Executive Briefings

Index of Supply Chain Excellence to Launch in Webinar April 25

This month, the Supply Chain Insights team will announce the Supply Chain Index, a formulaic representation of supply chain excellence based on market valuations. It will be launched during a webinar on April 25, 2013, and through a series of reports that will run in our May newsletter and throughout the summer. Here, I would like to share some background information on the Index and how I intend to use it in developing a higher level of research.

Index of Supply Chain Excellence to Launch in Webinar April 25

How was it developed? Over the course of the last year, Abby Mayer worked with the Supply Chain Insights team to build a database of 20 years of information with over 50 supply chain financial ratios. To understand supply chain excellence, Abby and I have been studying pattern recognition for industry peer groups at the intersection of the metrics in the Supply Chain Effective Frontier of growth, profitability, cycles and complexity. (Based on inquiry, we do this analysis free of charge for members of our Supply Chain Insights Community.)

We have performed over 50 analyses for companies. Each time that we run a new evaluation, we learn more. As a result, we have built a database of how companies have made trade-offs on financial ratios over the last decade. However, we have found that only a few companies are improving the potential of their supply chain to balance supply chain metrics.

Read Full Article

How was it developed? Over the course of the last year, Abby Mayer worked with the Supply Chain Insights team to build a database of 20 years of information with over 50 supply chain financial ratios. To understand supply chain excellence, Abby and I have been studying pattern recognition for industry peer groups at the intersection of the metrics in the Supply Chain Effective Frontier of growth, profitability, cycles and complexity. (Based on inquiry, we do this analysis free of charge for members of our Supply Chain Insights Community.)

We have performed over 50 analyses for companies. Each time that we run a new evaluation, we learn more. As a result, we have built a database of how companies have made trade-offs on financial ratios over the last decade. However, we have found that only a few companies are improving the potential of their supply chain to balance supply chain metrics.

Read Full Article

Index of Supply Chain Excellence to Launch in Webinar April 25