The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand

Cerasis

Throughout the supply chain, the use of metrics to track and understand processes provides an invaluable resource for ensuring increased production and customer satisfaction. What Distribution Center Metrics Need Tracking?

Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries

Cerasis

In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1:

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Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

At that time, manufacturers talked about customer-centric supply chains, but were afraid to aggressively adopt ecommerce strategies. Manufacturers, today, are aggressively pursuing e-commerce strategies. Could your package be delivered by taxi? Details matter.

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win

Cerasis

Manufacturers have always struggled to know their customers. Unfortunately, this means manufacturers face an even greater challenge, as more customers translate into greater use of customer service. But, how do manufacturers turn their focus to the customer experience?

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?

Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The average manufacturing company’s supply chain organization is 15 years old. The supply chain is a complex system with finite, and non-linear relationships between supply chain metrics that drive balance sheet results.

3 Ways to Drive Growth in Your Manufacturing Business

IQMS

Investing in a manufacturing company – and/or operating a manufacturing company – in the current economic climate represents both opportunity and risk as U.S. manufacturing demand and profitability are accelerating. How to Drive Manufacturing Growth.

Syndicated Data for CPGs

SupplyPike

If the website does not provide important insights then it is not serving any purpose for either the manufacturer or the client. Nielsen is the single provider of the program and the sole firm that can provide manufacturers with the same POS data and analytics application.

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How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. Lean Manufacturing manufacturing machine

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Looking Beyond Red Arrows

Supply Chain Shaman

It is hard work to maintain the status quo in metrics performance. A balanced portfolio of metrics delivers the greatest value. However, the stories of success are largely project improvements or improvements in vertical supply chain efficiency in manufacturing or transportation.

Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect

Cerasis

retailers conducted by NRF and Forrester Research surveyed the key metrics of 195 apparel, footwear, general merchandise, home furnishings and personal care retailers, and determined that the average cost to fulfill an order is $10 (shipping + fulfillment costs).

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Why I No Longer Believe in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

The AMR Top 25 was the first methodology that tried to connect financial metrics with supply chain excellence. It elevated the discussion on supply chain excellence and drove more discipline and rigor in the use of financial metrics.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. Lean Manufacturing manufacturing machine

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Smart Sensors and the IIoT Improve Manufacturing Efficiency

Cerasis

as well as the Industrial Internet of Things , manufacturers are using technology to enhance their operations in ways they never before thought possible to get manufacturing efficiency. The IIoT has already proven itself as a highly effective tool in the manufacturing sector, and we've only seen the beginning of what this technology is really capable of achieving. A System of Smart Labels and Sensors To Enhance Manufacturing Efficiency.

Summary of Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries

NC State SCRC

The type of contract of interest in this report is for Development and Manufacture contracts in the Aerospace and Defense industries. Specific Risks in Development and Manufacture Contracts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries.

Actionable Insights: Operating Expenses

QAD

For example, it’s obvious to most people that the cost of components on the bill of materials is part of the product cost, but what about other costs such as cutting oils that help equipment run more smoothly, or packaging for shipping the finished product?

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

Shipping approximately 400 million selling units consisting of 700 million manufactured units per year, Carter’s employs about 4,000 employees at its peak. Over the period of 2009-2015, only 88% of companies made improvement on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. (As

Congratulating the Supply Chains to Admire Winners

Supply Chain Shaman

It is now our fifth year of analyzing balance sheets to understand which companies are outperforming their peer groups on the metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) while driving improvement.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability. The hard-won progress in incremental reduction of packaging material and waste is reduced by the related increase in damaged and unsaleable product. Throwing a single complete unsaleable product in a landfill naturally, obviates even large percentage reductions in packaging which is itself a relatively small portion of a complete product.

5 Factory Uses for Sensors You Might Not Expect

DELMIA Quintiq

Some of their applications in factories and manufacturing are a little lesser known right now, even as Industry 4.0 Accomplishing this unlocks just-in-time manufacturing for that car company. 3D Printing Asset Management High Tech Manufacturing Sensors

5 Factory Uses for Sensors You Might Not Expect

DELMIA Quintiq

Some of their applications in factories and manufacturing are a little lesser known right now, even as Industry 4.0 Accomplishing this unlocks just-in-time manufacturing for that car company. 3D Printing Asset Management High Tech Manufacturing Sensors

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

The number one question that I am asked today by manufacturers across all industries is “How can I improve customer service?” Special programs—new product launch, promotional packaging, and samples—are often managed as marketing programs using offline processes (usually spreadsheets).

L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

The award, based on beating the industry peer group on rate of improvement on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns, and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) while outperforming their peer group, is tough to achieve.

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

Supply Chain Shaman

Unfortunately, we find most companies are moving backwards on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter™ or making progress on singular metrics versus driving performance improvement on a balanced portfolio of supply chain metrics that correlate to market capitalization. (If

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis

There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability. The hard-won progress in incremental reduction of packaging material and waste is reduced by the related increase in damaged and unsaleable product.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. The vendor is usually the supplier, a manufacturer or a distributor.

Why It Matters

Supply Chain Shaman

Both companies provide packaging materials to the food manufacturing industry. Owens Illinois provides glass products and Sonoco Products provides flexible packaging. ” As a supplier three to four levels back in the supply chain, life as a packaging provider is tough.

Let the Qs Begin

Supply Chain Shaman

The script will be distributed to CFOs of apparel, consumer packaged goods, and food/beverage companies next week. There are three reasons why: Vertical excellence—having the best manufacturing, procurement or transportation function—has not worked. Aligned Metrics.

Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

In our work on the Supply Chains to Admire report , we tracked the progress of manufacturing, retailing and distribution companies for the period of 2006 to 2013 and 2009-2013. When I think back, at the beginning of the decade, it was about designing the product for manufacturing.

Lora Cecere Asks: Why Do People Question the Value of S&OP?

Logility

In 2005, I engaged with Sonoco Products, a packaging products and services company, to initiate some work on Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). Packaging suppliers are under pressure for costs. Alignment on a Metrics Portfolio.

Understanding Your Safety Stock Calculations

Demand Solutions

If you manufacture or distribute products, it's safe to assume that you have a specified safety stock level— or at least we certainly hope you do. If your business is one of them, what is the basis for your "rule of thumb" metric?

Equation and Unleashed help Golden Goose achieve full visibility over their bottom line

Unleashed

We’ve been a Partner since 2011, working with manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers in NZ and Australia. Golden Goose is the parent company of Howler Hotdogs — one of the country’s largest manufacturers of hotdogs (not American hotdogs, but battered sausages on a stick).

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week. When a manufacturer’s product normally moves through the supply chain network, it is to reach the distributor or customer.

Lora Cecere Asks: Why Do People Question the Value of S&OP?

Logility

In 2005, I engaged with Sonoco Products, a packaging products and services company, to initiate some work on Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). Packaging suppliers are under pressure for costs. Alignment on a Metrics Portfolio.