Chain Reactions with SCM Connections

Chain Reactions with SCM Connections

By SCM Connections
SCM Connections experts explore the latest trends and topics in supply chain, featuring conversations with supply chain industry leaders and the challenges they face today.
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Transitioning to Consulting from an MBA Program
In this episode of Chain Reactions, Mike Raftery and Shayn Kail sit down with SCMC consultants Cameron Gerhart and Kyle Kelly to discuss their experiences coming out of an MBA program and entering the consulting world. They discuss some of the challenges faced in current MBA programs, including handling a volatile job market, adapting to an online learning environment, and the pressures of networking and selling yourself to ensure you land that ideal job.
35:17
May 10, 2020
Fast Fashion
A relatively recent phenomenon enabled by the rise of social media, the "Fast Fashion" industry has demonstrated the ability of supply chains to work at unprecedented speeds in order to get the latest styles from the runway into the stores. In this episode, SCM Connections' Sabrina Ajanee (@StylesbySab) sits down with Mike Raftery and Shayn Kail to discuss her role as a fast fashion purchaser, and answers some of the most common questions about the pros and cons of the fast fashion industry.
28:37
April 27, 2020
Demand Planning in Times of Crisis
Mike Raftery and Shayn Kail sit down with Pat Green and Meagan Berthiaume to discuss the challenges with predicting demand during times of chaos. The team shares some of the situations that their clients are going through and offer some strategies for how business can manage their demand signals to effectively guide their supply chains.
45:04
April 14, 2020
Managing Supply Chains in a Pandemic
SCM Connections CEO Mike Raftery and COO Kristi Naidech sit down to discuss the extreme challenges that healthcare supply chain organizations face when planning for pandemics like the Coronavirus. Kristi shares her experience from her career in healthcare procurement and the unique challenges that hospitals face to secure to secure PPE and other essential items to care for the rapid increase in patients. Finally, our hosts share the lessons to be learned from the COVID-19 crisis, and examine how healthcare supply chain organizations can better prepare for future pandemics.
33:47
April 7, 2020