Supply Chain Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter makes this truth clear enough with its thorough analysis of recent multi-industry performance trends. The research shows that continually building value at all points along the value chain is the key to sustained success. Supply Chain Metrics That Matter was written to guide businesses through the change process with a measurementbased outlook that will help any organization stand the test of time.

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. Reason #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process. Reason #7 Making decisions based on bad data (supply chain data accuracy). by John Westerveld.

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Supply Chain Power 50: Best Supply Chain Blogs of 2014

Supply Chain Opz

At the beginning of each year, many supply chain blogs/sites publish the articles about their most popular contents of the year or make the predictions for things that might happen in the coming year. For SupplyChainOpz, we will do something a bit different, we will uncover the most outstanding supply chain blogs and their contents. Please drop us a line to bloggeradmin [at] supplychainopz [dot] com with the subject " Blog Nomination " by the end of March 2014.

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. Several customers addressed those questions in excellent case study presentations: Dr. Bernhard Herzog, Oxea GmbH – “Business Impact of a Supply Chain Operating Network”.

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Aerospace and Defense

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow Just a quick post to share some research courtesy of Lora Cecere of Supply Chain Insights LLC. Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Aerospace and Defense. According to recent research from Supply Chain Insights, A&D companies need a renewed focus on collaboration, visibility and core supply chain capabilities to remain competitive and win new business.

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. Logistics encompasses certain subsets of practices within the supply chain, such as just in time logistics, mission critical logistics, and more. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

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. All ex-AMR analysts on the stage, talking about the ‘Top 15 Supply Chains we Admire’. There has been so much discussion on the “top” supply chain lists. Value of supply chain planning and analytics.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.” First, great supply chains are agile.

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. She is the author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman , which attracts 5,000 readers weekly. Currently, Lora’s research focuses on supply chain sensing and revenue management.

Defining Supply Chain Excellence: One Column at a Time

Supply Chain Shaman

You are pissy and opinionated in this world of supply chain blandness. The term supply chain excellence is easier to say than define. I have been trying to define it as a supply chain analyst for over fifteen years. When I wrote the book Bricks Matter , I wanted to write a celebratory book on why the adoption of new technologies and practices in supply chain had improved corporate performance. The Supply Chain Index.

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. What caught my eye is that for each report, they do a deep dive on a specific industry and use a mix of financial data, survey research results and interactions with their clients to help get a better understanding of various industries’ supply chains.

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. To gain visibility into your supply chain, there are a few preliminary steps you must consider. There is more to supply chain visibility than a complex set of KPIs.

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 #4 Making key decisions by modelling the supply chain in Excel. Reason #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process. Reason #7 Making decisions based on bad data (supply chain data accuracy).

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. Semiconductor is poised to consolidate, which will have huge impact on the metrics. This could create a shortage in the US/Europe OEM chain. – as information moves down the supply chain to the manufacturer.

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. This is where you e-mail each node in the supply chain with the order requirements, have everyone do a feasibility analysis on accepting the order and then wait for the results. How do achieve supply chain visibility ?

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I now have a working manuscript for the entire book of Metrics That Matter. I jeopardized the release date of the book by taking an extra three months to finish the Supply Chain Index work. He is trying to figure out the answer to these questions: What defines supply chain excellence? Since supply chain can be a bit boring, I made it into a narrative. Why, I thought, would Kinaxis be interested in doing a webinar on women in supply chain?

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. And they are still a long way from complete from deploying the ERP modules let alone the supply chain planning modules. Perhaps we have been looking at the benefits of supply chain planning systems too narrowly.

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. While most companies have been able to make progress in one of these two critical metrics in the period of 2006-2013, they have not been able to make progress on both together. Supply chain teams are being asked to do more with less.

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 During the last two months, we have been interviewing supply chain leaders to get their views on the methodology. Background on the Supply Chain Index.

Takeaways from Roadnet perform 2014 User Conference

Talking Logistics

I’ve been using the word convergence to describe many of the trends occurring in the supply chain and logistics field today, and convergence was certainly evident at Roadnet’s perform 2014 User Conference a few weeks ago. Mobilecast On Track , “a low cost, durable, phone-based solution designed specifically to help track your mobile resources and provide metrics for management.”. ——– Excerpt of presentation delivered at Roadnet Perform 2014.

Introducing Supply Chain Power Influencers on Twitter

Supply Chain Opz

Social media has been adopted by supply chain management professionals as a mechanism to express opinions and disseminate knowledge. Then, this article will show how the influencers in supply chain management can be identified. Related Metrics There are 3 other metrics dedicated to the measurement of social media influence as below, 1) Klout develops Klout Score, the number between 1-100 that represent influence (the ability to drive action).

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

The Network Effect

In earlier posts I’ve explained why existing enterprise management solutions are limited ( hint: it’s stale data ), and why I believe that the new generation of cloud platforms will enable a new kind of ‘social’ supply chain that looks and operates very differently from what we are used to today. Thus there really weren’t any measures put in place related to real time demand and supply responsiveness other than flexibility related to volumetric shifts.

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! Session Title: “End to End Visibility and Supply Planning — Schneider Electric” In Alain’s main stage presentation hear how end-to-end supply chain visibility is key for becoming demand-driven and building value in supply networks. Guido Marivoet, manager, supply chain systems, EMEA, TE Connectivity.

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. In this supply chain management case study, read how LeanCor analyzed the supply chain to find opportunities to reduce total delivered cost, and identified pilot SKU’s for implementation. Current metrics included: Inter-Plant (Inter-DC) Freight Costs. Head of Supply Chain.

Why ERP reduces accountability and measurement in your supply chain, and how you can fix it

The Network Effect

Assuming excellence in customer responsiveness is a given, in order to achieve excellence in operating performance all employees should have a solid education and understanding as to how their roles and responsibilities contribute to their supply network outcomes in addition to their budget or financial performance. Enterprise and departmental silos are reinforced by today’s ERP systems given the fragmented environment present across most supply networks.

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. When a provider is well rounded in its supply chain management services, you’re able to benefit by: • The value and wealth of efficient opportunities in your supply chain. The second tip in choosing supply chain management services is improved performance with increased data access.

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Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #8: Keeping supply chain information in silos (and preventing your users from making the best decisions)

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. Reason #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process. Reason #7 Making decisions based on bad data (supply chain data accuracy). by John Westerveld.

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.

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. Panel Details: “The Technological Advances that Will Catapult Supply Chains into the Next Decade”. Supply Chain Insights Global Summit.

When supply chain KPIs aren’t enough

DELMIA Quintiq

How do supply chains fail even when they appear to succeed? Dan Gilmore, editor-in-chief of Supply Chain Digest, has an interesting take on this question. In an article entitled ‘ Metric Strategies and Supply Chain Performance ’ Gilmore suggests that many companies have KPI targets that are too low. They set targets they know they can achieve, hit them, and then conclude that their supply chain must be performing well.

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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. Many skilled Supply Chain Professionals still use “Functional” resumes—it’s an out of date format reads too much like a job description and leaves a lot of value on the table. An accomplishment-based resume provides metrics and quantifiable info about a candidate’s accomplishments.

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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). In the recent study of the Voice of the Supply Chain Leader , we find that the gaps are large, and growing. As shown in Figure 1, the gaps with the major categories of supply chain planning are great. Interview of a Supply Chain Leader: Redesigning for Value.

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.

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. In order to accelerate the learning, this article has gathered 20+ most sought-after supply chain case studies, analyzed/categorized them by industry and the findings are presented. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

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. And yet, despite the continued advancement of global trade management solutions, many companies still rely on Excel spreadsheets to manage this highly strategic and risky supply chain process. I went downhill skiing for the first time in 15 years yesterday.

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