Average supplier lead time in days on purchased materials

This measure helps companies calculate the average number of days in supplier lead time on purchased materials, which begins with the transmission of the purchase order and ends when a business entity receives delivery. It is part of a set of Cycle Time measures that help companies analyze the duration of the process "procure materials and services" from beginning to end.

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Measure Category:
Cycle Time
Measure ID:
100322
Total Sample Size:
3,077 All Companies
Performers:
25th
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Median
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75th
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Key Performance
Indicator:
Yes

Compute this Measure

Units for this measure are days.

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Average supplier lead time on purchased materials

Key Terms

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Cycle Time

Cycle time is the total time from the beginning of the process to the end. This includes both time spent actually performing the process and time spent waiting to move forward.

Median

The metric value which represents the 50th percentile of a peer group. This could also be communicated as the metric value where half of the peer group sample shows lower performance than the expressed metric value or half of the peer group sample shows higher performance than the expressed metric value.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.3.1)

  • 4.2.1 - Develop sourcing strategies (10277)
    • 4.2.1.1 - Develop procurement plan (10281)
    • 4.2.1.2 - Clarify purchasing requirements (10282)
    • 4.2.1.3 - Establish materials management contingency plans (10283)
    • 4.2.1.4 - Match needs to supply capabilities (10284)
    • 4.2.1.5 - Analyze organization’s spend profile (10285)
    • 4.2.1.6 - Seek opportunities to improve efficiency and value (10286)
    • 4.2.1.7 - Collaborate with suppliers to identify sourcing opportunities (10287)
  • 4.2.2 - Select suppliers and develop/maintain contracts (10278)
    • 4.2.2.1 - Select suppliers (10288)
    • 4.2.2.2 - Certify and validate suppliers (10289)
    • 4.2.2.3 - Negotiate and establish contracts (10290)
    • 4.2.2.4 - Manage contracts (10291)
  • 4.2.3 - Order materials and services (10279)
    • 4.2.3.1 - Process/Review requisitions (10292)
    • 4.2.3.2 - Approve requisitions (10293)
    • 4.2.3.3 - Solicit/Track vendor quotes (10294)
    • 4.2.3.4 - Create/Distribute purchase orders (10295)
    • 4.2.3.5 - Expedite orders and satisfy inquiries (10296)
    • 4.2.3.6 - Reconcile purchase orders (10297)
    • 4.2.3.7 - Research/Resolve order exceptions (10298)
  • 4.2.4 - Manage suppliers (10280)
    • 4.2.4.1 - Monitor/Manage supplier information (10299)
    • 4.2.4.2 - Prepare/Analyze procurement and vendor performance (10300)
    • 4.2.4.3 - Support inventory and production processes (10301)
    • 4.2.4.4 - Monitor quality of product delivered (10302)