Patrick Daly Interlinks Podcast


Fast Fulfillment: The Machine that Changed Retailing

In this episode we talk to to Sanchoy Das, Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the US and author of the book Fast Fulfillment: The Machine that Changed Retailing.

This is an extremely timely publication, given the way so many businesses around the world have had to embrace online retail to survive and thrive through the period of the COVID pandemic. Indeed, many have made a virtue out of the necessity that has fueled new thinking and new strategies among retailers regarding the place of online retail in their business models as they realise that it is very different in an operation and commercial sense from what they have been accustomed to up to now.

Sanchoy's book is fascinating and takes a detailed look at the paradigm shift ongoing in retail logistics focusing on the very necessary condition of speed and how this can be achieved through physical and digital innovation. If you want to learn how, in a practical operational way, to build a fast fulfillment machine for your own business, then this book by Sanchoy Das is a must-read for you.

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Transforming Supply Chains

In this episode we talk to John Gattorna, founder, and principal of Gattorna Alignment, aboutique advisory firmbased in Sydney, Australia. At Gattorna Alignment, John works with selected clients from around the world to help them develop customer-focused and innovative supply chain strategies.John's career stretches back over several decades and includes executive roles in the corporate sector, academic research, university professorships, the authoring several books and, of course, expounding thought leadership in supply chain through his advisory practice. In this interview we first look back at John's career milestones and how they have come to shape his view and conceptualization of supply chains today. We then move on to explore some of the key concepts from his latest book Transforming Supply Chains: Realign Your Business to Better Serve Customers in a Disruptive World such as dynamic alignment, outside-in design, and tailored supply chains for flexibility.Never before has the mission to develop and implement innovative supply chain solutions been so critical as it is today as our economies emerge battered from the impact of COVID and we face into doing a lot of the heavy lifting on the road to decarbonize our global economies in the coming few years.I am thoroughly delighted and privileged to explore these topics with John Gattorna, widely acknowledged as being one of the most respected supply-chain thought leaders in the world today.