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


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


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. Another great option is to source from global marketplaces such as Alibaba and Indiamart, which both offer bulk goods at a low cost. . Make sure you have Google Analytics set up so you can track website traffic and other online store metrics.

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Blockchain’s Coming to the Supply Chain - Eventually

Supply Chain Brain

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here. Sourcing/Procurement/SRM All Technology EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Global Trade Management SC Planning & Optimization Supply Chain Visibility Quality & Metrics Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt.

What Blockchain Means to Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here. Quality & Metrics Regulation and Compliance All Technology Big Data/IOT SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt. SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Supply Chain VisibilityBlockchain technology was created to support transactions involving Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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Five Steps to Launch a Supplier Scorecard


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. 3 Get the metrics right.

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[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus


Why advanced technologies such as blockchain , AI, and the IoT get a lot of attention, but that focusing on real-life solutions to issues like labor shortage, safety, and capacity sourcing instead of wasting so much breath on disruptions that won’t take place for decades is more productive for those who work in freight. Capacity & Carrier Metrics Resources to Download. Download E-Book. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

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


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.

5 Steps to Supply Chain Orchestration Success


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.” Download: The OneSCM Workflow Engine is Your Key to Complete Supply Chain Orchestration.

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


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. Finally, the models are created, tested, validated, and then evaluated to ensure that they will meet the project metrics and goals.

3 Tips to Win the Last-Mile Delivery Planning Battle in Disruptive Times

DELMIA Quintiq

Select a planning solution that can incorporate intelligent metrics and optimization technology. You can also download this whitepaper to learn how our planning solution helps you win and retain more consumers while reducing your mileage, greenhouse gas emissions and costs.

The Key to Successful Procurement Negotiations? Be Prepared!


Here are a few examples: Information on the supplier: company , subsidiaries , history, performance metrics, etc. . To assess whether your current tools and processes have what it takes to help you be on top of your game for your next negotiation , download our checklist , Negotiate Right ! Contract Management SourcingSupplier negotiation skills are essential for anyone working in procurement.

Improving Supply Chain Collaboration: Connecting Data


Often, departments take a vertical approach to reporting, whereby individual, functional metrics are tracked, instead of taking a horizontal view that gives insight into the health of the supply chain network and interdependencies of the individual functions. They can do this by implementing cloud-based technology that combines real-time data streaming and historical data to transcend the different behaviors of each system or data source.

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Getting that “Swing” in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

How do you successfully align goals, metrics, and resources across functional groups? Which metrics are the right ones? The answer varies by industry and company, but as Rob Handfield, the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, wrote in a blog post last year: The importance of selecting the right metrics or “measures” as I prefer to call them, is critical as we all know that metrics drive behaviors.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management


On the other hand, only 8 percent of companies that were rated by their executives as less than significantly above average on supply chain-related metrics have the same performance. Download White Paper. The same source also informed that the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Risk Index of 2016 was the highest since records have begun in 1995.

Partnering with Farm-Trace to monitor sustainability and impact


“66% of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products but most organizations don’t know the farmers they source from, let alone their impact.” – Kahlil Baker, CEO and Founder, Farm-Trace. Producers, either a technician selected by a farm co-op or the smallholder farmers themselves, download the Farm-Trace app with a simple smartphone. The app works offline once downloaded, so remote areas can still be tracked. .

Counterfeit products are exploding on Amazon


However, supply chain executives who are brand owners have a responsibility to address this issue, and focus on mapping and monitoring their supply chain, something sourcing professionals often refer to as supplier relationship management (SRM). They recognized the need to find new ways to deceive and disguise the content, as law enforcement was not an effective source of protection. Establishing metrics is important to help define how “success” is measured.

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. Slowly, more and more companies are waking up to the cold, and hard facts.

Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

The previous decade has seen many companies, mainly those handling manufacturing operations, change how sourcing of direct materials is executed – from an administrative function to a somewhat strategic procurement approach that has seen the creation of a new position “the Chief Procurement Officer.” All in all, using technology and a defined sourcing process goes a long way towards providing benefits for companies that constantly seek to cut on operating costs.

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Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019


A copy of the survey results are downloadable here (PDF, free, opt-in). Many manufacturing supply chains will evolve into intelligent networks with real-time track-and-trace, legacy systems integration and greater delivery accuracy and quality metrics than ever before.

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Marketing Measurement for Logistics: What to Show the Boss

Logistics Marketing Advisors

This data, of course, requires that you have a CRM in place and are diligent about recording an accurate lead source. There must be clear alignment on how lead sources are assigned for marketing measurement. Download the eBook. Logistics Marketing Logistics Sales Marketing MetricsMarketing is viewed by executives at logistics business as an expense, not an investment. To change this perception, marketing measurement must focus on sales results, not activities.

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


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. With technology I can do more, my devices generate greater volumes of data, and all I need is a place to put this data from multiple sources and a simple way to retrieve it when I have a question. No limit to the amount of data, the style, the source or the amount of history you want to store.

Top Four Most Vital S&OP Technology Capabilities


Evaluate different scenarios simultaneously, and against multiple operational and financial metrics. 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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Industry 4.0’s Potential Needs To Be Proven On The Shop Floor


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. Source: Industry 4.0: Source: Industry 4.0: Source: Industry 4.0:

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

You can read and download the full report at [link]. Source: “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation,” Adelante SCM & BluJay Solutions, August 2018. Is customer experience a supply chain metric at your company?

Data Analytics for Your CPG Company


In CPG data analytics, brands must essentially focus on three key sources of data: observational data, activity data, and sales data. SupplyPike offers software to free CPGs from tedious manual downloads and spreadsheet updates with automatically updated metrics. The more you know about data analytics, the easier it is to know which metric is the best for your CPG company and how it can benefit you.

Siemens BT: Every analytical transformation requires a “Jonah Hill”


We created a visualization platform to focus on internal operational, and customer-facing metrics, which is NOT part of R&D’s scope of work – so we not on your turf.” The goal was to enable an executive to generate exactly the metrics and charts they wanted, any time, with a “push of a button”. Some of the fundamental analytics used at Siemens included the following metrics, that created some basic but critical performance insights for senior executives.

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. 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. Supply chain professionals also use this metric in inventory management function. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About.

Supply Chain Talent: Insights from CSCMP Annual Conference

Talking Logistics

Download (PDF, 11.1MB). You have to equate the value proposition to metrics the CFO understands and cares about, such as working capital, cash flow, and other items linked to the company’s P&L and balance sheet. Many agreed that the best source of knowledge and advice are your peers — that is, experienced professionals within your organization, across functional groups, at your trading partners, and that you meet at conferences like CSCMP.

EHS Software: The Accurate Safety Data Leadership Demands

UL EHS- Sustainability

If metrics are not part of your plan, “selling” your case will be an uphill battle. This reporting information can be traced back to its source via a single comprehensive platform that includes these proactive recourse tools: Notify responsible individuals so they can execute appropriate investigations. Develop specific metrics that will drive improvement. Download the PureOHS brochure. Workplace Safety Data management EHS leadership metrics

Why Agile Procurement is Essential for CPOs in 2020


sourcing?and There’s any number of metrics?that Download it here now. JAGGAER sat down with Andrew Bartolini, Founder and?Chief Chief Research Officer at research?advisory advisory firm Ardent?Partners Partners , to discuss his view of the CPO’s future. His insights are numerous, and can all be heard in his full podcast episode, but among them is his main focus in 2020, the opportunity presented by agile procurement.

Procurement Fact File


Click here to download a printable pdf version of the procurement fact file. source: (1 page infographic) AccentureOperations , High Performance Procurement (2015). source: (p2) Deloitte – The Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2016. CPO’s will continue their focus on generating value through traditional levers over the next 12 months: source: (p7) Deloitte – The Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2016. source: (p1) Paystreams, Supplier Network Management (2014).

‘Tis the (Return) Season Part 1: What You Need to Know to Reduce Returns’ Frequency in E-Commerce

Veridian Solutions

Depending on the source, brick-and-mortar retailers have an average return rate of approximately 10 percent, notes Shopify. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Download WhitePaper. E-commerce carries a higher rate of returns than brick-and-mortar stores. E-Commerce returns can be as high as 50 percent, depending on the period analyzed.

‘Tis the (Return) Season Part 1: What You Need to Know to Reduce Returns’ Frequency in E-Commerce

Veridian Solutions

Depending on the source, brick-and-mortar retailers have an average return rate of approximately 10 percent, notes Shopify. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Download WhitePaper. E-commerce carries a higher rate of returns than brick-and-mortar stores. E-Commerce returns can be as high as 50 percent, depending on the period analyzed.

Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For….

Supply Chain Shaman

Each are good at localized planning within a focused area of demand, supply, network design, transportation planning, material sourcing or finite scheduling. The greatest value happens when companies can link across source, make and deliver. We are also in the cusp of a technology evolution with cognitive computing and open source platforms. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is writing her third book, Leadership Matters.

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. Download the Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights app s and listen to the testimonials of this year’s Supply Chain to Admire winners as you travel. It was an early morning. I cradled my cup of tea in my hand. It had been a long night. However, I had little time to be tired.