Wrangling Data for Insights

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 […]

Collaborative Robotics with Jim Lawton of Rethink Robotics

An interview with Jim Lawton on Collaborative Robotics. In this episode, Jim defines collaborative robotics and explains how this form of robotics has improved in capabilities while having a better and more advantageous price point. Sawyer, a collaborative robot from Rethink Robotics, will be at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Straight Talk With Supply […]

Lassoing Sales & Operations Planning Excellence

As supply chains become global, the management of supply chains become more intricate. Today, the average company has nine S&OP processes with some having over 50 S&OP processes. Since S&OP excellence is 60% organizational, 30% process and 10% technology, the definition of governance is key. In this podcast episode, we discuss the need to define the […]

Building the Network of Networks

In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, and Helen King, Marketing Manager at Supply Chain Insights, discuss the purpose of the Network of Networks, the recent meeting in Dallas of the Network of Networks, what was learned, and what the next steps will be for […]

The 2017 Supply Chains to Admire

Defining supply chain excellence is easier to say than to do. The Supply Chains to AdmireTM Methodology is an attempt by Supply Chain Insights to identify companies within peer groups that outperform. In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Helen and Lora talk with special guest Samuel Borthwick, Research Associate at Supply Chain Insights, about […]

The Future of Robotics with Tom Bonkenburg of St. Onge Company

In this episode Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Tom Bonkenburg, Director of European Operations for St. Onge Company, on the future of robotics and what this means for supply chain leaders as they think through their plans for Supply Chain 2030. In the interview Tom outlines what to expect in manufacturing, transportation and warehousing […]

Imagine the Supply Chain of 2030

The 2017 Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is just around the corner! In this episode Lora introduces the two keynote speakers for the conference and shares some exciting news about the newly innovated Supply Chain Impact! game. Other topics include panel and case study speakers, The Digital Showcase, and networking excursions. Straight Talk With Supply […]

Digital Transformation: It Takes a Village

A call to action by Supply Chain Insights’ Lora Cecere based on her April 6, 2017 Supply Chain Shaman blog post. In this episode Lora talks about her goal to work with business leaders to test technologies to deliver business outcomes. Join the village to become a part of the future of supply chain. Straight Talk […]

The Job Is Not Done!

In this episode of Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights, Lora and Helen discuss the journey from cost to value facing supply chain leaders. As we travel down this long, dark, dusty road it is easy to be distracted by the glamor that is new technology implementation. Once the implementation is complete the real work […]

Diversity

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, […]