Full Name
Lora Cecere
Job Title
Founder
Company
Supply Chain Insights
Speaker Bio
Lora Cecere is the Founder of Supply Chain Insights. She works with supply chain leaders to take teams to higher levels of excellence.

Her research firm Supply Chain Insights is paving new directions in building thought-leading supply chain research. Lora loves to write and research is in her veins. She is 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 co-authored book, Bricks Matter published in December 2012 and her new book, Metrics that Matter publishes in December 2014. Lora writes monthly columns for Consumer Goods Technology and CSCMP Quarterly and actively blogs on LinkedIn as an Influencer and on Supply Chain Leadership on Forbes.

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 35 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. 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 Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestle).

Awards and Achievements

Outstanding Women in Supply Chain Award, University of Tennessee, 2018

AMR Research Most Valuable Analyst Award 2007 and 2008

Most read analyst at AMR Research 2005-2009

Pioneered research in Demand Signal Repositories (DSR) and Demand-driven Value Networks (DDVN)

Elected as a board member of the Supply Chain Council, 2003-2008

Selected as a member of the Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) Executive Board 2005-2015

Research Excellence awards, Gartner Group 2001

Most valuable contributor to sales, Descartes 2003

Most valuable team player award, Manugistics, 1998

Chairman’s Award for Innovation, Kraft/General Foods, 1980
Lora Cecere