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. P&G’s rate of improvement on the Metrics That Matter was lower than the peer group. Cisco had a kick in the gut in 2001. Caught in this e-commerce hype, Cisco Systems did not foresee the bubble getting ready to burst in 2001. billion in inventory charges in April 2001. I was on my way to Peru.

Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning


Every company today runs on data – the key to using your data is choosing the right metrics for visibility into your supply chain. Management must be cognizant of issues of procurement, manufacturing, inventory, and distribution that impact satisfaction and loyalty. Metrics.

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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. Today the Company’s core businesses are cordless phones, contract manufacturing services and children learning products.

2018: What Will It Look Like?

Supply Chain Insights

The untethered exuberance reminds me of the race for Y2K, the futile experimentation with trading exchanges in 2001, or the race for e-commerce. This includes SCOR, APICs, Gartner Top 25 Supply Chains, Gartner Hierachy of Metrics, etc. Manufacturers and retailers are bundling goods and services to drive solutions. The differences between retailers and manufacturers will continue to blur. I hate prediction articles.

What Is Old Is New Again. Maybe, Just Maybe, the Emperor Is Getting Some Clothes.

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the Memorial Day weekend, I stumbled on an old article that I wrote in 2001. It was funded by 50 large consumer products manufacturing companies (CPG). In the dawn of e-commerce, conservative manufacturers, anteed up $240 million in four months. Founded as the Global Healthcare Exchange in 2000 by five of the world’s largest medical product manufacturers—Johnson & Johnson, GE Healthcare, Baxter International Inc.,

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I now have a working manuscript for the entire book of Metrics That Matter. There was no line in the bathroom at the Kansas City CLM conference in 2001, but there will be at the CSCMP conference in San Antonio in 2013. In preparation, we are finishing up research on supply chain planning excellence, big data and supply chain, supply chain talent, and digital manufacturing. The deserts of the southwest sprawl below me as the plane ascends from San Diego.

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. Average warehouse capacity utilization among manufacturers is about 68%. This marked the 34th consecutive quarter of positive net absorption, the longest streak since 2001.

Infor’s Acquistion of GT Nexus: If I Had a Magic Wand

Supply Chain Shaman

The company branded as GT Nexus in 2001 and purchased Tradecard in 2013. There is seldom one technology used within a manufacturing company to connect B2b value networks.) With the larger ocean carriers and the port congestion, GT Nexus becomes more and more important to retail and manufacturing companies. Lora wrote the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters.

What About Them Apples?

Supply Chain Shaman

” At the other end of the continuum is the argument that “ Forecast error is the most important metric to improve.” I also worked in manufacturing during the period of 1978-1992 trying to plan demand. I have been an industry analyst covering the market– Gartner, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and my own company Supply Chain Insights– since 2001. How should demand sensing technologies be mapped to manufacturing and distribution?

E-commerce and the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

From rapid order intake to omnichannel order fulfillment to establishing the optimal distribution network to meeting next-day or same-day delivery windows, both retailers and manufacturers must innovate, adapt and evolve — or get knocked out their respective markets.”[2]. By every big-picture metric, social media and ecommerce should be a match made in heaven. Retailers have always been curious about the paths consumers take when they decide something needs to be purchased.

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

Supply Chain Trend

Mr. Kirkegaard holds a BS in manufacturing / industrial engineering and a Masters Degree in Finance. 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. also runs an automotive build to order re-manufacturing and parts manufacturing division that utilizes S&OP and build to order concepts. Introduction.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016


Source: US Census) Manufacturing & Trade Sales Total combined sales and manufacturing shipments totaled nearly $1.296 trillion in January 2016, down 0.4% 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.

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The Ultimate Guide to Beer Profit Margins & More


Liquor wholesalers buy beer, wine, spirits and other alcoholic drinks from manufacturers, and sell them to pubs, bars, supermarkets and other liquor retailers. You can also use these metrics to benchmark against similar taprooms in your neighbourhood.