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In a survey conducted by Intermec at the end of last year, it was reported that mid-sized warehouses lose approximately 3,000 hours a year due to workforce inefficiencies. In this article, I cover five strategies to help eliminate common issues that lead to reduced efficiency within the warehouse workforce.
According to Wanted Analytics, over 49,000 supply chain jobs were posted online in the last three months alone, up 24 percent from the same period last year. Additionally, these positions have become increasingly strategic. In this article, I look at which jobs are in high demand, and what skills are necessary for success in those roles.
A May 2011 study by Capgemini found that improving supply chain visibility was the top initiative for executives, with 45 percent of respondents putting it at the top of their lists. By creating more transparency throughout the supply chain, managers can prioritize where to invest in network improvements.
Social media is a powerful tool that can help develop the retail notion of the “Connected Experience.” it allows customers and retailers to connect in both new and powerful ways, at an alarming rate. Can this tool be used to decipher what customers really want to buy, and can it help make the supply chain more efficient?
From time to time we like to write about the lite’r side of the distribution industry. In this case, we’re talking about lite beer. There’s a reason you can find Miller Lite in nearly any bar across America; they have a sophisticated supply chain. Here we take a look at the traditional model of beer distribution.
Do customers care if a company “greens” its supply chain? 90% of our poll respondents said they would change purchase habits based on greener supply chains. So here we present lessons from five companies with eco friendly supply chains. These brands are having great success, not in spite of a greener supply chain but because of it.
In August of 2010, two major Iowa farms distributed contaminated eggs across several states. As reports of salmonella poisoning began making headlines, customers began returning eggs in droves. How did retailers, distributors and food suppliers all coordinate their efforts to deal with the mess? Here we take a look at the technology behind food recalls.