The End of a Fairy Tale

Supply Chain Shaman

As shown in Figure 1, the cost of Texas crude has increased nearly four times in the last decade; yet, too few companies are actively modeling the trade-offs of make, source and deliver TOGETHER. In the modeling, my recommendation is to look at the cost metrics in aggregate.

Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

In the supply chain, variability and volatility come from many sources. The best way to start the design of an agile supply chain is to look at the sources of variability and market volatility that your supply chain encountered in the prior year. Alternate Bill of Materials and Alternate Sourcing: The more alternatives that exist through the manufacturing and procurement processes, the easier it is to design the supply chain to absorb cost and supplier variability.

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5 Quality Metrics Predicting The Future Of Manufacturing


Bottom Line: Manufacturers are reaching a new level of results in 2018 because they have clearer, more actionable insights based on real-time manufacturing and quality metrics than ever before. Quality Metrics Enable Customer-Driven Manufacturing Networks. 2012).

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

The source data for the analysis comes from Ycharts.). We selected these metrics based on correlation work with Arizona State University in 2012. The companies I work with struggle to set metrics targets. I watch the news channels on mute. The reason?

Guest Post: Ignoring this Performance Metric is Risky


For instance, when a disaster such as a hurricane, a labor strike, or a bankruptcy disables key suppliers, quick-moving enterprises are able to lock in alternative sources of supply before their rivals.

Next-generation supply chains: Efficient, fast and tailored

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Friday, 7 December 2012. metrics that really impact the bottom line; the Leaders in our survey. ▼ 2012. (1). Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today. The size of global trade has nearly doubled since 1990.

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Supply Chain Management:Supply Chain Visibility: The need.

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Hence there arises a need to implement a system/process that can collaborate and obtain information from various sources, analyze and help formulate strategies for a more visible supply chain. Posted by Naveen Polyamut on May 9, 2012 11:10 AM | Permalink. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2012. November 2012.

Supply Chain Management:Growing interest in sustainability from.

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. A further benefit of integration of these many systems is to allow organizations to effectively report on their sustainability metrics. Posted by Praveen Kumar Agrawal on June 29, 2012 7:13 AM | Permalink. Posted by: Rohit Choubey | July 5, 2012 4:12 PM. Posted by: Sivaraamakrishnan | August 2, 2012 6:13 AM. December 2012. November 2012.

Looking for Growth in Lean Times? Look North to Canada!

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Every company is looking for that elusive source of growth to keep driving the top line, or at least to replace any shrinkage in business from the downturn. On whichever metric one compares, Unemployment, GDP, Inflation or Currency, Canada has fared better during this downturn.

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Public Markets Reward Supply Chain Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

The relationship between corporate financial performance and supply chain metrics was complex; and in my first attempts, I was unable to derive a correlation. I wanted to better understand which metrics truly mattered. The Metrics That Matter Are Different by Industry Sector.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012.

Demand Planning - Practicing the Best Practices - Infosys Blogs

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In this blog I will focus on first couple of sub process of demand planning cycle - 1) Setting up demand planning objectives and metrics for different business units/customers/key items/locations 2) Setting up the frequency of the forecasting process (create/review/publish) with the time horizons. Hence it is not recommended as a single metric to be followed.

Introducing Supply Chain Power Influencers on Twitter

Supply Chain Opz

Background In January 2012, Forbes published the article named " Who Are The Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers? " Data Collection As you may notice, "retweet" is the key metric for influence measurement and each database adds its own secret ingredients.

Patrick Hopkins at Coupa: Coca Cola’s four truths of procurement to pay in action

Supply Chain View from the Field

Deployment occurred December 1, 2012. The metric used to determine if this criteria was met was the “binary rule” that went as follows: users were able to find their exact match or 100% of all alternatives the first time using ONE SEARCH. Contract Management Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Innovation

Changing Mental Models

Supply Chain Shaman

The most common reporting relationship in the supplier organization is to a leader of supply (focus on logistics, distribution, materials sourcing and customer service). The focus has been on sourcing and managed costs. Published by Supply Chain Insights in November 2012.

Training for the Next Triathlon. Insights for You?

Supply Chain Shaman

At the age of 58, I buried my mother in November 2012. Abby and I are writing an e-book on Supply Chain Metrics that Matter. Likewise, in today’s supply chain environment, I find that supply chain leaders favor a single function of logistics, manufacturing or sourcing.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Completed in 2012, the ERP project forced the company to standardize organizational design, roles, and metrics. When the price of oil dropped from $120 per barrel in 2012 to the staggering $29 per barrel in 2015, everyone in the oil and gas industry felt the impact.

Control Tower Success: Six Critical Steps to Ensure Your Project Thrives


In traditional control tower projects, months can be spent developing data extracts in source systems before loading them into the application. A staggering 56% of IT projects don’t deliver on the intended benefits (2012 Mckinsey/Oxford).

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The goal is deeper analytics to sense and respond across make, source and deliver. SAP purchased Ariba in 2012 for 4.2B$, and the company has been slow to actualize the asset and drive incremental revenue. Companies need a real-time data source on performance.

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

The company won the ISM 2012 Award for Excellence in Supply Management (category:process). However, the logic Cisco uses to manage the disruption is very robust and details are summarized into the infographic below, Note: metrics data is for illustrative purpose. NAVIGATE. Basics.

Evolution of B2B Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

While, in 2012, SAP acquired Ariba. The network senses, translates, and orchestrates market changes (buy- and sell-side markets) bidirectionally, across multiple tiers, with near real-time data to align sell, deliver, make, and sourcing organizations outside-in.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As I’ve commented in previous postings, if you are a 3PL or transportation company and you’re not involved in cross-border shipping with Mexico, then you are missing out on a growing business opportunity (see Reuters article from December 2012).

Seeking Evidence of Procurement’s Impact and Momentum


Just as procurement’s impact on the organization is quantitatively captured using metrics such as savings and spend under management, the maturity and digital readiness of the function can be objectively tracked and benchmarked (check out Forresters Digital Procurement Maturity Assessment ). In a recently released report, Procurement Metrics That Matter in 2019 , Ardent Partners reveals the results of research involving 308 procurement professionals across 20 industries.

My Take: E2open Buys Terra Technology

Supply Chain Shaman

Used as a one-to-many data model for sourcing and procurement by companies like IBM, Cisco Systems, Dell, Motorola, Seagate, and Vodafone , there is much promise; but in the last five years the Company, plagued by execution issues, encountered problems.

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The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

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million in FY 2012 to $203.8 getting buy-in from drivers and other stakeholders) and implementing appropriate metrics to measure and drive performance.). What is the #1 technology topic Descartes CEO Ed Ryan gets asked about?

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Guest Commentary: P.O. Management Programs – Know Pain, Know Gain!

Talking Logistics

Your stakeholders can: Align sourcing, purchasing, logistics, and I.T. Sourcing uses P.O. performance metrics to influence vendor behavior and impact sourcing choices. As performance reporting metrics capture vendor performance, the company can substantiate penalties for noncompliance and poor performance, recognize or reward high performers, and incent positive results and consistent behavior.

Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2012 I built on these concepts to define the market-driven value network. The network senses, translates, and orchestrates market changes (buy- and sell-side markets) bidirectionally with near real-time data to align sell, deliver, make and sourcing organizations outside-in.

Seeing Beyond the Firewall

Supply Chain Shaman

Similarly, the Worldwide Retail Exchange (WWRE) sold to Neogrid in 2012. To drive success in value networks, build multi-tier capabilities in channel and sourcing relationships, side-stepping the use of both traditional CRM and SRM concepts.

Can Supply Chains Adjust to a Circular Economy Over the Next Decade? Part 2

Enterra Insights

They must also develop new product ranges, production processes, sourcing strategies and distribution channels. ” Steutermann adds, “It is important not to confuse [sustainability] metrics with the circular economy. Good metrics for the circular economy could be the percentages of reclaimed, reused materials for production and the reduction of single-use plastic.” ” The Green Supply Chain , 31 July 2012

Procurement Fact File


source: (1 page infographic) AccentureOperations , High Performance Procurement (2015). source: (p2) Deloitte – The Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2016. source: (p15) Deloitte – The Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2016. source: (p4) Aberdeen Group – Supplier Networks v2.0

Supply Chain Management:Instance Consolidation Strategy

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Benefits: Avoid multiple sources of truth - With single / reduced number of instances the number of databases will be less. December 2012. November 2012.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

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The financial supply chain presents an opportunity to deliver beyond process efficiency and cost savings by allowing companies to tap into new sources of revenue and profit streams. If not, what actions are you taking to consolidate formats, sources and tools?

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

According to the press release: Transplace leverages the CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing technology as part of its expert solutions, helping customers develop and optimize their carrier strategy for procurement events involving truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), and intermodal needs.

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Data and Digitization in Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

They write, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] as organizations look to connect IoT devices, collect critical metrics, visualize data in real time, analyze results and optimize manufacturing processes. The Brookings Institution, 22 February 2012. [2]

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Supply Chain Management:Demand Planning in CPG industry.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In this step, the actuals are compared with the planned metrics (MAPE, forecast accuracy, bias etc.) Posted by: Kundan Raj Singh | January 11, 2012 12:01 PM. Posted by: Umesh Sonawane | January 12, 2012 10:11 AM. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2012. November 2012. October 2012. September 2012.

Supply Chain Management:Smarter Partnering for Smarter Business

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Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Some of those are Cognos, iLog, SPSS, Core Metrics, Emptoris, Vivisimo and many others, as world is moving from reactive to proactive. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2012. November 2012. October 2012. September 2012. August 2012. July 2012. June 2012. May 2012. April 2012.

Cannabis execs: digitize operations or else


If you’re evaluating a technology partner, it is critical to perform a thorough security analysis and overview while paying attention to key metrics around uptime, defects, and any relevant certifications. How to survive the increasingly competitive cannabis industry.