Supply Chain Benchmarking: Process and Methodology

Supply chain operations within an organization should be constantly reviewed to identify where improvements can be made. One method is to perform a series of benchmarking tests for price, quality, design, efficiency, and cost effectiveness. In addition to providing useful comparisons with other companies, supply chain benchmarking can identify:

  • performance improvements
  • interdependencies and relationships between key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • better business tradeoffs
  • opportunities for cross-industry best practices
  • baseline information for goal setting, prioritization, and ongoing performance measurements

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