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.

The March of the Lemmings

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Sharing of research on Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) showing that processes are going backwards not forwards in driving improvement.

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Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

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Four strategies to deploy as supply chain becomes mainstream. ...

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S&OP: Can You Make Decisions at the Speed of Business?

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Yawn. I spent time this week completing reference calls on the use of S&OP technologies. Seeking the next sequel in technology...

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Head Scratcher

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A discussion on the next evolution of supply chain planning and decision support technologies.

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Who Will Win?

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Over the last month, venture capitalists evaluating the supply chain planning market called 3x/week. I know of five companies for sale....

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Visibility: If Only I Could See

Network of Networks, New technologies

My phone rang. Consultants, technologists and ex-analysts called to challenge my position in my last post focused on control towers. I...

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Have You Given Your Planner Love Today?

Change Management, Demand, Global Supply Chains, Market-Driven, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Talent

As I write this blog, Valentine cards scatter my desk. This is the week for love: a time to send cards and letters to those that we...

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Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?

Big data supply chains, New technologies • 2 Comments

It is 1:00 AM in Antwerp. I cannot sleep. As I stare at the keyboard sitting on my desk, my view is the train station draped in darkness....

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Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Complexity, Supply chain excellence

In supply chains, it is easier to add items than to rationalize product portfolios. Only 3% of companies do this well. In this blog post, we share a case study and a methodology to consider.

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