Posts by Lora Cecere:


The Role of Supply Chain Analytics in the Race for the Future

by   |   September 24, 2013   |   4 Comments

My research shows that today, nine out of ten companies are stuck on improving supply chain performance. There are two major issues: the understanding of the supply chain as a complex system and the effective use of data. Why are Read More…


5 Steps a Supply Chain Executive Can Take to Harness Big Data

by   |   August 13, 2013   |   1 Comment

To drive forward with the opportunity presented by big datasets and associated technologies, supply chain executives must bypass the hype and focus on how these new capabilities can redefine their understanding of what their customers demand, writes Lora Cecere, a supply chain expert and author. Read More…


Big Data, IT Alignment and the Quest for Meaning: A Research Project

by   |   May 8, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain Insights, is conducting research into how the issue of IT-business alignment relates to success in implementing big data projects. Read More…


Supply Chain Leaders Know They Have a Big Data Problem

by   |   August 8, 2012   |   Leave a comment

New data types for supply chains—from mapping and GPS sensors, to voice, images and video—do not fit into traditional applications or data models. The good news, as we learned in a survey of 53 IT and supply chain managers, is that companies are beginning to recognize that they they need to respond. Read More…


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Five Supply Chain Opportunities in Big Data and Predictive Analytics

by   |   June 1, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Supply chain executives have done the best they can with systems that peaked 10 years ago. It’s time for companies to seize five areas of opportunity–mobility, the internet of things, big data, predictive analytics and cloud computing–to create business value, writes supply chain expert Lora Cecere. Read More…