Don’t let incorrect design assumptions affect supply chain performance

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Wouldn’t it be nice if your supply chain actually performed the way you designed it to? Supply chain perfection just got one step closer with the Self-Healing Supply Chain and its ability to improve supply chain design assumptions.

Supply Chain Performance: Budget Airlines and KPIs……

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Dave Jordan Humour Performance Improvement Pharma KPI Supply Chain Supply Chain AnalyticsI have never been a fan of budget airlines and certainly not since one left me sleeping overnight in the back of beyond that is Luton Airport.

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


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? What about measuring working capital in the Supply Chain?

Want to Improve Supply Chain Performance and Profitability?

Take Supply Chain

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. Especially the digitalization of an entire supply chain ecosystem. .

How to Measure Supply Chain Performance

Material Handling & Logistics

All companies need to employ a performance measurement system to organize and manage their supply chain metrics. There are a number of well-known models and frameworks for operations, logistics and supply chain management.

Changing Your Perspective to Measure Supply Chain Performance

Logistics Bureau

Why measure the performance of a supply chain? Because a supply chain is increasingly the sole competitive differentiator for an enterprise, and measuring its performance helps to improve it and detect and solve any problems.

Use Simulation Planning to Predict Future Supply Chain Performance

Logistics Viewpoints

What if you could accurately predict how your supply chain will perform in the future? The post Use Simulation Planning to Predict Future Supply Chain Performance appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives.

What role should logistics providers play in supply chain performance and benchmarking?

The Network Effect

Visibility of the potential value locked in the current environment is a key driver in a supply network transformation and is being provided by today through cloud-based network platforms. The post What role should logistics providers play in supply chain performance and benchmarking?

Improving Traceability for Better Supply Chain Performance

Supply Chain @ MIT

Many companies are striving to improve supply chain traceability in response to increasing demand from customers and government regulators for more information on product flows. Researchers at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI), Shah […].

Improve Supply Chain Performance via Total Productive Maintenance

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Global Trade Networks: Reaching the Next Level of Supply Chain Performance

Talking Logistics

There’s a growing discussion today about how companies need to look at the various processes that have historically been called supply chain management through a different lens — namely, a global trade network lens.

Quality Management in Supply Chains: Performance and Conformance

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Quality Management in Supply Chains: Performance and Conformance. With the increase in outsourcing practice since the 1990s, supply chains have become very complex, involving many intermediaries. Distorted Performance Standards.

From Reactive to Proactive: Supply Chain Performance Management


I always hear people say (and I’m guilty of saying it myself), “it isn’t the technology that provides benefits in a supply chain project; it’s changing the business process.” The symmetry of technology and purpose is why we love working in Supply Chain.

Putting Supply Chain Performance at Your Fingertips

Supply Chain 24/7

Supply chain teams that succeed in implementing the right set of actionable supply chain analytics have a dramatic advantage over less performance-aware planning organizations

Top Ten Tips to Boost Supply Chain Performance to Best in Class

Logistics Bureau

Here are my top 10 tips to boost your Supply Chain performance towards Best in Class. OK, why do so many organisations struggle with the same old Supply Chain Challenges? Perhaps the quality of Supply Chain training and education is not what it used to be?

Maximize Your Global Supply Chain Performance and Global Trade Compliance

Supply Chain 24/7

Amber Road helps global organizations maximize global supply chain performance and streamline global trade compliance processes, resulting in faster time-to-market for new products, increased product innovation, significant duty savings, and reduced compliance risks

From Reactive to Proactive: Supply Chain Performance Management


I always hear people say (and I’m guilty of saying it myself), “it isn’t the technology that provides benefits in a supply chain project; it’s changing the business process.” The symmetry of technology and purpose is why we love working in Supply Chain.

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. As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. Seven Predictions for Supply Chain 2030.

The Fight of the Titans

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain leaders are competitive. The field of supply chain management–combining source, make and deliver–into a common process started in 1982. Yet, the Titans, the first generation of supply chain super powers, continue to battle competitors.

Establishing Your Vision and Goals for 2018 and Beyond

Supply Chain Matters

As the year 2017 comes to an end, Supply Chain Matters shares some thoughts for resolutions, vision and goal-setting for the upcoming year. Annual Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chain Management Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Performance Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Chain Transformation Supply chain Matters blog what to expect in 2018

Real-Time Analytics and How It’s Optimizing Supply Chain Performance

Supply Chain 24/7

The importance of understanding business intelligence analytics in real-time is constantly increasing as supply chain agility requirements rise, and because of this, thought leaders have begun to adopt supply chain analytics solutions

White Paper Supply Chain Performance Management

Supply Chain Digest

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What to Expect in the Coming Year: Supply Chain Matters 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

On an annual basis, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group provides a series of supply chain management predictions for the coming year. The Supply Chain Matters blog unveils the first five 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains.

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.

Highlights of APICS 2017 Annual Conference

Supply Chain Matters

APICS conducted its 2017 Annual Conference this week and Supply Chain Matters features some of this year’s conference highlights. Distinguised Supply Chain Management Professionals Operations management Service-centered Supply Chains Supply Chain Business Process Supply Chain Performance APICS 2017 Annual Conference APICS Supply Chain Council SCOR Framework Supply chain Matters blog Supply Chain Operations Framework- SCOR

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. Economic Vision of Supply Chain 2030.

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Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The average manufacturing company’s supply chain organization is 15 years old. Historically, the traditional supply chain focused on improving costs. Today, more mature supply chain teams focus on delivering value.

Ongoing Lessons for the Journey Toward Integrated Customer Response Networks

Supply Chain Matters

As readers approach the celebration of 2018 as a new year, Supply Chain Matters shares thoughts related new thinking and concepts related to Digitally-Enabled Customer Response Networks.

Supply Chain Performance Management System Components

Supply Chain Digest

APICS and Broaden Strategic Relationship Efforts

Supply Chain Matters

Supply chain and operations management professional organization APICS recently announced an expanded strategic relationship with China’s online retailer Supply Chain Performance Transportation and Logistics APICS strategic relationships omni-channel supplier performance metrics SCORmark Omnichannel Benchmarking SIG Supply chain Matters blog

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More Concerning News for Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Today’s front page report from The Wall Street Journal provides more concerning news for Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains, and for their needs to be able to support more business agility. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Supply Chain Performance challenges in consumer product goods supply chains Supply chain Matters blog

Groundhog Day

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply Chain Groundhog Day. Last night, the twitter feed was buzzing with pictures of the celebratory Supply Chain Top 25 dinner. The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 is now twelve years old. I believe that supply chain leaders need to drive value-based outcomes.

Supply Chain Commen on Software Configurability Underpins Global Supply Chain Performance

Supply Chain Digest

Configurability Becomes More Important as Business Users Require More Control Over how to Access and Interact With a Variety of Software Systems