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Kinaxis and Autism at Work

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An interview with John Sicard, CEO of Kinaxis. In this podcast John shares insights on the Kinaxis Autism at Work Program. Not a charity program, the Kinaxis Autism at Work program is a fundamental plank of the Kinaxis diversity program. Here John shares how he is committed to diversity and how autistic adults are contributing to technology innovation at Kinaxis. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #210

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The World of Gray. The World of Black. Bridging the Two to Drive Growth.

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No two supply chains are exactly alike and supply chain management is certainly not just black and white. Yet many companies have not perfected how to operate in “The World of Gray.” In this podcast episode, inspired by her Shaman’s Blog post, Lora explains the importance of supply chain leaders’ ability to bridge the gap between efficiently executing black and white supply chain processes, and performing in the gray areas such as new product launch by rethinking forecasting techniques, supply chain design, and much more. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #202

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Is IT Standardization Killing Your Growth Agenda?

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IT standardization has been a popular strategy to manage investment and operations, but is it really the best thing for your business? In this podcast Lora and Alison discuss the possibility that departing from the IT norm could be the best thing for your business and your team. Listen in to hear about the implications to technology and people a new IT vision can have on your organization. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #198

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Analytics in Politics and Supply Chain. How Pollsters and Corporations Are Getting It Wrong.

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The pollsters taking the pulse of the country on their political leanings before the election got it wrong, which makes us think about how companies are often getting the data in their supply chains wrong, and predict the wrong outcomes. In this podcast episode Alison and Lora discuss how to incorporate social media, unstructured data, and customer sentiment into supply chain operations. Listen in for a perspective on why these important cues get overlooked and how to fix it. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #196  

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Customer Centricity – What Is It and How Do You Get There?

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Customer centricity is a an old concept with new life. Organizations around the world have committed to a customer centric strategy, but few have defined it and fewer know how to analyze their results.  In this podcast, Lora and Alison discuss the different ways to structure a customer centric supply chain and how to interpret metrics to continue to align to that strategy. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #195

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A Focus on the Voice of the Customer Drives Success with Mark Hersh of The Clorox Company

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A Focus on the Voice of the Customer Drives Success with Mark Hersh, Director of Supply Chain Strategy at The Clorox Company In this podcast episode Mark Hersh, from The Clorox Company, a recent award  winner of the Supply Chains to Admire analysis for 2016, reflects on his journey to drive supply chain excellence. Join this session to hear how Mark thinks Clorox drove improvement and outperformed the peer group. In the interview Mark states that the success is due to four factors: consistency of direction, analyzing the voice of the customer, building supply chain talent and clarity in supply chain segmentation. Straight…

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Is Honeywell Really Going to Acquire JDA?

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There are rumors swirling about a potential acquisition of JDA by Honeywell.  In a recent LinkedIn blog post, Why I Believe Honeywell’s Proposed Acquisition of JDA Is a BAD Idea, Lora addresses those rumors, and what it could mean for the market.  In this episode we delve into more granular details about what this could mean for JDA’s customers and prospects. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #191

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Royal FloraHolland: A Flower Market for the World with Edwin Wenink

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At the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit (September 7-9, 2016) supply chain leaders will be ideating on new business models as they develop their vision of Supply Chain 2030. Edwin Wenink, Program Director at FloraHolland, is leading this effort for one of the world’s largest flower auctions. In 1911 growers decided to combine forces to achieve the best possible market positioning for their products. In this podcast episode Edwin speaks of his vision for Supply Chain 2030. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #186  

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Demand-Driven Replenishment: An Internet of Things Case Study with Chris Clowes of Costa Coffee

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Chris Clowes, the International Operations Manager of Costa Coffee, will be a speaker at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 7-9. At the conference Chris will be speaking on the use of signals from the coffee machines in the stores to drive a demand-driven replenishment signal through the organization. In this podcast Chris shares insights on driving organizational alignment and making the digital pivot. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #185

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The Giving Supply Chain with Melis Jones

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Companies want to drive social giving programs to help emerging economies and grant aid in disasters. However, in the design of the giving supply chain, there is a right way and a wrong way to help. Join this podcast to gain insights from the twenty-year veteran Melis Jones, former board member of Aid Matrix, on how to build a giving supply chain. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #183

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