Driving Supply Chain Analytics User Adoption with Cross-Departmental Metrics


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.

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? For more information check out our training page.

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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. I have never been an athlete.

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


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. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1:

Are Universities Training Students for Obsolete Jobs? And Where Does Supply Chain Fit in?


Economists seem divided about whether existing metrics are sophisticated enough to properly measure the link between technology and job loss. The post Are Universities Training Students for Obsolete Jobs?

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


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.

Online Lean Training


Online Lean Training and Dealing with Resistance. “If Online lean training is a low investment, yet high impact way to benefit your organization. If implemented properly and prioritized by leadership, online lean training can bring actionable culture change to the organization.

Metrics that Matter: Quality Management


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.

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


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! Subscribe Here!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Forty years ago as a chemical engineering student, I learned the tedious craft of chemical plant design.

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. The better supply chain planning implementations produce tighter and more reliable patterns at this important metrics intersection.

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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.

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.

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. Supply Chain Metrics That Matter.

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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.

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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Demand Planning – We Must Grow our own Garden


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. In my backyard I have a garden where I grow fruits and vegetables.

Traceability In Food & Beverage Manufacturing is The Cornerstone of Quality


Track-and-trace systems adopted by food and beverage manufacturers are designed to provide greater visibility across supplier networks while providing metrics and KPIs on dashboards accessible on any Internet-capable device anywhere, anytime.

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.

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. It has been one year.

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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. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is writing her third book, Leadership Matters. I was on my way to Peru.

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.

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Three Ways Leaders Create Lean


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. Today, leaders are responsible for training and mentoring their people. Training rolls on- Training should never stop.

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You are Here!


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. Remember, you don’t need to measure every one of these metrics.

Cleanroom Manufacturing Strategies That Pay


They’re doing this by integrating Supplier Quality Management (SQM), Document Control, Training, Production Scheduling, regulatory compliance, and product returns to gain a 360-degree view of product and process quality.

Are your L&D programs reaping the outcomes you need?

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

We’ve all been there—days spent away from our jobs completing required training programs that ultimately left us disappointed, confused, marginalized and with no new learning assets. But the most successful learning and development teams also understand how to measure the success of each training course and react accordingly. Traditional training models address performance issues only when there is a lack of knowledge and skills. What type of training is available? ?

Ensuring Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

The solution lies in adequate training at the most important level — the workers themselves. If you start on the factory floor, you start creating change step by step,” says Sofie Nordström, co-founder of QuizRR , a Swedish training and education venture for ensuring corporate social responsibility (CSR). A former journalist, she first became aware of the need for an intensive training regimen in Bangladesh, site of multiple labor violations and worker deaths.

6 Ways Smart Companies Improve Supply Chain Education for Employees

Logistics Bureau

Most of today’s supply chain operators utilise metrics to track performance and progress toward strategic goals. Smart companies evaluate every training, education, and development investment to arrive at a forecast return, just as they would any other investment.

Actionable Insights: Equipment Analysis


QAD Action Centers provide analytics to help both managers and users monitor metrics and KPIs. Identifying problems with equipment may lead to changes in preventive maintenance protocols, better training, equipment replacement or other remedies.