2023 Playback: Auto Supply Chain Prophets Podcast Summary

2023 Playback: Auto Supply Chain Prophets Podcast Summary

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As we enter 2024, the Auto Supply Chain Prophets podcast celebrates another successful year as the go-to source for industry knowledge and content for our dedicated audience. For two seasons and across 47 episodes, our podcast has remained committed to helping automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and industry professionals navigate the complex landscape of the auto supply chain. 

In this special episode, host and producer Jan Griffiths reflects on the key themes that shaped our 2023. The Auto Supply Chain Prophets explored various aspects of the auto supply chain throughout this journey. We've covered critical topics like global standards, ESG, automation, digitization, and risk management. Our dedication to keeping our audience informed and prepared is evident in the episodes dedicated to future-focused topics like EV adoption and the importance of gamification in supply chain education, putting us at the forefront of industry discussions.

As we bid farewell to 2023, the Auto Supply Chain Prophets podcast remains steadfast in its commitment to delivering content that matters and encourages the audience to share their thoughts and suggestions for topics they want to explore in the coming year.

Themes discussed in this episode:

  • Podcasting challenges and milestones
  • The complexity of the auto supply chain landscape
  • Emerging trends in the auto supply chain
  • The critical role of technology in the auto supply chain
  • Implementing automation and digitization 
  • Leveraging risk management strategies for supply chain resilience
  • Simplifying complex standards
  • MMOG/LE and IATF intersection
  • Impact of EV adoption
  • The future of supply chain education
  • The Impact of EQMS (Enterprise Quality Management System)

Featured on this episode: 

Name: Jan Griffiths

Title: President and Founder, Gravitas Detroit 

About: A veteran executive in the automotive industry, Jan previously served as chief procurement officer for a $3 billion, Tier 1 global automotive supplier. As the president of Gravitas Detroit, Jan provides online courses, speeches, podcasts, and workshops to break the mold of command-and-control leadership to help you unleash the potential of your team and allow authentic leadership to thrive.

Connect: LinkedIn

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Episode Highlights:

[00:37] Celebrating success and metrics overview: Jan opens the episode by celebrating a successful year for the podcast, highlighting the podcast's achievement of surpassing 5,000 downloads and the publication of 47 episodes. Jan set the stage for a metrics overview and a behind-the-scenes look at the podcast's journey.

[04:40] Reflecting on past episodes: Jan delves into a retrospective exploration of the past episodes, from discussions on ESG and automation to in-depth interviews with industry leaders. Jan offers listeners a recap of the diverse topics covered throughout the year.

[19:36] Plans for 2024: With an eye on the future, Jan provides a sneak peek into the upcoming discussions, signaling a continued focus on supply chain digitization, AI, ESG, and supply risk management.


Delivering on the Promise of Delivery: Automotive Sustainability and Profitability

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White Paper for Leveraging Risk Management in Automotive

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Operational Restart Readiness

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The 24 Essential Supply Chain

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Keep in touch with Auto Supply Chain Prophet's co-hosts Terry Onica and Jan Griffiths on LinkedIn.


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