Many organisations gather and measure data. However, they often gain no real value from the practice because they don’t know which metrics to measure and analyse or how to use the results to make improvements. A key business imperative for all organisations in our increasingly competitive world is to continually strive to improve both their financial results and customer service. This can only be done through the collection and analysis of relevant metrics in a purposeful way.

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Written by: Greta Froise (CPIM, CSCP), Managing Consultant, Bizzco

Like it or not, we are living in a connected world which is not only changing the way that we live and work, but also the world around us.

The ‘Fourth’ Industrial Revolution has begun on a global level, promising a radical change in the supply chain technologies that are necessary to support the inventory management and distribution processes of probably all industries that are driven by a customer demand for increasingly faster delivery.

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Operations within a warehouse are critical to smooth and efficient sales cycles. However, it can be difficult to pinpoint methods for improving operations and productivity.

These 5 tips will help you find the areas that should be focused on for improvement.

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In an article on Warehousnews.co.uk, Darren Wildman, Vice-President of UK-based Asset Management at Apex Supply Chain Technologies talks about how there are widening resource gaps in warehousing and distribution.

This interesting article looks at how automation has become a critical priority in ensuring the maximisation of existing staff efficiency.

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To make manufacturing warehousing more efficient and more profitable, materials must be managed proficiently. Ensuring a well-structured warehouse, correct stock management and shipments, and well-organised handling can all go a long way in improving efficiency of your manufacturing processes and ultimately the bottom line of your business.

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data analysisAn article from McKinsey & Company looks at how manufacturers taking advantage of advanced analytics can reduce process flaws, saving both time and money.

“Many global manufacturers in a range of industries and geographies now have an abundance of real-time shop-floor data and the capability to conduct such sophisticated statistical assessments. They are taking previously isolated data sets, aggregating them, and analyzing them to reveal important insights.”

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Is your warehouse an interconnected system of seamless data-flow? It should be.

This article from Sid Geddam at www.inboundlogistics.com looks at the importance of connected information systems and how effectively utilising that data has a massive impact on performance.

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