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My Name is Sarah Barnes-Humphrey and this is Let's Talk Supply Chain where I interview the top Supply Chain professionals in the industry. You will learn about best practices, changes in the industry and Hot Topics surrounding Supply Chain.
Have a specific question you want answered? E-mail us at listener@letstalksupplychain.com

Let's Talk Supply Chain Sarah Barnes-Humphrey

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

My Name is Sarah Barnes-Humphrey and this is Let's Talk Supply Chain where I interview the top Supply Chain professionals in the industry. You will learn about best practices, changes in the industry and Hot Topics surrounding Supply Chain.
Have a specific question you want answered? E-mail us at listener@letstalksupplychain.com

    When Things Are Tough, Get Back to Basics, with Brian Glick

    When Things Are Tough, Get Back to Basics, with Brian Glick

    Today’s episode is a little different to usual. Instead of putting the spotlight onto an industry brand, I’m joined by special guest Brian Glick, founder and CEO at Chain.io and good friend, to talk about a timely topic in supply chain.
    We talk all about what to do when times get tough in supply chain, just like they are right now! We discuss the importance of data; the power of collaboration; and why you should be putting more focus on sustainability in your business. Plus, Brian shares his insights on getting back to basics, refocusing on process and remembering that being good at execution is a core competence that can set you apart from the competition.
     
    IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS: [07.04] Reflections on 2021.
    “We’ve all learned that there are no simple solutions to singular problems in supply chain.”
    [11.00] Despite disruption, why now is the right time to get back to basics with our businesses.
    “You can’t sprint a marathon, and you can only sustain the bad or broken business processes for so long before you’re just going to collapse.”
    [15.12] How we can start to identify the quick wins within our businesses - key areas to simplify and optimize that will make a big difference.
    “There are low hanging fruit. The thing I like about document automation, for example, is that you don’t have to get your extended supply chain to come along on the journey with you.”
    [17.21] The importance of data and making the most of data partners and tools.
    “You don’t have to do it all yourself anymore.”
    [23.32] Sustainability in business and supply chain, and why it integrates more easily than you might think.
    [28.18] The power of collaboration and connectivity; plus how, and why, Brian created a collaborative ethos at his business, Chain.io.
    “Opening up and elevating your conversations to everyone who’s in your value network and exposing them to data… creates opportunity that you didn’t even think about.”
    [36.48] The future for supply chain.
    “We need to settle into the fact that we don’t live in the same world we lived in five years ago.”
    [39.23] Final words of encouragement for how can we all not just survive, but thrive, during and after this period of disruption.
     
    RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED:  
    Head over to Chain.io’s website now to find out more and discover how they could help you too. You can also connect with Chain.io and keep up to date with the latest over on LinkedIn, YouTube or Twitter, or you can connect with Brian on LinkedIn.
    Check out our other podcasts HERE.

    • 44 min
    Make smart, data-powered shipping decisions, with Sifted

    Make smart, data-powered shipping decisions, with Sifted

    Today I’m joined by Caleb Nelson a leader at Sifted, a leading software platform that is using logistics intelligence to bring your business data-powered insights – so you can make smarter shipping decisions.
    Sifted is the number one logistics data-science platform that empowers shippers to make smart, data-powered business decisions, and ultimately save money. Originally founded in 2005, Sifted merged with VeriShip in 2020, and the combination created a new model for managing transportation spend — one that brings together the power of self-service technology and transportation data science to help shippers navigate an increasingly complex shipping environment.
     
    IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS: [06.25] An overview of what Sifted does, and how it helps its customers.
    “It’s a very cool model, and it’s unique… shippers are looking for ways to be more nimble and make smarter decisions.”
    [08.07] An explanation of Logistics Intelligence and the role it plays in the Sifted platform.
    “Shippers are overwhelmed with data, but they’re stuck in Excel hell!”
    [10.21] A closer look at Sifted’s core solutions, what do they do and the challenges they address for customers.
    “A lot of customers focus externally when they can be making more cost-saving adjustments internally by focusing on what’s happening in the four corners of their own business – and it’s all in the data.”
    [15.40] The Sifted Score – how it works, and the benefits of addressing a business’s overall shipping health.
    [23.39] Why the merger between Sifted and VeriShip came about, and how it’s boosted the company’s overall offering.
    “It’s the perfect marriage between personnel and technology, with a client base that absolutely needs it.”
    [26.01] The current state of shipping, and how disruptions like COVID have impacted logistics digitization.shipp
    “One thing that is consistent in transportation is change.”
    [31.55] What the next year or so will bring for the shipping industry.
    [33.27] Sifted’s ideal customer.
    [34.38] Client case study: how Sifted helped a key customer make $2.5 million in cost savings across their ‘undesirable’ shipments.
    [38.01] The future for Sifted.
    RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED:  
    Head over to Sifted’s website now to find out more and discover how they could help you too. You can also connect with Sifted and keep up to date with the latest over on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube or Twitter, or you can connect with Caleb on LinkedIn.
    Check out our other podcasts HERE.

    • 42 min
    Give your customers ultimate shipment visibility, with Logixboard

    Give your customers ultimate shipment visibility, with Logixboard

    Julian Alvarez, Chief Executive Officer at Logixboard, joins me to chat all about the company: what they do; their passion for their customers, for industry trends and the latest tech; and the current challenges in supply chain.

    • 44 min
    Women In Supply Chain, Donna Wilczek

    Women In Supply Chain, Donna Wilczek

    This month's Women In Supply Chain feature on Let's Talk Supply Chain is Donna Wilczek. She tells us her experience in the industry.

    • 38 min
    Give your customers ultimate shipment visibility, with Logixboard

    Give your customers ultimate shipment visibility, with Logixboard

    Julian Alvarez, Chief Executive Officer at Logixboard, joins me to chat all about the company: what they do; their passion for their customers, for industry trends and the latest tech; and the current challenges in supply chain.

    • 44 min
    Be ready for anything, with ToolsGroup

    Be ready for anything, with ToolsGroup

    David Barton chats about the company: what they do; their service-driven approach; and exactly how we get our businesses ready for anything.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Newfie Steve ,

Excellent Supply Chain Podcast!

Sarah applies creative interview skills to maximize the most from her accomplished guests. Informative and applicable.

KendallM77 ,

So Informative!

I really enjoy this podcast. The topics are always interesting and current with what’s going on in the industry and Sarah is a great host!

Spiceysap ,

Supply Chain MUST HAVE!

Sarah is brilliant beyond belief! This podcast has it all - from understanding supply chain challenges, to looking at innovation trends in supply chain to applying these insights into regular day to day decision making! It's on my top 5 podcast list! Really great podcast!:)

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