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Let's Talk Supply Chain

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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Jul 14, 2017

Hey 2Babes Listeners, 

This week's podcast is all about "How to Start Planning for 2025, Today". 

Joining our host's Nick and Sarah, we have a guest speaker in Steven Hainey, Director of Supply Chain - Applied Materials with Newell Brands. Steven takes us through the process of integrated business planning for business' today, and how they make actions towards building and anticipating for the future. 

Our discussion also touches on the issues of predictive planning with larger companies and how internal/external factors may have a role.

Make sure to download this podcast today, to learn how you can move your business forward, navigate strategic financial information, and execute that perfect supply-chain balance with integrated business planning.  

 

Check us out again next week for our upcoming podcast on more Supply Chain topics!

Check out Steven's posts on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/unexpected-thing-found-when-i-googled-sop-maturity-steven?published=t

 

Newell Brands is an American worldwide marketer of consumer and commercial products, with brands like Rubbermaid, Bubba, Coleman, Sunbeam, FirstAlert, and numerous others.

 

Jul 7, 2017

The future of warehousing starts now!

This week our 2Babes are joined by CEO of SecureSkids, John Joe, weeks before the launch date of his new company. 

John talks to us about the current state of warehousing meeting the needs of the customers and how SecureSkids plans to open the door for continued advancements into the area. - Right now, SecureSkids looks to operate as the go-to business for short term skid solutions. With simple processing, and by allowing the customer the options to choose from the best locations that suit their warehousing needs, no matter how big or small the order.

By bringing mass storage into the digital age, John expects the future or warehousing to be endless with chances to get things done faster and simpler. 

Check out their website at http://secureskids.com/

 

BUSINESS LAUNCH DATE:

END OF JULY 2017

http://secureskids.com/

Jun 30, 2017

Hello, 2Babe Listeners! 

It's that time of the year where we reflect on the amounts of paperwork we have already done and look towards capping off the year full steam ahead. 

Do you think you have it in you?

This week we got the opportunity to talk to a successful Canadian business owner in Dr. Callum Cowan M.D., owner at PHENOM HPM in Burlington Ontario. A high-performance medicine clinic which focuses' on research-backed solutions to improve individuals health and have them working a full strength all the time for their careers. 

Throughout this podcast Dr. Cowan explains the need for working professionals to keep track of their health, and what areas people with high stress should look into to reduce burnouts. Through the use of a phenom-styled method (also can be called the Phenom Method) Dr. Cowan's goal is to have his clients optimizing all that their body can do, in a fun and healthy way. - All backed by medical results unique to the individual.

To learn more, download our free podcast and share with your co-workers. 

 

Fell free to check out his website here: http://www.phenomhpm.com/

"Dr. Cowan and his team service individuals and corporations which include NHL Players, MMA Fighters, Boxers, Business Executives, World Champions, and anyone in need to improve production level." 

Jun 23, 2017

Hello, 2Babe's Talk Supply Chain Listeners!

This week we had the chance to look at supply chain on the packaging solutions side. How finding the right packaging has impacted businesses and their future supply chain decisions.

 

Our guest this week is Matt White, International Account Executive from Managed Packaging, a division of BillerudKorsnäs, a global paper manufacturer headquartered in Sweden. A company with the focus on offering sustainable materials and new solutions that increase profitability while at the same time reducing their overall environmental impact.

Matt takes us through the topics on how choosing the right packaging can save a business millions. How can strategic packaging reduce carbon footprint? As well as, how decision makers in the supply chain industry should view the importance of packaging to their end-to-end goals.

​For all the fanatics out there, we will also touch upon AI (artificial intelligence) and DRONES! 

Guest Website: http://www.managedpackaging.org/

 

Jun 16, 2017

This week our 2Babes had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Karl B. Manrodt from Georgia College on the recent trends and issues related to both the logistics and transportation industry. 

Dr. Manrodt takes us through the past and recent strategies he has seen over the years and how companies and organizations have been trying to create savings in the transportation industry. Attempts he has witnessed, to create savings in an industry that has constantly changed with the use of technology and other innovations. In addition, a focus on companies with an interest centered around answering creative customer demands. 

Make sure to download our latest episode to learn why transportation has hit another crossroad? Why we need to react to the reduction of transportation firm life cycles, and lastly, have transportation become more of a commodity to business owners instead of a strategic partnership?

Feel free to visit our website to download further content on this podcast, as well as, check out our other content. 

2Babes Website: http://www.2babestalksupplychain.com/

Guest Website: http://coba.georgiasouthern.edu/lscm/

 

Jun 9, 2017

Ever ask the question, how do I create the choices my customer are interested in? 

 

How do I give them the power to choose?

 

Those are some of the questions that businesses today are considering when thinking about the end consumer and how their supply chain will match those expectations. 

 

ThIs week we had the opportunity to speak with someone who has made answering their questions his career and looks forward to anticipating where the next topic direction will go.  - Introducing, Alex Rhodeen!

 

Alex Rhodeen, Director of Disruptive Solutions at GEODIS enters the booth this week to speak with our 2 Babe's to talk about different ways businesses can try to satisfy the end user, and how they can successfully integrate them into all their supply chain strategies. 

 

Don't worry!

 

We cover, free delivery, the personal meaning of innovation, heavier importance on the "last mile", and how the supply chain can become more personal. 

 

Feel free to check out GEODIS:  website: http://www.geodis.com/

 

Check out our website: babestalksupplychain.com

 

Jun 2, 2017

Hello Listeners! 

Just another sunny day here in Toronto, Canada at the studio where our two babes get to talk to top industry leaders focusing on all things supply chain management.

This week, Guy Courtin, Vice President Industry & Solution Strategy, Retail, and Fashion at GT NEXUS, an affiliate of Infor Retail took our 2 Babes through the in's and out's of end-to-end visibility, thought leadership, the digital disruption for retail supply chain management, and how customers choose & think.

Download Episode 41 to learn more about why winning in retail has become so difficult, and how technology within supply chain has "actually" allowed companies to compete with each other more.

Don't forget to visit our website and check out our previous podcasts. 

 

Remember, #shiphappens

 

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May 26, 2017

Back in the studio to cap of this fantastic month, our hosts we able to talk with Scott Byrnes of TransVoyant about the transformational value in IOT and predictive analytics, and how business should implement big data. 

TransVoyant is a software company that tackles big-data and puts it in a format businesses can use today, and at real time. Channeling both live and predictive insights. 

Scott expresses the need for predictive analytics to businesses and showcases the impact it has had on supply chain management, and where the industry in moving further towards when it comes to big data, and customer demands.

Download our episode below to learn how to incorporate big data into your supply chain. 

May 19, 2017

Interested in learning more about Demand Driven Supply-Chain Management? How about gaining visibility? 

Do you know how to find the relevant range?


This week our host's got together with Carol Ptak, Partner at the Demand Driven Institute to talk more about the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise Model.

Throughout this episode, Carol and are host's discuss the in's and out's of the model and how it has made an affect the way many companies think today, and how they can adapt to what is expected of them.  

Website: http://www.demanddriveninstitute.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ddinstitute

 

May 12, 2017

This week we had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Chris Caplice from MITx Micromasters in Supply Chain Management.   

Chris talks to our hosts about the barriers some people have had with online education, and how MITx Micromasters has developed its curriculum to tailor everyone from anywhere across the globe. 

With the focus on Supply Chain Management, Chris further explains how SCM through online learning has changed the way both companies and individual students tackle complex topics. 

- Introducing the next phase of online education for the supply chain industry.


We hope you enjoy this episode!

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May 5, 2017

This week we had the pleasure of having Barry McGeough back in with us from PVH Innovation Next - PVH Corp. to let us know what he has been up to and what exciting advancements have been made throughout the industry. 

Expect to be wowed by exciting new technology, easier ways to shop/ship transport, as well as the even crazier projects now formulating throughout the globe from top businesses. 

 

We hope you enjoy this episode!

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follow us on social media: @2babestalksc

Apr 22, 2017

Ever wondered what it is like to work at a 3PL? How about the fact that every day is NEVER the same. Nick Sarah and Mike bring you some of the crazy stories and some insight into how the 3Pl world works. Check out this episode and get the INSIDE SCOOP!

Remember to check out our free resources and past episodes on our website at www.2babestalksupplychain.com

Tags: business, logistics, inside scoop, 3PL, freight, freight forwarding, supply chain, future, trade secrets, transportation, customs, clearance, airplanes, aircraft

We hope you enjoy this episode!

REMEMBER to write us a review on itunes, stitcher and Google Play and

follow us on social media: @2babestalksc

Apr 15, 2017

Virtual Reality is a hot topic and this technology is soon to be in our personal and professional lives. It is going to CHANGE supply chain forever so join Alan Smithson from Metavrse and the 2 babes as he tells how we can prepare for the near future. FYI - Nick is in studio for this episode but he is literally in a different world. In this episode you will learn about the various uses for VR, the future of VR in supply chain AND how it will affect YOUR life. If you are thinking about how to incorporate VR tech into your company, check out this episode!

Check METAVRSE out at metavrse.com

Tags: business, technology, virtual reality, augmented reality, supply chain, future, logistics, change, hot topic

We hope you enjoy this episode!

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follow us on social media: @2babestalksc

Apr 7, 2017

Thinking about crowdfunding? Tyler Handley from Inkbox, a unique 2 week tattoo start up from Toronto runs Sarah and Nick through why they chose crowdfunding and what to look out for with the logistics and supply chain of the campaign. You will learn about the Inkbox campaign, what worked what challenges they had, Tyler also tells us all about their supply chain, how they manage the kitting and the shipping to the end consumer so our listeners get a real insight to this amazing company that is taking over the temporary tattoo space!

Check them out at inkbox.com

Tags: small business, delivery, min orders, business, campaign, vc, investment, equity

We hope you enjoy this episode!

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follow us on social media: @2babestalksc

Feb 3, 2017

Today on 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain we are joined by Sheena Repath- Chief of Making Sh*t Happen at MSH District. We speak with Sheena about designing your distribution and discovering the best option to sell your product.

We hope you enjoy this episode!

Don't forget to follow us on social media: @2babestalksc

Dec 23, 2016

Everything you need to know about e-commerce and shipping to your customers is HERE! Laura Behrens-Wu joins us from Shippo and not only is this episode jam packed with everything you NEED to KNOW to increase your customer experience but they have generously given our audience an EXCLUSIVE e-book about the State of Shipping in Commerce on our website www.2babestalksupplychain.com

Laura Behrens Wu is the co-founder and CEO of Shippo, the shipping platform that connects businesses with a global network of shipping carriers to print labels, track packages and more. Behrens Wu co-founded Shippo after personally experiencing the obstacles businesses face when setting up their shipping operations for her own e-commerce business.

www.goshippo.com

We hope you enjoy this episode!

Remember to visit our website http://www.2babestalksupplychain.com/

AND

Follow us on social media: @2BabesTalkSC

Dec 17, 2016

Get excited about shipping again! The Future is in technology and that is exactly what is needed, We are talking about using technology as the key to visibility when shipping via oceanfreight with Don Miller from Globe Tracker.

Globe Tracker is revolutionizing the ocean freight industry starting with reefer containers to maximize visibility for all shippers, steamship lines and logistics companies so that we can all have the data we need in shipping our goods.

 

We hope you enjoy this episode!

Remember to visit our website http://www.2babestalksupplychain.com/

AND

Follow us on social media: @2BabesTalkSC

Dec 2, 2016

Welcome to 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain! Today we are joined by Ben Kolp of Orca Social who joins us all the way from Spain!

In this episode we talk about the importance of engagement and social technologies to move your business forward while enhancing your customer experience!

We hope you enjoy this episode!

Don't forget to visit our website: http://www.2babestalksupplychain.com/

AND 

Follow us on social media: @2babestalksc

Nov 25, 2016

Welcome to 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain! Today we are joined by Alexander Malaket, who is President of Canadian consultancy OPUS Advisory Services International Inc.

In this episode we talk about letters of credit and the importance of keeping your company financially safe!

We hope you enjoy this episode!

Don't forget to visit our website: http://www.2babestalksupplychain.com/

AND 

Follow us on social media: @2babestalksc

Oct 14, 2016

Welcome to 2 Babes Talk supply Chain!

This episode is EXPLICIT and will make a HUGE impact on your business - We discuss Local vs Offshore Manufacturing 

 

Sheena and Monique from MSH District tell us all about how to make shit happen and answer all your questions about whether go local or offshore manufacturing.

These ladies inspire everyone to dream to big and give people a powerful platform to build cool shit and launch their dreams!

Get in touch with MSH, Sheena and Monique:

@MSHDistrict on all social platforms

check out their website!

 

Have questions for our sponsor? www.icecorp.ca 

 

Reach out to 2 Babes:

listener@2babestalksupplychain.com

website

@2babestalk sc on instagram and twitter

 

 

Oct 6, 2016

Welcome to 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain!

 

This episode has everything you NEED to KNOW about staying compliant and not bankrupting your company!

 

In this episode we talk to Shayne Cannon, a Senior customs compliance specialist from an International Sporting Goods Company who walks us through the do's and dont's of staying ahead and staying compliant.

 

Shayne Cannon has worked in all aspects of international trade with a focus on customs compliance for the past 18 years. His experience spans various customs roles in brokerage, 3PL, courier and private industries.

If you want to get in touch with Shayne:

Linkedin

 

If you want to check out 2 Babes, click on here for our website

On Instagram and Twitter we are @2babestalksc

or reach us on Linkedin

 

 

Sep 21, 2016

Welcome to 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain!

You Wont want to miss this episode where we talk to Dan, The Negotiator Guru about investigative interviewing in Supply Chain!

 

In this episode you will learn the Negotiator Guru top tips and takeaways for both SC Executives interviewing vendors and SC Account Executives interviewing potential customers and have increased beneficial conversations.

Dan Kelly started his Supply Chain career in the FBI where he was in charge of Strategic Supplier Relationships and since leaving the FBI, Dan has supported Cargill, Syngenta and MTS Systems in various roles from Senior Project Specialist to Global head of Procurement within 5 years. Dan Founded the Negotiator Guru which focuses on making small to mid market companies more profitable by lowering their indirect expenses.

 

If you have any questions for Dan, here are his details:

Website: Thenegiotiator.guru

Linkedin: www.linkedin/in/dankelly1

 

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Want to Be a Guest or a Sponsor, visit out website: www.2babestalksupplychain.com

 

Sep 16, 2016

Welcome to 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain!

We are very excited to bring you Episode 6 all about how to outsource effectively! We continue to put the sexy into Supply Chain!

In this episode we are talking to Julie Thompson of ICECORP USA all about 3PL vs 4PL and how to outsource effectively! Since returning to the US from living in Japan, Julie has seen the explosion of international trade, with all levels of companies outsourcing their supply chain. Working on both the provider side and private sector has given Julie a lot of insight into the subject and shares some great information and tips.

 

You can contact Julie with any questions:

Linkedin

Company Website

 

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Sep 16, 2016

Welcome to 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain!

We are very excited to bring you Episode 5, as we continue to put the SEXY into SUPPLY CHAIN!

In this episode, we had a great conversation with Barry McGeough who is the Group Vice President of Innovation Next at PVH. Barry and his team serves the needs of all brands at PVH, the country's second largest importer of apparel, who's brands include the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Izod and Speedo. Four years ago, as the new VP of Hargoods Speedo, McGeough used his knowledge working with outdoor athletes to work with Olympians to advance ideation in the hydrodynamic space using engineered innovation and biomimicry to create cutting edge technical swimming gear. McGeough and his team at Innovation next are at the forefront of connected apparel and we are excited to share with all of you his insights into the industry.

 

You can contact Barry for any questions you might have:

Linkedin (Company)  

Linkedin Personal

Facebook (Company)

Twitter: @barrymcgeough

Instagram: barryjosephmcgeough

 

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Twitter: @2babestalksc

Instagram: @2babestalksc

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Jul 19, 2016

Welcome to 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain!
We are very excited to bring you the 4th installment of the podcast, as we continue to put the SEXY into SUPPLY CHAIN!

In this episode, we had a great conversation with Alex Fletcher who is the Founder and Managing partner for Fletcher Supply Chain Group, a Boston based consulting firm. Under his leadership, Fletcher Supply Chain group delivers tailored Supply Chain solutions with the purpose of driving value and reducing overhead costs for the client’s business needs. His experience also includes exposure to worldwide assignments as a Logistics Readiness officer in the United States Air force for 13 years. This allowed him to gain a great amount of knowledge on the use of strategic sourcing, procurement and logistics optimization tools. With a Masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Alexander Fletcher possesses a broad understanding of supply chain competencies – making him one of the most informed consultants in supply chain solutions.


You can contact Alex with any questions you might have:
LinkedIn (company): https://www.linkedin.com/company/fletcher-supply-chain-group
LinkedIn (personal): https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexanderfletcher
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FletcherSCG  

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