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The 10 Procurement Metrics that Matter in 2021

Unleashed

What is procurement? In simple terms business procurement is the process of locating and acquiring goods and services from external sources for the business to use. Procurement activities include planning, sourcing, and negotiation, along with risk management, legal and value analysis.

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

GlobalTranz

3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction. Inventory measurement is critical and it is money after all in that it took a capital expense to procure. The goal is to keep inventory levels at a minimum to meet customer needs. Review Inventory turns and Return on Assets. For clarity, in measuring supply chain performance, we should be focusing on: inventory, working capital, and time.

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Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

We were discussing the results of the planning benchmarking work that we have just finished, and I was sharing some insights on inventory management when one of the panelists emphatically stated, “Inventory is a waste to manage. We feel so strongly about this that we do not have an inventory planning role.” His feeling was that inventory is an asset to manage. Inventory is both. Inventory management is a complex subject.

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

GlobalTranz

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies , in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. 10 Tips to Remain Competitive and Have an Effective Transportation Management Strategy.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

GlobalTranz

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Omni-channel is transforming retail transportation’s supply chain and logistics processes. Unfortunately, many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, silo’ed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. And, what are some of the key factors retailers need to consider when developing their transportation plans?

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Inventory, in this time of uncertainty, is the organization’s most important buffer to protect against variability. However, organizations are not good at managing inventory. Cash-to-Cash Metrics. Cash-to-cash is a compound metric: (Days of Receivables+Days of Inventory)-Days of Payables=Cash Conversion Cycle. In times of growth, when companies are funding inventory builds, cash is needed. Inventory. Days of Inventory by Industry.

Understanding Supply Chain Management

SupplyPike

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a systematic and controlled procurement operation. Procurement usually comprises a diverse range of suppliers chosen according to a conceived ability to supply merchandise at the right price. Inventory Map. Learn about.

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Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. When I sat down to write the book, Bricks Matter, I believed that companies had used supply chain technologies to reduce operating margin and improve inventory turns. We are currently mapping the progress of all public manufacturing, distribution and retail companies on three factors: Strength: Year-over-year improvement on operating margin and inventory turns for the past six years.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last six years, we studied the connection between business results (growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)) and the link to company characteristics. 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.

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

IQMS

Asset Management, Supply Chain Management, and Inventory Management are the hottest areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning and IoT adoption in manufacturing today. Kearney’s recent study of the future of production find that manufacturers are evaluating how combining emerging technologies including IoT, AI, and machine learning can improve asset tracking accuracy, supply chain visibility, and inventory optimization.

Supply Chain Performance Declined In the Last Decade. The Question is Why?

Supply Chain Shaman

Rise in Inventories. Less Effective at Inventory Management. Inventories grew twenty days over the decade. Yes, companies held more inventory (measured in days of inventory) in 2019 than at the start of the 2007 recession. Sadly, most of it is the wrong inventory.

Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning

Logility

in inventory write-down and 20% drop in stock value. Every company today runs on data – the key to using your data is choosing the right metrics for visibility into your supply chain. Warehousing and transportation costs. Metrics.

The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most definitions of disintermediation characterize it as the elimination of intermediaries, or “ cutting out the middleman “ Further consider that the “Wastes” associated with Lean thinking and principles include transportation, inventory, over production and motion amongst others. Think about the typical set of objectives and metrics associated with managing a Supply Chain. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Effectively Manage Foodservice Supply Chains During Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Every decision becomes more impactful based on these metrics. Product alignment: Geography and transportation. With driver shortages and temperature-controlled capacity at a minimum, transportation itself is a critical element of any supply chain.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

It touches many departments, from production, procurement, shipping, accounting, and finance to marketing, warehousing, research and development, and sales. Another option is to work in a warehouse, or in transport, or maybe in customer service where you are dealing with people all the time.

A ‘Beached Whale’ in the Suez Canal: Stuck Working Capital

NC State SCRC

This monster ship, which is as long as the Empire State Building and weighs about 200,000 metric tons, became stuck due to high winds, and no one seems to be able to get it out. Because procurement executives were so focused on cost, they did not worry about shipment velocity.

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Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply chain collaboration is a hot topic today and no wonder: companies that collaborate effectively across the supply chain have enjoyed dramatic reductions in inventories and costs, together with improvements in speed, service levels, and customer satisfaction. Sixty-five percent of procurement practitioners say procurement at their company is becoming more collaborative with suppliers, according to The Future of Procurement, Making Collaboration Pay Off, by Oxford Economics.

Supply Chain Personified! The Link Between Your Company Silos!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The responsibilities, metrics, skills, strategies and mandates for each function can cause people to put their functional focus ahead of the greater company objectives. The procurement of materials and goods and services, and the timing of this procurement, payment terms with suppliers, and the buildup and disposition of inventory all dramatically impact the amount of cash that a company has and uses. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Key factors influencing inventory levels, supplier quality, demand forecasting, procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, production planning, transportation management and more are becoming known for the first time. Source: Machine Learning & AI in Transport and Logistics, Frank Salliau & Sven Verstrepen Logistics Meets Innovation Vlerick Brussels – Nov.

The Best Practice Frontier in the 3D Supply Chain Triangle

Arkieva

Ensure continued alignment by sharing inventory turns as a KPI. Figure 1 shows it for inventory and service. The idea is that more service, typically comes with a higher inventory (or lower turns). They increase the service but require a higher inventory. Figure 1 – The best practice frontier – Inventory vs Service. An example can be refining the safety stock calculations and adopting a stochastic inventory optimization.

Top 5 Roadblocks to Effective Inbound Logistics Management

GlobalTranz

A Peerless Research Group (PRG) report indicated that up to 44 percent of supply chain entities do not actively have plans in pursuing or using a transportation management system (TMS), such as the Cerasis Rater. Approximately 54 percent of companies actively run metrics on inbound freight, but these metrics may be lacking. In other words, the term, “metrics,” can be deceiving. Inventory levels may soar or fail to meet customer demand, and profits become losses.

Data is the Real Gold At the End of the Rainbow for Contract and Spend Management Systems

NC State SCRC

Contract analytics can provide a summary view on performance and pricing deviations, risks, statistics (expiry, renewal and pending), procurement and sales metrics. In a presentation at the EMPOWER conference held in Orlando, a large utility shared how procurement had used the decision-making algorithm embedded in the Emptoris suite of tools to guide users into the appropriate contractual mechanism.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

GlobalTranz

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. This year, most were interesting in supply chain optimization - from distribution to inventory management - and Key Performance Indicators. Download: The Impact of Big Data in the Supply Chain & Transportation Management Industry Webinar Replay, Transcript & Presentation.

Resilience is the New Critical Supply Chain Strategy!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Companies have leveraged digital tools, and evolving skills, to collect vast data about product or raw materials sourcing, transportation, logistics, and manufacturing. They use advanced ERP software and S&OP strategy to match supply with demand, and turn over inventory faster and faster.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

I find most companies are good at pockets of planning–demand planning, supply planning, transportation planning, material planning or plant scheduling, but the flows are not connected. Each are good at localized planning within a focused area of demand, supply, network design, transportation planning, material sourcing or finite scheduling. Few implementations of planning connect to procurement and transportation.

9 Key Topics to Understand to Frame A Shipper’s Mind for Effective KPI Management with a 3PL

GlobalTranz

Editor's Note: As of late you may have noticed we have written a lot about procurement and the future of procurement. A large part of procurement is finalizing the contract and then the follow through of the determined deliverables in that agreement. The next step in procurement is then managing vendors and keeping service providers accountable for continued improvement. For example: Inventory Record Accuracy has to be 98-100% accurate daily.

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How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

Integration of corporate social responsibility metrics in planning. Most often the focus is on transportation or logistics, but does not take into consideration the trade-offs between make, source and deliver. Use of third-party data for transportation lane and drayage times by day/time of week. There is a lack of clarity on what drives value and metrics are functional. Inventory. Focus on the level of inventory. Procurement. Metrics.

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

Granular data by volume is a must to be able to manage replenishment, network design, and inventory targets. Companies that directly connect financial data to supply chain data without creating a feasible plan at an item/location level rate themselves significantly lower on S&OP effectiveness creating higher costs, levels of inventory and order short shipments. A simplistic view is that supply chain excellence is the trade-off of cost, inventory and customer service.

IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

This regulation will see the largest reduction in the Sulphur content of the transportation fuel under taken at any time in the history. million metric tons annually. A vessel provides economies of scale to transport feedstock (crude or other feedstocks) or refined products to market.

The difference between supply chain and logistics explained

Unleashed

You’ll see that the KPIs in both supply chain management and logistics are very similar, in that they often track the movement or storage of inventory. A lean business looking to build efficiencies would do well to try and improve this metric. Inventory days of supply.

7 Supply Chain Challenges That Exist Today

4WL Consulting

This heightens the need for having a global procurement network which can support and respond to a company’s supply chain needs in a timely manner. However, many chief procurement officers claim that it is becoming more and more difficult to select a strategic supplier who offers consistent global quality and local service. #2 A lean manufacturing environment should involve a shorter lead time, lesser inventory and improved throughput.

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Driving Profitable Growth Through Effective Supply Chain Management

BlueYonder

Without a shared set of metrics between the commercial and operational teams, it is extremely difficult to get alignment between them. Examples of shared metrics include customer service levels, inventory turns, sell-through forecast accuracy, total landed cost, and overall profitability of the business. By aligning the metrics between the different supply chain stakeholders, a collaborative spirit between the teams is encouraged. System-wide inventory strategies.

Navigating the Supply Chain Management Fault Line

Supply Chain Shaman

Decision support includes all forms of planning: demand, supply, revenue, manufacturing and transportation planning. This transfer of ownership reduced the effectiveness of procurement. Drones in warehouses using machine learning for real-time inventory and self-driving vehicles are transforming logistics. Stalled progress on metrics: 90% of companies find themselves stuck on key supply chain metrics (cost, inventory, growth, ROIC). Tremors.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.