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1. Be a Supply Chain Hero by Jumping Ahead of the Pack
Supply chain managers are not generally considered to be heroic in their daily efforts. Sure, there are plenty of difficult issues they tackle all the time, but the individual things they take care of ...
Created on 16 April 2018
2. 2016 Supply Chains to Admire
The Supply Chain Shaman has developed her 2016 list of Supply Chains to Admire. As usual, not only is the list interesting, but the criteria used to create it are even more instructive.In an article on ...
Created on 04 August 2016
3. Thoughts on Recent Merger Activity
As usual, Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, has an interesting take on the latest merger between two food companies, Kraft and Heinz. As she looks at the supply chain effects of the merger, she doesn't ...
Created on 28 March 2015
4. L'Oreal's Supply Chain Leadership
I'm a big believer in using case studies of industry leaders to identify best practices. We're lucky that Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, is likewise interested.In fact, she's collecting a bunch ...
Created on 11 March 2015
5. Supply Chains to Admire Methodology
The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has published a new report entitled 'Supply Chains to Admire'. Readers have had a lot of questions about methodology, metrics, etc., so Lora has detailed her criteria ...
Created on 17 September 2014
6. Thoughts on the Gartner Top 25
As you know, Gartner recently revealed their top 25 supply chains for this year. Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, is not impressed. She sees a number of issues and limitations with their methodology, ...
Created on 02 June 2014
7. Supply Chain Efficiency vs. Effectiveness
For supply chains, efficiency equals effectiveness, right? Not so, according to Lora Cecere. She believes that incessant cost squeezing has only allowed companies to tread water.In a Forbes article, Lora ...
Created on 12 March 2014
8. Issues with Gartner's Top 25 Supply Chains
The Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has a problem with Gartner's methodology in selecting their top 25 supply chains. In fact, she has several.While she thinks they had good intentions, she's hoping ...
Created on 31 May 2013
9. Let's End Manual Data Entry!
... hat for a moment (you know, it’s the one that looks like a beanie with a propeller on top). Do you want your ‘brand’ identity to be ‘the little engine that could’, always struggling heroically to keep ...
Created on 27 December 2012