10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

million robots are expected to be deployed across manufacturing facilities in the U.S. Not only can robotic automation help manufacturers achieve greater warehouse productivity, but it can also drive significant cost savings as compared to employing workers. Implement Lean Manufacturing. Automated storage and retrieval systems can, for example, increase picking accuracy while yielding better inventory control. Manufacturing Warehouse warehouse operations

Do Supply Chain Planning systems generate any value?

Kinaxis

The issue is that none of their IT investments in the last 10 years have moved the needle on operational metrics such as inventory levels, case fill rates, and other operational metrics.

Walmart again Raises Chargeback Stakes

Enterra Insights

Reporting on this development, Jennifer Smith ( @jensmithWSJ ) and Sarah Nassauer ( @SarahNassauer ) write, “Looking to cut inventory while meeting e-commerce demands, the retailer wants more of the goods it orders delivered on time and in full. 2] She wrote: “There’s no doubt about it: manufacturers who fail to meet a retailer’s vendor standards can get into financial trouble. Retailer compliance initiatives can lead to efficiency,” HighBeam Research, 1 October 2003. [3]

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Ooh, Scary Stuff, Kids. Tales from the Supply Chain Crypt.

Kinaxis

Fortunately, Libby’s, which has an estimated 80% of the canned pumpkin market, had enough canned inventory to make it through Thanksgiving. Maintaining two inventory streams, including a Wal-Mart dedicated one, was costly for suppliers.

How the Terra Acquisition Fits Into the Future Supply Chain

E2open

Campbell Soup was the first company to adopt demand sensing in 2003. Data from E2open’s Forecasting Benchmark Study – encompassing more than $250 billion in sales from 14 multinational manufacturers – shows that demand sensing cuts weekly forecast at the item-location level by 37% compared to traditional demand planning systems. Terra is the industry leader in demand solutions, including demand sensing, inventory optimization and transportation forecasting.

How do we Drive Invention to Innovation in Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

He discussed the adoption of the steam engine and the electric motor in the manufacturing sector. Today, we take these technologies for granted, but the electric motor was the genesis of the horizontal manufacturing plant. This week, I spoke at the Chicago CSCMP round table event.

Refresh Your Supply Chain – Have a Coke and a Smile

Supply Chain Network

In 2003, Coca-Cola enterprises began a five year, $200 million IT plan called Project Pinnacle. The result was improved flexibility of production, as well as better inventory and asset management.

The Top Dozen Supply Chain Innovations of All-Time

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Kiva Robotic Picking System: The idea for the orange AGV-like robots that bring inventory to order pickers was first conceived in 2003 by CEO Mick Mountz, and with the help of some MIT professors Kiva brought the technology to market less than two-years later. 10: Taylorism: In the late 1800s, the great Frederick Taylor takes the first scientific approach to manufacturing. Louis, with dramatic results in both lowering inventories while increasing in-stock at retail.