Walmart OTIF Metrics


We’ve discussed the basics of OTIF and the fundamentals of OTIF before, but we thought we’d drill down deeper into the individual metrics. First, we’ll start by reviewing the basic goals of OTIF, and then we’ll dive into each metric and the compliance issues of each metric.

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


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.


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Supply Chain News Makers Video Series on Highlights of the 2017 DC Metrics Study

Supply Chain Digest

Top New Karl Manrodt of Georgia College and Colleagues Talk about New Top Metric, Strategic HR and more

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


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? The answer to this question lies in using last mile metrics to track key performance indicators and target levels of service to ensure accountability, visibility and continued reduction of costs in last mile delivery. Essentially, shippers need to track these 11 metrics. On-Time Deliveries Are King of Last Mile Metrics.

A New Decade: Give Science A Chance

Supply Chain Shaman

The team was attempting to be customer-centric by modeling an item by customer at a DC level. Use data and new metrics systems to free the organization from the ball and chain of corporate politics.

Supply Chain News Makers Video on Key Takeaways from the 2016 DC Metrics Report

Supply Chain Digest

Karl Manrodt of Georgia College Leads Discussion on Three Key Issues from the 2016 Report

Three Key Trends From The WERC DC Measures Survey


WERC’s Annual DC Measures Survey is a great tool for benchmarking your distribution center and warehouse operations, but it’s also a valuable resource for identifying trends across the industry. This year’s survey showed the growing importance of labor-related metrics in assessing DC performance. Trend One: Labor Metrics Dominate . The metrics cover inventory, warehouse operations, financial, and labor-related measures.

A Model for Employing Disabled Workers in Warehousing

Logistics Viewpoints

Without a standard warehouse management platform, the ability to scale best practices and processes across their DC network with would not allow the company to run standard processes across all their DCs. By the end of 2022, the goal is to have disabled workers employed at all DC locations.

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Walmart OTIF Fundamentals


Walmart OTIF is generally calculated by dividing the total number of Vendor Packs , or cases, that are received at the Distribution Center (DC) within the delivery window by the total number of cases ordered. Rather, you must meet each OTIF-related metric to avoid fines. OTIF Metrics.

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Supply and demand production challenges with new products


By implementing the above actions, supply chain managers can use the Tracking Ratio (TKR) metric during the introduction phase to measure the rate between the variety manufactured and customer orders. The TKR is calculated as follow: TKR i =MC i /DC i [1]. Where i is working week, MC is count of different manufactured items in week i, and DC is count of different demanded items in week i.

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Profitable E-commerce is all about how and who leads your Fulfillment Operations

Supply Chain Network

This presentation will provide a comprehensive look at best practices in, and the effect of, Omni-channel in the DC and outbound supply chain. This session will also cover how Omni-channel affects the costs and metrics in distribution. Our knowledgeable panel will discuss this and more: • Traditional vs. omnichannel orders: changes to your DC and supply chain. Maintaining your DC’s service level commitments.

Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

Talking Logistics

If you get an invoice for your DC Outbound account number this week which contains roughly a week’s worth of shipments, you will receive an invoice for this same account next week with roughly a week’s worth of shipments. Use the Correct Metrics. Therefore, using the correct metrics is crucial. Therefore, stay away from “Total” metrics. These metrics would include Total Spend, Total Number of Shipments, Total Accessorial Cost, Total Weight, etc.

Supply Chain Management Case Study


Current metrics included: Inter-Plant (Inter-DC) Freight Costs. Future metrics would now include: Inter-Plant (Inter-DC) Freight Costs. Supply Chain Management Case Study: Total Delivered Cost Model. A leading food and beverage company was experiencing pressure from its customers to reduce lead times, have more competitive prices, improve service levels, and increase product freshness. It was striving to incorporate a more holistic view of its supply chain operation.

Replenishment 101: What is replenishment?


Just one Walmart DC is one million square feet, so it can be tough making sure all products are where they need to be. The system aggregates Out of Stock quantities at the DC level. What is replenishment?

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Inventory and forecast data from retailers: After your product ships (Part 2)


Units on Hand Units on Hand is the number of units of a product that are physically available at a given point along the supply chain, such as a store or retailer DC. Furthermore, it’s needed to calculate a number of key metrics that are leading performance indicators and watched closely by brands and retailers: Inventory turnover. It also provides brands with insight into retailer replenishment models, especially from DC to store, so you can make actionable recommendations.

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Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the period of 2009-2015, only 88% of companies made improvement on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. (As As a group, these metrics have the highest correlation to market capitalization. As a group, public companies want to make progress to both drive and sustain metrics performance, but they cannot. Performance on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. Customization happens as part of the manufacturing process, not in domestic DC’s.

Three New Ways Retailers Can Improve Inventory Performance


By using data to stock items with higher forecasted demand, they can reallocate cash that would normally be tied up in poorly performing inventory, avoid margin erosion from markdowns and dead stock, and increase overall on-shelf availability metrics. Editor's Note: There will be no blog post next week. Many retailers consider competing against Amazon their biggest challenge. While the impact of Amazon is real, it is only a thread in the larger retail competition tapestry.

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Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine


Distribution centers are overrun and fairly chaotic right now trying to prioritize and fulfill orders, so be mindful of DC appointments and collect ready times to avoid OTIF or ORAD fines.

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The Better Goal: More Fuel Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks?

Talking Logistics

According to the press release : The proposed standards are expected to lower CO2 emissions by approximately 1 billion metric tons, cut fuel costs by about $170 billion, and reduce oil consumption by up to 1.8 Our network efficiency improvement equates to avoiding nearly 41,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of taking about 7,900 cars off the road. Last Friday, the U.S.

Four Ways a TMS Solution Leverages Predictive Analytics

Supply Chain Collaborator

Leveraging predictive analytics in the TMS a shipper can use historic tendering metrics and spot quote reporting data to identify areas where contracted rates can be bolstered and avoid budget-busting over-utilization of the spot market. This data can be analyzed and leveraged to help reduce dwell times and improve DC throughput. TMS users in transportation logistics organizations are sitting atop a gold mine of actionable data captured by their TMS solutions.

Valvoline’s road to a more proactive supply chain – and stronger customer relationships


Retailer POS (sell-through), retailer DC inventory and retailer orders coming to the Valvoline DCs inform a dashboard Eric can pull up “to get an overall understanding of what things look like.” All this is done through management by exception at the store, DC and product level.

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Freight Broker Business: Increase Shrinking Margins With Better Analytics


Freight brokers that try to rapidly enter the market without the technology and ability to really compete with their competitors, i.e. “work with shippers to secure more bookings,” always fail, notes DC Velocity.

Themes from the 2018 SCM World Leaders Forum


The chief product supply officer of a large global company encouraged attendees to think in terms of shareholder return, by mapping financial metrics to supply chain operating metrics such as on time in full (OTIF), and inventory turns. In addition, supply chain leaders should translate those metrics into frameworks for daily decisions at individual DC, plant, and production line levels. by Dr. Madhav Durbha.

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How to Maximize WMS to Increase E-Commerce ROI

Veridian Solutions

Understanding the data behind the action, including employee performance, cycle times, metrics, and other key performance indicators will enhance ROI. As explained by Erhan Musaoglu via DC Velocity , automatically tracking consumer behaviors helps you connect and understand their needs/values. A key issue that comes to the forefront of any discussion on handling e-commerce demand will always involve warehouse management system (WMS) or other supply chain system upgrades.

New Year’s Resolution #1 for Supply Chain Planners: Improve Performance Measurement

Demand Solutions

To fill the 8th line item complete we had to ship the product from a DC across the country. Make it your New Year’s resolution to start using this more granular metric. Using these three metrics, I’m confident you can vastly improve your measurement of supply chain performance in 2015. New Year’s resolutions: useful gimmick for getting your life in order, or standing joke? The answer to this question is entirely up to you.

Sam’s Club Updates Appointment Scheduler and OTIF Standards

Zipline Logistics

It currently just uses on-time metrics to grade suppliers and the store’s retail buyers can base purchasing decisions on a brand’s delivery performance. One large Sam’s Club distribution center (DC) is already using the new system.

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What the OTIF Mandate Means for Walmart – and What it Means for You (Part 2)


The demand from a Walmart DC or another retailer’s DC was lumpy by definition. Traditionally, data from Walmart and other retailers has been used by account teams to confirm the achievement of metrics and service-level agreements (SLAs), cross-check penalties computed by retailers and identify root causes of shortfalls such as inadequate supply, insufficient forecasts, or warehouse or transportation delays.

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What the OTIF Mandate Means for Walmart – and What it Means for You (Part 2)


The demand from a Walmart DC or another retailer’s DC was lumpy by definition. Traditionally, data from Walmart and other retailers has been used by account teams to confirm the achievement of metrics and service-level agreements (SLAs), cross-check penalties computed by retailers and identify root causes of shortfalls such as inadequate supply, insufficient forecasts, or warehouse or transportation delays.

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Cisco Systems would like to be the brand of customer choice so they implement a very comprehensive supply chain risk management program by applying basic risk mitigation strategies, establishing appropriate metrics, monitoring potential supply chain disruptions on 24/7 basis and activate an incident management team when the level of disruption is significant. Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations.

4 Questions Before Investing in a Transportation Management Solution

Talking Logistics

The same is true if you plan to open more stores or distribution centers in new locations, expect to grow your ecommerce operations, want to implement DC-bypass, are thinking of providing same-day delivery, and so on. Managing transportation — the ebb and flow of rates, capacity, fuel and regulations — is an ongoing challenge for many companies, especially those still using spreadsheets and fax machines to plan and execute shipments.

Five Elements of Successful Sales Forecasting


Creating a system to capture these metrics means they are available at any time – eliminating the need for the strenuous annual budget preparation exercise. DC Replenishment. If not, you are not alone.

What is Preventing Your Supply Chain From Being a Strategic Differentiator?


Misaligned incentives and lack of accountability: Commercial teams are mainly measured by the volume and revenue driven metrics whereas Operations teams are mainly measured on cost oriented metrics such as inventory turns and production and distribution efficiencies. For example, there may be a hand off of inventory from the Operational function to the Sales function at the Regional DC level.

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How Quickly Things Change: April Freight Market Index Commentary

BluJay Solutions

Before looking into BluJay’s quarterly metrics, JBF Consulting and BluJay want to recognize the devastating impact of COVID-19. Additionally, the vast majority of DC to store freight in grocery and big-box retail is handled by private or dedicated fleets.

50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

General warehouse industry statistics Warehousing costs & revenue statistics Warehouse efficiency statistics Labor statistics in the warehousing industry Automation adoption in the warehousing industry Warehouse performance metrics Warehouse automation stats: General warehouse industry statistics 1. Warehouse automation stats: Warehouse performance metrics 42. This metric reflects the average time between the supplier receiving an order and shipping it.

Why cognitive overload undermines planning solutions

The Network Effect

As companies expand and mature, rather than rationing or reducing load, they often pile on so many metrics, procedures, processes and activities that people lose the capacity and capability to do the right things. They introduce and discontinue products, promote, add new stores, add DC’s, change product flows and buy product from all over the world. Steve Jurvetson/Flickr.

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