We wanted to share with our Supply Chain Matters global reading audience a preview into upcoming invited guests to be soon featured in our Supply Chain Matters Podcast series.

Over the next few weeks we will be unveiling highlights our annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains research advisory which will publish in early January.  In addition to the research advisory, we are inviting a number of highly recognized thought leadership guests for upcoming episodes, each speaking to the themes of what to expect in the coming year.

Here is our upcoming line-up thus far.

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We are thrilled to announce that Doctor Yossi Sheffi, the Elisha Gray Professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) will be our featured podcast guest for our next episode. He is a recognized expert in systems optimization, risk analysis and supply chain management and a noted author in supply chain resilience concepts. His latest book, The New (Ab) Normal: Reshaping Business and Supply Chain Strategy Chain Strategy Beyond COVID-19 , has been garnering rave reviews.  In our podcast, Yossi discusses specific pre and post COVID-19 takeaways related to his research that resulted in this book in record turnaround time.

Mark your calendars for this coming Tuesday, December 15 when we make this podcast available exclusively to our Supply Chain Matters readership..

Another guest in the pipeline is Richard Lebovitz, the CEO of LeanDNA, a well respected Cloud-based actionable intelligence platform, built by lean experts with powerful analytics and best practices in lean operational and inventory management concept.  Richard was previously the CEO of Factory Logic, Inc. which he founded in 2017 and was later acquired by SAP SE. He built the former Factory Logic to model the Toyota Production System and won the Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence in 2001. Richard has long been respected as a thought leader in lean and advanced manufacturing process control systems and serves as a board member for the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Instructor for The University of Texas at Austin. Richard’s most recent thought leadership blog was; The Age of Analytics and Beyond: What’s Next for Manufacturing. The topic of conversation for our upcoming episode with Richard, which will premiere in early January, will be discussion on how fostering modified or new directions in manufacturing operational efficiency and agility involving global wide product demand and supply networks will be an all-important priority in 2021 and beyond. Richard will also be penning a future guest blog on Supply Chain Matters regarding what to expect in 2021.

A third booked guest in our current podcast line-up will by Jason Boyce, a highly recognized go-to expert on the many facets and twists related to Amazon. Jason has been featured on Bloomberg News, Business Network CNBC and PBS Frontline, among other outlets. Our planned discussion topics will be strategies that hosted Amazon sellers need to prepare for in 2021 in areas of inventory and customer fulfillment along with possible added control and restrictions given Amazon’s relationships and performance with third-party sellers during the year 2020. Other topics of conversation will be Jason’s perspectives on how legislator’s should or might take action against Amazon. Anticipate this podcast to be available in mid-January.

I will be working on a further line-up of guests during the first quarter of 2021 as we progress into our predictions areas so stay tuned for added announcements.

As a reminder, in addition to the Supply Chain Matters blog, prior released episodes of our podcasts are available on either Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Spreaker by searching on the title Supply Chain Matters podcast.


Bob Ferrari

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