Warehousing & Distribution Management

Achieve a Lean Warehouse with Short Lead Time

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
June 14, 2012

Written by Robert Arndt, Vice President of Lean Supply Chain Solutions Ryder’s fourth Lean Guiding Principle is Short Lead Time. It involves filling customer orders as promptly as possible. Lead time is the period that elapses from the m...

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Achieve a Lean Supply Chain with Standardization

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
May 22, 2012

Ryder’s third Lean Guiding Principle is Standardization. It means documenting best practices and making sure that they are followed.  The principle of supply chain standardization maintains that in a lean facility, all work follows established,...

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The Importance of Reducing Excess Logistics Inventory

Supply Chain, Sustainability, Warehousing & Distribution Management
April 11, 2012

The Retail supply chain is laden with $450 Billion in inventory, according to the US Census Bureau in April of 2011.  In addition, inventory carrying costs across all sectors increased 10.3% in 2010, according to CSCMP’s State of Logistics Report....

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Improved Warehouse Distribution Increases Havertys’ Customer Satisfaction

Retail, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
March 20, 2012

Based in Atlanta, Havertys Furniture has been active in the retail furniture business since 1885. Since the early 1990s, the company tripled sales, but struggled with high product handling costs and real estate expenses while trying to reach new terr...

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Five Principles to Help You Achieve a Lean Supply Chain

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
March 8, 2012

The Lean Advantage The key to delivering long-term customer value and outstanding business performance year after year, is to implement a lean culture. Lean practices improve quality and productivity by taking cost and waste out of all facets of an ...

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How to Create a Lean Warehouse Culture

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
February 29, 2012

There are three core parts to orchestrating lean tactics in a warehouse: tools, methods, and culture. Most companies have the equipment and process to embrace lean. Culture, however, is often missing. Crafting an organizational culture that empowers ...

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Transportation and Inventory Management Help iGPS Stay On Top of Growth

Reverse Logistics, Supply Chain, Transportation Management, Warehousing & Distribution Management
February 2, 2012

Wooden pallets have been used in supply chains around the world for more than 60 years. They have also been one of the supply chains’ greatest headaches. Intelligent Global Pooling Systems When Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS) create...

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