Lenovo – Global Culture and Supply Chain Excellence with Mick Jones

Listen as Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, as she interviews Mick Jones, VP of Global Logistics at Lenovo, as he talks about the onboarding and integrating the x86 supply chain from IBM.  Mick discusses the 5 things that define us:  the will to win, ability to fail successfully, the absolute focus […]

Inventory Management

Over the past decade, optimization capabilities in supply chain systems have evolved to improve outcomes; however, very few companies have been able to drive in both inventory and supply chain costs. As a result, we find in our research that nine out of ten companies are stuck at the intersection of inventory turns and operating […]

Supply Chain Centers of Excellence

Forty percent of companies have a supply chain center of excellence but only one third of them are successful.  Our research is nearly done and we want to share with you some of the findings.  Why you need one, how to get started, and how to make it successful.  Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain […]

My Take: What Is the Difference between an Analyst and a Consultant?

Gray and in his late fifties with a rumpled tan suit, the man wiped his chin vigorously. A bead of sweat sat precipitously on his forehead, as he turned to me while drinking a cup of coffee before the meeting started. He blurted with great energy, “How do you become an analyst?” I smiled. A […]