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 2016 Supply Chains to Admire – Methodology & Meaning

There are different ways to measure the performance of a supply chain with differing degrees of insight and validity. In this podcast, Supply Chain Insights Founder Lora Cecere talks with marketing Director Alison Crawford about the new methodology used to evaluate supply chain performance in 2016, and what those results means for the market. This […]

Do You Measure Up? How to Succeed in Supply Chain Benchmarking.

Benchmarking performance sounds easy, but can be quite difficult if you don’t know how to start or what to benchmark.  In this podcast, Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing,talks with Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, about her latest LinkedIn blog post “ Do You Measure Up?” and describes the value of peer […]

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Pharmaceutical Companies – 2016

Globalization. Serialization. Clinical trials. Cold chain operations. Custom drug protocols. Compliance. Risk Management. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). First pass yield. Over the last decade the number and variety of supply chain initiatives exploded for the pharmaceutical leader. As a result, the supply chain group, and the business imperatives, grew in importance. In this podcast Alison […]

Are You Putting Lipstick on a Pig or Creating Value?

There is a change happening in supply chain.  Big ERP deals are drying up, BPO is hindering supply chain innovation, and software maintenance costs are supporting a platform that might not be in the best interest of the client.  What should a user to do?  In this podcast Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, speaks with […]

A Network of Networks

The dream is to have interoperability between networks. Why is it needed? Business leaders now manage a value chain, not a simple supply chain within their four walls. They need interoperability between networks and technology applications. They know that a traditional focus on standards and integration does not work, so the group will attempt to […]

Figuring Out New Forms of Analytics

Using unstructured and streaming data is a brave new world. The possibilities of data variety and velocity to improve supply chain management are an exciting option for supply chains to better understand their business. In this podcast Alison Crawford talks with Lora about the new Supply Chain Shaman blog post Trying to Figure Out New […]

Why Is Supply Chain Planning So Hard?

Getting supply planning right is hard. It takes alignment, communication, and common definitions. Many firms are struggling to create an environment that supports effective supplier development because they aren’t sure how to being. In this podcast, Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, talks with Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, about the new report Why […]