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Think Differently. Drive New Outcomes. Let Us Help You Build A Guiding Coalition.

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Summer is ending. 2018 is right around the corner. Is it time to start to plan the new year? Forge a strategy?  Engage employees? At this time of year, we find many companies planning workshops to stimulate thinking on building a digital supply chain and igniting next-generation supply chain thinking. If this is you, we would like to offer to help. We have four opportunities for engagement. Here we share some insights. Benchmarking. How do you stack up to your peer group? To leaders that you admire? The first step to building a guiding a coalition is benchmarking.  Understanding where…

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The Digital Transformation Drinking Game

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New technologies crop up all the time, but how do we choose which ones will work or not? More importantly, how do we decide which ones work for our companies? It’s a game of trial-and-error in many cases and it is important to take caution not to get wrapped up and punch drunk on new technologies for the sake of technology. In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora and Helen discuss the Supply Chain Shaman blog post “Are You Active in the Digital Transformation Drinking Game?” Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #211

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Treading Water

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For over a decade supply chain practitioners have been focused on enterprise efficiency and not so effectively treading in place, but it is time to start swimming for new pools. In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora and Helen discuss the difficulties facing supply chain leaders in trying to stay afloat, looking to outside-in processes and and being more effective through cross-functional business processes. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #209

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2016 New Year’s Resolutions with Joe Krkoska of Dow AgroSciences

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Lora Cecere interviews Joe Krkoska, Supply Chain Director, Dow AgroSciences Joe Krkoska discusses Mastery.  “Professional athletes practice every single day, and we want this idea to be for the people in our supply chain organization.  One specific area is planning because we are looking at planning globally for the first time.  We are creating a Mastery Matrix for example what an expert in planning would have.  By the end of 2016 we will be 80% done on this Matrix.  The second item is visibility.  Visibility of forecast flowing back and forth as well as internal visibility of events or actions.”…

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Forecast and Demand Planning Benchmarking with Robert Byrne of Terra Technology

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Rob Byrne, CEO and Co-Founder of Terra Technology, discusses forecasting, demand sensing, and the planning benchmarking work he’s done showing how complexity is growing with industries.  He found that the bottom 50% of items were only 1% of sales. He also looked at Europe versus the United States and found 2.5 times the complexity.  He would recommend reviewing your new product introductions and determining the cost of doing this versus a 0% chance of success.  You have about a one-in-a-thousand chance of a new product becoming an “A item.” Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #159

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