Focusing on the metrics and the goals of the Supply Chain Excellence (SCE) program results in better service to our mutual customers. That better service is also driven by improved communications with you, and our customers. And finally, we focus on improving operational efficiencies throughout the supply chain that benefit you, Cardinal Health and our customers. In this issue of the Centripetal Source we want to focus on the NLC Optimization benefits of the SCE program.
By revising your delivery schedule into the Cardinal Health National Logistics Center, we see reduced inventory exposure, less variable POs, and increases in service levels. Additionally, through optimization, more frequent orders means you get paid sooner, unlocking capital for other business decisions through a quicker order-to-cash cycle. Another benefit is improved Cardinal Health reaction to demand changes, resulting in fewer off-cycle orders. By engaging in initial discussions around NLC optimization, your organization will receive one point, and three points are available when you implement the recommended optimization program.
We continue to welcome feedback going forward to make this program a success and we encourage you to work with your souring contact on a frequent basis on how to improve your scores.