Supply chain excellence

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Power B2B Networks

By | Big data supply chains, Market-Driven, New technologies, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Insights Community, Supply sensing | 2 Comments

If you ask companies if they would like better inventory  and global supply chain visibility, you will get an overwhelming answer of, “Yes!” However, if you ask companies how they define and deliver global business visibility, you will get stares like, “Doesn’t everyone know what global visibility means?” The answer is simple. They don’t. The term supply chain visibility varies by role. In our recent report on defining supply chain…

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Let the Qs Begin

By | Market-Driven | No Comments

Last week was the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. It was great to see familiar faces at the kick-off. 110 supply chain leaders attended.  I smiled on the week following the conference as the accolades piled up in my inbox. In preparation for the summit, we readied the final report of the work on translating balance sheet results into a methodology to judge Supply Chain Excellence. This report, Supply Chains to…

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Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

By | Demand, Supply Chain | 2 Comments

Over the course of the last two years, we at Supply Chain Insights have worked on a methodology to gauge supply chain improvement. We named it the Supply Chain Index. We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated. During the last two months, we have been interviewing supply chain leaders to get their views on the methodology. We believe that a supply chain leader is defined by both…

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Defining Supply Chain Excellence: One Column at a Time

By | Supply Chain | 3 Comments

“Lora in your own way, you are helping. You tell it straight. You are pissy and opinionated in this world of supply chain blandness. I find it refreshing.” Quote from a reporter this morning The term supply chain excellence is easier to say than define. It permeates corporate strategy, but it lacks definition. I have been trying to define it as a supply chain analyst for over fifteen years. For…

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