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.

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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AI This. Not So Fast.

analytics, Uncategorized

Grounded during this pandemic, and unable to interact with clients in person, I try to write 3,000 words a day. Morning after morning,...

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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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Seven Supply Chain Processes To Stop Doing In The Pandemic

Uncategorized • One Comment

I remember standing in the temperature screening queue in Doha. As the line wound around multiple stations, my backpack cut into my...

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Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Demand • 3 Comments

Today, I am reflective. My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. I spent the month of March trying to help...

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Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Risk management, Uncategorized • 2 Comments

As I flew to Dallas, I worked on this post. Before boarding the plane, I watched a traveler pull a diet Coke from the bin and thought about...

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