Supply Chain Analytics with Fran O’Sullivan of IBM

By June 26, 2013

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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 range to help make smarter and quicker business decisions. Hear her three lessons learned at her tenure at IBM. Also hear what excites her in the latest work IBM is doing in supply chain.

Hear Fran O’Sullivan as a guest panelist in “The Race for Supply Chain 2020” Webinar:

Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #23

Author Lora cecere

Lora Cecere is the Founder of Supply Chain Insights. The research firm Supply Chain Insights is paving new directions in building thought-leading supply chain research. She is also the author of enterprise software blog “Supply Chain Shaman. The blog focuses on the use of enterprise applications to drive supply chain excellence. Her book, Bricks Matter, will be published in August 2012. As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. Current research topics include the digital consumer, supply chain sensing, demand shaping and revenue management, market-driven value networks, accelerating innovation through open design networks, the evolution of predictive analytics, emerging business intelligence solutions, and technologies to improve safe and secure product delivery. She comes to the stage with over forty years of diverse supply chain experience. She has spent nine years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and is now the founder of her own firm Supply Chain Insights. Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent fifteen years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and twenty years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyers Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestle).

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