Reports and Data

To put it plainly, 3B has limitless reporting capabilities. No matter what the customer wants to know, 3B can deliver it in easy to digest form that converts a bunch of numbers and percents into meaningful, actionable information. 3B has had experience with a number of service measurements including the following:

Fill Rate: 98%+ is a must and is strictly adhered to.

Substitutes of Proprietary Products: This measures the effectiveness of efforts to substitute generic items for hard to find or costly proprietary ones. The program needs to track both potential conversions as well as approved conversions.

Inventory Reduction (Obsolete): 3B has experience with a variety of ways to convert excess and obsolete material into cash.

Inventory Effectiveness: 3B measures the volume of predictable, high-volume activity versus one-time purchases and specials to track how effectively they are at supporting the material needs at the lowest process cost. The goal is to move more material toward routine replenishment at lower product cost and away from special ordering processes.

Cost Saving (Unit Price): 3B benchmarks the last price paid for all items and then compares each subsequent purchased against the benchmark to see if the price is trending up or down.

Cost Saving (Process): During each site’s program implementation, 3B works with the customer and their finance staff to create a program to track process savings in a form which is credible to their senior management.

Quality (Transaction Management): One important quality measure will be minimal error rates in the creation, placement, receipt and payment of material purchase orders.

Channel Simplification: The reduction in dependence on 2nd and 3rd Tier supply sources in favor of Primary Sources (i.e. manufacturers and fabricators). This is an indicator of both reduced channel cost as well as improved knowledge about the plant's requirements.

Spend and Usage Levels: By any accounting classification important to the customer.

Warranty Tracking: 3B systems are designed to allow warranty information to be included in the database down to the serial number level.