Articles by: Howie Griffiths

Need for professionals in material handling

Need for professionals in material handling

Materials handling is one of the most important activity in every industry. The requirement of each industry for efficient handing of materials differs except some common types of materials handling equipment applicable to every industrial sectors. The types of materials handled in the industry include raw materials, spare parts, consumables, components, semi-finished products and finished products. Classification and characteristics of […]

by · March 12, 2016 · Logistics, Manufacturing
Tips for Warehouse  Layout Planning

Tips for Warehouse Layout Planning

Importance of warehouse Management is always concerned about the productivity of its various departments. Its focus is mostly on production, marketing, quality control, human resources or finance departments. Warehouse does not receive the same attention as is given to other departments. In spite of the poor attention, warehouse plays an important role in the success of the organization. It provides […]

by · February 23, 2016 · Distribution, Warehouse

Merger and Acquisition are Important Business Strategies for Success

Merger and acquisition have become common in today’s business environment. Companies use merger and acquisition as the processes of corporate restructuring. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) regularly reports about mergers and acquisitions taking place in the business world. The objective of the merger and acquisition is to create a bigger company by combining the two companies. Merger Merger can happen […]

by · January 11, 2016 · Supply Chain

Airlines Adopt Alliance as a Business Strategy

Airline industry is growing rapidly with more airlines on the scene. According to International Air Transport Association (AITA), the industry has improved its revenue growth from US$369 billion in 2004 to a projected $746 billion in 2014. Although, the revenue growth of the industry has doubled in a decade, the profit margin of the players of industry is very dismal. […]

by · January 7, 2016 · Supply Chain

Negotiation

Differences between the parties on certain issues is a part of life. It may be an issue related to a family matter, work, shopping, and service at the hospital, journey, business or even political issues at international level. Negotiation is an effective tool to sort out the differences. Parties involved in the discussion on a negotiation table put forward the […]

by · December 28, 2015 · Supply Chain

Hazardous Materials and the Danger

Industries use many materials such as raw materials, fuels and consumables. Raw materials are the materials which are used for the production of the final product. They are part of the finished product manufactured. Consumables are the materials which are essential in the manufacturing process but do not become part of the finished products like oils and lubricants. Fuels are […]

by · December 21, 2015 · Supply Chain
The evolution of the procurement function and the CPO to meet new global demand

The evolution of the procurement function and the CPO to meet new global demand

Today’s top Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) do so much more than simply procure. It’s not simply about buying goods and services, it also about helping to nurture your suppliers. If you look at how the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply describe procurement they say, “Procurement and supply management involves buying the goods and services that enable an organization to […]

by · December 14, 2015 · Procurement
Improving Productivity in Order Picking to Reduce Cost

Improving Productivity in Order Picking to Reduce Cost

E-commerce has become very popular with the customers who want to do shopping conveniently from the home, office, or from any other place at their convenient time. The busy- customers have little time for going to the shopping mall and look for the items on the racks spread over the large area. With E-commerce, the customer has the choice of […]

by · December 9, 2015 · Distribution, Warehouse
Accident Control of Forklift Trucks – The need for immediate attention

Accident Control of Forklift Trucks – The need for immediate attention

With the industrialization, materials handling in industry has undergone complete change from manual handling of materials to mechanized handling. Forklift truck is widely used in the industry as well in business for lifting, unloading and moving materials from one place to another place. Manufacturing units, warehouses and other activities in different walks of the daily life are using forklift truck […]

The China/US Pacific Islands stand-off poses a serious threat to global supply chains

The China/US Pacific Islands stand-off poses a serious threat to global supply chains

If there was to be a new shooting war in the near future of one scale or another, would your supply chain be able to cope? When many people conjure up visions of a Pacific island they often think about islands such as Tahiti or Fiji or perhaps Gilligan’s Island. But when it comes down to global supply chains it’s […]