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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Bait and Switch

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In this podcast, Lora Cecere reflects on the current vogue “demand-driven” term and a shift in market from Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to predictive analytics. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #11

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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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