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Lassoing Sales & Operations Planning Excellence

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As supply chains become global, the management of supply chains become more intricate. Today, the average company has nine S&OP processes with some having over 50 S&OP processes. Since S&OP excellence is 60% organizational, 30% process and 10% technology, the definition of governance is key. In this podcast episode, we discuss the need to define the role of the business groups, the regional teams and the global teams. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #226

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Insights on S&OP Research with Liam Harrington of Oliver Wight

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In this episode Liam Harrington, a 32-year veteran of Oliver Wight, shares his insights on a recent study conducted by Oliver Wight of 152 CEOs. Liam shares what surprised him in the study, and what he thinks the insights mean for line-of-business leaders. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #218  

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The Job Is Not Done!

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In this episode of Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights, Lora and Helen discuss the journey from cost to value facing supply chain leaders. As we travel down this long, dark, dusty road it is easy to be distracted by the glamor that is new technology implementation. Once the implementation is complete the real work begins in driving process effectiveness. Aligning teams and eliminating silos with creation of cross-functional teams will be a driving force in supply chain excellence. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #214

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Pharmaceutical Companies – 2016

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Globalization. Serialization. Clinical trials. Cold chain operations. Custom drug protocols. Compliance. Risk Management. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). First pass yield. Over the last decade the number and variety of supply chain initiatives exploded for the pharmaceutical leader. As a result, the supply chain group, and the business imperatives, grew in importance. In this podcast Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, and Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, discuss the performance of pharmaceutical companies as compared to their market and the supply chain market overall.  While there are no Supply Chains to Admire winners in this vertical, there are…

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Accelerating Your Supply Chain Strategy with CorpU and Supply Chain Insights: A New Partnership

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CorpU and Supply Chain Insights announced a partnership that will integrate Lora Cecere’s research on supply chain excellence into a series of executive education modules designed to develop the skills critical for supply chain excellence.  Built on the CorpU platform, which is used by the most admired brands in supply chain, the new modules, dubbed “catalysts,” leverage social and collaborative learning to engage executives in structured discussions about business challenges, and engage with leading experts in real-time. In this podcast Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, interviews Alan Todd, CEO of CorpU, and Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain…

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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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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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2016 New Year’s Resolutions with Amy Hartzell of Dow Chemical

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Lora Cecere Interviews Amy Hartzell, Director of Supply Chain Center Excellence at Dow Chemical, on her New Year’s Resolutions Amy stated that they spent 2015 on strategic objections and alignment.  They are now implementing improvements on S&OP or S&OE (for Execution) as well as how to automate their supply chain.  She feels that they have a lot to learn on capturing and analyzing data. They would like the Center of Excellence to be a consulting resource and partner for their improvement projects.  They are trying to improve their base foundational models in the supply chain.  In 2016 they are implementing learning…

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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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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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