Learn from today’s leading experts in design, sourcing, cost engineering, and executive management how they get the insights they need to decide how to make it and where to make it.
Episode 43 | April 20, 2023
Donald Stamets | Supply Chain Relationships Manager
Supply chain disruptions and the fluctuations in raw materials prices mean that unless you have collaborative supplier relationships, you’re not going to have any. Learn how collaboration efforts pay off in win-win profits.
Episode 42 | April 13, 2023
Supply Chain Carbon Footprint
Mark Reisig | Sustainability Consultant, CIMdata
Calculating the carbon footprint of your supply chain is key to reducing the environmental impact of your products.
Episode 37 | March 9, 2023
Supply Chain Strategy
Abe Chaves | Principal Applied Services Consultant, aPriori
In the age of materials shortages and supply chain disruptions, a good supply chain strategy means partnering with suppliers to share vital information. A former supplier turned consultant shares how.
Episode 26 | December 8, 2022
Best of Supply Chain 2022
Leah Archibald reviews 2022 with Rob Lidster, Craig McLeod, Lily Thomas, and Bernard Hensey | bringing expertise from GE, GM, Baker Hughes, and Boeing
What did 2022 teach us about supply chain management? Four podcast all-stars share how to collaborate more effectively with suppliers and adapt quicker to disruptions – all lessons manufacturers need to take into 2023.
Episode 23 | October 27, 2022
Offshore, Nearshore, or Reshore: an Architect’s Perspective
Todd Drouillard | Sector Leader, HED
How does architectural sustainability impact your decision to offshore, nearshore, or reshore? According to an architect, if you’re not future-looking when you plan your buildings, you’re not going to build products that meet the future’s needs.
Episode 14 | August 10, 2022
Smart Products and the Supply Chain of Tomorrow
Rob Lidster | former Chief Procurement Officer, GE Appliances
How can manufactures cope with supply chain shortages and deliver the smart products their consumers are asking for? And what sort of smart consumer appliances will CPOs need to support in the future? Rob Lidster, Chief Procurement Officer of GE Appliances, gives us the answers.
Episode 13 | August 3, 2022
How to Renegotiate Costs with Suppliers
Daniel Chacon | Cost Engineer, formerly of Solar Turbines
When it comes to costs and your supply chain, a fixed pie mindset leaves money on the table. Cost Engineer Daniel Chacon shares how to always win supplier negotiations by going in with can’t-argue-with facts.
Episode 12 | July 20, 2022
Automotive Insight: EV Supply Chain Sustainability
Craig McLeod | former Director of Advance Planning, GM
High demand for electric vehicles bodes well for EV manufactures, but only if they can deliver their product amidst supply chain shortages and fluctuating materials costs.
Episode 8 | June 22, 2022
CEOs on Why Digital Transformations Succeed or Fail
Stephanie Feraday & Jody Markopoulos | CEO aPriori & former CEO GE Intelligent Platforms
The threats facing manufacturing today – from labor shortage to materials prices to inflation – are not going away. Digital transformation can be a solution, but only if manufactures see the change through to the end.
Episode 1 | May 25, 2022
Risk-Proof Your Supply Chain
Lily Thomas | former Sourcing Systems Leader, Baker Hughes
Supply chain disruptions can come from components shortages, political unrest, or even just the weather. Sourcing expert Lily Thomas shares how to use data to mitigate the cost of disruptions and turn supply chain resiliency into a competitive advantage.
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