Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning

Logility

A quick scan of the Internet will yield a long list of “the biggest-ever supply chain disasters”. Would access to better supply chain and IT performance information have helped avert or mitigate these failures? Supply chain cost per unit sold. Metrics.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. I will write the case studies here, and share the dialogue with the supply chain leaders in our podcast series, Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. When I first met Nick, he was driving a supply chain transformation at VTech Communications.

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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. I jeopardized the release date of the book by taking an extra three months to finish the Supply Chain Index work. He is trying to figure out the answer to these questions: What defines supply chain excellence? Since supply chain can be a bit boring, I made it into a narrative. Why, I thought, would Kinaxis be interested in doing a webinar on women in supply chain?

The Rewards of Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

Kinaxis

Now imagine you’re a $4B a year revenue company with 13,000 employees and over 15 corporate acquisitions since 2001. But they managed to not just change, but actually transform their supply chain organization in just four years. A lot of supply chain organizations find themselves in this type of situation. According to Aberdeen Group, “69% of the Best-in-Class map their ERP/MRP planning systems into a single supply chain planning system.”).

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. For many years (1992-2001), I worked at Manugistics, a supply chain planning technology provider. It was refreshing for me today to talk to Adexa and see their fresh approach to supply chain planning. Today I am deep into writing reports for the Supply Chain Insights newsletter. Cisco had a kick in the gut in 2001.

7 Elements of Seamless Supply Chain Integration

Supply Chain Opz

Seamless supply chain integration is a myth or reality? Literature Review Supply chain integration has been around as early as 1989. Stevens who was a senior managing consultants at Peat Marwick McLintock in London published the article called " Integrating the Supply Chain " in International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.

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. Today, the multi-tier capabilities for supply chain management are coming from the born-again marketplaces. Instead, they are standalone marketplace offerings solving one of four business problems: supply chain multi-tier visibility, inter-enterprise systems of record, benchmark analytics, and delivering collaborative workflows.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The most significant for the supply chain market are assets from Baan, Formation Systems, Fygir, Intentia, Lawson, MAPICS, Mercia, and SSA Global. The company branded as GT Nexus in 2001 and purchased Tradecard in 2013. In the supply chain management technology market, historically, Infor is a market consolidator buying and integrating disparate software assets and assembling them into industry solutions. Life is busy at Supply Chain Insights.

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. For the purposes of clarity, in this article, the term digital supply chain is the transformation of the atoms and electrons within the supply chain to unleash new levels of value. Here are my predictions for 2018: Supply Chain Excellence as We Know It Is Redefined. Supply Chain Planning Redefined.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Today’s supply chain is inside-out. At this session, we wanted to brainstorm together–supply chain leaders with technology visionaries. How to drive interoperability between solutions that automate the extended supply chain. When we opened the discussion, supply chain leaders checked-in by sharing their current thoughts. This discussion on the Network of Networks started at our Supply Chain Insights Global Summit last fall.

What About Them Apples?

Supply Chain Shaman

Higher spikes for lumber and building supplies. I know of few areas in supply chains discussion that raise as much dialogue or ire. ” 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.

Why Have We Not Reduced Inventory?

Supply Chain Shaman

“If only I had the money that the company was supposed to save from the multiple ERP and supply chain projects. 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 have been an industry analyst since 2001. When I started Supply Chain Insights I wanted to put “research” at the core of the company.

eWorld Procurement & Supply September 2016

Supply Chain Movement

eWorld Procurement & Supply. Since 2001, eWorld Procurement & Supply has provided a unique insight into the latest innovations and technologies for senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives. Procurement Metrics. More information >> Register now >> Events event eworld procurement & supply innovation London networking Procurement QEII Centre revolution events risk management Summit supply supply chain

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Where were you on September 11, 2001 when the planes hit the towers? Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. Customs Commissioner at the time, gave a speech where he said: “We must reaffirm the importance of knowing your customer and consider the overall ‘air-tightness’ of your supply chain, from factory floor, to loading dock, to transportation to our border. Today is September 11.

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.

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

Supply Chain Trend

To get some answers for S&OP practitioners, Niels van Hove from Supply Chain Trend interviewed a group of S&OP leaders. Supply Chain Trend will publish a weekly Q&A with these S&OP leaders. To get some answers for S&OP practitioners, Supply Chain Trend interviewed a group of S&OP leaders. Supply Chain Trend will publish a weekly Q&A with these S&OP leaders. Introduction.

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eWorld Procurement & Supply 2016

Supply Chain Movement

eWorld Procurement & Supply. Since 2001, eWorld Procurement & Supply, in association with Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, has provided a unique insight into the latest innovations and technologies for senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives. Procurement Metrics. Date: 2 March 2016. Venue: QEII Centre, London. Organization: Revolution Events. URL: www.eworld-procurement.com.

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. Companies with high-performing supply chains benefit from higher revenue growth.

E-commerce and the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

The staff at Logistics Management notes, “E-commerce has changed the way the logistics and supply chain game is played. The world of digital commerce has introduced more risk and complexity than logistics and supply chain professionals have ever faced. 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.

Remembering 9/11

Talking Logistics

Where were you on September 11, 2001 when the planes hit the towers? Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. Every single link in that chain must be made more secure against the terrorist threat.”.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

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% Source: Institute for Supply Management) (The PMI combines data on new orders, inventory, production, supplier deliveries, and employment.

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How to Protect Your Carrier Assets During Capacity Crunch

Talking Logistics

Rather, it’s about winning the ongoing competition between shippers and third party logistics (3PLs) providers to secure those assets in order to maintain supply chain velocity. Next, align your service level expectations by rewarding outstanding performance and standardizing metrics about on-time delivery, invoice accuracy and communication. Minimize utilization disruptions by integrating your logistics management team with the supply chain and S&OP team.