Supply Chain Briefing

As manufacturers and distributors emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, they are focused on how to grow revenue and become more efficient and profitable to offset the typically negative impacts of COVID. In the situations where business has grown exponentially in consumer industries such as B2C (e-commerce), home improvement and certain grocery staples, focus still remains on the customer and how to serve them successfully as well as profitably. Thus, there has been significant interest in warehouse management systems and how to gain efficiencies and resiliency and what metrics to track to stay on top of progress. Listen to our webinar on Leveraging Key Metrics to Increase Efficiencies and Resiliency.

What Should We Consider and/or What Impacts Could Arise? 

As a preview, let’s start with a few of the basics:

  1. OTIF (on-time-in-full) Are you making sure your customers receive what they request on-time and in-full?
  2. Customer order cycle time: How long does it take from when an order is placed to when product is delivered?
  3. Throughput: It depends on the warehouse but there should be some sort of metric to measure throughput. The key is to find a meaningful metric whether it is cases or pieces/hour or another measure showing the efficiency of operations.

Stay tuned to hear about the latest WMS concepts and how they translate into warehousing metrics. Sign up for the free webinar here.

Read more about these types of topics in my eBook,  Future-Proofing Manufacturing & Supply Chain Post COVID-19. Gain ideas and strategies to successfully emerging from coronavirus and thrive long-term. If you are interested in doing an assessment and rapid roadmap tailored to your company, please contact us about this new service offering.

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