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The Digital Supply Chain podcast is a show hosted by SAP Innovation Evangelist Tom Raftery, discussing thought leadership, best practices, and the latest innovations in delivering a sustainable supply chain.The show publishes 2 episodes a week, and features interviews with luminaries in the world of supply chain and Industry 4.0.All aspects of supply chains, and how to optimise them are discussed - everything from the design, planning, manufacturing, production, delivery, all the way through to product operation. Check out also the new Women in Supply Chain themed series of episodes.
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The world has changed enormously in the last 12 months. Ecommerce is at an all time high as people are avoiding going to physical stores, and increasingly ordering online. This has huge implications for the logistics sector.To talk about this and strategies to improve their efficacy I invited Mark Stanton onto the podcast. Mark is GM of Powerfleet for Supply Chain. We had a very cool chat about the newer technologies being rolled out in the space.This was a really interesting episode for me - I hope you enjoy it too.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
I came across Joseph Grobler after I (virtually) keynoted the Mastering SAP supply chain event in Australia last year.We had some great conversations about how supply chain software is often poorly setup, and how his organisation Transform Value Consulting helps with that. We also touched on how Covid has changed how his business operates.This was a really interesting episode for me - I hope you enjoy it too.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
It is a new year. In fact we're well into the second month of 2021.Very early into the pandemic I recorded a podcast with SAP's Global Head of Solution Management for Digital Supply Chain Martin Barkman,  where we had intended to talk about Industry 4.0 but very quickly we got sidetracked into discussing this new pandemic thing, and its implications.Almost a year on, I wanted to invite Martin back to ask him from his perspective what has happened in the meantime, and the implications for organisations post-covid.We had a really interesting chat covering many aspects of resilient, sustainable supply chains. I hope you enjoy it. If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
In the last episode of the podcast David Vallejo talked about Supply Chain Planning, and how that is changing. In this episode, I wanted to dig in a little deeper into some of the reasons why Planning is important - global volatility, both geopolitical, and climactic, and the relationship between the two.So, I invited Jacob Shapiro to come back on the podcast to talk about these issues. Jacob is the Founder and Chief Strategist at Perch Perspectives, as well as the host of the Perch Pod podcast.Given the crossover with the Climate 21 podcast, I decided to make this a two-for. This is not the entire conversation we recorded. I cut out some of the more climate related info, and left in the more supply chain details. Obviously, I'll reverse that when I publish this on the Climate 21 podcast this coming Wednesday.As you will see listening to this, we had a great time making this episode. I hope you enjoy listening to it. If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
I'm participating in a 5-part Design to Operate:Live livestream series which streams on LinkedIn Live and Twitter on Wednesdays. I will be co-hosting the next one with my colleague David Vallejo on Wednesday February 17th on the topic of Planning as a Critical Part of a Resilient, Sustainable #SupplyChain. David is the Global Head of Digital Business Planning at SAP, so I thought it would be good to have him here on the podcast to have a chat about Supply Chain planning, how covid has changed organisation's planning practices, some f the technologies impacting planning, and where to from here with planning in a post-covid worldAs you will see listening to this, we had a great time making this episode. I hope you enjoy listening to it. If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
The Covid pandemic has had seismic repercussions on all aspects of supply chains. To get a flavour of how the manufacturing world has been impacted, and what the future of manufacturing will look like, I invited Mike Lackey back onto the podcast.Mike is SAP's Global VP of Solution Management for Manufacturing, and so is uniquely positioned to comment on this. We had a fascinating conversation.As you will see listening to this, we had a great time making this episode. I hope you enjoy listening to it. If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
Factories are becoming more and more complex animals. They are now connected digital machines, sloughing off gigabytes of data - do we know what to do with it?In this episode I talk to Festo Didactic's Director of Engineering Ted Rozier and hear how they are equipping colleges with custom built mini-factories, complete with all the equipment, courseware, training for trainers, cloud connectivity - the lot to enable students to experience a "real" factory environment before going into the workplace.We didn't just talk about the factories, but also the funding models available to colleges to help them afford this.This was a really interesting episode of the podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and as you can probably tell, I learned loads. I hope you do too.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the new Digital Supply Chain podcast forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
I am a big fan of the folks over on the Supply Chain Now podcasts and livestreams. I regularly attend their livestreams, and was even honoured to be asked to be a guest on one of their episodes.I wanted to reciprocate, so I invited the newest podcaster to their fold, Karin Bursa who runs the TekTok Supply Chain Now podcast, which as the name suggests focuses more on the tech side of supply chain, so you know we have a lot in common!We had a fascinating and wide-ranging covering everything from trends in AI/Ml to data to blockchain (which we're both healthily sceptical about!), to education.This was a really interesting episode of the podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and as you can probably tell, I learned loads. I hope you do too - and if you do, don't forget to subscribe to Karin's podcast to hear more of her and her interviewees.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the new Digital Supply Chain podcast forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
Eurasian Resources Group is a leading natural resources producer, and one of the world's leading mining and smelting groups. They recently co-developed and implemented a new SAP cloud delivered solution called SAP Asset Strategy and Performance Management (ASPM). I was keen to know more, so I invited Sergey Margaryan, the Head of their Plant Maintenance Transformation Department to come on the podcast to tell me more about the project.This was a really interesting episode of the podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and as you can probably tell, I learned loads. I hope you do too.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the new Digital Supply Chain podcast forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
BDO is one of the largest accountancy firms globally and they recently released their 2021 Middle Market CFO Outlook Survey - an annual survey of 600 CFOs and amongst the findings was that supply chain has emerged as a top 3 challenge for the first time.Curious to know more, I invited Eskander Yavar, leader of BDO’s US Manufacturing Practice to come on the podcast to discuss the survey. We had a really interesting chat about the survey, and the wider implications of digitisation, and digital transformation on organisations.This was a really interesting episode of the podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and as you can probably tell, I learned loads. I hope you do too.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the new Digital Supply Chain podcast forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
It is episode 100 - wohoo!!!For this episode I wanted to tackle an important topic, and what is more important than the issue of human rights in supply chain?With this in mind I reached out to Dr Jan Hermann who is a Partner in PwC's Sustainability Practice based out of Germany.  Germany is about to pass legislation regulating transparency around slavery in supply chains (article on the legislation here in German) and regulations around this are going to become more commonplace so I thought Jan would be in a good position to speak to this topic, and he did not disappoint!This was a really interesting episode of the podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and as you can probably tell, I learned loads. I hope you do too.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the new Digital Supply Chain podcast forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
Bridgei2i are an interesting company in the Supply Chain space, offering as they do AI and analytics to organisations via what they call accelerators.I invited Arun Krishnamoorthy, their VP of Supply Chain Analytics to come on the podcast to talk about what it is they do, and how it is different from other companies in the space.This was a really interesting episode of the podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and as you can probably tell, I learned loads. I hope you do too.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the new Digital Supply Chain podcast forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
Siemens and SAP announced a very significant partnership last year.  My colleague, and occasional podcast guest Richard Howells wrote a nice explainer about the partnership which is also worth checking out, as is this quick video.The partnership helps organisations accelerate time to value by enabling a digital thread throughout the manufacturing lifecycle, so  I invited Joe Bohman Senior Vice President at Siemens' Digital Industries Software and Keith Zobott Global Vice President of Digital Products & Projects at SAP to come on the podcast to talk about it.We had a great discussion about the partnership. I learned loads, and I hope you do too.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the new Digital Supply Chain podcast forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane! 
Managing quality of your supply chain is especially challenging when you are outsourcing manufacturing, for example.This is a topic I've not yet addressed on the podcast, so I reached out to Sebastien Breteau, CEO and Founder of Qima - a leading provider of quality control and supply chain compliance services to come on the podcast to discuss their offerings, and their new QIMAone digital platform offering.This was a really interesting episode of the podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as you can probably tell. I learned loads, and I hope you do too.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the new Digital Supply Chain podcast forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane! 
Digitisation, digital transformation, product as a service - what do these mean, and what are the differences between them.Furthermore, how do you embark on a digital transformation project?For this episode of the podcast I chatted with Luke Smaul, founder of consulting firm Chakra. Luke has spearheaded several large digital transformation projects for some of the world's biggest companies before going out on his own to bring his expertise to others.He has also made available a free digital transformation masterclass which he refers to briefly near the end of our conversation.This was a really interesting episode of the podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as you can probably tell. I learned loads, and I hope you do too.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page, head on over to the new Digital Supply Chain podcast forum, or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane! 
Episode 95 - the last Digital Supply Chain podcast episode of 2020Quick announcement - to help serve you the podcast audience better I have created a chat room on my TomRaftery.com website. Just go to TomRaftery.com/dsc and in there you can leave suggestions for topics for upcoming podcasts, speaker suggestions, feedback on episodes, or create your own topic for people to chat aboutThe podcast now has 95 back episodes including:An episode with Coca Cola’s Jeff Markey talking about their project to roll out full e2e visibility across their entire global supply chain (included the expression responding at the speed of need!)Industry 4.0 case studies where I interviewed SAP customers such as Weidmüller’s Patrick-Benjamin Bok, and Index-Werke’s Katharina Piesche where they discussed their successful Industry 4.0 projectsFleet Management conversations with Geotab’s Colin Sutherland, Chris Wolfe from PowerFleet and Amply Power’s Simon LonsdalePlanning disruption conversations and how to respond with Lorcan Sheehan from PerformanSC, Dan Bhide and Odell Smith from MSCG, and Isabelle Leclerc from Cascades - one of the most heavily disrupted industriesConversations with startups such as Cogniac, Rheaply, Ivaldi, and Christian Boos on how startups can engage with SAPThe importance of D&I in supply chain with Miguel CastroInventory Management with Deborah DullAnalytics and prescriptive analytics with Dr Heather Krieger from Savi, and David Vallejo from SAPLife with David Soos from SignifyRobotics in SC with Lior Elazary from inVia RoboticsCircular economy with Stephen JamiesonA special two part podcast on the sc challenges of vaccinating 8bn people - with Alina Gross and Chris RoedigerAnd sustainability in sc showed up in many podcasts including podcasts with Sheri Hinesh (aka Supplychain queen), Hans Thalbauer, Thomas Ohnemus, Toby Croucher, and the topic cropped up in many of the other podcasts because it aligns well with sc optimisationThis may be the end of 2020, but it is not the end of the podcast, I’ll be back again in January with some great new episodes so don’t unsubscribe, and if you haven’t subscribed yet, do so now so as not to miss out on upcoming episodes such as:Luke Smaul from Chakra talking about the difference between digitisation and digital transformationSebastien Breteau from Qima talking about QA and compliance in SC, and their new platform called QimaOneArun Krishnamurthy from Bridgei2i talking about inventory and analytics and A great episode with Siemens Joe Boman (?) and SAP’s Keith Robot (?) where we delve deep into the recently announced SAP and Siemens partnership and its implications for customers of Siemens and SAPFinally, an ask - if you got value from this podcast, over this holiday period, please introduce a friend or colleague to this podcast. If they are unfamiliar with how podcasts work, show them how to subscribe to podcasts on their phone. Also, if you could go to lovethepodcast.com/dsc and leave a rating for the podcast, it would greatly help grow the audience for this podcast, which will help me to land even more interviewees for even better episodes next year, so everyone wins!!!And with that, I wish you happy, healthy, and safe holidays, and I’ll catch you all in 2021
I was interested to see how covid has been impacting factories digitisation plans globally so I reached out to IDC Manufacturing Insights Research Manager Lorenzo Veronesi to ask him to have a chat with me on the podcast about what he's seeing.He kindly agreed and we had a fascinating conversation where he shared a lot of what IDC research is finding in this space.This was a really interesting episode of the podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, I learned loads, and I hope you do too.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane! 
My colleague Richard Howells (aka @HowellsRichard on Twitter) penned a great piece on Forbes recently that was timely and topical - Santa's Socially Distanced Supply Chain. In it Richard Richard explores some of the challenges facing many organisation this holiday season, but as seen from the perspective of one of the most complex supply chains on the planet - that of Santa Claus!Given the season that is in it, I asked Richard to come on the podcast so we could have a light hearted chat about the article he wrote, some of the challenges he talks about, and some solutions for them.As you will see listening to this, we had a great time making this episode. I hope you enjoy listening to it. And have a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
On Tuesday of this week (Dec 8th) we in SAP along with Microsoft announced a very significant expansion of our partnership to enable customers to design and operate intelligent digital supply chain and Industry 4.0 solutions in the cloud and at the edge.We will also work together to drive interoperability as members of industry alliances, such as the Open Manufacturing Platform and the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance.Due to the importance of this topic to the very significant and growing audience of this podcast, I invited Microsoft's Partner Group Program Manager (Azure Industrial IoT/Manufacturing) Christoph Berlin and SAP's Global Head of Strategic Partnerships for Industry 4.0 and Digital Supply Chain Nils Herzberg to come on the podcast to explain the implications of this expanded partnership for customers, partners, and prospects.We had a fascinating conversation about the partnership, the reasons behind it, what problems it solves for customers, and possible next steps. I thoroughly enjoyed it, I learned loads, and I hope you do too.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
On this week's episode of the podcast I invited Anu Shah to join the podcast to talk about one of SAP's initiatives to help our customers on their supply chain digitisation journeys.The JumpStart initiative is a program to enable customers to get a quick start on their digitisation projects  by identifying a discrete supply chain function, such as planning which could inordinately increase resilience, and allowing customers digitise that.Anu referred to a couple of McKinsey reports in the podcast and they are: “US Food Supply Chain: Disruptions and implications from COVID-19”, June 2020And the 93% McKinsey quote was published in “Raconteur”Anu also referred to Index Werke's digitisation journey - that is written up here, and my podcast a few weeks ago with Indes Werke's Katharina Piesche on that topic is here.You can find more information on this program and our offerings here and information about SAP Design to Operate or about SAP Digital Supply Chain is here. This was a really interesting episode of the podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, I learned loads, and I hope you do too.If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).To learn more about how Industry 4.0 technologies can help your organisation read the 2020 global research study 'The Power of change from Industry 4.0 in manufacturing' (https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/industry4-manufacturing/index.html)And if you want to know more about any of SAP's Digital Supply Chain solutions, head on over to www.sap.com/digitalsupplychain and 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.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
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Kingsley Hall

great definition of Digital supply chain, pleasure to listen to.

Feb 11th
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