Scale your business and supply chain with the Future of Supply Chain podcast by Fuse Inventory.


The Future of Supply Chain podcast brings you the insights, strategies, and tactics you need to scale your business. We talk to movers and shakers in the supply chain, planning, and operations space to bring you industry-leading knowledge. Join us as we uncover what’s working in the retail space and explore solutions to common inventory challenges.

Our episodes will vary in format but will cover important things like what the future of supply chain holds. Or what do you do when you simply buy too much inventory? We’re going to cover it all. The good. The bad. And the ugly. Join us as we talk to supply chain and inventory professionals and academics. Learn from the brightest minds today so that you, can scale your business too. After all, the future of supply chain is in our own hands.

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7 Ways To Get Ahead Of Your Competition

In this last episode of the season, we highlight the SEVEN MOST IMPORTANT THINGS you need to do this year as a planner/operator/supply chain leader of your business.


How Creativity Can Be a Tool in Supply Chain

In this episode we chat with Eric Basangan, a multi-brand owner and production expert. Eric has spent the last 30 years building supplier relationships, strategically manufacturing products overseas, and pivoting his product line when needed to stay competitive.  


“Just Have It” Inventory

What’s your take on the latest “trend” in inventory ownership? In this episode we share the things you can do to stay competitive that don’t involve stocking up on inventory!

How to Build a Successful Team

Normally we talk about strategies in supply chain, and get advice from other founders, supply chain leaders, and industry experts on how you can navigate your company for success. But in this episode, we give some advice on how you can navigate you and your team for success.


How Ravacan is Building Competitive Supply Chains

Anne-Sophie L.B. is the CEO of Ravacan. She’s a Supply Chain expert and software engineer. She has managed over $1B in total spending for market leaders such as Rolls-Royce and Fitbit throughout her career. Now more than ever, OEMs need to understand what’s going on at their suppliers and how they can secure their supplies and control their costs. Ravacan analytics and supplier collaboration platform helps over 200 companies build the most competitive supply chains.



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Advice From Four Decades of Supply Chain Leadership

In this episode, we interview James Jacobe - Head of Operations for a well-known hair & skin care company as well as professor and Subject Matter Expert for Supply Chain Analytics and Technologies at Georgetown University. We cover everything from setting your supply chain up for success to self-development and career growth. This is a value packed interview you won’t want to miss!

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What S&OP Is and Why You Need It

Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is one of the most critical processes you can implement into your business. If you haven’t heard of it, or weren’t sure what it entailed then this episode will help you understand what it is, who's using it, why it's important, and how you can use it to improve your business.

S&OP is an intricate process to align the entire business. It ensures you can meet the needs of your customer in the most profitable way. If it sounds overwhelming, don’t worry. We break it down into 5 easy steps.


How to Protect Your Business from Stockout Issues

Whether the result of shortages attributable to the pandemic or any other supply chain disruption, running out of stock and losing sales is a common challenge that many online brands face. 

In this episode we cover how to deal with these stockouts and most importantly, what you can do to protect your business when they happen.

How Passport Shipping is Helping Brands Go Global

In this episode, we speak with Alex Yancher. Alex is the co-founder and CEO of Passport Shipping, a modern-day international shipping company that ships for top direct to consumer brands such as Native, Thinx, Bombas and many more. With his extensive background in logistics, we’re going to dive into the things you need to know before selling across borders.

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Insights from a Founder Turned Investor

In this episode, we speak with Gautam Gupta, an early stage investor and the former Founder and CEO of Naturebox. Gautam is currently a Partner at M13 where he focuses on early stage investments in companies fueled by changes in consumer behavior. Two decades of experience gave Gautam many hard-earned lessons in management, scaling, and raising capital. In this episode we’ll chat with Gautam about what he's learned over the years and what advice he has for growing a business.

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An Interview with Charu Thomas, Founder of Oculogx

Charu Thomas is the Founder of Oculogx, a company that builds tech to make order fulfillment more efficient. Oculogx customers include companies like Google, Walmart, and other industry-leading retailers. Prior to founding Oculogx, Charu was an internationally awarded Wearable Computing researcher from Georgia Tech’s #1 Industrial Engineering program. Her work has been recognized by premier institutions like Microsoft, the USPTO, and ACM and she has been featured in top-tier publications like Forbes, Business Insider and TechCrunch. 

In this episode we talk to Charu about the problems her technology is solving, what trends are emerging from this pandemic and what you can do to prepare your business. We also cover some advice for entrepreneurs and the things you should look out for when starting a business.

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Keeping Up with Supply Chain

Supply Chain has often been viewed solely as an operational function, unlike its strategically creative counterpart, Marketing. But now more than ever the focus is clear and Supply Chain has become a hot topic in strategic decision making. With over 75% of businesses impacted by COVID19, supply chains everywhere are being assessed for their strength and resiliency to future threats.

What were once strategies reserved for the big players are now making headlines for their importance in strengthening retailers of all sizes. The future of supply chain is becoming clear. Will your supply chain keep up with these five shifts?

Building a Resilient Supply Chain (Pt 2)

In the last episode we covered some steps in supply chain to build resilience. In this episode, we focus on a few more steps related to data.

Building a Resilient Supply Chain (Pt 1)

In this episode, we talk to you about a word that’s being used a lot these days: RESILIENCY. Specifically, when it comes to supply chain. Having a resilient or agile supply chain can help you adjust quickly and effectively to unexpected issues. We want to help you build a resilient supply chain and so we’ve compiled some advice on the best practices to help you mitigate these issues too.

An Interview with Rachel Liaw, CEO of Fuse Inventory

In this episode of our podcast, we chat with Fuse CEO & co-founder, Rachel Liaw. Rachel’s background consists of building software, managing supply chains for startups, and launching a growing baby brand prior to Fuse. Through these experiences, Rachel found that a lot of pain points in supply chains weren’t limited to fast growth brands. It was actually an industry-wide issue, and that was the inspiration behind Fuse.

We're excited to chat with Rachel about her past, the lessons she’s learned as a female founder, and her take on the future of supply chain.

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In this episode, we share a little bit about who this podcast is for, what we’ll uncover, and why you should listen.

This podcast is brought to you by Fuse Inventory

Fuse is an inventory planning software powering the next generation of multi-channel retailers. Fuse centralizes inventory, sales, and procurement data to generate a predictive forecast and inventory replenishment plan. We streamline the inventory planning process and help you manage your supply chain in real-time. Master your cash flow and optimize your business with Fuse Inventory.

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