Thanksgiving is the time families gather around the table and share delicious home-cooked meals. The logistics of who is hosting, who is bringing what dish and timing for the whole gathering is well into its final stages with Thanksgiving 2019 around the corner. After all, a successful turkey day blossoms out of thoughtful planning. The […]
What’s the Problem With a Little Extra Weight?
In the United States last year, there were more than 800,000 overweight violations on highways and at weigh stations. When a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is obtained, drivers are expected to keep track of all of the information about their truck. One of the most important pieces of information that they need to keep track […]
Is Inventory Shrinkage Robbing Your Profits?
Inventory is an important part of your business. It’s what makes you money! Inventory shrinkage reduces the potential profit that you could be making. Shrinkage happens due to many different reasons and results in changes to your business and an overall loss of sales. This identifies what items from your inventory have been recorded on […]
5 Ways to Reduce Inventory Lead Times
No one likes delays. Especially when they pop up unexpectedly. Time is precious and shouldn’t be wasted on extended lead times. So what do we do? We make them shorter! How, you ask? Here are 5 ways you can reduce your lead times and save those precious minutes: Kitting Kitting is the process of grouping, […]
The Current State of Reshoring
Reshoring has marked its significance in the manufacturing industry. For the past couple of decades, manufacturers have outsourced labor costs overseas. Being that it’s faster and cheaper, offshoring became popular and still is today. Unfortunately, the downside of this was local job loss. Since 1979, over three million manufacturing jobs were lost due to offshoring […]
Logistics of Disaster Management in Supply Chain
When natural disasters strike, there is no time to waste. No matter the type, the help involved must be ready for everything. It is crucial for the people that it involves to be hyper aware of their surroundings and be quick on their feet. Through all the chaos, good logistics can save the lives of […]