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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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Are You Putting Lipstick on a Pig or Creating Value?

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There is a change happening in supply chain.  Big ERP deals are drying up, BPO is hindering supply chain innovation, and software maintenance costs are supporting a platform that might not be in the best interest of the client.  What should a user to do?  In this podcast Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, speaks with Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, on this evolving market and what this means for companies and people impacted by these changes.  The conversation then shifts to include the network of networks opportunity before touching upon the agenda of the Global Summit at the…

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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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Supply Chain Technology Alone Isn’t Enough to Evolve with Karl Waldman of Retail Solutions Inc

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In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora talks with Karl Waldman, SVP of Worldwide Customer Operations at Retail Solutions Inc., about supply chains of the future.  This episode is one of a series interviewing senior attendees of our Global Summit about how technology, trends and demand will alter the future of the industry, and how they see the evolution unfolding.  This series will help set the road map for not only our conference, but help listeners prepare for the next stage of business. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #142

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Healthcare Supply Chain Gets a Clean Bill of Health with Karen Conway of GHX

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Lora Cecere talks with Karen Conway, Executive Director – Industry Relations of GHX, in this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights.  The healthcare space is important to everyone, not just the healthcare providers and suppliers, but to the patients as well.  Lora and Karen discuss the evolution of supply chain in healthcare, identifying opportunities for improvement in current operations.  If you’re a supply chain professional in healthcare this is a podcast not to be missed. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #140

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The Emergence of Global Markets with Regional Characteristics with Sujit Singh of Arkieva

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Lora Cecere talks with Arkieva COO Sujit Singh in this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights.  This podcast, which is part of the larger series leading up to our Global Summit, features a discussion about the future of supply chain, particularly as it relates to S&OP and their global impact.  Sujit discusses how markets will evolve to be more global in scope, but feature local operations that will speed the supply chain.  This is a must-listen to for anyone thinking about the future of S&OP. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #139

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How Supply Chain Will Support Last-Mile Delivery with Bobby Miller of Ortec

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Bobby Miller, Executive Partner – North America at ORTEC, talks about last-mile delivery in supply chain with Lora Cecere.  As the world becomes more interconnected, trends like urbanization, climate change, resource availability, and demographic shifts will impact how people buy and use myriad products.  Listen in to this discussion about how Bobby sees this new world, and what you can do to prepare for it. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #138

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