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My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

Tomorrow, I have a call with a manufacturing company to answer the question, “ What is the most important concept in the book?” While Joe is trying to balance the feedback from Filipe and Frank, he is often asked to change his metric targets by his CFO named Lou. After two years of research, I think that we throw the supply chain out of balance and limit its potential through the use of traditional and functional metrics. Achieving Balance in Metrics.

Supply Chain Dashboards – Key Metrics For Manufacturers

Silvon Software

As I mentioned in my previous post, Sales Dashboards – 16 Metrics for Manufacturers , a strategy for measuring business performance should also incorporate metrics that focus on the supply chain and other operational areas of the enterprise. Supply chain metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) are sometimes a bit tougher to compile than sales metrics. Nevertheless, measuring supply chain performance is critical for a manufacturing concern.

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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.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

When I hear companies discussing the implementation of a customer segmentation strategy, I ask a series of questions: Who is your customer? What are you trying to accomplish through the execution of a customer segmentation strategy? I find that in this world of the global multi-national that procurement processes have become convoluted and increasingly complex. (In In my opinion, we have made procurement increasingly complex without adding value.

Procurement Interview Questions & Answers

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement, or Purchasing, is an area of Supply Chain that involves and requires very specific skills and expertise. This is particularly apparent if you are hiring a Procurement professional, you are looking for a Procurement job, you are looking to outsource anything, or you are dealing with Procurement people in the course of conducting business. Check out this list of 25 Procurement and Purchasing questions and answers. How do you build a Sourcing Strategy?

Defining and Implementing an Effective Transportation Strategy

Talking Logistics

An important component of that foundation is defining and implementing an effective transportation strategy – a topic that I discussed with Eric Meister, LeanLogistics’ former COO, in a follow-up episode. Here are some of the valuable insights that Eric shared regarding the path to building an effective transportation strategy: Q: An important component of that foundation is defining and implementing an effective transportation strategy.

Top 10 Manufacturing Trends For 2019

IQMS

Bottom Line: The top 10 manufacturing trends reflect how manufacturers are planning to achieve their goals of revenue growth, operational improvements, digital transformation, and launching new products and services in 2019. Manufacturers who excel at orchestrating analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), quality management and real-time monitoring to improve manufacturing strategies are growing 10% faster than their peers. to manufacturing value added in 2020.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

These metrics would, of course, be aligned and are updated every hour. The metrics are also manual as automatic metric systems cannot retrieve the information at an hourly frequency as these metrics are process inputs and not outputs. For example, if your strategy is to improve Quality, the people in the value stream would own a control chart of heat applied to the product. Specific metrics: process metrics and outcome metrics.

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21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

There are several elements in an effective logistics strategy, with the ultimate goal of identifying the most cost-effective service levels and developing plans and processes that enable the company to operate as close to those optimal service levels as possible.

4 Reasons to Integrate Order-to-Cash & Procure-to-Pay

OneSCM

The ease of implementing and onboarding supply chain management solutions gives wider visibility in manufacturing, as well as orders and inventory. Bundling order-to-cash and procure-to-pay functions not only gives companies a holistic view of their supply chain operations, but also improves decision-making and business growth. In some instances, sales can become risky; procurement staff maintain higher buffer stock levels as a safety net.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

Second, they adapt over time as market structures and strategies evolve. 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. The delivery against goals starts with leadership and a clear strategy. Reward teams for cross-functional metrics.

Seasoned Leadership in Action? ? An Interview with Joe Carson, CEO Spend Strategies, LLC!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This interview is with Joe Carson, CEO and Founder of Spend Strategies, LLC. Joe Carson, CEO Spend Strategies, LLC. Joe is currently the CEO of Spend Strategies. As an experienced business professional, he has served in diverse roles ranging from Marketing and Strategy, to Procurement and Supply Chain. tools and analytical techniques that deliver real value to today’s procurement organizations. leadershipadvice #procurement #supplychainmanagement.

Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

In 2010, Walmart announced its goal to eliminate 20 million metric tons of GHG emissions from its global supply chain by the end of 2015. million metric tons to date, saying that some measures had led to a doubling of fleet efficiency. With 40 percent of GSK’s carbon footprint coming from the procurement of raw materials, the company recognised that tackling its own emissions wouldn’t be enough to reduce its carbon footprint – it would need to support suppliers to do the same.

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The Future of Procurement Is Upon Us. Are You Ready?

ivalua

Niul Burton wrote a great article in Industry Week titled “Procurement 2025: 10 Challenges that Will Transform Global Sourcing”. For those of you who are executives in Supply Chain, Procurement or New Product Introduction/Development, this is a must read. Burton predicts a further evolution of what we are seeing already in the market—Chief Procurement Officer’s (CPO) roles are changing rapidly. We are not your father’s traditional Procure-to-Pay solution.

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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Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: Using supplier data to drive successful relationships

HICX Solutions

In our second interview in the series on ‘Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma,’ which supports a full survey carried out by HICX and Raconteur on the subject, Gren Manuel speaks to Richard Wilding, OBE. New demands on Procurement. Procurement for resilience, not just cost.

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Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma: Using supplier data to drive successful relationships

HICX Solutions

In our second interview in the series on ‘Solving the Procurement Data Dilemma,’ which supports a full survey carried out by HICX and Raconteur on the subject, Gren Manuel speaks to Richard Wilding, OBE. New demands on Procurement. Procurement for resilience, not just cost.

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50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

Seeing this, we decided that it would be helpful to compile a curated list of 50 of the best tips on logistics planning and strategy that we could find. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Implement supply chain actions, including with internal procurement teams, with suppliers and through broader collaboration, and develop measurable targets for these efforts. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment.

The Future of Energy for Manufacturing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Today manufacturers must continually look for waste reduction, process improvement and supply chain efficiency to meet competitive pressures and their customers’ cost reduction requirements. North American manufacturers who have followed this course have seen significant and sustainable results often with reductions of 25% which in turn helps to maintain and enhance their immediate market position. What role will energy play in the long-term strategy for manufacturers?

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

However, even with a growing number of innovative technologies at your fingertips, your success still depends on your strategy. To help you determine what tactics, processes, technologies and practices are a must-have in a winning supply chain strategy, we reached out to a panel of supply chain professionals and asked them to answer this question: “What’s the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy?”

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. It helps coordinate the various supply chain activities, which include the complete range of procurement, development, implementation, commercialization, and delivery of the goods or services to the market. Manufacturers benefit with more flexibility in managing ad hoc requirements as well.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. It helps coordinate the various supply chain activities, which include the complete range of procurement, development, implementation, commercialization, and delivery of the goods or services to the market. Manufacturers benefit with more flexibility in managing ad hoc requirements as well.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. It helps coordinate the various supply chain activities, which include the complete range of procurement, development, implementation, commercialization, and delivery of the goods or services to the market. Manufacturers benefit with more flexibility in managing ad hoc requirements as well.

What is Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Suppliers provide components for products you manufacture and sell. He spent his entire career in Purchasing and Procurement. At one point I was put in charge of a global manufacturing operations team. The scorecard included most of the standard metrics: on time delivery, quality, cost competitiveness, terms and conditions, etc. The scorecard format, metrics, and objectives were shared openly with suppliers. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

What is MRO and Why is it Important?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Indirect Procurement – It’s Time to Rise and Shine! In the world of Procurement and Operations one of the phrases that you will frequently come across is “MRO” But many people throw around the term without truly understanding what it means, and how important it truly is for the ongoing, and successful, operation of any company. First and foremost you need to have a dedicated, experienced Procurement person, or people, in charge of MRO. Subscribe Here!

Manufacturing Equipment: Is It Time for an Upgrade?

Cerasis

On one hand, it would be great to have brand new manufacturing equipment. Besides the expense, meaning you or your management are unwilling to make an upfront investment when the manufacturing equipment has not failed entirely, there are other roadblocks thrown up against upgrading: The fear of change. Why Upgrade Your Manufacturing Equipment? There are four big picture reasons to upgrade your manufacturing equipment. Performance is a handy metric to measure.

Ensuring Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Just about every major manufacturer has a supplier code of conduct to ensure that workers are treated humanely. Most global supply chains are made up of multiple tiers of manufacturing, stretching from production of raw materials to final assembly. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) might even be unaware that their products are being made at an unapproved and non-compliant location.

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. Here are some of the areas where procurement has the opportunity to make an impact. Application of these strategies in the supply and erection of structural steel provided cost savings of over 30%.

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How To Differentiate With A Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Program!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Supplier Collaboration is a Win-Win Strategy! Supplier relationship management is a process for developing and managing collaborative relationships with suppliers at all levels to achieve the required business objectives and overall supply chain strategy. All levels of the organization must be involved, from the procurement person responsible for the supplier up through the CEO, depending on the value of the supplier. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Navigating The End-to-End Journey

Supply Chain Shaman

The answer for many teams I work with is to wave their hands and declare the need for an end-to-end supply chain strategy. Building the Effective End-to-End Strategy. While companies believe that there is opportunity to building an end-to-end strategy, there is no standard definition. This drives markedly different behavior than when a manufacturing organization is incented on the lowest manufacturing costs with the highest Return on Assets. Wang Laboratories.

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

Cerasis

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. Unfortunately, manufacturers and OEMs may lack the infrastructure necessary to facilitate such changes, and resellers face challenges in optimizing procurement for the world of e-commerce. Implementing a multichannel fulfillment strategy carries additional challenges.

SCRC Meeting Insights Part II: Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies

NC State SCRC

Will digitization change the way we measure things and monitor metrics? Companies like Flex are looking for ways to integrate vertically, not just on product manufacturing, but also in terms of how to collaborate better to drive more efficiency. A problem in procurement can impact manufacturing and logistics and planning, but often these dots are never connected, so there never emerges a cross-functional approach to working on them.

The Great Gap Year of 2020

Bristlecone

Someone still has to produce cars; develop real estate and build homes; manufacture carpets, faucets and tile; process food items; produce movies; etc. Blog Digital Transformation ERP Execution Planning Procurement Supply Chain Transformation Thought Leadership

Supply Chain Management:Instance Consolidation Strategy

Infosys Supply Chain Management

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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. Lean for instance is equally applicable in Supply Chain as it is in Manufacturing or anywhere else. The Supply Chain in the Financial sector is different from Manufacturing and Distribution for instance. From the inbound perspective he Supply Chain team typically procures raw materials, expedites their delivery.