Voice Of VICS: Interview With Jim Tompkins, CEO Of Tompkins International
By admin In Podcast Posted April 25, 2012 0 Comments
In this episode of the Voice of VICS Dr Steve Brady talks with Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, about “Demand Driven Supply Chains.”  Jim discusses not only how to know what the actual demand is, but why it is useful to tie your supply chain to that demand, and how that approach can truly […]
Social Networks And Listening To Customers
By admin In Uncategorized Posted April 19, 2012 0 Comments
While driving last night my wife started reading to me the “virtual town hall” she was reading in Twitter.  Every Wednesday night the Diabetes Social Media Advocacy group holds an online discussion through twitter using the hasthtag #DSMA.  Last night they asked a series of questions among them were three questions asking what diabetics would […]
Small Businesses Need Supply Chain Management Too!
By admin In Uncategorized Posted April 17, 2012 0 Comments
I spent a lot of time lately consulting with small businesses. I love the passion, energy and commitment of small business owners. Unfortunately, the commitment required to make the business succeed often places limits on the time available to do some of the basics required for success. Over the next few months I will be […]
Voice Of VICS: Interview With Ryan Donovan, States Logistics
By admin In Podcast Posted March 14, 2012 0 Comments
In this interview Dr Brady talks with Ryan Donovan of States Logistics.  They talk about the future of the 3PL industry and the benefits of 3PL consolidation.  3PLs are not just for the large manufacturers any more. Download or listen to the file now. http://media.blubrry.com/scit/p/media.blubrry.com/SCIT/p/SCToday.net/files/audio/21_Ryan_Donovan.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Voice Of VICS: Notes From The Birth Of CPFR With Marianne Timmons
By admin In Podcast Posted February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Lessons learned from those who were involved with Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR®) from the very beginning.   This episode is with Marianne Timmons – Founder of Supply Chain 2020 As part of this series of articles about the beginnings of the CPFR movement, we’re talking with Marianne Timmons, former VP Supply Chain Strategy […]
SC Today Podcast: Interview With Sheila Barry, CEO Of E3Pak
By admin In Podcast Posted February 20, 2012 0 Comments
We talk with Sheila Barry about her product, the E3Pak, which is set to revolutionize the packaging of “hard goods.” In this podcast, she explains how her product can reduce waste, improve efficiencies, contribute to the bottom line while satisfying customers with your product.  Listen, and visit her website at  http://E3Pak.com Follow Steve on Twitter, […]
Steve Brady And Pete Swan – Peter Swan And Highway Privatization
By admin In Podcast Posted February 4, 2012 0 Comments
We chat with Dr Peter Swan from Penn State University, in Harrisburg. His recent study (with Michael Belzer of Wayne State University) found that increased privatization of highways may increase the traffic on what are perceived to be free roads (of course, they carry costs–just not directly billed.) According to a Penn State press release: […]
Interview With Matt Johnson… Lessons Learned From Those Who Were Involved With Collaborative Planning Forecasting And Replenishment (CPFR®) From The Very Beginning
By admin In Podcast Posted December 19, 2011 0 Comments
In this interview, I talk with Matt Johnson about the earliest days of CPFR­®, and in fact we go back to when it first started, and was known as CFAR.  For those that go back far enough, we remember when CPFR®  was the 9 Step model.  In this interview, Matt reveals how it transformed into the […]
Redundancy And Customer Satisfaction
By admin In Uncategorized Posted December 14, 2011 0 Comments
One element common to most major catastrophes is the chain reaction failure of redundant systems. Whether we’re talking about the Challenger or Columbia disasters, drill rig disasters, railroad disasters, or even simple automobile accidents we read time and time again about a series of safety checks and systems that failed. Not to be overly dramatic […]
Interview With Andre Martin, Father Of DRP
By admin In Podcast Posted December 3, 2011 0 Comments
In this Voice of VICS I talk with Andre Martin- co-founder Red Prairie Collaborative Flowcasting Group, LLC. He is considered the father of Distribution Resource Planning, or DRP. He talks about the early days, when he was developing the concept of DRP while working at Abbott, and how that has evolved into Flow Casting among […]
Chris Sellers – The Start Of CPFR®
By admin In Podcast Posted December 1, 2011 0 Comments
Technical and political Lessons learned from those who were involved with Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR®) from the very beginning… Chris Sellers – Interim CEO, Mobeam In this installment of interviews about the beginnings of the CPFR movement, we interview Chris Sellers, who is currently the CEO of Mobeam. Previously, as CEO of Agentrics, […]
Learning From Steve Jobs–RFID, And Logistics
By admin In Uncategorized Posted November 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mark Roberti has written a very good article over at RFIDJournal.com “What the RFID Industry can Learn from Steve Jobs.” Mark makes, as always, very good points. It should come as no surprise that some of the aspects of products that Steve Jobs tackled (simplicity, focus on the consumer not the technology). Go read the […]