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Insights From the 2018 Supply Chains to Admire Analysis

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Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, share insights on her learnings from the 2018 Supply Chains to Admire analysis. This analysis of 655 companies was completed in June 2018 and reveals which companies are outperforming while driving improvement by industry peer group. Here Lora talks about what she is learning through this research. Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #241

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Supply Chains to Admire - 2017 Winners Summary

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire 2017

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Not all analyst groups are created equal. Research is at the heart of what we do. We publish four types of reports and provide it as Open Content for the industry. Our goal is to help supply chain leaders globally. The report types are: Supply Chains to Admire: A deep study by industry of performance and improvement levels for the past seven years. The goal is to provide industry benchmarks. Metrics That Matter: A close look at key industries to help supply chain leaders better understand the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. The focus is to align financial and operational…

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VTech-A Supply Chains to Admire Finalist with Nick Delany

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VTech Holdings, founded in 1976, has its roots in learning products. The company acquired the cordless phone division from Lucent technology in 2000. Initially this led to operating losses and write-offs and was turned around in 2002. Today the Company’s core businesses are cordless phones, contract manufacturing services and children learning products.  The North American operation is one of the top three manufacturers in the US cordless market. The Company currently has $1.88 billion in revenues and employ 30,000 people in 10 regions of the world. In this podcast, Nick Delany, Chairman of VTech USA Holdings LLC, chronicles the journey of…

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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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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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Do You Measure Up? How to Succeed in Supply Chain Benchmarking.

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Benchmarking performance sounds easy, but can be quite difficult if you don’t know how to start or what to benchmark.  In this podcast, Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing,talks with Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, about her latest LinkedIn blog post “ Do You Measure Up?” and describes the value of peer benchmarking and the steps to make it successful.  A definite must-listen-to episode for any business leaders ready to measure performance. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #180

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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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