UPS Uses Big Data ORION Project to Transform Delivery through Better Navigation

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Last month, Ryan Mervyn, former ORION project manager and current engineering coordinator at United Parcel Services (UPS), and Peter Frohling, current ORION manager, presented on an APQC webinar. Mervyn and Frohling provide a general overview of UPS' ORION program, the results and significance seen from ORION, and the advanced analytics used.

4 Things Smart Leaders Are Doing to Grow STEM Expertise in Logistics (Infographic)

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There are many emerging and continuing trends around talent management that are impacting the transportation and logistics sector. Due to a retiring workforce there is a need to place qualified talent into the increasing number of jobs becoming available in the logistics and transportation industries. 

Do Supply Chains Adapt Fast Enough to Changes in Market Conditions?

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The complex nature of doing business in a global market can be a challenge for organizations’ supply chains. Supply chain experts have encouraged organizations to become adaptable so that they can maintain an advantage over competitors, and many companies have responded by stepping up their efforts. Organizations are turning more toward data visibility, data analysis, and collaboration to enable them to better anticipate market changes.

Conquering Procurement Begins With Cost Effectiveness

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Tuesday, August 5, APQC will be hosting a webinar to discuss the results of its research on how top performers in procurement compare to other organizations. APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking in procurement data was used to identify procurement top performers as organizations with high performance in four core areas:

Ford Motor Company Drives Environmental Performance through Standardization

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Last month, APQC hosted a webinar with Lawrence Merritt, Jr., Manager of Global Environmental Policy at Ford Motor Company’s Environmental Quality Office. Merritt discussed Ford’s implementation of its environmental operating system (EOS). Ford has established a robust manufacturing environmental strategy with well-defined targets for environmental metrics such as water use and waste sent to landfills. Ford's EOS enables it to translate these targets into concrete, actionable items in its manufacturing plans.

How Conflict Minerals Reporting Can Improve Customer Trust

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The deadline for filing your company’s Specialized Disclosure Report (or Form SD) and Conflict Minerals Report is looming (effectively June 2nd). The theory behind exposing human rights violations in corporate supply chains is important, but the mix of social consciousness and SEC filings is a new kind of animal for finance and compliance leadership.

Ford's Environmental Strategy Helps Improve Its Manufacturing Processes and Bottom Line

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APQC recently spoke with Lawrence Merritt, Jr., Manager of Global Environmental Policy at Ford Motor Company’s Environmental Quality Office, on the importance of having a manufacturing environmental strategy. He also discussed the implementation and benefits of Ford’s Environmental Operating System (EOS).

How critical is it that a manufacturing environmental strategy also be good for a company’s bottom line?

Supplier Day Events Offer Organizations a Competitive Advantage

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Organizations often find it challenging to develop and maintain effective communication with a diverse supplier network. In almost every industry, supplier relationships have a great influence over an organization’s ability to manage supply chain risks, improve processes, and service customers responsively while keeping costs low.

Does Your Organization Have Best Practices for Rapid Product Development?

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APQC is conducting a best practices study in the fall on rapid product and service development. We are currently looking for best-practice organizations to learn from and showcase in this study. Does your organization have best practices and processes for getting products and services to market faster?

EPM Integration Between Finance and Supply Chain: Worth the Challenge

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APQC recently talked to Dean Sorensen, founder of IBP Collaborative, on the benefits and challenges of integrating sales and operations planning (S&OP) and enterprise performance management (EPM) in finance and supply chain functions.

Dean Sorensen, a management consultant, helps organizations make step-change improvements to how they plan and manage their businesses. He helps organizations share innovative and integrated planning and performance management practices and technologies that enable these improvements.