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

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 […]

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire 2017

Not all analyst groups are created equal. Research is at the heart of what we do. We publish four types of reports and provide it as Open Content for the industry. Our goal is to help supply chain leaders globally. The report types are: Supply Chains to Admire: A deep study by industry of performance […]

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 […]

Insights on S&OP Research with Liam Harrington of Oliver Wight

In this episode Liam Harrington, a 32-year veteran of Oliver Wight, shares his insights on a recent study conducted by Oliver Wight of 152 CEOs. Liam shares what surprised him in the study, and what he thinks the insights mean for line-of-business leaders. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #218  

Probabilistic Forecasting with Antony Nardozza

An interview with Antony Nardozza, Material Manager of Spairliners (Lufthansa / Air France JV). He oversees the investment and divestment of a $200 million inventory. In this interview Antony shares his rationale for the selection and implementation of probabilistic forecasting as an inventory and customer satisfaction technique. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast […]

Kinaxis and Autism at Work

An interview with John Sicard, CEO of Kinaxis. In this podcast John shares insights on the Kinaxis Autism at Work Program. Not a charity program, the Kinaxis Autism at Work program is a fundamental plank of the Kinaxis diversity program. Here John shares how he is committed to diversity and how autistic adults are contributing […]

Probabilistic Forecasting with Joannès Vermorel of Lokad

The world is uncertain; yet, in today’s supply chain planning systems, we attempt to make demand certain when we know that it is not. In this podcast Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Joannès Vermorel, founder of Lokad, to understand probabilistic forecasting approaches and how it can be applied to intermittent demand patterns. Straight […]

The World of Gray. The World of Black. Bridging the Two to Drive Growth.

No two supply chains are exactly alike and supply chain management is certainly not just black and white. Yet many companies have not perfected how to operate in “The World of Gray.” In this podcast episode, inspired by her Shaman’s Blog post, Lora explains the importance of supply chain leaders’ ability to bridge the gap […]

Is IT Standardization Killing Your Growth Agenda?

IT standardization has been a popular strategy to manage investment and operations, but is it really the best thing for your business? In this podcast Lora and Alison discuss the possibility that departing from the IT norm could be the best thing for your business and your team. Listen in to hear about the implications […]

VTech-A Supply Chains to Admire Finalist with Nick Delany

VTech Holdings, founded in 1976, has its roots in learning products. The company acquired the cordless phone division from Lucent technology in 2000. Initially this led to operating losses and write-offs and was turned around in 2002. Today the Company’s core businesses are cordless phones, contract manufacturing services and children learning products.  The North American […]