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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
Cost Reduction through Improving Productivity in Order Picking

Cost Reduction through Improving Productivity in Order Picking

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 […]

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
STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES – LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE EXPLOSION OF Rui Hai WAREHOUSE IN CHINA

STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES – LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE EXPLOSION OF Rui Hai WAREHOUSE IN CHINA

Explosives are hazardous materials and need specially designed storage area for the safety of the materials stored in the store as well as the safety of people working in such areas. The storage and handling practices for explosives are different from the storage and handling practices of the normal materials. Strict safety measures are taken to avoid any mis-happening due […]

by · November 30, 2015 · Distribution, Supply Chain
Home Depot to boost rapid supply chain order fulfillment by opening 3rd direct fulfillment centre

Home Depot to boost rapid supply chain order fulfillment by opening 3rd direct fulfillment centre

Maximizing order fulfillment is an important objective in any supply chain, particularly in the retail market and even more so in an omni-channel environment with customer orders coming in from all sorts of directions. Home Depot, the US retailer who brand themselves as being the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer with stores in all 50 states of the US, […]

by · October 1, 2015 · Distribution, WMS
What lies in store for the warehouse of the future and its impact on the supply chain?

What lies in store for the warehouse of the future and its impact on the supply chain?

Cisco believes that the future of warehousing will be steered towards automating and integrating the supply chain. However this does not necessarily include the automated handling of materials. According to Jack Allen, the Senior Director of Logistics Manufacturing Solutions at Cisco, he says that in Cisco’s opinion, far too much emphasis is being put on mechanical technology in warehouses. Instead […]

by · July 27, 2015 · Distribution, Supply Chain, WMS
Delivery by drone – are we ready for it?

Delivery by drone – are we ready for it?

If you’re under the impression that products you have ordered online recently could be delivered by drone, you’ll have to think again. In spite of all of the speculation in recent months it looks as though delivery-by-drone (DBD) is a long way from being a legal reality. Companies like Amazon, (who have been conducting research into DBD), will first have […]

by · June 15, 2015 · Distribution, Logistics
The impact of the MHI Roadmap to the Material Handling and Logistics industry

The impact of the MHI Roadmap to the Material Handling and Logistics industry

In recent years the MHI (Materials Handling Institute) has reinvented itself. Originally founded back in 1945 as the MHIA (Materials Handling Institute of America), when it first came on the scene it was primarily focused on the core aspects of material handling. This meant that they centered their activities round things like AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles), Conveyors, and WMS (Warehouse […]

by · June 9, 2015 · Distribution, Logistics
The ongoing evolution of supply chain software

The ongoing evolution of supply chain software

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, doesn’t only apply to the animal world. It also applies to the business world. In this business world, the same logic applies – survival of the fittest. In order to remain fit for purpose, every business has to be in a state of constant evolution. With current business thinking and methodology, this means that supply […]

by · May 11, 2015 · Distribution, Supply Chain
Supply Chain Station summarizes JDA Focus 2015 Day 2

Supply Chain Station summarizes JDA Focus 2015 Day 2

Before we get into the main meat of the article summarizing the activity on Day 2 here at JDA Focus 2015, we’re just going to take a few of minutes to report on a couple of hot topics that arose during the Demand Optimization Council Meeting held here at the conference centre, on the Sunday immediately preceding the launch of […]

by · May 7, 2015 · Distribution