Why Should You Help Us With Research?

Our philosophy is, “You give to us. We give to You.” This is how our research process works. It is unique. We believe in Open Content. Unlike other analyst firms, we do not believe that research should be locked behind a firewall.

When you see us field a research study you will know three things:

  1. Confidence. Your responses are held in confidence. We only report the data in aggregate. We never share individual responses or company names.
  2. Gain New Insights. We share all of the research widely in our community, Beet Fusion, and on our website. However, if you fill out a survey response you will also get the opportunity to share the insights with a handpicked peer group. This allows you to gain new insights and build networking contacts.
  3. Help Advance Supply Chain Management. In all of our surveys we correlate the responses to financial results. We are trying to crack the code on what drives supply chain excellence. By filling out the survey, you help.

Currently we have two active research studies: One on the management of direct materials and sourcing and another on the evolution of enterprise cross-functional planning. We would love your help. We hope to have you join us in the roundtable discussion.

Author Lora cecere

Lora Cecere is the Founder of Supply Chain Insights. The research firm Supply Chain Insights is paving new directions in building thought-leading supply chain research. She is also the author of enterprise software blog “Supply Chain Shaman. The blog focuses on the use of enterprise applications to drive supply chain excellence. Her book, Bricks Matter, will be published in August 2012. As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. Current research topics include the digital consumer, supply chain sensing, demand shaping and revenue management, market-driven value networks, accelerating innovation through open design networks, the evolution of predictive analytics, emerging business intelligence solutions, and technologies to improve safe and secure product delivery. She comes to the stage with over forty years of diverse supply chain experience. She has spent nine years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and is now the founder of her own firm Supply Chain Insights. Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent fifteen years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and twenty years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyers Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestle).

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