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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Wrangling Data for Insights

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To understand the correlation between choices companies make in supply chain and the impact on business results, Supply Chain Insights embarked on a big data project to place structured and unstructured data into a data lake to understand what had the greatest impact on cost, value and growth. The data included public data from balance sheet and income statements for the years of 2010-2016 for over 1400 companies and five years of quantitative data. In this interview, Kathi Gagliano, Enterprise Data Architect, shares insights on the project. The greatest learning was that investment in talent gives companies a competitive edge…

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Business Continuity-Lessons from Hurricane Recovery with Dale McClung of CLX Logistics

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In this episode, Lora Cecere interviews Dale McClung, Director of Design Solutions at CLX, on lessons for supply chain leaders from recent hurricane disaster recovery.  Dale shares insights on freight rates and capacity impacts post recovery. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #228

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Collaborative Robotics with Jim Lawton of Rethink Robotics

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An interview with Jim Lawton on Collaborative Robotics. In this episode, Jim defines collaborative robotics and explains how this form of robotics has improved in capabilities while having a better and more advantageous price point. Sawyer, a collaborative robot from Rethink Robotics, will be at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #227

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Lassoing Sales & Operations Planning Excellence

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As supply chains become global, the management of supply chains become more intricate. Today, the average company has nine S&OP processes with some having over 50 S&OP processes. Since S&OP excellence is 60% organizational, 30% process and 10% technology, the definition of governance is key. In this podcast episode, we discuss the need to define the role of the business groups, the regional teams and the global teams. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #226

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