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A Call To Action: Testing the Future of Supply Chain

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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…

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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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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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Supply Chain 2025 Will Be Instrumented, Interconnected and Intelligent with Irfan Khan of Bristlecone

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Irfan Khan, CEO of Bristlecone, helps Lora gear up for our Supply Chain Insights Global Summit during this podcast episode. As we move closer to 2025, supply chain will become more integrated and enable tools and people to become instrumented, interconnected and intelligent, learning and evolving as more data becomes available and enables tighter links between people and technology. Listen in to hear what Irfan’s opinion is on the future of business models, data and what supply chain will be and how you can prepare. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #150

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Sensors, Data and the Future of Supply Chain with Andy Souders of Savi

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Lora talks with Andy Souders, Senior Vice President – Products and Strategy at Savi, about the future of supply chain 2025 and the impact data will have. As sensors become more powerful their application will increase, enabling an increase of communication across product, people and technology. The future will enable supply chain professionals to manage and take advantage of data, and real-time events will kick off business rules governing the whole supply chain, improving performance and results. This episode is a must-listen to anyone that agrees data is a key component to a successful supply chain. Straight Talk With Supply…

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It Is Not Supply Chain Strategy-It Is a Strategic Supply Chain with Pierre Mitchell of Spend Matters

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Pierre Mitchell from Spend Matters talks with Lora about the future of supply chain as part of our Straight Talk series leading up to our Global Summit. Just as there is a difference between IT strategy and strategic IT, there is also a difference in a strategic supply chain. Pierre discusses how to use supply chain like a tool to improve a business strategy. This strategy will rely heavily on the adoption digital technologies and that is where the interesting innovations begin. Listen in to a discussion that will begin your digital transformation to a strategic supply chain. Straight Talk…

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The Future of Supply Chain Will Be in the Cloud with Pervinder Johar of Steelwedge

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Lora talks with Pervinder Johar, CEO of Steelwedge and HP Alum, about how he sees the future of supply chain. As part of the lead-up to the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, we’re talking with pioneers of supply chain to discuss the future of operations and technology. Pervinder talks about how to generate value as a software provider and a supply chain practioner, how to enable innovation in your business, and how the cloud will power a transformation by harnessing the ever increasing flow of information. This podcast will help you envision the future of your supply chain by 2025….

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Technology, Data, and Supply Chain 2025 with Eric Blackburn of NeoGrid

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Lora talks with Eric Blackburn, Director of Consumer Products – North America at NeoGrid, about his views of the future of supply chain as we prepare for our Global Summit. Eric discusses new technologies, business models that are currently transforming our world, and the next steps in supply chain evolution. The intersection of technologies, data, and data analysis will power this evolution and the possibilities are limitless and sometimes a little scary. This podcast episode will get you thinking about what companies are doing today that we didn’t dream of until recently, and start you dreaming about the supply chain…

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