Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference


Supply chain skills in high demand, digital twins, disruptive technologies, and other takeaways from the 2018 Gartner supply chain conference. I just returned from the highly engaging and inspiring Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries


In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1:

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On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love


by Melissa Clow September is a busy time of year for us at Kinaxis – Many folks here are flying the skies to attend various conferences. Here’s the supply chain conferences we love and will be attending. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process


The next posts in the series will break down metrics and issues to consider in SQM by industry and conclude with a case study on the application of SQM. 5 Key Metrics to Use for Scoring Supplier Quality Management (From LNS Research ). The definition of this metric is similar to the way it sounds. Quality affects many different parts of the business, so it is critical to establish a comprehensive metric that provides visibility into the most important areas of operations.

Takeaways from Roadnet perform 2014 User Conference

Talking Logistics

I’ve been using the word convergence to describe many of the trends occurring in the supply chain and logistics field today, and convergence was certainly evident at Roadnet’s perform 2014 User Conference a few weeks ago.

The Takeaway from CSCMP Conference: The Data Problem Runs Deep

Talking Logistics

This year’s CSCMP conference reinforced that we’re in the early days of a massive transformation. And at the conference it was clear that the data problem is still huge and everyone needs a better way to solve it.

Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire from the Supply Chain Insights Conference


by CJ Wehlage The Supply Chain Insights annual conference was held on September 10-11, 2014 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. Reliving the old days was made even more rich, as there was a panel session at the conference with Lora Cecere, Roddy Martin, Mickey North-Rizza and myself.

“1+1=3? Opportunities in Logistics (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2015 Conference)

Talking Logistics

The theme of this year’s Descartes Evolution 2015 Global User & Partner Conference , held in May in Miami, Florida, was “Logistics Integration — What’s Next?”

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Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

We selected these metrics based on correlation work with Arizona State University in 2012. The winners drove long-term value (measured by market capitalization) while outperforming on the portfolio of metrics shown in Figure 1 and driving improvement faster than their peer groups.

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.

Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last week’s 2015 LogiChem conference was held in Philadelphia, PA, the birthplace of the signing of our Declaration of Independence. I always come back from these conferences inspired and fascinated at how diligent chemical supply chain managers must be to mitigate risk and adverse events.

Don’t Perpetuate the Hoax of the Gartner Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

The discussion in the conference room was to have a methodology to clearly define supply chain excellence and to use this definition to drive our research and to help clients. At the Gartner conference, twitter is full of wonderful pictures of an elegant dinner.

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire 2015

Supply Chain Shaman

” It is our third year to host the conference. It is for this reason, that we analyze the patterns of the Metrics That Matter using orbit charts over the period of 2006-2014. The analysis is designed to analyze supply chain leader success on a portfolio of metrics.

How Does Procurement Create Value? Insights from CPO Speakers at Zycus Horizons Conference

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was attending the Zycus Horizons 2014 conference at Amelia Island today, listening to speakers. A second response was provided by Niklas Hamnstedt Chief Procurement Officer at TE Connectivity: “I would like to see a stronger rating of supply risk and a supply risk metric.

Public Markets Reward Supply Chain Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

The relationship between corporate financial performance and supply chain metrics was complex; and in my first attempts, I was unable to derive a correlation. I wanted to better understand which metrics truly mattered. The Metrics That Matter Are Different by Industry Sector.

Looking Beyond Red Arrows

Supply Chain Shaman

It is hard work to maintain the status quo in metrics performance. A balanced portfolio of metrics delivers the greatest value. Companies balance supply chain metrics better in good times than bad. 2) Focus on a balanced portfolio of metrics.

Mining Supply Chain Data for Insights

Supply Chain Shaman

We loaded 493 financial metrics from balance sheets and income statements for each company into the data lake for the period of 2004-2016 using YCharts data. The better supply chain planning implementations produce tighter and more reliable patterns at this important metrics intersection.

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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. I need it for my conference on September 10th-11th, 2014. Which metrics do you think matter to supply chain excellence?

Why I No Longer Believe in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, Gartner is hosting their annual supply chain conference. The AMR Top 25 was the first methodology that tried to connect financial metrics with supply chain excellence. See how different the progress is on this metric by industry?

The Chemical Supply Chain: 3 Things Learned from This Year’s LogiChem Conference

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The Chemical Supply Chain: 3 Things Learned from This Year’s LogiChem Conference. While each had their own specific topic, I heard three key themes throughout the two-day LogiChem conference : Supply chains. And of course, you’ll definitely want to attend next year’s conference.

Let the Design Begin…

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I spoke at the Llamasoft Summercon Conference. The conference was low-key. We laughed, and felt a bit silly, leaving the conference room holding our new furry tchotchkes. I smiled as I began to present the story of the “Metrics that Matter.”

What Retailers Learned About the Future at RILA Supply Chain Conference 2018

Supply Chain Nation

The 2018 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference was a great opportunity to hear what retail leaders are focused on, and excited about, as we chart the future of our evolving industry. That dialogue set the tone for the conference in some key ways.

Supply Chain is not Only About the Money


In other words, these are projects with benefits that are not visible in short-term financial metrics, but extremely important from a long-term perspective. Indeed, financially-oriented metrics do not show everything that is important.

Sustainable Purchasing & Supply Summit 2015

Supply Chain Movement

The first UK conference to present an holistic view of sustainable procurement and the role of the supply chain in more responsible business and government. The Latest Thinking on Metrics, Reporting & Compliance. Sustainable Purchasing & Supply Summit 2015.

And I thought last year’s Top 25 Supply Chain was a surprise


The new trend to be sustainable is part of the current category: Revenue Growth, so why add another category like CSR when we should be moving towards the core supply chain metrics of total delivered cost and customer service.

What Retailers Learned About the Future at RILA Supply Chain Conference 2018

Supply Chain Nation

The 2018 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference was a great opportunity to hear what retail leaders are focused on, and excited about, as we chart the future of our evolving industry. That dialogue set the tone for the conference in some key ways. Conversion is no longer the key metric to measure; in the future, success will rely on how well stores drive customer experience as measured by new, customer-centric metrics like dwell time, product interaction and favorites scoring.

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The conference is designed to challenge teams to think different and drive better outcomes. Supply chain excellence Supply Chain Talent Supply Chains to Admire cold chain healthcare Metrics That Matter Novo Nordisk

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. Supply Chain Metrics That Matter will publish in December 2014. The book details what is possible, and at what rate, for metrics improvement based on lessons from leaders.

Highlights and surprises from the 2019 TIA Conference

DAT Solutions

Did you miss out on this year’s TIA Capital Ideas Conference and Expo ? The Learning Center is always a major highlight of the conference, and representatives from DAT offered several sessions. Attend DATCON19, our fourth annual user conference.

Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

P&G’s rate of improvement on the Metrics That Matter was lower than the peer group. The conference will be live-streamed. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is writing her third book, Leadership Matters.

Profitable E-commerce is all about how and who leads your Fulfillment Operations

Supply Chain Network

This session will also cover how Omni-channel affects the costs and metrics in distribution. If you’re trying to figure out how to get more profitability from your E-commerce or Omni-Channel business you may want to look into this year’s Operations Summit in Cincinnati.

5th Annual Life Sciences Supply Chain Summit EU

Supply Chain Movement

The Life Sciences SCM Summit Breaks the Conference Mould. The Life Sciences SCM Summit breaks away from the traditional conference mould of a presentation-heavy session. Through interactive peer discussions, get up-to-date knowledge on: Theme One: End-to-end Supply Chain Metrics. Events Amsterdam City end-to-end supply chain metrics eyefortransport Life Sciences Mercure Hotel Summit supply chain 5th Annual Life Sciences Supply Chain Summit EU. Datum: 3-4 December 2014.

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Competing on Customer Experience (Takeaways from BluJay Solutions’ SOAR 2018 Conference)

Talking Logistics

That was the key message Doug Braun, CEO of BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor), delivered in his keynote presentation at the SOAR 2018 Customer Conference last month.

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Showcase Your Company's Supply Chain Excellence — Three Days to Submit

Supply Chain Brain

Finalists are asked to present their case studies at CSCMP's 2018 EDGE Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. All Supply Chain Innovation Award finalists are recognized in CSCMP's EDGE Conference materials (pre-conference press release, on-site conference program, and post-conference press release). Submissions consist of case studies describing your company's supply chain innovation that emphasize innovative and measurable results.

Go All-in with Hands-on Training at Explore 2020


Explore 2020 is right around the corner—less than three months until QAD’s premier customer conference convenes in Las Vegas.