Manufacturing, 20 metrics & KPI

by / Saturday, 22 August 2015 / Published in Billet, Dashboard, KPI & Metrics

Before dashboard creation, it’s important to define metrics and key performance indicators (KPI). Which of them will you use into your dashboard? This choice depends on your function, your strategy and your market. Difference between metric and KPI is objective. A KPI is a metric with an objective, a status and one or more trend(s).

You can use these metrics and KPI for strategical, tactical or operational dashboard. Context and filter will define the level. Be sure to develop your dashboard according on your organizational strategy and with manufacturing team, plant and organization analysts and plant managers.

There are others metrics and KPIs for manufacturing. I’m listing some KPIs that I often implement for my clients.

Manufacturing Metrics and KPI list

I propose to present 20 metrics and KPI for manufacturing (warning: average have to be analyzed with standard deviation. You can replace average by median):

  1. Cycle time

  2. Faults detected prior to failure

  3. First aid visits

  4. Inventory

  5. Machine modules reuse

  6. Maintenance cost per unit

  7. Manufacturing cost per unit

  8. Material costing

  9. Mean time between failure (MTBF)

  10. Mean time to repair

  11. Number of production assignments completed in time

  12. On-time orders

  13. On-time shipping

  14. Open orders

  15. Percentage increase in productivity

  16. Percentage reduction in defect rates

  17. Quality improvement (first-pass yield)

  18. Quality tracking – six sigma

  19. Storehouse stock effectiveness

  20. Work-in-process (WIP)

To calculate these metrics and KPI you need to have access to your data: management system, payroll and HR system, accounting system, plant system.



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David-Marc PETIT est le président de DWBI Expert Inc. Il cumule plus de 20 ans d’expérience dans des entreprises de toutes tailles et tous secteurs, sur trois continents, en tant qu’expert en intelligence d’affaires. Il a fait de sa mission la démocratisation de l’intelligence d’affaires (Business Intelligence) pour optimiser les revenus et la performance de ses clients.
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