This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

According to the product sheet , “Oracle Global Trade Intelligence provides a dashboard view into the unique metrics by which your customs and compliance operation measures success. I went downhill skiing for the first time in 15 years yesterday.

Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain is a complex system with finite, and non-linear relationships between supply chain metrics that drive balance sheet results. We find that companies can improve one, but not two of the metrics. Teams struggle to drive improvement in both metrics at the same time.

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The level of performance in 2015 is the same as 2006. Supply chain excellence Supply Chain Talent Supply Chains to Admire cold chain healthcare Metrics That Matter Novo NordiskWith more than 90 years of innovation in diabetes care, Novo Nordisk is a global pharmaceutical leader.

The Fight of the Titans

Supply Chain Shaman

Figure 1: Supply Chain Metrics Are a Balancing Act. The metrics shown in Figure 1 are difficult to improve together. Most companies improve singular metrics but are not able to drive portfolio. Consistent data is not available prior to 2006.)

Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

In our work on the Supply Chains to Admire report , we tracked the progress of manufacturing, retailing and distribution companies for the period of 2006 to 2013 and 2009-2013. Delivery Metrics: Perfect order delivery although good to continually refine.

Talent Trap

Supply Chain Shaman

Despite multimillion dollar technology projects, and tomes of strategy documents, they are stuck in their ability to overcome market factors and rising complexity to drive continuous improvement on a portfolio of metrics.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2006, they made a decision to implement a supply chain planning solution. Integration of corporate social responsibility metrics in planning. There is a lack of clarity on what drives value and metrics are functional. Inventory is often focused on as a singular metric, not as part of a complex supply chain system. Metrics. Functional metric orientation. Little insight on cross-functional metrics alignment. Cross-functional metrics alignment.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

The winners drive improvement while posting financial results in the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter ahead of the peer group. Corporate report data is not readily available before 2006. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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Clorox Successfully Implements a Program for Value Chain Segmentation

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a strategy day in 2006. In 2006, Clorox was adding businesses through acquisition, expanding globally in both existing and new markets, moving into new distribution channels, and adding customers who required different route-to-market models.

And I thought last year’s Top 25 Supply Chain was a surprise

Kinaxis

The new trend to be sustainable is part of the current category: Revenue Growth, so why add another category like CSR when we should be moving towards the core supply chain metrics of total delivered cost and customer service.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

Overall Results on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. The shift from 2004-to 2006 is impressive. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters. Definition.

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Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. million metric tons (or 60% of the world’s supply). million metric tons. Ten years later, that number has more than doubled. It’s expected that market demand for the metal will increase to more than 120,000 tonnes per year by 2020 — 60% of which will account for battery production alone.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. million metric tons (or 60% of the world’s supply). million metric tons. Ten years later, that number has more than doubled.

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

The German team overcame disappointments in 2006 and 2010 to win the World Cup this year, while favorites Spain (the defending champion) and Brazil (the host country) were humbled by the competition. What do the Germany World Cup Team and the Boston Red Sox have in common?

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #1

Supply Chain Trend

Also, building in S&OP process metrics, not just business operating metrics is critical to success. Also, to make the process work best, the organization needs to utilize a continuous improvement mentality, identifying process metrics to assure that S&OP is functioning well.

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Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

When we do these types of analysis, we look back at the data as far as we can reach (Y chart data is available only back to 2006 in a reliable form) and then we look at the period of 2006-2014 and the more recent period of 2011-2014.

“Moneyball” and Your Business

Supply Chain Action Blog

The “Moneyball” saga and other examples of premier organizations competing on analytics were featured in the January 2006 Harvard Business Review article, “Competing on Analytics” (reprint R0601H) by Thomas Davenport, who also authored the book by the same name.

How Did We Get it All Wrong?

Supply Chain Shaman

Based on the work I was doing on financial metrics, and studying the Supply Chain Effective Frontier, I was convinced that companies cannot effectively model the required trade-offs of good supply chain decision-making in S&OP using spreadsheets. We discussed how the Demantra application purchased by Oracle in 2006, and embedded into the solution, was a great technology, but that it required a very skilled user. Last week, my mother died. It was not unexpected.

How do we Drive Invention to Innovation in Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

One of my favorite speeches, over this fifteen year tenure, was listening to Alan Greenspan at the AMR Research IT conference in November 2006. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters.

Balanced Supply Chain Careers for a Balanced Supply Chain

Arkieva

That balance is captured by the ROCE as a financial metric. January/February 2006.).

KPI 101

Rockwell Automation: Supply Chains to Admire Winner

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).

Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

This was not a trivial transition because the software industry, until relatively recently, was long fixated on measuring its health and success by new license revenue (sales of products) instead of customer-centric metrics, such as realization of ROI and payback objectives.