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Getting that “Swing” in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

How do you successfully align goals, metrics, and resources across functional groups? The answer is well documented and proven: you need a strategic planning and management system, such as the balanced scorecard , that aligns “business activities to the vision and strategy of the organization, improves internal and external communications, and monitors organization performance against strategic goals.”. Which metrics are the right ones?

New Student Projects Suggest Greater Focus on Analytics

Supply Chain View from the Field

Center for Environmental Farming Systems (1) – Dairy Farming Project – Helping to create a transition plan to Austin Family Dairy Farm, a 75-Jersey cow conventional dairy farm located in Yancey County, North Carolina. John Deere (2) – Life Cycle Cost Benchmarking – The team will benchmark industry leaders to document and define best practices for measuring direct material cost over the lifecycle of a product.