About Supply Chain Insights
Founded in February, 2012 by Lora Cecere, Supply Chain Insights is focused on delivering independent, actionable and objective advice for supply chain leaders. If you need to know which practices and technologies make the biggest difference to corporate performance, turn to us. We are a company dedicated to this research. We help you understand supply chain trends, evolving technologies and which metrics matter.
We want to be the first place that supply chain leaders turn to help their supply chain teams get better.
Research is at the center of what we do. Our offerings include speaking, advisory services, community enablement and training.
Our mission is to help supply chain make the world a better place. We want to be the first place that supply chain leaders turn to get information that matters in driving supply chain excellence.
At Supply Chain Insights, we take client interaction seriously. We are grounded in everything that we do by four principles:
- Research Sells. Relationships Renew. Research is at the core of what we do, and we are known for building differentiated relationships with clients.
- Integrity: We are focused on serving supply chain business leaders. We share insights based on facts, we take tough stands based on research, and we have the courage to challenge the status quo based on business insights.
- Humility: We Serve our Clients. It is not about us. It is about you.
- Holistic Approach: We help clients see the big picture first. We try to deliver it in a fun, upbeat manner.
Meet the Team
Founder & CEO
In February 2012, I started Supply Chain Insights. My goal is to provide thought-leading supply chain research for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. Research and writing are passions. During the month, you can access my monthly columns in CGT Magazine and Supply Chain Management Review. I am a frequent contributor for Supply Chain Brain, CIO Magazine, and the CSCMP Quarterly. I am also the author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman, and contribute frequently as a LinkedIn INfluencer and a Forbes blogger. As an enterprise strategist, I focus on the changing face of enterprise technologies for the supply chain professional. Previously, I spent 9 years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, and Altimeter Group; 10 years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group; and 15 years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestlé). My education includes a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, I will graduate with a DBA from Temple in 2016, and I have completed post graduate work in organizational development at Georgetown University. Certifications include APICS CIRM and CPIM and I am a past teacher of effective marketing concepts for software executives in the Pragmatic Marketing program.
Client Services Director
As a Client Services Director I work with the clients and analysts to enable better collaboration. I manage research projects both internally and externally. I also help clients understand what is available within the community in addition to coordinating networking opportunities. Previously, I worked at Altimeter Group and AMR Research in a similar capacity. I started my career as a programmer working with manufacturers and distributors in Connecticut and New York. I then did consulting and moved to Massachusetts where I worked with Marcam Solutions as a programmer, senior development manager, and marketing manager. I oversaw and helped in all aspects of design, development and implementation of the solution for process industries. I was responsible for all product offerings, whether internal or through partnerships. I developed and delivered presentations and training for worldwide sales and distributor organizations. Additionally I developed strategic partnerships with software companies for B2B, BIS, Mobile Computing and UCCNet. Also worked with Latin America, European, and Asia/Pacific partners and distributors to deliver training, and supervise solution positioning. I received my MBA from Suffolk University. Currently, I live in Northern Maine (potato country) with my husband, an Irish Wolfhound (who is almost twice my size) and 3 rescue cats where every day I learn something new about nature.