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Research is at the center of what we do. We focus our research on how supply chain leaders can drive excellence. The research we do takes different forms including formal reports, books, videos, presentations, and webinars.

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Supply Chains to Admire 2021

Abstract Supply chain is easier to say than define. The Supply Chains To Admire report analyzed improvement, performance, and value for the years 2011-2020. Twenty

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Navigating the Supply Chain Through the Pandemic

Pandemic Report

Objective   Quantitative research on lessons learned by supply chain leaders during the pandemic. Summary   We designed the research to answer four questions. Did

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Supply Chains to Admire 2020

Report Details: This report is based on analysis of financial balance sheet and income statement data for the period of 2006-2014 and interactions with clients

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Research in Review – 2014

Research in Review – 2014 from Lora Cecere Survey Details: Data for this report has been taken from a variety of online quantitative surveys conducted

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Research in Review – 2015

Research in Review – 2015 from Lora Cecere Survey Details: Data for this report has been taken from a variety of online quantitative surveys conducted

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How S&OP Drives Agility

S&OP Planning Improves Supply Chain Agility from Lora Cecere Full Report (PDF) – click here Summary charts (PowerPoint)—click here Summary charts (PDF) – click here

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Retail Mobility Study

Retail Mobility Report — 25 JUNE 2012 from Lora Cecere Full Report (PDF) – click here Summary charts (PowerPoint)—click here Summary charts (PDF) – click

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Market-Driven S&OP

Market-Driven S&OP Report – 16 July 2012 from Lora Cecere Full Report (PDF) – click here View more documents from Lora Cecere and Supply Chain

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Big Data Handbook

Big Data Handbook – 8 July 2013 from Lora Cecere Summary Charts Big Data Survey/Handbook Sumary Charts – 8 JULY 2013 from Lora Cecere Supply

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The Role of the Store

The Role of the Store – 8 July 2013 from Lora Cecere Summary Charts Role of the Store – Summary Charts – May 2013  from

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Can You Afford the Risk?

Can You Afford the Risk? – 24 APRIL 2014 from Lora Cecere Summary Charts Supply Chain Risk Management – Summary Charts – 24 APRIL 2014

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Why Is S&OP Planning So Hard?

Why Is S&OP So Hard? 28 MAY 2015 from Lora Cecere Summary Charts: S&OP 2015 Preliminary Summary Charts from Lora Cecere Inventory Optimization 2015 Preliminary

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Improving Supplier Reliability

Improving Supplier Reliability -15 June 2016 – Report from Lora Cecere Summary Charts Supplier Development Study – Feb-May 2016 – Summary Charts from Lora Cecere

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Why Is S&OP Planning So Hard?

RESEARCH OVERVIEW: Details: The research for this report is based on two online surveys conducted from January – May, 2015. The S&OP study was conducted

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EDI: Workhorse of the Value Chain

RESEARCH OVERVIEW: Objective: To understand and benchmark the use, cost, trends and performance of B2B solutions in order-to-cash and procure-to-pay cycles. Highlight: EDI/XML is the workhorse of

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Research in Review – 2015

 RESEARCH OVERVIEW: Survey Details: Data for this report has been taken from a variety of online quantitative surveys conducted by Supply Chain Insights and reported

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Supply Chain Visibility in Business Networks

RESEARCH OVERVIEW: Objective: To understand and benchmark companies’ supply chain visibility in business relationships within their extended supply chains. Highlight: Companies want supply chain visibility and the gaps

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Can You Afford the Risk?

RESEARCH OVERVIEW: Objective: To understand the current state of supply chain risk management and the impact of supply chain disruptions. Highlight: In 2013, 80% of respondents reported a

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Supply Chains to Admire – 2014

RESEARCH OVERVIEW: Report Details: This report is based on analysis of financial balance sheet and income statement data for the period of 2006-2013. To determine the

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Research in Review – 2014

RESEARCH OVERVIEW: Survey Details: Data for this report has been taken from a variety of online quantitative surveys conducted by Supply Chain Insights and reported

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2016 Research in Review

RESEARCH OVERVIEW: Survey Details: Data for this report has been taken from a variety of online quantitative surveys conducted by Supply Chain Insights and reported

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Digital Procure-To-Pay

Digital Procure-To-Pay – report – 15 AUG 2017 from Lora Cecere Digital Procure-To-Pay – Study Summary Charts – 15 AUG 2017 from Lora Cecere Report

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Building the Green Supply Chain

RESEARCH OVERVIEW: Objective: To understand the current state of sustainability goals and their alignment with supply chain programs. Highlight: While most companies publicly share their sustainability goals

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Launch of the Supply Chain Index

RESEARCH OVERVIEW: Report Details: This report is based upon mathematical modeling of the correlation between selected supply chain financial metrics and market capitalization from 2006Q1

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Big Data Handbook

Big Data Handbook Survey Details The research for this report was conducted from May – June, 2013. It is based on an online survey among

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The Role of the Store

RESEARCH OVERVIEW: Objective: To understand how retailers are redefining the role of the store in a world of increasing channel convergence. Highlight: Survey respondents report

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2017 Research in Review

2017 Research in Review – report – 19 DEC from Lora Cecere A summary document that highlights the significant findings from the Supply Chain Insights

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How S&OP Drives Agility

RESEARCH OVERVIEW: Survey Details: Based on an online survey conducted among 117 supply chain executives from over 50 companies. March-April 2012. Objective: Assess the importance

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Market-Driven S&OPa

RESEARCH OVERVIEW: Details: The research for this report is based on one-on-one experiences in working with over eighty companies in the past three years. It

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Infographics

Supply Chain Insights Infographic Summary 2012-2018 from Lora Cecere Infographics convey complex information in a simple format.  We see that supply chains are getting increasingly complex and

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Summary Charts

In some cases, a company may have a goal that is unique and there is no available answer in the market. As a result, they

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