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As we think about digital manufacturing and Supply Chain 2030, we need to rethink the robot’s role in manufacturing based on new capabilities. While traditional robots were used to replace labor, the robots of the future are able to improve the agility of the supply chain through sensing and enabling new capabilities. In this session Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews James Lawton, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Rethink Robotics, to understand the latest trends in robotics and the future of robotics in Supply Chain 2030. Jim will be presenting his vision at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 7-9, 2016.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #193

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A Focus on the Voice of the Customer Drives Success with Mark Hersh, Director of Supply Chain Strategy at The Clorox Company

In this podcast episode Mark Hersh, from The Clorox Company, a recent award  winner of the Supply Chains to Admire analysis for 2016, reflects on his journey to drive supply chain excellence. Join this session to hear how Mark thinks Clorox drove improvement and outperformed the peer group. In the interview Mark states that the success is due to four factors: consistency of direction, analyzing the voice of the customer, building supply chain talent and clarity in supply chain segmentation.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #192

 

Is Honeywell Really Going to Acquire JDA?

by Lora cecere on August 17, 2016

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There are rumors swirling about a potential acquisition of JDA by Honeywell.  In a recent LinkedIn blog post, Why I Believe Honeywell’s Proposed Acquisition of JDA Is a BAD Idea, Lora addresses those rumors, and what it could mean for the market.  In this episode we delve into more granular details about what this could mean for JDA’s customers and prospects.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #191

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Donal Mac Daid is Vice President of Marketing Supply Chain for Symphony GOLD. His global responsibilities include Symphony GOLD’s supply chain brand innovation, definition, positioning and evolution. In this episode, we ask Donal to share his thoughts on how to use analytics to sense and act globally while driving a local, or regional, response. Analytics is changing the face of supply chain and this is one of our podcasts where we ask supply chain veterans to reflect on the change and what it means for the future of supply chain management.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #190

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With over 22 years of experience in supply chain analytics, Mani Janakiram, Senior Director of Supply Chain Intelligence and Analytics at Intel Corporation, reflects on how analytics has changed in the course of his career while sharing insights on how to build a data-driven organization. The hardest piece according to Mani is getting people to ask the right questions. Mani closes by sharing his thoughts on Supply Chain 2030. You can hear Mani speak a the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 7-9, 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #187