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Lora Cecere, CEO and Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Annette Clayton, EV & Chief Supply Chain Officer of Schneider Electric, and discusses the supply chain community they have set up worldwide.  First they designed how they wanted it to work, and then decided how to align everyone, as well developing talent they needed by growing it organically or by going outside the company. Principal-based leadership is a key.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #129

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Listen as Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, as she interviews Mick Jones, VP of Global Logistics at Lenovo, as he talks about the onboarding and integrating the x86 supply chain from IBM.  Mick discusses the 5 things that define us:  the will to win, ability to fail successfully, the absolute focus on what’s best for Lenovo and the individual, the absolute willingness to own issues and deliverables across every level of the business, and a constant focus on innovation at all levels.  He then discusses the 7 items he feels are needed for supply chain excellence.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #128

Inventory Management

by Lora cecere on March 17, 2015

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Over the past decade, optimization capabilities in supply chain systems have evolved to improve outcomes; however, very few companies have been able to drive in both inventory and supply chain costs. As a result, we find in our research that nine out of ten companies are stuck at the intersection of inventory turns and operating margin.   In this podcast Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain  Insights, tells us about the future of inventory management and how to prepare your organization to implement it.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #127

Supply Chain Centers of Excellence

by Lora cecere on March 17, 2015

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Forty percent of companies have a supply chain center of excellence but only one third of them are successful.  Our research is nearly done and we want to share with you some of the findings.  Why you need one, how to get started, and how to make it successful.  Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain insights and industry visionary, talks best practices to launching and running Centers of Excellence.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #126

The Reshoring Initiative with Harry Moser

by Lora cecere on February 5, 2015

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Listen to Lora Cecere, CEO & Founder of Supply Chain Insights, as she discusses the Reshoring Initiative with Harry Moser as they look at manufacturing returning to the US, Mexico and Canada. Some of the key trends are foreign investment as well as having savings closer to the consumer. The biggest driver for bringing jobs back to the United States is the rising Chinese wages (15% per year for 10 years). See the Total Cost of Ownership Estimator™ at www.reshorenow.org

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #125