is changing every 1.5 years and remote teams are becoming the norm, are you ready? TUNE IN to find out 

LISTENER's CORNER! I will be starting a listeners corner at the beginning of every episode so send me any and all supply chain questions you have and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS! OR you can send me your supply chain stories to inspire, help others that may be in the same situation looking for a solution or funny ones just to bring a smile to someones face. Email them to listener@letstalksupplychain.com

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Sep 10, 2018

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 COO and Jorie the Director of Global Accounts for Intelligent Audit join me to talk about what free shipping means to your company, how you can ship smarter, what are other companies doing to stay competitive PLUS the benefits and ROI of shipping smarter. Make sure to TUNE IN so that you too can crush the competition!

LISTENER's CORNER! I will be starting a listeners corner at the beginning of every episode so send me any and all supply chain questions you have and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS! OR you can send me your supply chain stories to inspire, help others that may be in the same situation looking for a solution or funny ones just to bring a smile to someones face. Email them to listener@letstalksupplychain.com

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Sep 3, 2018

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 Supply Chain Queen, her new role as an IBM Futurist, her thoughts about innovation and co-creation in supply chain PLUS her advice to the next generations and how she sees the future of supply chain. Sheri is making waves in the industry and is definitely someone to watch, follow and get behind in her mission for innovative and a collaborative future. Tune in to find out why.

LISTENER's CORNER! I will be starting a listeners corner at the beginning of every episode so send me any and all supply chain questions you have and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS! OR you can send me your supply chain stories to inspire, help others that may be in the same situation looking for a solution or funny ones just to bring a smile to someones face. Email them to listener@letstalksupplychain.com

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Aug 27, 2018

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 being reinvented every 1.5 years? and because of this rate of change coming so fast and choices plus cost are increasing everything stops or stay mediocre so what do we do?

In this episode, Scott shares his insights on thoughts about supply chain being a game and what you should know to play. Two of the most important components are managing your talent properly and the future of supply chain is in being liquid. Picture this: Supply Chain controls and moves Trillions in assets, what if we changed the incentive structures and trust the rules in place so we can all work together? Sweetbridge has the answer and the future of supply chain is not what you think it is. Tune in to find out why.

 

LISTENER's CORNER! I will be starting a listeners corner at the beginning of every episode so send me any and all supply chain questions you have and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS! OR you can send me your supply chain stories to inspire, help others that may be in the same situation looking for a solution or funny ones just to bring a smile to someones face. Email them to listener@letstalksupplychain.com

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Aug 20, 2018

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 of Commerce and I continue our discussion delving deeper into which technology disruptors deserve immediate attention, the biggest gaps in supply chain innovation, which tech shippers should get the most excited about and Finally will Blockchain really make a big difference and create an industry standard.

Eric and I could talk about this all day and that is why I released this one into 2 episodes! Technology is going to continue to impact our lives, our businesses and our supply chains and if we are not ahead of it we run the biggest risk of falling behind. This episode is designed to help you stay ahead and stay current.

LISTENER's CORNER! I will be starting a listeners corner at the beginning of every episode so send me any and all supply chain questions you have and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS! OR you can send me your supply chain stories to inspire, help others that may be in the same situation looking for a solution or funny ones just to bring a smile to someones face. Email them to listener@letstalksupplychain.com

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Aug 13, 2018

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 Senior Technology expert at the Journal of Commerce. Eric is contacted constantly about new innovation and transformers to supply chain and he is here to let us know who to look out for, biggest technology risks facing supply chain leaders, what you should be paying the most attention to and where the gaps are when it comes to technology in supply chain. If you are looking for a run down of what's hot and what's not, this is the episode for you! Sit back and enjoy this episode!

LISTENER's CORNER! I will be starting a listeners corner at the beginning of every episode so send me any and all supply chain questions you have and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show to GET YOU THE ANSWERS! OR you can send me your supply chain stories to inspire, help others that may be in the same situation looking for a solution or funny ones just to bring a smile to someones face. Email them to listener@letstalksupplychain.com

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Aug 6, 2018

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 resident industry expert - Graham from Border Buddy is back! Graham and I discuss current changes, the history of trade wars as we know it, who is affected, how service providers should be helping you stay on top of the changes, what you can do to mitigate risk and how to diversify. We cover all of this and more in under 35 minutes! Sit back and enjoy this episode!

Share with my community! I will be starting a listeners corner at the beginning of every episode so send me any supply chain questions you have and I will send it to the experts that have been on the show and share their insights OR you can send me your supply chain stories to inspire, help others that may be in the same situation looking for a solution or funny ones just to bring a smile to someones face. Email them to listener@letstalksupplychain.com

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Jul 29, 2018

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, CEO of Cargosnap. Cargosnap is revolutionizing the way we think about and handle proof of condition in our operations. We will talk about what proof of condition actually means,  how the app works and their super simple and easy way of cataloguing damage etc. This will change the way you think about claims and how your operations team spends their time to make and avoid claims. Enjoy this episode and make sure to check out their free trial!

Make sure to email me your supply chain stories and I will FEATURE YOU, they can be funny (clean), inspirational, success etc. Email them to listener@letstalksupplychain.com

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Jul 23, 2018

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 about the current state of the market, how early you need to contact a commercial real estate broker, how to approach a new market, what to consider and biggest misconceptions when it comes to commercial real estate. Did you know that your broker can partner you up with the right 3PL? sit back and enjoy this episode!

Make sure to email me your supply chain stories and I will FEATURE YOU, they can be funny (clean), inspirational, success etc. Email them to listener@letstalksupplychain.com

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to me and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Jul 16, 2018

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 the supply chain forever and to do that they have just finalized their ICO round, staying true to their values and raising money the non traditional way.

In this Episode, I speak with Co-Founder and CEO of Smart Containers - Richard Ettl and he explains what an ICO is, what it means for investors that want to make money in the supply chain space PLUS he shares with me their containers that are making a big splash in food and pharma. You wont want to miss this episode as he introduces the future of Smart Containers and the newest platform they are working on.

Enjoy this informative and fun episode! Make sure to email me your supply chain stories and I will FEATURE YOU, they can be funny (clean), inspirational, success etc. Email them to listener@letstalksupplychain.com

To our success,

Sarah

P.S - Need a reference guide or Supply Chain Dictionary? We have you covered: https://www.letstalksupplychain.com/product-page/supply-chain-dictionary

P.P.S - Make sure to review and rate us on iTunes so others can find us and hear more about our incredible guests! Your feedback means a lot to us and goes into consideration for future episodes and improvements made to the Lets Talk Supply Chain podcast.

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