Blockchain and Cognitive Computing – 17 Use Cases

By | | No Comments

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

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  

Read More

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

By | | No Comments

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

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

Read More

Research and Lies

By | | No Comments

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

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

Read More

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

By | | No Comments

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

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

Read More

Launch of the Next-Generation Supply Chain Training Programs.

By | | No Comments

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

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…

Read More

A Call To Action: Testing the Future of Supply Chain

By | | No Comments

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Sometimes being an individual is great. Other times it’s better to belong to something bigger. At Supply Chain Insights we see the potential of a future that connects all of us. To make this potential become a reality we launched the Network of Networks, a cross-facilitated group of business leaders and technology innovators to try to make the sharing of B2B data easier and less costly. The group is working on a series of pilots to test new concepts and interoperability. The first will focus on community onboarding and interoperability between networks. The storyboards for the pilots will be shared…

Read More

How Did We Screw Up Procurement? with Jim Barnes of ISM

By | | No Comments

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

In this world where money moves faster electronically, and transactions are automated, why does it take so long for supplier onboarding? And why is the focus on terms versus removing the friction from procurement relationships? In this webcast we interview Jim Barnes, Director of Professional Development at the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), to understand why. In this podcast Jim gives advice for leaders of procurement. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #199

Read More

Is IT Standardization Killing Your Growth Agenda?

By | | No Comments

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

IT standardization has been a popular strategy to manage investment and operations, but is it really the best thing for your business? In this podcast Lora and Alison discuss the possibility that departing from the IT norm could be the best thing for your business and your team. Listen in to hear about the implications to technology and people a new IT vision can have on your organization. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #198

Read More

VTech-A Supply Chains to Admire Finalist with Nick Delany

By | | No Comments

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

VTech Holdings, founded in 1976, has its roots in learning products. The company acquired the cordless phone division from Lucent technology in 2000. Initially this led to operating losses and write-offs and was turned around in 2002. Today the Company’s core businesses are cordless phones, contract manufacturing services and children learning products.  The North American operation is one of the top three manufacturers in the US cordless market. The Company currently has $1.88 billion in revenues and employ 30,000 people in 10 regions of the world. In this podcast, Nick Delany, Chairman of VTech USA Holdings LLC, chronicles the journey of…

Read More

Analytics in Politics and Supply Chain. How Pollsters and Corporations Are Getting It Wrong.

By | | No Comments

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The pollsters taking the pulse of the country on their political leanings before the election got it wrong, which makes us think about how companies are often getting the data in their supply chains wrong, and predict the wrong outcomes. In this podcast episode Alison and Lora discuss how to incorporate social media, unstructured data, and customer sentiment into supply chain operations. Listen in for a perspective on why these important cues get overlooked and how to fix it. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #196  

Read More
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers