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. We are only covering Supplier Accountability OTIF metrics. This Pro date represents when shipping documentation is processed and may be days after the actual goods arrive.

Food Trends That Could Have an Impact in 2021

Zipline Logistics

Since much of the previous year in business and elsewhere was defined by a global pandemic, we are left asking what will 2021 look like for food and beverage shippers. Food trends had an interesting 12 months as things changed quite a bit throughout the course of COVID-19.


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Why Quintiq employees are donating their time to the World Food Programme

DELMIA Quintiq

As CEO of Quintiq, it’s a great honor to partner with the World Food Programme (WFP). It’s about bringing food—the most basic of needs—to those who need it most. million metric tons of WFP food assistance every year. On any given day, WFP operates an average of 70 aircraft, 20 ships and 5,000 trucks. Why instead are Quintiq employees donating their precious time to the World Food Programme?

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A New Decade: Give Science A Chance

Supply Chain Shaman

The first story is about a large regional food manufacturer. The problem is that the manufacturing lines are 125% utilized, and there is an ongoing struggle to produce tonnage, much less ship the right product from the production lines to customers based on orders.

Why TMS Solutions Becoming “Must Have” for Food Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

“High freight, fuel and labor costs are forcing food distributors to streamline their businesses,” begins the recent article in the Wall Street Journal. The piece revealed a rise in operating expenses of 6% at world’s largest food distributor, Sysco Foods and a boost of 2% at US Foods. — Food Shippers Lag in Terms of Automation Levels in their Supply Chains. With margins already tight, food shippers cannot sustain losses due to avoidable spoilage.

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


by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. The report also mentions that the global growth rate is almost double that of the US food industry. Food for thought: Time for a different kind of supply chain. Here are some best practice guidelines for the food and beverage industry to consider when addressing its own unique challenges.

Most Popular US Food Trends

Zipline Logistics

COVID-19 has shuffled domestic food and beverage consumption trends, accelerating some and disrupting others. Here, we found that many product categories had a dramatic uptick in shipping volume, while others saw a notable plunge. Click Here to See How US Food Trends Have Changed.

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Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! (Videos)

Supply Chain Game Changer

But the single most important Supply Chain is the Food Supply Chain! Our very survival depends on there even being a Food Supply Chain. On one hand there is a horrendously large amount of Food Waste. The Food Supply Chain, the most important Supply Chain in the World, is BROKEN! Food Waste. Over 1/3 of all the food that is produced in the world is wasted! Billion tonnes of food every year. Food Waste Meets World Hunger. Subscribe Here!

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How Supply Chain Efficiency Can Cut Costs for Food Ingredient Shippers

Zipline Logistics

Controlling costs in the supply chain is an excellent way for businesses in any sector to find increased profitability, but it is especially true for food ingredient shippers. How Food Ingredient Shippers Can Make Logistics Improvements . There are a few things that most food ingredient suppliers can do to increase supply chain performance. Enhance Supply Chain Visibility for Food Ingredient Shippers .

10 Inventory Metrics You Need to Know Right Now


You can with inventory metrics. Why should you care about inventory metrics ? We think these are the top 10 inventory metrics that you need to know right now. Top Ten Inventory Management Metrics. Customer Order Fill Rate = Orders that are Shipped in Full / Total Number of Orders. Or find a way to keep your sales reps well informed of inventory data to help them ship accurate and complete orders. Cycle Time = Actual Ship Date – Customer Order Date.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

Snow fell last night as I worked on my last Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report. The concept of the Effective Frontier is that best in class companies align functional metrics to balance growth, cost, inventory and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) performance while balancing customer service metrics. Ironically, most companies are very entrapped in measuring and rewarding functional metrics which degrades overall improvement. Cash-to-cash is a compound metric.

How to calculate safety stock – with formulas and examples


By looking at lead times in this way they will still be a measure of how long it takes you to get stock into your warehouse ready to be shipped out to a buyer. Business Tips accurate inventory excess inventory inventory management inventory metrics inventory reporting safety stock

Quality Audits Are The Future Of Food & Beverage Manufacturing


Bottom Line: Food & beverage manufacturing’s future is being defined by the over 60 customer quality audit requests a typical manufacturer receives every year, combined with the need to excel at FDA audits and compliance to stay competitive. Food and beverage manufacturers need to find new ways to scale auditing if they’re going to keep growing and attracting new customers. Quality Audits Need To Become Routine For Food & Beverage Manufacturers.

Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

Supply Chain Shaman

This confession comes seven years after selling of contaminated food. The food recall is the largest in US history. …never before has a corporate executive been convicted of federal felony charges in a food safety violation. Parnell, is now charged and convicted for selling adulterated and mis-branded food into interstate commerce with the intent to defraud or mislead. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping


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. And, do I have food grade certification? The metric — the ROI metric.

Walmart OTIF Requirements for Suppliers Increases to 98 Percent

Zipline Logistics

All deliveries in every product category will be expected to hit the 98% on-time and in-full metric or face a fine of 3% of the cost of goods sold. . This issue is particularly applicable to food vendors. Blog Post Industry Trends Retail and Grocery Shipping Best Practices

Why is OTIF Important?


Walmart breaks down OTIF into separate metrics, On Time and In Full. Each metric has its own percentage goal that must be met in order to avoid fines. The metrics that apply to you differ based on whether you manage your own transportation (ie: “ Prepaid ”) or Walmart picks up the product from your warehouses (ie: “ Collect ”). For Prepaid shipping, the percentages are also broken down into the mode of transportation. Food and Consumables must be in full 97.5%

QAD Explore 2019: Vertical Market Round-up


All operator, production order and equipment transactions are recorded via data lake technology to provide for advanced traceability and operational metrics. Consumer Products and Food & Beverage. Stephen Dombroski – Director, Consumer Products and Food & Beverage. An impressive sight, especially when you add the tremendous amount of ship traffic moving up and down the river.

How to Improve Your OTIF Score: 15 Tips for On-Time and In-Full Delivery

Zipline Logistics

Delivering on-time and in-full is essential to success and a metric used by retailers when evaluating partnerships with vendors of all sizes. But first, let’s look at the background of OTIF metrics and why they came to be. According to a report from McKinsey & Co , “The US food retail industry loses an estimated $15–20 billion in sales every year because items are out of stock or otherwise unsaleable.”. OTIF metrics are not universal.

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


Whether you are a retailer, carrier, cloud services provider, or eCommerce merchant, Amazon not only effected the landscape of e-tail but the landscape of shipping and logistics as a whole. 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.

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A Great Wall and China – Trump Trade Plans Impact Food, Retail Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

These changes will impact calculations of such critical transportation and logistics metrics as lead times, delivery schedules, routes, mileage and a host of others. For food shippers, the calculus is equally daunting as an exit from NAFTA is likely to spur increases in the prices of certain produce and other agricultural products currently imported from Mexico into the US.

Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

The first step was to charter a research project with the Arizona State University statistics department to analyze which combination of metrics drives the highest market capitalization. Mondelez Performance Against the Food Group for 2010-2019.

Consumers Priorities Driving Major Supply Chain Changes


Free shipping? They’ve committed to eliminating 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from their global supply chain by the end of the year. In his recent Forbes article about Chipotle’s announcement, Darren Tristano credits customers’ “rising demand for food they classify as healthful, not just in the sense of calorie counts but also of “natural” foods with “clean” labels”, for the change.

The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis


So, how can the supply chain fulfill refugees’ basic requirements for food, water, shelter, and medical assistance? With a network of seven distribution centers (in Copenhagen, Jordan, Dubai, Nairobi, Tanzania, Cameroon, and Ghana), UNHCR can ship core relief items from these stockpiles to assist up to 600,000 people within 72 hours, if needed. For example, in 2013, the organization provided Syrian refugees with in-kind transportation of 394 metric tons of food and supplies.

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Power B2B Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

In figure 1, it is clear in process networks (industries of chemical, pharmaceutical, and food) that there is a significant different in capabilities when companies use B2B Networks versus EDI, Fax, email or spreadsheets. If you miss reading the Shaman in the next few weeks and you want some new reading in the area of supply chain excellence, consider tucking my new book Metrics that Matter into your suitcase.

Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

What is the impact of Prime’s service offerings, including fast and free shipping, on Amazon’s top-line growth? Of course, Amazon’s ever-growing shipping and logistics costs are a drag on profitability, which the company offsets in part with its highly-profitable cloud computing business. For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center.

How Supply Chain Will be Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

Hurricane Harvey has struck a significant blow to the Houston, Texas metro area, home to the sixth largest import terminal in the world, as well as all of the shipping lanes in the Gulf Coast area. The Institute for Supply Management conducted a special survey that asked members to assess how Harvey might impact six key business metrics and whether they may be impacted by shortages of input materials due to Harvey. "Our Most Impacted Metrics. Moderately Impacted Metrics.

Q4 2020 Freight Market Update: Preparing for 2020 Peak Season

Zipline Logistics

Tender rejections, a metric used to determine how much contracted freight is rejected and sent to the spot market, have been hovering around 25% for the past few months. Blog Post Data and Technology Industry Trends Retail and Grocery Shipping Best Practices

Supply Chain Analytics: A Continued & Renewed Focus on Using Data for Improvement


Certain parts of the cold supply chain, such as those involved in processing and shipping poultry, fruits, vegetables, or other meat products, have an inherent duty in ensuring the safety and timely delivery of these goods to the appropriate retailer or party. Failure to do so could result in the assessment of fines and penalties against the organization by the Food and Drug Administration.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. I don’t think that the ports are up to the challenge of moving the high-levels of freight with larger ships without rethinking unloading space, equipment and flows. It takes 2 to 3 days to unload a ship. Today, the number of chassis required for a ship is between 2,000 and 5,000. The ships are getting larger.

How Gen Z's Consumer Expectations Drive New Supply Chain Trends


Gen Z has grown up with two-day and same-day shipping. Gen Z is able to order food from their phone, or even order a taxi through an app. This has driven many companies to engage in last mile shipping services: rather than shipping to stores, more companies are having to ship directly to consumers. Many companies have started using resources such as Amazon FBA (Fulfillment-by-Amazon) as a way to offload these last mile shipping needs.

Counterfeit products are exploding on Amazon


The Journal identified at least 157 items for sale that Amazon had said it banned, including sleeping mats the Food and Drug Administration warns can suffocate infants. Production levels equivalent to an entire factory’s monthly production are coming in container loads through the Los Angeles port, including food, liquor, and cigarettes. Even recycled goods may be collected, shipped to China, stripped down, cleaned up, relabeled, and sold into the market as original product. (A

10 COVID-19 Lessons for a Resilient Supply Chain


Others, such as food & beverage experienced earthshaking shifts in demand to which most players were ill-equipped to quickly adjust. Examples: Packaged alcoholic beverages, packaged meals and frozen foods, bicycles, mobile collaboration software.

Retail Store Location Planning ? Creating Balance, Driving Profit


The approach taken by Whole Foods is attractive, at least superficially. Those two locations may differ across many important metrics: footprint, demographics, seasonality, logistical support, sell-through history, competitive landscape, sales trends, to name a few. More specifically, a planner lays out the merchandise plan by week, by category, by defined business metrics. The fundamental challenge in retail is one of balance.

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5 Hot Topics in Home Delivery this Season

Talking Logistics

With expanding drop ship operations, retailers quickly lose control and sight of the order once it gets to the supplier. Blending Traditional + Customer-focused Metrics. Leading retailers are starting to combine traditional delivery metrics (e.g., on-time, complete, miles per delivery, deliveries per route) with some form of consumer-focused metrics such as Net Promoter Score.