Goodbye Spreadsheets, Hello Analytics with Karin Bursa of Logility

By September 2, 2015

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Many organizations run their operations through spreadsheets and Excel; however, according to Karin Bursa, VP of Marketing at Logility, our future will leave the spreadsheet behind and embrace the power of analytics.  In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora and Karin talk about the “could be” environments in supply chain, and how new technologies will empower a new way of doing business impacting lead times, inventory and more.  Karin predicts a move away from error prone Excel modeling and embracing continuous improvement, proactive identification of problems, and analytical tools built on top of models will be the future of supply chain in 2025.

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #148

Author Lora cecere

Lora Cecere is the Founder of Supply Chain Insights. The research firm Supply Chain Insights is paving new directions in building thought-leading supply chain research. She is also the author of enterprise software blog “Supply Chain Shaman. The blog focuses on the use of enterprise applications to drive supply chain excellence. Her book, Bricks Matter, will be published in August 2012. As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. Current research topics include the digital consumer, supply chain sensing, demand shaping and revenue management, market-driven value networks, accelerating innovation through open design networks, the evolution of predictive analytics, emerging business intelligence solutions, and technologies to improve safe and secure product delivery. She comes to the stage with over forty years of diverse supply chain experience. She has spent nine years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and is now the founder of her own firm Supply Chain Insights. Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent fifteen years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and twenty years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyers Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestle).

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