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.
The internet of things in warehousing and logistics
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.
5 Ways to Improve Warehouse Operations
These 5 tips will help you find the areas that should be focused on for improvement.
Warehouse staff shortages make logistics and supply chain automation an imperative
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.
4 Material Handling Tips to Make Manufacturing Warehousing More Efficient
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.
How data analysis can improve manufacturing
“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.”
Building the Connected Warehouse
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.