Number of FTEs for the phase 'support product manufacturing or service delivery' per $1 billion revenue

This measure calculates the number of full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) per $1 billion revenue for the phase ‘support product manufacturing or service delivery,' which are monitored by new product/service development (NPD) personnel to collect the data that would lead directly into [new/existing product/service improvement/extension].It is a Process Efficiency measure that helps companies optimize the performance of their "prepare for production" process by minimizing waste and refining resource consumption.

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Measure Category:
Process Efficiency
Measure Id:
101069
Total Sample Size:
480 All Companies
Performers:
25th
Median
75th

Compute this Measure

Units for this measure are FTEs. Lower values are better.

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Number of FTEs who support product manufacturing or service delivery / (Total business entity revenue * 0.000000001)

Key Terms

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Total Annual Revenue/Net Revenue

Total annual revenue is net proceeds generated from the sale of products or services. This should reflect the selling price less any allowances such as quantity, discounts, rebates and returns.
For government/non-profit organizations, please use your non-pass-through budget. If your business entity is a support unit and therefore does not directly generate revenue, then provide the revenue amount for the units you support.For insurance companies the total annual revenue is the total amount of direct written premiums, excluding net investment income.
Note: Business entity revenue needs to only include inter-company business segment revenue when the transactions between those business segments are intended to reflect an arm's length transfer price and would therefore meet the regulatory requirements for external revenue reporting.

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

Process efficiency

Process efficiency represents how well a process converts its inputs into outputs. A process that converts 100% of the inputs into outputs without waste is more efficient than one that converts a similar amount of inputs into fewer outputs.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (6.1.1)

  • 2.2.3.1 - Develop and test prototype production and/or service delivery process (10098) - Creating the new manufacturing/delivery processes for the new products/services, and testing them to ensure proper functioning. Create the production/delivery process for the prototypes that have been built for the new products/services. Conduct trial-runs to test these processes and their integration with the organization's other processes.
  • 2.2.3.2 - Design and obtain necessary materials and equipment (10099) - Developing and/or sourcing the essential machinery needed for creating purpose-built processes, as well as the raw materials, to produce the new products/services. Either design the equipment and materials needed internally, or source from external vendors. Obtain the feedstock or raw materials needed to prepare the finished products, as well as the machinery - hardware and software - needed to arrange production lines, factory operations, assemblies, and manufacturing processes. Revisit the technologies that underpin the new or revised products/services in order to source the right equipment and materials.
  • 2.2.3.3 - Install and validate production process or methodology (10100) - Finalizing production process or methodology. Install and initiate the production process to manufacture the new products, using the equipment and machinery already assembled. In the case of new services, implement delivery processes and methodologies. Validate processes for the accuracy of their operation and proper functioning.
  • 2.2.3.4 - Monitor production runs (11417) - Regularly monitoring production runs of the production and/or delivery operations.
  • 2.2.3.5 - Request engineering change (11418) - Requesting changes in the production and/or delivery operations for processing the new or revised products/services. Rectify any problems identified in the manufacturing or delivery processes (through Monitor production runs [11417]). Seek changes in components, repair machinery, optimize production lines, and tweak factory assemblies through a formal notice to the concerned division, known as an engineering change order.
  • 2.2.3.6 - Manage engineering change orders (11419) - Coordinating the implementation of requests for component changes, equipment repairs, and the optimization of production/delivery processes. Oversee Request an engineering change [11418] in the production and/or delivery operations. Coordinate with the concerned divisions that will implement these changes.