Random thoughts on “close-to-home-shoring” based on my travels last week…

Supply Chain View from the Field

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. Finally, on my trip home I sat next to a sales manager for a large US distributor of wiring harnesses and cable, who was returning from Monterrey back to Milwaukee.

Rockwell Automation: Supply Chains to Admire Winner

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). In Figure 1, we include the orbit chart of performance metrics at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns.

Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). In Figure 1, we include the orbit chart of performance metrics at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns.