A supply chain is a system of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in supplying a product or service to a consumer. Supply chain activities involve the transformation of natural resources, raw materials, and components into a finished product that is delivered to the end customer.
What is Logistics?
Logistics is that part of supply chain …Read More
In difficult economic times, waste is the last thing an organization wants to see in their supply chain. Instead, many logistics companies are turning to Lean Thinking as it promises to reduce costs, improve quality and transform the bottom line, by eliminating waste in every area of the value stream.
Here, we will identify the eight …Read More
Too often we hear lay people, and even many managers, talking about warehouse replenishment and fulfillment as though they are synonymous. These two terms actually refer to different parts of the warehouse process. In order to manage each area of your warehouse effectively, you need to understand what they actually mean and what unique challenges …Read More
Kitting is a logistics strategy that consists of gathering the individual parts that make up a product and combining them to create a package or kit. This kit is then brought to other operators in the installation who will put together the final product. Because the life cycles of products are increasingly shorter, both the …Read More
For many companies, supply chain management involves a lot of missed opportunities. Instead of having a supply chain that adds value, they have one that is full of oversights and systemic mistakes that cost the company time and money.
Even if your company’s supply chain is running relatively smoothly, you might still be missing opportunities to …Read More
A common mistake is to believe that the terms “KPI” and “metric” are interchangeable. They are not. While all KPIs are metrics, not all metrics are KPIs. A metric is any measurement of a specific part of a supply chain operation. It can be as simple as the time of departure of a transport or …Read More
From groceries to gadgets, corrugated boxes have always been the predominant shipping container trusted to transport all kinds of products. Cardboard boxes are being deposited on doorsteps across America in record numbers! But what about the consequences of all that packing material?
Well, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of e-commerce transactions increased by …Read More
A third-party quality control service operates as a support for your supply chain. Whether you source locally or internationally, quality control requires constant attention. When your product must meet certain requirements to sell, verifying the capabilities of your suppliers is critical.
When it comes to quality control and assurance, your business should embrace the best services …Read More
Logistics Management is critical to the success of manufactures, importers, and distributors.
Whatever the size of your business, you must understand the importance of organized logistics to meet customer demands. Excellence in Logistics Management gives companies a competitive advantage over their competitors. Logistics decisions can be the differentiator between success and failure of a company. When …Read More
It’s no secret that transportation and delivery costs are a large part of manufacturing. While factories can work to reduce costs and create tight relationships to streamline their suppliers and customers, 3D printing options work to reduce the burden of delivery. By stationing local manufacturing centers in strategic markets the supply chain length is reduced …Read More