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.

Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Unfortunately, many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, silo’ed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. Also, is multi-functional engagement important and, how does omni-channel impact transportation sourcing? According to Joe, enVista’s Director of Transportation, “The key to omni-channel sourcing is that it requires you to understand your goals and objectives.

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.

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. If we buy a customized product from a single source how will you know if the price is fair?

Outsourcing Sourcing! 5 Lessons from Around the Globe!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Doing business with suppliers located overseas or in another country can be an overwhelming and daunting task even for expert Sourcing professionals. But beyond that he had no idea on where to start to source his product.

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!

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.

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

OneSCM

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.

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.

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.

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.

SIG Webinar on Procurement Analytics and Innovative Data Leveraging

Supply Chain View from the Field

I will be leading a webinar with the Sourcing Interest Group next Nov. 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. Such gaps are often attributed to a lack of data documenting historical spending, contracts, and supplier life cycle performance metrics.

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.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

The most important and common method for driving diversity objectives in the survey (in 73% of firms) involves explicitly building in diversity as an objective into sourcing processes. It is not uncommon to find that sourcing managers do not view diversity as a priority. An example of a metric captured in the form several key measures of commitment towards supplier diversity. I was recently involved in a survey of best practices in establishing a diverse supply base.

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.

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.

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

IQMS

Source: Smartening up with Artificial Intelligence (AI) – What’s in it for Germany and its Industrial Sector? (52 Source: Technology and Innovation for the Future of Production: Accelerating Value Creation (38 pp., Source: Honeywell Connected Plant: Analytics and Beyond. (23

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.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The company is also stopping production in Ecuador, Venezuela, Belarus and Pakistan by April 2014 (these countries scored low in a World Bank report that assessed countries on accountability, corruption, violence, and other metrics).

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. Do they have a formal strategic sourcing program?

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.

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. What forms of cognitive solutions are emerging to drive real-time decision-making and predictive sourcing capabilities? What sources of data must be developed and adopted to support these analytical solutions?

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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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.

Blockchain’s Coming to the Supply Chain - Eventually

Supply Chain Brain

Sourcing/Procurement/SRM All Technology EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Global Trade Management SC Planning & Optimization Supply Chain Visibility Quality & Metrics Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. When it comes to the deployment of blockchain in the supply chain, or anywhere else for that matter, these are still early days. The technology shows promise, but is far from fulfilling its touted role as an indelible system of record for transactions among supply-chain partners.

Why a Cashmere Sweater Can Cost $2,000 — or $30

Supply Chain Brain

Quality & Metrics SC Analysis & Consulting Global Supply Chain Management Apparel Retail All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured ContentMade from the softest wool produced by certain breeds of goats, such as the Zalaa Ginst white goat and Tibetan Plateau goat, cashmere was once reserved for the wealthiest fashionistas. Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife helped popularize the fabric.)

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 Blockchain Means to Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Quality & Metrics Regulation and Compliance All Technology Big Data/IOT SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt. SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Supply Chain VisibilityBlockchain technology was created to support transactions involving Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But it has quickly emerged from that dark and mysterious world to offer an invaluable tool for business in general, and global supply chains in particular.

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Ensuring Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Often it’s those deeper levels that are the source of violations or inadequate working conditions. Regulation and Compliance Quality & Metrics All Technology Supply Chain Visibility Sourcing/Procurement/SRMJust about every major manufacturer has a supplier code of conduct to ensure that workers are treated humanely. Too often, however, those documents fail to prevent unacceptable working conditions.

Where Will Companies Find Their Future I.T. Expertise?

Supply Chain Brain

It’s the model under which companies draw on talent from multiple sources, including in-house staff, outsourced services providers, and freelancers. Talent today comes from the source that meets a company’s needs of the moment. As with any supply chain, it all begins with the source. Quality & Metrics All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization Home Page Latest News

SCRC Innovation and Social Responsibility Supply Index: A Critical Input to “Drucker Management Top 250 List”

NC State SCRC

The ranking “is based on an analysis of 37 data inputs provided by 12 third-party sources. In the innovation category, metrics related to spending management, category management, strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management. In the social responsibility category, metrics related to supply chain policies, practices and results, including audits and lawsuits, with respect to human relations and the environment.

Post Award Contract Management with $40 Oil: Insights from Shell’s Kevin Fronk

Supply Chain View from the Field

Kevin and I worked together years ago to help define the a baseline framework for strategic sourcing and category management that was deployed within the Lubricants group, and which later became deployed across the entire Shell Procurement organization. In my class this past week, Kevin spoke further about how procurement is markedly different in an era of $40 oil.

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.

Manage and Share Your Sourcing Data Effortlessly with ASO: Data Warehouse

Jaggaer

You already know that accurate data is vitally important to your procurement team. According to JAGGAER’s 2018 Digital Procurement Report , technologies related to data analysis are the most valued and desired pieces of technology among respondents. One small mistake in examining or presenting data points within your sourcing activity could cost you. Businesses need a strategic approach to managing their sourcing data. Sourcing

Strategic Supplier Relationship Management – Do’s and Don’ts

Supply Chain Game Changer

Shortly after I joined the Commodity/Category Management Procurement organization I was invited to attend the annual Strategic Supplier Awards event. Prior to joining the Procurement team I had neither understood nor appreciated the importance of Supplier Relationship management.