Next View Software Inc. announced that it has integrated the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) Benchmark Metrics into its warehouse management and productivity solutions. The metrics are developed from the results of the Warehousing Education and Research Council and DC Velocity's annual Benchmarking study, now in its seventh year. The results and analysis are compiled by researchers at Georgia Southern University and the consulting firm Supply Chain Visions, said Michael Mikitka, CEO of WERC.
Next View, which provides supply chain visualization and collaboration, warehouse, labor, yard management, and productivity software, added the metrics in response to customers' requests for "standard" key performance indicators (KPIs). It has also integrated the WERC benchmark metrics into Next View Score, a real-time reporting and dashboard solution. According to Steve Simmerman, business development leader for Next View Software, performance data gathered from WERC's member companies will help customers find innovative and cost effective ways to improve their supply chain operations and productivity. "By integrating the WERC Benchmark Metrics we give our customers another avenue to compare and analyze their operations with other supply chains," Simmerman said.