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…
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….
Process and Progress Monitoring
Inventory 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…
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…
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…
“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.
“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!
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