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.
In this podcast, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Dean Ocampo, Senior Director of Marketing, at Aera Technology on the future of supply chain planning, Supply Chain 2030 and how companies should prepare. Aera is an advanced analytics company working on the concept of the “self-driving supply chain.” 280
Tags: Supply Chain 2030, Aera, Cognitive computing, supply chain planning, supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, Lora Cecere
Dan Crenin, Commercial leader of Elemica shares insights of the future of Supply Chain 2030. Improving networking capabilities is essential to improving corporate social responsibility, reducing waste and improving customer service. #279
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Interview by Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights with Christine Barnhart, now of GT Nexus on the Future of Supply Chain 2030, the barriers and drivers for joining a network, and her plans for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. #278
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Interview with Andy Duncan, CEO of Boardwalktech, on Supply Chain 2030 and the need to share data effectively between trading partners. Boardwalktech is a simple digital ledger that can be deployed in weeks between trading partners. On the podcast, Andy shares case studies of how the digital ledger improved value between companies. #277
Tags: digital ledger, boardwalktech, supply chain insights, supply chain insights global summit, data sharing, trading partners
Interview with Richard Barnett, SVP of Marketing at Levadata on the future of Supply Chain 2030. In preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, I am interviewing technology supply chain leaders to gain insights into their views of the future of supply chain. Richard, with a long tenure in supply chain management with both i2 Technologies and GT Nexus and now at Levadata, is a thought leader in the supply chain management space. #276
Tags: Levadata, Richard Barnett, Supply Chain 2030, Imagine, Cognitive Computing, Sourcing
Interview with Shellie Molina, a senior leader in supply chain management with experience at First Solar and Rollease Acameda, shares insights on her use of the Supply Chain Insights research. Gain insights from her views on the use of eBooks and Supply Chains to Admire research to improve Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and drive supply chain excellence.
Tags: S&OP, Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain Excellence, Supply Chain Management, Benchmarking, Women in Supply Chain, Leadership, Supply Chain Insights
Working with data scientists can be a lot like dogs chasing their tail. The language and thought processes between business users and data scientist teams are different, and the data scientists can be arrogant and difficult to corral. In this interview, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Jennie Wienke, Randall Reilly, in how she navigates the gulf between data scientists and business users. #273
Tags: data scientists, organizational talent, analytics, business results, supply chain management, lora cecere, Supply Chain Insights
Interview with Kevin Wong, COO of Nulogy on the Building of Supply Chain 2030. In preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights interviews Kevin on how to build value networks. 272
Tags: Nulogy, supplychain2030, blockchain, networks
As we get ready for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain Insights is interviewing all of the technologists attending to gain insights on how they see Supply Chain 2030. Here Lora interviews John Tecce, manager of North East Sales of ThoughtSpot. The company is a new form of analytics combining enterprise search and artificial intelligence. #271
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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
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,
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.
Analytics, supply chain excellence, enterprise search, making decisions at the speed of business, descriptive analytics,
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
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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
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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
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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
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.
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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.
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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
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
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
Lora Cecere presents a webinar on "Update on Talent in The Supply Chain - Preparing for 2030" #253
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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
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
In this episode Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights talks about The Five Reasons Why We Have Not Reduced Inventory
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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.
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.