Executive Briefings

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] »


The New Age of Supply Chain Technology

Experts discuss the cutting-edge innovations that are transforming multiple aspects of the global supply chain, affecting both planning and execution. A SupplyChainBrain "In the Know" presentation. [Run Time (Min.): 12:10] »


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] »


Pain Points in Discrete Manufacturing

Discrete manufacturing is undergoing a difficult tiime. In this SupplyChainBrain In The Know video presenttion, several experts discuss some technologies helping industry weather these rough patches. [Run Time (Min.): 15:33] »


How 3D Printing Is Enhancing Traditional Manufacturing

No one thinks 3D printing will replace high-volume, discrete manufacturing, but experts are convinced that it will revolutionize aspects of it. A SupplyChainBrain In The Know video presentation. [Run Time (Min.): 13:48] »


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] »


How Companies Are Tackling the Challenge of Risk Management

How Companies Are Tackling the Challenge of Risk Management

Managers of high-tech and medical supply chains discuss how their companies have approached the critical issue of risk management over the years -- and what more needs to be done. A SupplyChainBrain "In the Know" presentation. [Run Time (Min.): 15:04] »


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] »


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