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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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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