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Productivity, Are We Giving Ourselves the Complete Picture?

Productivity has always been important but it is becoming increasingly so.

Achieving and setting productivity standards underpins cost budgets, whilst also informing the resource levels needed to reach service levels.

A miscalculation will nearly always have a consequence, in this scenario operations either overspend or under deliver and neither are palatable. Get it right consistently and it becomes a competitive advantage.

Productivity in warehouses is essentially all about people. Attracting and retaining staff is becoming a real challenge for operators and singularly relying on short term resource to deliver peak is now unsafe. Many businesses are increasing their core headcount to address this challenge, absorbing the additional cost, and indeed many are already planning for the Christmas peak ahead.

It is easy to see the attraction of investing in automation when faced with th


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30 Nov 2018
Digital Manufacturers: What to Look for in a 3PL
 

Let’s say your manufacturing outfit is looking to hire a new employee, and you’re tasked with creating the job listing. What are you likely to ask for in your potential new hires? Depending on what type of IT environment your business runs on, you might require that they be familiar with

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

30 Nov 2018
5 Things We Learned from Black Friday
 

Another Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) have come and gone. The holiday that once marked the beginning of holiday shopping and big crowds and lines in-store is changing the way we think about shopping and gifting at the holidays. It’s possibly even changing the way we plan out big ticket it

 
JoAnn Martin
JDA

30 Nov 2018
Autonomous Vehicles in The Intelligent Supply Chain
 

In this article we discuss the impending role of autonomous vehicles in the intelligent supply chain—and how they could benefit enterprises. Self driving trucks and ‘platooning’ have featured a lot in the news lately, drawing a heavy amount of skepticism, criticism and concern f

 
Unipart Logistics
Unipart Logistics

27 Nov 2018
Retail supply chain management and the rise of fast fashion
 

From the incredible pace of turnover in style trends to the excess waste it produces, today’s fast fashion phenomenon is a controversial topic on many fronts. However, when it comes to the efficiency of today’s retail supply chain management techniques, controversy is replaced by admirat

 
Ilyas Kucukcay
Kinaxis

23 Nov 2018
AI adoption among Canadian businesses stagnant: Only 16 per cent of companies use AI, which remains unchanged since 2014
 

Deloitte report finds Canadian consumers and businesses don’t understand or trust AI Canada is rapidly falling behind other countries in artificial intelligence (AI) adoption and demand, which is putting Canadian talent and future competitiveness at risk, according to Deloitte’s lates

 
Deloitte
Deloitte


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Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Maximum safety and reliability and reducing the costs for our customers at the same time: we are able to offer the chemical industry an extensive range of chemical logistics services that hardly any other logistics specialist can match. It is our goal to harmonise our services with your specifications in s...


Oracle Study Reveals Global Retailer Anxiety towards Omnichannel Capabilities Ahead of Holiday Season

2018 Mobile Retail Insights Report Reveals Consensus Around Mobile Strategies and Emerging Logistics and Personalization Concerns Global retailers of all sizes have significant concerns over their ability to keep pace...


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Supply Chain Strategy and Leadership
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Purchasing Strategy and Leadership
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Negotiating with Suppliers
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Principles of Supply Chain Management
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Introduction to Lean
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J&S Automotive shift competitiveness up a gear through availability drive

To boost their market leading levels of customer satisfaction, Irelands largest distributor of premium automotive parts has taken the decision to implement Slimstock’s inventory optimisation solution, Slim4. As ...

Six Supply Chain Actions That Drive Wholesale Distribution Success

Wholesale Distributers are faced with growing costs, shrinking margins, new competitors and demanding customers. Effective supply chain management is what often separates successful wholesale distributors from those that...


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