Kinaxis and Autism at Work

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An interview with John Sicard, CEO of Kinaxis. In this podcast John shares insights on the Kinaxis Autism at Work Program. Not a charity program, the Kinaxis Autism at Work program is a fundamental plank of the Kinaxis diversity program. Here John shares how he is committed to diversity and how autistic adults are contributing to technology innovation at Kinaxis. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #210

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Treading Water

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For over a decade supply chain practitioners have been focused on enterprise efficiency and not so effectively treading in place, but it is time to start swimming for new pools. In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora and Helen discuss the difficulties facing supply chain leaders in trying to stay afloat, looking to outside-in processes and and being more effective through cross-functional business processes. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #209

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New Ways of Working

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The old ways of demand planning are becoming increasingly less effective. It is time for companies to push the limits and redefine the “art of the possible.”  In this podcast Lora and Helen discuss the opportunity many supply chain leaders are faced with today by leaving old ways behind and adopting new ways of working into the supply chain. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #208

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Probabilistic Forecasting with Joannès Vermorel of Lokad

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The world is uncertain; yet, in today’s supply chain planning systems, we attempt to make demand certain when we know that it is not. In this podcast Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Joannès Vermorel, founder of Lokad, to understand probabilistic forecasting approaches and how it can be applied to intermittent demand patterns. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #207

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Productivity, Efficiency and Global Effectiveness

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In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain insights, Lora and Helen discuss the halt of the Third Industrial Revolution and how innovating processes along with technology will drive the effectiveness of value networks as related to the Supply Chain Shaman blog post: Late Night Thoughts on Productivity, Efficiency, and Global Supply Chain Effectiveness. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #206

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Blockchain and Cognitive Computing – 17 Use Cases

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Helen King, Marketing Manager at Supply Chain Insights, interviews the company’s Founder, Lora Cecere, and discusses two recent blog posts penned by Lora. Among the two posts Lora describes 17 use cases for new technologies associated with Blockchain, and cognitive computing. The blog posts, which are available on her supplychainshaman.com web site, are: “Seven Use Cases for Hyperledger in Supply Chain” and “Not the Jetsons: Ten Use Cases for Cognitive Learning in Supply Chain.” Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #205  

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Management of Risk in the Supply Chain with James Barnes of the Institute of Supplier Management

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What is risk? How should companies formulate risk management strategies? In this podcast James Barnes of the Institute of Supplier Management shares his insights on risk management and supplier strategies. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #204

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Research and Lies

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In this podcast Helen King, Supply Chain Insights’ Marketing Manager, interviews Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, on research insights and lessons learned as an analyst. During this interview Lora shares the truth about mistakes she’s made and on giving advice she now knows is untrue. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #203

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The World of Gray. The World of Black. Bridging the Two to Drive Growth.

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No two supply chains are exactly alike and supply chain management is certainly not just black and white. Yet many companies have not perfected how to operate in “The World of Gray.” In this podcast episode, inspired by her Shaman’s Blog post, Lora explains the importance of supply chain leaders’ ability to bridge the gap between efficiently executing black and white supply chain processes, and performing in the gray areas such as new product launch by rethinking forecasting techniques, supply chain design, and much more. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #202

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Launch of the Next-Generation Supply Chain Training Programs.

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Launch of Next-Generation Supply Chain Training Programs by Supply Chain Insights. In this podcast the Founder of Supply Chain Insights shares information on the three options for companies to take advantage of a new form of collaborative learning designed for supply chain leaders. In October Supply Chain Insights finalized seven classes on the CorpU platform to help in building end-to-end supply chain leadership. The materials can be deployed in three ways: The first is the Next Generation Supply Chain. Individuals will join the online learning in a cross-company cohort. In this cohort individuals will learn and share Next-Generation Supply Chain…

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