Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights

Synopsis

Straight Talk about all things Supply Chain with Lora Cecere of Supply Chain Insights LLC. Supply Chain Insights is focused on delivering independent, actionable and objective advice for supply chain leaders. A company dedicated to research, turn to us when you want the latest insights on supply chain trends, technologies to know and metrics that matter.

Episodes

  • Insights From the 2018 Supply Chains to Admire Analysis

    Insights From the 2018 Supply Chains to Admire Analysis

    26/06/2018 Duration: 05min

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  • Robotics and Warehouse Management with Jerome Dubois of 6 River Systems

    Robotics and Warehouse Management with Jerome Dubois of 6 River Systems

    12/06/2018 Duration: 08min

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  • Five Reasons We Are Losing Ground on Inventory

    Five Reasons We Are Losing Ground on Inventory

    04/05/2018 Duration: 05min

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  • An Update on the Network of Networks

    An Update on the Network of Networks

    02/05/2018 Duration: 06min

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  • Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles with Wes Guckert of The Traffic Group

    Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles with Wes Guckert of The Traffic Group

    02/05/2018 Duration: 11min

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  • Aligning Flows Across Manufacturing: An Interview with LeanDNA’s Richard Lebovitz

    Aligning Flows Across Manufacturing: An Interview with LeanDNA’s Richard Lebovitz

    26/04/2018 Duration: 16min

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  • Building the Digital Supply Chain

    Building the Digital Supply Chain

    19/03/2018 Duration: 11min

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  • The Metrics That Matter and Supply Chain Excellence

    The Metrics That Matter and Supply Chain Excellence

    19/03/2018 Duration: 07min

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  • The Future of Collaborative Robotics with Jim Lawton of Rethink Robotics

    The Future of Collaborative Robotics with Jim Lawton of Rethink Robotics

    19/03/2018 Duration: 16min

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  • Cold Chain Sensing with Richard Ettl of Smart Containers Group

    Cold Chain Sensing with Richard Ettl of Smart Containers Group

    23/02/2018 Duration: 13min

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  • Innovation at Kenco: The Drone Reality with Matt McLelland

    Innovation at Kenco: The Drone Reality with Matt McLelland

    04/12/2017 Duration: 15min

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  • Cognitive Computing for Sourcing with Richard Barnett of LevaData Inc.

    Cognitive Computing for Sourcing with Richard Barnett of LevaData Inc.

    04/12/2017 Duration: 26min

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  • Wrangling Data for Insights

    Wrangling Data for Insights

    06/10/2017 Duration: 12min

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  • Business Continuity-Lessons from Hurricane Recovery with Dale McClung of CLX Logistics

    Business Continuity-Lessons from Hurricane Recovery with Dale McClung of CLX Logistics

    23/09/2017 Duration: 12min

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  • Collaborative Robotics with Jim Lawton of Rethink Robotics

    Collaborative Robotics with Jim Lawton of Rethink Robotics

    24/08/2017 Duration: 11min

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  • Lassoing Sales  Operations Planning Excellence

    Lassoing Sales & Operations Planning Excellence

    23/08/2017 Duration: 11min

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  • Borderless Trade -The Role of China and India with Harvard Economist Gita Gopinath

    Borderless Trade -The Role of China and India with Harvard Economist Gita Gopinath

    05/08/2017 Duration: 12min

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  • Driving Digital Transformation – Wearables and the Internet of Things with Peggy Gulick of Agco Corporation

    Driving Digital Transformation – Wearables and the Internet of Things with Peggy Gulick of Agco Corporation

    05/08/2017 Duration: 13min

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  • Building the Network of Networks

    Building the Network of Networks

    05/08/2017 Duration: 09min

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  • An Interview with Robert J Gordon on American Productivity

    An Interview with Robert J Gordon on American Productivity

    21/06/2017 Duration: 12min

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