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.

8 Common Warehousing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Logistics Bureau

To say there is any one single way in which to manage a warehouse would be folly—much depends on the nature of the supply chain and of the warehouse itself. To help you keep on top of your warehouse management and ensure your storage facilities don’t generate undue supply chain costs, take note of the following eight common warehousing mistakes. This doesn’t mean you have to invest in an expensive and over-complicated warehouse management system though.

Warehousing KPIs

The Logistics of Logistics

To effectively and efficiently manage a warehouse, you need to use warehousing KPIs. Below is a listing of commonly used warehousing KPIs. A key performance indicator (KPI) is a metric that you have chosen that will give an indication of your performance and can be used as a driver for continuous improvement. Selecting Warehousing KPIs. Every warehouse is different with different goals and objectives, so choosing just the right warehousing KPIs is tough.

Real-World Scenario: Best Practices for Warehouse Contracts: Part One

Cerasis

When it comes to the logistics industry, whether it's transportation management contracts or warehouse contracts, there are a million moving parts, and as many questions. In the below is a real world example of a consultant coming to a third party logistics company with the goal of choosing a warehouse and 3pl provider. Currently they incur a annual spend of USD 380-420 Million for their warehousing needs, of which ~60% spend is for brand new six warehouses (average space of 1.5

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50 expert tips on improving warehouse efficiency & productivity

6 River Systems

Most warehouses are on an ongoing mission to maximize productivity by optimizing workflows, automating processes and reducing waste (both time and resources). More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there. Cross-train your warehouse workforce.

Top 10 Features of an Autonomous Warehouse

3PL Insights

It’s said that an autonomous warehouse functions much like the way autonomous vehicles navigate the road. Robots move on their own throughout a warehouse, maneuvering around obstacles—they stop for human workers, pick up crates, and move them from one location to the next, moving through a packing system that may see very human hands. These robots fulfill the picking and packing at Amazon warehouses, continuing to refine Amazon’s process. Supply Chain Warehousing

WMS and Cycle Counting: How to Reach Inventory Management KPIs

Veridian Solutions

Greater control and efficiency in modern warehouse management rests on the reliability and accuracy of your inventory management processes. Warehouse Managers need to understand the challenges of cycle counting, how the right KPIs can help, and how to leverage WMS and cycle counting best practices to develop the best inventory management KPIs. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Metrics and KPIs Warehouse Management

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25 supply chain experts reveal the best tactics to optimize a supply chain

6 River Systems

From raw materials sourcing to warehouse operations , logistics technology , order fulfillment and beyond, there are dozens of points throughout the supply chain, all of which contribute to overall supply chain efficiency. Warehousing. Warehouse Operations

Things Aren’t Always as They Appear in Today’s Supply Chain: The Direct Correlation Between the Accuracy of Your Mobile Data Inputs and Your Factory’s Outputs

OneSCM

It’s a well-known fact that “visibility” governs your entire supply chain operation from the plant floor to the warehouse and distribution center; really, all the way to the end customer. You need a way for workers to document transactions in real-time.

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Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

When they built the project, they did not realize that they did not have access to daily data daily for their third-party warehouses and contract manufacturing locations. The focus is on functional metrics, but are unable to get to overall supply chain metrics.

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Things Aren’t Always as They Appear in Today’s Supply Chain: The Direct Correlation Between the Accuracy of Your Mobile Data Inputs and Your Factory’s Outputs

OneSCM

It’s a well-known fact that “visibility” governs your entire supply chain operation from the plant floor to the warehouse and distribution center; really, all the way to the end customer. You need a way for workers to document transactions in real-time.

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Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

As the logistics process includes transportation and resources, the whole process also needs some other major activities like inventory management, procurement, warehousing, order fulfillment and distribution.

Lean Logistics

LeanCor

Most companies typically use metrics such as cost, quality, and delivery to track progress and assess improvements. If PDCA is in place, problems will be solved before they escalate or show up in output metrics. Warehousing Logistics. Why is PDCA Important in Lean Logistics?

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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

All activities are documented by a team recorder. It typically describes how a process should consistently be executed and documents current ‘best practices.’ These metrics would, of course, be aligned and are updated every hour.

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“1+1=3? Opportunities in Logistics (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2015 Conference)

Talking Logistics

The journey to become “the UPS of Big Box” involves not only enhancements to Sears’ transportation processes and technologies, but also its warehousing processes and technology, which were very outdated and poorly integrated with downstream delivery systems.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Warehouse Automation.

The Importance of Syncing WMS Development and Production Environments

Veridian Solutions

Warehouse Managers need to understand a few things about the importance of syncing WMS environments and how to prevent issues from arising when systems are not in alignment. Even warehouses that outsource logistics can have an adverse effect on other companies. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Warehouse Managers can streamline the syncing process with these steps: Determine how far out of sync environments have grown.

Employing this S.M.A.R.T. Technique with a Logistics Company to Create Total Stakeholder Satisfaction

Cerasis

Let's talk about the outputs, or desired metrics worth measuring, in each category of what a logistics company might provide. Cerasis is squarely focused on transportation management through technology and managed services , however, there are logistics companies who offer fulfillment, warehousing, freight forwarding, and more. Common pitfalls are not reviewing the SLA/KPI living document frequently enough with a logistics company.

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

Overall results in business performance on the critical supply chain metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) are declining. Company metrics are inter-related. Balance occurs when the metrics align with the business strategy. These balanced metrics overlay the functions of source, make and deliver. A Leader in Performance and Metrics Improvement. . Daily I see one. You probably also have them in your mail.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. Warehouse Efficiency

How Do You Measure “Free Time” Across Your Global Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

This is where metrics can get a little fuzzy. However, the reality was that the 4% metric was misleading. She was quickly able to identify that the Charlotte, NC, location had demurrage charges at 10 times the rate of other similar warehouse locations. .

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Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

meaningful and accurate performance metrics. Managing all costs associated with moving, handling, and shipping returns and/or replacements, in conjunction with warehousing functions, amount to a logistical enterprise that often is not among a company’s core competencies.

Things Aren’t Always as They Appear in Today’s Supply Chain: The Direct Correlation Between the Accuracy of Your Mobile Data Inputs and Your Plant’s Outputs

OneSCM

It’s a well-known fact that “visibility” governs your entire supply chain operation from the plant floor to the warehouse and distribution center; really, all the way to the end customer. You need a way for workers to document transactions in real-time.

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Outsourcing Logistics: Does It Make Sense for Everyone?

Cerasis

The benefits of outsourcing logistics processes to a third-party logistics provider (3PL) are well documented. As the world’s economy has become increasingly complex, it has become impossible for a single entity to control all of the warehousing, transportation and administrative tasks that come with shipping and managing inventory.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Well-documented ~ Your contingency plan is of little value unless all relevant stakeholders are trained on it and prepared to jump into action when a disruption does occur. Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. The slowdown had a final price tag of $770 million for Washington business alone—the sum of net delinquent shipments and additional costs such as warehousing and truck idling fees.

Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

Even when companies have been generally successful in reducing the number of imperfectly fulfilled orders, the high cost of the very small percentage of orders that aren’t filled completely, on time, damage-free and with all proper documentation and invoicing remains a vexing problem.”[1] Vince Lombardi, the late, great football coach, once stated, “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”

Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

I want to understand why some companies outperform on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter while others do not. About twice a month, companies ask me to review their strategy documents.

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?

QAD

The MMOG/LE assessment has been a go-to document for automotive supply chain best practices for thousands of global Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers since its first publication in 2002. supplier selection and assessment, new product launch, use of metrics in the supplier assessment process).

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Well-documented ~ Your contingency plan is of little value unless all relevant stakeholders are trained on it and prepared to jump into action when a disruption does occur. Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. The slowdown had a final price tag of $770 million for Washington business alone—the sum of net delinquent shipments and additional costs such as warehousing and truck idling fees.

AGCO: Driving a Digital Manufacturing Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

Recording of pictures and videos is accomplished in a hands-free environment via voice commands and tied directly to the unit’s documentation through the use of the Proceedix Action Management System. Today, I got a quick email from Peggy Gulick.

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*. To ensure efficient processes, make the best use of warehouse space, and ensure short delivery times over long transport distances, shippers and forwarders generally rely on the most cost-efficient transport mode and/or route.

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Managing for Daily Improvement: Bridging the Gap Across Teams and KPIs

Talking Logistics

These teams then can identify the root causes that created shortfalls in reaching goals and ensures that the solution is documented. And the customers will feel that added value not only in metrics but also from a morale perspective.

Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

The documentation is evolving and there are few trained consultants. Operational systems are warehouse management, available to promise, and transportation planning.) Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is in a renaissance. The reason?

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Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

The need to transport parts also drives inventory up, creates a need for space to store those parts, and uses energy for more forklift time and warehouse heating. Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) measure how well the shipper-transportation provider does in daily continuous improvement. Any detected waste needs to be documented and followed by problem-solving. “ The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize ”: Shigeo Shingo.

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Is Your Company on top of its Inventory Planning Game?

Logistics Bureau

If a sound governance platform is established, comprising documented policies, processes, checks, and balances, your inventory management team should find itself equipped to proactively plan and manage the inventory dynamics within your supply chain. Percentage of warehouse capacity utilised.