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. The 2006 SAFE Port Act required the Secretary of the Treasury to oversee an interagency initiative to establish a “single portal system,” to be known as the “International Trade Data System.” I went downhill skiing for the first time in 15 years yesterday.

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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. We term these the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter because they have a higher correlation to market capitalization.). C2C is a compound metric of receivables plus inventory minus payables.

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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 logo to the left showcases the evolution of the brand over time.) The Company’s goal is to defeat diabetes and drive better patient outcomes.

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.) An orbit chart is the linking of data across years at the intersection of two metrics. Pepsico has ceded profitability for inventory turns while Coca-Cola is at the same position in 2017 that the company was in 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. We then rated companies on their ability to manage and improve a portfolio of metrics: operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). Delivery Metrics: Perfect order delivery although good to continually refine.

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.

What About the Supply Chain Index?

Supply Chain Shaman

It is a quest and the subject of my next book, Metrics That Matter , that will publish in September, 2014. We used the period of 2006 to 2012 to build the model and we used the formula to attempt to predict 2013. Overall, supply chain leaders deliver results that have strength (year-over-year performance improvements), balance (a set of balanced metrics within a portfolio) and resilience (predictable and reliable results with few swings).

7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Therefore, the challenge to establish the ranking method is to find a more economical data source and the unbiased metrics. 2006). In this article, we rank books based on their influence, popularity, recency and practicality and then we come up with the list of the best supply chain books. Finding Best Supply Chain Books We've found that most recommendations for on the web are based on just personal opinion.

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. This, my friends, is why we need to get back to CORE supply chain metrics when measuring the Top 25.

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. A Supply Chain Leader will make progress on both of these key metrics with a very tight and controlled pattern. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is writing her third book, Leadership Matters. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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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. Bookends: To be positioned at the end or on either side of (something). Colgate. Procter & Gamble. Kimberly-Clark. Unilever.

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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. Clorox Performance Compared to Competitors (Supply Chain Index is a relative metric of growth.). When it comes to differential measurement across the four value chain types, we have not evolved yet to different metrics.

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.

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.

Is Covid-19 the Death of Global Supply Chains?

Supply Chain Game Changer

All the while, McDonald’s retained its global approach, brand, image, operations & supply chain ( Guardian 2006 ). Managers we surveyed across six countries in 2017 estimated these international production and trade metrics at 37% and 41%, respectively. Subscribe Here!

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? That was my opening question to the executives attending last month’s Elemica reveal 2014 Conference in Frankfurt. The answer: Both teams illustrate that past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters. Last week, Wal-Mart announced the closing of 269 stores and the layoffs of 10,000 employees.

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.

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. This week, I spoke at the Chicago CSCMP round table event. I love to hear the thoughts from different speakers.

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. Jim: This is a classic process, system, people, metrics opportunity/challenge. Introduction. In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses.

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“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. Comprehensive, domain-specific (supply chain and maybe industry) interrelated metrics that focus new light on the levers for revenue, margin and working capital. It’s baseball season again!

Ecommerce Venture Capital Trends: Which VCs & Seed Investors are Investing in Ecommerce?

ShipBob

Founded in 2006, this firm is slightly newer in comparison to others. A thorough understanding of metrics that prove out business models. What sounds like a lot of money? million. million. million. 181 million. million. million.

Balanced Supply Chain Careers for a Balanced Supply Chain

Arkieva

That balance is captured by the ROCE as a financial metric. January/February 2006.). In my previous blog “ Balancing Cash, Cost and Service: The Supply Chain Triangle ” I have introduced that in essence supply chain management is about balancing the service, against the cost and the cash required, cfr. Figure 1.

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Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars

ThroughPut

He served on the board of Trammell Crow Company (TCC: NYSE), which was purchased by CB Richard Ellis (CBG: NYSE) in 2006. How do I start using my existing operations data metrics like cycle time, uptime to help create operational benefits for my teams? Are industrial bottlenecks preventing your business from growing? According to IDC, most companies lose 20-30% in revenue every year due to bottlenecks and inefficiencies.

Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars

ThroughPut

He served on the board of Trammell Crow Company (TCC: NYSE), which was purchased by CB Richard Ellis (CBG: NYSE) in 2006. How do I start using my existing operations data metrics like cycle time, uptime to help create operational benefits for my teams? Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars. September 25th, 2019. Are industrial bottlenecks preventing your business from growing?

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). In Figure 1, we include the orbit chart of performance metrics at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns. Ernest Nicolas joined Rockwell Automation in 2006.

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). In Figure 1, we include the orbit chart of performance metrics at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns. Ernest Nicolas joined Rockwell Automation in 2006.

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. Having to comply with more stringent customer delivery requirements is certainly one factor driving demand, with On-Time In-Full (OTIF) becoming a more critical metric.