Sustainable Supply Chains: A Country Comparison

SCM Research

The global not-for-profit organization CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has published a report: Supply Chain Sustainability Revealed: A Country Comparison. The report was written by Accenture Strategy. “While climate and water risks are apparent, the implications for businesses and economies reliant on complex supply chain models are less understood”, says Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP.

Comparison of Improvement Programs

The Lean Supply Chain

Comparison of Improvement Programs.

Supply Chain News on Inventory Performance 2015 and Some Interesting Comparisons

Supply Chain Digest

Last in a Series, we Look at Different Inventory Turns in 2014 by Dfferent Companies within a Sector

Study Reveals 50% Adoption Rate for Supply Chain Planning Solutions

Arkieva

Supply Chain demand planning software supply chain execution software supply chain management solutions supply chain optimization software supply chain planning software comparison supply chain planning software definition supply chain planning software gartner Supply Chain SoftwareIn a recent study, Gartner estimates that 50% of Supply Chain Planning Solutions are not fully utilized1.

Congratulating the Supply Chains to Admire Winners

Supply Chain Shaman

In Table 3, I share a comparison of the two methodologies. Supply Chain Leaders wanted a comparison by peer group (the Gartner Top 25 groups all companies together), and companies lower than 12B$ in annual revenue wanted a methodology to gauge success.

Supply Chain News on Federal Reserve Changes Baseline Year on US Industrial Production from 2007 to 2012

Supply Chain Digest

Move Actually Make Current Numbers Look a Little Better in Comparison

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Growth of Sustainable Product Sales

Supply Chain Digest

While Growth of Green Products is Fast It Seems at Many Companies, Definitional Issues Make Comparisons Diffilcult

Making Returns Happy: New Options Avoid the Landfill

Icecorp

For comparison purposes, returns to bricks-and-mortar stores are less than 10 percent. [1]. Did you know that between 10 and 15 percent of purchases made for the holidays will be returned? And for e-commerce that number is more like 30 percent.

Making the Case for a Different Kind of TMS

3GTMS

With case studies, ROI comparisons and real-world examples, you’ll understand why a different type of TMS is needed to meet the modern-day needs of shippers, brokers and 3PLs.

Personalization is Paramount – Finding Success in the New Age of Retail

Logistics Viewpoints

Shopping today often includes online product research, comparison price shopping between sites, online customer reviews and more – arming consumers with a wealth of knowledge before they even set foot in a store. Retail is in the midst of a fundamental shift, thanks to the emergence of the digitally-savvy consumer.

5 Reasons Why Mobile Devices Empower Yard Management Systems

C3 Solutions

Supply chain software system providers were slow to adopt mobile devices in comparison to the consumer markets. Obviously, supply chain systems don’t get replenished like consumer items but great strides have been made to make mobile technology available across all the supply chain platforms.

How to make S&OP meetings a highlight in your team’s calendar

AIMMS

None was able to perform scenario comparisons in real-time to discuss insights with stakeholders during the meeting. Sales and Operations Plan ning has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability.

Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

It has certainly been evident this year that natural disasters can significantly disrupt the supply chain. And when recent hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires began wreaking havoc, many shippers were left asking themselves: “How have recent natural disasters affected our transportation network?”

What’s Your Forecast Accuracy Target for 2017?

ToolsGroup

Answering this question requires (1) a data set which can provide the correct basis of comparison (like the MLS in the housing market) and (2) employing an approach that controls for key differences between data points in the data set (like house size, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, in his analogy).

Infographic: Typhoon Dujuan's impacts

Elementum

Take a look at our comparison chart—if your supply chain was affected by Soudelor, it's likely to be affected by Dujuan. As Typhoon Dujuan batters Taiwan on its way to China's Southeast coast, transportation faces some disruptions. Learn from Soudelor to understand how you should act.

Logistics Performance Index 2014

SCM Research

The report is titled “Connecting to Compete 2014: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy” The index, which is based on survey data collected from more than 1,000 logistics managers, allows a comparison of 160 countries in terms of trade dimensions, such as infrastructure quality, customs performance and timeliness of shipments. Today, the World Bank has released its Logistics Performance Index 2014.

What is a Demand-driven Supply Chain?

Arkieva

In comparison with the traditional supply chain, DDSC uses the pull (Demand pull) technique. Demand-driven Supply Chain (DDSC) is defined as a supply chain management method focused on building supply chains in response to demand signals.

Is Your Logistics Chain Leaking? The IoT May Be the Answer

4 Way Logistics

When both your receiving inventory data and your vendor invoices live in the same digital system, it’s a simple matter to ask a computer to make comparisons, triggering an alert for both parties if something doesn’t match up.

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

While every company will agree that this data is VERY important, the lack of standard definition precludes comparison. For me, this was disappointing to see.This comparison is a good way to measure the effectiveness of forecasting processes.

How the Supply Chain Can Improve Healthcare for All

Logility

Additional Reading: Aberdeen: Industry Comparison For Best-In-Class S&OP/IBP Capabilities. As someone on the tail end of the Baby Boomer generation, I have a vested interest in the life science industry’s focus to improve both products and services.

Building a Supply Chain Masterpiece with Concurrent Planning

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater There’s something to be said about the resiliency of a really good supply chain. One that’s able to quickly respond to those unexpected problems, easily adapt to changing industry conditions and make waves with its innovative, yet still efficient, processes.

The problem with renewable energy resources isn’t the technology, but the quantity of supply

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Unfortunately, even wind power still pales in comparison. For comparison, to set off a Hydrogen reaction, scientists initially used a nuclear (fission) bomb to start the process).

Transforming the B2B Buying Experience: The Role of Consumers and Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

Technology in the palm of the consumers’ hand is delivering high quality user experiences, easy order visibility into deliveries, transparency in pricing, and product/service review comparisons. Live Episode: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm ET.

Tell Me Why

Supply Chain Shaman

They do not have a peer group for comparison. We do not include them in the analysis because there is no peer group comparison. This year-over-year comparison, enables visualization of performance on two metrics. As a blogger, you can get feedback real time. Pretty cool. Right?

Three Cool Technologies

Supply Chain Shaman

like Stefan’s quote, “However, all the boasts of value it (DDMRP) brings are in comparison to the value of MRP. Oh my! The blog post, What About Them Apples , raised a lot of heated discussion on LinkedIn. Quite the dust-up… Why?

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

Cerasis

Furthermore, some data may be of minimal use without comparison to and identification of trends and collaborations between data from other transactions within a given warehouse or transportation system. Business practices have become synonymous with the application and collection of data for continuous improvement. However, most of today’s data goes unused and represents a lost opportunity to the company. Unfortunately, data lacks value if not properly cleansed, transformed, and applied.

Parts Are Not Parts

Supply Chain Shaman

In Figure 2, we show the differences: Comparison of the Gartner Top 25 Analysis and the Supply Chains to Admire Calculations. Companies state that they want bold change; but within the company, I find swirling inaction. It baffles me. Companies are at a tipping point.

Q&A on the Supply Chains to Admire

Supply Chain Insights

They had to be publicly traded, we had to have a nearly complete data set for the years studied, and they had to have a peer group of at least six companies to be able to draw the comparisons. Today we published a new report, Supply Chains to Admire.

The Results Are In On Retail Performance 2014

The Network Effect

As the calendar determines the earliness/lateness of Thanksgiving and Christmas, all sorts of things happen to make year to year comparisons difficult. So, how can comparisons be made?

Retail 173

Forecast Accuracy: Keep Your Demand Management Process Honest

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Forecast Comparison. Having a tool to show comparisons quickly is effective for determining where the forecast information should be coming from. by Alexa Cheater Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘ Are you keeping your demand management process honest? ’

DDMRP – “Where’s the Beef”

Logility

Most of the boasts of DDMRP value are in comparison to the value of MRP. I will have to admit that I spent my fair share of time sitting in front of the TV set during my formative years.

Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update W1

Freightos

Although prices jumped a little this week, the year on year comparison deteriorated. Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update Wk 1. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos.

How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

Cerasis

This comparison is much more than a metaphor; it is the real issues being faced by supply chain entities and their leaders. Supply chain leaders are enthralled with the idea of using big data, but they tend to fail to understand how to disseminate big data in their organization properly.