Benchmarks

What supports accurate spend analysis?

Sunday, May 19, 2024 · Marisa Brown, senior principal research lead, supply chain, APQC
Supply chain organizations are always looking for greater visibility into spending. Leaders are dedicating additional resources to spend management, which seeks to answer several questions related to spend analysis.

Get measurement right to solve supply chain’s toughest challenges

Thursday, November 2, 2023 · Stan Fawcett, Sebastian Brockhaus, Mike Knemeyer and Amydee Fawcett
If you don’t measure well, you’ll never measure up. But if you get the measurement right, you will be empowered to break away from the pack.

Logistics data management: Focus on the foundation

Friday, September 1, 2023 · Marisa Brown, Senior Principal Research Lead, Supply Chain, APQC
Information maturity leads to improved performance and customer loyalty.

Improve order-to-cash through master data management

Thursday, September 1, 2022 · Marisa Brown, Senior Principal Research Lead, APQC
Make improvements sustainable through clear governance and consistent evaluation of data.

Two years of disruptions have increased the awareness of supply chains

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 · Marisa Brown, Senior Principal Research Lead, Supply Chain, APQC
But “average Joes” and “supply chain pros” have differing views of the future of supply chain.

Using governance to improve procure-to-pay

Monday, May 2, 2022 · SCMR Staff
Adopting a global process owner can lead to improvements.

Drive business success by picking the right metrics

Monday, January 3, 2022 · Marisa Brown, Senior Principal Research Lead, Supply Chain, APQC
Building a performance-based culture begins by selecting relevant measures and increasing employee engagement.

APQC Infographic: Soft skills are needed for procurement priorities

Friday, May 14, 2021 · APQC
After a year of upheaval and uncertainty, supply chain professionals are planning for what is next. In a survey conducted by APQC, organizations indicated they are making sourcing and procurement a top priority for 2021.

Priorities in sourcing and procurement for 2021

Monday, May 10, 2021 · Marisa Brown, Senior Principal Research Lead, Supply Chain, APQC
To thrive today, organizations must develop employees’ soft skills.

Talking Supply Chain Podcast: Planning for the supply chain of the future

Friday, October 2, 2020 · Bob Trebilcock
In today’s episode, Marisa Brown explains why organizations must balance efficiency with adaptability, flexibility and effectiveness

APQC Infographic: Supply Chain Analytics Trends and Success Factors

Monday, January 20, 2020 · APQC
In 2019, APQC surveyed supply chain professionals regarding the use of analytics in the supply chain. It conducted a similar survey in 2016.

Are your performance measurements destroying your supply chain? Part II

Friday, January 17, 2020 · Steven A. Melnyk, Michael Bourne, David Frayer and Will Rifkin
The performance measurement system is the most misunderstood, confusing, misapplied and frustrating element of most supply chains. Yet, an effective performance measurement system is one of the foundations on which the strategic supply chain is built.

Driving supply chain collaboration and teamwork

Monday, November 4, 2019 · Marisa Brown, Senior Principal Research Lead, APQC
Develop your internal communication and structure to support collaboration before expanding your effort to partners

Technology benefits sales and operations planning

Monday, January 7, 2019 · Becky Partida, APQC
Technology can take S&OP to the next level, but only if it supports a robust process.

Addressing people challenges that affect efficiency

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 · Becky Partida, APQC
More comprehensive training for managers can help the supply chain ease employee frustrations.
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