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 […]

How Have Supply Chain Organizations Shifted in the Last Decade?

In this podcast we discuss how the supply chain organization has shifted, the trends, and the future outcomes. Join this session to hear the reflections of Roddy Martin, now a consultant at Zinata and prior Vice President of AMR Research and Partner at Accenture. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #170

Customer-Centric Supply Chains with David Kipe of ABCO HVACR

In this podcast, Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights interviews David Kipe, Chief Operating Officer for ABCO HVACR. Established in 1949, ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions is the largest full line distributor of HVAC and Refrigeration systems and supplies in the Northeast United States. From conception to completion, ABCO Engineering Resources is a dedicated HVAC […]

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating the Power Shift to the Shopper

There is a shift coming for retailers and CPG companies as a shift in shopper behavior.  The companies that empower supply chains to change with this shift in buyer behavior and how to reach them are more successful.  In this podcast Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, is interviewed by Alison Crawford, Director of […]

Tell It Like It Is. What Will Supply Chain 2030 Look Like?

In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing talks with Supply Chain Insights founder Lora Cecere about her recent LinkedIn Influencer blog post, Tell It Like It Is. What Will Supply Chain 2030 Look Like?  In her post, Lora discusses how the supply chain she started her career […]

Lessons Learned from Supply Chain Metrics That Matter

Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, is interviewed by Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, in this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights.  In this podcast Lora discusses the beginning of her blog series “Lessons from Metrics That Matter” summarizing key insights about the metrics that indicate supply chain performance and health, how […]

2016 New Year’s Resolutions with Terri Pitcher of Berry Plastics

Lora Cecere interviews Terri Pitcher, EVP of Supply Chain, Berry Plastics Terri Pitcher, EVP of Supply Chain at Berry Plastics, talks about the reorganization of the company because of their newest acquisition and how they are looking at their current talent.  The most important thing they are doing is finding and developing the right talent […]