52 episodes

The Supply Chain Doctor has made his diagnosis: Supply Chain is Boring. Can anyone prove him wrong? To find out, the doctor himself, Chris Barnes, interviews the brightest minds contributing concepts and ideas to the future of end-to-end supply management. If you’re an experienced professional, dig deeper into why you do what you do. Just starting out? Learn more about the opportunities ahead and how you can better prepare to address them. Considering a career in supply chain management? Find out about available opportunities and where you might fit. And let’s all get to the bottom of this: is supply chain boring?

Supply Chain is Boring Supply Chain Now

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    • 4.5 • 10 Ratings

The Supply Chain Doctor has made his diagnosis: Supply Chain is Boring. Can anyone prove him wrong? To find out, the doctor himself, Chris Barnes, interviews the brightest minds contributing concepts and ideas to the future of end-to-end supply management. If you’re an experienced professional, dig deeper into why you do what you do. Just starting out? Learn more about the opportunities ahead and how you can better prepare to address them. Considering a career in supply chain management? Find out about available opportunities and where you might fit. And let’s all get to the bottom of this: is supply chain boring?

    Thinking About Strategy and Relationships with Dr. James L. Heskett, Part 3

    Thinking About Strategy and Relationships with Dr. James L. Heskett, Part 3

    James R. Stock is a University of South Florida Distinguished University Professor and Frank Harvey Endowed Professor of Marketing. He has interviewed many of the greatest minds in transportation logistics, a practice area we call supply chain management today. He shared those interviewed with Chris Barnes to be republished as part of the Supply Chain is Boring program.
    In this interview, Stock speaks with James L. Heskett. Heskett is the Baker Foundation Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and holds an MBA and PhD from Stanford University. Heskett is the co-author of seven books and the sole author of an eighth, with some of his most important work being about the connection between the adaptability of corporate culture and financial returns.
    In the final part of this three-part series, Stock and Heskett look back at his most important learnings and contributions to the field of logistics and supply chain.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/
    Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe


    This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/thinking-strategy-relationships-part-3-scib52

    • 36 min
    Thinking About Strategy and Relationships with Dr. James L. Heskett, Part 2

    Thinking About Strategy and Relationships with Dr. James L. Heskett, Part 2

    James R. Stock is a University of South Florida Distinguished University Professor and Frank Harvey Endowed Professor of Marketing. He has interviewed many of the greatest minds in transportation logistics, a practice area we call supply chain management today. He shared those interviews with Chris Barnes to be republished as part of the Supply Chain is Boring program.
    In this interview, Stock speaks with James L. Heskett. Heskett is the Baker Foundation Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and holds an MBA and PhD from Stanford University. Heskett is the co-author of seven books and the sole author of an eighth, with some of his most important work being about the connection between the adaptability of corporate culture and financial returns.
    In the second part of this three-part series, Stock and Heskett discuss his military service and the critical choices he made early in his career.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/
    Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe


    This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/thinking-strategy-relationships-scib51

    • 36 min
    Thinking About Strategy and Relationships with Dr. James L. Heskett, Part 1

    Thinking About Strategy and Relationships with Dr. James L. Heskett, Part 1

    James R. Stock is a University of South Florida Distinguished University Professor and Frank Harvey Endowed Professor of Marketing. He has interviewed many of the greatest minds in transportation logistics, a practice area we call supply chain management today. He shared those interviews with Chris Barnes to be republished as part of the Supply Chain is Boring program.
    In this interview, Stock speaks with James L. Heskett. Heskett is the Baker Foundation Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and holds an MBA and PhD from Stanford University. Heskett is the co-author of seven books and the sole author of an eighth, with some of his most important work being about the connection between the adaptability of corporate culture and financial returns.
    In the first part of this three-part series, Stock and Heskett discuss the role that family and extracurricular activities played during his formative years.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/
    Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe


    This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/thinking-strategy-relationships-james-heskett-scib50

    • 35 min
    A Conversation with the Late, Great Don Bowersox, Part 3

    A Conversation with the Late, Great Don Bowersox, Part 3

    James R. Stock is a University of South Florida Distinguished University Professor and Frank Harvey Endowed Professor of Marketing. He has interviewed many of the greatest minds in transportation logistics, a practice area we call supply chain management today. He shared those interviewed with Chris Barnes to be republished as part of the Supply Chain is Boring program.
    In this interview, Stock speaks with Don Bowersox, one of the most well-known and influential supply chain management academics in the world, about the influencers along the path of his life’s journey and the advice he would give new Ph.D.’s today if he could.
    Listen in to learn more about this important thought leader in supply chain management.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/
    Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe


    This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/conversation-don-bowersox-3-scib49

    • 33 min
    A Conversation with the Late, Great Don Bowersox, Part 2

    A Conversation with the Late, Great Don Bowersox, Part 2

    James R. Stock is a University of South Florida Distinguished University Professor and Frank Harvey Endowed Professor of Marketing. He has interviewed many of the greatest minds in transportation logistics, a practice area we call supply chain management today. He shared those interviewed with Chris Barnes to be republished as part of the Supply Chain is Boring program.
    In this interview, Stock speaks with Don Bowersox, one of the most well-known and influential supply chain management academics in the world, about his military experience and first foray into the academic world.
    Listen in to learn more about this important thought leader in supply chain management.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/
    Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe


    This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/conversation-don-bowersox-part-2-scib48

    • 31 min
    A Conversation with the Late, Great Don Bowersox, Part 1

    A Conversation with the Late, Great Don Bowersox, Part 1

    James R. Stock is a University of South Florida Distinguished University Professor and Frank Harvey Endowed Professor of Marketing. He has interviewed many of the greatest minds in transportation logistics, a practice area we call supply chain management today. He shared those interviewed with Chris Barnes to be republished as part of the Supply Chain is Boring program.
    In this interview, Stock speaks with Don Bowersox, one of the most well-known and influential supply chain management academics in the world, about his early life and young adulthood.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/
    Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe


    This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/conversation-late-great-don-bowersox-scib47






    Listen in to learn more about this important thought
    leader in supply chain management.

    • 33 min

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Category Dojo App ,

As impressively boring as supply chain itself

With a tongue in cheek name like ‘supply chain is boring,’ you know you’re in for an interesting perspective with host Chris Barnes. Great guests, great dialogue. Very boring.

mmgllc ,

I love boring

Chris is a great host sharing stories of those that have been there done that in the supply chain industry. Great interviews and great podcast!

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A boring supply chain is a good supply chain

I like learning about the history of supply chain management, future trends, and how to be a supply chain pro all fro one source.

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