[vc_section css=”.vc_custom_1601876215091{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Books by Lora Cecere” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1600683825978{padding-top: 50px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Supply Chain Metrics That Matter (Buy now on Amazon)
Supply Chain Management (SCM)—the combined processes of procurement (source), manufacturing (make) and logistics (deliver)—is now thirty years old. Empirically companies know that supply chain performance matters to corporate performance; however, groups argue on which metrics matter the most and why. This book answers these questions.

The answer varies by industry sector. Each has a different set of market factors and competitive threats. The research for the book takes a closer look at how processes evolved and analyzes company performance based on balance, resiliency and strength.

To add depth to the analysis, in the writing of the book, the financial analysis and trends are shared with industry leaders and their views are captured in a series of case studies. The book tells the stories of these supply chain leaders, and how they made the right trade-offs on the metrics that matter.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bricks Matter (published in December, 2012)
By Lora M. Cecere and Charles W. Chase
ISBN: 978-1-1182-1831-0
Order Lora Cecere’s book Bricks Matter.

Get proven guidance to build a market-driven supply chain management system.
Supply chain management processes have gradually shifted from a supply-driven focus to a demand-driven one in order to better synchronize demand and supply signals. Bricks Matter shows you how you can identify market risks and opportunities and translate these into winning tactics. Business cases highlight how business leaders are winning through market-driven approaches. The no-nonsense data in Bricks Matter…
Helps you understand how to apply the emerging world of predictive analytics for the better management of value networks
Includes business cases illustrating the market-driven approach
Reveals how businesses can identify market risks and translate these into supply-side tactics

As companies transition from a demand-driven to a market-driven approach, the focus in organizational shift needs to happen. It is a move from vertical excellence to building strong market-to-market horizontal processes. Improve revenue by increasing market share, improve profit margins, and maintain high levels of customer service with the indispensable guidance found in Bricks Matter.

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