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Top 15 Warehouse KPIs & Metrics For Efficient Management 

Warehouse KPIs and metrics blog post by datapine

The use of big data and analytics technologies has become increasingly popular across industries. Every day, more and more businesses realize the value of analyzing their own performance to boost strategies and achieve their goals. This is no different in the logistics industry, where warehouse managers track a range of KPIs that help them efficiently manage inventory, transportation, employee safety, and order fulfillment, among others.

With the help of the right logistics analytics tools, warehouse managers can track powerful metrics and KPIs and extract trends and patterns to ensure everything is running at its maximum potential. But how do you know which indicators to track?


What Are Business Reports & Why They Are Important: Examples & Templates

Business reports examples and templates for managers by datapine

In your daily operations, you likely notice your processes and ‘activities’ constantly changing – sales trends and volume, marketing performance metrics, warehouse operational shifts, or inventory management changes, among many others.

All these little alterations in your organizational activities are impacting the global well-being of your company, your warehouse, your restaurant, or even your healthcare facility. Whether you manage a big or small company, business reports must be incorporated to establish goals, track operations, and strategy to get an in-depth view of the overall company state.

But with so much information being collected daily from every department, static business reports created manually will not give your company the fresh insights it needs to stay competitive. Businesses that want to succeed in today’s crowded market need to leverage the power of their insights in an accessible and efficient way. This is where modern business reports created with interactive data visualizations come to the rescue. 


KPIs vs Metrics: Understanding The Differences With Tips & Examples

KPI vs Metrics blog post by datapine

Performance tracking has never been easier. With the rise of modern self-service BI tools, everyone can monitor relevant performance indicators in a matter of seconds. But this is not without problems. Having the ability to analyze your data fast and efficiently doesn’t always mean you are doing it correctly. Businesses extract data from several internal and external sources, which makes it difficult but necessary to filter this data and only keep what’s relevant for the company. This is done with the help of KPIs and metrics. 

KPIs and metrics are often considered the same thing in day-to-day business contexts. However, while they work similarly, they are not used for the same purposes. Just memorize this statement for later: all KPIs are metrics but not all metrics are KPIs. That being said, this post will cover the main difference between metrics and KPIs and some examples and tips for efficient performance tracking. 

Let’s kick it off with the answer to the popular question, are metrics and KPIs the same?


Getting Started With Strategic & Operational Reports

Operational and strategic reporting by datapine

In the Age of Information, a company can accelerate its success by harnessing its organizational data in a way that is both efficient and value-driven.

To squeeze every last drop of value from your data, both in an operational and strategic sense, it’s important to leverage the right online reporting tool. When it comes to reporting (on both a daily, weekly, and monthly basis), the plans and methods you formulate to optimize your organization will steer your long-term success.


A Beginner’s Guide To Inventory Metrics And Best Practices

Invntory metrics & inventory management best practices for managers

In our cutthroat digital economy, colossal rafts of data are gathered, stored, analyzed, and optimized every minute of every day.  

What do these insights do, exactly? They deliver the best possible experience to customers and partners at every stage of their journey, across every channel or touchpoint. An integral part of business intelligence (BI), inventory metrics are used to help managers and professionals reach (or even surpass) their core goals, optimizing processes and increasing business value in the process.