Manufacturing Tri-Force

Quality, Cost, and Delivery form the Manufacturing “Tri-Force” and have driven Manufacturing performance measurement for centuries. In Supply Chains, these measurements have been the portfolio used to rate and select suppliers. However these metrics hide true performance:

  • Quality: Over-Processing, Over-production, and Over-Inspection
  • Delivery: Holding finished-goods inventory
  • Cost: Under bidding

To accurately capture the true ability of manufacturing, it is necessary to capture the true measurement of agility.