Inventory Management

March 17, 2015

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Over the past decade, optimization capabilities in supply chain systems have evolved to improve outcomes; however, very few companies have been able to drive in both inventory and supply chain costs. As a result, we find in our research that nine out of ten companies are stuck at the intersection of inventory turns and operating margin.   In this podcast Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain  Insights, tells us about the future of inventory management and how to prepare your organization to implement it.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #127

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Forty percent of companies have a supply chain center of excellence but only one third of them are successful.  Our research is nearly done and we want to share with you some of the findings.  Why you need one, how to get started, and how to make it successful.  Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain insights and industry visionary, talks best practices to launching and running Centers of Excellence.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #126

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Listen to Lora Cecere, CEO & Founder of Supply Chain Insights, as she discusses the Reshoring Initiative with Harry Moser as they look at manufacturing returning to the US, Mexico and Canada. Some of the key trends are foreign investment as well as having savings closer to the consumer. The biggest driver for bringing jobs back to the United States is the rising Chinese wages (15% per year for 10 years). See the Total Cost of Ownership Estimator™ at www.reshorenow.org

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #125

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Lora Cecere, CEO & Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Dave Shuman, Senior Executive – Consumer Products & Retail SME, at Cloudera. Businesses need to first look at the core of their data and then how do they want to link the data. People need to stop thinking of structured versus unstructured data and start asking what is the question I am trying to answer.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #124

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Lora Cecere, CEO & Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Rob Byrne, CEO & Founder of Terra Technology, on the complexity of items and the long tail of the supply chain. Everyone wants to do SKU rationalization but appear to be surprised by what they find out. (Like 50% of products only represent 1% of sales, and the top 10% of products equals 50% of sales. There is a truly amazing inference based on these two data points. Can you see what it is?)

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #123