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Welcome to the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast, hosted by Tom Raftery, a seasoned expert at the intersection of technology and sustainability. This podcast is an evolution of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, now with a laser-focused mission: exploring and promoting tech-led sustainability solutions in supply chains across the globe.
Every Monday at 7 am CET, join us for insightful and organic conversations that blend professionalism with an informal, enjoyable tone. We don't script our episodes; instead, we delve into spontaneous, meaningful dialogues about significant topics, always with a touch of fun.
Our guests are a diverse mix of influencers in the field - from founders and CxOs of pioneering solution providers to thought leaders and supply chain executives who have successfully implemented sustainability initiatives. Their stories, insights, and experiences are shaping the future of sustainable supply chains.
While the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast addresses critical and complex issues, we aim to keep the discussions accessible, engaging, and, most importantly, actionable. It's a podcast that caters to a global audience, reflecting the universal importance of sustainability in today’s interconnected world.
We are always eager to hear from our listeners. Your feedback and suggestions are invaluable to us, helping shape the podcast into a platform that truly resonates with its audience. Feel free to reach out via email or connect with us on social media to share your thoughts, ideas, or just to say hello.
Subscribe to the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast and be a part of this crucial conversation. Together, let's explore how technology and innovation can lead the charge in creating more sustainable, responsible, and efficient supply chains for a better tomorrow.

Sustainable Supply Chain Tom Raftery

    • Economía y empresa
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Welcome to the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast, hosted by Tom Raftery, a seasoned expert at the intersection of technology and sustainability. This podcast is an evolution of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, now with a laser-focused mission: exploring and promoting tech-led sustainability solutions in supply chains across the globe.
Every Monday at 7 am CET, join us for insightful and organic conversations that blend professionalism with an informal, enjoyable tone. We don't script our episodes; instead, we delve into spontaneous, meaningful dialogues about significant topics, always with a touch of fun.
Our guests are a diverse mix of influencers in the field - from founders and CxOs of pioneering solution providers to thought leaders and supply chain executives who have successfully implemented sustainability initiatives. Their stories, insights, and experiences are shaping the future of sustainable supply chains.
While the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast addresses critical and complex issues, we aim to keep the discussions accessible, engaging, and, most importantly, actionable. It's a podcast that caters to a global audience, reflecting the universal importance of sustainability in today’s interconnected world.
We are always eager to hear from our listeners. Your feedback and suggestions are invaluable to us, helping shape the podcast into a platform that truly resonates with its audience. Feel free to reach out via email or connect with us on social media to share your thoughts, ideas, or just to say hello.
Subscribe to the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast and be a part of this crucial conversation. Together, let's explore how technology and innovation can lead the charge in creating more sustainable, responsible, and efficient supply chains for a better tomorrow.

    Innovation at Work: The Impact of AI and IoT on Supply Chain Sustainability

    Innovation at Work: The Impact of AI and IoT on Supply Chain Sustainability

    In this enlightening episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain Podcast, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Bryan Merckling, CEO of Thinaer, an innovative company at the crossroads of AI and IoT. Bryan shared invaluable insights into how Thinaer is revolutionising the manufacturing sector by harnessing the power of digital transformation to enhance operational efficiency, improve data accuracy, and drive sustainability.

    We delved into the fascinating world of AIOT, exploring the pivotal role of new data classes in eliminating digital blind spots and enabling smarter decision-making. Bryan illustrated how Thinaer's technology empowers manufacturers to optimise yield, profitability, and compliance by providing a holistic view of operations, from machinery health to asset tracking.

    A highlight of our conversation was the discussion on sustainable technologies, including the advent of energy-efficient and battery-less sensors, which not only promise to minimise environmental impact but also pave the way for the internet of everything.

    Bryan's journey from founding Thinaer to addressing the complex challenges of modern manufacturing offers a compelling narrative on the importance of innovation in achieving a sustainable future.

    For those keen on understanding the confluence of technology and sustainability in supply chains, this episode is a must-listen. Join us as we navigate through the intricacies of creating a more efficient and environmentally friendly manufacturing landscape.

    For further information on Thinaer and their pioneering work, visit their website at Thinaer.io.

    See also the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/qJs7KU3lC7o

    #SustainableSupplyChain #AIOT #DigitalTransformation #ManufacturingInnovation #Thinaer



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    • 38 min
    Eco-Logistics Unveiled: DutchX's Electrifying Approach to Delivery

    Eco-Logistics Unveiled: DutchX's Electrifying Approach to Delivery

    In today's episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain Podcast, we're diving into the heart of sustainable logistics with Marcus Hoed, co-founder of DutchX, the pioneering company at the forefront of eco-friendly delivery solutions in the United States. Marcus, hailing from the Netherlands but now deeply embedded in the New York scene, shares the journey and ethos behind DutchX's inception, driven by a passion for bicycles and a vision for a greener supply chain.

    We explore DutchX's innovative approach to last-mile delivery, utilizing a fleet of e-bikes, e-quads, and e-vans, meticulously designed for various delivery needs while prioritizing safety and sustainability. Marcus outlines the significant challenges and triumphs in establishing a new standard for deliveries in urban landscapes, emphasizing the importance of adaptability in weather conditions and the critical role of technology in optimizing operations.

    A key takeaway from our discussion is the sheer impact of choosing sustainable delivery options, not just on the environment but also in setting a new benchmark for efficiency and customer satisfaction in the logistics sector. DutchX's commitment to reducing emissions and congestion in cities is commendable, and their expansion plans promise an exciting future for sustainable logistics across the U.S.

    As we delve into the specifics of DutchX's operations and future aspirations, Marcus's insights offer a fascinating glimpse into the potential for technology and innovation to drive significant environmental change. Join us as we unpack the importance of every choice made in the supply chain and how companies like DutchX are leading the charge towards a more sustainable future.

    For more on Marcus Hoed and DutchX's initiatives, or to share your thoughts and feedback, reach out at mhoed@dutchx.com. Your engagement is invaluable as we continue to explore the pathways to a greener, more efficient supply chain together.

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    Elevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.
    Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.
    Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.
    Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.
    Act today. Influence the future.
    Support the show
    Podcast supporters
    I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters:
    Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier Brusle Alicia Farag Luis Olavarria Alvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one.

    Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities:
    If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk!

    Finally
    If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn.

    If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it.

    Thanks for listening.

    • 36 min
    The Future of Supply Chains: AI, Sustainability, and the Circular Economy

    The Future of Supply Chains: AI, Sustainability, and the Circular Economy

    In this episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain Podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Hans Thalbauer, a seasoned professional from UiPath, (and a former colleague of mine from SAP) who has spent over 25 years in the supply chain sector. Hans brought to the table a wealth of knowledge on AI's potential to revolutionise sustainability within supply chains globally.

    We explored the pivotal role of AI in automating business processes, highlighting its capacity to significantly impact carbon footprint reduction, circular economy promotion, and the advancement of social responsibility. Hans underscored the urgent need for businesses to address these areas by leveraging AI, particularly in tackling scope three carbon emissions and advocating for more circular approaches in product lifecycle management.

    Our conversation shed light on the complex challenges businesses face, from regulatory pressures to the intricate dynamics of global supply chains, and how AI-driven solutions offer a path towards more sustainable and efficient operations. Hans's insights into the necessity of integrating sustainability into the DNA of supply chain processes were thought-provoking, emphasising the critical need for innovation in product design and the sourcing of materials.

    It's clear that the journey towards sustainability is both a challenge and an opportunity for companies worldwide. Join us as we delve into these pressing issues and explore how embracing technology can lead to a more sustainable future for all.

    Don't forget to also check out the video version of this episode on YouTube 



    Elevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.
    Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.
    Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.
    Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.
    Act today. Influence the future.
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    Podcast supporters
    I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters:
    Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier Brusle Alicia Farag Luis Olavarria Alvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one.

    Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities:
    If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk!

    Finally
    If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn.

    If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it.

    Thanks for listening.

    • 36 min
    The Road to Zero: Rethinking Logistics for a Sustainable Tomorrow

    The Road to Zero: Rethinking Logistics for a Sustainable Tomorrow

    In today's episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with Alex Scott, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee, who has spent over two decades threading the intricate maze of supply chain management. With a vibrant mix of industry experience and academic rigour, Alex dove into the heart of logistics sustainability – an area that’s not just about ticking the green boxes but is rapidly reshaping the global supply chain landscape.

    We delved into how the COVID-19 pandemic has unexpectedly lifted the veil on the logistics sector, spotlighting it to an audience far beyond industry professionals. Interestingly, Alex’s insights reveal a surge in student interest, which could herald a wave of innovation in sustainable supply chains.

    A highlight was our discussion on the Fleet Sustainability Index – a pioneering approach to gauging the environmental footprint of logistics operators. This tool could be a game-changer for logistics managers and companies striving to align with new regulations and their own net-zero commitments.

    Alex also emphasised the critical balance between data accuracy and practical utility in emissions modelling. It's a nuanced perspective that reminds us – while no model is perfect, the goal is to forge tools that are robust enough to drive meaningful action.

    Tune in to the full episode for a deeper dive into how sustainability and logistics intersect and the innovations shaping a cleaner, more accountable future.

    And don't forget to check out the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/TyBDD0UkdrU
    Elevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.
    Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.
    Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.
    Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.
    Act today. Influence the future.
    Support the show
    Podcast supporters
    I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters:
    Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier Brusle Alicia Farag Luis Olavarria Alvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one.

    Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities:
    If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk!

    Finally
    If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn.

    If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it.

    Thanks for listening.

    • 32 min
    Green Bytes: How Technology is Transforming Food Sustainability

    Green Bytes: How Technology is Transforming Food Sustainability

    In this thought-provoking episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ethan Soloviev, Chief Innovation Officer at HowGood and an advocate for regenerative agriculture. Our conversation delved into the incredible work Ethan and his team are doing with the world's largest sustainability database for food and agriculture products. We explored how this data is empowering companies across the supply chain—from farmers to food manufacturers like Danone, and retailers such as Ahold Delhaize—to make informed decisions towards sustainability and regeneration.

    Ethan shed light on the importance of having accurate, up-to-date sustainability data, drawing parallels with the necessity of financial data for business decision-making. We discussed the innovative use of HowGood's database in evaluating product impacts, from carbon and water footprints to biodiversity and labour risks, and how this translates into actionable insights for improvement and storytelling in the marketplace.

    The conversation also touched upon the future of sustainability with the advent of artificial intelligence, how it's set to revolutionise efficiency, innovation, and transformation within the industry, and the critical role of transparency in supply chains.

    For anyone interested in the intersection of technology, sustainability, and food, this episode provides a deep dive into how data can drive the global movement towards a more sustainable future. Join us as we navigate these fascinating insights with Ethan Soloviev.

    Don't forget to subscribe to the Sustainable Supply Chain Podcast for more discussions on how we're shaping a greener future through supply chain innovation.
    Abd don't forget to check out the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/NlmSuk71V8M



    Elevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.
    Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.
    Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.
    Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.
    Act today. Influence the future.
    Support the show
    Podcast supporters
    I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters:
    Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier Brusle Alicia Farag Luis Olavarria Alvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one.

    Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities:
    If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk!

    Finally
    If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn.

    If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it.

    Thanks for listening.

    • 44 min
    Driving Change: A Deep Dive into Sustainable Fleet Practices

    Driving Change: A Deep Dive into Sustainable Fleet Practices

    In this enlightening episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast, I had the pleasure of hosting Erin Gilchrist, VP of Fleet Evangelism at IntelliShift, and host of the Straight Talk on Fleet podcast. Erin brought a wealth of knowledge and practical advice to the table, discussing the multifaceted approach needed for achieving sustainability in fleet management beyond the simple transition to electric vehicles.

    We delved into the significance of leveraging technology and data to enhance fleet safety, efficiency, and sustainability. Erin highlighted the critical role of telematics in monitoring and managing fleet operations, advocating for a data-driven strategy that supports informed decision-making.

    An interesting point Erin made was about the importance of internal collaboration within organisations. By bringing together legal, HR, operations, and supply chain teams, fleets can develop comprehensive sustainability plans that align with organisational goals and drive significant improvements.

    Erin also shared valuable insights on change management and the necessity of setting realistic sustainability goals, reminding us that progress in sustainability is a journey, not a sprint. It's about making incremental changes and adapting to new technologies and practices that collectively contribute to a more sustainable future.

    Whether you're a fleet manager looking to embark on a sustainability journey or someone passionate about the intersection of technology and environmental stewardship, this episode offers actionable insights and thought-provoking discussions on making fleets more sustainable and efficient.

    Tune in to discover how IntelliShift is aiding fleets in navigating the complexities of sustainability and learn practical steps you can take today to make a meaningful impact. Your journey towards a more sustainable fleet starts here.

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    Elevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.
    Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.
    Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.
    Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.
    Act today. Influence the future.
    Support the show
    Podcast supporters
    I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters:
    Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier Brusle Alicia Farag Luis Olavarria Alvaro Aguilar And remember you too can Support the Podcast - it is really easy and hugely important as it will enable me to continue to create more excellent Digital Supply Chain episodes like this one.

    Podcast Sponsorship Opportunities:
    If you/your organisation is interested in sponsoring this podcast - I have several options available. Let's talk!

    Finally
    If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to just send me a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn.

    If you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it.

    Thanks for listening.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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Excellent supply chain related podcast

I was looking for a good supply chain related podcast - and I found it with the Digital Supply Chain podcast. Regular episodes, interesting guests, and insightful conversations. I always learn something 😀

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Excellent supply chain podcast

This is the best supply chain podcast i have listened to. Great host and supply chain executive guests discussing topical supply chain related stories

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