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?

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

That was my opening question to the executives attending last month’s Elemica reveal 2014 Conference in Frankfurt. Meanwhile, the Red Sox won the World Series in 2013, going from worst to first in one year — and then back to worst in 2014.

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. In fact, the logistics space is so broad, we couldn’t give you only the top 10 blog posts of 2014, but we had to include the top 15.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

We will feature over the next 7 business days each category’s top 10 most viewed posts over the course of 2014. These will only contain posts written in 2014. There were approximately 220 blog posts in 2014, and over 200,000 page views on those posts alone.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

Power B2B Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

If you miss reading the Shaman in the next few weeks and you want some new reading in the area of supply chain excellence, consider tucking my new book Metrics that Matter into your suitcase.

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Supply Chain Shaman

I think about this discussion with Keith often as I work on the Supply Chain Index and edit the chapters of Metrics That Matter. “We live in a world where supply chains, not companies, compete for market dominance.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

One of my favorite interviews on this topic, that I recently completed for my upcoming book Metrics That Matter , was with Amway’s Chief Supply Chain Officer George Calvert. In prestige beauty and nutritional supplements, the cost to ship the product is minuscule.

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Ship according to a latest set of transportation routing instructions. Identification and measurement of key trending metrics on a weekly or monthly basis, with an emphasis on corrective action planning to address metrics that don’t meet goals.

Transportation Management

LeanCor

Think about all the cars we have in the United States that have been shipped from different countries all over the world. In addition, you need to commit to create daily route designs, complete real-time track and trace, generate real-time metrics, and complete daily problem solving.

3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

In addition, they need to commit to create daily route designs, complete real-time track and trace, generate real-time metrics, and complete daily problem solving. We issue web-based advanced shipping notices (ASN) to our customers.

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Moreover, products can be shipped to stores in-time then lost sales is minimal. After the orders are picked and packed, Amazon ships the orders using common carriers so they can obtain the economy of scale.

How to Use Big Data to Improve Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

According to a July 2014 supply chain research study from Accenture focused on Big Data and supply chain risk management, most organizations have high hopes for using big data analytics in their supply chain but many have had challenges in deploying it. With these blind spots, organizations are unable to drive the proper metrics to manage day-to-day operations and generate significant business value.

4 Supply Chain Minds You Ought to Hear at Kinexions

Kinaxis

October 28-30, 2014. Session Title: “Accelerating Vision to Value: Integrating Supply Chain Operations” Avaya has been on a 4 year transformation to create a Best In Class supply chain with industry leading On Time Ship, Inventory Turns, and Expense to Revenue ratio.

New Year’s Resolution #1 for Supply Chain Planners: Improve Performance Measurement

Demand Solutions

And let’s say that we have seven line items in stock and can ship them complete. To fill the 8th line item complete we had to ship the product from a DC across the country. For the 9th line item we ran an overtime production shift to get the order shipped complete on time. Finally, we had to ship the 10th line item two units short. Ten lines ordered, and we shipped 98 out of 100 units on time.

Logistics Past, Present, and Future

Supply Chain @ MIT

While reliable service and low prices are still important, these metrics have become prerequisites for commercial success. We have a shipping community that is dialed into using technology and trying to make sure that they bid everything electronically.” Logistics on the move.

Global Luxury Management “Lifestyle” brands require push supply chain design customization

Supply Chain View from the Field

Such brands may ship small runs of five bags, gowns, or shoes that cost thousands of dollars, whereas typical apparel products are produced in volumes of hundreds of thousands going to low cost retailers. The entire apparel supply chain is driven by these financial metrics. A lot of the supply chain behaviors are driven by these financial measures, compensation systems, and bonuses are based on that metric.

What is Preventing Your Supply Chain From Being a Strategic Differentiator?

Supply Chain Nation

Misaligned incentives and lack of accountability: Commercial teams are mainly measured by the volume and revenue driven metrics whereas Operations teams are mainly measured on cost oriented metrics such as inventory turns and production and distribution efficiencies. The “owners” of the inventory at each node may push the inventory downstream to make their metrics look good and this could result in channel stuffing.

Logistics Outsourcing

LeanCor

Meeting customer ship date requirements and lowering transportation costs are key priorities for the customer – a leader in lift truck manufacturing. No cost or efficiency metrics were being used on IB raw material tranportation.

Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection. A few days ago, the world’s seventh largest container shipping company by volume, Hanjin Shipping, filed for bankruptcy protection.

Logistics Solutions

LeanCor

The Logistics Challenge: Suppliers weren’t shipping material on a consistent basis and preferred not to be in charge of finding carriers and making shipping decisions. LeanCor performed a mode analysis to understand what suppliers should be shipping LTL from truckload.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered.

My Logisticians are a Humorless Lot…

The Logistics of Logistics

The blame for the late shipments is always the shipping guys fault. When Mother Nature floods or freezes the roads, the shipping guys have to explain the failure. Also begin using metrics or key performance indicators to measure the most important areas. These metrics should point your team to even more opportunities for improvement. “My logisticians are a humorless lot … they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay.”

My Logisticians are a Humorless Lot…

The Logistics of Logistics

The blame for the late shipments is always the shipping guys fault. When Mother Nature floods or freezes the roads, the shipping guys have to explain the failure. Also begin using metrics or key performance indicators to measure the most important areas. These metrics should point your team to even more opportunities for improvement. “My logisticians are a humorless lot … they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay.”

Addressing a Legal Threat to Local Delivery Operations (The FedEx Ground Case on Driver Classification)

Talking Logistics

Telematics, which provides data to and from vehicles in order to manage vehicle performance, provide delivery and routing information and capture performance metrics, are inching closer to being an OEM part. Telematics systems and mobile dispatch apps will eventually give drivers access to shipping marketplaces, such as uShip, and will empower drivers to sign on as independent drivers whenever it’s convenient for them.

Warehouse Management Systems Selection: How to Choose the Right One for Your Business?

The Logistics of Logistics

At a minimum, the WMS should be able to track receiving, received goods managements, order picking, shipping cycle counting and item movements. Useful Metrics. Warehouse Management Systems Selection Overview. A good warehouse management system (WMS) can do a lot for your business, from improving efficiency to improving customer service. Since a WMS is so important for your business, it only makes sense that you get one.

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Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL. As a sales guy for a 3PL I am always anxious to impress shipping managers, so I created the following 9 things to consider when selecting a 3PL. The most important measure is the Paydex metric. Transactional shippers typically don’t ship much and they don’t commit to any one logistics company. Metrics / Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

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My Logisticians are a Humorless Lot…

The Logistics of Logistics

The blame for the late shipments is always the shipping guys fault. When Mother Nature floods or freezes the roads, the shipping guys have to explain the failure. Also begin using metrics or key performance indicators to measure the most important areas. These metrics should point your team to even more opportunities for improvement. “My logisticians are a humorless lot … they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay.”

Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL. As a sales guy for a 3PL I am always anxious to impress shipping managers, so I created the following 9 things to consider when selecting a 3PL. The most important measure is the Paydex metric. Transactional shippers typically don’t ship much and they don’t commit to any one logistics company. Metrics / Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

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Oracle Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration - The Next Gen Supply Chain Intelligence

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Supply and Demand cost and delivery metrics measurement on Embedded Intelligence.

Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage

Cerasis

will face shortages in trucking resources again , predominatly a trucker shortage, in the near future due to an array of developments that may cause shippers to find loads left on the ground, shipping costs rapidly escalating, and shrinking profit margins that stun stakeholders.

E-commerce and Unpredictable Demand

PLS Logistics

trillion by the end of 2015, which is 17% higher than 2014’s total. It argues that more online retailers struggle to reduce the time-to-consumer metric when offering same day delivery and several delivery/pick-up options for clients. Inventory Shipping Omni-Channel Technology

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, on average, there are 10-25 ships sitting on the water waiting to unload. 2014 was not a good year for the western ports. In contrast, Kinaxis, a close competitor to E2open, went pubic in 2014 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Today is a rainy day in Philadelphia.

The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Kinaxis

According to a recent UNHCR report , nearly 60 million people were forcibly displaced in 2014 from countries such as Iraq, Eritrea, and Afghanistan. Unfortunately, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, its income in 2015 will be 10% less than in 2014.

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VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the period of 2009-2015, only 88% of companies made improvement on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. In Table 1, the company is slightly above average on improvement and outperforms on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter in all categories but inventory turns.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

A Transportation Management System also helps in effective management of shipping units, transportation mode selection, freight bill auditing, outbound and inbound shipment scheduling, payment and processing of loss and damage claims etc. 2014).

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Walmart again Raises Chargeback Stakes

Enterra Insights

After all, shave off $20 here for a short lot, $5 there for a cracked pallet and $10 over here for a mangled shipping label, and before long, it can run into real money. In Walmart’s latest move, report Smith and Nassauer, “The retailer wants suppliers that ship full trucks of products to deliver orders within a specified two-day window 87% of the time, up from an 85% rate it targeted previously. LinkedIn, 8 December 2014. [5]

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