Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. Balance: The ability to balance a portfolio of metrics to maximize market capitalization and free cash flow. Here I share his insights: Philippe, which supply chain metrics do you think matter?

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

Cerasis

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. 10 Soft Metric Considerations in Measuring Supply Chain Performance.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

10 Tips Shippers Can Use to Reduce Costs in LTL Procurement with Better Request for Pricing Bidding

Cerasis

As a third-party logistics company focused on over the road transportation management, and having an LTL rating engine and web-based TMS for nearly 20 years (web-based even before Google!), at Cerasis, we know a thing or two about the nuances of LTL procurement. LTL procurement is something we do very well. So we thought we would impart upon all the shippers out there some tips on how to reduce overall costs for effective LTL Procurement. Logistics LTL ltl procuremen

6 Important Tips For Effective Logistics Management

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Robert Everett who gives us some fantastic tips for effective logistics management. There are various factors involved in effective logistics management, for example, automation and perfect coordination. This includes: Cycle time metrics.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services.

Procurement Fact File

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. We’ve read through some of the best analyst reports and surveys to bring you this procurement fact file containing some of the most interesting findings, statistics and quotes. Procurement. Outsourcing of non-core procurement activities.

3 Practical Metrics for Supplier Performance Evaluation

Logistics Bureau

Supplier Performance Metrics for Every Organisation. In this post, you’ll find some suggested metrics for supplier performance evaluation and management. Alternatively you could have two metrics, one for advised variations and one for variations discovered upon goods receipt.

The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017. Autonomous Vehicles in Logistics: What are the Impacts?

Top 5 Roadblocks to Effective Inbound Logistics Management

Cerasis

With the added pressure to lower costs to end-users, your customers, it’s no surprise that the need for increased scrutiny and cost reductions among inbound logistics partners, your vendors, has gone rogue. Some cite a lack of visibility or lack of control for reasons to not manage inbound logistics, and while proponents of “increased visibility” argue more information begets more effective inbound logistics strategy, its meaning gets lost in the murky waters of the internet.

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

Interview for Metrics That Matter. My kitchen table is piled high with interviews for the upcoming book, Metrics That Matter. He is responsible for manufacturing, procurement, supply chain planning, logistics, quality, social responsibility and final product engineering.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. UPS Joins Top Alliance To Create Blockchain Standards For Logistics. Kenco Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) is a great example. Source: Evan, Flikr.

Assessing the True Return of Procurement Transformation on Total Shareholder Return: A Tough Proposition

NC State SCRC

In my earlier book with Gerard Chick on “ The Procurement Value Proposition “, we advance the notion that buildoing a business case for investing in people, process, and technology improvement in procurement is key. Many procurement assessments developed by consultants seek to provide an answer to the question “how far along are you relative to your peers in your procurement transformation journey”, and “which processes are lagging compared to your peers?”

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The 6 Trends Third Party Logistics Service Providers Will Drive to Empower Shipper Success in 2017

Cerasis

2017 will not be a bed of roses for third party logistics service providers, nor will the coming year be filled with thorns in the sides of major supply chain entities. The Trump administration could be a redeeming feature for the logistics industry, but some of his recent promises could come at a great price. However, only time will tell if Trump keeps or abandons his promises to hold the shipping and logistics industry accountable for outsourcing and reshoring efforts.

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. You have to equate the value proposition to metrics the CFO understands and cares about, such as working capital, cash flow, and other items linked to the company’s P&L and balance sheet. For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center.

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

Source The process and involvement of logistics department in every organization have become an essential part to the economic development for a long time now. How can companies enable Green Logistics?

At the Starting Line: New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

Did you come up with any New Year’s resolutions to improve as a supply chain and logistics leader this year? From “5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain & Logistics Executives” originally published on January 14, 2014: 1. Happy New Year!

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Whatever your Industry you should be able to make comparisons to competitors, do benchmarking, and even compare yourself on key metrics across industries. From the inbound perspective he Supply Chain team typically procures raw materials, expedites their delivery. Subscribe Here!

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). appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

5 ways TMS transforms Logistics Managers' jobs

Abivin

A survey featured in Logistics Management shows that just 35% of shippers are using TMS in their supply chain. Logistics managers need to realize that adding TMS instead of headcount can be the right way to grow their business.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

You know the people, the processes and the metrics. Most companies have a Procurement function, Distribution, Logistics, Planning, Inventory Management, Product Data Management, and Operations. Poor metric performance (eg. Too many metrics, no targets, and no focus.

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 term “Supply Chain” is more than just the name of the group that manages materials and logistics. Subscribe Here!

Gartner’s 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List! Is it Still Relevant?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Gartner Survey Metric Notes: 1. SCM #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #Technology #Leadership #Procurement #Purchasing #Freight. Supply Chain Management Distribution Freight Leadership Logistics Procurement Purchasing SCM supplychain TechnologySubscribe Here!

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the logistics aspect of the supply chain, this equates to better monitoring and adherence to guidelines governing drive time, fuel use, deadhead and more. Lean processes are standard in supply chains, including logistics, but 2018 will see a gradual transition to elastic logistics.

Top 10 Tips for Career Success!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Business policies, ways of doing things, and metrics are all a result of human decisions. Freight and Logistics Human Resources Procurement Supply Chain Management Career LeadershipSubscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Supply Chain Movement 17 – S&OP

Supply Chain Movement

His task – together with his colleagues from procurement, production and logistics – is to simplify the global supply chain while acknowledging that consumers are often very emotionally attached to a particular beer brand. Contents Supply Chain Movement 17 – 2015 Q2.

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7 Essential Attributes of Strategic Supplier Partnerships!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Whether the phrase refers to sourcing, procurement, relationships, or other matters, its use is prevalent. The baseline metrics for performance of a partner are the same operational parameters used for other suppliers. Leadership #Business #SCM #SupplyChain #Procurement #Purchasing.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. Labor and management work out deal at Port of LA/Long Beach ( Logistics Management ). Robinson, Con-way, and Transplace are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors).

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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.

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The Supply Chain Detective™: The Case of the Unpaid Invoices!

Supply Chain Game Changer

They themselves were confused over the number of aged invoices, the amounts, the metrics, the issues preventing payment, the critical parts being held hostage by suppliers in exchange for payment, the problems preventing payment, processes, and responsibilities. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Global Logistics and the Transportation Management Center: The Next Phase in Network Agility

Supply Chain Nation

The TMC merges technology, organization and processes to establish a set of services leveraging the scale and efficiency of consolidated network planning, procurement and unified metrics with the agility of localized execution.

Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. Improved customer service metrics. Subscribe Here!

The PERFECT REASON to Implement Supply Chain Logistics IT Solutions Today

Supply Chain Collaborator

If ever there was a perfect time to engage a logistics IT solution like TMS, Optimizer or Yard Management tool, it is now. Let’s look at some of the ways investing in logistics IT today will pay off the next time fuel prices surge. Intelligent Procurement.

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

Cerasis

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. Many logistics service providers will provide their customers with an SLA.

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