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 […]

Launch of the Next-Generation Supply Chain Training Programs.

Launch of Next-Generation Supply Chain Training Programs by Supply Chain Insights. In this podcast the Founder of Supply Chain Insights shares information on the three options for companies to take advantage of a new form of collaborative learning designed for supply chain leaders. In October Supply Chain Insights finalized seven classes on the CorpU platform […]

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 […]

Customer Centricity – What Is It and How Do You Get There?

Customer centricity is a an old concept with new life. Organizations around the world have committed to a customer centric strategy, but few have defined it and fewer know how to analyze their results.  In this podcast, Lora and Alison discuss the different ways to structure a customer centric supply chain and how to interpret […]

Is Honeywell Really Going to Acquire JDA?

There are rumors swirling about a potential acquisition of JDA by Honeywell.  In a recent LinkedIn blog post, Why I Believe Honeywell’s Proposed Acquisition of JDA Is a BAD Idea, Lora addresses those rumors, and what it could mean for the market.  In this episode we delve into more granular details about what this could mean […]

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 […]