This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013)

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NAFTA Trade in March 2013. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. After a cold and wet holiday weekend, summer has arrived with a vengeance, with temperatures in the 90s yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Beyond Operational Metrics: Why Measuring Employee Interpersonal Performance is Also Important

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Companies spend a lot of time and energy measuring operational metrics, the “what” of supply chain performance, but they generally fail to measure the “how” aspects of performance –i.e., Tweet The post Beyond Operational Metrics: Why Measuring Employee Interpersonal Performance is Also Important appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Changing the Production Performance Metric

Logility

Inside-out to outside-in is starting to turn. Anyone who has worked with asset intensive process manufacturers knows how hard it is to change the thinking about machine capacity utilization.

This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013)

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Chainalytics Creates New Metrics for Demand Planning Consortium. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

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SAP Announces Second Quarter and First Half Results 2013. industrial economy drove revenue and operating profit below expectations [in Q2 2013],” said the company in the press release. “In

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

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Coincidentally, at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference yesterday, I attended a presentation by Justin Dillon, Founder and CEO of Made in a Free World , a nonprofit group that is “building a coalition of consumers, businesses, and governments to disrupt the system of slavery.”

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.

Why I No Longer Believe in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

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The AMR Top 25 was the first methodology that tried to connect financial metrics with supply chain excellence. It elevated the discussion on supply chain excellence and drove more discipline and rigor in the use of financial metrics.

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

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As I highlighted in my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013 , tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the preferred computing platform for business professionals, which is why technology providers are designing and optimizing their applications for these devices.

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The Two Best Supply Chain Metrics - The 21st Century Supply Chain

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7 Lessons from Amazon Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Update 9 Sep 2013 : I just come across one interesting discussion on Quora saying that Amazon actually named one of its building " Wainwright " after its first customer and this customer still have the original book and packing slip with him.

7 Principles of Supply Chain Management Explained

Supply Chain Opz

7) Adopt Both Service and Financial Metrics. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. 7 Principles of Supply Chain Management Explained.

3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

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3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction. 10 Soft Metric Considerations in Measuring Supply Chain Performance. As of November 2013, there were 31 GPS satellites in operation.

7 Elements of Seamless Supply Chain Integration

Supply Chain Opz

6) Trading partners should agree on the same metrics : unrealistic expectation can happen in any form of relationship. Seamless supply chain integration is a myth or reality?

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 3PLs

The Logistics of Logistics

A KPI is an indicator (a metric) that you have chosen, and agreed with your partners and or customers, that will determine whether you are meeting your critical success factors. White Paper: The Essential Guide to LTL Shipping Improvement: Action Plan and Metrics for Rapid Transformation. Highly effective 3PLs have developed the right habits, culture and processes to deliver excellent service to their clients.

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

So this section will explain some characteristics of Apple Supply Chain through various metrics and compare them with Amazon Supply Chain. Supply chain professionals also use this metric in inventory management function. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. Balance: The ability to balance a portfolio of metrics to maximize market capitalization and free cash flow. Here I share his insights: Philippe, which supply chain metrics do you think matter?

Why?

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Early 2012 marked the end of the third decade and 2013 finds us into the fourth. It will be nice to be home and to have time to write on this second book, Metrics that Matter. Supply chain management, as a practice in commercial operations, is now thirty years old.

Sage Advice? Only for Turkeys.

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The only metric that we have improved through ten years of IT investments is the revenue/employee number. Bricks Matter Demand Market-Driven supply chain community Supply chain excellence supply chain execution Supply Chain Index supply chain management supply chain metrics that matter

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What About the Supply Chain Index?

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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. I have traveled 12,000 miles this week.

What Is Old Is New Again. Maybe, Just Maybe, the Emperor Is Getting Some Clothes.

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Until then, I am traveling to South Africa to speak at SAPICS 2013 on the book Bricks Matter. Termed Metrics That Matter, it is based on our work on the Supply Chain Index, and the industry studies that we have completed in the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter series.

What Makes a Mature Planning Organization? (Part 2)

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Closing the gaps happens when there are aligned metrics, clarity of vision and aligned planning processes. Metrics Alignment. As a result, they never look at metrics in isolation of each other, and try to build the overall potential of the system focusing on alignment and balance.

What Should Be the Role of the Store?

Supply Chain Shaman

The traditional metrics within each silo are a barrier. The Omnichannel approach that they are implementing encourages shoppers to execute returns at the store; however, the metrics within the store discourages returns. I love retail research.

How Can I Move Forward if I Cannot Align?

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain centers of excellence help with metrics alignment, and product portfolio alignment, between finance and the supply chain team, and the supply chain team and marketing. Next week, I will be writing on my new book Metrics That Matter.

7 Elements of Seamless Supply Chain Integration

Supply Chain Opz

6) Trading partners should agree on the same metrics : unrealistic expectation can happen in any form of relationship. Seamless supply chain integration is a myth or reality?

Training for the Next Triathlon. Insights for You?

Supply Chain Shaman

Abby and I are writing an e-book on Supply Chain Metrics that Matter. Over the last decade, the only metric that we have improved in the supply chain is revenue/employee, a measurement of productivity. Companies that are not looking holistically at metrics are stuck.

How good is your production scheduling?

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First, you need to create metrics that can be used to determine how good or bad a production schedule is. It’s one of those questions that seem simple enough – but aren’t. When I ask supply chain managers how good their production scheduling is, I’m often met with incomprehension.

2013 Third-Party Logistics Study

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The success of the third-party logistics industry is evident in the generally high marks given to 3PLs by respondents to a survey as part of the 2013 17th Annual Third Party Logistics Study, which identifies trends and explores how both 3PLs and shippers are using these relationships to improve and enhance their businesses and supply chains. They are tactical rather than strategic, offer insufficient visibility and are limited by metrics, contract terms, and risk mitigation strategies.

Talk Doesn’t Cook the Rice

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It will be launched during a webinar on April 25, 2013 and through a series of reports that will run in our May newsletter and throughout the summer. However, we have found that only a few companies are improving the potential of their supply chain to balance supply chain metrics.

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide - SupplyChainOpz

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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. Metrics look very simple and its kind of nice to have something like these. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies.

Red Robin, GE, and Baby Boomers: An Update on Social Networking for Business

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These examples point to a key metric that’s emerging for quantifying the value of social networking : Time-to-Resolution. Also this week, I came across some interesting survey results from the Pew Research Center published in August 2013.

Colgate: A Closer Look at Supply Chain Excellence

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We manage supply chain metrics. Recently, I wrote a blog post that contrasted Colgate and Unilever. As a follow-up to this article, I wanted to talk one-on-one with the leadership teams of the two companies and get their insights on the ten-year comparison.

5 Keys to Implementing Improvement Initiatives

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It will be tricky to drive change because they are likely the CEO’s “dashboard metrics”. Many measurements are sacred to the board or other metric owners. Feel free to refer the metric owner to point number 3, after you have developed a meaningful alternative. Every industry seems to have its silver bullet for creating improvement.

10 Outstanding Books for SCM Professionals

Supply Chain Opz

Metrics used to evaluate these new books are as below, 1) Citation count from Google Scholar 2) Number of reviews found on Amazon.com 3) Editorial Opinion Citation count is a standard way to evaluate any publication. So, customer''s review on Amazon.com (3 stars or more) is also used as a metric. Are you a supply chain management professional who are looking for inspiring ideas to improve the operations of your supply chain?

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Emerald Citation of Excellence 2013 for supply chain innovation article

Supply Chain View from the Field

I learned today that one of the articles I published with colleagues from the University of Tennessee, Oxford University, and Manchester University was cited for the 2013 Emerald citation of Excellence award. As papers need at least three years to accumulate citation data, the 2013 Awards have been selected from papers published in 2009. A full list of the 2013 winners, as well as lists of previous winners, is available at: [link].

Taking the Hill

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, at Supply Chain Insights LLC, we published our 11th report in the series titled Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. When companies look at singular metrics (labor costs or inventory), they have moved backwards. Aligning metrics matters.

Why It Matters

Supply Chain Shaman

As I write my new book, Metrics That Matter, I am studying the patterns of corporate performance based on choices in supply chain program execution. It cannot be about singular metrics.