Digital Transformation: It Takes a Village

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A call to action by Supply Chain Insights’ Lora Cecere based on her April 6, 2017 Supply Chain Shaman blog post. In this episode Lora talks about her goal to work with business leaders to test technologies to deliver business outcomes. Join the village to become a part of the future of supply chain. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #215

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The Job Is Not Done!

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In this episode of Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights, Lora and Helen discuss the journey from cost to value facing supply chain leaders. As we travel down this long, dark, dusty road it is easy to be distracted by the glamor that is new technology implementation. Once the implementation is complete the real work begins in driving process effectiveness. Aligning teams and eliminating silos with creation of cross-functional teams will be a driving force in supply chain excellence. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #214

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Diversity

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Everyone talks about diversity, but are we walking the walk, or have we become content with the changes and advancements that have been made in the past 40 years? In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights Lora reflects on her experiences from the start of her career concerning diversity in supply chain, and challenges others to do the same. This is a call to action to begin or continue on the quest for diversity in supply chain. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #213

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Cross-Company Academy Training

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In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora and Helen discuss the upcoming training experience being provided by Supply Chain Insights LLC and CorpU. Listen to get details on what the Cross-Company Academy is, why it is important, and how you can participate. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #212

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The Digital Transformation Drinking Game

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New technologies crop up all the time, but how do we choose which ones will work or not? More importantly, how do we decide which ones work for our companies? It’s a game of trial-and-error in many cases and it is important to take caution not to get wrapped up and punch drunk on new technologies for the sake of technology. In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora and Helen discuss the Supply Chain Shaman blog post “Are You Active in the Digital Transformation Drinking Game?” Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #211

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Kinaxis and Autism at Work

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An interview with John Sicard, CEO of Kinaxis. In this podcast John shares insights on the Kinaxis Autism at Work Program. Not a charity program, the Kinaxis Autism at Work program is a fundamental plank of the Kinaxis diversity program. Here John shares how he is committed to diversity and how autistic adults are contributing to technology innovation at Kinaxis. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #210

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Treading Water

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For over a decade supply chain practitioners have been focused on enterprise efficiency and not so effectively treading in place, but it is time to start swimming for new pools. In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora and Helen discuss the difficulties facing supply chain leaders in trying to stay afloat, looking to outside-in processes and and being more effective through cross-functional business processes. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #209

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New Ways of Working

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The old ways of demand planning are becoming increasingly less effective. It is time for companies to push the limits and redefine the “art of the possible.”  In this podcast Lora and Helen discuss the opportunity many supply chain leaders are faced with today by leaving old ways behind and adopting new ways of working into the supply chain. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #208

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Probabilistic Forecasting with Joannès Vermorel of Lokad

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The world is uncertain; yet, in today’s supply chain planning systems, we attempt to make demand certain when we know that it is not. In this podcast Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Joannès Vermorel, founder of Lokad, to understand probabilistic forecasting approaches and how it can be applied to intermittent demand patterns. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #207

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Productivity, Efficiency and Global Effectiveness

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In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain insights, Lora and Helen discuss the halt of the Third Industrial Revolution and how innovating processes along with technology will drive the effectiveness of value networks as related to the Supply Chain Shaman blog post: Late Night Thoughts on Productivity, Efficiency, and Global Supply Chain Effectiveness. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #206

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