My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

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. It is for this reason, that I believe that the traditional SCOR Model metrics are problematic. Achieving Balance in Metrics.

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.

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. Check out this list of 25 Procurement and Purchasing questions and answers. And you don’t need to purchase an expensive procurement technology suite to do so.

5 Quality Metrics Predicting The Future Of Manufacturing

IQMS

Bottom Line: Manufacturers are reaching a new level of results in 2018 because they have clearer, more actionable insights based on real-time manufacturing and quality metrics than ever before. Quality Metrics Enable Customer-Driven Manufacturing Networks.

7 KPIs Your Procurement Team May Be Ignoring!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement bridges the gap between product, internal stakeholders and customers. In order to support the weight of internal and external expectations, Procurement teams must be prepared to perform as a key value adder within an organization. Procurement ROI. Subscribe Here!

eWorld Procurement & Supply 2016

Supply Chain Movement

eWorld Procurement & Supply. The Leading Bi-Annual Event for Procurement Innovation. Procurement Automation. Internet of Things (the impact on procurement). Procurement Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement. Getting to Grips with Cloud-Based Procurement.

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.

Rating Sustainability Performance: An Essential Business Metric

EcoVadis

Read on for more details about EcoVadis ratings in this interview (first published on the ING Wholesale Banking site): Rating Sustainability Performance: An Essential Business Metric.

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

Take Supply Chain

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. The post 4 Reasons to Integrate Order-to-Cash & Procure-to-Pay appeared first on TAKE Supply Chain.

eWorld Procurement & Supply September 2016

Supply Chain Movement

eWorld Procurement & Supply. The Leading Bi-Annual Event for Procurement Innovation. Since 2001, eWorld Procurement & Supply has provided a unique insight into the latest innovations and technologies for senior procurement, supply chain and finance executives.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

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.

7 Tips: A Guide to Mastering Procurement

Material Handling & Logistics

With the digitization of the source-to-pay process being a key initiative for many chief procurement officers, to the inherent automation which promises to accelerate innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI), digitization is growing.

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.

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

Cerasis

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. 10 LTL Procurement Cost Cutting Tips. Saving money on less-than-truckload or LTL procurement is a laudable goal, except when operational problems eclipse savings gains. Logistics LTL ltl procurement

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.

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.

4 Reasons Procurement Consulting is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

AFFLINK

Mary Poppins might not be real, but her deliverables certainly can be – when you hire the right procurement consulting firm. Just as Mary Poppins delivered more than a traditional nanny, today’s procurement consulting firms do a lot more than improve your KPIs.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

Snow fell last night as I worked on my last Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report. Ironically, most companies are very entrapped in measuring and rewarding functional metrics which degrades overall improvement. Cash-to-cash is a compound metric.

5 Procurement Strategies For Small Medium Enterprises

CormSquare

Subsequently, procurement tends to be an afterthought, when it should be approached strategically! Small businesses spend between 40% – 65% of sales revenue on procurement of inputs. Improved Internal Procurement Processes. Outsource Procurement Needs.

SIG Webinar on Procurement Analytics and Innovative Data Leveraging

Supply Chain View from the Field

The webinar will also include Howard Richman, a colleague I have known for many years, first at Merck, and now working at Citrix as their Chief Procurement Officer. Also joining us will be Michael O’Leary, Director of Procurement Solutions at IBM. I emphasied to Alex that I had seen a similar trend – that purchasing executives seek to drive procurement value transformation, many find themselves struggling to make progress in these three areas of change.

Procurement Leaders ’17: Supplier enabled innovation is a foundation for procurement’s strategic repositioning

NC State SCRC

I had the opportunity to sit in on a number of sessions at Procurement Leaders American Congress 2017 in Miami this week. PL’s research shows that for procurement, cost savings is still the main issue that executives focus on. About 1/3 of the procurement was meeting the profile.

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.

A Diverse Supply Base Isn’t About Procurement…It’s A Leadership Issue!

Supply Chain View from the Field

An example of a metric captured in the form several key measures of commitment towards supplier diversity. First, a Community metric identifies the percent of spend that goes to diverse suppliers, while the Financial metric assesses the volume of spend (in absolute dollars) diverse supplier contracts. I was recently involved in a survey of best practices in establishing a diverse supply base.

What Gets Measured Is What Gets Done!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As with many aspects of your business there can literally be dozens and dozens of different metrics. Results Metrics and Contributing Factor Metrics. This is the high level objective and this is the Results metric. Every other metric is subordinate to the Results metric.

CAPS Procurement Analytics Study Highlighted in Inside Supply Management

NC State SCRC

This month’s Inside Supply Management published by the Institute for Supply Management features an article announcing the launch of a study being undertaken by the Center for Advanced Purchasing on the evolution of procurement analytics. Examples include mapping product and service genomes, “block chains”, embedded procurement solutions, elimination of purchase orders, buyer assistance, and other solutions). There are an incredible number of procurement platforms.

Five Predictions (About Prediction) that Every Procurement Professional Should Consider

Supply Chain View from the Field

As part of the conference, I’m delivering a talk on five predictions that every procurement professional should consider. These aren’t so much “predictions”, as opportunities that procurement professionals should become aware of, and educate themselves on. In addition, it will require simple, holistic metrics that capture all areas of business risk for contract factories, and which encompass both current and future risks.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

In addition to the procurement executives, I also got to meet Captain Dick Phillips, the captain of note in the film “Captain Phillips” We had a chance to talk about his experience, and he also presented to the group about the incredible experience he went through. Chris Sawchuck from the Hackett Group interviewed three heads of procurement from three large companies, and asked an important question. Does procurement add to top line revenue.

What Metrics Do You Have in Place for Monitoring Your Transportation Operations?

CHAINalytics

They need to have the right metrics at their disposal so they can see when their operation is trending in the right … The post What Metrics Do You Have in Place for Monitoring Your Transportation Operations?

Electronics Industry: Top 3 Steps to Keep in Mind When Implementing a Sustainable Procurement Program

EcoVadis

With the supply chain representing 50 to 70 percent of a company’s sustainable footprint , implementing sustainable procurement practices is the most effective method for making real progress toward sustainability.

Patrick Hopkins at Coupa: Coca Cola’s four truths of procurement to pay in action

Supply Chain View from the Field

At the Coupa INSPIRE procurement conference in San Francisco this week, the Chief Procurement Officer of Coca Cola Consolidated, Patrick Hopkins, shared his views on the “4 Truths of Procurement”, and how he has operationalized his views through the deployment of Coupa procure to pay software. When it comes to “procurement truths”, Patrick shared what he believes are critical issues that procurement needs to think about when deploying a procure to pay system.

Procurement needs to follow in the steps of marketing

Supply Chain View from the Field

A recent interview I conducted with a former Chief Procurement Officer who has worked for over 25 years in procurement in various industries captures what I believe is the true opportunity that exists for supply management executives. “The space occupied by procurement is not well understood by the CEO or the CFO in most companies, and in many cases is not well understood by the CPO themselves! Marketing and IT see this to some extent, but not like procurement.

Sales Can Use RACI Charts to Understand Procurement… and vice versa!

NC State SCRC

Although RACI “charts” are often viewed as irrelevant and bureaucratic, they can provide an important clue regarding the “decision-rights” for procurement and contracting decisions. An important foundational issue for sales personnel to understand is the relative level of procurement maturity within the organization, and the extent to which the organization has developed a category management structure.

6 Questions on the Minds of Every Chief Procurement Officer

NC State SCRC

I spent some time working with IBM this past month on a slide share that covers 6 key questions on the minds of many of the Chief Procurement Officers I’ve spoken to in the last year. The topic of procurement analytics was covered in-depth at our last SCRC meeting in December, and the research paper “Procurement Analytics: Enabling the Journey to Value” that I developed with IBM around this meeting is also posted on IBM’s website.

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