Video Interviews

Schneider Electric's Journey of Supply-Chain Transformation

Schneider Electric's Journey of Supply-Chain Transformation

Mourad Tamoud, senior vice president of global supply chain operations with Schneider Electric, talks about the company's efforts to align its operations with the changing needs of customers around the world. [Run Time (Min.): 10:44] »


How Berry Plastics Integrated Its Planning Effort

How Berry Plastics Integrated Its Planning Effort

Berry Plastics Corp. faced the challenge of integrating the planning function throughout multiple disciplines, customers and suppliers. Christine Barnhart, manager of supply planning, explains how it was done. [Run Time (Min.): 9:31] »


Communication: The Key to Business Success

Businesses often overlook the importance of good communication, both within the organization and externally. Dave Dallas, chief marketing officer of Sunteck Transport, explains why executives need to pay attention to the discipline. [Run Time (Min.): 9:48] »


Keeping Up With the New Food Safety Standards

Mike Yezzi, vice president of business development with ScottTech, explains the purpose of GS1 128, a new standard and barcode for managing and tracking product throughout the supply chain, with a particular application to food and beverage. [Run Time (Min.): 4:21] »


A Conversation With 'The Father of S&OP'

More than 30 years ago, Dick Ling came up with the concept of sales and operations planning (S&OP). It has thrived ever since. Here, he talks about the genesis of the idea, how S&OP has developed over the years, and how it might evolve in future. [Run Time (Min.): 11:35] »


Forging the Demand-Driven Supply Chain: A Progress Report

Industry veteran Carol Ptak talks about her journey in promoting the concept of demand-driven supply chains, why companies have failed to achieve them in the past, and why they might finally be positioned to succeed now. [Run Time (Min.): 9:53] »


Intel's Journey to Matching Supply With Demand

Intel, facing the need to adapt more quickly to changing customer demand and shrinking product lifecycles, embraces new technology to achieve multi-echelon inventory optimization. Operations research engineers Toby Norwood and Brian Wieland tell the story. [Run Time (Min.): 10:28] »


Transportation Procurement: Problems & Predictions

Shanon, Vice President, Product Management, MercuryGate, details how the automated freight-bid process benefits carriers and shippers -- and why it's not always about the lowest rate. [Run Time (Min.): 5:31] »


How Green Freight Policy Benefits Your Company

Achieving a sustainable freight transportation system requires data capture, appropriate metrics and 'smart' analysis, says Elena Craft, EDF senior scientist. [Run Time (Min.): 6:50]   »


Challenges in Managing Freight Efficiency

Using EPA SmartWay-certified trucks has enabled Meijer to meet regulatory challenges, says Chris Schomberg, logistics manager for the grocery chain. [Run Time (Min.): 4:45] »


Sustainability & Retail Freight Transportation

For retail, transportation is more complex than ever, says Jess Dankert, senior director of retail operations and supply chain at RILA. The EPA SmartWay program helps rein in costs. [Run Time (Min.): 8:23] »


How NetApp Prepares for Supply-Chain Disruptions

How NetApp Prepares for Supply-Chain Disruptions

Lee Wolfe, director of risk management with Net App, talks about how the dominant provider of storage technology works with suppliers to address potential disruptions in the supply chain. [Run Time (Min.): 10:03] »


EMC2 Ensures Business Continuity Through Risk Management

EMC2 Ensures Business Continuity Through Risk Management

Matt Mills, senior program manager for global supply chain with EMC2, reveals how his company has developed an effective program for managing risk. [Run Time (Min.): 11:24] »


The Significance of a Green Freight Policy

In order to integrate new processes for the benefit of its customers, Transplace was one of the earliest partners of the EPA's SmartWay program, says Brent Hudspeth, the provider's vice president of transportation management. [Run Time (Min.): 8:00] »


The Maturing of Risk Management at IBM

The Maturing of Risk Management at IBM

Louis Ferretti, project executive for global procurement with IBM, traces the history of the company's risk-management initiative, to its current use of sophisticated technology and business processes. [Run Time (Min.): 8:53] »


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