This podcast will look at the future of how order management will evolve from simply executing orders to truly optimizing how to best serve your customer. Listen as Guy Courtin and Tim Nelson discuss what to anticipate with the evolution of order management: next generation optimization rather than simply execution of orders. The cost to serve a customer will become more important than simply the cost to fulfill.
In this podcast, Infor’s Guy Courtin and Christine Barnhart discuss how manufacturers are adopting learnings from B2C supply chains to be more responsive to end customer needs. From AI and machine learning to greater digitization of the supply chain, modern manufacturers must become more nimble and responsive—creating a true multi-enterprise network to meet their customers’ needs.
In this episode, Guy Courtin speaks with Rachel Grogan of Burton Snowboards to discuss how the winter sports giant leverages its supply chain in today’s consumer-led world. As Burton faces challenges from planning to supplier collaboration to sustainability, it’s the supply chain they count on to score that perfect 10.
Supply chain has come a long way in the nine years and nearly 180 episodes since Supply Chain Radio began. And while some roads end, many others continue to grow. In Matt Gunn’s final episode as host of Supply Chain Radio, we take a look back at the evolution of supply chain since this show began, while looking forward to a bright future of global connectivity. Guy Courtin and Jenny Reese join in to offer their thoughts on the road ahead.
After several years and much debate, Great Britain is on the brink of leaving the European Union. And while politicians are still pursuing a final deal on Brexit, manufacturers and retailers are planning for the worst. In this episode, Matt Gunn and Guy Courtin take a look at how businesses are preparing for any unexpected curve these new trade laws might throw their way, and whether the right mix of technology, innovation, and inventory might help keep the supply chain safe.
Customers want it fast, they want it free, and they want it cheap. And when the order isn’t quite right, they often want to send it back. Especially in the world of e-commerce. While online shopping has been a boon to brands, retailers, and consumers alike, it also has a dark side: returns. By some estimates, returns will cost U.S. companies as much as $550 billion by 2020. And perhaps no part of the business will bear the burden more than the supply chain. In this episode, SEKO Logistics’ Brian Bourke and David Schulhof of Red Hot Penny join Matt Gunn to discuss the rising challenge of returns and the future of reverse logistics.
The process of managing a product’s lifecycle has come a long way since the days of Excel spreadsheets. Or has it? In this episode, Stan Pryzbylinski, vice president of research at CIMdata joins Matt Gunn and Jenny Reese to discuss how PLM software has evolved in the world of manufacturing, and how its role in keeping teams across the supply chain on the same page.
To err is human. To keep the global supply chain running, divine. Supply chain risk isn’t limited to black swan events like fires, floods and hurricanes. Many of the challenges businesses face are the result of human factors as well. Whether it’s something caused internally, or big changes to policies and regulations (Brexit, U.S.-China tariffs, etc.), these man-made issues can be just as disruptive as the largest storm. In this episode of Supply Chain Radio, Matt Gunn and Guy Courtin discuss the human element of disruption, and how businesses are working to keep the supply chain running through unexpected turns of events.
Nine times out of 10, consumers buy things for a reason. Whether putting together an outfit for a special occasion, or planning a DIY project at home, there’s generally some context within the buyer’s journey. But that context isn’t often reflected in stores or e-commerce, where product locations and assortments don’t always reflect a customer’s intended use. Michelle Bacharach, CEO and cofounder of FindMine joins SCR to discuss how putting products in context can improve consumer experiences while helping align the supply chain.
Everywhere you look, the supply chain is ripe for innovation. And as age-old challenges inspire new thinking about products, process, and labor, a new generation of technologists bring fresh ideas to the plate. In this episode, Forge CEO Stacey Ferreira, Simplista CEO Evan Silver, and retired GT Nexus founder Kurt Cavano join Matt Gunn to talk about the next wave of talent coming into the supply chain.
How will you manage your global supply chain now and in the future? Heidi Benko joins Guy Courtin to discuss the evolution of digital technology, multi-enterprise supply chain networks, and what happens when artificial intelligence meets the physical and financial flow of goods.
A pioneer in multi-enterprise supply chain business networks, Kurt Cavano has spent much of his career reshaping how businesses manage global trade. On his retirement from Infor GT Nexus, Cavano sat down with Matt Gunn to reflect on how far technology has come in the last 20 years, and to look ahead to what’s next for the industry.