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Why Companies Should Measure Delivery Efficiency with KPI

by Alex M. Marketing Spesialist
It is important to measure delivery efficiency with KPI with the help of digital supply chain solutions. This way, you can ensure your company’s delivery system is efficient in carrying out on-time deliveries of your products and services. 

No matter what product or service your business offers, one of your primary goals is undoubtedly customer satisfaction. Let us say, for instance, that your products and services have become one of the most coveted in the industry. Your company has become one of the largest names as well. But all of these would not matter if your company fails to deliver the products and services to the clients on time. There is no room for customer satisfaction in that at all. Thus, it is of equal import to measure delivery efficiency with KPI or key performance indicators. This way, you can make sure your delivery system integrated in one of the supply chain solutions is indeed efficient so that you can provide quality service to your customers who surely deserve the best from you.

Just what exactly are delivery metrics and the KPIs that come with them? These are the quantifiable aspects that measure the performance of a company when it comes to its operations. This is not easy to do at all because there are so many factors to consider here. What’s more, there are factors that are not in quantifiable form. How can you then measure these non-quantifiable factors? This is made easier with key performance indicators because the factors are broken down so that analysis and processing can become simpler. Also, if there is one thing you should know about delivery KPIs, it is the fact that they can differ from one company to another. It does not matter if the companies at hand are of the same industry, or are producing the same goods and services. You have to remember, companies have their own set of goals and objectives that they want to achieve. These can very much vary throughout the different companies in the industry. Thus, you cannot expect for two companies to use exactly the same delivery metrics in their supply chain solutions for shipments tacking.

In spite of this fact, there are still a number of delivery metrics that are commonly used by a lot of companies. These include on-time pickups, inventory months of supply, transit time, defects per million opportunities, customer order promised cycle time, on-time line accounts, and claims percentage for freight costs. These are just some of the commonly used KPIs in measuring delivery efficiency. If you have yet to develop a balanced scorecard for measuring the efficiency of your delivery system, you might want to consider implementing some of these commonly used KPIs. Also, it is actually recommended to use as few KPIs as possible. Less is actually more in this scenario. If you use a lot of KPIs for your system, you might end up entertaining extraneous variables that can influence accuracy of the measurement process. Limit your system to using just 5 KPIs, so be sure to choose the KPIs that are relevant to your delivery system and all other supply chain solutions you have in place.

With the implementation of such a system, it would then be easier for your company to measure delivery efficiency with KPI. What’s more, the management of on-time delivery of products and services is made easier as well. This can then help your company in achieving one of your primary goals, which is undoubtedly customer satisfaction.


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About Alex M. Junior   Marketing Spesialist

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