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Dr. Karl B. Manrodt talks quality and metrics in the 2016 Supply Chain Management Resource Guide

 
Dr. Karl B. Manrodt, director of Georgia College Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management program, joins Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Donnie Williams in discussing the lack of alignment between operational level and corporate strategy.
 

“Operational metrics are not aligned to a strategy. The top ten measures used by each strategy were virtually the same. By looking at the measures, one couldn’t identify which strategy was being used. Worse yet, there were very few statistically significant differences in actual performance between the strategies. Operationally, the firms were all the same. This means that regardless of strategy, everyone uses the same measures.”
 

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Dr. Karl B. Manrodt reviews transportation management in the 2016 Supply Chain Management Resource Guide

Director of Georgia College Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management program, Dr. Karl B. Manrodt, has studied data indicating that more procurement professionals are responsible for negotiating with carriers.
 
“In companies where transportation has more strategic role and a greater impact on organization, procurement peers often do not have the depth of understanding needed to navigate the economics and operational distinction found in transportation.”
 
To read more of his article, click here!