What Is Old Is New Again. Maybe, Just Maybe, the Emperor Is Getting Some Clothes.

Supply Chain Shaman

Until then, I am traveling to South Africa to speak at SAPICS 2013 on the book Bricks Matter. On the trip to and from South Africa (16 hours door-to-door), I started writing the new book that I will be publishing in 2014. Termed Metrics That Matter, it is based on our work on the Supply Chain Index, and the industry studies that we have completed in the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter series. I have never been in Africa.

Walmart Bests Whole Foods in Study of Food Supply's Human Toll

Material Handling and Logistics

Tesco Plc ranked the highest in the first-ever study of supply-chain policies from humanitarian group Oxfam America released on June 20, leading in transparency and worker-treatment metrics. For example, in South Africa, more than 90% of surveyed women working on on grape farms reported not having enough to eat in the previous month. Oxfam America examined the treatment of the women, farmers and food-sector workers and many big grocers fared poorly.

Food 101

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How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

Integration of corporate social responsibility metrics in planning. There is a lack of clarity on what drives value and metrics are functional. Inventory is often focused on as a singular metric, not as part of a complex supply chain system. Metrics. Functional metric orientation. Little insight on cross-functional metrics alignment. Cross-functional metrics alignment. Clarity on which metrics matter by type of supply chain.

Taking the Hill

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, at Supply Chain Insights LLC, we published our 11th report in the series titled Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. We do not believe that there is much value in putting all companies into a spreadsheet and shaking them up… or looking at singular metrics without analyzing the intricate trade-offs of the supply chain when viewed as a complex system. When companies look at singular metrics (labor costs or inventory), they have moved backwards.

Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I will be speaking and working with clients in wonderful locations in Brussels, China, Germany, London, Mexico, Peru, and South Africa. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters. This week I am busy packing. It is the same feeling that I had as a child getting ready for camp. For the next 18 weeks I will be in the air.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. In the words of the South African driver in Sun City, “ We eat your chicken, listen to your music, and watch your TV.” The winners drive improvement while posting financial results in the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter ahead of the peer group.

Global 220

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

A KPI is a metric… but not just any metric. A KPI is a metric focused on a KEY element of business, departmental, or team performance. There is really nothing wrong with capturing a lot of metrics, especially with today’s powerful analytics software solutions to help. KPIs should comprise a handful of metrics that CAN be realistically monitored and reacted to on a continuous basis. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones!

KPI 77

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

I am half-way through a spring speaking tour that will wrap-up in June with a speech in South Africa and Peru. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters. This weekend, I decompressed and turned off my cell phone. The concept of being on and available all the time– 24/7– wears on me.

Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars

ThroughPut

How do I start using my existing operations data metrics like cycle time, uptime to help create operational benefits for my teams? Are industrial bottlenecks preventing your business from growing? According to IDC, most companies lose 20-30% in revenue every year due to bottlenecks and inefficiencies.

Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars

ThroughPut

How do I start using my existing operations data metrics like cycle time, uptime to help create operational benefits for my teams? Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars. September 25th, 2019. Are industrial bottlenecks preventing your business from growing? According to IDC, most companies lose 20-30% in revenue every year due to bottlenecks and inefficiencies.

Technology Scores a Goal but Humans Still Control the Game

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For example, during the second-round game between England and Germany in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, a shot from an English player hit the German crossbar, bounced down, and as replays showed, cleared the line by a wide margin. How about soccer balls embedded with sensors to measure key metrics? Tracking data is used in the measurement of key metrics and to analyze performance.