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This Week in Business History - Supply Chain Now 12th October 2020
This Week in Business History for October 12th: The Jean Nidetch & Weight Watchers Story
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This Week in Business History for October 12th: The Jean Nidetch & Weight Watchers Story

On this episode, Scott W. Luton dives into the story of Weight Watchers International Incorporated and its founders, including Jean Nidetch. He also touches on a variety of other historic business events, including Dictionary Day and the "Razor and Blades" business model, for the week of October 12th.

Scott W. Luton is the founder & CEO of Supply Chain Now. 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 was named a 2019 Pro to Know in Supply Chain by Supply & Demand Executive and a 2019 “Top 15 Supply Chain & Logistics Experts to Follow” by RateLinx. 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 has served on the boards for APICS Atlanta and the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. Follow Scott Luton on Twitter at @ScottWLuton and learn more about Supply Chain Now here: https://supplychainnow.com/

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AIAG Virtual 2020 Supply Chain Conference: https://tinyurl.com/y8axeflc

Download the Q2 2020 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index: freight.usbank.com/?es=a229&a=20

WEBINAR- Stand Up & Sound Off: https://tinyurl.com/y4lcahdr

AME Toronto 2020 Virtual Conference: https://www.ame.org/ame-toronto-2020

This episode was hosted by Scott Luton. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/business-history-18.