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Supply Chain Insights 
April 2013
The Supply Chain Insights LLC monthly newsletter offers our latest research reports, analysis & opinion, surveys in progress, and updates on what's coming next.
Supply Chain Insights

Power of Voice Research Report

The value proposition of voice-directed warehousing hits two primary objectives of the supply chain leader:  cost and improved quality in picking, which improves customer service.

Metrics That Matter: Consumer Electronics Report

The consumer electronics industry has outperformed most other industries in regards to supply chain excellence and maturity over the past decade. However, past success does not equal future success and companies should now reassess and realign to improve processes and technology for the future.

Surveys Turn Into Actionable Reports
Take Our Latest Surveys Now:

How can we drive value into supply chain process and reduce overall costs for healthcare?

For those in the healthcare supply chain

How do companies align functions (sales, marketing, finance, IT, source, make and deliver) to realize their supply chain strategy?

For manufacturers only.

How does Sales and Operations Planning drive agility in organizations?

For manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers/distributors/co-operatives.

Take Our Survey

SCI Webinar Series

April 11, 1PM ET
Growth is stalled, pressure is on operating margins, business complexity is increasing, and supply chain cycles need to change. The question for supply chain leaders is how do technologies, processes and organizations need change? Join us for this webinar as two supply chain leaders, Fran O’Sullivan, General Manager, Integrated Supply Chain at IBM and Michael Corbo, Vice President of Global Supply Chain of Colgate-Palmolive, present their vision for Supply Chain 2020 and participate in a facilitated Q&A with the Founder of Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere.

April 25, 1PM ET

Join us in this webinar for our launch of the Supply Chain Index.  This is a new ranking system and benchmarking tool for companies to use to evaluate supply chain excellence. To build the index, we have taken the long view. The Index is based upon financial performance of companies from 2006 forward. Building a great supply chain is not something that can be done with a short-term project approach and excellence comes in small steps over a sustained long-term period.


The Supply Chain Index allows companies to better understand the relationship between supply chain ratios and financial (market capitalization) performance. In the webinar, companies will be able to understand which metrics correlate strongly with market capitalization growth. Come listen to this webinar to understand who has done it best and lessons learned.

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Our Latest Infographic 

Supply Chain Talent Infographic

Get facilitated hands-on training based on the book Bricks Matter, which has garnered multiple five-star reviews, and can be ordered at

Registration Now Open:

Key Takeaways:
  • Build an outside-in value network strategy and a three-year road map that you can implement back in the office.
  • Benchmark against industry peers.
  • Get a better understanding of the evolution of supply chain practices and the future of advanced analytics. Map the impacts and opportunities of unstructured text and the internet of things on your supply chain.
  • Gain insights on the evolution of market-driven practices, and the impact on the maturity models to drive improvement in supply chain by improving horizontal processes.
  • Develop an understanding of the future of technology, and the road for Supply Chain 2020.

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Supply Chain Insights Global Summit   
September 11-12, 2013
The Phoenician
Scottsdale, AZ U.S.A.

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Supply Chain Insights
Lora Cecere founded Supply Chain Insights in February 2012.  A company dedicated to research, turn to us when you want the latest insights on supply chain trends, technologies to know and metrics that matter.  

Lora Cecere
Lora Cecere
Founder & CEO
Supply Chain Insights LLC

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