When looking at the factors that affect warehouse productivity, some things are out of your control,… Read More
If you’re expanding or building a new distribution center and think that maximizing storage density in every possible way will give you the biggest bang for your buck, you need to think again!… Read More
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 your buck, … Read More
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The Apple Watch is [almost] here. Hooray! Another gadget for our multi-device connected lifestyles.
Whether you believe this new product will be successful or a complete failure, one thing we know is that Apple is facing some additional logistical complexity in addition to the usual challenges surrounding new product launches (adoption rates, product reviews, investors’ reactions, etc.)
A typical Apple product launch (iPhone or iPad) is usually comprised… Read More
As consumers, we do not always realize what is the magnitude of the infrastructure required to support the distribution of our everyday purchases.
The various components of these transportation networks must be robust and synchronized in order to perform adequately. This is especially critical in the case of produce (or any other product) with a very short life span.
Considering that once its journey from the field to the retail location is complete, produce will sit on store shelves, then in your fridge until you eat it – and you expect it to look/taste as good as if it was picked in your own backyard, the same day.
Talk about high expectations.
The Canadian federal government recently announced that it will soon eliminate all door-to-door deliveries, even in urban areas (an idea which is getting some support with our neighbors south of the border).… Read More
When looking at the factors that affect productivity in the distribution center, some are out of your control, like the magnitude of volumes shipped, item variety, order profiles and sizes as well as unionization. On the other hand, some are within your control:… Read More