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Wrangling Data for Insights

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To understand the correlation between choices companies make in supply chain and the impact on business results, Supply Chain Insights embarked on a big data project to place structured and unstructured data into a data lake to understand what had the greatest impact on cost, value and growth. The data included public data from balance sheet and income statements for the years of 2010-2016 for over 1400 companies and five years of quantitative data. In this interview, Kathi Gagliano, Enterprise Data Architect, shares insights on the project. The greatest learning was that investment in talent gives companies a competitive edge…

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Diversity

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Everyone talks about diversity, but are we walking the walk, or have we become content with the changes and advancements that have been made in the past 40 years? In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights Lora reflects on her experiences from the start of her career concerning diversity in supply chain, and challenges others to do the same. This is a call to action to begin or continue on the quest for diversity in supply chain. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #213

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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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2016 New Year’s Resolutions with Tony Verbeck of Johnson & Johnson

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Lora Cecere interviews Tony Verbeck, Johnson & Johnson. Tony works in the Johnson & Johnson supply chain center of excellence.  “The number one driver of change is around the healthcare supply chain and costs.  For 2016 we are looking at talent and people for what is needed for the supply chain.  We are also looking at the third generation of supply chain technologies.” Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #167

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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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2016 New Year’s Resolutions with Marty Kisliuk of FMC

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Lora Cecere Interviews Marty Kisliuk, Director of Agricultural Solutions, FMC on his New Year’s Resolutions Marty is discussing how they will be in a down cycle and with the current acquisition it is now about consolidating and joining the companies together.  Working only on necessities and so they will concentrate on what you do well.  When focusing on people they will have them be involved with more than just what their current jobs are. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #161

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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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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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Preparing the Next Generation of Supply Chain Talent with Jack Crumbly

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In this episode of Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights Lora Cecere talks with Jack Crumbly, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at Tuskegee University on the future of supply chain talent, how companies can partner with schools to drive interest and increase skills, and what students should do to prepare themselves to enter the workforce. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast #130

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