What is involved in Supply Chain
Find out what the related areas are that Supply Chain connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Supply Chain thinking-frame.
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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Supply Chain related domains to cover and 148 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.
The following domains are covered:
Supply Chain, 10 + 2, 2013 Savar building collapse, American Productivity and Quality Center, Booz Allen Hamilton, Child labor, Cocoa bean, Corporate social responsibility, Cost benchmarking, Cost reduction, Customer satisfaction, De facto standard, Dynamic programming, End user, Environmental sustainability, Extended enterprise, Facilities engineering, Food safety, Information technology management, Management system, Material cost, Natural resource, Organizational culture, Paper mill, Paper recycling, Raw material, Residual value, Strategic sourcing, Supply-Chain Operations Reference, Supply chain management, Technological change, Third-party logistics provider, Value chain, Vertical integration:
Supply Chain Critical Criteria:
Distinguish Supply Chain quality and find answers.
– The pharmaceutical industry is also taking advantage of digital progress. It is using IoT for supply chain security in packaging and tracking of drugs. There are new companies using computer chips in pills for tracking adherence to drug regimens and associated biometrics. Using this as an example, how will we use and protect this sensitive data?
– How is the complex digital supply chain -where multiple downstream providers provide services for each other and data residence and transmission points are increasingly obscure -being dealt with from an audit perspective?
– Now that organizations have fine-tuned human performance, supply chain, operations, processes, cycle time, and other targeted areas, how can they continue to improve performance?
– There is a need to determine where value is added in the supply chain what are the expectations of each stakeholder in the supply chain?
– To change the nature of the relationship in the supply chain where should we go and what leverage opportunity could be applied?
– How can we incorporate support to ensure safe and effective use of Supply Chain into the services that we provide?
– Does Supply Chain Integration Mediate the Relationships between Product/Process Strategy and Service Performance?
– How do supply chain management systems coordinate planning, production, and logistics with suppliers?
– How can sluggish supply chains be empowered by IoT to make them more transparent and responsive?
– How do we measure improved Supply Chain service perception, and satisfaction?
– Who are the people involved in developing and implementing Supply Chain?
– What are the roles of suppliers and supply chain partners in CRM?
– Do any suppliers in the supply chain have a dominating position?
– Do your supply chain relationships tend to be longeror shorter-term?
– What and where are the value changes in the supply chain?
– What is our current position within our supply chain?
– In HW, SW & Services we source from a global supply chain?
10 + 2 Critical Criteria:
Troubleshoot 10 + 2 strategies and summarize a clear 10 + 2 focus.
– What are the usability implications of Supply Chain actions?
– What are the Essentials of Internal Supply Chain Management?
– What is Effective Supply Chain?
2013 Savar building collapse Critical Criteria:
Huddle over 2013 Savar building collapse engagements and report on developing an effective 2013 Savar building collapse strategy.
– What role does communication play in the success or failure of a Supply Chain project?
– How can the value of Supply Chain be defined?
– Are there Supply Chain problems defined?
American Productivity and Quality Center Critical Criteria:
Derive from American Productivity and Quality Center governance and cater for concise American Productivity and Quality Center education.
– What will be the consequences to the business (financial, reputation etc) if Supply Chain does not go ahead or fails to deliver the objectives?
– Which individuals, teams or departments will be involved in Supply Chain?
– Do Supply Chain rules make a reasonable demand on a users capabilities?
Booz Allen Hamilton Critical Criteria:
Consult on Booz Allen Hamilton outcomes and correct better engagement with Booz Allen Hamilton results.
– How do you incorporate cycle time, productivity, cost control, and other efficiency and effectiveness factors into these Supply Chain processes?
– What are all of our Supply Chain domains and what do they do?
– Do we all define Supply Chain in the same way?
Child labor Critical Criteria:
Examine Child labor strategies and overcome Child labor skills and management ineffectiveness.
– Are assumptions made in Supply Chain stated explicitly?
– How is the value delivered by Supply Chain being measured?
– Why is Supply Chain important for you now?
Cocoa bean Critical Criteria:
Nurse Cocoa bean outcomes and reinforce and communicate particularly sensitive Cocoa bean decisions.
– Will Supply Chain have an impact on current business continuity, disaster recovery processes and/or infrastructure?
– To what extent does management recognize Supply Chain as a tool to increase the results?
– What are the business goals Supply Chain is aiming to achieve?
Corporate social responsibility Critical Criteria:
Wrangle Corporate social responsibility leadership and define Corporate social responsibility competency-based leadership.
– What is the different in meaning if any between the terms Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility?
– What if your company publishes an environmental or corporate social responsibility report?
– What new services of functionality will be implemented next with Supply Chain ?
– Who needs to know about Supply Chain ?
Cost benchmarking Critical Criteria:
Deliberate over Cost benchmarking tasks and perfect Cost benchmarking conflict management.
– What other jobs or tasks affect the performance of the steps in the Supply Chain process?
– Can we do Supply Chain without complex (expensive) analysis?
Cost reduction Critical Criteria:
Boost Cost reduction tactics and separate what are the business goals Cost reduction is aiming to achieve.
– In addition, CSPs are often challenged to reduce their overheads and operational costs. Cost reduction initiatives can be difficult to manage and it is essential to target the right areas. Where can costs reasonably be reduced or margins improved without any service disruption or without affecting service levels?
– We are are often challenged to reduce our overheads and operational costs. Cost reduction initiatives can be difficult to manage and it is essential to target the right areas. Where can costs reasonably be reduced or margins improved without any service disruption or without affecting service levels?
– What is your spending on genuine new products versus product renewals (improvements and replacements), or product extensions, or product maintenance, or cost reductions and process improvements?
– Do several people in different organizational units assist with the Supply Chain process?
– Can low gross margin % products be improved by price increases or cost reductions?
– What vendors make products that address the Supply Chain needs?
– Who sets the Supply Chain standards?
Customer satisfaction Critical Criteria:
Familiarize yourself with Customer satisfaction visions and reduce Customer satisfaction costs.
– Do we Make sure to ask about our vendors customer satisfaction rating and references in our particular industry. If the vendor does not know its own rating, it may be a red flag that youre dealing with a company that does not put Customer Service at the forefront. How would a company know what to improve if it had no idea what areas customers felt were lacking?
– What is the difference, if any, in customer satisfaction between the use and results of agile-driven software development methods and the use and results of plan-driven software development software development methods?
– How important are hard measurements that show return on investment compared to soft measurements that demonstrate customer satisfaction and public perception?
– Performance Standard: What should be the standards for completeness, reliability, accuracy, timeliness, customer satisfaction, quality and/or cost?
– Has it re-engineered or redesigned processes, and leveraged technologies to improve responsiveness, Customer Service and customer satisfaction?
– How does the company manage the design and delivery of products and services that promise a high level of customer satisfaction?
– Is the Customer Satisfaction Process something which you think can be automated via an IVR?
– How does the firm measure and monitor client service and customer satisfaction?
– What are your most important goals for the strategic Supply Chain objectives?
– What employee characteristics drive customer satisfaction?
– Are there recognized Supply Chain problems?
De facto standard Critical Criteria:
Unify De facto standard tactics and sort De facto standard activities.
– Do you see the need for actions in the area of standardisation (including both formal standards and the promotion of/agreement on de facto standards) related to your sector?
– Who will be responsible for documenting the Supply Chain requirements in detail?
– Why are Supply Chain skills important?
Dynamic programming Critical Criteria:
Familiarize yourself with Dynamic programming tactics and look in other fields.
– Record-keeping requirements flow from the records needed as inputs, outputs, controls and for transformation of a Supply Chain process. ask yourself: are the records needed as inputs to the Supply Chain process available?
– How do we Identify specific Supply Chain investment and emerging trends?
– How do we maintain Supply Chains Integrity?
End user Critical Criteria:
Accelerate End user governance and balance specific methods for improving End user results.
– Time to market improvements. Will the move to cloud computing shorten the time it takes to deliver functional enhancements to end users?
– Does the calibration lab or calibration contractor provide the end user notification of any out of tolerance conditions?
– How do the end users of cloud computing know that their information is not having any availability and security issues?
– From the end users eyes, is it possible for the change to have a major impact on services if problems occur?
– Will the move to cloud computing shorten the time it takes to deliver functional enhancements to end users?
– How does the vendor handle software and hardware maintenance, end user support, and maintenance agreements?
– Will the change have only minimal or no impact on services provided to the end users if a problem occurs?
– Will the change have only minor impact on services provided to the end users if problems occur?
– Is the change needed to restore immediate service to the end user?
– How important is Supply Chain to the user organizations mission?
– Will the change be visible only to a small group of end users?
– Will the change be visible to a large number of end users?
– How do we manage Supply Chain Knowledge Management (KM)?
– How significant is the improvement in the eyes of the end user?
– Is the change visible to all end users?
– Can all end user classes be identified?
Environmental sustainability Critical Criteria:
Facilitate Environmental sustainability adoptions and find out what it really means.
– In a project to restructure Supply Chain outcomes, which stakeholders would you involve?
– How do we go about Securing Supply Chain?
Extended enterprise Critical Criteria:
Nurse Extended enterprise visions and use obstacles to break out of ruts.
– What tools do you use once you have decided on a Supply Chain strategy and more importantly how do you choose?
Facilities engineering Critical Criteria:
Brainstorm over Facilities engineering results and point out Facilities engineering tensions in leadership.
– Does Supply Chain include applications and information with regulatory compliance significance (or other contractual conditions that must be formally complied with) in a new or unique manner for which no approved security requirements, templates or design models exist?
– Think of your Supply Chain project. what are the main functions?
Food safety Critical Criteria:
Conceptualize Food safety leadership and separate what are the business goals Food safety is aiming to achieve.
– Is the Supply Chain organization completing tasks effectively and efficiently?
Information technology management Critical Criteria:
Wrangle Information technology management management and maintain Information technology management for success.
– Consider your own Supply Chain project. what types of organizational problems do you think might be causing or affecting your problem, based on the work done so far?
– How do your measurements capture actionable Supply Chain information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?
– Do you monitor the effectiveness of your Supply Chain activities?
Management system Critical Criteria:
Weigh in on Management system outcomes and budget the knowledge transfer for any interested in Management system.
– Does the LMS provide additional features or the opportunity to develop new features which will improve the teaching and learning experience in important ways?
– With regards to competency management are you looking to build your own competencies, or integrate with a competency library that you already have in place?
– If we process purchase orders; what is the desired business process around supporting purchase orders?
– Which social networking or e learning service allows the possibility of creating multiple virtual classrooms?
– If we accept wire transfers what is the desired business process around supporting wire transfers?
– If we accept checks what is the desired business process around supporting checks?
– How do customer relationship management systems help us achieve customer intimacy?
– What is the current thinking in the e learning community about Learning Objects?
– Is there a requirement for the student to record course notes online?
– In what scenarios should change management systems be introduced?
– Funding has the funding been fully approved for this project?
– Other groups or affiliates we should include in this effort?
– What database management systems have been implemented?
– Additional compliance information we did not mention?
– If you are taking an online course why are you taking it?
– Which are the top 10 companies in education domain?
– What drives successful e-learning?
Material cost Critical Criteria:
Air ideas re Material cost engagements and describe the risks of Material cost sustainability.
– Will new equipment/products be required to facilitate Supply Chain delivery for example is new software needed?
– Why is it important to have senior management support for a Supply Chain project?
– How do we keep improving Supply Chain?
Natural resource Critical Criteria:
Paraphrase Natural resource planning and spearhead techniques for implementing Natural resource.
– Do those selected for the Supply Chain team have a good general understanding of what Supply Chain is all about?
– How does the organization define, manage, and improve its Supply Chain processes?
Organizational culture Critical Criteria:
Drive Organizational culture leadership and revise understanding of Organizational culture architectures.
– What do we need to know, and how do we get the information required to answer this question, especially with regard to our organizational culture, technological roadmap, and where both organizations are moving in the long term?
– At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once Supply Chain is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?
– Does Supply Chain systematically track and analyze outcomes for accountability and quality improvement?
– How is the way you as the leader think and process information affecting your organizational culture?
– Are there any disadvantages to implementing Supply Chain? There might be some that are less obvious?
– Will the organizational culture support new values of the agile team?
Paper mill Critical Criteria:
Categorize Paper mill planning and create a map for yourself.
– What are our best practices for minimizing Supply Chain project risk, while demonstrating incremental value and quick wins throughout the Supply Chain project lifecycle?
– Can Management personnel recognize the monetary benefit of Supply Chain?
– How to deal with Supply Chain Changes?
Paper recycling Critical Criteria:
Have a session on Paper recycling engagements and question.
– What about Supply Chain Analysis of results?
Raw material Critical Criteria:
Discourse Raw material failures and gather practices for scaling Raw material.
– In the case of a Supply Chain project, the criteria for the audit derive from implementation objectives. an audit of a Supply Chain project involves assessing whether the recommendations outlined for implementation have been met. in other words, can we track that any Supply Chain project is implemented as planned, and is it working?
– How do we make it meaningful in connecting Supply Chain with what users do day-to-day?
Residual value Critical Criteria:
Systematize Residual value goals and balance specific methods for improving Residual value results.
– Who will provide the final approval of Supply Chain deliverables?
Strategic sourcing Critical Criteria:
Match Strategic sourcing issues and define Strategic sourcing competency-based leadership.
– How will we insure seamless interoperability of Supply Chain moving forward?
– Is Supporting Supply Chain documentation required?
– Is Supply Chain Required?
Supply-Chain Operations Reference Critical Criteria:
Review Supply-Chain Operations Reference tasks and plan concise Supply-Chain Operations Reference education.
– What are the short and long-term Supply Chain goals?
– How much does Supply Chain help?
Supply chain management Critical Criteria:
Administer Supply chain management results and drive action.
– Who is the main stakeholder, with ultimate responsibility for driving Supply Chain forward?
– What makes cloud computing well suited for supply chain management applications?
– What is TESCM tax efficient supply chain management?
Technological change Critical Criteria:
Prioritize Technological change planning and triple focus on important concepts of Technological change relationship management.
– Risk factors: what are the characteristics of Supply Chain that make it risky?
– What sources do you use to gather information for a Supply Chain study?
Third-party logistics provider Critical Criteria:
Weigh in on Third-party logistics provider failures and spearhead techniques for implementing Third-party logistics provider.
Value chain Critical Criteria:
Explore Value chain issues and probe using an integrated framework to make sure Value chain is getting what it needs.
– what is the best design framework for Supply Chain organization now that, in a post industrial-age if the top-down, command and control model is no longer relevant?
Vertical integration Critical Criteria:
Reason over Vertical integration tasks and document what potential Vertical integration megatrends could make our business model obsolete.
– Marketing budgets are tighter, consumers are more skeptical, and social media has changed forever the way we talk about Supply Chain. How do we gain traction?
– How do we know that any Supply Chain analysis is complete and comprehensive?
This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Supply Chain Analytics Self Assessment:
Author: Gerard Blokdijk
CEO at The Art of Service | http://theartofservice.com
Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.
To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:
Supply Chain External links:
Supply Chain Advantage
CaseStack Supply Chain Solutions
Global Supply Chain Risk Management Solutions | Avetta
2013 Savar building collapse External links:
2013 Savar building collapse – YouTube
2013 Savar Building Collapse by Anna cruz on Prezi
2013 Savar Building Collapse by Sophia Qureshi on Prezi
American Productivity and Quality Center External links:
American Productivity and Quality Center Overview – …
Booz Allen Hamilton External links:
Booz Allen Hamilton – Official Site
Transitioning Military – Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation Common Stock …
Child labor External links:
Child Labor – Facts & Summary – HISTORY.com
The 10 worst countries for child labor – CNN
Cocoa bean External links:
Transforming any room with Home Decorators Collection Wire Brushed Cocoa Bean Click Lock Bamboo Flooring. Ensures long lasting durability. Hardwood flooring
Black Mountain Chocolate – Handcrafted from cocoa bean …
Cocoa Bean Roasting — Chocolate Alchemy
Corporate social responsibility External links:
Corporate Social Responsibility Essays – ManyEssays.com
Corporate Social Responsibility – SourceWatch
Corporate Social Responsibility | The Aerospace …
Cost benchmarking External links:
Teardowns & Cost Benchmarking – IHS Technology
Cost Benchmarking. Cost Benchmarking is the measurement, refinement and analysis of ones Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) when compared to market peers. Cost Benchmarking identifies competitiveness of pricing in industry terms, highlighting best in class pricing and subsequently showing areas for competitive pricing improvement.
Benefits of Granular’s Land Cost Benchmarking
Cost reduction External links:
Consolidated Concepts – Cost Reduction Specialists for …
Capitalized Cost Reduction Definition – investopedia.com
Cost Reduction Ideas From Corporate Finance Leaders
Customer satisfaction External links:
Dollar General Customer Satisfaction Survey – Welcome
Big Lots! Customer Satisfaction Survey
Academy Sports + Outdoors Customer Satisfaction …
De facto standard External links:
What is de facto standard? – Definition from WhatIs.com
List of de facto standard keyboard shortcuts for Windows …
DE FACTO STANDARD definition – The Legal Dictionary
Dynamic programming External links:
Introduction to Dynamic Programming
Dynamic Programming Practice Problems
c – Coin Change :Dynamic Programming – Stack Overflow
End user External links:
[PDF]AP-197 Dyed Diesel Fuel End User Signed Statement …
UI updates for Intune end user apps | Microsoft Docs
Environmental sustainability External links:
Environmental Sustainability – Sustainability | P&G
[PDF]Economic, social, and environmental sustainability …
Geography and Environmental Sustainability
Extended enterprise External links:
Extended Enterprise Management 2011.0 – Sign In
Extended Enterprise – The Woodbridge Group
Extended Enterprise Management 2009.1 – SignIn
Facilities engineering External links:
Facilities Engineering | Programs & Services
Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute
Facilities Engineering – Cornell University
Food safety External links:
Premier Food Safety – Official Site
CDFA – Animal Health and Food Safety Services Division
Standard Operating Procedures – Restaurants | Food Safety
Management system External links:
File Management System – Techopedia.com
[PDF]FIVE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Policies and …
WorkAbility Management System
Material cost External links:
Fixed Price vs. Time-Material Cost | Chron.com
2018 Labor & Material Cost Guides from BNi Building News
FEMA Public Assistance Material Cost Codes – 2011
Natural resource External links:
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: Minnesota …
Michigan Department of Natural Resources – Official Site
Organizational culture External links:
What Is Organizational Culture? | CultureIQ
Organizational culture is the behavior of humans who are part of an organization and the meanings that the people attach to their actions. Culture includes the organization values, visions, norms, working language, systems, symbols, beliefs and habits.
Organizational Culture Flashcards | Quizlet
Paper mill External links:
About The Paper Mill Store
Annie – Paper Mill Playhouse
Genesis HealthCare > Fairview Care Center of Paper Mill …
Paper recycling External links:
National Fiber Supply – Paper Recycling Company
Racine, WI Paper Recycling Centers – Yellowpages.com
[PDF]Paper Recycling Symbol Guidelines – InfoHouse
Raw material External links:
Raw Material Exchange
Raw Material: A Podcast from SFMOMA · SFMOMA
Residual value External links:
Residual Value Definition | Investopedia
Lease Residual Value – How Calculated – by LeaseGuide.com
Strategic sourcing External links:
VCCS Strategic Sourcing Jobs Title
What is strategic sourcing? – Definition from WhatIs.com
Procurement & Strategic Sourcing – Wayne State University
Supply-Chain Operations Reference External links:
[PDF]Supply-Chain Operations Reference Discussion
[PDF]Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model
QAP Advice & Audit – Supply-Chain Operations Reference (SCOR)
Technological change External links:
What is Technological change | IGI Global
Technological change (eBook, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
Value chain External links:
U.S. Global Value Chain Coalition
The Innovation Value Chain – CBS News
Welcome to TATA Motors Value Chain Management
Vertical integration External links:
Vertical integration | The Economist
Pioneer Natural Resources – Vertical Integration