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Maria is the Senior Vice President of supply chain at Biogen. In her role she manages source, make and deliver. In the recent Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report on the Pharmaceutical industry, Biogen and Nova Nordisk drove the greatest improvement in supply chain improvement. Join this session to gain insights from Maria on how she made this happen and what she learned.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #181

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Benchmarking performance sounds easy, but can be quite difficult if you don’t know how to start or what to benchmark.  In this podcast, Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing,talks with Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, about her latest LinkedIn blog post “ Do You Measure Up?” and describes the value of peer benchmarking and the steps to make it successful.  A definite must-listen-to episode for any business leaders ready to measure performance.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #180

Lessons in Leadership from the White House

by Lora cecere on June 3, 2016

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Lessons in Leadership from the White House – an Interview with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

In this episode, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Doris Kearns Goodwin on presidential leadership. Join this session to gain insights on how different presidents faced uncertain times and hear directly from Doris the techniques that helped the leaders to drive change. At the end of the interview, Doris reflects on how the shifts of technology and the impact on situational leadership.

At the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, Doris will be speaking on leadership and insights from US Presidents based on her six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism (November, 2013) and the Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Goodwin was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, and is the author of the best sellers Wait Till Next Year, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream and The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, which was adapted into an award-winning five-part TV miniseries.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #179

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Today supply chain leaders are managing four generations of employees and are confronting a unique time when the fundamentals of technologies and processes are changing. Join this podcast with Mick Jones, Prior SVP of Supply Chain at Lenovo. In this podcast, Mick reflects on what he has learned about the building of a digital strategy and gives advice to supply chain leaders on making the digital pivot.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #178

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Globalization. Serialization. Clinical trials. Cold chain operations. Custom drug protocols. Compliance. Risk Management. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). First pass yield. Over the last decade the number and variety of supply chain initiatives exploded for the pharmaceutical leader. As a result, the supply chain group, and the business imperatives, grew in importance.

In this podcast Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, and Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, discuss the performance of pharmaceutical companies as compared to their market and the supply chain market overall.  While there are no Supply Chains to Admire winners in this vertical, there are opportunities for growth.  Listen to this podcast to understand what’s happened in this market and what the opportunities for growth and performance will be going forward.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #177