Upcoming Webcast:
Is Technology as a Priority Means for Achieving Supply Chain Performance Getting Short Changed?

Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights

As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. Current research topics include the digital consumer, supply chain sensing, demand shaping and revenue management, market-driven value networks, accelerating innovation through open design networks, the evolution of predictive analytics, emerging business intelligence solutions, and technologies to improve safe and secure product delivery.

She comes to the stage with over forty years of diverse supply chain experience.  She has spent nine years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and is now the founder of her own firm Supply Chain Insights.  Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent fifteen years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and twenty years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyers Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestle).

Laura Dionne, Senior Director Worldwide Operations Planning, TriQuint

Laura Dionne has over 30 years of semiconductor experience spanning manufacturing, supply chain, IT and operations.  Her career has spanned supply network activities from the days of 13 column pads to Lotus 1-2-3, to MRP & APO and now into RapidResponse.   Her professional passion is focused around business intelligence and decision support, rapid analysis of multi-dimensional problems (profit, revenue, cost, capital) as well as the marriage of business process, IT solutions and employee development for solving business challenges.  

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Friday, December 6th 9:00AM Pacific / 12:00PM Eastern

Recent Supply Chain Insights research shows there is a disparity between supply chain priorities and performance, yet technology investment is rarely the first considered way to resolution.  While the supply chain organization may understand their limitations and even the capabilities that are missing, they may not clearly know how to go about filling the gaps.  Compounding the problem, the research shows that IT  tends to overestimate their level of alignment with supply chain (and other groups). They believe there is more of a shared understanding and support across the organization than in reality there may be. This begs the question: If  IT doesn’t see the problem, how does the supply chain organization get support to solve it?

In this one hour webcast, Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain Insights will review key findings from the Supply Chain Alignment research, while Laura Dionne, Senior Director Worldwide Operations Planning of TriQuint will offer a practical perspective and an experienced view on how to gain better alignment between Supply Chain and IT as it relates to technology investments aimed at driving better business outcomes. CJ Wehlage, an industry principal at Kinaxis will moderate the session.