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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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Figuring Out New Forms of Analytics

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Using unstructured and streaming data is a brave new world. The possibilities of data variety and velocity to improve supply chain management are an exciting option for supply chains to better understand their business. In this podcast Alison Crawford talks with Lora about the new Supply Chain Shaman blog post Trying to Figure Out New Forms of Analytics. We discuss topics such as predictive, descriptive and cognitive analytics and how to hire for this new breed of data whiz to make sense of the information. Listen to this podcast to start planning your operations using the power of data. Straight Talk…

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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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How Have Supply Chain Organizations Shifted in the Last Decade?

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In this podcast we discuss how the supply chain organization has shifted, the trends, and the future outcomes. Join this session to hear the reflections of Roddy Martin, now a consultant at Zinata and prior Vice President of AMR Research and Partner at Accenture. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #170

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Customer-Centric Supply Chains with David Kipe of ABCO HVACR

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In this podcast, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights interviews David Kipe, Chief Operating Officer for ABCO HVACR. Established in 1949, ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions is the largest full line distributor of HVAC and Refrigeration systems and supplies in the Northeast United States. From conception to completion, ABCO Engineering Resources is a dedicated HVAC resource for architects, developers and designers. In this podcast, Dave shares his insight on metrics, and building a customer-centric supply chain. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #169

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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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2016 New Year’s Resolutions with Terri Pitcher of Berry Plastics

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Lora Cecere interviews Terri Pitcher, EVP of Supply Chain, Berry Plastics Terri Pitcher, EVP of Supply Chain at Berry Plastics, talks about the reorganization of the company because of their newest acquisition and how they are looking at their current talent.  The most important thing they are doing is finding and developing the right talent and will continue down this path for the coming year.  They are also looking at their S&OP process. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #163

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