Pick-to-ship cycle time in hours for customer orders

This measure determines the average pick-to-ship cycle time in hours for customer orders. Cycle time begins when an order is released to be picked from the warehouse and continues until the order has been shipped. It does not include the time in transit of shipment until delivery to the customer. This measure is part of a set of Cycle Time measures that help companies analyze the duration of the process "operate warehousing" from beginning to end.

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Measure Category:
Cycle Time
Measure Id:
103072
Total Sample Size:
1,770 All Companies
Performers:
25th
Median
75th

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

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Pick-to-ship cycle time in hours for customer orders

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 (7.2.1)

  • 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.