All Supply Chain — Unfiltered Podcast Episodes

Creating Corporate Ecosystems for Healthier Customer Engagement

This special podcast episode showcases the ISM World 2024 Conference host resort, MGM International, with guest Kenyatta Lewis from the event center. We’ll hear how their executive director of supplier diversity and sustainable procurement leads corporate ecosystems to engage healthier employee and customer experiences while reducing the State of Nevada’s carbon footprint.


The Convergence of Industry 4.0, Procurement, and Agility’s New Meaning

As Industry 4.0 continues to take front and center across supply chains, knowing how and where to converge its benefits takes a deeper understanding.

Join us for a special ISM World 2024 Conference podcast with Ana Paula Zamorano, CEO & Founder | Resource Partners, as she dissects risk intelligence amid today’s forging business landscape and how agility takes on new meaning.


Wielding China's Growth And Global Trade Tensions

We unravel the frustrations businesses experience in their efforts to decouple from global supply chain business models, and the impacts that tariffs and evolving regulations bear on product availability, cost and the customer experience.

Hear Pawan Joshi, e2open Executive Vice President, Product Management & Strategy, share insights on how to pivot from a negative mentality to embracing disruptions as an opportunity to excel.


Is Scarcity a Likely Supply Management Scenario?

Join us for a captivating conversation with procurement legend and former Johnson & Johnson CPO, Len DeCandia, as we delve into the dynamic evolution of the procurement profession.

Gain insights into the paradigm shift from status quo abundance to the emerging realm of scarcity and discover why supply chains must adapt.  Explore why the age-old adage 'follow the money' takes on a new significance in times of scarcity.

 Listen as Len addresses the urgency of climate change decisions, emphasizing the importance of immediate actions over distant 2040 goals. Understand the integral role of strong, transparent, and communicative supplier relationships in ensuring the overall functionality of the supply chain.


AI Breaking Language Barriers in Manufacturing- DeepHow

Global manufacturers and corporations with remote workforces are especially challenged by language barriers impacting efficiency, attrition and workplace health and safety. DeepHow CEO Sam Zheng is changing the language landscape across manufacturing and the factory floor. Discover “Stephanie”, an AI-enabled solution, who bridges generational, language, and cultural gaps in the workforce enhancing training, retention, production, and employee morale.


Seasonal Demand and Owning Changing Patterns

Global supply chains need to consider speed, inflation, and geopolitical volatility in dictating end-to-end costs and pricing. Join ISM and podcast guests Andrew Driscoll, vice president strategic accounts, and Scott Tillman, senior vice president of research & development.  We examine the complexities of regulation, data integration, and demand patterns while fueling greater logistic efficiency. Discover cost advantage strategies and how sustainable practices allow small-to-midsize businesses a competitive advantage against larger enterprises.


How Ingenuity, AI and ML Reengineer Salesforce and AWS

Feel left out of the Industry 4.0 conversation? Perhaps it is time to be open to the uncomfortable and embrace technology as an enabler for organizational vision.
Hear how seasoned supply chain leader and ketteQ CEO Mike Landry overhauled the profession by making AI and ML mainstream through Salesforce and AWS applications.

Landry also shares how new ways of thinking, vision, and technology work symbiotically toward instituting positive and transformative change.

Get details on why implementing autonomous planning and greater visibility intuitively drives sales and marketing opportunities.


Empowering Supply Chain Decision-Making Through Knowledge-Based Data

The adage “content is king” lacks relevancy without the proper sourcing and context — but businesses often rely on unvetted data or opinion to drive decision-making, which can compromise integrity and the bottom-line.

Join CAPS Research executive managing director Denis Wolowiecki for essential perspective on how, when and why knowledge-based information can be the missing link between operational or strategic inefficiencies and your next success story.


Women in Supply Management: It Takes a Leader to Instill Change

As an entrepreneur, leader, and supplier, Resilinc’s CEO Bindiya Vakil explains how the value of gratitude is essential to getting past adversity, building relationships, and growing business successfully.

Founding Resilinc in 2010, Vakil has helped transform the way that global organizations approach supply chain visibility and risk; driving them to shift from reactively addressing catastrophic supply chain events to putting preventative solutions in place through monitoring, mapping, and planning.

In this podcast, learn how humility plays a pivotal role in perseverance and resiliency, how change starts with leadership, and the benefits of embracing failure. Don’t miss this inspirational interview as we learn life is not straightforward.


How to Manage Expectations of Emerging Supply Chain Professionals

Join a distinguished panel of guests from ISM®’s Talent Management Committee as they discuss workforce challenges that arise when leadership, seasoned executives, and emerging professionals differ on job-related perspectives and communication preferences.

Learn from their experiences, humor, and recommended strategies for building healthy relationships to carry throughout your career.


Reshoring, Reassessing and Readying for Relocation

Ongoing geopolitical stressors provide an unsettling backdrop to uncertainty, increasing risks for supply chain disruption.

Listen to Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of The Reshoring Institute as shares her expertise on how to assess, ready and manage a manufacturing move to U.S. soil.

Hear what she’s seen in the Asia-Pacific region, the activity at the U.S.-Mexico border and what to expect in the future of trade.



Why the Time Has Come for Disruption and Delay Insurance

Instability is the precursor to supply management volatility. Insurance company Otonomi provides a way to mitigate weather and climate-related risks through its disruption and delay insurance.

Hear from CEO and co-founder Yann Barbarroux on why added protection is a must-have for time-sensitive and critical use product supply chains and learn how their proprietary system works.


The Digitization of Manufacturing and Business Intelligence Myths

Join Solution architect Sasha Risner of Flexware Innovations as she discusses how adding business intelligence into data systems and following a recommended maturity ladder can provide greater time-, cost- and talent efficiencies from the top floor to the shop floor.

Discover how business intelligence works within manufacturing by gathering, organizing, and segmenting data concisely.

Hear about the advantages of creating a single source of truth for better reporting and enterprise efficiency to optimize time, talent and technology assets.


Microaggressions in The Workplace

88 percent of non-inclusive behaviors experienced by women in the workplace were “microaggressions”. While they can be subtle or overwhelmingly obvious, microaggressions disrupt self-worth and career growth.

Hear from Alyssa Grau, CPSM, Director Head of Supply Chain, Seamen Corporation and Linsey Vasilenko, Director Procurement & Strategic Sourcing, Baylor, Scott & White Health, two members of the ISM Women’s Supply Management Committee, as they share personal stories, and how to recognize and overcome the subversive behaviors that diminish corporate culture.

Learn how workplace microaggressions can disrupt self-worth and career growth.


Blockchain for Supply Chain

We discuss the details on the integration and benefits of blockchain into supply chains. Learn how blockchain technology and its profession-changing process streamlines procurement and contract negotiations. Explore how this new collaborative ecosystem, created by merging the blockchain within supply chain management, is a way to bring greater security, efficiency, and trust to the profession.

Our guest is the energetic and frequent ISM contributor, Dr. Charlotte de Brabandt, DBA, head of IT partner management and governance U.S. ZF Group.  Hear from Dr. de Brabandt as she shares how blockchain can bolster trust and transparency across end-to-end tiers, and more.


The Spillover Effects of a Transforming Transportation Fleet

Advancements in technology and carbon reduction efforts are driving changes in transportation enterprises and the procurement decision-making of equipment.

Hear Brian Antonellis, Fleet Advantage Senior Vice President Fleet Operations (CTP), explain the costs, considerations, and strategies in moving it forward efficiently. Explore how to effectively plan today for tomorrow’s fleet operating costs, learn about the pitfalls of leasing vs. purchasing, and the difference between diesel benchmark pricing and the cost of running an EV fleet.


Logistics and the Cost of Geo-Repositioning Supply Chains

  2023 Fan Favorite

Hear from North American logistics expert, Jenny Vander Zanden, Breakthrough COO, as she discusses the effects of onshoring shifts in manufacturing and transportation.

The discussion includes knowing how to formulate efficiencies through intermodal, the current state of diesel benchmark pricing, and the questions to ask when developing new strategic relationships with manufacturers and suppliers in North America.


Slave Trade, Supply Chains and Enabling Solutions

Get an in-depth understanding of slave trade in supply chains as Jonathan Ball, Exiger’s managing director|government solutions delivery, discusses the challenges that persist across the globe. Discover how vulnerable supply chains are to human trafficking, especially from third-party suppliers, and learn how risk mitigation and humanitarian efforts can remove slave trade.

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On the Road with Kinaxis at “Kinexions 23” Conference

Join us as we take a deeper look into what’s happening in the supply chain technology arena with panelists from Kinaxis, Colgate-Palmolive and Genpact.

  • Andrew Bell, Kinaxis Vice President Product Management
  • Mike Corbo, retired Chief Supply Chain Officer Colgate Palmolive, Executive Advisor and C-level leader
  • Mike Ciatto, Genpact SVP Supply Chain Service Line CEO

Learn about how technology and machine learning will impact supply management systems, what to watch for when eyeing AI in operational strategy, risk and oversight, and what it will take to get past change management resistance amid AI adoption.


Nearshoring and The State of Industrial Warehouse Space

A complex convergence continues across America, as people, products, and places reposition, moving manufacturing, distribution, and industrial facilities to a better future.

We sat down with industrial warehouse commercial real estate experts from global NAI Horizon for a market update on the availability of space and changes to demand due to nearshoring and the economy.

Hear from our guests Isy Sonabend, Executive Managing Director, Industrial properties and Drew Eisen, Broker, with NAI Horizon as they share the status on the industrial market, including inflation, interest rates and lack of supply are impacting manufacturing and distribution decision makers.


Cleaning Up Dirty Data Before ChatGPT

Miscommunication between people, departments, and customers can happen from misclassified data. What can data mismanagement cost your enterprise? A lot.

Join guest Susan Walsh, the Classification Guru, and hear why cleaning your data before AI integration is imperative. Having a clear classification system allows organizations the visibility and accuracy needed to improve efficiencies and minimize costs.

Follow along as we learn about the C.O.A.T method of data cleanliness and horror stories of data gone wrong.


Core Values and the Leader to Employee Disconnect

Learn how our past and present experiences influence our true potential. Discover the complexities of workplace dynamics and how personal core values impact team success.

Join James Madison, Chief Energy Officer of On-Purpose Life, as we delve deeper into how human behavior affects energy in the workplace, team productivity and employee relationships. Learn how to perceive personal value and the differences in others by practicing a two-way culture of honor, strengthening inner-office relationships.


Juggling Technology Spend and ROI Amid Supply Chain Volatility

Join Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, Kinaxis vice president of industry outreach and thought leadership as we discuss how to ride through uncertainty. Modern supply chain teams can manage the unexpected through agility, transparency, intelligence, and collaboration while investing in tech, people and processes to foster organizational learning. Learn the why and how on our next episode!


The Future of IT Vendor Management

Are you looking to improve your vendor management process with the power of AI? Before jumping in, consider these key factors. How does AI integration assist in contract negotiations, better prepare strategic supplier relationships and what concerns surface about potential ethical and legal implications as well as benefits?

It's important to fully assess the potential benefits and drawbacks before making any changes.


Is Gen-Z Best Hard-Wired to Handle Supply Chain Agility?

Learn about new perspectives on the changing talent pool – comprised of 4 generations! Hear how employee generational differences support more adaptable and resilient supply chains. Amid ongoing disruptive environments, Gen-Z, aka digital natives, provided the necessary agile skill set to survive volatile supply chains.  This generation, with seasoned professionals balance the demand for strong quantitative and tech skills along with EQ for optimal collaboration.

Join in on the conversation with Naseem Malik, CPSM, Managing Partner, MRA Global Sourcing.


Letting Go Vs. Having Control in Procurement

Hear from decades-long global procurement leader and author Peter Bowie Dill on his book, “Control What You Can,” and how integrity and applying the professions’ foundational principles drives success. Learn how you can “play your position” to better understand what you can influence and control. Understand the shift from just in time to that of being agile, in a state of readiness, to develop options to mitigate risk and control what you can.


The Circular and Sustainable Economy of Wood

Build local regenerative supply chains, starting with wood waste. Cambium Carbon saves trees from the landfill by partnering with millers, architects, cities, and businesses. Listen to Cambium Carbon vice-president of sales Jeff Cohen discuss their global solution to wood waste through an innovative reuse platform creating green jobs and new trees while mitigating climate change.



Women in Supply Chains: Challenges Seldom Talked About

Female practitioners share personal stories revealing gender inequity and why voicing confidence opens the right doors. 


Supply Chain and ISM, the Parallel that Connects

This episode features a deep dive into ISM®, our breadth of available resources and how we optimize supply chains and their talent, end-to-end.