Which Supply Chain Metrics Matter the Most?

Talking Logistics

Assuming you can start with a clean slate, are there any guiding principles to selecting the “right” metrics? One is they have way too many metrics. Which supply chain metrics matter the most? Do you have too many or too few metrics in your organization?

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?

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My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

While Joe is trying to balance the feedback from Filipe and Frank, he is often asked to change his metric targets by his CFO named Lou. It is for this reason, that I believe that the traditional SCOR Model metrics are problematic. Achieving Balance in Metrics.

Aligning Metrics to Strategy

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When we began our metrics discussion, we talked about how behaviors are too often dictated by metrics—and whether or not these behaviors actually “move the needle” for sustainable supply chain improvements. Mark Davidson’s blog about aligning metrics to larger goals and objectives covers this topic well. And, we often find that when you have too many metrics, at some point they may even work against each other. See the Operations Metrics for Action Guide ).

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. The average Supply Chain management professional measures their Supply Chain by reviewing cost reduction.

Editor’s Pick: Just How Valuable are Supply Chain Metrics?

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is by Joel Holt at Kenco Group , where he discusses several ways that supply chain metrics bring value to your organization. Supply chain metrics require the same observations, only instead of driving a car purchase, they speak to something far more important: efficiency and a host of abilities that your supply chain needs to survive, such as… Read more at Kenco’s blog. Editor's Pick Kenco Group logistics supply chain metrics

Supply Chain Metrics - Gaining Visibility in a Data-rich World

Logility

The second part of Drucker’s quote, “if you can't measure it, you can't improve it,” really brings home the importance of having the right set of metrics. When it comes to supply chain metrics, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

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.”.

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.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #9: Relentless pursuit of one metric at the expense of other metrics.

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Reason #9 Relentless pursuit of one supply chain metric at the expense of other metrics. Yet, these are similar instructions as what is passed down to the supply chain from executives focused on a specific supply chain metric. Why do companies focus on reducing a specific metric?

Common Sense Warehouse Performance Metrics for Supply Chain Benchmarking

Logistics Bureau

Some Common-sense Warehouse Benchmarking Metrics. In this post, you can discover some common-sense warehouse metrics that should probably be included in your project, regardless of whether you are benchmarking internally or externally. Other Warehouse Performance Benchmarking Metrics.

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?

Modern Metrics

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Given the more customer-centric demand-driven model – coupled with greater access to information – the metrics that manufacturers monitor to make improvements in operations become more focused and actionable. White Paper: Demand-Driven Manufacturing Metrics that Drive Action.

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.

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

Supply Chain Opz

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).

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.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

So, I decided to use supply chain best practice metrics to predict the Super Bowl participants, and the ultimate winner. This is a simple equation, but yet very effective when used as an end-to-end metric. Speed is the metric that pulls all the functional areas together.

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.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

Cerasis

Take a look at how a business can use technology, metrics, and services to improve transportation processes, which range from supplier shipping to route optimization. We hope you enjoy this comprehensive look into data, business intelligence, metrics, and the CORE KPIs every shipper and manufacturing or supply chain professional should know in order to continually improve business practices and reduce overall costs.

How to Establish Early Warning Supply Chain Metrics

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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

Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries

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In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1:

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.

Three Metrics for Managing Truckload Capacity in a Volatile Market

CHAINalytics

The post Three Metrics for Managing Truckload Capacity in a Volatile Market appeared first on Chainalytics. By Matt Harding | Principal, Transportation For-hire truckload spend accounts for roughly $300 billion of economic activity across the United States.

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. Quality affects many different parts of the business, so it is critical to establish a comprehensive metric that provides visibility into the most important areas of operations.

Changing the Production Performance Metric

Logility

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.

So Many Metrics, Which Ones Matter the Most?

Talking Logistics

When it comes to supply chain and logistics metrics, companies are either tracking too many of them or they have so many metrics to choose from that figuring out the right approach to performance measurement is a challenge. Are there any guiding principles to selecting the “right” metrics? What metric categories beyond cost and service are also important? The post So Many Metrics, Which Ones Matter the Most? Live Episode: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm ET.

LeanCor in Inbound Logistics: 6 Simple Metrics for Tracking and Improving Carrier Performance

LeanCor

"While transportation service providers vary in size and ability, having an overall strategy to track carrier performance can drive long‐term operational and financial stability. Carrier Management Transportation Management supply chain insights

Using the Correct Performance Metric Makes a Difference

APICS

This is the last in a series of posts about operations and support for complex systems (or systems of systems), such as an electrical grid, railroad line, or assembly line.

Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain is a complex system with finite, and non-linear relationships between supply chain metrics that drive balance sheet results. We find that companies can improve one, but not two of the metrics. Teams struggle to drive improvement in both metrics at the same time.

Mining Supply Chain Data for Insights

Supply Chain Shaman

We loaded 493 financial metrics from balance sheets and income statements for each company into the data lake for the period of 2004-2016 using YCharts data. The better supply chain planning implementations produce tighter and more reliable patterns at this important metrics intersection.

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21 Vendor Metrics Your Supplier Scorecard Might be Missing

Supply Chain Cowboy

But is your scorecard missing key metrics? It includes a free Excel template that you can modify to match exactly what metrics you want to measure. While some of these metrics might not apply to your business model, there’s definitely a few to add if they measure something important to you and your customers. Of course, you’ll want to be courteous and professional with your feedback, but being open and honest with this metric can go a long way to solving problems between you.

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.

Why Demand-Driven Manufacturing is Focused on Metrics for Action

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Demand-driven managers know that having too many metrics leads to conflicting measurements. We call these Metrics for Action. Metrics for Action. Metrics for Action are not intended for overall business analysis or for simply reporting. Driving Continuous Improvement.

Guest Post: Ignoring this Performance Metric is Risky

TMC

The post Guest Post: Ignoring this Performance Metric is Risky appeared first on Connect Blog by TMC, a division of C.H.

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

Cerasis

In order to optimize manufacturing operations, or really just about anything, you need to have at your fingertips the best and most accurate manufacturing metrics around. The 5 "Golden Metrics" to Know in order to Drastically Improve Manufacturing Operations.

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. Companies balance supply chain metrics better in good times than bad. 2) Focus on a balanced portfolio of metrics.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

Logistics Metrics You Didn’t Know You Should Be Watching

Supply Chain Collaborator

The critical metrics managed with YMS for improved resource planning include: Inbound and outbound dock door scheduling. The post Logistics Metrics You Didn’t Know You Should Be Watching appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Supply Chain Insights recently published a Metrics That Matter report covering both the Semiconductor and Hard Disk Drive (HDD) industries. Semiconductor is poised to consolidate, which will have huge impact on the metrics. by CJ Wehlage.

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5 Key Metrics to Monitor, Benchmark and Optimize Transportation Spend

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s simple; it is a need to efficiently and effectively measure, track and monitor the right metrics to better manage, control and optimize costs. In the volatile and ever changing domestic transportation market in N. America, there is a growing need. What is it?