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.

The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand

Cerasis

Throughout the supply chain, the use of metrics to track and understand processes provides an invaluable resource for ensuring increased production and customer satisfaction. What Distribution Center Metrics Need Tracking?

Aligning Metrics to Strategy

synchrono

When we began our metrics discussion, we talked about how behaviors are too often dictated by metrics—and whether or not these behaviors actually “move the needle” for sustainable supply chain improvements. Mark Davidson’s blog about aligning metrics to larger goals and objectives covers this topic well. We all know that in today’s organizations there are many, competing strategies and objectives. See the Operations Metrics for Action Guide ).

Modern Metrics

synchrono

In both worlds, technology is not only changing our strategies, processes and behaviors, it’s changing what and how we measure. As such, more marketers have embraced inbound, or pull-based strategies that drive quality engagement (visits, downloads, clicks, views, likes/follows, etc.)

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

causes for this include poor change and process management, misalignment in terms of business strategy, mismatched metrics. Stage 5: Orchestrate - S&OP is fully driven by business strategy and. track metrics.

Lora Cecere on Supply Chain Metrics that Matter

AIMMS

Interview with Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights and Author of Supply Chain Metrics that Matter ( published December 2014 ). Metrics that Matter became a three year research project. I realized that many organizations are very confused about metrics.

6 Benefits of Effective a Reverse Logistics System & The 9 Core RevLog Metrics to Track

Cerasis

Importance of Metrics in Reverse Logistics Management. To monitor progress against its reverse logistics management plan, a company needs metrics that measure the financial impact of returns on the firm and on other members of the supply chain.

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?

Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

I want to understand why some companies outperform on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter while others do not. About twice a month, companies ask me to review their strategy documents. It requires a careful execution of strategy and the connection of strategy to execution.”

Supply Chain Metrics: Make Sure They Are Aligned with Your Strategy!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Many people are talking about Key Performance Indicators, Metrics, Analytics, and other indicators of performance. The importance of selecting the right metrics or “measures” as I prefer to call them, is critical as we all know that metrics drive behaviors. Rather then selecting a plethora of meaningless metrics, it is always better to focus on a critical few, and select them wisely. Step 2 – Develop Metrics and Data Sources.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

resources each year guessing important operational metrics such as booking allocations or. last three decades, there is now a surprising attraction to data-centric strategies. INSIGHT PAPER: Toppling 2 Major Misconceptions. in Predictive Logistics ClearMetal Inc.

The 9 Key Considerations of an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy

Cerasis

Shippers need to reevaluate their existing last mile logistics processes and devise an effective last mile logistics strategy that aligns consumer and business expectation. In fact, an effective last mile logistics strategy must consider these nine key points. Planning Is Essential To Have an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy. Any effective strategy must begin with effective planning. Leverage the Right Technology as Part of Your Strategy.

Efficiency vs. Productivity: Metrics that Matter…Until They Don’t

synchrono

When we look at the organizations of today, words like efficiency and productivity get thrown around with little understanding of what is required to improve one of these measurements (metrics). Measure efficiency and productivity against your REAL goal.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

Cerasis

Take a look at how a business can use technology, metrics, and services to improve transportation processes, which range from supplier shipping to route optimization. We hope you enjoy this comprehensive look into data, business intelligence, metrics, and the CORE KPIs every shipper and manufacturing or supply chain professional should know in order to continually improve business practices and reduce overall costs.

The DDAE Model – Metrics, Ranges and Next Steps

DynaSys

Prerequisite #3: Flow-Based Metrics. The DDAE model uses different metric emphases within each of the operational, tactical and strategic relevant ranges to promote and protect flow today and into the future. In each case there is a metric objective and a message behind the metric.

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

causes for this include poor change and process management, misalignment in terms of business strategy, mismatched metrics. Stage 5: Orchestrate - S&OP is fully driven by business strategy and. track metrics.

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process

Cerasis

The next posts in the series will break down metrics and issues to consider in SQM by industry and conclude with a case study on the application of SQM. 5 Key Metrics to Use for Scoring Supplier Quality Management (From LNS Research ). The definition of this metric is similar to the way it sounds. Quality affects many different parts of the business, so it is critical to establish a comprehensive metric that provides visibility into the most important areas of operations.

Changing the Production Performance Metric

Logility

And finally the fourth phase is to align the production accountability more meaningfully with company strategy. Inside-out to outside-in is starting to turn.

Changing the Production Performance Metric

Logility

And finally the fourth phase is to align the production accountability more meaningfully with company strategy. Inside-out to outside-in is starting to turn.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

Second, they adapt over time as market structures and strategies evolve. The delivery against goals starts with leadership and a clear strategy. Reward teams for cross-functional metrics. Focus functional metrics to improving reliability. Buffer strategies.

Last Mile Metrics: 11 Metrics to Measure in Last Mile Logistics

Cerasis

Using technology to improve last mile metrics is essential to driving last mile costs down, but how do shippers know if the technology is helping or hurting? Essentially, shippers need to track these 11 metrics. On-Time Deliveries Are King of Last Mile Metrics.

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.

Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

Supply Chain Shaman

The client leaned across the table and asked, “Is a customer-centric supply chain strategy the same as a demand-driven supply chain strategy?” Drawing from the Whiteboard: Building Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies. It was an early morning.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Optimize Manufacturing Operations with these 5 Golden Manufacturing Metrics

Cerasis

In order to optimize manufacturing operations, or really just about anything, you need to have at your fingertips the best and most accurate manufacturing metrics around. The 5 "Golden Metrics" to Know in order to Drastically Improve Manufacturing Operations.

Let’s Fail Forward….

Supply Chain Shaman

The Center of Excellence is driving supply chain evolution against an operating strategy. Clarity of the Operating Strategy. They deliver on the operating strategy. Metrics Matter. Most organizations are far more comfortable with functional than corporate metrics.

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.

Supply Chain News onThe Top Distribution Center Metrics for 2016

Supply Chain Digest

Karl Manrodt and Company Identify the Top Dozen Once Again, and Surprisingly, Primary Strategies Do Nott Much Impact Metrics or Performance

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Overall there are key overriding factors to be considered in defining and optimizing any end-to-end Supply Chain strategy from an environmental perspective: Reduce waste and improve efficiencies. The basic Supply Chain Carbon Footprint/Environmental Impact Reduction strategy must thus include: Executive Support. Do they have an energy and water consumption reduction strategy? Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Let’s Fail Forward….

Supply Chain Shaman

The Center of Excellence is driving supply chain evolution against an operating strategy. Clarity of the Operating Strategy. They deliver on the operating strategy. Metrics Matter. Most organizations are far more comfortable with functional than corporate metrics.

The Right Data and Metrics are Vital for FMCG Route to Market Success

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

For a successful Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Route to Market Strategy, we must be able to measure our performance across the market, internally within the company and externally against the competition and wider benchmarks.

Provoking the Industry to Move Past Incrementalism

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past month, I have been working alongside companies implementing digital strategies. An orbit chart is a plotting of data at the intersection of two metrics. In this case, the metrics are operating margin and inventory turns. Definitions: Provocateur.

Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage

Cerasis

Strategies for Surviving the Capacity and Trucker Shortage. Implement a Transportation Management System (TMS) to comprehensively manage logistics surrounding and including the shipping function as well as related performance metrics.

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. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment.

Who owns S&OP? by Accenture Strategy Guest Blogger

Kinaxis

Think about it – in most organizations today, there are so many performance metrics (by functional area), yet not one is common across the business. And certainly there aren’t aligned incentives or common management metrics tied to compensation plans. by Steven J.

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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.

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LeanCor in Inbound Logistics: 6 Simple Metrics for Tracking and Improving Carrier Performance

LeanCor

"While transportation service providers vary in size and ability, having an overall strategy to track carrier performance can drive long‐term operational and financial stability. Carrier Management Transportation Management supply chain insights