Lora Cecere - The Supply Chain Shama

Lora Cecere is the Founder of Supply Chain Insights and author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman read by over 5000 global supply chain executives.  The blog focuses on the use of enterprise applications to drive supply chain excellence.

Contact information:

Email: lora.cecere@supplychaininsights.com

Phone:  617-816-9137

Twitter:  lcecere

Meet Lora at these events:

March 1-3, 2016
The Event for Medical Device Supply Chain Innovators
Hilton Riverside
New Orleans, LA
www.LogiMedUSA.com

March 7-8, 2016
Integrated Supply Chain European Conference
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Brussels, Belgium
http://isc-europe-2015.integratedsupplychain.org/

March 16, 2016
SCiP Networking Event
The University of Warwick
London, United Kingdom
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/research/scip/networking/march-16

March 17, 2016
Value Chain Group
Antwerp, Belgium
http://www.valuechain.be/nl/supplychaininnovations/

March 24-25, 2016
Asia Chemical Supply Chain Executive Summit
Double Tree by Hilton Shaghai – Pudong
Pudong Shanghai, China
http://www.yipevents.com/ccscf2015/english/

April 1, 2016
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

April 5-7, 2016
2016 Terra Technology Customer Conference
The Alfond Inn
Winter Park, FL
https://www.terratechnology.com/2016-customer-conference/

April 6-7, 2016
Logistics Summit & Expo
Centro Banamex Exhibition Centre
Mexico City, Mexico
http://10times.com/logistic-summit-expo

April 11-13, 2016
SAP Insider

April 24-26, 2016
IMPACT Food & Beverage Summit
Renaissance Dallas Hotel
Dallas, TX
http://www.impactspring.com/the-event/index.html

May 1-4, 2016
JDA Focus
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, Tennessee
http://www.jda.com/focus/

May 9-11, 2016
Transplace 2016 Shipper’s Symposium
La Cantera Hill Country Resort
San Antonio, TX
https://www.transplace.com/about/newsroom/

May 15-18, 2016
ISM2016 Annual Conference
Indianapolis, IN
https://www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org/Conference/Register.cfm?navItemNumber=28836

May 17-19, 2013
CSCMP Barcelona

June 2-4, 2016
SAPICS

June 6-8, 2015
Consumer Goods Marketing & Sales Summit 2016
Roosevelt Hotel
New York, New York
http://consumergoods.edgl.com/2016-sales-marketing-summit

June 23, 2016
CSCMP Peru Annual Supply Chain Leadership Conference
Lima, Peru
www.cscmpperu.org

July 19-21, 2016
Supply Chain Technology Conference & Expo
Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
http://www.sctechshow.com/

July 20-21, 2016
2016 SCTECH
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL
http://supplychaininsights.com/services/training/

September 25-28, 2015
CSCMP 2016 Annual Conference
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
Kissimmee, Florida
https://cscmp.org/annual-conference

November 9-11, 2016
Kinexions ‘16 – Kinaxis User Conference
Gaylord Opryland Resort
Nashville, TN

"Lora Cecere is the most-respected analyst covering supply chain. Respected by manufacturers and software companies alike, she is the only one with a strong enough following that she could start her own “brand.” Lora is the most influential analyst covering supply chain; she launched the revolution that became customer-centric supply chain design in 2005."

Rob Byrne | CEO, Terra Technology

"Lora’s smart, incisive and her native curiosity means she consistently evolves her thinking about how supply chains can — and should — work. Her ability to grasp the issue, and see a resolution is uncanny. For anyone looking to turn the supply chain into a true source of advantage, there’s no one smarter."

Susan Bassett | Vice President, Corporate Ink Public Relations

"Lora is tough, smart and driven. Her background gives her instant credibility and a unique perspective in the industry bringing together best practices, leading technology and a vision of what’s possible. She has an innate ability to articulate complex problems and solutions in business terms that everyone can understand. I learn something in every conversation I have with Lora."

Karin Bursa | Chief Marketing Officer, Logility

"If you are in supply chain technology and need help understanding the market and positioning your product in it, work with Lora Cecere. She has the deepest understanding of how supply chain technology can transform business of any analyst I have worked with. Not just a prolific writer, she’s also a compelling speaker. At one user conference, her session was voted the best of all sessions by attendees at the three day event."

Kevin Potts | Vice President of Marketing Rock-Tech

"Best speaker of the day, lots of energy. Different perspective that most companies are not in tune with.
Great presentation and energy, new way of looking at communication and customer feedback.
Very provocative subject. Out of the box. Great presenter.
Presentation and info blew me away- excellent presentation.
"

F4SS Conference: Feedback from the user evaluations

Speeches for Supply Chain Leaders:

What Is Supply Chain Excellence? 2012 marked the thirtieth anniversary of supply chain process evolution. In this presentation, Lora uses recent research to take a look back at thirty years of supply chain excellence and helps audiences look forward to the future. She outlines how the definition of supply chain excellence changed in the last two decades and what should be the lessons learned. Using correlations on twenty years of supply chain financial ratio data, Lora helps audience participants gain new insights on how to think about:

  • Which metrics matter and why.
  • The definitions of agility and balance. How to define them and why they are important.
  • Progress of companies within industry sectors on balancing growth, profitability, cycles and cost.
Lora Speaking

Alignment. Which Supply Chain Metrics Matter to Financial Performance? Using the recent research on the Supply Chain Index, Lora shares insights on how different financial ratios correlate to balance sheet performance for each sector, and how each sector is performing on these Metrics that Matter. She also helps companies better understand how to use these metrics to define trading partner collaboration and organizational alignment.

The Race for Supply Chain 2020. This is an ideal keynote for a supply chain visioning session. Lora has the ability to help teams think about supply chain in ways that they have not done before. In this presentation, Lora shares new and exciting research on these topics while engaging the audience to think about the impact of these forces on their supply chain design and the definition of value chain strategies.

  • Organizational Design. What is the future of supply chain organizational design? How can companies build organizational core competencies and overcome the pending shortage of supply chain talent? How has regional/global governance been defined currently? How will these processes morph in the future?
  • Technology Evolution. How will technologies change? What will be the impact of digital manufacturing, Internet of Things, big data supply chains, unstructured data forms and new forms of analytics? What will be the impact of safe and secure supply chain regulations? How do new technologies shift the balance of power between trading partners? What are the opportunities for new process innovation?
  • Building Strong Horizontal Processes. Strong horizontal processes are essential for building the end-to-end value network. These horizontal processes help in the connection and alignment of business functions and drive the acceleration of value. The five core horizontal processes that matter are: revenue management, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), supplier development, corporate social responsibility and new product launch. Here we share insights on current and future states.

Contact jill.smith@supplychaininsights.com to schedule, and for more information.