It is not number of sheets that should be your comparison. It should be length of cut or material removed. If I were only cutting 2 panels out of a sheet, I would get a lot more sheets than if I were cutting 20 panels out of a sheet. Get the idea?
Sounds like you need to change the feed rate in your programming. I have some experience with routing wood products, but not that much. I am sure as with metals, there are some recommended speeds and feeds. Find a information chart and compare its recommendations to what you are doing. Whiteside should have one available. I seem to recall when programming wood routers I used to use 1000 IPM as a default and then left it to the operator to make changes to compensate for burning and breakout and tool breakage. Usually we were cutting 3/4" CD plywood, 10-20 parts per sheet, about 1000 parts per shift. Up to 100 sheets per day and usually did not change a tool the entire day.
Brad point drills usually work best for drilling through holes in wood products as well as composites. Depending on hole size, you can also consider Fortner bits.