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3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

Cerasis

The average Supply Chain management professional measures their Supply Chain by reviewing cost reduction. Is cost reduction all that there is in measuring Supply Chain performance? Sure, supply chain cost reduction is important in reducing the cost of goods sold (COGS) and increasing profit, but there are other measurements which should not be forgotten. 3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction.

Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

Supply Chain Shaman

For the supply chain leader it is not a game… The stake is business continuity. Gamers do well in the world of supply chain. Designing value networks and managing what-if conditions is fundamental to managing supply chain risks. The move from global to regional supply chains increased risks. Geopolitical shifts, economic uncertainty and demand/supply volatility are rising. In my life time, supply chains changed.

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Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning

Logility

A quick scan of the Internet will yield a long list of “the biggest-ever supply chain disasters”. Would access to better supply chain and IT performance information have helped avert or mitigate these failures? Supply chain cost per unit sold. Metrics.

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. This is number 15 in a series that looks critically, industry by industry, to understand relative improvement of peer groups on the Effective Frontier. Ironically, most companies are very entrapped in measuring and rewarding functional metrics which degrades overall improvement.

Effectively Manage Foodservice Supply Chains During Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Even as doors start to reopen, it’s still unclear what the future holds for the restaurant industry. Improving supply chain processes can be a strategic way to free up time to focus on the most important aspect of the restaurant business—happy customers.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

So, you are thinking about a career in supply chain? While this article is intended as an evergreen resource, to help you navigate in your search for a supply chain job, and is not a COVID-19-specific guide, the pandemic has galvanized attention on the industry and its criticality.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a well-functioning supply chain, which you happen to have. Do you think that your supply chain management is good enough for this market? That’s when it all gets extremely complicated, but one thing remains crystal clear: supply chain risk management is profoundly important for businesses to grow and expand. Without a doubt, managing supply chain is nothing but easy.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor. In response, federal and state governments are taking action to drive down the use of slave labor in supply chains. California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012.

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters. In this tough market excellence in supply chain planning is a critical element to be competitive. Supply chain planning and the discipline and rigor is a different way of working.

How to prepare for a transparent supply chain in 2021

SupplyShift

2020 has been a defining year for transparent supply chains. On the contrary, companies seem to be more focused than ever on driving sustainability in supply chains. And in order to do so, you need to drastically increase transparency in your supply chain.

Achieving Healthcare Transformation, Powered by Supply Chain

ivalua

While it is a difficult time, you have to also applaud the heroic efforts of this industry as a whole. We believe that a key pillar of this transformation is the supply chain. With such growth comes supply chain complexity. Shift towards self-contracting and self-distribution: With health systems gaining significant scale and wanting more control over their supply chain, this shift is accelerating. The Path to Supply Chain Excellence.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017. This year, most were interesting in supply chain optimization - from distribution to inventory management - and Key Performance Indicators. Top 5 Trends to Know to Compete with Amazon’s Supply Chain.

The Essential Reference Guide for a Supply Chain Leader

Cerasis

In this blog he provides a simple reference guide to better yourself as a supply chain leader. and/or capabilities of the supplier and meet companies' short- and/or long-term supply needs. Supplier Development contributes towards 5 Key Work Streams in Supply Base: . 4) Improve Materials Management Competency in Supply Base. . Every business has their set of metric which they want to focus on.

The procurement Summit 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The procurement Summit 2016. Launched in 2014 and brought to you by the eWorld Procurement & Supply team, The Procurement Summit will provide senior purchasing, sourcing and supply chain executives across the North of England with an unmissable opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest industry innovations, best practice and new technology solutions. The Procurement Summit will provide: Educational seminars on the latest industry issues.

Supply Chain Movement 17 – S&OP

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 17 – 2015 Q2. – Launch of Supply Chain Professionals Club in Turkey. – Supply chain disruption reported as the fastest rising threat. 12 | Supply Chain Journey: demand driven on command. By Lora Cecere, Supply Chain Insights. Now that the European economy is strengthening, a growing number of supply chain software vendors are turning their attention to Europe.

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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.

What does it take to build a best-in-class supply chain?

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Avaya: A supply chain management case study. That’s what high-tech giant Avaya had to do when the company decided to radically change up how it manages its supply chain. Going from a self-proclaimed worst-in-class supply chain to one of the best in the business was no easy feat, but the rewards were well worth the effort. “In Tracking success: Metrics matter. Supply planning. Procurement spend analysis.

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.

Top 5 Trends to Know to Compete with Amazon’s Supply Chain

Cerasis

Aside from the new administration, Amazon’s supply chain continued push deeper into new and existing markets will define additional trends in the supply chain throughout the coming year. While supply chain entities struggle to stay competitive with the e-commerce giant, more organizations will look for ways to eliminate inefficiencies and boost operations. Top 5 Trends to Know to Compete with Amazon’s Supply Chain. Supply Chain

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Are Universities Training Students for Obsolete Jobs? And Where Does Supply Chain Fit in?

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. These and other technologies have led analysts and journalists to clamor over predictions that robots will gradually replace truck drivers, retail staff, and other service industry jobs. As a recent SCMA article put it , “The best Supply Chain Management jobs don’t even exist yet.”.

Is Covid-19 the Death of Global Supply Chains?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Parallel Supply Chain … A Twilight Zone Strategy? Death of Global Supply Chains article and permission to publish here provided by Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. Is COVID19 the death of Global Supply Chains?

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters. In this tough market being good at supply chain planning is a critical element to be competitive. Getting good at supply chain planning requires the adoption of a different paradigm.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Industry Week, March, 2016). These metrics would, of course, be aligned and are updated every hour. The metrics are also manual as automatic metric systems cannot retrieve the information at an hourly frequency as these metrics are process inputs and not outputs. Next, you would have management supporting this effort during their daily Gemba walk, reviewing these hourly metrics. Specific metrics: process metrics and outcome metrics.

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Using Data to Improve Supply Chain Operations

Material Handling and Logistics

Learn how to organize your data operations in alignment with supply chain strategy. Forward-thinking supply chain professionals are looking to advanced technologies to streamline processes, improve accuracy, accelerate delivery and reduce costs. Cloud-based supply chain management tools, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are expected to figure prominently in future supply chain operations.

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain & Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

If you’re a supply chain or logistics executive and you’re looking for ways to improve as a leader this year, here are my five recommendations: 1. Supply chain management is risky business — and the risks are growing every day. Simply put, many companies are still falling short on supply chain risk management , and they continue to pay the price. whenever you’re discussing supply chain strategy or decisions.

Collaboration? When It Comes to Cash-to-Cash, We Don’t Know How to Walk the Talk

Supply Chain Shaman

If the word collaboration was listed on a card as a drinking game at supply chain conferences, we would be drunk at many. While we speak of collaboration, the focus is on driving enterprise results not value in value chains. We are in the middle of a pandemic, and our supply chain processes are woefully out of step with the need. The traditional supply chain leader’s paradigm is a supply chain process design focusing on driving an efficient response.

5 Ways to Prepare Your Supply Chain for an Efficient Holiday Rush

OneSCM

Businesses need to be prepared for demand spikes, so what can efficient directors of warehouse supply chains and warehouse managers do to get ready for the holiday rush? Smart supply chain directors collate and make sense of data metrics, using technology to eliminate data silos. A highly functional supply chain has increased visibility of freight, location of products, and inventory. Look to industry powerhouses for ways to increase productivity.

Getting that “Swing” in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: Below is an excerpt from Moving Up the Supply Chain Maturity Curve: The Process Industry Executive Agenda for 2016 and Beyond , a white paper recently published by Elemica with research conducted by Adelante SCM. Although the research focused on the process industry, the content and recommendations we make apply to companies across all industries that want to make their supply chains more flexible and responsive.

Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Brand Protection – The Definitive Role of the Supply Chain! The Supply Chain function within your company has many responsibilities. Yet often the Supply Chain is undervalued. While every function must help your company grow and prosper when the heat is on uninformed Executives can view Supply Chain as merely a Cost Centre. Why is Supply Chain often undervalued? Promoting Supply Chain Value.

The Supply Chain Detective™! In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues!

Supply Chain Game Changer

How can you tell if your Supply Chain is broken? But before the situation gets to those extremes what are the clues that your Supply Chain is not working as well as it could, or should? Supply Chain effectiveness is absolutely critical for companies in most industries to survive, let alone succeed. That makes Supply Chain a very important part of a company. But how do you know if your Supply Chain is performing well?

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Bottom line: Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain management data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process. Discovering new patterns in supply chain data has the potential to revolutionize any business. New knowledge and insights from machine learning are revolutionizing supply chain management as a result.

The Supply Chain Team’s Impact on Capital Projects

NC State SCRC

In industries that are going through a lot of Capital Expenditure investments, including construction of pipelines, LNG facilities, and mining operations, the role of procurement on the success of the organization is somewhat different. The supply chain function impacts a company’s financial performance through improved operations in several areas of the business. Here are some of the areas where procurement has the opportunity to make an impact.

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The Future of Procurement Is Upon Us. Are You Ready?

ivalua

Niul Burton wrote a great article in Industry Week titled “Procurement 2025: 10 Challenges that Will Transform Global Sourcing”. For those of you who are executives in Supply Chain, Procurement or New Product Introduction/Development, this is a must read. Burton predicts a further evolution of what we are seeing already in the market—Chief Procurement Officer’s (CPO) roles are changing rapidly. We are not your father’s traditional Procure-to-Pay solution.

SIG Webinar on Procurement Analytics and Innovative Data Leveraging

Supply Chain View from the Field

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. I emphasied to Alex that I had seen a similar trend – that purchasing executives seek to drive procurement value transformation, many find themselves struggling to make progress in these three areas of change.

Why Agile Procurement is Essential for CPOs in 2020

Jaggaer

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. Bartolini’s view of modern procurement is one of an industry at a crossroads. While digitalization has dramatically increased procurement performance over the last decade, the function is beginning to approach a plateau. “We’re way that procurement organizations are?organizing