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APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended only a few

performance measurements op  reasonable number of  key performance indicators (KPIs)  that are related to their strategic objectives. A key point about KPIs is that they have to be applied to supply chain processes that are derived from the holistic corporate and supply chain strategies. A KPI will not promote collaborative behavior if it measures only activity within a silo, such as inventory holding costs at one warehouse, cost containment on one leg of a cross-country shipment, or increased production at one plant. Namely, it ma

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Business Performance Management

Business performance management (BPM) enables organizations to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution, and provide insight needed to manage and improve financial and operational performance. This knowledge base covers scorecards, dashboards, business activity monitoring, and more.  

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performance measurements op  part in the bottom-line performance of the service business (i.e., financial profitability or  net income ). In other words, by omitting or neglecting any of these important logical steps, any company’s ability to deliver customer service will likely be impaired. Scheduling and Executing: Where the Rubber Meets the Road It is likely that every service business experiences the operational service chain optimization challenge on a daily basis. Simply said, service chain optimization entails managing reso Read More

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performance measurements op  Metrics Metrics that include performance measurements from all members of the supply chain are essential. Instead of focusing on optimizing their own company's operations, members of an extended, adaptive supply chain need to work collaboratively to assure mutual gains and savings. This means you have to extend your line of sight across your entire supply chain to measure the performance of activities and organizations that are not under your direct control. Without end-to-end visibility across your sup Read More

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