Supply Chain Metrics That Matter

  • 7h 14m
  • Lora M. Cecere
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2015

How to Conquer the Effective Frontier and Drive Improved Value in Global Operations

Growth has slowed. Volatility has increased and the world is more global. Brands are defined by innovation and services. Supply chain excellence matters more than ever. It makes a difference in corporate performance.

One cannot snap their fingers and deliver supply chain success. It happens over the course of many years. It is measured in inches not miles. In this book, the author evaluates the progress of over a hundred companies over the period of 2006-2013.

Success drives value. The effective supply chain makes a difference in winning a war, saving a patient, and driving commerce; but it also makes a difference in a community having clean air, potable water, and a standard of living. Mistakes are hard to overcome. Supply Chain Metrics that Matter tells this story. The book links corporate financials to supply chain maturity. In the book, the author analyzes which metrics matter.

The author Lora M. Cecere is a supply chain researcher as well as an authority in supply chain technology. She helps companies gain first mover advantage. In the book, Cecere provides concrete, actionable steps to align and balance the supply chain to drive value. The book explores the crossover between supply chain efficiency and financial growth with topics such as:

  • Outlining the metrics that matter, the metrics that don't
  • Progress in industry sub-segment in improving inventory, cash, productivity and margin
  • The management techniques that improve performance
  • Sharing insights on how metrics change as the supply chain matures
  • The roadmap to improve performance.

Today, supply chains are global and dynamic. They are rapidly evolving. Companies that constantly seek out new solutions and opportunities for improvement drive differentiation. In a market where growth is stalled and many companies are stuck in driving supply chain performance, this book provides a clear, concise framework for a more modern, effective supply chain.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Starting the Journey
  • Managing Metrics on the Effective Frontier
  • Using Value Network Strategies to Move to the Next Level on the Frontier
  • A Strategy Session on Managing Value Networks
  • What Drives Value in the Value Network?—Industry Progress in Consumer Value Chains
  • What Drives Value in the Value Network?—Industry Progress in the Health-Care Value Chain
  • What Drives Value in the Value Network?—Industry Progress in the Industrial Value Chain
  • What Drives Value in the Value Network?—Industry Progress in the Automotive Value Chain
  • The Smoke Clears
  • Appendix—The Methodology