Just imagine yourself as a competitive athlete – sprinting the 100m in 10 seconds and jumping about 2,00m high. How would you assess your performance?
To evaluate your own performance, you have to know your abilities in every discipline and be able to classify them! That’s why you need to compare your own sprint-ability to that of other sprinters and classify your high jump skills according to the achievements of other high jumpers. Once you have identified your weaknesses, you can address them directly and become a better athlete.
Lessons from the athlete example can be easily applied to distribution centers as one asks questions like "How effective am I?", "In which areas is performance lacking?" and "How can I improve these areas to reach a higher performance level?"
The Distribution Center Reference Model was developed to support you in these questions.
It makes distribution centers and their respective departments comparable in order to make a performance comparison.
To guarantee comparability, only identical tasks are observed within the Distribution Center Reference Model .