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July-August 2012

July-August 2012

Managers sometimes don’t understand the importance of the information provided by supply chain metrics—or even the need for metrics in the first place. But according to researchers from Penn State, having timely and accurate metrics in place leads directly to superior business performance. They make a strong case for why supply chain metrics really do matter.
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July-August 2012

Managers sometimes don’t understand the importance of the information provided by supply chain metrics—or even the need for metrics in the first place. But according to researchers from Penn State, having timely and accurate metrics in place leads directly to superior business performance. They make a strong case for why supply chain metrics really do matter.

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Why Metrics Matter
The right supply chain metrics can help you answer three key questions: Where do we want to go? How do we get there? And how do we know when we’ve arrived? The ability to answer these questions—in an accurate and timely manner—can lead directly to superior business performance.

July-August 2012 Features

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Why Metrics Matter
The right supply chain metrics can help you answer three key questions: Where do we want to go? How do we get...

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What Five Great Economists Can Tell Us about Outsourcing
Want to improve your outsourcing efforts? This article unpacks the lessons of five “Big Thinkers” in the world of economics and shares...

26
Supply Analytics: An Overlooked Opportunity
Much of the analytics effort to date has focused on the demand side of the supply chain equation. Yet analytics can be...

34
Supply Chain Insights into India
India is a highly attractive market for multinational companies. But to successfully source or sell products there, they need to realize that...

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Do More Without More
Things will get better. But before the economic turnaround is finally completed, supply chain professionals will continue to be tasked with doing...

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