Supply Chain Podcast


Welcome back to Season 3, Episode 1 of “Supply Chain Visibility Stories”!

In this exciting kickoff episode, our host Bill Wohl sits down with John DiPalo and Daniel Castonguay from ACSIS Inc. Join us as we dive deep into the world of supply chain technology solutions, unveiling the cutting-edge innovations that drive supply chain visibility.

In the 12th episode of the Supply Chain Visibility Stories, Bill Worhol is hosting Eef de Ferrante, the Managing Director at Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and John DiPalo, Chief Strategy Officer of ACSIS to talk about significance of Smart Packaging in Supply Chain. 

Listen to this episode to find out why is it important to connect different silos in the Supply Chain and how intelligent packaging can help in rebuilding it. 

In this 11th episode of Supply Chain Visibility Stories, host and tech industry veteran ๐๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐–๐จ๐ก๐ฅ is joined by ๐Œ๐ข๐œ๐ก๐š๐ž๐ฅ ๐…๐ž๐ข๐ง, ๐’๐ž๐ง๐ข๐จ๐ซ ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐š๐ญ ๐™๐ž๐›๐ซ๐š ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ, and ๐‰๐จ๐ก๐ง ๐ƒ๐ข๐๐š๐ฅ๐จ, ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐ž๐Ÿ ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฒ ๐Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐€๐‚๐’๐ˆ๐’. You’re in a rush to meet the Walmart deadline for RFID, and there are quick and easy ways to implement. But hold on! Are you getting the best use of the granular data available to you that you possibly can? Chances are, a high-value RFID implementation is easily within your grasp. In this episode, we explore your options for getting RFID done right and getting RFID value into your supply chain — not just onto Walmart’s scanners.

Tires & T-shirts: RFID and Walmart, Part 1

In this 10th episode of Supply Chain Visibility Stories, host and tech industry veteran Bill Wohl is joined by Kelly Breneisen, Regional Portfolio Manager of Zebra Technologies, and John DiPalo, Chief Strategy Officer of ACSIS, in a sticky discussion on the value of RFID tagging. This includes the fast moving Walmart “mandate” that many goods must be tagged by August 17, in order for them to meet the “in stock” date of September 2. Now, with tag prices as low as 5 or 7 cents vs. 30, the potential ROI gains for all parties can be tremendous. Listen to this episode to learn just what can happen when the rubber meets the road for your RFID program.

With host Bill Wohl and Jeremy Coote, CEO of ACSIS

Supply chains have been very much in the news over the past few years. Why? At last, people are realizing they just don’t know where their things are. And they’re struggling to make the right decisions. The truth is, enterprise systems like ERP and supply chain management have always been focused on the process. Now, pandemic-rooted disruptions are revealing just how critical status information can be. But leveraging data from the edge together with centralized enterprise data can yield a visibility gold mine. Tune into this podcast to hear more about how you can achieve accurate status across your supply chain — and what the possibilities are.

With host Bill Wohl and guest speakers Jim Hess of Google, and Gil Rodriguez of ACSIS
This episode of the Supply Chain Visibility Stories podcast explores the two-way flow of goods and their impact on sustainability and flexibility. Host Bill Wohl talks to featured guest speaker Jim Hess, Reverse Logistics Manager for Google, and Gil Rodriquez of ACSIS, as the panel discusses what happened to Googleโ€™s internal back-office supply chain when tens of thousands of workers began working remotely virtually overnight during the pandemic. Jim shares insights into what it took to develop ways of distributing products โ€“ and of getting them back โ€“ from more than 70,000 workers. Gil shares ACSIS insights into the four-step journey every customer must take to prepare their supply chains for modernization and visibility. This episode is packed with real-world lessons learned every supply chain manager will want to hear.

This episode of the Supply Chain Visibility Stories podcast explores the impact of fully digitizing the modern supply chain: where do you begin and what pitfalls should you avoid? Host Bill Wohl and John DiPalo, Chief Strategy Officer of ACSIS, are joined by Prashanth Sharma CTO of Thoughtfocus that provides solutions for financial services and manufacturing companies around the world. At one level itโ€™s simple: get rid of manual reporting and automate wherever possible. But Prashanth points out, doing so requires a move from a process view of supply chains to a data-centric view. And digitization projects without proper care can result in a deluge of data that causes more headaches than benefits. The panel shares their views on analyzing short- and long-term goals, and then roadmapping the steps you should take to align data analysis with supply chain goals. Join Bill, John, and Prashanth as they deliver a master class in supply chain data.

In this edition of the Supply Chain Visibility Stories podcast, industry veteran Bill Wohl is joined by Tim Debus, president, and CEO of the Reusable Packaging Association, and ACSIS Chief Strategy Officer John DiPalo, as they prepare for PackExpo East in Philadelphia, March 21-23, the main event that gathers buyers and sellers to discover the latest in every type of product packaging. 

Between lowering energy consumption and reducing waste, todayโ€™s new generation of smart packaging is a game-changer for todayโ€™s supply chain managers, delivering more choices than ever before to leverage packaging for new gains in supply chain efficiency. In this episode, learn how lower-cost โ€œsmartโ€ packaging technology can enable supply chain productivity gains in new waysโ€”while also delivering much better sustainability. 

Itโ€™s supply chain optimization in which everyone (and the planet) is a winner.

With host Bill Wohl and John DiPalo, Chief Strategy Officer of ACSIS

More sustainable supply chains are good for all of us, and good for our planet. But more sustainability doesnโ€™t have to mean sacrificing efficiency, according to John DiPalo of ACSIS. Often, the steps you take towards sustainability can also be steps towards greater efficiency โ€“ with just a little advance planning. For example, consider replacing one-way disposable assets with returnable assets. And managing those returnable assets with technology from ACSIS can yield even greater gains in sustainability value and cost optimization. Tune in to this episode of Supply Chain Visibility Stories for tips on making your supply chain more circular.

With host Bill Wohl and Twanna Jones, Manager of ACSIS Customer Support

Supply chain upgrades can lead to great improvements in supply chain productivity and efficiency. But every upgrade โ€“ whether itโ€™s implemented by you or by a partner โ€“ can expose you to potentially serious security issues. In this episode of Supply Chain Visibility Stories, ACSIS customer support manager Twanna Jones shares how keeping your software updated and patched can help you towards greater security. And consider that security should be embedded in supply chain processes, not just technologies.

Retailers were early to the benefits of RFID for inventory and supply chain management. Now, RAIN RFID provides visibility like nothing else. With visibility and accuracy at new levels, retailers are selling inventories down to the last item and avoiding markdowns. In this episode of the Supply Chain Visibility stories podcast series, Ashley Burkle of Impinj, David Perrine of ACSIS, and industry veteran Bill Wohl, will look at this issue and more โ€“ including trend in dark warehouses and loss prevention. Join us.

There was a time when RFID was seen as too expensive for many applications. No longer. With RFID tags currently at 5 cents each, are you leveraging the benefits of RFID to the max? In this episode of the Supply Chain Visibility Stories podcast, join  Tom Kilianski of Zebra Technologies, David Perrine of ACSIS, and industry veteran Bill Wohl as we explore how todayโ€™s super low cost, low maintenance RFID solutions can drive down supply chain costs and drive value up.

In this episode of the Supply Chain Visibility Stories podcast series, we take it to the next level with global strategy perspectives on connected supply chains from Dr. Marcell Vollmer of Boston Consulting Group, brought to you by industry veteran Bill Wohl. Over time, supply chains have steadily globalized. Now with global disruptions and a global pandemic, weโ€™ve become all too familiar with the drawbacks of global sourcing in the form of disrupted supply chains. In this episode, weโ€™ll explore strategic approaches to securing your supply chains in a world of rising risks.

With Bridgette McAdoo, Chief Sustainability Officer for Genesys, and industry veteran and series host Bill Wohl.

Join this special edition of the ACSIS Supply Chain Visibility Stories podcast and learn how you can understand your supply chain through a sustainability lens โ€“ and what you can do to help us save the world. Join our guest Bridgette McAdoo, Chief Sustainability Officer for Genesys, and industry veteran and series host Bill Wohl, and understand what it takes to make supply chains circular.

With host Bill Wohl, John DiPalo of ACSIS and Robert McGee, blockchain and serialization expert.

Blockchain is a great technology, but where and how do you apply it to supply chain challenges? These are the questions the ACSIS Supply Chain Visibility Stories podcast will cover with Rob McGee, blockchain and serialization expert, ACSIS Chief Strategy Officer John DiPalo, our host industry veteran Bill Wohl, as they discuss how new technologies can solve evergreen supply chain challenges.

With host Bill Wohl and guest speakers John DiPalo of ACSIS,
and Jeanne Duckett, Senior Manager, Food Technology Solutions Design (Traceability) at Avery Dennison

Food products are sourced through horizontally distributed suppliers and have many more players involved. Plus, special care must be taken with products themselves to protect the public and company reputations. In this episode of the ACSIS Supply Chain Visibility Stories podcast, weโ€™ll dig into food delivery, food safety, and food traceability. Join Jeanne Duckett of Avery Dennison, ACSISโ€™s own John DiPalo, and our host industry veteran Bill Wohl as they take a few bites out of this tasty topic.

With Bill Wohl and Gil Rodriguez, , VP National Accounts at ACSIS

Macro trends at a scale never before seen are facing supply chain managers today: lack of containers, lack of available shipping, shortages in terminal space and drivers. It all boils down to this: how do we get the visibility and flexibility we must have to efficiently manage the flow of materials and goods through the supply chain? We need to address it, but where to begin? In this podcast, Gil talks about how to get there.

With Bill WohlGil Rodriguez, VP National Accounts at ACSIS,
Peter Musser,  IT Solution Delivery Specialist and Supply Chain Veteran

This podcast explores the presence of partners and the influence of collaboration on the supply chain. We know that tracking products and knowing where they and other assets are  while understanding asset condition โ€“ is achievable for the company. But how to get this visibility into partners otherwise more opaque supply chains? In this podcast episode we listen to ACSIS and a customer tell us how this can be done, and how it changes the game.

With host Bill Wohl, John DiPalo of ACSIS and Tony Fonk of Spotsee

Together with Tony Fonk of SpotSee, we discuss how supply chain managers can save the bacon with the ability to not just spot and see objects in their supply chains but monitor their conditions as theyโ€™re in transit from one spot to the next. This podcast will focus on how you can gain the agility to take corrective actions without delay.

With host Bill Wohl and John DiPalo of ACSIS

Where are your products and components right now? And what’s their condition? That level of visibility should be the price of admission for every modern supply chain. In this podcast, weโ€™ll talk about how to track components, packaging, and every other physical good throughout the extended supply chain โ€“ including that of your partners. 

With host Bill Wohl and John DiPalo of ACSIS

Don’t risk a big bang fizzle. There are some simple ways to determine where to place your next bet on supply chain optimization and improvement. In this podcast, weโ€™ll talk about ways to chart your supply chain course by looking at what’s disconnected, streamlining internal processes, and harmonizing from the inside out.

With Bill Wohl, David Perrine of ACSIS and Tim Debus, CEO of the Reusable Packaging Association

The Reusable Packaging Association is a non-profit trade association that helps define and standardize systems by which goods are carried through supply chains. Itโ€™s also helping supply chain managers contribute towards a better environment with reusable packaging. In this podcast, weโ€™ll talk about this โ€“ plus new ways to make supply chains more visible. 

With host Bill Wohl and David Perrine of ACSIS

Supply chain investments aren’t just part of your digital transformation initiative: theyโ€™re about fixing what can easily break and expose your company to significant risks. In this podcast, weโ€™ll use the example of a perishable food manufacturer that saw its business being disrupted by plastic trays. Yes, they found a solution. Get the dish here! 

With host Bill Wohl and John DiPalo of ACSIS

Supply chain disruptions have really exposed the bottlenecks and potential for challenges in today’s globally distributed supply chains โ€“ despite the huge sums of money invested in supply chain execution systems. In this podcast weโ€™ll discuss whether business systems alone are enough โ€“ as well as better approaches to supply chain value so you can invest where it matters most.

With host Bill Wohl and Jeremy Coote, ACSIS CEO

From raw materials to finished goods in transit, companies are struggling for accurate awareness and knowledge so they can make fast decisions that protect the value of the goods in their supply chains. In this podcast, weโ€™ll discuss what supply chain managers can do in the moment when adverse events occur to secure supply chain business value.