Sustainable Supply Chain

Tom Raftery

Welcome to the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast, hosted by Tom Raftery, a seasoned expert at the intersection of technology and sustainability. This podcast is an evolution of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, now with a laser-focused mission: exploring and promoting tech-led sustainability solutions in supply chains across the globe.

Every Monday at 7 am CET, join us for insightful and organic conversations that blend professionalism with an informal, enjoyable tone. We don't script our episodes; instead, we delve into spontaneous, meaningful dialogues about significant topics, always with a touch of fun.

Our guests are a diverse mix of influencers in the field - from founders and CxOs of pioneering solution providers to thought leaders and supply chain executives who have successfully implemented sustainability initiatives. Their stories, insights, and experiences are shaping the future of sustainable supply chains.

While the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast addresses critical and complex issues, we aim to keep the discussions accessible, engaging, and, most importantly, actionable. It's a podcast that caters to a global audience, reflecting the universal importance of sustainability in today’s interconnected world.

We are always eager to hear from our listeners. Your feedback and suggestions are invaluable to us, helping shape the podcast into a platform that truly resonates with its audience. Feel free to reach out via email or connect with us on social media to share your thoughts, ideas, or just to say hello.

Subscribe to the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast and be a part of this crucial conversation. Together, let's explore how technology and innovation can lead the charge in creating more sustainable, responsible, and efficient supply chains for a better tomorrow.

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Innovation at Work: The Impact of AI and IoT on Supply Chain Sustainability
5d ago
Innovation at Work: The Impact of AI and IoT on Supply Chain Sustainability
In this enlightening episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain Podcast, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Bryan Merckling, CEO of Thinaer, an innovative company at the crossroads of AI and IoT. Bryan shared invaluable insights into how Thinaer is revolutionising the manufacturing sector by harnessing the power of digital transformation to enhance operational efficiency, improve data accuracy, and drive sustainability.We delved into the fascinating world of AIOT, exploring the pivotal role of new data classes in eliminating digital blind spots and enabling smarter decision-making. Bryan illustrated how Thinaer's technology empowers manufacturers to optimise yield, profitability, and compliance by providing a holistic view of operations, from machinery health to asset tracking.A highlight of our conversation was the discussion on sustainable technologies, including the advent of energy-efficient and battery-less sensors, which not only promise to minimise environmental impact but also pave the way for the internet of everything.Bryan's journey from founding Thinaer to addressing the complex challenges of modern manufacturing offers a compelling narrative on the importance of innovation in achieving a sustainable future.For those keen on understanding the confluence of technology and sustainability in supply chains, this episode is a must-listen. Join us as we navigate through the intricacies of creating a more efficient and environmentally friendly manufacturing landscape.For further information on Thinaer and their pioneering work, visit their website at Thinaer.io.See also the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/qJs7KU3lC7o#SustainableSupplyChain #AIOT #DigitalTransformation #ManufacturingInnovation #ThinaerElevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
Eco-Logistics Unveiled: DutchX's Electrifying Approach to Delivery
Apr 1 2024
Eco-Logistics Unveiled: DutchX's Electrifying Approach to Delivery
In today's episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain Podcast, we're diving into the heart of sustainable logistics with Marcus Hoed, co-founder of DutchX, the pioneering company at the forefront of eco-friendly delivery solutions in the United States. Marcus, hailing from the Netherlands but now deeply embedded in the New York scene, shares the journey and ethos behind DutchX's inception, driven by a passion for bicycles and a vision for a greener supply chain.We explore DutchX's innovative approach to last-mile delivery, utilizing a fleet of e-bikes, e-quads, and e-vans, meticulously designed for various delivery needs while prioritizing safety and sustainability. Marcus outlines the significant challenges and triumphs in establishing a new standard for deliveries in urban landscapes, emphasizing the importance of adaptability in weather conditions and the critical role of technology in optimizing operations.A key takeaway from our discussion is the sheer impact of choosing sustainable delivery options, not just on the environment but also in setting a new benchmark for efficiency and customer satisfaction in the logistics sector. DutchX's commitment to reducing emissions and congestion in cities is commendable, and their expansion plans promise an exciting future for sustainable logistics across the U.S.As we delve into the specifics of DutchX's operations and future aspirations, Marcus's insights offer a fascinating glimpse into the potential for technology and innovation to drive significant environmental change. Join us as we unpack the importance of every choice made in the supply chain and how companies like DutchX are leading the charge towards a more sustainable future.For more on Marcus Hoed and DutchX's initiatives, or to share your thoughts and feedback, reach out at mhoed@dutchx.com. Your engagement is invaluable as we continue to explore the pathways to a greener, more efficient supply chain together.And don't foElevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
The Future of Supply Chains: AI, Sustainability, and the Circular Economy
Mar 25 2024
The Future of Supply Chains: AI, Sustainability, and the Circular Economy
In this episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain Podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Hans Thalbauer, a seasoned professional from UiPath, (and a former colleague of mine from SAP) who has spent over 25 years in the supply chain sector. Hans brought to the table a wealth of knowledge on AI's potential to revolutionise sustainability within supply chains globally. We explored the pivotal role of AI in automating business processes, highlighting its capacity to significantly impact carbon footprint reduction, circular economy promotion, and the advancement of social responsibility. Hans underscored the urgent need for businesses to address these areas by leveraging AI, particularly in tackling scope three carbon emissions and advocating for more circular approaches in product lifecycle management. Our conversation shed light on the complex challenges businesses face, from regulatory pressures to the intricate dynamics of global supply chains, and how AI-driven solutions offer a path towards more sustainable and efficient operations. Hans's insights into the necessity of integrating sustainability into the DNA of supply chain processes were thought-provoking, emphasising the critical need for innovation in product design and the sourcing of materials. It's clear that the journey towards sustainability is both a challenge and an opportunity for companies worldwide. Join us as we delve into these pressing issues and explore how embracing technology can lead to a more sustainable future for all.Don't forget to also check out the video version of this episode on YouTube Elevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
The Road to Zero: Rethinking Logistics for a Sustainable Tomorrow
Mar 18 2024
The Road to Zero: Rethinking Logistics for a Sustainable Tomorrow
In today's episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with Alex Scott, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee, who has spent over two decades threading the intricate maze of supply chain management. With a vibrant mix of industry experience and academic rigour, Alex dove into the heart of logistics sustainability – an area that’s not just about ticking the green boxes but is rapidly reshaping the global supply chain landscape.We delved into how the COVID-19 pandemic has unexpectedly lifted the veil on the logistics sector, spotlighting it to an audience far beyond industry professionals. Interestingly, Alex’s insights reveal a surge in student interest, which could herald a wave of innovation in sustainable supply chains.A highlight was our discussion on the Fleet Sustainability Index – a pioneering approach to gauging the environmental footprint of logistics operators. This tool could be a game-changer for logistics managers and companies striving to align with new regulations and their own net-zero commitments.Alex also emphasised the critical balance between data accuracy and practical utility in emissions modelling. It's a nuanced perspective that reminds us – while no model is perfect, the goal is to forge tools that are robust enough to drive meaningful action.Tune in to the full episode for a deeper dive into how sustainability and logistics intersect and the innovations shaping a cleaner, more accountable future.And don't forget to check out the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/TyBDD0UkdrUElevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
Green Bytes: How Technology is Transforming Food Sustainability
Mar 11 2024
Green Bytes: How Technology is Transforming Food Sustainability
In this thought-provoking episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ethan Soloviev, Chief Innovation Officer at HowGood and an advocate for regenerative agriculture. Our conversation delved into the incredible work Ethan and his team are doing with the world's largest sustainability database for food and agriculture products. We explored how this data is empowering companies across the supply chain—from farmers to food manufacturers like Danone, and retailers such as Ahold Delhaize—to make informed decisions towards sustainability and regeneration.Ethan shed light on the importance of having accurate, up-to-date sustainability data, drawing parallels with the necessity of financial data for business decision-making. We discussed the innovative use of HowGood's database in evaluating product impacts, from carbon and water footprints to biodiversity and labour risks, and how this translates into actionable insights for improvement and storytelling in the marketplace.The conversation also touched upon the future of sustainability with the advent of artificial intelligence, how it's set to revolutionise efficiency, innovation, and transformation within the industry, and the critical role of transparency in supply chains.For anyone interested in the intersection of technology, sustainability, and food, this episode provides a deep dive into how data can drive the global movement towards a more sustainable future. Join us as we navigate these fascinating insights with Ethan Soloviev.Don't forget to subscribe to the Sustainable Supply Chain Podcast for more discussions on how we're shaping a greener future through supply chain innovation.Abd don't forget to check out the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/NlmSuk71V8MElevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
Driving Change:  A Deep Dive into Sustainable Fleet Practices
Mar 4 2024
Driving Change: A Deep Dive into Sustainable Fleet Practices
In this enlightening episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast, I had the pleasure of hosting Erin Gilchrist, VP of Fleet Evangelism at IntelliShift, and host of the Straight Talk on Fleet podcast. Erin brought a wealth of knowledge and practical advice to the table, discussing the multifaceted approach needed for achieving sustainability in fleet management beyond the simple transition to electric vehicles.We delved into the significance of leveraging technology and data to enhance fleet safety, efficiency, and sustainability. Erin highlighted the critical role of telematics in monitoring and managing fleet operations, advocating for a data-driven strategy that supports informed decision-making.An interesting point Erin made was about the importance of internal collaboration within organisations. By bringing together legal, HR, operations, and supply chain teams, fleets can develop comprehensive sustainability plans that align with organisational goals and drive significant improvements.Erin also shared valuable insights on change management and the necessity of setting realistic sustainability goals, reminding us that progress in sustainability is a journey, not a sprint. It's about making incremental changes and adapting to new technologies and practices that collectively contribute to a more sustainable future.Whether you're a fleet manager looking to embark on a sustainability journey or someone passionate about the intersection of technology and environmental stewardship, this episode offers actionable insights and thought-provoking discussions on making fleets more sustainable and efficient.Tune in to discover how IntelliShift is aiding fleets in navigating the complexities of sustainability and learn practical steps you can take today to make a meaningful impact. Your journey towards a more sustainable fleet starts here.Don't forget to also checkElevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
Lean, Green, Manufacturing Machines: IoT's Impact on Sustainability
Feb 26 2024
Lean, Green, Manufacturing Machines: IoT's Impact on Sustainability
In this episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain Podcast, I chat with Mike Bowers, Chief Architect at Faircom, about the pivotal role of IoT platforms in enhancing sustainability and efficiency within the manufacturing sector. With decades of experience in software development and a focus on manufacturing, Mike sheds light on how Faircom's Faircom Edge, is addressing the challenges of data collection and integration in factories.Our discussion centres on the critical need for efficient, cost-effective data gathering to reduce waste, improve equipment productivity, and promote a more sustainable manufacturing environment. Mike provides insightful examples, from the use of vibration sensors for predicting equipment failure to leveraging machine learning for improved operational efficiency, highlighting the benefits of embracing IoT technology.Mike also stresses the importance of staying current with technological advancements to maintain a competitive edge in the manufacturing industry. He encourages manufacturers to consider IoT platforms as essential tools for achieving greater sustainability and efficiency in their operations.For anyone interested in how technology can drive sustainability in manufacturing, this episode offers a comprehensive overview. For further details on how to transform your manufacturing processes, visit Faircom.com.Don't forget to also check out the video version of this episode on YouTube.Elevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
The New Era of Supply Chain: AI-Driven Sustainability with Jag Lamba
Feb 19 2024
The New Era of Supply Chain: AI-Driven Sustainability with Jag Lamba
In this week's episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain Podcast, I  had the privilege of hosting Jag Lamba, the founder and CEO of Certa. Jag delves into the transformative power of Certa's AI-driven platform, a beacon for Fortune 100 firms navigating the complexities of compliance, risk, and ESG on a global scale. Our conversation unveils the critical role of gathering primary data for Scope 3 emissions, an essential step towards achieving net-zero goals and a testament to the evolving landscape of sustainability in supply chains.Jag's insights into the tangible ROI of sustainability initiatives are a clarion call to action. He illustrates how leading with sustainable practices is not just good for the planet but a strategic advantage in today's competitive market, offering better access to capital and aligning with the values of a discerning workforce and customer base.The narrative shared by Jag is a compelling mix of personal journey, professional milestones, and a forward-looking perspective on the indispensability of sustainability in business. As the world stands at a crossroads, Certa's platform emerges as a critical tool for enterprises committed to making a meaningful impact on their supply chain sustainability.This episode is a must-listen for anyone keen on understanding the intersection of technology, sustainability, and business strategy. Jag's story is a powerful reminder that in the quest for sustainability, innovation, and ethics go hand in hand, shaping a future where doing good business is synonymous with doing good for the world. Join us on this enlightening journey as we explore the frontiers of sustainable supply chains with one of the sector's leading lights.Don't forget to check out the audio version of this episode at https://youtu.be/6xd_DPQb7UwElevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
The Future of Manufacturing: Making Supply Chains Sustainable with Industry 4.0
Feb 12 2024
The Future of Manufacturing: Making Supply Chains Sustainable with Industry 4.0
In this riveting episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain Podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with Ferdi Reynolds, a principal at VC firm SuperSeed, about the transformative potential of Industry 4.0 technologies in manufacturing and supply chains. Ferdi shared his insights on the immense opportunities that Industry 4.0 presents, not just for economic growth, but for sustainability and efficiency improvements across industries.We delved into the slow adoption rates of new technologies in traditional industries and discussed the staggering $15 trillion opportunity that lies in harnessing AI and other innovations to boost global GDP by 2030. Ferdi highlighted the crucial role of startups and investors in driving meaningful change, from enhancing resource efficiency to achieving significant energy savings in manufacturing processes.SuperSeed's approach to investing in early-stage B2B tech startups is particularly fascinating, focusing on companies that are not just technologically viable but also have a clear understanding of their market pull. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of technology, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.Ferdi's optimism about Europe's role in this global shift, backed by its rich technical talent and advanced manufacturing capabilities, is both inspiring and a call to action. As we explore the cutting edge of Industry 4.0, it's clear that the journey towards more sustainable and efficient supply chains is not just a possibility, but a necessity.For those looking to make an impact or learn more about the exciting opportunities in Industry 4.0, this episode is an invaluable resource. Dive in to discover how innovation is shaping the future of our industries, one startup at a time. Or check out the video version of this podcast at https://youtu.be/BxagMv2jLJE. Elevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
Beyond Efficiency: How AI is Crafting a Greener Manufacturing Era
Feb 5 2024
Beyond Efficiency: How AI is Crafting a Greener Manufacturing Era
In this week's episode of the Sustainability Supply Chain podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Bryan DeBois, Director of Industrial AI at RoviSys, about the transformative power of AI in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. Bryan shared fascinating insights into how RoviSys is leading the charge in applying Autonomous AI and machine teaching to solve operational challenges, significantly reducing waste, and boosting efficiency on the plant floor.2023 has been a pivotal year for AI, and Bryan's experiences underscore the growing demand for AI solutions that not only enhance productivity but also drive sustainability. He delved into real-world applications of Autonomous AI, from optimising steam usage in baby formula production to revolutionising the glass bottle manufacturing process through vertical integration. These examples highlight the potential of AI to align economic incentives with environmental sustainability, dramatically reducing emissions and resource consumption.Bryan also touched on the challenges of operationalising these technologies, stressing the importance of embracing innovation and the critical role system integrators play in bridging the gap between AI's promise and its practical implementation.This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the cutting-edge intersection of AI, manufacturing, and sustainability. Bryan's expertise offers valuable perspectives on how embracing AI can lead to a more sustainable and efficient future.Tune in to explore how AI is not just shaping the future of manufacturing but also paving the way for a more sustainable world. Don't forget to check out the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/ftB10NEtpiEFor weekly insights and discussions on the nexus of technology and sustainability, be sure to follow this podcast channel.Elevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
AI, ESG, and Beyond: Transformative Trends in Supply Chain with Steve Yurko
Jan 29 2024
AI, ESG, and Beyond: Transformative Trends in Supply Chain with Steve Yurko
Hello, Sustainable Supply Chain enthusiasts! It's Tom Raftery here, and in today's  episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Steve Yurko, the CEO of apexanalytix.We delved deep into the intricate world of supplier management, a cornerstone of any thriving supply chain. Steve's expertise shone as we discussed the pivotal role of supplier information, risk, and working capital opportunities. It's fascinating how apexanalytix utilises AI and large language models, not just for operational efficiency but also for ensuring resilience against prevalent risks like email compromise and bank account fraud.A highlight of our conversation was the evolving landscape of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) compliance. Steve's insights into how technology is shaping sustainable supply chains were particularly thought-provoking. He emphasised the growing importance of cybersecurity, detailing how apexanalytix helps large organisations navigate these challenges effectively.Steve's perspective on how supply chain sustainability and transparency can evolve into a competitive advantage was especially compelling. He underscored the blend of compliance and innovation driving this transformation, highlighting the proactive role of technology in fostering sustainable practices.This episode is a must-listen for anyone keen to understand the role of technology in enhancing supply chain sustainability and security. So, tune in, absorb the insights, and join us in our journey towards more resilient and responsible supply chains.And remember, your feedback makes this journey more enriching. Let me know your thoughts and questions – let's keep the conversation going!Don't forget to check out the video version of this episode on YouTube Elevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
Charting Sustainable Seas: Transforming Global Trade with Sustainable Shipping Practices
Jan 22 2024
Charting Sustainable Seas: Transforming Global Trade with Sustainable Shipping Practices
Hi everyone, and welcome to the inaugural episode of the Sustainable Supply Chain Podcast – an exciting evolution from the widely acclaimed Digital Supply Chain podcast, which concluded just last Friday. In this fresh series, we're diving deep into remarkable sustainability stories and strategies that are shaping the supply chain industry.In today's episode, I had the privilege of speaking with Gautam Jain, CEO and co-founder of GoComet, a platform that's transforming the landscape of international logistics. Gautam's journey, from a college dream to revolutionising supply chain visibility, isinspiring. He shares how GoComet, born out of a side business and a need for more efficient logistics, is now aiding major global players like Unilever and Sony in managing their logistics more sustainably.One of the episode’s key highlights was our discussion about how GoComet is addressing the crucial issue of carbon emissions in shipping – a significant contributor to global greenhouse gases. Gautam elaborates on how GoComet's platform allows companies to make informed decisions by evaluating carriers based on three pivotal factors: reliability, cost, and most importantly, sustainability. This capability enables companies to align their logistics with environmental goals.We also delved into the dynamics of maritime and air shipping and their environmental impacts. While air freight is generally perceived as more polluting, ocean shipping actually accounts for a larger share of global emissions due to its volume.As we wrapped up, Gautam left us with a powerful message: up to 50% of carbon emission goals can be met simply by choosing more efficient shipping routes and carriers, if only companies had the right information. This is a testament to the power of data and technology in driving sustainable transformation in the supply chain sector.This episode is a must-listen for anyone passionate about sustainability in supply chain managementElevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
The Crucial Role of Sustainability in Supply Chains: A New Chapter for the Podcast
Jan 19 2024
The Crucial Role of Sustainability in Supply Chains: A New Chapter for the Podcast
Welcome to a very special episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, the series finale. I'm your host, Tom Raftery, and today, we're taking a moment to reminisce, reflect, and reignite our passion for sustainability within the world of supply chains.In this episode:We celebrate the incredible journey of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, from its humble beginnings to becoming the go-to source for digital supply chain insights.I share personal anecdotes from my childhood — memories that fueled my lifelong passion for nature and, ultimately, sustainability.We revisit the most memorable moments from the podcast, especially those that delve into the realms of AI and sustainability.I discuss the reasoning behind the shift towards sustainability in supply chains — an area that is not only pivotal for business success but also for the health of our planet.We look ahead to the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast, outlining my vision to highlight the incredible work companies are doing to make supply chains more sustainable.I express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you — our listeners, guests, and everyone who has been a part of this incredible journey.A Warm Thank You:I want to extend a warm thank you to every one of you who has tuned in, shared our episodes, and contributed to the conversations. Your engagement and feedback have shaped the podcast into what it is today.Looking Ahead:As we shift focus to the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast, I'm excited to bring you stories of innovation, strategies for sustainability, and conversations with thought leaders who are making a real impact. The road ahead is rich with potential, and I can't wait to explore it with you.Join Us:Don't miss the launch of the Sustainable Supply Chain podcast on Monday. Follow to stay updated, and please continue to share your ideas and feedback. Your voice matters, and together, we can drive change towards more sustainable supply chains.Contact Me:I'm eager to hear from you. Reach out with your thoughts, suggestions for the podcast, or just to say hello. Your insights are invaluable as we embark on this new journey.Until then, keep striving for sustainability in your corner of the world. Every effort counts. Here's to the next step in our journey — one that promises to be even more impactful.Thank you for being part of the Digital Supply Chain podcast.Tom RafterySupport the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
Standards & Sustainability: The Secret Drivers of Global Trade
Jan 15 2024
Standards & Sustainability: The Secret Drivers of Global Trade
Hello, everyone, I'm thrilled to bring you one of the final episodes of the Digital Supply Chain podcast in its current format before our exciting rebrand next week – more details on that soon! In this captivating episode, I'm joined by Reid Jackson, Vice President of Business Development at GS1 US, for a deep dive into the critical role of standards in shaping the digital supply chain.We explore how standards like barcodes, QR codes, and RFID have evolved beyond mere identification markers to become fundamental components in global trade and sustainability efforts. Reid illuminates their significance in product traceability and the recycling process, highlighting their impact on environmental sustainability.A particularly intriguing part of our discussion centres on how the Covid-19 pandemic has acted as a catalyst, accelerating the adoption of these technologies and reshaping the supply chain landscape. Reid shares fascinating insights into the future potential of these technologies in supply chain management, and dispels some common myths about the redundancy of barcodes in the age of computer vision.As I prepare to transition to the new podcast branding, this episode stands as a testament to the ongoing innovation and evolution in the supply chain sector. It’s a fitting conversation as we look towards the future and the exciting developments it holds.So, tune in to this insightful and thought-provoking episode. It's not just a journey through the critical role of standards in supply chain efficiency but also a prelude to the exciting new phase of this podcast. Stay tuned for more information on our rebrand, and join in as I continue to explore the dynamic world of supply chain management.Don't forget to check out the video version of this podcast at https://youtu.be/eszvsdLyp9UElevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
Revolutionising Retail: Exploring Composable Commerce with Kibo's CEO
Jan 12 2024
Revolutionising Retail: Exploring Composable Commerce with Kibo's CEO
In this one of the final episodes of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ram Venkataraman, the CEO of Kibo Commerce. We delved into the fascinating world of composable commerce platforms and their transformative role in today's digital landscape.Ram shared his expert insights on how Kibo's cutting-edge, microservices-based architecture is revolutionising the way businesses approach e-commerce and order management. He emphasised the importance of agility and adaptability in digital transformations, especially in the ever-evolving B2C and B2B sectors.One of the key highlights was our discussion about improving customer experience through innovative inventory management and forecasting techniques. Ram explained how Kibo's platform enhances visibility and predicts demand, ultimately reducing stockouts and improving efficiency.We also touched on the emerging trends in supply chain management, including the increasing role of AI and machine learning in automating and optimising business processes. Ram's perspective on the future of digital supply chains, particularly in the context of sustainability and efficiency, was particularly enlightening.Whether you're a seasoned professional or just curious about the future of commerce, this episode is packed with valuable insights and forward-thinking strategies. Join us for a deep dive into the world of digital transformation with Kibo Commerce!And don't forget to check out the video version of this episode on YouTube.Elevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
Ethical Sourcing in the Age of Electric Vehicles: A New Paradigm
Jan 8 2024
Ethical Sourcing in the Age of Electric Vehicles: A New Paradigm
Happy New Year, folks! It's 2024, and in today's episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, we delve deep into the fascinating world of supply chain transparency with Ellen Carey, Chief External Affairs Officer for Circulor. It's an enlightening discussion that unveils how Circulor is transforming the way we view and manage our industrial supply chains.Ellen offers us a comprehensive insight into Circulor's innovative approach to ensuring the traceability and sustainability of key minerals and materials. Their focus is not just on mapping the supply chain but also providing granular proof of the provenance of materials right from the source to the end product. This approach is critical, particularly in the context of materials like cobalt and lithium, which are pivotal in the transition to a circular energy economy.We also tackle the pressing issue of responsible sourcing in the era of EVs, discussing the challenges around sourcing minerals such as cobalt, often associated with forced labour, especially in regions like the DRC. Ellen highlights how Circulor's technology is vital in differentiating responsibly sourced materials, thus aligning with consumer and investor expectations for ethical and sustainable products.Another highlight of our conversation is the emerging regulatory landscape. Ellen explains the EU's battery regulation, requiring a digital battery passport for every battery on the market in Europe, and how similar mandates are evolving globally. It's fascinating to see how technology and regulations are intertwining to shape a more responsible supply chain future.As we approach 2024, Ellen's insights on how supply chain transparency is moving beyond just compliance to becoming a strategic imperative are particularly thought-provoking. It's a testament to the growing importance of environmental and ethical considerations in our global economy.Don't miss out on this episode. It's not just informative, but a real eyeElevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
Data-Driven Decisions: Unlocking the Potential of Modern Supply Chains
Dec 22 2023
Data-Driven Decisions: Unlocking the Potential of Modern Supply Chains
In the latest episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast I had the pleasure of conversing with Fraser Robinson, the co-founder and CEO of Beacon. We delved deep into the revolutionary world of supply chain visibility and collaboration.🔍 Visibility Beyond Track-and-Trace: Fraser elaborates on how Beacon is redefining supply chain visibility. It's not just about knowing where your shipment is; it's about understanding the entire journey of your goods, from order to delivery, and leveraging this data for strategic decision-making.🔗 Collaboration is Key: We also explored the crucial role of collaboration in supply chains. Beacon's approach isn't just about providing real-time updates; it's about empowering teams with a 'single source of truth,' enabling efficient decision-making and streamlining communication across different stakeholders.📊 Data-Driven Supply Chains: Fraser's insights into how data is the backbone of supply chain optimization were particularly striking. He emphasized the journey towards automation and how supply chain data can lead to actionable insights, driving efficiency and cost-effectiveness.💡 Sustainability in Focus: We touched on the importance of sustainability, particularly how supply chain visibility aids in managing Scope 3 emissions - a critical aspect for businesses today.🚀 Looking Ahead: Fraser shared his vision for the future of supply chains - a blend of data, technology, and human insight driving towards a more automated, efficient, and sustainable ecosystem.🔗 Learn More: For more insights and resources from Beacon, visit their website at Beacon.com, and check out the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/H4xzySAkHb8Stay tuned for more episodes where we unravel the complexities of the digital supply chain world. Until next time, keep innovaElevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
From Supply Chains to Sustainability Chains: A Net Zero Journey
Dec 18 2023
From Supply Chains to Sustainability Chains: A Net Zero Journey
In this  episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast, I had the pleasure of conversing with Kristian Rönn, CEO and Founder of Normative. Kristian, an expert in carbon emissions accounting, shared invaluable insights into the pivotal role of supply chains in achieving net zero emissions.We delved into the complexities of carbon accounting and the critical need to make these emissions visible and actionable. Kristian emphasised that a staggering 90% of a company's emissions often lie within its supply chain, presenting both a challenge and an opportunity for significant impact.A highlight of our chat was exploring how small and medium-sized enterprises can be engaged in carbon reduction efforts. It turns out the main barrier isn't indifference to climate change but rather a lack of resources and know-how. Normative's approach, combining surveys with practical calculation tools, aims to bridge this gap.Kristian's stories of success, like Eltel’s electrification of their vehicle fleet and Flying Tiger's material substitution, showcase the real-world impact of effective carbon data management.Lastly, we touched upon the broader context – the crucial role of governments and financial incentives in guiding businesses towards sustainable practices.This episode is a must-listen for anyone keen on understanding the intricacies of supply chain sustainability and the path forward to a net-zero world. Do tune in, and let's keep pushing the boundaries for a sustainable future!And don't forget to check out the video version of this episode on YouTube.Elevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
Revolutionising the Food Supply Chain: Agritask's Blueprint for Modern Agriculture
Dec 15 2023
Revolutionising the Food Supply Chain: Agritask's Blueprint for Modern Agriculture
Hello, everyone, Tom Raftery here with another intriguing episode of the Digital Supply Chain podcast. Today, we're joined by Ofir Ardon, CEO of Agritask, for an in-depth look at revolutionising the food and beverage supply chain.Our conversation delves into Agritask's role in addressing the agricultural sector's digital lag. Ofir discusses their strategic use of agronomic intelligence and analytics, vital for companies striving to control supply, mitigate risks, and ensure quality in an era marked by climate change and market variability.We explore the challenges and opportunities in integrating technology within agriculture, highlighting Agritask's approach to leveraging data from diverse sources like satellites and ground sensors. This integration aims to digitise agriculture, enhancing decision-making from the field to the consumer.A significant focus of our talk is on regulatory compliance and sustainability. With frameworks like the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), the imperative for companies to trace their supply chains to the farm level has never been more pressing. Ofir sheds light on how Agritask assists companies in navigating these complexities, ensuring compliance and promoting sustainable practices.This episode offers valuable insights for anyone interested in the convergence of agriculture, technology, and global sustainability challenges. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion that reshapes our understanding of the modern food supply chain.For more insights, check out Agritask's website and feel free to connect with Ofir for deeper engagement. Thanks for tuning in, and stay with us for more episodes exploring the cutting edge of digital supply chain advancements.And don't forget to check out the video version on YouTube.Elevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.
Inside AWS's Supply Chain Evolution: AI, Resilience, and Sustainability
Dec 11 2023
Inside AWS's Supply Chain Evolution: AI, Resilience, and Sustainability
In this episode, generously supported by Amazon AWS Supply Chain, we had the insightful Diego Pantoja Navajas return to discuss pivotal advancements in supply chain management. As VP and GM for AWS Supply Chain, Diego delved into the latest offerings and their strategic impact on the industry.We began by examining the recent milestones of AWS Supply Chain, particularly its focus on data unity and cloud-native innovation. Diego introduced new functionalities, highlighting how these developments are set to streamline operations, enhance sustainability efforts, and embrace the potential of generative AI.Looking ahead to 2024, Diego's predictions centred on the integration of AI within supply chain decision-making, the imperative of coherent data strategies, and the merging of digital and physical supply chain processes. These insights align with broader industry trends towards digitisation and resilience.I'm thankful for AWS Supply Chain's support for this episode, which enables me to share such valuable insights. For those seeking to engage with these evolving supply chain dynamics, Diego encourages dialogue through LinkedIn.This discussion is a part of my ongoing exploration into the strategic trends shaping supply chain management. With AWS's continued innovation, we're witnessing a long overdue, transformative shift towards smarter, more sustainable supply chain practices.Remember to check out th video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/QXglZpLQqJ4Elevate your brand with the ‘Sustainable Supply Chain’ podcast, the voice of supply chain sustainability.Last year, this podcast's episodes were downloaded over 113,000 times by senior supply chain executives around the world.Become a sponsor. Lead the conversation.Contact me for sponsorship opportunities and turn downloads into dialogues.Act today. Influence the future.Support the showPodcast supportersI'd like to sincerely thank this podcast's generous supporters: Lorcan Sheehan Krishna Kumar Olivier BrusleAlicia FaragLuis OlavarriaAlvaro Aguilar 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!FinallyIf 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.