Our Quick Notes On Supply Chain Dashboards


Part of our new “Quick Notes” series – this report answers your most pertinent questions of the topic.

Do not be deceived by their short nature – these notes are only 22 pages or so. But these are 22 pages of potent dynamite that will supercharge your thinking in the right direction.

Included are quick notes and some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) on supply chain finance that we have encountered in our workshops, seminars, and other forums.

Here are some of the topics and questions covered in these quick notes:

What is meant by supply chain dashboard?

What is the importance of using dashboards in the supply chain?

What are the types of supply chain dashboard?

What is meant by strategic supply chain dashboard, or Business dashboard?

Why are tactical supply chain dashboards necessary? How to go about configuring a tactical supply chain dashboard?

What are the salient features of the operational supply chain dashboard or the “KPI dashboard”?

What are the difference between operational supply chain dashboards, and the executional supply chain dashboards? They both appear to be the same – KPI dashboards.

Which of these four types of dashboards are encountered the most in real life?

Why do executives lose interest in dashboards?

How can we make the dashboards more relevant to get the executive buy-in?

How to make the dashboards more concise so that the executives do not get overwhelmed?

How important are the tools used in making the dashboards?

What are the tools used in making a dashboard?

Explain the process of dashboard preparation?

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If you do not act on what you know, then you have no advantage over the person who does not know what you know. Feel free to ask more questions if your particular question is not answered in these notes.

Why we are qualified to write these notes?

Over the last three decades we have led and worked on more than 500 projects in supply chain flows including use of business intelligence in dozens of industries and countries.

VERY FEW PEOPLE KNOW SUPPLY CHAINS LIKE WE DO – Retail, beverages, food, milk, dairy, meat, livestock, explosives, chemicals, cotton, rice, graphite, solar power, natural gas, crude oil, fertilizers, electronics, packaging, glass manufacturing, machine parts, automobiles, industrial goods, mining, etc are just some of the industries where boards and executives have benefited from our proprietary knowledge. 

Since when no one had heard of supply chain, our co-founder Vivek Sood has been considered one of the most authoritative professionals in the field when it comes to the subject of supply chains restructuring in his clients’ corporations in Australia, Asia, North America, South America and Europe.

He has written four seminal books about restructuring supply chains to gain massive advantage in business. He also regularly delivers keynote speeches at business schools and conferences such as University of Technology Sydney, Supply Chain Asia, Asian Bankers Forum, APEC Business Advisory Council.

He has been quoted in the authoritative business press and over 100 academic papers written by supply chain researchers around the world. Vivek and his team have examined thousands of supply chains during their projects over the last three decades and helped hundreds of executives build safe, cost effective and sustainable supply chains and careers.


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