David Beaudet

Recent Posts

One of the Most Common Flaws in Distribution Center Design

February 23, 2016 BY David Beaudet

If you’re expanding or building a new facility and think that maximizing storage density in every possible way will give you the biggest bang for...

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The Apple Watch is [almost] here

April 13, 2015 BY David Beaudet

PHOTO ERIC RISBERG, ARCHIVES AP

The Apple Watch is [almost] here.  Hooray! Another gadget for our multi-device connected lifestyles.

Whether you...

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Road Trip Follows Strawberries Across the U.S. - by Nat. Geo.

November 11, 2014 BY David Beaudet

As consumers, we do not always realize what is the magnitude of the infrastructure required to support the distribution of our everyday purchases.

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Canada Post and the Value of Delivery Operations

January 29, 2014 BY David Beaudet

The Canadian federal government recently announced that it will soon eliminate all door-to-door deliveries, even in urban areas (an idea which is...

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3 Aspects within Management's Control that Affect Productivity

December 17, 2012 BY David Beaudet

When looking at the factors that affect productivity in the distribution center, some are out of your control, like the magnitude of volumes...

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The Truth About Drive-in Racks in a Non-manufacturing Environment

November 09, 2012 BY David Beaudet

As described by my colleague in a recent post, a distribution center’s capacity has 3 dimensions – one of which is storage capacity or the amount...

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How Pick Lines Affect Distribution Performance

October 25, 2012 BY David Beaudet

Talking about pick lines and their impact on distribution performance, most operators think primarily about picking efficiency.  While of utmost...

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eCommerce & Multi-channel Retail Distribution

June 21, 2012 BY David Beaudet

A recent white paper by Jones Lang Lasalle Research gives a nice overview of how emerging technologies – mainly the mobile web and social media – are...

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You Should Know

May 22, 2012 BY David Beaudet

News of up to a million of fake electronic parts being used in military aircrafts has the US government worried about national security and the...

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You Should Know

May 22, 2012 BY David Beaudet

News of up to a million of fake electronic parts being used in military aircrafts has the US government worried about national security and the...

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