Percentage of Supplier Orders Delivered on Time



APQC's perspective on metric data from APQC's Open Standards Research related to on time deliveries. Although this measurement may seem simple and straightforward, complexity comes from suppliers that are chronically late and have the potential to shut down production lines and cost the organization a tremendous amount of money in downtime. In contrast, a supplier that has a high on-time delivery rate can allow an organization to reduce its inventory carrying costs.