As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. Current research topics include the digital consumer, supply chain sensing, demand shaping and revenue management, market-driven value networks, accelerating innovation through open design networks, the evolution of predictive analytics, emerging business intelligence solutions, and technologies to improve safe and secure product delivery.
She comes to the stage with over forty years of diverse supply chain experience. She has spent nine years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, Altimeter Group prior to the launch of her own research firm Supply Chain Insights in February 2012. Supply Chain Insights is focused on bringing unique insights to supply chain visionaries through open content, innovative research, monthly webinars, public training and an annual event, Imagine the Supply Chain of the Future.
She is a prolific writer. Lora contributes to this blog 1-3 times a week while actively maintaining a blogging presence as a LinkedIn Influencer and contributing to Forbes. She also writes regular columns for Consumer Goods Technology and CSCMP Quarterly Review.
Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent fifteen years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and twenty years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestlé).
Publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, Inc., Forbes, Information Week, ComputerWorld, Financial Times, Supply Management Review and Consumer Goods Technology frequently seek Lora’s point of view.