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Bicara Supply Chain is a platform where you will be able to get insights from experts and leaders in the field of supply chain.

Proudly presenting in association with the International Institute of Value Chain Applications Research & Education, Canada , we focus on presenting guidance for solving complex supply chain challenges which help you transform your cost chain into the profitable value chain.

At Bicara Supply Chain, we driving global perspectives to embrace technological adaptation in improving process efficiencies.

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Bicara Supply Chain is a platform where you will be able to get insights from experts and leaders in the field of supply chain.

Proudly presenting in association with the International Institute of Value Chain Applications Research & Education, Canada , we focus on presenting guidance for solving complex supply chain challenges which help you transform your cost chain into the profitable value chain.

At Bicara Supply Chain, we driving global perspectives to embrace technological adaptation in improving process efficiencies.

Thanks for listening us!

www.BicaraSupplyChain.com

    107. GPO as a sourcing accelarator

    107. GPO as a sourcing accelarator

    Guest Name: Anthony Clervi,  Managing partner at UNA  Language: English, Publication date:  Oct, 16. 2020

    Anthony is an investor, sourcing hero advocate, and managing partner at Una.  As a group purchasing organization, Una partners with the best suppliers to provide businesses access to unbeatable savings on essential products and services. Learn more here: https://una.com/

    In this episode, you'll learn:


    What is a GPO (Group purchasing organization) and why should companies care about it?
    How can they help procurement professionals make procurement cool?
    How do GPOs work within a procurement strategy?

    Connect Anthony on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyclervi/


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    • 16 min
    106. Conflict resolution in supply chain management

    106. Conflict resolution in supply chain management

    Guest Name : Kwame Christian,  Director at American Negotiation Institute  Language : English, Publication date:  Oct, 07. 2020

    Kwame Christian is the Director of the American Negotiation Institute (ANI) where he conducts training that empower professionals to persuade, lead, and resolve conflict more effectively. In addition to his role at ANI, Kwame is a business lawyer at Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP. Kwame represents businesses in a broad scope of legal needs including contract negotiation, business formation, and structuring, finance, transactions (including acquisitions and contract preparation and analysis), employment, and general business and legal counseling.

    A host of the world's most popular negotiation podcast, Negotiate Anything, Kwame is dedicated to empowering others through the art and science of negotiation and persuasion. 

    Kwame's TEDx Dayton talk, Finding Confidence in Conflict, was also the most popular TEDx Talk on the topic of conflict in 2017, and has been viewed over 120,000 times. His book, Nobody Will Play With Me: Finding Confidence in Conflict, is an Amazon Best-Seller and has helped countless individuals overcome the fear, anxiety, and emotion often associated with difficult conversations through a branded framework called Compassionate Curiosity.

    In this episode, you'll learn:


    The supply chain is a ground for the conflict where each function has its own perspective.
    Why is a formal process for conflict resolution required in the context of supply chain management?
    What other things need to be considered when establishing a formal process for conflict resolution?
    "Win-win" in the context of conflict resolution.

    Connect Kwame on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kwamechristian/


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    105. Executive role in S&OP

    105. Executive role in S&OP

    Guest Name : Doug Dedman,  President at DBM Systems Inc.  Language : English, Publication date:  Sep, 30. 2020

    Doug is a President at DBM System Inc. He has been working in S&OP in various capacities for over 10 years, but his career working with manufacturers started well before then. He played an instrumental role in developing and growing the S&OP practice that has become the focus of DBM today. Visit the DBM's website: https://www.dbmsys.com/

    Doug also has taught at Conestoga College in the School of Business, and taught various APICS courses as part of the CPIM program.  He is a frequent speaker at local APICS chapters as well at International Users Conferences.

    Doug received his Honours BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo, and his MBA from University of Windsor.  He is also certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) with APICS.

    In this episode, you'll learn:


    What does an effective S&OP mean?
    What are the most challenges in S&OP and how to overcome them?
    What is the role of an executive in S&OP?
    How to get the support from the CEO ?


    Connect Doug on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-dedman-7a21b010/


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    • 16 min
    104. How storytelling can drive strategic change in the supply chain industries

    104. How storytelling can drive strategic change in the supply chain industries

    Guest Name : Dr. Tom DePaoli, Author and Leadership trainer, CEO at Apollo solutions  Language : English, Publication date:  Sep, 23. 2020

    Dr. Tom DePaoli is a consultant, trainer and business author. He runs his own consulting Apollo Solutions which does various business project. His interest focus primarily on leadership and process improvement.  Some of his consulting projects included: leadership training, emotional intelligence, information systems projects, re-engineering organizations, transformation, e-procurement, e-commerce, change management, global sourcing and negotiating. 

    He is also the author of eleven books. They are available on Amazon.com . As a top notch educator and trainer, Dr. Tom as taught at numerous universities and over 200 courses both live and on line. Visit his websites: drtombooks.com and www.apollosolutions.us

    In this episode, you'll learn:


    What is storytelling and why is it essential for business leaders?
    How to use storytelling as a leadership tool ?
    How can the art of storytelling guide companies through transformative changes, most recently in the supply chain industry?
    How to build a leader's capacity for storytelling?

    Connect Dr. Tom on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drtomdepaoli/


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    • 16 min
    103. AI in the supply chain

    103. AI in the supply chain

    Guest Name : M. Dave Malenfant, Director, Outreach & Partnerships, Center for Supply Chain Innovation at Texas Christian University,  Language : English, Publication date:  Sep, 15. 2020

    M. Dave Malenfant currently serves as Director of Outreach and Partnerships and oversees the Advisory Board for the Center for Supply Chain Innovation at Texas Christian University. Prior to this appointment, Dave served on the Advisory Board for the center from its inception in 2002. With a passion for talent development and career planning, Dave has helped develop the Executive Apprenticeship Program, judged the LINKS simulation game, and assisted students with internships and case competitions. Dave is also Executive Vice President of Industry Liaison and Talent Development for the BSMA (Biotech Supply Management Alliance) responsible for bringing best practices across the Biotech Industry.

    Dave is recognized for the creative development of standardized systems and business processes, and for developing enabling technology throughout the entire supply chain. During his career, Dave has implemented over 30 different computer systems – WMS, ERP, Finite Scheduling, Product Launch, and Order Entry, among others. Dave serves on the Executive of the DFW CSCMP Roundtable and ISM-Fort Worth. He is past Chairman of the Supply Chain Council and past member of the Executive Committee of NASSTRAC.

    Given his vast knowledge of the end-to-end, integrated supply chain, Dave is a frequent speaker on Global Supply Chain Trends and Digitalization. He has consistently demonstrated his passion for Supply Chain management, developing talent, and the need to advance Supply Chain theory and innovation throughout a variety of industries

    In this episode, you'll learn:


    What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)  and How can Artificial Intelligence (AI) be used in the supply chain?
    What are the challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the context of supply chain?
    What can we expect from the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the future ?
    What companies are involved in Artificial Intelligence (AI) ?

    Connect Dave on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davemalenfant/


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    • 24 min
    102. The supply chain model for growth: From global to glocal

    102. The supply chain model for growth: From global to glocal

    Guest Name : Farzana Shubarna, GLOCAL strategist for supply chain and operations,  Language : English, Publication date:  Sep, 11. 2020

    Farzana is well-known as GLOCAL strategist for supply chain and operations. She has worked across the Americas, Europe and APAC for the FMCG, chemicals (specialty) and also nutrition industries.  Most recently, Farzana is a Global director for collaborative manufacturing at Unilever. Prior to this role, Farzana has spent over two decades in the supply chain & manufacturing leadership for the multinational corporations including DSM, IFF, L'Oreal and Anheuser Busch Inc.  She is a member of the board of advisors at EGN Singapore (The Executive Global Network).

    Her specialization focus on developing GLOCAL strategy, leading teams towards optimum efficiency and delivering memorable service to the customers.

    In this episode, you'll learn:


    What does it mean “GLOCAL Strategy” and why now is it so important ?
    What are the key prerequisites of successful GLOCAL strategy for supply chain?
    How the supply chain impact of GLOCAL strategy implementation ?

    Connect her on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/farzanashubarna/


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