Why Training?

Supply Chain Insights

The options for supply chain training abound. Today, it seems that nearly everyone has a training program. So, why would Supply Chain Insights offer training? They want a training course for supply chain leaders that allows actionable insights based on independent, objective research. In the new training course that we have developed, participants will gain insights from the first thirty years of supply chain practices.

Driving Supply Chain Analytics User Adoption with Cross-Departmental Metrics

Logility

The obvious danger of this is that business rules and data governance often don’t exist from department to department or user to user, leaving an overall picture into the health of the business that is foggy because KPIs and metrics do not correlate across the organization.

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Training for the Next Triathlon. Insights for You?

Supply Chain Shaman

This landed me in an intense discussion with my trainer and my doctor about blood flow into the brain through endurance training, and how that might reduce the risk of me getting Alzheimer’s. I started training six hours a week and lost 37 pounds. So, with the death of my mom, and the discussions with my physician about fighting the probability of getting Alzheimer’s, I started training with a new vengeance over the holidays. I have never been an athlete.

Exploring QAD Online Product Training

QAD

Check out these upcoming training opportunities to expand your skill set with QAD’s new Adaptive UX functionality! Available QAD Training Courses. There’s never been a better time to consider online training courses from QAD!

Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries

GlobalTranz

In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. In today’s post, Chuck will take it a step further and break down metrics and issues to look out for by 5 main industries: Pharmaceuticals. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1: Trend Metrics Collected per Site.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #10 Failure to adequately train your supply chain planning staff

Kinaxis

Reason #9 Relentless pursuit of one supply chain metric at the expense of other metrics. Reason #10: Failure to adequately train your supply chain planning staff. Don’t want training and aren’t interested in learning. One very good source of supply chain training is APICs (American Production and Inventory Control Society). In reality, providing training in this way is a win-win for the company and the employee.

Online Lean Training

LeanCor

Online Lean Training and Dealing with Resistance. “If Online lean training is a low investment, yet high impact way to benefit your organization. As with other lean training, leveraging online lean training will help your team members boost their knowledge and add cross-functional value. If implemented properly and prioritized by leadership, online lean training can bring actionable culture change to the organization.

Metrics that Matter: Quality Management

QAD

Using Metrics to Measure Quality. Training. Many organizational training programs are expensive yet ineffective because they don’t include mechanisms for tracking training compliance or ensuring that employees receive the proper process and safety training before assigning them to jobs. Companies can use the training built into QAD CEBOS QMS to monitor training compliance. Never skimp on training. Choosing Metrics.

Exploring QAD Remote Training Opportunities

QAD

Consider this unique opportunity to sharpen your skills with training in QAD’s new Adaptive UX functionality. Available QAD Training Courses. The new Adaptive UX Action Centers and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) provide flexible, built-in metrics, role-specific operational dashboards, and advanced analytics based on multiple data sources. Training spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis — so sign up now!

Supply chain leaders have to train supply chains to be more flexible

EFT

I think the analogy is, if you want to be good at business continuity planning, you need to treat it like recurring military parachute training.

Go All-in with Hands-on Training at Explore 2020

QAD

What’s more, QAD subject matter experts will lead on-site, hands-on training courses—helping you discover how QAD Adaptive Applications can address your specific business needs. The post Go All-in with Hands-on Training at Explore 2020 appeared first on QAD Blog.

To Infinity and Beyond! Breakthrough Training Principles to Create a World Class Team!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Customers and other internal functions viewed Supply Chain as a dysfunctional organization as evidenced by the poor Supply Chain performance metrics. They required a substantial time commitment to do the training required. The Training Journey Begins! The tone set at the beginning of the training session was humbling and bordered on demoralizing. The Trainer then began what would be several months of intense training. This training was different entirely.

Why Do We Forget to Define Supply Chain Excellence?

Supply Chain Insights

This past month I attended our Supply Chain Insights Bootcamp training led by Lora Cecere in Philadelphia and facilitated the first course of a Cross-Company Academy training, End-to-End Supply Chain Orchestration. In both trainings , supply chain leaders from various companies all over the world learn about next generation supply chain topics. Cross-Company Academy is a 7 month online training course, Bootcamp is a 2 day in-person training course.)

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. We term these the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter because they have a higher correlation to market capitalization.). C2C is a compound metric of receivables plus inventory minus payables.

2016: Building a Balanced Scorecard for Discrete Industries

Supply Chain Shaman

For each metric we show the averages and the percent change from the beginning and end of the period. Metric Performance for Discrete Industries. Tonight I am writing the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report on the High-Tech Industry, and the Research in Review for 2015. Metrics cannot be managed in isolation and realistic targets drive career success. Bricks Matter metrics that matter Supply Chain Supply Chain Excellence benchmarking Metrics That Matter

Building Talent: A New Approach

Supply Chain Insights

We find that 59% of companies are experiencing issues in training and retaining mid-management talent. When I went to the market to find a partner to deliver e-learning, the CorpU training program platform exceeded my expectations. In the training, Supply Chain Insights provides the research as a spark to enable a new conversation, and embeded online assessments to help employees gain perspective on the current state of their processes versus the wider population.

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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. Lora wrote the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters.

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 for this reason, that we are hard at work on the analysis of the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter series of reports. It is a study of performance patterns at the intersection of the metrics.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

I then pack my bags and scoot out the door to sign books and discuss the research completed for the S upply Chain Metrics That Matter book at the ISM event on Thursday, May 14th in Atlanta. Our newsletter with three new reports releases on May 21st, and we are working on the completion of our new game– Supply Chain Impact – for the public training in Philadelphia in June and August and the content for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in September.

Let’s Fail Forward….

Supply Chain Shaman

Metrics Matter. Most organizations are far more comfortable with functional than corporate metrics. Functions within the organization struggle for alignment and functional metrics are more clearly understood. They connect functional and corporate metrics in defining what is possible. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 3PLs

The Logistics of Logistics

After the sale, during the onboarding and implementation phase, a top 3PL will do the following: train client personnel, sell stakeholders on the value, share status reports and resolve implementation problems. During the post Implementation phase, a top notch 3PL will provide communication on the following: shipment management, documentation, rolling out new initiatives, new services and ongoing training. Processes enables cross training.

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Mining Supply Chain Data for Insights

Supply Chain Shaman

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. Resiliency is the ability to drive reliable results at the intersection of inventory turns and operating margin.This is measured by a vector analysis at the intersection of the two metrics for the period of 2010-2016. Correlations Between Survey Factors and Financial Metrics. Mine sweeping is essential to warfare.

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2016: Building a Balanced Scorecard for Discrete Industries

Supply Chain Shaman

For each metric was show the averages and the percent change from the beginning and end of the period. Table 1: Metric Performance for Discrete Industries. Tonight, I am writing the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter Report on the High-tech Industry and the Research in Review for 2015. Metrics cannot be managed in isolation and realistic targets drive career success. Uncategorized benchmarking Metrics That Matter2016 is around the corner.

One Year!

Supply Chain Insights

To this end, we are also expanding services with the launch of public training on supply chain excellence (based on the published book Bricks Matter). This will be a monthly public two-day training course in manufacturing centers in Europe and the United States. The focus of this conference will be the evolution of Supply Chain Metrics that Matter and the launch of the Supply Chain Index (a formulaic representation of supply chain excellence by peer group).

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6 Steps to Viable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

After you have benchmarked your supply chain for sustainability, you will have the intelligence you need to set goals and decide upon the metrics to employ for progress monitoring. As you begin to see results, you will need to evaluate them against your chosen metrics.

Let’s Fail Forward….

Supply Chain Shaman

Metrics Matter. Most organizations are far more comfortable with functional than corporate metrics. Functions within the organization struggle for alignment and functional metrics are more clearly understood. They connect functional and corporate metrics in defining what is possible. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters.

6 Steps to Sustainable Supply Chain Reality

Logistics Bureau

After you have benchmarked your supply chain for sustainability, you will have the intelligence you need to set goals and decide upon the metrics to employ for progress monitoring. As you begin to see results, you will need to evaluate them against your chosen metrics.

Demand Planning – We Must Grow our own Garden

DynaSys

These are the metrics a demand planner needs to know and understand to confirm their assumptions. This nurturing can come from research and development, marketing, merchandising, training, etc. Featured Market trends data Demand Planner Demand Planning Forecast Forecasting Garden Gardening Lezenven Ludovic Lezenven Metrics Nurturing Product Life Cycle Promotional effects Shortage Supply Chain VoltaireIn my backyard I have a garden where I grow fruits and vegetables.

Traceability In Food & Beverage Manufacturing is The Cornerstone of Quality

IQMS

Consider how critical it is to stay in compliance with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance (Doc Control, Quality Level 1), Receipt Management compliance reporting requirements, Batch & Ingredient Tracking, Quality Assurance including SPC/Quick Inspection, Recall Tracking, Employee Training Tracking, Seasonal Demand Forecasting in addition to many other initiatives underway.

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Next-Generation Supply Chain Training. Supply chain excellence Supply Chain Talent Supply Chains to Admire cold chain healthcare Metrics That Matter Novo NordiskWith more than 90 years of innovation in diabetes care, Novo Nordisk is a global pharmaceutical leader. The logo to the left showcases the evolution of the brand over time.) The Company’s goal is to defeat diabetes and drive better patient outcomes.

What I Have Learned Teaching Courses on Market-Driven Value Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

When this happens, there is greater balance between metric trade-offs and resiliency in year-over-year improvements in corporate performance. In our training, we try to build it down and combine the research with experiential exercises. If you are interested in having your teams participate in the training, and learn the concepts, check out our training options.

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Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

P&G’s rate of improvement on the Metrics That Matter was lower than the peer group. In this period, a combination of rapidly increasing stock prices, market confidence on future profits, and speculation in individual stocks, made investors overlook traditional metrics in favor of confidence in future technological advancements. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is writing her third book, Leadership Matters.

Three Ways Leaders Create Lean

synchrono

That’s because at some point early on in your lean journey, your methods will start to conflict with some long-standing processes and metrics. They can start out leading the kaizen events but they need to mentor and train those doing the work in order to keep continuous improvement alive and well. Today, leaders are responsible for training and mentoring their people. Training rolls on- Training should never stop. Three Ways Leaders Create Lean.

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You are Here!

synchrono

Each of these types of waste has at least one metric associated with it. While there isn’t always a clear 1:1 correlation, the chart below shows just some of the most common metrics impacted when improvements are made. For more details on several of these metrics as well as additional metrics you may find useful on your Lean journey, refer to our online and downloadable Metrics for Action Guide. Remember, you don’t need to measure every one of these metrics.