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Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing – From Paradox to Operational Excellence. A conversation and exclusive interview with Tonya Vinas, B2B writer and editor, and Robert Martichenko, CEO, LeanCor Supply Chain Group. Before we start talking about Lean Warehousing, can you tell us a little bit about LeanCor Supply Chain Group? Sure, LeanCor is a trusted supply chain partner that delivers operational improvement and measurable financial results.

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History Repeats Itself Without Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

This is a story for the Eds, Franks, and Toms working together in supply chains across the globe. It is also a story for a young supply chain manager attempting to make a difference, but feeling stymied. Efficient supply chains may not be the most effective.

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Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. So when the warehouse team threatened to unionize, I transferred into a distribution, warehouse environment. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. Then it was the redefinition of the supply chain for the global shutdowns Sick with the virus; I spent my energies writing and moderating podcasts. Let’s learn and apply it to supply chain management.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence. To complete a supply chain diagnostic, I take these four steps: Step One. As a group, we drill into root issues.

26 Best Practices in Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Many people may think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron. Let’s face it, most lean purists believe that all transportation and warehousing functions are pure waste. The fact is, particularly with the growth of the global supply chain and extended lead times, lean warehousing is necessary and plays a critical role and must be integrated into the entire supply chain. 2, or tactical lean warehousing. Are you practicing lean warehousing?

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Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

If you could tell a warehouse manager back in 1980 that someday robots would be working alongside humans in the racks, or that individual items could be tracked and traced in real time, they would have laughed it off as science fiction. Can you possibly prepare for a supply chain future that may be completely inconceivable right now? However, this strategy involves more than parts of your supply chain watching for simple leaps forward in tech evolution.

How BT is Building a Connected Supply Chain Amidst Ongoing Transformation

AIMMS

Behind the scenes, BT Supply Chain has been the backbone of the company’s operations for 30 years, making sure customers get the best experience. The supply chain division fulfills 40,000 individual customer orders every day, making sure that 32,000 engineers get the tools, parts and equipment they need to deliver support and services. In recent years, BT Supply Chain underwent a transformation to provide its services to businesses using the company’s existing network.

The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

Talking Logistics

Note: The following is an excerpt from “ Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: 5 Key Insights to Improve Inventory Performance for 2019 ,” based on research conducted by Adelante SCM and LEGACY Supply Chain Services with input from nearly 100 supply chain professionals from retail, manufacturing, and logistics service providers companies in the United States and Canada. And it begins with improving their inventory accuracy.

Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Inventory Planning and Sustainability

ToolsGroup

You can’t scan the headlines without coming across an article or advertisement about sustainability, but there is precious little information about how supply chain planning software supports green initiatives. Smart inventory planning cranks up manufacturing efficiency.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

SUMMARY: Because 4PL providers handle a company’s entire chain, including challenges that are thrown up by advances in technology, they are increasingly being favoured over third-party logistics (3PL) providers, especially by big companies with complex supply chains.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last two decades the company successfully leveraged global scale to define supply chain leadership. With 12,000 supply chain employees operating in 80 countries with 2400 storage facilities, supply chain excellence and innovation are the foundation of corporate performance. For this case study we interviewed Ralf Busche, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Strategy and Performance. Inventory Turns.

Warehouse Management Systems: The What, Why and How

Vinculum

Warehouse management essentially refers to the monitoring, control, and optimization of complex warehouse and distribution systems. WMSs guide inventory receiving and put-away optimizes order processing and advice on inventory replenishment. Inventory Transparency.

Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

Included in this post is Cummins’ digital award for the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire. I want to understand why some companies outperform on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter while others do not. I am enlisting their support to share their stories in podcasts, blog posts and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 6-9. All too often supply chain leaders are good at high level vision, but weak at connecting the vision to execution.

Five Suggestions for Practical Inventory Management

Logility

This revolved around moving to a larger facility as they had outgrown their existing warehouse. The real problem, however, was inventory. The client had a warehouse full of old stock that had been sitting unwanted for years , and there wasn’t enough room to accommodate the inventory that they were selling. . What is the right inventory level for your business? . Categorize your inventory. 5 Use supply chain analytics for greater insight .

Global Supply Chain Recovery Dependent On A Vaccine

Supply Chain Shaman

However, supply chain leaders well understand that drug discovery, manufacturing, and distribution are all necessary to deliver the vaccine to a willing arm. Development and distribution, as any supply chain leader knows, are two different topics. As a result, the supply chain, as we knew it is dead. Together, we need to go to a place that we have never been before in the evolution and innovation of supply chain processes.

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VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. I will write the case studies here, and share the dialogue with the supply chain leaders in our podcast series, Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. When I first met Nick, he was driving a supply chain transformation at VTech Communications.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes. Many metrics can be used to determine the top 3PL warehousing companies, such as company revenue, the number of warehouses, total warehouse square footage , etc. DACHSER Group SE & Co.

Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning

Logility

A quick scan of the Internet will yield a long list of “the biggest-ever supply chain disasters”. in inventory write-down and 20% drop in stock value. Would access to better supply chain and IT performance information have helped avert or mitigate these failures?

What is warehouse robotics?

6 River Systems

Warehouse robotics refers to the use of automated systems, robots and specialized software to transport materials, perform various tasks and streamline/automate warehouse processes. Others direct workflows through the warehouse, leading associates and transporting loads.

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management. Inventory is not only a critical part of supply chain management; too often it is the main cause of a painfully incremental progression toward effective and genuine supply chain management. Reading this article will enable you to see inventory from a perspective contrary to most conventional views defining inventory as an asset. inventory rises, so does the water level.

Optimising M&M Spares Supply Chain – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

15% decrease in inventory. With Blue Yonder capabilities, Mahindra & Mahindra Spares Business Unit (M&M SBU) now has greater visibility regarding demand, inventory, supply and distribution plans and are able to make more accurate and timely supply chain decisions.

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What are warehouse robotics?

6 River Systems

Warehouse robotics refers to the use of automated systems, robots and specialized software to transport materials, perform various tasks and streamline/automate warehouse processes. Others direct workflows through the warehouse, leading associates and transporting loads.

Digital Twinning of Supply Chains!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! This Digital Twinning of Supply Chains article focuses on transformative ideation of transport & logistics value chains. Any supply chain has complications which creates difficulty in making changes in a piece of the value chain – a balance is required in supply chain orchestration through digital transformation.

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

It goes without saying that warehouses need to find ways to prioritize workplace safety for the health and productivity of the workforce. The following is our top 10 list of ways warehouses can drive more efficient and productive warehouse operations: Consider Automation. Boston Consulting Group research shows 1.2 Since labor tends to be the largest cost factor in warehousing and order picking operations, it’s critical for organizations to understand production rates.

Supply Chain Agenda of Alessandro de Luca, SVP at Merck Group

Supply Chain Movement

Alessandro de Luca, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Supply Network Operations at Merck Group. The pharmaceutical supply chain requires the right mind-set, real-time communication throughout and clear accountability. He is in charge of the end-to-end global supply chain for Merck Serono, a division of the multi-billion pharmaceutical giant, Merck. What is your responsibility regarding the supply chain? “I

Warehouse Management in the Retail Industry

Vinculum

Warehouse Management System Overview. And, that is, the significance of warehouse management. Unlike conventional warehouse management practices, modern retailers rely more on on-premise or SaaS Warehouse Management Systems (WMSs). Warehouse management systems facilitate day-to-day warehouse functions in a more efficient manner. WMSs guide inventory receiving, order processing, shipping and inventory replenishment.

Secret Benefits of Warehouse Management System

Vinculum

One of the most challenging aspects of any commercial enterprise is the systematic management of its inventory. Any glitch in the inventory management may lead to lost sales for retailers due to the unavailability of stock or blocking of money in the excess stock, which remains unsold. Benefits of Warehouse Management System. A warehouse management system is a software that helps to manage the day-to-day operations in a warehouse.

Functions of a Warehouse Management System – All You Need to Know

Vinculum

One of the key innovations that have transformed the logistics industry is the launch of warehouse management systems. So, what is a warehouse management system? Functions of a warehouse management system. Besides, it plays a pivotal role in warehouse space optimization.

5 Pitfalls To Avoid When Selecting Supply Chain Software

Cerasis

As your business grows, you supply chain software will need to expand. No matter which direction you choose, supply chain software comes riddled with opportunities for confusion, demise, and incapability. 5 Pitfalls of Supply Chain Software Selection. #1: However, some ERP systems may have extensive costs, which would easily outweigh the purchasing price of individual Warehouse Management Systems ( WMSs ) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) suites.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

Every supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point of origin to the place they’re needed as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Designing a supply chain to accomplish that task isn’t as straightforward as it seems, especially when technology is involved. A smart company pays attention to the way their supply chain operates, and that means working with a proactive design over a reactive one.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. “Warehouse optimization starts with an efficient layout. Use slotting to minimize inventory loss.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. If you’re a warehouse manager, failing to control these risks can lead to high employee turnover, decreased productivity, legal issues, and, at worst, injury or fatality. The Importance of Warehouse Safety.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF

ToolsGroup

The company is moving from location-based planning to a global planning model, including a complete revamp of its supply chain planning operations to processes organized by product and factory. As Jörg Schlager, SKF's Business Transformation Manager - Demand Chain, describes it, the company is looking around and seeing disruption everywhere. This prodded SKF to a new demand chain vision. Inventory planning was local. Inventories themselves were often local.