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1. Build a Customer-Focused Supply Chain
How do you build a supply chain that's focused on what customers want, not just cost savings? Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, first addressed this topic back in 2008 and is now cycling back with ...
Created on 03 December 2015
2. The Perfect Metric? Take A Closer Look
... be important. But other issues may be more important, and worth adding to your scorecard.  ...
Created on 26 August 2015
3. Scorecards vs. Continuous Compliance Monitoring
... used vendor scorecards to evaluate performance. For small and medium-size supply chains, these can work fairly well. Typically, the scorecards measure, in a shorthand fashion, how well the supplier has ...
Created on 20 July 2015
4. The Growing Significance of Sustainability
In the past few years, supply chain sustainability has changed from being a 'check box' item on a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scorecard to an approach with strategic significance. A vast majorit ...
Created on 24 May 2015
5. Mitigate Risk with Metrics
Scorecards have been around supply chains for quite awhile. Do people on the manufacturing floor have access to the metrics they really need, though?In an EBN article, Hailey Lynne Mckeefrey explores the ...
Created on 25 March 2015
6. Courier Performance
...  A “balanced scorecard” to give top managers views of external outcomes (system efficiency/reliability), operator activities (internal processes), and customer satisfaction. Develop objective ...
Created on 15 August 2014
7. Make Your Data Actionable
Ray Major, on the Smart Data Collective site, is looking at ways to leverage supply chain data to benefit the organization. If you're implementing a business intelligence platform, he wants to make sure ...
Created on 21 July 2014
8. Supply Chain Intelligence: Utilizing The Services Hub
... n give you three types of information: Low Value is Scorecard stuff; Medium Value is stuff you will see elsewhere; High Value is stuff you will see from your Services Hub first (like the example above ...
Created on 11 June 2014
9. Looking at the Scorecard
If you're part of the supply chain, you are likely to be very familiar with the concept of the scorecard. Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, certainly is.She's looking at how effective they are, the ...
Created on 19 May 2014
10. The Medical Device Supply Chain
The medical device supply chain is a tough one. Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, has taken a deep dive into what drives it and how it can improve.She has recommendations specific for the medical device ...
Created on 12 May 2014
11. Is Big Data Better Data?
... I’d recommend looking at to get a feel for the use of data in your supply chain would be your scorecarding process. As you know, the scorecard is a common tool used in supply chains of all sizes in an ...
Created on 05 May 2014
12. B2B Data and Analyzing (The Challenge)
...  Business problems that could be addressed include: Vendor Scorecard: Empowers businesses to track their performance across business processes and various retail partners, resulting in improved performanc ...
Created on 29 June 2013
13. Measuring 3PL Services
Big companies are big consumers of 3PL services. But there are differences between the logistics providers that need to be measured.In an Industry Week article, Dave Blanchard discusses the need to apply ...
Created on 14 April 2013
14. Procurement Architecture Considerations
The guys at Spend Matters always have unique perspective on process and technology involved in P2P.Pierre Mitchell takes a look at how to start down the path of identifying the best information architecture ...
Created on 17 February 2013
15. How Sustainable are My Suppliers?
...  like WalMart and Proctor & Gamble are driving development of various scorecard-like tools for their supplier partners.   The mega-retailers have great visibility on the sustainability issue. WalMar ...
Created on 26 January 2013
16. WalMart's Sustainability Index
In a article, Katie DeWitt talks about a recent trip she took to WalMart's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas to review their plans for rolling out the sustainability scorecard.As the planet ...
Created on 12 January 2013
17. Top Sustainability Stories of 2012
From scorecarding, to natural disasters, to reporting, supply chain sustainability was a hot topic over the past year. The Environmental Leader site provides a list of their top articles of 2012 on the ...
Created on 31 December 2012
18. Labeling Still a Barrier in Some Areas
... the invoicing/payment process. The value to the retailer is compliancy, enablement, scorecarding and inventory reduction, according to SPS Commerce. The suppliers will benefit, the consortium believes, ...
Created on 23 October 2012
19. Benefits or Nuisance: Vendor Compliance
...  more at - using the Vendor Scorecard methodology verse assess penalties whether you have reasonable requirements/expectations timely notification of issues to your partners Using a scorecard tool ...
Created on 22 October 2012
20. It's Risky Out There
... balanced scorecards and the allocation of resources. External risks. These are the uncontrollable ones that usually grab all the headlines, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and financial disasters. These ...
Created on 18 August 2012