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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

    86. Challenges facing the supply chain and procurement leaders

    86. Challenges facing the supply chain and procurement leaders

    Guest Name : Dustin Cochran,  Managing director at OMNIA Partners  Language : English, Publication date:  July, 04. 2020

    Dustin is a Managing director at OMNIA Partners, based in the US, where he helps organizations better leverage their spend along with ~600 other members of OMNIA Partners to deliver better savings, speed and stewardship of 50+ indirect spend categories through Group Purchasing. He has been recognized as a Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know" for 2017 & 2019. 

    He is also the founder of CPONext, is a procurement organization that is focused on Young Professionals & bridging the perceived “skills gap”, enabling the next generation of procurement leaders.

    In this episode, we discuss:


    What do you believe to be the key challenges facing your customers and their supply chains in the year ahead?
    What the advice can you offer to the supply chain & procurement leaders to overcome these challenges ?
    At the recent situation where uncertainty is becoming a major issues for many business; what are a top priority they (i.e supply chain & procurement leaders) need to focuses on?


    Connect him on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dustinkcochran/


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    • 12 min
    85. Sustainability series - The high level structure features uncertainty risk

    85. Sustainability series - The high level structure features uncertainty risk

    Guest Name : Bob Pojasek,  Managing director at Center for Corporate Performance & Sustainability (CPS)  Language : English, Publication date:  July, 02. 2020

    Bob Pojasek is a sustainability and sustainable development consultant, doing business as Pojasek & Associates LLC. He teaches an online, action-learning course in organizational sustainability at Harvard University. This  course has been offered to online to students from 50 countries over the past 18 years at Harvard University. He recently became a Member of the Education and Research Executive Board (EREB) , the “leaders onboard with VCARE.”

    In the past four months, Bob worked with some of his past students to launch The Center for Corporate Performance & Sustainability. CPS offers competency-based courses on the international “high-level structure” for organizational sustainability by leveraging ISO standards and risk management frameworks. This structure is used by a large corporation, its operating facilities and its supply chain to create a program that leverages the new and revised ISO management system standards. Focus areas at the Center include: sustainable development, social responsibility, resource productivity, pollution prevention, and risk management. The Center is looking forward to offering its first four courses in early September.  Visit more on: https://centerforcps.com/

    In this episode, we discuss:


    What is organizational sustainability
    What international management systems are use with the “high-level structure” to create a basic organizational sustainability program at the supplier level?
    What is the six pillars of  an organizational sustainability program that is consistent with the “high-level structure”?
    How does this structure differ from the current sustainability programs ?

    Connect Bob on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobpojasek/


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    • 14 min
    84. Procurement cost savings strategies

    84. Procurement cost savings strategies

    Guest Name : Lourdes Coss, MPA, CPPO,  Principal Owner at M.L. Coss and Associates, LLC  Language : English, Publication date:  June 26. 2020

    Lourdes is an author, executive coach, professional speaker, consultant and trainer who specializes in procurement, personal development, leadership, and transformation. She is the principal owner at M.L. Coss and Associates, LLC.  Before running her own business, she held Chief Procurement Officer  (CPO) and executive level positions in some of the largest government organizations in the US. She dedicated most of her career to successfully leading procurement transformations resulting in multi-million financial and operational efficiencies. Visit her website on: https://www.lourdescoss.com/

    In this episode we discuss:


    How does procurement reduce cost
    What are the basic steps in the procurement cost savings
    How to develop the strategy in procurement to be inline with a cost savings target
    What’re other considerations for procurement savings ? And any specific areas we should focus on ?


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    • 14 min
    83. Getting a better business result by implementing an executive S&OP maturity model

    83. Getting a better business result by implementing an executive S&OP maturity model

    Guest Name : Dyci Manns Sfregola, CSCP,  Supply chain consultant at Akili Inc. Language : English, Publication date:  June 22. 2020

    Dyci is a supply chain consultant at Akili Inc. The business management and technology consulting firm founded in 1992 with core purpose is to improve the business performance of the clients through the application of people, process and technology. Dyci's specialization focuses on: Sales & operations planning (S&OP), Supply and inventory management and Supply chain visibility & collaboration.

    She hold a certification as a Certified Supply Chain Professional from APICS, a certified Anaplan model builder and also a member of CSCMP. Dyci received the BA in Spanish from the University of Georgia where she was named a UGA Amazing Student and recognized by BET’s Black Girls Rock as a M.A.D. Girl (Making A Difference) for her work in global development and education.  Read a full bio of Dyci here: https://www.dycimanns.com/

    In this episode we discuss:


    The essential of Sales & operations planning (S&OP); The key principles and paradigm
    How a better executive S&OP maturity models can help a business to improve their results ?
    The main challenges in the implementation of S&OP
    Other key takeaways.


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    • 25 min
    82. The transformation of tender management

    82. The transformation of tender management

    Guest Name : Karthik Rama,  Procurement Doctor Language : English, Publication date:  June 17. 2020

    Karthik Rama is a Procurement consultant and known as "Procurement Doctor". His specialize focuses on the procurement transformation and has already 13+ years in helping organizations from varied industries, from all over the world. Connect him on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramakarthik/

    In this episode we discuss:


    The essential of tender management and why does it matter for the business
    The benefits of having a tender management for a buyer and seller
    A features of TMS (Tender management system)
    Things to keep in mind after implementing the Tender Management system


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    • 15 min
    81. Customer accommodation in a supply chain

    81. Customer accommodation in a supply chain

    Guest Name : Harry Purwoko,  Director at Sembada Pratama, The school of supply chain Language : English, Publication date:  June 13. 2020

    Harry purwoko is a Director at Sembada pratama, the school of supply chain based in Jakarta, Indonesia. In addition, he is Director for the company call "Gok Perdana Solusindo" where focuses on providing a business coaching & boosting the profitability. Prior to this role, he has worked for several logistics companies including : Damco and DHL when he was appointed as director of national sales. He also been teaching the subject of logistics and supply chain at Institut Transportasi dan Logistik Trisakti, Indonesia. Connect him on: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harry-purwoko-b991418/

    Highlighted-questions from the Show Include:


    The customer accommodation and it's position in a supply chain process-flow.
    A key elements of customer accommodation
    What advice can you offer to a supply chain leader when they wanted to start & empower this a customer accommodation ? 


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    • 12 min

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