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Meet Samuel Borthwick

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Aerospace & Defense Companies 2017

Report Details: This report is based on analysis of financial balance sheet and income statement data within the Aerospace and Defense industry, for the period of 2004-2016. The data is collected from YCharts.
Objective: To use the financial balance sheet and income statement data to better understand the state of the Aerospace and Defense industry supply chains and to determine which companies’ supply chains did the best on the delivery of a portfolio of metrics over the last 13 years.

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Automotive Companies

Electric vehicles. Autonomous cars. Shared car ownership through Uber and Lyft. While the automotive industry emerged from the recession with the best balance sheet performance of any manufacturing industry, the future poses new challenges. 

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Automotive Companies
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Innovation: Time to Have the TALK with the Finance Team

Treading water. Fighting to stand still. Today's operations leader feels the pressure. American productivity from the Third Industrial Revolution stalled in 2004. Continuous improvement programs and the focus on efficient, but silo'd processes, within plan, deliver, make and source are not yielding the improvements in the desired goals for operating margin. Stuck, ninety-percent of companies, struggle to improve the portfolio of balance sheet metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). Disappointed, shareholder activism reigns.

Innovation: Time to Have the TALK with the Finance Team
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Driving Digital Supply Chain Transformation

Summary: Insights on driving a digital transformation based on research on new technologies, advisory work with clients, and quantitative research projects. This is a short handbook to help companies get started on their journey to define the digital supply chain.

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Insights on Supply Chain Finance

Objective: To understand the role of supply chain finance in determining supply chain strategy and gaining competitive advantage towards supply chain excellence.
Highlight: Managing costs is a struggle for most companies. While 88% of companies have implemented Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), the hard work of process evolution and maturity continues. In this report we share the current state of supply chains in managing costs, and then take a look at the processes and organizational design factors to evaluate the impact on cost management.

Supply Chain Leadership, Easier Said Than Done

The qualities I value in a supply chain leader include a combination of technical skills and emotional intelligence. There are only a handful of people I have worked with in my career so far who really stood out to me as supply chain leaders I admire. Those that did had many traits in common.

Supply Chain Leadership, Easier Said Than Done

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