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The Top 5 KPIs Every Inventory Manager Should Track

Is your boss starting to ask uncomfortable questions? Like what your average order cycle time is? Or what the latest shrinkage numbers are? Sounds like it’s time to line up your metrics and develop a solid plan for tracking and reporting to management. 

 

No matter where your company stands on the digital transformation journey, there are key performance indicators (KPIs) that every inventory manager should have a handle on. These are the metrics that tell you how you’re doing in the broader picture of helping the company meet goals and maintain market share. They can also give you a leg up by giving you ideas for where you can make adjustments to proactively improve performance. We’ve picked our top 5 metrics that are independent of your level of adoption of Industry 4.0 technology to show that the power of metrics is in the


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03 Feb 2015
CASE STUDY: Comprehensive, accurate and flexible passenger rail planning (NTV Case Study)
 

In 2009, Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori S.p.A. (NTV), Italy’s first private operator on the country’s high-speed rail network, selected Quintiq to provide integrated fleet and workforce planning software. Today, NTV employs Quintiq supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O) software to optimize the utilization of all operational resources from long-term strategic planning to real-time rescheduling and disruption management.

 
Lorenzo Corea
Quintiq

27 Nov 2014
RESEARCH: Reshaping The Interface Between Marketing And Operations In Globalizing Furniture Supply Chains
 

Over the past few decades, international fragmentation of production and offshore outsourcing have remarkably altered the organization of Western supply chains. Particularly in low-tech, manufacturing sectors, the fast spread of global production network has forced managers to reconsider the configuration of their supply chains, including the alignment between marketing and operations. Although the marketing-operations interface (MOI) is crucial in supply chain management, the understanding of globalization’s effects on this process remains uncertain and unclear. By focusing on the furniture industry in USA and Italy, this paper uses ...

 
Buciuni G., Russo I, Mola L.
Università di Verona - LogiMaster

29 Oct 2014
RESEARCH: Leading Company Procurement Organizations Generate Twice the Average Measurable Cost Reduction According to Global A.T. Kearney Study
 

Their success formula uses procurement as a catalyst to drive durable business performance through excellence in managing categories, suppliers and teamsLeading company procurement organizations reap double the measurable cost reduction versus other companies, while also driving competitive advantage through supplier-driven innovation and risk management. While procurement organizations for leading companies have continued their upward trajectory, most companies only sustained the gains they made between 2008 and 2011.

 
A.T. Kearney
A.T. Kearney

24 Mar 2014
TOPIC: Transportation Management Systems (TMS): Oracle Retains Overall Lead in Gartner Magic Quadrant
 

"During 2013, the TMS market was again led by Oracle (with its OTM offerings) and JDA Software, both of which continue to support some of the most complex TMS users, have broad, and deep TMSs, and have compelling visions for next-generation TMSs. Oracle continues to generate strong sales growth globally. It also continues to expand the depth and breadth of its application footprint. Moreover, Gartner finds Oracle a finalist in a high percentage ...

 
Paolo Leveghi
Applications Marketing Director, Oracle

13 Mar 2014
TOPIC: Solving the Reshoring Dilemma
 

It’s not news that manufacturing in the U.S. has become more attractive in the past few years. And, even though there is no torrent of renewed manufacturing activity moving the needle just yet, it’s clear that the reshoring movement is growing. At the very least, it should make U.S. companies think twice about where they will manufacture their products in the next few years.

 
Patrick Van den Bossche, Pramod Gupta, Hector Gutierrez, and Aakash Gupta
A.T. Kearney


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