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 […]

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 […]

LLamasoft Acquires Barloworld – What Does This Mean to the Market?

On November 3, 2015 Llamasoft announced they are acquiring Barloworld Supply Chain Software as a way to expand their geographical reach and deepen their network design solution.  In this podcast, Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing, talks with Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, on what this will mean to the market and to customers. […]

The Digital Supply Chain: Making the Leap with a Ball and Chain

Supply Chain Insights Founder Lora Cecere discusses the digital future of supply chain and why it matters in this podcast.  While many companies want to start down a digital path, they may not know the steps to take.  Listen to this podcast to get a clearer understanding of why this matters to your business and […]

What Is the Value Proposition of Sales and Operations Planning?

S&OP is one of the hottest topics that Supply Chain Insights researches. Many companies struggle, but for those that can find a common ground between sales and operations planning are more aligned, agile and effective.  In this podcast, Lora Cecere discuss the benefits of making this leap and how to get there. Straight Talk With […]

Improving Inventory Management in a Market-Driven World

Lora Cecere talks with Alison Crawford on a new report about the concept behind being market driven.  What does it mean, what does it provide, and how do you get there?  Listen in to understand how to align your business to market demand and improve your operations to harness the power of being market driven. […]

The Nine Lives of Cats and Supply Chain Professionals

Alison Crawford, Director of Marketing for Supply Chain Insights, talks with Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, about the future of supply chain careers.  In her recent Forbes blog post, Why Supply Chain Jobs Matter, Lora posits that over the course of a career we’ll have nine different “lives” or jobs.  With the increasing complexity […]