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Building the Digital Supply Chain

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Lora Cecere’s insights on building the digital supply chain. Listen to this episode to learn about the technology shifts that Lora feels are driving digital innovation. Here Lora shares her learnings from working with five companies on digital innovation. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #235

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Cognitive Computing for Sourcing with Richard Barnett of LevaData Inc.

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Cognitive computing is transforming digital supply chain capabilities. In this episode, we interview Richard Barnett, SVP of LevaData Inc. on the application of machine learning and cognitive computing for sourcing. Richard’s focus is on change transformation and building organizations that can use new forms of analytics. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #230

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The Digital Transformation Drinking Game

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New technologies crop up all the time, but how do we choose which ones will work or not? More importantly, how do we decide which ones work for our companies? It’s a game of trial-and-error in many cases and it is important to take caution not to get wrapped up and punch drunk on new technologies for the sake of technology. In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora and Helen discuss the Supply Chain Shaman blog post “Are You Active in the Digital Transformation Drinking Game?” Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #211

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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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Is IT Standardization Killing Your Growth Agenda?

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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

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

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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  

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Using Analytics: Think Global While Acting Locally with Donal Mac Daid of Symphony Gold

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Donal Mac Daid is Vice President of Marketing Supply Chain for Symphony GOLD. His global responsibilities include Symphony GOLD’s supply chain brand innovation, definition, positioning and evolution. In this episode, we ask Donal to share his thoughts on how to use analytics to sense and act globally while driving a local, or regional, response. Analytics is changing the face of supply chain and this is one of our podcasts where we ask supply chain veterans to reflect on the change and what it means for the future of supply chain management. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode…

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Figuring Out New Forms of Analytics

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Using unstructured and streaming data is a brave new world. The possibilities of data variety and velocity to improve supply chain management are an exciting option for supply chains to better understand their business. In this podcast Alison Crawford talks with Lora about the new Supply Chain Shaman blog post Trying to Figure Out New Forms of Analytics. We discuss topics such as predictive, descriptive and cognitive analytics and how to hire for this new breed of data whiz to make sense of the information. Listen to this podcast to start planning your operations using the power of data. Straight Talk…

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Tell It Like It Is. What Will Supply Chain 2030 Look Like?

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In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing talks with Supply Chain Insights founder Lora Cecere about her recent LinkedIn Influencer blog post, Tell It Like It Is. What Will Supply Chain 2030 Look Like?  In her post, Lora discusses how the supply chain she started her career in is quite different than the supply chain of today, evolving with technology and people and how she expects the industry’s evolution to continue through 2030. Listen in to this podcast to align early with new technologies, trends and ideas to help supercharge your supply…

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Goodbye Spreadsheets, Hello Analytics with Karin Bursa of Logility

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Many organizations run their operations through spreadsheets and Excel; however, according to Karin Bursa, VP of Marketing at Logility, our future will leave the spreadsheet behind and embrace the power of analytics.  In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora and Karin talk about the “could be” environments in supply chain, and how new technologies will empower a new way of doing business impacting lead times, inventory and more.  Karin predicts a move away from error prone Excel modeling and embracing continuous improvement, proactive identification of problems, and analytical tools built on top of models will be…

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