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Inventory Management

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Over the past decade, optimization capabilities in supply chain systems have evolved to improve outcomes; however, very few companies have been able to drive in both inventory and supply chain costs. As a result, we find in our research that nine out of ten companies are stuck at the intersection of inventory turns and operating margin.   In this podcast Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain  Insights, tells us about the future of inventory management and how to prepare your organization to implement it. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #127

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Supply Chain Centers of Excellence

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Forty percent of companies have a supply chain center of excellence but only one third of them are successful.  Our research is nearly done and we want to share with you some of the findings.  Why you need one, how to get started, and how to make it successful.  Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain insights and industry visionary, talks best practices to launching and running Centers of Excellence. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #126

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Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights

By | Big data supply chains, Demand, Demand driven, Demand shaping, Market-Driven, Podcast, Social supply chains, Supply chain planning | No Comments

Summer holidays. Business travel. Last minute workouts. Life is busy. We understand.  We get it! I find road trips and time off to be a good time to reflect. As I walk the beach or walk a trail, I find it a good time to think. We want to help. In the past year we’ve published 32 reports; but this past February, we heard from a Supply Chain Leader that loved our reports and said , “It would be great to hear the research in a podcast format to enable quick sound bytes for my morning runs.”  We love this type of feedback. The team…

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One Year!

By | SCI Community, Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Index, Supply chain planning | 5 Comments

It has been one year.  We founded Supply Chain Insights on February 9th, 2012. One year later, we are an eight person team. Supply Chain Insights is a true bootstrap startup. The team of Mikey, Jill, Constance, Heather, Abby, Naomi, Regina and I have all worked together to deliver a year of firsts. We have laughed, worked hard, celebrated each success and tried to fail forward.  This would not have happened without a committed team. I am proud that we have published 24 reports, completed 14 quantitative research studies and have had over 72,000 views of our work on Slideshare. We also built…

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Smile More and Enjoy the Journey

By | SCI Community, Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Index, Uncategorized | No Comments

The year is almost behind us. The company, Supply Chain Insights, is now in full gear. We are a small, focused team that’s serious about supply chain research. As we regroup and reflect on 2012, I give thanks to the 35 customers that have supported our startup efforts over the last year. I remain firmly committed to the Open Content research model and love seeing the readership and the overwhelming response to what we are writing and sharing on SlideShare. I believe that there are far too many firms in the market that have research in their name, but not in their business…

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Why a Community?

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I have thought about this for a long time. I have envisioned a community where supply chain professionals could network freely and globally. I wanted to design a virtual environment where teams can share best practices and have fun. My dream was to build a place that combines the best of the virtual communities of Linkedin, Facebook, Craigslist, FourSquare and Yelp and roll it into a business-to-business social community that is specially designed for the supply chain leader. My Field of Dreams. If I Build it Will They Come? I love the movie Field of Dreams. It is about an Iowa corn farmer, that after hearing…

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The Research Difference

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Before I start this blog, you need to know that I am a self-confessed research snob. I take it seriously and have high standards. I have been doing supply chain research for the past nine years. It sounds easier than it is. I have learned a lot on this journey. There are a lot of nuances. I am fortunate to have learned from Pros. I have experienced the research methodologies of three analyst firms (Gartner, AMR Research and Altimeter Group). Each have taught me very different lessons. I am an avid student; and, anyone that knows me knows that I am passionate…

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