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Replenishment Management

Making sure product is in the right place at the right time

What are your habits when it comes to filling your car with gas? Do you fill up before reaching 1/2 empty, wait for a “low fuel” warning light, or wait until you need gas for a trip?  Do you adjust your habits for different driving conditions?  What kind of driver are you when it comes to replenishment in your warehouse? What kind of controls do you use?

Your objective is relatively simple – make sure product is available in location so that orders can be picked as efficiently as possible while minimizing replenishment labor. Read more…


Transaction History

Asked if WMSei refreshed the look and feel of their WMS, improved navigation, and reduced training time for new employees, Tammie Faulk, Warehouse Supervisor at ITT Goulds Pumps replied: It did feel like we got a new modern system without giving up the WMS that we know and love.” Read more….


Physical Inventory vs Cycle Counting

Process and Progress Monitoring 
hhtInventory accuracy is a key performance metric for every warehousing operation. Cycle Counting can help you improve accuracy while reducing operating costs, but the process needs to be monitored.  Read more

 


Getting in Front of Your Backorders

Backorders can be a source of customer dissatisfaction and add cost to your order fulfillment process. The good news is your Exeter WMS provides multiple opportunities to control and reduce backorders to an absolute minimum.  Read more


Shorts


See the Light 

Would you ever chose to not turn on your car’s headlights at night? You want as much visibility as possible to efficiently navigate around any obstacles that may be in your path. Read more…


Bottoms Up – A Better Way to Look at Your Data

More Intuitive = More Efficient = More Time for Other Things.  Read more


Quotes


“The more I understand it, the more I appreciate the functionality.” referring to his Exeter WMS software.

Paul Pietryka, Apex Tool Group Distribution Systems Manager


 Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.

Steve Jobs


“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”

Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric


“Whether you think you can or think you can’t…your’re right!

Henry Ford


Interesting Stats


What do you Remember?
Studies show that you remember:

  • 80% of what you see
  • 20% of what you read
  • 10% of what you hear

Source: iDashboard’s Webinar – Psychology of Visualization


Top Five Challenges Facing Chief Supply Chain Officers
As reported by IBM

· 70% Supply Chain Visibility – lack of timely data and too much data

· 60% Risk Management – using process, data, & technology to manage external uncertainties

· 56% Increasing Customer Demands – satisfy customer orders and requirements quicker

· 55% Cost Containment – creativity and flexibility to identify and capture cost savings

· 43% Globalization – lead times, delivery, and quality