Archive for Guest Commentary – PINC Solutions

Excess Inventory? No Problem. You Have Trailers In the Yard.­­

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs, companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works. Much like your neighbors use portable on-demand storage to store […]

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With Tariffs In Flux, Digital Inventory Technology Might Be The Solution To Holiday Bloated Inventory Levels

The tariff situation has companies in a quandary as they debate whether to “load up” on inventory now — to ward off the impacts of potentially-higher tariffs on imported goods — or hold off for now and hope that the political environment calms and things get to back to “normal.” The tariffs impact consumer products […]

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Inventory Checks Powered By Drones

Drones are enabling organizations to use employees more efficiently and improve inventory accuracy in a world where consumers want everything cheap and now. Every company on the planet that has a significant supply chain operation is plagued by inventory reconciliation problems. It’s the nature of the game, and to overcome this challenge, companies have historically […]

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Bucking the 80/20 Trend: 4 Key Benefits of Adopting a Digital Yard

Also known as “the 80/20 rule,” the Pareto Principle states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.  Management consultant Joseph M. Juran suggested the principle and named it after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who noted the 80/20 connection while at the University of Lausanne in 1896, as published […]

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Augmenting Your Logistics Operations with Digital Yards

Thanks to advancements in technology including cloud computing, internet of things (IoT), drones, and mobile, yard visibility and management are now reaching new heights as the picture of the “Digital Yard” comes into very clear focus. No longer relegated to using clipboards, spreadsheets, and manual systems to manage their yard assets, companies are asking themselves […]

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What Does a Car Service Have to Do with Cycle Counting?

The simple answer is – EVERYTHING! Let me briefly describe my recent car service experience and then you’ll understand why I say this and why an alternative approach to the problem is required. I dropped off my car for a routine service and stated to the service manager that the headlights on one side of […]

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