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A Personal Invitation

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Today, I am excited to announce the launch of a community to help the supply chain professional. The community is open, available for all to share content, and engage in two-way dialogue in a meaningful way. Over the last six months we have pre-populated content—videos, podcasts, infographics, maturity models, and research studies—to spark impactful conversations. The community is currently in Open Beta. What does this mean? We are refining the workflows and functionality of this community, and we need your help to kick the tires and take it to the next level. We believe it is time to open the…

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Driving Research Excellence

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Pumpkin lattes. Colored leaves lining the streets. Frost on the car windows in the morning. No doubt about it, fall is here. I love the crisp air and blue skies of fall. For me, the fall season is a good time to reflect and start new things.  The rhythm of starting new things in September started for me in my school days. I was always excited when it was time to go back to school. I am stimulated by learning. I love the smell of new books, writing with a new sharp pencil, and beginning to learn something new. As…

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Supply Chain 2025 Will Be Instrumented, Interconnected and Intelligent with Irfan Khan of Bristlecone

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Irfan Khan, CEO of Bristlecone, helps Lora gear up for our Supply Chain Insights Global Summit during this podcast episode. As we move closer to 2025, supply chain will become more integrated and enable tools and people to become instrumented, interconnected and intelligent, learning and evolving as more data becomes available and enables tighter links between people and technology. Listen in to hear what Irfan’s opinion is on the future of business models, data and what supply chain will be and how you can prepare. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #150

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Sensors, Data and the Future of Supply Chain with Andy Souders of Savi

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Lora talks with Andy Souders, Senior Vice President – Products and Strategy at Savi, about the future of supply chain 2025 and the impact data will have. As sensors become more powerful their application will increase, enabling an increase of communication across product, people and technology. The future will enable supply chain professionals to manage and take advantage of data, and real-time events will kick off business rules governing the whole supply chain, improving performance and results. This episode is a must-listen to anyone that agrees data is a key component to a successful supply chain. Straight Talk With Supply…

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Supply Chain Technology Alone Isn’t Enough to Evolve with Karl Waldman of Retail Solutions Inc

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In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora talks with Karl Waldman, SVP of Worldwide Customer Operations at Retail Solutions Inc., about supply chains of the future.  This episode is one of a series interviewing senior attendees of our Global Summit about how technology, trends and demand will alter the future of the industry, and how they see the evolution unfolding.  This series will help set the road map for not only our conference, but help listeners prepare for the next stage of business. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #142

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Do We Need to Rethink the Term Integration and Define It Differently? with Bram Desmet of Solventure

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Do we need to rethink the term integration and define it differently in the race for supply chain 2020? In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights Lora Cecere talks with Bram Desmet, Managing Director of Solventure, about the future of supply chain.  In the evolution of supply chain, people, process and technologies must be aligned correctly to achieve maximum results, and leaders must connect the dots to ensure supply chain becomes more market driven. This will result in end-to-end optimization, but there is a lot of work to do.  Listen in as Bram and Lora talk more about how…

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Healthcare Supply Chain Gets a Clean Bill of Health with Karen Conway of GHX

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Lora Cecere talks with Karen Conway, Executive Director – Industry Relations of GHX, in this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights.  The healthcare space is important to everyone, not just the healthcare providers and suppliers, but to the patients as well.  Lora and Karen discuss the evolution of supply chain in healthcare, identifying opportunities for improvement in current operations.  If you’re a supply chain professional in healthcare this is a podcast not to be missed. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #140

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Smart, Collaborative Robotics with Jim Lawton of Rethink Robotics

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Lora talks with Jim Lawton, Chief Product and Marketing Officer of Rethink Robotics, about the introduction of robotics as part of a manufacturing supply chain.  Rethink Robotics have developed collaborative robots, Baxter and Sawyer, to work alongside humans and are making the supply chain more agile, responsive and able to ebb and flow with demand. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #135

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What’s In Store For Attendees of the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit?

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In this podcast, Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing of Supply Chain Insights, talks with Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, about our upcoming Global Summit this September at the Phoenician in Scottsdale.  Lora elaborates on the peer networking opportunities, depth of content throughout the agenda, our new experiential game SCI IMPACT!, and the attendee profile that will get the most out of this event.  If you’re a supply chain practitioner with a charter to move your organization forward, this podcast will explain why you need to attend Summit. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #132

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Why Should I Attend Supply Chain Insights Public Training?

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Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing of Supply Chain Insights, talks with Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, about the value of our new public training course.  The tidal wave of technologies, data, and results often leaves professionals at a loss regarding how to improve company performance and advance their careers.  Lora talks about why this training is different and what outcomes attendees should expect to help them move the professional needle. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #131

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