Five Reasons We Are Losing Ground on Inventory

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In this episode, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, discusses the five reasons why we are not making more progress on inventory. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #239

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An Update on the Network of Networks

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An update on the Network of Networks share group by Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights. Eighteen months ago, Supply Chain Insights started a share group termed the “Network of Networks” to build multi-tier supply chain processes and automate B2B. In this episode, Lora updates the listeners on the current state of the work. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #238

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Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles with Wes Guckert of The Traffic Group

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In this episode, Lora Cecere interviews Wes Guckert of The Traffic Group on the current state of logistics and the future of self-driving vehicles. Listen to this episode to gain insights into the current state of logistics and the future of autonomous vehicles. How do we prepare for the future of long-haul autonomous vehicles in the next five years? Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #237

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Aligning Flows Across Manufacturing: An Interview with LeanDNA’s Richard Lebovitz

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One of the issues with Lean is driving the alignment of flows across manufacturing and procurement. This does not have to be the case. In this podcast, Lora Cecere discusses the evolution of a new cloud-based application to improve Lean and align flows across procurement and manufacturing in make-to-order and assemble-to-order industries with the Founder and CEO of Lean DNA, Richard Lebovitz. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #236

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Building the Digital Supply Chain

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Lora Cecere’s insights on building the digital supply chain. Listen to this episode to learn about the technology shifts that Lora feels are driving digital innovation. Here Lora shares her learnings from working with five companies on digital innovation. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #235

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The Metrics That Matter and Supply Chain Excellence

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A talk on supply chain excellence and the Metrics That Matter with Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights. In this episode, Lora shares five actions to take to drive value in supply chain performance. This is based on a detailed series of reports on Supply Chain Metrics That Matter for the period of 2010—2016. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #234

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The Future of Collaborative Robotics with Jim Lawton of Rethink Robotics

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An interview with Jim Lawton, Chief Operating Officer at Rethink Robotics, on the future of collaborative robotics (cobots). In this episode, Jim shares case studies and insights on the use of data analytics, robotics, and cobots in repetitive manufacturing. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #233

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Cold Chain Sensing with Richard Ettl of Smart Containers Group

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In this episode, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Richard Ettl, Founder of Smart Containers Group. Listen to this episode to gain insights on the use of sensors on Smart Containers to drive multi-tier supply chain finance for payment on blockchain using cryptocurrency. Gain an understanding of how sensors technology, streaming data architectures, blockchain and the use of cryptocurrency redefine visibility for pharmaceutical companies. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #232

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Innovation at Kenco: The Drone Reality with Matt McLelland

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To stay competitive, Kenco Group, a leading 3PL, built an innovation group. In this episode, Matt McLelland, Innovation Research Manager, discusses his work with drones for yard and perpetual inventory management. Matt has a unique position within an innovation group at Kenco and also shares his perspective on building teams to test and learn. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #231

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Cognitive Computing for Sourcing with Richard Barnett of LevaData Inc.

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Cognitive computing is transforming digital supply chain capabilities. In this episode, we interview Richard Barnett, SVP of LevaData Inc. on the application of machine learning and cognitive computing for sourcing. Richard’s focus is on change transformation and building organizations that can use new forms of analytics. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #230

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