What the Duck?! Another Supply Chain Podcast

What the Duck?!

Another Supply Chain Podcast

What The Duck?! is just another supply chain show, or is it?

Join Sarah Scudder, the Marketing Maven of SourceDay, and go together on a wild ride as Sarah talks to industry pioneers and supply chain leaders to discuss the ins and outs of direct spend supply chain.

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Season 1: Episode 16

ICEBERG CRUSHER: Mitigating The Risks Of An Iceberg Of Inventory With Mike Ryan

If there’s a risk taker, we also have a risk fixer. Today we welcome Michael “Mike” Ryan, from the M. Ryan Group, also known as the Inventory Iceberg Crusher. Tune in as Sarah unpacks Mike’s story on how he got into supply chain, and how he helps businesses mitigate the risks of having too much inventory.

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Season 1: Episode 15

BURNING PASSION TO SERVE: Building Customer-Centered Supply Chain Strategies With Ryan Burns

The customer is at the center of it all. Ryan Burns, Owner/Principal of RBB Management Consulting, a Supply Chain Innovator and Process Improvement Leader, is in the duck’s pond! Ryan will be sharing his own passion for hiking and his passion for serving customers better by providing improved supply chain strategies.

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Season 1: Episode 14

STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM NOW WE’RE HERE: Building Supply Chains From Scratch with Peter Hasenkamp

How the duck do you build supply chains from scratch? In this episode of What The Duck?!, we are joined by Lucid Motors’ VP of Global Supply Chain & Operations Peter Hasenkamp. Coming in hot from Tesla where he also built a supply chain organization, Peter talks about his experience building procurement and the supply chain organizations for the two electric car companies. Peter also talks about the biggest challenges he encountered in the car manufacturing business, and why the supply chain departments can and should definitely drive business decisions.

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Season 1: Episode 13

ENSURING TOM-orrow: How To Ensure Supply In The Coming Times With Tom Oris

How the duck do you keep your supply intact? This is one question and many more that Tom Oris the Director of Procurement from 1-800-Flowers.com, will be answering today, in the latest episode of What The Duck?! Tom will be sharing his personal story in the supply-chain space, the ins and outs of ensuring an intact supply in these challenging times, and how you ensure that your suppliers have your back.

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Season 1: Episode 12

RACE TO THE TOP: Alex Mesanza On Challenging Himself On A Daily Basis In The Supply Chain

Alex Mesanza is that one guy who loves to challenge himself. He is the Division Head of Global Business Supply Management – Optical Fiber & Cable at Corning Incorporated. He shares his interest in relay races and working in the supply chain because he gets the challenge that he searches for.

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Season 1: Episode 11

BOBAK TO THE FUTURE: Innovation For The Future Of Supply Chain With Corey Bobak

If you are not innovating your supply chain systems, you are living under a rock! Today we have Corey Bobak, one of the new leaders of Inspire 11, to talk about the importance of innovation in the supply chain, and its impact on your direct spend management. Tune in to learn about Corey’s love for dogs, cars, wine, and his passion to innovate the supply chain with technology.

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Season 1: Episode 10

TIMES ARE CHANGING: Purchasing Plans In Ever-Changing Lead Times With John Brown

Who would’ve thought that we will be learning so much about supply chain from someone who writes books about fiction? Today we have John Brown, Senior Education Manager from The Lake Companies, and will be talking about purchasing plans on changing lead times.

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Season 1: Episode 9

LEVEL-HEADED: How To Achieve Optimal Inventory Levels With Hannah Fallon Suka

It is very seldom you find someone who winds up in the supply chain because they planned it all along. Hannah Fallon Suka, the Senior Buyer at Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes, is one of those seldom people, who deliberately chose to major in supply chain management and got a career with it. Join Sarah and Hannah as they discuss achieving optimal inventory levels

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Season 1: Episode 8

WHAT THE DUCK’S AN ERP? Learning Enterprise Resource Planning With Bruce Larson

Many people are not aware of the full potential of an ERP. Some only use it for purchasing, some for accounting, and some for project management. But what is the full extent of an ERP’s capabilities? Sarah brings in Bruce Larson, Principal Consultant of Larson Solutions, to answer this and share his knowledge on ERP and much more.

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Season 1: Episode 7

How to Get Suppliers to Adopt New Supply Chain Software with Daniel Lueck

Buyers are sellers, too! Daniel Lueck believes that buyers also have to sell to suppliers to be a partner with their company, especially when adopting a new software solution. Dan is a Strategic Sourcing Manager at Provisur Technologies with 35 years of supply chain experience on his belt. He will be joining Sarah and will be sharing his experience on how to get suppliers to adopt new supply chain software and many more!

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Season 1: Episode 6

INSIGHT-OUT: Learning the Benefits of PO Process Automation with Lindsay Smith

To automate or not? That is the question. Many people are not too open to the idea of automating their processes, and the same goes for people in supply chain, particularly in purchase orders. This is why we have Lindsay Smith. He is the Solutions Principal for Manufacturing Industry at Insight, and he will be talking with us about the benefits of having an automated purchase order process.

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Season 1: Episode 5

BEATING AROUND THE BUSCH: Understanding The Political Supply Chain With Jason Busch

Open yourself up to the world, and the possibilities are endless. Sarah welcomes Jason Busch, the Founder, and CEO of Spend Matters, to talk about Political Supply Chain. Jason ain’t duckin’ around as he knows his stuff, bringing a whole new world in the understanding chain even more.

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Season 1: Episode 4

ARE YOU INFOR A CHANGE? Let’s Talk Operational Process Improvements with Michelle Rydman

Nothing is permanent but change—and the same goes for companies. Change must be adapted in order to have operational process improvements, and Michelle Rydman, Senior Director of Product Management of Infor, is the perfect guest for that. Michelle will be sharing her story and the ins and outs of operational process improvements.

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Season 1: Episode 3

INTO THE DANGER ZONE: Effectively Managing The Dangers Of Single Sourcing With Darlyne Freedman

Having a single supplier for your business is only convenient because you only need to talk to one party, but when the going gets tough, it can cause delays and problems. You gotta have some backup suppliers, and there’s no one better to share this experience than Darlyne Freedman, VP of Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, and Co-Manufacturing for Ruiz Foods.

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Season 1: Episode 2

‘Tis the Season! Colby Young on How to Manage Seasonal Supply Chain

‘Tis the season to be jolly as Colby Young, VP for NetSuite Business Unit of SourceDay jingles the bells in the pod with Sarah Scudder. Sarah welcomes Colby as they talk about the role of technology in the supply chain, the dangers of single-sourcing, and managing seasonal supplies.

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Season 1: Episode 1

What the Duck?! Who is Sarah Scudder and What is This Show About

Sarah Scudder kicks off her show by letting people know who she is, what she does, and what in the world is on her mind on launching this podcast. Sarah is the CMO of SourceDay, but she is so much more than that. Get to know more about her with guest host Sheyna Webster, in this first-ever episode of the What The Duck?! podcast!

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