[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

Cerasis

Take a look at how a business can use technology, metrics, and services to improve transportation processes, which range from supplier shipping to route optimization. We hope you enjoy this comprehensive look into data, business intelligence, metrics, and the CORE KPIs every shipper and manufacturing or supply chain professional should know in order to continually improve business practices and reduce overall costs. Download the KPIs E-Book by Filling out the Form Below!

New Books for Your Bookshelf

Supply Chain Insights

This year, we will publish two new books: Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and The Shaman’s Journal. We are adding these two new books for your bookshelf to stand beside Bricks Matter which published in December, 2012. In 2015, it is our goal to publish another new book, Lessons in Supply Chain Leadership. Each book takes a new twist on the old topic of supply chain excellence. It is our goal to publish meaningful books for the supply chain leadership team.

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My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I held my new book in my hand. I am now an author of my third book. Tomorrow, I have a call with a manufacturing company to answer the question, “ What is the most important concept in the book?” The book is a story of a fictional client by the name of Joe. In the book, Joe does not want perform like an average Joe. Filipe wants Joe to adhere to all of the principles of the book Toyota Way. Achieving Balance in Metrics.

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. 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. Peppered with real-world examples from across industries, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter reinforces ideas with evidence.

10 Greatest Purchasing Books Ever Written

Supply Chain Opz

What are the essential purchasing books you should read? In this article, we will uncover the best purchasing books to help you get the edge over competition. In order to become successful in purchasing career, lifelong learning is a key and good purchasing books play the important role in your career advancement. Data Collection To come up with a list of top 10 purchasing books, we collect the names of books available on Amazon.com.

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

Interview for Metrics That Matter. My kitchen table is piled high with interviews for the upcoming book, Metrics That Matter. Writing a book is a labor of love. It is my second book. To give readers a sneak peek for the book, here I share my interview with Peter. I recently interviewed him for my upcoming book, Metrics that Matter, that publishes in August 2014. Peter is one of sixty-five companies that I have interviewed for the book.

The Book Is Out!

Supply Chain Insights

After nine months of writing, four months of editing and three years of research, the book Supply Chain Metrics That Matter sits on my shelf. The book is a story. The main character in the book is a well-intending supply chain leader named Joe. They must define the supply chain metrics that matter. Through this analysis, the leadership team forges their own path, and builds their own metrics that matter, supported by a new operating strategy.

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Supply chain management books that are praised by supply chain executives, consultants and supply chain management professionals at all levels. In order to facilitate smooth learning process, this article will show you 10 greatest supply chain management books that can help you accelerate the learning. Supply Chain Management Book Ranking In publishing industry, Nielsen BookScan is the most widely used database for a book ranking method.

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 ). What inspired you to write your book? I believe in the promise of supply chain and it was also the 30 th anniversary of Supply Chain Management and I wanted to write a book about how supply chain improved balance sheets. I started writing what became Bricks Matter, the first book I wrote. Are you planning a book tour?

7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, we rank books based on their influence, popularity, recency and practicality and then we come up with the list of the best supply chain books. Finding Best Supply Chain Books We've found that most recommendations for on the web are based on just personal opinion. In the publishing industry, Nielsen BookScan is the most widely used database for a book ranking method. A number of citations of the books are collected.

10 Outstanding Books for SCM Professionals

Supply Chain Opz

This article will show you 10 amazing SCM books that provide the information you can really use. Background Early this year, I published one article named " 10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time ". The reason for this was to provide a list of "classic" scm books that people can study by themselves while working full-time. The feedback from readers are that they like the article about top 10 books very much (and now it''s one of the most viewed articles here).

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Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #9: Relentless pursuit of one metric at the expense of other metrics.

Kinaxis

Reason #9 Relentless pursuit of one supply chain metric at the expense of other metrics. Yet, these are similar instructions as what is passed down to the supply chain from executives focused on a specific supply chain metric. Why do companies focus on reducing a specific metric? Some of the more likely are; A metric (like inventory performance) is monitored by financial analysts and therefore tied to stock valuation. by John Westerveld.

Lora Cecere: ‘All the metrics must be in balance’

Supply Chain Movement

But in fact, all the metrics must be in balance,” says Lora Cecere from Supply Chain Insights. The analyst was joined by Bram Desmet, managing director of Solventure, to present her latest book, Supply Chain Metrics that Matter, in Brussels on 18 March 2015. Cecere wanted to write a book to help supply chain teams within companies communicate with their finance colleagues in a completely different manner. Supply Chain Metrics that Matter.

Supply Chain Dashboards – Key Metrics For Manufacturers

Silvon Software

As I mentioned in my previous post, Sales Dashboards – 16 Metrics for Manufacturers , a strategy for measuring business performance should also incorporate metrics that focus on the supply chain and other operational areas of the enterprise. Supply chain metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) are sometimes a bit tougher to compile than sales metrics. The Perfect Order Rate metric is one we’ve seen Gartner and others talk about quite a bit.

6 Benefits of Effective a Reverse Logistics System & The 9 Core RevLog Metrics to Track

Cerasis

Importance of Metrics in Reverse Logistics Management. To monitor progress against its reverse logistics management plan, a company needs metrics that measure the financial impact of returns on the firm and on other members of the supply chain. Measures such as amount of product to be reclaimed and resold as is, or percentage of material recycled, are examples of such metrics. Energy used in handling returns : This metric is used in sustainability programs.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Last Mile & White Glove Logistics

Cerasis

Last mile e-commerce, last mile technology, last mile metrics and white glove services make standard shipping conversations seem like child’s play, and the new focus on the last mile is anything but. In this e-book, "The Ulitmate Guide To Last Mile & White Glove Logistics", these top lessons that shippers need to know about last-mile logistics in the modern era. Leveraging Metrics, Shippers Find Better Ways to Excel at Customer Service and Last Mile Services.

10 Best Inventory Book for All Experience Levels

Supply Chain Opz

What inventory book can help you to cut inventory costs? In this article, we will show you 10 best inventory book that readers at all levels can learn from. Citation count is a metric we use to separate great inventory book from their peers - Lastly, we carefully review each inventory book and make a final cut Results Drum roll please! Inventory Management Overview Many people think inventory management is a clerical task but they're absolutely wrong.

Changing the Production Performance Metric

Logility

These folks have traditionally provided master rolls of newsprint and book paper to the industry. People started reading newspapers and books on tablets and e-readers. Inside-out to outside-in is starting to turn. Anyone who has worked with asset intensive process manufacturers knows how hard it is to change the thinking about machine capacity utilization. For years asset utilization has been the de facto measurement where running smaller lot sizes was not an option.

Changing the Production Performance Metric

Logility

These folks have traditionally provided master rolls of newsprint and book paper to the industry. People started reading newspapers and books on tablets and e-readers. Inside-out to outside-in is starting to turn. Anyone who has worked with asset intensive process manufacturers knows how hard it is to change the thinking about machine capacity utilization. For years asset utilization has been the de facto measurement where running smaller lot sizes was not an option.

Freight Tech, ROI & Input vs. Output Metrics

Parade

I joke, because Amazon has evolved into a several hundred billion dollar a year behemoth that is well beyond books, beloved of consumers and strikes fear into the hearts of complacent companies. Remember: the “R” in ROI is an output metric and a financial one.

Book Review - Supply Chain Transformation: Building and.

Supply Chain Opz

Book Review - Supply Chain Transformation: Building and Executing an Integrated Supply Chain Strategy. The purpose of this article is to introduce you to the book " Supply Chain Transformation: Building and Executing an Integrated Supply Chain Strategy " and explain how it can help you to create sustainable supply chain excellence. The first chapter deals with the foundation of the book. Note: this book is listed as 10 Outstanding Books for SCM Professionals, find out here.

What is the Best PMP Book?

Supply Chain Opz

We will compare 4 major exam prep and show you which one is the best PMP book to read. 4 Best PMP Books Compared There are at least 3 ways to prepare yourself for the PMP exam, namely, online training, on-site training and PMP exam book. In our opinion, you should consider PMP exam prep book first so you can familiarize yourself with terms, method, and process. In this section, we will provide you with general characteristics of the best PMP book as below, 1.

Carriers Weigh in: How Online Booking Supports Their Businesses

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Today, booking loads online is quickly gaining in popularity thanks to the speed and convenience it offers. Book loads online: Bring more choices to your business. Robinson makes it possible to find and book the loads you want instantly—without involving a rep at all.

The Best Negotiation Book Ever Written

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, we evaluate 2 books, namely, "Getting to Yes" and "Influence" based on 3 criteria and will show you which one is the best negotiation book. In Search of the Best Negotiation Book In our opinion, there are 2 major negotiation approaches, namely, law school approach and psychological school approach. In this article, we will talk about 2 negotiation and persuasion books from 2 different perspectives as below, 1.

What is the Best Book On Negotiation?

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, we evaluate 2 books, namely, "Getting to Yes" and "Influence" based on 3 criteria and will show you which one is the best book on negotiation. In this article, we will talk about 2 best negotiation books from 2 different perspectives as below, 1. Ury and Bruce Patton This negotiation book is the result of research and study by the Harvard Negotiation Project under Harvard Law School. What if we can only have one negotiation book to read?

Guest Post: Ignoring this Performance Metric is Risky

TMC

As I explain in my book, The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected (MIT Press, October 2015), companies can improve their disruption detection capabilities in a number of ways. His new book, The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected (MIT Press, October 2015), is available from Amazon.com and MIT Press. The post Guest Post: Ignoring this Performance Metric is Risky appeared first on Connect Blog by TMC, a division of C.H.

What is the Best Negotiation Book?

Supply Chain Opz

Here we evaluate 2 books, namely, "Getting to Yes" and "Influence" based on 3 main criteria and will show you which one is the best negotiation book of all time. In this article, we will talk about 2 best negotiation books from 2 different perspectives as below, 1. Ury and Bruce Patton This book is the result of research and study by the Harvard Negotiation Project under Harvard Law School. Cialdini This book represents a psychological school of thought in negotiation.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. I was sitting at my kitchen table attempting to write a celebratory book on the 30th anniversary of supply chain management. When I sat down to write the book, Bricks Matter, I believed that companies had used supply chain technologies to reduce operating margin and improve inventory turns. To make the book interesting, I have interviewed 60 supply chain leaders to get their insights.

10 Greatest International Business Books Ever Written

Supply Chain Opz

This article will show you international business book to help you expand business globally. Can you recommend a good international business book? ". Data Collection In the past we made many book lists that get attention from both authors and publishers. We also have many international business books in our own library. However, we've found that some good books are not cited that much because they're practitioner oriented.

What is the Best Statistics Book?

Supply Chain Opz

This article will use systematic data collection method so we can identify best statistics book even CEOs read. Data Collection To provide recommendations for the books about statistics, we conduct a literature survey and find 8 categories of books as below, - Basic Statistics - Risk Management - Marketing Analytics - Decision Analysis - Visual Analytics - Big Data Analytics - Web Analytics - Quality Management As you can see, statistics has a very broad business application.

What is the Best PMP Book?

Supply Chain Opz

Are you planning to take the PMP exam and looking for best PMP book? We will compare 4 major exam prep and show you which one is the best PMP book to read. Major PMP Books Compared There are at least 3 ways to prepare yourself for PMP exam, namely, online training, on-site training and PMP book. In our opinion, you should consider PMP book first so you can familiarize yourself with terms, method and process. Our comment: it's a well-rounded PMP book.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

We consistently see that companies focused on functional excellence–a focus within a functional silo like manufacturing, transportation or distribution– or singular metrics– like inventory or costs– underperform against their peer groups. Reward teams for cross-functional metrics. We like the metrics of growth, on-time and in-full orders, operating margin, inventory turns, and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).

3 Practical Metrics for Supplier Performance Evaluation

Logistics Bureau

Supplier Performance Metrics for Every Organisation. In this post, you’ll find some suggested metrics for supplier performance evaluation and management. Hopefully these examples will prove helpful if you are building a new supplier scoring process, overhauling your existing metrics portfolio, or just looking for some practical supplier performance measurement ideas. Other Supplier Performance Metrics. Returns rate metrics. Order fill rate metrics.

What is the Best Business Statistics Book?

Supply Chain Opz

What is business statistics book that doesn't damage your brain? We will present to you the best business statistics book that is practical enough for CEOs. We track down each business statistics book if it gets the endorsement or reviewed on various sites such as Amazon.com, Quora, Linkedin and from the world's leading media outlets. After that, we examine each business statistics book one by one to ensure that it is practical enough for people of all experience levels.

Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain is a complex system with finite, and non-linear relationships between supply chain metrics that drive balance sheet results. We find that companies can improve one, but not two of the metrics. Teams struggle to drive improvement in both metrics at the same time. We term these the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter because they have a higher correlation to market capitalization.). C2C is a compound metric of receivables plus inventory minus payables.