Distribution Center Expense per Case

Benchmarking Report

Distribution Center Expense per Case

This PDF report includes benchmarking data (in a visual, chart-based format), an comprehensive KPI definition, characteristics of high performers and technical details on measuring Distribution Center Expense per Case. Purchase and download this easy-to-understand, presentation-ready report immediately to compare performance levels, set attainable performance targets, and push towards best-in-class performance for this KPI.

What is Distribution Center Expense per Case?

The total expense incurred by a company's distribution center (e.g., expense focused on receiving shipments, warehousing, sorting, inventory control, picking, etc.) divided by the number of cases or pallets delivered to customers over the same period of time.

Why should Distribution Center Expense per Case be measured?

Distribution Center Expense per Case measures the expense incurred by a company's distribution center in relation to the number of cases or pallets delivered to customers over the same period of time. High values for this metric can be indicative of highly manual (i.e., error and rework prone) distribution processes and procedures related to case or pallet picking and preparation (e.g., warehousing, inventory control, picking and packaging processes that are almost entirely managed through manual labor), overstaffing, general inefficiencies within distribution processes (e.g., inaccurate demand forecasting methods, inefficient customer order documentation, poor inventory management, etc.), and sub-par distribution employee training and performance. While companies typically seek to streamline operations and employee positions to reduce expenses in the Distribution Center, great care should be taken when doing so as too many layoffs can have a negative impact on company morale and make it difficult to provide timely distribution services.

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