Walmart OTIF Metrics

SupplyPike

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?

GlobalTranz

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

GlobalTranz

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.

Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

Talking Logistics

While we live in an age where same-day delivery and free shipping have become customer expectations, we also live in an age where dimensional weighting and quarterly accessorial increases have become a reality from the carrier. Relying on proactive rather than reactive analytics, and the ability to make specific actionable callouts from these data sets, will be key to navigating the ever-changing shipping landscape both now and in the future. Use the Correct 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.

Four Truths About DC Robots, Jobs, And Warehouse Execution

Lucas

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. Part of this optimization and warehouse execution challenge is to balance an array of operational metrics, not just to reduce the total number of labor hours worked. 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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Three Key Trends From The WERC DC Measures Survey

Lucas

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.

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

Alloy

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. It’s a very useful number that can itself signal action needs to be taken, such as if Units on Hand drops to zero, indicating a location is out-of-stock and additional product should be ordered or shipped.

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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered. So the chartering companies are already receiving the ships back and they need to rent them. MSC is interested to charter those ships. DC Velocity, which is a supply chain logistics magazine.

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. Why aren’t more shippers engaged in collaborative shipping? Last Friday, the U.S.

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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Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy

GlobalTranz

Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy. While some vendors might disagree with plans to implement and inbound shipping strategy to reduce your costs, remember that you must look out for your company first. Metrics and Auditing Prevent Overbilling and Overpayment to Vendors for Shipping Costs. Furthermore, your company must pay the costs of shipping , which may more than the carrier’s charges or double-billed.

Fulfillment: Where Should I Ship From?

ChannelAdvisor

Customer experience — Weigh the two big factors: a) speed to get the item(s) to the customer and b) ability for multi-item orders to ship together. Inventory potential — This is a bit more complicated because it is based on projecting information about the next order for an item as part of the decision-making process for how to ship this item. It also strives to ship multi-item orders together. . Industry Trends fulfillment jason goldberg logistics shipping

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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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Replenishment 101: What is replenishment?

SupplyPike

The product will have to be shipped from the reserve storage in the supplier’s warehouse to the primary storage in the retailer’s distribution center and then onto the store itself. The system aggregates Out of Stock quantities at the DC level. Did we ship in full?

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Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

Shipping approximately 400 million selling units consisting of 700 million manufactured units per year, Carter’s employs about 4,000 employees at its peak. 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.

Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine

SupplyPike

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. Suppliers are also seeing issues with shipping companies being overwhelmed.

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

Demand Solutions

And let’s say that we have seven line items in stock and can ship them complete. To fill the 8th line item complete we had to ship the product from a DC across the country. For the 9th line item we ran an overtime production shift to get the order shipped complete on time. Finally, we had to ship the 10th line item two units short. Ten lines ordered, and we shipped 98 out of 100 units on time.

Four Ways a TMS Solution Leverages Predictive Analytics

Supply Chain Collaborator

Avoiding the Pain of Seasonal “Swings” | Peaks and valleys in shipping volume are nothing new. 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.

Themes from the 2018 SCM World Leaders Forum

Kinaxis

There was some concern that the role of supply chain gets elevated only when a crisis hits and product cannot ship. 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. Thick data” vs big data, the power of the supply chain profession, and cybersecurity.

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Freight Broker Business: Increase Shrinking Margins With Better Analytics

Turvo

In today’s world, anyone can start a business, grow into a successful broker, and work with the biggest names in shipping. Maintaining a freight broker business and helping it stand out from the crowd is more difficult than ever.

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. Less than one in ten DCs handle only full pallets for outbound shipping. Warehouse automation stats: Warehouse performance metrics 42.

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

E2open

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)

E2open

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

Logility

Without good demand planning, companies face the situation of unhappy customers, late shipments, cancelled orders, excess inventory, longer lead times, expedited shipping costs, and a host of other potential issues. DC Replenishment. If not, you are not alone.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Moreover, products can be shipped to stores in-time then lost sales is minimal. 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.

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

BlueYonder

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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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.

How a WMS Helps Retailers Execute Click & Collect Capabilities

Veridian Solutions

retailers, up to 72 percent, lack click and collect capabilities, reports DC Velocity. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Although this may not seem like a metric to track, knowing the amount of time necessary to pick a click and collect order is essential to making it profitable. Expand Your Shipping and Pickup Options With a WMS A true omnichannel supply chain allows customers freedom in shopping online and in the store.

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

BlueYonder

SCN: Why has omni-channel caused a sea-change for retail DC labor? For example, you have ecommerce orders being picked, packed and shipped at the stores to take advantage of that inventory, or you have something bought online and returned to a store. 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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How a WMS Helps Retailers Execute Click & Collect Capabilities

Veridian Solutions

retailers, up to 72 percent, lack click and collect capabilities, reports DC Velocity. Although this may not seem like a metric to track, knowing the amount of time necessary to pick a click and collect order is essential to making it profitable. Expand Your Shipping and Pickup Options With a WMS. Click and collect is not a new concept. It refers to the ability to buy online and pick up in store. The overwhelming majority of U.S.

50 expert warehouse order picking tips, strategies, and best practices

6 River Systems

The more orders that are picked, the more orders can be shipped, and that means more orders can be invoiced, hence picking directly increases the revenue for the distribution center. Also be sure there is no order segregation that cause wait times for missing items prior to shipping.

Whose fault is it anyway?

BlueYonder

Buy in-store and have it fulfilled by the ecommerce DC. The customer saves return shipping costs and hassle, and the retailer has a shot at another sale. However, if the situation is not that easy to solve, and your planning metrics are separate and your inventory is separate, and the reporting structure is siloed, the store can still capitalize on the moment by turning the return into a selling opportunity.

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Global Process Excellence: Defining the Roadmap to Achieve Best In Class Results

Supply Chain Game Changer

we had a team in place for each business process: Receiving/Putaway, Cycle Counting, Line Efficiency/Line Scheduling, Kanban Management, Automation, Quality Management, B2C Picking/Shipping, B2B Picking/Shipping, and Repair. The mandate we set for each Process team was as follows: Define the current metrics and performance levels for a process (eg. What can be implemented within 1 month globally) as well as a 3-6 month action plan include metrics for tracking (eg.

A Digital Value Network Needs an Accelerated “3-D” Cycle (powered by Incorta)

Supply Chain Action Blog

This kind of value network strategy goes beyond determining where to put a warehouse and to which stores it should ship. Target is redesigning the way their DC’s work, creating a flow-through operation with smaller replenishment quantities. Detection of systemic challenges will be a bit more gradual and is based on the metrics that matter to your business, such as customer service, days of supply, etc., Photo licensed through iStockphoto.