Why a Cashmere Sweater Can Cost $2,000 — or $30

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The Secret to Successful Enterprise Strategy? Always Include Supply Chain Management

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For instance, competing in high-end fashion apparel will require a different supply chain strategy than selling cotton briefs. If the procurement function is focused on low-price instead of agility, then there’s no chance for success. Create the right metrics and monitor them. There is no one right set of supply chain metrics, and there will be trade-offs that reflect the needs of the markets and customers.

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2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

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No metric should be measured in isolation, and functional metrics should be replaced with the balanced scorecard metrics shown in Figure 2. To maximize value—price to tangible book, functional metrics need to be reset to focus on reliability. 5 A Focus on Functional Metrics Throws the Supply Chain Out of Balance. Most can only measure functional costs—transportation, manufacturing, and procurement. Apparel is an example. It has been awhile.

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. We do not believe that there is much value in putting all companies into a spreadsheet and shaking them up… or looking at singular metrics without analyzing the intricate trade-offs of the supply chain when viewed as a complex system. Apparel is actually moving backwards. Aligning metrics matters. For most companies, growth has slowed.

Let the Qs Begin

Supply Chain Shaman

The script will be distributed to CFOs of apparel, consumer packaged goods, and food/beverage companies next week. There are three reasons why: Vertical excellence—having the best manufacturing, procurement or transportation function—has not worked. Aligned Metrics. To ensure the management of the complex system, the metrics of operating margin, inventory turns, ROIC, customer service, revenue, and forecast accuracy need to be managed together as a non-linear system.

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

Enterra Insights

The approach involves new procurement methods that promote asset sharing (for example, cars), grounded in new distributed models and infrastructure.” However, innovative manufacturing methods can provide opportunities for textile and apparel recycling too.” ” Steutermann adds, “It is important not to confuse [sustainability] metrics with the circular economy.

What I Have Learned Teaching Courses on Market-Driven Value Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

When this happens, there is greater balance between metric trade-offs and resiliency in year-over-year improvements in corporate performance. I do not think that this will happen through the repurposing of indirect procurement networks (e.g., One of the favorite parts of my job is teaching classes on how to take supply chain concepts to the next level to improve corporate performance. I love helping people to see supply chain concepts differently.

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Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

The rankings are based on a composite score based on the opinions of Gartner’s analysts; a group of peer voters (mostly supply chain practitioners, professionals and experts; in the interests of full disclosure, I myself am part of the peer panel); some metrics, including return on assets, inventory growth and revenue growth; and a corporate social responsibility (CSR) component score. So the CSR score too is more of a popularity contest than a consistent metric.

4 Best-in-Class Supply Chains To Watch and Learn From

Logistics Bureau

Unilever has sustainability at the very heart of its business model, extending all the way through the supply chain from distribution to procurement. Suppliers are measured using factual performance indicators covering pricing, quality, innovation, and reliability , to name but a few of the measurement components included in the “McDonalds Supplier Performance Index,” as the suite of metrics is known.