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In 2012, the Georgia Center of Innovation reported that the United States will be short one million workers in Supply Chain by 2016. Starbucks is doing everything that it can to be sure that its operations do not come up short. In this podcast, Deverl Maserang, executive vice president of Starbucks Global Organization, shares how Starbucks is training inner-city youth for their supply chain operations.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #143

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In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora talks with Karl Waldman, SVP of Worldwide Customer Operations at Retail Solutions Inc., about supply chains of the future.  This episode is one of a series interviewing senior attendees of our Global Summit about how technology, trends and demand will alter the future of the industry, and how they see the evolution unfolding.  This series will help set the road map for not only our conference, but help listeners prepare for the next stage of business.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #142

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Do we need to rethink the term integration and define it differently in the race for supply chain 2020? In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights Lora Cecere talks with Bram Desmet, Managing Director of Solventure, about the future of supply chain.  In the evolution of supply chain, people, process and technologies must be aligned correctly to achieve maximum results, and leaders must connect the dots to ensure supply chain becomes more market driven. This will result in end-to-end optimization, but there is a lot of work to do.  Listen in as Bram and Lora talk more about how to achieve a  highly-integrated supply chain.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #141

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Lora Cecere talks with Karen Conway, Executive Director – Industry Relations of GHX, in this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights.  The healthcare space is important to everyone, not just the healthcare providers and suppliers, but to the patients as well.  Lora and Karen discuss the evolution of supply chain in healthcare, identifying opportunities for improvement in current operations.  If you’re a supply chain professional in healthcare this is a podcast not to be missed.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #140

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Lora Cecere talks with Arkieva COO Sujit Singh in this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights.  This podcast, which is part of the larger series leading up to our Global Summit, features a discussion about the future of supply chain, particularly as it relates to S&OP and their global impact.  Sujit discusses how markets will evolve to be more global in scope, but feature local operations that will speed the supply chain.  This is a must-listen to for anyone thinking about the future of S&OP.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #139