The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand

Cerasis

Throughout the supply chain, the use of metrics to track and understand processes provides an invaluable resource for ensuring increased production and customer satisfaction. Additionally, the use of metrics fosters positive relationships with coworkers and adherence to rulesets and best practices for the respective third-party logistics provider (3PL). What Distribution Center Metrics Need Tracking? Monitor Warehouse Capacity. Identify Peaks in Warehouse Capacity.

Modern Metrics

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The two areas of my working world are embracing technology like never before: Marketing and manufacturing. While digital content and automated technologies gave birth to the modern marketer, a more real-time, digitally connected enterprise is driving modern manufacturing strategies like the Factory of the Future, Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 – all of which are grounded in Demand-Driven Manufacturing methods. The post Modern Metrics appeared first on Synchrono.

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Time for a Supply Chain Metrics Cleaning

Logility

Ask yourself, “Are your supply chain metrics bogging you down?” ” To manage a supply chain containing complex dependencies between teams, departments and partner companies across international boundaries requires a rich set of metrics. However, companies often have too many independent metrics that can cause conflicts amongst competing supply chain functions. Functionally isolated metrics lead to sub-optimized supply chain performance.

Manufacturing Throughput – A Comprehensive Guide on Key Manufacturing Metrics

ThroughPut

What is Manufacturing Throughput? Manufacturing throughput in a production set up helps track how long it takes for each of your productions to be completed to help enhance operational efficiency and order fulfillment cycle time. So, if manufacturers fall behind on meeting their manufacturing throughput it could result in delayed deliveries and impact customer expectations and schedules. What is Manufacturing Throughput time? Boost Manufacturing Safety.

Manufacturing Throughput – A Comprehensive Guide on Key Manufacturing Metrics

ThroughPut

What is Manufacturing Throughput? Manufacturing throughput in a production set up helps track how long it takes for each of your productions to be completed to help enhance operational efficiency and order fulfillment cycle time. So, if manufacturers fall behind on meeting their manufacturing throughput it could result in delayed deliveries and impact customer expectations and schedules. What is Manufacturing Throughput time? Boost Manufacturing Safety.

Manufacturing Throughput – A Comprehensive Guide on Key Manufacturing Metrics

ThroughPut

What is Manufacturing Throughput? Manufacturing throughput in a production set up helps track how long it takes for each of your productions to be completed to help enhance operational efficiency and order fulfillment cycle time. So, if manufacturers fall behind on meeting their manufacturing throughput it could result in delayed deliveries and impact customer expectations and schedules. What is Manufacturing Throughput time? Boost Manufacturing Safety.

Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries

Cerasis

In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. In today’s post, Chuck will take it a step further and break down metrics and issues to look out for by 5 main industries: Pharmaceuticals. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1: Trend Metrics Collected per Site.

Capacity Planning Software – Plan, Analyze and Prepare for capacity

ThroughPut

What is Capacity planning software? Capacity planning software is a programmable solution that helps manufacturing organizations understand the actual production capacity needed to address fluctuating demands for its products and services. With reference to capacity planning, design capacity is defined as the maximum amount of work that an organization is capable of completing in a given period. How much capacity buffer is needed for those?

Capacity Planning Software – Plan, Analyze and Prepare for capacity

ThroughPut

What is Capacity planning software? Capacity planning software is a programmable solution that helps manufacturing organizations understand the actual production capacity needed to address fluctuating demands for its products and services. With reference to capacity planning, design capacity is defined as the maximum amount of work that an organization is capable of completing in a given period. How much capacity buffer is needed for those?

Capacity Planning Software – Plan, Analyze and Prepare for capacity

ThroughPut

What is Capacity planning software? Capacity planning software is a programmable solution that helps manufacturing organizations understand the actual production capacity needed to address fluctuating demands for its products and services. With reference to capacity planning, design capacity is defined as the maximum amount of work that an organization is capable of completing in a given period. How much capacity buffer is needed for those?

Changing the Production Performance Metric

Logility

Anyone who has worked with asset intensive process manufacturers knows how hard it is to change the thinking about machine capacity utilization. The world was capacity constrained and the focus was on making more stuff as efficiently as possible. The bad news for this company is that those big, expensive, mass production machines aren’t very good at the high mix, lower volume, flexible manufacturing required for this new market.

Changing the Production Performance Metric

Logility

Anyone who has worked with asset intensive process manufacturers knows how hard it is to change the thinking about machine capacity utilization. The world was capacity constrained and the focus was on making more stuff as efficiently as possible. The bad news for this company is that those big, expensive, mass production machines aren’t very good at the high mix, lower volume, flexible manufacturing required for this new market.

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

Cerasis

Where and how manufacturers make products for Americans will change in 2017. Current industrial manufacturing trends show the new administration is pushing for reshoring among the nation’s biggest manufacturers, and new technologies are revolutionizing how companies respond to growing skepticism and scrutiny by the public and government oversight as well. Manufacturers must adapt to changing demands, or they will become nothing more than a statistic in history books.

Elephant in the Room: Thoughts on Metrics That Matter in Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drives

Kinaxis

Supply Chain Insights recently published a Metrics That Matter report covering both the Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drive (HDD) industries. Semiconductor is poised to consolidate, which will have huge impact on the metrics. Of course, like any industry, Semiconductor and HDD manufactures are faced with a set of unique challenges in their space that puts their supply chain at risk. – as information moves down the supply chain to the manufacturer. by CJ Wehlage.

Are Your Manufacturing Metrics Meaningless?

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It seems not a week goes by when I don’t hear from someone in manufacturing: “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”. Of course, there is a lot of truth to that statement, but as someone who spends all day, every day, helping manufacturers gather real-time data for better operational performance, I believe the statement is incomplete. In any manufacturing environment, delivering what you promised when you promised is good business, so measuring this metric makes sense.

Why Demand-Driven Manufacturing is Focused on Metrics for Action

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In Demand-Driven Manufacturing, there is only one measurement that is important to drive performance: Throughput. Demand-driven managers know that having too many metrics leads to conflicting measurements. From a Demand-Driven Manufacturing operations perspective, you want to pay strict attention to strategic control points for improving Throughput. We call these Metrics for Action. Metrics for Action. Are your metrics really working for you?

Overcoming Production Challenges With a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

IQMS

Bottom Line: A Manufacturing Execution System can help manufacturers improve production accuracy and gain greater control and visibility across shop floors, leading to improving speed and scale of manufacturing operations. . How MES Delivers Value To Manufacturers.

Digital transformation in manufacturing – The accelerators and roadmap for manufacturers

ThroughPut

The relevance of digital transformation in manufacturing. PWC predicts that out of every 2,000 manufacturers, 86% will benefit from cost reductions and revenue gains from their digitization efforts over the next five years. Fortunately, manufacturing is one industry that can easily harness new-age digital technology to deliver greater supply chain efficiency and productivity using smarter, better and safer operations methodologies. Blog manufacturing

Digital transformation in manufacturing – The accelerators and roadmap for manufacturers

ThroughPut

The relevance of digital transformation in manufacturing. PWC predicts that out of every 2,000 manufacturers, 86% will benefit from cost reductions and revenue gains from their digitization efforts over the next five years. Fortunately, manufacturing is one industry that can easily harness new-age digital technology to deliver greater supply chain efficiency and productivity using smarter, better and safer operations methodologies. Blog manufacturing

Seeing Further: Using Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to Improve Visibility

IQMS

With a focus on business process improvement, our consultants are regularly out in the field guiding manufacturers and distributors that are challenged with managing the complexity of their operations. No matter the sector – industrial equipment manufacturers, metal fabricators, distributors – companies are hungry for real-time visibility into their entire operation to clearly see bottlenecks, adjust and improve productivity.

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Veridian Solutions

Unfortunately, warehouse capacity around the country is tight, but available capacity is only being used at rates shy of 70 percent. How can warehouse capacity be both tight and utilized less than 100 percent? To answer that question, let’s go back to how the addition of automation in the warehouse changes the game and enhances the use of available capacity. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

Five Key Elements that Drive Manufacturing Flow

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If you follow the Demand-Driven Matters blog, you know we specialize in Demand-Driven Manufacturing and have identified the two key components of this method as synchronization and flow. In this post, I want to introduce a discussion around what we’ve identified as the Five Key Elements that Drive Flow in manufacturing production. Align metrics – 6 metric categories to monitor for driving action in Demand-Driven Manufacturing environments.

Guest Commentary: Tight Transportation Capacity, Not Flagging Demand, Behind ISM Report Showing Slowing Activity

Talking Logistics

Analysts point to the steep decline in orders for new transportation equipment as evidence that manufacturers are seeing weakness. In reality, it may not be softening demand at the root of manufacturers’ slowdown in the bookings for new trucks, trailers and other equipment. These weather related delays further exacerbates a capacity crunch already aggravated by the new Hours of Service rules which impacted capacity.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Let me start with a true confession: I am a manufacturing gal. I relished the sound of a manufacturing line when I opened the door of the factory in the morning, and I liked managing inputs so that we could maximize outputs. Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. In manufacturing, I became good at labor bargaining. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts.

21 Vendor Metrics Your Supplier Scorecard Might be Missing

Supply Chain Cowboy

But is your scorecard missing key metrics? It includes a free Excel template that you can modify to match exactly what metrics you want to measure. While some of these metrics might not apply to your business model, there’s definitely a few to add if they measure something important to you and your customers. Of course, you’ll want to be courteous and professional with your feedback, but being open and honest with this metric can go a long way to solving problems between you.

FAQ: Is Demand-Driven Manufacturing the Same Thing as Lean?

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Many of our customers don’t start out looking to implement Demand-Driven Manufacturing per se. Often, they’re focused on Lean Manufacturing or at least some element of it. However, at some point in the conversation, they will inevitably ask, “Is Demand-Driven Manufacturing the same thing as Lean Manufacturing?”. Demand-Driven Manufacturing isn’t synonymous with Lean or other related initiatives such as Theory of Constraints.

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Manufacturing Operations Management – A Guide for Better Shop Floor Control

ThroughPut

What is Manufacturing Operations Management? Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) is a long-term holistic solution that gives complete visibility into plant floor operations to help consistently improve manufacturing operations performance. What is Manufacturing Operations Management Software? How can Manufacturing Operations Management Software help? Here is how MOM software helps manufacturers: 1. Manufacturing agility.

Manufacturing Operations Management – A Guide for Better Shop Floor Control

ThroughPut

What is Manufacturing Operations Management? Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) is a long-term holistic solution that gives complete visibility into plant floor operations to help consistently improve manufacturing operations performance. What is Manufacturing Operations Management Software? How can Manufacturing Operations Management Software help? Here is how MOM software helps manufacturers: 1. Manufacturing agility.

Manufacturing Operations Management – A Guide for Better Shop Floor Control

ThroughPut

What is Manufacturing Operations Management? Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) is a long-term holistic solution that gives complete visibility into plant floor operations to help consistently improve manufacturing operations performance. What is Manufacturing Operations Management Software? How can Manufacturing Operations Management Software help? Here is how MOM software helps manufacturers: 1. Manufacturing agility.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. The role of logistics management software here is to create a viable solution that can help manufacturers easily manage the flow of things for better accuracy, to ensure that the right product reaches the right person at the right place and time. What is Logistics Management Software?

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. The role of logistics management software here is to create a viable solution that can help manufacturers easily manage the flow of things for better accuracy, to ensure that the right product reaches the right person at the right place and time. What is Logistics Management Software?

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. The role of logistics management software here is to create a viable solution that can help manufacturers easily manage the flow of things for better accuracy, to ensure that the right product reaches the right person at the right place and time. What is Logistics Management Software?

The Pros and Cons of Consolidating Manufacturing ERP Systems

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Managing operations through multiple manufacturing systems can be challenging, but it’s a daily reality for many manufacturers. For instance, one facility might operate in a make-to-stock mode and the other in a make-to-order mode even though they manufacture the same types of products for the same customers. Addressing local regulations and business practices is another common (and good) reason for implementing one manufacturing system over another.

Quality Improvement in Manufacturing: Relief for Operations Manager

ThroughPut

Most importantly for ThroughPut, manufacturing and logistics operations in the industrial world are about to pick back up until Christmas. The startup and operation ultimately become the manifestation of the team’s existing skill sets and output capacity. The number of jobs, defects, cash conversion cycle, and output targets from operations were flipped to other metrics to hit for investment into ThroughPut. The only real metric that ticks for an Entrepreneur is burn rate.

OverStocksis. A Dangerous Infectious Disease

The Supply Chainer Report

Despite using leading-edge technology -the increasing number of complexities and the exponential growth of demand – makes Inventory control one of the top priorities for Drug’s manufacturers. Starting from your Suppliers, passing through the manufacturing process and finishing with your product arriving to Customers. Let’s take as an example a Drug Manufacturer. Metrics. Manage Excess Inventory is the panacea for every Supply Chain professional.