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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

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Lora Cecere, CEO & Founder of Supply Chain Insights, asks Joan Motsinger, VP of Operations Strategy of Seagate, on her vision for 2015.  Joan discusses how they have a vertical integrated supply chain and how they scale.  She discusses how they are looking to model total landed cost.  Risk management and security is a priority for 2015.  As well as looking at having a sustainable and holistic supply chain.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #122

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Lora Cecere, CEO & Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Dan Carlson, Manufacturing Director of 3M Minerals Division, and Nancy Seleski,  Director of Supply Chain & Quality of 3M’s Industrial & Transportation Business,  on their new year resolutions.  ”In looking at 2014, weather was a factor and you also need to look at the balance sheet to fund insights and growth. When looking at our ERP deployment we need to look at the importance of accuracy of data and integrity for global visibility.”  Tailoring training to supply competencies needs is discussed.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #121

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Lora Cecere, CEO & Founder of Supply Chain Insight,s interviews Rick Davis, VP Business Planning of Kellogg Company, as they look at 2015.  Rick looks at 2014 as a year of learning on insights and analytics.  ”Going forward we want to better understand trade effectiveness and analytics to get better.  Analytics is about seeing the future or what is happening right now and that is the commercial value we want to invest in.”  He encourages leaders learn to listen and let the experts be experts.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #120

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You can hear Lora Cecere, CEO & Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interview Mady Bricco, Business Director of Dow Chemical on the challenges and vulnerabilities they had in 2014 to learn on how to mitigate their risks.  They plan to continue their multiple year journey in 2015.  She discusses how you need to think big and not just incremental changes.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #119