Combining lean and automation in warehouse production

In order to be able to conduct lean in a good way you should keep the value chain as simple and flexible as possible. I have met colleagues in the business who understands that you should be restrictive to investing in new technology like automation solutions to avoid be locked in to a certain method … Continue reading Combining lean and automation in warehouse production

How to avoid sub-optimization in warehouse production

There are many ways to optimize the Warehouse. For example, using modern WMS or to increase the production rate by using incentive pay, etc. Usually you use a combination of several methods. One way that is not so common is job rotation with floating job positions. The Warehouse management makes a weekly schedule where employees … Continue reading How to avoid sub-optimization in warehouse production

Three key areas for a successful warehouse production

A popular subject on internet is trend reports, this also applies to the supply chain. It is quite interesting to read these trend analyzes and I must say that quality of these analyzes vary greatly. Right now, many supply chain experts mention robotic technology in warehouse operations as an upcoming trend. It is very interesting … Continue reading Three key areas for a successful warehouse production

Labor costs in warehouse production

I´m curious and like to be up to date in my business area. I read a lot about logistics. Recently I looked at several trend analysis reports about warehouse logistics. Most of the subjects was the same in these reports. You know e-commerce omni-channel, automation, robotics, tablets and so on. However, one subject got my … Continue reading Labor costs in warehouse production

A leader must challenge the organization and provide room for failure sometimes. It is a prerequisite for the business to develop

As I have written in previous articles, it is very important to know the WMS you use and which features you can use in your warehouse flow. One problem however, how do you know that a specific feature is useful in your warehouse and that there will be positive effects from using it? Most often, … Continue reading A leader must challenge the organization and provide room for failure sometimes. It is a prerequisite for the business to develop

Benefits of a labor management system in warehouse production

With omni-channel and e-commerce, warehouse production becomes more complex. Companies focus more on efficiency and costs in warehouse production to increase competitiveness Labor costs are one of the largest costs in warehouse production but at the same time it is a cost that we can influence by utilizing resources in an optimal way. It is … Continue reading Benefits of a labor management system in warehouse production

Are you striving for a good leadership in supply chain? Avoid all the trendy “quick fixes”

Leadership seems to be an inexhaustible topic. It is written thousands of new books on the subject every year. Self-proclaimed experts in the field who wants you to believe they have found the key to successful leadership are constantly finding new angles on the subject in their quest to be unique and interesting to potential … Continue reading Are you striving for a good leadership in supply chain? Avoid all the trendy “quick fixes”

The complexity of warehouse production requires collaboration throughout the supply chain

When will companies see the big picture of supply chain and begin to collaborate between purchasing, warehouse, suppliers and sales divisions? I talked recently with a logistics colleague in another company who told me that they were investing several hundred million SEK in automation. They needed to increase the efficiency and capacity both in and … Continue reading The complexity of warehouse production requires collaboration throughout the supply chain

Customers’ demands, a challenge for warehouse production

When you work with logistics and especially warehouse production, the conditions are completely controlled by the customers’ demands, it is important to understand and accept that. I regularly meet colleagues who is frustrated of their complex flow and order structures with no regard for efficiency. Often the warehouse management arguing with sales organizations and senior … Continue reading Customers’ demands, a challenge for warehouse production

Make sure you invest in the right kind of warehouse leadership

With fifteen year’s experience of logistics in a managerial position, I have noticed two very important things that many companies overlook in warehouse logistics, the first one is leadership, and the second is the importance of a suitable WMS, which I have written about in previous articles. In this article, I focus on leadership in the … Continue reading Make sure you invest in the right kind of warehouse leadership