Lessons for Consumer Goods Manufacturers in the Post-Pandemic Future

An Interview with Lora Cecere of Supply Chain Insights

Watch our webinar where we interviewed Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain Insights and author of the Supply Chain Shaman blog.

Recently, Lora wrote about how the pandemic will define a new age of supply chain management to further delve into what this means for manufacturing and supply chain operations based on her three decades of experience working with leaders in the Consumer Products industry.

Lora has lived up to her "shaman" reputation with her wealth of stories, ability to speak blunt truths, peer into the future, and connect people and communities in the pursuit of operational excellence

Questions we asked Lora:

  • How has the pandemic set the stage for a new age of supply chain management?
  • How did the pandemic expose the weaknesses in demand management?
  • Why is supply chain segmentation important? And how are leaders addressing this?
  • What is the current state of the linkage between the supply chain and the plant?
  • How will plant performance expectations be impacted as the focus shifts to agility?
  • What does it mean to be resilient?
  • Why should manufacturing spend more time on the design of work processes?
  • How can companies enable "continuous innovation" in manufacturing?

Duration: One Hour

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Lora Cecere

Founder, Supply Chain Insights

Lora Cecere is the Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights , the research firm that's paving new directions in building thought-leading supply chain research. She is also the author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman. The blog focuses on the use of enterprise applications to drive supply chain excellence. Her book, Bricks Matter, published in December of 2012.She comes to the stage with over thirty years of diverse supply chain experience. She 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).


Sree Hameed

Industry Marketing Manager, Consumer Packaged Goods

Sree Hameed is currently the Global Marketing Manager for Food, Beverage & Consumer Goods industry at AVEVA. In his 25-year career, he has helped companies adopt a variety of transformational technologies in the areas of production automation, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, product lifecycle management, and operational risk management. Sree also serves as an advisor to the Center for Intelligent Supply Networks at the University of Texas at Dallas.