Author: Lora Cecere

Lora Cecere is the Supply Chain Shaman. A shaman interprets and connects an evolving world to a group of followers. Lora does this for supply chain. As the founder of Supply Chain Insights and the author of Supply Chain Shaman, Lora travels the world to chart the course of supply chain practices and disruptive technologies. Her blog focuses on the use of enterprise applications to drive supply chain excellence.

Building Value Networks. Stop the Backward Slide.

Demand, Market-Driven, Network of Networks

In the 1980s, I had a flip phone. (On the left, I share a picture for those that never experienced the evolution of the cellular phone.)...

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Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply chain excellence, Supply Chain Performance Index • One Comment

On a cold Boston winter day, I slipped into my seat on a back row in a packed conference room at AMR Research. Heavily booked and running...

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History Repeats Itself Without Supply Chain Leadership

Inventory Management, market-driven value chains

This is a story for the Eds, Franks, and Toms working together in supply chains across the globe. It is also a story for a young supply...

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Decline In Performance in Consumer Products. Are You To Blame?

analytics, Supply Chain Complexity, Supply chain excellence

On Thursday morning, I began an engagement with a food manufacturer attempting to drive “Supply Chain 2.0.” When I asked for a...

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Inventory Management: We Can Do Better

Inventory Management, Market-Driven, Uncategorized • 4 Comments

Each day through the COVID-19 pandemic, I tune into Anthony Cuomo’s (governor of New York) daily briefings. It is my break in the...

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Supply Chain Leaders Prepare For The Long Haul. Caution: It Will Be Gray.

analytics, Big data supply chains, Change Management, Demand

When I was six, my mother volunteered me for a new polio vaccine trial. It was risky, but my determined mother took a chance. She believed...

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