Personnel cost to perform the process "manage returns; manage reverse logistics" per $1,000 revenue

This measure calculates the personnel cost per $1,000 revenue to perform the physical handling, information processing, and disposition of the product and packaging returned by the buyer to the seller or an intermediary. Associated tasks include return approval, transportation coordination, advance communication, product tracking, receipt, disposition of the return, and processing warranty claims. Personnel cost refers to employee salaries/wages, bonuses, benefits, etc. This measure is part of a set of Cost Effectiveness measures that help companies understand all cost expenditures related to the process "manage returns; manage reverse logistics."

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Measure Category:
Cost Effectiveness
Measure ID:
102959
Total Sample Size:
307 All Companies
Performers:
25th Median 75th
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Key Performance Indicator:
Yes

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Personnel cost to perform the process "manage returns; manage reverse logistics" / (Total business entity revenue * 0.0010)

Key Terms

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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. 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 government/non-profit organizations, please use your non-pass-through budget. 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.

Personnel cost is the cost associated with personnel compensation and fringe benefits of employees (i.e., those classified as FTEs which includes both full-time and salaried/hourly employees) contributing to each respective process. Personnel cost should include all of the following costs.

Employee Compensation: Includes salaries and wages, bonuses, overtime and benefits.

Fringe: Includes contributions made towards the employees' government retirement fund, workers compensation, insurance plans, savings plans, pension funds/retirement plans, and stock purchase plans. This should also include special allowances, such as relocation expenses and car allowances.

Cost effectiveness measures are those in which two related variables, one of which is the cost and one of which is the related outcome related to the expenditure are used to determine a particular metric value.

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 (6.1.1)

  • 4.5.5.1 - Authorize and process returns (10364) - Approving and carrying forward the requests by the customers to return the product. This is part of the process of returning a product in order to receive a refund, replacement, or repair during the product's warranty period.
  • 4.5.5.2 - Perform reverse logistics (10365) - Moving products from their typical final destination to the origin or manufacturing destination for the purposes remanufacturing or refurbishment. Implement a transportation system to ensure that the products are returned back to their originating position safely and in tact.
  • 4.5.5.3 - Perform salvage activities (10366) - Executing activities for reinstating the returned products. Present the customer with additional incentives of compensation in case of any defective products delivery or any discrepancy in the product specifications in order to save the order from being permanently returned.
  • 4.5.5.4 - Manage and process warranty claims (10367) - Managing and administering any claims on the warranty of products. Handle and approve the customer claims for repair or replacement of, or compensation for non-performance or under-performance of an item, as provided for in the warranty document.
  • 4.5.5.5 - Manage repair/refurbishment and return to customer/stock (14195) - Administering the reinstatement of the returned product in order to return them back to customers. Repair or remanufacture the defective or ineffective products returned by the customer. Process the delivery of the repaired or remanufactured products back to the customer.