politics
Feb. 9 2017
One of the most paralyzing, detrimental things for a supply chain is politics. I’m not talking about Democrats or Republicans but, rather, executives and teams that feed on power and are jealo... View More
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Dec. 14 2016
As the holidays approach and people turn their minds to gift buying, business surges are realized in the distribution center. Many will experience all-time highs, and others will call in a numbe... View More
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Sept. 6 2016
Order picking in most distribution centers is where the highest concentration of people are located, which creates the highest cost area of the warehouse. The pressure will heat up in most distr... View More
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Aug. 17 2016
To some folks, managing people is the hardest part of being a leader. Whether you are a recently promoted supervisor or a seasoned experienced manager, it is never easy, and it is constantly cha... View More
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June 16 2016
“Decisioning” is a new buzzword for leaders and managers. Some may call it making a choice or discerning the best outcome, but whatever you call it, the process is critical. Unfortunately,... View More
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April 27 2016
The world of distribution is dynamically changing all the time. What makes facilities world class? World class can be defined with a list of different criteria including inventory turns and prod... View More
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Dec. 9 2015
When you are expanding your horizons, you are improving and adding experience, knowledge and know how to your life. This year at PARCEL Forum it was interesting to see a shift that I have not ex... View More
Oct. 15 2015
In every warehouse or distribution facility, it's important to identify people that can manage projects. There are always processes, equipment or software to be installed. If you equate a distribution... View More
March 23 2014
Every year when we look at the global trends in warehousing and distribution, it sounds very redundant to say more efficiency and better productivity, but this is exactly what most DC managers are talking... View More
April 21 2013
The best tip I can deliver today is to be open! Be open to a better way, to improving, to change, to evolving and take the risk and time of examination new ideas/processes. As a consultant working with... View More
Aug. 27 2008
The turnover rate is high in the logistics industry, and training is critical. But what is the first item eliminated from budgets? Training! Stop already! Many companies dont focus on training or retention... View More

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