5 More Reverse Logistics Metrics to Track

Cerasis

Companies across the globe have taken note of the value of big data analytics in logistics and how tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) and core metrics can dramatically affect supply chain performance. Key Performance Indicators Reverse Logistics reverse logistics metrics

10 Multimodal Metrics to Track for Transportation and Shipping

Cerasis

Complexity and precision data within the transportation and shipping industry require refinement in measuring and recording metrics. That is where multimodal metrics that leverage transportation data can make all the difference. Uncategorized multimodal metrics

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Reverse Logistics Companies: Using Metrics to Track Performance

Cerasis

The post Reverse Logistics Companies: Using Metrics to Track Performance appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Reverse Logistics reverse logistics companiesThe returns supply chain remains difficult to manage.

KPI Supply Chain: Parcel Metrics to Track and Boost Peak Season Value

Cerasis

The post KPI Supply Chain: Parcel Metrics to Track and Boost Peak Season Value appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Carving a successful footprint and managing to boost Peak season value involves the direct application of KPI supply chain best practices.

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Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

What Are the Most Important 2020 Freight Metrics to Know?

Cerasis

The post What Are the Most Important 2020 Freight Metrics to Know? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Data Freight 2020 freight metricsIn early 2020, the market forecast for freight looked bright. The turmoil of the U.S.-China China trade war appeared at an end, and few disruptions were believed to cause issues in 2020. Then, coronavirus happened to spread, and now, it will impact global supply chains. It is only a matter of time.

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

Which Supply Chain Metrics Matter the Most?

Talking Logistics

Assuming you can start with a clean slate, are there any guiding principles to selecting the “right” metrics? Usually, there are three things that companies do wrong when trying to measure the performance of their organization,” said Jason Minghini, VP Best Practices at Kenco Group in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. One is they have way too many metrics. Which supply chain metrics matter the most? Do you have too many or too few metrics in your organization?

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. Many companies just estimate safety stock levels, which may or may not be effective.

Supply Chain Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter makes this truth clear enough with its thorough analysis of recent multi-industry performance trends. Supply Chain Metrics That Matter was written to guide businesses through the change process with a measurementbased outlook that will help any organization stand the test of time. Peppered with real-world examples from across industries, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter reinforces ideas with evidence.

Why You Should Embed Customer Service Metrics in Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Founder, sustainSCM and Director of Supply Chain and Customer Success Operations, Helix OpCo

Across industries, 81% of all customers attempt to take care of matters themselves before reaching out to a live representative. When there is so much information in customer feedback, why do supply chain managers leave such expensive insights on the table? Supply chain touches the product from conception until it arrives in the hands of the customer, and sometimes through the recycling process. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain and Customer Success at Helix as she walks through the key questions to connecting the supply chain with the voice of the customer.

Driving Supply Chain Analytics User Adoption with Cross-Departmental Metrics

Logility

The obvious danger of this is that business rules and data governance often don’t exist from department to department or user to user, leaving an overall picture into the health of the business that is foggy because KPIs and metrics do not correlate across the organization. Executives look at high-level company metrics, while other departments such as Finance, Sales, and Operations work at a more analytical level.

Top 10 Metrics to Track and Manage Risk in the Supply Chain – Part 2

Cerasis

This is part two of the Top 10 Metrics to Track and Manage Risk in the Supply Chain article. The post Top 10 Metrics to Track and Manage Risk in the Supply Chain – Part 2 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Check out part one here. Disruption is nothing new to supply chain professionals. Weather-related events occur, and public health scares always seem present. Then, the COVID-19 crisis changed the game.

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.

So Many Metrics, Which Ones Matter the Most?

Talking Logistics

When it comes to supply chain and logistics metrics, companies are either tracking too many of them or they have so many metrics to choose from that figuring out the right approach to performance measurement is a challenge. Are there any guiding principles to selecting the “right” metrics? Many companies have taken a balanced scorecard approach to measuring performance. What metric categories beyond cost and service are also important?

Inventory Metrics: From Insight to Action

Kinaxis

This post will discuss some of the metrics and analysis tools that an inventory manager needs to identify risk and opportunities and to make intelligent decisions to optimize the performance of their inventory. When determining the metrics required for any business process, the first question you need to ask yourself is, “What are the business goals of the process?” The metrics you choose should answer the questions your organization is asking, without requiring additional analysis.

Omnichannel Supply Chain Metrics: What Should Supply Chain Leaders Measure?

Cerasis

The answer lies using these omnichannel supply chain metrics to carefully track and improve operations continuously. This is a simple key performance indicator (KPI), another name for metrics, to track. The Fill Rate is a complex metric that considers the average window of delivery, percent of on-time delivery and accuracy of delivery for all products coming into your warehouse from vendors. Other Critical OmniChannel Supply Chain Metrics to Track.

Top 10 Metrics to Track and Manage Risk in the Supply Chain – Part 1

Cerasis

The post Top 10 Metrics to Track and Manage Risk in the Supply Chain – Part 1 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Under the current COVID-19 global pandemic, managing risk in the supply chain has taken on a renewed importance. Procurement teams continue to struggle with finding available suppliers and shipping capacity to enable supply chain responsiveness.

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

Cerasis

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.

Lora Cecere on Supply Chain Metrics that Matter

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Interview with Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights and Author of Supply Chain Metrics that Matter ( published December 2014 ). Metrics that Matter became a three year research project. I hired a research assistant to look at balance sheets and looked at performance and really tried to figure out which metrics mattered. We interviewed supply chain leaders and in the middle of that I decided that I would write this book, Supply Chain Metrics that Matter.

Editor’s Pick: 6 Warehouse Metrics You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Talking Logistics

This post from PINC’s blog highlights six warehouse metrics that all companies should be tracking, monitoring, and acting upon. The post Editor’s Pick: 6 Warehouse Metrics You Can’t Afford to Ignore appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Editor's Pick Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - PINC Solutions Industry Trends Warehouse Management PINC Solutions warehouse management warehouse metrics

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.

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. As a place to start, I thought I’d provide a shortlist of both simple and more complex metrics that our manufacturing and distribution clients are using in their dashboards today. Today’s post focuses on Sales metrics only. By sales organization or company structure – Region, Territory, Division, Business Unit.

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. Supply chain metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) are sometimes a bit tougher to compile than sales metrics. The Perfect Order Rate metric is one we’ve seen Gartner and others talk about quite a bit.

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

Cerasis

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. Importance of Metrics in Reverse Logistics Management. To monitor progress against its reverse logistics management plan, a company needs metrics that measure the financial impact of returns on the firm and on other members of the supply chain.

Logistics Company

LeanCor

2 Key Inventory Metrics Your Logistics Company Should Be Measuring. ADOH is an appropriate measure of lead time your logistics company should use because replenishment is based on consumption, and eliminating the time between consumption and replenishment reduces waiting and increases velocity. Most logistics companies measure inventory using inventory turns. Many logistics companies struggle to determine this percentage.

Beyond Operational Metrics: Why Measuring Employee Interpersonal Performance is Also Important

Talking Logistics

Companies spend a lot of time and energy measuring operational metrics, the “what” of supply chain performance, but they generally fail to measure the “how” aspects of performance –i.e., Tweet The post Beyond Operational Metrics: Why Measuring Employee Interpersonal Performance is Also Important appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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.

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

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LNS Research blogger Mark Davidson said, “When it comes to metrics, it’s often said that what gets measured gets done.”. 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.”. But are employees being rewarded for metrics that do not in turn reward demand-driven flow and the customer signal (both real and imagined)? Metrics for Action.

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

synchrono

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. This is so important, but is not a traditional measurement that companies use.

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.

Top 5 Metrics & Benchmarks To Measure In Pickup & Delivery Logistics

Abivin

Managing your business operations would be challenging without proper metrics and data analytics. Below are 5 significant metrics in Pickup & Delivery Logistics that any company can use to measure their performance in meeting initial goals. More than 40% of companies reached their goal performance,which ranges from 95-100%. Perfect Shipment Measurement This metric can also be called Perfect Order Measurement.

Final Mile Metrics: What Should Be Measured?

Cerasis

The post Final Mile Metrics: What Should Be Measured? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Data Final Mile Key Performance Indicators final mile metricsThe final mile logistics management has always been the most expensive and risky part of shipping. Lacking visibility and the inability to track and understand the final mile contributes to an assumption of risk.

Changing the Production Performance Metric

Logility

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. I was speaking with one of the big paper companies recently. Inside-out to outside-in is starting to turn.