Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

” Here is an excerpt from the article: “…it isn’t by becoming more efficient that the supply chains of Wal-Mart, Dell, and Amazon have given those companies an edge over their competitors. First, great supply chains are agile. Supply Chain Planning.

My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

Dialogue with global supply chain teams energizes me. 1) Get Clear on the Definition of Supply Chain Excellence. He has a passion to do supply chain right, but he is uncertain on what to do. Achieving Balance in Metrics.

Supply Chain Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter makes this truth clear enough with its thorough analysis of recent multi-industry performance trends. The research shows that continually building value at all points along the value chain is the key to sustained success.

3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

Cerasis

The average Supply Chain management professional measures their Supply Chain by reviewing cost reduction. Is cost reduction all that there is in measuring Supply Chain performance? 3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction.

Omnichannel Supply Chain Metrics: What Should Supply Chain Leaders Measure?

Cerasis

But, how do supply chain leaders and managers ensure their omnichannel supply chain is working. The answer lies using these omnichannel supply chain metrics to carefully track and improve operations continuously. This is a simple key performance indicator (KPI), another name for metrics, to track. If vendors fall behind on this metric, you may need to re-evaluate your partnerships or expand your list of approved vendors.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

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?

Which Supply Chain Metrics Matter the Most?

Talking Logistics

When it comes to supply chain and logistics, figuring out the right approach to measuring performance is a challenge. Assuming you can start with a clean slate, are there any guiding principles to selecting the “right” metrics? One is they have way too many metrics.

Time for a Supply Chain Metrics Cleaning

Logility

Wait, it’s not spring; but does that mean you have to wait another eight months to review your supply chain? Often, it becomes necessary to reevaluate how supply chain performance is measured to ensure healthy operations. Ask yourself, “Are your supply chain metrics bogging you down?” However, companies often have too many independent metrics that can cause conflicts amongst competing supply chain functions.

Supply Chain Metrics - Gaining Visibility in a Data-rich World

Logility

The second part of Drucker’s quote, “if you can't measure it, you can't improve it,” really brings home the importance of having the right set of metrics. When it comes to supply chain metrics, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire 2015

Supply Chain Shaman

Tomorrow, I present the Supply Chains To Admire 2015 Analysis at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. The theme is “Imagine the Supply Chain of 2025.” Today, supply chain excellence is easier to say than define.

Public Markets Reward Supply Chain Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I am proud to launch the Supply Chain Index. It is my hope that the readers of this blog will take time to either join us today to listen to the launch of the Supply Chain Index on our webinar or listen to the replay. (We Supply Chain Performance Matters.

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with Supply Chain Insights , I immerse myself in learning. I continually question my long-held beliefs on supply chain excellence. . When readers finish a Supply Chain Shaman blog, I want to drive a set of unique takeaways.

Modern Metrics

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Given the more customer-centric demand-driven model – coupled with greater access to information – the metrics that manufacturers monitor to make improvements in operations become more focused and actionable. White Paper: Demand-Driven Manufacturing Metrics that Drive Action.

Congratulating the Supply Chains to Admire Winners

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This afternoon, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen congratulation emails to the Supply Chains to Admire award winners. Each year, based on feedback from supply chain leaders, we refine the methodology. Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. I was sitting at my kitchen table attempting to write a celebratory book on the 30th anniversary of supply chain management. Capturing the Voice of the Supply Chain Leaders.

How to Establish Early Warning Supply Chain Metrics

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In recent webinars and presentations, I have been talking about Early Warning Systems within the context of supply chains. The news story above made me think of several examples where a supply chain would use similar concepts to develop early warning metrics. How to Establish Early Warning Supply Chain Metrics was first posted on October 11, 2017 at 10:00 am. ©2017

L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

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At the Supply Chain Global Summit 2018 , Francois discussed the impact of digitalization, Industry 4.0, and L’Oréal’s approach to business that has allowed the company to continuously rank as a Supply Chains to Admire winner for four consecutive years.

Mining Supply Chain Data for Insights

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At Supply Chain Insights, we have been actively working in our own mine sweeping project. We loaded 493 financial metrics from balance sheets and income statements for each company into the data lake for the period of 2004-2016 using YCharts data.

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Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

The traditional supply chain leader focused only on cost reduction. Snow fell last night as I worked on my last Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report. Cash-to-cash is a compound metric. The presentation before me was by a supply chain leader of Mondelez.

Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

Supply Chain Shaman

For the supply chain leader it is not a game… The stake is business continuity. Gamers do well in the world of supply chain. Designing value networks and managing what-if conditions is fundamental to managing supply chain risks.

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

Kinaxis

Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Reason #3 Not having end-to-end supply chain visibility. Reason #4 Making key decisions by modelling the supply chain in Excel.

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

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This morning, we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Selfishly, we need standard for our research, but we also want to help supply chain leaders gain new insights from a deep data-driven analysis. Five months of analysis.

Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

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As I drank a cup of coffee and waited, I reflected on the article I had just completed for the Institute of Supply Management. At their request I wrote on the digital supply chain. Digital supply chain is such a buzzword. Traditional supply chains do not sense.

Editor’s Pick: Just How Valuable are Supply Chain Metrics?

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. Today’s post is by Joel Holt at Kenco Group , where he discusses several ways that supply chain metrics bring value to your organization. Editor's Pick Kenco Group logistics supply chain metrics

Reflections on Integrated Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

In the presentation, I shared data on the evolution of supply chain planning and the results on user satisfaction. Neither technology vendor is an industry leader in delivering a solution that fits the needs of the supply chain planner.

Supply Chain Metrics To Avoid Before It's Too Late!

Supply Chain Opz

Supply Chain Metrics are one of the most important best practices in supply chain management because " You can''t manage what you can''t measure ". However, under certain circumstances, metrics are not used or implemented properly.

L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

In the process of compiling the Supply Chains to Admire report for last year’s Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , the research team at Supply Chain Insights calculated the rate of supply chain improvement of companies by industry for the period of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

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To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s.

Overcoming Complacency: How to Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

Talking Logistics

The four key methods here will help you drive more success as you bring the metrics to life on your warehouse floor: 1. Show the “story” of your metrics with quarterly and yearly growth charts; show how far you’ve come as a team over time. While most metrics stop at the output level, multiple layers of metrics in a Hoshin Plan actually determine if you’re even focusing on the right targets. A sense of complacency can lurk behind benchmarks.

Inventory Metrics: From Insight to Action

Kinaxis

This post will discuss some of the metrics and analysis tools that an inventory manager needs to identify risk and opportunities and to make intelligent decisions to optimize the performance of their inventory. Each metric requires context.

How Supply Chain Best Practice Metrics Can Predict the NFL Super Bowl

Kinaxis

So, I decided to use supply chain best practice metrics to predict the Super Bowl participants, and the ultimate winner. This is a simple equation, but yet very effective when used as an end-to-end metric. Speed is the metric that pulls all the functional areas together.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last two decades the company successfully leveraged global scale to define supply chain leadership. With 12,000 supply chain employees operating in 80 countries with 2400 storage facilities, supply chain excellence and innovation are the foundation of corporate performance.

[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.

Why I No Longer Believe in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, Gartner is hosting their annual supply chain conference. It is now the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25. This data is then shared with Gartner’s industry analysts, and the analysts vote on which companies they think exemplify supply chain excellence.