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Measuring performance of material handling systems: a conveyor system analysis

Measuring performance of material handling systems: a conveyor system analysis Operational efficiency of systems is generally measured by key performance indicators (KPIs). A complete set of KPIs for material handling systems are not readily available. The lack of KPIs makes it harder to assess efficiency and track progress in systems. We develop a list of KPIs to measure the efficiency of a material handling system and specifically discuss the case of a conveyor system. Also, considering a single KPI and ignoring others will lead to a myopic approach to improvement. To combat such a shortfall, we propose a simple weighted approach to obtain a wholesome assessment of a system with KPIs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling Inderscience Publishers

Measuring performance of material handling systems: a conveyor system analysis

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Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1758-9401
eISSN
1758-941X
DOI
10.1504/IJBPSCM.2011.041377
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Abstract

Operational efficiency of systems is generally measured by key performance indicators (KPIs). A complete set of KPIs for material handling systems are not readily available. The lack of KPIs makes it harder to assess efficiency and track progress in systems. We develop a list of KPIs to measure the efficiency of a material handling system and specifically discuss the case of a conveyor system. Also, considering a single KPI and ignoring others will lead to a myopic approach to improvement. To combat such a shortfall, we propose a simple weighted approach to obtain a wholesome assessment of a system with KPIs.

Journal

International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain ModellingInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2011

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