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Elephant in the Room: Thoughts on Metrics That Matter in Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drives

Kinaxis

Supply Chain Insights recently published a Metrics That Matter report covering both the Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drive (HDD) industries. Semiconductor is poised to consolidate, which will have huge impact on the metrics. With China already a source for semiconductor raw materials and the China/India end consumer market growing, there will be pressure to supply chips and hard drives to local China/India OEM’s first. by CJ Wehlage.

Selling on Shopify for Beginners: Sourcing, Designing, and More

ShipBob

Source your products. Before you build an online store, you need to source your products. There are several avenues you can take to source products from working with local stores or suppliers to wholesale distributor options.

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Five Steps to Launch a Supplier Scorecard

Logility

Featured Download. Download. Short Registration - Multi Part - BLOG FEATURED DOWNLOAD. Phone * Company * Job Title * Zip Code * Source Asset Source Download ID. 2 Identify and get access to the right data sources. If you use data quality tools, monitor the amount of clean-up needed and work hard to improve the quality in source data systems. 3 Get the metrics right. Supplier metrics should be captured about monthly.

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What the Analysts Are Saying About…A&D Supply Chains

Kinaxis

Even if you’re not you should check out Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. I spread my Supply Chain wings at an Aerospace company and since Aerospace and Defense is a key vertical market for Kinaxis, the recent Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Aerospace & Defense report was downloaded on my laptop to read on my next flight. Think about those design, sourcing and delivery challenges. by Bill DuBois.

Don’t Get Left Behind (Again) by Advanced Technology

QAD

Plus, there is an app I can download on my phone or tablet that will listen to a few seconds of a song and tell me the name, artist and album. Time and Inventory Management Advancements. Someone would take my punch cards and in a day or so enter the inventory into a card catalog of each item of material that I had used. No limit to the amount of data, the style, the source or the amount of history you want to store.

5 Steps to Supply Chain Orchestration Success

OneSCM

Aggregate data is completely visible so executives know exactly how much inventory they have. Opening up the relationship and sharing information and metrics across all critical departments gives trading partners insight and allows them to understand where they can best improve the quality of their products and services. Can you see and manage your entire global supply network from one single source? We call it a single source of “data truth.”

How to Get Started with Value-add Forecasting (Part 2)

Logility

Take a data asset inventory. Once the project is defined, it is critical that an inventory of all data assets is taken. Answering the questions that the business has may require gathering additional data, purchasing data from third parties, or reformatting existing data sources. Download. Short Registration - Multi Part - BLOG FEATURED DOWNLOAD. Phone * Company * Job Title * Zip Code * Source Asset Source Download ID.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Download the app, and listen when you get a chance.). Over the period of 2009-2015, only 88% of companies made improvement on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. To meet the criteria for The Supply Chains to Admire for 2016, companies needed to score better than their peer group average for performance metrics, while driving a higher level of improvement than 2/3 of their industry peer group. Inventory Turns. Our phrase, at the time, was “inventory kills.”

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

Apple Inc purchases raw materials from various sources then get them shipped to an assembling plant in China. Inventories can become obsolete or exceed the anticipated demand. Some components are currently obtained from the single or limited sources. So this section will explain some characteristics of Apple Supply Chain through various metrics and compare them with Amazon Supply Chain. Inventory Turnover. Inventory Turnover of Amazon vs Apple Inc.

Data Analytics for Your CPG Company

SupplyPike

In CPG data analytics, brands must essentially focus on three key sources of data: observational data, activity data, and sales data. Additionally, merchandising teams can check on the stores’ phantom inventory and make sure that inventory is going on the shelf. SupplyPike offers software to free CPGs from tedious manual downloads and spreadsheet updates with automatically updated metrics. Phantom Inventory Tracker.

Top Four Most Vital S&OP Technology Capabilities

Kinaxis

Evaluate different scenarios simultaneously, and against multiple operational and financial metrics. What if we run a promotion to clear out inventory of the older model? To help find the answers, “what-if” scenarios must be easy and quick to run, must accept data from many sources, and must support collaboration across the enterprise and the extended supply chain. Download your own copy here.

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Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

To see the what I built, check it out on SlideShare or view/download it in the SCI Community ). Q: Is it only inventory disrupting the agility resulting from inaccurate forecasts by S&OP? In the supply chain, variability and volatility come from many sources. The best way to start the design of an agile supply chain is to look at the sources of variability and market volatility that your supply chain encountered in the prior year.

Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

Supply Chain Shaman

The network senses, translates, and orchestrates market changes (buy- and sell-side markets) bidirectionally with near real-time data to align sell, deliver, make and sourcing organizations outside-in. The focus is on channel data: price; inventory positions; and policies. It is about much, much more than Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI ) or Collaborative Forecasting and Replenishment. It was an early morning. I cradled my cup of tea in my hand. It had been a long night.

Industry 4.0’s Potential Needs To Be Proven On The Shop Floor

IQMS

BDO is a leading provider of assurance, tax, and financial advisory services and is providing the report available for download here (PDF, 36 pp., Source: Industry 4.0: Source: Industry 4.0: Source: Industry 4.0: The BDO study found that manufacturers are divided on the metrics they rely on to evaluate their supply chains. Lower mid-market manufacturers say reducing inventory turnover is their biggest priority. Source: Industry 4.0:

Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It adds efficiency and flexibility to your supply chain and better equips you to quickly replenish inventory throughout the holiday shopping season as consumers sweep through aisles or fill their online shopping carts. Understand the metrics of air cargo: time and money. In addition, consider the ancillary services that happen behind the scenes, such as customs clearance and distribution/delivery sourcing.

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New Survey Says Alignment of Supply Chain and Business Strategies Is Critical to Success

Tompkins Blog

We found that the better the level of alignment, the more likely it is that companies are achieving their objectives for cost reduction, customer service, and other metrics,” explains Bruce Tompkins, executive director of the Consortium and author of the report. While global companies’ rate higher for cost reduction, inventory, customer service, and profitability, the degree of alignment is higher at North American companies. “We

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

All of the above (and other down-stream KPIs and processes) are heavily influenced by the accuracy of a demand forecast: if the demand forecast is much more accurate, a company is more likely to have the right product, in the right quantities in inventory and will have less of the products in inventory that is not required. Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company.

Five Steps to Seamless Omni-Channel

Supply Chain Nation

The article is excerpted below, and you can download a copy of the magazine by visiting [link]. The first step in this is clear visibility of inventory across channels. The important element is to exhaustively identify metrics which need to be tracked by the testing teams and help in continuous learning process. Over the past few years, the retail market has evolved into a customer-centric model that is reshaping all areas of the industry.

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2013 Third-Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Movement

They also report significant savings from logistics cost reductions (15%), inventory cost reductions (8%) and logistics fixed asset reductions (26%). They are tactical rather than strategic, offer insufficient visibility and are limited by metrics, contract terms, and risk mitigation strategies. 3PLs and shippers each see themselves as the largest sources of innovation within their relationships. > Download a free copy of the report.

Five Steps to Seamless Omni-Channel

Supply Chain Nation

The article is excerpted below, and you can download a copy of the magazine by visiting [link]. The first step in this is clear visibility of inventory across channels. The important element is to exhaustively identify metrics which need to be tracked by the testing teams and help in continuous learning process. Over the past few years, the retail market has evolved into a customer-centric model that is reshaping all areas of the industry.

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12 Supply Chain Basics Your Company Must Get Right

Logistics Bureau

To make it easier to for you to evaluate your supply chain essentials, this post is complemented by a 70-point checklist , which you can download in just a few moments and run through with your management colleagues. It’s not unusual for example, for companies to measure their supply chain performance only on the basis of financial metrics like supply chain cost per order. Inventory Management in the Warehouse.

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New online insight hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for supply chain decision makers

EFT

Historically, we’ve done this through free to download whitepapers and reports but have increasingly looked to webinars where key decision makers and influential stakeholders can share best practice in their industry directly with the market between events as well. . In addition, you can’t really understand the full picture of supply chain risk without listening to a webinar we ran entitled: COVID-19: Implications on Inventory Planning, Sourcing and Procurement.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line. AI will be able to survey an area or room and create an accurate inventory in seconds, including weights and volumes, and determine damage on items. Mobile apps can generate reports and monitor performance metrics.