Straight Talk Insights – Richard Barnett SVP of Marketing at Levadata #276

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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.

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Straight Talk Insights – Shellie Molina First Solar and Rollease Acameda #275

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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.

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Straight Talk – Supply Chain Insights – Lora interviews Jennie Wienke of Randall Reilly #273

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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.

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Straight Talk Insights – John Tecce, manager of North East Sales of ThoughtSpot #271

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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.

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What Is Supply Chain Excellence – Is It Defined by the Gartner Top 25 #270

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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.

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Straight Talk – Supply Chain Insights – Sales and Operation Planning #269

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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…

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