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. What Distribution Center Metrics Need Tracking? Monitor Warehouse Capacity.

Modern Metrics

synchrono

Given the more customer-centric demand-driven model – coupled with greater access to information – the metrics that manufacturers monitor to make improvements in operations become more focused and actionable. White Paper: Demand-Driven Manufacturing Metrics that Drive Action.

Three Metrics for Managing Truckload Capacity in a Volatile Market

CHAINalytics

The post Three Metrics for Managing Truckload Capacity in a Volatile Market appeared first on Chainalytics. By Matt Harding | Principal, Transportation For-hire truckload spend accounts for roughly $300 billion of economic activity across the United States.

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.

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

causes for this include poor change and process management, misalignment in terms of business strategy, mismatched metrics. forecasting, supply and capacity planning and. track metrics. Sales & Operations Industry Report How the right enabling technology.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

What are some not so commonly known tips, as it relates to be more carrier friendly, that shippers should focus on to find capacity during this capacity crunch. Listen to “Why Shippers Who want to Find Capacity & Keep Service Levels High Must have the Right Carrier Mix & Focus on the Logistics Fundamentals” on Spreaker. Capacity & Carrier Metrics Resources to Download.

Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage

Cerasis

Transportation capacity problems have been a volatile issue over the past twenty years or so. Contributors to Capacity and Trucker Shortage. The 2014 winter weather triggered a trucking capacity problem. In 2014 utilization was 100% of capacity, a crisis phase.

Where are you on your capacity planning journey?

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois Balancing capacity can be as challenging as walking a tight rope. Not enough capacity and you lose balance when it comes to delivery and customer satisfaction. Too much capacity and you lose your balance when it comes to costs and margins.

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. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1:

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.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

resources each year guessing important operational metrics such as booking allocations or. can even have a negative impact (think: over-capacity). INSIGHT PAPER: Toppling 2 Major Misconceptions. in Predictive Logistics ClearMetal Inc.

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.

5 key metrics for last-mile logistics

Abivin

How do we know if all capacity has been utilized? It is not an easy task, but thanks to the 5 key metrics below, we can better manage the performance of this last mile supply chain. Keeping track of fleet efficiency is important.

Last Mile Metrics: 11 Metrics to Measure in Last Mile Logistics

Cerasis

Using technology to improve last mile metrics is essential to driving last mile costs down, but how do shippers know if the technology is helping or hurting? Essentially, shippers need to track these 11 metrics. On-Time Deliveries Are King of Last Mile Metrics.

Are Your Manufacturing Metrics Meaningless?

synchrono

In any manufacturing environment, delivering what you promised when you promised is good business, so measuring this metric makes sense. However, as simple as this metric should be to measure, it can get complicated. Making Manufacturing Metrics Meaningful Again.

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

causes for this include poor change and process management, misalignment in terms of business strategy, mismatched metrics. forecasting, supply and capacity planning and. track metrics. Sales & Operations Industry Report How the right enabling technology.

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. by CJ Wehlage.

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.

Why Demand-Driven Manufacturing is Focused on Metrics for Action

synchrono

Demand-driven managers know that having too many metrics leads to conflicting measurements. We call these Metrics for Action. Metrics for Action. Metrics for Action are not intended for overall business analysis or for simply reporting. Driving Continuous Improvement.

Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

Supply Chain Nation

With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. Large corporations are also hedging on securing capacity, creating more capacity challenges in the marketplace. For example, major retailers have recently started to secure large amounts of capacity to ensure they can deliver goods from mid-November through Christmas.

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.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

This analysis is ad-hoc is usually stimulated by the launch of a new product or a shift in capacity. I then pack my bags and scoot out the door to sign books and discuss the research completed for the S upply Chain Metrics That Matter book at the ISM event on Thursday, May 14th in Atlanta.

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

Talking Logistics

Capacity — While the Northeastern winter disruptions may be “baked into” transportation plans, the closure of Atlanta, combined with Chicago and NY/NJ, resulted in widespread delays of shipments across the entire country for several days. These weather related delays further exacerbates a capacity crunch already aggravated by the new Hours of Service rules which impacted capacity. Further, the extreme cold has taken a toll on equipment, sidelining even more capacity.

5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

Do you have the right metrics? Metrics show how your supply chain is performing – providing they are the right ones to do the job. Inappropriate metrics can give a false or incomplete picture of supply chain performance. Second, what metrics are the best indicators of performance in terms of these goals? These are examples of metrics that may or may not support your goals. Benchmark your operation using the selected metrics.

7 KPIs Your Procurement Team May Be Ignoring!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Begin to track the responsiveness and capacity of a supplier to respond to demands, especially when the demands are urgent. procurement #purchasing #metrics #highperformance. Guest Blog Post Procurement Supply Chain Management highperformance Metrics PurchasingSubscribe Here!

Demand Still Exceeds Capacity for All Trailer Types: DAT Barometers

DAT Solutions

All three modes of truckload freight are reflecting an environment in which demand exceeds capacity by a wide margin. Get deep insights with business intelligence based on historical truckload pricing trends, plus demand and capacity data to help you make better business decisions.

Capacity Imbalance Persists in April: DAT Freight Barometers

DAT Solutions

Capacity constraints for vans loosened seasonally in April, but there are still many more trucks than loads available in most parts of the country. Reefer capacity tightened slightly, month over month, but carriers in both segments can command significant price increases compared to last year.

Getting Bangladesh’s Apparel Industry on the Map

Supply Chain Brain

Small businesses, which account for a substantial share of the country’s factory capacity, spring up or die all the time. Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Quality & Metrics Sustainability Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. A series of social compliance audits had failed to uncover structural problems in the five-story Rana Plaza building, which collapsed on April 24, 2013.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

The capacity crunch continues, and the ELD mandate has lowered the number of trucks available. Fortunately, data analysis allows Warehouse Managers to gain the insights necessary to create metrics to track performance, which are also known as key performance indicators (KPIs).

Guest Blog Part 2: Start Your eKanban Implementation with Value-stream Mapping and Engaging Your Suppliers

synchrono

As a result, they reduced their over-time costs and were able to increase capacity without added expense. Beyond the pilot program, it’s time to start measuring progress toward what you set out to accomplish – and the metrics that will influence those outcomes. Monitor your metrics.

[PODCAST] How Shippers Can Compete Against Rising Transportation Costs & Competition Using Data

Cerasis

The role of technology providers as a partner to shippers and the role technology plays in aiding shippers to combat rising costs and find available capacity. The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, and How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch. Transportation Metrics that Matter the Most for Shippers to Track to Improve Performance. Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

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‘Best in Class’ Supply chain from a Road warrior perspective – Part 3

Kinaxis

Which metrics are most important? Everyone would agree that the big buckets of metrics are Service, Revenue, Inventory (Cash), and Cost, which support your company’s strategic goals. Recognize achieving the optimal goal for each metric requires trade-offs.

How to make S&OP meetings a highlight in your team’s calendar

AIMMS

Common causes for this include poor change and process management, misalignment in terms of business strategy, mismatched metrics across the business, dysfunctional technology and lack of expertise to operate and implement technology. Our workshop simulated a Capacity Review session.

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

Cerasis

Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs. Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

Overcoming obstacles to integrating finance with supply chain operations

Kinaxis

IBP helps achieve key performance indicators (KPIs) like sales, customer satisfaction, inventory level and other metrics outlined in the strategic plan. Linking financial metrics (revenue, margin, cash flow, etc.) by Alexa Cheater Using integrated business planning can help.

Renegade Riposte

Supply Chain Shaman

The more that I work on supply chain metrics, the more that I believe that both the SCOR model and the Gartner Hierarchy of Supply Chain Metrics (which I worked on for the period of 2006-2010) reward functional, not end-to-end supply chain behavior.