Key performance indicators (KPIs) are easy to derive and understand, and they help executives track the health of the entire business. Most companies already track a number of KPIs, such as days payables outstanding (DPO), days sales outstanding (DSO) and days inventory outstanding (DIO), and hold certain finance and operations stakeholders accountable for them.

High-level working capital metrics such as DSO are an essential part of any working capital improvement program, but only a part. While KPIs can indicate how well a specific area of the business is operating, they do not necessarily explain why the business is succeeding or struggling. Only an investigation into working capital processes and how the resulting numbers affect operations can enable analysts to discover the why behind those numbers.

Download The REL Consultancy's Winning By the Numbers, and you will:

  • Learn key elements of a robust working capital management system
  • Identify the role of operational metrics in solving business issues
  • Understand how to create better reporting to facilitate better analysis
  • Establishing an effective operational metrics program

About REL

REL, a division of The Hackett Group, Inc. is a world-leading consulting firm dedicated to delivering sustainable cash flow improvement from working capital and across business operations. REL's tailored solutions balance client trade-offs between working capital, operating costs, service performance and risk. REL's expertise has helped clients free up billions of dollars in cash, creating the financial freedom to fund acquisitions, product development, debt reduction and share buy-back programs. In-depth process expertise, analytical rigor and collaborative client relationships enable REL to deliver an exceptional return on investment in a short timeframe. REL has delivered work in over 60 countries for Fortune 500 and global Fortune 500 companies.

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