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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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The American Farm in 2020
In this episode, you'll hear about how recent social and economic shifts have had drastic impacts upon the American farming industry, and what farmers nowadays need to do just to stay afloat. SCM Connections sits down with farm owner Zach Cain to discuss some of the key issues in American farming today, including the drivers for global supply and demand, the role of modern technology as a replacement for human labor, and how the influx of organic and hemp-based products fits into the current industry landscape.
June 26, 2020
Transitioning to Consulting from an Undergraduate Program
The graduating class of 2020 is facing some unexpected and unique challenges transitioning from college to the workplace. In this episode, we speak with SCMC consultants/recent graduates Michelle and Anthony about their experiences in handling this change, and discuss some of the things that current undergraduate students can do to increase their chances of landing that dream job in an unpredictable business environment.
June 3, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 7, 2020