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?

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

This methodology, termed the Supply Chain Index, was developed in partnership with the Operations Research team at Arizona State University. by Melissa Clow September is a busy time of year for us at Kinaxis – Many folks here are flying the skies to attend various conferences.

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Defining Supply Chain Excellence: One Column at a Time

Supply Chain Shaman

This work is based on a collaborative project with Arizona State University. I am hearing it again in my interviews for the book Metrics That Matter. My question for the Arizona State team was, “ How do I best define a technique that can represent the randomness of this pattern?”

Let the Qs Begin

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply Chain Improvement is based on the work that we completed with an Arizona State University Operations Research team to determine the Supply Chain Index. There are three reasons why: Vertical excellence—having the best manufacturing, procurement or transportation function—has not worked.

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. While there was always passionate discussions on companies and metrics, the end goal was to raise awareness of supply chain as a practice.

Mush

Supply Chain Shaman

As a result, the metrics have to be viewed together as a pattern over time. In the journey, the supply chain leader needs to improve the potential of a portfolio of metrics. I find value in looking at these metrics together.

Time for a Mea Culpa?

Supply Chain Shaman

I have taken myself off the road to write the book Metrics That Matter. Because he had reduced his buffers—both inventory and manufacturing—and had built a push-based supply chain using a forecasted demand signal, he was failing in many markets. It is a slow week.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated.During The Index is a methodology developed by Supply Chain Insights LLC, in cooperation with the Operations Research Team at Arizona State University (ASU), to gauge supply chain improvement.

Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Kinaxis

I just returned from the highly engaging and inspiring Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Manufacturers that are used to shipping pallets and cartons to retailers will need to be prepared for the world of shipping eaches to consumers and do so economically.

Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

They will be featured in our digital showcase and are a part of the Jabil story on digital manufacturing. Network with your peers on the insights and relax under the Arizona skies as you wrap up a couple of intense days with your peers at the final reception.

Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

I have learned that supply chain systems are more complex than I originally thought, and that the relationships between supply chain metrics are nonlinear. The greatest gap is in the design of supplier and manufacturing networks. And, in our Digital Manufacturing Study.

Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is core to the middle class and a healthy economy. The word digital is everywhere in their presentations– digital path to purchase, digital agriculture, and digital manufacturing. Manufacturers are behind other sectors like insurance and banking.

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

Cerasis

As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Yesterday we published the top 10 most read manufacturing articles of 2015. . As with the manufacturing articles, infographics tend to stand out as they are a quick way to consume a lot of information. These metrics should be reviewed frequently to ensure supply chain success.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

” — William Verdini, associate professor and chairman of the Supply Chain Management Department at Arizona State University’s Carey School of Business, as quoted in The Importance of Education in Supply Chain Management , Reliable Plant; Twitter: @NoriaCorp.

Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

A senior executive from a large global manufacturer came to speak in my MBA class this week, and discussed the major shifts in global business that was occurring due to the emergence of omni-channel capabilities in the supply chain. To give you an idea of what this is doing, the classic retail metrics, “same store sales” and “sales per square foot”, are no longer being reported by Macy’s department stores.

Happy Labor Day! Insights on Building Supply Chain Talent

Supply Chain Shaman

Before I started doing this research, I believed procurement and manufacturing were aligned. While this is the case in 50% of the organizations, there are many organizations with large alignment gaps between finance/operations and procurement/manufacturing.