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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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Collaborative Robotics with Jim Lawton of Rethink Robotics

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An interview with Jim Lawton on Collaborative Robotics. In this episode, Jim defines collaborative robotics and explains how this form of robotics has improved in capabilities while having a better and more advantageous price point. Sawyer, a collaborative robot from Rethink Robotics, will be at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #227

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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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Building the Network of Networks

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In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, and Helen King, Marketing Manager at Supply Chain Insights, discuss the purpose of the Network of Networks, the recent meeting in Dallas of the Network of Networks, what was learned, and what the next steps will be for this special group. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #223

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An Interview with Robert J Gordon on American Productivity

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At the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit (September 5-8, 2017), Robert J. Gordon, author of the book The Rise and Fall of American Growth, will be speaking on the impact of technology on American productivity. In this interview Dr. Gordon explains how to measure American productivity and the impact of technology on the third industrial revolution. At the conference Dr. Gordon will share what we can learn from the Third Industrial Revolution to apply to the fourth advancement of technology that is coming with the Supply Chain Digital Age. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #221

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The 2017 Supply Chains to Admire

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Defining supply chain excellence is easier to say than to do. The Supply Chains to AdmireTM Methodology is an attempt by Supply Chain Insights to identify companies within peer groups that outperform. In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Helen and Lora talk with special guest Samuel Borthwick, Research Associate at Supply Chain Insights, about the methodology and lessons learned behind the 2017 Supply Chains to Admire™. A test of a true leader is the ability to not only drive higher levels of performance, but to sustain competitive advantage over time. Using the Supply Chains to Admire analysis, three companies—Apple,…

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Supply Chains to Admire - 2017 Winners Summary

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire 2017

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Not all analyst groups are created equal. Research is at the heart of what we do. We publish four types of reports and provide it as Open Content for the industry. Our goal is to help supply chain leaders globally. The report types are: Supply Chains to Admire: A deep study by industry of performance and improvement levels for the past seven years. The goal is to provide industry benchmarks. Metrics That Matter: A close look at key industries to help supply chain leaders better understand the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. The focus is to align financial and operational…

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