Manufacturing Metrics

CAT Delivers Key Metrics Immediately to Enhance and Improve Your Business and Bottom Line.

C&A Technology has deep Manufacturing, Business Process and ERP knowledge to help you:

  • Unlock the Full Value of your ERP System & Information
  • Identify Cash Flow Improvement Areas
  • Increase Productivity & On-Time Deliveries while Reducing Inventory
  • Gain Faster Insights to Drive Agile, Competitive Decisions and Action
  • Uncover Manufacturing Improvement Opportunities
  • Improve Employee and Client Satisfaction and Retention

We make educated, data-driven decisions quickly

If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.
– Peter Drucker

Drucker means that you can’t know whether or not you are successful unless success is defined and tracked. With a clearly established metric for success, you can quantify progress and adjust your process to produce the desired outcome. Without clear objectives, you’re stuck in a constant state of guessing.

Industry Challenges

  • Unacceptable Customer Service Level
  • Limited Visibility of Factory Activity & Order Status
  • Inefficient & Costly Product Life Cycle Management
  • Inability to Determine Accurate Inventory Requirements
  • Difficulty Calculating True Production Costs
  • Ineffective Link to External Trading Partners
  • Poor Business Growth & Profitability
  • Pressure and Changes Caused by Shift to Global Marketplace

Traditional Performance Measures

  • Utilization
  • Efficiency
  • Productivity

Performance Metrics need to measure the production of:

  • The Right Products
  • The Right Quantities
  • At the Right Time
  • The Right Quality
  • The Right Cost

All Three Measures Must Be Positive To Make Money:

  • Net Profit
  • Return on Assets
  • Cash Flow

*It is most effective when all 3 measures increase simultaneously

Performance Measures that Matter

  • Increased throughput
  • Decreased inventory
  • Decreased operating expense

*If any of these occur it will have a positive effect on net profit, return on assets and cash flow

It is important to explore the relationship between Manufacturing and Financial Performance.

Having the visibility to what is truly important and taking action to transform the business will produce a positive financial impact. If related to manufacturing metrics will provide a holistic view of a company’s health.

Key Metrics Need to be Accessible

  • Throughput
  • Inventory
  • Operating Expense
  • Cash Flow

Continuous and Real-Time Access to Information and Self-Assessment Tools

Continually assess your progress in attaining your performance goals and objectives and identify improvement areas.