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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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? Essentially, shippers need to track these 11 metrics. On-Time Deliveries Are King of Last Mile Metrics.

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

Four Truths About DC Robots, Jobs, And Warehouse Execution


As robots find their place in the DC, warehouse operators will face new challenges in coordinating and optimizing the work of humans and their robotic coworkers. Robots Are Not Killing DC Jobs. And I doubt that robots will have dire effects on DC employment in the next five years.

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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

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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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.

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].

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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. Maintaining your DC’s service level commitments.

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.

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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.

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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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. Performance on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter.

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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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.

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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. by Dr. Madhav Durbha.

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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.

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.

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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50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

Warehouse automation stats: Warehouse performance metrics 42. ” These statistics are based on data from the ‘ DC Measures 2018 Trends and Challenges ’ report from the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC).

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.

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. Steve Jurvetson/Flickr.

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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.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

To make a decision about new DC location, Walmart uses 2 main factors, namely, the demand in the proposed DC area and the outbound logistics cost from DC to stores. Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations.

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.

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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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.

Network Optimization – What are your Success Criteria?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out To DC Or Not To DC? Benchmark metrics (eg. Subscribe Here! Email Address. That is the Warehousing Design Question! Network optimization is a critical issue across all Supply Chains.

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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.

How Omni-Channel Impacts Labor Management: Insights from Ian Hobkirk

Supply Chain Nation

SCN: Why has omni-channel caused a sea-change for retail DC labor? Why is that, and what is the impact on DC labor? Now, oftentimes the DC is the last touchpoint with the product before the consumer sees it.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

According to the product sheet , “Oracle Global Trade Intelligence provides a dashboard view into the unique metrics by which your customs and compliance operation measures success. Trade Representative, met in Washington, D.C.

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

Supply Chain Nation

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.

Guest Commentary: P.O. Management Programs – Know Pain, Know Gain!

Talking Logistics

performance metrics to influence vendor behavior and impact sourcing choices. As performance reporting metrics capture vendor performance, the company can substantiate penalties for noncompliance and poor performance, recognize or reward high performers, and incent positive results and consistent behavior. Thanks to route optimization, order speed from vendor ship date to DC delivery aligns with demand.