Healthcare Value Chains with Roddy Martin

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Today’s topic is Healthcare Value Chain with guest panelist Roddy Martin, Managing Director and Managing Consultant of Accenture. Hear Roddy’s insights on the current state of healthcare and how the industry needs a “Walmart” healthcare value chain leader. Constance Korol is your host as Lora Cecere interviews Roddy Martin, Managing Director and Managing Consultant of Accenture. Hear great sound bytes from Roddy that shows the current state of healthcare and what the industry needs to be successful in the Race for Supply Chain 2020. Lowering healthcare costs is important along with a good understanding of Big Data. Roddy mentions that…

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The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit 2013

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With two months to go, Lora and Constance check-in to discuss the latest updates on the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit 2013. Hear the topics, speakers and networking opportunities that will make this event unique and fulfilling for the entire supply chain community. The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is upon us and Lora Cecere gives us an update on the latest agenda, speaker line up and networking opportunities for this Sept 11-12, 2013 event.  Guest speakers include supply chain leaders from Procter and Gamble as well as Intel. Topics include Big Data, Healthcare Value Chain, Supply Chain and Social…

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Becoming Demand Driven at Kimberly-Clark

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Host Constance Korol interviews Lora Cecere as she talks about her latest blog post and work with Rick Sather, SVP Customer Supply Chain of Kimberly-Clark. Hear how the company added millions of dollars to net sales as they embraced this new process and added the right technology to support it. In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere discusses her Strategy Day and work with Kimberly-Clark on being more demand driven. Hear how she proceeded after much push back and lead the company to embrace the process change and added technology that ultimately added millions of…

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Reflections on the Supply Chain Index

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We are on the countdown to the 2013 Supply Chain Insights Global Summit and it’s time for a check-in to see who will be speaking and addressing the Supply Chain Index. Hear Lora Cecere’s update on where the company is with the Supply Chain Index and the discoveries they have made since the last Index podcast. In this podcast you will hear a check-in with Lora Cecere on where the company is with their research on the Supply Chain Index. You will also hear who will be guest speaking at the upcoming Supply Chain Insights Global Summit September 11-12th. Learn…

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Supply Chain Excellence at Beiersdorf with Daniel Weber

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Daniel Weber, SVP of Supply Chain at Beiersdorf, is our very special guest on this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights interviews Daniel on the reasons why his company is able to perform on top of our Supply Chain Index analysis. Hear his story of why it is a marathon not a sprint at his company to do so. Constance Korol is your host as Lora Cecere interviews Daniel Weber, SVP of Supply Chain at Beiersdorf as they discuss the recent findings in our company’s Supply Chain Index Research….

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Demand Driven Transformation with Rick Sather of Kimberly-Clark

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Rick Sather, Vice President of Customer Supply Chain at Kimberly-Clark, is the very special guest on this week’s Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights.  Hear how Kimberly-Clark transformed their supply chain to improve costs, take lead times out and improved their top-line sales. Regina Denman is your host as Lora Cecere interviews Rick Sather on how Kimberly-Clark made the transition to becoming demand driven.  Rick discusses how they integrated the supply chain teams and the sales teams and how that has helped them make the connection from the shelf all the way back. They looked at how they could take cash…

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Healing Healthcare and the Use of Implantable Devices with Karen Conway of GHX

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Karen Conway, Executive Director of Industry Relations at GHX, is the very special guest on this week’s Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights.  Hear how GHX is looking at what supply chain data is needed, and in what format, for usability. Regina Denman is your host as Lora Cecere interviews Karen Conway on her perspective of how to heal the healthcare industry and the use of implantable devices at GHX. Karen talks about the opportunities for healthcare reform worldwide to deliver better value with the different buying and selling organizations.  Listen to how supply chain plays across departments for a more holistic…

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Corporate Social Responsibility with John Davies of GreenBiz

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John Davies, Vice President and Senior Analyst at GreenBiz, is the very special guest on this week’s Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights.  Hear how GreenBiz showcases what other businesses are doing in the sustainability arena. Regina Denman is your host as Lora Cecere interviews John Davies on how supply chains and sustainability teams are becoming integrated.  John talks about some of the challenges companies face in sustainability as well as looking at how companies are sourcing and owning their supply chain, in addition to how people are looking at a systems-based approach to product lifecycles. Straight Talk With Supply…

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Supply Chain Analytics with Fran O’Sullivan of IBM

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Fran O’Sullivan, General Manager, Integrated Supply Chain at IBM chats with Lora Cecere of Supply Chain Insights about the importance of layering analytics over the traditional ERP to achieve a higher level of supply chain. Find out what Fran has to share and what excites her in the area of analytics besides WATSON! Constance Korol is your host as Lora Cecere interviews Fran O’Sullivan of IBM on her perspective of the importance of analytics in supply chain.  Fran talks about If the forecast is always wrong, how a company can leverage another layer of analytics to provide more of a…

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Sales and Operations Planning – State of the Union

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Based on the latest research report S&OP: State of the Union 2013, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere provides insights on the survey results and discusses why it is so important for companies to be agile. Constance Korol is your host and interviews Lora Cecere on the current state of Sales and Operations Planning/ S and OP. Lora discusses the importance of moving up the S and OP maturity model, aiming to become more agile as a company. She also discusses the importance of the company defining their own S and OP process and avoiding the semantic…

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