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Industrial Industry Benchmark Report
Operational, financial, and market cap benchmarks for 142 industrial companies
SOFTWARE COMPANY BENCHMARKS
Operational benchmarks for 132 of the largest software companies
WHAT IS A CONTROL TOWER?
Gain an understanding of the first principles behind supply chain control towers
AMAZON OPERATIONAL BENCHMARKS, 2017
Gain an understanding of how Amazon's supply chain works
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MULTIPLE VIRTUAL SUPPLY CHAINS
How software creates multiple virtual supply chains across the same physical supply chain
PUSH-PULL BUFFER POINTS
Determining the optimal downstream fulfillment point for inventory
S&OP WITH INTEGRATED CONTROL
Description of how S&OP is really an integrated planning-execution process
DECADE OF THE CUSTOMER, 1990s
The decade of the customer in 1990s has really turned out to be the start of a 30+ year run
GROSS MARGIN VS. INVENTORY TURNS
Discussion of the tradeoff between gross margin and inventory turns in retail operations
EVOLUTION OF MANUFACTURING
Chart depicting the evolution from craft to mass to lean to mass customization
LARGEST CONTAINER SHIP
Infographic showing statistics on Maersk's latest and largest container ship
HOT SCM TOPICS, 1999
Many of the challenges we have today were the same from twenty years ago
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Industrial Industry Benchmark Report
Operational, financial, and market capitalization benchmarks for 142 industrial companies.
AMAZON VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
Analysis of how Amazon's supply chain operates
MANUFACTURER-RETAILER COLLABORATION
How retailer and manufacturer business processes align
RETAIL SUPPLY CHAIN CASH FLOW
Cash flow analysis of 30+ retailers
BLOCKCHAIN AND COLLABORATION
Why blockchain can only be successful after a lengthy period of collaboration
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KEY TRENDS IN SCM
Overview of the key trends in SCM
INFOGRAPHIC: KEY SCM TRENDS
Download an infographic summarizing key SCM trends
SCM SOFTWARE: CORE PRINCIPLES
Discussion of the core principles behind SCM software with links to key papers
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SCM APP MARKET TAXONOMY
High-level segmentation of the SCM and retail software markets
SCM SOFTWARE MARKET SIZE
Discussion of the size of the SCM software markets
SCM R&D INVESTMENT BENCHMARKS
Benchmark of SCM software R&D investment
SOFTWARE R&D ROI
Discussion of how to think about R&D ROI
SOFTWARE PRODUCT ROADMAPS
How think about product roadmaps
R&D INVESTMENT SEGMENTATION
How to think about the different buckets of software R&D investment
SOFTWARE COMPANY BENCHMARKS
Analysis of over 100 software companies, including key operational metrics
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INFOGRAPHICS

INFOGRAPHIC: KEY SCM TRENDS
Overview of the key trends in SCM
INFOGRAPHIC: WORLD AS A SUPPLY CHAIN
How the world operates and looks as a supply chain
INFOGRAPHIC: LARGEST CONTAINER SHIP
Infographic showing statistics behind Maersk's latest and largest container ship
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INDUSTRY SEGMENTATION
A high level breakdown of industries for use in the software business
MFG INDUSTRY COMPARISONS
Comparison of key operational measures across manufacturing industries
IMPROVEMENT RULE OF THUMB
Rule of thumb for how much operational improvement can be achieved at any point in time
WHAT ARE BEST PRACTICES?
Discussion of best practices versus breakthrough practices
PLANNING-EXECUTION FUNNEL
How to think about synchronization across business processes and time
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