• TPMTech
  • February 23 – 24, 2023 | Hilton Long Beach

Sarah Barnes-Humphrey

Let's Talk Supply Chain


Sarah Barnes-Humphrey is a logistics and supply chain expert, as seen on BBC World News, Inc Magazine, The New Yorker and Huffington Post. Sarah has reached over 50 million supply chain professionals through the Let’s Talk Supply Chain podcast, her weekly live stream show “Thoughts and Coffee”, The Blended podcast and now The Blended Pledge.

Sarah boasts recognition as one of the Top Women in Supply Chain, 10 Most Admired Women in Business to Follow and Most Influential Leader in Supply Chain 2022

Through her passion for collaboration, transparency, diversity – and doing better, more sustainable business, Sarah is the first ever podcaster to franchise. With a franchise in Asiapac and now setting her sights on Africa, Europe and South America she is taking the Let’s Talk Supply Chain Brand global!

From thought-provoking questions, company deep dives to lively discussions and the celebration of real people’s industry success, Let’s Talk Supply Chain has been in front of brands like Dell, Lowes, and Netflix. LTSC has worked with the biggest names in supply chain like E2Open, S&P Global, Lora Cecere, Fourkites, and Chain.io!

But one podcast simply isn’t enough! Sarah also founded Women in Supply Chain which brings a breath of fresh air to logistics by highlighting the journeys and advice from women leaders and has furthered her passion for diversity and inclusion by founding Blended podcast to bring tough topics into the limelight, in order to create real change. With a panel of raw, honest and diverse voices, they share perspectives to truly learn from one another. PLUS The Blended Pledge, another one of Sarah’s commitments to all things DEI, is a non-profit arm designed to provide funding to cover travel expenses to diverse voices that we don’t normally see on supply chain stages.

Sessions With Sarah Barnes-Humphrey

Thursday, 23 February

  • 11:45am - 12:15pm (PST) / 23/feb/2023 07:45 pm - 23/feb/2023 08:15 pm

    How Organizations Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

    The need to measure, manage, and offset carbon emissions associated with global supply chains long ago moved from vanity exercise to strategic imperative. But moving from ambitious goals to tactical change is where things get messy. If sustainability was so easy, it would have been done long ago. But it involves internal functions as disperse as product development, sourcing, procurement, and international logistics. And even within logistics, it necessitates that shippers and third-party logistics providers can rely on carbon calculation data of third-party capacity operators. That indirect carbon footprint is the hardest to measure, and to control. In this session, experts in the field of sustainability will explain how technology can help the freight industry come to grips with ever-tougher mandates on carbon emissions — mandates from governments, from customers, and from investors.