Launch of the Supply Chain Index

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Constance and Lora discuss the coming launch of the new Supply Chain Index, a formulaic representation of Supply Chain Excellence, in Podcast 10 of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #10

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How Do We Heal the Healthcare Value Network?

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A Proverb says: “Physician, heal yourself…” Lora Cecere gives this statement a new twist. Listen as she discusses “healing” the healthcare supply chain by redefining WHO the actual “customer” is; moving from a managed sickness viewpoint to a concentration on wellness, thus evolving the Healthcare industry into to a true Value Network. Healthcare needs a reality adjustment. This podcast is it. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #9

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: Is Revenue per Employee Still Important?

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Revenue per Employee has been used as a business metric for a very long time. Production IS important. But is Revenue per Employee all it is cracked up to be in today’s global environment? Should we be looking at OTHER, or additional metrics in order to get a truly holistic view of the supply chain? What would those metrics be? Lora Cecere discusses important metrics in this podcast. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #8

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Unilever vs. Colgate: Two Bookends?

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Here is an excerpt from the opening paragraph of the 13 FEB 2013 blog post that started a firestorm of discussion: We waded through spreadsheet after spreadsheet of data for the last three weeks and contrasted the progress of the high-tech, consumer products, food, pharmaceutical and industrial industries. The storyline of the report is that ONLY the high-tech industry is making progress… Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #7

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Winning with Analytics: The Art of the Possible

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Today we’re witnessing a data explosion. Huge amounts of data (structured and unstructured) are created every Mminute. Sadly, Excel will never be able to make use of that data. A whole new realm of analytics is being born and companies need to click the red X on Excel and move into the future. Learn about The Art of The Possible in this podcast as Lora Cecere talks about Winning with Analytics. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #6

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Supply Chain Talent: The Missing Link?

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There is a looming middle-management supply chain talent crisis. In this podcast Lora Cecere drags this potentially disastrous problem out of the closet for everyone to see, and to learn what companies are doing to mitigate the vacuum to be left as baby-boomer, mid-management supply chain leaders retire. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #5

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The Supply Chain Plateau

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Lora Cecere claims we are at a supply chain plateau. In this podcast, Lora maps out where we are after 30 years of supply chain management; how companies THINK they’ve made profound progress, but are actually stuck on what she calls the supply chain “plateau.” Find out how to push off that plateau and make new progress towards conquering the Effective Frontier. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #4

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Open Content Research: What is it?

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Supply Chain Insights produces three to four supply chain research reports a month and publishes them in front of the firewall for all to read and share with their networks, at no charge. Why do we do it? Hear Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, talk about the concept of open content research and how we as a company love to see our graphs in other people’s PowerPoint decks. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #3

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The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit 2013

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In a sea of existing supply chain events, many have wondered why on Earth Lora Cecere, of Supply Chain Insights LLC, would entertain the thought of putting on another supply chain centric event. Well, hear it straight from Lora as she explains who actually asked for the event, how it is completely different from existing events, and what a supply chain leader can expect at the September 11-12, 2013 Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #2

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The End of a Fairy Tale, Or Who IS the Big Bad Wolf?

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Our first podcast, based on Lora Cecere’s blog post “The End of a Fairy Tale – Part 1” on the popular www.supplychainshaman.com website. Lora gives you straight talk about ERP as a legacy system and what companies must do to break the status quo. A welcoming from host Constance Korol to the new podcast series. Then the discussion starts with Lora stating how we are currently on a supply chain plateau. We haven’t reduced cost, we haven’t reduced inventory and the big bad wolf aka ERP is not the platform alone for supply chain. Lora talks about new cloud-based technologies…

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