2 04, 2018

Will the Freight Industry Move to a Discounted Pricing Model Like the Stock Brokerage Industry?

By | 2018-07-02T21:23:26+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Most Popular Posts, Special Services, Transportation, Warehousing|Comments Off on Will the Freight Industry Move to a Discounted Pricing Model Like the Stock Brokerage Industry?

Will freight brokerage pricing evolve toward a discounted, transparent fee model like stock brokerage pricing? To answer that question, let’s examine some of the similarities between the two industries. The Evolution from Full-Service to Discount Stock Brokers Back in the 70’s and 80’s full-service stock brokerages dominated the industry. The industry leaders, like Merrill Lynch, [...]

26 05, 2014

Three Essential Warehouse Skills

By | 2015-10-20T13:46:12+00:00 May 26th, 2014|Warehousing|Comments Off on Three Essential Warehouse Skills

Three Essential Warehouse Skills After working in a warehouse for a few months I have come to realize that there are three main warehouse skills that make a good employee.  An individual must have all three of these skills in order to preform efficiently in a warehouse. Speed Speed is an essential skill needed when [...]

6 04, 2014

Top 10 Tips for Organizing your Warehouse

By | 2018-04-09T12:33:10+00:00 April 6th, 2014|Warehousing|Comments Off on 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, organized 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 [...]

23 03, 2014

5 Warehouse Performance Management Tips

By | 2015-10-20T13:46:12+00:00 March 23rd, 2014|Warehousing|Comments Off on 5 Warehouse Performance Management Tips

5 Warehouse Performance Management Tips 1. Eliminate errors in receiving Many inventory errors occur when inventory management staff isn’t given the appropriate space to work. Consider giving inventory staff a generous workspace and this will save you from many future problems such as lost time, money and authority. Consider labelling all products to make it [...]

22 01, 2014

Warehouse Management Systems Selection: How to Choose the Right One for Your Business?

By | 2015-10-20T13:46:12+00:00 January 22nd, 2014|Technology, Uncategorized, Warehousing|Comments Off on Warehouse Management Systems Selection: How to Choose the Right One for Your Business?

Warehouse Management Systems Selection Overview A good warehouse management system (WMS) can do a lot for your business, from  improving efficiency to improving customer service. Since a WMS is so important for your business, it only makes sense that you get one. However, not all WSMs are created equal; some are better than others. This [...]

18 03, 2013

Top Warehouses in North America 2013

By | 2018-09-13T18:09:14+00:00 March 18th, 2013|Warehousing|Comments Off on Top Warehouses in North America 2013

“The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…”  Sun Tzu The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. Back in 2008, just before the U.S. auto manufacturing market melted down, I was conducting value stream mapping workshops at tier one suppliers [...]

18 03, 2013

The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings

By | 2018-04-30T12:06:36+00:00 March 18th, 2013|Warehousing|Comments Off on The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings

[pullquote align="left|center|right" textalign="left|center|right" width="30%"]“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” – Albert Einstein[/pullquote] There are 7 main types of warehouse services offerings.  While each warehouse company has it’s own unique specialties, these are the predominant warehouse service offerings. Everyone knows what a warehouse is, but I decided to publish Wikipedia’s [...]

8 10, 2012

Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

By | 2015-10-20T13:46:35+00:00 October 8th, 2012|Logistics Management, Transportation, Warehousing|Comments Off on Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

When you have chosen a 3PL partner, insure that you have an effective Service Level Agreement (SLA) with accompanying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage the Service Level of the 3PL. This SLA/KPI has to be negotiated and agreed upon by you and your 3PL partner.This negotiation time can take three (3) to Six (6) [...]

15 08, 2012

Cold Storage in Southern California Just Got Face-Lift!

By | 2015-10-20T13:46:35+00:00 August 15th, 2012|Warehousing|Comments Off on Cold Storage in Southern California Just Got Face-Lift!

DSW Distribution Centers, Inc., a 39 year old provider of cold storage in Southern California, has recently revealed a 100% completely overhauled website. DSW has always tried to stay 10 years ahead of the competition, and their new website is no exception. They have invested over $500,000 in their Rancho Cucamonga Distribution Center in the past year alone. The [...]