The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand

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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? Data Distribution Logistics Supply Chain distribution center metric

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. We are only covering Supplier Accountability OTIF metrics. On Time compliance issues for “Prepaid” are for times where you manage the freight.

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Metrics that Matter: Customer Service

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Inventory accuracy and minimizing stockouts are very important to customer satisfaction, but a few other metrics also impact the ability to meet customer expectations. To calculate, add the cost of order entry and maintenance, approvals, EDI, installation and installation planning (if applicable), fulfillment, distribution, invoicing, collection and related accounting costs and divide by the total number of orders. Unreimbursed Freight. Unreimbursed Freight.

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. This is a measurement of freight carrier performance and its effect on your operations and customer service. Perfect Shipment Measurement This metric can also be called Perfect Order Measurement.

What Warehouse Management Technology Is Necessary to Create a Best-in-Class Distribution Center?

Cerasis

New warehouse management technology, like analytics, machine-to-machine learning, and automated systems, pushes the limits of standard operations to create best-in-class distribution centers. The days of using a small, standalone warehouse management system (WMS) are ending, and distribution centers must turn to newer, more advanced warehouse management technology to meet rising demand for an omnichannel world. Distribution Technology Warehouse

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

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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. This is a measurement of freight carrier performance and its effect on your operations and customer service. Perfect Shipment Measurement This metric can also be called Perfect Order Measurement.

Peak Freight Preparedness: Creating New Value Through Performance Management

Intelligent Audit

To maintain efficiency, supply chain leaders need to understand a few things about how peak freight preparedness always goes back to leveraging shipping data and creating new value through performance management. Peak Freight Preparedness Hinges on Efficient Management.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

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A demanding distribution network comprised of producers, distributors and retailers. The customer shares data such as point of sale (POS) data, customer forecasts, current inventory levels, and inventory target levels, which will be used to develop an appropriate distribution plan by the vendor. Through this arrangement, Walmart would tell P&G how much stock was moving out the distribution centers to its stores; P&G would identify how much to replenish and when.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

By contrast, the third-party logistics model is where a manufacturer retains oversight of its supply chain but outsources such processes as warehousing, shipping, packing, and distribution to a 3PL provider. Unloading of local freight and de-stuffing and palletising of international freight.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

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Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 8 Most Common Reasons Why You May Receive a Freight Claim Declination Letter. Happy New Year!

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

So when the warehouse team threatened to unionize, I transferred into a distribution, warehouse environment. I helped to implement early versions of Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP). (I I ran distribution centers for the next fifteen years. The focus is where are the right locations for factories and distribution centers? The focus is to rationalize the flows from the distribution center to the customer.

The Reorder Point Formula: Everything You Need to Know

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A carefully calculated reorder point is therefore critical to good stock control, and keeps your key metrics looking healthy for your next inventory report. Example 2: The reorder point for retail and distribution. For example, Bryson manages a bike distribution company.

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

Interview for Metrics That Matter. My kitchen table is piled high with interviews for the upcoming book, Metrics That Matter. I recently interviewed him for my upcoming book, Metrics that Matter, that publishes in August 2014. Which metrics do you think matter to supply chain excellence? In my experience this has been a powerful metric to generate profound change. I have come across customer service metrics and fulfillment metrics that overstate performance.

4 Long Term Ways to Save with Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping

Cerasis

So, your organization has decided to explore the benefits and perks of less than truckload freight shipping. The dedicated TMS can further eliminate the frustrations that occur with typical full-truckload (FT) shipments and small package freight by combining all KPIs and available options into a single, comprehensive tool. Overall Costs of Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping. Few shipping processes can be more complicated than managing Less than truckload freight shipping.

Gartner’s 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List! Is it Still Relevant?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Gartner Survey Metric Notes: 1. SCM #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #Technology #Leadership #Procurement #Purchasing #Freight. Supply Chain Management Distribution Freight Leadership Logistics Procurement Purchasing SCM supplychain TechnologySubscribe Here! Email Address. Check out 5 Trends in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. Gartner recently announced their 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List.

Network Optimization – What are your Success Criteria?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In Manufacturing, Distribution, Logistics and Retail the effectiveness of your network will make the difference between success and failure. Benchmark metrics (eg. Or you may need to expand your E-Commerce distribution network to compete in this extremely intense channel. SupplyChain #Lean #SCM #Logistics #Distribution #Business. Business Process Optimization Freight and Logistics Supply Chain Management Business Distribution Lean Logistics SCM supplychain

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Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect

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The Growth of Parcel Shipping on the Rise Thanks to the Amazon Effect Overall, parcel shipping is growing at a robust 10-percent clip as all other freight modes are basically flat, growing at a very modest 1 percent. The company also plans to utilize its Whole Foods locations’ parking lot space as distribution centers, placing fast delivery ahead of the in-store shopping experience. Freight Logistics Omnichannel Small Package amazon effect

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Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

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Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. The Sustainable Freight Action plan released by California governor Jerry Brown outlines a long-term 2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transportation system. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. Foster future economic growth within the freight and goods movement industry.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution : This course comprises an in-depth study of a wide range of supply chain and logistics topics. Recommend ways to enhance performance metrics such as inventory, delivery, and overdue orders.

Walmart OTIF Fundamentals

SupplyPike

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. Walmart suppliers are no longer graded on a single OTIF metric, though it is still tracked and available. Rather, you must meet each OTIF-related metric to avoid fines. OTIF Metrics. There’s a lot of information about Walmart’s OTIF metric system.

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What are Ecommerce Shipping Zones?

Supply Chain Game Changer

The cost to send a package is the metric most directly affected. A batch of orders are shipped by FTL or LTL freight to a delivery hub closer to the end consumers. Because freight shipping has lower rates, you reduce your overall fulfillment costs. Another approach to get your products closer to your customers is to distribute from multiple warehouses. E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Freight Management logistics managementSubscribe Here!

The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A truly efficient and effective Supply Chain must include a strategy, plans, business processes, and performance metrics that incorporate disintermediation and the elimination of waste! Think about the typical set of objectives and metrics associated with managing a Supply Chain. We’ve experienced numerous situations involving extra product handling, handoffs, movements to and from extra distribution centres, and more. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.

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This was later joined by powerhouse Amadeus in the 1980s, as 1978 airline deregulation morphed reservation management systems into Global Distribution Systems, combining schedule and fare information into pricing management. JOIN OVER 1,000 TOP FORWARDERS AND CARRIERS AUTOMATING AIR FREIGHT. DISCOVER AIR FREIGHT SOLUTIONS. Get Air Freight Standardized. Get Air Freight Dynamic. Get Air Freight Connected. Get Air Freight Customer Facing.

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Top 5 Roadblocks to Effective Inbound Logistics Management

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If your vendors do not understand your organization’s policies and procedures regarding inbound freight , how can they adhere to your needs? This means that a near-majority of companies are faced with the pitfalls of internal, low-guidance systems for managing both inbound and outbound freight. Approximately 54 percent of companies actively run metrics on inbound freight, but these metrics may be lacking. In other words, the term, “metrics,” can be deceiving.

Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Whatever your Industry you should be able to make comparisons to competitors, do benchmarking, and even compare yourself on key metrics across industries. The Supply Chain in the Financial sector is different from Manufacturing and Distribution for instance. In areas such as E-Commerce the Supply Chain is instrumental in arranging delivery strategies such as Same-Day delivery and Drop Shipping, along with reducing freight costs to support Free Shipping services.

What Is Retail Consolidation?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail consolidation program might be the answer you need. These benefits can also add to your ability to precisely address metrics that retailers use to gauge performance, which leads to fewer missed delivery appointments and reduced out of stock incidents. Do you regularly schedule retail deliveries to multiple distribution centers?

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

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Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. Con-way Freight announced this week that it has enhanced its Mexico service offering with the introduction of real-time, door-to-door online tracking, a 24-hour Customer Resource Center and new web tools for tendering and managing shipments moving to and from Mexico.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

The comment caught my attention because later that morning I was going to moderate a discussion with Dan Dershem , General Partner at Supply Chain Ventures, about emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, autonomous trucks, and digital freight. It’s the reason why On Time In Full (OTIF) is a critical supply chain metric today. Digital Freight. I think I have personally looked at no less than 50 digital freight companies.

Upcoming Changes to Walmart On Time in Full (OTIF) Program: What You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The current requirements differ according to the freight characteristics listed below. As of September 15, 2020, the OTIF requirements will increase to 98% for all freight characteristics. This program is focused on end-to-end quality within distribution and fulfillment networks.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The nodes in the Supply Chain are those facilities that are involved in the end-to-end manufacture, processing, distribution, and consumption of goods. Supplier and Company Manufacturing facilities, Warehouses, Distribution Centres, Retail outlets, Return and Repair operations and Consolidation points are all Supply Chain nodes which use resources to perform their processing activities. Additionally there should be aggressive management of freight modes. Subscribe Here!

Why On-Time Shipping Performance Continues to Be Critical

Intelligent Audit

Accurate data and thorough freight auditing help keep supply chains running smoothly and effectively. According to McKinsey & Company , “In its effort to optimize its supply chains, the consumer industry has evolved in the way it measures delivery performance, moving away from the traditional “case-fill rate” and adopting the more rigorous “on-time in-full” (OTIF) delivery metric. Reduced freight spend and reduction of fees and added expenses.

9 Key Considerations in an Effective Last Mile Delivery Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Obviously, shippers cannot track what consumers use their personal devices for all the time, but they can use metrics and Big Data to track what consumers are doing on their respective e-commerce sites. As a result, shippers should consider the form, function and placement of inventory, including inventory coming in from reverse logistics channels, in their entire warehousing and distribution network. This might include using stores-as-a-distribution center. Subscribe Here!

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

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Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. This year, most were interesting in supply chain optimization - from distribution to inventory management - and Key Performance Indicators. 5 Tips for Warehouse and Distribution Center Management Success You MUST Instill Today.

Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

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Imagine that you own a truck and you receive an order from a soft drink manufacturer in Missouri to transport around 5000 kilograms of freight. The truck, after dropping off 2000 kilograms in New York, will be left with empty space that can be filled up if we could somehow find out if someone needs around 2000 kilograms of freight cargo to be transported from New York to Atlanta on the same day. Use of large distribution hubs . Freight Technology Transportation