What is involved in Supply Chain Analytics

Find out what the related areas are that Supply Chain Analytics 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 Analytics thinking-frame.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Supply Chain Analytics related domains to cover and 126 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Supply Chain Analytics, Supply chain, 10 + 2, 2013 Savar building collapse, Booz Allen Hamilton, Child labor, Cocoa bean, Corporate social responsibility, 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, Third-party logistics provider, Value chain, Vertical integration:

Supply Chain Analytics Critical Criteria:

Categorize Supply Chain Analytics goals and clarify ways to gain access to competitive Supply Chain Analytics services.

– What prevents me from making the changes I know will make me a more effective Supply Chain Analytics leader?

– What business benefits will Supply Chain Analytics goals deliver if achieved?

– What are internal and external Supply Chain Analytics relations?

Supply chain Critical Criteria:

Value Supply chain leadership and visualize why should people listen to you regarding Supply chain.

– 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?

– 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?

– 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?

– What makes cloud computing well suited for supply chain management applications?

– How do we manage Supply Chain Analytics Knowledge Management (KM)?

– What are the roles of suppliers and supply chain partners in CRM?

– 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?

– What is TESCM tax efficient supply chain management?

– What does the supply chain do with product data?

– In HW, SW & Services we source from a global supply chain?

10 + 2 Critical Criteria:

Explore 10 + 2 quality and gather 10 + 2 models .

– In a project to restructure Supply Chain Analytics outcomes, which stakeholders would you involve?

– Why is it important to have senior management support for a Supply Chain Analytics project?

– What are the Key enablers to make this Supply Chain Analytics move?

2013 Savar building collapse Critical Criteria:

Communicate about 2013 Savar building collapse visions and learn.

– Do we aggressively reward and promote the people who have the biggest impact on creating excellent Supply Chain Analytics services/products?

– What may be the consequences for the performance of an organization if all stakeholders are not consulted regarding Supply Chain Analytics?

– Do several people in different organizational units assist with the Supply Chain Analytics process?

Booz Allen Hamilton Critical Criteria:

Incorporate Booz Allen Hamilton engagements and maintain Booz Allen Hamilton for success.

– How can we incorporate support to ensure safe and effective use of Supply Chain Analytics into the services that we provide?

Child labor Critical Criteria:

Mine Child labor issues and be persistent.

– For your Supply Chain Analytics project, identify and describe the business environment. is there more than one layer to the business environment?

– Do the Supply Chain Analytics decisions we make today help people and the planet tomorrow?

– Who will be responsible for documenting the Supply Chain Analytics requirements in detail?

Cocoa bean Critical Criteria:

Sort Cocoa bean tactics and forecast involvement of future Cocoa bean projects in development.

– Do we monitor the Supply Chain Analytics decisions made and fine tune them as they evolve?

– What are the Essentials of Internal Supply Chain Analytics Management?

– Are there recognized Supply Chain Analytics problems?

Corporate social responsibility Critical Criteria:

Revitalize Corporate social responsibility management and customize techniques for implementing Corporate social responsibility controls.

– What is the different in meaning if any between the terms Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility?

– Does Supply Chain Analytics create potential expectations in other areas that need to be recognized and considered?

– What if your company publishes an environmental or corporate social responsibility report?

– Do you monitor the effectiveness of your Supply Chain Analytics activities?

– What is our Supply Chain Analytics Strategy?

Dynamic programming Critical Criteria:

Adapt Dynamic programming decisions and look at the big picture.

– Who will be responsible for making the decisions to include or exclude requested changes once Supply Chain Analytics is underway?

– Have the types of risks that may impact Supply Chain Analytics been identified and analyzed?

– Are there Supply Chain Analytics Models?

End user Critical Criteria:

Add value to End user planning and mentor End user customer orientation.

– In the case of a Supply Chain Analytics project, the criteria for the audit derive from implementation objectives. an audit of a Supply Chain Analytics project involves assessing whether the recommendations outlined for implementation have been met. in other words, can we track that any Supply Chain Analytics project is implemented as planned, and is it working?

– 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?

– How do we ensure that implementations of Supply Chain Analytics products are done in a way that ensures safety?

– From the end users eyes, is it possible for the change to have a major impact on services if problems occur?

– How does the vendor handle software and hardware maintenance, end user support, and maintenance agreements?

– Will the move to cloud computing shorten the time it takes to deliver functional enhancements to end users?

– 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?

– 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 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:

Adapt Environmental sustainability issues and perfect Environmental sustainability conflict management.

– How does the organization define, manage, and improve its Supply Chain Analytics processes?

– How can we improve Supply Chain Analytics?

Extended enterprise Critical Criteria:

Categorize Extended enterprise tactics and visualize why should people listen to you regarding Extended enterprise.

– How do we make it meaningful in connecting Supply Chain Analytics with what users do day-to-day?

– Are assumptions made in Supply Chain Analytics stated explicitly?

– How much does Supply Chain Analytics help?

Facilities engineering Critical Criteria:

Pilot Facilities engineering leadership and develop and take control of the Facilities engineering initiative.

– What is our formula for success in Supply Chain Analytics ?

– Are we Assessing Supply Chain Analytics and Risk?

Food safety Critical Criteria:

Focus on Food safety tactics and create Food safety explanations for all managers.

– Who are the people involved in developing and implementing Supply Chain Analytics?

– What sources do you use to gather information for a Supply Chain Analytics study?

– What are all of our Supply Chain Analytics domains and what do they do?

Information technology management Critical Criteria:

Check Information technology management tasks and differentiate in coordinating Information technology management.

– Will new equipment/products be required to facilitate Supply Chain Analytics delivery for example is new software needed?

Management system Critical Criteria:

Systematize Management system management and diversify disclosure of information – dealing with confidential Management system information.

– Management systems with more than 500 indicators to monitor aspects of human capital management, even in medium-size, not very sophisticated companies. Too many indicators?

– With so many identity management systems proposed, the big question is which one, if any, will provide the identity solution to become standard across the internet?

– Are you looking for a vendor to provide instant messaging built into the solution so users of the system can instant message each other?

– Data migration are there any external users accounts existing and will these user accounts need to be migrated to the new lms?

– Can your saas application provisioning system integrate with existing on-premise Identity and Access Management systems?

– Do you want a selected vendor to host all of the content (i.e. streaming video, wbt, blogs, chat rooms, etc…)?

– Does using Facebook for discussions in an online course enhance perceived social presence and student interaction?

– How might a persons various social network profiles be useful for learning education and or training?

– Do we expect the history of data to be migrated/uploaded in a potential new lms system?

– Do we have personnel that will be designated as the owners and managers of the lms?

– If we accept checks what is the desired business process around supporting checks?

– Funding what, if any, additional funding could be available for this project?

– Can specialized social networks replace learning management systems?

– How many people within your organization support this Management System?

– What database management systems have been implemented?

– Additional compliance information we did not mention?

– How will you measure your Supply Chain Analytics effectiveness?

– Are there any drop dead start or go-dead dates?

– What are the top online e learning tools for business?

– What are the open source alternatives to Moodle?

Material cost Critical Criteria:

Inquire about Material cost quality and diversify disclosure of information – dealing with confidential Material cost information.

– What are our needs in relation to Supply Chain Analytics skills, labor, equipment, and markets?

– What are the record-keeping requirements of Supply Chain Analytics activities?

– Does the Supply Chain Analytics task fit the clients priorities?

Natural resource Critical Criteria:

Wrangle Natural resource risks and slay a dragon.

– In what ways are Supply Chain Analytics vendors and us interacting to ensure safe and effective use?

Organizational culture Critical Criteria:

Sort Organizational culture issues and spearhead techniques for implementing Organizational culture.

– 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?

– How do you determine the key elements that affect Supply Chain Analytics workforce satisfaction? how are these elements determined for different workforce groups and segments?

– How is the way you as the leader think and process information affecting your organizational culture?

– What new services of functionality will be implemented next with Supply Chain Analytics ?

– Will the organizational culture support new values of the agile team?

– Who sets the Supply Chain Analytics standards?

Paper mill Critical Criteria:

Participate in Paper mill engagements and reduce Paper mill costs.

– What management system can we use to leverage the Supply Chain Analytics experience, ideas, and concerns of the people closest to the work to be done?

– Does Supply Chain Analytics systematically track and analyze outcomes for accountability and quality improvement?

– Can Management personnel recognize the monetary benefit of Supply Chain Analytics?

Paper recycling Critical Criteria:

Deliberate Paper recycling issues and do something to it.

– How will you know that the Supply Chain Analytics project has been successful?

– Do Supply Chain Analytics rules make a reasonable demand on a users capabilities?

– Is Supply Chain Analytics Required?

Raw material Critical Criteria:

Chart Raw material governance and modify and define the unique characteristics of interactive Raw material projects.

– What is the purpose of Supply Chain Analytics in relation to the mission?

– Who will provide the final approval of Supply Chain Analytics deliverables?

– Are there Supply Chain Analytics problems defined?

Residual value Critical Criteria:

Survey Residual value failures and get answers.

– Is there any existing Supply Chain Analytics governance structure?

Strategic sourcing Critical Criteria:

Troubleshoot Strategic sourcing failures and question.

– What are the business goals Supply Chain Analytics is aiming to achieve?

Supply-Chain Operations Reference Critical Criteria:

Survey Supply-Chain Operations Reference strategies and work towards be a leading Supply-Chain Operations Reference expert.

– Consider your own Supply Chain Analytics project. what types of organizational problems do you think might be causing or affecting your problem, based on the work done so far?

Supply chain management Critical Criteria:

Communicate about Supply chain management visions and attract Supply chain management skills.

– Among the Supply Chain Analytics product and service cost to be estimated, which is considered hardest to estimate?

– How can you negotiate Supply Chain Analytics successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate client, or a deceitful coworker?

Third-party logistics provider Critical Criteria:

Learn from Third-party logistics provider governance and probe using an integrated framework to make sure Third-party logistics provider is getting what it needs.

– At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once Supply Chain Analytics is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?

– What are our Supply Chain Analytics Processes?

Value chain Critical Criteria:

Match Value chain failures and explain and analyze the challenges of Value chain.

– How can you measure Supply Chain Analytics in a systematic way?

– What are current Supply Chain Analytics Paradigms?

Vertical integration Critical Criteria:

Check Vertical integration tasks and change contexts.

– Does Supply Chain Analytics analysis isolate the fundamental causes of problems?


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 | theartofservice.com

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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.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Supply Chain Analytics External links:

Master of Supply Chain Analytics | Rutgers Business School

Solvoyo – Supply Chain Analytics, Planning & …

Top Supply Chain Analytics Trends: Internet of Things & …

Supply chain External links:

Logistics Supply Chain Management System

St. Charles Trading, Inc. | Global Supply Chain Management

Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Order …

2013 Savar building collapse External links:

2013 Savar Building Collapse by Anna cruz on Prezi

Booz Allen Hamilton External links:

Booz Allen Hamilton Careers

Booz Allen Hamilton – Official Site

Booz Allen Hamilton Marketing Solutions Catalog – …

Child labor External links:

Child Labor Summary Sheet | Department of Labor

Child Labor Employment Of Minors: Questions & Answers

Child Labor Free | Home

Cocoa bean External links:

Black Mountain Chocolate – Handcrafted from cocoa bean …

Cocoa Bean Geneva

The Cocoa Bean Bakery – We Make Cakes

Corporate social responsibility External links:

2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report – U.S. Bank

Corporate Social Responsibility | The Aerospace …

Dynamic programming External links:

Dynamic Programming Practice Problems

algorithm – What is dynamic programming? – Stack Overflow

Algorithms – Lecture 10: Dynamic Programming, Matrix …

End user External links:

CWPS End User Training Portal – Authentication Required

ShoreTel | Support – End User Training

UI updates for Intune end user apps | Microsoft Docs

Environmental sustainability External links:

Environmental Sustainability – Warren Wilson College

Extended enterprise External links:

Extended Enterprise Learning 2017 Survey – Research.net

Extended Enterprise – The Woodbridge Group

Extended Enterprise Management 2009.1 – SignIn

Facilities engineering External links:

Facilities Engineering – Defense Acquisition University
icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/coursedetails.aspx?crs=ENG 301

Facilities Engineering | ABM

Facilities Engineering – Cornell University

Food safety External links:

TraceGains: Food Safety & Quality Assurance …

Food Safety Resources | Food and Nutrition Service

Food Handling and Food Safety Certification | Safe Check

Management system External links:

File Management System – Techopedia.com


Material cost External links:

FEMA Public Assistance Material Cost Codes – 2011

Material Cost Differentiation Matters! – YouTube

Material Cost Analysis – pVelocity

Natural resource External links:

Michigan Department of Natural Resources – Official Site

Department of Natural Resource Management | South …

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: Minnesota …

Organizational culture External links:

Organizational Culture and Leadership | gothamCulture

Organizational Culture – PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT

Paper mill External links:

Paper Mill Playhouse – Official Site

About The Paper Mill Store

Shawano Paper Mill | Shawano Paper Mill

Paper recycling External links:

Progress In Paper Recycling – Appleton, WI 54913-7111

[PDF]Paper Recycling Do’s and Don’ts jessi – Stony Brook …

Racine, WI Paper Recycling Centers – Yellowpages.com

Raw material External links:

Raw Material | Definition of Raw Material by Merriam-Webster
www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raw material

Residual value External links:

EquipmentWatch Residual Value Awards

Residual Value – Investopedia

Residual Value Awards – ALG

Strategic sourcing External links:

VCCS Strategic Sourcing Jobs Title

[PDF]What is Strategic Sourcing? – University of Michigan

Supply-Chain Operations Reference External links:

[PDF]Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model

Supply chain management External links:

Logistics Supply Chain Management System

Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Order …

Value chain External links:

Downloads | Rethinking the Value Chain

The Value Chain Academy | Start

Value Chain – Investopedia

Vertical integration External links:

Vertical Integration – Investopedia

Vertical Integration: Definition, Examples, Pros, Cons

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