Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights

Straight Talk - Lora Talks Guidance To Better Manage Inventories in a Complex World #265

An episode of Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights

By Lora Cecere
Lora Cecere, Supply Chain Insights is focused on delivering independent, actionable and objective advice for supply chain leaders. If you need to know which practices and technologies make the biggest difference to corporate performance, turn to us. We are a company dedicated to this research. We help you understand supply chain trends, evolving technologies and which metrics matter.
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What Is Supply Chain Excellence - Is It Defined by the Gartner Top 25 #270
What is Supply Chain Excellence? In this discussion, Lora shares insights on Gartner Top 25 2019 winners on the effective frontier of balancing growth, inventory turns, operating margin and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) using data from the 2010-2018 time period. Here she explains why no company on the Gartner Top 25 2019 list beat peer group performance while driving improvement.  Tags: supply chain excellence, Gartner Top 25, Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chains to Admire, Supply Chain Index, supply chain, business strategy, network strategy
32:14
June 17, 2019
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Sales and Operation Planning #269
In 2019 only 35% of manufacturing leaders rate  their Sales and Operations Planning processes effective. In contrast,  65% rated the processes effective in 2016. In this podcast, Lora Cecere,  founder of Supply Chain Insights shares the reasons for this  precipitous decline. The remedy is enlightened leadership. To make the  shift, companies need to define what defines supply chain excellence and  how it ties to the business strategy. Then manage the supply chain as a  complex non-linear system to ensure the recognition of constraints, the  design of buffers, and the impact of changes in mix. Only 30% of  companies have “what if analysis” and only 50% of companies tie the  output of the tactical plan in S&OP to execution. As organizational  complexity increases—with seven S&OP processes using five different  technologies—getting the basics right matters more than ever. Tags: Sales and Operations Planning, IBP, Supply Chain Excellence, Demand planning, 
21:41
June 7, 2019
Straight Talk- Lora Talks SAP Planning #268
 Inventory, supply chain strategy, supply chain insights, Lora Cecere, supply chain tactics 
39:56
May 23, 2019
Straight Talk - Lora Talks with Doug Bordonaro of Thoughtspot About Use & Relevance of Enterprise Search
In this podcast, Lora Cecere interviews Doug  Bordonaro, Field Chief Technology Officer, on the use and relevance of  enterprise search to answer questions at the speed of business. Join the  podcast to understand how this new form of descriptive analytics can  improve supply chain decision making.  Tags Analytics, supply chain excellence, enterprise search, making decisions at the speed of business, descriptive analytics, 
20:15
May 22, 2019
Straight Talk- CJ Das from Simple Tire #266
Podcast with Lora Cecere and CJ Das from Simple  Tire discussing Analytics strategies. CJ is an innovative CIO driving  change in business through collaboration and delivering business results  from innovative analytics technologies. #266 Tags analytics, Tires, Simple Tires, Lora Cecere, Supply Chain Insights. Supply chain excellence
18:47
May 21, 2019
Straight Talk - Lora Talks Guidance To Better Manage Inventories in a Complex World #265
Why are inventory levels in the supply chain higher  post-recession than before 2007? In this podcast, Lora Cecere, founder  of Supply Chain Insights, share insights to answer the question and  offers guidance to better manage inventories in a complex world.  #265 Tags: Inventory, supply chain strategy, supply chain insights, Lora Cecere, supply chain tactics
14:52
May 19, 2019
Straight Talk - Lora Cecere Talks About The New Forms of Analytics #264
How do we get started  with new forms of analytics? In this podcast, Lora Cecere addresses the  question of “should companies start with process innovation, data  cleanliness or governance?” The important first step is to get started.  In this podcast, Lora shares insights on how. #264 Tags Analytics, supply chain, insights, data-driven decision making, lora cecere
21:27
May 17, 2019
Straight Talk- S & OP - Putting The Pieces Together #263
In this episode, Lora Cecere talks about S & OP and putting all your pieces together. 
47:04
May 17, 2019
Straight Talk- Heather Moe - Product Engineer for ESRI #262
Lora Interviews Heather Moe, Product Engineer for  ESRI on women in analytics. Heather is active in WORMS—Women in  Operations Research and Management Science.  In this podcast, Lora  Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights discusses with Heather on how  to improve the presence of women in analytics positions.  Tags: #analytics, women, operations research, business
11:58
May 3, 2019
Supply Chain Insights - Lora Cecere Talks About The Supply Chain Insights Global Conference #261
Does the supply chain space need another  conference? There are far too many today. Most follow a format of  sponsors, paid speaking and booths. The same content gets hashed again  over and over. In this podcast, Lora makes an argument for the need for a  different kind of conference. One where business and technology leaders  roll-up their sleeves together and imagine the supply chain of the  future together. With 95% of the industry stuck at the intersection of  cost, customer service and inventory, Lora thinks that it is important  to challenge the status quo. So if you are planning to go to industry  events which often focus on functional excellence of source, make and  deliver, consider stepping up to the plate to Imagine Supply Chain 2030  in an event designed for extreme networking of supply chain innovators.  This year’s event is in Chicago on September 3rd-6th. #supplychain, #conference, #imagine, #2030, #new technologies. 
08:39
April 14, 2019
Supply Chain Insights - Scott Wahl Dematic Warehouse software #260
Interview with Dematic on the use of the digital twin, machine learning and cloud to improve warehouse operations.  #warehouse management, #cloud, #machinelearning, #digitaltwin, 
07:37
April 14, 2019
Straight Talk - Lora Who's Going To Win? #259
In this podcast, Lora  Cecere addresses the question of “Who is Going to Win?” After a month of  speaking to venture capitalists, Lora shares her insights.  #supplychainplanning, #supplychain, #cloud, #analytics, #Supplychain2030
10:23
April 14, 2019
Straight Talk- Shaun Snapp, Founder of Brightwork #258
In this episode of Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights, Lora  talks with Shaun Snapp, Founder of Brightwork on SAP HANA and migration strategies.  SAP, HANA, supply chain planning, analytics 
40:50
March 27, 2019
Straight Talk- Joannes Vermorel, CEO of Lokad #257
Lora talks with  Joannes Vermorel, CEO of Lokad. He is an innovator in supply chain  planning. Here Joannes shares his vision of the future of supply chain  planning with Lora. Key words: supply chain planning, master data, open source analytics 
23:17
March 19, 2019
Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere A Demand Management Solution #256
 In Supply Chain Insights monthly webinar, Lora  Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights walks through the five potholes  of selecting a demand management solution. In this session, she shares a  framework of how to select a demand management solution.  Tags:  demand management, demand sensing, forecasting, supply chain  excellence, measurement, error, bias, and supply chain organizations
53:07
March 17, 2019
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Gisele Nogueira from HMD Global #255
What is the role of software robots in the future  of Supply Chain? Listen as Gisele Nogueira from HMD Global shares  lessons learned on the use of software robots in customer service.  Tags: supply chain, RPA, automation, customer service, innovation
08:03
March 5, 2019
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere #254
Supply chain, supply chain global summit, digital transformation, change transformation, supply chain excellence
54:58
January 11, 2019
Update on Talent in The Supply Chain - Preparing for 2030 #253
Lora Cecere presents a webinar on "Update on Talent in The Supply Chain - Preparing for 2030" #253 Supply chain, supply chain global summit, digital transformation, change transformation, supply chain excellence
39:20
November 15, 2018
Straight Talk-Supply Chain 2030 with Marty Kisliuk prior director of supply chain at FMC #252
Lora talks with Marty Kisliuk, prior director of supply chain at FMC, on supply chain excellence. In this podcast, Marty shares his insights on the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit and his lessons learned. Tags: supply chain excellence, supply chain management, supply chain, Supply Chain Insights Global Summit
12:03
November 2, 2018
Straight Talk Insights - Peter Gibbons, CEO of Tire Hub #251
In this episode Lora interview Peter Gibbons, CEO of Tire Hub to discuss the creation of a join venture between two large tire manufacturers in North America. Peter is a seasoned supply chain executive. In the show, he discusses the start-up and the creation of the new joint venture, and his philosphy to make it successful. Episode 251 Tags: supply chain, Tire Hub, Peter Gibbons, leadership, tire industry, distributor models, supply chain excellence, start-ups, leadership
15:41
October 10, 2018
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - 5 Reasons Why We Have Not Reduced Inventory
In this episode Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights talks about The Five Reasons Why We Have Not Reduced Inventory Supply chain, supply chain global summit, digital transformation, change transformation, supply chain excellence
13:18
October 9, 2018
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Planning - Sept 25 - #249
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Planning - Sept 25 - #249
10:30
October 5, 2018
Risk Management: The Current State
How can you balance opportunity against risk if you don’t understand the factors? Join this webinar to gain insights on recent research. Learn from experts as the guest panelists share their wisdom of how to best manage supply chain risk in this ever-changing world.
48:14
September 21, 2018
Strait Talk Insights - Alina Beskrovna Research Director, Supply Chain Insights - #248
In this special episode we hear from Alina Beskrovna, Research Director, Supply Chain Insights and her observations about the great supply chain conference that many people from around the world attended, hosted by Lora Cecere of Supply Chain Insights.
06:29
September 21, 2018
Straight Talk Insights - Nick Lynch with Shell Oil #247
Lora talks with Nick Lynch of Shell Oil in this in depth conversation about past and present supply chain needs and changes as well as the digital aspect.
21:27
September 13, 2018
Straight Talk Insights - Deanna Denton of Corning #246
In this episode Lora talks with Deanna Denton of Corning covering a great topic - AI and the labor market changes in the global business market place.
12:41
September 11, 2018
Straight Talk Insights - Kim Ballewske Director of Distribution at La-Z-Boy - #245
In this episode Lora talks with Kim Ballewske, Director of Distribution at La-Z-Boy about digital processes and the changing environment today.
08:07
September 7, 2018
Straight Talk With Laura B - Corning Company - #244
In this episode Lora talks with Laura B of the Corning Company. Podcast # 244
11:34
September 7, 2018
Straight Talk- Schneider Electric's Betty Oliver - #243
Lora interviews Betty Oliver of Schneider Electric. Today they talk about educating students about supply chain and recruiting supply chain talent. – Podcast episode #243
08:20
August 31, 2018
Straight Talk- Schneider Electric's Kyle Hamm - #242
Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights talks with Kyle Hamm VP of Customer Transformation – Podcast episode #242
11:06
August 31, 2018
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