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Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating the Power Shift to the Shopper

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There is a shift coming for retailers and CPG companies as a shift in shopper behavior.  The companies that empower supply chains to change with this shift in buyer behavior and how to reach them are more successful.  In this podcast Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, is interviewed by Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, about her blog post, and how business models and companies are shifting to stay competitive.  You’ll hear about the phases of business, and how each business model will impact the shoppers. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #168

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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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Lessons Learned from Supply Chain Metrics That Matter

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Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, is interviewed by Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, in this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights.  In this podcast Lora discusses the beginning of her blog series “Lessons from Metrics That Matter” summarizing key insights about the metrics that indicate supply chain performance and health, how companies should apply these metrics to their organization, and the steps they must take to adopt a holistic, rather than functional, approach to supply chain performance analysis.  Listen in to learn how your organization can benefit from taking a hard look at performance and envision…

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LLamasoft Acquires Barloworld – What Does This Mean to the Market?

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On November 3, 2015 Llamasoft announced they are acquiring Barloworld Supply Chain Software as a way to expand their geographical reach and deepen their network design solution.  In this podcast, Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, talks with Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, on what this will mean to the market and to customers. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #157

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The Digital Supply Chain: Making the Leap with a Ball and Chain

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Supply Chain Insights Founder Lora Cecere discusses the digital future of supply chain and why it matters in this podcast.  While many companies want to start down a digital path, they may not know the steps to take.  Listen to this podcast to get a clearer understanding of why this matters to your business and how to start. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #156  

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What Is the Value Proposition of Sales and Operations Planning?

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S&OP is one of the hottest topics that Supply Chain Insights researches. Many companies struggle, but for those that can find a common ground between sales and operations planning are more aligned, agile and effective.  In this podcast, Lora Cecere discuss the benefits of making this leap and how to get there. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #155

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Improving Inventory Management in a Market-Driven World

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Lora Cecere talks with Alison Crawford on a new report about the concept behind being market driven.  What does it mean, what does it provide, and how do you get there?  Listen in to understand how to align your business to market demand and improve your operations to harness the power of being market driven. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #154  

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The Nine Lives of Cats and Supply Chain Professionals

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Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing for Supply Chain Insights, talks with Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, about the future of supply chain careers.  In her recent Forbes blog post, Why Supply Chain Jobs Matter, Lora posits that over the course of a career we’ll have nine different “lives” or jobs.  With the increasing complexity of global trade and technology, individuals will need a combination of skills and courage to transition from one life to another, following opportunity where it emerges. Listen in as we discuss how to get started, and what steps to take to pivot your career. Straight…

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A Personal Invitation

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Today, I am excited to announce the launch of a community to help the supply chain professional. The community is open, available for all to share content, and engage in two-way dialogue in a meaningful way. Over the last six months we have pre-populated content—videos, podcasts, infographics, maturity models, and research studies—to spark impactful conversations. The community is currently in Open Beta. What does this mean? We are refining the workflows and functionality of this community, and we need your help to kick the tires and take it to the next level. We believe it is time to open the…

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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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