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Insights From the 2018 Supply Chains to Admire Analysis

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Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, share insights on her learnings from the 2018 Supply Chains to Admire analysis. This analysis of 655 companies was completed in June 2018 and reveals which companies are outperforming while driving improvement by industry peer group. Here Lora talks about what she is learning through this research. Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #241

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Five Reasons We Are Losing Ground on Inventory

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In this episode, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, discusses the five reasons why we are not making more progress on inventory. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #239

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Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles with Wes Guckert of The Traffic Group

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In this episode, Lora Cecere interviews Wes Guckert of The Traffic Group on the current state of logistics and the future of self-driving vehicles. Listen to this episode to gain insights into the current state of logistics and the future of autonomous vehicles. How do we prepare for the future of long-haul autonomous vehicles in the next five years? Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #237

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The Metrics That Matter and Supply Chain Excellence

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A talk on supply chain excellence and the Metrics That Matter with Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights. In this episode, Lora shares five actions to take to drive value in supply chain performance. This is based on a detailed series of reports on Supply Chain Metrics That Matter for the period of 2010—2016. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #234

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Innovation at Kenco: The Drone Reality with Matt McLelland

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To stay competitive, Kenco Group, a leading 3PL, built an innovation group. In this episode, Matt McLelland, Innovation Research Manager, discusses his work with drones for yard and perpetual inventory management. Matt has a unique position within an innovation group at Kenco and also shares his perspective on building teams to test and learn. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #231

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Cognitive Computing for Sourcing with Richard Barnett of LevaData Inc.

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Cognitive computing is transforming digital supply chain capabilities. In this episode, we interview Richard Barnett, SVP of LevaData Inc. on the application of machine learning and cognitive computing for sourcing. Richard’s focus is on change transformation and building organizations that can use new forms of analytics. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #230

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Wrangling Data for Insights

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To understand the correlation between choices companies make in supply chain and the impact on business results, Supply Chain Insights embarked on a big data project to place structured and unstructured data into a data lake to understand what had the greatest impact on cost, value and growth. The data included public data from balance sheet and income statements for the years of 2010-2016 for over 1400 companies and five years of quantitative data. In this interview, Kathi Gagliano, Enterprise Data Architect, shares insights on the project. The greatest learning was that investment in talent gives companies a competitive edge…

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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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Driving Digital Transformation – Wearables and the Internet of Things with Peggy Gulick of Agco Corporation

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In this podcast episode, Peggy Gulick, Director of Process Improvement for Agco Corporation, shares her story of how the company solved a problem and transformed Lean processes through a digital transformation that includes wearables, paperless processes and the Internet of Things. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #224

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Think Differently. Drive New Outcomes. Let Us Help You Build A Guiding Coalition.

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Summer is ending. 2018 is right around the corner. Is it time to start to plan the new year? Forge a strategy?  Engage employees? At this time of year, we find many companies planning workshops to stimulate thinking on building a digital supply chain and igniting next-generation supply chain thinking. If this is you, we would like to offer to help. We have four opportunities for engagement. Here we share some insights. Benchmarking. How do you stack up to your peer group? To leaders that you admire? The first step to building a guiding a coalition is benchmarking.  Understanding where…

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