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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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Mar 16, 2020

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 with 20 chapters in the world.

How can you join Procurement Foundry? If you’re a professional working in supply chain, you can head to the website and fill in their membership request form. Then, your application is vetted and processed by a team to make sure you’re not a consultant or salesman. Once in, you have access to several discussion channels, job boards and even virtual meeting rooms.

Mike says that Procurement Foundry has a huge amount of potential he hadn’t foreseen when he first started the community. First of all, the huge amount of empathy amongst the members means people are willing to share templates, strategies and advice to other professionals. Secondly, the huge amount of expertise in the community means there are plenty of talent opportunities, which translates into a great talent pool for hiring managers and great learning opportunities for students. Finally, the high engagement means that Mike is able to accumulate a lot of data on the members, which helps understand the direction in which the industry is going. If you’re all for collaboration, Procurement Foundry is the place to be!

In this episode we discuss:

  • [1.35] What is Procurement Foundry?
  • [6.23] Everyone wants to join
  • [10.43] What we all can learned from the community
  • [20.40] What can you expect, resources, content etc
  • [29.33] data like you have never seen it before

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May 21, 2018

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 (JOC's shipping event of the year), specifically the amazing innovation and technology that came from their Innovation Jam contest!Some of the most talked about subject in logistics and supply chain when it comes to innovation was answered! This includes, Can technology and innovation solve real world problems?, what does the future look like and even the straight talk about blockchain. Stay tuned for an eye opening episode, I hope you enjoy it!

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

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 Lest Talk Supply Chain podcast.

May 14, 2018

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 this episode, Lillian and I talk about e everything from the risks she took in her career to the awesome leaders program to how she balances being a supply chain leader, being a social leader and having a family. You are going to love Lillian and definitely get inspired to be a better leader, do more in your community and get involved in the industry. I hope you enjoy Part 6!

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

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 Lest Talk Supply Chain podcast.

May 7, 2018

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, there are new skills required and trends to keep up with.

In this episode, Tom Pauls MD from SCL Search and I answer critical questions sent in by listeners, Where do you start if you are new to the industry or looking for the next challenge or level in your career? What skills are hiring managers looking for in Supply Chain Professionals? Listen to this episode to get all your questions answered and even some extra advice that will help you land your dream job in supply chain.

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

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 Lest Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Apr 30, 2018

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 the level of risk you are exposed to.

In this episode, Graham Robins from Border Buddy is back and we go through the risks that you are susceptible to and for most of you these are risks that you don't even see coming.The changes in the industry have really changed the role of how your customs broker works for clients and how they work with the government which could mean the difference in costing you time and money. There are also things to consider that you could do internally to take control of the risks.

 

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

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 Lest Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Apr 19, 2018

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 things to consider when working with Women & Millennials, how company's can benefit and the different communication styles to be aware of so that your culture thrives through innovation and success!

Kelli also talks to me about her journey to success in taking over and growing Morai into a multi-million dollar, multi-national organization. She also provides some really great advice for young professionals and eye opening thoughts and ideas for women to embrace and move their careers forward! I may also get a little personal about my own struggles with showing up as an expert

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

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 Lest Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Apr 12, 2018

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 so that we all can get a better handle on this technology and how we can use to help with efficiencies.

I thought we would start the block chain discussions in one of the most talked about and complex supply chains so we can understand how can be used as a solution. In this episode, Mike Cohen from Greenstream takes through the block chain model they are creating for the Cannabis supply chain and how it could be the solution to the regulatory oversights we are concerned with the legalization date looming.

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

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 Lest Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Apr 5, 2018

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 is NO different, Bindiya is the CEO and founder of Resilinc and is a recognized thought leader in supply chain risk management. We cover A LOT in this episode so get ready, but dont worry if you cant take notes (trust me you will want notes, as there are SO many takeaways) we will have a free download available to you at www.letstalksupplychain.com/season2-episode6.

In this episode you will learn more about risk and resiliency in supply chain AND how the digital scorecard and community that Resilinc has developed will change the way you do business with your suppliers and how you manage risk in your supply chain.

 

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

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 Lest Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Mar 30, 2018

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 what happened, how it happened and how it could very much happen to YOU. Richard is an inspiration in supply chain and I am honoured to have him on the show!

Richard gives us a front line perspective about possible red flags you should be paying attention to and the slippery slope from when the behaviour started to when he got caught and started working with governments to better understand FCPa, bribery and other export violations occur in International Sales and supply chain. Make sure to check out this episode!

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

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 Lest Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Mar 30, 2018

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 and what it has meant for his business and his customers' business. They integrate directly with Shopify and Ebay and are being exposed to customers they never would have before. Their integration strategy is also providing their customers with the tools they need to import and export globally with trust and ease AND increase their business by making it easy to calculate final shipping costs.

Graham says that changing your mindset to focus on what the customers want and need in this new economy and focusing on some technology upgrades can change your business dramatically and open up new revenue sources. Why do we mention BITA, Fedex, Pipedrive, Ebay, Shopify, Woo Commerce and Maersk? You will have to tune in and see.

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

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 Lest Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Mar 15, 2018

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 to success and give you insight about the Women in Logistics network that is run strictly on volunteers! AMAZING!

This episode is full of insights, like how the path to success is not always straight and some of the challenges they have overcome. Stacy and Heather have great advice for young professional and other women in supply chain that will inspire you to think outside of the box and we talk a little about what the future of supply chain looks like. If you want to be inspired this is the episode for you! If you want to nominate and amazing women in our community please email me at listener@letstalksupplychain.com and tell me why they should be featured.

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 Lest Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Mar 8, 2018

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 you know what to mine. how to mine it and use it to your competitive advantage? You will hear more about  what types of data there are,  how data is being used to identify and help fix challenges in supply chain and much more!

Chris says the top 3 things you should be doing are 1 - Identify the the challenge or problem, 2 - Simplify Data, 3 - use it to drive business forward. What will your company face if you don't get this process right? Find out more in my interview with Chris. We will have a free download, more information about Chris and the link to the episode on our website letstalksupplychain.com/season2-episode2

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 Lest Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Mar 1, 2018

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 and bringing solutions that will solve some of their pain points! The JOC recently did a study of Shippers who move products by ocean freight and there were at least 14-20 challenges they are facing on a daily basis. If you want to read the article, we will have the link on our website letstalksupplychain.com/season 2-episode 1

In this episode Peter and I talk about innovation and the emergence of companies like Nyshex and Clear Metal to answer the biggest challenges today such as real time visibility, quicker response and plan B response times and bookings being accepted and not loaded just to name a few. Peter brings so much value in this episode not only did we go well over our usual time but I am bringing him back so we can get an update and review of TPM.

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 Lest Talk Supply Chain podcast.

Feb 22, 2018

Welcome back 2 Babes listeners!

With the introduction of technology every industry and even sub industries are being looked at with fresh eyes, new algorithms and new efficient ways of doing business. The clearance of your products has been drowning in the traditional way of doing things and is ripe for disruption as human error is becoming more and more costly.

Are you frustrated in dealing with a traditional broker? Do you ever wonder why brokers are still using original documents, fax machines and spreadsheets? You are not alone and it really is time for things to change. Border Buddy saw this need and went into action right away, they are constantly developing new ways of helping not only business but people clear goods into North America. Need a customs tool for your website so your buyer knows all charges they face up front? My bet is that your sales will increase and you have peace of mind that your costs are covered.

What about the pesky HS/HTS codes that haunt you? Get them wrong and it can be costly to your business, Border Buddy has the answer to that by creating a database where you can easily search the commodity and provides recommendations. This is the first of many episodes with Graham, the founder of Border Buddy as we talk more about disruption, supply chain in general and how technology is changing the game.

 

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 2 Babes podcast.

Mar 31, 2017

Does the thought of starting your own company feel overwhelming and daunting? Katie Nedjelski from Girl Gotch joins the Babes to talk about the fears of starting your own company, the risks, and how to navigate your supply chain. Katie and The Babes talk about where to start and offer up some great advice and help on how to make sure you're in control of your supply chain!

We hope you enjoy this episode!

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

Mar 24, 2017

Simon Eagle joins the Babes all the way from the UK this episode. Simon is the Certified Instructor at Demand Driven Institute's CDDP. He gives great insight what is demand-driven? why is demand-driven so effective? how to operate a demand-driven supply chain? and how to adopt the demand-driven process in your company?

We hope you enjoy this episode!

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

Mar 20, 2017

This episode the Babes talk Jeff Lederer, CEO of Prime Line. Prime Line is the 11th largest supplier company in the promotional products industry with sales in excess of $100 million.  It employs more than 800 employees between its facility in Gaffney, S.C. and headquarters in Bridgeport, Conn.
Jeff talks to us about the Promotional Industry, supply chain, and safety and compliance.

We hope you enjoy this episode!

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

Mar 10, 2017

This episode the Babes talk to Ben Zvaifler, the Founder and CEO of Pupbox. Pupbox is a monthly development box for new puppy owners delivering toys treats and training information to help navigate the many joys and challenges of puppyhood. Ben talks to us about how these monthly subscription boxes,how they are put together and delivered and the challenges of the supply chain from a start up company to where they are now.

Visit www.pupbox.com and use code 2Babes for $15 off any subscription or gift.

We hope you enjoy this episode!

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

Mar 3, 2017

On today's episode of 2 babes talk supply chain we chat with Andrea Stroud and Joe Tillman from APQC on how to use Big Data and Analytics Effectively in Supply Chain. Andrea and Joe give us some great insight on this very hot topic!

We hope you enjoy this episode! 

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Feb 24, 2017

Today on 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain we are joined by Rear Admiral Mark "Guad" Guadagnini, General Manager for the Shell Technology Center Houston. Guad gives us great insight and tips on operational excellence and overcoming logistical challenges.

We hope you enjoy this episode! 

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Feb 17, 2017

On today's episode we talk to the Chief Strategy Officer of Sourcing Industry Group, Mark C Pollack, MM. Mark talks to us about the importance of identifying competencies in your supply chain so you are prepared for the future. You don't want to miss this one!

We hope you enjoy this episode! 

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Feb 10, 2017

This episode of 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain we are joined by Lisa Delorme, Co-founder and CEO of Rent Frock Repeat. Lisa gives us insight on all you need to know about the world of rentable supply chain, what it is, how to do it, and all of the benefits!

We hope you enjoy this episode!

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Jan 27, 2017

Today on 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain we are joined by Paul Condeco, the manager of business development and strategic solutions at ICECORP. We speak with Paul about the common blind spots in supply chain and how "cost creep" is something you should be scared about. 

We hope you enjoy this episode!

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

Jan 20, 2017

On today's episode we are joined by Bill Belser and we are talking about the desired outcomes of ideal supplier scorecards. If you are in purchasing, handle supply and/or work with suppliers every day, this is the episode for you!

FREE SCORECARD ON OUR WEBSITE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!

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Jan 13, 2017

On Today's episode, we are joined by Roger Gingerich a Global Fashion Broker who is involved in every inch of the industry. Our topic in this episode is about the supply chain of retailers and how they ensure their value is top notch.

We hope you enjoy this episode! 

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