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Cross-Company Academy Training

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In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora and Helen discuss the upcoming training experience being provided by Supply Chain Insights LLC and CorpU. Listen to get details on what the Cross-Company Academy is, why it is important, and how you can participate. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #212

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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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Research and Lies

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In this podcast Helen King, Supply Chain Insights’ Marketing Manager, interviews Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, on research insights and lessons learned as an analyst. During this interview Lora shares the truth about mistakes she’s made and on giving advice she now knows is untrue. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #203

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The World of Gray. The World of Black. Bridging the Two to Drive Growth.

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No two supply chains are exactly alike and supply chain management is certainly not just black and white. Yet many companies have not perfected how to operate in “The World of Gray.” In this podcast episode, inspired by her Shaman’s Blog post, Lora explains the importance of supply chain leaders’ ability to bridge the gap between efficiently executing black and white supply chain processes, and performing in the gray areas such as new product launch by rethinking forecasting techniques, supply chain design, and much more. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #202

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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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Customer Centricity – What Is It and How Do You Get There?

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Customer centricity is a an old concept with new life. Organizations around the world have committed to a customer centric strategy, but few have defined it and fewer know how to analyze their results.  In this podcast, Lora and Alison discuss the different ways to structure a customer centric supply chain and how to interpret metrics to continue to align to that strategy. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #195

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Trends in Corporate Sustainability with John Davies of GreenBiz

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In this podcast, Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews John Davies, a Vice President and Senior Analyst for Greenbiz. The focus is on the changing nature of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in supply chain organizations. Here John shares his insights on assessment and risk, and the redefinition of value. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #194

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Is Honeywell Really Going to Acquire JDA?

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There are rumors swirling about a potential acquisition of JDA by Honeywell.  In a recent LinkedIn blog post, Why I Believe Honeywell’s Proposed Acquisition of JDA Is a BAD Idea, Lora addresses those rumors, and what it could mean for the market.  In this episode we delve into more granular details about what this could mean for JDA’s customers and prospects. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #191

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Demand-Driven Replenishment: An Internet of Things Case Study with Chris Clowes of Costa Coffee

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Chris Clowes, the International Operations Manager of Costa Coffee, will be a speaker at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 7-9. At the conference Chris will be speaking on the use of signals from the coffee machines in the stores to drive a demand-driven replenishment signal through the organization. In this podcast Chris shares insights on driving organizational alignment and making the digital pivot. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #185

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