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?

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.

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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.

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.

Know sooner, act faster and accelerate your supply chain performance!

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by John Westerveld When things happen in supply chain, knowing sooner and acting faster can mean the difference between a major catastrophe and a minor hiccup in your supply chain performance. Imagine this scenario; you are a supply chain executive for a major U.S.-based

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?

Improve Supply Chain Performance via Total Productive Maintenance

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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 […].

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.

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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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.

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.

Gartner Announces 2017 Top 25 Supply Chain Rankings

Supply Chain Matters

released the findings from its annual Supply Chain Top 25 rankings this week, identifying its rankings of supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices. Supply Chain Matters shares perspectives and observations. Supply Chain Performance Supply Chain Transformation Cisco supply chain Diageo supply chain Inditex supply chain McDonalds supply chain Samsung supply chain Supply chain Matters blog Unilever supply chain Wal-Mart supply chain

Supply Chain Matters Impressions of the OpenText Enterprise World 2016 Conference

Supply Chain Matters

In providing our Supply Chain Matters readership with market landscape education regarding technology supporting B2B business networks process needs, we have provided prior visibility to Canadian based technology services provider OpenText. Last week, this analyst and executive editor had the opportunity to attend OpenText Enterprise World 2016, this vendor’s annual customer conference and we walked […].

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.

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2017 Industry Specific Prediction- Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

In our recently unveiled 2017 Predictions for Industry Supply Chains (Available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center), we elected to include Consumer Packaged Food (CPG) and Beverage supply chains in our industry-specific predictions.

Gartner 2016 Top 25 Supply Chain Rankings- Supply Chain Matters Initial Impressions

Supply Chain Matters

Today, industry analyst firm Gartner announced the findings from its annual Supply Chain Top 25 rankings, an annual event that comes with the usual fanfare held at the Gartner SCM Executive Conference. As has been our previous posture, Supply Chain Matters is providing its social media voice of observation and comment and not an endorsement […].

A Better Way to Approach Forecast Accuracy Improvements


By Jaime Reints | Director, Demand Planning Intelligence Consortium (DPIC) | Chainalytics Forecasting demand can be one of the more difficult parts of managing an effective supply chain.

Supply Chain Sourcing Taking on More Geo-Political Significance

Supply Chain Matters

The importance and implications of existing or future supply chain management sourcing strategies continue to be brought to light. Geo-political forces surrounding global trade are likely to occupy the attention of many industry supply chain teams, all of whom must be prepared to deal with near or longer-term implications.

Zara Unveils a Strategy to Embrace and Integrate Physical and Online Presence

Supply Chain Matters

Many analysts and academics in our supply chain world often point to Inditex SA and its fashion and apparel retail brand Zara as the iconic benchmark in retail supply chain agility. Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Performance Supply Chain Strategy elements of omni-channel retail strategy importance of integrated supply chain strategy in retail industry Supply chain Matters blog Zara supply chain

Apple’s June-Ending Quarterly Performance: Disappointment or Supply Chain Praise?

Supply Chain Matters

Yesterday, after the stock market closed, Apple announced its fiscal third quarter financial performance and Wall Street’s headline was immediately one of disappointment. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Performance Supply Chain Planning Apple Apple iPhone supply chain Apple supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

U.S. Supply Chain Activity Declines for Fifth Straight Month and You Likely Know Why

Supply Chain Matters

Since the beginning of the 2014 holiday fulfillment surge period in September of last year, Supply Chain Matters has featured commentaries related to potential impacts to multiple industry supply chains located in the United States. Those ports are still trying to recover and multiple manufacturing and retail focused industry supply chains were impacted by the delayed arrival of components and finished products. supply chain activity U.S.

The Renaissance of Available-to-Promise Capability to Support Retail and Online Omni-Channel Fulfillment

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chin Matters has featured prior commentaries exploring the supply chain impacts of Omni-channel and online customer fulfillment for retail supply chains. Such impacts are many, but one of the more important relates to the needs for efficient overall inventory management while exceeding more demanding customer fulfillment and satisfaction needs. In B2C retail, and in […].

Moving Beyond Key Performance Indicators

Supply Chain Matters

In our prior Supply Chain Matters posting we called attention to the evolving attraction for leveraging predictive analytics in supply chain decision-making practices which has added to the continued pent-up demand for data scientists. We highlighted a guest contribution indicating that big data and more predictive analytics capabilities can be non-effective if not preceded by […].

A Highly Visible Week for Apple and its Product Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

This has been a highly visible week for Apple and its supply chain ecosystem. Included was Apple’s announcement of obscene earnings for its latest fiscal quarter and perhaps too much visibility to supply chain related information related to the newly introduced Apple Watch. supply chain Quanta Computer Supply chain Matters blog Top 25 Supply Chains

Interview Highlights: The Intersection of Supply Chain Design and Operations Implementation

Supply Chain Matters

Today’s constantly changing business needs have dynamic implications in supply chain management, for product and services focused supply chains. One of today’s more important challenges relates to what companies can do to ensure that changes across supply chain networks are integrated to operations plans and strategies. To further explore this challenge, Supply Chain Matters recently interviewed two executives at supply chain consulting firm Chainalytics.

The Implications of Wal-Mart’s Broader Fees on Suppliers

Supply Chain Matters

In April, Supply […]. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Supplier Collaboration Supply Chain Performance independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management supplier management trends Supply chain Matters blog Wal-Mart supply chain Wal-Mart supply chain initiatives

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.

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

Master data management should be higher on the agenda

Supply Chain Movement

The ever-advancing digitisation of business processes is raising the demand for high-quality data and making it increasingly important, because the success of supply chain collaboration is inextricably linked with the exchange of usable data.

First-Half 2016 Delivery Performance for Airbus and Boeing Reflect Continued Supply Chain Challenges

Supply Chain Matters

As the commercial aircraft industry moves into the second-half of 2016, it is time for our usual Supply Chain Matters six month industry review of performance. Reflecting on delivery performance thus far, there are continued signs of industry supply chain supply challenges. Let’s begin with Airbus which reported the booking of a total of 227 […].

Another Program Delay for Airbus

Supply Chain Matters

For the commercial aircraft industry and its respective supply chains, a consistent track record of new aircraft development and production release program delays unfortunately remains the same. Aerospace Supply Chain Operations management Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Disruption Supply Chain Performance Airbus A350 supply chain Airbus supply chain challenges commercial aircraft program delays Supply chain Matters blog

Report Card for Supply Chain Matters Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Three

Supply Chain Matters

While industry supply chain teams continue efforts in achieving their various 2015 strategic, tactical, and operational line-of-business business and supply chain focused performance objectives, we continue with our series of Supply Chain Matters postings looking back on our 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that we published in December of 2014.

Follow-up on Announced Supply Chain Council Merger with APICS

Supply Chain Matters

This commentary is a follow-up to our previous breaking news posting regarding the announcement that supply chain corporate and individual certification organizations Supply Chain Council (SCC) and APICS will unite as one organization. Make no mistake that this is significant news in supply chain management talent management circles. Earlier today Supply Chain Matters had the opportunity to speak directly […].

Bombardier Announces Additional Headcount Reductions

Supply Chain Matters

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Supply Chains By the Numbers

Supply Chain Shaman

When 2015 rolls in, for me, it will mark a decade of quantitative research focused on understanding the evolution of supply chain management. Insights on Supply Chain Organizations. In the early years, there were no supply chain organizations.

Both China and U.S. Production and Supply Chain Activity Reflect Cause for Concern

Supply Chain Matters

In an early December 2015 Supply Chain Matters published our commentary, Both China and the U.S. based supply chain activity, and the Caixin China PMI had recorded the […]. Manufacturing Strategies Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Performance Supply Chain Planning independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog

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Perceptions of the Gartner 2014 Top 25 Supply Chains Ranking

Supply Chain Matters

In conjunction with its Supply Chain Executive Conference held this week, industry analyst firm Gartnerannounced its annual Top 25 Supply Chains rankings for 2014. This author attended this year’s conference and the Top 25 Supply Chains announcement dinner held at the conference. Supply Chain Matters will feature our summary impressions regarding the messages delivered at the Gartner 2014 conference in a separate commentary.

Time for a Mea Culpa?

Supply Chain Shaman

For most companies today there is great room for improvement in the supply chain. Companies want a supply chain that is more aligned and agile. Current State of Supply Chains. Supply chain matters more, but it is understood less and less.

Gartner Announces Top Ten Best Supply Chains in Asia Pacific Region

Supply Chain Matters

Today, Gartner published its annual regional listing of what the analyst firm considers to be ten of the best supply chains in the Asia-Pacific region. Gartner conducts this ranking as a supplement to its Top 25 Global Supply Chain Rankings that are traditionally announced in the fall.

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