Charles Fallon

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The Real Cost of a WMS Implementation

Warehouse Management Systems are necessary components of supply chain infrastructure in the 21st century. Whether you are in the market for the first...

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Why Understanding Capacity is Fundamental to Warehouse Design

Few concepts are more fundamental to warehouse design than understanding a facility’s capacity. But capacity is more than just a distribution center’s...

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Three Dimensions of Warehouse Space Requirements

When trying to figure out how tall, wide and deep a warehouse should be, you need to address three key considerations

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How SKU Rationalization Lowers Warehouse Costs

A twist on the old 80/20 rule that we intuitively know but commonly ignore is that the bottom 50% of SKUs in almost any distribution center generate...

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Why should I care how my 3PL distribution is run?

The Director of Logistics at one of our new clients asked me this question recently.

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A warehouse is like a gold mine [Inbound Labor]

Recently, an analyst prepared a slide that had me thinking back to my days as a student,

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Grocers as Food Curators – The secret weapon in online success

Whenever the subject of online groceries comes up, whether in supply chain publications, the mainstream media or just casual conversations among...

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Honey, The WMS Shrunk Our Cooler!

A recent site visit, to a 1 million+ square foot grocery distribution center in the Northeast, provided yet another example of how important it is to...

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User Experience or Cutting Corners

Every six weeks or so, it seems this photo (or variants of it) takes over LinkedIn feeds and other places on the internet.  The comment threads it...

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Pretty soon, every warehouse in the world will be a 3PL

Logistics has been dramatically transformed in the information age.  The ability to collect and transmit data; to build logic using that data to direct...

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