Number of FTEs that perform the process "operate warehousing" as a percentage of FTEs that perform the process group "manage logistics and warehousing" (excluding "manage returns; manage reverse logistics)

This measure calculates the number of full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) who perform the process "operate warehousing"—in which they receive, inspect, and store incoming materials; pick, pack, and ship product for outbound delivery; and track inventory deployment —as a percentage of FTEs who perform the process group "manage logistics and warehousing" (excluding "manage returns; manage reverse logistics"). It is part of a set of Supplemental Information measures that help companies evaluate additional variables not covered elsewhere for the "operate warehousing" process.

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Measure Category:
Supplemental Information
Measure Id:
101439
Total Sample Size:
1,621 All Companies
Performers:
25th
Median
75th

Compute this Measure

Units for this measure are percent.

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(Number of FTEs who perform the process "operate warehousing" / (Number of FTEs who perform the process "define logistics strategy" + Number of FTEs who perform the process "plan and manage inbound material flow" + Number of FTEs who perform the process "operate warehousing" + Number of FTEs who perform the process "operate outbound transportation")) *100

Key Terms

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FTE - (full-time equivalent employee)

To calculate the number of full-time equivalents employed during the year for each respective process or activity, you must prorate the number of employees and the hours spent performing each process/activity. Assume that a full-time worker represents 40 hours per week. Provide the average number of full-time equivalents employed during the year for each respective process. Include full-time employees, part-time employees, and temporary workers hired during peak demand periods. Allocate only the portion of the employee's time that relates to or supports the activities identified for an applicable process. Prorate management and secretarial time by estimating the level of effort in support of each activity, by process.

For example, a part-time secretary in the finance department for XYZ, Inc. charges all of his time to finance department activities. He works 20 hours per week. The secretary splits his time evenly supporting employees working in the general accounting process and the financial reporting process. Thus, his time should be allocated by process. So, if he works throughout the year and supports these two processes, his time would be split evenly as:

20hrs/40hrs = .5FTE * 50% for general accounting = .25FTE for general accounting

20hrs/40hrs = .5FTE * 50% for financial reporting = .25FTE for financial reporting

Supplemental Information

Supplemental information is data that APQC determines is relevant to decision support for a specific process, but does not fit into the other measure categories such as cost effectiveness, cycle time, or staff productivity.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.2.1)

  • 4.4.3.1 - Track inventory deployment (10353) - Tracking the logistical act of delivering or releasing an inventory item or entity to targeted end users. Track how much inventory has been deployed at all the distribution centers, individually.
  • 4.4.3.2 - Receive, inspect, and store inbound deliveries (10354) - Coordinating the incoming inbound materials/products. Accept the delivery of these materials and the subsequent storage. Track them at the warehouse/distribution center.
  • 4.4.3.3 - Track product availability (10355) - Keeping track of the availability of different materials/products at the warehouse and distribution centers.
  • 4.4.3.4 - Pick, pack, and ship product for delivery (10356) - Packing and shipping the product to deliver to the customer. Take care of the internal and external packaging of the products in order to ensure safe transportation of the products from the warehouse to delivery locations. Notify the ERP system and/or Accounts Receivable Dept.
  • 4.4.3.5 - Track inventory accuracy (10357) - Monitoring any discrepancies between electronic records that represent the inventory and the physical state of the inventory. Look for discrepancies such as phantom inventory, which includes products that an inventory accounting system considers to be available at the storage location but are not actually available.
  • 4.4.3.6 - Track third-party logistics storage and shipping performance (10358) - Keeping a track on the storage and shipping performance of third-party agencies. Monitor logistics storage and shipping performance for third-party agencies. Use measures such as a logistics scoreboard, activity-based costing, economic value analysis, and balanced scorecards.
  • 4.4.3.7 - Manage physical finished goods inventory (10359) - Administering the movement of the finished products that are processed by the organization through its warehouses. Track goods through the use of systems such as barcodes in order to monitor the volumes available, quantity of out-flowing goods, remaining shelf life of the product, etc.--ultimately, to best manage the warehouse capacity.
  • 4.4.3.8 - Manage warehouse transfers (20957) - Shipping items from one warehouse to another in a multi-warehouse environment. A warehouse transfer is typically handled electronically in a system designed to replicate the physical processes involved with transferring items from one warehouse to another.