About Supply Chain Insights

Founded in February, 2012 by 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.

We want to be the first place that supply chain leaders turn to help their supply chain teams get better.

Research is at the center of what we do.  Our offerings include speaking, advisory services, community enablement and training.

Mission

Our mission is to help supply chain make the world a better place.  We want to be the first place that supply chain leaders turn to get information that matters in driving supply chain excellence.

Values

At Supply Chain Insights, we take client interaction seriously.  We are grounded in everything that we do by four principles:

    • Research Sells.  Relationships Renew. Research is at the core of what we do, and we are known for building differentiated relationships with clients.
    • Integrity:  We are focused on serving supply chain business leaders.  We share insights based on facts, we take tough stands based on research, and we have the courage to challenge the status quo based on business insights.
    • Humility:  We Serve our Clients. It is not about us. It is about you.
    • Holistic Approach:  We help clients see the big picture first.  We try to deliver it in a fun, upbeat manner.

Meet the Team

Lora Cecere

Lora Cecere – Founder & CEO

In February 2012, I started Supply Chain Insights. My goal is to provide thought-leading supply chain research for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage.

Research and writing are passions. During the month, you can access my monthly columns in CGT Magazine and Supply Chain Management Review. I am a frequent contributor for Supply Chain Brain, CIO Magazine, and the CSCMP Quarterly. I am also the author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman, and contribute frequently as a LinkedIn INfluencer and a Forbes blogger. As an enterprise strategist, I focus on the changing face of enterprise technologies for the supply chain professional.

Previously, I spent 9 years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, and Altimeter Group; 10 years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group; and 15 years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestlé).

My education includes a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, I will graduate with a DBA from Temple in 2016, and I have completed post graduate work in organizational development at Georgetown University. Certifications include APICS CIRM and CPIM and I am a past teacher of effective marketing concepts for software executives in the Pragmatic Marketing program.

Alina Beskrovna

Alina Beskrovna – Research Associate

I am joining Supply Chain Insights from Ukraine. Previously, I worked as a financial strategy developer for a former Financial Minister of Estonia and served as the President of the US Embassy Youth Council Ukraine. I also worked as an International Business Analyst for Lehigh Small Business Development Center.

I hold an M.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and an MBA in Finance from Lehigh University. At Lehigh, I was a recipient of a prestigious Global Village-Iacocca scholarship.

At Supply Chain Insights I research and develop the Supply Chains to Admire report and contribute to the monthly publication of the Metrics That Matter Series. I am also in charge of data analytics. Using the data lake on Cloudera, I analyze data patterns and do regression/pattern analytics using visual studio from SAS.

In my spare time I love to do active outdoor activities, especially hiking. My goal is to hike all of the US National Parks in the next 5 years.

Regina Denman

Regina Denman – Client Services Director

As a Client Services Director I work with the clients and analysts to enable better collaboration. I manage research projects both internally and externally. I also help clients understand what is available within the community in addition to coordinating networking opportunities. Previously, I worked at Altimeter Group and AMR Research in a similar capacity. I started my career as a programmer working with manufacturers and distributors in Connecticut and New York. I then did consulting and moved to Massachusetts where I worked with Marcam Solutions as a programmer, senior development manager, and marketing manager. I oversaw and helped in all aspects of design, development and implementation of the solution for process industries. I was responsible for all product offerings, whether internal or through partnerships. I developed and delivered presentations and training for worldwide sales and distributor organizations. Additionally I developed strategic partnerships with software companies for B2B, BIS, Mobile Computing and UCCNet. Also worked with Latin America, European, and Asia/Pacific partners and distributors to deliver training, and supervise solution positioning.

I received my MBA from Suffolk University. Currently, I live in Northern Maine (potato country) with my husband, an Irish Wolfhound (who is almost twice my size) and 3 rescue cats where every day I learn something new about nature.

Contact Information:

Supply Chain Insights LLC
693 East Walnut Avenue
Hanover, PA  17331