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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. Supply Chain Metrics That Matter was written to guide businesses through the change process with a measurementbased outlook that will help any organization stand the test of time.

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Rating Sustainability Performance: An Essential Business Metric

EcoVadis

Last month ING Wholesale Banking launched their Sustainable Improvement Loan, with EcoVadis as a key partner providing our Business Sustainability Ratings that are used in the loan rate calculation: When sustainability performance improves, the rate goes down! The majority of the activity in sustainable finance relies on “ESG” sustainability ratings of public companies only. How do you expect the role of sustainability ratings in business to evolve?

Time for a Supply Chain Metrics Cleaning

Logility

Ask yourself, “Are your supply chain metrics bogging you down?” ” To manage a supply chain containing complex dependencies between teams, departments and partner companies across international boundaries requires a rich set of metrics. However, companies often have too many independent metrics that can cause conflicts amongst competing supply chain functions. Functionally isolated metrics lead to sub-optimized supply chain performance.

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. And, we often find that when you have too many metrics, at some point they may even work against each other. See the Operations Metrics for Action Guide ).

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. Sustainable Logistics | Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics. However, while technology evolves to allow better tracking of carbon footprint, there’s a potential to substantially improve overall with sustainable logistics by addressing a less often discussed but insidious problem. There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability.

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

Cerasis

With the purpose of optimizing supply chain efficiency and asset recovery rates, applying a reverse logistics system has increasingly become a tool that positively impacts profitability as well as assisting an organization in meeting sustainability goals. With the growth of sustainability initiatives , more companies have adopted the use of recycled materials in production and have developed procedures for the responsible disposal of products that cannot be recycled or reused.

Metrics that Matter: Customer Service

QAD

Inventory accuracy and minimizing stockouts are very important to customer satisfaction, but a few other metrics also impact the ability to meet customer expectations. Companies can use these metrics to help ensure they are doing everything possible to satisfy their customers at a manageable and sustainable cost. Consider unreimbursed freight as an early warning signal, and then use these other metrics to pinpoint the sources of the problems. Choosing Metrics.

Sustainable Purchasing & Supply Summit 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Sustainable Purchasing & Supply Summit 2015. 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. Morning (10am-1pm): What’s New in Sustainable Procurement? Afternoon (2pm-5pm): Sustainability Impact: Measurement & Visibility. The Latest Thinking on Metrics, Reporting & Compliance. Date: 22 September 2015. Venue: QEII Centre, London.

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. The green/red dichotomy shouldn’t be an all-or-nothing venture; smart, sustainable businesses, and teams will always fluctuate on some level as a natural side effect of healthy growth. Show the “story” of your metrics with quarterly and yearly growth charts; show how far you’ve come as a team over time.

How Data Drives Corporate Sustainability

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

And that is good news for sustainable development. A proliferation of sustainability data – from energy consumption and worker habits, to waste creation and supplier audits – is also good news for investors.

3 Initiatives Driving Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Management

Supply Chain Nation

Department of Energy calculated that CO2 emissions from transportation surpassed two billion metric tons ; it’s hard to imagine what that number looks like today. The realities of today’s complex global marketplace make fulfilling sustainability objectives anything but simple as companies navigate fulfillment, transportation and logistics challenges. Here are three key initiatives that are helping our customers meet their top-level, sustainable business objectives: 1.

Partnering with Farm-Trace to monitor sustainability and impact

Provenance

“66% of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products but most organizations don’t know the farmers they source from, let alone their impact.” – Kahlil Baker, CEO and Founder, Farm-Trace. This platform is now helping food organisations shine a light on their sustainability initiatives, from no deforestation and even fair farmer payments, by revealing the origin of the commodities they purchase and their impacts. Movement agtech farming SUSTAINABILITY tech

Manufacturing Throughput – A Comprehensive Guide on Key Manufacturing Metrics

ThroughPut

ThroughPut’s AI-driven bottleneck elimination product ELI, helps manufacturers create automated, sustainable, and efficient supply chain operations to achieve unprecedented operational excellence. The post Manufacturing Throughput – A Comprehensive Guide on Key Manufacturing Metrics appeared first on ThroughPut. What is Manufacturing Throughput?

Manufacturing Throughput – A Comprehensive Guide on Key Manufacturing Metrics

ThroughPut

ThroughPut’s AI-driven bottleneck elimination product ELI, helps manufacturers create automated, sustainable, and efficient supply chain operations to achieve unprecedented operational excellence. The post Manufacturing Throughput – A Comprehensive Guide on Key Manufacturing Metrics appeared first on ThroughPut. What is Manufacturing Throughput?

Manufacturing Throughput – A Comprehensive Guide on Key Manufacturing Metrics

ThroughPut

ThroughPut’s AI-driven bottleneck elimination product ELI, helps manufacturers create automated, sustainable, and efficient supply chain operations to achieve unprecedented operational excellence. The post Manufacturing Throughput – A Comprehensive Guide on Key Manufacturing Metrics appeared first on ThroughPut. What is Manufacturing Throughput?

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? Let's first talk about first setting the stage, then give you practical practices and tactics to achieve a sustainable lean culture, and then provide core key performance indicators (KPIs) to track your progress. Once implemented, Lean has to be sustained.

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Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

Only supply chains that are agile, adaptable, and aligned provide companies with sustainable competitive advantage.” Reward teams for cross-functional metrics. Focus functional metrics to improving reliability. It was not my goal; but by accident, it became my mission.

Sustainable procurement: a platform to rebuild

Proxima

Out of 502 participants from business owners to Directors, 86% said that they currently use sustainability as a metric to help shape decision making within their business. The emerging truth was that sustainability was finding its way into corporate purpose. The nagging doubt was that “sustainability sells” and that many were seeing it as a trend to capitalize on rather than a movement to commit to wholly. The future is still sustainable.

5 supply chain management tips for retail for sustained profitability

6 River Systems

These are the two factors that are essential for the long-term sustainability of any retail business, and achieving them requires implementing smart supply chain management tips and strategies. Here are five supply chain management tips for the retail industry to bring in sustainable profits.

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. Operational metrics emphasize reliability, stability and velocity to determine relevant information and materials in the Operational Relevant Range. Strategic metrics emphasize contribution margin, working capital control and customer base control and development.

‘Balancing Green’: What’s the Cost of Sustainability?

Supply Chain Brain

Some push for sustainability at any cost. He discusses the findings of his new book, Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in a Business (and When Not To). Sheffi offers a pragmatic approach to the question, talks about the biggest risks that global companies face today, and explains how they can sustain their sustainability efforts. Sustainability Humanitarian Logistics Podcasts All Technology Global Trade Management

Riva Krut, Chief Sustainability Officer from Praxair, discusses sustainable productivity

Supply Chain View from the Field

Riva Krut spoke at NC State today, and shared the exciting story of sustainable productivity at Praxair. The company covers a lot of different segments, and with a mission of making the planet more productive, they have developed many sectors around technologies to sustain and protect our planet. Execution emphasizes again that low cost and sustainable productivity is one of the biggest challenges as the backdrop for driving these changes.

Sustainability, Consumption and Realistic Expectations

QAD

Sustainable Manufacturing. metric tons per capita. Nepal created the least at.007 metric tons per capita, but Nepal has little manufacturing, and much of that is agrarian. . metric tons. metric tons per capita. It’s simply to show that changing expectations have a major effect on sustainability. Sustainability is the Responsibility of Each Manufacturer. The post Sustainability, Consumption and Realistic Expectations appeared first on QAD Blog.

Creating Sustainable Value: How to Avoid a “Compliance Trap”

EcoVadis

One of the biggest revelations in this year’s Sustainable Procurement Barometer : 66 percent of organizations cite regulatory compliance as a critically important aspect of their sustainable procurement programs. Compliance is inherent to business, but following these rules is just the first step in a sustainable procurement journey because this mindset doesn’t always address the root causes or risks that occur within supply chains.

Navigating the Bumpy Road to Sustainability

Supply Chain @ MIT

MIT CTL partner companies participated in the Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chains Roundtable at MIT on November 21, 2013. And what matters the most in this highly nebulous space of sustainability? The discussions were centered on five topic sessions: metrics, partnerships, transparency, innovation, and scaling environmentally sustainable supply chains.

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire 2015

Supply Chain Shaman

It is for this reason, that we analyze the patterns of the Metrics That Matter using orbit charts over the period of 2006-2014. The analysis is designed to analyze supply chain leader success on a portfolio of metrics. Nine out of ten are stuck unable to make improvements in these Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. Sustaining Performance Above Peer Group is Difficult. The performance levels are hard to sustain.

Sustainability, Consumption and Realistic Expectations

QAD

Sustainable Manufacturing. metric tons per capita. Nepal created the least at.007 metric tons per capita, but Nepal has little manufacturing, and much of that is agrarian. . metric tons. metric tons per capita. It’s simply to show that changing expectations have a major effect on sustainability. Sustainability is the Responsibility of Each Manufacturer. The post Sustainability, Consumption and Realistic Expectations appeared first on QAD Blog.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis

However, while technology evolves to allow better tracking of carbon footprint, there’s a potential to substantially improve overall logistics sustainability by addressing a less often discussed but insidious problem. There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability. Public awareness and mass retailer initiatives have driven major sustainability efforts over the last two decades among CPG manufacturers.

Why Demand-Driven Manufacturing is Focused on Metrics for Action

synchrono

Demand-driven managers know that having too many metrics leads to conflicting measurements. We call these Metrics for Action. Metrics for Action. Metrics for Action are not intended for overall business analysis or for simply reporting. Rather, they are metrics grounded in Lean Manufacturing , Constraints Management, and Six Sigma principles that serve as operational indicators that can be acted on to improve production flow and ultimately, Throughput.

The blockchain revolution: audit efficiency & trust in sustainably certified supply chains

Provenance

This report was a collaboration between Provenance , the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and the ISEAL Alliance. Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Provenance kick-off the two day workshop. Improving sustainability data reporting.

Green Purchasing Power: Sustainability is Major Factor

Material Handling and Logistics

Suppliers reported emissions reductions of 633 million metric tons of carbon dioxide leading to collective cost savings of $19.3 billion

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. . Also, 35 percent of those in this year’s “leaders” category said revenue growth for sustainable offerings was greater than the rest of their business, compared to 18 percent of the general population. .

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Manufacturing Labor Productivity: A Vital Metric to Spur for American Manufacturing to Compete

Cerasis

Economists agree that the only way to achieve real, sustainable growth is through technology. Twitter The post Manufacturing Labor Productivity: A Vital Metric to Spur for American Manufacturing to Compete appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis. Two weeks ago the Bureau of Labor Statistics handed down some pretty dismal news for American manufacturing—news that was largely overshadowed by the façade of job growth numbers. Yes, American manufacturing is adding jobs.

Electronics Industry: Top 3 Steps to Keep in Mind When Implementing a Sustainable Procurement Program

EcoVadis

The complexity of the electronics supply chain leads to a variety of sustainability issues, including unfair labor practices, presence of harmful chemicals and conflict minerals. Despite a push for sustainability from a few multinational electronics corporations – including Apple, Intel and Nokia – but it has been difficult to make enduring progress in eliminating dangerous practices in the supply chain. Electronics buyers play a key role in achieving sustainability initiatives.