November, 2020

The Three Usual Mistakes in Warehouse Design

The Three Usual Mistakes in Warehouse Design

What are the things that people get wrong most of the time in warehouse design? Here’s what Malcolm Walker, LB Manager Consulting, thoughts about it. Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our websites, why not check them out? Robobyrne: FACT – The 4 Warehouse Design Principles Supply Chain Secrets: Triadic Warehouse and More Warehouse Tips Benchmarking Success: 3PL Warehousing Dawson Consulting: Warehouse Management Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 23, 2020, under the title “Three Things People Get Wrong in Warehouse Design— Malcolm Walker“ on Logistics Bureau’s website. Best Regards,Rob O’ByrneEmail: robyrne@logisticsbureau.comPhone: +61 417 417...

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The Supply Chain Future: Interview with Sheri Hinish (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Future: Interview with Sheri Hinish (Part 2)

Previously, Sheri shared about the shifts in Supply Chain and how they were traditionally viewed as very transactional. You can access the first part of her interview here: https://youtu.be/J-TfpLP6pMw This time, she will be taking us to the 3 major trends that are coming up in Supply Chain. Watch this: Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 16, 2020, under the title “The Future of Supply Chain— Sheri Hinish (Part 2)“ on Logistics Bureau’s website. Best Regards,Rob O’ByrneEmail: robyrne@logisticsbureau.comPhone: +61 417 417...

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The Common Mistakes in Inventory

The Common Mistakes in Inventory

What are the things that people get wrong in inventory? Deborah Dull, Supply Chain Expert, takes us to the three areas we often get wrong or forget. Forecast?????? Watch this video to learn more: Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 9, 2020, under the title “Things People Get Wrong with Inventory— Deborah Dull“ on Logistics Bureau’s website. Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our websites, why not check them out? Robobyrne: Sins In Inventory Management Supply Chain Secrets: Why Supply Chain Inventory Should Matter to the Finance Pros Benchmarking Success: 5 Reasons to Care About Great Inventory Management Dawson Consulting: 5 Inventory Management Ills that Drive up Supply Chain Costs Best Regards,Rob O’ByrneEmail: robyrne@logisticsbureau.comPhone: +61 417 417...

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How to Benchmark Your Supply Chain

How to Benchmark Your Supply Chain

Well, I asked Steven Thacker, one of our benchmarking management experts, exactly that question! I hope his answers help you. What is Benchmarking? Benchmarking is essentially comparing; comparing one against another. When we compare different levels of sophistication and performance in supply chains, we can identify particular levels that we think are important to achieve, or that represent typical performance levels for supply chains as a whole. Those levels are “benchmarks”. Of course, benchmarks and benchmarking can cover all kinds of different things, at work or elsewhere. Suppose you wanted to be the fastest runner in the world, for example. The first thing you’d want to know is “what is the benchmark?” meaning “what speed do I have to beat to be the fastest?” You can benchmark for individuals and also for teams. You can also benchmark supply chains. Sometimes benchmarks, like how fast you run, how high you jump, and so on are easy to identify. They are simple activities to measure and the figures are clear and meaningful. Elsewhere it’s more complex, as is often the case in business. It’s still just as important, though, if you want your business to improve, to know how you compare, and how good you have to be to be the best. How Can a Business Start Benchmarking? You can start with the things organisations frequently want to benchmark. The first of these is “How good is my service?” In fact, it’s also a good idea to go further, because these days, service provision should typically be a competitive advantage for an organisation. So the questions are rather: “How good is my service today?” and “How good does it have to be to really differentiate my business compared to my competitors?” A second one is then cost; For instance, “Is that level of service, whether current or planned, cost-effective?” This is a question that frustrates businesses if they only have data that is anecdotal and subjective, and lack the quantitative hard data that really tells them what’s going on. This is where the SCOR model can be a big help, because it defines formal, structured ways of capturing data, which can then be stored in a database to provide a better guarantee of accuracy. Using SCOR to Benchmark the Supply Chain SCOR is a method that’s helped businesses in many different areas, such as quality circles. In the general supply chain...

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The Supply Chain Future: Interview with Sheri Hinish (Part 1)

The Supply Chain Future: Interview with Sheri Hinish (Part 1)

What is the future of Supply Chain? An interesting question which must be addressed by the right person no other than Sheri Hinish also known as the Supply Chain Queen. Watch the video below: Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 02, 2020, under the title “The Future of Supply Chain— Sheri Hinish (Part 1)“ on Logistics Bureau’s website. Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our websites, why not check them out? Robobyrne: Supply Chain after the Crisis? Supply Chain Secrets: Are You Keeping up with Supply Chain Progress? Benchmarking Success: If You Want to Improve Your Supply Chain… Think Maturity Best Regards,Rob O’ByrneEmail: robyrne@logisticsbureau.comPhone: +61 417 417...

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