The Digital Supply Chain podcast

The Digital Supply Chain podcast

www.digitalsupplychainpodcast.com
The Digital Supply Chain podcast is a show hosted by SAP Innovation Evangelist Tom Raftery, discussing thought leadership, best practices, and the latest innovations in delivering a sustainable supply chain.The show publishes 2 episodes a week, and fea…


Digital Supply Chain - the August holiday edition!
Aug 5 • 5 min
This is a short episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast just to let you know that I will be taking a break for most of August, but I have left a few episodes to auto-publish in my absence (including this one!). I already have some great episodes lined…
Supply chain security - a chat with CakeBoxx Technologies’ Michael Stolarczyk
Jul 30 • 30 min
I realised recently that I haven’t had any episodes of this podcast (58 so far including this one!) dedicated to talking about security - my bad! So then when I recently came across Michael Stolarczyk, SVP at Cakeboxx Technologies, and author of the book…
Consumer behaviour shifts in the age of coronavirus, and its effects on supply chains - a chat with Richard Howells
Jul 28 • 23 min
I was chatting with Richard Howells (@HowellsRichard on Twitter) recently on the topic of how the current coronavirus pandemic is affecting consumer behaviour, and how this is having huge knock-on implications for supply chains. Richard, who leads thought…
Supply chain communities and Reddit - a chat with me!!!
Jul 24 • 8 min
I messed up! I had a scheduling snafu which meant I don’t have a guest for today’s show, so you are stuck with me (!). Now, I know next to nothing about supply chains, so instead I recorded this episode about how I discovered a great supply chain…
Prescriptive analytics - what are they, and why would I want some (!) - a chat with Savi’s Dr Heather Krieger
Jul 20 • 19 min
In this the 55th episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, and I spoke with Dr Heather Krieger the Principal Data Scientist at Savi Technology. The last episode of the podcast where I chatted with David Vallejo about analytics proved to be very…
Analytics in present, and future supply chains - a chat with David Vallejo
Jul 17 • 26 min
I was chatting with David Vallejo (@sapvallejo on Twitter) recently planning our podcast on The Future of Business Planning in Supply Chain which we published earlier this week when I happened to mention that Reddit user Omkarpalkar had asked me to do a…
The future of Bussiness Planning in Supply Chain - a chat with David Vallejo
Jul 13 • 28 min
I was chatting with David Vallejo (@sapvallejo on Twitter) recently when the topic of where is Business Planning going came up. David outlined a vision for the future of Business Planning that I hadn’t heard before, so I asked him to come on the podcast…
Survive (and thrive?) using Industry 4.0 technologies in your supply chain - a chat with John Robinson
Jul 10 • 34 min
I came across two excellent articles on Industry 4.0 recently in the Future Factory blog (a great blog if you haven’t come across it). The first was What is the future for Industry 4.0 in the post Covid-19 paradigm? and the second was The key to…
Startups in Supply Chain , and how-to engage with SAP - a chat with Christian Boos
Jul 6 • 26 min
I have interactions from people associated with startup companies on a reasonably regular basis, and often get asked the same question, “As a startup, how can I engage with SAP?” As the founder or co-founder of a number of startups myself, I can well…
Process mining and supply chain - a chat with Marcell Vollmer
Jul 3 • 25 min
Today is a very special edition of the podcast. This is the 50th episode of the podcast, and I’m publishing it on Friday July 3rd (not Friday July 2nd as I inadvertently said in the podcast!), and so to celebrate, I invited back onto the podcast Marcell…
Inventory management in Digital Supply Chains - a chat with Deborah Dull
Jun 29 • 29 min
I was asked recently to feature Inventory Managment in an episode of the podcast, so I reached out to Deborah Dull (website, Twitter, Instagram) because a) she and her co-host Sheri Hinesh are excellent podcasters in their own right, and b) because she…
End to End visibility in Supply Chains - a chat with Vishnu Arcot
Jun 26 • 28 min
I published a post about this podcast on Reddit’s Supply Chain subreddit recently and a commenter on my post asked me to do an episode on End-toEnd visibility in Supply Chains. I hadn’t done an episode on end to end visibility, so I thought, “Why not?” I…
Diversity & Inclusion in Supply Chain - a chat with Miguel Castro
Jun 22 • 26 min
It is June 2020, Pride Month, and with the growing attention that the Black Lives Matter movement is receiving, I thought it would be timely to have an episode of this podcast dedicated to the importance of Diversity and inclusion in supply chain. With…
Fleet management and electric vehicles - a chat with Samsara’s Rushil Goel,
Jun 19 • 20 min
This is the 46th episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, and I spoke with Rushil Goel. Rushil is Vice President and General Manager Fleet Management at Samsara.Samsara are an Industrial IoT company with over 15,000 customers around the world. Much…
Supply chain planning and roof windows (!) - a chat with Velux’ Head of Planning Philip Melchiors
Jun 15 • 21 min
On this the 45th episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Philip Melchiors. Philip is Head of Global Planning at Velux. Velux is a family owned company with 14,000 employees, net revenue just under €3bn, headquartered in Denmark but with…
IoT Location Services in Supply Chain- a chat with Ed Chao, CEO of Polte
Jun 12 • 22 min
On this the 44th episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Ed Chao. Ed is the CEO of Polte - Polte are a company that offers IoT location services with their Cloud Location over Cellular (C-LoC) technology. With the increasing importance…
Mobility, asset, and logistics solutions - a chat with PowerFleet CEO Chris Wolfe
Jun 8 • 24 min
On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Chris Wolfe. Chris is the CEO of PowerFleet - a global mobile asset solution provider. PowerFleet helps some of the world’s largest organisation manage their fleets of trucks, forklifts,…
Warehouse management software, and pop-up warehouse offer, a chat with Richard Kirker
Jun 5 • 13 min
On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Richard Kirker. Richard is the Global Solution Lead for Extended Warehouse Management at SAP. Warehouse management is an area I know very little about (as will become quickly obvious as you…
High fidelity data in supply chain, and project44 - a chat with Christian Piller
Jun 1 • 21 min
On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Christian Piller. Christian is Vice President of Value Engineering at Project44 (appropriately known as @freightpipes on Twitter). Project44 is a US based company who bill themselves as…
Fleet management and Electric Vehicles - a chat with Amply Power’s Simon Lonsdale
May 29 • 24 min
On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Simon Lonsdale, co-founder and head of sales and strategy for Amply Power (@AmplyPower on Twitter). Amply is a US based company in the commercial fleet space, specialising in managing the…
Women in Supply Chain, the toilet paper supply chain in a pandemic - a chat with Cascades’ Isabelle Leclerc
May 25 • 22 min
On this, the fourth edition of the Women in Supply Chain themed series of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I spoke with Isabelle Leclerc. Isabelle has worked in Supply Chain for over 20 years in a number of senior roles, and currently she is Vice…
Industry 4.0 case study - a chat with Weidmuller’s Patrick-Benjamin Bok
May 22 • 23 min
On this, the 9th episode of the Digital Supply Chain series themed on Industry 4.0, I wanted to have a chat with someone who had successfully implemented an Industry 4.0 project. I reached out to Patrick-Benjamin Bök the VP of Global Digitalization for…
Industry 4.0, and the importance of the ecosystem and standards - a chat with Nils Herzberg
May 18 • 25 min
On this, the 8th episode of the Digital Supply Chain series themed on Industry 4.0, I wanted to have a chat with Nils Herzberg. Nils is the Global Head of Strategic Partnerships and Industry 4.0 for Digital Supply Chain at SAP. Why did I want to talk with…
Environment, Health and Safety systems in a coronavirus world - a chat with Mike Censurato
May 15 • 30 min
On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I wanted to talk to Mike Censurato. Mike is one of the Solution Managers for SAP’s Environment Health and Safety (EHS) solutions, based out of the US. Why did I want to talk with Mike? Well now that we…
Women in Supply Chain, and Coronavirus solutions - a chat with Mindy Davis
May 11 • 20 min
I published a podcast at the start of April with Martin Barkman where he announced that SAP were making some of the Digital Supply Chain Software solutions available to customers to for free for 90 days initially to help them respond to the Coronavirus…
Coronavirus, Industry 4.0, and manufacturing, strategies for success - a chat with Mike Lackey
May 8 • 24 min
On this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I wanted to talk once more to Mike Lackey. Mike is the Global Head of Solution Management for Digital Manufacturing at SAP. If Mike’s name sounds familiar, it may be because he came on the show last…
How Asian Supply Chains have coped with the Coronavirus - a chat with Ash Pujari
May 4 • 25 min
Supply chains have been shocked with a perfect storm of trade wars, an oil price crash, and the coronavirus crisis - the last hit Asia first, then Europe, then the US and the other countries. To get a sense of how Asian supply chains were affected, and…
Supply Chain disruptions - how to respond, a chat with Lorcan Sheehan (aka @lorcans)
Apr 30 • 22 min
Supply chains have been shocked with a perfect storm of trade wars, an oil price crash, and the coronavirus - how should they respond? In the midst of this crisis, I reached out to old friend Lorcan Sheehan (@LorcanS on Twitter) to talk about the impact…
Women in Supply Chain - a coronavirus themed chat with Cathy Roberson @cmroberson06
Apr 27 • 21 min
For the second episode of the Women in Supply Chain series I decided to invite Cathy Roberson (aka @cmroberson06 on Twitter) back on the show (fittingly Cathy was my guest on the second episode of this Digital Supply Chain podcast way back in July of…
Industry 4.0, and customer rollouts - a chat with Franz Hero
Apr 24 • 21 min
On this, the 7th episode of the Digital Supply Chain series themed on Industry 4.0, I wanted to have a chat with Franz Hero. Franz heads up the development organisation for Digital Supply Chain at SAP. Why did I want to talk with Franz? Well, apart from…
Industry 4.0 and supply chain - a chat with Itelligence’s Wolfgang Moeller
Apr 20 • 19 min
Before the whole Coronavirus lockdown happened, I had a great chat with the Global Director Discrete Industries & Internet of Things for Itelligence, Wolfgang Moeller. We talked about the relationship between Industry 4.0 and supply chain - but then…
Surviving coronavirus driven supply chain disruptions - a chat with MSCG
Apr 17 • 25 min
Supply chains have never been hit with so many disruptions at once. A perfect storm of trade wars, an oil price crash, and then the coronavirus have seen global supply chains shocked like never before. In the midst of this, via a chat on LinkedIn I…
Industry 4.0, and Manufacturing - a chat with Claudius Link
Apr 13 • 25 min
On this fifth Digital Supply Chain podcast on the theme of Industry 4.0, I had a great chat with Claudius Link. Claudius is the Head of Digital Manufacturing at SAP, so obviously I was keen to find out Claudius come on the show to have a chat about the…
Climate 21, Supply Chain, and Climate Change - a chat with Toby Croucher
Apr 8 • 28 min
It is April 2020 and we are currently in the middle of the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, however we will develop a vaccine for this virus, and so this crisis will finally pass. Unfortunately there is no similar “easy cure” for climate change. With that…
Supply Chains and the impact of the #Covid-19 #Coronavirus - a chat with Richard Howells (@HowellsRichard)
Apr 6 • 23 min
It is early April 2020 and the world is in the middle of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The contagion has hugely impacted supply chains, and in some cases supply chains have hugely impacted the contagion, stepping up to allow automobile manufacturers…
@SAP offers access to software to help combat the #Covid-19 #Coronavirus crisis
Apr 2 • 10 min
It is April 2nd 2020 and the world is in the middle of a deadly pandemic which by the end of today will have infected over one million people, and killed over 50,000 with both number rising at exponential rates.Businesses and entire industries have been…
Women in Supply Chain a chat with @circular_nomad and @supplychnqueen
Mar 30 • 22 min
As well as running the Digital Supply Chain podcast, and the Industry 4.0 themed series of podcasts, I decided to also spin up a new series - Women in Supply Chain. This series will strive to highlight the stories of women leaders in Supply Chain to…
Industry 4.0, Discrete Industries, and the Covid-19 Coronavirus - a chat with Stefan Krauss
Mar 23 • 23 min
We are in a very strange times! On this fourth Digital Supply Chain podcast on the theme of Industry 4.0, I had chat with Stefan Krauss. Stefan is SVP and he heads up discrete industries at SAP, so I was keen to have a conversation with him about the…
Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, and the Covid-19 Coronavirus - a chat with Martin Barkman
Mar 19 • 23 min
We are in a very strange times! On this third Digital Supply Chain podcast on the theme of Industry 4.0, I had chat with Martin Barkman. Martin is an SVP and the Global Head of Solution Management for Digital Supply Chain at SAP, so I was keen to have a…
Supply Chain, Industry 4.0, and IoT/Edge Computing - a chat with Elvira Wallis (aka @ElviraWallis)
Mar 15 • 19 min
On this second Digital Supply Chain podcast on the theme of Industry 4.0, I had a great chat with Elvira Wallis (@ElviraWallis on Twitter and Elvira Wallis on LinkedIn). Elvira is the Global Head of IoT at SAP, so obviously I was keen to find out her…
Industry 4.0, Digital Supply Chain, and Sustainability - a chat with Hans Thalbauer
Mar 8 • 24 min
The buzz around Industry 4.0 is starting to grow so I decided it might be interesting to have a series of interviews themed around Industry 4.0 here on the Digital Supply Chain podcast. To kick off this series I asked my friend, and colleague Hans…
Digital SupplyChain and Digital Logistics - a chat with Till Dengel
Feb 21 • 16 min
The logistics aspect of supply chains is increasingly being digitised, and is now often referred to as Digital Logistics. To find out more about this I invited Till Dengel to come on the show. Till is the Global Head of Digital Logistics Solution…
The advantages of Digital Supply Chains - a conversation with Dr Johannes JD Drooghaag (@DrJDrooghaag)
Feb 10 • 24 min
In this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I interviewed Dr Johannes Drooghaag (aka JD and @DrJDrooghaag on twitter)We had a wide ranging discussion about Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, and toward the end touched also on the importance of…
Digital Supply Chain and fleets - a conversation with @Geotab EVP Colin Sutherland
Feb 3 • 9 min
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is Colin Sutherland. Colin is EVP Sales and Marketing for cloud based fleet tracking platform Geotab and he talked about helping companies with their supply chains and sustainability initiatives.
Digital Supply Chain delivering people’s desires - a chat with Dorit Shackleton (aka @DoritShackleton)
Jan 17 • 16 min
Welcome to the first episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast for 2020. My guest on this show is Dorit Shackleton (also known as @DoritShackleton on Twitter). Dorit is Global Head of marketing and Communications for Digital Supply Chain at SAP and as…
Digital Supply Chain and Logistics - a chat with InstaFreight co-founder Philip Ortwein
Dec 13, 2019 • 22 min
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is Philipp Ortwein. Philipp Ortwein is Co-Founder and Managing Director of InstaFreight (aka @InstaFreight_en on Twitter), a digital forwarding company. He graduated with a Master in Management…
Digital Supply Chain and the most important supply chain on the planet - a chat with Richard Howells (aka @HowellsRichard)
Dec 10, 2019 • 10 min
A few years back my colleague Richard Howells (aka @HowellsRichard) wrote a great (albeit lighthearted) blog post about Santa’s supply chain. With the holiday season rapidly approaching I invited Richard to come on the show to talk about one of the most…
Digital Supply Chain and Business Networks - a chat with Paige Cox (aka @weicox_paige)
Nov 25, 2019 • 30 min
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is Paige Cox (aka @weicox_paige on Twitter). Paige is Senior Vice President and Head of Digital Supply Chain Networks development at SAP. We have talked about business networks on the podcast in…
Digital Supply Chain, changing business models and customer success stories with John McNiff (aka @JohnMcNiff_SAP)
Nov 11, 2019 • 28 min
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is John McNiff (@JohnMcNiff_SA). John leads SAP’s Digital Supply Chain business across Northern Europe so I wanted him to come on the show to talk about customer stories - customer successes and…
Digital Supply Chain and the advances in warehousing - with Neil Patel of MSCG (aka @mscg_llc)
Oct 29, 2019 • 18 min
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is Neil Patel. Neil is the Managing Partner at My Supply Chain Group (@MSCG_LLC on Twitter). So far on this Digital Supply Chain podcast series, we haven’t really talked about warehousing, and…
Digital Supply Chain and Manufacturing - a chat with Mike Lackey
Oct 14, 2019 • 22 min
So far on this Digital Supply Chain podcast series, we haven’t really talked about manufacturing, so I wanted Mike Lackey to come on the show to talk about this key aspect of the supply chain.
Digital Supply Chain and Business Networks - a chat with Josh Greenbaum (aka @JoshEAC)
Sep 27, 2019 • 20 min
My guest on this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast is Josh Greenbaum (@JoshEAC). Josh is the principal at Enterprise Applications Consulting, the CTO of the US Vote Foundation, and the CEO of ProQ. Josh recently published an excellent in-depth…
Digital supply chains helping in an uncertain world - a chat with Hans Thalbauer (@HansThalbauer)
Sep 15, 2019 • 19 min
Hans Thalbauer and I attended the African SAP User Group conference Saphila and I sat in on Han’s presentation where he talked about how Digital Supply Chains can help organisations in times of uncertainty. I found his presentation fascinating, so I asked…
Digital Supply Chain sustainability with customer examples, a chat with @HowellsRichard (aka Richard Howells)
Aug 30, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I talked with Richard Howells, Vice President of Awareness and Thought Leadership at SAP for Digital Supply Chain about customer examples of how Digital Supply Chains have helped customers be more…
Digital Supply Chain and sustainability a chat with Thomas Ohnemus (aka @OhnemusThomas)
Aug 15, 2019 • 20 min
SAP Digital Supply Chain Global Head of Marketing Thomas Ohnemus and I had a fun, wide-ranging conversation about the importance of Digital Supply Chains for increasing an organisations sustainability, and reducing their impact on the planet
Digital Supply Chain and the Customer Experience - a chat with Tamara McCleary (aka @TamaraMcCleary)
Jul 23, 2019 • 28 min
Global influencer Tamara McCleary and I had a fun, wide-ranging conversation about the rise of consumer power, the increasing importance of customer experience, and how those topics impact on supply chains.
Digital Supply Chains, challenges and solutions in a global world - a chat with Cathy Roberson (aka @cmroberson06)
Jul 9, 2019 • 20 min
A conversation with the Founder and Head Analyst of Logistics Trends & Insights LLC Cathy Morrow Roberson about Global and Digital Supply Chains
Digital Supply Chains and business networks - a conversation with Marcell Vollmer (aka @mvollmer1)
Jul 4, 2019 • 21 min
In this episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I chatted with SAP Chief Digital Officer Marcell Vollmer about digital supply chains, the rise of business networks, and reducing your brand’s exposure to risk by increasing the transparency of your…
Digital Supply Chain podcast - introduction
Jun 3, 2019 • 1 min
This is a short episode introducing the Digital Supply Chain podcast