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A Network of Networks

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The dream is to have interoperability between networks. Why is it needed? Business leaders now manage a value chain, not a simple supply chain within their four walls. They need interoperability between networks and technology applications. They know that a traditional focus on standards and integration does not work, so the group will attempt to understand how new technologies can drive new levels of interoperability. In this podcast Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, speaks with Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, about how the concept of a Network of Networks will impact our industry and how to begin on the path…

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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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Why Is Supply Chain Planning So Hard?

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Getting supply planning right is hard. It takes alignment, communication, and common definitions. Many firms are struggling to create an environment that supports effective supplier development because they aren’t sure how to being. In this podcast, Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, talks with Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, about the new report Why Is Supply Chain Planning So Hard, and deconstructing the barriers and providing insights into how to tackle this problem. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #172

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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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