“Bump” Yourself to Some Savings?

Could you “Bump” Yourself to Some Savings? Dimensional weight is not applicable in LTL…or is it? While, in the truest form, dimensional weight is typically only applicable when dealing with parcel carriers and freight forwarders. However, just as parcel carriers want to invoice for the capacity that the carton occupies and perhaps not the weight, […]

Differentiating through Resilience

Differentiating through Resilience Supply chain risk is one of the top 5 concerns in many boardrooms. We live in a world where control and measurement are increasingly dominant and in which many executives believe that everything is within their control. “What cannot be measured, cannot be managed” is the perceived wisdom, so they set out […]

Top 10 Tips for Organizing your Warehouse

Top 10 Tips for Organizing your Warehouse The warehouse is the heart of your business. You need it to be tidy, organised and easy to negotiate for it to be useful. But how do you make sure your warehouse is the productive hub you need it to be? Here are 10 tips for a organizing your warehouse […]

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Logistics Negotiation Study

Logistics Negotiations How did you prepare for your last logistics negotiation?  Did you practice your eagle eye glares so you could intimidate your carrier rep?  Perhaps you thought positive thoughts and visualized great rates. There seems to be lots of opinions about logistics negotiation, but not very much research.  Wouldn’t it be nice to enter […]

5 Warehouse Performance Management Tips

5 Warehouse Performance Management Tips Warehousing is a central business function that can always be improved by better management. In this article, Darren Woollard, Director of DMG Freight Services, offers five performance management tips for improving your warehousing operation. 1. Eliminate errors in receiving Many inventory errors occur when inventory management staff isn’t given the […]

Prepare your ERP for 3PL

Prepare your ERP for 3PL Adopting a 3PL (third party logistics) provider model is common practice as businesses seek to exploit value throughout the supply chain. During adoption, supply chain directors tend to focus on commercial contracts, logistics between the production site and the warehouse, warehouse staffing and training, picking returns procedures and so on. […]

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Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation In December’s issue of InBound, editor Keith Biondi cited customer service as the source for supply chain innovation.  Not technology.  Not business process re-engineering (BPR).  Interesting, right? When you focus on your customer, you’re focusing on his/her success. When you make them successful, you become successful. Before […]