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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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The 2016 Supply Chains to Admire – Methodology & Meaning

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There are different ways to measure the performance of a supply chain with differing degrees of insight and validity. In this podcast, Supply Chain Insights Founder Lora Cecere talks with marketing Director Alison Crawford about the new methodology used to evaluate supply chain performance in 2016, and what those results means for the market. This podcast will help listeners understand the science behind the ranking, why it matters, and the way to utilize the information to improve organizational performance. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #182

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Pharmaceutical Companies – 2016

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Globalization. Serialization. Clinical trials. Cold chain operations. Custom drug protocols. Compliance. Risk Management. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). First pass yield. Over the last decade the number and variety of supply chain initiatives exploded for the pharmaceutical leader. As a result, the supply chain group, and the business imperatives, grew in importance. In this podcast Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, and Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, discuss the performance of pharmaceutical companies as compared to their market and the supply chain market overall.  While there are no Supply Chains to Admire winners in this vertical, there are…

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Accelerating Your Supply Chain Strategy with CorpU and Supply Chain Insights: A New Partnership

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CorpU and Supply Chain Insights announced a partnership that will integrate Lora Cecere’s research on supply chain excellence into a series of executive education modules designed to develop the skills critical for supply chain excellence.  Built on the CorpU platform, which is used by the most admired brands in supply chain, the new modules, dubbed “catalysts,” leverage social and collaborative learning to engage executives in structured discussions about business challenges, and engage with leading experts in real-time. In this podcast Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, interviews Alan Todd, CEO of CorpU, and Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain…

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Are You Putting Lipstick on a Pig or Creating Value?

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There is a change happening in supply chain.  Big ERP deals are drying up, BPO is hindering supply chain innovation, and software maintenance costs are supporting a platform that might not be in the best interest of the client.  What should a user to do?  In this podcast Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, speaks with Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, on this evolving market and what this means for companies and people impacted by these changes.  The conversation then shifts to include the network of networks opportunity before touching upon the agenda of the Global Summit at the…

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A Network of Networks

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The dream is to have interoperability between networks. Why is it needed? Business leaders now manage a value chain, not a simple supply chain within their four walls. They need interoperability between networks and technology applications. They know that a traditional focus on standards and integration does not work, so the group will attempt to understand how new technologies can drive new levels of interoperability. In this podcast Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, speaks with Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, about how the concept of a Network of Networks will impact our industry and how to begin on the path…

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Why Is Supply Chain Planning So Hard?

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Getting supply planning right is hard. It takes alignment, communication, and common definitions. Many firms are struggling to create an environment that supports effective supplier development because they aren’t sure how to being. In this podcast, Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, talks with Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, about the new report Why Is Supply Chain Planning So Hard, and deconstructing the barriers and providing insights into how to tackle this problem. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #172

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Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating the Power Shift to the Shopper

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There is a shift coming for retailers and CPG companies as a shift in shopper behavior.  The companies that empower supply chains to change with this shift in buyer behavior and how to reach them are more successful.  In this podcast Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, is interviewed by Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, about her blog post, and how business models and companies are shifting to stay competitive.  You’ll hear about the phases of business, and how each business model will impact the shoppers. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #168

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Tell It Like It Is. What Will Supply Chain 2030 Look Like?

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In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing talks with Supply Chain Insights founder Lora Cecere about her recent LinkedIn Influencer blog post, Tell It Like It Is. What Will Supply Chain 2030 Look Like?  In her post, Lora discusses how the supply chain she started her career in is quite different than the supply chain of today, evolving with technology and people and how she expects the industry’s evolution to continue through 2030. Listen in to this podcast to align early with new technologies, trends and ideas to help supercharge your supply…

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Lessons Learned from Supply Chain Metrics That Matter

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Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, is interviewed by Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, in this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights.  In this podcast Lora discusses the beginning of her blog series “Lessons from Metrics That Matter” summarizing key insights about the metrics that indicate supply chain performance and health, how companies should apply these metrics to their organization, and the steps they must take to adopt a holistic, rather than functional, approach to supply chain performance analysis.  Listen in to learn how your organization can benefit from taking a hard look at performance and envision…

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