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Praise for Bricks Matter
"This book is like no other that has been written about supply chain management. It is a must-read for the supply chain leadership team."
—Marty Kisliuk, Global Operations Director, Agricultural Products Group, FMC Corporation
"Lora Cecere has been a key driver of supply chain strategies that force companies to think differently about how they work with their customers, partners, and cross-functionally within their own organizations. Here she teaches us to take a bold step to change our thinking and turn the supply chain around to focus on the consumer."
—Ann Dozier, Vice President, Fresh Dairy Direct IT, Dean Foods Company
"Today, the worlds of social business and supply chain management have many degrees of separation. I enjoyed working with Lora to understand what the future transformation of digital marketing to digital business could look like."
—Jeremiah Owyang, Research Director, Altimeter
"The journey to build the outside-in, end-to-end value network happens in stages and can only be led from the top based on value-based outcomes. This is a guidebook for leaders driving the transformation."
—Roddy Martin, industry thought leader
“This is the new bible for all supply chain executives. It provides an insider’s perspective that will prove incredibly valuable to even the most grizzled supply chain veteran. This is the next must-have business book.”
—Bruce Richardson, Chief Enterprise Strategist, Salesforce.com
Corporate quality and process improvement initiatives are stalled. Satisfaction rates with current supply chain technologies have never been lower nor the failure rates as high. Yet, companies continue in the same patterns.
Sharing relevant stories of success and failure from seventy-five supply chain pioneers, Bricks Matter reveals the insights of what has been learned over the course of thirty years, providing insights on the evolution of processes, and prognosticating on the future of tomorrow's supply chains.
This groundbreaking resource explores why supply chains matter today and how companies need to prepare for the next decade. Authors Lora Cecere and Charles Chase Jr. present a look at the future of technologies, a future that already includes big data, new forms of predictive analytics, and the evolution of digital manufacturing, proving that the adoption of new technologies is part of winning the supply chain race.
Bricks Matter explores:
Manufacturing is coming full circle. Starting out as a craft focused on the production of individual units, it has now, through digital manufacturing, returned to the unit of one with the potential to improve supply chain agility. Learn how to create a world-class supply chain focused on continual improvement with the hands-on guidance found in Bricks Matter.
Bricks Matter was very informative about Global Product Supply and the strategy involved for a successful company. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jon Visbal
This is a great book. I certainly enjoyed reading it.
I recommend it for both Supply Chain Professionals and Supply Chain students.
This is a well-written, easy to read, easy to digest book full of useful information and advice to supply chain teams, forecasters, marketers, planners, and project managers. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Consulting economist
This is an excellent book that articulates the history and future direction of the supply chain. Lora Cecere has valuable domain expertise that covers the entire spectrum of the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Rob Hand
I figured that Bricks Matter would be a learning experience for me. What I didn't realize is that it would deepen my understanding of demand management in such a major way. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Timothy Peterson
Over the last 2 weekends and thanks to the freezing weather on the east coast, got a chance to read a signed copy of Lora's book. Read morePublished 20 months ago by P. V. Boccasam
Bricks Matter is a surprisingly fast and engaging read for what is often a difficult to explain subject- what constitutes a market-driven supply chain. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Eric Treworgy
An amazingly well researched and well written book. Lora has clearly done a brilliant job of bringing together her own experiences and insights together with those of industry... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kishor Gummaraju