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The Digital Supply Chain podcast is a show hosted by Tom Raftery, discussing thought leadership, trends, best practices, and the latest innovations in delivering a resilient, sustainable supply chain. The show publishes a new episode every Monday and Friday, and features interviews with luminaries in the world of supply chain and Industry 4.0. All aspects of supply chains, and how to optimise them are discussed - everything from the design, planning, manufacturing, production, delivery, all the way through to product operation and service.

Digital Supply Chain Tom Raftery

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The Digital Supply Chain podcast is a show hosted by Tom Raftery, discussing thought leadership, trends, best practices, and the latest innovations in delivering a resilient, sustainable supply chain. The show publishes a new episode every Monday and Friday, and features interviews with luminaries in the world of supply chain and Industry 4.0. All aspects of supply chains, and how to optimise them are discussed - everything from the design, planning, manufacturing, production, delivery, all the way through to product operation and service.

    The Power of Compliance and Sustainability in Supply Chain Management - A Chat With Topo's COO Tobias Grabler

    The Power of Compliance and Sustainability in Supply Chain Management - A Chat With Topo's COO Tobias Grabler

    In this week's episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I had the privilege of talking to Tobias Grabler, the COO of Topo Solutions, discussing the growth and importance of compliance and sustainability in supply chain management. During the conversation, Tobias shared his insights on why it's crucial for businesses to take a holistic approach to sustainability and the dangers of "greenwashing." He also touched on the complexities of traceability and the role it plays in reducing carbon emissions.
    Tobias highlighted the significance of sustainability in today's world and how Topo is well equipped to tackle this broad topic with its comprehensive approach. He emphasized that to achieve true sustainability, businesses need to look beyond just the environmental aspect and consider the social component as well.
    Throughout the podcast, Tobias provided valuable insights on the current state of supply chain management and the future of sustainability. He stressed the importance of being proactive and taking action to drive positive change in the industry. 
    The podcast was truly informative and engaging, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in supply chain management, sustainability, and the future of business. We covered a wide range of topics, and I learned so much from the conversation.
    If you're looking to stay ahead of the curve in the world of supply chain management and sustainability, then this podcast episode is a must-listen. I encourage everyone to tune in, follow and support the podcast, and to connect with Tobias and Topo on LinkedIn or at hello@topo.cc. 
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    • 25 min
    Streamlining Supply Chain Fulfilment With Automation: Insights from Amware Logistics CEO Harry Drajpuch

    Streamlining Supply Chain Fulfilment With Automation: Insights from Amware Logistics CEO Harry Drajpuch

    In this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I down with Harry Drajpuch, the CEO of Amware Logistics, to discuss the latest trends and innovations in the supply chain industry.
    Harry sheds light on the importance of automation technology in the supply chain process, highlighting how it can improve efficiency and reduce costs. He also shares his insights on how companies can make the most of data analysis to optimize their supply chain operations.
    One of the highlights of the episode is when Harry talks about how Amware Logistics uses automation to streamline their operations and enhance customer satisfaction. And how they use data to make the entire process transparent and efficient.
    In conclusion, if you're interested in learning about the latest advancements in the supply chain industry and how companies are using technology to optimize their operations, this episode is a must-listen. 

    I highly encourage you to follow and support the Digital Supply Chain podcast to stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly evolving industry.
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    I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters:
    Lorcan Sheehan of PerformanSC Krishna Kumar of Simbus Christophe Kottelat Olivier Brusle 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!

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    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.

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    • 33 min
    Navigating Uncertainty in the Supply Chain: Strategies for Success in 2023 - A Chat With Shipwell CEO Greg Price

    Navigating Uncertainty in the Supply Chain: Strategies for Success in 2023 - A Chat With Shipwell CEO Greg Price

    In this episode of the podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Greg Price, the CEO of Shipwell, a leading provider of logistics and supply chain solutions. We discussed the current state of the supply chain industry and how it has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Greg shared his insights on the challenges faced by companies during the pandemic and how they have adapted to the changes in demand and supply chain disruptions. He also talked about how technology has played a crucial role in helping companies navigate these challenges and how automation has helped companies optimize their supply chain operations.
    He also discussed the future of the supply chain industry and the importance of strong leadership in driving results and bringing forward a dialogue on the areas that need to be focused on for success. He also stressed the importance of taking a step back and understanding the bigger picture to identify opportunities for growth.
    He also provided some tips for individuals looking to set themselves up for success in the supply chain industry in 2023 and beyond, emphasizing the importance of strong leadership and driving results.
    At the end of the episode, Greg provided ways for listeners to reach out to him and learn more about Shipwell and his thoughts on the supply chain industry.
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    I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters:
    Lorcan Sheehan of PerformanSC Krishna Kumar of Simbus Christophe Kottelat Olivier Brusle 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.

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    • 37 min
    Digital Transformation: How ParkourSC is Changing the Supply Chain Game - A Chat With CEO Mahesh Veerina

    Digital Transformation: How ParkourSC is Changing the Supply Chain Game - A Chat With CEO Mahesh Veerina

    Welcome to the Digital Supply Chain podcast! On this episode, I am joined by special guest Mahesh Veerina, CEO of ParkourSC. During the podcast, we dive into the world of supply chain management and how new technologies are transforming the way businesses operate.
    Mahesh explains that ParkourSC is a cloud-based technology platform that helps companies reduce variances in their plans and deliver better outcomes to the business. The platform is built on four layers: collecting signals from across the supply chain, creating a digital twin of the physical network, embedding intelligence and orchestration at every node in the network, and providing a single pane of glass for management teams to make decisions.
    Mahesh also touches on the challenges that companies face with supply chain execution, particularly the variance between the plan and the reality, and how digital twins can help bridge that gap. He mentions how the platform can be used for scenario planning and making supply chains more resilient, and how it can also be used to provide transparency and supply chain information to customers.
    Mahesh also talks about the role of sustainability in supply chains and how companies are starting to focus on reducing their environmental impact, but acknowledges that it's a slow and long journey.
    If you want to learn more about ParkourSC or Mahesh Veerina, please visit their website or LinkedIn page. Thank you for tuning in to the Digital Supply Chain podcast!







    Bridging Business & ITPMI Global Summit Featured Presentation - The Biggest Constraint in IT ProjectListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Support the showPodcast supporters
    I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters:
    Lorcan Sheehan of PerformanSC Krishna Kumar of Simbus Christophe Kottelat Olivier Brusle 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.

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    • 30 min
    Streamlining the Supply Chain: How Riptide is Making Issue Resolution Easier

    Streamlining the Supply Chain: How Riptide is Making Issue Resolution Easier

    On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Doug Marinaro, the CEO and co-founder of Riptide, a three-way text platform for issue resolution. 

    Doug shared the story of how Riptide came to be and how it's being used today in roadside service, delivery, field service, and home services. He explained how Riptide is different from consumer messaging apps like WhatsApp or Telegram and how it allows businesses to have control over who's in the conversation, where the information about the conversation goes, and the conversation workflow. 

    Doug also discussed Riptide's expansion plans, and how the solution can be used to ensure a positive end-to-end customer experience. He also highlighted the real-time dashboards, analytics and the use of Machine learning models that Riptide offers. 

    As always, I learned loads. I hope you do too.
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    I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters:
    Lorcan Sheehan of PerformanSC Krishna Kumar of Simbus Christophe Kottelat Olivier Brusle 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.

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    • 32 min
    Unlocking the Power of Supply Chain Connectivity with Business Networks - a Chat With SAP's Muhammad Alam

    Unlocking the Power of Supply Chain Connectivity with Business Networks - a Chat With SAP's Muhammad Alam

    Hey everyone! Welcome back to the Digital Supply Chain podcast. I'm Tom Raftery and today we have a special guest, Muhammad Alam, who is with SAP and has two jobs there. He's the product and engineering leader for one of SAP's five solution areas called Intelligent Spend and Business Network, and also the General Manager for SAP Business Network. 

    In this episode, we dive into the topic of the digitization of supply chain and the key role of the business network in it. Muhammad explains how the Business Network is about breaking down silos in a company's value chain to create value for the organization and its trading partners. 

    He also talks about how SAP Business Network is different than other networks, how it's unique in its ability to create a seamless connection between the network and the systems of execution, and how it can help companies in different industries to increase their on-time delivery, reduce fulfillment lead time and expediting costs. 

    We also hear how the network is beneficial for trading partners as it is a low cost channel of acquiring customers and growing their business in a predictable way. 

    Overall, a very enlightening conversation that I'm sure you'll enjoy.
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    Support the showPodcast supporters
    I'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters:
    Lorcan Sheehan of PerformanSC Krishna Kumar of Simbus Christophe Kottelat Olivier Brusle 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.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

oliviabaker13 ,

Highly recommend tuning in!

If you’re interested in learning more about all things supply chain, I would highly recommend tuning in! Tom leads his expert guests in engaging conversations that spark excellent insights into the current state of the industry. Fantastic content, delivered in an easily digestible format!

howardtnyc ,

Super insightful topics

Great way to get started on learning the basics of supply chains! Tom's also great at breaking down complex topics into smaller chunks for better understanding.

EmanuelQ3 ,

Great format!

I am really enjoying the insights from the different perspectives in the field. The 20 minute show length is great as most shows are an hour or more in length per episode, this show cuts out the fluff and gets right to the good stuff.

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