53 episodes

Tune out the noise – and tune in to TEKTOK, a digital supply chain podcast connecting you to the information and inspiration you need to transform your business and drive supply chain success. Trade risky inventory for valuable insights as you join host Karin Bursa, the 2020 Supply Chain Pro to Know of the Year, for this podcast powered by Supply Chain Now. With more than 25 years of supply chain experience (and the scars to prove it), Karin has the heart of a teacher and has helped nearly 1,000 customers transform their businesses – and share their success stories. Now it’s your turn to join the conversation, share your insights, and learn how to harness technology innovations to drive tangible business results.

TEKTOK Supply Chain Now

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Tune out the noise – and tune in to TEKTOK, a digital supply chain podcast connecting you to the information and inspiration you need to transform your business and drive supply chain success. Trade risky inventory for valuable insights as you join host Karin Bursa, the 2020 Supply Chain Pro to Know of the Year, for this podcast powered by Supply Chain Now. With more than 25 years of supply chain experience (and the scars to prove it), Karin has the heart of a teacher and has helped nearly 1,000 customers transform their businesses – and share their success stories. Now it’s your turn to join the conversation, share your insights, and learn how to harness technology innovations to drive tangible business results.

    TEKTOK Classic: Leveraging S&OP to Drive Customer Collaboration and Business Transformation at Plastic Packaging

    TEKTOK Classic: Leveraging S&OP to Drive Customer Collaboration and Business Transformation at Plastic Packaging

    In this classic TEKTOK episode, Chief Commercial Officer and S&OP expert Angie Taylor joins Karin to discuss how leveraging Sales & Operations Planning as the foundation for business transformation and customer collaboration is fueling more profitable growth at Plastic Packaging Technologies. Hear how Plastic Packaging quickly combined people, process, technology, and data to serve customers with new insights, greater agility, and increased visibility despite dramatic demand swings, product mix changes and shifts from retail stores to eCommerce.
    Learn more about TEKTOK here: https://supplychainnow.com/tektok
    Subscribe to TEKTOK and other Supply Chain Now programs here: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe

    This episode was hosted by Karin Bursa. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/tektok-classic-leveraging-sop-drive-customer-collabortaion-business-transformation-plastic-packaging-tt53

    • 1 hr
    What the Thriving Supply Chain Professional Needs to Succeed

    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. Join us for insights on What the Thriving Supply Chain Professional Needs to Succeed in their career.
    Additional Links & Resources:
    Learn more about TEKTOK here: https://supplychainnow.com/tektok
    Subscribe to TEKTOK and other Supply Chain Now programs here: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe

    This episode was hosted by Karin Bursa. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/thriving-supply-chain-professional-succeed-tt52

    • 34 min
    TEKTOK Classic: Replenishment is the Cornerstone of Business Profitability

    TEKTOK Classic: Replenishment is the Cornerstone of Business Profitability

    Replenishment is the cornerstone of your business profitability. This is the area of supply chain planning that offers a significant competitive advantage and opportunity for automation. In the simplest form, replenishment is the process of resupplying product that has been consumed or sold. It is for those products that should always be available, where your customers need access to those on an ongoing basis. In this classic TEKTOK episode, listen as Karin welcomes supply chain leader Christine Chidoub to the show to discuss the attributes to consider when calculating replenishment, and how you can drive this important part of your business.
    Additional LInks & Resources:
    Learn more about TEKTOK here: https://supplychainnow.com/tektok
    Subscribe to TEKTOK and other Supply Chain Now programs here: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe

    This episode was hosted by Karin Bursa. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/tektok-classic-replenishment-cornerstone-business-tt51

    • 47 min
    Start Here for S&OP Success

    Start Here for S&OP Success

    Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) consistently ranks as one of the top three priorities for management teams. A strong, repeatable S&OP process designed to accelerate and improve decision-making. It will help to synchronize strategic goals with operational activities and objectives. You can measure results in areas such as improving service levels, freeing up working capital, increasing forecast accuracy, reducing organizational friction, and boosting revenue growth. If S&OP is so pivotal to business success, why do many companies struggle to achieve the full benefits? This TEKTOK episode will explore where to start for S&OP success.
    Additional Links & Resources:
    Learn more about TEKTOK here: https://supplychainnow.com/tektok
    Subscribe to TEKTOK and other Supply Chain Now programs here: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe

    This episode was hosted by Karin Bursa. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/start-here-success-tt50

    • 42 min
    Important Questions You Should Be Asking When Checking Customer References

    Important Questions You Should Be Asking When Checking Customer References

    Selecting a Digital Supply Chain solution to support your transformation initiative is difficult. It can be time-consuming and overwhelming. Research shows that it takes some companies up to 18 months to document and prioritize selection criteria, business use cases, and a ranking of future needs which precedes identifying a long list of potential solutions to investigate before determining your short list, final selection, contract negotiation, and project kickoff. One important step in the process is conducting references provided by your short list of supply chain solution providers. This TEKTOK episode will review a list of 20 important questions you should be asking.
    Additional Links & Resources:
    Learn more about TEKTOK here: https://supplychainnow.com/tektok
    Subscribe to TEKTOK and other Supply Chain Now programs here: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe

    This episode was hosted by Karin Bursa. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/important-questions-asking-checking-customer-references-tt49

    • 24 min
    Exploring Agile Analytics-Driven Demand Planning with Robert Zwerling

    Exploring Agile Analytics-Driven Demand Planning with Robert Zwerling

    Ready to get back into the supply chain driver's seat? Tune into a conversation with respected author and Managing Director of the Finance Analytics Institute, Robert Zwerling. Get his recommendations and insights on how agile analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) are paving the way for automation and scenario planning to help you anticipate a range of future possibilities. The exciting outcome? You will enable your business to transform from reacting to the future into a business that is able to orchestrate the future.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about TEKTOK here: https://supplychainnow.com/tektok
    Subscribe to TEKTOK and other Supply Chain Now programs here: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe

    This episode was hosted by Karin Bursa. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/exploring-agile-analytics-driven-demand-planning-tt48

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Dan1777999877 ,

Truly incredible!

It’s obvious Karin puts extraordinary effort into every single episode of TEKTOK. What makes this show a true standout is the quality of the guests, stories, and tactics. Karin finds speakers that truly care about being a positive force in the supply chain space, and shares insights that only a true practitioner can unearth. Don't miss it!

ATL_Founder44 ,

Love this show!

Karin’s been there and done that - really enjoy her POV and expertise. Plus, the guests are the movers and shakers in industry.

mmgllc ,

Great interviews

Karin has a great perspective and the knowledge and experience to go with it! Great content in every episode.

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