My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

Tomorrow, I have a call with a manufacturing company to answer the question, “ What is the most important concept in the book?” While Joe is trying to balance the feedback from Filipe and Frank, he is often asked to change his metric targets by his CFO named Lou. After two years of research, I think that we throw the supply chain out of balance and limit its potential through the use of traditional and functional metrics. Achieving Balance in Metrics.

Sales Dashboards: 16 Metrics For Manufacturers

Silvon Software

The more challenging part of dashboarding, however, gets down to the actual metrics that should be included as part of a performance management strategy. Today’s post focuses on Sales metrics only. By sales organization or company structure – Region, Territory, Division, Business Unit.

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The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand

GlobalTranz

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? What distribution center metrics are you tracking or are not listed here?

Supply Chain Dashboards – Key Metrics For Manufacturers

Silvon Software

As I mentioned in my previous post, Sales Dashboards – 16 Metrics for Manufacturers , a strategy for measuring business performance should also incorporate metrics that focus on the supply chain and other operational areas of the enterprise.

Metrics that Matter: Inventory Effectiveness

QAD

The effective use of a manufacturer’s inventory investment is an important determinant of the company’s success. It is critical to monitor inventory effectiveness using five key metrics: Expedited orders, inventory turns, obsolete inventory, safety stock and stockouts. Inventory Turns: This represents the number of times a company sells and replaces its stock of goods during a given period. Using Metrics to Measure the Health of the Business.

Manufacturing Metrics that Actually Matter (The Ones We Rely On)

synchrono

LNS Research blogger Mark Davidson said, “When it comes to metrics, it’s often said that what gets measured gets done.”. I have found this to be true when working with many different manufacturers. Mark also writes: “Metrics that have the attention of business and manufacturing leaders tend to be those that get measured and improved upon by their employee teams.”. Metrics for Action. These Metrics for Action are not intended for overall business analysis.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

GlobalTranz

However, most of today’s data goes unused and represents a lost opportunity to the company. Take a look at how a business can use technology, metrics, and services to improve transportation processes, which range from supplier shipping to route optimization. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post [e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

GlobalTranz

3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction. The handful of companies in the top quartile of working capital performance had working capital expenditures as a percentage of overall revenues of between 6% and 10%. In comparison, the poorest-performing companies in the lowest quartile had a range of working capital between 23% and 39% as a percentage of revenues. 10 Soft Metric Considerations in Measuring Supply Chain Performance.

Efficiency vs. Productivity: Metrics that Matter…Until They Don’t

synchrono

I keep seeing the word efficiency in the manufacturing media. When we look at the organizations of today, words like efficiency and productivity get thrown around with little understanding of what is required to improve one of these measurements (metrics). Let’s discuss why an efficiency metric is usually not the right metric and what a Lean manufacturing expert does when measuring true value in the supply chain.

Supply Chain Metrics - Gaining Visibility in a Data-rich World

Logility

The second part of Drucker’s quote, “if you can't measure it, you can't improve it,” really brings home the importance of having the right set of metrics. In the field of supply chain management, we have created an abundance of metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs). For the past 30 years I have been involved with multiple efforts to build a set of supply chain metrics and have learned a few things along the way.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #9: Relentless pursuit of one metric at the expense of other metrics.

Kinaxis

Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Reason #9 Relentless pursuit of one supply chain metric at the expense of other metrics. Yet, these are similar instructions as what is passed down to the supply chain from executives focused on a specific supply chain metric. Why do companies focus on reducing a specific metric? by John Westerveld.

Metrics that Matter: Manufacturing Performance Benchmarking

QAD

This is especially true for manufacturers. To grow and thrive, manufacturers need to develop best practices, benchmark against those best practices and formulate action plans. What are the Benefits of Manufacturing Performance Benchmarking?

Metrics that Matter: Customer Service

QAD

Very little has more impact on a company’s success than customer satisfaction. Most people realize that on-time delivery plays a key role in how business’ satisfy customer needs, but customer satisfaction can be an expensive undertaking if the company doesn’t manage all aspects of customer service and the business processes that affect them. Companies often absorb the cost of expedited shipments when the delays are attributable to internal factors. Choosing Metrics.

Metrics that Matter: Manufacturing Performance Benchmarking

QAD

This is especially true for manufacturers. To grow and thrive, manufacturers need to develop best practices, benchmark against those best practices and formulate action plans. What are the Benefits of Manufacturing Performance Benchmarking?

6 Benefits of Effective a Reverse Logistics System & The 9 Core RevLog Metrics to Track

GlobalTranz

With the growth of sustainability initiatives , more companies have adopted the use of recycled materials in production and have developed procedures for the responsible disposal of products that cannot be recycled or reused. For instance, a growing number of cell phone manufacturers have established procedures in place for consumers who wish to return an older model and ensure that the device is refurbished or recycled rather than dumped into the local landfill.

How To Implement Predictive Analytics Into Your Company

Logility

Retail giant Amazon uses predictive analytics to study the behaviors of over 200 million customers who produce over 1 billion GB of website data per year, which results in tailored product suggestions that earn the company over $2 billion in sales a year.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

IQMS

Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations is achievable with machine learning. Bottom line: Machine learning algorithms, applications, and platforms are helping manufacturers find new business models, fine-tune product quality, and optimize manufacturing operations to the shop floor level. New products are proliferating in manufacturing today, and delivery windows are tightening.

Cleanroom Manufacturing Strategies That Pay

IQMS

Bottom Line: Cleanrooms provide the potential for plastics manufacturers to increase the average machine rate per hour, average markups and profit per production run by charging a price premium based on their certifications, compliance and industry expertise. Plastics manufacturers are relying on and investing in cleanrooms to capture new customers and gain a greater share of revenues from existing accounts. Proven Strategies For Improving Cleanroom Manufacturing.

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. I see many companies shifting to a more balanced approach as companies strive to become more demand driven. And finally the fourth phase is to align the production accountability more meaningfully with company strategy. That is as important to the company’s future as making a million widgets per hour indefinitely.

DIFOT: A Metric of Supplier Performance

Unleashed

Delivery In Full On Time, or DIFOT, is a metric used to analyse how accurate and efficient your supply chain is. When it comes time to reassess the approved supplier list, then you can use these metrics to disqualify problematic suppliers and improve your own performance and supply chain. If you are measuring your own DIFOT scores as a distributor, you can use the metrics to promote your own success and ability to fulfil demand.

Manufacturing Disruption is Here. Will Your Company Survive?

QAD

In 1964, the average tenure of companies on the S&P 500 was 33 years. based companies can expect to only be listed on the S&P 500 for 12 years before they fall off the list. What’s even more concerning is that almost half of all S&P 500 companies will either fail or be replaced over the next 10 years. To survive and even thrive, companies will need to embrace the disruption happening today and focus on the changes of tomorrow. Will Your Company Survive?

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process

GlobalTranz

When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. The next posts in the series will break down metrics and issues to consider in SQM by industry and conclude with a case study on the application of SQM. 5 Key Metrics to Use for Scoring Supplier Quality Management (From LNS Research ).

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. I see many companies shifting to a more balanced approach as companies strive to become more demand driven. And finally the fourth phase is to align the production accountability more meaningfully with company strategy. That is as important to the company’s future as making a million widgets per hour indefinitely.

Cliff Morris | The State of Manufacturing

4WL Consulting

C3Nano is a material technology company developing and manufacturing transparent conductive films, the main component in all touch sensors used in phones, tablets, and more. companies – and why the model needs to change. So C3Nano is a venture-backed technology company.

Cliff Morris | The State of Manufacturing

4WL Consulting

C3Nano is a material technology company developing and manufacturing transparent conductive films, the main component in all touch sensors used in phones, tablets, and more. companies – and why the model needs to change. So C3Nano is a venture-backed technology company.

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

GlobalTranz

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.

How Can Manufacturers Manage Disruption and Improve Productivity?

Logility

How can manufacturers manage disruption and improve productivity? By using advanced analytics for manufacturing, to understand the valuable information concealed within the data they already have! Advanced analytics for manufacturing is a good place to start.

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. Notice in the Supply Chain Insights report, there are only two HDD companies. Semiconductor is poised to consolidate, which will have huge impact on the metrics. With the OEM’s driving down the price, the semiconductor/HDD companies will have to follow (or innovate new products). by CJ Wehlage.

How Can Manufacturers Manage Disruption and Improve Productivity?

Logility

How can manufacturers manage disruption and improve productivity? By using advanced analytics for manufacturing, to understand the valuable information concealed within the data they already have! Advanced analytics for manufacturing is a good place to start.

Are Your Manufacturing Metrics Meaningless?

synchrono

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.

Manufacturing Labor Productivity: A Vital Metric to Spur for American Manufacturing to Compete

GlobalTranz

Two weeks ago the Bureau of Labor Statistics handed down some pretty dismal news for American manufacturing—news that was largely overshadowed by the façade of job growth numbers. Yes, American manufacturing is adding jobs. And that’s very dangerous, especially because that decline extends to the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing: A Global Competitive Landscape… Can the US Keep up? Durable manufacturing has been the predominate force behind the steady U.S.

2021 Manufacturing Trends Revealed by the Pandemic

QAD

As the new year unfolds, manufacturers are continuing to learn lessons from 2020’s pandemic and looking for 2021 manufacturing trends. If 2020 taught manufacturers anything, it’s to find nimble answers to make course corrections during an emergency, a nearly impossible feat.

Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”

GlobalTranz

Customer expectations of reliable quality and rapid delivery forces today’s manufacturers to either shorten cycle times or lose business. There are multiple good models for lean manufacturing operations. Who Needs Lean Manufacturing? A company in need of lean manufacturing practices tends to be easy to identify, typically displaying multiple of the following symptoms of operational deficiency: Inventory amasses in buffer stocks.

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IoT Will Drive Revolutionary Change in Manufacturing Companies

Oracle SCM

This week, Andrew Hughes of LNS Research authored an interesting blog that included the chart below, which was produced as part of a "Metrics that Matter" survey. The interesting thing about this (as noted in Andrew's blog ), is the fact that there is positive interest in implementing plant analytics as well as operations and manufacturing intelligence capabilities. " Has your organization started on the path to revolutionizing manufacturing with IoT?