Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial reengineering focuses on the optimization of short-term results that are usually based on a functional analysis of source, make, or deliver. Few consultants understand the interrelationships between source, make and deliver. Cash-to-cash is a compound metric.

Will the New Tax Bill Bring Overseas Profits Back Home?

Supply Chain Brain

Where in the past they might have focused primarily on days payable outstanding (DPO) as a financial metric, they’re now giving equal attention to days sales outstanding (DSO) and inventory levels. Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Editors' Blog All Technology North America

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Shell’s current shift to the global supply chain is impacting North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Russia, and China. Completed in 2012, the ERP project forced the company to standardize organizational design, roles, and metrics.

Supply Chain Power 50: Best Supply Chain Blogs of 2014

Supply Chain Opz

Then, blogging and web contents have become the primary source of business ideas for many working professionals. Some Observations Blogs included in Supply Chain Power 50 are from 3 regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia/Australia but they are mainly from the United States.

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

Overall results in business performance on the critical supply chain metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) are declining. Annette Clayton’s vision as a newly minted SVP of Supply Chain (now COO for North America) is coming to fruition. Company metrics are inter-related. Balance occurs when the metrics align with the business strategy. These balanced metrics overlay the functions of source, make and deliver.

Industry 4.0’s Potential Needs To Be Proven On The Shop Floor

IQMS

Source: Industry 4.0: Source: Industry 4.0: Source: Industry 4.0: The BDO study found that manufacturers are divided on the metrics they rely on to evaluate their supply chains. Source: Industry 4.0: Source: Industry 4.0: Source: Industry 4.0:

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. Source data is a combination of reference and benchmark data from third parties as well as econometric models and formulas.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) measure how well the shipper-transportation provider does in daily continuous improvement. Create daily route designs, complete real time track and trace, generate real-time metrics , and complete daily problem solving.

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How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

The winners drive improvement while posting financial results in the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter ahead of the peer group. A Supply Chain Leader will make progress on both of these key metrics with a very tight and controlled pattern. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. The retail giant plans to take out 50 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030, which is equivalent to the emissions associated with the average annual electricity consumption of 40 million Chinese households. Source ID. Source ID.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

million metric tons (or 60% of the world’s supply). million metric tons. However, as standards for sourcing become more strict, these big players may lose business if they fail to provide visibility into their supply chains. It’s estimated that locating enough new sources to meet these demand spikes would take about 30 years — a long-term solution for a short-term need. Supply chain is not just about the procurement and transportation of goods from source to consumer.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

million metric tons (or 60% of the world’s supply). million metric tons. However, as standards for sourcing become more strict, these big players may lose business if they fail to provide visibility into their supply chains.

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

Talking Logistics

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

It’s the reason why On Time In Full (OTIF) is a critical supply chain metric today. I spend the bulk of my time these days reviewing young technology companies primarily in North America, Europe, and Latin America,” said Dan. “I

New Survey Says Alignment of Supply Chain and Business Strategies Is Critical to Success

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

We found that the better the level of alignment, the more likely it is that companies are achieving their objectives for cost reduction, customer service, and other metrics,” explains Bruce Tompkins, executive director of the Consortium and author of the report.

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

6 River Systems

The financial supply chain presents an opportunity to deliver beyond process efficiency and cost savings by allowing companies to tap into new sources of revenue and profit streams. If not, what actions are you taking to consolidate formats, sources and tools?

How Does Procurement Create Value? Insights from CPO Speakers at Zycus Horizons Conference

Supply Chain View from the Field

The first response, from Anders Lillevik, Global Head of Procurement Support Services, QBE North America, provided a very interesting perspective: “I’ve been doing procurement for a long time, in many different companies. And we follow a pattern: you do an assessment, a sourcing wave, build a process, and do it over and over. I was attending the Zycus Horizons 2014 conference at Amelia Island today, listening to speakers.

Takeaways From Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chain Rankings 2017

Shipsy

Key Trends in Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain Rankings 2017 (Source?—?Gartner) In the last five years there has been a triple-digit growth in the implementation of industrial robots in manufacturing and warehousing especially in North America, Europe and Asia.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). Source: US DOC & Census Bureau). Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 4.9% Source: US DOL) . Source: Conference Board) (The LEI is a composite of 10 economic indicators that together create an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. Source: US Census).

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: US Census). .

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. Last week I had the opportunity to travel first to New York and then Monterrey, Mexico, and speak with a number of people to explore perspectives on the current economic situation we find ourselves in.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line.

YARD MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Questionnaire

The Lean Supply Chain

RTLS also enables management to monitor yard operations’ key performance indicators (KPIs) based on quantifiable productivity metrics measured by the actions of the yard trucks.

Green Future of Freight [Infographic]

Freightera

Please share this infographic on you site by copying and pasting the code below: Source: The Green Future of Freight – An infographic by the team at Freightera. In north America, 80% of the trucks return empty , and 30% of the trucks on road are empty. Sources: [link].