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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Probabilistic Forecasting with Antony Nardozza

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An interview with Antony Nardozza, Material Manager of Spairliners (Lufthansa / Air France JV). He oversees the investment and divestment of a $200 million inventory. In this interview Antony shares his rationale for the selection and implementation of probabilistic forecasting as an inventory and customer satisfaction technique. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #216  

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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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