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? Sure, supply chain cost reduction is important in reducing the cost of goods sold (COGS) and increasing profit, but there are other measurements which should not be forgotten. 3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction.

How Artificial Intelligence is Boosting Supply Chain Performance

Logistics Bureau

A slew of new digital technologies is disrupting supply chain operations, but none is having more of an impact on the industry than artificial intelligence (AI). Procurement Communications. Other Uses for AI in the Supply Chain.

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Want to Improve Supply Chain Performance and Profitability?

OneSCM

Acknowledge and Address the (Real) Root Cause of Your Supply Chain Data Silos. In a well-optimized supply chain ecosystem, information flows in all directions, as well as to and from suppliers. However, supply chains inherently rely on many different links in the chain and, therefore, different business systems are in use (ERPs, WMS, TMS, etc.). Manual process reliance, also makes it very difficult to track supplier performance.

Want to Improve Supply Chain Performance and Profitability?

OneSCM

Acknowledge and Address the (Real) Root Cause of Your Supply Chain Data Silos. In a well-optimized supply chain ecosystem, information flows in all directions, as well as to and from suppliers. However, supply chains inherently rely on many different links in the chain and, therefore, different business systems are in use (ERPs, WMS, TMS, etc.). Manual process reliance also makes it very difficult to track supplier performance.

Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

When Gartner purchased AMR Research in December 2009, the methodology became the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25. Now in its seventh year, in the analysis, I learned a lot about the impact of supply chain choices on balance sheet performance: -Not Straightforward.

Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. Today only 12% of supply chain teams are driving improvement, performing better than their competitors and driving value (as determined by Price to Tangible Book Value). As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. Seven Predictions for Supply Chain 2030.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

I will also pen my 95th report for this week’s Supply Chain Insight’s newsletter. We now reach 23,000 supply chain leaders globally with our newsletter and have over 50,000 views/month on Slideshare. Frustrated that my upcoming Supply Chain Insights Global Summit was in Phoenix, he asked if I ever came to Europe. We reviewed the orbit charts and progress of the recent Supply Chains to Admire Analysis for 2016. Supply Chain 2030.

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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). In 2018, Rockwell Automation won the Supply Chains to Admire Award. To understand the journey, we interviewed Ernest Nicolas, head of the global supply chain at Rockwell to gain insights.

Webinar: BRISTLECONE LIVE! Let’s Talk Analytics: Spend, Inventory, S&OP and Plant Maintenance – Tuesday, July 21, 10 am PT

Bristlecone

Analytics are key to enabling data-driven decisions that enhance supply chain performance. session, Bristlecone’s VP of Global Practices, Prashant Kamat, and Head of Insights and Analytics, Pankaj Rastogi, give you a glimpse into how supply chain data analytics can empower businesses with rapid, KPI-driven 360° insights. Building a Supply Chain KPI Framework.

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Who is Your Best Supplier?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Some procurement professionals can quickly identify their key, or champion, supplier partners. is a question posed in order to provoke a dialogue that I believe every procurement organization needs to have at one point or another.

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Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement! This was my first experience with Outsourcing, or what I refer to as “Supply Chain as a Service” (SCaaS). Virtually every type of software application is offered in a SaaS model, including software to support ERP, TMS, CRM, Inventory Management, and Invoicing applications, all of which are related to Supply Chain. It’s time to recognize Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)! Subscribe Here!

Why Most Supply Chains Need an Upgrade and What to Look for in a Solution

OneSCM

For mid-market companies still using manual supply chains, especially in Procurement/AP operations, now is a fantastic time to consider automating these time-consuming and error-prone practices. Supply Chains Will Experience a Dramatic Shift. For example, a recent Deloitte study , “Charting the course: Why procurement must transform by 2020,” shows that procurement organizations are experiencing a dramatic shift that the study calls “eye-opening.”

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Bristlecone Flash – March 2020

Bristlecone

With AribaRDS, businesses can transform global sourcing, gain visibility, reduce cycle times and start achieving procurement savings with SAP Ariba Sourcing in as little as six weeks with minimal downtime – and at a price point that won’t break the bank. CANDY MANUFACTURER SELECTS BRISTLECONE FOR SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING. A manufacturer of dozens of beloved candy brands is working with Bristlecone to digitize its global supply chain.

Seasoned Leadership in Action? ? An Interview with Joe Carson, CEO Spend Strategies, LLC!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. As such we have introduced our “ Seasoned Leadership in Action ™” Interview series at Supply Chain Game Changer. As an experienced business professional, he has served in diverse roles ranging from Marketing and Strategy, to Procurement and Supply Chain.

The Supply Chain Detective™! In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues!

Supply Chain Game Changer

How can you tell if your Supply Chain is broken? Certainly there can be obvious clues: your CEO starts firing and hiring people, consultants are brought in, customers start leaving, or operating and financial performance suffers. But before the situation gets to those extremes what are the clues that your Supply Chain is not working as well as it could, or should? That makes Supply Chain a very important part of a company. Subscribe Here!

Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning

Logility

A quick scan of the Internet will yield a long list of “the biggest-ever supply chain disasters”. Would access to better supply chain and IT performance information have helped avert or mitigate these failures? Supply chain cost per unit sold.

This Week in Logistics News (July 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

There was a lot of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it. Transplace Launches Supply Chain Consulting Practice. LEGACY Supply Chain Services Launches Grader Tool and eBook to Evaluate Supply Chain Performance. Manhattan Associates Reports Record Second Quarter 2015 Performance. and Accelerating Supply Chain Speed and Efficiency with Global Trade Data.

Supply Chain Priorities: Seven Things That Matter Most

ToolsGroup

A recent Gartner study, conducted annually, sheds some light on what matters most to top executives in supply chain technology. I attended the Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Study delivered by Dwight Klappich at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference two weeks ago in London, where he laid out Gartner’s latest findings about the things that matter most in supply chain performance. Supply Chain Planning

QAD Supplier Portal: An Introduction

QAD

Manufacturers are realizing the benefits of tightening relationships with suppliers to better manage the procurement of goods and lower supply costs. This builds a more effective manufacturer-supplier partnership that lowers inbound supply costs and improves supplier performance. Many manufacturers still rely on outdated processes or fail to understand the role supplier integration plays in maximizing global supply chain performance.

Pursuing a Career in Logistics and Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

The truth be told, the supply chain management profession is extremely broad and the range of jobs in the industry is vast. Supply Chain Planner: A manager whose main responsibility is to analyse a company’s supply chain performance.

Supply Chain Analytics

o9 Solutions

Analytics Driven Control Tower to Align Supply Chain Policies to Business Strategies and Market Needs. Top Reasons Organizations are Upgrading their Supply Chain Analytics Capabilities. Ability to answer real demand and supply change what-ifs. Increase productivity, automation and speed in the supply chain planning process. Move from unit centric to financially smart supply chain planning. Solutions Supply Chain Management.

6 Ways to “Refresh” Your Supply Chain Operations: Part III

OneSCM

Delighting the customer should be every organization’s goal, and “good enough” supply chain performance will no longer do in today’s competitive environment. Recognizing that one size does not fit all, supply chain segmentation routes customers along a specific path according to their different pain-points, needs, priorities and profitability. The post 6 Ways to “Refresh” Your Supply Chain Operations: Part III appeared first on TAKE Supply Chain.

Health Check Your Supply Chain for Inefficiencies

Talking Logistics

Even in 2019 many companies still underestimate the importance of their global supply chain and above all, how their logistics and supply chain performance can beneficially impact their marketing, ultimately leading to healthier financial results. Driven by customer demand, organizational changes and issues, a focus on sales, customer retention, globalization and other time-consuming challenges, companies are being steered away from supply chain innovation.

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

Kinaxis

However, did you know there are enough lead time problems lurking in your current supply chain operations that go completely unnoticed? These are the “knowable unknowns” that can hurt your supply chain performance. Over the years, I have partnered with a number of customers across a variety of industries as part of their supply chain planning transformation journey. The post Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

Talking Logistics

A divestiture is a major transition that impacts all areas of a business, including supply chain reliability and efficiency. A 3PL provider offers customers with outsourced, or “third party,” logistics services for part or all of their supply chain management functions. Step 3: Develop a Customer-Centric Supply Chain Model. Step 4: Integrate New Model, Review Progress and Improve Performance.

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Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field.

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Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Following COVID-19 the global chemical supply chain market reported a severe decline in output. Overcoming these challenges, regional chemical manufacturers and suppliers are now forced to rethink and readjust their global supply chain model. The answer – supply chain integration. Collaboration amongst partners is essential to address challenges, ranging from demand-supply volatility to fulfilling orders on time.

When Cupid’s Arrow Hits the Supply Chain

OneSCM

Cupid’s work isn’t done alone, however – he requires a little help from the supply chain. Flowers, candy, cards, jewelry and other gifts exchanged all have one thing in common: they require companies to seamlessly integrate their supply chain operations in order to deliver goods in time. This delicate supply chain requires special attention to ensure product quality and timeliness of delivery. Globalization Supply Chain Efficiency

6 Ways to “Refresh” Your Supply Chain Operations: Part III

OneSCM

Delighting the customer should be every organization’s goal, and “good enough” supply chain performance will no longer do in today’s competitive environment. Recognizing that one size does not fit all, supply chain segmentation routes customers along a specific path according to their different pain-points, needs, priorities and profitability. Our TAKE Supply Chain Efficiency

Reality Check: Why It’s Impossible to Manage an Entire Supply Chain Using the ERP Alone

OneSCM

Why Every Supply Chain Function from Procurement to Accounts Payable Will Perform Better if You Have an ERP Orchestration Engine (i.e. true Supply Chain Orchestration Platform). This is why supply chain orchestration platforms that boast ERP orchestration capabilities are now highly advocated by industry analysts. In other words, you don’t need a supply chain orchestration platform that replaces your ERP.

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Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a well-functioning supply chain, which you happen to have. Do you think that your supply chain management is good enough for this market? Are you confident that it’ll perform well and you’ll meet all the requirements of your target audience? Without a doubt, managing supply chain is nothing but easy. Its scope is extensive and spans all areas of the supply chain.

Contrary to Reality, Supply Chain Collaboration Shouldn’t Be Complicated

OneSCM

Why You Need a True Supply Chain Orchestration Engine Powering Your ERP. Every supply chain can benefit from an orchestration platform that provides the following capabilities: Multiple integration options to directly connect your business systems with your external suppliers; A workflow and messaging engine that can map to your existing business processes; and. Level of supply chain technology support.

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SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

As supply chain clichés take flight, clients struggle with execution. One of these concepts that I hear a lot; but see few tangible examples, is the idea of “customer-segmented supply chain.” The discussion of customer-segmented supply chains happens often. Most supply chain planning teams do not know their customers. In my opinion, we have made procurement increasingly complex without adding value.

5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015

Talking Logistics

Two major shifts are changing the face of global transportation management as we know it: Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, relying on partners and data beyond the four walls of the enterprise; The very definition of global transportation management is broadening and expanding well beyond the traditional TMS scope. End-to-end supply chain visibility at the item level leads to a better picture of where inventory is.

Supply Chain Risk Management Forum 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Risk Management Forum. URL: www.bisgrp.com/portfolio/conferences/other/supply-chain-risk-management-forum. Optimizing Supply Chain Operations while Minimizing Vulnerability and Achieving Resilience through Supply Chain Visibility. Attendees will hear how companies are using their SCRM as a tool to improve organizational performance, avoid disruptions, minimise risk exposure and increase ROI.