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. Additionally, the use of metrics fosters positive relationships with coworkers and adherence to rulesets and best practices for the respective third-party logistics provider (3PL). What Distribution Center Metrics Need Tracking? What distribution center metrics are you tracking or are not listed here?

Driving Supply Chain Analytics User Adoption with Cross-Departmental Metrics

Logility

Users are accustomed to building everything in Excel and manipulating the data as needed for their own particular use, typically using static reports or spreadsheets that are siloed in specific departmental needs. The obvious danger of this is that business rules and data governance often don’t exist from department to department or user to user, leaving an overall picture into the health of the business that is foggy because KPIs and metrics do not correlate across the organization.

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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.

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. When determining the metrics required for any business process, the first question you need to ask yourself is, “What are the business goals of the process?” The metrics you choose should answer the questions your organization is asking, without requiring additional analysis.

Sales Dashboards: 16 Metrics For Manufacturers

Silvon Software

As a provider of business intelligence and reporting solutions, Silvon has seen growing interest by our customers in creating dashboards to visualize their sales and operational performance. The more challenging part of dashboarding, however, gets down to the actual metrics that should be included as part of a performance management strategy. Today’s post focuses on Sales metrics only. Basic Sales Metrics. More Complex Sales Metrics.

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

Abivin

Managing your business operations would be challenging without proper metrics and data analytics. Below are 5 significant metrics in Pickup & Delivery Logistics that any company can use to measure their performance in meeting initial goals.

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. In the field of supply chain management, we have created an abundance of metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs). For the past 30 years I have been involved with multiple efforts to build a set of supply chain metrics and have learned a few things along the way.

DIFOT: A Metric of Supplier Performance

Unleashed

Delivery In Full On Time, or DIFOT, is a metric used to analyse how accurate and efficient your supply chain is. 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.

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

Kinaxis

Reason #9 Relentless pursuit of one supply chain metric at the expense of other metrics. Imagine that your child brings home their report card and it’s a mix of good and fair grades. 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? Balanced scorecards consider multiple metrics, often with weighting and targets.

5 Quality Metrics Predicting The Future Of Manufacturing

IQMS

Bottom Line: Manufacturers are reaching a new level of results in 2018 because they have clearer, more actionable insights based on real-time manufacturing and quality metrics than ever before. Quality Metrics Enable Customer-Driven Manufacturing Networks.

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

Cerasis

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. In today’s post, Chuck will take it a step further and break down metrics and issues to look out for by 5 main industries: Pharmaceuticals. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1: Trend Metrics Collected per Site.

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. This article will explain to you 7 kind of supply chain metrics that you should pay special attention to. 2) Utilization Metrics : machine utilization is a classic example of this kind of metric. It''s the inventory metric).

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. These key individuals should know not only the likely impact of these reports in the immediate operational sense but also what the impact will be on the company as a whole when they perform well.

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.

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. It is being demanded by stakeholders, not only for reporting and regulatory requirements, but as a key factor in business relationships, supply chains, investment – and now – business lending.

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. Complimentary report courtesy of Lora Cecere of Supply Chain Insights LLC. by Melissa Clow Just a quick post to share some research courtesy of Lora Cecere of Supply Chain Insights LLC.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

We consistently see that companies focused on functional excellence–a focus within a functional silo like manufacturing, transportation or distribution– or singular metrics– like inventory or costs– underperform against their peer groups.

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

Abivin

Managing your business operations would be challenging without proper metrics and data analytics. Below are 5 significant metrics in Pickup & Delivery Logistics that any company can use to measure their performance in meeting initial goals.

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. Notice in the Supply Chain Insights report, there are only two HDD companies. Semiconductor is poised to consolidate, which will have huge impact on the metrics. P.S. The Supply Chain Insights’ research report covers additional areas than what I’ve summarized here, and supplies comparative financial data. by CJ Wehlage.

Last Mile Metrics: 11 Metrics to Measure in Last Mile Logistics

Cerasis

Using technology to improve last mile metrics is essential to driving last mile costs down, but how do shippers know if the technology is helping or hurting? The answer to this question lies in using last mile metrics to track key performance indicators and target levels of service to ensure accountability, visibility and continued reduction of costs in last mile delivery. Essentially, shippers need to track these 11 metrics. On-Time Deliveries Are King of Last Mile Metrics.

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

Abivin

Managing your business operations would be challenging without proper metrics and data analytics. Below are 5 significant metrics in Pickup & Delivery Logistics that any company can use to measure their performance in meeting initial goals. , This metric can also be called Perfect Order Measurement. Also called Must-Arrive-By-Date (MABD) Adherence, this metric shows the average of delivering on time against the date required by customers.

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.

Performance Reporting and the Operational Restructuring Process

Silvon Software

How Does Performance Reporting Come Into Play? Rapid plant improvement / turnaround: Operational performance reporting can also help manufacturing organizations better assess, valuate and prioritize risks and opportunities relative to production execution. Our experience with mid-market manufacturers and distributors has shown that the deployment of financial and operational metrics is still an evolving process.

Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting

Transplace

Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting . For example, the Journal of Commerce recently reported, “as of April 1, 2018 shippers sending truckloads to one retailer have to deliver on the scheduled arrival date at least 85% of the time or face a penalty based on the value of the products shipped. To help meet the increasing demands from retailers put on today’s CPG shippers, Transplace has created The Weekly Supplier Performance Benchmarking Report.

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

Fondly I remember the days of Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather with eye-witness accounts and on-the-ground reporting. For the past six years, I have analyzed public reporting and triangulated the results to the quantitative research. We selected these metrics based on correlation work with Arizona State University in 2012. The complete report will publish by the end of the week.). The companies I work with struggle to set metrics targets.

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. In our recent analysis of supply chains that are “working well” , we find higher performance when companies have source, make and deliver reporting to the supply chain organization.

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? They are important when it comes to reporting on your business performance and success. 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 metric?

Are Your Manufacturing Metrics Meaningless?

synchrono

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. Later that month, the factory manager is called on the carpet by the CEO because according to his monthly reports, the factory’s OTD rate is less than 50%! The report IT creates for the CEO compares the original promised date against the actual delivery date.)

2016: Building a Balanced Scorecard for Discrete Industries

Supply Chain Shaman

For each metric we show the averages and the percent change from the beginning and end of the period. Metric Performance for Discrete Industries. Tonight I am writing the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report on the High-Tech Industry, and the Research in Review for 2015. We are heads-down on reports for our last newsletter for 2015. This will be our 87th report. Metrics cannot be managed in isolation and realistic targets drive career success.

10 Inventory Metrics You Need to Know Right Now

EMERGE App

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. This looks far better for your financial reports and keeps your accountant happy. Analyse your sales reports for slow-moving, obsolete or dead stock inventory. So, there you go, the top ten inventory metrics that you should know right now.

Supply Chain News Makers Video on Key Takeaways from the 2016 DC Metrics Report

Supply Chain Digest

Karl Manrodt of Georgia College Leads Discussion on Three Key Issues from the 2016 Report

Don’t Perpetuate the Hoax of the Gartner Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain leaders manage a complex system of non-linear, but very inter-connected metrics. Leaders need to balance a portfolio of metrics. Year-over-year Improvement at the Intersections of the Metrics. It is for this reason, that we are hard at work on the analysis of the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter series of reports. These reports are a deep analysis of an industry. Each report takes a month to produce.

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire 2015

Supply Chain Shaman

It is for this reason, that we analyze the patterns of the Metrics That Matter using orbit charts over the period of 2006-2014. The analysis is designed to analyze supply chain leader success on a portfolio of metrics. Nine out of ten are stuck unable to make improvements in these Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. As you read the analysis in our new report, I would love to hear your feedback.

Why Demand-Driven Manufacturing is Focused on Metrics for Action

synchrono

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. Rather, they are metrics grounded in Lean Manufacturing , Constraints Management, and Six Sigma principles that serve as operational indicators that can be acted on to improve production flow and ultimately, Throughput.

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.