The Shaman’s Journal Now Available

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I launched the The Supply Chain Shaman’s Journal. The Journal will be published quarterly, and will be a collection of posts from the Supply Chain Shaman blog. Each Journal is centered around a theme. In the meantime it can be downloaded as a.pdf from the Supply Chain Insights Journal page. So, the design of the Journal is meant to enable readers access what I have written here in an easily digestible format. The Journal will publish quarterly.

5 Quality Metrics Predicting The Future Of Manufacturing

IQMS

Bottom Line: Manufacturers are reaching a new level of results in 2018 because they have clearer, more actionable insights based on real-time manufacturing and quality metrics than ever before. Quality Metrics Enable Customer-Driven Manufacturing Networks.

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Ranking Journals: Academic Journal Guide 2018 (“ABS List”)

SCM Research

Three years ago, the Chartered Association of Business Schools (ABS) has released its last ranking of business journals: the Academic Journal Guide (AJG), also known as the “ABS list” This ABS ranking has become quite influential as the guiding journal ranking across management disciplines in the UK. Many SCM researchers feel that the ABS list undervalues the journals of our discipline. Today, the Academic Journal Guide 2018 will be released.

New Books for Your Bookshelf

Supply Chain Insights

This year, we will publish two new books: Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and The Shaman’s Journal. Supply Chain Metrics That Matter will publish in December 2014. The book details what is possible, and at what rate, for metrics improvement based on lessons from leaders.

Mining Supply Chain Data for Insights

Supply Chain Shaman

We loaded 493 financial metrics from balance sheets and income statements for each company into the data lake for the period of 2004-2016 using YCharts data. The better supply chain planning implementations produce tighter and more reliable patterns at this important metrics intersection.

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Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

P&G’s rate of improvement on the Metrics That Matter was lower than the peer group. Last month we published our new Shaman’s Journal. The Shaman’s Journal book is a collection of best read posts organized in more readable format. I was on my way to Peru.

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Therefore, the challenge to establish ranking method is to find more economical data source and unbiased metric. The content is good then people refer to it often (number of citations is also used to measure the importance of journal articles aka Impact Factor).

7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Therefore, the challenge to establish the ranking method is to find a more economical data source and the unbiased metrics. The content is good then people refer to it often (number of citations are also used to measure the importance of journal articles aka Impact Factor). They've published many supply chain management related articles in top journals.

6 Best Practices for eCommerce Warehousing

Cerasis

According to the following graphic, created by the Ivey Business Journal , prioritizing can be broken down by type: 3. Use Metrics to Track Progress and Order Fulfillment Processes. Each of these metrics relates directly to consumer promises, such as free two-day shipping.

Counterfeit products are exploding on Amazon

NC State SCRC

A Wall Street Journal investigation found 4,152 items for sale on Amazon.com Inc. ’s The Journal identified at least 157 items for sale that Amazon had said it banned, including sleeping mats the Food and Drug Administration warns can suffocate infants.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Also, machine learning is leading to more accurate measures of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), a key metric many manufacturers and supply chain operations rely on. Journal Of Business Logistics , 37 (1), 6-17. Journal Of Management Information Systems , 32 (4), 4-39.

Supply and demand production challenges with new products

Kinaxis

By implementing the above actions, supply chain managers can use the Tracking Ratio (TKR) metric during the introduction phase to measure the rate between the variety manufactured and customer orders. 1] International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, Vol.2,

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7 Elements of Seamless Supply Chain Integration

Supply Chain Opz

Stevens who was a senior managing consultants at Peat Marwick McLintock in London published the article called " Integrating the Supply Chain " in International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. Seamless supply chain integration is a myth or reality?

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

req’d) How Blockchain Could Benefit Levi’s Worker Well-Being Initiative (Sourcing Journal) Companies Plan for Tariffs, More Paperwork in Case of ‘No-Deal’ Brexit (WSJ – sub. I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client.

How Machine Learning is Transforming Industrial Production

DELMIA Quintiq

From Wikipedia via the peer-reviewed Springer journal, Machine Learning; “Machine learning (ML) is the scientific study of algorithms and statistical models that computer systems use to perform a specific task effectively without using explicit instructions, relying on patterns and inference instead.

7 Elements of Seamless Supply Chain Integration

Supply Chain Opz

Stevens who was a senior managing consultants at Peat Marwick McLintock in London published the article called " Integrating the Supply Chain " in International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. Seamless supply chain integration is a myth or reality?

Finding the Best Negotiation Book

Supply Chain Opz

To compare both books to find the best book for beginners, we will use 6 performance criteria under 3 categories as below, - Book Performance: this is the same as an article-level metric. Sales Performance: two metrics are used to judge the sales performance of both books, namely, "Amazon Sales Rank" and "Best Seller Award." Best Seller Awards are usually given by leading news outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal or Business Week.

Emerald Citation of Excellence 2013 for supply chain innovation article

Supply Chain View from the Field

Now in their seventeenth year, these distinguished annual awards recognize the 50 most outstanding articles published by the top 300 management journals in the world, including, for example, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Finance, Strategic Management Journal, MIT Sloan Management Review, and McKinsey Quarterly.

SCRC Innovation and Social Responsibility Supply Index: A Critical Input to “Drucker Management Top 250 List”

NC State SCRC

Research by NC State Poole College Professor Robert Handfield, director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative based Poole College, and Yung-Yun Huang, a recent graduate of North Carolina State University’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in operations research, supplied two of the 37 data inputs used in the Wall Street Journal’s inaugural “Management Top 250” ranking of companies, published recently. companies,” the Wall Street Journal reported.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

The cloud-based logistics has lots of metric tools. Journal rated her articles as "chart-topping storytelling" in the field.

Clay Christensen – A Great Academic and a Good Guy

NC State SCRC

An explanation offered by Christensen was what he coined“The Church of New Finance,” in which business school professors act as the high priests that indoctrinate their MBAs into a belief system of complex, ratio-based financial metrics as the only correct system of measurement. This week we lost a great operations management scholar, Clay Christensen , who passed away in a battle with leukemia.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

It is rare today to read the Wall Street Journal or listen to an earnings call without hearing about the impact of rising transportation costs. Michael provided a lot of additional examples, helpful metrics, and suggestions for getting started, but as usual, I don’t have the time or space to summarize all of them here.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

We discussed the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter research and the fact that a balanced portfolio of metrics drives a higher market capitalization than a focus on functional metrics or single metrics. Check out the new Shaman’s Journal. It is Sunday.

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Columbia Sportswear: Peeling Back the Onion on Your Supply Chain Processes

Talking Logistics

That’s the question I always ask when I share these types of stories with audiences, and an article in the Wall Street Journal this week about Columbia Sportswear sheds some light on the answer. How did this vast improvement in a key supply chain metric translate into financial performance?

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2018, the Journal of Commerce reports that a container will have 22,000 to 24,000 twenty-foot containers in 2018. On March 16th-18th, I will be on a book tour in Europe discussing the concepts of Supply Chain Metrics That Matter.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The company is also stopping production in Ecuador, Venezuela, Belarus and Pakistan by April 2014 (these countries scored low in a World Bank report that assessed countries on accountability, corruption, violence, and other metrics).

Measuring Scholarly Impact

SCM Research

She concludes: “Tenure-track faculty continue to absorb responsibilities that take time away from conducting research, but the number of A-journal publications is still the primary metric that is considered in faculty evaluations. ” If A-journal publications are the primary metric, this could, for example, also prevent us from writing a good book (writing it can take several years!), Metrics are really useful in support of decisions.

This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Retailers’ Dilemma: To Ax or Help Fix Bad Factories ( Wall Street Journal ). After a cold and wet holiday weekend, summer has arrived with a vengeance, with temperatures in the 90s yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Time to put away the turtlenecks and find my bathing suit.

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

The stock plunged, and the company announced the intent to find a buyer in the Wall Street Journal. Today is a rainy day in Philadelphia. I am recovering from bronchitis. I am reflective as the rain sheets down my window. My travels this week took me to California and Boston.

How to Recruit and Organize Supply Chain Talent to Unlock Your Supply Chain’s Potential

Talking Logistics

A confluence of factors is limiting the talent pool and making it more difficult for organizations to find the right professionals to fill the necessary roles to drive supply chain success, as was cited in a recent article, Companies See ‘Massive Shift’ in Search for Supply Chain Talent , (Wall Street Journal, May 22nd, 2015, Loretta Chao). Recently it seems that more and more organizations are recognizing that their supply chains are a key component to the organization’s success.

Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping

Cerasis

According to Michael Hu of Ivey Business Journal , following such best practices will help to achieve strategic value in multichannel fulfillment and shipping. Align metrics and incentives with unique e-commerce goals. E-commerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a crown opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce , U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

EU Trade Deal Talks Have Strong Momentum ( Wall Street Journal – sub req’d). According to the product sheet , “Oracle Global Trade Intelligence provides a dashboard view into the unique metrics by which your customs and compliance operation measures success.

The Transportation Management System Barbell

Talking Logistics

Users have the ability to provide rich lane metrics to carriers as well as their standing in the current bid process.

The Better Goal: More Fuel Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks?

Talking Logistics

According to the press release : The proposed standards are expected to lower CO2 emissions by approximately 1 billion metric tons, cut fuel costs by about $170 billion, and reduce oil consumption by up to 1.8 Our network efficiency improvement equates to avoiding nearly 41,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of taking about 7,900 cars off the road. Last Friday, the U.S.

How Do I Know If I Am Ready?

Supply Chain Shaman

I rescheduled my Monday to meet with a client on a pressing deadline and worked through the night to edit and refine the reports/journals for last week’s newsletter. I also continued to work on the manuscript for the book Metrics That Matter to publish in the fall of 2014. “How can I move the ball down the field, if I don’t have the ball?” ” A Question from my Training Class this Week. “How do I know if I am ready for cool technologies?