Archive for Lean

Embrace Lean Warehousing Practices in 2017

Even the most determined business optimist would be hard-pressed not to find a warehousing cost that isn’t creeping skyward. From the electricity powering the lights to the labor costs of each order picked, embracing “lean” principles is one of the few proven ways that a company can fight back from its bottom line. Upholding stagnant […]

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Achieving Sustainable Transportation Savings: Practical Advice for C-Level Executives

It’s one thing to achieve your expected transportation savings in the first year, but being able to sustain those savings over multiple years is the ultimate goal. What are some of the critical factors or capabilities companies need to achieve sustained transportation savings? Why are so many companies still struggling to achieve sustained savings? How are leading […]

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Achieving Sustained Transportation Savings: Practical Advice for C-Level Executives

The quest to identify and achieve transportation cost savings is an ongoing one for transportation and logistics executives. It’s also a focus area for CEOs and CFOs because of transportation’s impact on the bottom line. But while there are many paths to achieving transportation savings — everything from taking a smarter approach to procurement to […]

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Make Your Supply Chains Less Complex – and Less Wasteful!

Author’s Note: Below is an excerpt from Moving Up the Supply Chain Maturity Curve: The Process Industry Executive Agenda for 2016 and Beyond, a white paper published earlier this year by Elemica with research conducted by Adelante SCM. Although the research focused on the process industry, the content and recommendations we make apply to companies […]

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The Problem with “No Problems”

Warehouse managers might think a report of “no problems” means their warehouse is running in top form — but there is a big problem with a report of “no problem.” You’ve probably heard the story of the Toyota executive who, while touring a plant, asked about the problems that factory faced. When he was told […]

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Retailers: The Path to Executing a Smarter Supply Chain Network

In this episode, Chris Merritt, Vice President and General Manager of Ryder’s Supply Chain Solutions Global Retail vertical, discusses some of the supply chain challenges retailers face today, along with some best practices and advice for how retailers can execute a smarter and more cost efficient and responsive supply chain network. Watch as Chris talks […]

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