Material Handling Damage

Benchmarking Report

Material Handling Damage

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 Material Handling Damage. 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 Material Handling Damage?

The total value of goods and materials damaged from handling or storage divided by the total cost of goods sold (COGS) over the same period of time, as a percentage.

Why should Material Handling Damage be measured?

Material Handling Damage measures the quality and diligence of the company's materials management processes. High values for this KPI may suggest ineffective product packaging, a high number of touchpoints for materials, improper use of packaging or transporting equipment, etc. A high value for this KPI will not only be costly to the company in terms of damaged raw materials (that will need to be replaced), but a high rate of material damage can slow down cycle times for manufacturing and deliveries and increase the rate of backorders and stock-outs.

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