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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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Turkish Grocery Leader ȘOK Markets with Mustafa Altindağ

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Lora Interviews a Turkish grocery leader, Mustafa Altindağ, the CEO of ȘOK Markets. ȘOK is a $2 billion grocery retailer with a network of 2,500 stores and 17 DCs.  He had a technology project that was implemented within 3 months to organize the information for deliveries for the right time with the right products to the right stores. Keep inventory lower at warehouses but still had a reduction of stock outs by 10%. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #133

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Schneider Electric’s Global Supply Chain Community with Annette Clayton

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Lora Cecere, CEO and Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Annette Clayton, EV & Chief Supply Chain Officer of Schneider Electric, and discusses the supply chain community they have set up worldwide.  First they designed how they wanted it to work, and then decided how to align everyone, as well developing talent they needed by growing it organically or by going outside the company. Principal-based leadership is a key. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #129

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Lenovo – Global Culture and Supply Chain Excellence with Mick Jones

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Listen as Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, as she interviews Mick Jones, VP of Global Logistics at Lenovo, as he talks about the onboarding and integrating the x86 supply chain from IBM.  Mick discusses the 5 things that define us:  the will to win, ability to fail successfully, the absolute focus on what’s best for Lenovo and the individual, the absolute willingness to own issues and deliverables across every level of the business, and a constant focus on innovation at all levels.  He then discusses the 7 items he feels are needed for supply chain excellence….

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