Join hosts Dave Evans, CEO of Fictiv, and journalist and writer, Philip Stoten in The Supply Chain Bunker as they discuss partnerships between man and machine and what roles robotics and automation are playing during the current crisis.

This week we brought together two guests who have not just spent years in the manufacturing and supply chain industries, but who are regularly published as experts in their field. First up was Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, founder and host of podcast and blog “Let’s Talk Supply Chain” (LTSC). With 20 years in logistics and supply chain, Sarah is also the co-founder and CEO of Shipz Inc. Sarah was joined by Ron Keith, who has more than twenty years of operations and supply chain experience, and a reputation as an innovator, team builder, creative problem solver and strategic thinker who delivers straight talk and strong results.

Key takeaways:

  • Disruption may be the enemy of lean manufacturing principles
  • We’re replacing just-in-time with just in case
  • People won’t pay more for “made outside of China”
  • Digital transformation can drive efficiency
  • Don’t depend on government initiatives; create your own plan B

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See you next week, in the bunker!