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The Hierarchy of Metrics for Supply Chain Success

When it comes to measuring the health and performance of your supply chain, quality—in terms of KPIs—is usually better than quantity, and a simple hierarchy of metrics comprising 17 KPIs is typically sufficient for any company to assess supply chain performance,...

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Do You Have the Right Supply Chain KPIs in Place?

Does your company, department, or team utilise a suite of supply chain KPIs to monitor performance? If not, you're probably in the minority and hence at a disadvantage against most competitors. However, there's a lot more to being successful in the use of KPIs than...

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Here’s Why Supply Chain KPIs are Nothing Special

Business at Benchmarking Success is booming, despite the fact that many supply chain leaders and managers, after hearing over and over that supply chain KPIs are really, really important, still fail to see what all the fuss is about.   So what is it that makes...

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Are You Confused About Supply Chain Measurement and Metrics?

If you're really not sure of the differences between KPIs, PIs, and other types of supply chain measurement, don't worry. The whole subject of performance measurement and metrics is a source of confusion for many companies. Furthermore, some leadership teams remain in...

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4 Features of Meaningful Logistics Performance KPIs

Will you be reviewing your supply chain and logistics KPIs in 2017? As another new year rolls around, the importance of supply chain performance as a competitive weapon continues to gain recognition, and many companies will take a look at the relevance and efficacy of...

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How to Improve Supply Chain Performance With Best Behaviours

Perfect order, DIFOT, inventory days of supply; the list of operational supply chain metrics goes on. Google "supply chain metrics" and you'll be greeted by thousands of suggestions for measuring supply chain performance, almost all of which focus (quite rightly) on...

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Is Your 3PL Partner Tardier Than You Thought?

If your company has outsourced logistics activity, the performance of your 3PL provider will influence how customers see your brand and ultimately, can either enhance or tarnish your business reputation. If you want to be certain that your 3PL will serve as a valuable...

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Technology as a Driver of Last Mile Delivery Performance

It may be a mile or two, or it may be a hundred miles or more, but the so-called last mile of the supply chain can account for more than 25% of total transportation costs. With that in mind, a focus on last mile delivery efficiency can potentially yield big cost...

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