Lora Cecere on Supply Chain Metrics that Matter

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Interview with Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights and Author of Supply Chain Metrics that Matter ( published December 2014 ). Lora Cecere is the founder and CEO of the research firm Supply Chain Insights. She is the author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman , which attracts 5,000 readers weekly. Currently, Lora’s research focuses on supply chain sensing and revenue management.

Walmart OTIF Metrics

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We’ve discussed the basics of OTIF and the fundamentals of OTIF before, but we thought we’d drill down deeper into the individual metrics. First, we’ll start by reviewing the basic goals of OTIF, and then we’ll dive into each metric and the compliance issues of each metric. We are only covering Supplier Accountability OTIF metrics. In-Full metrics measure the number of cases ordered against the number of cases delivered.

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Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

I feel that topic of supply chain management is analogous to the downward cycle of the news channels. What Drives Supply Chain Excellence? I analyze supply chain management. Smaller, more agile companies outperform the larger and well-known brands in the retail, beverages, food, and pharmaceutical industry sectors. The broader the definition of end-to-end strategy and the alignment of supply chain processes drives value.

A New Decade: Give Science A Chance

Supply Chain Shaman

When I started my business in 2012, I frequently wrote about the future using the moniker of Supply Chain 2020. We had just recovered from a recession, and my goal was to help supply chain leaders create a better supply chain by the end of the decade.

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

As I poured the dog food into the bowl for my pups, I wondered if I was going to have to switch kibble due to the looming issues of sourcing taurine—a health additive in many pet foods. As I shopped at Best Buy for office supplies, I struggled to not think about the massive disruption of electronics supply chain. As markets shift, supply chains struggle to adjust. Supply chains operate blindly on order data.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence. To complete a supply chain diagnostic, I take these four steps: Step One. The company is a food and beverage company.

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

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series on Supplier Quality Management processes and how to evaluate your suppliers from Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chain. When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. 5 Key Metrics to Use for Scoring Supplier Quality Management (From LNS Research ).

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

The traditional supply chain leader focused only on cost reduction. Snow fell last night as I worked on my last Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report. The concept of the Effective Frontier is that best in class companies align functional metrics to balance growth, cost, inventory and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) performance while balancing customer service metrics. Cash-to-cash is a compound metric.

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

Cerasis

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. In today’s post, Chuck will take it a step further and break down metrics and issues to look out for by 5 main industries: Pharmaceuticals. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1: Trend Metrics Collected per Site.

The top 25 supply chains and Survivor

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage A few years ago, Kevin O’Marah said Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chains was getting increasingly boring. Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chains has become like watching Survivor, the reality TV show that places people on a remote location, where they outwit, outplay and outlast the others. Then, they have no food and lose the following week’s challenge. times higher than the second-ranked supply chain, with Samsung at 15.1.

3 Predictions for the Future of Supply Chain by 2030

Kinaxis

by Tom Gregorchik I was recently asked a simple question during an interview: “Where do you see supply chain in 2030?”. It seems like just yesterday I graduated from Penn State armed with a degree in Industrial Engineering and started a consulting job implementing demand planning and supply planning modules for a large CPG company. Last month, I attended the Supply Chain Insights conference in Scottsdale, AZ. Data sharing will drive the supply chain.

History Repeats Itself Without Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

This is a story for the Eds, Franks, and Toms working together in supply chains across the globe. It is also a story for a young supply chain manager attempting to make a difference, but feeling stymied. I started to work at General Foods’ largest plant in Dover, DE, in the summer of 1982 at the age of 24. Despite goals to improve agility and resiliency, functional metrics for manufacturing efficiency continually throw the supply chain out of balance.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

These consumer products global leaders paved the road for supply chain excellence by defining new supply chain practices. Today, each leader wants to take their empowered team to new supply chain heights. At Supply Chain Insights, we published a report card yesterday. The report analyzes supply chain performance and improvement by the Consumer Products Leaders in the period of 2006-2014. Life is busy at Supply Chain Insights.

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Consumers Priorities Driving Major Supply Chain Changes

Kinaxis

How about completely changing the way you operate your supply chain? The rules around supply chain management are changing, and customers are sitting firmly in the driver’s seat. More and more companies are making big, public announcements on how they’re changing their supply chain practices to better align with what their customers care about. Walmart’s Global Responsibility Report , which includes sustainable supply initiatives, has the same goal.

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. It is now the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25. The research tries to establish “ who did supply chain best ” by looking at a weighted formula of Year-over-Year Growth, Return on Assets (ROA), and Inventory Turns for the Fortune 500 companies. This data is then shared with Gartner’s industry analysts, and the analysts vote on which companies they think exemplify supply chain excellence.

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Each year at Supply Chain Insights we study performance and improvement of companies in each industry. Understanding What Drives Supply Chain Excellence. Esra leads international supply chain operations in over 140 countries. Previously I worked at Nestle, and I want to start by recognizing that pharmaceutical companies have different supply chain maturity levels compared to companies in the fast-moving consumer goods industry.

Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

Included in this post is Cummins’ digital award for the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire. I want to understand why some companies outperform on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter while others do not. I am enlisting their support to share their stories in podcasts, blog posts and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 6-9. The Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy needs both.). Supply Chain Alignment.

The Digital Supply Chain: Making The Leap With A Ball and Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spoke on the evolution of the digital supply chains and my vision for Supply Chain 2020 at the World Trade Group Event in Miami. These will be the foundation of digital supply chain thinking that will redefine business in the next decade. In five years, I believe that we will have supply chain planning systems that learn while we sleep. I believe the demographics shifts shown in Figure 1 will transform Supply Chain 2020.

Why Quintiq employees are donating their time to the World Food Programme

DELMIA Quintiq

As CEO of Quintiq, it’s a great honor to partner with the World Food Programme (WFP). It’s about bringing food—the most basic of needs—to those who need it most. And of course, there’s WFP’s supply chain puzzle, which speaks directly to Quintiq’s passion for solving puzzles. When the logistics people over at WFP told us about their supply chain, in all its scale and complexity, I knew our partnership was meant to be.

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How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. ” Entertainment and fast food globalized fast.

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10 COVID-19 Lessons for a Resilient Supply Chain

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A Three Part Article Series from QAD DynaSys – COVID-19 and Resilient Supply Chain. In this series, discover how the COVID-19 pandemic gave us the keys to build a resilient supply chain and add value to our Supply Chain.

Technology and the Supply Chain: What Does the Future Hold?

Kinaxis

Smartwatches, drones, jetpacks, robot housekeepers, a food replicator and even a flying car that could transform into a briefcase. So what does my nostalgic look back at my childhood have to do with the future of supply chains? And all of them, once they reach critical mass in the marketplace, will have a staggering impact on the future of supply chain. The WEF report focuses on five shifts that will directly influence supply chain.

Introducing a Cryptocurrency for the Food Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

This time, it’s designed for the food supply chain, with an emphasis on achieving transparency and security between partners. Its purpose is to serve as compensation for the multiple nodes within a network that are keeping copies of transactional data generated by supply chains. It’s being created to support what the company calls “the first purpose-built protocol for supply chains based on blockchain.”

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Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The average manufacturing company’s supply chain organization is 15 years old. Historically, the traditional supply chain focused on improving costs. Today, more mature supply chain teams focus on delivering value. While companies want to improve supply chain performance and drive value, it is easier said than done. It usually takes at least three years for a supply chain to make an impact on financial balance sheet results.

Supply Chains to Admire – 2016 Results

Supply Chain Insights

This morning we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Selfishly, we need a standard for our research, but we also want to help supply chain leaders gain new insights from a deep data-driven analysis. There is no agreed-upon standard for supply chain excellence. The Supply Chains to Admire analysis is now in its third year. Supply Chains to Admire Methodology. Supply chain excellence

Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember

ToolsGroup

Supply chain planning in emerging markets is different. He adds, “Often, last-mile distribution costs to rural areas are high and reliability is low, compounded by the lack of visibility of in-transit shipments.” ( Invest in Four Key Capabilities While Developing Your Demand-Driven Supply Chain Strategy for Emerging Markets , 18 September 2017) Let’s take Indonesia, for example. fast food or retail) are rapidly expanding. Blog Supply Chain Planning

Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain insights from leading industry experts. 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. Here are some key takeaways from the Gartner supply chain event: 1.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last two years, we at Supply Chain Insight s have worked on a methodology to gauge supply chain improvement. We named it the Supply Chain Index. We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated.During During the last two months, we have been interviewing supply chain leaders to get their views on the methodology. Background on the Supply Chain Index.

Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

Many companies talk about Supply Chain Excellence, but most leaders struggle to define it. One supply chain leader, in a discussion last week, likened supply chain excellence to fitness. He felt that supply chain excellence was analogous. One of our goals is to capture and share the stories of supply chain leaders. Performance of High Tech and Electronics Supply Chains for the Periods of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013.

Traceability In Food & Beverage Manufacturing is The Cornerstone of Quality

IQMS

Compliance and quality are the foundations all great food & beverage manufacturers rely on to create and strengthen trust with their distribution networks and customers. Traceability Is Key To Excelling At Compliance And Quality for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Companies. Traceability for food & beverage manufacturers isn’t optional anymore.

A Better Approach to Supply Chain Segmentation?

ToolsGroup

Most companies segment their supply chain by breaking it down according to operational and logistical metrics. But there is another way to segment supply chains that begins with the customer. In a 2015 SupplyChainBrain interview she says this allows companies to give their customers a differentiated experience – she compares it to the difference between fine dining and fast food. This is important since complexity is intensifying in most supply chains.

The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Kinaxis

A crisis of this magnitude creates a mind-boggling supply chain and logistics challenge. Relief agencies normally spend as much as 80% of their proceeds on logistics and supply chain. So, how can the supply chain fulfill refugees’ basic requirements for food, water, shelter, and medical assistance? For example, in 2013, the organization provided Syrian refugees with in-kind transportation of 394 metric tons of food and supplies.

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Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Social Media-Fueled Demand Volatility?

ToolsGroup

Supply chain practitioners know trends like product line proliferation, shorter product life cycles, increased complexity, massive amounts of data and ever more demanding and unpredictable customers are accelerating. When social media product promotions overwhelm supply chains.

Do Supply Chain Planning systems generate any value?

Kinaxis

Before that I was in management consulting doing what would be called supply chain design or reengineering today. I was on a call last week with a large company in the food and beverage space that has spent $100s of millions, and many years, on an ERP deployment. Needless to say they have a continued multi-year deployment of the supply chain planning system provided by the ERP vendor.

Walmart Bests Whole Foods in Study of Food Supply's Human Toll

Material Handling and Logistics

Oxfam America examined the treatment of the women, farmers and food-sector workers and many big grocers fared poorly. and Whole Foods Market Inc. fared poorly in ratings looking at the treatment of the women, farmers and food-sector workers who supply supermarket shelves in the U.S. Whole Foods was the second-lowest rated U.S. s takeover of Whole Foods.

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