9 Key Topics to Understand to Frame A Shipper’s Mind for Effective KPI Management with a 3PL

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This is the first post in an ongoing series on effective KPI management from third party logistics consultant, Chuck Intrieri, of The Lean Supply Chain. . It can take months to negotiate a complex SLA/KPI document, as you go back and forth with your logistics provider so the document becomes a “win-win” for both parties. 9 Key Topics to Understand to Frame A Shipper's Mind for Effective KPI Management. All KPIS have metrics to measure. Effective KPI Management Goals.

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

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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. Supply Chain KPI. What’s a KPI, Anyway? You will use a KPI in the same way as your car’s speedometer.

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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. Much like the “in the green”/”in the red” problem cited above, if they feel like they’re getting called out for every KPI discussion, they’re not going to be very forthcoming.

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

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3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction. 10 Soft Metric Considerations in Measuring Supply Chain Performance. The average Supply Chain management professional measures their Supply Chain by reviewing cost reduction.

Manufacturing Metrics that Actually Matter (The Ones We Rely On)

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LNS Research blogger Mark Davidson said, “When it comes to metrics, it’s often said that what gets measured gets done.”. Mark also writes: “Metrics that have the attention of business and manufacturing leaders tend to be those that get measured and improved upon by their employee teams.”.

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. This KPI should be as high as possible, reflecting accurate inventory available for customers from suppliers. If vendors fall behind on this metric, you may need to re-evaluate your partnerships or expand your list of approved vendors.

How to Establish Early Warning Supply Chain Metrics

Arkieva

The news story above made me think of several examples where a supply chain would use similar concepts to develop early warning metrics. How to Establish Early Warning Supply Chain Metrics was first posted on October 11, 2017 at 10:00 am. ©2017 Supply Chain Supply Chain Metrics Metric used to measure Supply Chain Performance Supply Chain KPI List Supply Chain Metrics Dashboard

The Best LTL KPI for Measuring Cost

The Logistics of Logistics

The best LTL KPI for measuring cost performance is cost per pound. The less than truckload (LTL) cost per pound KPI is easy to calculate (see below). LTL KPI – Cost per Pound Calculation. To calculate the cost per pound KPI, take the cost of the shipment and divide it by the shipment weight (pounds). The KPI gives the shipper an objective measure to compare freight rates, different weights, freight class, carriers and shipping locations.

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Top 5 Metrics & Benchmarks To Measure In Pickup & Delivery Logistics

Abivin

Managing your business operations would be challenging without proper metrics and data analytics. In particular, it would be difficult to manage the process and evaluate the success of your organization without quantifiable KPI and benchmark.

Lora Cecere: ‘All the metrics must be in balance’

Supply Chain Movement

But in fact, all the metrics must be in balance,” says Lora Cecere from Supply Chain Insights. The analyst was joined by Bram Desmet, managing director of Solventure, to present her latest book, Supply Chain Metrics that Matter, in Brussels on 18 March 2015.

Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

The Logistics of Logistics

This SLA/KPI has to be negotiated and agreed upon by you and your 3PL partner.This negotiation time can take three (3) to Six (6) months. You should also have a Modification Clause wherein you can modify the SLA/KPI/ Contract and Prices in 30-60-90 days. When you have chosen a 3PL partner, insure that you have an effective Service Level Agreement (SLA) with accompanying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage the Service Level of the 3PL.

An Introduction to Some Supply Chain KPI Fundamentals

Logistics Bureau

What is a KPI? What is a KPI? Can you explain what a KPI is? Take the notion of a KPI or key performance indicator, for example. Some KPI Examples. DIFOT (delivery in full and on time) is a typical example of a supply chain customer service KPI.

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The Best LTL KPI for Measuring Freight Damage

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The best LTL KPI for measuring damaged shipments is simply the percentage of damage free shipments delivered. To minimize freight damage, begin measuring it with the damage free shipments KPI. LTL KPI – Damage Free Shipments. To calculate the damage free shipments KPI, simply divide the number of damage free shipments by the total number of shipments. Insights from Damage Free Shipment KPI. The higher chance for freight damage drives the need for this LTL KPI.

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The Best LTL KPI for Measuring On Time Performance

The Logistics of Logistics

The best LTL KPI for measuring on time performance is simply the percentage of on time shipments. LTL KPI – On Time Performance Calculation. To calculate the on time performance KPI, simply divide the number of on time shipments by the total number of shipments. Insights from On Time Performance KPI. The on time performance KPI will flag the late deliveries. Does your company use the KPI described above?

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Supply Chain Metrics To Avoid Before It's Too Late!

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Supply Chain Metrics are one of the most important best practices in supply chain management because " You can''t manage what you can''t measure ". However, under certain circumstances, metrics are not used or implemented properly. It''s the inventory metric).

The Best LTL KPI for Measuring Billing Accuracy

The Logistics of Logistics

The best LTL KPI for measuring billing accuracy is simply the percentage of accurate bills. Regardless of who does the freight bill auditing, shippers should measure billing accuracy with the LTL KPI described in this article. LTL KPI – Calculating Billing Accuracy. Insights from Billing Accuracy KPI. White Paper: The Essential Guide to LTL Shipping Improvement: Action Plan and Metrics for Rapid Transformation.

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Top 10 Demand Planning Metrics You Should Have on Your Dashboard [Infographic]

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To stay ahead of the curve, effective demand planners must track the right metrics that can help curtail possible demand planning issues ahead of time. Top 10 Demand Planning Metrics You Should Have on Your Dashboard [Infographic] was first posted on January 29, 2019 at 2:07 pm. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

Quantum Inventory Theory?

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Top 5 Metrics & Benchmarks To Measure In Pickup & Delivery Logistics

Abivin

Managing your business operations would be challenging without proper metrics and data analytics. In particular, it would be difficult to manage the process and evaluate the success of your organization without quantifiable KPI and benchmark.

Logistics Key Process Indicators (KPIs)

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A KPI is an indicator (a metric) that you have chosen, and agreed with your partners and or customers, that will determine whether you are meeting your critical success factors. Check out another great KPI definition at About.com. Key Process Indicators vs. Metrics. I sometimes use the terms KPI and metrics interchangeably, but they are not the same. This means that while all KPIs are metrics, not all metrics are KPIs.

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Stop Leaking Money with Manual Inventory Controls

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DIFOT: A Metric of Supplier Performance

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Delivery In Full On Time, or DIFOT, is a metric used to analyse how accurate and efficient your supply chain is. This gives us a percentage KPI to track. When it comes time to reassess the approved supplier list, then you can use these metrics to disqualify problematic suppliers and improve your own performance and supply chain. If you are measuring your own DIFOT scores as a distributor, you can use the metrics to promote your own success and ability to fulfil demand.

Top 5 Metrics & Benchmarks To Measure In Pickup & Delivery Logistics

Abivin

Managing your business operations would be challenging without proper metrics and data analytics. In particular, it would be difficult to manage the process and evaluate the success of your organization without quantifiable KPI and benchmark.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 3PLs

The Logistics of Logistics

A KPI is an indicator (a metric) that you have chosen, and agreed with your partners and or customers, that will determine whether you are meeting your critical success factors. Logistics Key Process Indicators (KPI). White Paper: The Essential Guide to LTL Shipping Improvement: Action Plan and Metrics for Rapid Transformation. Highly effective 3PLs have developed the right habits, culture and processes to deliver excellent service to their clients.

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Riding the Tradeoff Curve

The Smart Software

In the supply chain planning world, the most fundamental decision is how to balance item availability against the cost of maintaining that availability (service levels and fill rates).

Service Level Agreement Defined

The Logistics of Logistics

Sometimes, the Logistics provider has their own SLA/KPI that they want to use with any customer, but negotiation is still in order. Some Logistics providers use time/percentages to implement the SLA/KPI based on the customer’s volume. An SLA/KPI is typically used when there is a Logistics provider contract to co-sign. How do you write an SLA/KPI? What sections are typically in an SLA/KPI?

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5 Considerations When Evaluating your ERP system’s Forecasting Capabilities

The Smart Software

Blog Business Policy Demand Planning Excellence in Forecasting Inventory Optimization Operational Analytics demand planning implementations ERP inventory modeling inventory optimization kpi metrics order management probabilistic modeling statistical forecasting supply chain analyticsConsider what is meant by “demand management”, “demand planning”, and “forecasting”.

Supply Chain is not Only About the Money

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In other words, these are projects with benefits that are not visible in short-term financial metrics, but extremely important from a long-term perspective. Indeed, financially-oriented metrics do not show everything that is important.

The 3 Types of Supply Chain Analytics

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Are Your Manufacturing Metrics Meaningless?

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In any manufacturing environment, delivering what you promised when you promised is good business, so measuring this metric makes sense. However, as simple as this metric should be to measure, it can get complicated. Making Manufacturing Metrics Meaningful Again.

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3 Practical Metrics for Supplier Performance Evaluation

Logistics Bureau

Supplier Performance Metrics for Every Organisation. In this post, you’ll find some suggested metrics for supplier performance evaluation and management. Alternatively you could have two metrics, one for advised variations and one for variations discovered upon goods receipt.

Deciphering the difference Between KPIs and Metrics

Unleashed

KPIs and metrics are a few of the buzzwords floating around businesses these days but what’s the real difference between the two? We’ll try to keep it simple so you can decipher what a KPI is and what a metric is and why both are important parts to a business. To start with, think of KPIs as strategic and metrics as tactical. What is a KPI? KPI stands for Key Performance Indicator. What is a metric? How are KPIs and metrics related?

Webinar: Using LTL Key Process Indicators (February 27, 2013)

The Logistics of Logistics

In this free webinar, participants will learn a methodology for using LTL key process indicators (KPIs). The LTL key process indicators are used to measure and then improve LTL carrier performance. Participants will learn specific actions for reducing costs, billing errors, and damaged shipments. The webinar will also cover ways to improve the number or on time shipments and improving customer service. Webinar topics will include: 1.)

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LTL Carrier Scorecard with Key Process Indicators (KPIs)

The Logistics of Logistics

The LTL carrier scorecard with key process indicators (KPI) is an excellent tool for measuring and managing LTL performance and LTL carrier performance. Key Process Indicators vs. Metrics. A metric is any standard of measurement (number of carriers, inventory turns, average shipment weight, etc.). A key process 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 improvement.

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