Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember

ToolsGroup

Gartner analyst Debashis Tarafdar says that the large size of a country (like India, China or Indonesia) can mean “significant polarization of population between urban and rural with distinctly different buying capabilities and purchasing preferences. Despite all these variations another common refrain we heard is that service level and supply chain business metric performance expectations are not necessarily lower in emerging markets.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

performance-based metrics. Notable examples include the Rana Plaza factory collapse in the fast fashion industry, slave labor in the Thai seafood industry, and deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia. Add in countless labor laws and regulations, and the product’s multifaceted route to market becomes a complicated process — far beyond a simple transportation issue.” In the information age, it’s difficult to hide things you would prefer to remain undiscovered.

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Transportation. A KPI is a metric… but not just any metric. A KPI is a metric focused on a KEY element of business, departmental, or team performance. There is really nothing wrong with capturing a lot of metrics, especially with today’s powerful analytics software solutions to help. KPIs should comprise a handful of metrics that CAN be realistically monitored and reacted to on a continuous basis.

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Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

NC State SCRC

Organizations continue to scour global markets for even lower labor rates, moving from Western China to the Pearl River, and now to Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, and North Africa. As such, organizations can no longer ignore abuses and problems with a shrug, but must be able to provide demonstrable evidence through performance metrics, action-based community initiatives, and supply chain audits that they are doing the “right thing.”