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.

EcoVadis Ranks Highest in New SPLC Insight Enterprise Sustainability Ratings Comparison Tool

EcoVadis

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) recently released the results of its new, independent comparative tool for sustainable procurement ratings and EcoVadis is excited to share we’ve secured the highest ranking in the framework.

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

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

We'll cover: How to get all your data into an apples-to-apples comparison so it's easier to strategize. You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be?

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

Cerasis

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?

Who Do You Trust to Run the Nation's Supply Chain?

Material Handling & Logistics

A head-to-head comparison between the two candidates for U.S. President and their positions on key industrial issues. read more. Global Supply Chain Gold

Digital Marketing in the Supply Chain and Logistics World

All Things Supply Chain

For many new elements of digital marketing, the supply chain and logistics world can appear mature in comparison. Nowadays, new marketing tools and strategies must be paired with an industry… Supply Chain Management digital marketing supply chain management

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 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

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

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.

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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.

Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR): What They Are and Benefits of Using Them

Cerasis

Companies that invest in AMR can reap significant savings, and for comparison purposes, Amazon saves approximately $22 million in each fulfillment center that uses Amazon Kiva Robots, says Jim Romeo of Robotics Business Review.

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.

Exploring new and evolving solutions in manufacturing

Quintiq

Integrating planning decisions into a single system helps bring together all facets of supply chain planning, allowing for full scenario planning and comparison of KPIs that enables the generation of optimal plans. Manufacturing has always been a complicated affair.

L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

Orbit Chart Comparison of L’Oreal and Estee Lauder. To understand the extent of the achievement, note the comparison to their industry peer group in Table 1. François-Régis Le Tourneau leads the efforts at L’Oreal for Standards & Prospective Process Improvement.

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

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.

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).

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?”

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.

What Is A Supply Chain Benchmark?

Aborn and Co.

It’s a comparison between one or more things where performance is measured. A typical answer we receive when we ask a perspective client if they’ve done a supply chain benchmark is, “what is a supply chain benchmark?” That answer is simple – a supply chain benchmark is no different than any other type of benchmark.

Have You Given Your Planner Love Today?

Supply Chain Shaman

Note the comparison to the larger population. As I write this blog, Valentine cards scatter my desk. This is the week for love: a time to send cards and letters to those that we appreciate. I am in the middle of sending the cards to my grandchildren.

What’s Your Forecast Accuracy Target for 2019?

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). Defining “good” requires (1) a basis of comparison, and (2) controlling for key differences between data points.

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.

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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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.

What are your wants and needs in supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Comparisons between the US and Europe. The research is an extension of the Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs survey that Gartner has run in North America for the past eight years and we are hoping to draw comparisons between the US and Europe.

Software Planning: Satisfaction is Like a Flip of a Coin

Supply Chain Shaman

I find the process of negotiation, and comparison shopping tiring. This week, after ten years, I am test-driving cars. I have not owned a car for a decade. City living has come to an end and it is time for me to get some wheels. Buying a car is overwhelming. I just want one that works.

Healthcare: A Call For Action

Supply Chain Shaman

In comparison, in consumer products, P&G, Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart and Wegmans have championed many industry value-chain initiatives. In 1960, when I was in the first grade, healthcare spending was 5% of the US economy. Today, it is 17.9%. By 2025, the projection is 19.9%. Yowza!

[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.

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

In comparison, September 2017 saw an 11.7% By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit. According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines , September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% year-on-year.

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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 customer is king. Can you give him what he wants – before he wants it?

Quintiq

It supports your planners in their decision-making with real-time impact analyses, scenario comparisons and record-breaking optimization. Companies know that the customer is king. So, what does a king want? Customers want to be able to personalize the look and feel of their products.

Q&A on the Supply Chains to Admire

Supply Chain Shaman

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. We know that this is not perfect; but it is the best that we could do, and we think that it is a fairer comparison than putting all companies in a spreadsheet and shaking them up without any consideration for peer group analysis. Today we published a new report, Supply Chains to Admire.

What Value Are You Getting From Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply Chain Risk Drivers: A Comparison of Risk. ou Feasibility (noun) : The state or degree of being easily or conveniently done. Oxford Dictionary). In the 1990s supply chain planning was over-hyped. Then it was a new and promising technology category. The ride was wild and wooly.