Cold Chain Sensing with Richard Ettl of Smart Containers Group

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In this episode, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Richard Ettl, Founder of Smart Containers Group. Listen to this episode to gain insights on the use of sensors on Smart Containers to drive multi-tier supply chain finance for payment on blockchain using cryptocurrency. Gain an understanding of how sensors technology, streaming data architectures, blockchain and the use of cryptocurrency redefine visibility for pharmaceutical companies. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #232

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Innovation at Kenco: The Drone Reality with Matt McLelland

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To stay competitive, Kenco Group, a leading 3PL, built an innovation group. In this episode, Matt McLelland, Innovation Research Manager, discusses his work with drones for yard and perpetual inventory management. Matt has a unique position within an innovation group at Kenco and also shares his perspective on building teams to test and learn. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #231

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Cognitive Computing for Sourcing with Richard Barnett of LevaData Inc.

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Cognitive computing is transforming digital supply chain capabilities. In this episode, we interview Richard Barnett, SVP of LevaData Inc. on the application of machine learning and cognitive computing for sourcing. Richard’s focus is on change transformation and building organizations that can use new forms of analytics. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #230

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Wrangling Data for Insights

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To understand the correlation between choices companies make in supply chain and the impact on business results, Supply Chain Insights embarked on a big data project to place structured and unstructured data into a data lake to understand what had the greatest impact on cost, value and growth. The data included public data from balance sheet and income statements for the years of 2010-2016 for over 1400 companies and five years of quantitative data. In this interview, Kathi Gagliano, Enterprise Data Architect, shares insights on the project. The greatest learning was that investment in talent gives companies a competitive edge…

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Business Continuity-Lessons from Hurricane Recovery with Dale McClung of CLX Logistics

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In this episode, Lora Cecere interviews Dale McClung, Director of Design Solutions at CLX, on lessons for supply chain leaders from recent hurricane disaster recovery.  Dale shares insights on freight rates and capacity impacts post recovery. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #228

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Collaborative Robotics with Jim Lawton of Rethink Robotics

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An interview with Jim Lawton on Collaborative Robotics. In this episode, Jim defines collaborative robotics and explains how this form of robotics has improved in capabilities while having a better and more advantageous price point. Sawyer, a collaborative robot from Rethink Robotics, will be at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #227

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Lassoing Sales & Operations Planning Excellence

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As supply chains become global, the management of supply chains become more intricate. Today, the average company has nine S&OP processes with some having over 50 S&OP processes. Since S&OP excellence is 60% organizational, 30% process and 10% technology, the definition of governance is key. In this podcast episode, we discuss the need to define the role of the business groups, the regional teams and the global teams. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #226

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Borderless Trade -The Role of China and India with Harvard Economist Gita Gopinath

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An interview with Gita Gopinath, a Harvard Economist, on the future of China and India and the balance between nationalism and globalization. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #225

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Driving Digital Transformation – Wearables and the Internet of Things with Peggy Gulick of Agco Corporation

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In this podcast episode, Peggy Gulick, Director of Process Improvement for Agco Corporation, shares her story of how the company solved a problem and transformed Lean processes through a digital transformation that includes wearables, paperless processes and the Internet of Things. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #224

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Building the Network of Networks

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In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, and Helen King, Marketing Manager at Supply Chain Insights, discuss the purpose of the Network of Networks, the recent meeting in Dallas of the Network of Networks, what was learned, and what the next steps will be for this special group. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #223

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