Supply Chain Buzz: Vaccine Developments, the Material Truth, Anti-Fragile Supply Chain & More
In this episode of the Supply Chain Buzz, Greg and Scott are joined by Paul Noble, Mary Kate Love, and Lettie Barrett as they discuss the top supply chain news of the week.
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: https://www.verusen.com/
Lettie Barrett Lettie is a Nashville native and graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (go Vols!) with a degree in supply chain management & marketing. After graduating, Lettie moved to Atlanta for a job in Sourcing & Procurement inside Georgia-Pacific, then joined their supply chain innovation center as employee #3. Lettie has 3+ years of supply chain experience working on cross-functional initiatives such as; MRO & Capital category analytics, process improvement, automation, value tracking, relationship management, and innovation. She thrives in fast-paced, dynamic environments where she can wear many hats and creatively work "outside the box". Lettie's passion for the supply chain has continued to grow as she has joined the Verusen team as a Senior Business Analyst supporting the team in sales, marketing and operational initiatives. She is excited to work for a company that solves challenges she once saw in her sourcing and procurement experience, and is excited change how the supply chain works! Fun fact: On the weekends, you can find Lettie at the dog park with her pup, on a bike ride or a hike with her friends.
Mary Kate Love is currently an Operations + Emerging Tech Leader for Georgia-Pacific. Mary Kate has a variety of experiences in start-ups and building innovation initiatives from the ground up: she previously helped lead the build out of the Supply Chain Innovation Center at Georgia-Pacific and prior to that, MxD (Manufacturing times Digital): the Department of Defense’s digital manufacturing innovation center. Mary Kate has a passion in taking complicated ideas and turning them into a reality: she was one of the first team members at MxD and the first team member at the Supply Chain Innovation Center at Georgia-Pacific. Mary Kate dedicates her extra time to education and mentorship: she was one of the founding Board Members for Women Influence Chicago and led an initiative for a city-wide job shadow day for young women across Chicago tech companies and currently is on the Board of Directors at St. Laurence High School in Chicago. Mary Kate has also held positions on the Young Irish Fellowship Board, Women in Technology Atlanta, the South Side Irish Parade Committee and the UN Committee for Women. Mary Kate is from Chicago, currently lives in Atlanta and is an avid 16-inch softball player. She holds a BS in Political Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is also currently pursuing her MBA from U of I.
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