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If the key financial metrics for creating corporate value relate to costs, capital charges and consumption, and profitability, then the corporate capabilities or competencies required to drive those metrics must include controlling supply chain costs, managing supply chain cycle time, and optimizing responsiveness to the marketplace.

financial value chain how to  Metrics If the key financial metrics for creating corporate value relate to costs, capital charges and consumption, and profitability, then the corporate capabilities or competencies required to drive those metrics must include controlling supply chain costs, managing supply chain cycle time, and optimizing responsiveness to the marketplace (Red boxes in Figure 4). These capabilities are developed through decision processes that are competent in the areas of inventory and supply chain flexibility. In Read More

Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions


Improving the decision process around inventory and supply chain flexibility will drive sustainable, measurable benefits in the near term that are disproportionate to the effort required.

financial value chain how to  capabilities exert on key financial metrics, creating more Economic Value Added 2 (box with yellow outline at the far right in Figure 1). Figure 2. This is Part One of a three-part article. Part Two considers the Financial Metrics. Part Three discusses how Supply Chain Decisions Create Supply Chain Capabilities. 1 - Kaplan, Robert S. and Nortan, David P., The Balanced Scorecard, (Harvard Business School Press, 1996) 2 - EVA is a registered trademark for Stern, Stewart & Co. Benefits of Improving the Read More

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Service Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain


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financial value chain how to  (Metals Service Center Institute) Financial Executives Conference, on June 24-25, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, Colorado. The MSCI is a trade association that supports and represents most elements of the metals value chain, including metals producers, distributors, and processors. MSCI has included a session in its upcoming Financial Executives Conference to address the pressing technology needs of its members. Today, many metals companies are in the process of evaluating their systems Read More

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