Innovation at Kenco: The Drone Reality with Matt McLelland

To stay competitive, Kenco Group, a leading 3PL, built an innovation group. In this episode, Matt McLelland, Innovation Research Manager, discusses his work with drones for yard and perpetual inventory management. Matt has a unique position within an innovation group at Kenco and also shares his perspective on building teams to test and learn. Straight […]

Cognitive Computing for Sourcing with Richard Barnett of LevaData Inc.

Cognitive computing is transforming digital supply chain capabilities. In this episode, we interview Richard Barnett, SVP of LevaData Inc. on the application of machine learning and cognitive computing for sourcing. Richard’s focus is on change transformation and building organizations that can use new forms of analytics. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #230

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 […]

An Interview with Robert J Gordon on American Productivity

At the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit (September 5-8, 2017), Robert J. Gordon, author of the book The Rise and Fall of American Growth, will be speaking on the impact of technology on American productivity. In this interview Dr. Gordon explains how to measure American productivity and the impact of technology on the third industrial […]

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 […]

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 […]