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Leveraging Interim Talent for Supply Chain Optimization with Bryan Seidensticker

May 15, 2024
By Cara ChatellierMay 15, 2024


In the fast-paced world of supply chain management, staying ahead of the curve requires strategic thinking and innovative solutions. In the latest episode of MetaPod, host Ron Crabtree and guest Bryan Seidensticker, an expert with extensive experience in supply chain operations and digital transformation, share valuable insights on leveraging interim talent to optimize supply chain operations.

The Strategic Framework

Bryan begins by emphasizing the importance of a strategic framework in every organization and highlights the need for alignment between team objectives and strategies related to supply chain and operations. Organizations facing alignment challenges often experience inefficiencies and missed opportunities. Through a diagnostic approach, organizations can assess their alignment and identify opportunities for improvement, fostering overall effective execution strategies. He suggests focusing on areas such as warehouse automation and data management to drive efficiency and mitigate risks. 

Digital Transformation in Supply Chain

Digital transformation plays a critical role in modern supply chain operations. Ron and Bryan detail the ongoing labor shortages and the necessity of doing more with less, while also delving into the significance of experience in navigating digital transformation within supply chain operations. Businesses are urged to adopt innovative technologies like automation and AI to maintain success but, while technology is a helpful tool, leaders should be cautious against the allure of quick fixes and should take a step-by-step approach to digital integration. Bryan recommends the use of a detailed process map and data-driven decision-making to drive meaningful outcomes. Additionally, he stresses the importance of sales and operations planning (S&OP) in informing digital transformation strategies and leveraging technology for competitive advantage. The S&OP process will help align budgeting processes with operational realities.

Commitment and Accountability

Bryan highlights the importance of commitment and accountability at all levels of the organization and emphasizes the role of functional leadership in driving alignment and ensuring clarity of objectives. Through exercises like RACI (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed), organizations can establish clear roles and responsibilities, fostering a culture of collaboration and accountability. 

Leveraging Interim Talent

Throughout the episode, Bryan offered practical advice for organizations looking to optimize their supply chain operations, including leveraging interim talent and external expertise when needed. Interim professionals have an abundance of experience across many industries, and may already have the knowledge necessary to drive your organization towards success. Bringing the right interim professionals into an organization during a large transformation or project can help businesses navigate complex challenges and drive sustainable growth seamlessly. 

Connect and Learn More

By embracing interim talent, leveraging technology through digital transformation, and fostering a culture of commitment and accountability, businesses can stay competitive in today’s dynamic market. If you are interested in learning more or have questions for Bryan, you can connect with him on LinkedIn or via email at [email protected].


MetaPod offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise for operational executives and

organizations seeking to optimize their supply chains, as well as common challenges

such as digital transformation, the forever labor shortage, and doing more with less.

Listen and subscribe today for more insightful and engaging discussions on supply chain management, operational excellence, and interim talent. 


About Cara Chatellier

Cara Chatellier is a digital marketing strategist & content writer. She lives in the Boston area and has worked with MetaExperts since October 2018. She loves travel, wine tastings, and podcasts.

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