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Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights

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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Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Lora Interviews Meredith Singletary, Senior HR Director - DHL Supply Chain #328
Driving diversity in supply chain is a goal for DHL. In this podcast, Meredith Singletary, Senior HR Director shares insights on how they have redefined maternity leave benefits to help working families. I celebrate DHL’s leadership in this area. #supplychain, #womeninsupplychain, #DHL
20:02
September 17, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Lora Interviews John Monarch - Founder of ShipChain #327
John Monarch is the Founder of ShipChain. In this podcast, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, inteviews John to share his insights on blockchain and the use of standards and public blockchain formats. #blockchain, #supplychain, #shipchain, #digitaltransformation
17:51
September 16, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going #326
As  supply chain leaders come to grips with the impact of COVID-19, we talk  to the leaders to get answers. Here we share a podcast with Troy Hicks,  SVP of Herbalife, on managing the supply chain in a harsh operating  environment. Tags: Lora Cecere, Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Excellence, Herbalife, Troy Hicks
18:58
July 25, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Supply Chains to Admire 2020, Pt2 #325
Each year, Supply Chain Insights completes the  Supply Chains to Admire analysis to help business leaders. The goal is  to shine a light on the companies driving improvement faster than peers  while outperforming and driving value. In the first videocast, Lora  explains the method, while here she announces the winners. Tags:  Supply Chains to Admire, Supply Chains to Admire 2020, L’oreal, Dollar  Tree, TJX, Ahold, Lockheed Martin, Broadcom, AbbVie, Monster Beverage,  Ecolab, Paccar, BorgWarner, Sleep Number, iRobot, Toro
13:37
July 21, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Supply Chains to Admire 2020, Part 1 #324
This  video is the first in a four-part series for business leaders to  understand the Supply Chains to Admire methodology and the current state  of supply chain performance. In this podcast Lora Cecere, Founder of  Supply Chain Insights explains the method and sets the stage to reveal  the Supply Chains to Admire award winners. Tags:  supply chain excellence, supply chains to admire 2020, supply chains to  admire, Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere, supply chain
14:00
July 21, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Driving Agile Implementations at Logility #323
Logility,  now in its fourth decade of providing supply chain planning software,  is undergoing a leadership transformation. Mac McGary, with prior  experience at i2 Technology and GT Nexus, is leading the change. In this  podcast, Mac discusses the change, the need for service-based offerings  and agile deployment and shares his thoughts on the autonomous supply  chain. Tags: logility, supply chain, Mac McGary, supply chain excellence
21:31
July 9, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Lora interviews Trevor Miles of Celonis #322
In supply chain management, the term "flow" is used  frequently, but seldom managed. In this podcast, Lora Cecere, Founder  of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Trevor Miles of Celonis on how to  automate flow and take the friction out of processes. Tags flow, supply chain, supply chain excellence, supply chain management, trevor miles, lora cecere
13:25
June 19, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - The Fallacy of Integration #321
In this series, Lora  Cecere speaks about a number of supply chain fallacies. The first is the  misconception that tight integration delivers better supply chain  performance. Here Lora debunks this myth. Tags: Supply Chain Excellence, End-to-End Supply Chain, Flow, Harmonization, Synchronization, alignment, leadership, performance
30:30
June 18, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - COVID19 Building a Better Supply Chain #320
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - COVID19 Building a Better Supply Chain #320
25:23
May 30, 2020
Build a Supply Chain Recovery Team to Reformat Your Supply Chain #319
Insights  for the COVID-19 Supply Chain Recovery teams. The economic rebound is  not going to be V-shaped. Expect it to be a rolling recovery where state  by state and city by city we establish new demand patterns that will  change as the economy goes through phases. Here Lora Cecere, founder of  SUpply Chain insights gives insights for Supply Chain Recovery teams as  they attempt to reformat the supply chain for this rebound. Tags: supply chain excellence, covid-19, recovery teams
16:20
April 18, 2020
How GHX is Helping to Improve COVID-19 Healthcare Buying #318
State against state. Federal relief efforts buying  and bidding against states. Hospitals trying to procure goods. In this  podcast Karen Conway, Vice President of Value Chain, shares how GHX is  helping hospitals and healthcare professionals source protective gear  and ventilator accessories to aid in the fight for patient recovery. Tags: supply chain, GHX, Karen Conway, COVID-19, healthcare, Supply Chain Insights
15:56
April 7, 2020
Post COVID-19: Need for a Reboot of Business Frameworks? #317
One  thing is certain, the post COVID-19 economy will be starkly different  than before. In this podcast, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain  Insights interviews Jeremiah Owyang, Founder of Kaleido Insights and  Catalyst Companies. Forever at the forefront, Jeremiah helps companies  to see into what is possible and how technology can help. Here Lora and  Jeremiah discuss how the definition of business may require a reboot  post COVID-19. Tags Jeremiah Owyang, Lora Cecere, COVID-19 Recovery, Supply Chain
18:23
April 5, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Looking Forward. Planning for the Post COVID-19 Pandemic #316
An  interview with Yossi Sheffi, Director of the Logistics Center at MIT. In  this podcast, Yossi shares insights on expectations going forward with  Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights. Here he shares what he  has learned and how to plan for the post pandemic econom. Tags: MIT, Yossi Sheffi, supply chain, pandemic
22:39
April 3, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - COVID-19 Recovery - Uwe Goehring, President of BigByte software #315
As part of our series on how to prepare the supply chain for COVID-19 recovery, I interview supply chain experts to gain insights. Here we interview Uwe Goehring, President of BigByte software on how to maximize the value from SAP implementations to drive improvement in the supply chain response. Tags: COVID-19, pandemic, Data Analysis, Supply Chain Excellence, Supply Chain Management, SAP, Supply Chain Insights
31:04
March 30, 2020
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insight - Supply Chain Leaders Speak: Driving Post COVID-19 Recovery - Steve Vielmetti #314
Steve  Vielmetti leads the supply chain team at Tenneco, a manufacturer of  automotive supplies. Here he shares thoughts on how to prepare the  supply chain for the new normal post COVID-19. Tags: Tenneco, supply chain insights, supply chaon excellence, risk management
18:10
March 30, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Joe Krkoska, Leader of the Adama's Supply Chain - #313
Adama is a global manufacturer of crop protection products. With  ownership by a Chinese company and operations in Israel, managing the  global supply chain in a pandemic environment is a challenge. Today we talk to Joe  Krkoska, leader of the Adama's supply chain, shares his experience. Tags: supply chain excellence, Adama, Pandemic, supply chain insights, lora cecere
23:50
March 28, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Lora Cecere Shares Insights on COVID-19 and How to Drive Supply Chain Recovery #312
These  are unprecedented times for the supply chain as companies try to find  and adjust to the new normal. In this podcast, Lora Cecere, Founder of  Supply Chain Insights, gives advice for supply chain leaders on driving  pandemic recovery. Tags: COVID-19, pandemic, recovery, supply chain insights, supply chain excellence
16:13
March 26, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - John Sicard, CEO of Kinaxis - Need for Visibility for the Supply Chain in the Pandemic #311
As  part of the response for COVID-19, Straight Talk of Supply Chain  Insight interview with John Sicard, CEO of Kinaxis to discuss the  current pandemic and how Kinaxis is helping. Kinaxis is a provider of  decision support software for business leaders. Tags: John Sicard, Kinaxis, COVID-19, Pandemic, Supply Chain Insights
20:04
March 26, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Reflections on Blockchain and Building Value Networks #310
Interview  with CEO of Blocnets, Bob Betts. Bob shares his insights on the readiness of Blockchain and  the potential for value networks. Blocnets is stopping operations  because of slow adoption of blockchain. Bob's view is that the  technology is more advanced than readiness for adoption. Tags: Bob Betts, Blocnet, Lora Cecere, Supply Chain Insights, Global Pandemic
26:54
March 26, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Insights on how LLamasoft Can Help Companies Work Through COV-19 #309
Supply  chain excellence requires holistic design. This becomes more critical  in a crisis when there is a shortage of talent. In this podcast, Razat  Gaurav, CEO of LLamasoft, shares steps that he is taking to help  companies source talent to complete critical network design activities. Tags: Razat Gaurav, Supply Chain Design, Supply Chain Excellence, Supply Chain Insights, LLamasoft
24:23
March 15, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Time to Rethink Your Supply Chain? #308
Ninety percent of companies have inherited their supply chains and have  focused on making the assets efficient. However, as many companies find  out with the struggle with COV-19, the efficient supply chain (lowest  cost per unit) is fragile in world events. This pandemic is a good  opportunity to rethink supply chain strategy. In this podcast, Lora  Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, coaches leaders to start with  demand. Use consumption, not order data, and translate market demand  with accuracy and the speed of business. One thing is clear, consumer  demand is changing, and the order, and order history, will be a poor  proxy to guide companies through this unprecedented times. Secondly, now  is a good time to rethink the nodes of the supply chain and the roles  each plays. Companies do not have one, instead they have many supply  chains. Each requires demand and constant configuration based on demand.  The greater the demand variability, the need to have fewer nodes and be  closer to markets. Alignment also requires the rethinking of metrics,  the role of the budget and the need for analytics. Tags: Cov-19, Supply Chain Excellence, Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere, Variability, Risk Management
19:17
March 15, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights Driving Trial through Innovations in the Circular Economy #307
Nok  is a new business model using the supply chain to promote trial. Join  this podcast to gain insights as Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain  Insights, interviews Bobby Wann, Founder of Nok to understand this new  business model. This is a new twist to drive test and learn insights  through supply chain innovation.  #307 Tags: Nok, supply chain insights, supply chain excellence, circular economy, test and learn
16:23
March 14, 2020
Moving From An Efficient to Effective Supply Chain #306
Here we share Lora Cecere’s presentation to the  Foundation for Strategic Sourcing on how to drive a more effective  response for contract manufacturing in the food, beverage and household  products industry. As a provocateur, Lora asks companies to rethink  their supply chain strategies to improve the customer service response. Tags:  customer service, effective supply chains, lora cecere, supply chain  insights, new product launch, supply chain management, consumer goods,  household products, food industry
56:21
March 10, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Why Supply Chain Planners Cannot be Successful #305
In  this podcast, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, shares  research on why supply chain planners cannot be successful. There are  three issues to be overcome. In this podcast, Lora outlines the issues  along with recommendations.  #305 Tags: Supply  chain planners, supply chain excellence, lora cecere, supply chain  insights, supply chain planning, data driven organizations,
10:13
March 6, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - The Most Efficient Supply Chain May Not Be the Most Effective #304
In  this podcast, Lora Cecere gives advice to supply chain leaders who are  thinking about how to design the supply chain to be fit for purpose to  drive growth strategies. Here Lora shares insights from the dialogue at  the Foundation For Strategic Sourcing audience on managing contract  manufacturing. #304 Tags: supply chain, supply chain effectiveness, supply chain insights, asset strategies, growth, supply chain leadership
32:07
March 4, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere - Avoiding Disruption with the Coronvirus #303
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere - Avoiding Disruption with the Coronvirus #303 Surprise will be the new normal as we work our way  through the knotty issues surrounding the Coronovirus. In this podcast,  Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, gives feedback to supply  chain teams on steps to take. Tags: coronavirus, china, risk management, supplier development
07:59
February 28, 2020
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere - Why is S&OP Performance Slip Sliding Away? #302
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere - Why is S&OP Performance Slip Sliding Away? #302 Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes  are degrading. Business leaders rate their processes 30% less effective  in 2019 than three years ago. What happened? In this podcast Lora  Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights shares the slippage on basics  and the infatuation with shiny objects. She also gives advice on how to  drive improvement. Tags: Supply Chain Excellence, S&OP, Sales and Operations Planning, analytics, supply chain planning
17:02
February 28, 2020
Straight Talk-Supply Chain Insights with Simon Woods, CEO of Risk Pulse #301
Interview with Simon Woods, CEO of Risk Pulse on  the use of market data on transportation planning. While we have spoken  about the use of weather data to better manage transportation planning  for many years, Risk Pulse, recently acquired by Rising Tide 360, is  using weather data to better manage refrigerated container freight.  #301 Tags: transportation, weather, container management, risk management, Risk Pulse, Rising Tide 360
10:53
February 10, 2020
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insight Research in Review Dec 2019 #300
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insight Research in Review Dec 2019  #300
31:59
December 20, 2019
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights Supply Chains To Admire 299
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights Supply Chains To Admire 299
34:09
November 20, 2019
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights - Cool Technologies You Should Know 298
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights - Cool Technologies You Should Know 298
45:25
November 19, 2019
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights - Value of SAP Planning Technology 297
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights - Value of SAP Planning Technology 297
39:27
November 17, 2019
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights - S & OP - Putting The Pieces Together 296
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights - S & OP - Putting The Pieces Together 296
46:40
November 17, 2019
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights - Selection of a Demand Planning Solution 295
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights - Selection of a Demand Planning Solution 295
50:52
November 17, 2019
Supply Chain Insights - Driving Agility - Techniques that Matter 294
Supply Chain Insights - Driving Agility - Techniques that Matter - 294
44:50
November 15, 2019
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights with Lora Cecere - What's Your Sleep Number? - 293
Sleep Number, a 2019 Supply Chains to Admire award  winner, shares insights on the design of their supply chain to deliver  on the brand promise of wellness. With a focus on improving the quality  of the customer experience, the team applied test, learn and apply  strategies to design a supply chain that was fit for purpose for a  unique brand promise. Here we share insights from the Sleep Number  Supply Chain Vice President, Tony Rossi and the Chief Digital Officer,  John Brine, on how they made this happen. #293 Tags:  sleep number, Tony Rossi, John Brine, Supply Chains to Admire, Supply  Chain Insights, Supply Chain Excellence, wellness, supply chain  leadership
20:37
November 3, 2019
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights - Sales and Operations Planning - 292
Straight talk with Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply  Chain Insights on Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). In the past  two decades, companies have gone backwards with 45% lower effectiveness  of S&OP. The reasons are many, but the answers are clear. Here Lora  shares her insights. #292 Tags:  Sales and Operations Planning, S&OP, demand planning, feasible  supply planning, sales forecast, supply chain forecast, forecast value  add, Lora Cecere, Supply Chain Insights
12:51
November 3, 2019
Supply Chain Insights - Cool Technology with Lora Cecere 291
Supply Chain  Insights monthly webinar on cool and evolving technologies. Presentation  given in October 2019 by Lora Cecere. The focus is on analytics,  blockchain and evolving trends. 291 Supplychain, cooltechnologies, analytics, blockchain, networks
45:11
October 28, 2019
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Michael Miller Global Process lead for Business Development at P&G 290
In 2019, P&G revenues are forecasted to be  67B$. How does a very large company partner effectively with smaller and  innovative companies around the world. This is Michael Miller, Global  Process lead for Business Development at P&G, job. In this podcast,  Michael shares how to get started in innovating with new start-ups and  how to do this effectively. He also shares his insights on the Supply  Chain Insights Global Summit 2019. 290 Tags:  Supply Chain Insights, P&G, Michael Miller, Lora Cecere,  innovation, supply chain, sharktank, Supply Chain Insights Global Summit
12:16
October 25, 2019
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere - Aera Technology 289
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere - Aera Technology 289
11:07
October 14, 2019
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Doug With Think IQ 288
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Doug With Think IQ 288
14:57
October 14, 2019
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights OM Partners 287
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights OM Partners 287
14:18
October 14, 2019
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere - Bristlecone 286
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere - Bristlecone 286
14:36
October 13, 2019
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere - DHL Resilience 360 - 285
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere - DHL Resilience 360 - 285
14:54
October 13, 2019
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere - Optessa 284
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere - Optessa 284
20:01
October 13, 2019
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere - PINC 283
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere - PINC 283
12:54
October 13, 2019
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere -Savi 282
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights With Lora Cecere -Savi - 282
11:23
October 13, 2019
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights Super Summit Podcast #281
Consolidation of  technology providers attending the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit  2019 on the future of Supply Chain 2030. Tags: supplychain2030, supply chain insights, global summit, lora cecere, supply chain excellence  #281
3:35:31
September 26, 2019
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights - Dean Ocampo, Senior Director of Marketing, at Aera #280
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
20:42
August 30, 2019
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights - Dan Crenin, Commercial of Elemica #279
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 Lora Cecere, Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, Elemica, Dan Crenin
08:50
August 17, 2019
Straight Talk Supply Chain Insights - Christine Barnhart, of GT Nexus #278
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 Tags Supply chain operating network, GTNexus, Infor, supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain 2030
18:48
August 16, 2019
Straight Talk Insights - Andy Duncan, CEO of Boardwalktech - #277
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
16:54
August 16, 2019
Straight Talk Insights - Richard Barnett SVP of Marketing at Levadata #276
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
18:02
August 7, 2019
Straight Talk Insights - Shellie Molina First Solar and Rollease Acameda #275
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
12:51
August 6, 2019
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Lora interviews Jennie Wienke of Randall Reilly #273
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
10:20
August 6, 2019
Straight Talk - Supply Chain Insights - Kevin Wong, COO of Nulogy #272
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
15:52
June 28, 2019
Straight Talk Insights - John Tecce, manager of North East Sales of ThoughtSpot #271
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 Tags: supplychain, analytics, thoughtspot, loracecere, supplychaininsights
11:42
June 27, 2019
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