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Metrics matter, but what do they really mean and how do we use them to improve performance? Get the details and share your own insights, practical advice and tips. Spend time here to evaluate your supply chain maturity and ask your peers questions.

 

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Metrics That Matter: A Closer Look at the Food Value Chain

  • 16 October, 2017

The food value chain consisting of farmers, distributors, processors and retailers is sliding backwards on operating margin. It is the combination of the "Amazon Effect" and the "3G Effect".

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A Closer Look at Apparel

  • 16 October, 2017

As the apparel industry evolves post-recession, the industry fundamentals are changing. The Amazon Effect, rising labor costs, growing complexity, and slowing growth make this a very different market than 2010. In Table 1 we show the contrasts in 2010-2016 across the value chain.

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Metrics That Matter: Chemical Companies

  • 16 October, 2017

Dow and DuPont completed their merger on Friday. The Dow/DuPont company is now a reality. The new company is now a $150 Billion company, overseen by the former DuPont Chief Ececutive, Ed Breen.

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Metrics That Matter: DOW & DuPont Merge

  • 28 September, 2017

 

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Comparison of Orbit Charts for Cummins Inc.

  • 19 September, 2017

A closer look at Cummins Inc., a multi-year winner in the Supply Chains to Admire, versus the peer group of heavy equipment and engines manufacturers. 

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Chemical Companies

  • 19 September, 2017

Executive Overview

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Automotive Companies

  • 19 September, 2017

Executive Overview

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Household Products Companies Improve Margin

  • 01 March, 2017

After two years of declining operating margins, Household Products Companies rebound in margin in 2016. With the reporting of full year results, the industry trend is clear.

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Which Beer Company Has the Best Supply Chain?

  • 27 February, 2017

 

 

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter Beauty Products

  • 30 August, 2016

Supply Chains to Admire Analysis for 2016 for the beauty industry. L'Oreal is the sector winner and Estee Lauder is a finalist. 

 

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: Household Products

  • 30 August, 2016

Supply Chains to Admire results for Household Products for the Period of 2009-2015. Each year, Supply Chain Insights analyzes companies by peer group to understand which companies are driving the highest levels of performance while also driving improvement.

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: Analysis of Aerospace and Defense

  • 30 August, 2016

Aerospace and Defense data for the Supply Chains to Admire for 2016. No company makes the cut for the Supply Chains to Admire Analysis for 2016. While Boeing drove the greatest improvement, they lag the peer group in inventory turns. 

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: Restaurants

  • 19 May, 2016

Supply chains are becoming more important for fast food restaurants. With a focus on safe and secure supply chains and improving operator efficiency at each outlet, these supply chains are very dependent on suplier relationships.

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Medical Device Industry 2006-2015: A Look at Performance, Improvement and Value

  • 18 May, 2016

Globalization. Compliance. Risk Management. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Patient outcomes. Over the last decade, the number and variety of supply chain initiatives exploded for the medical device leader.

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Pharmaceutical Industry 2006-2015: A Look at Performance, Improvement and Value

  • 18 May, 2016

Globalization. Serialization. Clinical trials. Cold chain operations. Custom drug protocols. Compliance. Risk Management. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). First pass yield. Over the last decade, the number and variety of supply chain initiatives exploded for the pharmaceutical leader.

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Is the Lack of Resiliency in Contract Manufacturing a Risk for the Hi-Tech Value Chain?

  • 21 February, 2016

Article written for supply chain quarterly on contract manufacturing. This is a series of articles on supply chain excellence that is a closer analysis of performance and improvement within an industry for the period of 2006-2014.

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Tenneco Benchmarks Supply Chain Performance

  • 10 February, 2016

Yesterday Tenneco asked for help in setting targets for the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. We are always glad to help companies complete their supply chain financial benchmarks. This is a complimentary service on Beet Fusion. The reason is simple.

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Financial Benchmarking of Johnson Controls

  • 08 February, 2016

Financial benchmarking of Johnson Controls (JCI). Note the comparison to Danaher.