Metrics That Matter: Contract Manufacturing with Lora Cecere

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On this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere discusses the latest research report findings from Supply Chain Metrics that Matter: Contract Manufacturing. Find out Lora’s take on the results and if contract manufacturing is indeed the right or wrong business model. Constance Korol is your host on this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights discussing the results on the latest research report: from Supply Chain Metrics that Matter: Contract Manufacturing. Now two decades into the business model, we discuss the question: Is contract manufacturing a viable business model? We find that companies are not…

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Forecastability and Demand Planning with Jeff Metersky of Chainalytics

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Today’s show is on Forecastability and Demand Planning with guest Jeff Metersky, Vice President, Sales Inventory & Operations Planning Practice at Chainalytics. Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, leads the discussion as they examine the evolution of Sales and Operations Planning and how the Forecastability Index helps companies understand what their forecasting should look like. On this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Jeff Metersky, Vice President, Sales Inventory & Operations Planning Practice at Chainalytics on Forecastability and Demand Planning. Hear Jeff talk about the evolution…

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Supply Chain Talent – 6 to1 Demand vs Supply with Nicholas Little

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On this episode of Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights, Nick Little, Assistant Director, Executive Development Programs from Michigan State University joins us as we discuss recent findings in from our talent survey. Leading the discussion today is Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights. Talent is the missing link in supply chain.  On this episode of Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights, Nick Little, Director, Executive Development Programs from Michigan State University shares his insights on the research findings and offers his advice. Nick also talks about the consortia he is a part of, The Supply Chain…

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Supply Chain Talent and Reskilling with Marcia Conner

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On this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, author and writer Marcia Conner, Managing Director and Principal at Sensify Group, joins us for a talk on Supply Chain Talent. Lora Cecere interviews Marcia on reskilling and relearning which may help bridge the gap between high job vacancies and not enough talent in the workforce. Constance Korol is your host as Lora Cecere interviews Marcia Conner, Managing Director and Principal at Sensify Group, on her perspective of Supply Chain Talent, a common challenge for many supply chain leaders. Lora and Marcia discuss the concepts of reskilling and relearning which may help bridge…

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eProcurement in Africa with Kay Bello

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Lora Cecere interviews the people on the ground making a difference in Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights. Today’s topic is eProcurement in Africa with guest Kay Bello, Advanced Senior Business Analyst of Marathon Oil. Kay discusses mcommerce and the technology evolution that is currently happening on the continent. In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere interviews Kay Bello, Advanced Senior Business Analyst of Marathon Oil about eProcurement in Africa. Kay tells us about the technology evolution and the everyday use of mobile from texting to mobile banking. Hear about the opportunity in Africa and…

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It Was Gnarly Dude

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Constance Korol and Lora Cecere of Supply Chain Insights discuss Lora’s latest blog post “It’s Just Me and You Dude, The Secret is Safe. Promise”. Lora addresses a good question from the audience at one of her client meetings. This gnarly dude wanted to know what she meant by being more market driven and the difference between that and being demand driven. Secret is safe.. on Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. On this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere discusses her latest blog post “It’s Just Me and You Dude, The Secret is Safe. Promise.”…

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Alignment – Supply Chain vs Finance vs IT

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Constance Korol, Director of Marketing with Supply Chain Insights, interviews Lora Cecere Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, on the latest research called Three Techniques to Improve Organizational Alignment. Constance Korol, Director of Marketing with Supply Chain Insights is your host on this episode of Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights. Constance interviews Lora Cecere on the latest company research report,  Three Techniques to Improve Organizational Alignment. Read the full research report on Three Techniques to Improve Organizational Alignment: http://supplychaininsights.com/three-techniques-to-improve-organizational-alignment/   Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #41

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What Is the Role of the Store?

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Constance Korol, Director of Marketing with Supply Chain Insights, interviews Lora Cecere Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, on the latest research behind The Role of the Store. Hear Lora describe the successful retail stores as a destination providing a good customer experience rather than the old traditional sales only model. Constance Korol, Director of Marketing with Supply Chain Insights is your host on this episode of Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights. Constance interviews Lora Cecere on the latest company research report, The Role of the Store. Find out what stores are on top and why. Hear how…

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Collaborative Logistics with Dave Howland

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Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights interviews Dave Howland, Vice President of Land Transport Services at APL Logistics as they discuss collaborative logistics.  Hear how Dave and the team at APL Logistics help change the mindset of their customers to improve shipping patterns and reduce transportation costs. Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights interviews Dave Howland, Vice President of Land Transport Services at APL Logistics as they discuss collaborative logistics.  Dave shares insights on how they are disrupting the way things have been traditionally done to improve shipping patterns and reduce transportation costs. Learn…

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The Healthcare Value Chain and Implantable Devices with Karen Conway of GHX

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The processes in hospitals are highly manual. In many instances the stock is held in someone’s car and they drive it in the day of the case. Inventory is comingled and no one knows who owns it. These are the challenges that Karen Conway, Executive Director, Industry Relations at GHX shares with the audience in this episode of Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights. Imagine how we are supposed to track what products are actually being used in a hospital with manual processes and no efficient system. The old saying is “If there is a recall in the hospital you better…

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