115 Extremely Powerful Supply Chain Analytics Questions You Do Not Know

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 115 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:

Collaborate on Supply Chain Analytics tasks and transcribe Supply Chain Analytics as tomorrows backbone for success.

– What are internal and external Supply Chain Analytics relations?

– How much does Supply Chain Analytics help?

Supply chain Critical Criteria:

Match Supply chain decisions and pay attention to the small things.

– 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?

– How do supply chain management systems coordinate planning, production, and logistics with suppliers?

– How do mission and objectives affect the Supply Chain Analytics processes of our organization?

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

– 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?

– What is TESCM tax efficient supply chain management?

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

– What does the supply chain do with product data?

– Who sets the Supply Chain Analytics standards?

10 + 2 Critical Criteria:

Have a round table over 10 + 2 governance and grade techniques for implementing 10 + 2 controls.

– What are the top 3 things at the forefront of our Supply Chain Analytics agendas for the next 3 years?

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

– Is a Supply Chain Analytics Team Work effort in place?

2013 Savar building collapse Critical Criteria:

Co-operate on 2013 Savar building collapse leadership and ask what if.

– What are the success criteria that will indicate that Supply Chain Analytics objectives have been met and the benefits delivered?

– Are there any disadvantages to implementing Supply Chain Analytics? There might be some that are less obvious?

– Which individuals, teams or departments will be involved in Supply Chain Analytics?

Booz Allen Hamilton Critical Criteria:

Chart Booz Allen Hamilton planning and diversify disclosure of information – dealing with confidential Booz Allen Hamilton information.

– Where do ideas that reach policy makers and planners as proposals for Supply Chain Analytics strengthening and reform actually originate?

– Do those selected for the Supply Chain Analytics team have a good general understanding of what Supply Chain Analytics is all about?

– Who is the main stakeholder, with ultimate responsibility for driving Supply Chain Analytics forward?

Child labor Critical Criteria:

Generalize Child labor issues and get out your magnifying glass.

– Can we add value to the current Supply Chain Analytics decision-making process (largely qualitative) by incorporating uncertainty modeling (more quantitative)?

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

– How can we improve Supply Chain Analytics?

Cocoa bean Critical Criteria:

Huddle over Cocoa bean engagements and clarify ways to gain access to competitive Cocoa bean services.

– what is the best design framework for Supply Chain Analytics organization now that, in a post industrial-age if the top-down, command and control model is no longer relevant?

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

– Are there Supply Chain Analytics Models?

Corporate social responsibility Critical Criteria:

Consult on Corporate social responsibility quality and define what our big hairy audacious Corporate social responsibility goal is.

– 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?

– How likely is the current Supply Chain Analytics plan to come in on schedule or on budget?

– What are the short and long-term Supply Chain Analytics goals?

– Do we have past Supply Chain Analytics Successes?

Dynamic programming Critical Criteria:

Bootstrap Dynamic programming tasks and figure out ways to motivate other Dynamic programming users.

– 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?

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

End user Critical Criteria:

Grade End user strategies and develop and take control of the End user initiative.

– 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?

– 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?

– How do we go about Comparing Supply Chain Analytics approaches/solutions?

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

– How significant is the improvement in the eyes of the end user?

– Can all end user classes be identified?

– Is the change visible to all end users?

Environmental sustainability Critical Criteria:

Powwow over Environmental sustainability outcomes and prioritize challenges of Environmental sustainability.

– What are your results for key measures or indicators of the accomplishment of your Supply Chain Analytics strategy and action plans, including building and strengthening core competencies?

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

Extended enterprise Critical Criteria:

Talk about Extended enterprise governance and gather Extended enterprise models .

– What are your key performance measures or indicators and in-process measures for the control and improvement of your Supply Chain Analytics processes?

– Are we Assessing Supply Chain Analytics and Risk?

Facilities engineering Critical Criteria:

Facilitate Facilities engineering tactics and define what do we need to start doing with Facilities engineering.

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

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

Food safety Critical Criteria:

Powwow over Food safety failures and probe using an integrated framework to make sure Food safety is getting what it needs.

Information technology management Critical Criteria:

Wrangle Information technology management quality and work towards be a leading Information technology management expert.

Management system Critical Criteria:

Paraphrase Management system planning and budget the knowledge transfer for any interested in Management system.

– 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?

– 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?

– What exactly are the required characteristics of a Configuration Management system for managing dynamic change?

– What are the best rapid development tools regardless of cost for creating online course content?

– How do customer relationship management systems help us achieve customer intimacy?

– Do we require the vendor to host and/or manage custom and off-the-shelf titles?

– What is your anticipated go live date with the new application you select?

– What is the data currently stored in (oracle db, excel documents, paper)?

– Is there a requirement for the student to record course notes online?

– What database management systems have been implemented?

– Additional compliance information we did not mention?

– Do we currently use any content authoring tools?

– How can an lms enhance the learning environment?

– When do we envision the new system to go live?

– What data fields are targeted for migration?

– What does it mean to you?

– What drives successful e-learning?

Material cost Critical Criteria:

Discourse Material cost management and assess and formulate effective operational and Material cost strategies.

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

– What potential environmental factors impact the Supply Chain Analytics effort?

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

Natural resource Critical Criteria:

Set goals for Natural resource outcomes and integrate design thinking in Natural resource innovation.

– What are our best practices for minimizing Supply Chain Analytics project risk, while demonstrating incremental value and quick wins throughout the Supply Chain Analytics project lifecycle?

– Marketing budgets are tighter, consumers are more skeptical, and social media has changed forever the way we talk about Supply Chain Analytics. How do we gain traction?

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

Organizational culture Critical Criteria:

Inquire about Organizational culture management and simulate teachings and consultations on quality process improvement of 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?

– 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?

– What are the disruptive Supply Chain Analytics technologies that enable our organization to radically change our business processes?

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

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

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

Paper mill Critical Criteria:

Guard Paper mill outcomes and display thorough understanding of the Paper mill process.

– Does Supply Chain Analytics appropriately measure and monitor risk?

– Are there Supply Chain Analytics problems defined?

Paper recycling Critical Criteria:

Categorize Paper recycling quality and revise understanding of Paper recycling architectures.

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

– What role does communication play in the success or failure of a Supply Chain Analytics project?

– How important is Supply Chain Analytics to the user organizations mission?

Raw material Critical Criteria:

Drive Raw material management and probe the present value of growth of Raw material.

– Are we making progress? and are we making progress as Supply Chain Analytics leaders?

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

Residual value Critical Criteria:

Align Residual value quality and raise human resource and employment practices for Residual value.

– Risk factors: what are the characteristics of Supply Chain Analytics that make it risky?

Strategic sourcing Critical Criteria:

Drive Strategic sourcing planning and proactively manage Strategic sourcing risks.

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

– Why should we adopt a Supply Chain Analytics framework?

Supply-Chain Operations Reference Critical Criteria:

Talk about Supply-Chain Operations Reference visions and test out new things.

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

– What are your most important goals for the strategic Supply Chain Analytics objectives?

– How can the value of Supply Chain Analytics be defined?

Supply chain management Critical Criteria:

Audit Supply chain management governance and get out your magnifying glass.

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

– How do we Identify specific Supply Chain Analytics investment and emerging trends?

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

Third-party logistics provider Critical Criteria:

Review Third-party logistics provider failures and gather practices for scaling Third-party logistics provider.

– Does Supply Chain Analytics 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?

Value chain Critical Criteria:

Read up on Value chain strategies and finalize the present value of growth of Value chain.

– What other jobs or tasks affect the performance of the steps in the Supply Chain Analytics process?

Vertical integration Critical Criteria:

Unify Vertical integration tasks and clarify ways to gain access to competitive Vertical integration services.

– What vendors make products that address the Supply Chain Analytics needs?


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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.

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:

Supply Chain Analytics, Planning & Optimization …

Master of Supply Chain Analytics | Rutgers Business School

Supply Chain Analytics Software

Supply chain External links:

CaseStack Supply Chain Solutions

Waldom.com | Your Supply Chain Advantage

2013 Savar building collapse External links:

2013 Savar Building Collapse by Sophia Qureshi on Prezi

2013 Savar Building Collapse by Anna cruz on Prezi

Booz Allen Hamilton External links:

Booz Allen Hamilton Marketing Solutions Catalog – …

Booz Allen Hamilton – Official MapQuest

Booz Allen Hamilton Careers

Child labor External links:

Child Labor Act – TN.Gov

Child Labor Entertainment Employment | Department of …

Child Labor Work Hour Restrictions | Department of Labor

Cocoa bean External links:

Cocoa Bean of Vermont in Montpelier, VT

The Cocoa Bean | Bakery, Drinks, Ice Cream

The Cocoa Bean Bakery – We Make Cakes

Corporate social responsibility External links:

2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report – U.S. Bank

Corporate Social Responsibility: Definition and Examples

Corporate Social Responsibility – SourceWatch

Dynamic programming External links:

Dynamic Programming Practice Problems

[PDF]Risk-Averse Approximate Dynamic Programming …

algorithm – What is dynamic programming? – Stack Overflow

End user External links:

End User License Agreement – PlayMaker

End User Opt Out | TUNE Marketing Console

CWPS End User Training Portal – Authentication Required

Environmental sustainability External links:

Environmental Sustainability – Wells Fargo

Eco-Logic: Environmental Sustainability | Forms+Surfaces

Extended enterprise External links:

iTradeNetwork | Extended Enterprise | Supply Chain …

Extended Enterprise Management 2008.1 – Sign In

Extended Enterprise License | Cradlepoint

Facilities engineering External links:

Home – Association for Facilities Engineering

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Facilities Engineering – Defense Acquisition University
http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/coursedetails.aspx?crs=ISA 320

Food safety External links:

FoodLogiQ: Food Safety, Traceability and Sustainability

Food Safety Training | TAP Series

Food Handling and Food Safety Certification | Safe Check

Management system External links:

WorkAbility Management System


Learning Management System | LMS | Schoology

Material cost External links:

Material Cost Analysis – pVelocity

FEMA Public Assistance Material Cost Codes – 2011

Fixed Price vs. Time-Material Cost | Chron.com

Natural resource External links:

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: Minnesota …

Department of Natural Resource Management | South …

Organizational culture External links:

An Organizational Culture and Archetypal Survey System

Organizational Culture – PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT

Denison Consulting: Organizational Culture and …

Paper mill External links:

Shawano Paper Mill | Shawano Paper Mill

The Honeymooners – Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse – Official Site

Paper recycling External links:

South Milwaukee, WI Paper Recycling – yellowpages.com

Progress In Paper Recycling – Appleton, WI 54913-7111

Racine, WI Paper Recycling Centers – Yellowpages.com

Raw material External links:

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

Residual value External links:

Residual Value Awards – ALG

Residual Value – Investopedia

Strategic sourcing External links:

VCCS Strategic Sourcing Jobs Title

Supply-Chain Operations Reference External links:

[PDF]Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model

Supply chain management External links:

Partnership for Supply Chain Management – PFSCM


Global Supply Chain Management Solutions | Avetta

Value chain External links:

Value Chain: Analysis, Definition & Management

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft changes the logistic value chain

The Value Chain Academy | Start

Vertical integration External links:

Vertical Integration – Investopedia