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Have you heard? The voice of global supply chain has arrived! Supply Chain Now brings you the best and the brightest in the business. Tune in alongside a worldwide audience as our thought-leaders highlight the people, the technologies, the best practices, and critical issues impacting global supply chain performance today and tomorrow. Confront new challenges and seize the latest opportunities when you join the industry leaders who are inspiring the next generation – and making global business happen.

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Have you heard? The voice of global supply chain has arrived! Supply Chain Now brings you the best and the brightest in the business. Tune in alongside a worldwide audience as our thought-leaders highlight the people, the technologies, the best practices, and critical issues impacting global supply chain performance today and tomorrow. Confront new challenges and seize the latest opportunities when you join the industry leaders who are inspiring the next generation – and making global business happen.

    Supply Chain Buzz Live for January 30th: The Logistics of Love and War

    Supply Chain Buzz Live for January 30th: The Logistics of Love and War

    The Supply Chain Buzz is Supply Chain Now’s regular Monday livestream, held at 12n ET each week. This show focuses on some of the leading stories from global supply chain and global business, always with special guests – the most important of which is the live audience!
    This week’s edition of The Buzz featured Scott Luton, Sophia Rivas Herrera, host of Supply Chain Now in Español, and Enrique Alvarez, host of Logistics with Purpose. In addition to talking about some of the top supply chain and business headlines, they marked the 37th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster, and how that loss inspired many people to take on roles in technology and aerospace.
    In this livestream, created in collaboration with a live Supply Chain Now audience, Scott, Sophia, and Enrique discussed:
    • Why global supply chains (and consumers) might soon feel the pinch as demand for flowers spikes in the lead up to Valentine’s Day
    • The comprehensive supply chain support that will be needed to help Ukraine fully leverage tanks recently committed by Great Britain, Germany, and the United States
    • The intersection of retail trends and consumer preferences that has executive teams and supply chain operations taking notice
    Additional Links & Resources:
    Learn more about Supply Chain Now: https://supplychainnow.com
    Check out our new Supply Chain Now Media Kit: https://bit.ly/3zKRLyL
    Subscribe to Supply Chain Now and all other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe
    Leveraging Logistics and Supply Chain for Ukraine: https://vectorgl.com/stand-with-ukraine/
    2022 Q3 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://freight.usbank.com
    WEBINAR- 3 Ways to Future-Proof your Shipping for 2023 and Beyond: http://bit.ly/3A6CSYr
    WEBINAR- Balancing Cost, Risk, and Sustainability in the Midst of Uncertainty: http://bit.ly/3kYufuy

    This episode is hosted by Scott Luton, Enrique Alvarez, and Sofia Rivas Herrera. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-buzz-live-logistics-love-war-1075

    • 1 hr
    Supplier Diversity Responsibility, Accountability & Advocacy featuring Ayesha Simons with Colgate-Palmolive

    Supplier Diversity Responsibility, Accountability & Advocacy featuring Ayesha Simons with Colgate-Palmolive

    There has been an explosion of new supplier diversity programs created over the last few years. While this is an exciting trend that brings new minds and energy to the movement, in some cases it may overshadow programs that have been in place for decades. These companies were committed to connecting with traditionally underrepresented communities long before it was a common practice.
    Colgate-Palmolive is home to one of these longstanding supplier diversity programs. Now led by Director of Supplier Diversity Ayesha Simons, the program has been in place for over two decades. It is tasked with creating diverse community representation among the suppliers that the company does business with.
    In this interview, Ayesha joins co-hosts Scott Luton and Kelly Barner to talk about the vision, business drivers, and continued evolution of Colgate-Palmolive’s supplier diversity program:
    • How consumer sentiment and expectations provide supplier diversity programs with the incentive to continue challenging themselves
    • The relationships that Ayesha and the rest of the Colgate-Palmolive team have to build inside and outside of the company for their supplier diversity vision to become reality
    • Some of the challenges that remain for supplier diversity to continue growing – and expanding globally in some cases – despite other pressing corporate initiatives
    Additional Links & Resources:
    Learn more about Supply Chain Now: https://supplychainnow.com
    Check out our new Supply Chain Now Media Kit: https://bit.ly/3zKRLyL
    Subscribe to Supply Chain Now and all other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe
    Leveraging Logistics and Supply Chain for Ukraine: https://vectorgl.com/stand-with-ukraine/
    2022 Q3 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://freight.usbank.com
    WEBINAR- 3 Ways to Future-Proof your Shipping for 2023 and Beyond: http://bit.ly/3A6CSYr

    This episode is hosted by Scott Luton and Kelly Barner. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supplier-diversity-responsibility-accountability-advocacy-colgate-palmolive-1074

    • 41 min
    Creating a More Comfortable World for All featuring Deanna Bratter from Crocs

    Creating a More Comfortable World for All featuring Deanna Bratter from Crocs

    Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs are transforming how companies and industries operate, helping them balance short-term business targets with the desire to contribute to bigger picture good. For consumer-facing companies, the challenge is even greater because they need to be bold and hold themselves accountable without diminishing the overall consumer experience.
    As Vice President of Global Head of Sustainability & ESG at Crocs, Deanna Bratter is responsible for helping the company meet its aggressive social and environmental commitments. She and her team are proving that it is possible to deliver a unique product with a high-quality customer experience in a world-conscious way… while also running a profitable business.
    In this interview, Deanna speaks with co-hosts Scott Luton and Karin Bursa about how Crocs’ ESG initiatives are intertwined with their growth strategies:
    • The surprising similarities that exist between the natural food industry and the fashion industry – especially where sustainability is concerned
    • How the team at Crocs defines their ESG vision and how they are working to operationalize that consistently across their operation
    • Why suppliers and supply chains are critical to turning sustainability goals into measurable impact
    Additional Links & Resources:
    Learn more about Supply Chain Now: https://supplychainnow.com
    Check out our new Supply Chain Now Media Kit: https://bit.ly/3zKRLyL
    Subscribe to Supply Chain Now and all other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe
    Leveraging Logistics and Supply Chain for Ukraine: https://vectorgl.com/stand-with-ukraine/
    2022 Q3 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://freight.usbank.com
    WEBINAR- 3 Ways to Future-Proof your Shipping for 2023 and Beyond: http://bit.ly/3A6CSYr

    This episode is hosted by Scott Luton and Karin Bursa. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/creating-comfortable-world-crocs-1073

    • 44 min
    Supply Chain Buzz Live for January 23rd: Layoffs, Semiconductors, and Batteries, Oh My!

    Supply Chain Buzz Live for January 23rd: Layoffs, Semiconductors, and Batteries, Oh My!

     The Supply Chain Buzz is Supply Chain Now’s regular Monday livestream, held at 12n ET each week. This show focuses on some of the leading stories from global supply chain and global business, always with special guests – the most important of which is the live audience!
    This week’s edition of The Buzz featured co-hosts Scott Luton and Greg White marking Chinese New Year in addition to recent news stories. Because Chinese New Year celebrations go on for weeks, they often require special planning from a global supply chain standpoint.
    In this livestream, created in collaboration with a live Supply Chain Now audience, Greg and Scott discussed:
    • How Amazon is rearranging their fulfillment and storage arrangements with lower volume sellers to protect themselves against added costs
    • What it might mean that the U.S. trade deficit as of November 2022 had contracted by 21 percent, the most in almost 14 years
    • Recent layoffs from tech companies like Alphabet, Amazon, Salesforce, and Microsoft and whether the trend is expected to slow down or accelerate
    • Shortages of goods like semiconductors and batteries that may be even more important to the health of the economy than oil
    Additional Links & Resources:
    Learn more about Supply Chain Now: https://supplychainnow.com
    Check out our new Supply Chain Now Media Kit: https://bit.ly/3zKRLyL
    Subscribe to Supply Chain Now and all other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe
    Leveraging Logistics and Supply Chain for Ukraine: https://vectorgl.com/stand-with-ukraine/
    2022 Q3 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://freight.usbank.com
    WEBINAR- 3 Ways to Future-Proof your Shipping for 2023 and Beyond: http://bit.ly/3A6CSYr

    This episode is hosted by Scott Luton and Greg White. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-buzz-layoffs-semiconductors-batteries-1072

    • 57 min
    Different Ways of Finding Supply Chain featuring Joseph Agresta, Nikki Gaboff, and Haley Carlsen from Rutgers University

    Different Ways of Finding Supply Chain featuring Joseph Agresta, Nikki Gaboff, and Haley Carlsen from Rutgers University

    There are many paths to a career in supply chain – and many opportunities that may follow as well. Working in supply chain provides students and professionals alike with the opportunity to develop an operational mindset and develop a project management orientation.
    Joseph Agresta is an Assistant Professor Professional Practice and the Interim Director M.S Program Healthcare Analytics and Intelligence at Rutgers Business School. In this interview he is joined by two former Rutgers students. Nikki Gaboff just finished her final semester in the Healthcare Analytics and Intelligence program, and Haley Carlsen is a Specialist in Global Site Services and Procurement Governance at Merck and a graduate of Rutgers.
    In this interview, Joseph, Nikki, and Haley tell host Scott Luton how being part of the supply chain program at Rutgers has positioned them for professional success:
    • Current topics like the chip shortage, energy shortages, and the shift to working from home
    • The combined importance of industry experience and academic instruction to advancing
    • Why relationships remain critical to any individual’s and any company’s ability to perform
    Additional Links & Resources:
    Learn more about Supply Chain Now: https://supplychainnow.com
    Check out our new Supply Chain Now Media Kit: https://bit.ly/3zKRLyL
    Subscribe to Supply Chain Now and all other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe
    Leveraging Logistics and Supply Chain for Ukraine: https://vectorgl.com/stand-with-ukraine/
    2022 Q3 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://freight.usbank.com
    WEBINAR- 3 Ways to Future-Proof your Shipping for 2023 and Beyond: http://bit.ly/3A6CSYr

    This episode is hosted by Scott Luton. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/different-supply-chain-rutgers-university-1071

    • 1 hr 9 min
    TEKTOK Crossover: What the Thriving Supply Chain Professional Needs to Succeed

    TEKTOK Crossover: What the Thriving Supply Chain Professional Needs to Succeed

    What exactly does the thriving supply chain professional need to succeed? The past few years have been filled with challenges and uncertainties which are expected to impact all areas of the supply chain for years to come. In some cases, resiliency has been achieved with hard work, creativity, and flexibility from supply chain professionals willing to go the extra mile or muscle through with inferior to help serve customers. In this TEKTOK crossover episode, join Karin and guest Beth Morgan for insights on What the Thriving Supply Chain Professional Needs to Succeed in their career.
    Additional Links & Resources:
    Learn more about Supply Chain Now: https://supplychainnow.com
    Check out our new Supply Chain Now Media Kit: https://bit.ly/3zKRLyL
    Subscribe to Supply Chain Now and all other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe
    Leveraging Logistics and Supply Chain for Ukraine: https://vectorgl.com/stand-with-ukraine/
    2022 Q3 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://freight.usbank.com
    WEBINAR- 3 Ways to Future-Proof your Shipping for 2023 and Beyond: http://bit.ly/3A6CSYr
    This episode is hosted by Karin Bursa. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/tektok-crossover-thriving-supply-chain-professional-needs-succeed-1070

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

oliviabaker13 ,

Insightful and engaging!

It’s obvious that the Supply Chain Now team puts extraordinary effort into every single episode of the podcast. But what makes this show a true standout is the quality of the guests, stories, and strategies shared. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

pat miller-stevens ,

Very genuine

I enjoy the wide variety of supply chain topics and the team of hosts bring an interesting perspective to the conversations.

elephant282 ,

Outdated information.

10 minuets into an episode in 06/21 they finished talking about sports accolades to shove an advertisement for the guest.

Next episode I listened to they talked about prices of semi conductors in 1990.

Listen to these guys complain about how life has changed if you love outdated podcasts.

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