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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Blockchain and Cognitive Computing – 17 Use Cases

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Helen King, Marketing Manager at Supply Chain Insights, interviews the company’s Founder, Lora Cecere, and discusses two recent blog posts penned by Lora. Among the two posts Lora describes 17 use cases for new technologies associated with Blockchain, and cognitive computing. The blog posts, which are available on her supplychainshaman.com web site, are: “Seven Use Cases for Hyperledger in Supply Chain” and “Not the Jetsons: Ten Use Cases for Cognitive Learning in Supply Chain.” Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #205  

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Management of Risk in the Supply Chain with James Barnes of the Institute of Supplier Management

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What is risk? How should companies formulate risk management strategies? In this podcast James Barnes of the Institute of Supplier Management shares his insights on risk management and supplier strategies. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #204

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Research and Lies

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In this podcast Helen King, Supply Chain Insights’ Marketing Manager, interviews Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, on research insights and lessons learned as an analyst. During this interview Lora shares the truth about mistakes she’s made and on giving advice she now knows is untrue. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #203

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