ISM Voice of Supply Chain

ISM Voice of Supply Chain

November 2023

In this “Voice of Supply Chain” episode, host Sarah Scudder, welcomes Joseph Martinez, a distinguished figure in procurement and supply chain. Joseph shares his journey through education and military service is fascinating, as he highlights the significance of process optimization and leadership skills he honed along the way. His career in procurement, marked by global experiences and strategic roles, is a testament to his adaptability and expertise in the field.

October 2023

In this episode of “Voice of Supply Chain,” the Sarah interviews Joanna Martinez, an experienced professional who has worked in various industries. Joanna shares her career journey and valuable insights, emphasizing the importance of ethics and resilience. Joanna’s story is one of adaptability, learning, and leveraging her unique skills to succeed in various industries.

September 2023

Join Sarah on her monthly LinkedIn Live show, “Voice of Supply Chain,” today at 1pm CT, where she interviews Brett, a seasoned supply chain professional. Sarah and Brent have known each other for years, and today, he’ll share his career journey, including the highs, lows, and everything in between. Brett’s introspective and thoughtful nature will shine through as he imparts valuable life lessons.

August 2023

Hey there, folks! In our special LinkedIn Live event, ‘Voice of Supply Chain,’ we took a deep dive into Eric Edward’s life journey. He shared stories from his childhood, his time in the military, and his adventures in the IT procurement world. It was a real treat! Eric got personal and spilled the beans on how he’s been navigating his career, especially in the wild world of IT sourcing in 2023.

July 2023

We welcome the very funny, incredibly witty and smart Dupre Jones as our guest on the Voice of Supply Chain this month. He is an absolute GEM! Host of the show, Sarah Scudder, even calls him “one of the smartest peeps” she’s met in supply chain. Listen in as Dupre shares his story and wisdom with the world. Aside from his career in Supply Chain Logistics, here are a couple facts about him: 1. Used a toboggan to slide down from the Great Wall in China 2. Division I springboard diver in college 3. Descendant of Sam Houston (Alamo) and James Webb (Webb Telescope)

June 2023

In this episode of The Voice of Supply Chain, host Sarah Scudder welcomes her dear friend Ernie Hernandez to the show. Ernie, a beloved figure in the supply chain community, recently visited Sarah in Austin for the Tesla shareholder’s meeting. Known for his humor, kindness, and creative mindset, Ernie excels at leading procurement teams that empower their members to shine. He possesses a unique skill in persuading executive leadership to recognize the value of supply chain and elevate its positions, resulting in higher pay and a more strategic role, ultimately driving greater revenue impact.

May 2023

John is part of our All Hands on Duck happy hour crew. He’s one of the kindest people, goes above and beyond to help just about anyone. John grew up with a strong family bond. He was close with his grandmother and his extended family, with everyone jumping in to help get things done. He’s carried those values into his work today as Director of Logistics at AAMP Global. He believes in jumping in to help anyone who needs it with any task that’s needed. And that the strength of a leader is the strength of that leader’s team. John is super knowledgable about freight and logistics. He’s a total pro on knowing how to get stuff from A to B on time, for the lowest price. No matter what the situation is. Think cray-cray weather, labor strikes, storages, price hikes and port backups.

April 2023

This is a show we host each month with ISM-New Jersey to tell the personal journey of someone doing extraordinary things in supply chain. This month, Sarah hosts Dina Ghobrial. Before going out on her own to start her company Halo Ai she was the Chief Procurement Officer at Coupa. Aside from being one of the kindest, smartest peeps in our industry, Dina is incredibly knowledgeable in data and AI. Not to mention she’s also a super cool chick and VERY fashionable.

March 2023

Our Voice of Supply Chain show stars a dear friend of SourceDay’s, Barb Sexton. Barb runs partner development, corporate services for the Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) OMNIA Partners. Busts her booty to help their suppliers, every day. Supplier collaboration matters a lot and, in this episode, we learn exactly why. We also explore the world of GPOs, when they make sense, and how to pick the right GPO.

February 2023

Sarah is joined by rockstar Susan Harrison in the hot seat today. Susan spent her procurement career in food service: worked for a co-op, a casino and a few restaurant chains. She’s a single mom and constantly busts her booty to provide a good life for her son. In this episode of Voice of Supply Chain, Susan shares everything from getting her degree in Music Education, spending 6 years as a nanny after college living in Connecticut, Miami and Atlanta and how she landed in the food service industry.

January 2023

In this Voice of Supply Chain episode, Sarah interviews Michael Leiken. Sarah has known Michael for several years now and they explore it ALL. More story telling. More interviews exposing the personal journeys of supply chain peeps doing extraordinary thangs.There are awesome people in our industry and our goal is to make their stories known to the world.

December 2022

Lara Nichols is in the house and she is crusin’ these supply chain streets. Lara Nichols was our 12th interview of the year for Voice of supply chain. The purpose of this show is to tell stories of people in supply chain doing extraordinary things – the personal, mushy stuff, childhood, college, her first paying gig, the hows and whys, trainwrecks and lessons learned. She spills it all.

November 2022

Craig Smith runs procurement for DHI Group – moving back and forth between tactical and strategic efforts is the name of his game. On the tactical side, he handles renewals, new vendor deals, NDAs, and other one-off requests by partnering with their FP&A team and the lone wolf on their legal team. For strategy, he works with these same teams to identify areas of opportunities around cost savings/cost avoidance and budgeting/forecasting.

September 2022

Mark Raffan joins the Voice of Supply Chain show to share his personal journey of becoming a negotiation coach. He’s a the CEO and Founder of a company that teaches people how to negotiate, does a lot of work in the supply chain space, and teaches buyers and teams how to better negotiate with their suppliers and internal stakeholders. Mark shares some negotiation tips during the interview to give you some actionable things you can start doing to immediately be a better negotiator. A good place to start is practicing the tips Mark teaches on your kids. Kids are often brilliant negotiators.

August 2022

The Voice of Supply Chain is comin’ in HOT this month with none other than G’Sean Williams, Head of Indirect Procurement, Floor and Decor at CPSM. He shares his interesting life story, insights on indirect procurement, the struggles, why it’s important and how technology is changing the why how and what companies buy. You’ll learn G’Sean’s wisdom when it comes to the challenges with stakeholder engagement and how to get people to WANT to work with procurement.

July 2022

There are boss ladies, and then there’s Purvee Kondal, a badass IT sourcing leader and procurement officer. In this month’s edition of Voice of Supply Chain, CMO of SourceDay, Sarah Scudder, chats with Purvee about her life story, professionalism, using tech to do manual work, hiring smart people and letting them roll with the punches, and much MUCH more.

June 2022

In this episode of Voice of Supply Chain, Sarah Scudder (CMO, SourceDay) interviewed Michael Van Keulen and he is THE MAN. If you don’t know MVK, you will. He’s hilarious, witty, brilliant, an incredible leader, and understands the importance of companies using technology to automate manual supply chain tasks.

May 2022

In this episode of Voice of Supply Chain, Sarah Scudder (CMO, SourceDay) interviewed Dr. Elouise Epstein. Get ready to be WOWed as she discusses her extensive consulting career, walks us through the ins and outs of supply chain tech and AI, how companies can and should successfully implement new procurement technology, and even shares her love of fashion and appreciation for people with style.

April 2022

Sarah Scudder is joined by Melissa Drew. Melissa is a total boss lady, wicked smart, a great speaker and storyteller. She’s had quite a supply chain career, knows tons about AI and supply chain technology and she’s here to share all her wisdom. The biggest takeaway? Melissa shares that in order to set up somebody for success there’s a whole host of variables that come with that: What does that person need to be successful? What do I need from that person for me to be successful? And, know that you need to set yourself up for success and recognize that we’re all working together.

March 2022

Sarah Scudder is joined by Donna Donato, CEO of Americas Region. Donna bares her soul. She share her life story, what worked and what did not work, her failures and successes. Surely this episode will leave you thinking about how you can apply her lessons learned to your career journey. Now a CEO, Donna has has a compelling past: she’s supported family as childhood actress, quit a supply chain careers, lead several transformation and has even been featured on The Today Show.

February 2022

This month’s Voice of Supply Chain show is brought to you by ISM New Jersey and SourceDay. Hosted by SourceDay CMO, Sarah Scudder, the purpose of this show is to tell the stories of people in the procurement and supply chain industries that are doing extraordinary things. In this episode, Sarah sits down with Sneha Kumari. Sneha brings it: The tough question: personal and professional, she tells it like it is. They cover how she’s accelerated her supply chain career, industry predictions, advice, and how to navigate the supply chain craziness and better manage your direct spend.

January 2022

In this 2022 kickoff Voice of Supply Chain episode, host Sarah Scudder of SourceDay, sits down with Anna McGovern. Anna shares compelling stories from her childhood, the experience growing up with the American dream instilled within her Syrian immigrant parents, role models and leaders that developed her independently and professionally, her 22 years of work at Unilever and the decision to leave her position to take a role as in supply chain. Anna leaves no questions left unanswered.

December 2022

The Voice of Supply Chain is a show hosted every single month to tell the stories of people that are doing extraordinary things in procurement and supply chain. Today, Sarah Scudder hosts our show with guest Joselina Peralta, Executive Board Member of Zora’s Cradl. Joselina shares her favorite childhood memory, the experience of pursuing her postgraduate degree, women leadership in the workplace and how we are in the age of change and have the power to make positive impact.

November 2021

The Voice of Supply Chain is a show hosted every single month to tell the stories of people that are doing extraordinary things in procurement and supply chain. Today, Sarah Scudder, now CMO at SourceDay, interviews Jane Zhang, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, ETCH Sourcing. Jane brings tremendous energy to the conversation as well as a unique perspective about sourcing and what it means to be an entrepreneur. The truth, ya’ll. The truth.

October 2021

The Voice of Supply Chain is a show hosted every single month to tell the stories of people that are doing extraordinary things in procurement and supply chain. Today, Sarah Scudder hosts our show with guest Kelly Barner. Kelly is the Owner and Editor of Buyers Meeting Point, and today, we get to know her on a more personal level and her stories of doing what makes her uncomfortable in order to succeed.

September 2021

The Voice of Supply Chain is a show hosted every single month to tell the stories of people that are doing extraordinary things in procurement and supply chain. Today, Sarah Scudder hosts our show with guest Sam Gupta, founder of WBSR Rocks and CEO of his own consulting firm. Sam recalls his creativity soaring at such a young age and how that continued into his adulthood, how he learned about financial management early on and his early influences.

August 2021

The Voice of Supply Chain is a show hosted every single month to tell the stories of people that are doing unique and innovative things within the industry. Today, Sarah Scudder talks to her very dear friend, Susan Walsh about her journey to entrepreneurship. From early childhood Christmas traditions, to her journey into adulthood, Susan shares the her triumphs and tribulations in this month’s episode.

July 2021

Today we hear the personal journey and origin story of Michael Cadieux, Founder of Procurement Foundry. In this special episode, hosted by Sarah Scudder, we get to know Michael as more than the leader and founder of Procurement Foundry but the unique and interesting things that make him who he is. We dive into his childhood and being an entrepreneur and a chief procurement officer.

June 2021

The Voice of Supply Chain is a show hosted every single month to tell the stories of people that are doing unique and innovative things within the industry. You’ll hear personal stories from leaders in the supply chain industry and how they’ve become the professionals they are. Today, we hear from Tamra Pawloski, a global woman procurement professional who has been a big advocate and proponent of women in the industry throughout her career. We explore everything from her early childhood to specific personal experiences she’s had throughout her life.

February 2021

ISM has produced the Voice of Supply Chain show to highlight the compelling origin stories of people who are doing very cool and innovative things in procurement and supply chain. This month’s episode is hosted by Sarah Scudder where she interviews Sarah Barnes-Humphrey about her experience of having everything, losing it all, and how she has managed to overcome hardship. She discusses the struggles she experienced early in her career, how she started Let’s Talk Supply Chain and Ships, and the launch her podcasts.

January 2021

Welcome to the premiere episode of the new ISM series, Voice of Supply Chain, hosted by our very own CMO Sarah Scudder. In this first episode, Sarah interviews Procurement Foundry memeber Jenti Vandertuig. Jenti shares her story as early as her adolescence in India, to getting married and moving to the United states. The struggles she faced as an immigrant and how perseverance and a dedication to volunteerism led her to her career in procurement.