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Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #9: Relentless pursuit of one metric at the expense of other metrics.

Kinaxis

Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Reason #3 Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility. Reason #4 Making key decisions by modelling the supply chain in Excel.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. I was sitting at my kitchen table attempting to write a celebratory book on the 30th anniversary of supply chain management. Capturing the Voice of the Supply Chain Leaders.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

” Here is an excerpt from the article: “…it isn’t by becoming more efficient that the supply chains of Wal-Mart, Dell, and Amazon have given those companies an edge over their competitors. First, great supply chains are agile. Supply Chain Planning.

Supply Chain Metrics To Avoid Before It's Too Late!

Supply Chain Opz

Supply Chain Metrics are one of the most important best practices in supply chain management because " You can''t manage what you can''t measure ". However, under certain circumstances, metrics are not used or implemented properly.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week.

Lora Cecere on Supply Chain Metrics that Matter

AIMMS

Interview with Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights and Author of Supply Chain Metrics that Matter ( published December 2014 ). Lora Cecere is the founder and CEO of the research firm Supply Chain Insights.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last two years, we at Supply Chain Insight s have worked on a methodology to gauge supply chain improvement. We named it the Supply Chain Index. We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated.During

Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire from the Supply Chain Insights Conference

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage The Supply Chain Insights annual conference was held on September 10-11, 2014 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. Great memories here, as so much has changed in the supply chain research world these past 5+ years.

Supply Chain Management Case Study

LeanCor

Supply Chain Management Case Study: Total Delivered Cost Model. It was striving to incorporate a more holistic view of its supply chain operation. Current metrics included: Inter-Plant (Inter-DC) Freight Costs. Reduce lead times and inventories.

What is ‘integrated business planning’ and what does it mean for my supply chain?

The Network Effect

Finally, M&A activity has increased significantly and the synergies used to justify these transactions require immediate absorption as a valued participant in the overall supply network. The post What is ‘integrated business planning’ and what does it mean for my supply chain?

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with Supply Chain Insights , I immerse myself in learning. I continually question my long-held beliefs on supply chain excellence. . When readers finish a Supply Chain Shaman blog, I want to drive a set of unique takeaways.

Supply Chain Management Services

LeanCor

3 Tips in Choosing Supply Chain Management Services. When sourcing supply chain management services, think about the provider’s approach to people and processes. Focus on total logistics cost reduction (transportation, warehousing, and inventory).

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Elephant in the Room: Thoughts on Metrics That Matter in Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drives

Kinaxis

Supply Chain Insights recently published a Metrics That Matter report covering both the Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drive (HDD) industries. Notice in the Supply Chain Insights report, there are only two HDD companies. Supply Chain Length.

Redesign to Improve Value: A Case Study of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I will speak at Llamasoft’s conference on improving supply chain network design. One of the reports that I am writing is on the state of Supply Chain Planning (SCP). Interview of a Supply Chain Leader: Redesigning for Value.

Recruiters Reveal How to Land Dream Supply Chain Jobs

Supply Chain Opz

According to O*NET OnLine, a supply chain manager earns $103,530 per year in average. This article will show you the best career advice from top supply chain recruiters. If you’re an inventory planner, how many SKUs did you manage?

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What the Analysts Are Saying About…A&D Supply Chains

Kinaxis

Even if you’re not you should check out Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. For the past several years, Supply Chain Insights has been delivering this research series. by Bill DuBois.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #10 Failure to adequately train your supply chain planning staff

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Reason #3 Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility. Reason #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #3 Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility

Kinaxis

Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility. Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. You are a supply chain leader. How do achieve supply chain visibility ?

Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

Supply Chain Shaman

For the supply chain leader it is not a game… The stake is business continuity. Gamers do well in the world of supply chain. Designing value networks and managing what-if conditions is fundamental to managing supply chain risks.

Imagine the Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Insights

On September 9–11, 2014, 110 supply chain visionaries will gather in the desert at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona to think differently and define the future of supply chain. Supply chain teams are being asked to do more with less.

Do Supply Chain Planning systems generate any value?

Kinaxis

Before that I was in management consulting doing what would be called supply chain design or reengineering today. Needless to say they have a continued multi-year deployment of the supply chain planning system provided by the ERP vendor.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain & Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

If you’re a supply chain or logistics executive and you’re looking for ways to improve as a leader this year, here are my five recommendations: 1. Supply chain management is risky business — and the risks are growing every day. Simply put, many companies are still falling short on supply chain risk management , and they continue to pay the price. whenever you’re discussing supply chain strategy or decisions.

4 Supply Chain Minds You Ought to Hear at Kinexions

Kinaxis

October 28-30, 2014. We have a great speaker line up, but here are 4 supply chain minds you can’t miss! Benji Green, director of global sales, operations and inventory planning, Avaya. Guido Marivoet, manager, supply chain systems, EMEA, TE Connectivity.

What’s the biggest cause of poor performance in every supply chain?

The Network Effect

In part one I laid out the 5 stage maturity model that shows how organizations can turn their “big data” into “big visibility” The stages are 1) Representation; 2) Accessibility; 3) Intelligence; 4) Decision Management; 5) Outcome-Based Metrics and Performance.

Q&A on the Supply Chains to Admire

Supply Chain Shaman

Today we published a new report, Supply Chains to Admire. The data analyzed to compile the Supply Chains to Admire report came from publicly-available information from balance sheets and income statements. For example, Johnson & Johnson has many supply chains in many industries, but the majority of the revenue comes from pharmaceuticals. We think that supply chain excellence is a combination of performance and improvement.

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply Chain Leader. Interview for Metrics That Matter. My kitchen table is piled high with interviews for the upcoming book, Metrics That Matter. The manuscript is due to Wiley on March 1st for an August 2014 publish date.

Power B2B Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

If you ask companies if they would like better inventory and global supply chain visibility, you will get an overwhelming answer of, “Yes!” The term supply chain visibility varies by role.

Supply Chain at Your Fingertips

Logility

These were just a few of the themes discussed at this year’s Connections 2014, Logility’s customer conference. Bill Nienburg outlined Under Armour’s bold and aggressive supply chain strategy, built on 4D collaboration with a multi-dimensional data-driven processes.

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On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

Here’s the supply chain conferences we love and will be attending. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Kinaxis is pleased to be a Premier Sponsor and participate in panel discussion of the 2014 EMEA Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.

Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, 270 posts and five years later, I am thankful for the opportunity to sit at my kitchen table and communicate to almost 20,000 supply chain professionals globally (directly through this blog and through connections on Linkedin). However, this is not the case in our supply chains.

Three Questions People are Afraid to Ask….

Supply Chain Shaman

The consulting team pitches a theme–vision of supply chain best practices, big data analytics, or demand-driven value networks– to the executive team, and a new project is initiated. Question 1: What drives a Successful Implementation of Supply Chain Planning?

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Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain leaders are competitive and they want to measure their success. I just don’t think the comparison of very different industries in a spreadsheet based on growth, inventory values, and Return on Assets (ROA) is meaningful. What is the Supply Chain Index?

Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, nine out of ten supply chains are stuck. Despite two decades of advancement in supply chain technologies, companies are struggling to gain balance at the intersection of operating margin, inventory turns and case fulfillment.

Misnomer

Supply Chain Shaman

I am a supply chain gal. I work with many organizations on their supply chain strategies. Let me give you an example: Last week, I gave a presentation at a global supply chain team meeting of 175 professionals. “I study supply chains.

Reflections on Integrated Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

In the presentation, I shared data on the evolution of supply chain planning and the results on user satisfaction. Neither technology vendor is an industry leader in delivering a solution that fits the needs of the supply chain planner.

Q&A on the Supply Chains to Admire

Supply Chain Insights

Today we published a new report, Supply Chains to Admire. The data analyzed to compile the Supply Chains to Admire 2014 report came from publicly-available information from balance sheets and income statements. What is the Supply Chain Index?