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.
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
Tags: supplychain, analytics, thoughtspot, loracecere, supplychaininsights
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.
#supplychain, #conference, #imagine, #2030, #new technologies.
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.