New FUSION™ Strategic Dashboards Focuses on the Operations Wilderness of Supply Chain Management to Dramatically Improve Savings Performance

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We've all heard about dashboards, many of us are thinking about dashboards for our businesses and 25% of us are actually planning to buy dashboards in the future based on Innovative Savings Solutions (ISS) research. It even looks like about 47% of all medium to large size businesses already own dashboards that quickly helps them understand and monitor their mission critical activities (profit margins, revenues, operating expenses, productivity, customer satisfaction, etc.). But in the supply chain wilderness only a few supply chain organizations are employing this power tool to dramatically improve their savings performance. To meet this challenge ISS's new FUSION™ Strategic Supply Chain Dashboards address the critical importance of connectivity and visibility of data, metrics and information to improved supply chain savings performance for any size corporation.

We've all heard about dashboards, many of us are thinking about dashboards for our businesses and 25% of us are actually planning to buy dashboards in the future based on Inno-vative Savings Solutions (ISS) research. It even looks like about 47% of all me-dium to large size businesses already own dashboards that quickly helps them understand and monitor their mission critical activities (profit margins, reve-nues, operating expenses, productivity, customer satisfaction, etc.). But in the supply chain wilderness only a few supply chain organizations are employing this power tool to dramatically improve their savings performance. To meet this challenge ISS's new FUSION™ Strategic Supply Chain Dashboards address the critical importance of connectivity and visibility of data, metrics and in-formation to improved supply chain savings performance for any size corporation.

ISS's new FUSION™ Strategic Supply Chain Dashboards enables supply chain professional to master their multi-million dollar businesses in real time that are now too complex to be run on the back side of an envelope. In addition to this advantage FUSION™ Strategic Supply Chain Dashboards provide the vital high level information (which can be drilled down into as necessary) to rapidly respond to any changes in a supply chain environment. This connectivity and visibility of data, metrics and information has translated into 2, 3, or even 4 fold savings improvement for ISS's clients over the last few years. Robert T. Yokl, President of Innovative Savings Solutions says "these documented savings successes were due to ISS's clients having full visibility of their supply chain expenses, where previously these savings opportunities were hidden from their view".

A word of caution! Dashboards are frequently too data-rich, too flashy and overloaded with irrelevant information that will never be used. This trend to over complicate and "glitzify" the presentation of data is often called "eye candy". This looks great in presentations, but is meaningless and distracting when you actually start using the dashboard. There is also a tendency to build dashboards without a strategic purpose or intention in mind (what do you want it to do?) which causes confusion by adding extraneous information that is just taking up valuable space on dashboard. Just as important, Ineffective training or the lack of training in the use of dashboards leaves users to figure it out for themselves while missing the whole point of having a dashboard.

The good news! All of these dashboard negatives have been resolved with ISS's customized approach to designing our client's strategic dashboards to be timely, relevant and glitz free business intelligence leading to actionable savings improvements in their supply chain. And we provide extensive training for our cients in the most effective use of their new dashboards too.

Dashboard like all new or emerging technologies there is a beginning, growth surge and leveling off (similar to e-mail and voice/mail) as the new technology is integrated into our normal business systems. It's quite evident to ISS that dashboards are "what they are cracked up to be" and are now in the growth surge where they are recognized and acknowledged as helpful business tools. They aren't "eye candy", but valuable and indispensable business intelligence systems. The challenge therefore for supply chain professionals is not, should they be employing dashboards in their operations, but what are the best applications, purposes or functions in which to apply them? ISS stands ready to assist supply chain professionals with this challenge with our new FUSION™ Strategic Supply Chain Dashboards.

About The Company

Innovative Savings Solutions™ (ISS) is the acknowledged leader in supply chain management and is the creator of the new FUSION™ Strategic Supply Chain Dashboards; an extensive suite of strategic dashboards that will quickly and easily move supply chain organizations to the next level of savings performance.

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