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6 metrics tips and tools to benchmark P2P Digital Transformation

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Data is beyond critical to Procurement Operations. It’s everything, and the burden falls on procurement leaders to capture pertinent data to build good teams, track performance and show value. Now with Digital Transformation as a mandate, Procurement officers must also find ways to measure their digital progress. Here’s a look at some of the Procure- to-Pay metrics procurement leaders should watch in order to better understand their digital progress.

Rating Sustainability Performance: An Essential Business Metric

EcoVadis

Read on for more details about EcoVadis ratings in this interview (first published on the ING Wholesale Banking site): Rating Sustainability Performance: An Essential Business Metric. EcoVadis sustainability ratings and scorecards help procurement teams monitor supply chain Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)/ESG practices across 190 sectors and 150 countries.

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SIG Webinar on Procurement Analytics and Innovative Data Leveraging

Supply Chain View from the Field

I will be leading a webinar with the Sourcing Interest Group next Nov. The webinar will also include Howard Richman, a colleague I have known for many years, first at Merck, and now working at Citrix as their Chief Procurement Officer. Also joining us will be Michael O’Leary, Director of Procurement Solutions at IBM. Such gaps are often attributed to a lack of data documenting historical spending, contracts, and supplier life cycle performance metrics.

A Diverse Supply Base Isn’t About Procurement…It’s A Leadership Issue!

Supply Chain View from the Field

The most important and common method for driving diversity objectives in the survey (in 73% of firms) involves explicitly building in diversity as an objective into sourcing processes. It is not uncommon to find that sourcing managers do not view diversity as a priority. An example of a metric captured in the form several key measures of commitment towards supplier diversity. I was recently involved in a survey of best practices in establishing a diverse supply base.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

We consistently see that companies focused on functional excellence–a focus within a functional silo like manufacturing, transportation or distribution– or singular metrics– like inventory or costs– underperform against their peer groups. The technology group wanted to implement SAP IBP, and the business leaders were resistant. So I asked, “Why would you want to automate a process when the groups are not aligned?”

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Coincidentally, at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference yesterday, I attended a presentation by Justin Dillon, Founder and CEO of Made in a Free World , a nonprofit group that is “building a coalition of consumers, businesses, and governments to disrupt the system of slavery.” The group plans to publish the results of the talks in May.”.

Procurement Fact File

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. We’ve read through some of the best analyst reports and surveys to bring you this procurement fact file containing some of the most interesting findings, statistics and quotes. Click here to download a printable pdf version of the procurement fact file. Procurement. source: (1 page infographic) AccentureOperations , High Performance Procurement (2015). Outsourcing of non-core procurement activities.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial reengineering focuses on the optimization of short-term results that are usually based on a functional analysis of source, make, or deliver. Few consultants understand the interrelationships between source, make and deliver. Snow fell last night as I worked on my last Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report. This is number 15 in a series that looks critically, industry by industry, to understand relative improvement of peer groups on the Effective Frontier.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

In addition to the procurement executives, I also got to meet Captain Dick Phillips, the captain of note in the film “Captain Phillips” We had a chance to talk about his experience, and he also presented to the group about the incredible experience he went through. Chris Sawchuck from the Hackett Group interviewed three heads of procurement from three large companies, and asked an important question. Does procurement add to top line revenue.

Procurement Leaders ’17: Supplier enabled innovation is a foundation for procurement’s strategic repositioning

NC State SCRC

I had the opportunity to sit in on a number of sessions at Procurement Leaders American Congress 2017 in Miami this week. PL’s research shows that for procurement, cost savings is still the main issue that executives focus on. About 83% of procurement organizations are changing operating models, with 33% are undergoing transformation. year over year savings – and 25% are reporting revenue metrics – but 97% stick to cost savings.

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

IQMS

Source: Smartening up with Artificial Intelligence (AI) – What’s in it for Germany and its Industrial Sector? (52 Source: Technology and Innovation for the Future of Production: Accelerating Value Creation (38 pp., Source: Digital Factories 2020: Shaping the future of manufacturing (48 pp., Source: Smartening up with Artificial Intelligence (AI) – What’s in it for Germany and its Industrial Sector? (52 PDF, no opt-in) 2017 Honeywell User’s Group.

How Procurement Can Add Value To Supplier Master Data Management

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Master supplier data doesn’t just matter to Procurement. It plays a role in a number of necessary business functions and is a key enabler of automation throughout the Procure-to-Pay (P2P) process. Reduction in cost of supporting other master datasets — Supplier master data can overlap with datasets with other datasets creating multiple sources of truth that require maintenance and can become disjointed causing errors. So where does this leave you on your procurement journey?

Post Award Contract Management with $40 Oil: Insights from Shell’s Kevin Fronk

Supply Chain View from the Field

Kevin and I worked together years ago to help define the a baseline framework for strategic sourcing and category management that was deployed within the Lubricants group, and which later became deployed across the entire Shell Procurement organization. In my class this past week, Kevin spoke further about how procurement is markedly different in an era of $40 oil.

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

NC State SCRC

This effort was led by the Chief Procurement Officer for Siemens BT, Carl Oberland, but has recently been rolled out across the global organization. In addition, Carl assigned a person who could work on access databases, and began by combining procurement data for 5 divisions into a single database. “The 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.”

Seasoned Leadership in Action? ? An Interview with Joe Carson, CEO Spend Strategies, LLC!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As an experienced business professional, he has served in diverse roles ranging from Marketing and Strategy, to Procurement and Supply Chain. Past leadership titles include Chief Procurement Officer at both Lucent Technologies and Micron Technologies, in addition to other leadership positions as Vice-President Supply Chain Management, Operational Excellence Executive, and Chief Strategy Officer. All the organizational tools necessary to mobilize large groups into action.

Spectra Energy Supplier Forum: Driving Collaborative Project Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

This presentation also set the stage for some of the most important discussions of the meeting: breakout groups held between suppliers and Union Gas executives, openly discussing the following questions: –What are the right measures that should be included at the beginning of the contract to drive the right outcomes? What are the opportunities in the sourcing process to improve planning?

How To Differentiate With A Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Program!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In some cases, purely transactional suppliers in regional or out-sourced models may be placed below the level of “approved” in this model. All levels of the organization must be involved, from the procurement person responsible for the supplier up through the CEO, depending on the value of the supplier. The sourcing or procurement function will own the relationship and manage the overall process. Procurement must clarify long-term cost requirements clearly.

Gartner’s 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List! Is it Still Relevant?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Source: Gartner. I don’t for one second deny that the companies on the list have great supply chains, but there are so many advances in Supply Chain technology, talent, skills and capabilities that it is hard to believe that all of this excellence is restricted to the same group of 20 companies year after year after year. By definition the Peer group that is providing their Opinion scores is restricted to large companies voting on other large companies. Subscribe Here!

SCRC Student Project Lineup Off to a Great Start…

Supply Chain View from the Field

NC State kicked off classes last week, and as usual our incoming group of MBA students were lined up with projects as part of their entry class into supply chain management, MBA 541. In this context, relationships may exist between internal functional groups, as well as with suppliers and/or customers. These and other projects will surely lead to some interesting insights for this group of bright young minds!

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A “Swiss Army Knife” of Supply Chain Talent Requirements: Views from a Former Wolfpack Student

NC State SCRC

He then went into global imports for the central purchasing group in Raleigh. Relationship management, data modeling, problem solving, sourcing analysis, negotiation, data-driven decision-making, metrics development, forecasting, process flow, BOM understanding, MRP/production schedule, Pareto analysis, and information presentations are all key skills that he applies in his CPO role.

KPIs That Purchasing Executives Need

Silvon Software

Companies that focus on strategic sourcing can generate substantial economic value not just by eliminating waste, reducing costs and improving administrative efficiency, but also by building stronger supplier relationships that can make them more competitive, profitable and nimble. There are many valuable metrics that can help you better assess your company’s performance at the sourcing / procurement level. These metrics are noted in the following sections below.

Getting that “Swing” in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

What you find instead are functional groups — such as Manufacturing, Distribution, Sales and Marketing, and Procurement — operating in silos, like a boat full of rowers each doing their own thing. How do you successfully align goals, metrics, and resources across functional groups? Which metrics are the right ones? Rather than selecting a plethora of meaningless metrics, it is always better to focus on a critical few, and select them wisely.

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM. Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales and Marketing — these functional groups, for the most part, continue to operate independently from each other, each driven by their own objectives and metrics. Break down your supply chain functional silos. This advice is not new.

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Achieving Healthcare Transformation, Powered by Supply Chain

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As is, the healthcare supply chain is complex with multiple players involved such as manufacturers, distributors and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) supporting and interacting with multiple departments and care delivery points. Quite often there can be a general lack of spend and vendor management and strategic sourcing activities. Ultimately, BSW was able to improve a key metric (Supply Expense as a % of Net Patient Revenue) and generate millions in savings.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Source: Evan, Flikr. “I SophiaTX Open Source Platform to Integrate SAP, Blockchain. If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response? And since so many aspects of supply chain management affect both customer experience and financial metrics, supply chain innovation efforts need to take these factors into consideration too.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

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. In 2017, the top three risks for supply chain management were categorized into three groups: War, terrorism and other geopolitical issues Natural disasters affecting supplier facilities Data security/IT incidents.

How to prepare for a transparent supply chain in 2021

SupplyShift

To reuse the Kraft Heinz example, something like: Procure most electricity from renewable sources by 2025 and decrease energy usage by 15 percent. Decrease water usage by 20 percent at high-risk sites and 15 percent overall by 2025 (per metric ton of product made).

Boost Employee Engagement in Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As supply chain headhunters , SCM Talent Group routinely speaks with supply chain professionals and executives that are very content in their jobs and with their employers. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

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Digital transformation is not seen as a singular activity but a set of interrelated activities that span across people, process, technology, policy, and metrics,” said George Fowler, group vice president in Spinnaker’s Supply Chain business unit. PRESS RELEASE. New survey finds that most companies are still formulating and gaining support for a digital strategy, with fear of change and data challenges as leading roadblocks. . BOSTON, Mass. and HOUSTON, Tex.

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2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

The discussions are with groups of executives—often ex-management consultants. No metric should be measured in isolation, and functional metrics should be replaced with the balanced scorecard metrics shown in Figure 2. To maximize value—price to tangible book, functional metrics need to be reset to focus on reliability. 5 A Focus on Functional Metrics Throws the Supply Chain Out of Balance. This share group is now in its sixth year.

Off to another exciting year of student-industry engagement at NC State on cutting-edge supply chain projects

NC State SCRC

Duke Energy Sourcing Automation through AI: Sourcing Optimization through technology and artificial intelligence are becoming more readily available within the Supply Chain industry. This team will work to identify specific opportunities within the sourcing process at Duke Energy to advance sourcing strategies through AI technology and reduce low value sourcing efforts. MUFG Union Bank Strategic Performance Metrics.

Taking the Hill

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, at Supply Chain Insights LLC, we published our 11th report in the series titled Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. Financial ratios allow us to analyze performance across the peer group (large against small companies) and across currencies. We also look for companies that have out-performed their peer groups. When companies look at singular metrics (labor costs or inventory), they have moved backwards. Aligning metrics matters.

Driving Organizational Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

In meetings, groups nod their heads that the strategy is correct. In discrete industries, the early supply chain organizations reported to procurement. Over the course of the last decade, companies have moved at different rates to align source, make and deliver processes to report to common leader. Based on our research at Supply Chain Insights , today, 34% of supply chain organizations have source, make and deliver reporting through a common organization.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

million metric tons (or 60% of the world’s supply). million metric tons. However, as standards for sourcing become more strict, these big players may lose business if they fail to provide visibility into their supply chains. It’s estimated that locating enough new sources to meet these demand spikes would take about 30 years — a long-term solution for a short-term need. firm Freeport-McMoran and Eurasian Resources Group.

Data-driven: how the Best-in-Class use spend visibility to gain a competitive advantage

Xeeva

Ardent Partners recently published its 14 th annual “State of Procurement” research study, CPO Rising 2019: #ValueExpansion. While collaboration, automation, and other core strategies advance procurement’s overall value and influence, it is within the realm of intelligence that Chief Procurement Officers (CPO) and their teams may find the greatest organizational impact. One group that excels in this capacity is the Best-in-Class. Business Strategy Procurement