09/23/21
One trait of a successful logistics operation is establishing and executing processes or standard operating procedures (SOPs). An SOP is a set of step-by-step instructions that outline the correct way to complete a routine task. SOPs aim to increase performance, improve efficiency, and ensure quality via system homogenization. Conversely, insufficient processes create widespread problems that can… Read More
08/17/21
What is warehouse layout design? Warehouse racking layouts and equipment locations significantly impact operational efficiency, inventory flow, and productivity. An expertly engineered warehouse layout design minimizes travel time while providing easy access to stored goods and improving order fulfillment. Additionally, a well-designed warehouse allows employees to work at their peak productivity. Executing an effective warehouse… Read More
07/29/21
The efficiency of a distribution network directly impacts supply chain expenses, profitability, and customer satisfaction. The best way to optimize your network is to assess it regularly; however, many companies do not have the tools or expertise to evaluate supply chain health holistically. Partnering with a supply chain consulting expert to analyze your distribution network… Read More
06/10/21
A trusted supply chain partner is critical for any company’s stability and growth. Their services directly reflect the reputation and success of your business, and you want to partner with a company that can help create a faster, more intelligent, and efficient supply chain. Choosing the right provider for your organization requires evaluating many vital… Read More
05/18/21
Creating a culture focused on safety requires commitment from all levels of an organization. The foundation of safety culture development is consistently measuring and managing your facility’s safety performance using leading and lagging indicators. Additionally, implementing behavior-based safety training is crucial in achieving a safe work environment at your facility. What are leading indicators? A… Read More
04/27/21
A warehouse execution system (WES) is a software application that optimizes facility management. A WES typically integrates with a warehouse management system (WMS), an enterprise resource planning system (ERP), or other inventory management software to manage and direct physical work processes. Like a WMS, the system facilitates receiving, picking, shipping, and inventory movement. However, it… Read More