CH Robinson downgraded to ‘BBB’ From ‘BBB+’

Author: LoadstarEditorial Source 23-May-2024 | 15:51 EDT C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. Downgraded To ‘BBB’ From ‘BBB+’ On Weak Market Conditions; Outlook Stable – Our view of the pace of the freight market recovery is expected to prolong the recovery of CHRW’s metrics, currently at 26% as of the first quarter of 2024, to levels sufficiently above 45% over the next 18 to 24 months. – CHRW’s FFO to debt fell below our 45% downside threshold in … The post CH Robinson…

Patterns Tell the Story of Supply Chain Excellence

Patterns Tell the Story of Supply Chain Excellence

Author: Lora Cecere Source Pattern recognition is the ability to discern patterns in data and use the insights for further analysis. Wikipedia In 2014, I was exploring methods to publish what is now the Supply Chains To Admire report. Fortuitously, I hired a bright summer intern named Alex that introduced me to orbit charts. The use of orbit charts allowed me to see the patterns of performance at the intersection of metrics over time. By charting the performance against peer groups,…

Embracing Decision Intelligence to Enhance Integrated Business Planning

Embracing Decision Intelligence to Enhance Integrated Business Planning

Author: Niels Source Many Integrated Business Planning (IBP) cycles around the world are based on a 30-year-old process definition supported by 30-year-old planning concepts. This traditional IBP is often not sufficient anymore for a fast-changing world, where speed of decision making and taking the right action means competitive advantage. Well run, traditional IBP can have many positive outcomes, but there are also many limitations like sequential process steps, arbitrary periodic planning & decision cycles, excessive (pre)meetings, lack of strategy integration, cumbersome…

Gartner Top 25: The Beauty Contest of Underperformers

Gartner Top 25: The Beauty Contest of Underperformers

Author: Lora Cecere Source My LinkedIn news feed is full of congratulatory notes for companies listed on the Gartner Top 25 released yesterday. Tech companies celebrate their companies on the list, consultants give themselves pats on the back, and the companies making the list congratulate their employees. My issue is that the Gartner methodology celebrates underperformers. The lack of clarity and discipline in the methodology gives the industry a false signal to define supply chain excellence. The Hippocratic oath in medicine…