Posts tagged as 'Performance management'

Connecting changes to consequences: The missing piece for getting business value from business intelligence

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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What do you say when the CEO is asking whether the company will hit its revenue targets for the current reporting period? Can you tell the CEO instantly which customers may be facing late delivery, and which orders may not ship? Can you tell the CEO what is causing the late deliveries and how the […]

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Do you know the impact of the supply chain on your business?

MaxJeffrey
  • by Max Jeffrey
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There’s no dispute about the benefits obtainable through use of supply chain management. There’s also no question that during the economic downturn, companies relied on supply chain management to weather the storm. I must admit, however, that I am somewhat surprised by the results of a recent survey, in which respondents reported a drop in […]

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Really unusually uncertain

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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For me one of the pleasures of being on vacation, as I was last week, is to read different newspapers and learn a bit about the local economy and politics.  While not quite as “local” as I would have liked, I happened upon the Caribbean version of the Miami Herald and was fortunate enough to […]

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2010 Chief Supply Chain Officer Summit – Free, virtual conference starting tomorrow

LoriSmith
  • by Lori Smith
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Our very own John Sicard will be joining Angel Mendez, senior vice president, customer value chain management at Cisco Systems for a presentation on Next Generation Value Chain Best-Practices. As part of the 2010 CSCO Summit, the free-to-attend virtual event taking place on June 15th and 16th, 2010, John and Angel will co-present the track entitled, […]

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How can you evolve from business intelligence to business value?

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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Not too long ago companies suffered from having too little data with which to manage the company’s operations. The ERP age has brought in a different problem of too much data, but too little information. This is not unusual because transaction systems, such as ERP, are designed to capture data and make a record of […]

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New blood, fresh ideas in Pharma

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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I participated recently on a Future Pharmaceuticals podcast titled “Responding to Change and Cycle Time Reduction” with Walter Kittl (Siegfried-USA), Philippe Cini (IBM Global Services), and Zach Pitluk (Proveris Scientific) which was hosted by Reid Graves (Merck).  One of the questions was: What should senior mgt within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry do differently to realize rapid […]

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Visibility, supply chain performance, and benchmarking: A virtuous circle

TrevorMiles
  • by Trevor Miles
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Today we announced our free Supply Chain Performance Benchmarking service (more on that below), so it seems an apt time to discuss the issue of benchmarking. I wrote a blog post recently about how to use supply chain KPI’s to assess, diagnose, and correct supply chain performance, and the importance of benchmarking against your competitors.  […]

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How can midmarket enterprises more effectively realize revenue goals?

MaxJeffrey
  • by Max Jeffrey
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With the holiday season upon us, many of us are concerned about making the numbers for the year. Most midmarket companies, whether they are public corporations or privately held enterprises, have revenue targets for each reporting period, usually by fiscal month, quarter and year. These revenue targets are obviously an important part of the financial […]

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