How Steel Manufacturers Can Thrive in a Changing Environment

DELMIA Quintiq

We empower metals manufacturers with a solution that can generate the best plan for the future, by: Incorporating all constraints, business rules, regulations and preferences. Industrial Equipment Industry Standards Manufacturing Calculations KPI Based planning steel steelmaking

Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation

Cerasis

We conclude our ongoing series in talking about effective KPI management by giving you a real live Logistics KPIs management case study from Whirlpool's engagement with a logistics service level provider. Also monitored were Whirlpool supplier SLA/KPI agreements.

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

I’ve literally seen KPI “packs” the size of phone books, and even KPI sets circulated as a monthly magazine… that no one reads. Supply Chain KPI Tips. Supply Chain KPI. What’s a KPI, Anyway? You will use a KPI in the same way as your car’s speedometer.

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An Introduction to Some Supply Chain KPI Fundamentals

Logistics Bureau

What is a KPI? What is a KPI? Can you explain what a KPI is? Take the notion of a KPI or key performance indicator, for example. Some KPI Examples. KPIs in Manufacturing: Let’s start with manufacturing. A Detailed KPI Explanation: Inventory Days.

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Unwrapping production: How to transform packaging manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

To meet consumers’ increasing appetite for choice, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers develop a huge amount of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs). This has a direct impact on packaging manufacturers who now need to find ways to cope with more diverse demand.

Manufacturing Metrics that Actually Matter (The Ones We Rely On)

synchrono

I have found this to be true when working with many different manufacturers. Mark also writes: “Metrics that have the attention of business and manufacturing leaders tend to be those that get measured and improved upon by their employee teams.”.

QAD Adaptive Applications Further Enables Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises

QAD

This latest release further enhances our customers’ ability to intelligently adopt and boost adaptive manufacturing capabilities. Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises can effectively address the increasing pace of change and disruption companies face today.

Manufacturing Disruption is Here. Will Your Company Survive?

QAD

Manufacturers can miss opportunities to adapt due to their lack of speed in responding to disruptive forces, under-investing in new growth areas or applying existing business models to new markets. How will Manufacturers Survive Disruption? Continuously Improve as a Manufacturer.

What is the meat of the matter for manufacturers of meat products?

DELMIA Quintiq

Meat manufacturers usually suffer from the lack of cross-functional visibility as well as cross-company visibility. What is distracting meat manufacturers from building efficient plans? With those constraints, meat manufacturers simply have to plan, and plan well.

What's your KPI?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Give personal bias a rest: Devising a KPI is a challenging affair, overcoming bias adds to the challenge. Lean stunned the Manufacturing business with its disruptive ideologies and transformed the KPIs to a greater extent, the same applies here. Be latest, context driven and improve continuously: A must thing I must say, gives you a chance to introspect and evaluate, something which is critical factor in success of any KPI.

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Editor’s Pick: Updating Your Planning Strategies to Industry 4.0

Talking Logistics

The onset of robotics, intelligent manufacturing and data-driven optimization enables standardization of processes crossing supply, production and distribution irrespective of product lines and categories. KPI QuintiqNote: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

The Magic Bullet for Real-Time Supply Chain Collaboration? Cloud Visibility.

synchrono

Jessica Twentyman reported in the Financial Times , that for many manufacturers, supply chain collaboration is stuck in the dark ages. Supply Chain Market reported the closest any manufacturer can get to the magic bullet of efficiency (collaboration) is through greater supply chain visibility.

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Responsive and Flexible Fresh Supply Chain – A Sodebo Story

DynaSys

Sodebo is a family-owned French food product manufacturer founded in 1973. Their goal is to be the #1 manufacturer in four package categories: Salads, sandwiches, frozen pizza, and ready-to-eat meals-in-a-box. Sodebo is unique because of the constant innovation, the quality of the products, but also the human side, thanks to all the collaborators.

Unilever wants to improve its planning and differentiation

Supply Chain Movement

I can’t see us joining other manufacturers to supply directly to consumers in the near future.”. In order to be able to send fuller loads and deliver products faster, we will have to collaborate with other manufacturers, including with companies such as Nestlé and Procter & Gamble.

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John Gattorna: ‘It’s all about customer segmentation’

Supply Chain Movement

Schneider Electric, a manufacturer of electronics for energy management, has internally identified specific customer segments with widely differing customer behaviour.”. Successful companies such as Zara and Schneider Electric are organised from a customer segmentation perspective.

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20 Manufacturers Describe ERP Software Benefits in their Own Words

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today we are featuring this guest post from Find Accounting Software as it covers a subject we are also interested in, Manufacturing Technology which makes businesses more efficient. Earlier identification of product manufacturing issues. Measurement of KPI’s.

5 Big Benefits of Using CMMS for Manufacturing Maintenance Activities

Cerasis

Managing a manufacturing plant or a facility maintenance enterprise can get very challenging, complicated and time-consuming for those who are maintaining paper logs for inventory and recording repairs and replacements manually. The KPI stats available from auto-generated reports can be used at all levels of decision-making. Just about every business can benefit from a maintenance assistant CMMS software but the 4 main types of industries are: Manufacturing Plants.

Are Your Manufacturing Metrics Meaningless?

synchrono

It seems not a week goes by when I don’t hear from someone in manufacturing: “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”. In any manufacturing environment, delivering what you promised when you promised is good business, so measuring this metric makes sense.

Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains

DELMIA Quintiq

Even more critical is the amount of tax (such as import duty, VAT and excise) that manufacturers will suddenly have to pay, depending on the type of goods. Some manufacturers have started to prepare by trying to build stock, which increases their costs. Automotive Manufacturing

What’s the key to higher profits in meat processing?

DELMIA Quintiq

An intelligent solution powered by optimization and KPI-driven planning is what you need to effectively manage key challenges such as supply shortage and blending and formulation complexities. Manufacturing Protein

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Updating your planning strategies to Industry 4.0

DELMIA Quintiq

The onset of robotics, intelligent manufacturing and data-driven optimization enables standardization of processes crossing supply, production and distribution irrespective of product lines and categories. Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

It’s the era of Industry 4.0. Are you on board?

DELMIA Quintiq

is gathering force and it needs to be carefully monitored as it will upset the manufacturing world as you know it. should be viewed as the next phase in the digitization of the manufacturing sector. North American manufacturers are not asleep at the switch either.

Precise scheduling: The key to solving the hot charging puzzle

DELMIA Quintiq

For example, they are not able to calculate the hot charging rate KPI of the schedule. To learn more about how we have helped leading steel manufacturers with better process scheduling support, download our brochure. Manufacturing Supply Chain Planning & Optimization

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Why Manufacturers Need an Outcome Culture (Pt. II)

QAD

In “ Why Manufacturers Need an Outcome Culture (Pt. I) ,” we made the case for manufacturers adopting an outcome culture. Of course, manufacturers still need processes. Here’s one group of processes a make-to-stock manufacturer might go through: Consider the latest forecast.

The Evolution of the Demand Planner Role

DynaSys

Featured Market trends Analytical Artificial Intelligence Cloud Collaboration Communication Customer Demand Demand Planner Demand Planning Facilitation Forecast Forecasting Jeff Livingston KPI Machine Learning Product Life Cycle Scenario Planning Seasonality Statistical Technology Web what-if

From Reactive to Proactive: Supply Chain Performance Management

Logility

I was talking with a practitioner last week who was the internal champion that brought Logility Voyager Solutions into a leading flooring manufacturer. Too often I see people over-complicating their KPI measures. All from the use of simple KPI’s and Alerts. Connect. Share.

From Reactive to Proactive: Supply Chain Performance Management

Logility

I was talking with a practitioner last week who was the internal champion that brought Logility Voyager Solutions into a leading flooring manufacturer. Too often I see people over-complicating their KPI measures. All from the use of simple KPI’s and Alerts. Connect. Share.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

We do it throughout entire industries, enabling leaders to smooth-out their Supply Chains, lean-out their Logistics, optimize their Operations, and maximize their Manufacturing throughput, all with their existing teams and often disaggregated data sources.

Reverse Supply Chains: Best Practices for Better Asset Recovery

Cerasis

Efficient processes are a major part in keeping an eye on reverse supply chains, as keeping track of Key Performance Indicators (or KPI for short) can only help a company predict of what’s to come in terms of sales.

Level 1 Supply Chain KPIs

Logistics Bureau

The term “line” in this KPI refers to a line on the sales order. The “delivery line fill” KPI monitors the percentage of lines (across all orders for a given time period) that were fully and completely delivered. This KPI pretty much speaks for itself.

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12 tips to recharge your supply chain

DELMIA Quintiq

This means that creating forecasts and promotional and pricing plans must be integrated with functions including distribution, operations planning, and manufacturing. KPI-based planning: It’s easier than you think. Ready to supercharge your supply chain for 2015?

Making the Case for Managed Transportation Services

Transplace

With the digitization of the logistics industry, shipments are monitored by algorithms; capacity is secured via online automated auctions; and scorecards and KPI reporting are distributed automatically each and every day. Making the Case for Managed Transportation Services.

Actionable Insights: Equipment Analysis

QAD

Many manufacturing companies are dependent on equipment and machinery for their production process, so it makes sense to keep close tabs on the health of that equipment. KPI highlights for the Equipment Analysis Action Center include: Top Percentage of Equipment with Failures.

Product News Update: April 2020

EazyStock

Bill of Materials, or BOM, is the components required to manufacture or assemble a product. As a manufacturer or product assembling company, you know that forecasting components can be complex. Fill Rate KPI. Fill Rate KPI in EazyStock.

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Cycle Service Level Versus Fill Rate Service Level – Part One

Arkieva

Every night, delivery trucks from the original manufacturers show up to re-stock the shelf in what is often described as a direct store delivery (DSD) model. Inventory Management Avoiding Stock Outs Cycle Service Level Fill Rate Service Level KPI Service Level Stock Out Stock Outs