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Insights From the 2018 Supply Chains to Admire Analysis

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Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights, share insights on her learnings from the 2018 Supply Chains to Admire analysis. This analysis of 655 companies was completed in June 2018 and reveals which companies are outperforming while driving improvement by industry peer group. Here Lora talks about what she is learning through this research. Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #241

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The Metrics That Matter and Supply Chain Excellence

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A talk on supply chain excellence and the Metrics That Matter with Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insights. In this episode, Lora shares five actions to take to drive value in supply chain performance. This is based on a detailed series of reports on Supply Chain Metrics That Matter for the period of 2010—2016. Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights – Podcast episode #234

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The 2017 Supply Chains to Admire

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Defining supply chain excellence is easier to say than to do. The Supply Chains to AdmireTM Methodology is an attempt by Supply Chain Insights to identify companies within peer groups that outperform. In this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Helen and Lora talk with special guest Samuel Borthwick, Research Associate at Supply Chain Insights, about the methodology and lessons learned behind the 2017 Supply Chains to Admire™. A test of a true leader is the ability to not only drive higher levels of performance, but to sustain competitive advantage over time. Using the Supply Chains to Admire analysis, three companies—Apple,…

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Supply Chains to Admire - 2017 Winners Summary

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire 2017

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Not all analyst groups are created equal. Research is at the heart of what we do. We publish four types of reports and provide it as Open Content for the industry. Our goal is to help supply chain leaders globally. The report types are: Supply Chains to Admire: A deep study by industry of performance and improvement levels for the past seven years. The goal is to provide industry benchmarks. Metrics That Matter: A close look at key industries to help supply chain leaders better understand the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. The focus is to align financial and operational…

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Serving the Industry

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I am convinced that we know supply chain management matters, but that we do not have hardcore data to support it.  I also believe that the supply chain is a complex system with complex processes with increasing complexity.  The system has finite trade-offs that companies know empirically, but don’t understand mathematically.  The supply chain index is designed to help companies better understand the effective frontier.  To better understand supply chain excellence, we are doing three things:1) Financial Data.  When I started Supply Chain Insights, I hired a researcher to collect and harmonize balance sheet data for the key industries for the last…

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