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

The Holidays and The Logistics Crunch: It’s all about the Planning & a Fun Comparison of Logistics & A Successful Turkey Day!


Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The Holidays and The Logistics Crunch: It’s all about the Planning & a Fun Comparison of Logistics & A Successful Turkey Day! Have you started planning your Thanksgiving meal yet?

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

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.

Making the Case for a Different Kind of TMS


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.

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.

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?


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).

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


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.

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.

Infographic: Typhoon Dujuan's impacts


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.

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.

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?

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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.

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?

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?

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.

Top 8 FAQ about S&OP (and Our Answers)

Demand Solutions

Dick Ling recommends testing customer-provided forecasts against the ones you're using, and deciding based on that comparison whether to incorporate them. Got questions about sales and operations planning (S&OP)? We’ve got answers. And at the end of a recent webinar, we picked the brain of the “Father of S&OP,” Dick Ling. Here are some of the questions we got from the audience—and our answers. Who usually wants S&OP software?

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


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.

Introducing the Freightos Marketplace


Introducing the Freightos Marketplace. In 1900, gross world production was $175 billion dollars. By 2014, it reached $77 trillion dollars.

New Findings from the Gartner Supply Chain Users Wants and Needs Study


By comparison, none of the high-performing companies listed “management” or “leadership” as the primary obstacle to achieving goals, instead focusing on “outside-in” obstacles such as network complexity and customer demands.

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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.

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? ’

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


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.

Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup


Instant freight pricing comparisons : Not to toot our own horn…but with air travel booking and comparisons around since 1995, it’s time that freight joined the party.

SCRC Innovation and Social Responsibility Supply Index: A Critical Input to “Drucker Management Top 250 List”


This required a comparison unigram and bigram feature settings, three text summarization techniques (full text, paragraph extraction and sentence extraction), and two different support vector machine approaches (one-against-one and one-against-all) on balanced and imbalanced datasets.

TMS SuperUser Secrets – Benchmarking Using TMS Data

Supply Chain Collaborator

Benchmarking TMS data improves and enhances service levels by providing comparisons of customer service-related activities. . _. TMS SuperUsers use their solutions to drive comparisons not just of their current performance against their past performance.

Don’t Perpetuate the Hoax of the Gartner Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

Growth 10% (Year-over-Year comparison of 2013 versus 2014). Opinion makes up 50% of the rating; and in the ranking system, company comparisons are against each other with little consideration of industry drivers. A year-over-year comparison is not sufficient.

Supply chain pain points in the Aerospace and Defense industry

The 21st Century Supply Chain

View constraints for load-only comparisons, constraint availability or limit the timing and availability of supply and demand. by Alexa Cheater 7 barriers to aerospace and defense supply chain success.

E-Commerce Disrupts Freight Seasons, Boosts Spot Market Volume

DAT Solutions

This year, by comparison, the heightened demand continued through mid-July, and we saw only a slight dip in volume and rates for the entire month, compared to June.". "As