Supply Chain is Boring

Supply Chain Now

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

All Episodes

It is never too early to learn about supply chain management. Meg Preston takes a unique slant to help parents in supply chain management explain what they do all day to their children with her Supply Jane and Fifo books. She is also interested in getting more of the younger generation interested in STEM, and she makes it fun and interesting. Additional Links and Resources: Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/ Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/simplifying-supply-chain-concepts-children-40

Nov 12

20 min 55 sec

In this classic episode of Supply Chain is Boring, host Chris Barnes sits down for the conclusion of his two-part interview with CEO of Competitive Insights, Richard Sharpe. Additional Links and Resources: Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/ Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-classic- 39

Oct 29

32 min 35 sec

In this classic episode of Supply Chain is Boring, host Chris Barnes sits down for the first of a two-part interview with CEO of Competitive Insights, Richard Sharpe. Additional Links and Resources: Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/ Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-classic-38

Oct 15

20 min 32 sec

How did a Princeton and Harvard MBA Grad end up in Supply Chain? Listen as Chris interviews Ken Ackerman, founder and lead consultant of K.B. Ackerman Company, to learn about Ken's long career in logistics and warehouse management, the inception of WERC (Warehouse Education and Research Council), and so much more. Additional Links and Resources: Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/ Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/industry-veteran-ken-ackerman-scib-37

Oct 1

41 min 2 sec

Dave Anderson was a driving force behind the creation and development of one of the largest and best supply chain consulting practices in the world. Take a listen to part two of this discussion with Dave to learn how a doctor in Economics was able to impact supply chain management. Additional Links and Resources: Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/ Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/doctor-economics-supply-chain-management-scib-36

Sep 17

25 min 15 sec

Dave Anderson was a driving force behind the creation and development of one of the largest and best supply chain consulting practices in the world. Take a listen to part one of this two-part discussion with Dave to learn how a doctor in Economics was able to impact supply chain management. Additional Links and Resources: Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/ Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe Learn more about Supply Chain Ventures: https://supplychainventure.com/ This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/doctor-economics-supply-chain-management-scib-35

Sep 3

39 min 54 sec

In this replay of an original Supply Chain is Boring episode, Chris Barnes sits down with and interviews Dr. Benn Konsynski. Additional Links and Resources: Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/ Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-34

Aug 20

43 min 26 sec

In this second part of a 2 part series, host Chris Barnes sat down with Dr. Ron Ballou, Professor Emeritus of Operations at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University to learn more about the history of supply chain management and review some of his predictions made in 2006. Additional Links and Resources: Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/ Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-33.

Aug 6

26 min 16 sec

In this part 1 of a 2 part series, host Chris Barnes sat down with Dr. Ron Ballou, Professor Emeritus of Operations at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University to learn more about the history of supply chain management and review some of his predictions made in 2006. Additional Links and Resources: Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/ Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-32.

Jul 23

23 min 50 sec

In this second part of a 2 part series, we sat down with Rodney Apple, a long-time supply chain recruiter and career coach, and fellow podcast host, to learn more about careers in supply chain management. Additional Links and Resources: Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/ Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/rodney-apple-scib-30.

Jul 9

28 min 14 sec

In this part 1 of a 2 part series we sat down with Rodney Apple, a long time supply chain recruiter and career coach, and fellow podcast host to learn more about careers in supply chain management. Additional Links and Resources: Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/ Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-30

Jun 25

32 min 25 sec

In this classic episode of Supply Chain is Boring, host Chris Barnes interviews Kinaxis co-founder, Duncan Klett. Additional Links and Resources: Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/ Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For more information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-29

Jun 11

32 min 15 sec

In this episode of Supply Chain is Boring, host Chris Barnes sits down with Gene Pledger and welcomes him to the podcast. Additional Links & Resources: Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/ Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and other Supply Chain Now programs here: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated sho page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-28 IxgtOfjZIIRWfhG45FHq

May 28

27 min 26 sec

In this episode of Supply Chain is Boring, Chris welcomes Rebecca Costa to the podcast. Additional Links & Resources: Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/ Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and all other Supply Chain Now programming: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-27.

May 14

43 min 56 sec

In this interview of Supply Chain is Boring, host Chris Barnes spoke with Raul Soto, to discuss how he is hoping to leverage his experiences in retail on the front lines, military logistics, and new APICS CSCP certification as a foundation for a successful supply chain career. Additional Links & Resources: Learn more about Supply Chain is Boring: https://supplychainnow.com/program/supply-chain-is-boring/ Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and all Supply Chain Now programming: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-26.

Apr 30

15 min

In part 1, we discussed the development of the carrying cost concept with Dr. Lambert. If that wasn't boring enough, in part 2, he shared his views on the future of supply chain management, and the importance of partnerships with host Chris Barnes. Additional Links & Resources: Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and all Supply Chain Now programming: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-25.

Apr 16

45 min 58 sec

Why do companies so aggressively manage inventories? Cost! And a big cost component is carrying or holding cost- a percentage of the total inventory value that impacts the bottom line. So what are the subcomponents of carrying cost and how were they developed? Listen as host Chris Barnes interviews Dr. Doug Lambert, and learn more. Additional Links & Resources: Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and all other Supply Chain Now Programming: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-24.

Apr 2

23 min 48 sec

In this episode of Supply Chain is Boring, host Chris Barnes sat down with Enrique Alvarez, Managing Director with Vector Global Logistics, to learn more about ocean transportation and his passion for working with socially-oriented organizations. In this discussion, you will hear from a very humble leader who believes in corporate social responsibility and is leading by example. Additional Links and Resources: Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and ALL Supply Chain Now Programming Here: https://supplychainnowradio.com/subscribe Learn more about Vector Global Logistics: https://vectorgl.com/ Learn more about Canica Aguascalientes: https://www.facebook.com/CANICAAguascalientesIBP/ Learn more about Coanil: https://coanil.cl/next/ Learn more about SERV International: https://www.servone.org/donate Learn more about The Abaarso School: http://www.abaarsoschool.org/ Download the Q4 2020 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://freight.usbank.com/?es=a255&a=20 Learn more about our Highlighted Non-Profit Making it Happen for Q1, Truckers Against Trafficking: https://truckersagainsttrafficking.org This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-23.

Mar 19

41 min 3 sec

We first met Charu Thomas when she was a student (and aspiring CEO) at Georgia Tech. On this episode of Supply Chain is Boring, Chris sits down with Charu as she shares her story and pick up tips on successfully navigating a college career and starting a business. Show Notes: Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and all other Supply Chain Now programming: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe https://armoneyandpolitics.com/augmenting-reality-charu-thomas/ Podcast https://iamnorthwestarkansas.com/episode-75-through-the-looking-glass-with-oculogx-founder-charu-thomas/ https://cyborgcharu.com/ Q's Tech Talks: AR, BOPIS + Micro-fulfilment, with Special Guest, Charu Thomas, CEO at Oculogx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITkLXugLfPw Facebook https://www.facebook.com/techsquareatl/videos/introducing-oculogx/1264524737013751/ Startup Junkie Spotlight: Charu Thomas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8VPfUyufPc BOLPIS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsBhmH-t5pw This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-22.

Mar 5

27 min 55 sec

John Freeze and Enrique Vizoso have been actively creating a supply chain community in the Chattanooga area. This private/public relationship helps develop and match supply chain professionals with the growing demand for supply chain jobs through education, certifications, and sharing thought leadership. This episode of Supply Chain is Boring was hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-21.

Feb 19

24 min 28 sec

In this episode of Supply Chain is Boring, host Chris Barnes sat down with Gary Smith, Chief of EAM and Supply Chain Management with MTA New York City transit to ask what EAM is and what a supply chain professional does as a civil servant. Learn what Gary looks for when hiring - 3 tips for preparing for a career in SCM or improving your SCM skills. Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and ALL Supply Chain Now Programming Here: https://supplychainnowradio.com/subscribe Leave a review for Supply Chain Now: https://ratethispodcast.com/supplychainnow Connect with Chris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrbarnes/ Connect with Gary on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-smith-cpim-f-cscp-f-cltd-f-2974a28/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-smith-cpim-f-cscp-f-cltd-f-2974a28/) Supply Chain Now Ranked #3 Supply Chain YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/yazfegov  Download the Q4 2020 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://freight.usbank.com/?es=a255&a=20 “Transforming Supply Chains to Make a Positive Impact on the World Around Us” Webinar with Kinaxis and Mars Digital Technologies: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/254220695046245133 “Proven Success Panel: Group Purchasing in Action” Webinar with OMNIA Partners: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7304056155906263567 Learn more about our HIghlighted Non-Profit Making it Happen for Q1, Truckers Against Trafficking: https://truckersagainsttrafficking.org This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-20.

Feb 5

43 min 3 sec

How do you land a job in supply chain management without any supply chain experience? In today's episode of Supply Chain is Boring, Chris sits down with non-traditional student and recent graduate Laurie Melonja-Seall, and listen as she outlines her approach. Laurie Melonja-Seall is a recent graduate of Georgia Gwinnett College, and is now a Supply Chain Production Planning Analyst for Niagara Bottling. Laurie is the former president and founding member of the Georgia Gwinnett College APICS Student Chapter and the current VP of the APICS Atlanta Chapter. Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and ALL Supply Chain Now Programming Here: https://supplychainnowradio.com/subscribe Leave a review for Supply Chain Now: https://ratethispodcast.com/supplychainnow Connect with Chris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrbarnes/ Connect with Laurie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurie-melonja-seall-5bba3817a/ Supply Chain Now Ranked #3 Supply Chain YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/yazfegov This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-19.

Jan 22

16 min 7 sec

Bruce Welty has been a pioneer and visionary in automating warehouses since before the Internet. He has built, bought and sold some of the industry’s most innovative companies. He’s automated warehouses for Fortune 500s, e-Commerce startups, and even built a fulfillment company that ships more than $1 billion worth of e-Commerce orders each year. It was his direct experience with warehouses, fulfillment, and robotics that inspired him to build an entirely new solution. Bruce Welty never wanted to build robots; Amazon.com made him do it. Starting in the 1970s, Welty, specialized in software for managing warehouses. In 2009, he shifted gears and founded Quiet Logistics, a company that used robots from Kiva Systems of North Reading to dramatically reduce warehouse operating costs. But three years later, retailing titan Amazon.com acquired Kiva, cutting off Welty’s robot supply. He saw only one hope — build his own robots. In part 2 of this 2 part series, we sat down with warehouse technology industry veteran Bruce Welty to learn about his vision of warehouse automation, autonomous mobile robots, and Moravec’s paradox. Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and ALL Supply Chain Now Programming Here: https://supplychainnowradio.com/subscribe Leave a review for Supply Chain Now: https://ratethispodcast.com/supplychainnow Connect with Chris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrbarnes/ Connect with Bruce on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-welty-6a2bb01/ 60 minutes interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8e6ZXOHolo Dynamo podcast: https://www.dynamo.vc/podcasts/fosc-48-bruce-welty-of-quiet-3pf Five Things to Know About Bruce Welty: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/10/28/five-things-you-should-know-about-bruce-welty/0M5RLcNnlE9pFkD1fo075M/story.html The New Warehouse – Episode 1: https://www.thenewwarehouse.com/2019/03/10/episode-01-bruce-welty/ Demo with Bruce Welty @ Techcrunch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul9PoIzyBjA How Locus Robotics Plans to Build a Successor to Amazon’s KIVA: https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-robots/locus-robotics-warehouse-automation-robots The Constructrr Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/57gJHjVLKjIpXfVJ9xeONJ CIO Review: https://robotics.cioreview.com/vendor/2017/locus_robotics Supply Chain Now Ranked #3 Supply Chain YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/yazfegov Download the Q3 2020 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: freight.usbank.com/?es=a229&a=20 Watch the Replay of The Connected IoT Supply Chain: https://supplychainnow.com/the-connected-iot-supply-chain This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-18.

Jan 8

31 min 57 sec

Bruce Welty never wanted to build robots; Amazon.com made him do it. Starting in the 1970s, Welty, specialized in software for managing warehouses. In 2009, he shifted gears and founded Quiet Logistics, a company that used robots from Kiva Systems of North Reading to dramatically reduce warehouse operating costs. But three years later, retailing titan Amazon.com acquired Kiva, cutting off Welty’s robot supply. He saw only one hope — build his own robots. Take a listen to Bruce’s story about his career and success tips for starting a business. Bruce Welty is the Founder and Vice Chairman of Quiet Logistics. Bruce has been a pioneer and visionary in automating warehouses since before the Internet. He has built, bought and sold some of the industry’s most innovative companies. He’s automated warehouses for Fortune 500s, e-Commerce startups, and even built a fulfillment company that ships more than $1 billion worth of e-Commerce orders each year. It was his direct experience with warehouses, fulfillment, and robotics that inspired him to build an entirely new solution. Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and ALL Supply Chain Now Programming Here: https://supplychainnowradio.com/subscribe Leave a review for Supply Chain Now: https://ratethispodcast.com/supplychainnow Connect with Chris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrbarnes/ Connect with Bruce on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-welty-6a2bb01/ 60 minutes interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8e6ZXOHolo Dynamo podcast: https://www.dynamo.vc/podcasts/fosc-48-bruce-welty-of-quiet-3pf Five Things to Know About Bruce Welty: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/10/28/five-things-you-should-know-about-bruce-welty/0M5RLcNnlE9pFkD1fo075M/story.html The New Warehouse – Episode 1: https://www.thenewwarehouse.com/2019/03/10/episode-01-bruce-welty/ Demo with Bruce Welty @ Techcrunch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul9PoIzyBjA How Locus Robotics Plans to Build a Successor to Amazon’s KIVA: https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-robots/locus-robotics-warehouse-automation-robots The Constructrr Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/57gJHjVLKjIpXfVJ9xeONJ CIO Review: https://robotics.cioreview.com/vendor/2017/locus_robotics Supply Chain Now Ranked #3 Supply Chain YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/yazfegov Download the Q3 2020 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: freight.usbank.com/?es=a229&a=20 Watch the Replay of The Connected IoT Supply Chain: https://supplychainnow.com/the-connected-iot-supply-chain This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-17

Dec 2020

36 min 43 sec

In this episode of Supply Chain is Boring, Chris sits down with Dr. James Stock. Dr. Stock has been honored internationally three separate times for his achievements in supply chain and logistics management by the industry’s leading professional organizations. This year, he will receive the Supply Chain Management Professionals’ Distinguished Service Award – the highest honor that an individual can receive for their achievements in supply chain and logistics management. In addition, he will also be honored with the Special Lifetime Logistics Service Award by Yasar University in Izmir, Turkey and the 9th International Logistics and Supply Chain Congress for his outstanding achievement and continuous contributions to the field. Over the (recent) years, Dr. Jim Stock has been interviewing some of the business and academia thought leaders who have shaped the way we think about supply chain management. Guest list includes: Dr. Daniel Wren, University of Oklahoma Dr. Thom Speh, Miami University Dr. John T. Mentzer, University of Tennessee Dr. C. John Langley, Jr., Pennsylvania State University Kenneth Ackerman Dr. Donald J. Bowersox, University of South Florida Dr. James L. Heskett, Harvard University Dr. Bernard J. La Londe, Ohio State University Following is a link to the video recordings and transcripts. https://usfondemand.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Sessions/List.aspx?folderID=ef49a2cd-9fd6-4b1b-b9dc-ac0c01437c1e Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and all Supply Chain Now Programs: supplychainnow.com/subscribe/ Connect with James on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-stock-753b206/ Connect with Chris on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrbarnes/ Supply Chain Now Ranked #1 Supply Chain Podcast via FeedSpot: tinyurl.com/rud8y9m Supply Chain Now Ranked #3 Supply Chain YouTube Channel: tinyurl.com/yazfegov Download the Q3 2020 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://freight.usbank.com/?es=a240&a=20 Listen to the Replay of The Connected IoT Supply Chain: https://supplychainnow.com/the-connected-iot-supply-chain Check Out News From Our Sponsors: U.S. Bank: www.usbpayment.com/transportation-solutions Capgemini: www.capgemini.com/us-en/ Vector Global Logistics: vectorgl.com/ Verusen: www.verusen.com/ This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-16/.

Dec 2020

27 min 35 sec

In this episode of Supply Chain is Boring, Chris Barnes speaks with Dr. James Stock. Dr. James Stock has been honored internationally three separate times for his achievements in supply chain and logistics management by the industry's leading professional organizations. This year, he will receive the Supply Chain Management Professionals' 2011 Distinguished Service Award – the highest honor that an individual can receive for their achievements in supply chain and logistics management. In addition, he will also be honored with the Special Lifetime Logistics Service Award by Yasar University in Izmir, Turkey and the 9th International Logistics and Supply Chain Congress for his outstanding achievement and continuous contributions to the field. During the course of his 35-year career, Stock has also been honored with, DC Velocity magazine's "Rainmaker for 2006" and has been awarded the Eccles Medal and the Armitage Medal by SOLE – The International Society of Logistics. Stock has more than 150 publications in the field. He has authored six books and his publications have been translated into five different languages – Chinese, Czech, Portuguese, Russian, and Thai. He has also traveled to 46 countries on six continents to conduct research, lecture, or do consulting work for various organizations and universities. Before coming to USF in 1989, Stock, the Frank Harvey Endowed Professor of Marketing at the College of Business, taught at Michigan State University, the Air Force Institute of Technology, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Notre Dame. He holds a BS and MBA from the University of Miami (Florida) and a PhD from The Ohio State University. Stock is an active member of numerous professional organizations, former editor of the Journal of Business Logistics and International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, serves on many international editorial review boards, and is on the USF Honors and Awards committee. Over the (recent) years, Dr. Jim Stock has been interviewing some of the business and academia thought leaders who have shaped the way we think about supply chain management. Guest list includes: Dr. Daniel Wren, University of Oklahoma Dr. Thom Speh, Miami University Dr. John T. Mentzer, University of Tennessee Dr. C. John Langley, Jr., Pennsylvania State University Kenneth Ackerman Dr. Donald J. Bowersox, University of South Florida Dr. James L. Heskett, Harvard University Dr. Bernard J. La Londe, Ohio State University Following is a link to the video recordings and transcripts. https://usfondemand.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Sessions/List.aspx?folderID=ef49a2cd-9fd6-4b1b-b9dc-ac0c01437c1e Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and ALL Supply Chain Now Programming Here: https://supplychainnowradio.com/subscribe Leave a review for Supply Chain Now: https://ratethispodcast.com/supplychainnow Connect with Chris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrbarnes/ Connect with James on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-stock-753b206/ Supply Chain Now Ranked #1 Supply Chain Podcast via FeedSpot: tinyurl.com/rud8y9m Supply Chain Now Ranked #3 Supply Chain YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/yazfegov Download the Q3 2020 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://freight.usbank.com/?es=a240&a=20 WEBINAR: The Connected IoT Supply Chain: https://tinyurl.com/yym2fvcl Check Out News From Our Sponsors: U.S. Bank: www.usbpayment.com/transportation-solutions Capgemini: www.capgemini.com/us-en/ Vector Global Logistics: vectorgl.com/ Verusen: www.verusen.com/ This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-15.

Nov 2020

32 min 11 sec

How did one of the most successful supply chain technology companies get started? In this episode of Supply Chain is Boring, powered by Supply Chain Now, host Chris Barnes sits down with industry veteran Duncan Klett to learn about his career and why he started Kinaxis. Duncan Klett is a Fellow and Co-founder of Kinaxis (established in 1984), whose product RapidResponse, offers an interactive tool for supply chain management. As a certified professional engineer, B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc Electrical, he has more that 35 years experience with analytics and software solutions. Duncan now acts on the Strategy team as a liaison amongst supply chain practitioners, researchers, the Kinaxis design team and executives. Prior to starting Kinaxis, Duncan held various positions developing real-time and computer-aided design systems with Bell Northern Research and Mitel Corporation. He also has been involved with several professional and community organizations and regularly gives lectures at universities and industry events.   Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Subscribe to Supply Chain Now and ALL Supply Chain Now Programming Here: https://supplychainnowradio.com/subscribe Leave a review for Supply Chain Now: https://ratethispodcast.com/supplychainnow Connect with Chris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrbarnes/ Connect with Duncan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/duncan-klett-39942b10/ Supply Chain Now Ranked #1 Supply Chain Podcast via FeedSpot: tinyurl.com/rud8y9m Supply Chain Now Ranked #3 Supply Chain YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/yazfegov AIAG Virtual 2020 Supply Chain Conference: https://tinyurl.com/y8axeflc Download the Q3 2020 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: https://freight.usbank.com/?es=a240&a=20 AME Toronto 2020 Virtual Conference: https://www.ame.org/ame-toronto-2020 WEBINAR: The Connected IoT Supply Chain: https://tinyurl.com/yym2fvcl Check Out News From Our Sponsors: U.S. Bank: www.usbpayment.com/transportation-solutions Capgemini: www.capgemini.com/us-en/ Vector Global Logistics: vectorgl.com/ Verusen: www.verusen.com/ This episode was hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/episode-491.

Oct 2020

32 min 15 sec

You know him as the host of TECHquila Sunrise and co-host of Supply Chain Now. But who was Greg White before he was a Supply Chain celebrity? Listen to part 2 of this interview with Mr. White as he discussed his business successes, building a team for success, who he is helping today, and what the future of supply chain management holds. Greg White serves as Principal & Host at Supply Chain Now. Greg is a founder, CEO, board director and advisor in B2B technology with multiple successful exits. He recently joined Trefoil Advisory as a Partner to further their vision of stronger companies by delivering practical solutions to the highest-stakes challenges. Prior to Trefoil, Greg served as CEO at Curo, a field service management solution most notably used by Amazon to direct their fulfillment center deployment workforce. Greg is most known for founding Blue Ridge Solutions and served as President & CEO for the Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader of cloud-native supply chain applications that balance inventory with customer demand. Greg has also held leadership roles with Servigistics, and E3 Corporation, where he pioneered their cloud supply chain offering in 1998. In addition to his work at Supply Chain Now and Trefoil, rapidly-growing companies leverage Greg as an independent board director and advisor for his experience building disruptive B2B technology and supply chain companies widely recognized as industry leaders. He’s an insightful visionary who helps companies rapidly align vision, team, market, messaging, product, and intellectual property to accelerate value creation. Greg guides founders, investors and leadership teams to create breakthroughs that gain market exposure and momentum, and increase company esteem and valuation. Learn more about Trefoil Advisory: www.trefoiladvisory.com Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring and all Supply Chain Now Programs: supplychainnow.com/subscribe/ Connect with Greg on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gswhite/ Connect with Chris on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrbarnes/ Supply Chain Now Ranked #1 Supply Chain Podcast via FeedSpot: tinyurl.com/rud8y9m Supply Chain Now Ranked #3 Supply Chain YouTube Channel: tinyurl.com/yazfegov AIAG Virtual 2020 Supply Chain Conference: tinyurl.com/y8axeflc WEBINAR: Stand Up & Sound Off- https://tinyurl.com/y4lcahdr AME Toronto 2020 Virtual Conference: https://www.ame.org/ame-toronto-2020 Check Out News From Our Sponsors: U.S. Bank: www.usbpayment.com/transportation-solutions Capgemini: www.capgemini.com/us-en/ Vector Global Logistics: vectorgl.com/ Verusen: www.verusen.com/ This episode is hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/supply-chain-is-boring-13.

Oct 2020

40 min 53 sec

You know him as the witty and thought-provoking host of Supply Chain Now and TECHquila Sunrise. But did you know Mr. White is a proven executive-level leader? Listen to Part 1 of this interview to learn how he became an industry driver. Greg White serves as Principal & Host at Supply Chain Now. Greg is a founder, CEO, board director and advisor in B2B technology with multiple successful exits. He recently joined Trefoil Advisory as a Partner to further their vision of stronger companies by delivering practical solutions to the highest-stakes challenges. Prior to Trefoil, Greg served as CEO at Curo, a field service management solution most notably used by Amazon to direct their fulfillment center deployment workforce. Greg is most known for founding Blue Ridge Solutions and served as President & CEO for the Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader of cloud-native supply chain applications that balance inventory with customer demand. Greg has also held leadership roles with Servigistics, and E3 Corporation, where he pioneered their cloud supply chain offering in 1998. In addition to his work at Supply Chain Now and Trefoil, rapidly-growing companies leverage Greg as an independent board director and advisor for his experience building disruptive B2B technology and supply chain companies widely recognized as industry leaders. He’s an insightful visionary who helps companies rapidly align vision, team, market, messaging, product, and intellectual property to accelerate value creation. Greg guides founders, investors and leadership teams to create breakthroughs that gain market exposure and momentum, and increase company esteem and valuation. Learn more about Trefoil Advisory: www.trefoiladvisory.com Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Connect with Greg on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gswhite/ Connect with Chris on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrbarnes/ Subscribe to all Supply Chain Now Programs: supplychainnowradio.com/subscribe/ Supply Chain Now Ranked #1 Supply Chain Podcast via FeedSpot: tinyurl.com/rud8y9m Supply Chain Now Ranked #3 Supply Chain YouTube Channel: tinyurl.com/yazfegov Listen and Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring on Supply Chain Now: supply-chain-is-boring.captivate.fm/listen AIAG Virtual 2020 Supply Chain Conference: tinyurl.com/y8axeflc Register for Reuters Events Supply Chain USA Virtual 2020 Summit Here: https://tinyurl.com/y4mj6jph WEBINAR: Stand Up & Sound Off- https://tinyurl.com/y4lcahdr AME Toronto 2020 Virtual Conference: https://www.ame.org/ame-toronto-2020 Check Out News From Our Sponsors: U.S. Bank: www.usbpayment.com/transportation-solutions Capgemini: www.capgemini.com/us-en/ Vector Global Logistics: vectorgl.com/ Verusen: www.verusen.com/ This episode is hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnowradio.com/supply-chain-is-boring-12.

Oct 2020

48 min 23 sec

In this episode we sat down with industry veteran Greg Owens to learn about his impressive career going from an entry level consultant at Anderson Consulting to various CEO roles. You can easily hear Greg’s internal drive for success and passion for supply chain management. It all sounds pretty boring. So let’s see if Greg can prove us wrong. Greg Owens is the CEO and a founder of iGAM. Greg also serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board at PRGX Global, Inc. In his most recent position, he served as the Group President of New Sectors & Ventures at Ritchie Bros. and as CEO of IronPlanet, Inc. since 2007. Prior to this, he served as Managing Director at Red Zone Capital, a Washington, D.C. private equity firm focused on strong revenue growth opportunities. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Manugistics Group, Inc. where he doubled annual revenues to $300 million for the supply chain management software company. Greg also served as Global Managing Partner, Supply Chain Management at Accenture where he was a founding member of the company's supply chain group. In addition, he serves on several outside boards including 3VR, Guardian Analytics, S1 Corporation, Secure Works, and Serena Software. Greg holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology where he currently serves on the President's Advisory Board as well as the College of Management Board. Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Connect with Greg on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregory-owens-498ab52/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregory-owens-498ab52/) Connect with Chris on Linkedin: https://gate.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fin%2Fchrisrbarnes%2F&token=319543-1-1598027501395 (www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrbarnes/) Subscribe to all Supply Chain Now Programs: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsupplychainnowradio.com%2Fsubscribe%2F&token=48d796-1-1598027501395 (supplychainnowradio.com/subscribe/) Supply Chain Now Ranked https://soundcloud.com/tags/1 (#1) Supply Chain Podcast via FeedSpot: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Frud8y9m&token=f80f79-1-1598027501395 (tinyurl.com/rud8y9m) Supply Chain Now Ranked https://soundcloud.com/tags/3 (#3) Supply Chain YouTube Channel: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fyazfegov&token=c06057-1-1598027501395 (tinyurl.com/yazfegov) Listen and Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring on Supply Chain Now: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsupply-chain-is-boring.captivate.fm%2Flisten&token=1386da-1-1598027501395 (supply-chain-is-boring.captivate.fm/listen) AIAG Virtual 2020 Supply Chain Conference: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fy8axeflc&token=f99043-1-1598027501395 (tinyurl.com/y8axeflc) Register for Reuters Events Supply Chain USA Virtual 2020 Summit Here: https://eur06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fy4mj6jph&data=02%7C01%7C%7C8962f1618d5b45a53fa608d849e62e94%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637340600251876796&sdata=m7Kz%2FmS5k5r8qRwcrBx4YQ4BU8o2i8HglOMcPg1Qz8w%3D&reserved=0 (https://tinyurl.com/y4mj6jph) WEBINAR: Stand Up & Sound Off- https://tinyurl.com/y4lcahdr (https://tinyurl.com/y4lcahdr) WEBINAR: New Market, New Mindset- https://tinyurl.com/y2rwvmwm (https://tinyurl.com/y2rwvmwm) AME Toronto 2020 Virtual Conference: https://www.ame.org/ame-toronto-2020 (https://www.ame.org/ame-toronto-2020) Check Out News From Our Sponsors: U.S. Bank: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usbpayment.com%2Ftransportation-solutions&token=c6bdb4-1-1598027501395 (www.usbpayment.com/transportation-solutions) Capgemini: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.capgemini.com%2Fus-en%2F&token=4d92c1-1-1598027501395 (www.capgemini.com/us-en/) Vector Global Logistics: vectorgl.com/...

Sep 2020

34 min 24 sec

This is part 2 of a 2 part interview with the Supply Chain Technology Company whisperer Greg Cronin. In part 1 we discussed how Mr. Cronin got into the supply chain space and the impact he has had. In this part 2 interview, Mr. Cronin comes out of retirement, again, and is excited about the supply chain technology market potential over the next five years. It all sounds pretty boring. So let’s see if Greg can prove me wrong. Over his career, Mr. Greg Cronin has advised and led several companies to the next level of business expansion by identifying key pain points and creating successful solutions for customers. Companies include AutoStore, Honeywell Intelligrated, Quiet Logistics, Manhattan Associates, and McHugh/RedPrairie/JDA, among others. Cronin’s know-how, in both the automated hardware and innovative “smart” software fields makes him sought after by emerging supply chain technology companies. Throughout his career, Greg has established and maintained a strong and loyal network of industry connections including former customers and peers, analysts, media, and consultants. Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Connect with Greg on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-cronin-525a4511/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-cronin-525a4511/) Connect with Chris on Linkedin: https://gate.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fin%2Fchrisrbarnes%2F&token=319543-1-1598027501395 (www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrbarnes/) Subscribe to Supply Chain Now: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsupplychainnowradio.com%2Fsubscribe%2F&token=48d796-1-1598027501395 (supplychainnowradio.com/subscribe/) Supply Chain Now Ranked https://soundcloud.com/tags/1 (#1) Supply Chain Podcast via FeedSpot: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Frud8y9m&token=f80f79-1-1598027501395 (tinyurl.com/rud8y9m) Supply Chain Now Ranked https://soundcloud.com/tags/3 (#3) Supply Chain YouTube Channel: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fyazfegov&token=c06057-1-1598027501395 (tinyurl.com/yazfegov) Listen and Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring on Supply Chain Now: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsupply-chain-is-boring.captivate.fm%2Flisten&token=1386da-1-1598027501395 (supply-chain-is-boring.captivate.fm/listen) Listen and Subscribe to TECHquila Sunrise with Greg White on Supply Chain Now: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftechquila-sunrise.captivate.fm%2Flisten&token=321cb3-1-1598027501395 (techquila-sunrise.captivate.fm/listen) Listen and Subscribe to This Week in Business History on Supply Chain Now: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fthis-week-in-business-h.captivate.fm%2Flisten&token=7bd1c2-1-1598027501395 (this-week-in-business-h.captivate.fm/listen) Listen and Subscribe to Veteran Voices on Supply Chain Now: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fveteran-voices.captivate.fm%2Flisten&token=6db6d0-1-1598027501395 (veteran-voices.captivate.fm/listen) AIAG Virtual 2020 Supply Chain Conference: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fy8axeflc&token=f99043-1-1598027501395 (tinyurl.com/y8axeflc) Check Out News From Our Sponsors: U.S. Bank: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usbpayment.com%2Ftransportation-solutions&token=c6bdb4-1-1598027501395 (www.usbpayment.com/transportation-solutions) Capgemini: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.capgemini.com%2Fus-en%2F&token=4d92c1-1-1598027501395 (www.capgemini.com/us-en/) Vector Global Logistics: vectorgl.com/ Verusen: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.verusen.com%2F&token=68503d-1-1598027501395 (www.verusen.com/) ProPurchaser.com: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fy6l2kh7g&token=ae303a-1-1598027501395 (tinyurl.com/y6l2kh7g) This episode is hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page...

Sep 2020

29 min 39 sec

In this two part interview we spoke with the Supply Chain Technology company whisperer, Greg Cronin, about his long and successful career in supply chain management and what the future holds. It also just happens he and John Hill, who we recently interviewed on Supply Chain is Boring are considered the fathers of the warehouse management system industry and you get the indication the competitive embers are still alive.   In part 1 Greg discusses how he got into supply chain management up through his multiple attempts at retirement. Be sure to listen through the end to hear bonus coverage to get a better understanding of Greg Cronin. It all sounds pretty boring. So let’s see if Greg can prove me wrong. Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Connect with Greg on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-cronin-525a4511/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-cronin-525a4511/) Connect with Chris on Linkedin: https://gate.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fin%2Fchrisrbarnes%2F&token=319543-1-1598027501395 (www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrbarnes/) Subscribe to Supply Chain Now: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsupplychainnowradio.com%2Fsubscribe%2F&token=48d796-1-1598027501395 (supplychainnowradio.com/subscribe/) Supply Chain Now Ranked https://soundcloud.com/tags/1 (#1) Supply Chain Podcast via FeedSpot: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Frud8y9m&token=f80f79-1-1598027501395 (tinyurl.com/rud8y9m) Supply Chain Now Ranked https://soundcloud.com/tags/3 (#3) Supply Chain YouTube Channel: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fyazfegov&token=c06057-1-1598027501395 (tinyurl.com/yazfegov) Listen and Subscribe to Supply Chain is Boring on Supply Chain Now: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsupply-chain-is-boring.captivate.fm%2Flisten&token=1386da-1-1598027501395 (supply-chain-is-boring.captivate.fm/listen) Listen and Subscribe to TECHquila Sunrise with Greg White on Supply Chain Now: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftechquila-sunrise.captivate.fm%2Flisten&token=321cb3-1-1598027501395 (techquila-sunrise.captivate.fm/listen) Listen and Subscribe to This Week in Business History on Supply Chain Now: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fthis-week-in-business-h.captivate.fm%2Flisten&token=7bd1c2-1-1598027501395 (this-week-in-business-h.captivate.fm/listen) Listen and Subscribe to Veteran Voices on Supply Chain Now: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fveteran-voices.captivate.fm%2Flisten&token=6db6d0-1-1598027501395 (veteran-voices.captivate.fm/listen) AIAG Virtual 2020 Supply Chain Conference: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fy8axeflc&token=f99043-1-1598027501395 (tinyurl.com/y8axeflc) Check Out News From Our Sponsors: U.S. Bank: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usbpayment.com%2Ftransportation-solutions&token=c6bdb4-1-1598027501395 (www.usbpayment.com/transportation-solutions) Capgemini: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.capgemini.com%2Fus-en%2F&token=4d92c1-1-1598027501395 (www.capgemini.com/us-en/) Vector Global Logistics: vectorgl.com/ Verusen: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.verusen.com%2F&token=68503d-1-1598027501395 (www.verusen.com/) ProPurchaser.com: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fy6l2kh7g&token=ae303a-1-1598027501395 (tinyurl.com/y6l2kh7g) This episode is hosted by Chris Barnes. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.supplychainnowradio.com%2Fepisode-406&token=a43a38-1-1598027501395 (.supplychainnowradio.com/)supply-chain-is-boring-9

Aug 2020

28 min

In the part 2 interview with John Hill, he continues to stress the importance of improving processes before implementing technology. In other words, what is your why? It sounds like common sense but from my experience you improve project success when the goals and realistic expectations have been defined. John then goes into a short course on how to select and justify warehouse technology/solutions. Given John’s background and experience this is gold. And John agrees, the future is bright. WMS packages and companies are morphing into broader solutions to include warehouse controls, robotics, execution systems, and artificial intelligence. This is a common theme I hear on other Supply Chain is Boring guest. (check out future episodes). Mr. Hill has truly been influential in the space over the past ½ century. He has a zest for what he does and is still preaching the MHI gospel. Thank you John for sharing with me and the Supply Chain is Boring audience. ** 1:00: After the barcode days. 1:30: A barcode is little more than a curious decoration 2:30: The role of a tannery in RFID 4:20: An $80 RFID tag, is it worthwhile? 5:15: Rockwell gets into RFID 5:30: 1974 Material Handling Show, a chance meeting of a man with a vision 6:20: Joining Logisticon 6:55: A management fundamental, go see the customer 7:30: An expensive lesson learned 8:15: You need to know the difference between a warehouse and an outhouse? 9:15: Avoid overlaying technology over bad processes 10:00: JC Penney was a WMS early adopter, 1974 10:55: 1971 barcoding at Buick, before the retail adoption of UPC 11:35: Sticking with MHI 12:30: 1995 Warehouse Management Systems Group formed under MHI 13:00: Rebranded to Supply Chain Execution Systems Group 14:00: There were many more than the 29 official members. Everyone thought they could do it. 200 across the globe. 15:00: Gartner Magic Quadrant, Tom Ryan 15:50: Why are there so many providers? John says of the 600,000 warehouses in the US only 35-40% of the market uses technology. This number may be 16:45: Fraunhofer Group http://www.warehouse-logistics.com/57/3/10014/fraunhofer-iml-publishes-%C2%BBwms-market-report%C2%AB.html (http://www.warehouse-logistics.com/57/3/10014/fraunhofer-iml-publishes-%C2%BBwms-market-report%C2%AB.html) http://www.warehouse-logistics.com/en/home.html (http://www.warehouse-logistics.com/en/home.html) 17:45: What happened to Logisticon? 18:35: Serialization is even more important now 19:30: Getting back to basics. Lessons from an expert. 20:00: Apocryphal, 65-70% of functionality is rarely used. Do you agree? 21:20: Does lack of training contribute? 22:00: Engage with the workforce. They may have ideas. And it will increase overall buy in 22:30: Collect accurate operations data. Document every process. 23:30: Develop KPIs to measure success. Georgia Tech WERC Karl Mandrot – DC Metrics 24:15: No one knows your warehouse better than you do 24:35: Can you improve processes first? 25:00: Define target KPIs 25:40: Building a business case for all functional areas 26:35: Putting dollar values on the improvements. Get the customers input and buy in. Ask ‘how much do you think it is worth to improve x, or reduce y?’ 29:25: Consider the Dupont Model to calculate probable ROI and ROA 30:30: Example investment / benefits numbers 31:35: WMS seminars, Eric Peters 31:45: WMS selection strategies book 32:00: In the car bird seat – helping teams identify solutions with St. Onge. 32:30: Cypress Associates. Linked to golf. 33:20: Never stop learning 33:45: A potential product idea? Anyone interested in starting a company? AI and machine learning in logistics. Princeton University. 36:20: Esync, MARC, RGTI Bob Kennedy 36:55: The Reed Apple Award, Rudy Reed (Purdue) & Jim Apple, Sr. (Georgia Tech) – Jim Apple, Jr. 38:40: The future of WMS is morphing. 39:20: Another rebrand, MHI Solutions Community 39:45: Much more than WMS, TMS, etc. 41:35: WES,...

Aug 2020

47 min 37 sec

Supply Chain guru Chris Barnes interviews the brightest minds and innovative organizations who are contributing the most cutting-edge concepts and ideas to the end-to-end supply chain. But it all sounds pretty boring.  What do you think? Data collection and WMS is very boring... or is it? In this episode of Supply Chain is Boring, Chris interviews data collection pioneer John Hill. John Hill, with St. Onge Company, is a pioneering officer of automatic data collection, material handling and supply chain systems firms with over 100 successful AIDC (bar code, radio frequency identification), material handling equipment and warehouse, labor and transportation management information systems deployments.Hill’s experience includes supply chain benchmarking and strategy development, logistics network and operations performance optimization, process and systems design, and the selection and installation of technology and systems. He has led consulting engagements for Alliance/ Freightliner, Armstrong World Industries, Avnet, Brighton-Best, Burkhart Dental, Burron Medical, Canberra, the Chilean Ministry of Transport, Coca-Cola, Commonwealth Aluminum, CSX Corporation, Driscoll’s, Emery Worldwide, Ford Motor Company, Frazier, Fresh Express / Chiquita, Freeman’s (UK), Fresh & Easy (Tesco), General Electric, General Motors, General Trading, the Gillette Company, Hewlett-Packard, Inland Steel, J. M. Schneider Inc. (Maple Leaf Foods), the Keebler Company, Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, Litton Industries, Lockheed, MasterTag, Menlo Logistics, Monfort, Inc. (ConAgra), Nevamar, Nielsen-Bainbridge, Owens & Minor, Pepsi Bottling Group, Rhodia, RJ Reynolds Packaging, Schurman Fine Papers, the US Postal Service, Thomas & Betts (ABB), UCSF, UTi Integrated Logistics, WAI, WinCo Foods and many others. Co-founder, former chair and emeritus member of AIM, the global Automatic Identification & Data Capture Trade Association. Charter member of AIDC 100, a non-profit association of technology professionals who have contributed to the growth of the industry. Former president of the Material Handling Institute,(MHI), member of its Board of Governors and an emeritus member of MHI’s Advisory Roundtable. Co-founder of MHI’s Integrated Systems & Controls, Supply Chain Execution Systems & Technologies and Information Systems Solutions groups. Former president and a current Lifetime Director of the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc., he is also a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the Warehouse Education & Research Council (WERC). With global engineering firm St. Onge (www.stonge.com) since 2012, Hill began his career with 3M Company in Europe and has served on the boards of Computer Identics, DataMax, ESYNC, Identronix (IDX), Logisticon, MEK, Source Technologies and TrueDemand. Recipient of MHI’s 1997 Norman L. Cahners and 2004 Reed-Apple awards as well as AIM’s 2014 Allan Gilligan and 2018 Dilling awards for contributions to the U.S. material handling and AIDC marketplaces. He was also inducted into Modern Material Handling magazine's 20th Century Hall of Fame, DC Velocity magazine’s 2003 charter roster of Logistics Rainmakers and World Trade magazine’s annual Fabulous 50. Widely published in the U. S. and overseas, he currently serves on the editorial advisory boards of Material Handling & Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines. He has given over 350 seminars and presentations for academia, corporate clients, professional and trade associations in North and Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia and served for many years as a faculty member at Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute. Connect with John on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-m-hill-07519b12/ Connect with Chris on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrbarnes/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisrbarnes/) Learn More about...

Jul 2020

32 min 3 sec

Looking to get your CSCP certification? This episode of Supply Chain is Boring features Christian Warren, recent CSCP certified professional. Learn why you may want or need a CSCP certification and some tips on taking APICS exams. Christian has over 25 years of experience in the consulting, manufacturing, logistics and consumer products industries. He has led organizations that provided project management, lean/six sigma and data analysis/market research services. He has over 15 years of executive leadership experience in 3rd Party Logistics. Christian counts General Motors, Deloitte Consulting and CEVA Logistics among his past employers. He currently works for CH Robinson. Supply Chain is boring is hosted by Chris Barnes. Learn more and listen to other Supply Chain is Boring episodes here: www.supplychainnowradio.com/supply-chain-is-boring

Jun 2020

18 min 8 sec

How did a Princeton and Harvard MBA Grad end up in Supply Chain? Listen as Chris interviews Ken Ackerman, founder and lead consultant of K.B. Ackerman Company, to learn about Ken's long career in logistics and warehouse management, the inception of WERC (Warehouse Education and Research Council), and so much more. *** Ken Ackerman has been active in logistics and warehousing management for his entire career. Before entering the consulting field, he was chief executive of Distribution Centers, Inc., a public warehousing company which is now part of Exel Logistics USA. In 1980, Ackerman sold the company and joined the management consulting division of Coopers & Lybrand. In 1981, he formed the Ackerman Company, a management advisory service. Ken is editor and publisher of Warehousing Forum, a monthly subscription newsletter. His newest books are Lean Warehousing and Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management, both published in 2007. His other recent publications include Auditing Warehouse Performance and Warehousing Tips. Harvard Business Review published “Making Warehousing More Efficient,” co-authored with Professor Bernard J. LaLonde. The New York Times published his bylined article “Just In Time, Right For Retail.” He is the author of numerous other articles dealing with warehousing and management. He has the following educational and professional credentials: B.A., Princeton University M.B.A., Harvard University Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals - Past President Warehousing Education and Research Council - Founder Ken Ackerman has provided management advisory services to companies throughout the world. These clients include manufacturers, wholesale distributors, retailers, warehousing firms, carriers and trade associations. He has provided advisory support to several consulting firms. In addition to advisory services, he has conducted training seminars on warehousing. He has served as a speaker at many conferences. His fluency in Spanish enables him to lecture and consult in that language. In 2002, Ken Ackerman was honored by Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) with a lifetime membership. He is the first person ever to receive similar recognition from three different organizations: CLM, IWLA and WERC. He received the Distinguished Service and Leadership Award in 1999 from International Warehouse Logistics Association and had earlier received the Distinguished Service Award from Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. He is an honorary life member of the Ohio Warehousemen's Association and a former director of American Warehouse Association. In civic activities, he was chapter chairman for Young Presidents Organization. He is past president and founder of the Wellington School, former officer of Columbus Association for the Performing Arts and past president of Opera Columbus. In addition to logistics activities, Ken Ackerman serves as a chair in Columbus for Vistage International, the world’s leading chief executive organization.

Jun 2020

41 min 52 sec

The Supply Chain Doctor spoke with Ted Stank, Faculty Director with the University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Institute to discuss Tennessee / Alabama football and supply chains in the era of Covid-19 and beyond. Ted Stank is the Bruce Chair of Excellence in SCM and Faculty Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee (PhD University of Georgia, 1994). He has authored over 100 articles and five books on various aspects of SCM. He previously worked for Abbott Laboratories and in the US Navy, and has consulted with dozens of organizations including ABI, Dell, IBM, Mondelez, Walgreens, and Walmart. He is a Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the CSCMP. Summary: 0:35 Start 0:50 Supply chain speak is everywhere. Do you understand? 1:15 Supply chain changes coming out of Covid-19 3:00 Bullwhip 5:25 Can an eclipse cause a bullwhip 6:30 Hoarding vs. supply chain design 8:50 Supply chain resilience and adaptability 9:30 SCM and SEC football 16:15       Profit vs. cost tradeoffs 17:30       Relationships vs transactions 18:40       Visibility and sharing is still a challenge 19:50       More tools = more data but not more information. Its still about processes 20:35       Looking for a career change? What about business analytics or data science? 21:20       AI & Predictive analytics 22:20       AI & Reddit gauging the success of a virtual NFL draft 23:10       A throw back to Benn Konsynski https://supplychainnowradio.com/episode-273/ (https://supplychainnowradio.com/episode-273/) 23:45       3D printing in SCM 26:30       Supply chain risk. EPIC https://haslam.utk.edu/whitepapers/global-supply-chain-institute/epic-global-supply-chain-risk-assessment (https://haslam.utk.edu/whitepapers/global-supply-chain-institute/epic-global-supply-chain-risk-assessment) 29:00       Are we in the era of SCM 32:00       APICS is good for students https://www.apics.org/apics-for-individuals/membership/categories (https://www.apics.org/apics-for-individuals/membership/categories) 33:20       Advanced Supply Chain Collaborative @ UTK https://haslam.utk.edu/gsci/ascc (https://haslam.utk.edu/gsci/ascc) 34:45       Thank you

May 2020

36 min

This episode of Supply Chain is Boring features Russell Sorrow. Russell Sorrow was an experienced professional in transition from a successful career in marketing communications to supply chain management. Since this interview, Mr. Sorrow has made the change and is now enjoying a role as a logistics analyst for a major 3PL. Learn how he leveraged learning opportunities to help bridge the career change. Listen to more episodes of Supply Chain is Boring here: https://supplychainnowradio.com/supply-chain-is-boring/ (https://supplychainnowradio.com/supply-chain-is-boring/)

May 2020

21 min 3 sec

This episode of Supply Chain is Boring features Kevin Lawton. Kevin Lawton is the founder of The New Warehouse Podcast which features insights and ideas for the logistics, distribution and transportation industries. Kevin has a background in distribution management with a focus on inventory control and new distribution center start ups. His podcast is reflective of his experience and also provides listeners with the insights of other experts in the industry. Kevin also has his CLTD certification from APICS and is on the board of the APICS Princeton Region South Jersey chapter in New Jersey. Supply Chain is boring is hosted by Chris Barnes. Learn more and listen to other Supply Chain is Boring episodes here: www.supplychainnowradio.com/supply-chain-is-boring

Apr 2020

30 min 22 sec

This episode of Supply Chain is Boring features Maryanne Ross. Maryanne has been active in adult education for over 25 years, starting her own training company in October 2001. She is recognized through the APICS Instructor Development Program as a Master Instructor for CPIM and CSCP and a Lead Instructor for Lean Enterprise, Global Sourcing and the Principles Courses. She is also recognized as a Master Instructor of new instructors for all three of the APICS Instructor Training Programs.Maryanne has 18 years of experience in a variety of manufacturing, purchasing and logistics positions, including automotive, medical, consumer goods, electronic and food industries. Maryanne has been an APICS member for over 25 years. She has developed interactive exercises to enhance the entire suite of APICS CSCP and CPIM review courses, and has served as a subject matter expert on the APICS CPIM, CSCP, and Principles content development committees. She has also been instrumental in creating activities and enhancements for the CPIM, Principles and Lean programs. Her passion is stimulating the learning experience for adult learners by creating hands on exercises that engage all learning styles. She is often engaged to deliver 5S and Lean training for Fortune 500 organizations, utilizing their internally developed curriculums, working in union and non-union environments She has trained several thousand participants around the world, working for clients such as Astra Zeneca, Exxon Mobil, AOL, Merck, DuPont, Volvo, Northrop Grumman, Hollister, GE, Fairchild Controls, The Hershey Company, JLG, Manitowoc Crane Group, Wabtec, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Supply Chain is boring is hosted by Chris Barnes. Learn more and listen to other Supply Chain is Boring episodes here: www.supplychainnowradio.com/supply-chain-is-boring

Mar 2020

27 min 37 sec