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. The first presented in June 2001 outlined where we were in supply chain and what we needed to do.

The procurement Summit 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Launched in 2014 and brought to you by the eWorld Procurement & Supply team, The Procurement Summit will provide senior purchasing, sourcing and supply chain executives across the North of England with an unmissable opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest industry innovations, best practice and new technology solutions. Procurement Metrics. The procurement Summit 2016. Date: 15 November 2016. Venue: The Midland Hotel, Manchester. Organization: Revolution Events.

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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. The goal is deeper analytics to sense and respond across make, source and deliver. Most companies use multiple B2b networks because they have evolved to serve a part of a supply chain–source, make or deliver within an industry–versus a value chain solution that can connect industries. Companies need a real-time data source on performance.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ Interview Excerpts: Lessons Learned by Global Leaders

Supply Chain Game Changer

Mistakes & set-backs are the great source for development opportunity. In reality, a few abrupt moves and getting laid off in 2001 by Dell drove a sharp left-hand turn in my career in 2002 that evolved to where I am today. Plus, metrics protect you. Subscribe Here!

Sparking a New Conversation: Let’s Build a Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

Looking back at history… When I was a Gartner analyst in 2001, I tracked over 400 trading exchanges. With cloud-based analytics, non-relational database open source code sharing and advancements in predictive, prescriptive and cognitive analytics, what is old, can become new again. ” Some data needs to move quickly and with high velocity using streaming data architectures, while other data sources can move in batch processes.

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 have been an industry analyst covering the market– Gartner, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and my own company Supply Chain Insights– since 2001. Use The tactical planning horizon to make asset decisions, determine the best network design, design form and function of inventory, and establish sourcing strategies.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016


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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. You have to get the numbers right and you have to translate the S&OP lead-time, inventory, planning bill of materials design implications and sourcing to dozens of different languages used in the roles / departments of a company. Introduction.

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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. It was popular in the 1970s but sales gradually dropped, until it hit a low in 2001. With so many competitors in the beer industry, how do you make sure your brewery survives and thrives?