Logistics Benchmarking The Establish-Davis Logistics Cost and Service Database is an ongoing annual survey that manufacturers, distributors and [...]Read More
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The Establish-Davis Logistics Cost and Service Database is an ongoing annual survey that manufacturers, distributors and retailers participate in to receive a customized logistics benchmarking report of logistics cost and service. The benchmarking database (which was launched in 1976) is the longest running, and has the most entries in the logistics industry. The findings are presented each year at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (cscmp.org) Annual Global Conference. Participation in the Database is free and confidential. It’s easy to participate on-line and our logistics consultants are ready to help you, should you have any questions.
As experienced consultants in distribution, logistics and supply chain management, we develop customized numerical and qualitative logistics benchmarks. Industry associations, individual corporations wanting to measure up with competitors in specific areas or between internal sites are all typical clients for these services. The in-depth logistics benchmarks include:
- Customized cost and service benchmarks - in-depth logistics benchmarks with the KPIs and comparable companies according to your specific needs.
- Transportation rate benchmarks - your transportation rates compared to historical data over rates paid by others on the same routes or compared to the current market situation.
- Third-party logistics benchmarks - when your logistics are outsourced, you need to know what is the right cost.
- Best practice benchmarks - process focused evaluation of how your logistics and supply chain management matches up towards the best practices in the industry.
Benchmarking: Tools & Methods
Within benchmarking we are using the state of the art tools and methods. Below you will find some of the more important tools.
The Establish Davis Logistics Costs and Services Database includes over 30 years of data describing logistics cost levels, customer service performance, productivity, and operating ratios. It is used by hundreds of companies to compare operations to industry profiles.
Logistics Best Practice
Developed in the mid 1980′s when working with General Electric Co. (GE) to benchmark the practices of 72 divisions and updated continuously based on our experience in the industry and advances in technology, our Supply Chain BEST PRACTICES are used to compare a company’s functional practices to the global best practices, define “gaps” and then suggest actions to move to the best practice. Our BEST PRACTICES extends to all supply chain functions (customer service, transportation, warehousing, manufacturing/distribution, inventory management, sourcing/procurement, etc.).
Benchmarking: Case Studies
Establish have a long track-record within benchmarking. The case studies below are just a few examples of achievements from Establish supply chain consultants together with clients within benchmarking.
For a complete list of published case studies, click here
Supply Chain Analysis – Consumer Electronics
Read about how Establish helped a manufacturer of consumer electronics reduce the transporation costs by benchmarking, negotiations and optimization of the distribution network