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supply chain management

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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Serving the Industry

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I am convinced that we know supply chain management matters, but that we do not have hardcore data to support it.  I also believe that the supply chain is a complex system with complex processes with increasing complexity.  The system has finite trade-offs that companies know empirically, but don’t understand mathematically.  The supply chain index is designed to help companies better understand the effective frontier.  To better understand supply chain excellence, we are doing three things:1) Financial Data.  When I started Supply Chain Insights, I hired a researcher to collect and harmonize balance sheet data for the key industries for the last…

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