Editor’s Pick: 6 Warehouse Metrics You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Talking Logistics

This post from PINC’s blog highlights six warehouse metrics that all companies should be tracking, monitoring, and acting upon. The post Editor’s Pick: 6 Warehouse Metrics You Can’t Afford to Ignore appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Editor's Pick Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - PINC Solutions Industry Trends Warehouse Management PINC Solutions warehouse management warehouse metrics

The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand

Cerasis

Throughout the supply chain, the use of metrics to track and understand processes provides an invaluable resource for ensuring increased production and customer satisfaction. What Distribution Center Metrics Need Tracking?

Modern Metrics

synchrono

As mentioned earlier, modern manufacturing concepts like The Factory of the Future, Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 Combat data overload by knowing what you want to achieve and focusing on metrics that align with those goals. The post Modern Metrics appeared first on Synchrono.

Metrics that Matter: Inventory Effectiveness

QAD

It is critical to monitor inventory effectiveness using five key metrics: Expedited orders, inventory turns, obsolete inventory, safety stock and stockouts. Many organizations publish turns data by industry or SIC code to help gauge where you stand against others in your industry.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. Balance: The ability to balance a portfolio of metrics to maximize market capitalization and free cash flow. Here I share his insights: Philippe, which supply chain metrics do you think matter?

Supply Chain Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter makes this truth clear enough with its thorough analysis of recent multi-industry performance trends. Peppered with real-world examples from across industries, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter reinforces ideas with evidence.

Provoking the Industry to Move Past Incrementalism

Supply Chain Shaman

Putting a stick in the eye of the industry is hard work. The industry has too many events. To make the argument, let’s look at industry orbit charts in aggregate for the period of 2006-2017 for the apparel and chemical companies. In neither industry, despite the spend of 1.7%

3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

Cerasis

3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction. 10 Soft Metric Considerations in Measuring Supply Chain Performance. However, these technologies are poised to give benefits throughout the industry in several other ways as well.

Time for a Supply Chain Metrics Cleaning

Logility

Ask yourself, “Are your supply chain metrics bogging you down?” ” To manage a supply chain containing complex dependencies between teams, departments and partner companies across international boundaries requires a rich set of metrics. However, companies often have too many independent metrics that can cause conflicts amongst competing supply chain functions. Functionally isolated metrics lead to sub-optimized supply chain performance.

Lora Cecere on Supply Chain Metrics that Matter

AIMMS

Interview with Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights and Author of Supply Chain Metrics that Matter ( published December 2014 ). Metrics that Matter became a three year research project. I realized that many organizations are very confused about metrics.

Inventory Metrics: From Insight to Action

Kinaxis

This post will discuss some of the metrics and analysis tools that an inventory manager needs to identify risk and opportunities and to make intelligent decisions to optimize the performance of their inventory. Each metric requires context.

6 Benefits of Effective a Reverse Logistics System & The 9 Core RevLog Metrics to Track

Cerasis

Importance of Metrics in Reverse Logistics Management. To monitor progress against its reverse logistics management plan, a company needs metrics that measure the financial impact of returns on the firm and on other members of the supply chain.

Overcoming Complacency: How to Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

Talking Logistics

The four key methods here will help you drive more success as you bring the metrics to life on your warehouse floor: 1. Show the “story” of your metrics with quarterly and yearly growth charts; show how far you’ve come as a team over time. While most metrics stop at the output level, multiple layers of metrics in a Hoshin Plan actually determine if you’re even focusing on the right targets. A sense of complacency can lurk behind benchmarks.

2016: Building a Balanced Scorecard for Discrete Industries

Supply Chain Shaman

To help, in this blog post I share industry trends. For the discrete industries we contrast the industry averages for growth, operating margins, inventory turns, cash-to-cash cycle, revenue per employee, and SG&A ratio for the periods of 2006-2014 and 2011-2014.

Changing the Production Performance Metric

Logility

These folks have traditionally provided master rolls of newsprint and book paper to the industry. Inside-out to outside-in is starting to turn. Anyone who has worked with asset intensive process manufacturers knows how hard it is to change the thinking about machine capacity utilization.

Changing the Production Performance Metric

Logility

These folks have traditionally provided master rolls of newsprint and book paper to the industry. Inside-out to outside-in is starting to turn. Anyone who has worked with asset intensive process manufacturers knows how hard it is to change the thinking about machine capacity utilization.

2016: Building a Balanced Scorecard for Discrete Industries

Supply Chain Shaman

To help, in this blog post, I share industry trends. For the discrete industries, we contrast the industry averages for growth, operating margins, inventory turns, cash-to-cash cycle, revenue per employee and SG&A ratio for the periods of 2006-2014 and 2011-2014.

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process

Cerasis

The next posts in the series will break down metrics and issues to consider in SQM by industry and conclude with a case study on the application of SQM. 5 Key Metrics to Use for Scoring Supplier Quality Management (From LNS Research ). The definition of this metric is similar to the way it sounds. This is a critical metric in regulated industries such as medical devices, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and food and beverages.

Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

However, in the writing of the recent report on the Household Products and Beauty industries, my observation is that companies are stuck in neutral and going backwards. Who is performing the best in this industry? The industry as a whole struggled. I was on my way to Peru.

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

Smaller, more agile companies outperform the larger and well-known brands in the retail, beverages, food, and pharmaceutical industry sectors. Industry-by-industry, I compiled data for the period of 2010-2018. The companies I work with struggle to set metrics targets.

Rating Sustainability Performance: An Essential Business Metric

EcoVadis

Read on for more details about EcoVadis ratings in this interview (first published on the ING Wholesale Banking site): Rating Sustainability Performance: An Essential Business Metric.

How Supply Chain Best Practice Metrics Can Predict the NFL Super Bowl

Kinaxis

So, I decided to use supply chain best practice metrics to predict the Super Bowl participants, and the ultimate winner. I remember when my parents questioned my plan to go after a dual degree in college – Industrial Engineering and Statistics.

Four Common Challenges Facing The Manufacturing Industry In 2019

IQMS

The manufacturing industry continues to show strong resiliency, shaking off global trade uncertainty, finding ingenious workarounds to its labor crisis, while still innovating new products using design-to-manufacture workflows. The manufacturing industry is at an inflection point today.

Data, Cognitive Technology, and Industry 4.0

Enterra Insights

There is continued buzz about Industry 4.0 — the nickname adopted for the ongoing fourth industrial revolution. Anant Kale ( @anantkale ), Co-Founder and CEO of AppZen, explains, “The first industrial revolution mechanized production using steam power, the second gave us the assembly line for mass production, and the third industrial revolution gave us advanced automation using IT and electronics. 1] One element of Industry 4.0

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Aerospace and Defense

Kinaxis

Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Aerospace and Defense. In Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on Aerospace and Defense , Supply Chain Insights benchmarks A&D companies against other industries and dives into data from five top A&D companies over the last decade.

Metrics that Matter: Quality Management

QAD

Using Metrics to Measure Quality. Documentation is also a requirement for most industry and government certifications, so it is beneficial to ensure that processes are documented. Most industry standards recommend design for quality. Choosing Metrics.

Looking Beyond Red Arrows

Supply Chain Shaman

It is hard work to maintain the status quo in metrics performance. A balanced portfolio of metrics delivers the greatest value. There is a pervasive believe in the industry that supply chain leaders are making progress. This is the case in most industries.

Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The first step in the journey is to analyze balance sheet results and understand industry trends. The supply chain is a complex system with finite, and non-linear relationships between supply chain metrics that drive balance sheet results. Analysis by Industry.

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

Cerasis

Current industrial manufacturing trends show the new administration is pushing for reshoring among the nation’s biggest manufacturers, and new technologies are revolutionizing how companies respond to growing skepticism and scrutiny by the public and government oversight as well. The "First Five" Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is no longer the newest kid on the block. Metrics are like Big Data; they can appear useless.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Optimize Manufacturing Operations with these 5 Golden Manufacturing Metrics

Cerasis

Editor's Note: As a third party logistics company with a focus on better Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) freight management, we have several shippers who are in the manufacturing industry. Benchmarking yourself against others in the industry is a good starting point.

Multi-Industry Supply Chain Challenges

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater Our own Trevor Miles , VP of Product Innovation and Thought Leadership, had the chance to sit down with Bob Ferrari of Supply Chain Matters to talk about multi-industry supply chain challenges.

Elephant in the Room: Thoughts on Metrics That Matter in Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drives

Kinaxis

Supply Chain Insights recently published a Metrics That Matter report covering both the Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drive (HDD) industries. That industry has already gone through consolidations. Semiconductor is poised to consolidate, which will have huge impact on the metrics.

Supply Chain Metrics: Make Sure They Are Aligned with Your Strategy!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Many people are talking about Key Performance Indicators, Metrics, Analytics, and other indicators of performance. The importance of selecting the right metrics or “measures” as I prefer to call them, is critical as we all know that metrics drive behaviors. Rather then selecting a plethora of meaningless metrics, it is always better to focus on a critical few, and select them wisely. Step 2 – Develop Metrics and Data Sources.

No Trash Talk Allowed

Supply Chain Shaman

While all leaders can agree that they want more assets and less trash, there is confusion about the best metric. It can vary substantially across industries and should only be used to compare a company within an industry peer group. Definition of Asset.

Serving the Industry

Supply Chain Insights

When I started Supply Chain Insights, I hired a researcher to collect and harmonize balance sheet data for the key industries for the last twenty years. She has collected twenty years of balance sheet data from ten industries and continues to collect the rest.