How to improve your supply chain performance

Automotive Industry’s Digital Maturity and Reinvention

Automotive Industry’s Digital Maturity and Reinvention

Digitalized processes using digital technology have only begun to penetrate industries. As this trend continues its advance, the implications for revenues, profits, and opportunities will be dramatic. E.g. the Automotive industry has still a long way to go (most people think this industry is a front runner). It’s not about creating a digital strategy usingRead more about Automotive Industry’s Digital Maturity and Reinvention[…]

Supply Chain Performance & Cost-to-Serve – Seeing the Bigger Picture

Supply Chain Performance & Cost-to-Serve – Seeing the Bigger Picture

You can achieve great business value by visualizing quite simple measures of supply chain performance end-to-end, meaning from your customers, through your own group of companies, and further on to your suppliers. This horizontal view is, however, hard to get if you just work with ERP systems, since they are function oriented (typically “silo based”).Read more about Supply Chain Performance & Cost-to-Serve – Seeing the Bigger Picture[…]

Supply chain control for CFO’s – Remember the Du Pont model?

Supply chain control for CFO’s – Remember the Du Pont model?

The Du Pont method of performance measurement was started by the DuPont Corporation in the 1920s. With this method, assets are measured at their gross book value rather than at net book value in order to produce a higher return on equity (ROE). DuPont analysis tells us that ROE is affected by three things: –Read more about Supply chain control for CFO’s – Remember the Du Pont model?[…]

How to Control Your Construction Business

How to Control Your Construction Business

The construction industry has been lagging behind in terms of efficiency and automation for a long time. The main reason is that it is a conservative industry, which historically has had a limited focus on logistics and digitalization. However, with a great need for environmental work and resource management, and employees with a high levelRead more about How to Control Your Construction Business[…]

Supply chain digitalization should be a high-profile initiative

Supply chain digitalization should be a high-profile initiative

Ensure that your CEO champions the digitalization of the supply chain. Supply chain digitalization should be a high-profile initiative within your company. Top leadership will play an integral role in the success of the supply chain digitalization, which is becoming an enterprise-wide transformation. At this level, the support from the very top, including the CEO,Read more about Supply chain digitalization should be a high-profile initiative[…]

B2C vs B2B – Human beings are decision makers in both cases

B2C vs B2B – Human beings are decision makers in both cases

B2C vs B2B – Human beings are decision makers in both cases. So, for B2B, defining a value proposition and mapping it to industries, to verticals, to functions within companies, and really getting sharp on the relevance of your product offering to that customer, is critical. A lot of B2C companies get overly focused onRead more about B2C vs B2B – Human beings are decision makers in both cases[…]

Supply Chain Leaders & Blockchain

Supply Chain Leaders & Blockchain

Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize multi-enterprise processes, but this will add the challenge of connecting a far-flung network of trading partners. Despite Blockchain’s hype and its potential, it could take a decade or more before the technology achieves its full potential. Early technology adoption of blockchain will progress over the next three to sevenRead more about Supply Chain Leaders & Blockchain[…]

Supply Chain Connectivity and Hidden Sources of Better Performance

Supply Chain Connectivity and Hidden Sources of Better Performance

To get hold of supply chain data for visualization and performance measuring, you have to be electronically connected to your business partners. A high level of connectivity opens up the possibilities of measuring and improving your processes in the supply chain. This is a hidden source of better supply chain performance and differentiation. Good readRead more about Supply Chain Connectivity and Hidden Sources of Better Performance[…]

Blockchain for Supply Chains?

Blockchain for Supply Chains?

Blockchain for Supply Chains? Not ready yet, but transition could take place in the not too distant future. PipeChain is definately looking into it. Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain.  The study interviewed almost 3,000 C-Suite executives from over 80 countries and 20 industries to learn about theirRead more about Blockchain for Supply Chains?[…]