Supply Chain Now Radio Episode 131

Supply Chain Now Radio, Episode 131
“Transforming the Physical Supply Chain into a Digital Ecosystem”
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Mary Kate Love is the Program Director for Georgia-Pacific’s Point A Center for Supply Chain Innovation. Mary Kate is responsible for creating a network of industry partners and solution providers at Point A as well as materializing valuable programming and an optimal innovation process. Mary Kate supports the build-out of the recently announced innovation center and leads on identifying and unraveling new + unique opportunities for co-creation for Point A partners. Prior to joining the Point A team, Mary Kate held a position as the Engagement Manager at MxD (Manufacturing times Digital – formerly the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute – DMDII) where she focused on setting up the Institute, as well as attracting leading manufacturing companies as partners in the public-private R&D initiative. Mary Kate holds a BS in Political Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has a passion in taking complicated ideas and turning them into a reality: she was one of the first team members at both MxD and Point A. Mary Kate is dedicated to all things entrepreneurial and all things supply chain – she is an active member in the Tech Community as well as a board member of the Young Irish Fellowship Club and formerly a founding Board Member at Women Influence Chicago. Mary Kate spends much of her summers playing 16-inch softball and is excited about her recent move to ATL.  Learn more about Point A here:

Paul Noble is Founder and CEO of Verusen, a technology firm that uses AI to predict inventory and harmonize data organizations in a variety of industries. Verusen automatically integrates to your ERP and disparate data sources — single or multiple systems, one or many locations. Then, the platform’s Artificial Intelligence learns from your own inventory experts and encodes their knowledge to provide seamless inventory harmonization. With Verusen, you get automatic naming and categorization with 99% reliability at scale — a true material master. Paul’s passion for entrepreneurship has always shaped his approach for go-to-market strategies and tools, which was the driving force behind pursuing his dream of launching Verusen to improve the availability of easy-to-use technology for optimizing the supply chain for materials and MRO. Learn more about Verusen here:

Greg White serves as Principle & Host at Supply Chain Now Radio. Greg is a founder, CEO, board director and advisor in B2B technology with multiple successful exits. He recently joined Trefoil Advisory as a Partner to further their vision of stronger companies by delivering practical solutions to the highest-stakes challenges. Prior to Trefoil, Greg served as CEO at Curo, a field service management solution most notably used by Amazon to direct their fulfillment center deployment workforce. Greg is most known for founding Blue Ridge Solutions and served as President & CEO for the Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader of cloud-native supply chain applications that balance inventory with customer demand. Greg has also held leadership roles with Servigistics, and E3 Corporation, where he pioneered their cloud supply chain offering in 1998. In addition to his work at Supply Chain Now Radio and Trefoil, rapidly-growing companies leverage Greg as an independent board director and advisor for his experience building disruptive B2B technology and supply chain companies widely recognized as industry leaders. He’s an insightful visionary who helps companies rapidly align vision, team, market, messaging, product, and intellectual property to accelerate value creation. Greg guides founders, investors and leadership teams to create breakthroughs that gain market exposure and momentum, and increase company esteem and valuation. Learn more about Trefoil Advisory:

Scott W. Luton is the founder of Supply Chain Now Radio. He has worked extensively in the end-to-end Supply Chain industry for more than 15 years, appearing in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Dice and Quality Progress Magazine. Scott currently serves as Executive Vice President of APICS Atlanta and was recently named a 2019 Pro to Know in Supply Chain by Supply & Demand Executive. He founded the 2019 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards and also served on the 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit Executive Committee. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and holds the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential. A Veteran of the United States Air Force, Scott volunteers on the Business Pillar for VETLANTA and serves on the advisory board for the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. He also serves as an advisor with TalentStream, a leading recruiting & staffing firm based in the Southeast. Connect with Scott Luton on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter at @ScottWLuton.

Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode

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Point A Article in Hypepotamus:
SCNR to Broadcast Live from MODEX 2020:
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2019 AIAG/SCAC Supply Chain & Quality Conference:
Georgia Manufacturing Summit on October 9th:
eft Logistics CIO Forum in Austin, TX:

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