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 […]

Dynamic Supply Chains with John Gattorna

Lora Cecere invites John Gattorna to discuss his new book, Dynamic Supply Chains, which will help you better understand your supply chain. John Gattorna discusses how there was lack of information on customer strategic alignment.  You need to understand your customers, their strategies, and what is the internal environment and leadership of the business. Straight Talk With […]