Today I’m joined by Blume Global, a market-leading, sustainability-focused software brand that is removing a huge $1 trillion of waste from the global supply chain, and making logistics processes more agile, dependable, and sustainable with innovative execution and visibility solutions.
Blume Global is a technology provider committed to an ethical, purpose-driven supply chain ecosystem; and to creating a more sustainable environment through providing an open, neutral platform across all trading partners to drive asset optimization, predictive visibility and traceability.
Today Pervinder Johar, CEO at Blume Global, joins me to chat all about the company and what they do; why digitization is now a requirement, not a preference; putting sustainability at the heart of everything they do; and helping businesses to utilize the power of visibility to manage their biggest business impacts in real-time.
IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
[07.24] Pervinder’s background, the entrepreneurial journey that led him to found Blume, and the importance of bringing innovation and inspiration from other industries together to solve complex problems.
“I’m a computer science graduate, and I wanted to only work on large, complex problems… I started making control systems for nuclear power plants!”
[10.51] An overview of Blume – what they do and how they help their customers.
“Supply chain is a highly distributed environment… how do you connect all of those dots, and then optimize it?”
[11.59] The impact of supply chain on the environment, why Blume puts sustainability at the heart of everything they do, and why businesses need to stop making decisions just based on time and cost and consider modes that are more environmentally friendly.
[18.28] How Blume orchestrates an intermodal supply chain, and works as a competitive advantage for its customers.
“It’s not about visibility alone… it’s about: how do you guarantee that all the stuff is going to show up at the same time?… So having a large number of options, and an understanding of what needs to expedited, and what needs to be slowed down is key. And slowing down is equally as important from an environmental perspective… Speed is bad for the environment!”
[21.52] A closer look at the Blume platform, and how it can help with risk management.
[24.48] Blume’s R&D arm, and the importance of fostering innovation in supply chain.
[27.19] The ideal client for Blume Global.
[28.56] Two case studies showing how Blume services were used to connect small businesses, with no tech infrastructure, to larger ones; and to help shippers ensure quality sourcing and collaboration.
[32.00] The future for Blume.
“We want the ecosystem to continue to evolve in an organic fashion – and that’s what Blume means… a blooming ecosystem.”
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Head over to Blume Global’s website now to find out more and discover how they could help you too. You can also connect with Blume and keep up to date with the latest over on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Twitter, or you can connect with Pervinder on LinkedIn or Twitter.
This episode was filmed at Manifest 2023. If you enjoyed it, and want to explore some of the other great content filmed at the event, why not check out episodes:
- 329: Future-Proof Your EDI Infrastructure, with Orderful
- 327: Turn Your Shipping Process Into a Competitive Advantage, with Enveyo
- 325: Build Thriving Supply Chain Communities, with Envase Technologies
- 322: Innovative Asset Tracking Made Easy, with Blackberry Radar
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