Ultimate KPIs for Efficient Manufacturers

The manufacturing industry has witnessed a notable surge in the demand for precise performance measurement and defining key performance indicators (KPIs). The sector faces unprecedented challenges, necessitating organisational agility and resilience to leverage emerging opportunities effectively.  

The recent economic downturn has heightened CFOs’ focus on profit margin, cost optimisation, and operational risk reduction. Simultaneously, stakeholders now expect more than just financial results, with a growing emphasis on environmental, social, and governance reporting. This confluence of factors poses a unique challenge in establishing meaningful KPIs, leaving many organisations uncertain about where to begin or how to aggregate relevant data for effective measurement. 

Tune in for a discussion between The Manufacturer, Oracle NetSuite and Bernie Smith (Author of The KPI Checklist and Founder of Made to Measure KPIs) on ‘Ultimate KPIs for Efficient Manufacturers’, where we shed light on how business can tackle those challenges and develop meaningful, trusted metrics and reports in a very practical manner. 

  • Who should be involved in KPI setting? 
  • How can a KPI tree create logic, structure and coherence? 
  • What are the Big Six Outcomes and how should your KPIs link to them? 
  • How can technology assist in KPI setting, monitoring and reporting? 

Learn the answers to these questions and find out why lots of organisations are using this methodology to hit their ESG targets or improve operational and profit performance. 


Bernie Smith

Managing Director, Made to Measure KPIs





Kath Brameld

Industry Director – Retail, Wholesale, Manufacturing and Hospitality, Oracle NetSuite





Tom St John

Multimedia Editor, The Manufacturer

Tom is the Multimedia Editor at The Manufacturer (part of Nineteen Group). His professional background is in broadcast journalism; in tv and radio. As well as writing for The Manufacturer Magazine, he leads on all our video content and is a presenter on The Manufacturer Podcast. Tom has thoroughly enjoyed immersing himself in the stories that our manufacturing and vendor communities have to tell, and views sessions like these as a valuable extension of that. 

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