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Your entrepreneurial podcast. Interviews with and experiences of professionals in supply chain management.

Max and the SupplyChainHeroes Max Meister

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Your entrepreneurial podcast. Interviews with and experiences of professionals in supply chain management.

    Artificial Intelligence at Linde

    Artificial Intelligence at Linde

    In this episode of Max and the Supply Chain Heroes Max tries to de-mystify the topic of artificial inteligence in combination with supply chain issues.
    Due to Corona safety measures he is doing so by remotely interviewing Dexin Luo, an acknowledged expert in Supply Chain Management and artificial intelligence. Together they analyse ways to apply AI to the supply chain in a hands on way. Ludwig Meister themselves are currently taking first steps in using machine learning for ERP purposes, but Max is eager to learn about next steps towards AI usage.
    If you like to know how to explain AI on a cocktail Party, listen to today's podcast episode. Transcript and links can be found below. And as always: we love to hear from you. Leave your comments, suggestions, criticism at max@supplychain-heroes.com.

    • 24 min
    Traction / EOS at Gustave A. Larson

    Traction / EOS at Gustave A. Larson

    On the occasion of a US visit to the MDM award ceremony for Ludwig Meister, Max Meister took the opportunity to arrange two podcasts with Andrew Larson, the family entrepreneur in the third generation.
    In this, second podcast, Andrew Larson and Max discuss the topic of Traction and EOS. The fascination about the book of the same Name (link below) and the topic is another common feature of the two. In the case of Gustave A. Larson, Traction or EOS is deeply anchored in the management of the company. How? More about this in this podcast episode.
    Enjoy listening to today's podcast episode.

    • 19 min
    Gustave A. Larson - additional values in the supply chain

    Gustave A. Larson - additional values in the supply chain

    On the occasion of a US visit to the MDM award ceremony for Ludwig Meister, Max Meister took the opportunity to arrange a podcast with Andrew Larson, the family entrepreneur in the third generation.
    Less the circumstance of parallelism in matters of family business 3rd generation, but the exciting and stringently implemented management methods of this HVAC and refrigeration distributor from Minnesota are the subject of this podcast.
    And the fact that Andrew Larson and his team have found techniques to generate additional value in the supply chain. It goes so far that they offer active and above all successful strategy and digitalisation consulting for their customers.
    In another podcast, which we will release shortly, Andrew Larson and Max discuss the topic of Traction and EOS. The fascination About the book of the same name and the topic is another common feature of the two. In the case of Gustave A. Larson, Traction or EOS is concretely anchored in the management of the company. How? More about this in our next podcast episode.
    But for now enjoy listening to today's podcast episode. Transcript and links can be found below. And as always: your opinion please. We welcome comments, suggestions, criticism at max@supplychain-heroes.com.

    • 43 min
    MDM Analytics – calculation of sales potentials by region and product

    MDM Analytics – calculation of sales potentials by region and product

    On the occasion of a visit by Tom Gale, CEO MDM from Denver / Colorado, USA to Ludwig Meister, Max seized the opportunity to question this proven distribution expert in 3 consecutive interviews.
    After the two podcasts already published here, in the first Tom asked Max about his assessments of the market and the development of Ludwig Meister and in the second Max asked Tom to current trends and developments in the US market around the technical trade and the supply chain, we are reaching interview No. 3 now.
    This third part is about an analytic software developed by MDM - unfortunately only for the US market so far- but very interesting as it helps to highlight and leverage regional / local sales potential.
    Enough said, enjoy listening to today's podcast episode. Transcript and links can be found below. And as always: your opinion please. We welcome comments, suggestions, criticism at max@supplychain-heroes.com

    • 18 min
    Actual trends in distribution in the USA

    Actual trends in distribution in the USA

    On the occasion of a visit by Tom Gale, CEO MDM from Denver / Colorado, USA to Ludwig Meister, Max seized the opportunity to question these proven distribution experts in 3 interviews.
    After the already published crossover podcast, in which Tom Max has asked about his assessments of the market and the development of Ludwig Meister, we are now turning "the pike". Max asks Tom about current trends and developments in the US market around the technical trade and the supply chain.
    What are the challenges, what is Tom's view of Amazon's business development and, most importantly, what kind of learning is there for Europe and Germany? How far ahead are the US in developments?
    In a third part of this talk between Max and Tom, which we will be releasing in a few weeks, it is then about an analysis software developed by Tom - so far unfortunately only for the US market, but highly interesting, as they show regional / local sales potential and helps lift.
    But now have fun listening to today's podcast episode. Transcript, translation and links can be found below. And as always: your opinion please. We welcome comments, suggestions, criticism at max@supplychainhelden.de

    • 26 min
    Crossover Podcast #3 Tom Gale, CEO Modern Distribution Management

    Crossover Podcast #3 Tom Gale, CEO Modern Distribution Management

    MDM from Denver in Colorado, USA honored Ludwig Meister with the Digital Innovator 2019 Award in June 2019. Ludwig Meister received this award in recognition of "initiatives that show thinking and acting at the next level of digital development," says MDM in its explanatory statement. " Beginning with the installation of an automated storage system, this Munich-based distributor has taken a systematic approach to data-management and digitizing business with profit-accelerating consequences."
    Back in 2018 Max Meister was invited to a talk at an MDM Summit in Denver to present Ludwig Meister's digitization strategy. Already at this time Tom and Max arranged a crossover podcast, i.e. an appointment where both interview each other.
    During a visit of Tom Gale in April of this year in the rooms of Ludwig Meister in Dachau they found the time. Here, on the occasion of this week's awards ceremony in the US, the part in which Tom Gale talks to Max about the numerous small steps that Ludwig Meister has take since project start 2009 towards digitization.
    Part 2 and 3 of the interview, in which Tom questions Tom Gale about supply chain developments in the US and a special analytics offer from MDM, will be published shortly in this podcast.
    For today, enjoy listening to Part 1.
    And as always, we welcome your comments and / or suggestions.

    • 18 min

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