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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Digital Manufacturing, Colgate Insights from Mark Vollrath

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Mark Vollrath, Global Supply Chain WW Director Strategy and Systems, at Colgate-Palmolive is the very special guest on this week’s Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights.  Hear how Colgate is on a continuous journey to be more agile with digital manufacturing and change management. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #21

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Taking the Hill, Moving Off the Supply Chain Plateau By Industry

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Lora Cecere shares her insight and summarizes the current state of supply chain by industry based on the latest infographic Supply Chain Plateau. Find out what industries are progressing and who are the laggards and why in this in-depth discussion. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #20

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Apparel

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Lora Cecere talks about the good work that her and Abby Mayer, Research Associate are doing at Supply Chain Insights to find out the metrics that matter per industry. In this podcast, Constance interviews Lora on the latest metrics that matter research report specific to the apparel industry. We find out that apparel are the laggards and why. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #19

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An Interview with Shellie Molina of First Solar

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Shellie Molina, Vice President of Global Supply Chain for First Solar is the very special guest on this week’s Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. This in-depth look at her leadership and supply chain strategy at the three billion dollar company is insightful and inspirational. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #18

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Social and Supply Chain

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Host Constance Korol talks with Lora Cecere about the importance of listening and understanding social. It’s not just about the “F word.” Facebook. It is so much more, and a full understanding of it throughout the company can lead companies to competitive advantages and opportunities. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #17

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Big Data and Supply Chain

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Find out why Lora says its not a big data problem, it’s a big data opportunity. Host Constance Korol interviews Lora as she shares her vision of why big data is important and defines what it is. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #16

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The Power of Voice: The Value Proposition of Voice-directed Warehousing

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Find out why Lora Cecere finds voice-directed warehousing the disrupter and the game changer in supply chain. This talk is based on the same titles research report that delves into how companies use voice-directed picking and shares the benefits. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #14

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How Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Drives Agility

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Lora Cecere from Supply Chain Insights shares thoughts on the latest study in the field “How Sales and Operations Planning  Drives Agility.”  Host Constance Korol interviews Lora as she shares her vision for why this study is important and her vision for 2013 Sales and Operations Planning. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #13

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Consumer Electronics

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Host Constance Korol interviews Lora Cecere on this latest Supply Chain Insights research report. They dive into how the Consumer Electronics industry was deemed “cream of the crop” with their supply chain and discuss the metrics that matter the most. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #12

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