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. 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. It is for this reason, that I believe that the traditional SCOR Model metrics are problematic. Achieving Balance in Metrics. Last week, I held my new book in my hand.

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. The Perfect Order Rate metric is one we’ve seen Gartner and others talk about quite a bit.

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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.

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.

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?

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. A Procurement strategy should be structured with a clearly defined set of goals and an overarching vision. Developing KPIs is crucial, and individual, to the infrastructure of your Procurement team. Procurement ROI.

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.

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

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. In some instances, sales can become risky; procurement staff maintain higher buffer stock levels as a safety net. It becomes more difficult to build a partnership with suppliers because the relationship is based on a narrowed scope of performance metrics.

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. Buffer strategies.

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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The Secret to Successful Enterprise Strategy? Always Include Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

In this guest commentary, John McKeller , senior lecturer for the Wisconsin School of Business Grainger Center for Supply Chain Managemen t at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains four key considerations for successfully integrating a firm’s strategy with supply chain management. A firm wins in the marketplace by providing better value for customers than its competitors, and achieving that goal starts with strategy. Bring supply chain into the strategy development process.

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.

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. Increasingly, strategic procurement is viewed as an essential part of overall company strategy, rather than as a separate unit that’s responsible only for carrying out objectives the company’s leaders come up with.

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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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.

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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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.

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?”

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.

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. Click here to download a printable pdf version of the procurement fact file. Procurement. source: (1 page infographic) AccentureOperations , High Performance Procurement (2015). Outsourcing of non-core procurement activities.

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.

What is Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)?

Supply Chain Game Changer

He spent his entire career in Purchasing and Procurement. 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. We followed this up with planned meetings to help build these relationships, establish new and stronger connections, sharing strategies and objectives, and looking for ways to help each other.

Lessons from Leaders: Tools and Tactics that Drive Sustainable Procurement ROI

EcoVadis

Data from this year’s Sustainable Procurement Barometer shows there’s a clear ROI for moving along the sustainable procurement maturity curve. . There’s a clear correlation: companies with mature practices – including using supplier sustainability performance to guide strategy decisions, integrating sustainability measures into a balanced scorecard approach, setting clear targets and goals for both suppliers and buyers and more — realize greater returns.

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How to Overcome the 5 Common Hurdles that Limit Sustainable Procurement ROI

EcoVadis

Executive commitment to sustainable procurement is at an all-time high, but several roadblocks continue to impact organizational ROI. Despite the growing awareness and commitment to sustainability in the supply chain, our 2019 Sustainable Procurement Barometer uncovered common challenges that limit company success and business value, including: Tracking supplier performance (cited as an issue for 39 percent of procurement organizations).

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.

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. Sustainable procurement offers benefits for all parties – it delivers customers safe, ethically sourced products, and reduces overall supply chain risk. There are a few steps to keep in mind when implementing a sustainable procurement program.

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. When the leader orchestrates, the functional metrics are about reliability with all functions align against a common portfolio of metrics. Wang Laboratories. Eastman Kodak.

Sustainable Purchasing & Supply Summit 2015

Supply Chain Movement

The first UK conference to present an holistic view of sustainable procurement and the role of the supply chain in more responsible business and government. This unique one-day forum is organised with Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), providing senior executives with a strategic view of the impact of their procurement and supply chain operations on the environment and society as a whole. Morning (10am-1pm): What’s New in Sustainable Procurement?

How Procurement Can Add Value To Supplier Master Data Management

ivalua

Master supplier data doesn’t just matter to Procurement. It plays a role in a number of necessary business functions and is a key enabler of automation throughout the Procure-to-Pay (P2P) process. Currency and country exposure — Decreases financial risks by accurately tying projected spend to the correct currency to facilitate hedging strategies. Inside the modern enterprise, a variety of groups use supplier master data, including not just Procurement, but also: .

Ensuring Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment Education & Professional Development Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. 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.

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

Supply Chain Brain

We’re in the midst of a shift in how work gets done within a business,” says Arun Srinivasan, senior vice president of strategy and customer operations with SAP Fieldglass , a provider of vendor-management systems (VMS) software. “We’re Over time, with the shifting of business requirements and the skills needed to support complex information systems, that strategy has become less viable. The need for tech expertise is greater than it has ever been — and growing.

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.