Re-profiling vs. Finger-printing: A Warehouse Racking Layout Dilemma

 

I was recently working on a project for an large foodservice distributor who wanted to serve a new client out of an empty area in one of its...

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Optimizing Your Store-Delivery Network: Part 2

In part 1 of this series, I described three store delivery-channels that you can incorporate into your supply-chain network: centralized distribution...

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Optimizing Your Store-Delivery Network: Part 1

I recently had a conversation with a friend who works in the premium-watch retail industry about the delivery channels his company uses to get...

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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 Polling Place

This election season I had a strategy for voting. No, not a political strategy, a logistical one: I was determined to vote in the middle of the...

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What Story Does Your Warehouse Data Tell?

I completed my engineering degree at the University of Toronto in the summer of 2015 and was ready to face the real world.

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Roller Skates vs Modern Pick-Line Design

 

Pickers roller skated between departments at the Montgomery Ward Catalog House. Photo Credit: 600 West Management

 

Recently, I enjoyed an...

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What Will the DC of the Future Look Like?

It’s no secret that today’s supply chain is ruled by the customer. Thanks to ecommerce giants like Amazon,

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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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Predictive Tasking: A Powerful Tool to Optimize Warehouse Infrastructure

“Why are so many bins short now? What’s going on?” All of a sudden,

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