Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

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Digital transformation is not seen as a singular activity but a set of interrelated activities that span across people, process, technology, policy, and metrics,” said George Fowler, group vice president in Spinnaker’s Supply Chain business unit. Founded in 2002, Spinnaker is a supply chain services company that helps clients grow, manage risk, reduce costs, and improve customer service by developing world-class supply chain capabilities. PRESS RELEASE.

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Clouds: A Beautiful Thing for Sure!

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2002, there was no interest. As a result, Steelwedge looks very different today than when I first met them in 2002. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters. I have been an analyst for over a decade. Two years at Gartner Group , six years at AMR Research (now Gartner), two years at Altimeter Group and three years as the founder of Supply Chain Insights.

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WMS Selection: What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations

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Furthermore, track the return on investment (ROI) of the system with KPIs and metrics. A 2002 Material Handling and Logistics magazine article cited multiple problems with WMS implementation. The demand for seamlessness in omni-channel supply chains increases more as time progresses. Companies are looking for ways to stay competitive and meet the demands of their customers.

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What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?

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The MMOG/LE assessment has been a go-to document for automotive supply chain best practices for thousands of global Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers since its first publication in 2002. supplier selection and assessment, new product launch, use of metrics in the supplier assessment process). Although the Excel-based MMOG/LE assessment tool has served the industry since 2002, it was time to update it to a more modern application. What is MMOG/LE?

Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

Many of my clients talk about a customer-centric supply chain but rely on useless metrics from an annual survey or a net promoter score. Slowly the company built a supporting supply chain to support 400 retail stores by 2002.

Steel Tariff Proposition: Will It Work?

Elementum

This viewpoint is based on choices made by previous administrations: in 2002, for example, former U.S. President Bush imposed tariffs of up to 30% on steel imported from Japan and the European Union (EU) which cost 200,000 jobs in steel-involved industries, with the unemployment rate being at 6% by the end of 2002. ports, port workers, and the already-embattled shipping industry: in 2016, 960,000 metric tons of steel were moved via the Lower Columbia River route alone.

Shippers Dissatisfied with 3PLs’ Dinosaur Technologies

Supply Chain Collaborator

The first study of shipper satisfaction in 2002 revealed only 27% of shippers was satisfied with the IT capabilities offered by their 3PL provider. However the carrier management, rate management, rate benchmarking and a host of other performance metrics are absent from the 3PL-based tools. The third party logistics (3PL) model, while critical to smaller, low-volume shippers, has never been the best option for organizations shipping moderate-to-high volumes of freight.

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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. Initially, this led to operating losses and write-offs and was turned around in 2002.

Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

Supply Chain Shaman

” I have been studying the evolution of inventory technologies as an industry analyst since 2002. We are systemically evaluating each industry in the Supply Chain Insights Metrics That Matter series of reports. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters. When it comes to the management of inventory in value chains, frustration abounds.

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. percent, the lowest level since at least 2002. Warehouse automation stats: Warehouse performance metrics 42.

Throwback Thursday

Supply Chain Shaman

I dusted off a 2002 presentation from P&G to share with the audience. In this survey we find out some benchmark metrics on the number of demand planners per item, and the rate of adoption of demand and supply chain planning systems. This week, as the east coast of the United States was deluged with rain, I basked in beautiful San Diego sun while attending the Logimed USA event.

The End of a Fairy Tale

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was interviewing Keith Harrison, prior manager of the Procter & Gamble supply chain global team, he commented that the cost of distribution outstripped the cost of manufacturing in 2002 for P&G. In the modeling, my recommendation is to look at the cost metrics in aggregate. In the end, we were all going to live “happily ever after.” ” At least, that’s what was promised. I was at three clients’ sites over the course of the last two weeks.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Founded in 2002 under the name of Agilisys, Infor rebranded in 2004. Lora wrote the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters. As an analyst, when technology providers acquire and divest companies, I get invited to pre-announcement conferences. In these sessions, the technology providers share their rational for the investment and invite questions.

Circular Economy in ICT – Completing the circle of supply

EcoVadis

million metric tonnes (Mt) and predicted an increase to 50 million Mt of e-waste in 2018 ( United Nations University 2014 ). Besides material and equipment, energy efficiency improvement of internal processes and networks comes on the agenda when realizing that the carbon footprint generated through ICT in 2002 will more than double by 2030, as it was estimated by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSi).

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

When SAP launched APO in 2002, the optimization technologies were inferior to most best-of-breed technologies in the market. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters. I am writing this blog post in the air, sitting in seat 4c, somewhere over the Midwest en route to Philadelphia. As I look below, I see field after field of United States farmland.

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

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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. These are the step towards accountable behavior when solving a problem Have balanced, relevant and valid metrics. Subscribe Here!

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

When SAP launched APO in 2002, the optimization technologies were inferior to most best-of-breed technologies in the market. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters. I am writing this blog post in the air, sitting in seat 4c, somewhere over the Midwest en route to Philadelphia. As I look below, I see field after field of United States farmland.

Lean and Green Supply Chain Initiatives Can Be Complimentary

ModusLink Corporation

Procter and Gamble has had a concerted sustainability strategy since 2002, when the company first established an external Annual Sustainability Report published to all audiences. The needs to track and improve overall energy usage, GHG emissions, water usage and waste disposal not only provide opportunities for where supply chain efforts need to align, but also a framework where management performance metrics can also be aligned. A guest post by Bob Ferrari.

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Seeing Beyond the Firewall

Supply Chain Shaman

The Gartner vision for ERP II in 2002 was destructive. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters.

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

Virtually all of those startups disappeared by 2002 — they either burned through all of their investment money or were acquired by bigger fish. The company wasn’t a pure startup at the time (it was founded in 1981), but like all software companies during those years, it rode the dotcom tidal wave up — and then crashed down with everyone else (see period from 1999 through 2002 in the stock chart below).

[INFOGRAPHIC] Public Perception of & A Brief Timeline of Moments from the American Manufacturing Industry

Cerasis

Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a hierarchy of metrics developed by Seiichi Nakajima in the 1960s to evaluate how effectively a manufacturing operation is utilized. 2002: U.S. Manufacturing Enterprise Integration Act of 2002. Manufacturing Enterprise Integration Act of 2002 was enacted to develop the foundations for a Smart Manufacturing infrastructure and approach. . At Cerasis, our customers are manufacturers from the American Manufacturing Industry.

The Ultimate Guide to Beer Profit Margins & More

Unleashed

You can also use these metrics to benchmark against similar taprooms in your neighbourhood. in 2002. With so many competitors in the beer industry, how do you make sure your brewery survives and thrives?

Getting Ready for 2017: Reflections on Telling Lies

Supply Chain Shaman

As I study research methods, and the market, I realize the lies I’ve spun for prior employers (Gartner and AMR Research) are untrue: The AMR Research Hierarchy of Supply Chain Metrics. This research, released in 2005, gives a compelling view of a metrics hierarchy. My problem is I see many organizations working hard on the forecast, but not improving inventory and replenishment processes; and, I think that the Hierarchy of Metrics did not go far enough.