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
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 As warehouse manager, you need to challenge your organization, and sometimes let the staff fail
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
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”
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
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
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
Productivity is the most popular subject of all regarding warehouse logistics on LinkedIn. Quality is not at all as popular. However, it is extremely important with great quality for a company regardless if it is B2B or B2C. The customer’s quality experience from ordering to delivery is just as important as the costs of the … Continue reading Interested in warehouse cost reduction? Take control of the quality.
I have written in previous articles about my point of view regarding warehousing. I want to call warehousing “warehouse production” because it is more and more important for companies to have a cost-effective supply chain. It is a margin enhancer and sometimes the only way for some companies to be competitive. And if you call … Continue reading Real time monitoring and visualization, important success factors for the modern warehouse production
If you don't standardize a performance level It doesn't matter how much you invest in WMS, Automation, forklifts or other kinds of products that should facilitate logistics flow and help the staff perform better. As a manager it is your responsibility to communicate to your staff what expectations you have regarding performance and quality. It … Continue reading How do you know you have the right performance level in your warehouse?