In distribution centers across industries and encompassing different products we are told that operational transformation processes just won’t work. A successful process being used by an organization often comes to a grinding halt when it reaches the distribution area. Often distribution centers won’t even tackle the process. We are simply told that DCs are entirely different animals.
It seems that normal processes don’t apply in these areas due to the variations encountered day-to-day in many distribution functions. Numerous things might be being accomplished at one time by many different people working on their own. Developing a team culture of operational excellence in distribution centers or distribution areas of any organization can be what appears as an insurmountable task.
Many times it is found that organizations who have tried changing to gain improvement in distribution operations encounter failure. Something is wrong, the poor outcomes can be easily identified, but the root cause is just out of reach. Distribution centers often record and track what they think is the right data only to find that they are not making any progress – metrics alone aren’t nearly enough.
You can learn the key factors to DC success in our webinar How to Set the Right Metrics to Produce the Right Outcome in your Distribution Centers. In it you gain the knowledge to be successful in your transformation journey by learning to:
– Identify the different metrics that are tied to improvement goals
– How to use metrics to find the root cause of poor performance
– Identify which metrics are trailing indicators of performance
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