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.

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?

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’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?”

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Reduce Fraud in Logistics

Shipchain

In other words, private blockchains will experience trouble adding value and gaining market share in comparison to the public blockchains developed for major supply chains. Fraud in logistics is a major problem. So many resources are wasted on trying to negate the issues, and although numerous risk analytics systems have been developed to try to improve the situation, nothing has proven foolproof.

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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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 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.

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?

[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.

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?

Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

Cerasis

Comparison of freight costs for multiple carriers is key to managing freight spend and selecting less-than-truckload versus parcel shipping options.

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.

Automating Arrival Notifications with AIS & Artificial Intelligence

Supply Chain Network

Arrival times captured were compared with the EDI transactions for those arrivals to complete the comparison and highlight the significant disparity between the arrival times communicated and the actual arrival time of ships to berth locations.