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Lack of Diversity in Supply Chain Management Is 'Disappointing,' Research Group Says

Lack of Diversity in Supply Chain Management Is 'Disappointing,' Research Group Says

The supply chain profession is largely white male and lacking in ethnic and gender diversity, according to a report. »


Building the Network of Networks

The research for this report was conducted via an online survey from November 8, 2016 – April 3, 2017. Surveys were conducted among a mix of manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers/distributors/co-operatives, and third-party logistics providers (n=39). While companies want to improve B2B processes,... »


Digital Transformation: It Takes a Village

A call to action by Supply Chain Insights' Lora Cecere based on her April 6, 2017 Supply Chain Shaman blog post. In this episode Lora talks about her goal to work with business leaders to test technologies to deliver business outcomes. Join the village to become a part of the future of supply... »


Supply Chain Finance: Improving Cost Control in the Extended Supply Chain

The research for this report was conducted via an online survey from January 16 – April 3, 2017. Surveys were conducted among a mix of manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers/distributors/co-operatives (n=56). Managing costs is a struggle for most companies. While 88% of companies have... »


The Job Is Not Done!

In this episode of Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights, Lora and Helen discuss the journey from cost to value facing supply chain leaders. As we travel down this long, dark, dusty road it is easy to be distracted by the glamor that is new technology implementation. Once the implementation is... »


Diversity

Everyone talks about diversity, but are we walking the walk, or have we become content with the changes and advancements that have been made in the past 40 years? In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights Lora reflects on her experiences from the start of her career concerning... »


Opinion: Why You Should Build Your Supply Chain From the Customer Up

Opinion: Why You Should Build Your Supply Chain From the Customer Up

Supply chain orchestration has many benefits for customers and businesses. »


Supply Chain Talent: Evolving Across Generations

The research for this report was conducted via an online survey from February 20 – March 20, 2017. Surveys were conducted among all those working in or studying the supply chain industry — including business, academia, and students (n=386). While 70% of supply chain employees are satisfied with... »


Cross-Company Academy Training

In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora and Helen discuss the upcoming training experience being provided by Supply Chain Insights LLC and CorpU. Listen to get details on what the Cross-Company Academy is, why it is important, and how you can participate. Listen to the... »


The Digital Transformation Drinking Game

New technologies crop up all the time, but how do we choose which ones will work or not? More importantly, how do we decide which ones work for our companies? It’s a game of trial-and-error in many cases and it is important to take caution not to get wrapped up and punch drunk on new... »


Kinaxis and Autism at Work

An interview with John Sicard, CEO of Kinaxis. In this podcast John shares insights on the Kinaxis Autism at Work Program. Not a charity program, the Kinaxis Autism at Work program is a fundamental plank of the Kinaxis diversity program. Here John shares how he is committed to diversity and how... »


Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on the Retail Industry

During the Great Recession retailers faced strong declines in spending. It was a critical time, but for many it was an opportunity to emerge stronger. Those who redefined their stores for the dollar-conscious customer or built new and innovative formats while driving supply chain innovation, drove... »


New Ways of Working

The old ways of demand planning are becoming increasingly less effective. It is time for companies to push the limits and redefine the "art of the possible."  In this podcast Lora and Helen discuss the opportunity many supply chain leaders are faced with today by leaving old ways... »


Healthcare Supply Chain Redesign and Waging War on Chronic Disease

Healthcare Supply Chain Redesign and Waging War on Chronic Disease

During the week of inauguration I was in Washington. A steady breeze blew on a warm winter day. Flags were flying. It was beautifully prepped and there was a lump in my throat. Even though I did not attend the ceremony in person, I felt the excitement of the inauguration. I whistled and walked with... »


Registration is Now Open for the 2017 Supply Chain Insights Global Summit

We are now taking registrations for our 5th annual Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. This year our conference will be held on September 5-8 at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is an event designed to help supply chain business leaders imagine the... »


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