Sometimes we develop great measurements, for sure. However we tend to forget that each entity in distribution operations, each piece of the “value-stream”, is part of your company’s financial picture. Of course it is; we’re trying to make money. Distribution entities tend to be viewed as cost centers - not profit centers - and that should become a very clear distinction in terms of how you approach your distribution operations.
Howard W. Coleman has worked with over 145 clients in distribution management and manufacturing consulting engagements.