Why Have We Not Reduced Inventory?

Supply Chain Shaman

This year supply chain leaders will celebrate thirty years of progress in supply chain management; but we have not made progress on one of the funamentals: inventory management. I think that it is time for us to take the litmus test and ask the hard questions, “Have our practices impacted days of inventory? Have the early adopters of inventory optimization seen a reduction in inventory on their balance sheets?” Ownership of Inventory as a Metric.

Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

During the conversation, he thanked me as an ex-Gartner analyst for putting Ariba on problem-watch in May 2001. Both Kimberly-Clark and P&G are going backwards on operating margin while making progress on inventory turns. For example, P&G kept pace with the industry average on operating margin and inventory turns, and posted some of the best results in Cash-t0-Cash (30 days below the peer group), but underperformed on growth and Return on Invested Capital.

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Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning


in inventory write-down and 20% drop in stock value. Every company today runs on data – the key to using your data is choosing the right metrics for visibility into your supply chain. Metrics. COGS, Total Supply Chain Cost, Productivity, Returns Rates, Carry Cost of Inventory.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the period of 2009-2015, only 88% of companies made improvement on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. To meet the criteria for The Supply Chains to Admire for 2016, companies needed to score better than their peer group average for performance metrics, while driving a higher level of improvement than 2/3 of their industry peer group. Inventory Turns. Better performance in inventory turns than the peer group average for the period studied.

The Rewards of Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey


Now imagine you’re a $4B a year revenue company with 13,000 employees and over 15 corporate acquisitions since 2001. It not only impacted key operational metrics (like reducing gross inventory levels, improving inventory turns and reducing cash-to-carry cycles) but also had a huge impact on corporate culture. by Meranda Powers Change, even under the most ideal circumstances, is difficult. Think about how hard it is (or was!)

50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

General warehouse industry statistics Warehousing costs & revenue statistics Warehouse efficiency statistics Labor statistics in the warehousing industry Automation adoption in the warehousing industry Warehouse performance metrics Warehouse automation stats: General warehouse industry statistics 1. This marked the 34th consecutive quarter of positive net absorption, the longest streak since 2001. Human error is the most frequent cause of inventory and fulfillment issues.

E-commerce and the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

Wikipedia puts it well: ‘The dot-com bubble (also known as the dot-com boom, the dot-com crash, the Y2K crash, the Y2K bubble, the tech bubble, the Internet bubble, the dot-com collapse, and the information technology bubble) was a historic economic bubble and period of excessive speculation that occurred roughly from 1997 to 2001, a period of extreme growth in the usage and adaptation of the Internet by businesses and consumers.’

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #5

Supply Chain Trend

In 2001 Mr. Kirkegaard founded DCRA Inc a supply chain solutions firm leveraging best of targeted management consulting and supply chain technology solutions with an emphasis on S&OP. Many just get into a routine of constantly increasing precision of what they can control and understand ( IFRS / GAAP accounting and ERP systems that enforce these rules) but in miss accurate measurement of flow of production / inventories. Introduction.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016


Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.812 trillion in January, up 0.1% from the previous month , to 156,602 employees total, the ninth straight month-to-month decline, and the biggest month-to-month decline since January 2001. AIR FREIGHT: Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In January, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 49,799 metric tons of cargo, a 10.7% MARKET: Gross Domestic Product: The U.S.

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The Ultimate Guide to Beer Profit Margins & More


You can also use these metrics to benchmark against similar taprooms in your neighbourhood. There are three methods: spreadsheets, online calculators, or inventory management software. grew their brewery using inventory management software. Her inventory usage for June is $150.