Metrics That Matter: Contract Manufacturing with Lora Cecere

By August 20, 2013

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On this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere discusses the latest research report findings from Supply Chain Metrics that Matter: Contract Manufacturing. Find out Lora’s take on the results and if contract manufacturing is indeed the right or wrong business model.

Constance Korol is your host on this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights discussing the results on the latest research report: from Supply Chain Metrics that Matter: Contract Manufacturing. Now two decades into the business model, we discuss the question: Is contract manufacturing a viable business model? We find that companies are not able to drive healthy margins, so perhaps it is time to take a step back and restructure supply chain. Lora also discusses the metrics that matter series, measuring performance against two decades of financial supply chain ratios and getting companies off the supply chain plateau on the effective frontier.

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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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