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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Borderless Trade -The Role of China and India with Harvard Economist Gita Gopinath

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An interview with Gita Gopinath, a Harvard Economist, on the future of China and India and the balance between nationalism and globalization. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #225

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Driving Digital Transformation – Wearables and the Internet of Things with Peggy Gulick of Agco Corporation

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In this podcast episode, Peggy Gulick, Director of Process Improvement for Agco Corporation, shares her story of how the company solved a problem and transformed Lean processes through a digital transformation that includes wearables, paperless processes and the Internet of Things. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #224

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Building the Network of Networks

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In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, and Helen King, Marketing Manager at Supply Chain Insights, discuss the purpose of the Network of Networks, the recent meeting in Dallas of the Network of Networks, what was learned, and what the next steps will be for this special group. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #223

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Anne Kalinowski Joins Supply Chain Insights

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Interview with Anne Kalinowski, Research Analyst, on joining Supply Chain Insights and lessons learned in working with the research team at Supply Chain Insights. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #222

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An Interview with Robert J Gordon on American Productivity

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At the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit (September 5-8, 2017), Robert J. Gordon, author of the book The Rise and Fall of American Growth, will be speaking on the impact of technology on American productivity. In this interview Dr. Gordon explains how to measure American productivity and the impact of technology on the third industrial revolution. At the conference Dr. Gordon will share what we can learn from the Third Industrial Revolution to apply to the fourth advancement of technology that is coming with the Supply Chain Digital Age. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #221

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The 2017 Supply Chains to Admire

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Defining supply chain excellence is easier to say than to do. The Supply Chains to AdmireTM Methodology is an attempt by Supply Chain Insights to identify companies within peer groups that outperform. In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Helen and Lora talk with special guest Samuel Borthwick, Research Associate at Supply Chain Insights, about the methodology and lessons learned behind the 2017 Supply Chains to Admire™. A test of a true leader is the ability to not only drive higher levels of performance, but to sustain competitive advantage over time. Using the Supply Chains to Admire analysis, three companies—Apple,…

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The Future of Robotics with Tom Bonkenburg of St. Onge Company

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In this episode Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Tom Bonkenburg, Director of European Operations for St. Onge Company, on the future of robotics and what this means for supply chain leaders as they think through their plans for Supply Chain 2030. In the interview Tom outlines what to expect in manufacturing, transportation and warehousing and how supply chain leaders should prepare. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #219

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Insights on S&OP Research with Liam Harrington of Oliver Wight

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In this episode Liam Harrington, a 32-year veteran of Oliver Wight, shares his insights on a recent study conducted by Oliver Wight of 152 CEOs. Liam shares what surprised him in the study, and what he thinks the insights mean for line-of-business leaders. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #218  

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Imagine the Supply Chain of 2030

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The 2017 Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is just around the corner! In this episode Lora introduces the two keynote speakers for the conference and shares some exciting news about the newly innovated Supply Chain Impact! game. Other topics include panel and case study speakers, The Digital Showcase, and networking excursions. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #217  

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