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.

Supply Chain Management Case Study

LeanCor

Supply Chain Management Case Study: Total Delivered Cost Model. In this supply chain management case study, read how LeanCor analyzed the supply chain to find opportunities to reduce total delivered cost, and identified pilot SKU’s for implementation.

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L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

The award, based on beating the industry peer group on rate of improvement on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns, and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) while outperforming their peer group, is tough to achieve.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #9: Relentless pursuit of one metric at the expense of other metrics.

Kinaxis

Reason #9 Relentless pursuit of one supply chain metric at the expense of other metrics. Social studies? Yet, these are similar instructions as what is passed down to the supply chain from executives focused on a specific supply chain metric. by John Westerveld.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Analysis of case study is certainly one of the most popular methods for people from business management background. This section features the supply chain case studies of H&M, Benetton, Zara and Adidas. The last supply chain case study in the fashion retailing industry is Adidas.

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

September 26, 2019) A new study by ToolsGroup, a global leader in supply chain planning software, and Spinnaker, a supply chain services company, has found that only 7% of companies are reaping the benefits of digital transformation of supply chain planning. PRESS RELEASE.

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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. This is a critical metric in regulated industries such as medical devices, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and food and beverages.

New Findings from the Gartner Supply Chain Users Wants and Needs Study

ToolsGroup

The annual Gartner Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Study is one of the most comprehensive studies of supply chain users. The most recent survey included more than 473 people spanning the globe.

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Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated.During In our program, cost avoidance, while desirable, does not count towards the metric.

Surgery Center Case Study: Less Time at Computer, More Time in OR

Hybrent

Hybrent also provides valuable operational data – delivering metrics and reports to help users evolve supply chain efficiency and visibility. The post Surgery Center Case Study: Less Time at Computer, More Time in OR appeared first on Hybrent. SITUATION.

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

Case Studies. A Case Study. This case study will show you the analysis of Apple Supply Chain core processes, challenging issues and complexities of its operations. Supply chain professionals also use this metric in inventory management function. A Case Study.

Redesign to Improve Value: A Case Study of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

In the recent study of the Voice of the Supply Chain Leader , we find that the gaps are large, and growing. One of my favorite interviews on this topic, that I recently completed for my upcoming book Metrics That Matter , was with Amway’s Chief Supply Chain Officer George Calvert.

What does it take to build a best-in-class supply chain?

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Avaya: A supply chain management case study. Tracking success: Metrics matter. Now Avaya is leading the way, exceeding industry benchmarks in 11 key metrics. Rigorous tracking of these metrics helps Avaya feel confident it’s on track to realize success.

Supply Chain News Makers Video Series on Highlights of the 2017 DC Metrics Study

Supply Chain Digest

Top New Karl Manrodt of Georgia College and Colleagues Talk about New Top Metric, Strategic HR and more

Are Your Manufacturing Metrics Meaningless?

synchrono

In any manufacturing environment, delivering what you promised when you promised is good business, so measuring this metric makes sense. However, as simple as this metric should be to measure, it can get complicated. Making Manufacturing Metrics Meaningful Again.

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.

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?

Increasing sales, loyalty and trust: an academic study into operational transparency

Provenance

All of which delivered a positive impact on key business metrics: Increased sales. The post Increasing sales, loyalty and trust: an academic study into operational transparency appeared first on Provenance News. Ryan W.

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Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

History will also include case studies of mergers and acquisitions. The study of improvement and performance for the 535 companies in 26 industries took two months. We selected these metrics based on correlation work with Arizona State University in 2012.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last six years, we studied the connection between business results (growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)) and the link to company characteristics. Reward teams for cross-functional metrics.

Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain is a complex system with finite, and non-linear relationships between supply chain metrics that drive balance sheet results. We find that companies can improve one, but not two of the metrics. Teams struggle to drive improvement in both metrics at the same time.

2013 Third-Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Movement

The success of the third-party logistics industry is evident in the generally high marks given to 3PLs by respondents to a survey as part of the 2013 17th Annual Third Party Logistics Study, which identifies trends and explores how both 3PLs and shippers are using these relationships to improve and enhance their businesses and supply chains. They are tactical rather than strategic, offer insufficient visibility and are limited by metrics, contract terms, and risk mitigation strategies.

How Sustainable Procurement is Evolving: Trends From the 2019 Barometer Study

EcoVadis

In our 2017 Barometer study, we saw for the first time a shift in focus towards human rights/labor and business ethics initiatives within sustainable procurement programs. Attention was shifting away from environmentally-oriented concerns, and we saw similar results in this year’s study.

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Provoking the Industry to Move Past Incrementalism

Supply Chain Shaman

When we study 600 public companies by peer group, at the intersection of inventory turns and operating margin, only 5% drive improvement. 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.

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. I am leading the study along with Tom Choi and two of our students, Jaikishen Venkitaraman and Shweta Murthy, working at the SCRC. Supplier analytics, technology trends, risk metrics, social media, open source data, etc).

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.

Don’t Perpetuate the Hoax of the Gartner Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain leaders manage a complex system of non-linear, but very inter-connected metrics. Leaders need to balance a portfolio of metrics. Year-over-year Improvement at the Intersections of the Metrics. It is a study of performance patterns at the intersection of the metrics.

Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).

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

Material Handling & 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. Marilee McInnis, a Walmart spokeswoman, said the company welcomes the study.

Public Markets Reward Supply Chain Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

The relationship between corporate financial performance and supply chain metrics was complex; and in my first attempts, I was unable to derive a correlation. I wanted to better understand which metrics truly mattered. The Metrics That Matter Are Different by Industry Sector.

Let’s Fail Forward….

Supply Chain Shaman

Everyone participating in the research, and completing the study, will have the opportunity to share the results with their peers. Metrics Matter. Most organizations are far more comfortable with functional than corporate metrics.

Looking Beyond Red Arrows

Supply Chain Shaman

It is hard work to maintain the status quo in metrics performance. A balanced portfolio of metrics delivers the greatest value. Companies balance supply chain metrics better in good times than bad. 2) Focus on a balanced portfolio of metrics.

No Trash Talk Allowed

Supply Chain Shaman

While all leaders can agree that they want more assets and less trash, there is confusion about the best metric. Recently, we have been studying the trends on three different measures of asset effectiveness. The more work that I do on metrics, the more I become a fan of ROIC.

3PL providers and shippers struggling to improve agility as infrastructure and workforce readiness hampers capabilities finds study

EFT

The study broke out concerns for both shippers and 3PL companies separately, although broadly the lists reflect each other. The majority of shippers (71%) and third-party firms (72%) recognize its influence on key retailer metrics such as consumer satisfaction and brand loyalty.