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Service Level Should Be Your Number One Supply Chain KPI…But What Does It Really Mean?

ToolsGroup

Most use ‘forecast accuracy’ as the main KPI to do this. Therefore it follows logically that filling orders–or order line fill rate (OLFR)–should be the number one KPI that tells you whether you’re meeting service levels. You can’t use an intermittent demand signal to plan inventory. To service demand!

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32 KPIs That Drive Inventory Optimization

Silvon Software

Inventory can be a manufacturer’s most important asset. But a large inventory has its own liabilities such as cost to store and insure it, along with the risk of spoilage, theft and damage. The Basics of Inventory Management KPIs. Every inventory KPI needs a clearly defined goal.

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Optimizing Inventory Is About Improving Service While Lowering Inventory. Wait, What?

ToolsGroup

Equally mystifying to people is the concept of inventory optimization. I explain to people that if they’re getting this process right, overall service levels should go up by 3-5% as overall inventory levels decrease by 15-30%. – Don’t you have to raise inventory levels to guarantee service levels?” Wait, what?

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Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization – guide for 2024

ThroughPut

Managing inventory in a supply chain is complex due to issues like downtime, delays, and demand fluctuations. Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) is the solution, offering a sophisticated approach to optimizing stock levels, reducing costs, and improving service. What is Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization?

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How Advanced Inventory Control Unlocks Business Growth

RFgen

For any business that handles materials or fixed assets, inventory control is central to operational efficiency and customer satisfaction. To manage inventory efficiently requires technology. However, efficiency and optimization only come from advanced inventory control software. It’s a delicate balancing act.

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

But my Take on KPIs is this… 1) Don’t have too many! I’ve literally seen KPI “packs” the size of phone books, and even KPI sets circulated as a monthly magazine… that no one reads. Supply Chain KPI Tips. All you need to know about Supply Chain KPIs. All you need to know about Supply Chain KPIs.

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The Best KPI: The Probability of a Perfect Order

Logistics Bureau

Delivered in full & on time (DIFOT) is a very important key performance indicator (KPI) but most people measure it the wrong way and that’s why I am going to explain what I think is the best measure. Inventory Availability. The inventory people. Can you see why I absolutely love this KPI? Order Entry Accuracy.

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